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If/When this challenge runs again, which system would you prefer?

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Post by zzzorf » December 22nd, 2019, 11:06 am

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1. El ángel exterminador (Mexico, 1962) - 9/10
2. Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (USA, 1999) - 6/10
3. Zombi 2 (Italy, 1979) - 6/10
4. Noce Blanche (France, 1989) - 8/10
5. Bashu, gharibeye koochak (Iran, 1989) - 7/10
6. Novyy Vavilon (Russia, 1929) - 2/10
7. Hævnens Nat (Denmark, 1916) - 9/10
8. Ritzar bez bronya (Bulgaria, 1966) - 5/10
9. Kajaki (UK, 2014) - 7/10
10. The Man With the Iron Fists (Hong Kong, 2012) - 7/10
11. Swiss Army Man (Sweden, 2016) - 7/10
12. Kumonosu-jô (Japan, 1957) - 7/10
13. Ba wang bie ji (China, 1993) - 7/10
14. Glomdalsbruden (Norway, 1926) - 6/10
15. Prem Sanyas (India, 1925) - 6/10
16. Bloodfist (Philippines, 1989) - 5/10
17. Heritage (Australia, 1935) - 7/10
18. Ilo Ilo (Singapore, 2013) - 7/10
19. Risttuules (Estonia, 2014) - 6/10
20. Hidalgo (Morocco, 2004) - 7/10
21. Beat the Drum (South Africa, 2003) - 7/10
22. Why Shoot the Teacher (Canada, 1977) - 2/10

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Post by Coryn » December 22nd, 2019, 1:38 pm

29. Please vote for me 2007 China
30. Lessons of Darkness 1992 Germany
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Post by flavo5000 » December 22nd, 2019, 1:46 pm

27. The Last Bolshevik (Finland, 1993)
28. Il pianeta azzurro (Italy, 1982)

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1. Why Horror? (Canada, 2014)
2. Portrait: Orson Welles (France, 1968)
3. For All Mankind (USA, 1989)
4. D'est a.k.a. From the East (Belgium, 1993)
5. Sympathy for the Devil (UK, 1968)
6. Cien niños esperando un tren (Chile, 1968)
7. Enter the Anime (Japan, 2019)
8. 66 scener fra Amerika (Denmark, 1982)
9. Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (Sweden, 2015)
10. Cabra Marcado Para Morrer (Brazil, 1984)
11. True Asian Horror (Singapore, 2007)
12. Pina (Germany, 2011)
13. Moeder Dao, de schildpadgelijkende a.k.a. Mother Dao, the Turtlelike (Netherlands, 1995)
14. Autobiografia lui Nicolae Ceausescu a.k.a. The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu (Romania, 2010)
15. Living in the Age of Airplanes (Antarctica, 2015)
16. Torero (Mexico, 1956)
17. L'image manquante a.k.a. The Missing Picture (Cambodia, 2013)
18. Stand van de Sterren a.k.a. Position Among the Stars (Indonesia, 2010)
19. Five Broken Cameras (West Bank, 2011)
20. Description d'un combat a.k.a. Description of a Struggle (Israel, 1960)
21. Bai Ge Ji Hua: Taiwan Xin Dianying Ershi Nian Huei Gu a.k.a. Our Time, Our Story (Taiwan, 2002)
22a. Zrcadlení (Slovakia, 1966)
22b. Odchádza clovek (Slovakia, 1968)
22c. Voda a praca (Slovakia, 1964)
23. Workingman's Death (Austria, 2005)
24. Life (Greece, 2009)
25. Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country (Spain, 2008)
26. Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks (China, 2002)
27. The Last Bolshevik (Finland, 1993)
28. Il pianeta azzurro (Italy, 1982)

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Post by Coryn » December 22nd, 2019, 1:56 pm

31. Trois couleurs: Bleu (1993) switzerland
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Post by sol » December 22nd, 2019, 3:02 pm

Thanks for the stats!

The World is Not EnoughShow
1. The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971) Italy
2. The Story of Kindness or How to Behave (1987) Vietnam
3. Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008) United States
4. Village at the End of the World (2012) Greenland
5. Animals are Beautiful People (1974) South Africa
6. My Scientology Movie (2015) United Kingdom
7. Adventures of Picasso (1978) Sweden
8. Please Vote for Me (2007) China
9. Sleep Dealer (2008) Mexico
10. Sleep Tight (2011) Spain
11. Atlantics (2019) Senegal
12. Twilight (1990) Hungary
13. Rubber (2010) Angola
14. El Perro (2004) Argentina
15. Marquis (1989) Belgium
16. Machine (2019) Australia
17. Virunga (2014) DR Congo

18. Tanna (2015) Vanuatu

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The central romance here (which many have compared to Romeo and Juliet) is rather formulaic and the whole focus of the film feels wrong since the impressionable younger sister is more intriguing. That said, this is very appealing as a look into a different world. The customs of the locals are fascinating and the natural vistas of Vanuatu are also captured in amazing glory - in particular, the burning embers from an active volcano (see above).

