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  • DYING TO SURVIVE 2018
    DYING TO SURVIVE 2018
  • DYING TO SURVIVE 2018
    DYING TO SURVIVE 2018
    Dying To Survive, a Chinese black comedy with social drama overtones that we’ve been talking about for the past few weeks as a potential breakout during the July blackout on Hollywood movies, is showing serious signs of life in the Middle Kingdom. What’s more, it’s not the sort of film we’ve seen before during this period, and has spurred debate on serious issues.
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  • SHOPLIFTERS 2018
    SHOPLIFTERS 2018
  • SHOPLIFTERS 2018
    SHOPLIFTERS 2018
    The film follows Osamu, the father of the family, who comes across a little girl who is struggling to survive in the cold. He’s able to convince his wife to take care of the child. It’s not an easy decision because of the family’s lack of money. And beyond having another mouth to feed, the relationship between the family’s members is tested after an unexpected event that reveals a series of big secrets.
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  • ALONG WITH GODS 2018
    ALONG WITH GODS 2018
  • ALONG WITH GODS 2018
    ALONG WITH GODS 2018
    Kim Young-hwa’s sequel to his gargantuan box office hit Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017) is ambitious in both scope and scale, and utilises a cluttered but enjoyable narrative to accommodate the film’s numerous characters and plotlines. Visually engaging for the most part, it is heavily reliant on VFX powerhouse Dexter Studios to deliver the film’s fantasy-driven spectacle.
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  • WOLF WARRIOR 2017
    WOLF WARRIOR 2017
  • WOLF WARRIOR 2017
    WOLF WARRIOR 2017
    China's deadliest special forces operative settles into a quiet life on the sea. When sadistic mercenaries begin targeting nearby civilians, he must leave his newfound peace behind and return to his duties as a soldier and protector.
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  • PARESHAAN PARINDA 2018
    PARESHAAN PARINDA 2018
  • PARESHAAN PARINDA 2018
    PARESHAAN PARINDA 2018
    Neel falls in love with a gangster's niece and things go bizarre when he finds himself getting involved with the underworld.   
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  • FATHER AND HEROS 2018
    FATHER AND HEROS 2018
  • FATHER AND HEROS 2018
    FATHER AND HEROS 2018
    This is a story set in the middle reaches of the Yellow River, Shanxi Grand Canyon. Twenty years ago, a gun battle broke out during the police arrest. The fierce gangster Qin Jin immediately reversed the war situation and fled all over, while the police Tianjiao died and Chiang Han was seriously injured. Twenty years later, Chiang once again chased Qin Jin, the girl Vivian became the key figure, and she is the daughter of the martyr Tianjiao. The gunfire of that year changed the fate of the three, and this time the hunt was like a reunion in reincarnation. Hidden secrets are constantly drawn out, the waves of the past again ups and downs. Stonewall stands, the Yellow River running, witness the sin and punishment, bravery and honor, is the end of the fatherundefineds grudges, but also a growing process that Vivian will never forget.
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  • ICE SWORD IN SUMMER 2018
    ICE SWORD IN SUMMER 2018
  • ICE SWORD IN SUMMER 2018
    ICE SWORD IN SUMMER 2018
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  • INTO THE RAINBOW 2017
    INTO THE RAINBOW 2017
  • INTO THE RAINBOW 2017
    INTO THE RAINBOW 2017
    Two young girls in New Zealand find themselves transported to China through the magical energy of a rainbow, in this colourful and action-packed 3D adventure. "Rainbows have always been a source of fascination and myth. Many cultures believe they can be a bridge between worlds."After enduring bullying at their new school, teenagers Rachel (The Hunger Games' Willow Shields) and Grace (Jacqueline Joe) begin to bond. When Rachel witnesses a strange and intense energy emerging from a rainbow, the girls decide to investigate. When they locate the source of the rainbow, Rachel and Grace find themselves caught within its energy field and are transported to China. Desperate to find a way back to New Zealand, the girls receive help from their new friend, Xiao Cheng (Leo Wu), and his mother. Meanwhile, it is revealed that scientists are causing the phenomenon in an attempt to harvest the rainbow's power for profit, resulting in dangerous storms that threaten the girls' ability to return home. This colourful and action-packed 3D film takes us on an international adventure while demonstrating the power of friendship and the dangers of intervening with nature.
