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12. INCENDIES (CANADA/MYSTERY/2010)

🔹AMAZING CINEMA # 12
MOVIE TITLE : INCENDIES
CUNTRY : Canada
LAUNGUAGE : French, Arabic
YEAR : 2010
GENRE : Mystery,  Drama
DIRECTED BY : Denis Villeneuve
STARRING : Lubna Azabal, Melissa Desormeaux-Poulin
RUNNING TIME : 130min
IMDB RATING : 8.2/10
ROTTEN TOMATOES RATING : 92%
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS : 
* Nomination for Academy award for best foreign language film 

* Best Feature Film awarded by the jury at the 2011 Adelaide Film Festival * Best Film, Director, Actress, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing, Sound and Sound Editing awards in 31st Genie Awards.
🔹SYNOPSIS🔹
▪Incendies is a Canadian mystery drama film adapted from Wajdi Mouawad’s play of the same name. During the reading of the will of their mother’s (Lubna Azabal), a twin brother and sister learn of some unusual last wishes. Amongst other requests, two envelopes need to be delivered to respectively the father of the two and a brother whom are both unknown. The quest leads the twins through the Middle East where they slowly learn of the horrific tales which is the life history of their late mother. This movie tells a very shocking story , perfectly shot and acted which makes the viewer fully immersed into the journey. Through flashbacks we learn about the hardship of their mother and unusual fate of their father and brother. The stunning climax of the movie will definitely shock the viewer .

This review will not complete without mentioning about the acting of the main actress Lubna Azabal who portrayed the character of Nawal Marwan, the mother. She is absolutely fantastic, no two words about it. Other departments including the haunting music and songs will definitely make you glued to the seats. 
▪In its Middle Eastern setting, the film takes on a contemporary feel, and the scenes of battle, rape and torture are concise and pitiless. All horror of civil war in middle eastern countries is explicit in this movie. The screen play of this movie is absolutely chilling when it shows young adolescents with rifles, killing others of their own age when neither shooter nor target is old enough to understand the gift of life.This movie is much more than a thriller and succeeds in demonstrating how senseless and hate others because of their religion.  Most people do not choose their religions but have them forced upon themselves by birth, and the lesson of “Incendies” is that an accident of birth is not a reason for hatred. After all the most happiest thing in life is to be together.
🔹AMAZING CINEMA RATING : 4.5/5 ( Highly Recommended)

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11. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (USA/PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER/1991)

🔹AMAZING CINEMA #11
MOVIE TITLE : THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
Country : USA
Language : English
Year: 1991
Genre : Psychological Thriller, Horror
Directed By : Jonathan Demme
Starring : Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins
Running Time : 118min
IMDB Rating : 8.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating : 94%
🔹SYNOPSIS 🔹
▪The Silence of the Lambs is an American Thriller film which blends the elements of crime and horror genres . In this movie a young FBI agent (Jodie Foster) is assigned to help find a missing woman to save her from a psychopathic serial killer who skins his victims. She attempts to gain a better insight into the twisted mind of the killer by talking to another psychopath Dr.Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), who used to be a respected psychiatrist.
▪The silence Of the Lambs win 5 academy awards for Best picture, Best actor, Best actress, Best Director and Best adapted screenplay. This film was selected to be preserved in National Film Registry of America in 2011.
▪This movie is a big critical and commercial success and notable for the performance of the veteran actor Anthony Hopkins for his adaptation of Dr. Hannibal Lecter .This film is considered as as one of the greatest suspense films in the history of cinema. Watch this Amazing Movie.
🔹AMAZING CINEMA RATING : 4.5/5

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10. 3-IRON (SOUTH KOREA/DRAMA/2004)

