Twelve jurors must decide the fate of a Chechen teenager (Apti Magamaev) who allegedly killed his Russian stepfather. While all signs point to the boy being the killer, one juror (Sergei Makovetsky) votes for aquittal. With the knowledge that they hold a life in their hands, the jurors review every detail of the case to see if they can come to a unanimous decision. Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov. With Mikhail Yefremov, Nikita Mikhalkov, Sergey Garmash, Aleksei Petrenko, Yuriy Stoyanov, Sergei Gazarov, Valentin Gaft, Mikhail Yefremov, Aleksey Gorbunov, Sergei Artsybashev, Viktor Verzhbitsky and Roman Madyanov. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller, War, Foreign Film. Year: 2007.
After finding a set of instructions intended for someone else, the normally unadventurous Sebastian (George Babluani) decides to follow them, even though he's not sure where they will lead. Trailed by policeman, Sabastian eventually makes it to his destination and finds himself in the middle of an sinister underground society where men bet on the lives of other men. Directed by Géla Babluani. With Pascal Bongard, Aurélien Recoing, Fred Ulysse and Nicolas Pignon. Categories: Crime, Thriller, Foreign Film. Year: 2005.
A writer (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) thinks he writes about the future but it turns out that it really is the past. In his novel, a mysterious train leaves for 2046 from time to time. Everyone who goes intends to recapture their lost memories because it is said that in 2046 nothing ever changes. But, no one knows if this is true because no one has ever returned -- until now. Directed by Kar Wai Wong. With Ziyi Zhang and Takuya Kimura. Categories: Drama, Romance, Foreign Film. Year: 2004.
In the process of coming to terms with the tragic loss of her only son, Esteban (Eloy Azorín), Manuela (Cecilia Roth) leaves Madrid and goes to Barcelona to find the boy's father, a transvestite named Lola (Toni Cantó). But first, she finds her transvestite friend, Agrado (Antonia San Juan), meets Rosa (Penélope Cruz), a young nun bound for El Salvador, and by happenstance, becomes the personal assistant of Huma Rojo (Marisa Paredes), the actress her son admired. Directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Categories: Drama, Foreign Film. Year: 1999.
All About My Mother
Amelie (Audrey Tautou) is a waitress with a special imagination who creates a dream world full of mischief. She spends her time enjoying life's simple pleasures until she discovers that she has the ability to use her creativity to help others without them ever knowing. But Amelie's most difficult case turns out to be Nino Quicampoix (Mathieu Kassovitz), a lonely young man who collects photos abandoned at coin-operated photo booths. Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. With Serge Merlin, Jamel Debbouze, Yolande Moreau, Isabelle Nanty and Dominique Pinon. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Foreign Film. Year: 2001.
Octavio (Gael García Bernal) wants to run away with his sister-in-law (Vanessa Bauche), but after a dogfight goes bad he runs a red light and causes a violent accident. Octavio hits Daniel (Álvaro Guerrero), a businessman who has abandoned his family, and Valeria (Goya Toledo), a beautiful model who loses her leg in the accident. The collision is witnessed by El Chiro (Emilio Echevarría), a homeless former revolutionary who is trying to reconnect with his daughter. Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Categories: Drama, Thriller, Foreign Film. Year: 2000.
Andre (Jamel Debbouze) gets a second chance to set his life right after saving a woman from a supposed suicide attempt in the Seine. Andre falls for his damsel-in-distress, Angela (Rie Rasmussen), yet, in an ironic twist, it is Angela who saves Andre. Angela, as her name suggests, is actually an angel sent to save Andre from his own fate. Directed by Luc Besson. With Gilbert Melki and Serge Riaboukine. Categories: Foreign Film, Drama, Romance, Fantasy, Comedy. Language: French. Year: 2005.
In the future, the nation of Japan is on the brink of collapse. As teenage violence climbs out of control, the government enacts a radical new plan to isolate select groups of students on a small island and force them to fight each other to the death. Shuya (Tatsuya Fujiwara), Noriko (Aki Maeda) and Taro Yamamoto) are three students forced to fight on the island. Together, they must defeat the evil overlord Kitano (Takeshi Kitano) and win their freedom. Directed by Kinji Fukasaku. Categories: Drama, Thriller, Action, Horror, Foreign Film. Year: 2000.
The great Russian battleship Potemkin is gripped by a mutiny after a rebellious sailor named Grigory Vakulinchuk (Aleksandr Antonov) convinces his mates that the conditions on board are deplorable. Forced to eat rancid meat, the men kill the officers but lose Vakulinchuk in the process. As the survivors rouse the nearby port of Odessa into revolutionary fervor, the confrontation turns into a bloodbath with the arrival of Cossack troops. Directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein. With Vladimir Barsky and Grigori Aleksandrov. Categories: Drama, History, War, Classic, Foreign Film. Year: 1925.
The Battleship Potemkin
In the Brazilian badlands of 1910, two families are locked in a deadly feud. Tonho Breves (Rodrigo Santoro) is ordered by his father to avenge the death of his older brother. He knows that if he abides by the code of vengeance that goes with defending one's land, he will surely be hunted and killed by a member of the rival family. Urged by his younger brother Pacu (Ravi Ramos Lacerda), Tonho begins to question the logic of this tradition before meeting with two performers from a small traveling circus. Directed by Walter Salles. Categories: Drama, Based on a Novel, Foreign Film. Year: 2001.
Behind the Sun
Antonio (Lamberto Maggiorani), a struggling, unemployed father, gets work posting flyers in Rome, Italy during the depression that followed World War II. Trying to make ends meet for his wife and young son, Antonio buys his bike back from the pawn shop, only to have it stolen on the same day. The remainder of the film revolves around Antonio and his son searching for the bicycle in vain. Directed by Vittorio De Sica. Categories: Drama, Based on a Novel, Foreign Film. Year: 1948.
The Bicycle Thief