IFFK 2019

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1. 5 Is the Perfect Number (2019)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Based on the namesake book, the movie follows Peppino, an old hit man in a '70 Naples, forced to come back in action by the murder of his son. This tragic event also arises reflections on life and on the society in all the characters.

Director: Igor Tuveri | Stars: Toni Servillo, Valeria Golino, Carlo Buccirosso, Iaia Forte

Votes: 1,043

Action Movie Theme similar to Taken and John Wick. Italy

2. A Dark, Dark Man (2019)

130 min | Crime, Drama

A boy is killed in an aul (Kazakh village). Detective Bekzat wants to end an investigation quickly: a crime perpetrator is already found by local police officers after all.

Director: Adilkhan Yerzhanov | Stars: Daniar Alshinov, Dinara Baktybaeva, Teoman Khos

Votes: 184

Investigation Thriller. Khazakhstan

3. A White, White Day (2019)

Unrated | 109 min | Drama

80 Metascore

An off duty police begins to suspect a local man for having had an affair with his recently dead wife. Gradually his obsession for finding out the truth accumulates and inevitably begins to endanger himself and his loved ones.

Director: Hlynur Pálmason | Stars: Ingvar Sigurdsson, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Sara Dögg Ásgeirsdóttir

Votes: 3,478

Relationship Drama. Iceland

4. Adults in the Room (2019)

124 min | Drama

Greece in 2015: the economy is in tatters and the country is on the verge of bankruptcy. A new government rebels against the EU's iron-fisted rule and inspires millions of Europeans. Based on the political memoirs of Yanis Varoufakis.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Christos Loulis, Alexandros Bourdoumis, Ulrich Tukur, Daan Schuurmans

Votes: 5,175

Courtroom type conversation drama. France, Greece

5. An Easy Girl (2019)

TV-MA | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

78 Metascore

Naima is 16 and lives in Cannes. She has given herself the summer to choose what she wants to do with her life. Then her cousin Sofia, with her alluring lifestyle, arrives to spend the holidays with her.

Director: Rebecca Zlotowski | Stars: Mina Farid, Zahia Dehar, Benoît Magimel, Nuno Lopes

Votes: 4,003

Romance. France

6. Atlantis (2019)

106 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War

85 Metascore

A soldier suffering from PTSD befriends a young volunteer hoping to restore peaceful energy to a war-torn society.

Director: Valentyn Vasyanovych | Stars: Andriy Rymaruk, Liudmyla Bileka, Vasyl Antoniak, Lily Hyde

Votes: 1,054

Ukraine

7. August (2019)

85 min | Drama, History

Cuba, summer 1994. In the midst of Periodo Especial, one of the greatest crises in the country's history, thousands of Cuban rafters try to reach the United States illegally, never sure if ... See full summary »

Director: Armando Capó | Stars: Damián González Guerrero, Alejandro Guerrero Machado, Glenda Delgado Dominguez, Luis Ernesto Barcenas

Votes: 69

Love story set in Cuban Crisis period of 1994, Cuba

8. Bacurau (2019)

131 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

82 Metascore

After the death of her grandmother, Teresa comes home to her matriarchal village in a near-future Brazil to find a succession of sinister events that mobilizes all of its residents.

Directors: Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho | Stars: Bárbara Colen, Thomas Aquino, Silvero Pereira, Thardelly Lima

Votes: 21,382

Brazil

9. Broken Mirrors (2018)

104 min | Drama

Shadowed by a strict, military father who inflicts severe methods of punishment as a form of discipline, seventeen year old Ariella commits a grave error that her father isn't willing to ... See full summary »

Directors: Aviad Givon, Imri Matalon | Stars: Shira Haas, Yiftach Klein, Renana Raz, Yoav Rotman

Votes: 99

Israel

10. Burning (2018)

Not Rated | 148 min | Drama, Mystery

90 Metascore

Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood, who asks him to look after her cat while she's on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who confesses his secret hobby.