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Post by blocho » December 22nd, 2019, 4:19 pm

albajos wrote:
December 22nd, 2019, 10:17 am
Sweden and Iran twice?
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Post by burneyfan » December 22nd, 2019, 6:29 pm

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Where I Travel in DecemberShow
01. Bulgaria: Kozijat rog a.k.a. The Goat Horn -- Andonov, 1972.
02. Germany: Phoenix -- Petzold, 2014.
03. UK: Shooting Dogs a.k.a. Beyond the Gates -- Caton-Jones, 2005.
04. Iran: Ansuyeh Atash a.k.a. Beyond the Fire -- Ayari, 1990.
05. Brazil: O Canto do Mar a.k.a. Song of the Sea -- Cavalcanti, 1953.
06. Russia: Ne zabud... Stantsiya Lugovaya a.k.a. Don't Forget... Lugovaya Station -- Kurikhin & Menaker, 1966.
07. Netherlands: De stilte rond Christine M. a.k.a. A Question of Silence -- Gorris, 1982.
08. Japan: Kojiro tsubamegaeshi a.k.a. Kojiro's Turning Swallow Cut -- Tasaka, 1961.
09. Czech Republic: Kladivo na carodejnice a.k.a. Witchhammer -- Vávra, 1970.
10. USA: The Big Sleep -- Winner, 1978.
11. France: De bruit et de fureur a.k.a. Sound and Fury -- Brisseau, 1988.
12. South Korea: Sarangbang sonnimgwa eomeoni a.k.a. My Mother and Her Guest -- Shin, 1961.
13. Papua New Guinea: Man Without Pigs -- Owen, 1991.
14. Greece: Politiki kouzina a.k.a. A Touch of Spice -- Boulmetis, 2003.
15. Canada: Why Shoot the Teacher? -- Narizzano, 1977.
16. Portugal: Amor de Perdição: Memórias de uma Família a.k.a. Doomed Love -- Oliveira, 1978.
17. China: Shun liu ni liu a.k.a. Time and Tide -- Tsui, 2000.
18. India: Kanchana Sita a.k.a. Golden Sita -- Aravindan, 1977.
19. Peru: La muralla verde a.k.a. The Green Wall -- Robles Godoy, 1969.
20. Belgium: La fille inconnue a.k.a. The Unknown Girl -- Dardenne Brothers, 2016.
21. Hong Kong: Ngo joh ngan gin do gwai a.k.a. My Left Eye Sees Ghosts -- To, 2002.
22. Switzerland: Juventude Em Marcha a.k.a. Colossal Youth -- Costa, 2006.
23. Taiwan: Feng gui lai de ren a.k.a. The Boys from Fengkuei -- Hou, 1983.
24. Bangladesh: Matir moina a.k.a. The Clay Bird -- Masud, 2002.
25. Finland: Komisario Palmun erehdys a.k.a. Inspector Palmu's Error -- Kassila, 1960.
26. Spain: Caídos del cielo a.k.a. Fallen from Heaven -- Lombardi, 1990.

It's really a Peruvian movie, but IMDb also lists Spain.

I'm surprised I haven't hit Italy yet this month -- I usually wind up watching a lot of Italian film, but apparently not this month!

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Post by hurluberlu » December 22nd, 2019, 8:46 pm

34. West of Memphis (Amy Berg, 2012) [New Zealand] 8
35. The Return of the Prodigal Son / Awdat al ibn al dal (Youssef Chahine, 1976) [Egypt] 8+
36. The Berliner / Berliner Ballade (Robert A. Stemmle, 1948) [Germany] 7

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1. In the Crosswind / Risttuules (Martti Helde, 2014) [Estonia] 6
2. Okko's Inn / Waka Okami wa Shogakusei! (Kitaro Kosaka, 2018) [Japan] 6+
3. Times and Winds / Bes Vakit (Reha Erdem, 2006) [Turkey] 7-
4. Baden Baden (Rachel Lang, 2016) [Belgium] 7+
5. Caddyshack (Harold Ramis, 1980) [USA] 5-
6. Bashu, the Little Stranger / Bashu, gharibeye koochak (Bahram Beizai, 1989) [Iran] 7-
7. Kilo Two Bravo / Kajaki (Paul Katis, 2014) [UK] 7
8. Why Shoot the Teacher? (Silvio Narizzano, 1977) [Canada] 6-
9. El húsar de la muerte (Pedro Sienna, 1925) [Chili] 6
10. Entre Nous / Coup de foudre (Diane Kurys, 1983) [France] 7+
11. Ice Palace / Is-slottet (Per Blom, 1987) [Norway] 9
12. They Call Me Jeeg / Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot (Gabriele Mainetti, 2015) [Italy] 6
13. Pictures of the Old World / Obrazy starého sveta (Dusan Hanák, 1972) [Slovakia] 7+
14. Ezra (Newton I. Aduaka, 2007) [Nigeria] 6-
15. Insiang (Lino Brocka, 1976) [Philippines] 8
16. Deaf Mute Heroine / Long ya jian (Ma Wu, 1971) [HK] 7
17. The Invitation / L'Invitation (Claude Goretta, 1973) [Switzerland] 6+
18. Twenty Years Later / Cabra Marcado Para Morrer (Eduardo Coutinho, 1984) [Brazil] 7+
19. Tigers Are Not Afraid / Vuelven (Issa López, 2017) [Mexico] 7-
20. Lion (Garth Davis, 2016) [Australia] 6-
21. It All Started at the End / Todo comenzó por el fin (Luis Ospina, 2015) [Colombia] 5
22. Margarita, with a Straw (Shonali Bose, Nilesh Maniyar, 2014) [India] 6
23. Shutter (Banjong Pisanthanakun, Parkpoom Wongpoom, 2004) [Thailand] 5
24. Camp de Thiaroye (Ousmane Sembene, Thierno Faty Sow, 1988) [Senegal]
25. [61mins] Shorts
Los Espejos del Silencio (Sonia Fritz, 1989) [Puerto Rico] 7-
Modesta (Benjamin Doniger, 1956) [Puerto Rico] 6+
26. Graves Without a Name / Les tombeaux sans noms (Rithy Panh, 2018) [Cambodia] 8+
27. A Drifting Life / Chun hua meng lu (Cheng-sheng Lin, 1996) [Taiwan]
28. Wild Growth /Samorastniki (Igor Pretnar, 1963) [Slovenia]
29. My Dearest Senorita / Mi querida señorita (Jaime de Armi, 1972) [Spain] 7-
30. Remote Control / Sódóma Reykjavík (Óskar Jónasson, 1992) [Iceland] 6+
31. Identity Pieces /Pièces d'identités (Mweze Ngangura, 1998) [Democratic Republic Of Congo ] 7-
32. Oxhide / Niu Pi (Jiayin Liu, 2005) [China] 7+
33. Meanders / Meandre (Mircea Saucan, 1966) [Romania] 7

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Post by Mario Gaborović » December 22nd, 2019, 8:52 pm

Pièces d'identités is Pieces of Identity, hurluberlu. I believe you made some double posts of Wild Growth.

