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Effets secondaires (2013) Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 46min | 3 April 2013 (France) 7.1
Director: Steven SoderberghWriters: Scott Z. BurnsStars: Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude LawSummary: Emily Taylor, despite being reunited with her husband from prison, becomes severely depressed with emotional episodes and suicide attempts. Her psychiatrist, Jonathan Banks, after conferring with her previous doctor, eventually prescribes an experimental new medication called Ablixa. The plot thickens when the side effects of the drug lead to Emily killing her husband in a "sleepwalking" state. With Emily plea-bargained into mental hospital confinement and Dr. Banks' practice crumbling around him, the case seems closed. However, Dr. Banks cannot accept full responsibility and investigates to clear his name. What follows is a dark quest that threatens to tear what's left of his life apart even as he discovers the diabolical truth of this tragedy. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Gone Baby Gone (2007) Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 54min | 26 December 2007 (France) 7.6
Director: Ben AffleckWriters: Ben Affleck, Aaron StockardStars: Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, Casey AffleckSummary: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that they have little experience with this type of case, but the family wants them for two reasons - they're not cops and they know the tough Boston neighborhood in which they all live. As the case progresses, Kenzie and Gennaro face drug dealers, gangs and pedophiles. When they are about to solve their case, they are faced with a moral dilemma that could tear them apart. Written by garykmcd

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Danish Girl (2015) Biography, Drama, Romance | 1h 59min | 20 January 2016 (France) 7.1
Director: Tom HooperWriters: Lucinda Coxon, David EbershoffStars: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber HeardSummary: Copenhagen, Denmark, 1926. Einar Wegener (played by Eddie Redmayne) and his wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander) are a happily married couple. Both are artists, Einar preferring landscapes and she portraits. One day Einar poses for a portrait of Gerda's while wearing a dress. This is initially done as a lark, as is the later attendance at a party dressed as a woman. However, Einar soon discovers that she is in fact a woman and over time prefers being Lili. At first she and Gerda try to have her situation "cured" but this leads nowhere (other than to many doctors trying to have Lili locked up as a pervert and/or lunatic). Her voyage of self-discovery will ultimately lead to her undergoing the first ever sex-change operation. Written by grantss

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Comment savoir (2010) Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2h 1min | 26 January 2011 (France) 5.4
Director: James L. BrooksWriters: James L. BrooksStars: Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen WilsonSummary: Star softball player, Lisa, has just been cut from the national team; Scholarly business man, George, has just been indicted from his father's company. With everything that they know in their lives taken from them, Lisa and George attempt to find romance. Lisa's potential boyfriend, Matty, however, is as clueless and perpetually single as they come, and George's girlfriend just dumped him. A chance hook-up through mutual friends, Lisa and George may be able to form a friendship, or more, that can help them climb out of the piles of lemons that life has handed to them. Written by napierslogs

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Mustang (2015) Drama | 1h 37min | 17 June 2015 (France) 7.6
Director: Deniz Gamze ErgüvenWriters: Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Alice WinocourStars: Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba SungurogluSummary: Early summer. In a village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. The immorality of their play sets off a scandal that has unexpected consequences. The family home is progressively transformed into a prison; instruction in homemaking replaces school and marriages start being arranged. The five sisters who share a common passion for freedom, find ways of getting around the constraints imposed on them. Written by Festival de Cannes

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17 filles (2011) Drama | 1h 26min | 14 December 2011 (France) 6.0
Director: Delphine Coulin, Muriel CoulinWriters: Delphine Coulin, Muriel CoulinStars: Louise Grinberg, Juliette Darche, Roxane DuranSummary: This summer, at the port-city of Lorient in Brittany, something amazing happened. Young rebellious dreamer Camille is already eight weeks pregnant, the father of her unborn child is completely unimportant and out of the picture, nevertheless, the unripe school girl boldly decides to keep the baby. And then comes the unforeseen surprise. Camille, as the undisputed alpha-girl in class, convinces her high school friends to form an unbreakable pact and get pregnant simultaneously, raise their children together, be free, happy, and most of all, in charge of their lives. Before long, sixteen more girls will confidently take the plunge in a purposeful act of emancipation, dreaming of changing the world and courageously trying something different from their fearful parents. Is this the face of progress or is it just an unquiet and tumultuous childish curiosity? Either way, when you are an intrepid beautiful dreamer full of energy, who can really stand in your way? Written by Nick Riganas

