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Marianne and Juliane

The film Marianne and Julianne (1981) owing true to its name, follows the story of two sisters carrying the same name. Set in the 1960s and ’70s, it captures the life and history of Gudrun Ensslin, a member of The Red Army Faction who was found dead in her prison cell in Stammheim in 1977.  […]

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Memories of Murder

Memories of Murder is a 2003 South Korean crime drama based upon what are regarded as Korea’s first serial killings. It is only the second directorial outing of the now highly acclaimed director Bong Joon-Ho.In Gyeonggi Province, there are bodies of girls being found raped and murdered savagely. Local detective Park Doo-man, who believes he […]

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Kino Eye

Dziga Vertov, the Soviet filmmaker, started a revolution in the field of cinema with his technique of Kino Eye (kino glaz). Through his 1924 silent film of the same name, Vertov sought to capture what he believed was inaccessible to the human eye. Shot in fragmented style, with striking intertitles in between reels, the film […]

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October : Ten Days That Shook The World

October: Ten Days That Shook The World is a 1928 Soviet silent historical film by Sergei Eisenstein and Grigori Aleksandrov. It is Eisenstein’s visual dynamic account of Russia’s October 1917 Revolution. A masterpiece in world cinema, it is a celebratory dramatization of the 1917 October Revolution , in which Kerensky’s provisional government was ousted by […]

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Battleship Potemkin

Battleship Potemkin, with it’s great work of montage editing, remains one of the most important films of world cinema. Directed by Sergei Eisenstein as a revolutionary propaganda, this silent Soviet film is an account of mutiny and revolt. Eisenstein experimented with film editing techniques that would provide the best emotional response. Battleship Potemkin constitutes five […]