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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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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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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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River's Edge

River's Edge

Director: Tim Hunter
Year: 1986

Based on the horrifying real-life murder of a young California girl, this powerful portrait of deadly, disaffected teens stars Keanu Reeves (The Matrix), Crispin Glover (Back to the Future), lone Skye (Say Anything), Daniel Roebuck (The Fugitive) and Dennis Hopper (Blue Velvet). Cult director Tim Hunter (The Saint of Fort Washington) helmed this haunting and chilling tale about disillusioned youth.

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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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