Edinburgh International Film Festival 2001
Eureka Eureka
Eureka and Station Jim
Amelie (Le Fabuleux Destin D'Amelie Poulain, Amelie from Montmartre) (Country: France; Year: 2001; Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet; Writer: Guillaume Laurant, Jean-Pierre Jeunet; Stars: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Serge Merlin, Jamel Debbouze, Urbain Cancellier, Dominique Pinon, Yolande Moreau, Isabelle Nanty)
A girl with an eccentric, repressed childhood grows up attracted to the odd detail in everyday life and to the strangest people.
Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner (Country: Canada; Year: 2000; Director: Zacharias Kunuk; Writer: Paul Apak Angilirq; Stars: Natar Ungalaaq, Sylvia Ivalu, Peter Henry Arnatsiaq, Lucy Tulugarjuk, Madeline Ivalu, Pakkak Innuksuk)
First movie ever made in Inuit, it tells a tale of love, tradition and revenge.
The Anniversary Party (Country: US; Year: 2001; Director: Alan Cumming, Jennifer Jason Leigh; Writer: Alan Cumming, Jennifer Jason Leigh; Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Alan Cumming, Parker Posey, Kevin Kline, Gwyneth Paltrow, John C Reilly)
A couple's anniversary proves to be a test of their fidelity as well as of friendship.
Bangkok Dangerous (Krung Thep Antharai) (Country: Thailand,; Year: 2000; Director: Oxide Pang, Danny Pang; Writer: Oxide Pang, Danny Pang; Stars: Pawalit Mongkolpisit, Premsinee Ratanasopha, Patharawin Timkul, Pisek Intrakanchit)
A deaf mute gunman tries to escape the deadly Bangkok underground.
Battle Royale (Batoru Rowaiaru) (Country: Japan; Year: 2000; Director: Kinji Fukasaku; Writer: Kenta Fukasaku; Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Taro Yamamoto)
Futuristic Japanese survival gameshow where school children fight for their lives.
Storytelling Storytelling
Storytelling and Her Father's Daughter
The Believer (Country: US; Year: 2001; Director: Henry Bean; Writer: Henry Bean; Stars: Ryan Gosling, Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Isabelle Nanty, Dominique Pinon)
An intelligent Jewish boy grows up into an urban terrorist who hates Judaism.
Boyhood Loves (Amour D'Enfance) (Country: France; Year: 2001; Director: Yves Caumon; Writer: Yves Caumon; Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Lauryl Brossier, Fabrice Cals, Michele Gary, Roger Souza, Bernard Blancan, Nicole Miana, Fredric Bonpart, Paul Crouzet)
A young Frenchman returns from the city to the rural home of his youth to visit his dying father in this subtle, effective drama.
La Ciénaga (The Swamp) (Country: Argentina/Spain; Year: 2000; Director: Lucrecia Martel; Writer: Lucrecia Martel; Stars: Graciela Borges, Mercedes Moran, Sofia Bertolotto, Juan Cruz Bordeu, Martin Adjemian, Andrea Lopez, Leonora Balcarce, Diego Baenas, Sebastian Montagna, Silvia Bayle)
A long hot summer on Argentinian estate for dysfunctional extended family.
Chain Camera (Country: USA,; Year: 2001; Director: Kirby Dick; Stars: The students of John Marshall High School)
High school life seen through the eyes of 16 student videologues.
The Chateau (Country: USA; Year: 2001; Director: Jesse Peretz; Writer: Jesse Peretz, Thomas Bidegain; Stars: Paul Rudd, Sylvie Testud, Romany Malco, Didier Flamand, Donal Loguem, Philippe Nahon)
Decent culture clash comedy in which two very different American brothers inherit a dilapidated French chateau.
Samia Samia
Samia and The Inner Tour
The Chimp (Maimal, Le Singe) (Country: Kirghizstan,; Year: 2001; Director: Aktan Abdykalykov; Writer: Aktan Abdykalykov; Stars: Mirlan Abdykalykov, Sergej Golovkin, Alexandra Mitrokhina, Dzylkycy Dzakypov)
A teenage boy confronts adulthood as he waits to join the army.
Chop Suey (Country: US; Year: 2000; Director: Bruce Weber; Writer: Bruce Weber; Stars: Peter Johnson, Teri Shepherd, Frances Faye, miscellaneous celebs, male models)
Cinematic scrapbook.