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Le Nouveau Stagiaire (2015) Comedy, Drama | 2h 1min | 7 October 2015 (France) 7.1
Director: Nancy MeyersWriters: Nancy MeyersStars: Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Rene RussoSummary: A retired 70-year-old widower, Ben (played by Robert De Niro), is bored with retired life. He applies to a be a senior intern at an online fashion retailer and gets the position. The founder of the company is Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway), a tireless, driven, demanding, dynamic workaholic. Ben is made her intern, but this is a nominal role - she doesn't intend to give him work and it is just window dressing. However, Ben proves to be quite useful and, more than that, a source of support and wisdom. Written by grantss

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Starbuck (2011) Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 49min | 27 June 2012 (France) 7.3
Director: Ken ScottWriters: Ken Scott, Martin PetitStars: Patrick Huard, Julie LeBreton, Antoine BertrandSummary: At 42, David lives the life of an irresponsible adolescent. He coasts through life with minimal effort and maintains a complicated relationship with Valerie, a young policewoman. Just as she tells him she's pregnant, David's past resurfaces. Twenty years earlier, he began providing sperm to a fertility clinic in exchange for money. He discovers he's the father of 533 children, 142 of whom have filed a class action lawsuit to determine the identity of their biological father, known only by the pseudonym Starbuck. Written by Anonymous

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Gone Girl (2014) Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 2h 29min | 8 October 2014 (France) 8.1
Director: David FincherWriters: Gillian FlynnStars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick HarrisSummary: On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? Written by Twentieth Century Fox

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The Lobster (2015) Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 59min | 28 October 2015 (France) 7.1
Director: Yorgos LanthimosWriters: Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis FilippouStars: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica BardenSummary: A love story set in a dystopian near future where single people are arrested and transferred to a creepy hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal and released into the woods. Written by R. Byma

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Qu'Allah bénisse la France! (2014) Drama | 1h 35min | 10 December 2014 (France) 5.6
Director: Abd Al MalikWriters: Abd Al Malik, Kamel GuemraStars: Marc Zinga, Sabrina Ouazani, Larouci DidiSummary: The true story of a French teenager rising out of the underprivileged suburbs through love, education and rap music. Regis is a culturally gifted boy who dreams of success for his rap band, but he must accept drug money for the sake of his project. Discovering Islam and love, he bears with the harsh loss and paybacks of delinquency, until he finds the strength to express himself through music and slam-poetry and ultimately becomes a major artist of the French music scene. Written by Toronto International Film Festival

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Looking for Eric (2009) Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 1h 56min | 27 May 2009 (France) 7.2
Director: Ken LoachWriters: Paul LavertyStars: Steve Evets, Eric Cantona, Stephanie BishopSummary: Eric Bishop, a middle-aged postman working for the Manchester sorting office, is going through a dreadful crisis. For starters, his second life companion has not resurfaced although she was released from prison a few months ago. He is left alone with two stepsons to look after, which is no bed of roses since the two teens disrespect him and keep disobeying him. To make matters worse, Ryan, the older boy, fascinated by Zac, a dangerous gangster, has accepted to hide his gun in Eric's house. On the other hand, he is asked by Sam, his student daughter who has a newborn baby, to get back in touch with Lily, his separated wife. Now, Eric left her not long after she gave back to their daughter. As a result Eric panics... Having lost all his bearings, Eric Bishop soliloquizes face to the poster of his idol, another Eric, French footballer Eric Cantona, when the latter appears just like the genie out of Aladdin's lamp. Through a series of aphorisms peculiar to him, the footballer-philosopher ... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Et toi, t'es sur qui? (2007) Romance | 1h 22min | 13 June 2007 (France) 5.5
Director: Lola DoillonWriters: Lola DoillonStars: Lucie Desclozeaux, Christa Théret, Gaël TavaresSummary: End of high school, beginning of summer. A group of friends spend most of their time together, but little do they know that each and everyone of them has set their mind on pursuing one goal, the goal of every teenager: doing it for the first time. And sometimes the line between friendship, love and desire is really thin especially when you're 15. Written by Anonymous

