Immigration

Immigration's causes and issues - Iran, Syria, Afghanistan today's main countries
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1.
Carla's Song (1996)
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1987, love in time of war. A bus driver George Lennox meets Carla, a Nicaraguan exile living a precarious... (127 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
“ by Ken Loach ” - Angeliki Spatki
 
2.
Katzelmacher (1969)
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Jorgos, a migrant worker from Greece, joins a group of young people in Munich usually hanging around... (88 mins.)
“ Katzelmacher by Rainer Werner Fassbinder ” - Angeliki Spatki
 
3.
Angst essen Seele auf (1974)
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An almost accidental romance is kindled between a German woman in her mid-sixties and a Moroccan migrant worker around twenty-five years younger. They abruptly decide to marry, appalling everyone around them. (93 mins.)
“ (Ali - Fear eats the soul) by Rainer Werner Fassbinder ” - Angeliki Spatki
 
4.
Despair (1978)
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Germany in the early 1930s. Against the backdrop of the Nazis' rise, Hermann Hermann, a Russian émigré and chocolate magnate... (119 mins.)
 
5.
Carlito's Way (1993)
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A Puerto Rican former convict, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of N.Y.C. (144 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
6.
La haine (1995)
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24 hours in the lives of three young men in the French suburbs the day after a violent riot. (98 mins.)
“ by Mathieu Kassovitz ” - Angeliki Spatki
 
7.
Est - Ouest (1999)
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June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It's a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa... (121 mins.)
Director: Régis Wargnier
 
8.
Dancer in the Dark (2000)
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An east European girl goes to America with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film. (140 mins.)
Director: Lars Von Trier
 
9.
Bread and Roses (2000)
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Two Latina sisters work as cleaners in a downtown office building, and fight for the right to unionize. (110 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
“ by Ken Loach ” - Angeliki Spatki
 
10.
An American Rhapsody (2001)
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A young Hungarian girl struggles to find her place in the world when she's reunited with her parents in the USA years after she was left behind during their flight from the communist country in the 1950s. (106 mins.)
Director: Éva Gardos
 
11.
Gegen die Wand (2004)
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With the intention to break free from the strict familial restrictions, a suicidal young woman sets up a marriage of convenience with a forty-year-old addict, an act that will lead to an outburst of envious love. (121 mins.)
Director: Fatih Akin
“ (Never Together) Head-On 2004, (Hamburg - Istanbul) by Fatih Akin ” - Angeliki Spatki
 
12.
Le clan (2004)
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Annecy is no tourist destination for three working-class Algerian brothers and their father, in the months after their mother has died... (90 mins.)
Director: Gaël Morel
 
13.
Omiros (2005)
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Inspired by the real-life story of a bus hijacking in Northern Greece, HOSTAGE explores the sensitive... (105 mins.)
“ by Sotiris Goritsas ” - Angeliki Spatki
 
14.
The Visitor (2007)
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A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment. (104 mins.)
Director: Tom McCarthy
 
15.
Eden à l'Ouest (2009)
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A drama centered around the illegal immigrants living in the EU. (110 mins.)
Director: Costa-Gavras
“ by Costa Gavras ” - Angeliki Spatki
 
16.
London River (2009)
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Two strangers come to discover the fate of their respective children in the 2005 terrorist attacks on London. (84 mins.)
 
17.
Un prophète (2009)
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A young Arab man is sent to a French prison. (155 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
 
18.
Soul Kitchen (2009)
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In Hamburg, German-Greek chef Zinos unknowingly disturbs the peace in his locals-only restaurant by hiring a more talented chef. (99 mins.)
Director: Fatih Akin
“ by Fatich Akin ” - Angeliki Spatki
 
19.
Darbareye Elly (2009)
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The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her fellow travelers. (119 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
“ (What happened to Elly) ” - Angeliki Spatki
 
20.
Five Minarets in New York (2010)
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Two Turkish anti-terrorist agents are sent to New York City on a mission to find and bring back the dangerous Islamic leader codenamed "Dajjal"... (119 mins.)
 
21.
Les femmes du 6e étage (2010)
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In 1960s Paris, a conservative couple's lives are turned upside down by two Spanish maids. (102 mins.)
 
22.
Route Irish (2010)
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The story of a private security contractor in Iraq who rejected the official explanation of his friend's death and sets out to discover the truth. (109 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
“ by Ken Loach ” - Angeliki Spatki
 
23.
Jodaeiye Nader az Simin (2011)
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A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease. (123 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
 
24.
Le Havre (2011)
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When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home. (93 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
 
25.
Casse-tête chinois (2013)
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A 40-year-old father's life is complicated when the mother of his two children moves to New York. Since he can't bear them growing up far away from him, he decides to move there as well. (117 mins.)
“ (Chinese Puzzle) ” - Angeliki Spatki
 
26.
Le passé (2013)
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An Iranian man deserts his French wife and her two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce. (130 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
 
27.
Samba (2014)
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Samba migrated to France ten years ago from Senegal, and has since been plugging away at various lowly jobs... (118 mins.)
 
28.
Macondo (2014)
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An 11-year-old Chechnyan refugee living in Vienna whose life is thrown into disarray when a friend of his deceased father materializes. (98 mins.)
 
29.
The Cut (2014)
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In 1915 a man survives the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, but loses his family, speech and faith. One night he learns that his twin daughters may be alive, and goes on a quest to find them. (138 mins.)
Director: Fatih Akin
 
30.
Woman in Gold (2015)
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Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family. (109 mins.)
Director: Simon Curtis
“ Helen Mirren playing an Austrian refugee living in L.A. searching for heritage rights in her country, concerning paintings with portraits of her aunt from famous Austrian painter Gustav Klimt Woman in gold 2015 ” - Angeliki Spatki
 
31.
Une histoire de fou (2015)
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In the 80s, Aram, a young man from Marseille of Armenian origin, blows up the Turkish ambassador's car in Paris... (134 mins.)
 
32.
Dheepan (2015)
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Dheepan is a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker outside Paris. (115 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard