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Shot in a single, 96-minute-long take, Russian Ark is a visually remarkable film about the Russian Hermitage museum and its role as a guardian of culture and history.
Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei uses a sea of 100 million porcelain sunflower seeds to show what he loves and loathes about his homeland.
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A black comedy created out of nostalgia for the former Yugoslavia, Underground follows the birth and death of a country through the eyes of a group of people living in a basement and the couple who keeps them there.
La Marseillaise's marching tune belies lyrics that point to the struggles of the bloody French Revolution.
Telling the story of how Indians adopted cricket in their struggle against colonialism, Lagaan is a crowd-pleasing epic musical and a great intro to Bollywood cinema.
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Though Blackboard Jungle focuses on a teacher trying to rein in his unruly class of inner-city kids, it quickly became feared for showing teenaged rebellion and featuring rock and roll music.
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Doom attracted controversy for years after its release, but that didn't stop it from influencing first-person shooters and multiplayer gaming for years to come.
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While Tales of the Arabian Nights is lighter on mechanics than most board games, its massive Book of Tales will take you and your friends on a journey through the world of Middle Eastern mythology.
Yeelen creates an epic fantasy story with dazzling scenery from West African legends and folk tales.
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In a world filled with bland film adaptations of classic fantasy stories, Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons attempts to capture the action and silliness of the original Chinese novel.