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8 Mile (2002) Drama, Music | 1h 50min | 26 February 2003 (France) 7.1
Director: Curtis HansonWriters: Scott SilverStars: Eminem, Brittany Murphy, Kim BasingerSummary: A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap harder than it may seem.

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Royal Affair (2012) Biography, Drama, History | 2h 17min | 21 November 2012 (France) 7.5
Director: Nikolaj ArcelWriters: Bodil Steensen-Leth, Rasmus HeisterbergStars: Alicia Vikander, Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe FølsgaardSummary: In 1767, the British Princess Caroline is betrothed to the mad King Christian VII of Denmark, but her life with the erratic monarch in the oppressive country becomes an isolating misery. However, Christian soon gains a fast companion with the German Dr. Johann Struensee, a quietly idealistic man of the Enlightenment. As the only one who can influence the King, Struensee is able to begin sweeping enlightened reforms of Denmark through Christian even as Caroline falls for the doctor. However, their secret affair proves a tragic mistake that their conservative enemies use to their advantage in a conflict that threatens to claim more than just the lovers as their victims. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Polar (2019) Action, Crime, Drama | 1h 58min | 25 January 2019 (France) 6.3
Director: Jonas ÅkerlundWriters: Jayson Rothwell, Víctor SantosStars: Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn WinnickSummary: A retiring assassin suddenly finds himself on the receiving end of a hit, contracted by none other than his own employer seeking to cash in on the pensions of aging employees.

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The Big Short: Le casse du siècle (2015) Biography, Comedy, Drama | 2h 10min | 23 December 2015 (France) 7.8
Director: Adam McKayWriters: Charles Randolph, Adam McKayStars: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan GoslingSummary: Three separate but parallel stories of the U.S mortgage housing crisis of 2005 are told. Michael Burry, an eccentric ex-physician turned one-eyed Scion Capital hedge fund manager, has traded traditional office attire for shorts, bare feet and a Supercuts haircut. He believes that the US housing market is built on a bubble that will burst within the next few years. Autonomy within the company allows Burry to do largely as he pleases, so Burry proceeds to bet against the housing market with the banks, who are more than happy to accept his proposal for something that has never happened in American history. The banks believe that Burry is a crackpot and therefore are confident in that they will win the deal. Jared Vennett with Deutschebank gets wind of what Burry is doing and, as an investor believes he too can cash in on Burry's beliefs. An errant telephone call to FrontPoint Partners gets this information into the hands of Mark Baum, an idealist who is fed up with the corruption in the ... Written by Huggo

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Unicorn Store (2017) Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 1h 32min | 5 April 2019 (France) 5.5
Director: Brie LarsonWriters: Samantha McIntyreStars: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Joan CusackSummary: A woman named Kit receives a mysterious invitation that would fulfill her childhood dreams.

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La délicatesse (2011) Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 48min | 21 December 2011 (France) 6.6
Director: David Foenkinos, Stéphane FoenkinosWriters: David FoenkinosStars: Audrey Tautou, François Damiens, Bruno TodeschiniSummary: A French woman mourning over the death of her husband three years prior is courted by a Swedish co-worker.

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Mes meilleures amies (2011) Comedy, Romance | 2h 5min | 10 August 2011 (France) 6.8
Director: Paul FeigWriters: Kristen Wiig, Annie MumoloStars: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose ByrneSummary: Annie (Kristen Wiig), is a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she'll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you'll go for someone you love. Written by Anonymous

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