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Post by hurluberlu » December 22nd, 2019, 8:56 pm

Mario Gaborović wrote:
December 22nd, 2019, 8:52 pm
Pièces d'identités is Pieces of Identity, hurluberlu. I believe you made some double posts of Wild Growth.
Thanks, you are not playing this time around ?
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Post by jvv » December 22nd, 2019, 8:58 pm

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1. USA - The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960) - 7.5/10
2. Finland - Valehtelija (1981) aka The Liar - 6/10
3. Germany - Jenseits der Straße - Eine Tragödie des Alltags (1929) - 7/10
4. Niger - Saitane (1973) aka Satan - 4/10
5. Papua New Guinea - Ileksen (1979) - 5/10
6. Latvia - Buss (2004) - 6.5/10
7. Canada - Carts of Darkness (2008) - 7/10
8. Angola - Oxalá Cresçam Pitangas (2007) - 6.5/10
9. Iran - Bashu, gharibeye koochak (1989) aka Bashu, the Little Stranger - 5/10
10. United Kingdom - Kajaki (2014) - 7/10
11. Russia - Zhenshchina (1932) aka Woman's World - 6/10
12. Czech Republic - Pohádka o Honzíkovi a Marence (1980) aka The Tale of John and Mary - 6.5/10
13. Poland - Wrony (1994) - 8/10

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Post by maxwelldeux » December 22nd, 2019, 9:24 pm

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Around the world in 31 daysShow
1. Caesar Must Die (2012, Italy)
2. La flaca Alejandra (1994, Chile)
3. The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution (2018, Canada)
4. The Great Hack (2019, USA)
5. Fart: A Documentary (2016, UK)
6. Haxan (1922, Sweden)
7. Das Netz/The Net (2003, Germany)
8. Bashu, the Little Stranger (1989, Iran)
9. Senorita Extraviada (2001, Mexico)
10. Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web (2017, New Zealand)
11. Scrum (2015, Australia)
12. Barbecue (2017, Armenia)
13. Cholesterol, the Great Bluff (2016, France)
14. You Laugh But It's True (2011, South Africa)
15. Do You Trust this Computer? (2018, Japan)
16. Are All Men Pedophiles? (2013, Netherlands)
17. Over the Limit (2017, Poland)
18. Risttuules (2014, Estonia)

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Post by Mario Gaborović » December 22nd, 2019, 10:34 pm

hurluberlu wrote:
December 22nd, 2019, 8:56 pm
Mario Gaborović wrote:
December 22nd, 2019, 8:52 pm
Pièces d'identités is Pieces of Identity, hurluberlu. I believe you made some double posts of Wild Growth.
Thanks, you are not playing this time around ?

No. The reasons are

1) I've completed 'every country' few times so it doesn't leave much space to me to choose something new.
2) People in this challenge often choose films that do not actually belong to respective cinematographies; they think they completed a country with a film just set there.
3) I would compete only with intentions to win; I feel no desire to be in the middle of the table.

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Post by ororama » December 22nd, 2019, 11:23 pm

20. Double Happiness (1994) * 87 min. (Canada)
21. Um Filme Falado/ A Talking Picture (2003) * 91 min. (Portugal)

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1. Respiro (2002) * 95 min. (Italy)
2. Lonely Hearts (1982) * 95 min. (Australia)
3. Mifunes sidste sangMifune's Last Song (1999) * 97 min. (Denmark)
4. Calamari Union (1985) * 81 min. (Finland)
5. Love Me (2013) * 90 min. (Ukraine)
6. In the Empty City (2004) * 88 min. (Angola)
7. Unbreakable (2019) * 119 min. (Philippines)
8. Knives Out (2019) * 130 min. (US)
9. ContratiempoThe Invisible Guest (2016) * 106 min. (Spain)
10. Cô Hâu GáiThe Housemaid (2016) * 105 min. (Vietnam)
11. Das Leben der Anderen/ The Lives of Others (2006) * 137 min. (Germany)
12. Essential Killing (2010) * 85 min. (Poland)
13. Taegukgi hwinalrimyeoTae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004) * 148 min. (South Korea)
14. Macunaima (1969) * 103 min. (Brazil)
15. Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988) * 84 min. (UK)
16. Pendekar Tongkat EmasThe Golden Cane Warrior (2014) 112 min. (Indonesia)
17. Chiyari FujiBloody Spear at Mount Fuji (1955) * 94 min. (Japan)
18. MestRevenge (1989) * 99 min. (Kazakhstan-Soviet Union)
19. Barakah yoqabil BarakahBarakah Meets Barakah (2016) * 88 min. (Saudi Arabia)

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83. Bulgaria - Kozijat rog (1972)
84. Lebanon - Capharnaüm (2018)

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Post by Coryn » December 23rd, 2019, 6:29 am

32. Castaway on the moon (2009) South Korea
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Post by sol » December 23rd, 2019, 7:28 am

