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Beyond the woods

entertainment Updated: Aug 11, 2010 20:03 IST

There’s more to movies than Holly or Bollywood. Pick up the best of world cinema. Take our recco...

Yimou Zhang’s House Of Flying Daggers, China, Hong Kong; action romance Shemaroo, Rs 349
House of Flying Daggers is a love story set in China post the fall of the Tang dynasty. Rebel groups like House of Flying Daggers are fighting amongst each other to control the country. A police captain and a blind dancer fall in love and fight the conmen of society.

Pedro Almodovar’s All About My Mother, Spain, drama, Shemaroo, Rs 349
The film is the story of a nurse who is part of the organ donor team in a Madrid hospital. Amongst the trials of her emotionally taxing job, she is also a single mother to an angst-ridden son, Esteban who yearns to be a writer.

Akira Kurosawa’s Yojimbo, Japan, period drama Palador Pictures (part of the One World Collection Kurosawa box), Rs. 399
Yojimbo traces the story of a self-trained samurai Ronin. The movie is set in small town Japan, where he maneuvers the warring crime lords’ protection services to bring about peace in the crime-afflicted town. Yojimbo, which literally means bodyguard, is a cult Kurosawa title.

Sergio Carbera’s The Art Of Losing, Canada, thriller, UTV World Movies, Rs 349
The movie is a homicidal mystery. An impaled body is discovered by a scenic lake near Bogota. A journalist and his friend’s investigation leads them to uncover an intricate real estate fraud involving corrupt politicians, emerald hunters and nudists. A chaotic mix of characters and twists makes it a perfect psychedelic trip!

Bahman Ghobadi’s Turtles Can Fly, Iraq, war drama, NDTV Lumiere, Rs 399
This rare Kurdish-Iranian film is set in a refugee camp on the Iraqi-Turkish border on the eve of the US invasion of Iraq. Thirteen year old Satellite is the dynamic, but manipulative leader among children, who organises the dangerous task of clearing minefields.