The Circle (Dayereh) (Country: Iran/Italy; Year: 2000; Director: Jafar Panahi; Writer: Kambozia Partovi; Stars: Fereshteh Sadr Orafai, Fatemeh Naghavi, Nargess Mamizadeh, Maryam Parvin Almani, Elham Saboktakin)
Women from prison try to stay clean and out of trouble in a country where they are not respected.
Cool And Crazy (Heftig Og Begeistret, Cool & Crazy) (Country: Norway; Year: 2001; Director: Knut Erik Jensen; Stars: Berlevag Male Choir)
Norwegian documentary telling the tale of a male voice choir and its members in the remote fishing village of Berlevag.
CQ (Country: USA/Luxembourg/France/Italy; Year: 2001; Director: Roman Coppola; Writer: Roman Coppola; Stars: Jeremy Davies, Angela Lindvall, Elodie Bouchez, Gerard Depardieu, Giancarlo Giannini, Massimo Ghini, Billy Zane, Jason Schwartzman, John Philip Law, Dean Stockwell)
Idealistic young film maker must decide where his loyalties lie as the 1970s approach.
The Warrior The Warrior
The Warrior and The Travelling Salesman
Cry For Bobo (Country: UK; Year: 2001; Director: David Cairns; Writer: David Cairns; Stars: Mark McDonnell, Steven McNicoll, Tracey Roberts)
Tartan short: a hilarious, old-fashioned slapstick comedy about a criminal clown.
The Deep End (Country: US; Year: 2001; Director: Scott McGehee, David Siegel; Writer: Scott McGehee, David Siegel; Stars: Tilda Swinton, Goran Visnjic, Johnathan Tucker, Peter Donat, Josh Lucas)
A mother tries to protect her son from suspicion after his lover is found dead.
The Devil's Backbone (El Espinazo del Diablo) (Country: Mexico / Spain; Year: 2001; Director: Guillermo del Toro; Writer: Guillermo del Toro; Stars: Marisa Paredes, Frederico Luppi, Eduardo Noreiga, Fernando Tielve, Inigo Garces, Irene Visedo.)
Ghosts haunt an isolated orphanage during the last year of the Spanish Civil War.
Dogtown And Z-Boys (Country: USA; Year: 2000; Director: Stacy Peralta; Writer: Craig Steyck; Stars: Stacy Peralta, Tony Alva, Bob Biniak, Jay Adams, Shogo Kubo, Jim Muir, Peggy Oki, Glen E Friedman, Ian MacKaye, Henry Rollins)
Absorbing documentary about the birth of modern skateboarding, told by those who were there.
Down From The Mountain (Country: US; Year: 2000; Director: D A Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus, Nick Doob; Stars: Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, John Hartford, David Rawlings,. Ralph Stanley, The Fairfield Four, The Cox Family, Chris Thomas KIng)
Nashville concert for those who played on the soundtrack of O Brother, Where Art Thou.
Princesa Princesa
Princesa and Startup.com
Enigma (Country: US; Year: 2001; Director: Michael Apted; Writer: Tom Stoppard, based on the novel by Robert Harris; Stars: Dougray Scott, kate Winslet, Jeremy Northam, Saffron Burrows)
A complex World War Two tale of intrigue, romance and code-breaking.
Eureka (Yûreka) (Country: Japan; Year: 2000; Director: Shinji Aoyoma; Writer: Shinji Aoyoma; Stars: Koji Yakusho, Aoi Miyazaki, Masuri Miyazaki, Yochiro Saitoh.)
All aboard the magical mystery bus.
Fat Girl (A Ma Soeur!) (Country: France; Year: 2000; Director: Catherine Breillat; Writer: Catherine Breillat; Stars: Anais Reboux, Roxane Mesquida, Libero de Rienzo, Arsinee Khanjian, Roman Goupil, Laura Betti)
Two teenage sisters at French holiday resort respond to agony and ecstasy of first time sex.
Freaks (Country: US; Year: 1932; Director: Tod Browning; Writer: Willis Goldbeck, Leon Gordon, Edgar Allan Woolf, Al Boasberg, based on the story Spurs by Tod Robbins; Stars: Olga Baclanova, Harry Earles, Daisy Earles, Prince Randian, Johnny Eck, Roscoe Ates, Angelo Rossito, Daisy Hilton, Violet Hilton, Zip, Pip, Elvira Snow, Jennie Lee Snow, Schlitzie, Pete Robinson, Henry Victor)
Infamous exploitation shocker with real-life barnyard oddities.
