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Beyond the woods

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

entertainment Updated: Sep 29, 2010 20:11 IST

Costa-Gavras’ Amen
War drama
France
Shemaroo
Rs 349
Newly commissioned SS Lieutenant and chemist, Kurt Gerstein, discovers that the Zyklon B pellets he’s developed to disinfect soldiers’ drinking water are being used to gas Jews. Recruited to streamline, the death camp process by a team of SS officers, Gerstein conspires to expose the crime.

Asif Kapadia’s Far North
Drama
France, UK
NDTV Lumiere
Rs 499
Far North is the tale of a mother and her daughter, the sole survivors of a massacre. They lead their wrongdoers to their death on a glacier to avenge the death of a loved one. The two women struggle to survive, living off the scarce prey they can kill. One day, a figure appears on the horizon and collapses.

Ching Siu-Tung’s An Empress And The Warriors
China, wuxia
UTV World Movies
Rs 399
The film is based in chaotic China, when the nation was in civil war amongst rivaling warlords. The Yan kingdom has long been a target of attacks by the Zhao kingdom. Princess Fei'er of Yan becomes the new ruler after her father is killed in battle, with general Murong Xuehu assisting her in defending their kingdom from invasion. It is her story of the crusade she undertakes.

Sergio Cabrera’s The Art Of Losing
Murder mystery
Columbia, Spain
UTV World Movies
Rs 399
When a decomposing corpse is found impaled on a stake, journalist Victor Silanpa is called in by Colonel Moya to investigate. In exchange for this exclusive, he has to write a speech for the Colonel's dieters' anonymous meeting. Aided by Estupinan, a clerk, who may be the brother of the dead man, and Quica, a suspiciously young prostitute from the Bar Lolita, Victor soon uncovers a web of intrigue concerning the title deeds to a piece of prime real estate.

Yvan Attal’s My wife Is An Actress
Romantic comedy
France
Moser Baer
Rs 399
It stars real-life couple Yvan Attal and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Attal plays a journalist who becomes obsessively jealous when his actress wife gets a part in a movie with an attractive co-star. Attal also wrote and directed the film.