A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground
during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.
In the final years of the Han, the court was under the sway of Prime Minister Cao Cao. When his troops defeated those of rival
king Liu Bei, they took Liu Bei's two wives, future concubine and other members of his family hostage, as well as Liu Bei's
sworn brother, Guan Yunchang. Cao Cao greatly admires Guan and wishes to retain him, but Guan's loyalty is with Liu Bei.
When Cao Cao finds out Guan was once in love with Liu Bei's future concubine, Qilan, he sets a trap to lead Guan to
temptation and betrayal. Guan escapes with Qilan. But to get to Liu Bei, they must cross five passes. Guan, who is tired of
killing, is forced to fight his way through, leaving a trail of corpses. At the final crossing, they fall into a deadly ambush. Yet Cao
Cao treats Guan with respect; Guan is torn between emotional debt and righteousness.
Urumi is set in the backdrop of the fierce warrior clans of Northern Kerala in the sixteenth century and focuses on the cult of
Chirakkal Kelu Nayanar (Prithviraj), a man with an epic mission. His target and mission is Dom Vasco da Gama, the Viceroy
of Portuguese Empire in India. The film is spread between the second and third visit of Gama to India and chronicles a varied
version of how Gama could have met a bloody death in AD 1524. In the journey of Kelu, he has to encounter the seamless
conflicts within the kinsmen and also kings, ministers, peasants and a warring Muslim warrior princess Ayesha (Genelia) of
the famed Arackal Sultanat. Kelu has a forte, a legendary golden Urumi, specially made from the left over ornaments of the
dead women and children who were burnt alive in the massacre of a Mecca Ship, Miri, commanded to be set on fire and
drowned by Vasco da Gama during his second visit to Kerala in AD 1502. Kelu is supported by Vavvali (Prabhudeva), his
childhood friend and in a way his elder brother, though he comes from the Muslim neighborhood. The film also has mystical
characters like Vidya Balan, who plays Makkom, a displaced Devi Deity in the Oracle form.
Untold and lost history. A true story of the American Pathfinders, the volunteer paratroopers whose deadly mission was to
land 30 minutes before the Normandy invasion, locate and mark strategic "drop zones" and set up the top-secret navigation
equipment needed to guide the main airborne assault on D-Day.
Arthouse favorite Olivier Assayas followed up his critical darling L'Heure d'Été (2008) with this wildly different chronicle - a
biopic of the ultra-left-wing Venezuelan terrorist-cum-mercenary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, popularly known as "Carlos the
Jackal." As co-written by Assayas and scenarist Dan Franck, the account spans the years 1973-1994 - or the period that
witnessed Sanchez at his most violent and relentless. Narrative touchstones include the 1974 bomb attack at the Publicis
Drugstore on Paris' Left Bank and the 1975 abduction of 11 OPEC officials from Vienna, as well as a torrent of
assassinations that Carlos and his cronies planned but didn't carry out. As produced by Daniel Leconte, this telling of
Sanchez's life stars Edgar Ramirez as the terrorist, as well as Alexander Scheer, Aljoscha Stadelmann, and Julia Hummer; it
was predominantly shot in Germany, France, and Lebanon.
Bertrand Tavernier is in top form with this gripping, superbly mounted drama set against the savage Catholic/Protestant
wars that ripped France apart in the 16th century. Based on a novella by the celebrated Madame de Lafayette, the action
centers on the love of Marie de Mezières for her dashing cousin Henri de Guise, thwarted when her father's political
ambitions force her into marriage with the well-connected Philippe de Montpensier, who she has never met. When Philippe
is called away to fight, she is left in the care of Count Chabannes, an aging nobleman with a disdain for warfare, and soon
becomes exposed to the sexual and political intrigues of court.
When his clan, including his wife and baby girl Néa, are massacred, Ao, a desperate Neandertal man, decides to leave the
North country where he has been living for the South where he was born. His aim is to join his twin brother, from whom he
was separated when he was nine. On his long and adventurous way home, he meets Aki, a Homo Sapiens woman ...
A look at the history of the comic book publication that launched such legendary characters as Superman, Batman and
In 1968, the Ford auto factory in Dagenham was one of the largest single private employers in the United Kingdom. In
addition to the thousands of male employees, there are also 187 underpaid women machinists who primarily assemble the
car seat upholstery in poor working conditions. Dissatisfied, the women, represented by the shop steward and Rita O'Grady,
work with union rep Albert Passingham for a better deal. However, Rita learns that there is a larger issue in this dispute
considering that women are paid an appalling fraction of the men's wages for the same work across the board on the sole
basis of their sex. Refusing to tolerate this inequality any longer, O'Grady leads a strike by her fellow machinists for equal pay
for equal work. What follows would test the patience of all involved in a grinding labour and political struggle that ultimately
would advance the cause of women's rights around the world.
Sacrifice (Orphan of Zhao Family): To save the only child of the Zhao Family, whose whole clan is massacred at the hands of
a nefarious minister, a doctor sacrifices his own son, and later becomes intent on seeking vengeance against the minister
after the child grows up. For generations, the Zhao family has wielded power, even extending over the king. In a well-planned
coup, their mortal enemy TU'AN GU (Wang Xue Qi) slaughters the entire clan, determined to wipe out their influence forever.
