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USA , 2011 , 17 min. Seeking redemption for past misdeeds, a loner and petty criminal reaches out to his estranged young son during a trek to the local carnival....
The Bengali Detective
United Kingdom , 2011 , 110 min. Rajesh is a private investigator in Kolkata who’s passionate about his family, his job—and fancy footwork. This one-of-a-kind documentary follows the chubby detective as he tries to crack murder, counterfeiting, and adultery cases as well as win a national TV dance contest....
The Destiny of Lesser Animals
Ghana , 2011 , 89 min. Part crime drama, part personal quest, Deron Albright's first feature focuses on a Ghanian police inspector whose fondest wish is to return to the United States a decade after being deported. First, however, he’ll need to extract himself from the series of intrigues in which he’s entangled....
El Sicario, Room 164
USA , 2010 , 80 min. In Gianfranco Rosi's chilling documentary, a nameless former Mexican hitman (or
) sits, black-hooded and cold-blooded, in a Juárez hotel room, describing his 20-year career as an executioner and torturer for notorious drug cartels—and revealing the vast corruption in Mexican politics...
ELIMINATE: Archie Cookson
United Kingdom , 2011 , 91 min. Failed spy and defeated family man Archie Cookson survives an assassination attempt at his office only because he is passed out drunk; so begins this quiet and darkly humorous spy thriller....
Poland , 2011 , 128 min. Facing a murder case with only unlikely suspects and no motives, Cracow-based prosecutor Agata Szacka stumbles upon the skeletons in the closet of the former Communist regime. Polish director Jacek Bromski adapts his thriller from a crime novel in which few are truly innocent....
Fragomeni, the Last Round
Italy , 2011 , 13 min. A TV reporter goes to a hospital to interview an old man who has been mugged and injured. But once there, he finds that deadlines may take a backseat to the truth....
South Korea , 2010 , 100 min. Cho-in (Gang Dong-won) has the power to control anyone he can see—with the exception of his doppelgänger, Kyu-nam. When Cho-in tries to rob the shop where Kyu-nam works, an epic chase begins that will end only when one man is left standing. Kim Min-suk directs this crisply satisfying Korean thriller...
HRK (Home Run King)
USA , 2010 , 19 min. The story of a little league player victimized by rape—who grows into a quasi-superhero that kills pedophiles with his infamous baseball bat....
USA , 2011 , 7 min. A young man wakes up in a motel bathtub full of ice. His problems are just beginning....
King of Devil's Island
Norway , 2011 , 116 min. Filmmaker Marius Holst retells the heartbreaking tale of a bloody 1915 uprising at Norway's notorious Bastøy Residential School, where wayward teenagers were subjected to beatings, sexual abuse, and dehumanization. Holst's mostly nonprofessional young actors are astonishing in a prison drama...
Netherlands , 2010 , 110 min. An architect gives keys to a new apartment to four friends on the condition that their wives must not find out. When one of them finds a dead body handcuffed to the loft’s oft-used bed, the whodunit that ensues brings out their worst instincts....
Low Definition Control—Malfunctions #0
Austria , 2011 , 95 min. We are all potential criminals, according to the experts who analyze the modern surveillance state over the voyeuristic footage of random street activity that make up most of Michael Palm’s documentary.
Low Definition Control
forces us to consider the implications of relinquishing our privacy...
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
Turkey , 2011 , 157 min. Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan (
, SDFF31) returns to Denver with this deliberately paced legal and medical drama; centering on a single act of murder, it plays out as a challenging yet rewarding Dostoevskian meditation on good, evil, and human malaise....
Japan , 2010 , 109 min.
MUST END Thurs, Jan 12th at the Denver FilmCenter
- Writer/director Takeshi Kitano (The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi, Fireworks, Brother, Sonatine) returns with his latest gangland drama, Outrage. In a ruthless battle for power, several yakuza clans vie for the favor of...
Israel , 2011 , 105 min. Israeli writer-director Nadav Lapid’s gripping feature debut examines the lives of counterterrorist unit members and Jewish terrorists prior to their inevitable face-off. In the aftermath,
eschews genre tropes in favor of a meditation on the nature of machismo....
Sennentuntschi: Curse of the Alps
Switzerland , 2010 , 110 min. High in the Alps, superstitions abound. But the legend of Sennentuntschi—a doll brought to life by the devil, only to brutally murder her makers—trumps them all. Policeman Reuch will soon discover that reality in his small Swiss village is far more disturbing than any shepherd’s tale....
Shades of Beige
United Kingdom , 2010 , 15 min. Jodie and Brian have been incredibly close siblings since childhood. But their shared world crumbles when he is accused of a heinous crime....
A Stan Needs a Maid
USA , 2011 , 15 min. This comedic short starts with the attempted robbery of a hoarder—and ends with a desperate ploy to clean his house....
USA , 2010 , 107 min. Russell Costanzo's gritty first feature is a New York street tragedy about three people trying to cope with an African-American teenager's shooting death—his grief-stricken, rage-fueled mother; his confused 16-year-old brother; and the guilt-ridden white cop who killed him....
United Kingdom , 2010 , 93 min. In actor Paddy Considine’s impressive filmmaking debut, an angry widower tangles with a vulnerable Christian woman, who meets his violent outbursts with compassion. Stellar performances anchor this gritty, character-driven drama....
We Need to Talk About Kevin
United Kingdom , 2011 , 112 min.
MUST END May 3rd at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax
- A suspenseful and gripping psychological thriller from director/co-writer Lynne Ramsay (Ratcatcher, Morvern Callar), We Need to Talk About Kevin explores the fractious relationship between a mother and her evil so...
Web of Lies
USA , 2011 , 10 min. A man on the edge, a woman with a past, and a cop with a secret populate this gritty noir throwback that ends, of course, with a twist....
You Have the Right to an Attorney
USA , 2011 , 13 min. A candid look at the daily grind for two young public defenders in the South Bronx....
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