Director: Chang-dong Lee | Stars: Yoo Ah-In, Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Jun, Soo-Kyung Kim

Votes: 50,592 | Gross: $0.72M

Korean

11. By a Sharp Knife (2019)

89 min | Drama

Ludovít has lost his son to a ruthless neo-nazi attack. But, due to a failing in the Slovak legislation, the attackers are soon released and Ludovít is faced with an absurd instance of ... See full summary »

Director: Teodor Kuhn | Stars: Roman Luknár, Ela Lehotská, David Hartl, Ela Stefunková

Votes: 216

Slovakia. Procedural

12. Castle of Dreams (2019)

82 min | Drama

When the mother of a separated family dies, Jalal the father returns to sort things out but he does not want to take the children with him.

Director: Reza Mirkarimi | Stars: Hamed Behdad, Zhila Shahi, Azadeh Nobahari, Niousha Alipour

Votes: 842

Father Children relationship Drama. Iran

13. Chicuarotes (2019)

TV-14 | 95 min | Drama

A group of teenagers in Mexico City set out to enrich their lives.

Director: Gael García Bernal | Stars: Benny Emmanuel, Leidi Gutiérrez, Gabriel Carbajal, Daniel Giménez Cacho

Votes: 2,117

Crime and Drama. Mexico

14. Guest of Honour (2019)

105 min | Drama

53 Metascore

Veronica wants to remain in jail for a sexual assault she knows she's been wrongfully indicted for. She and her father, Jim, find themselves acting out of the bounds of good behavior as the past haunts them.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Laysla De Oliveira, Luke Wilson, David Thewlis, Cherie D'Elia

Votes: 693

15. Haifa Street (2019)

79 min | Drama, Romance, War

2006, Baghdad is ravaged by sectarian violence. Haifa Street is the epicenter of the conflict. Ahmed gets dropped off there by a taxi on his way to his beloved Suad's home to ask for her ... See full summary »

Director: Mohanad Hayal | Stars: Asaad Abdul Majeed, Iman Abdulhasan, Redhab Ahmad, Rudhab Ahmed

Votes: 72

16. Happy End (2017)

R | 107 min | Drama

72 Metascore

A well-to-do French family deals with a series of setbacks and crises.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin

Votes: 13,359 | Gross: $0.30M

17. Inhale-Exhale (2019)

Crime, Drama

Irina, a 43-year-old doctor is returning home from prison for a crime her family knows she did not commit. Once home, things don't go at all as expected. a dark and haunting study of people's unreasoning hatred of those who are different.

Director: Dito Tsintsadze | Stars: Salome Demuria, Camilla Borghesani, Natalia Gabisonia, Lasha Kabanashvili

Votes: 29

Tragedy Drama - Sweden

18. It Must Be Heaven (2019)

102 min | Comedy

69 Metascore

Filmmaker Elia Suleiman travels to different cities and finds unexpected parallels to his homeland of Palestine.

Director: Elia Suleiman | Stars: Elia Suleiman, Tarik Kopty, Kareem Ghneim, George Khleifi

Votes: 3,669

19. Just 6.5 (2019)

131 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The police are after a drug lord named Naser Khakzad, but when they finally manage to catch him, he tries whatever he can think of to escape and save his family.

Director: Saeed Roustayi | Stars: Payman Maadi, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Parinaz Izadyar, Farhad Aslani

Votes: 7,622

Iran

20. Koko-di Koko-da (2019)

89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

54 Metascore

As a couple goes on a trip to find their way back to each other, a sideshow artist and his shady entourage emerge from the woods, terrorizing them, luring them deeper into a maelstrom of psychological terror and humiliating slapstick.

Director: Johannes Nyholm | Stars: Leif Edlund, Peter Belli, Helle Andersen, Stine Bruun

Votes: 1,681

Psychological Drama. Sweden, Denmark

21. Les Misérables (2019)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

78 Metascore

A cop from the provinces moves to Paris to join the Anti-Crime Brigade of Montfermeil, discovering an underworld where the tensions between the different groups mark the rhythm.

