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  • With his third feature film, Alfred Hitchcock took a major step toward greatness and made what he would come to consider his true directorial debut.

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    The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (Criterion DVD)

    27 Jun 2017

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  • In this thriller, perhaps Sam Peckinpah’s most controversial film, a young American mathematician and his English wife are initiated into the iron laws of violent masculinity that govern the director’s world.

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    Straw Dogs (Criterion DVD)

    27 Jun 2017

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  • Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, Marcel Camus’ Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.

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    Black Orpheus (Criterion DVD)

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  • Blending elements from pulp fiction and low-budget horror flicks, Blood Simple reinvented the film noir for a new generation, marking the arrival of a filmmaking ensemble that would transform the American independent cinema scene.

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    Blood Simple (Criterion DVD)

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  • The feature debut of the most internationally renowned African director of the twentieth century, Black Girl is a harrowing human drama as well as a radical political statement—and one of the essential films of the 1960s.

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    Black Girl (Criterion DVD)

    24 Jan 2017

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  • One of the fastest, funniest, and most quotable films ever made, His Girl Friday is an immortal mix of hard-boiled newsroom setting with remarriage comedy.

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    His Girl Friday (Criterion DVD)

    10 Jan 2017

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  • An uncommonly naturalistic view of a seamy underworld, this gritty crime classic painstakingly depicts the calm professionalism and toughness of its gangster heroes while evincing a remarkable depth of compassion for their all-too-human fragility.

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    The Asphalt Jungle (Criterion DVD)

    13 Dec 2016

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  • Alfonso Cuarón made his mark on Mexican cinema with the lightning-quick Sólo con tu pareja. Don Juan–ish yuppie Tomás Tomás spends his nights juggling so many beautiful women that he can’t keep their names straight—until a spurned nurse gives him a taste of his own medicine.

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    Sólo con tu pareja (Criterion DVD)

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  • New German Cinema pioneer Wim Wenders (Wings of Desire) brings his keen eye for landscape to the American Southwest in Paris, Texas, a profoundly moving character study written by Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Sam Shepard.

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    Paris, Texas (Criterion DVD)

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  • One of the best and most literate movies from the great days of horror, The Most Dangerous Game stars Leslie Banks as a big-game hunter with a taste for the world’s most exotic prey—his houseguests.

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    The Most Dangerous Game (Criterion DVD)

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  • In this acclaimed adaptation of the novel by legendary Southern writer Flannery O’Connor, John Huston brings to life a world of vivid, poetic American eccentricity. Brad Dourif, in an impassioned performance, is Hazel Motes, who, fresh out of the army, attempts to open the Church Without Christ.

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    Wise Blood (Criterion DVD)

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  • A winner of Academy Awards for best foreign-language film and best costume design, Gate of Hell is a visually sumptuous, psychologically penetrating work from Teinosuke Kinugasa.

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    Gate of Hell (Criterion DVD)

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  • This is where it all started. John Ford’s smash hit and enduring masterpiece Stagecoach revolutionized the western, elevating it from B movie to the A-list.

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    Stagecoach (Criterion DVD)

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  • Master noir craftsman Jules Dassin’s dazzling police procedural The Naked City was shot entirely on location in New York. As influenced by Italian neorealism as American crime fiction, this double Academy Award winner remains a benchmark for naturalism in noir.

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    The Naked City (Criterion DVD)

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  • Director Terry Gilliam and an all-star cast headlined by Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro show no mercy in bringing Hunter S. Thompson’s excoriating dissection of the American way of life to the screen, creating a film both hilarious and savage.

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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Criterion DVD)

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  • A graphic portrayal of insatiable sexual desire, In the Realm of the Senses, set in 1936 and based on a true incident, depicts a man and a woman consumed by a transcendent, destructive love while living in an era of ever escalating imperialism and governmental control.

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    In the Realm of the Senses (Criterion DVD)

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  • Robert Bresson’s Au hasard Balthazar follows the donkey Balthazar as he is passed from owner to owner, some kind and some cruel, but all with motivations beyond his understanding—a profound masterpiece from one of the most revered filmmakers in the history of cinema.

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    Au hasard Balthazar (Criterion DVD)

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  • Truffaut made The Soft Skin at a time when he was immersing himself in the work of Alfred Hitchcock, and that master’s influence can be felt throughout this complex, insightful, and underseen French New Wave treasure.

