Other Movies

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Italian Movies

Italian Movie Title Description
Witness A young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder; policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial.
Noi credevamo
(We Believed)
The stories of three young men who, in the wake of the ferocious repression by the Bourbon reign in 1828, decide to join Giuseppe Mazzini's Young Italy movement.
Paradise Cinema (Cinema Paradiso) A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.
Bicycle Thief, The
(Ladri di biciclette)
A beautiful, simple story of a man in post-war Rome who needs his bicycle in order to work at his job. No sooner does he retrieve it from pawn, then it is stolen. The heartwrenching search teaches the man and his son much about the meaning of life and just how far we will go when pushed to the edge. 

Persian Movies

Persian Movie Title Description
Boutique A clothing store worker (Jahan) meets a poor girl named Eti. Jahan tries to help the girl and solve her problems
Children Of Heaven
(Bacheha-Ye aseman)
After a boy loses his sister's pair of shoes, he goes on a series of adventures in order to find them. When he can't, he tries a new way to "win" a new pair.
Close-Up
(Nema-ye Nazdik)
The true story of Hussein Sabzian that impersonated the director Mohsen Makhmalbaf to convince a family they would star in his so-called new film.
Cyclist
(Bicycleran)
In need of money to pay his wife's medical expenses, Afghan refugee Nassim succumbs to the pleas of a slick con artist with a fantastic plan to stage a bicycle marathon with only one contestant: Nassim himself. Billing himself as the Afghani Superman, the swindler wagers that Nassim can ride his bicycle, day and night, for an entire week. The normally mild-mannered townsfolk soon turn vicious on the sidelines as they place wagers on Nassim's fate, trying to turn his suffering into their profit. One of Iran's greatest filmmakers, director Mohsen Makhmalbaf displays a fantastic visual flair while confronting a variety of serious social issues. Here he tackles the issues of poverty and the ways that people exploit one another in an arresting and visually sophisticated work.
Donya Donya is a young, attractive single woman who has just returned to Tehran from abroad. She seeks the help of Hadji Reza Enayat, the conservative and stern owner of a real estate agency, to look for a house. We sense that she has an ulterior motive but that motive will not surface until the end of the movie. She puts on the charm and Hadji falls head over heels in love with her and proposes marriage despite being already married to a loving and pious wife. Awkward and funny situations develop as he tries to keep his affair secret from his family.
Googoosh - Iran's Daughter An impressionist feature-length documentary film, Googoosh: Iran's Daughter, aims to locate the "silenced" legendary Iranian pop singer/actress in the midst of Iran's social, political, and cultural transformation.
Hamoun Hamoon's wife is leaving him. He is also unsuccessfully trying to finish his Ph.D. thesis. He is forced to reexamine his life. In a series of flashbacks and dreams, Hamoon tries to figure out what he did wrong.
Kandaha
(Safar e Ghandehar)
After an Afghanistan-born woman who lives in Canada receives a letter from her suicidal sister, she takes a perilous journey through Afghanistan to try to find her.
Laleh and Ladan For Laleh and Ladan, conjoined-twin sisters living in Iran, life has never been simple. Although they are similar to other girls their age in many ways, they must constantly confront issues of individual and shared identity as they go about their everyday lives together. Although aware that it could prove fatal for one of them, they hope to one day undergo the operation that will separate them. Sadly, in July of 2003, four years after this film was made, Ladan and Laleh both lost their lives while undergoing the surgery necessary to separate them.
Leila Leila and Reza meet in a kind of celebration and fall for each other. Having discovered their love, they get married soon only to find out the infertility of Leila. That's when Reza's authoritative mother starts wheedling Leila to persuade Reza into second marriage for the sake of having a grandchild. Leila accepts at first but is unaware of her own strain threshold
Secret Ballot
(Raye makhfi)
A female election agent and a gun-toting soldier try to collect votes among the local islanders with mixed success.
Taste of Cherry
(Ta'm e guilass)
An Iranian man drives his truck in search of someone who will quietly bury him under a cherry tree after he commits suicide.
Circle, The (Dayereh) Various women struggle to function in the oppressively sexist society of contemporary Iran.
Color of Paradise, The
(Rang-e khoda)
Mohamed, a young blind boy, returns to his rural home for the summer and yearns for his father's acceptance.
Cow, , The
(Gaav)
An old villager deeply in love with his cow goes to the capital for a while. While he's there, the cow dies and now the villagers are afraid of his possible reaction to it when he returns.
The Fifth Reaction
(Vakonesh panjom)
Fereshteh loses her home and her two sons after her husband's accidental death when Hadj Safdar, her stubborn and powerful father-in-law, forces her to return to her parents. She is faced with the loss of her visitation rights when Hadj plans to send his grandchildren to live in a remote town. With the help of her circle of women friends she tries to take them beyond his reach, but in a patriarchal society it is hard to find a safe haven.
Silence: A Film By Mohsen Makhmalbaf From one of Iran’s most celebrated filmmakers, comes The Silence, a hypnotic symphony of visual and aural rhythms. The Silence follows the life of Khorshid, a blind 10-year old boy who experiences the world through sound. Living with his mother in a small village in Tajikistan, Khorshid earns money tuning musical instruments.
Under the Moonlight
(Zir-e noor-e maah)
Hassan is a student of Religious /Islamic school and is about to be dressed as a missioner .In such a time when his other mates are excited and are getting ready to be formally dressed and to become a spiritual missioner Hassan's doubts and incoherences starts and he begins to have a struggle with himself. Therefore he postpones his ceremony, yet for the sake of his father and to respect him he buys the dress. Meanwhile a young boy steals his formal clothes. Hassan goes after the boy and through this path he gets to know about the poverty of the people and the poor neighborhood where the young boy lives. He communicates with this community and gets familiar with their life style. This event gives him a motivation to become a spiritual missioner because he realizes that in this way he can serve these people. At the end, the young boy ends up in a rehabilitation center for children and is going to start a new life.

