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Thriller


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Amparo

Simón Mesa Soto  |   Colombia, Sweden, Qatar
Spanish  
Drama, Thriller, Women Centered
Colombia, 1998. Single mother Amparo returns home after a night shift to discover her 18-year-old son Elias has gone missing. She soon learns he has been forcibly conscripted into the [...]
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Broadcast Signal Intrusion

Jacob Gentry  |   United States
English  
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

When AV tech whiz James stumbles across grainy archival television footage, it sends him on a search for answers, and he soon uncovers unexpected connections to the inexplicable disappearance of his wife years earlier.

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Captain Volkonogov Escaped (Kapitan Volkonogov Bezhal)

Natasha Merkulova, Aleksey Chupov  |   Russia, France, Estonia
Russian  
Historical, Political, Thriller
1938 Leningrad. Captain Volkonogov (Yuri Borisov) has been working as an enthusiastic enforcer for the Soviet National Security Service extracting confessions—most of them false— from anyone deemed a threat by [...]
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Encounter

Michael Pearce  |   United Kingdom, United States
English  
Action, Family Affairs, Thriller
Desperate to save his two young sons, Jay and Bobby, from a mysterious threat, decorated Marine Malik Khan (Riz Ahmed) packs them in a car and sets off on a [...]
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The Last Execution (Nahschuss)

Franziska Stüenkel  |   Germany
German  
Historical, Political, Thriller
East Berlin, 1981. Tempted by the offer of a prestigious professorship, ambitious scientist Franz Walter (Lars Eidinger) is convinced to go to work for the GDR’s Stasi. Blackmail, coercion, surveillance, [...]
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Madeleine Collins

Antoine Barraud  |   France, Belgium, Switzerland
French  
Family Affairs, Thriller, Women Centered
In this intricately plotted thriller, the dynamic and alluring Judith (Virginie Efira)—or Margot or Madeleine, depending on who’s asking—leads a secret double life. In a modest home in Geneva, she [...]
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Silent Land (Cicha ziemia)

Aga Woszczyńska  |   Poland, Italy
English, French, Italian, Polish  
Drama, Family Affairs, Thriller
In this tense, resonant interrogation of a relationship on the brink, a wealthy Polish couple arrives at a palatial Italian seaside vacation home, sanguine about the days ahead. The inconvenience [...]