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2010 — 46th Chicago International Film Festival

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Haroun, Mahamat-Saleh

Screaming Man, A Screaming Man, A

Oblivious to the civil war raging around him, Adam, a pool attendant at a private club, takes fierce pride in his job and his son. The implications of the war land at his doorstep when the club changes hands and he loses his position, replaced by his son. Seething with humiliation and envy and under pressure from military factions, Adam finds himself contemplating a shocking act of betrayal in this Cannes Jury Prize winner.

Arabic, French with subtitles, 91 min.

Heisenberg, Benjamin

Robber, The Robber, The

Based on the exploits of the Austrian criminal known as “Pump-Gun Ronnie,” this pulse-pounding true-crime thriller follows Johann, an impassive, calculating marathon runner, as he conducts a series of daring bank robberies in Vienna. His motivations for doing so are incomprehensible to everyone around him: he neither needs nor uses the money. It seems that, for Johann, pulling a heist is the ultimate sport.

German with subtitles, 97 min.

Henry, Michael

Blame Blame

Red-eyed and weary from a sleepless night after a funeral, a group of young would-be vigilantes set out to kill the man they believe is responsible for their friend’s suicide. Armed with black masks and a bottle of sleeping pills, they attempt to exact their revenge; but murder cannot afford mistakes or doubt, and this group encounters both. The tension mounts to heart-pounding levels in this unconventional thriller as the youths sort through the tangle of lies that set them on this path.

89 min.

Hidalgo, Hilda

Of Love and Other Demons Of Love and Other Demons

Based on the novel by Gabriel García Marquez, this visually stunning film presents an unconventional love story, full of beauty and mystery. When a 13-year-old girl contracts rabies

Spanish with subtitles, 97 min.

Hirayama, Hideyuki

Sword of Desperation Sword of Desperation

The expert swordsman Kanemi Sanzaemon is a man of principle, first and foremost. His decisive, violent handling of high-level corruption in the court of the local feudal lord landed him in solitary confinement for two years. He has now been released, with one caveat he cannot comprehend: He must serve as bodyguard to the lord he betrayed. This thrilling, masterfully stylized tale of honor combines classic samurai action with a taut story of intrigue and betrayal.

Japanese with subtitles, 114 min.

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