Russian Movies

Russian Movie Title Description
Unveiled (Fremde Haut) The educated Fariba Tabrizi flies from Teheran to Germany expecting to have asylum, since she is persecuted in Iran due to her lesbian relationship with her beloved Shirin. However, her application is denied by the authorities and Fariba has to return to her home country. When her recent acquaintance Siamak, who is grieving the death of his brother, commits suicide, Fariba assumes his identity and status of political refugee and is sent to a refugee camp in a German village. Fariba finds an illegal work in a cabbage factory and she has many difficulties for not having bath with the other male workers. She becomes close to her colleague Anne and they fall in love for each other. However, prejudice and her illegal condition jeopardize her exile in Germany.
12 When a Chechen youth is put on trial for the murder of his stepfather, it's up to a room full of jurors divided by racism and prejudice to determine the boy's ultimate fate. One by one, each man takes center stage to confront, connect and confess while the accused awaits a verdict. Slowly the tide of opinion turns, as the jurors begin to realize their decision will forever change the course of another person's life. As they deliberate, the accused revisits his heartbreaking journey through war in a series of powerful flashbacks. Director Nikita Mikhalkov's Oscar®-nominated remake of 12 Angry Men is a brilliant look at fear, trust and the triumph of human nature.
Ballad Of A Soldier
(Ballada o soldate)
Young Russian soldier Alyosha earns a medal, but asks to visit his mother instead. His journey recounts various kinds of love during wartime.
Brother 2/ Brat 2 A 2000 Russian crime film. It is a sequel to the 1997 film Brother, taking place about a year after the first film.
Daughters of the Sun Amangol's father cuts her hair and sends her to a village to work as a boy in a carpet weaving shop.
Dersu Uzala
(Dakhtaran-e khorshid)
A Russian army explorer who is rescued in Siberia by a rugged Asian hunter renews his friendship with the woodsman years later when he returns as the head of a larger expedition. The hunter finds that all of his nature lore is of no help when he accompanies the explorer back to civilization.
Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (Hbah Bachabebhy)
(Ivan Vasilevich menyaet professiyu)
The time machine of inventor Timofeev links his flat to the remote XVI century, to the halls of Ivan Vasilievich the Terrible. Two our contemporaries who found themselves in the flat by a chance will, get to the remote past. The sovereign "moves" to their place in the present. All of a sudden there emerged a wall between the past and the present. While the engineer was trying to adjust the machine, a lot of unexpected events happened
Luntik A little alien came to Earth and realize that life with insects better and funnier than life with family on the Moon.
Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears
(Moskva slezam ne verit)
This is a life story of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages. Their dreams and wishes, love, disillusions. Different careers. And big late love
Operation "Y" & Other Shurik's Adventures
(Operatsiya 'Y' i drugie priklyucheniya Shurika)
The movie consists of 3 short movies, each about Shurik - a nerdy student.. 1. "Naparnik" ("Partner"). Shurik has a fight in a bus with a bully named Fedya because Fedya didn't want to allow a pregnant woman to take his place. Fedya is punished by community work at a construction site, where Shurik also works part-time. Of course, Fedya wants revenge... 2. "Navazhdenie" ("Strange Impression"). It's final exam time. Shurik (like other students) is very busy trying to find material to study. Suddenly he notices necessary material in someone's hands. Shurik follows this person all over the city reading over the shoulder, not even noticing who this person is and where they are going. Next day, after having met a beautiful girl, Shurik constantly has an impression that he's already seen her, visited her apartment etc... 3. "Operatsiya Y" ("Operation Y"). A depository director, trying to cover up embezzlement on his depository, hires 3 crooks to simulate robbery. The plan is to get there at night, overpower an old lady guard and break a few things to make an impression of a big crime. The problem is that the very night the operation "Y" was planned for, the old lady-guard asked the tenant of her apartment (that of course happened to be Shurik) to guard the depository for her.
Peculiarities of the National Hunt
(Osobennosti natsionalnoy okhoty)
Comedy.A Finn preparing a work on the Russian hunting traditions and customs, comes to Russia to collect materials and is invited to take part in a hunting party. His flamboyant companions include an Army general, with more than a passing resemblance to Aleksander Lebed, a police detective, local forest ranger (a devotee of Zen Buddhism) and some big-city types from St. Petersburg. Inevitably, their good intentions soon give way to endless drinking, visits to local farm girls and much else besides.
First Teacher, The Two teenage Russian boys have their father return home suddenly after being absent for 12 years. The father takes the boys on a holiday to a remote island on a lake in the north of Russia that turns into a test of manhood of almost mythic proportions.
Return, The
(Vozvrashchenie)
In the Russian wilderness, two brothers face a range of new, conflicting emotions when their father - a man they know only through a single photograph - resurfaces.

