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Hindi/1991/135 min


Director: Mahesh Bhatt, Sadak (transl. Road) is a 1991 Indian Hindi-language romantic thriller film directed by Mahesh Bhatt. It stars Sanjay Dutt and Pooja Bhatt. The film is  one of the highest-grossing Hindi movie of the year 1991 with a popular musical score. The film is also fondly remembered for the late Sadashiv Amrapurkar's award-winning performance as the film's villain, Maharani. The film was inspired by the 1976 American movie Taxi Driver.  A sequel Sadak 2 is in production.

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Hungary/1972/110 min


Director: Peter Bacso,  Mózes Imre, the quality inspector of a big factory in Budapest loses his job overnight because he did not obey the director’s instructions and refused some bad products of the company. When he brings the case before a court his arguments are not really appreciated. The director, however, recognises that, to a certain extent, Mózes is right and lets him re-enter as a head of a smaller operational section. The film was selected as the Hungarian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 45th Academy Awards.

Meghe Dhaka Tara

Bengali/1960/135 min


Director: Ritwik Ghatak,  The film revolves around Neeta (played by Supriya Choudhury), a beautiful young girl who lives with her family, refugees from East Pakistan, in the suburbs of Calcutta. Neeta is a self-sacrificing person who is constantly exploited by everyone around her, even her own family, who take her goodness for granted. Her life is ridden with personal tragedy: she loses first her fiancé, then her job and finally her health by contracting tuberculosis. At the end of the film, she screams out her agony, throwing herself into her brother's arms. She utters her last words: "Brother, I want to survive (দাদা, আমি বাঁচতে চাই।)."

Coup De Grace Le The Fatal Blow

France/1965/105 min


Director: Jean Cayrol & Claude Durand,  Bruno (Michele Piccolo) returns for some strange reason to the small French town where he was an informant to the Nazis in this plodding drama. Sophie (Emmanuelle Riva) is a single woman who falls for Bruno partially out of fear of becoming an old maid, but Bruno falls in love with the sister of a man he turned over to the SS. Danielle Darrieux plays Helene, the wife of a man who was arrested because of the informer Bruno. After Bruno is exposed, he is tracked down to an old submarine station where he cowers like a trapped animal.