The World is Not EnoughShow
1. The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971) Italy
2. The Story of Kindness or How to Behave (1987) Vietnam
3. Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008) United States
4. Village at the End of the World (2012) Greenland
5. Animals are Beautiful People (1974) South Africa
6. My Scientology Movie (2015) United Kingdom
7. Adventures of Picasso (1978) Sweden
8. Please Vote for Me (2007) China
9. Sleep Dealer (2008) Mexico
10. Sleep Tight (2011) Spain
11. Atlantics (2019) Senegal
12. Twilight (1990) Hungary
13. Rubber (2010) Angola
14. El Perro (2004) Argentina
15. Marquis (1989) Belgium
16. Machine (2019) Australia
17. Virunga (2014) DR Congo
18. Tanna (2015) Vanuatu

19. Tinpis Run (1991) Papua New Guinea

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One of the first films ever produced by PNG, there are some interesting shots of the natural landscape and local people here; as a narrative though, the film leaves a lot to be desired. The movie feels like it was written by the screenwriters as they went along, consistently of loosely connected episodes rather than anything resembling a cohesive whole. The male protagonists also become best friends too quickly; same goes for a lacklustre romance.

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Post by sol » December 23rd, 2019, 11:31 am

The World is Not EnoughShow
1. The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971) Italy
2. The Story of Kindness or How to Behave (1987) Vietnam
3. Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008) United States
4. Village at the End of the World (2012) Greenland
5. Animals are Beautiful People (1974) South Africa
6. My Scientology Movie (2015) United Kingdom
7. Adventures of Picasso (1978) Sweden
8. Please Vote for Me (2007) China
9. Sleep Dealer (2008) Mexico
10. Sleep Tight (2011) Spain
11. Atlantics (2019) Senegal
12. Twilight (1990) Hungary
13. Rubber (2010) Angola
14. El Perro (2004) Argentina
15. Marquis (1989) Belgium
16. Machine (2019) Australia
17. Virunga (2014) DR Congo
18. Tanna (2015) Vanuatu
19. Tinpis Run (1991) Papua New Guinea

20. GMO OMG (2013) Haiti

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This indie documentary looks at genetically modified foods and questions whether they are doing more harm than good. It is a curious topic, but director Jeremy Seifert makes the film too much about his children with an overload of home video footage and some ridiculous set pieces like running with his kids through a GM cornfield in head-to-toe protective gear. The secrecy and lack of transparency with big corporations is interesting though.

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Post by burneyfan » December 23rd, 2019, 12:50 pm

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Where I Travel in DecemberShow
01. Bulgaria: Kozijat rog a.k.a. The Goat Horn -- Andonov, 1972.
02. Germany: Phoenix -- Petzold, 2014.
03. UK: Shooting Dogs a.k.a. Beyond the Gates -- Caton-Jones, 2005.
04. Iran: Ansuyeh Atash a.k.a. Beyond the Fire -- Ayari, 1990.
05. Brazil: O Canto do Mar a.k.a. Song of the Sea -- Cavalcanti, 1953.
06. Russia: Ne zabud... Stantsiya Lugovaya a.k.a. Don't Forget... Lugovaya Station -- Kurikhin & Menaker, 1966.
07. Netherlands: De stilte rond Christine M. a.k.a. A Question of Silence -- Gorris, 1982.
08. Japan: Kojiro tsubamegaeshi a.k.a. Kojiro's Turning Swallow Cut -- Tasaka, 1961.
09. Czech Republic: Kladivo na carodejnice a.k.a. Witchhammer -- Vávra, 1970.
10. USA: The Big Sleep -- Winner, 1978.
11. France: De bruit et de fureur a.k.a. Sound and Fury -- Brisseau, 1988.
12. South Korea: Sarangbang sonnimgwa eomeoni a.k.a. My Mother and Her Guest -- Shin, 1961.
13. Papua New Guinea: Man Without Pigs -- Owen, 1991.
14. Greece: Politiki kouzina a.k.a. A Touch of Spice -- Boulmetis, 2003.
15. Canada: Why Shoot the Teacher? -- Narizzano, 1977.
16. Portugal: Amor de Perdição: Memórias de uma Família a.k.a. Doomed Love -- Oliveira, 1978.
17. China: Shun liu ni liu a.k.a. Time and Tide -- Tsui, 2000.
18. India: Kanchana Sita a.k.a. Golden Sita -- Aravindan, 1977.
19. Peru: La muralla verde a.k.a. The Green Wall -- Robles Godoy, 1969.
20. Belgium: La fille inconnue a.k.a. The Unknown Girl -- Dardenne Brothers, 2016.
21. Hong Kong: Ngo joh ngan gin do gwai a.k.a. My Left Eye Sees Ghosts -- To, 2002.
22. Switzerland: Juventude Em Marcha a.k.a. Colossal Youth -- Costa, 2006.
23. Taiwan: Feng gui lai de ren a.k.a. The Boys from Fengkuei -- Hou, 1983.
24. Bangladesh: Matir moina a.k.a. The Clay Bird -- Masud, 2002.
25. Finland: Komisario Palmun erehdys a.k.a. Inspector Palmu's Error -- Kassila, 1960.
26. Spain: Caídos del cielo a.k.a. Fallen from Heaven -- Lombardi, 1990.
27. Bhutan: Phörpa a.k.a. The Cup -- Norbu, 1999.

