Lonely Jacobo Koller is the owner of a struggling sock company. His brother is coming to visit, and he doesn't want him to know that he isn't married, so he asks Marta to pretend that she is his wife and, surprisingly, she says yes.
Rachida lives and teaches in an old neighbourhood in Algeria. Like most of the people in Algeria, she thinks she is far removed from the bloody conflict the country is in, until one day she is attacked by a terrorist group. The terrorists ask her to plant a bomb in her school. After refusing, they shoot her in cold blood. Miraculously, she is saved and seeks refuge in a neighbouring village.
A comedic story about Bosnia turned upside down as it prepares for a visit by President Cinton, two years after the civil war. The entire community fumbles as they try to create a perfect image of themselves. Someone tries to ruin things for everyone.
Set in rural 1940s Vietnam, a young man takes up with a rough band of nomadic buffalo herders and discovers freedom, violence, and love - but also secrets about his past that will change his life forever.
"Wang, a young tailor struggling to pay his father's medical bills and simultaneously gain the attention of a pretty girl, discovers a solution for both problems: a policeman's uniform, left in the family shop. He begins to impersonate a police officer, extorting money and impressing the attractive Zheng, who also leads a double life - as an excort. A humorous but realistic portrait of the clashing values of modern-day China"--Container.
During World War II, Ranulpho hitches a ride with Johan, an aspirin salesman running from the German draft. Brazil, about to enter the war against Axix, Johan must quickly run or his days of freedom may be numbered.
When an Iranian widow takes over her husband's truck stop restaurant after his death, she must hide in the kitchen so she doesn't cause a scandal. Now her brother-in-law wants to be with her for the cafe, while a customer just wants to be with her.
The story of two women. Emel is a Westerner whose husband, a journalist, is missing - perhaps kidnapped or even killed. Khadija is an older woman who has lived through the country's decades-long struggle. Together they search for Emel's husband.
During a time of rigid moral code in China, a sixteen year old girl living in a small riverside town discovers she is pregnant. The community is stunned, her family loses face and she and her boyfriend are expelled from their school. In the aftermath, her boyfriend leaves her and she is forced to put her child up for adoption. Ten years later, she is working as a singer in a local song and dance troupe. Her only friend is a young boy who protects...
After RamÃ³n loses his job as a restaurant cook during Argentina's economic crisis, his wife Lili suffers a nervous breakdown. They will lose their house unless something drastic is done. Desperate, RamÃ³n accepts a job in Lili's name - and clothes - to serve as a maid to a rich family.
Set in the Druze area of the Golan Heights known as the Valley of Laments and Tears, the story is a combination coming of age struggle for freedom and amplified "Romeo and Juliet." The scenario matching 15-year old Lamia (Flavia Bechara) with 17-year old Israeli soldier Youssef (Maher Bsaibes) fits well with Sabbag's tale of lovers living in limbo on the Israeli-Lebanese border. Both are Druze, separated by arbitrary physical boundaries and long-standing...
In the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, and amid the stunning natural beauty of India's Andaman and Nicobar islands, an elderly British teacher struggles to run a small primary school despite the loss of many of the islands' children to the recent tragedy. Ignoring the overwhelming grief that washes over the islands, he continues to teach his few remaining students until a government official delivers a relocation order to all residents,...
A dinner guest turns a family's Easter weekend upside down. One Good Friday, college freshman Marco brings his beautiful new girlfriend Sofia to meet his parents at their house on the beach. Sofia has a disruptive nature.
In this fairytale for troubled times, 16-year-old Lamia must cross a border checkpoint between Lebanon and Israel to marry a man she has never met. Neither she nor her betrothed is eager to consummate a marriage to a stranger, further complicated by Lamia's admission of her love for an Israeli soldier.
After 22 years absence, Aziz decides to return to his hometown to sell the house where he was born. But, to his astonishment, the place is now a small restaurant, run by four women, one of them a girl whom he once dated. Atieh's singular passion is food, and her popular restaurant on the sleepy Caspian coast of Iran is her pride and joy. When Aziz appears, threatening her means of supporting her daughter, Atieh prepares his favorite dishes, one night...