🔹AMAZING CINEMA # 10
MOVIE TITLE : 3-IRON
Country : South Korea
Language : Korean
Year : 2004
Genre : Drama, Romance
Directed By : kim Ki Duk
Starring : Jae Hee, Lee Seung-yeon
Running Time : 88min
IMDB Rating : 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating : 87%
🔹SYNOPSIS🔹
▪3-Iron is one of the best movies of the master of Korean cinema Kim Ki Duk. This movie is about the strange relationship between a young drifter and an abused house wife. The main protagonist of this movie  is a lonely and silent rider who breaks in to empty houses and lives a normal life when the owners are traveling, which was pretty interesting. He does not steal anything and provides some repairs or washes to show hospitality. Another interesting thing about this movie is that there is no dialogue between the central characters. This movie is really fantastic , the beauty of which is to be experienced. Kim keeps a lot of little surprises inside this movie , which I am not able to reveal here. Watch this movie to experience the beauty of south Korean cinema and the talent of the master craftsman Kim Ki Duk. Yes,  It’s hard to tell that the world we live in is either a reality or a dream.
🔹Amazing Cinema Rating : 4/5

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9. SEVEN (USA/CRIME THRILLER/1995)

🔹AMAZING CINEMA # 9
Movie Title : SEVEN
Country : USA
Language : English
Year : 1995
Genre : Psychological Thriller
Directed By: David Fincher
Starring : Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey
Running Time : 127min
IMDB Rating : 8.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating : 79%
🔹 SYNOPSIS🔹
▪Seven (Se7en) is a Psychological Thriller film that blends the elements of crime and horror genres beautifully. This film is about two detectives among them one is a newly transferred one and the other is soon to retire , both of them are behind a sadistic serial killer who meticulously planned murders correspond to the seven deadly sins! This movie is absolutely stunning with a dark and disturbing climax and it was the master piece of the fantastic director David Fincher.  Watch it. You will definitely get moved seeing this battle between good and evil. Yes, The world is a fine place and worth fighting for!
🔹AMAZING CINEMA RATING : 4/5

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8. THE SKIN I LIVE IN (SPAIN/SUSPENSE THRILLER/2011)

🔹AMAZING CINEMA # 8
MOVIE TITLE : THE SKIN I LIVE IN
Country : Spain
Language : Spanish
Year : 2011
Genre : Psychological Thriller
Directed By :  Pedro Almodovar
Starring : Antonio Banderas , Elena Anaya
Running Time : 120min
IMDB Rating : 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating : 81%
🔹SYNOPSIS 🔹
▪’The skin I live in’ is a brilliant psychological thriller film which was based on Thierry Jonquet’s French novel ‘Mygale’ .This movie is about an eminent plastic surgeon who creates a type of synthetic skin that can withstand any kind of damage in memory of his wife and a mysterious and volatile woman who is his guinea pig. This movie is a finest thriller and absolutely unpredictable till the end. This film is premiered in the competition section of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and won 4 Golden Globes awards including best actress.
🔹AMAZING CINEMA RATING : 4.5/5

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7. CHILDREN OF HEAVEN (IRAN/DRAMA/1997)

🔹AMAZING CINEMA # 7
MOVIE TITLE : CHILDREN OF HEAVEN
Country : Iran
Language : Persian
Year : 1997
Directed By : Majid Majidi
Running Time : 89 min
IMDB Rating : 8.5/10 
Rotten Tomatoes Rating : 82%
🔹SYNOPSIS 🔹
▪Children of heaven is family drama film which was directed by the talented Iranian director Majid Majidi deals with a brother and sister and their adventures over a pair of lost shoes. This movie was nominated for the academy award for the best foreign language film in the year 1998. This movie is praised by critics all over the world for its incredible story telling, amazing performance by the lead child actors and its well designed use of sound accompanying with music.  You cant forget the faces of the cute little brother and sister and their love will surely fill your eyes. Really a must see one.
🔹AMAZING CINEMA RATING : 4.5/5

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6. RUN LOLA RUN (GERMANY/THRILLER/1988)

🔹AMAZING CINEMA # 6 
MOVIE TITLE : RUN LOLA RUN
Country : Germany
Year : 1988
Directed By :   Tom Tykwer
Running Time : 81min
IMDB Rating : 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating : 93%
🔹SYNOPSIS 🔹 
▪Run Lola Run is a terrific thriller film which follows a woman who have 20 minutes to find and bring 100,000 Deutschmarks to her boyfriend before he robs a super market. The film has an introduction and three scenarios among them the decision of which one will really happen is left behind to the viewer. Watching this movie is a very different experience and every world cinema lover must watch this movie.This movie is ranked  in Empire magazine’s “The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema” in 2010.
🔹AMAZING CINEMA RATING : 4.5/5