Independent Spirit Awards: Best Foreign Film - Blu-ray Movie Awards

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Award Year: 2014


Gloria (2013)

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A middle-aged divorcée looking to fill the void in her life sees an opportunity for a permanent relationship when she meets a charming former naval officer. But baggage from the past may derail their romance.

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The Hunt (2012)

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The Hunt 2013-12-10 2013-12-10 2014-01-09

A 2014 Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, this story centers on Lucas, a beloved teacher who faces unfounded pedophilia accusations from a student -- and the venom of his community.

a.k.a. Die Jagd
Jagten
La caza
La Chasse
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A Touch of Sin (2013)

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A Touch of Sin - 2014-04-08 2014-04-08

Weaving together four stories of people living in different Chinese provinces, this drama follows a miner protesting corruption, a migrant worker with a gun, a factory drone always drifting to a new job and a receptionist who's been assaulted.

a.k.a. Tian zhu ding
天注定
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Award Year: 2013


Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)

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Once Upon a Time in Anatolia 2012-06-26 2012-06-26 1997-01-12

A body has been buried in the grasslands of rural Turkey. Over the course of one night, a doctor and a detective from a nearby town join a search effort in which the desolate landscape comes to symbolize their own solemn, insular lives.

a.k.a. Bir zamanlar Anadolu'da
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Rust and Bone (2012)

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Rust and Bone 2013-03-19 2013-03-19 -

Unemployed kick boxer Ali, who's struggling to raise his young son alone, strikes up a relationship with Stephanie, a whale trainer who survives a terrible accident at her marine park. As Stephanie faces disability, she seeks comfort with Ali.

a.k.a. De rouille et d'os
Der Geschmack von Rost und Knochen
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Award Year: 2012

The Kid with a Bike (2011)

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The Kid with a Bike 2013-02-12 2013-02-12 2012-12-12

After being abandoned by his deadbeat dad, 11-year-old Cyril Catoul is virtually adopted by a goodhearted hairdresser who tries to help him. But despite her kindness, the disillusioned boy soon falls in with a young drug peddler.

a.k.a. Le Gamin au vélo
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Melancholia (2011)

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Melancholia 2012-03-13 2012-03-13 2012-04-12

This inventive drama charts the disintegrating relationship between newly married twentysomething Justine and her sister, Claire, just as Earth hurtles toward certain collision with a newly discovered planet.

a.k.a. Melancolía
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A Separation (2011)

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A Separation 2012-08-21 2012-08-21 -

An Iranian husband and wife split up over his decision to stay and care for his aging father instead of leaving the country with his family. But his fateful choice to hire a stranger to do most of the caretaking breeds unexpected consequences.

a.k.a. Jodaeiye Nader az Simin
Nader und Simin - Eine Trennung
Nader y Simin, una separación
Une séparation
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Shame (2011)

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Shame 2012-05-15 2012-05-15 -

New Yorker Brandon seethes with an overwhelming sex addiction, and when his uninhibited, unstable younger sister, Sissy, invades his life and takes up residence in his apartment, he struggles to get a handle on his behavior.

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Tyrannosaur (2011)

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Tyrannosaur - 2012-04-10 2012-05-03
2013-05-03

Unemployed and frustrated, Joseph is in a downward spiral when he meets Hannah, a kind Christian woman who's drawn to try to help him. As their bond develops, however, it becomes apparent that Hannah's life is far from easy or simple.

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Award Year: 2011

The King's Speech (2010)

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The King's Speech 2011-04-19 2011-04-19 2012-11-25

In this biographical drama that garnered multiple Academy Awards, Britain's King George VI struggles with an embarrassing stutter until he seeks help from unorthodox Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue.

a.k.a. El discurso del Rey
Il discorso del re
Le Discours d'un roi
The King's Speech - Die Rede des Königs
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Mademoiselle Chambon (2009)

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Mademoiselle Chambon 2010-12-07 2010-12-07 2012-06-07

When shy schoolteacher and gifted violinist Véronique Chambon (Sandrine Kiberlain) invites blue-collar construction worker Jean (Vincent Lindon) to speak to her class about his trade, she's surprised to find herself irresistibly attracted to him -- and the feeling is mutual. But the gulf in their social positions and Jean's marital status complicate matters in this quiet drama, which snagged an Independent Spirit Award nod for Best Foreign Film.

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Of Gods and Men (2010)

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Of Gods and Men 2011-07-05 2011-07-05 -

A group of French Trappist monks making their home in the Algerian mountains have ample reason to believe they're in danger. But their assumption that there can be common ground between Islam and Christianity leads them to remain at the monastery.

a.k.a. Des hommes et des dieux
Von Menschen und Göttern
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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)

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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives 2011-08-09 2011-07-12 2014-04-15

Under the care of his dedicated sister-in-law, terminally ill Uncle Boonmee spends his final days reminiscing about his past lives with the recently arrived ghost of his dead wife and his long-missing son.

a.k.a. Loong Boonmee raleuk chat
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Award Year: 2010


Everlasting Moments (2008)

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Everlasting Moments 2010-06-29 2010-06-29 2010-07-09

After marrying charming but coarse Sigfrid (Mikael Persbrandt), Maria (Maria Heiskanen) finds that her life isn't the fairy tale she expected, as her husband gradually becomes more brutal. But when she becomes involved in photography, Maria gains a new lease on life. Filmmaker Jan Troell based this Golden Globe-nominated drama on a manuscript written by his wife, Agneta Ulfsäter-Troell, chronicling the events of her ancestors in the early 20th century.

a.k.a. Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick
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Mother (2009)

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Mother 2010-07-20 2010-07-20 2010-08-19

A murder rocks a South Korean town and suspicion quickly falls on a reclusive, mentally challenged -- and alibi-free -- young man (Bin Won). When an inept public defender botches the boy's case, his mother (Hye-ja Kim) sets out to prove her son's innocence. Acclaimed director Joon-ho Bong (Memories of Murder) explores the lengths a mother will go to protect her child in this atmospheric crime thriller.

a.k.a. Madeo
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A Prophet (2009)

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After refusing to snitch, 18-year-old Arab Malik (Tahar Rahim) is thrown into a French prison, where the Corsican mafia rules with a firm fist. The obedient newcomer slowly rises through the organization's ranks but soon begins to double-cross his superiors. A follow-up to his 2005 gem The Beat My Heart Skipped, French director Jacques Audiard's A Prophet was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

a.k.a. Un prophète
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Award Year: 2009

The Class (2008)

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Hunger (2008)

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Hunger 2010-02-16 2010-02-16 2010-06-08

Acclaimed visual artist Steve McQueen makes his feature film debut with this gripping drama (and Independent Spirit Award Best Foreign Film contender) that depicts the events surrounding a hunger strike staged by a group of IRA prisoners during their 1981 incarceration in Britain's Prison Maze. Led by IRA volunteer-poet Bobby Sands (Michael Fassbender), the strikers waged their six-week-long protest in an attempt to be acknowledged as political prisoners and to improve the prison's conditions.

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The Secret of the Grain (2007)

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The Secret of the Grain 2010-07-27 2010-07-27 2010-07-09
2012-07-09

After 35 years of shipyard work in the French port town of Sète, Tunisian immigrant Slimane (Habib Boufares) takes his severance pay and pursues his impossibly expensive dream of opening a couscous restaurant. His only hope lies in his fractured family, including his mistress, Lilia (Leila D'Issernio), her entrepreneurial daughter, Rym (Hafsia Herzi), and his ex-wife and ace couscous cook, Souad (Bouraouïa Marzouk), in this César-winning drama.

a.k.a. Couscous
La graine et le mulet
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