Friends Have Reasons (Las Razones de mis Amigos) (Country: Spain; Year: 2000; Director: Gerardo Herrero; Writer: Angeles Gonzalez-Sinde; Stars: Marta Belaustegui, Joel Joan, Sergi Calleja)
A loan undermines three friends relationship.
Lucky Break Lucky Break
Lucky Break and Rain
Gabriel And Me (Gabriel & Me) (Country: UK; Year: 2001; Director: Udayan Prasad; Writer: Lee Hall; Stars: Iain Glen, David Bradley, Sean Landless, Rosie Rowell, Billy Connolly, Ian Cullen, Sean Foley, Trevor Fox, Bridie Hales, Nicky Hayer, Jacqueline King)
A boy tries to become an angel so he can save his dad from dying.
Gas Attack (The Silent Killer) (Country: UK; Year: 2001; Director: Kenny Glennan; Writer: Rowan Joffe; Stars: Sherko Zen-Aloush, Benae hassan, Robina Qureshi, Laurie Ventry, Morag Caulder.)
Something unthinkable happens in Glasgow.
Ghost World (Country: US; Year: 2001; Director: Terry Zwigoff; Writer: Dan Clowes, Terry Zwigoff; Stars: Thora Birch, Scarlett Johanssen, Steve Buscemi, Brad Renfro, Stacey Travis, Illeana Douglas, Bob Balaban, Teri Garr)
Teenage rebel makes friends with middle-aged jazz collector and discovers alienation.
Hedwig And The Angry Inch (Country: US; Year: 2000; Director: John Cameron Mitchell; Writer: John Cameron Mitchell; Stars: John Cameron Mitchell, Michael Pitt, Miriam Shor, Stephen Trask, Theodore Liscinski, Rob Campbell, Michael Aronov, Andrea Martin, Ben Mayer-Goodman, Alberta Watson, Gene Pyrz)
Musical, in which a transsexual punk rocker recounts her life story.
Here To Where (From Here To Where) (Country: France; Year: 2001; Director: Glen Luchford; Writer: Glen Luchford; Stars: Abbas Baktiari, Paul Berczeller, Christine Bergstrom, Merhan Nasseri, Mai Pexton)
Documentary (or mockumentary) about one man's life in an airport.
Possible Loves Possible Loves
Possible Loves and No Man's Land
Her Father's Daughter (La Fille de Son Pere) (Country: France/UK; Year: 2000; Director: Jacques Deschamps; Writer: Jacques Deschamps, Olivier Lorelle; Stars: Cast: Natacha Regnier, Francois Berleand, Fanny Cottencon, Frederic Pierrot)
A man decides to pose as his friend and claim to be the father of a child that isn't his.
The Icelandic Dream (Islenski Draumurinn) (Country: Iceland; Year: 2000; Director: Robert I Douglas; Writer: Robert I Douglas; Stars: Thor Sverisson, Jon Gnarr, Hafdis Huld, Matt Keeslar, Laufey Bra Jonsdottir)
Likeable Icelandic comedy.
The Inner Tour (Country: Israel / Palestine; Year: 2001; Director: Ra'anan Alexandrowicz)
Documentary sees a busload of Palestinian tourists visit Israel.
In July (Im Juli) (Country: Germany; Year: 2000; Director: Fatih Akin; Writer: Fatih Akin; Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Christiane Paul, Mehmet Kurtulus, Idil Uner, Branka Katic, Sandra Borgmann)
Quirky German romantic comedy road movie that should raise a few smiles.
Jump Tomorrow (Country: USA/UK; Year: 2000; Director: Joel Hopkins; Writer: Joel Hopkins; Stars: Tunde Adebimpe, Hippolyte Girardot, Natalia Verbeke, James Wilby)
Unpretentious, entertaining romantic comedy of culture clashes.
Kandahar Kandahar
Kandahar and Enigma
Kandahar (Safar E Ghandehar) (Country: Iran; Year: 2001; Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf; Writer: Mohsen Makhmalbaf; Stars: Niloufar Pazira, Hassan Tantai, Sadou Teymouri, Hayatala Hakimi)
A woman returns to Afghanistan to save her suicidal sister.
Lawless Heart (Country: UK; Year: 2002; Director: Neil Hunter, Tom Hunsinger; Writer: Neil Hunter, Tom Hunsinger; Stars: Douglas Henshall, Tom Hollander, Bill Nighy, Clementine Celarie, Josephine Butler, Ellie Haddington, Stuart Laing, Sukie Smith)
Relationship ensemble drama, as lives intersect following a death.