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  • 3 MILE LIMIT 2017
    3 MILE LIMIT 2017
  • 3 MILE LIMIT 2017
    3 MILE LIMIT 2017
    It's 1965 and rock music is shaking up the world but not in New Zealand. Richard Davis a 23 year old journalist is determined to break the Government's monopoly on broadcasting and bring rock n' roll to a younger generation, and at the same time hold onto the woman he loves. Based on a true story.
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  • CROSSCURRENT 2016
    CROSSCURRENT 2016
  • CROSSCURRENT 2016
    CROSSCURRENT 2016
    Gao Chun, a young captain, steers his cargo boat up the Yangtze river. His father has recently died and, according to his beliefs, his son is now responsible for liberating his soul. At the same time, Gao Chun is looking for the love of his life. But all the women he meets in all the different ports are the same person: a magical being who grows ever younger the closer he gets to the source of the Yangtze. His trip up river turns into a journey through space and time. Gao Chun encounters people who accompany him for a while, and then loses them again. He comes across a town that had to make way for the big Yangtze dam only to reappear elsewhere. He hears the ghost story of a girl who crept into the body of a merchant. He enters a pagoda that reverberates with the voice of the Buddha from all sides. And he immerses himself in the verses of an unknown poet that reveal secrets from his past and make him contemplate his own crimes and their atonement. Yang Chao's odyssey merges daily life in China with politics and poetry, outer and inner worlds to create a magical universe.   
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  • MONKEY KING 2016
    MONKEY KING 2016
  • MONKEY KING 2016
    MONKEY KING 2016
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  • Mindfulness and Murder 2016
    Mindfulness and Murder 2016
  • Mindfulness and Murder 2016
    Mindfulness and Murder 2016
    Father Ananda, an ex-cop Buddhist monk investigates a murder after a homeless youth is murdered in the grounds of his monastery. With the help of an orphaned boy named Jak, Ananda travels the canals of the city to unravel the clues and catch the killer. Prize The Best Picture (nomination) The Best Director(nomination) Tom Wallker The Best Actor(nomination) Vithaya Pansringarm The Best Supporting Actor Wannasak Sirilar The Screenplay(nomination) Vithaya Pansringarm/ Nick Wilgus / Tom Waller
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  • THE SUSPECT 2015
    THE SUSPECT 2015
  • THE SUSPECT 2015
    THE SUSPECT 2015
    Ji Dong-chul (Gong Yoo) was once the top special forces agent in North Korea, but after a change in political power, he was abandoned by his government while on a mission. He goes on the run, seeking his wife and daughter who were sold as slaves to China, only to discover their corpses. When he learns that an ex-colleague was behind their deaths, Dong-chul goes on a vendetta for revenge, defecting to the South to chase his family's killer.
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  • FATHER'S HOLIDAY 2015
    FATHER'S HOLIDAY 2015
  • FATHER'S HOLIDAY 2015
    FATHER'S HOLIDAY 2015
    Old Guo (Guo Tao), 岳伦 children (Wang Yuelun), Ryoko (Zhang Liang) three are in family and career troubled husband, while his wife went to accompany the children during the summer camp, went under the proposed field coach South Korea to participate in a place called “imperial holiday” tourism project, to seek short-term arbitrage and released. However, after arriving in Korea, but because of the good emperor holidays international thief JIMMY (Jimmy Lin) the emergence of danger, they staged a thrilling story full of humor
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  • THE EXIT 2015
    THE EXIT 2015
  • THE EXIT 2015
    THE EXIT 2015
    Ling, 45, finds her mundane life crushed by the sudden diagnosis of early onset menopause. Overwhelmed by loneliness, her absent husband and rebellious daughter offer no comfort. During a routine visit to her hospitalised mother-in-law, she becomes captivated by a male patient with bandaged eyes in excruciating pain. This wordless stranger lights a spark in Ling and their increasingly intimate interactions promise to rekindle her dormant desire. Flashed with black humour, Exit is a genuine portrait of a woman trapped between two generations, balancing her deepest desires against conforming to social expectations.
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