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Moulin Rouge * Baz Luhrmann * 2001

Moulin Rouge! is a 2001 Australian–American romantic pastiche-jukebox musical film directed, produced, and co-written by Baz Luhrmann.

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Romantics Anonymous is a 2010 French film directed by Jean-Pierre Améris and starring Benoît Poelvoorde and Isabelle Carré. The film won the Magritte Award for Best Foreign Coproduction at the 2nd Magritte Awards on February 4, 2011.

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The Orphanage is a 2007 Spanish horror film and the debut feature of Spanish filmmaker J.A. Bayona. The film stars Belén Rueda as Laura, Fernando Cayo as her husband, Carlos, and Roger Príncep as their adopted son Simón.

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The Others is a 2001 psychological/supernatural horror film written, directed and scored by Alejandro Amenábar, starring Nicole Kidman and Fionnula Flanagan.

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Black Swan is a 2010 American psychological thriller/horror film directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, and Mila Kunis.

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Amelie * Jean-Pierre Jeunet * 2001

Amélie is a 2001 romantic comedy film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Written by Jeunet with Guillaume Laurant, the film is a whimsical depiction of contemporary Parisian life, set in Montmartre

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The trilogy are also interpreted respectively as an anti-tragedy, an anti-comedy, and an anti-romance.

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Prizefighter Butch Coolidge has decided to stop payment on a deal he’s made with the devil. Honey Bunny and Pumpkin are young lovers and small time thieves who decide they need a change of venue. Meanwhile, two career criminals, Vincent Vega and Jules, go about their daily business of shooting up other crooks that are late on payments to their boss. While one is asked to baby sit their boss’ dangerously pretty young wife, the other suddenly realizes that he must give up his life of crime.

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Inglourious Basterds is a 2009 German-American[7] war film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Laurent, Michael Fassbender, Eli Roth and Diane Kruger. The film tells the fictional alternate history story of two plots to assassinate Nazi Germany‘s political leadership, one planned by a young French Jewish cinema proprietor (Laurent), and the other by a team of Jewish-American soldiers led by First Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Pitt). The film’s title was inspired by director Enzo G. Castellari‘s 1978 macaroni combat film, The Inglorious Bastards.

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Betty (Dalle) and Zorg (Anglade) are passionate lovers who live in a shack on the beach. He works as a handyman who does odd jobs to pay the bills. As the film begins, they have only been dating for a week and are in a very passionate stage of their relationship, portrayed in a graphic sex scene. Zorg narrates the story of their relationship via voiceover. He describes Betty as “like a flower with translucent antennae and a mauve plastic heart”. She yearns for a better life and quit her last job as a waitress because she was being sexually harassed by her boss.

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