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Ki-duk Kim’s 3 Iron, South Korea
Drama, Shemaroo, Rs 279
This 2004 drama explores the relationship between a travelling junkie and a lonely housewife. It is about a delivery boy who breaks into empty homes and cleans up, and during one of the these break-ins develops a silent relationship with a housewife who is regularly abused by her husband. The film is notable for the lack of dialogue between its two main characters.
Don Bluth’s All Dogs Go to Heaven, Ireland
Animation, UTV World, Rs 349
This film, set in 1939, is a mafia-animated drama in doggieland. The story is about two dogs, voiced by Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise. One of them gets murdered by his gangster business partner and his loyal friend, brings the gangster to justice.
Eran Kolirin’s The Band’s Visit, Israel
Dramedy, UTV World, Rs 349
This multilingual film (Arabic, Hebrew and English) is an award winning drama comedy (dramedy) about the touring Alexandria Police Band from Egypt, who by a series of unfortunate events land up in Israel. What ensues is a manic trip through Israel’s political and cultural landscapes to arrive at the correct destination in time for a concert.
Ingmar Bergman’s Wild Strawberries, Sweden
Drama, Palador, Rs 399
This cult classic is a 1959 black and white movie, and often described as Bergman’s literal volte-face. The movie stars Victor Sjostrom and is about an old man recalling and reliving his past. Livid, emotional and thought-provoking, Wild Strawberries is critically acclaimed across the world for its moving screenplay.
Lous Malle’s Elevator to the Gallows, France
Action drama, NDTV Lumiere, Rs 399
Classified as film noir, this French classic revolves around a love affair between two criminals. The mystery spirals out of control when one lover gets stuck in an elevator. The high point is the jazz music by Miles Davis. The haunting trumpet solos between the long pause close ups add to the movie.