Left Turn (Country: UK; Year: 2001; Director: Sean Ellis; Writer: Sean Ellis; Stars: Lucy Russell, Andy Tiernan, Heather Jay Jones, Una Brandon-Jones)
A woman gets more than she bargains for when she picks up an old lady hitchhiker.
L.I.E. (Country: US; Year: 2001; Director: Michael Cuesta; Writer: Stephen M. Ryder, Michael Cuesta, Gerald Cuesta; Stars: Brian Cox, Paul Dano, Billy Kay, Bruce Altman, James Costa, Tony Donnelly, B Constance Barry)
A disaffected youth on Long Island becomes involved with a rich paedophile, after his father has been arrested for fraud.
Lifetime Guarantee: Phranc's Adventures in Plastic (Country: USA,; Year: 2001; Director: Lisa Udelson)
Documentary about a Jewish lesbian folk singer who switches career to sell Tupperware.
The Orphan Of Anyang The Orphan Of Anyang
The Orphan Of Anyang and Friends Have Reasons
Little Dieter Needs To Fly (Country: US; Year: 1997; Director: Werner Herzog; Stars: Dieter Dengler)
The life of an extraordinary Vietnam war hero.
Little Otik (Otesanek) (Country: Czech Republic; Year: 2000; Director: Jan Svankmajer; Writer: Jan Svankmajer; Stars: Veronika Zilkova, Jan Hartl, Jaroslava Kretschmerova, Pavel Novy, Kristina Adamcova, Jiri Labus, Dagmar Strirna, Zdenek Kozak, Jitka Smutka)
Grotesque take on the story of the little wooden boy.
Lucky Break (Country: UK; Year: 2001; Director: Peter Cattaneo; Writer: Ronan Bennett; Stars: James Nesbitt, Olivia Williams, Timothy Spall, Bill Nighy, Christopher Plummer, Lennie James, Ron Cook, Frank Harper, Raymond Waring)
British cons plan an escape by staging a prison musical.
Maids (Domesticas, O Filme) (Country: Brazil,; Year: 2001; Director: Fernando Meirelles, Nando Olival; Writer: Cecelia Homem de Mello, Fernando Meirelles.; Stars: Claudia Missura, Graziella Moretto, Lena Roque, Olivia Araujo, Renata Melo, Robson Nunes, Tiago Moraes.)
A look at the lives of five maids in Sao Paulo.
Manji (Country: UK; Year: 2001; Director: Rene Mohandas; Writer: Rene Mohandas; Stars: Amrie Singh, Durdana Bedi, Mandeep Sandhu, Laxmi Kathuria)
A widowed garage owner deals with his wife's death while trying to patch up his relationship with his son.
Wit Wit
Wit and L.I.E.
The Man Who Wasn't There (Country: US; Year: 2001; Director: Joel Coen; Writer: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen; Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, James Gandolfini, Tony Shalhoub, John Polito, Scarlett Johanssen)
An introspective barber in a small Californian town in the Forties initiates a blackmail that goes wrong.
Mullet (Country: Australia; Year: 2001; Director: David Caesar; Writer: David Caesar; Stars: Ben Mendelson, Susie Porter, Andrew S. Gilbert, Belinda McClory, Tony Barry, Kris McQuade, Peta Brady, Wayne Blair, Paul Kelman)
A man returns to his hometown... and regrets it.
My Brother Tom (Country: UK; Year: 2001; Director: Don Rotheroe; Writer: Alison Beeton-Hilder, Dom Rotheroe; Stars: Jenna Harrison, Ben Whishaw, Honeysuckle Weeks, Michael Erskine, Adrian Rawlins, Judith Scott)
Two school loners fall in love.
Night Shift (Trois Huit) (Country: France; Year: 2000; Director: Philippe Le Guay; Writer: Philippe Le Guay; Stars: Gerald Laroche, Marc Barbe, Luce Moucel, Bastien Le Roy)
Would you be friends with this guy?
The Natural History of the Chicken (Country: US; Year: 2000; Director: Mark Lewis)
Homage to hens.