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    The Soft Skin (Criterion DVD)

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  • Under Kenji Mizoguchi’s dazzling direction, this classic Japanese story became one of cinema’s greatest masterpieces, a monumental, empathetic expression of human resilience in the face of evil.

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    Sansho the Bailiff (Criterion DVD)

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  • A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, Throne of Blood, directed by Akira Kurosawa, sets Shakespeare’s definitive tale of ambition and duplicity in a ghostly, fog-enshrouded landscape in feudal Japan.

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    Throne of Blood (Criterion DVD)

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  • Albert Lamorisse’s exquisite The Red Balloon remains one of the most beloved children’s films of all time. In this deceptively simple, nearly wordless tale, a young boy discovers a stray balloon, which seems to have a mind of its own, on the streets of Paris.

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    The Red Balloon (Janus Films DVD)

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  • An orphan wends his way from cruel apprenticeship to den of thieves in search of a true home in David Lean’s rendition of Dickens’s classic tale.

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    Oliver Twist (Criterion DVD)

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  • One of the great translations of literature into film, David Lean’s Great Expectations brings Charles Dickens’s masterpiece to robust on-screen life.

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    Great Expectations (Criterion DVD)

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  • Hailed around the world as one of the greatest movies ever made, the Academy Award–winning Bicycle Thieves, directed by Vittorio De Sica, defined an era in cinema.

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    Bicycle Thieves (Criterion DVD)

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  • A husband, a wife, a stranger, a knife: Roman Polanski sets them all adrift on a weekend filled with simmering resentments and gut-churning suspense in his seminal psychological thriller, still one of the greatest feature debuts in film history.

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    Knife in the Water (Criterion DVD)

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  • Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor, Sir Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet continues to be the most compelling version of Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy.

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    Hamlet (Criterion DVD)

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  • This sumptuous Technicolor rendering of Shakespeare’s play features a thrilling re-creation of the battle of Agincourt, and Sir Laurence Olivier in his prime as director and actor.

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    Henry V (Criterion DVD)

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  • Moving between the terrestrial and the otherworldly, Ugetsu reveals essential truths about the ravages of war, the plight of women, and the pride of men.

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    Ugetsu (Criterion DVD)
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  • This fleet and gripping film is the first of the early thrillers the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, made during the fertile phase of his career spent at the Gaumont-British Picture Corporation.

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    The Man Who Knew Too Much (Criterion DVD)

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  • In Alfred Hitchcock’s most quick-witted and devilish comic thriller, a young woman finds herself drawn into a complex web of mystery and high adventure while traveling across Europe by train. The Lady Vanishes remains one of the master filmmaker’s purest delights.

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    The Lady Vanishes (Criterion DVD)

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  • With An Angel at My Table, Academy Award–winning filmmaker Jane Campion brings to the screen the harrowing true-life story of Janet Frame, New Zealand’s most distinguished author. Angel beautifully captures the color and power of the New Zealand landscape.

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    An Angel at My Table (Criterion DVD)

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  • Novice nun Viridiana does her utmost to maintain her Catholic principles, but her lecherous uncle and a motley assemblage of paupers force her to confront the limits of her idealism. Luis Buñuel’s irreverent vision of life as a beggar’s banquet is regarded by many as his masterpiece.

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    Viridiana (Criterion DVD)

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  • Truman Capote’s best seller, a breakthrough narrative account of real-life crime and punishment, became an equally chilling film in the hands of writer-director Richard Brooks.

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    In Cold Blood (Criterion DVD)

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  • By the midsixties, Ingmar Bergman had already conjured many of the cinema’s most unforgettable images. But with the radical Persona, this supreme artist attained new levels of visual poetry.

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    Persona (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • A highly unconventional romance that came on the spike heels of Almodóvar’s international sensation Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, this is a splashy, sexy central work in the career of one of the world’s most beloved and provocative auteurs.
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    Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (Criterion DVD)

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  • No matter what genre he worked in, Howard Hawks played by his own rules, and never was this more evident than in his first western, the rowdy and whip-smart Red River.

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    Red River (Criterion DVD)

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  • Playwright and novelist Yukio Mishima foreshadowed his own violent suicide with this ravishing short feature, which depicts the seppuku of an army officer.

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    Patriotism (Criterion DVD)

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  • Middle-aged Mr. Badii drives through the hilly outskirts of Tehran, searching for someone to rescue or bury him, in Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami’s emotionally complex meditation on life and death.

