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Take Care of My Cat

Take Care of My Cat

Director: Jae-eun Jeong
Year: 2001

A surprise hit at festivals from Rotterdam to Toronto, this first time film by a young Korean woman is an original and engaging look at young women trying to navigate the traumatic journey to adulthood.

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Eagle Shooting Heroes

Eagle Shooting Heroes

Director: Jeffrey Lau

Executive produced by Wong Kar-Wai, Jeffrey Lau's "absurd 1993 masterpiece" (Austin Chronicle) Eagle Shooting Heroes is a fast, funny, flamboyant, and wildly imaginative martial arts farrago.

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Bloody Reunion

Bloody Reunion

Director: Lim Dae-Wung
Year: 2006

After 16-years pass, a group of former students decide to visit their sickly, wheel-chair bound teacher Ms. Park at her country cottage for an impromptu class reunion before the frail woman dies. Once the tearful hellos are complete, it becomes clear that the ex-classmates have blossomed into raging alcoholics, bulimics and plastic surgery addicts, thanks to Ms. Park's early childhood schooling. Soon, the happy gathering turns into a nightmare as old grudges and hidden truths surface and one by one the former classmates vanish in a series of unforgettably gruesome and mysterious murders.

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H

H

Director: Jong-hyuk Lee
Year: 2002

Shin Hyun (Cho Seung-woo) walks into the local police station toting the mutilated bodies of six missing women, confesses to the murders and accepts his fate. A psychopathic serial killer is caught and the case closed. Or is it? One year later, the bodies of two high school girls and a pregnant woman are discovered, killed in the same manner. Believed to be a copy-cat crime, detectives Kim Mi Yun (Yeom Jung-ah from A Tale of Two Sisters) and Kang Tae Hyun (Ji Jin-hee), polar opposites both professionally and personally, are assigned to the case. As the investigation continues, new suspects are taken into custody, but the body count continues to rise. It soon seems that no one, not even the detectives themselves, are beyond suspicion.

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Caterpillar

Caterpillar

Director: Kôji Wakamatsu
Year: 2010

Caterpillar tells the story of a village woman given the grueling task of looking after (and fulfilling the sexual needs of) her quadruple amputee husband, a Japanese soldier in the Second Sino-Japanese War who has been decreed a "War God" by the Emperor. The film serves as a powerful indictment of Japan's militaristic, nationalistic past.

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The Butcher

The Butcher

Director: Kim Ji-won
Year: 2007

A small group of people lie battered and bound on the floor of a dirty slaughterhouse covered in blood. Scared and confused, they soon learn their captors are snuff film producers and plan to torture them as creatively and heinously as possible before brutally killing them off one by-one. Each scene is shot from either the killer or victim's point of view in order to fully capture the emotional torment of the prey and the unspeakable acts that will be perpetrated on their captive bodies.

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The Stairway to the Distant Past

The Stairway to the Distant Past

Director: Kaizo Hayashi
Year: 1995

"I get 50,000 Yen a day, plus expenses," growls tough-talking detective Maiku "Mike" Hama (Masatoshi Nagase) in The Stairway to the Distant Past, the second part of director Kaizo Hayashi's stylish modern-day Japanese film noir trilogy. Picking up where The Most Terrible Time in My Life left off, Stairway delivers a knockout combination of widescreen color visuals and savvy pulp storytelling more luridly violent, outrageously ironic and sincerely affecting than its predecessor.

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Wonderful Town

Wonderful Town

Director: Aditya Assarat
Year: 2007

Aditya Assarat's "delicate, delightful, and nearly note-perfect debut feature" (Salon.com). An architect from Bangkok pulls up to a motel in a nearby ghost town of deserted streets. His obscured past finds symmetry in the repressed history of the girl he meets and pursues.

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Election

Election

Director: Johnnie To
Year: 2005

Every two years the senior members of the Wo Shing Triad, the oldest gang in Hong Kong, elect an up-and-coming younger boss as their chairman. The two candidates they are voting on couldnt be farther apart in personality; Lok (Simon Yam) is a levelheaded businessman and Big D (Tony Leung Ka-Fai) is a loud, obnoxious, violent criminal. When the voting does not go how some people would have liked, lines are divided and a gang war begins to form.

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Himalaya: Remastered Edition

Himalaya: Remastered Edition

Director: Eric Valli
Year: 2000

Academy Award nominated HIMALAYA tells the story of a generational struggle for the leadership of a tiny mountain village. A visually striking and spiritually captivating portrait of life in one of the world's most extraordinary places.

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