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Army of Crime

Army of Crime

Director: Robert Guédiguian
Year: 2009

In Robert Guédiguian’s taut, internationally acclaimed thriller, set during the French Resistance, Armenian poet Missak Manouchian (Simon Abkarian) and his French wife (Virginie Ledoyen) lead a ragtag assortment of volunteers — Jews, Poles, Hungarians, Italians, Spaniards and Armenians — in an assassination plot against the German occupiers and their French allies.

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The Falcon and the Snowman

The Falcon and the Snowman

Director: John Schlesinger
Year: 1985

Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People) and Sean Penn (Mystic River) deliver superb performances in a true-story spy thriller that is scathing, arresting and laced with white-knuckle excitement.

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Il Generale Della Rovere

Il Generale Della Rovere

Director: Roberto Rossellini
Year: 1959

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The Onion Field

The Onion Field

Director: Harold Becker
Year: 1979

From a real life American tragedy, this tale of thoughtless brutality, cold-blooded murder and hard won justice is a prowling, gripping, disturbing movie starring John Savage (The Deer Hunter) and James Woods (Cop) and featuring a stunning attention to detail. The Onion Field is intriguing, absorbing, powerful, well acted and riveting from beginning to end.

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Fatima

Fatima

Director: Philippe Faucon
Year: 2015

A patient, reflective study of a middle-aged Moroccan-born single mother pressured by her neighbors and her two teenage children alike to assimilate into a culture of which she's wary.

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The Idol

The Idol

Director: Hany Abu-Assad
Year: 2016

Gaza. Synonymous to so many with conflict, destruction and despair but to Mohammed Assaf, and his sister Nour, Gaza is their home and their playground. It’s where they, along with their best friends Ahmad and Omar, play music, football and dare to dream big. Their band might play on second hand, beaten up instruments but their ambitions are sky-high. For Mohammed and Nour, nothing less than playing the world famous Cairo Opera Hall will do. It might take them a lifetime to get there but, as Mohammed will find out, some dreams are worth living for. Along the way, Mohammed will experience tragedy and loss. The world around him will shatter. Through it all, however, he will somehow retain the hope that his voice will somehow deliver him from the pain that surrounds him and bring joy to others. He sings at weddings and he drives a taxi to pay for his university studies. Even as the siege around Gaza intensifies, the prison around them ever more forbidding, Mohammed knows he has a rare gift. To make people smile and forget their troubles.

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Boomerang

Boomerang

Director: Elia Kazan
Year: 1947

Eli Kazan (On the Waterfront) garnered critical acclaim for this suspenseful drama based on true events. When a priest is gunned down, the local police chief (Lee J. Cobb) undertakes a massive manhunt, eventually arriving at two suspects. One denies the crime and the other confesses. Gripping entertainment from start to finish, the all-star cast includes Dana Andrews.

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Rabin, The Last Day

Rabin, The Last Day

Director: Amos Gitai
Year: 2015

Lauded director Amos Gitai (Kippur) delves into the prelude and aftermath of the 1995 assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in this gripping docudrama.

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Judgment at Nuremberg

Judgment at Nuremberg

Director: Stanley Kramer
Year: 1961

The event the world will never forget! Winner of Two Academy Awards including Actor in a Leading Role (Maximilian Schell, The Black Hole) and nominated for eleven Academy Awards, including Best Picture Judgment at Nuremberg is a magnificent achievement in filmmaking, boasting brilliant performances by an all-star cast.

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The Last Hijack

The Last Hijack

Director: Tommy Pallotta, Femke Wolting
Year: 2014

This documentary explores how one Somali pirate named Mohamed came to live such a brutal and dangerous existence.

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