Charming, thoughtful film, beautifully photographed.
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16. Zorba the Greek (Greece, Michael Cacoyannis, 1964) 7/10

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Post by sol » December 23rd, 2019, 2:28 pm

The World is Not EnoughShow
1. The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971) Italy
2. The Story of Kindness or How to Behave (1987) Vietnam
3. Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008) United States
4. Village at the End of the World (2012) Greenland
5. Animals are Beautiful People (1974) South Africa
6. My Scientology Movie (2015) United Kingdom
7. Adventures of Picasso (1978) Sweden
8. Please Vote for Me (2007) China
9. Sleep Dealer (2008) Mexico
10. Sleep Tight (2011) Spain
11. Atlantics (2019) Senegal
12. Twilight (1990) Hungary
13. Rubber (2010) Angola
14. El Perro (2004) Argentina
15. Marquis (1989) Belgium
16. Machine (2019) Australia
17. Virunga (2014) DR Congo
18. Tanna (2015) Vanuatu
19. Tinpis Run (1991) Papua New Guinea
20. GMO OMG (2013) Haiti

21. The Orator (2011) Samoa

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Fa'afiaula Sanote is excellent in the lead role here with his longing, silent stares conveying more than words could. The insight into Samoa culture and rituals is invariably fascinating too. As a narrative though, the film does not exactly offer anything new with its look at a shy man finding the courage to speak up for himself, as well as becoming comfortable enough with his body image to stop lurking in the shadows. Sanote is really good though.

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Post by Eva_L » December 23rd, 2019, 3:06 pm

Hi! It's been a while, but I'm trying to finish my goals for this year, so I'll probably squeeze a lot of movies in before the end of the year.

1. Hold The Dark (2018) - USA
Promising first half, but the second half was not good... I was also expecting a really different kind of movie based on the trailer.

2. L'année dernière à Marienbad (1961) - France
I knew this was going to be hard to watch, but I didn't even get through it in one sitting, had to take a break.

3. Andrei Rublev (1966) - Russia
Okay, definitely not my favourite Tarkovsky.

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Post by jeroeno » December 23rd, 2019, 6:51 pm

85. Australia - The House I Live In (2012)
86. Cyprus - This Is Not a Coup (2016)
87. Suriname - Tjúba tén: The Wet Season (2007)
88. DR Congo - Virunga (2014)
89. Costa Rica - Ice on Fire (2019)
90. Hong Kong - Poh wai ji wong (1994)
91. Trinidad and Tobago - And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon (1992)

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Post by nimimerkillinen » December 23rd, 2019, 7:17 pm

1. L'ombre des femmes (France, 2015)
2. Detour (USA, 1945)
3. Carol (UK, 2015)
4. Ådalen 31 (Sweden, 1969)
5. Manakamana (Nepal, 2013)
6. Shônen (Japan, 1969)

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Post by burneyfan » December 24th, 2019, 12:17 am

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Where I Travel in DecemberShow
01. Bulgaria: Kozijat rog a.k.a. The Goat Horn -- Andonov, 1972.
02. Germany: Phoenix -- Petzold, 2014.
03. UK: Shooting Dogs a.k.a. Beyond the Gates -- Caton-Jones, 2005.
04. Iran: Ansuyeh Atash a.k.a. Beyond the Fire -- Ayari, 1990.
05. Brazil: O Canto do Mar a.k.a. Song of the Sea -- Cavalcanti, 1953.
06. Russia: Ne zabud... Stantsiya Lugovaya a.k.a. Don't Forget... Lugovaya Station -- Kurikhin & Menaker, 1966.
07. Netherlands: De stilte rond Christine M. a.k.a. A Question of Silence -- Gorris, 1982.
08. Japan: Kojiro tsubamegaeshi a.k.a. Kojiro's Turning Swallow Cut -- Tasaka, 1961.
09. Czech Republic: Kladivo na carodejnice a.k.a. Witchhammer -- Vávra, 1970.
10. USA: The Big Sleep -- Winner, 1978.
11. France: De bruit et de fureur a.k.a. Sound and Fury -- Brisseau, 1988.
12. South Korea: Sarangbang sonnimgwa eomeoni a.k.a. My Mother and Her Guest -- Shin, 1961.
13. Papua New Guinea: Man Without Pigs -- Owen, 1991.
14. Greece: Politiki kouzina a.k.a. A Touch of Spice -- Boulmetis, 2003.
15. Canada: Why Shoot the Teacher? -- Narizzano, 1977.
16. Portugal: Amor de Perdição: Memórias de uma Família a.k.a. Doomed Love -- Oliveira, 1978.
17. China: Shun liu ni liu a.k.a. Time and Tide -- Tsui, 2000.
18. India: Kanchana Sita a.k.a. Golden Sita -- Aravindan, 1977.
19. Peru: La muralla verde a.k.a. The Green Wall -- Robles Godoy, 1969.
20. Belgium: La fille inconnue a.k.a. The Unknown Girl -- Dardenne Brothers, 2016.
21. Hong Kong: Ngo joh ngan gin do gwai a.k.a. My Left Eye Sees Ghosts -- To, 2002.
22. Switzerland: Juventude Em Marcha a.k.a. Colossal Youth -- Costa, 2006.
23. Taiwan: Feng gui lai de ren a.k.a. The Boys from Fengkuei -- Hou, 1983.
24. Bangladesh: Matir moina a.k.a. The Clay Bird -- Masud, 2002.
25. Finland: Komisario Palmun erehdys a.k.a. Inspector Palmu's Error -- Kassila, 1960.
26. Spain: Caídos del cielo a.k.a. Fallen from Heaven -- Lombardi, 1990.
27. Bhutan: Phörpa a.k.a. The Cup -- Norbu, 1999.
28. Estonia: Risttuules a.k.a. Crosswinds -- Helde, 2014.

