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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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Il Generale Della Rovere

Il Generale Della Rovere

Director: Roberto Rossellini
Year: 1959

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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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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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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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The Man in the Glass Booth

The Man in the Glass Booth

Director: Arthur Hiller
Year: 1975

A New York-based Jewish real estate tycoon is suddenly accused of being a Nazi war criminal. At his trial in Israel, he adopts a shocking defense which raises more questions than it answers. Based on Robert Shaw's book and play.

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The Robber

The Robber

Director: Benjamin Heisenberg
Year: 2010

Based on the real-life story of one of Austria’s most-wanted bank robbers, The Robber is a breathless thriller “as lean and taut as its marathon-winning title character.” (LA Times).

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Manuscripts Don't Burn

Manuscripts Don't Burn

Director: Mohammad Rasoulof
Year: 2013

Drawing from the true story of the government's attempted 1995 murder of several prominent writers and intellectuals, Rasoulof imagines a repressive regime so pervasive that even the morally righteous are subsumed or cast aside.

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The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

Director: Guillaume Nicloux
Year: 2014

Michel Houellebecq, possibly the most widely read living French writer, was believed kidnapped on September 16, 2011. But was he really? After a flurry of media reports of his abduction, the story goes cold and Houellebecq, famously reclusive, refuses to set the record straight. Now he goes one step further by starring as himself in a film that purports to tell the tale.

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Serial Killer 1

Serial Killer 1

Director: Frederic Tellier
Year: 2015

Specializing in police procedurals, writer/director Frederic Tellier marks his feature debut with a story about one of the trickiest criminal cases in recent French history, and the first case to incorporate DNA evidence.

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