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Trailer: “Guardians”, Russia’s Answer to “The Avengers”, Premieres Feb 23

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Tired of American superheroes? Check out "Guardians" for superhero action with a Russian twist!

Review: Land of Mine (Denmark/Germany, 2015)

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This Oscar-nominated Danish/German film explores a little-known part of WWII's aftermath.

Review: Stalingrad (Russia, 2013)

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A 2013 Russian revisitation of WWII's arguably most important battle, complete with slick production quality and special effects.

Review: Under the Sun (Russia/North Korea, 2015)

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Russian filmmaker Vitaly Manskiy's Under the Sun is perhaps the most philosophical and artistic documentary I've seen about North Korea.

Review: Jack Strong (Poland, 2014)

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Based on a true Cold War story, Jack Strong is a spy thriller from Poland which has hints of the country's recent political climate.

Contemporary Portugal through “Cats Don’t Have Vertigo” (Os Gatos Não Têm Vertigens)

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This heartwarming yet relatively obscure 2014 film provides rich insights into Portuguese society today.

Review: Colonia (Germany/France, 2015)

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The story sounds too frightening to be true: a mysterious cult in Chile, run by a former Nazi, is unmasked as a haven of child...

Review: Look Who’s Back (Germany, 2015)

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In 2012, writer Timur Vermes published Look Who’s Back, perhaps Germany’s most provocative and popular novel in recent memory. Its premise? Adolf Hitler has somehow...

Review: Headhunters (Norway, 2011)

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At 5ft 6in, Roger Brown exists below the average Scandinavian male’s height. In every other aspect, however, Brown is anything but average. He owns a...

Review: Terribly Happy (Denmark, 2008)

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Terribly Happy is not a terribly happy movie. It’s another iteration of a tried-and-true formula: disgraced city cop gets assigned to a small town only...

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