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by unutopianworld | created - 03 Nov 2014 | updated - 3 months ago | Public

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1. Little by Little (1970)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy

An African travels to Paris to learn about the construction of tall buildings, but is soon taken up with the oddities of French life.

Director: Jean Rouch | Stars: Damouré Zika, Lam Ibrahim Dia, Illo Gaoudel, Safi Faye

Votes: 199

2. Panelstory aneb Jak se rodí sídliste (1980)

96 min | Comedy

An old man is wandering round a badly signposted and as yet mostly under construction Prague housing estate looking for the high rise block into which he is supposed to be moving with his ... See full summary »

Director: Vera Chytilová | Stars: Lukás Bech, Antonín Vanha, Eva Kacírková, Oldrich Navrátil

Votes: 308

3. Jaguar (1967)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary

The adventures of three young men who leave their homeland Savannah, Niger, and go looking for fortune in Ghana.

Director: Jean Rouch | Stars: Lam Ibrahim Dia, Illo Gaoudel, Damouré Zika

Votes: 232

4. I, a Negro (1957)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama

"I, a Negro" depicts young Nigerien immigrants who left their country to find work in the Ivory Coast, in the Treichville quarter of Abidjan, the capital. These immigrants live in squalor ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Rouch | Stars: Oumarou Ganda, Gambi, Petit Touré, Alassane Maiga

Votes: 855

5. Africa, I Will Fleece You (1992)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, History

A documentary examining political repression in Cameroon, Central Africa.

Director: Jean-Marie Téno | Stars: Jean-Marie Téno, Narcisse Kouokam, Marie Claire Dati, Essindi Mindja

Votes: 94

6. Wu Shan Yun Yu (1996)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

Mai Qiang is a 30-year old bachelor, withdrawn, with little in his life besides his job at an isolated signal station along the Yangtze River and his ink drawings he uses as toilet paper. ... See full summary »

Director: Ming Zhang | Stars: Xiu Jiang, Bing Li, Shengguo Wang, Wenqiang Wang

Votes: 140

7. Dreileben (2011– )
Episode: Etwas Besseres als den Tod (2011)

88 min | Drama

Johannes is a loner who wants a better job. And then he meets Ana. Ana is attractive and even though her job is even less prestigious than Johannes's, he falls for her. And then she quits ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Petzold | Stars: Jacob Matschenz, Luna Zimic Mijovic, Vijessna Ferkic, Rainer Bock

Votes: 201

9. Winter Vacation (2010)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

An ordinary village in Northern China, the last day of the winter vacation. Four idle, aimless adolescents gather at Zhou Zhixin's home, a friend who lives with his father, brother and ... See full summary »

Director: Hongqi Li | Stars: Jinfeng Bai, Lei Bao, Hui Wang, Ying Xie

Votes: 272

10. Still Life (1974)

93 min | Drama

For more than three decades, aging Iranian Mohamad Sardari (Zadour Bonyadi) has worked as a crossing guard at a desolate train station. Through the years, Mohamad has done little to stifle ... See full summary »

Directors: Houshang Baharlou, Morteza Momayyez, Sohrab Shahid Saless | Stars: Zadour Bonyadi, Mohammed Kani, Hibibollah Safarian, Habib Safaryan

Votes: 832

11. Reifezeit (1976 TV Movie)

111 min | Drama

The everyday life of a boy coming of age, living with his prostitute mother, saving money, dreaming of a bicycle.

Director: Sohrab Shahid Saless | Stars: Mike Henning, Eva Manhardt, Eva Lissa, Charles Hans Vogt

Votes: 74

12. The Willow Tree (1984 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

An old man his name Hims is living near a mill which is beside a willow tree. He lives by fishing from the river which pass by near the mill. One day while fishing he witnesses a murder.

Director: Sohrab Shahid Saless | Stars: Josef Stehlík, Peter Staník, Milan Drotár, Marian Sotnik

Votes: 32

13. Bandits of Orgosolo (1961)

95 min | Drama

In the harsh granite mountains of the center of the island of Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea, an old people live at the town of Orgòsolo. Between the rocks and the oak woods, shepherds ... See full summary »

Director: Vittorio De Seta | Stars: Michele Cossu, Peppeddu Cuccu, Vittorina Pisano

Votes: 457

14. Voci nel tempo (1996)

86 min | Drama

Semi-documentary without comment portraying Castellaro Lagusello, a small town in Northern Italy.