However, a solitary Zhao baby survives the massacre, and is hidden and taken home by CHENG YING (Ge You), the doctor
who delivered him, to live with his WIFE (Hai Qing) and their own newborn baby. Set on revenge, and raising the Zhao child
as his own, Cheng Ying bides his time, enrolling himself and the Zhao orphan (whom he calls Cheng Bo) into the service of
the Tu'an Gu household. Tu' an Gu grows very fond of Cheng Bo and makes Cheng Bo his godson, unaware that Cheng
Ying has been plotting to use the boy as an instrument of vengeance when he comes of age. But as the day draws closer,
the boy's true identity is discovered...
Continuing from where the first film ended, Wing Chun master Ip Man and his family move to Hong Kong in the early 1950s
after their escape from Foshan. There, Ip desires to open a school to propagate his art, as well as to make his living, but he
has difficulty attracting students due to his lack of reputation in the city. One day, a young man named Wong Leung appears
and promptly challenges Ip to a fight, but is easily defeated. Wong leaves humiliated, only to return with some friends to gang
up on him. Ip beats them as well. Stunned and impressed by his skills, Wong and his friends become Ip's first students,
bringing more disciples to help the school thrive ...
After loosing their family home in Algeria, three brothers and their mother are scattered across the globe. Messaoud joins the
French army fighting in Indochina; Abdelkader becomes a leader of the Algerian independence movement in France and Saïd
moves to Paris to make his fortune in the shady clubs and boxing halls of Pigalle. Gradually, their interconnecting destinies
reunite them in the French capital, where freedom is a battle to be fought and won.
Tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George
('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stammer and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the
help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an
unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country through war.
Men of faith find their pacifist beliefs put to the test in this drama from filmmaker Xavier Beauvois, inspired by a true story.
Christian (Lambert Wilson) is the leader of an order of Trappist monks living in the hills outside Algiers. The community
outside the monastery is almost exclusively Muslim, and the monks have worked to foster understanding between
themselves and their neighbors; they observe Muslim traditions, are well versed in the Koran, and provide medical and
charitable assistance to the townspeople. The monastery is an oasis of calm and peace as Algeria is caught up in a civil war,
with forces led by Muslim extremists leading a bloody campaign against the nation's rulers. Christian and his monks do not
wish to take sides in a conflict they believe is immoral; they refuse the protection of the military while also denying aid and
comfort to the insurgents. The monks' efforts to remain outside the war, however, have ugly consequences when they're taken
hostage by a band of Islamic revolutionaries.
Housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her
lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery -- with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin - manages to
navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in twenty-five years.
In 1992 Labour leader Tony Blair goes to America and is impressed by the policies of President Clinton, which he uses to
reshape his party. Two years later he is invited back for an audience with Clinton, who,rightly, predicts that he will be Britain's
next Prime Minister. Thus begins the 'special relationship' between the two, though Clinton is clearly the senior partner with
Blair seeking his advice on Northern Ireland. The situation in Kosovo however reverses the roles as Blair forces American
intervention by a reluctant president and is seen in the American media as the hero of the hour. As Clinton accuses his ally
of stabbing him in the back the special relationship starts to sour and, with Clinton ultimately out of the White House, Blair
takes his first photo call with the next incumbent, Bush.
On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer
and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon
becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark
Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history ... But for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal
Tangshan Earthquake, 28 July 1976. When a mother is informed by the rescue team that, as her 7-year old twins are buried
under the debris close to each other, digging one out would result in further collapse of the wreckage on the other, she is
forced to make the most difficult decision of her life. As the clock ticked away, she finally ended her struggle and chose to
save the boy, and though heartbroken, she had no idea her decision was overheard by the daughter. Deemed as a dead
person, the little girl miraculously survived and was rescued after being buried for days. Suffering from the emotional shock
of the disaster and the painful memory of her mother’s choice, she refused to reveal who she was. She was adopted by a
young couple and later moved to the US, but shadowed by the traumatic experience from her childhood; she forever
remained emotionally closed up. When the Sichuan earthquake takes over 80,000 lives in 2008, she volunteers to join the
rescue team and returns to her homeland, China. As she witnesses the tribulations people go through when a natural
disaster takes place, she finally unlocks the pain she had felt all these years and finds forgiveness.
Su Qi-Er retired from his life as a renowned Qing dynasty general in order to pursue his dream of a family and his own martial
arts school. However, Su's peaceful life is shattered when his vengeful adopted brother, Yuan Lie, kidnaps his son and
leaves Su for dead. Saved from his demise by his wife Ying and the reclusive doctor Yu, Su resolves to perfect his technique
so that he may defeat Yuan Lie and reunite his family. Aided by the mystical "God of Wushu" and the eccentric "Old Sage," Su
masters the art of Drunken Boxing, and embarks on the path that would eventually give rise to the legend of the "King of
Yael Hersonski's powerful documentary achieves a remarkable feat through its penetrating look at another film-the
now-infamous Nazi-produced film about the Warsaw Ghetto. Discovered after the war, the unfinished work, with no
soundtrack, quickly became a resource for historians seeking an authentic record, despite its elaborate propagandistic
construction. The later discovery of a long-missing reel complicated earlier readings, showing the manipulations of camera
crews in these "everyday" scenes. Well-heeled Jews attending elegant dinners and theatricals (while callously stepping
over the dead bodies of compatriots) now appeared as unwilling, but complicit, actors, alternately fearful and in denial of
their looming fate.
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