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Post by sol » December 24th, 2019, 7:56 am

The World is Not EnoughShow
1. The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971) Italy
2. The Story of Kindness or How to Behave (1987) Vietnam
3. Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008) United States
4. Village at the End of the World (2012) Greenland
5. Animals are Beautiful People (1974) South Africa
6. My Scientology Movie (2015) United Kingdom
7. Adventures of Picasso (1978) Sweden
8. Please Vote for Me (2007) China
9. Sleep Dealer (2008) Mexico
10. Sleep Tight (2011) Spain
11. Atlantics (2019) Senegal
12. Twilight (1990) Hungary
13. Rubber (2010) Angola
14. El Perro (2004) Argentina
15. Marquis (1989) Belgium
16. Machine (2019) Australia
17. Virunga (2014) DR Congo
18. Tanna (2015) Vanuatu
19. Tinpis Run (1991) Papua New Guinea
20. GMO OMG (2013) Haiti
21. The Orator (2011) Samoa

22. Speed Kills (2018) Puerto Rico

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No, it doesn't. Or at least not here. Inspired by the life of Don Aronow, a speedboat enthusiast who gave up his career to design boats and became embroiled in illegal offshore activities, this is a lot less interesting than it sounds. The reverse ageing makeup and hairstyling is pitiful and hinders lead actor John Travolta from exuding any of his natural charisma. The dialogue is mostly bland too, primarily consisting of him calling speedboats sexy.

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Post by Cinepolis » December 24th, 2019, 12:25 pm

14. Os Fuzis (Brazil, 1964) - 7/10
15. Aniki Bóbó (Portugal, 1942) - 6/10
16. Tajouj (Sudan, 1977) - 6/10
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1. Why Shoot the Teacher? (Canada, 1977) - 6/10
2. Kajaki (UK, 2014) - 7/10
3. Paradise Island (Sierra Leone, 2009) - 6/10
4. Yaaba (Burkina Faso, 1989) - 7/10
5. Chi l'ha Vista Morire? (Italy, 1972) - 7/10
6. Bashu, gharibeye koochak (Iran, 1989) - 7/10
7. Exists (USA, 2014) - 6/10
8. Al hayatt al yawmiyah fi quariah suriyah (Syria, 1976) - 7/10
9. Kataude mashin gâru (Japan, 2008) - 6/10
10. Rapt (Switzerland, 1934) - 7/10
11. Red Christmas (Australia, 2016) - 6/10
12. Gandu (India, 2010) - 7/10
13. Muna Moto (Cameroon, 1975) - 7/10
14. Os Fuzis (Brazil, 1964) - 7/10
15. Aniki Bóbó (Portugal, 1942) - 6/10
16. Tajouj (Sudan, 1977) - 6/10
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Post by ororama » December 24th, 2019, 1:21 pm

22. De sidste mænd i Aleppo/ Last Men in Aleppo (2017) * 109 min. (Syria)

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1. Respiro (2002) * 95 min. (Italy)
2. Lonely Hearts (1982) * 95 min. (Australia)
3. Mifunes sidste sangMifune's Last Song (1999) * 97 min. (Denmark)
4. Calamari Union (1985) * 81 min. (Finland)
5. Love Me (2013) * 90 min. (Ukraine)
6. In the Empty City (2004) * 88 min. (Angola)
7. Unbreakable (2019) * 119 min. (Philippines)
8. Knives Out (2019) * 130 min. (US)
9. ContratiempoThe Invisible Guest (2016) * 106 min. (Spain)
10. Cô Hâu GáiThe Housemaid (2016) * 105 min. (Vietnam)
11. Das Leben der Anderen/ The Lives of Others (2006) * 137 min. (Germany)
12. Essential Killing (2010) * 85 min. (Poland)
13. Taegukgi hwinalrimyeoTae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004) * 148 min. (South Korea)
14. Macunaima (1969) * 103 min. (Brazil)
15. Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988) * 84 min. (UK)
16. Pendekar Tongkat EmasThe Golden Cane Warrior (2014) 112 min. (Indonesia)
17. Chiyari FujiBloody Spear at Mount Fuji (1955) * 94 min. (Japan)
18. MestRevenge (1989) * 99 min. (Kazakhstan-Soviet Union)
19. Barakah yoqabil BarakahBarakah Meets Barakah (2016) * 88 min. (Saudi Arabia)
20. Double Happiness (1994) * 87 min. (Canada)
21. Um Filme FaladoA Talking Picture (2003) * 91 min. (Portugal)

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Post by sol » December 24th, 2019, 2:25 pm

The World is Not EnoughShow
1. The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971) Italy
2. The Story of Kindness or How to Behave (1987) Vietnam
3. Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008) United States
4. Village at the End of the World (2012) Greenland
5. Animals are Beautiful People (1974) South Africa
6. My Scientology Movie (2015) United Kingdom
7. Adventures of Picasso (1978) Sweden
8. Please Vote for Me (2007) China
9. Sleep Dealer (2008) Mexico
10. Sleep Tight (2011) Spain
11. Atlantics (2019) Senegal
12. Twilight (1990) Hungary
13. Rubber (2010) Angola
14. El Perro (2004) Argentina
15. Marquis (1989) Belgium
16. Machine (2019) Australia
17. Virunga (2014) DR Congo
18. Tanna (2015) Vanuatu
19. Tinpis Run (1991) Papua New Guinea
20. GMO OMG (2013) Haiti
21. The Orator (2011) Samoa
22. Speed Kills (2018) Puerto Rico

23. Unstoppable (2004) Aruba

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While molded as a high octane action vehicle, the premise is intriguing here and there are some excellently edited scenes as the hallucinogen-injected protagonist trips in and out of POW flashbacks while trying to fend off those out to get him. Not enough time though is ultimately given to this reality blur with an overload of scenes involving supporting characters explaining what is going on; meanwhile, the drug itself ironically remains a McGuffin.