The Chimp The Chimp
The Chimp and Promises
No Man's Land (Country: Belgium/Bosnia/France/Italy/Slovenia/UK; Year: 2001; Director: Danis Tanovic; Writer: Danis Tanovic; Stars: Branko Djuric, Rene Bitorajac, Filip Sovagovic, Georges Siatidis, Simon Callow, Katrin Cartlidge)
Black comedy about the Bosnian conflict told from the viewpoint of a trench between warring factions.
The Orphan Of Anyang (L'orphelin d'Anyang, Anyangde Guer) (Country: China; Year: 2001; Director: Wang Chao; Writer: Wang Chao, based on his novel; Stars: Zhu Jie, Sun Guilin, Yue Sengyi, Liu Tianhao, Miao Fuwen)
Drama about a man who decides to protect a baby, whatever the cost.
Possible Loves (Amores Possiveis) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2000; Director: Sandra Werneck; Writer: Paulo Halm; Stars: Carolina Ferraz, Murilo Benicio, Irene Ravache, Emilio de Mello, Beth Goulart, Alberto Szafran, Luiza Mariani, Drica Moraes, Christine Fernandes)
The effect of a single twist of fate on a lifetime of love.
Princesa (Country: Italy/Germany/UK; Year: 2001; Director: Henrique Goldman; Writer: Ellis Freeman, Henrique Goldman, Fernanda Farias de Albuquerque, Maurizio Jannelli.; Stars: Ingrid de Souza, Cesare Bocci, Lulu Pecorari, Mauro Pirovano, Biba Lerhue)
Do girls have more fun?
Promises (Country: USA/Palestine/Israel; Year: 2000; Director: Justine Shapiro, B Z Goldberg, Carlos Bolado)
Illuminating documentary showing the realities of the Arab-Israeli conflict through the eyes of seven children.
Tangerine Tangerine
Tangerine and My Brother Tom
Rain (Country: New Zealand; Year: 2000; Director: Christine Jeffs; Writer: Christine Jeffs, from the novel by Kirsty Gunn; Stars: Alicia Fulford-Wierzbicki, Sarah Peirse, Marton Csokas, Alistair Browning, Aaron Murphy)
Coming-of-age tale set against the backdrop of a family holiday.
Raw Deal - A Question of Consent (Country: USA; Year: 2000; Director: Billy Corben)
A disturbing investigation of an alleged rape at a frat house.
Rivers And Tides (Country: Germany; Year: 2001; Director: Thomas Riedelsheimer; Stars: Andy Goldsworthy)
A portrait of Scottish artist Andy Goldsworthy whose fleeting natural artworks have earned him international renown.
Runaway (Country: UK; Year: 2001; Director: Kim Longinotto, Ziba Mir-Hosseini)
Documentary about the plight of Iranian girls who run away from home.
Samia (Country: France; Year: 2000; Director: Philippe Faucon; Writer: Philippe Faucon, Soraya Nini; Stars: Lynda Benahouda, Mohamed Chaoch, Kheira Oualhaci, Lakhdar Smati, Nadia El Koutei, Yamina Amri, Farida Abdallah Hadj, Aicha Abdelhamid, Amel Sahnoune, Marie Riviere)
Straightforward, honest drama about culture and generational clashes in a French-Algerian family.
Gas Attack Gas Attack
Gas Attack and In July
Southern Comfort (Country: US; Year: 2000; Director: Kate Davis; Stars: Robert Eads)
A female-to-male transsexual "hillbilly" is diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
Startup.com (Country: US; Year: 2001; Director: Chris Hedegus, Jehane Noujaim; Stars: Tom Herman, Kaleil Tuzman)
Documentary charting the rise and fall of a dotcom company.
The State I'm In (Die Innere Sicherheit) (Country: Germany; Year: 2000; Director: Christian Petzold; Writer: Christian Petzold, Harun Farocki; Stars: Julia Hummer, Barbara Auer, Richy Muller, Bilge Bingul, Gunther Maria Halmer, Katharina Schuttler)
Old revolutionaries still on the run flee from Portugal to Germany with their teenage daughter.
Station Jim (Country: UK; Year: 2001; Director: John Roberts; Writer: Mark Wallington; Stars: George Cole, Charlie Creed-Miles, Prunella Scales, Celia Imrie, Nadia Sawalha, Timothy West, Laura Fraser, Thomas Sangster, Martin Savage, John Thompson)
Whimsical tale about a station porter.
Storytelling (Country: US; Year: 2001; Director: Todd Solondz; Writer: Gary Mitchell; Stars: Robert Wisdom, Leo Fitzpatrick, Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Julie Hagerty)
Dual storyline explores suburban hypocrisy.
