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After coming to the aid of a woman being attacked on the street, struggling writer Eddie Constantine is rewarded with a job as an enforcer for her underworld employer. Being a muscle for hire doesn't sit well with Eddie, however, and he works with the woman he saved to find a way out from under their boss's control. Elisa Montes and Jose Nieto co-star in this Spanish/French crime thriller. Standard; Soundtrack: English (dubbed). Dubbed in English.
A middle-aged Austrian medical technician (Maria Hofstatter) sets out to enjoy her summer vacation in the only way she knows how--proselytizing door-to-door with a two-foot statue of the Virgin Mary in tow. Her piety gets a severe test, however, when her estranged, now-paralyzed Egyptian Muslim husband (Nabil Saleh) re-enters her life, hoping to pick up where they left off. Ulrich Seidl's second entry in his "Paradise" trilogy co-stars Natalya Baranova, Rene Rupnik. 113 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: German and Arabic Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English; photo gallery; theatrical trailers. In German and Arabic with English subtitles.
They say that opposites attract, and it certainly holds true in this eerie and risque Japanese fantasy, as a young man falls in love with a beautiful and enigmatic woman...only to later learn that she comes from the world of the dead, and wants him to join her. Setsuko Ogawa, Hidemi Hara, and Hajime Tanimoto star. AKA: "Hellish Love," "Immortal Love." Widescreen; Soundtrack: Japanese; Subtitles: English. In Japanese with English subtitles.
Two-fisted Tokyo private eye Bannai Tarao is the ultimate undercover operative because he can change his appearance to one of seven different identities! In this hard-hitting Japanese crime thriller, Bannai will be up to his neck---all seven of them--in danger as he tries to break up a gun smuggling operation and plays rival Yakuza factions against each other. Chiezo Kataoka, Kogiku Hanayagi star. Standard; Soundtrack: Japanese; Subtitles: English. In Japanese with English subtitles.
While on a vacation trip to a lodge in the Austrian Alps, a woman (Martina Gedeck) awakens to find the countryside inexplicably surrounded by an invisible, impenetrable wall of force, cutting her off from her companions...and all of mankind. Can she rise to the bizarre circumstances and maintain her sanity, let alone survive? Contemplative take on Marlen Haushofer's 1963 novel co-stars Ulrike Beimpold, Karl Heinz Hackl. 108 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: German Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English. In German with English subtitles.
The dictator of an unnamed European country's plan to invade a neighboring nation is put on hold when a mysterious disease strikes the despot's people. A lone scientist devises a cure, but demands the ruler abandon his dreams of conquest. Based on a play by Karel Capek, director/scripter/star Hugo Haas' Czech sci-fi tale also features Zdenek Stepanek, Bedrich Karen. Standard; Soundtrack: Czech; Subtitles: English. In Czech with English subtitles.
The story of an Ethiopian Jew and his family is told in this unique Israeli drama. Chronicling the tumultuous journey of Gite Zrubavel and his clan is a 12-year-old videographer nicknamed "Spike Lee" due to his filmmaking talents--which propel him to capture moments both banal and bold as his relatives clash over proposed weddings and resort to criminal activities. Meir Deseh, Tamar Yemla star. 75 min. Soundtrack: Amharic and Hebrew; Subtitles: English, Hebrew. In Amharic and Hebrew with English subtitles.