Sunday, May 31, 2009

JSA (Joint Security Area) [Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok - 2000]

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director: Park Chan-Wook [his debut movie]

In the DMZ separating North and South Korea, two North Korean soldiers have been killed, supposedly by one South Korean soldier. But the 11 bullets found in the bodies, together with the 5 remaining bullets in the assassin's magazine clip, amount to 16 bullets for a gun that should normally hold 15 bullets. The investigating Swiss/Swedish team from the neutral countries overseeing the DMZ suspects that another, unknown party was involved - all of which points to some sort of cover up. The truth is much simpler and much more tragic.

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Mother [2009]

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director: Joon-ho Bong [Memories of Murder, The Host]

A mother desperately searches for the killer that framed her son for their horrific murder.

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District 9 [2009]

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An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly find a kindred spirit in a government agent that is exposed to their biotechnology.

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9 [2009]

director: Shane Acker

A post apocalyptic fantasy nightmare in which humanity's legacy is threatened. Takes place in a parallel universe, where a race of oppressed rag dolls fights for survival.

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Wonderful Town [2007]

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After the tsunami struck the coast town of Takua Pa, young architect Ton moves in town to develop a construction project and settles in a small hotel run by Na, a young sensitive local girl. They begin a secret love affair, but soon rumors spread and they meet with strong opposition from the town's residents.

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The Princess of Nebraska [2007]

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The story of a pregnant Chinese girl's life in the U.S. Based on the the short story by Yiyun Li.

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Liquid Sky (1982)

Film:Liquid Sky 1982
Genres: Sci-Fi,
Director:Slava Tsukerman

Certification: Iceland:16 | Australia:R | Finland:K-18 | France:-16 | UK:18 | USA:R | Norway:18 (video premiere) (1984) | Norway:(Banned)

Cast: Anne Carlisle,Paula E. Sheppard, Otto von Wernherr

Plot Outline: This 1982 science fiction oddity, set in the world of heroin addicts, performance artists, and models in New York's East Village, became a staple of the midnight movie circuit and college campus film societies. A tiny UFO lands on the roof of a grungy penthouse apartment inhabited by androgynous model Anne Carlisle and her drug-dealing lover Paula E. Sheppard (the former child star of Alice, Sweet Alice). As explained with deadpan gravity by hilariously naive alien hunter Otto Von Wernherr, the UFOs congregate in areas of intense heroin concentration and feed off the highs of addicts. This alien has found a better high: orgasms. Russian émigré Slava Tsukerman's sci-fi feature takes the alien in alienation seriously, charting the mental disintegration of Carlisle as every sexual partner dies in climax and she turns herself into a heroine-chic angel of death. Easily the strangest to come out of the New York indie explosion of the early '80s, this low budget classic is talky and overlong at almost two hours, but remains an imaginative use of bargain-basement effects (heat aura photography, stop motion animation) for a tale of a most unusual alien encounter. Tsukerman co-composed the minimalist electronic score (in the Laurie Anderson vein). Carlisle, who cowrote the film, also appears as a gay male model. (amazon)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Ex Drummer - 2007

Three disabled guys ask a celebrity to join their rock band. Missing a physical disability, the celebrity's handicap is that he cannot play the drums. Together, their aim is to play at, and win a local rock festival...


Detroit Metal City (2008)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Trade [2007]

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Adriana is a 13-year-old girl from Mexico City whose kidnapping by sex traffickers sets in motion a desperate mission by her 17-year-old brother, Jorge, to save her. Trapped and terrified by an underground network of international thugs who earn millions exploiting their human cargo, Adriana's only friend and protector throughout her ordeal is Veronica, a young Polish woman tricked into the trade by the same criminal gang. As Jorge dodges immigration officers and incredible obstacles to track the girls' abductors, he meets Ray, a Texas cop whose own family loss to sex trafficking leads him to become an ally in the boy's quest. Fighting with courage and hard-tested faith, the characters of Trade negotiate their way through the unspeakable terrain of the sex trade "tunnels" between Mexico and the United States. From the barrios of Mexico City and the treacherous Rio Grande border, to a secret Internet sex slave auction and the final climactic confrontation at a stash house in suburban New Jersey, Ray and Jorge forge a close bond as they give desperate chase to Adriana's kidnappers before she is sold and disappears forever into this brutal global underworld, a place from which few victims ever return.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Deliverance 1972

Friday, May 08, 2009

Altered States 1980

Otaku Festival Preoteasa 9-10 iunie 2009

Thursday, May 07, 2009


The Asian Film Festival Bucharest, June 19-28th 2009

more info soon

The Jacket Trailer

Ghost World Trailer


winter passing trailer