Lifetime Guarantee: Phranc's 
Adventures in Plastic Lifetime Guarantee: Phranc's 
Adventures in Plastic
Lifetime Guarantee: Phranc's Adventures in Plastic and Night Shift
Tangerine (Country: UK,; Year: 2001; Director: Alison Peebles; Writer: Colin Hough; Stars: James Grant, Ann Scott Jones, Paul Samson)
A painter on a large rail bridge finds the life-change of retirement difficult.
Tattoo (Country: Germany; Year: 2002; Director: Robert Schwentke; Writer: Robert Schwentke; Stars: August Diehl, Christian Redl, Nadesha Brennicke, Ilkur Bahadir, Jasmin Schwiers, Monika Bleibtreu, Fatih Cevikkollu, Johan Leysen, Ingo Naujoks, Florian Panzner, Gustav-Peter Wohler)
Stylish German Se7en style thriller.
Tears Of The Black Tiger (Fa Talai Jone) (Country: Thailand; Year: 2001; Director: Wisit Sasanatieng; Writer: Wisit Sasanatieng; Stars: Chartchai Ngamsan, Stella Malucchi, Supakorn Kitsuwon, Arawat Ruangvuth, Sombat Metanee)
Tongue-in-cheek Thai tale of love and revenge, in glorious technicolor.
This Filthy Earth (Country: UK; Year: 2001; Director: Andrew Kotting; Writer: Andrew Kotting, Sean Lock; Stars: Rebecca R. Palmer, Shane Attwooll, Demelza Randall, Xavier Tchili)
Two sisters scrape a living farming muddy land, without hope or release.
The Travelling Salesman (Commesso Viagiatore) (Country: Italy; Year: 1999; Director: Francesco Dal Bosco; Writer: Francesco Dal Bosco, Daniele Costantini; Stars: Claudio Bigagli, Maddalena Crippa, Giovanni Visentin, Carlo Croccolo, Martina de Salve, Valentina Emeri, Katia Pietrobelli, Keke Vannoli, Alessandro Zigrossi)
This weird Italian effort takes far too long to reach its destination.
CQ and Amelie
Trouble Every Day (Country: France; Year: 2001; Director: Claire Denis; Writer: Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau; Stars: Vincent Gallo, Tricia Vessey, Beatrice Dalle, Alex Descas, Florence Loiret-Caille)
A tale of a depressive American doctor, honeymooning in Paris, and a nymphomaniac who eats men.
Taurus (Telets) (Country: Russia; Year: 2001; Director: Alexander Sokurov; Writer: Youri Arabov; Stars: Leonid Mozgovoi, Maria Kuznetsova, Sergei Razhuk, Natalia Nikulenko, Lev Yellseyev, Nikolai Ustinov)
The last days of Lenin.
The Warrior (Country: India; Year: 2001; Director: Asif Kapadia; Writer: Asif Kapadia, Tim Miller; Stars: Irfan Khan, Puru Chhibber, Sheikh Annuddin, Noor Mani, Damayanti Marfatia, Sunita Sharma)
A repentant murderer is pursued through the mountains.
Wit (Country: US; Year: 2001; Director: Mike Nichols; Writer: Mike Nichols, Emma Thompson, based on the play by Margaret Edson; Stars: Emma Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, Eileen Atkins, Audra McDonald, Jonathan M. Woodward, Harold Pinter, Rebecca Laurie, Su Lin Looi, Raffaello Degruttola, Miquel Brown, Hari Dhillon)
University don fights cancer by treating it as she does the sonnets of John Donne.
Yellow Asphalt (Asphalt Tzahov, Asphalt Zahov, Yellow Asphalt: Three Desert Stories) (Country: Israel; Year: 2000; Director: Danny Verete; Writer: Danny Verete; Stars: Sami Samir, Tatjana Blacher, Raida Adon, Motti Katz, Moshe Ivgi)
Three stories of the clash between traditional and modern cultures set among the Bedouin people, economically told.
The Believer The Believer
The Believer and Chop Suey
You Really Got Me (Amatørene) (Country: Norway; Year: 2001; Director: Pål Sletaune; Writer: Pål Sletaune, Jonny Halberg; Stars: Robert Skjærstad, Andrine Sæther, Trond Høvik, Philip Zandén, Per Schaaning, Bernhard Ramstad, Bjørn Sundquist)
A loser gets mixed up in the kidnapping of a rock star.

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