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Post by Obgeoff » December 24th, 2019, 6:04 pm

15. UK - Orlando (1992, Potter) 8
16. Sweden - My Life as a Dog (1985, Hallstrom) 6
17. Taiwan - Taipei Story (1985, Yang) 8
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Post by jeroeno » December 24th, 2019, 7:04 pm

92. Azerbaijan - All that Passes By Through a Window That Doesn't Open (2017)

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Post by allisoncm » December 25th, 2019, 5:00 am

From Azerbaijan to ZimbabweShow
1. 1917 (2019, England/UK) 7/10
2. Nocturama (2016, France) 6/10
3. A Vida Invisível — a.k.a. The Invisible Life (2019, Brazil) 7.5/10
4. The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (2016, Canada) 6/10
5. The Biggest Little Farm (2018, USA) 7/10
6. Munmo tashi khyidron aka "Honeygiver Among the Dogs" (2016, Bhutan) 5/10
7. The Perfect Candidate (2019, Saudi Arabia) 7/10
8. Unbreakable (2019, Philippines) 3/10
9. Blood, Passion & Coffee / Café con sabor a mi tierra (2019, Honduras) 5.2/10
10. En Brazos de un Asesino/In the Arms of an Assassin (2019, Dominican Republic) 5.2/10
11. The Magic Life of V (2019, Bulgaria) 7/10
12. The Whistleblower (2019, Australia) 5/10
13. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018, South Korea) 6/10
14. Ash Is Purest White / Jiang hu er nü (2018, China)
15. Tsumetai nettaigyo/Cold Fish (2010, Japan) 7.5/10
16. Chez jolie coiffure (2018, Belgium) 6/10
17. Les deux visages d'une femme Bamiléké (2018, Cameroon) 7/10
18. Grzeli nateli dgeebia /In Bloom (2013, Georgia) 4/10
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Post by sol » December 25th, 2019, 5:14 am

The World is Not EnoughShow
1. The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971) Italy
2. The Story of Kindness or How to Behave (1987) Vietnam
3. Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008) United States
4. Village at the End of the World (2012) Greenland
5. Animals are Beautiful People (1974) South Africa
6. My Scientology Movie (2015) United Kingdom
7. Adventures of Picasso (1978) Sweden
8. Please Vote for Me (2007) China
9. Sleep Dealer (2008) Mexico
10. Sleep Tight (2011) Spain
11. Atlantics (2019) Senegal
12. Twilight (1990) Hungary
13. Rubber (2010) Angola
14. El Perro (2004) Argentina
15. Marquis (1989) Belgium
16. Machine (2019) Australia
17. Virunga (2014) DR Congo
18. Tanna (2015) Vanuatu
19. Tinpis Run (1991) Papua New Guinea
20. GMO OMG (2013) Haiti
21. The Orator (2011) Samoa
22. Speed Kills (2018) Puerto Rico
23. Unstoppable (2004) Aruba

24. ThuleTuvalu (2014) Tuvalu

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Locals from both Greenland and Tuvalu are interviewed in this documentary about rising sea levels. While far apart, both places are affected by climate change, with the melting ice in northwestern Greenland forcing residents to move south, while the coastlines of Tuvalu begin to disappear. With lots of lengthy title cards (zero voiceover narration), this is not always that captivating, but the insight into the culture and lifestyles of both places is great.

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Post by Coryn » December 25th, 2019, 8:37 am

33. Chavez: Inside the Coup (2003) Venezuela
I saved Latin, what did you ever do ?

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Post by jvv » December 25th, 2019, 1:08 pm

SeenShow
1. USA - The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960) - 7.5/10
2. Finland - Valehtelija (1981) aka The Liar - 6/10
3. Germany - Jenseits der Straße - Eine Tragödie des Alltags (1929) - 7/10
4. Niger - Saitane (1973) aka Satan - 4/10
5. Papua New Guinea - Ileksen (1979) - 5/10
6. Latvia - Buss (2004) - 6.5/10
7. Canada - Carts of Darkness (2008) - 7/10
8. Angola - Oxalá Cresçam Pitangas (2007) - 6.5/10
9. Iran - Bashu, gharibeye koochak (1989) aka Bashu, the Little Stranger - 5/10
10. United Kingdom - Kajaki (2014) - 7/10
11. Russia - Zhenshchina (1932) aka Woman's World - 6/10
12. Czech Republic - Pohádka o Honzíkovi a Marence (1980) aka The Tale of John and Mary - 6.5/10
13. Poland - Wrony (1994) - 8/10
14. Sudan - Beats of the Antonov (2014) - 7/10

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Post by cinephage » December 25th, 2019, 1:26 pm

20.Chile. El Club, by Pablo Larrain (2015) 7/10

A dark movie about pedophile priests, denial and guilt...