Director: Franco Piavoli | Stars: Patrizio Girardi, Emanuela Cobelli, Laura Carnevali, Alberto Crosato

Votes: 265

15. At the First Breath of Wind (2002)

85 min | Drama

Using few words and gorgeous imagery, this is a poetic painting of a family, each in their own space on an August afternoon.

Director: Franco Piavoli | Stars: Primo Gaburri, Mariella Fabbris, Ida Carnevali, Alessandra Agosti

Votes: 253

16. The Blue Planet (1982)

83 min | Documentary

The passage of time in different dimensions illustrated by biological evolution, the changing seasons and the everyday moments of human life.

Director: Franco Piavoli

Votes: 253

17. Bye Bye Bluebird (1999)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

After having lived for a number of year's abroad, the two friends Rannvá and Barba return for a visit to their native country, the Faroe Islands. They feel that they have outgrown the small... See full summary »

Director: Katrin Ottarsdóttir | Stars: Hildigunn Eyðfinsdóttir, Sigri Mitra Gaïni, Johan Dalsgaard, Elin K. Mouritsen

Votes: 503

18. Atlantic Rhapsody - 52 myndir úr Tórshavn (1990)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

Presents a day in the life of a few inhabitants of Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands: A father and his daughter are having breakfast when the fire-brigade drive by. A woman and her child are ... See full summary »

Director: Katrin Ottarsdóttir | Stars: Erling Eysturoy, Elin K. Mouritsen, Páll Danielsen, Mikkjal Helmsdal

Votes: 50

19. Vacation (I) (2007)

91 min | Drama

It's summertime at a remote country house in the Uckermark nestling in the midst of protective woods. During the course of the summer, several generations of family will come here.

Director: Thomas Arslan | Stars: Angela Winkler, Karoline Eichhorn, Uwe Bohm, Gudrun Ritter

Votes: 290

20. Nachmittag (2007)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

A family spends three summer days in a beautiful lake mansion close to Berlin. Together with her new lover, Irene visits her brother Alex, who still inhabits the house with his writer son Konstantin.

Director: Angela Schanelec | Stars: Jirka Zett, Miriam Horwitz, Angela Schanelec, Fritz Schediwy

Votes: 412

21. Bungalow (2002)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama

A German soldier goes AWOL and returns home to more problems than he left.

Director: Ulrich Köhler | Stars: Lennie Burmeister, Devid Striesow, Trine Dyrholm, Nicole Gläser

Votes: 487

22. The Days Between (2001)

118 min | Drama

Lynn (22) lives with her brother in Berlin. There she enjoys the advantages of family life, without really feeling involved in it. She does not have any precise aim in life, but manages to ... See full summary »

Director: Maria Speth | Stars: Sabine Timoteo, Hiroki Mano, Florian Müller-Mohrungen, Sabina Riedel

Votes: 498

23. Montag kommen die Fenster (2006)

88 min | Drama

Frieder and his wife Nina, a doctor, are fixing up their house, though their relationship is obviously strained. Instead of picking up their young daughter Charlotte, Nina drives off to ... See full summary »

Director: Ulrich Köhler | Stars: Isabelle Menke, Hans-Jochen Wagner, Amber Bongard, Trystan Pütter

Votes: 352

24. Plätze in Städten (1998)

117 min | Drama

Mimmi is a very lonely girl not knowing what to do with her life. On the search for friends and boy-friends she strays lonely in different cities.

Director: Angela Schanelec | Stars: Sophie Aigner, Vincent Branchet, Katharina Eckerfeld, Martin Jackowski

Votes: 118

25. Meandre (1966)

89 min | Drama

A genius architect is losing both professionally and when it comes to matters of the heart. A film about internal turmoils surfacing, about freedom of thought and action, originality, ... See full summary »

Director: Mircea Saucan | Stars: Margareta Pogonat, Mihai Paladescu, Dan Nutu, Anna Széles

Votes: 131

26. Asta e (2001)

92 min | Documentary

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Director: Thomas Ciulei

Votes: 157

27. Sequences (1982)

98 min | Drama

In this interesting drama, three sequences which could have formed separate stories are linked together, like cars on a train, to give a larger perspective on the nature of reality and film... See full summary »

Director: Alexandru Tatos | Stars: Geo Barton, Ion Vâlcu, Emilia Dobrin, Mircea Diaconu

Votes: 296

28. At the End of the Line (1982)

90 min | Drama

Crisan and Cicea, two detainees released from the penitentiary, are trying to reintegrate into society, but this proves to be a hostile environment.

