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2004 Hong Kong International Film Festival

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Last Life in the Universe

$19.95 | 104 minutes

Shy Kenji is a Japanese librarian in Bangkok who lives within a neatly organized world and fantasizes about committing suicide, but gets interrupted every time he attempts to end his life. While at work, he becomes obsessed with a beautiful girl he spots through the bookshelves. Later, while attempting to jump off a bridge, he watches&hellip&hellip…

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Free Radicals

$23.95 | 120 minutes

A car crash causes the random intersection of various lives in this Austrian film by Barbara Albert. Manu (Kathrin Resetarits) survives a plane crash only to die eight years later on impact with a carload of teenagers. She leaves behind a spooky little daughter Yvonne (Deborah Ten Brink), a grieving husband (Georg Friedrich) who was having&hellip&hellip…

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Travellers & Magicians

$23.95 | 108 minutes

Writer-director Khyentse Norbu, who scored an international hit with the 1999 drama THE CUP (PHORPA), about Tibetan refugees obsessed with watching the World Cup soccer finals, returns to his homeland to make the remarkably charming and engaging TRAVELLERS & MAGICIANS, the first feature-length film to be made completely within the Kingdom&hellip&hellip…

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Reconstruction

$19.95 | 93 minutes

Smitten with a woman he sees on the subway platform, Alex (Nikolaj Lie Kass) impulsively leaves his girlfriend, Simone (Maria Bonnevie) in pursuit of the stranger. Alex and Aimee (also played by Maria Bonnevie) first share a conversation in a bar, and then spend the night together in her hotel room. But there's a hitch: Aimee is married&hellip&hellip…

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La Petite Lili

$10.95 | 100 minutes

Handsome, young, naïve, and insufferably pretentious, amateur filmmaker Julien (Robinson Stévenin) and his famous actress mother, Mado (Nicole Garcia), are locked into a power-play at their country house. Jeanne (Julie Depardieu), the daughter of the caretaker, is in love with Julien. But Julien's girlfriend, Lili (Ludivine Sagnier)&hellip&hellip…

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The Return

$23.95 | 106 minutes

Director Andrei Zvyagintsev makes a phenomenally assured directorial debut with THE RETURN. The spare tale focuses on two young brothers, Andrey (Vladimir Garin) and Vanya (Ivan Dobronravov), whose lives are thrown into a tailspin when their father (Konstantin Lavroneko) returns after a 12-year absence. Bullish and intense, the patriarch&hellip&hellip…

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Save the Green Planet "Tame" Version

$10.95 | 118 minutes

This is a jaw-droppingly bizarre movie from Korea that mixes scenes of gruesome torture and violence with comedy and heartbreaking profundity. Perhaps as a result of too many amphetamines and violent incidents in his past, beekeeper Lee Byeong Gu (Sin Ha-Gyun) has become convinced that an unscrupulous business tycoon (Kan Man-Shik) is&hellip&hellip…

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