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1.

Cléo de 5 à 7

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A singer waiting for the result of a medical examination wanders around Paris thinking she has cancer.
DVD
2000; 1962
Clemons (Stacks)
2.

The Night Porter

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The chance meeting of a woman and a former Nazi SS officer brings back memories of their sado-masochistic relationship in a concentration camp years before.
DVD
1999; 1973
Clemons (Stacks)
3.

Rashōmon

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Set in the Middle Ages, the nature of truth and subjective reality are probed in a series of flashbacks from four viewpoints to present the case history of a man's murder and the rape of his wife by a bandit.
DVD
2002; 1950
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La Bête Humaine

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Train engineer Jacques lusts after the wife of his co-worker Robaud. Robaud kills his boss and Jacques witnesses the murder. In order to keep Jacques quiet, Robaud allows Jacques to have an affair with his wife, creating a tragic love triangle.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
5.

Kurutta Kajitsu: Crazed Fruit

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Two brothers compete for the amorous favors of a young woman during a seaside summer of gambling, boating, and drinking. A portrayal of post-war sexual revolution among Japan's young and privileged.
DVD
2005; 1956
Clemons (Stacks)
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Une Femme Est Une Femme: A Woman Is a Woman

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Offbeat homage to Hollywood musicals finds a stripper rousing her lover's jealousy by seducing his best friend.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Der Junge Törless: Young Törless

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Young Törless is to go to boarding school. His experiences there, the merciless torments of the pupils among themselves and the unsatisfactory answers of his teachers make it clear to Törless that good and bad cannot be differentiated in life. The boy leaves the boarding school at his own request after a short while. The incipient social and personal deformation in Musil's novel is skillfully implemented by Schlöndorff in close correspondence with the text but also in a more distant manner.
DVD
2005; 1966
Clemons (Stacks)
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Leti͡at Zhuravli: The Cranes Are Flying

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When Veronica's lover, Boris, goes to war, she moves in with Boris' family. His cousin seduces her and out of guilt she marries him. Unhappy in her marriage and still in love with Boris she leaves her husband to wait for Boris to return. Later she learns Boris has been killed in the war.
DVD
2002; 1957
Clemons (Stacks)
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Lásky Jedné Plavovlásky: Loves of a Blonde

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Story of a young woman who like her friends is very concerned with men and love. A reserve army group comes into town and she falls in love with a pianist, who after swearing eternal love leaves for his home.
DVD
2002; 1965
Clemons (Stacks)
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Général Idi Amin Dada: Autoportrait

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In 1974 a film crew followed Idi Amin Dada, dictator of Uganda, interviewing him and filming him as he worked. Provides a candid portrait of a notorious figure.
DVD
2002; 1974
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

Ikiru: To Live

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Discovering that he is in the terminal stages of cancer, a clerk spends his last months in search of the meaning to life. After his pursuit of pleasure has failed, he finds self-realization in bringing about the building of a children's playground in the slums and dies quiety fulfilled.
DVD
2004; 1952
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

Cet Obscur Objet du Désir: That Obscure Object of Desire

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A middle-aged man falls in love with a much younger woman in this satire of sexual obsession.
DVD
2001; 1977
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Norainu

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A bad day gets worse for rookie detective Murakami when a pickpocket steals his gun on a hot, crowded bus. Desperate to right the wrong, he goes undercover, scavenging Tokyo's sweltering streets for the thief, whose desperation has led him to a life of crime. With each step, the cop and the criminal's lives become more intertwined and the investigation becomes an examination of Murakami's own dark side.
DVD
2004; 1949
Clemons (Stacks)
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Le Journal D'une Femme de Chambre

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A chambermaid with Paris flair gets a job at a country estate. The family she works for and the other staff members are a strange sort and she must learn the ways of country living and neighbor rivalry. After a child is murdered near the estate, she begins to have her suspicions as to whom may be responsible.
DVD
2001; 1964
Clemons (Stacks)
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Der Fangschuss: Coup de Grâce

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DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

A Nous la Liberté

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A satire on factory life centering on the activities of a couple of ex-prisoners, one of whom, an ambitious crook, becomes the boss of a large factory while the other, a sentimental old tramp, becomes a worker there. Eventually both discover that happiness and peace of mind cannot be bought with money and revert to their former life as vagabonds. This film inspired Charlie Chaplin's Modern times.
DVD
2002; 1931
Clemons (Stacks)
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Du Rififi Chez les Hommes: Rififi

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A story of a successful jewel robbery in which the four thieves betray each other.
DVD
2001; 1955
Clemons (Stacks)
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Akahige: Red Beard

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A vain young doctor learns a valuable lesson from the dedicated director of a clinic for destitute patients.
DVD
2002; 1965
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

Coup de Torchon

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After Lucien Cordier, the only police officer in a small African village is ridiculed by the local pimp, cheated on by his wife, and suffers his mistresses being beaten, he begins to get rid of the evil ones in his life.
DVD
2001; 1981
Clemons (Stacks)
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Shinjū Ten No Amijima: Double Suicide

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In this stylized dramatization of the puppet theater play, Jihei abandons business, family and self respect for a passionate love affair with a geisha whose freedom he cannot afford. As the world closes in upon him, he finds his only course of action to be death together with the lover he is unable to obtain in life.
DVD
2000; 1969
Clemons (Stacks)