Would-be boxer Bobby (Jon Favreau) dreams of settling down in domestic bliss with his stripper girlfriend (Famke Janssen) and her little girl. His life long friend Ricky (Vince Vaughn) dreams of being a gun-toting, babe-attracting mafia hotshot. 5o when the two pals are offered a quick job as 'out-of-town muscle' for Los Rngeles mob chieftain Max (Peter Falk), Bobby reluctantly agrees and Ricky jumps at the chance.
In what many have described as the French equivalent of 'Heat', two of France's heavyweights, Gerard Depardieu and Daniel Auteuil star as two detectives. Once close friends, but now bitter rivals, they strive to claim the coveted position of Chief of Police by whatever means necessary... A gang of armed robbers have committed seven bloody robberies in Paris within the space of year. Klein (Depardieu) and Vrinks (Auteuil) are heading up different departments of the Police force and are told that whoever stops the gang will be awarded the title of Chief of Police. The competition between them becomes increasingly ruthless, blurring the lines of morality until there is no difference between the police and the criminals they chase.
Quentin is too far too literal-minded to succeed as a crook. But what he lacks in intellect he makes up for in brute strength. Yet Quentin likes to talk the way most of us like to breath . Ruby on the other hand is the strong silent type who has managed to hide £15 million purloined from his rival before endiing up in a cell with Quentin who mistakes Ruby's silence for good listening skills. A great, completely one-sided friendship is born.
A mysterious stranger, Milan steps off a train in a place he has never been to before. Looking for a pharmacy to buy some aspirin for a raging headache, he comes across a retired school teacher, Manesquier. The two men are complete opposites. Or at least they seem to be. But each man realises that what he really always wanted is the life of the other man. This 'emotional relationship between two heterosexual men is such a difficult and unusual thing to dramatise - but Leconte brings it off with delicacy and persuasive charm,' write The Guardian.
Bryn Cartwright, a wealthy roofing contractor, Rugby Club Chairman and local kingpin rules the roost until Fatty Lewis, a local handyman, falls off a ladder on a Cartwright job. Bryn refuses to pay compensation. The twins, Fatty's wayward sons, devise a wickedly comic way of getting even and Bryn ends up paying dearly. Representing the thin blue line of the Law are Terry and Greyo, two local policemen who employ their own dubious peacekeeping methods as events spiral out of control.
Ex-con Alex (Johannes Krisch) spends his days working as an assistant in a Viennese brothel. It's here he meets Ukranian prostitute Tamara. Their desperate plans for escape and a new life unexpectedly clash with the the lives of a police office and his wife - with horrific results. Spielmann creates a tense and surprising portrait of vengeance and redemption, and a journey into the darkest forests of human nature, in which violence and beauty exist side by side.
When her father jumps bail, 17 year-old Ree Dolly faces losing the home put up as his bond, where she lives with her invalid mother and younger siblings. With no choice but to track him down in the harsh environs of the Ozark mountains, she looks to his friends and relatives for clues, only to be met with threats and a hostile wall of silence. Undeterred, Ree risks her life to piece together the shocking truth.
Living a meager life as a maid in a small town north of Paris in 1912, Seraphine Louis carries a secret and almost fanatical passion to express her divinely inspired visions through painting. Without training and resources Seraphinc feverishly creates her art with all the minutiae of her rural life that come to hand: wine, mud, fruits and flowers all merge in the astonishing conception of her paintings. Seraphine's modest life and hidden talent are changed forever when she is discovered by a German art critic and dealer who is mesmerized by her paintings and encourages her to leave her home for Paris and expose her art to the world, But as Saphine paints her most inspired pieces and her reputation soars to startling heights, her life begins to spiral out of control into the realms of madness.
After 23 years of dutiful service to the Valdes family, Raquel (Catalina Saavedra) has come to regard herself as not only a maid but a family member. But her employers start to worry about her workload, after Raquel repeatedly clashes with their teenage daughter, and they hire additional help. Frantic that her position is under threat, Raquel utilises ever more childish antics to sabotage each new employee. Brilliantly observed and featuring an award-winning performance from Catalina Saavedra, Sebastian Silva's acclaimed black comedy recalls the satirical genius of Luis Bunuel.
As he plans a job that could result in his gang's biggest score ever, a longtime thief plans a way out of the life and the town while dodging the FBI agent looking to bring him and his bank-robbing crew down. In addition to heading an electrifying cast, Ben Affleck also directed and co-wrote this suspenseful, critically acclaimed crime thriller that unfolds - and often explodes - across gritty Boston locations.
Jean Dujardin returns as suave, sophisticated and utterly clueless French spy Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, France's answer to James Bond. Armed with an arsenal of weapons including classic good looks, matchless charm and unrivalled stupidity, OSS 117 is the man to call when villains need to be found, peace needs to be brokered and women seduced. The year is 1967 and de Gaulle's France requires OSS 117 to travel to Brazil and track down a former high-ranking Nazi, who wants to sell a microfilm of names listing French collaborators during the World War II. In Rio he joins forces with Dolores, a charming Mossad agent also on the trail of underground Nazis, but with the aim of bringing them to justice. Together they travel across all Brazil from Rio to Brasilia and to the Iguazu Falls... will they find their man; will the microfilm be returned to France and will OSS 117 conquer his fear of heights?
A box-office sensation in France, comic star Jean Dujardin stars as secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, a.k.a. OSS 117 who in the tradition of Maxwell Smart and Inspector Clouseau somehow succeeds in spite of his ineptitude. After a fellow agent and close friend is murdered, Hubert is ordered to take his place at the head of a poultry firm in Cairo. This is to be his cover while he investigates Jack’s death, monitors the Suez Canal, checks up on the Brits and Soviets, burnishes France’s reputation, quells a fundamentalist rebellion and brokers peace in the Middle East. A blithe and witty send-up not only of spy films of that era and the suave secret agent figure but also neo-colonialism, ethnocentrism and the very idea of Western covert action in the Middle East
Gunner Palace reveals the complex realities of the situation in the Iraq not seen on the nightly news. Told first-hand by American troops, 'Gunner Palace' presents a thought provoking portrait of a dangerous and chaotic war that is personal, highly emotional, sometimes disturbing, surprisingly amusing and thoroughly fascinating. Filmmaker Michael Tucker, who lived with the 2/3 Field Artillery, aka "The Gunners" for two months, captures the lives and humanity of these soldiers whose barracks are the bombed-out pleasure palace of Uday Hussein , situated in the heart of the most volatile section of Baghdad.
A charming and affecting tale charting the fortunes of three small town heroes pursuing their dreams, Carlos Sorin's Historias Minimas offers further evidence of the current riches to be found in Argentine cinema. Awarded a special jury prize at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, it's a deceptively simple, yet delightful road movie concerned with three disparate characters heading for the Argentine city of San Julian amid the beautiful landscapes of Patagonia. Roberto is a travelling salesman hoping to impress a young widow by surprising her child with a birthday cake.Don Justo is an old man with poor vision who sits in front of his son's grocery store and entertains passing children by wiggling his ears. Maria is a shy mother who has won an apperance on TV gameshow 'Multicoloured Casino'.
An unemployed mechanic (Juan Villegas) adopts a large white dog called Bombon. Luckily for him, the dog turns out to be a prize purebred who might earn him some money. Man and dog set out on a wonderful road trip through Patagonia, where they make a great team.