During the first Lebanon War in 1982, a lone Israeli tank and a paratrooper platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town - a simple mission that turns into a nightmare. The four rookie members of the tank crew find themselves in a violent situation that they cannot contain. Motivated by fear and the basic instinct of survival, they desperately try not to lose themselves in the chaos of war. Winner of the Golden Lion at the 2009 Venice Film Festival.
Allied prisoners of various nationalities pool their resources to plan numerous escapes from an 'escape-proof' German POW camp housed in a medieval castle.
Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children, Chas, Margot and Richie, and then they separated. Chas started buying real estate in his early teens and seemed to have an almost preternatural understanding of international finance. Margot was a playwright and received a Braverman Grant of $50,000 in the ninth grade. Richie was a junior champion tennis player and won the US Nationals three years in a row. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure and disaster.
Alcatraz is the most secure prison of its time. It is believed that no one can ever escape from it, until three daring men make a possible successful attempt at escaping from the most infamous prisons in the world.
This touching drama of eternal love, directed by Jonathan Glazer, stars Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, Danny Huston and Cameron Bright. Kidman plays a Manhattan widow, Anna who comes across a persuasive 10-year-old boy (Cameron Bright) convincing her he is the reincarnation of her late husband, who died 10 years earlier. Anna's initial scepticism is brushed off as the child has such uncanny and intimate knowledge of the former couple's life. She cannot erase him from her mind and finds she needs to be with him regularly, which leads Joseph (Danny Huston), the man she plans to marry, to intense jealousy and puts a strain on their marriage plans.
A celebration of an era of music, working for the cause and getting things done. But not in the expected way. DJ Kenny's job at an Aboriginal community radio station is about more than playing music. Short film.
Rob Gordon is the owner of a semi-failing record store located on one of the back streets of Chicago. He sells music the old-fashioned way, on vinyl, with his two wacky clerks - the hysterically funny rock snob Barry and the more quietly opinionated underachiever Dick. But Rob's business isn't the only thing in his life that's floundering - his needle skips the love groove when his long-time girlfriend Laura walks out on him. And this forces him to examine his past failed attempts at romance the only way he knows how.
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser follows the real story of foundling Kaspar Hauser, a boy who lived for the first 17 years of his life chained in a tiny cellar with only a toy horse. In German.
Emotions are ignited among the complacent townsfolk when a handsome drifter arrives in a small Kansas community on the morning of the Labour Day picnic.
A quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, for a city bus driver.
The desperate townspeople of Rose Creek employ the protection of seven outlaws and it's not long before the seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.
A visual, poetic depiction of Belfast and its citizens, told with love and passion of someone, who has left the city many years ago but is still fascinated by it. Themes brought up in the film range from the landscapes surrounding the city, its changing architecture and social structure to the political and personal repercussions of the Northern Irish conflict.
Violette, a 40-year old workaholic with a career in the fashion industry falls for a computer geek, Jean-Rene, while on a spa retreat with her best friend. In French.
Cinema Verite tells the behind-the-scenes story of the ground breaking documentary An American Family, which chronicled the lives of a Santa Barbara family, the Louds, in the early 1970s, catapulting them to notoriety while creating a new television genre: reality TV. The story dramatises the genesis of the original PBS series when Pat and Bill Loud (Diane Lane and Tim Robbins) are approached to participate in the project by film maker Craig Gilbert (James Gandolfini), and agree to have cameras follow their family in and around Santa Barbara, CA for several months. Gilbert believed that the struggles of an everyday family would be relatable to Americans in a way that The Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family were not. Yet over the course of filming, the strains on this seemingly perfect family come sharply into focus. In addition, Pat and the films' crew, Alan and Susan Raymond (Patrick Fugit and Shanna Collins), find themselves at odds with Gilbert about what is appropriate to film, and the lines between truth and 'reality' become more murky.
Eddie Fleming is an ordinary man suddenly thrust into an extraordinary and precarious situation. Dramatically dragged away from the security of his home, he is stripped of his rights and subject to the brutal scrutiny of Detective Sergeant John Steele. In the hot seat and under the piercing light of police interrogation, Fleming discovers the magnitude of his dilemma - he is the only lead in a major criminal investigation and Detective Steele will stop at nothing to crack the case wide open. With time running out and questions unanswered, it is a battle of the wits and a true test of nerve that will finally float the truth to the surface of this murky well of intrigue.
From legendary filmmaker Aki Kaurismaki comes this Cannes award-winning French film. Marcel Marx is an aging shoe shiner who lives in the town of Le Havre, having moved there years ago in voluntary exile from his home country. When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in his city, Marx takes pity on him and welcomes him into his home.
A troubled mother and daughter relationship played out over a lifetime reveals an epic journey from a Siberian gulag to safety in Australia and a story of survival, conflict and forgiveness.
A cavalry officer posted on the Rio Grande must deal with murderous raiding Apaches, his son who's a risk-taking recruit and his wife from whom he has been separated for many years. John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara star in this classic western.