21. Turkey. Sürü, by Yilmas Gurney (1978) 7,5/10

The World is my oyster (19)Show
01. Germany. Fata Morgana, by Werner Herzog (1971) 8/10
02. Italy. Teorema, by Pier Paolo Pasolini (1968) 5,5/10
03. Greece. Oi kynigoi, by Theo Angelopoulos (1977) 6,5/10
04. United States of America. O.J.: Made in America, by Ezra Edelman (2014) 7,5/10
05. Argentina. El nino Pez, by Lucia Puenzo (2009) 5/10
06. Indonesia. The Look of Silence, by Joshua Oppenheimer (2014) 8,5/10
07. Sweden. Midsommar, by Ari Aster (2019) 10/10 - Rewatch
08. Malaysia. Color out of space, by Richard Stanley (2019) 8,5/10
09. France. Archeologist of the Wasteland, by Melvin Zed (2019) 6/10
10. Ireland. The Hole in the Ground, by Lee Cronin (2019) 3/10
11. Canada. Spiral, by Kurtis David Harder (2019) 6,5/10
12. Hong Kong. Bai fa mo nu zhuan, by Ronny Yu (1993) 7,5/10 - Rewatch
13. India. Jallikattu, by Lijo Jose Pellissery (2019) 9/10
14. Kazakhstan. Bullets of Justice, by Valeri Milev (2019) 8,5/10
15. Japan. Manriki / Vise, by Yasuhiko Shimizu (2019) 5/10
16. China. Qi Huan Zhi Lv / Super Me, by Zhang Chong (2019) 5/10
17. United Kingdom. Theater of Blood, by Douglas Hickox (1973) 7,5/10
18. Russia. Papa, sdokhni / Why don't you just die ? by Kirill Sokolov (2018) 8,5/10
19. Latvia. Koirat eivät käytä housuja / Dogs don't wear pants, by J.-P. Valkeapää (2019) 7/10
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Post by sol » December 25th, 2019, 2:31 pm

The World is Not EnoughShow
1. The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971) Italy
2. The Story of Kindness or How to Behave (1987) Vietnam
3. Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008) United States
4. Village at the End of the World (2012) Greenland
5. Animals are Beautiful People (1974) South Africa
6. My Scientology Movie (2015) United Kingdom
7. Adventures of Picasso (1978) Sweden
8. Please Vote for Me (2007) China
9. Sleep Dealer (2008) Mexico
10. Sleep Tight (2011) Spain
11. Atlantics (2019) Senegal
12. Twilight (1990) Hungary
13. Rubber (2010) Angola
14. El Perro (2004) Argentina
15. Marquis (1989) Belgium
16. Machine (2019) Australia
17. Virunga (2014) DR Congo
18. Tanna (2015) Vanuatu
19. Tinpis Run (1991) Papua New Guinea
20. GMO OMG (2013) Haiti
21. The Orator (2011) Samoa
22. Speed Kills (2018) Puerto Rico
23. Unstoppable (2004) Aruba
24. ThuleTuvalu (2014) Tuvalu

25. School Good! (2017) Solomon Islands

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Cruel relatives, unwanted pregnancies and wild parties interfere with the attempts of a handful of teenage girls to complete high school in this brief feature from the Solomon Islands. The title blatantly spells out the film's agenda and sentimental music choices do not help to get the message across, but this a fairly competent effort with some remarkable camerawork (lots of tracking shots; a final aerial shot) and decent acting by the amateur cast.

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Post by jvv » December 25th, 2019, 3:17 pm

SeenShow
1. USA - The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960) - 7.5/10
2. Finland - Valehtelija (1981) aka The Liar - 6/10
3. Germany - Jenseits der Straße - Eine Tragödie des Alltags (1929) - 7/10
4. Niger - Saitane (1973) aka Satan - 4/10
5. Papua New Guinea - Ileksen (1979) - 5/10
6. Latvia - Buss (2004) - 6.5/10
7. Canada - Carts of Darkness (2008) - 7/10
8. Angola - Oxalá Cresçam Pitangas (2007) - 6.5/10
9. Iran - Bashu, gharibeye koochak (1989) aka Bashu, the Little Stranger - 5/10
10. United Kingdom - Kajaki (2014) - 7/10
11. Russia - Zhenshchina (1932) aka Woman's World - 6/10
12. Czech Republic - Pohádka o Honzíkovi a Marence (1980) aka The Tale of John and Mary - 6.5/10
13. Poland - Wrony (1994) - 8/10
14. Sudan - Beats of the Antonov (2014) - 7/10
15. Estonia - Arabella, mereröövli tütar (1983) - 6/10

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Post by globetrotter » December 25th, 2019, 3:32 pm

1. Parasite (South Korea)
2. Mission: Impossible Fallout (USA)
3. The Death of Stalin (UK)
4. Tears of the Black Tiger (REWATCH, Thailand)

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Post by sol » December 25th, 2019, 4:18 pm

The World is Not EnoughShow
1. The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971) Italy
2. The Story of Kindness or How to Behave (1987) Vietnam
3. Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008) United States
4. Village at the End of the World (2012) Greenland
5. Animals are Beautiful People (1974) South Africa
6. My Scientology Movie (2015) United Kingdom
7. Adventures of Picasso (1978) Sweden
8. Please Vote for Me (2007) China
9. Sleep Dealer (2008) Mexico
10. Sleep Tight (2011) Spain
11. Atlantics (2019) Senegal
12. Twilight (1990) Hungary
13. Rubber (2010) Angola
14. El Perro (2004) Argentina
15. Marquis (1989) Belgium
16. Machine (2019) Australia
17. Virunga (2014) DR Congo
18. Tanna (2015) Vanuatu
19. Tinpis Run (1991) Papua New Guinea
20. GMO OMG (2013) Haiti
21. The Orator (2011) Samoa
22. Speed Kills (2018) Puerto Rico
23. Unstoppable (2004) Aruba
24. ThuleTuvalu (2014) Tuvalu
25. School Good! (2017) Solomon Islands

26. Den Muso (1975) Mali

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The metaphor is laid on a bit thick here with a mute female protagonist who both figuratively and literally cannot tell her own story after being raped. Clocking in at close to 90 minutes, the film also feels oddly drawn out with 33 minutes elapsing before the rape occurs. The film certainly ends on a potent note though with fiery final ten minutes. It is thoughtfully visualised too with many acute close-ups at key points. Strong performances too.

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