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Tartuffe

Tartuffe

Director: F. W. Murnau
Year: 1926

A fable of religious hypocrisy, in which a faithful wife (Lil Dagover) tries to convince her husband (Werner Krauss) that their morally superior guest, Tartuffe (Emil Jannings), is in fact a lecherous hypocrite with a taste for the grape.

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The Rider Named Death

The Rider Named Death

Director: Karen Shakhnazarov
Year: 2004

Steely, elegant Georges (Andrei Panin) leads a DIY underground death squad carrying out fanatical attacks on Russia's fragile Czarist regime. Visit product page to see trailer!

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Many Wars Ago

Many Wars Ago

Director: Francesco Rosi
Year: 1970

In Northern Italy, WWI has turned into a bloody stalemate. Bogged down in their trenches on a barren highland, the men of an Italian infantry division have been given one objective: retake a commanding height from the enemy.

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Orphans of the Storm

Orphans of the Storm

Director: D. W. Griffith
Year: 1921

Two delicate souls (Lillian and Dorothy Gish) are caught in the tempest of the French Revolution.

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The Cherry Orchard

The Cherry Orchard

Director: Michael Cacoyannis
Year: 1999

Anton Chekhov’s THE CHERRY ORCHARD is the timeless story of an aristocratic Russian family torn apart by buried secrets and changing times. Stars Alan Bates and Charlotte Rampling.

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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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Three Sisters

Three Sisters

Director: Laurence Olivier
Year: 1970

Anton Chekhov's classic play about the lives of three sisters living in a remote Russian village is given the all-star treatment by director and star Laurence Olivier.

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Intolerance

Intolerance

Director: D. W. Griffith
Year: 1916

D.W. Griffith had a vision of the movies as the greatest spiritual force the world had ever known. Just one year after the huge success of THE BIRTH OF A NATION, he was emboldened to prove his faith in the new medium with the superproduction INTOLERANCE.

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La Ronde

La Ronde

Director: Roger Vadim
Year: 1964

Years before making the beloved midnight movie classic BARBARELLA, French Svengali Roger Vadim lured American sex kitten Jane Fonda overseas to collaborate on this charming, smart, and decorous sex farce based on Arthur Schnitzler's famously plotted "circle of love" stage play. Before shooting even began, director and star became lovers and when the romantic film went before the cameras, life and art intermingled freely, resulting in a bed-hopping farce that provides a vivid counterpoint to Max Ophls' 1950 version.

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A Year of the Quiet Sun

A Year of the Quiet Sun

Director: Krzysztof Zanussi
Year: 1984

Golden Lion (Best Film) winner at the 1984 Venice Film Festival, this quietly brilliant gem is set in Poland during the aftermath of WWII. A tragic love affair develops between an American sergeant (Scott Wilson) and a freightened Polish widow (Maja Komorowska).

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