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Heroes of the East (1978)

The Lau Kar-leung film follows a Chinese man who struggles to communicate with his Japanese wife. After a series of misunderstandings, he is forced to take on seven the seven Japanese martial artists in different disciplines.

Paar (1984)

Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi starred in this Gautam Ghose film about an impoverished couple who undertake a herculean task to earn some money.

Chocolat (1988)

Claire Denis directed this film about a young French woman returning to Northern Cameroon, where she grew up, and her memories of her childhood, which are dominated by the houseboy in her family's employ.

Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)

Aki Kaurismäki helmed this film about a music group called The Leningrad Cowboys who go to the USA to seek greater glory and during their travels, encounter a simpleton who wishes to join their group.

From What Is Before (2014)

This experimental drama by Lav Diaz follows the occurrences in a Philippine town after martial law is imposed on the country.

The Settlers (2023)

Directed by Felipe Gálvez, the film follows three men in the employ of a rancher who are tasked with marking the perimeter of their boss' land.

The Delinquents (2023)

Rodrigo Moreno directed this unusual heist film about a crew who, at least partially, plan to get caught.

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