Director: Ladj Ly | Stars: Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti, Djebril Zonga, Issa Perica

Votes: 19,911

22. Let There Be Light (2019)

93 min | Drama

Milan (40) has three children and does construction work in Germany in order to provide for his family in Slovakia. While visiting his home over Christmas he discovers that his eldest son ... See full summary »

Director: Marko Skop | Stars: Milan Ondrík, Frantisek Beles, Zuzana Konecná, Lubomír Paulovic

Votes: 382

23. Lillian (II) (2019)

130 min | Adventure, Drama

An emigrant in New York decides to walk back to her home in Russia.

Director: Andreas Horvath | Star: Patrycja Planik

Votes: 697

Road Movie USA

24. Marghe and Her Mother (2019)

101 min | Drama

Marghe, six years old daughter lives with her single mother Claudia who's been kicked out of her house because of payment difficulties, leaving Marghe to an old woman next door.

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Danilo Acinapura, Raffaella Gallo, Ylenia Galtieri, Margherita Pantaleo

Votes: 51

25. Marighella (2019)

155 min | Action, Drama, History

Facing a violent military dictatorship and an intimidated opposition, writer-turned-politician Carlos Marighella articulates a resistance all the while ousting heinous crimes of torture and the infamous censorship instituted by the regime.

Director: Wagner Moura | Stars: Ana Paula Bouzas, Bella Camero, Herson Capri, Humberto Carrão

Votes: 42,854

26. Matthias & Maxime (2019)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama

60 Metascore

A drama focusing on a group of friends in their late 20s.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Gabriel D'Almeida Freitas, Xavier Dolan, Pier-Luc Funk, Samuel Gauthier

Votes: 5,481

28. Nocturne (I) (2019)

80 min | Drama

On the very eve of shooting his debut film, a harried young director struggles to balance fiction and reality as he spends one fever dream of a night searching for the inspiration that eludes him.

Director: Viktor van der Valk | Stars: Vincent van der Valk, Reinout Scholten van Aschat, Simone van Bennekom, Tom Dewispelaere

Votes: 158

29. Nova Lituania (2019)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, History

It's late 1930's. Foreseeing the upcoming war in Europe, Lithuanian geographer Feliksas Gruodis comes up with an idea to save his country by establishing a Lithuanian colony overseas. The ... See full summary »

Director: Karolis Kaupinis | Stars: Aleksas Kazanavicius, Vaidotas Martinaitis, Valentinas Masalskis, Rasa Samuolyte

Votes: 691

Absurd Comedy I guess

30. Oleg (2019)

108 min | Drama

A young Latvian butcher travels to Brussels in search of better wage but a series of misfortunes lead him to fall under the sway of a Polish criminal.

Director: Juris Kursietis | Stars: Valentin Novopolskij, Dawid Ogrodnik, Anna Próchniak, Guna Zarina

Votes: 480

31. Our Lady of the Nile (2019)

93 min | Drama

A coming-of-age story about of a group of Rwandan schoolgirls at a Belgian-run Catholic boarding school.

Director: Atiq Rahimi | Stars: Amanda Mugabezaki, Albina Kirenga, Malaika Uwamahoro, Clariella Bizimana

Votes: 475

32. Pain and Glory (2019)

R | 113 min | Drama

87 Metascore

A film director reflects on the choices he's made in life as the past and present come crashing down around him.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Navas

Votes: 49,902

33. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

R | 122 min | Drama, Romance

95 Metascore

On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.

Director: Céline Sciamma | Stars: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami, Valeria Golino

Votes: 66,039 | Gross: $3.76M

34. Sole (2019)

102 min | Drama

Lena is seven months pregnant and she's ready to sell the baby in her belly. Ermanno agrees to pretend to be the father. Fabio, the uncle of Ermanno, will pay them to buy the child that he ... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Sironi | Stars: Bruno Buzzi, Sandra Drzymalska, Marco Felli, Barbara Ronchi

Votes: 446

35. Sons of Denmark (2019)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, Thriller

Denmark four years into the future. After a major bomb attack in Copenhagen radicalization and ethnic tensions are running high, and a racist leader is leading the polls.19-year old Zakaria is afraid, wanting to do something.

