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We Are the Best! (Sweden, 2013) **

We Are the Best! (Sweden, 2013) **

We Are the Best! is a 2013 Swedish-Danish adolescence drama, written and directed by Lukas Moodysson to a screenplay adapted from the graphic novel Never Goodnight by the director’s wife Coco Moodysson. The story focuses on three pre-teen girls in 1982 Stockholm, who are outcasts to their classmates for their oddness. The trio creates a world of their own, focusing mostly on the then passé Punk music.
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Gloria (2013, Chile) ***

Gloria (2013, Chile) ***

Gloria, a Chilean-Spanish drama directed by Sebastián Lelio to a screenplay by himself and Gonzalo Maza, tells the story of a 58 year old divorcee who, tired of the singles' parties circuit, attempts at finding a new love. One can either relate to the character and become completely immersed, or watch her life-story unfolds with some interest, but then yawn as the film goes on and on. Still, it is a noteworthy film with heartful and warm appeal.
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Bethlehem (2013) *****

Bethlehem (2013) *****

Riveting, haunting and disturbing, Bethlehem, an Israeli political drama directed by Yuval Adler to a story by Adler and Ali Wakad, is a sober account of the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A film not for the light at heart, Bethlehem gives us a snapshot of the impossible situation and the endless cycle of violence. 
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The Grandmaster (2013, China) **

The Grandmaster (2013, China) **

Directed and written by Wong Kar-wai and starring Tony Leung as Ip Man and Zhang Ziyi as Gong Er, The Grandmaster is likely to be enjoyed more by martial arts enthusiasts than the general audience.
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A Hijacking (Denmark, 2012) *****

A Hijacking (Denmark, 2012) *****

A Hijacking is a psychological thriller portraying the breakdown of both an A type and a B type personalities under challenging circumstances, leaving scars that will never heal. It is a very well-made chilling film, that takes place worlds away from the universe of Captain Jack Sparrow.
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The Intouchables (France, 2011) *****

The Intouchables (France, 2011) *****

The Intouchables tells the story of a very wealthy quadriplegic named Philippe, wonderfully played by François Cluzet, who hires an unlikely live-in caregiver, a simple street guy with some criminal background, named Driss (superbly performed by Omar Sy). As the story develops, the two characters, who are as different as any two people can be, develop a very sincere friendship and end up inspiring each other while stealing the hearts of the film's audience.
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