Director: Dinu Tãnase | Stars: Mircea Albulescu, Dan Condurache, Ioana Craciunescu, Maria Dimitrache-Caraman

Votes: 69

29. One Hundred Lei (1973)

97 min | Drama, Romance

In 1970s Romania a rebellious and erratic teenager is vying for his older step brother's love and attention while envying his fame and lifestyle.

Director: Mircea Saucan | Stars: Ion Dichiseanu, Ileana Popovici, Violeta Andrei, Ilarion Ciobanu

Votes: 96

30. Sunday at Six (1966)

76 min | Drama

This story of young lovers in Romania during the Second World War era was finally allowed to be filmed after delays from the government censorship.

Director: Lucian Pintilie | Stars: Irina Petrescu, Dan Nutu, Graziela Albini, Eugenia Popovici

Votes: 220

34. Emperor Tomato Ketchup (1971)

72 min | Drama

A subversive short film from director Shuuji Terayama.

Director: Shûji Terayama | Stars: Goro Abashiri, Tarô Apollo, Shiro Demaemochi, Mitsufumi Hashimoto

Votes: 622

35. April (1961)

45 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A young happy couple moves from a poor district to a new housing estate. Their relationship gets progressively worse as their comfort and possessions increase.

Director: Otar Iosseliani | Stars: Tatyana Chanturia, Gia Chiraqadze, Akakiy Chikvaidze, V. Maisuradze

Votes: 393

36. Pastorale (1975)

95 min | Drama

Members of a music band spending summer in the countryside watch the petty dramas play out among the local folks and among themselves.

Director: Otar Iosseliani | Stars: Nana Ioseliani, Tamar Gabarashvili, Mikhail Naneishvili, Nukri Davitashvili

Votes: 438

37. July (1988)

25 min | Short, Drama

One hot summer afternoon, two boys try to earn the cash for a movie in this beautiful evocation of the landscape of childhood.

Director: Darezhan Omirbayev | Stars: Marat Dosetov, Bakhitchan Dshartibaev

Votes: 103

38. Kairat (1992)

72 min | Drama

Living in Almaty, Kazakhstan, a young man is preparing to become a bus conductor. One day, in between wandering the city streets, and going to the movies, he makes the acquaintance of a female student.

Director: Darezhan Omirbayev | Stars: Talgat Assetov, Samat Beysenbin, Baljan Bisembekova, Indira Jeksembaeva

Votes: 261

39. Rat-Trap (1982)

121 min | Drama

The protagonist is trapped within himself and is unable to comprehend the changes taking place around him.

Director: Adoor Gopalakrishnan | Stars: Jalaja, Karamana Janardanan Nair, Rajam K. Nair, Mavelikara Ramachandran

Votes: 462

40. The Other Side of Underneath (1972)

133 min | Drama

Jane Arden's surreal take on a group of females in a therapy session.

Director: Jane Arden | Stars: Sheila Allen, Jane Arden, Jack Bond, Liz Danciger

Votes: 233

41. Three Days (1991)

75 min | Drama

In Kaliningrad two Lithuanian boys meet two Russian girls. They have difficulties in finding places where they can sleep together. But this is the only problem they do solve. All four ... See full summary »

Director: Sharunas Bartas | Stars: Yekaterina Golubeva, Rimma Latypova, Arunas Sakalauskas, Audrius Stonys

Votes: 605

42. The Corridor (1995)

85 min | Drama

The atmosphere of a corridor between yesterday and tomorrow, where many doors open into the unknown.

Director: Sharunas Bartas | Stars: Daiva Ksivickiene, Mantvydas Janeliunas, Viacheslav Amirhanian, Sharunas Bartas

Votes: 562

43. Visitor of a Museum (1989)

136 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

In a post-apocalyptic world, in which a large part of the population consists of demented and deformed mutants being kept in reservations, a man embarks upon visiting the ruins of a museum ... See full summary »

Director: Konstantin Lopushanskiy | Stars: Viktor Mikhaylov, Vera Mayorova, Vadim Lobanov, Irina Rakshina

Votes: 949

45. Bo Ba Bu (1998)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

After a plane crashes a western woman is found by two inhabitants in the middle of the desert. Unable to communicate with the two men and traumatized by the accident, the woman accepts her estranged new life.

Director: Ali Khamraev | Stars: Abdrashid Abdrakhmanov, Hodjar Abdullaeva, Farkhad Abdullayev, Dinmukhamet Akhimov

Votes: 84

46. The Great White Silence (1924)

80 min | Documentary