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    Taste of Cherry (Criterion DVD)

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  • Merchant Ivory Productions, led by director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant, became a household name with A Room with a View, the first of their extraordinary adaptations of E. M. Forster novels.

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    A Room with a View (Criterion DVD)

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  • An island off the New England coast, summer of 1965. Two twelve-year-olds, Sam and Suzy, fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness.

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    Moonrise Kingdom (Criterion DVD)

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  • The colorful, electrifying romance that took the Cannes Film Festival by storm courageously dives into a young woman’s experiences of first love and sexual awakening.

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    Blue Is the Warmest Color (Criterion DVD)

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  • A Hard Day’s Night, in which the bandmates play cheeky comic versions of themselves, captured the astonishing moment when they officially became the singular, irreverent idols of their generation and changed music forever.

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    A Hard Day’s Night (Criterion DVD)

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    Bobby Karmi: “The first Roeg film I've seen, and I was not disappointed. Mysterious, brooding, and stylishly evocative, this is a must see for any paranormal fans.”

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    Don't Look Now (Criterion DVD)

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    Bobby Karmi: “The second animated feature to be added to the collection, and it is more than worth it. Brutal, powerful story telling that happens to star rabbits.”

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    Watership Down (Criterion DVD)

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    Bobby Karmi: “I really enjoyed both of these films in equal measure, Yojimbo for the sheer iconography and Sanjuro for its typically gruff but big heart.”

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    Yojimbo/Sanjuro  Box Set (Criterion DVD)

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    Bobby Karmi: “Oh my God Yes! Back in print and it feels so good!”

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    Time Bandits (Criterion DVD)

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    Bobby Karmi: “This is one of the most uncomfortable movies I've ever seen. This is going to be awesome!”

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    Safe (Criterion DVD)

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    Bobby Karmi: “The film that made Malick an icon, this is one really cool movie. Sheen and Spacek give great performances of young, idiotic love in the fifties.”

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    Badlands (Criterion DVD)

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  • Federico Fellini satirizes his youth in this carnivalesque portrait of provincial Italy in the fascist period. The Academy Award–winning Amarcord remains one of cinema’s enduring treasures.

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    Amarcord (Criterion DVD)
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  • In director Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited, three estranged American brothers reunite for a meticulously planned, soul-searching train voyage across India one year after the death of their father.

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    The Darjeeling Limited (Criterion DVD)

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    Bobby Karmi: “At last... Criterion and Lynch together. Of course if you had to pick one film for the collection, it would be Lynch's nightmare about parenthood. YAY”

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    Eraserhead (Criterion DVD)

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  • Wes Anderson first illustrated his lovingly detailed, slightly surreal cinematic vision (with cowriter Owen Wilson) in this visually witty and warm portrait of three young misfits.

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    Bottle Rocket (Criterion DVD)

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    Bobby Karmi: “One of the most emotionally draining films I've ever seen, it is on the same pantheon as Cries and Whispers as far as great feminine works go.”

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    Breaking the Waves (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Bobby Karmi: “Such a heart warming film! It is currently my favorite film of the year, with Greta Gerwig being added to my actress-to-watch list.”

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    Frances Ha (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Bobby Karmi: “I find it strange such a great Hitchcock film is often over looked by his other 1940 film, Rebecca. Still, here it is in all of its thrilling glory.”

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    Foreign Correspondent (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)
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    Bobby Karmi: “Personal, fantastic, surreal, contemplative, frustrating, and completely engauging: these are words to describe Fellini's provaocative 8 1/2.”

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    8½ (Criterion DVD)

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    Bobby Karmi: “A superbly complex melodrama from the king of that genre, this is a fascinating film that hooks you with great characters and Sirk's trademark colors.”

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    Written on the Wind (Criterion DVD)

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  • Kirk Douglas gives the fiercest performance of his career as Chuck Tatum, an amoral newspaper reporter who washes up in dead-end Albuquerque, happens upon the scoop of a lifetime, and will do anything to keep getting the lurid headlines.

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    Ace in the Hole (Criterion DVD)

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  • A profoundly felt film about class and conformity in small-town America, All That Heaven Allows is a pinnacle of expressionistic Hollywood melodrama.

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    All That Heaven Allows (Criterion DVD)
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  • Featuring an intense performance by Michael Fassbender, Hunger, about IRA member Bobby Sands’s 1981 prison hunger strike, is an unflinching, transcendent depiction of what a human being is willing to endure to be heard.

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    Hunger (Criterion DVD)

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