Director: Ulaa Salim | Stars: Zaki Youssef, Mohammed Ismail Mohammed, Imad Abul-Foul, Rasmus Bjerg

Votes: 1,498

36. Sorry We Missed You (2019)

101 min | Drama

82 Metascore

Hoping that self-employment through gig economy can solve their financial woes, a hard-up UK delivery driver and his wife struggling to raise a family end up trapped in the vicious circle of this modern-day form of labour exploitation.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone, Katie Proctor

Votes: 17,045

37. Stitches (2019)

105 min | Drama, Thriller

Stitches combines elements of thriller and melodrama, and deals with the story of newborn babies abducted from hospitals, which has been a hot social issue in Serbia recently. The script ... See full summary »

Director: Miroslav Terzic | Stars: Snezana Bogdanovic, Jovana Stojiljkovic, Marko Bacovic, Vesna Trivalic

Votes: 881

38. Stories from the Chestnut Woods (2019)

81 min | Drama

In a decaying forest on the Yugoslav-Italian border in the years after World War II, a stingy, old carpenter and a lonely, young chestnut seller share imaginative memories of the past as ... See full summary »

Director: Gregor Bozic | Stars: Massimo De Francovich, Ivana Roscic, Giusi Merli, Tomi Janezic

Votes: 380

39. The Criminal Man (2019)

135 min | Thriller

A melancholic witness cannot escape the memories of a murder, that twists his mind and makes him observe the dark sides of his own soul.

Director: Dmitry Mamuliya | Stars: Madona Chachkhiani, Natalia Jugheli, Vladimer Kobakhidze, Goderdzi Liparteliani

Votes: 118

40. The Golden Glove (2019)

Not Rated | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

38 Metascore

A serial killer strikes fear in the hearts of residents of Hamburg during the early 1970s.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Jonas Dassler, Margarete Tiesel, Katja Studt, Martina Eitner-Acheampong

Votes: 10,289

41. The Halt (2019)

279 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Madmen control Manila in 2034 after massive volcanic eruptions have plunged Southeast Asia into darkness.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Joel Lamangan, Piolo Pascual, Shaina Magdayao, Pinky Amador

Votes: 132

42. The Last Berliner (2018)

97 min | Drama, Thriller

A highly suspenseful and compelling hostage thriller about the issue of gentrification - and the good souls who lose along the way. Nail-biting and tragic right until the very surprising end.

Director: Gregor Erler | Stars: Pegah Ferydoni, Sebastian Achilles, Matthias Ziesing, Tom Keune

Votes: 70

43. The Unknown Saint (2019)

100 min | Comedy, Crime

A criminal returns to the fake grave where he buried his loot years before and discovers that it has become the shrine of an unknown saint and a thriving little village.

Director: Alaa Eddine Aljem | Stars: Younes Bouab, Salah Ben Saleh, Bouchaib Semmak, Mohammed Nouaimane

Votes: 626

44. The Whistlers (2019)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

Not everything is as it seems for Cristi, a policeman who plays both sides of the law. Embarking with the beautiful Gilda on a high-stakes heist, both will have to navigate the twists and turns of corruption, treachery and deception.

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu | Stars: Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon, Rodica Lazar, Agustí Villaronga

Votes: 4,281

45. Tremors (2019)

Unrated | 107 min | Drama

76 Metascore

The coming out of an evangelical father shatters his family, his community and uncovers a profoundly repressive society.

Director: Jayro Bustamante | Stars: Juan Pablo Olyslager, Diane Bathen, Mauricio Armas Zebadúa, Rui Frati

Votes: 1,001