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thumbnail The Gatekeepers (2013, Israel)

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Director: Dror Moreh

Starring: Ami Ayalon, Avraham Shalom, Yaakov Peri, Carmi Gillon, Avi Dichter

Genre: Action

Duration: 101 mins

This compelling, provocative and insightful documentary focuses on Shin Bet, the Israeli intelligence agency, which since the Six Day War in 1967, has been at the forefront of intelligence operations in the occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza. In an extraordinary coup, filmmaker Dror Moreh interviewed six of the heads of Shin Bet and each share their insights into the troubled Israeli-Palestine relationship and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions. Moreh was inspired to make the film after watching the Academy award winning documentary “The Fog Of War”. Along with archival footage, the interviews make a powerful and moving account of Israel’s troubled history.

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thumbnail NFS season starts 23rd March 2014

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thumbnail Kites (2010, India)

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Director: Anurag Basu
Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Bárbara Mori, Luce Rains, Kangana Ranaut, Kabir Bedi
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Duration: 130 mins
Summary: J (Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan), is a handsome street smart hustler who moonlights as a husband for hire for desperate women looking for a US green card. J thinks he’s hit the jackpot when the rich daughter of a powerful casino owner falls for him. His past comes crashing back however, when he discovers that his future brother-in-law is about to marry Natasha, a Mexican woman who J knows as Linda (Barbara Mori), the last woman he married. Before long, secrets are revealed and when things get out of control, they find themselves on the run with the police in pursuit. Set against a backdrop of Las Vegas and Mexico, Kites is an energetic action packed adventure.

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thumbnail Di Renjie (Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame) (2010, Hong Kong)

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Director: Hark Tsui
Starring: Andy Lau, Carina Lau, Bingbing Li, Chao Deng, Tony Leung Ka Fai
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
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Summary: Set in 689AD on the eve of the coronation of Empress Wu Zetian (Carina Lau), the first and only female emperor in Chinese history, the film opens to a series of mysterious deaths of loyal subjects which threaten to delay the inauguration of the Empress. Following the advice of her trusted imperial chaplain (who appears in the shape of a talking deer), Wu summons the intellectual court judge Di Renjie (Andy Lau, “Detective Dee”) from his exile – incurred eight years earlier for his objection to Wu’s ascent to power – to investigate the mysterious deaths and, by extension, the secret plots to overthrow Wu’s regime.

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