Turkish Movies

Turkish Movie Title

Description

Distant (Uzak) After his wife leaves him, a photographer has an existential crisis and tries to cope with his cousin's visit.
Ice Cream, I Scream
(Dondurmam Gaymak)
Ali, who is ice cream salesman in Mugla, tries to survive in the face of fierce competition from the big ice cream brands. While trying to promote his ice cream, he tours the village with his brand new yellow ice cream motorbike. However the naugthy boys of the town who are chasing him to have free ice cream, steal the motorbike while he is away. Still repaying the debts for the loan on his motorbike, Ali becomes furious and accuses the big ice cream brands of stealing the car in order to destroy him. He starts investigating the theft of his motorbike asking one by one to the sellers of the big brands, while all along the naugthy boys are enjoying their free ice cream.
Istanbul Tales
(Anlat Istanbul)
                                         
The striking quality of this movie is the originality. The way these fairy tales find themselves translated in the underworlds of Istanbul: Neither fantastic tales of Eastern Thousand and One Nights, nor happy ending fairy tales of Western symbols, these are the uncanny tales of the truly marginalized characters, 'realities', ghosts that have been pushed back into the invisible undergrounds of Turkish 'civilization quest' materialized in the name of Istanbul, this age old dream trophy of Turkish warriors. A broken bridge, a host of nightly creatures cast out of nice dreams gone bad, and the human cost that has been paid in pursuit of a mirage: It is time to wake up and follow the Ottoman tune, not across any bridges to anywhere on 'the other side', but rather, right into the running fluidity of the generous Bosporus
Istanbul Under My Wings
(Istanbul Kanatlarimin Altinda)
The story takes us back to the 17th century Istanbul, and the powerful times of the Ottoman Empire under the rule of Sultan Murad IV. Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi, Logari Celebi, Bekri Mustafa and Evliya Celebi are four good friends who do research to enable human beings to fly. During the sea battle which took place between the Ottoman Empire and the Italians, a ship which had been seized in the Mediterranean Sea is brought to Istanbul, and a young wounded lady named Francesca, the daughter of the killed Captain, becomes a slave for Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi. Hezarfen heals Francesca's wounds, who has been working on deciphering Leonardo DA Vinci's works in Rome and soon, although she is mute, they start working to find out the secret of flying. Meanwhile they fall in love with each other. The film, also illustrate the days of the Ottoman Empire in the 17th century. In a very strict and powerful environment, the principal four characters struggle to realize their dream, and among the generous surroundings of historical parts of Istanbul, lies a great historical drama.
Vizontele by Yilmaz Erdogan The film is about the introduction of television to a small village in southeast Anatolia in 1974. Employing a tragicomic language, it tells of the efforts of Emin who is the village idiot and Nazmi who is the mayor of the village. Emin and Nazmi attempt to start the broadcasting of television in their village and face various difficulties in this process.
Vizontele Tuuba [DVD] by Yilmaz Erdogan Government bureaucrat Guner (Tarik Akan) moves to a small Turkish village with the mission of modernizing their library, but the entire nation is in turmoil, and the people would much rather watch television than read books. While caring for his daughter Tuuba (Tuba Ünsal), a winsome girl in a wheelchair, Guner tries to grab the attention of the populace. Fortunately, eccentric repairman Crazy Emin (Yilmaz Erdogan) takes a liking to the girl and helps to unite the village.