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Amador (2010. Biutiful (2010. Quotes Ana: Dad! How do you spell "beautiful"? Uxbal: Like that, like it sounds. See more » Soundtracks Ritmo de la noche Performed by Lorca Written by Harry Castioni, Alex Joerg Christensen, B. Mondays in the Sun (2002. Edit Storyline 2001: men without jobs, in the port city of Vigo.

Mondays in the Sun (2002

Six men worked in a shipyard, now shuttered. They pass the time at La Naval, a bar opened by one of them after the yard closed. They face their futures in makeshift ways: Rico has his bar and a sharp 15-year-old daughter, Reina has become a watchman and a moralizer, Lino fills out job applications, Amador drinks heavily and talks of his wife's return; José is married to Ana, who works at a cannery and tires of being the breadwinner amidst José's emasculated moodiness; Santa, the group's conscience and troublemaker, occasionally fantasizes about Australia. Plot Summary | Add Synopsis Taglines: This film is not based on a real story. Princesas (2005) I Wish – review. One of the year's best films has arrived quietly, unnoticed by the awards-season cheerleaders, but with its delicacy and complexity, it puts the Oscar-bait to shame.

I Wish – review

Hirokazu Koreeda's I Wish has taken two years to come to the UK. It has been more than worth the wait. Like his earlier movie Still Walking, this is a deeply considered Japanese family drama in the tradition of Ozu, with echoes of Edward Yang and Tsai Ming-liang – moving, sometimes heartbreakingly sad, often mysterious. The film is about the powerful imperative of family unity, but also about the inevitability, and even desirability, of families finally disintegrating and allowing everyone involved a painful kind of freedom. The original title is Kiseki, or "Miracle", and a miracle is being longed for by two brothers, around nine or 10 years old: they are Koichi and Ryu, played by real-life brothers Koki and Ohshirô Maeda, from whom the director gets terrifically natural and relaxed performances.

The Lives of Others (2006. Edit Storyline In the early 1980s, Georg Dreyman (a successful dramatist) and his longtime companion Christa-Maria Sieland (a popular actress), were huge intellectual stars in (former) East Germany, although they secretly don't always toe the party line.

The Lives of Others (2006

One day, the Minister of Culture becomes interested in Christa, so the secret service agent Wiesler is instructed to observe and sound out the couple, but their life fascinates him more and more. Written by fippi2000 Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis Taglines: Where power is absolute, nothing is private. Edit Details Release Date: 23 March 2006 (Germany) See more » Also Known As: The Lives of Others See more » Box Office Budget: Goodbye Lenin! (2003.

Edit Storyline East Germany, the year 1989: A young man protests against the regime.

Goodbye Lenin! (2003

His mother watches the police arresting him and suffers a heart attack and falls into a coma. Some months later, the GDR does not exist anymore and the mother awakes. Since she has to avoid every excitement, the son tries to set up the GDR again for her in their flat. Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis Taglines: The German Democratic Republic lives on -- in 79 square meters! Edit Details Release Date: 13 February 2003 (Germany) See more » Also Known As: Hollywood targets Chollywood as LA studio enters $220m joint venture.

The Hollywood producer behind the Hangover movies and Inception has joined forces with a Chinese studio to create a $220.5m (£134m) venture aimed at China's increasingly lucrative film market.

Hollywood targets Chollywood as LA studio enters $220m joint venture

The partnership between Legendary Entertainment and Huayi Brothers Media Corp plans to make one or two "major, event-style films" a year for worldwide audiences starting in 2013. The two companies said they were selling a 50% stake in the venture, Legendary East, to Hong Kong construction company Paul Y Engineering. The deal allows Legendary Entertainment to bypass Chinese import restrictions that limit the number of foreign movies released in China to about 20 a year and restrict box office takings for foreign firms.

Hollywood is increasingly targeting the Chinese market, which is adding 1,400 screens a year. Legendary Entertainment's chairman, Thomas Tull, said: "With China's rapid economic growth and rich cultural background, this is a film-making marketplace on the rise. " Jean-Luc Godard: his best films. Breathless Godard's dazzling debut set up the stall for the French new wave.

Jean-Luc Godard: his best films

Breathless is a footloose, free-wheeling dash through the doomed romance between Jean Seberg's newspaper vendor and Jean-Paul Belmondo's hoodlum, hot-wired with jump-cuts and homages and shot on the run, without a permit, on the sunny streets of Paris. Bande à Part Described by the director as "Alice in Wonderland meets Franz Kafka", this picaresque about three wannabe crooks remains the lightest, most purely playful of Godard's early films. 5 Centimetres Per Second (2007.