Berlin International Film Festival 2012

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7 Deadly Kisses (Country: Indonesia; Year: 2011; Director: Sammaria Simanjuntak; Stars: Sunny Soon, Daud Sumolang)
Two willing and able male trainees demonstrate to all ages and genders the first seven deadly kisses for any relationship…
Atomic Age (L'âge atomique) (Country: France; Year: 2011; Director: Héléna Klotz; Writer: Héléna Klotz; Stars: Eliott Paquet, Dominik Wojcik)
Atomic Age invites us to take a closer look at objects and people during a pleasure-seeking journey into Parisian night life for Victor and Rainer which ends in abandonment and disillusionment in a remote forest at dawn.
Bugis Street Redux (Country: Hong Kong / China 1995/; Year: 2012; Director: Yonfan; Stars: Hiep Thi Le, Michael Lam, Greg- O, Ernest Seah)
Bugis Street, the epicentre of multisexual nightlife and unchained libido, is where a band of hedonistic, transidentical people has taken root at wacky love hotel SinSin.
Chocó (Choco) (Country: Colombia; Year: 2011; Director: Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza; Stars: Karent Hinestroza, Esteban Copete, Fabio García, Daniela Mosquera, Ivan Restrepo)
The story of a woman struggling on the thin line between hope and despair in a small Columbian village.
The Convoy (Die Überführung) (Country: Russian Federation; Year: 2012; Director: Alexey Mizgirev; Stars: Oleg Vasilkov, Azamat Nigmanov, Dmitry Kulichkov)
Bloody, merciless and with no hope of redemption The Convoy is an atmospheric portrait of Russia's most important institutions seen as a reflection of a society determined by the relationship between power and subjugation.
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Kuma and Keep The Lights On
Death For Sale (Country: Belgium / France / Morocco; Year: 2011; Director: Faouzi Bensaïdi; Writer: Faouzi Bensaïdi; Stars: Fehd Benchemsi, Fouad Labiad, Mouhcine Malzi, Iman Mechrafi)
Three young men decide to rob a jewelry store, however the heist is botched and their destinies are forever weighted down with violence, greed, jealousy and betrayal.
Dollhouse (Das Puppenhaus) (Country: Ireland; Year: 2011; Director: Kirsten Sheridan; Writer: Kirsten Sheridan; Stars: Seana Kerslake, Johnny Ward, Ciaran McCabe, Kate Stanley Brennan, Shane Curry)
A tense thriller revolving around five young people who break into a house and the secrets revealed within.
From Seoul To Varanasi (Country: Republic of Korea (South Korea); Year: 2011; Director: Jeon Kyu-hwan; Stars: Yoon Dong-hwan, Choi Won-jung)
A cinematic exploration of a married couple who have grown apart but are violently brought back together in a very different kind of psychological thriller.
Green Laser (Country: Canada; Year: 2011; Director: John Greyson)
A mashup of Otto Preminger’s film EXODUS about the founding of the state of Israel, with the voices of Canadian activists who take part in the Gaza flotilla raid in their boat. In typical comic book hero style, the Green Hornets fight against oppression and injustice in the Gaza strip.
Headshot (Fon Tok Kuen Fah) (Country: Thailand / France; Year: 2011; Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang; Writer: Win Lyovarin, Pen-Ek Ratanaruang; Stars: Nopachai Jayanama, Celine Horwang, Chanokporn Sayoungkul, Apisit Opasaimlikit, Krerkkiat Punpiputt)
Tul, a hit man, is shot in the head and wakes up to find that he sees everything upside down. Working backwards (and often upside down) the film tells a brooding and convoluted tale of underworld double-dealings.
Highway (Country: Nepal / USA; Year: 2011; Director: Deepak Rauniyar; Writer: Abinash Bikram Shah; Stars: Dayahang Rai, Asha Magarati, Shristi Ghimire, Eelum Dixit)
Highway is a road movie that is full of surprises and passion about a man in the search for a magic portion to help him and his wife conceive a child.
Keep The Lights On (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Ira Sachs; Writer: Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias; Stars: Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth, Julianne Nicholson, Souleymane Sy Savane, Paprika Steen), Official Site
An autobiographically inspired story of a passionate long-term relationship between two men driven by addiction and secrets but bound by love and hopefulness.
Kuma (Country: Austria; Year: 2011; Director: Umut Dag; Stars: Nihal Koldas, Begüm Akkaya, Vedat Erincin, Murathan Muslu, Alev Irmak)
A young woman enters into a fake marriage in order to move from Turkey to Austria and become the second wife of an older man.
Law and Order (ZUCHT und ORDNUNG) (Country: Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Jan Soldat; Stars: Manfred, Jürgen)
Two naked elderly men in elegant surroundings talk about their relationship and the good old days, and chat in a refreshingly candid manner about their fetishes, sadomasochistic predilections and bondage.
A Lazy Summer Afternoon with Mario Montez (Country: Germany; Year: 2011; Director: John Heys)
A boat, a lake, a lazy summer afternoon, how to look glamorous in nature. Legendary, irresistible, indestructible US underground legend Mario Montez dissects Hollywood icon Joan Crawford’s ridiculous fashion tips: ‘such crap!’
Leave It On The Floor (Country: USA / Canada; Year: 2011; Director: Sheldon Larry; Writer: Glenn Gaylord; Stars: Ephraim Sykes, Miss Barbie-Q, Phillip Evelyn, Andre Myers, James Alsop)
Leave It On The Floor is an original musical set in the world of ballroom dancing in modern-day Los Angeles.
Lost In Paradise (Hot boy noi loan - cau chuyen ve thang cuoi, co gai diem va con vit) (Country: Vietnam; Year: 2011; Director: Vu Ngoc Dang; Stars: Luong Manh Hai, Ho Vinh Khoa, Linh Son, Phuong Thanh, Hieu Hien)
Khoi escapes from his rural background to the chaos of Ho Chi Minh City in search of love and adventure,only to find more than he bargained for.
Man On Ground (Country: South Africa; Year: 2011; Director: Akin Omotoso; Writer: Akin Omotoso; Stars: Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Fabian Adeoye Lojede, Fana Mokoena)
A tense drama inspired by a wave of xenophobic attacks in post-Apartheid South Africa in May 2008.
Mommy Is Coming (Country: Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Cheryl Dunye; Writer: Sarah Schulman, Cheryl Dunye; Stars: Papí Coxxx, Lil Harlow, Maggie Tapert, Stefan Kuschner)
A humorous tale of three women’s sexual journey that is both a buoyant reference to and a self-confidently queer interpretation of a porn scenario
Rent-A-Cat (Rentaneko) (Country: Japan; Year: 2012; Director: Naoko Ogigami; Writer: Naoko Ogigami; Stars: Mikako Ichikawa, Reiko Kusamura, Ken Mitsuishi, Maho Yamada, Kei Tanaka)
A young woman rents out cats to lonely people.
Sharqiya (Country: Israel / France / Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Ami Livne; Writer: Guy Ofran; Stars: Adnan Abu Wadi, Maysa Abed-Alhadi)
Kamel is a desert dweller whose family have lived in the same region for centuries. However, when the Israeli authorities evict him from the land he must find a way to alert the public of his plight.
Wilaya (Country: Spain; Year: 2011; Director: Pedro Pérez Rosado; Stars: Nadhira Mohamed, Memona Mohamed, Aziza Brahim, Ainina Sidameg, Ahmed Molud)
A poetic tale of two sisters whose lives take different paths and the clash of cultures that ensues between North Africa and mainland Europe.

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