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2010 — 46th Chicago International Film Festival

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Nakamura, Yoshihiro

Golden Slumber Golden Slumber

In this seriocomic conspiracy thriller, affable deliveryman Aoyagi unwittingly becomes the prime suspect in a hunt for the assassin of the prime minister. As he runs from the authorities and the news media eats up every scrap of incriminating evidence, Aoyagi finds a little help from his friends, including his college sweetheart and a crazy but cheerful youth who’s wanted for serial murder. Together, this motley crew will help Aoyagi navigate the strangest, scariest 24 hours of his life.

Japanese with subtitles, 139 min.

Nakano, Takao

Big Tits Zombie Big Tits Zombie

A campy, raucous crowd-pleaser that is definitely not for the whole family, this 3-D spectacle pits brassy strippers against a horde of the undead, which the ladies unwittingly revive by reading aloud from an ancient tome. They must battle one of their own in addition to the brain eaters when goth stripper Maria hatches her own ambitious plans to become Queen of the Dead.

Japanese with subtitles, 73 min.

Nellis, Alice

Mamas & Papas Mamas & Papas

Sparkling with humor, pathos, and beguiling imagery, this ensemble drama captures the modern agonies of raising a family as four couples try to cope with their particular realities. As three of these couples struggle with the tough decisions presented by their impending parenthood and the fourth mourns the accidental death of their child, Mamas & Papas takes shape as an intimate, authentic exploration of the joys and heartaches of being a parent.

Czech with subtitles, 110 min.

Nesher, Avi

Matchmaker, The Matchmaker, The

Teenage Arik’s attitudes toward life and love undergo seismic shifts during one remarkable summer in the newly formed state of Israel when he begins an apprenticeship under slick professional matchmaker and Holocaust survivor Yankale Bride. Bride, who lives in a district full of other survivors, uses Arik to gather information on potential clients. He prides himself on giving clients “what they need, not what they want,” but his and Arik’s own love lives are far from simple.

Hebrew with subtitles, 104 min.

Newell, Jack C.

Typing Typing

Two blocked screenwriters find inspiration in the sound of a typewriter from an adjoining office in Typing.

8 min.

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