The Battle of Algiers (1966)

La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Director: Gillo Pontecorvo
Language: French, Italian
Country: Italy, Algeria

The Battle of Algiers (1966)

The Battle of Algiers (1966)

The Revolt that Stirred the World!

The Battle of Algiers reconstructs the events that occurred in the capital city of French Algeria between November 1954 and December 1957, during the Algerian War of Independence.

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Awards

BAFTA Awards – UN Award
Kinema Junpo Awards – Best Foreign Language Film
Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion

In 2010, the film was ranked #6 in Empire magazines “The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema”

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Das Boot (1981)

Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Language: German, English
Country: West Germany

Das Boot

Das Boot

When the hunters become the hunted

The story is told from the viewpoint of Lt. Werner (Herbert Grönemeyer), who has been assigned as a war correspondent on the German submarine U-96 in October 1941.

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Awards

Bavarian Film Award – Best Cinematography, Best Director
Golden Reel Award – Best Sound Editing
National Board of Review – Top Foreign Film

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Beaufort (2007)

בופור
Director: Joseph Cedar
Language: Hebrew
Country: Israel

Beaufort

Beaufort

Israel’s difficult decision 

The story of a group of Israeli soldiers stationed in the last days of the Israeli
occupation of the buffer zone in Southern Lebanon.

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Awards

Berlin International Film Festival (Silver Bear) – Best Director

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Come and See (1985)

Idi i smotri (1985)
Director: Elem Klimov
Language: Belarusian, Russian, German
Country: Soviet Union

Come and See (1985)

Come and See (1985)

The Lost of Innocence in the Cruelties of War

After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet Army and experiences the horrors of World War II.

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Awards

Moscow International Film Festival – Golden Prize

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Osama (2003)

Director: Siddiq Barmak
Language: Dari, Pashtu, English
Country: Afghanistan

Osama

Osama

Afghan boys don’t cry

In Afghanistan, during the Taliban regime, women are forbidden to work and to walk on the streets without the company of a male. The teenager girl Osama cuts her hair and dresses like a boy to get a job and support her widow mother and grandmother. There is no man in her family, since her father and her brother were killed in previous Afghan wars, and the family has no means of survival.

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Awards

Golden Globes – Best Foreign Language Film
Cannes Film Festival – Cannes Junior Award, Golden Camera – Special Mention
Cinemanila International Film Festival – Best Actress – Marina Golbahari
Golden Trailer Awards – Best Foreign Language Film
Molodist International Film Festival – Best Film, Best Young Actor – Marina Golbahari

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Downfall (2004)

Der Untergang (2004)
Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Language: German, Russian
Country: Germany, Austria

Downfall

Downfall

April 1945, a nation awaits its…

It’s a film about Adolf Hitler’s final days, trapped in a bunker in Berlin, while the Russians are slowly moving closer.

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Awards

Amanda Awards, Norway – Best Foreign Feature Film
Bavarian Film Award – Best Actor – Bruno Ganz
Bodil Awards – Best Non-American Film
British Independent Film Awards – Best Foreign Film
London Critics Circle Film Awards – Best Actor, Best Foreign Film

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No Man’s Land (2001)

Nicija zemlja (2001)
Director: Danis Tanovic
Language: English, French, Bosnian, German
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina

No Man's Land

No Man’s Land

You started this war!… No, YOU started this war!!

Three soldiers one Serb and two Bosnians are caught up in a countryside trench in no man’s land between Serbian and Croatian lines, while the UN unwillingly gets involved in the situation because of media pressure.

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Awards

Academy Awards – Best Foreign Language Film
Golden Globe Awards – Best Foreign Language Film
Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay
European Film Academy Award – Best Screenplay
César Awards – Best First Work of Fiction
French Syndicate of Cinema Critics – Best Foreign Language Film
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards – Best Foreign Language Film
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards – Best Foreign Language Film
Satellite Awards – Best Foreign Language Film

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Turtles Can Fly (2004)

Lakposhtha parvaz mikonand (2004)
Director: Bahman Ghobadi
Language: Kurdish
Country: Iran, Iraq

Turtles Can Fly Poster

Turtles Can Fly Poster

Life in Iraq, as seen through children’s eyes

The film is set in a Kurdish refugee camp on the Iraqi-Turkish border on the eve of the US invasion of Iraq.

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Awards

Berlin International Film Festival – Best Feature Film, Peace Film Award
San Sebastián International Film Festival – Best Film
Chicago International Film Festival – Special Jury Award
Rotterdam International Film Festival – Audience Award
Tbilisi International Film Festival – Best Film
Isfahan International Festival of Films for Children – Golden Butterfly

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