With Channel Four Films (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



51. Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (2002)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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56 Metascore

After seeing his ex-girlfriend (Henderson) turn down a nationally televised marriage proposal, a small-time crook (Carlyle) returns to his hometown to try and win back her heart.

Director: Shane Meadows | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Rhys Ifans, Kathy Burke, Vanessa Feltz

Votes: 3,953 | Gross: $0.17M

52. Backbeat (1994)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.7
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A dramatization of the Hamburg, Germany phase of The Beatles' early history.

Director: Iain Softley | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Sheryl Lee, Ian Hart, Gary Bakewell

Votes: 5,395 | Gross: $2.39M

53. Trust (1990)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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67 Metascore

After being thrown out of her house, Maria encounters a married woman who complains of not having children. Maria ends up in an abandoned house, where she meets Matthew. When a baby is kidnapped Maria sets out to find the woman.

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Adrienne Shelly, Martin Donovan, Rebecca Nelson, John MacKay

Votes: 8,480 | Gross: $0.36M

54. Croupier (1998)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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75 Metascore

An aspiring writer is hired as a croupier at a casino, where he realizes that his life as a croupier would make a great novel.

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Clive Owen, Nick Reding, Nicholas Ball, Alexander Morton

Votes: 17,391 | Gross: $6.20M

55. Wish You Were Here (1987)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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In a staid English seaside town after the Second World War, young Lynda grows up with her widowed father and younger sister. Rebellious Lynda has been swearing constantly from an early age.... See full summary »

Director: David Leland | Stars: Emily Lloyd, Trudi Cavanagh, Clare Clifford, Barbara Durkin

Votes: 2,383 | Gross: $3.28M

56. Wittgenstein (1993)

Not Rated | 72 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A dramatization, in modern theatrical style, of the life and thought of the Viennese-born, Cambridge-educated philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), whose principal interest was the ... See full summary »

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Karl Johnson, Michael Gough, Tilda Swinton, John Quentin

Votes: 1,989

57. Dancing at Lughnasa (1998)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Five unmarried sisters make the most of their simple existence in rural Ireland in the 1930s.

Director: Pat O'Connor | Stars: Meryl Streep, Michael Gambon, Gerard McSorley, Catherine McCormack

Votes: 3,248 | Gross: $2.29M

58. Salaam Bombay! (1988)

Not Rated | 113 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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78 Metascore

The boy Krishna is abandoned by his mother at the Apollo Circus and she tells him that he can only return home when he can afford 500 rupees to pay for the bicycle of his brother that he ... See full summary »

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Shafiq Syed, Hansa Vithal, Chanda Sharma, Raghuvir Yadav

Votes: 7,781 | Gross: $2.08M

59. Life Is Sweet (1990)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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88 Metascore

A shop assistant, her cook husband, & their twin daughters ponder their lives over a few weeks in a working-class suburb north of London.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent, Claire Skinner, Jane Horrocks

Votes: 7,993 | Gross: $1.52M

60. Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)

R | 103 min | Drama, War

6.8
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72 Metascore

Journalist Floyd from the U.S., Michael Henderson from the U.K., and their teams meet at the beginning of the Bosnian war in Sarajevo. During their reports, they find an orphanage run by ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Stephen Dillane, Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Emira Nusevic

Votes: 6,538 | Gross: $0.34M

61. Into the West (1992)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.0
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71 Metascore

Grandpa Ward gives a horse he found to his grandchildren, who keep it in their tower-block flat in Dublin. The horse is stolen from them, and the two young boys set out to find it and flee on it.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Ellen Barkin, Ciarán Fitzgerald, Rúaidhrí Conroy

Votes: 2,508 | Gross: $4.79M

62. Shooters (2001)

72 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Shooters is a drama documentary film, directed by Dan Reed for Suspect Device Films. The film is set in Liverpool and used local criminals as actors depicting the lives of local 'gangsters'... See full summary »

Director: Dan Reed | Stars: Paul Attah, Ali Awad, Desmond Bayliss, Franny Bennett

Votes: 302

63. Amateur (1994)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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53 Metascore

Isabelle is an ex-nun waiting for her special mission from God. In the meantime, she is making a living writing pornography. She meets Thomas, a sweet, confused amnesiac who cannot remember... See full summary »

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Martin Donovan, Elina Löwensohn, Damian Young

Votes: 5,153 | Gross: $0.86M

64. Vinyan (2008)

R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.3
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A couple are looking for their child who was lost in the tsunami - their search takes them to the dangerous Thai-Burmese waters, and then into the jungle, where they face unknown but horrifying dangers.

Director: Fabrice du Welz | Stars: Emmanuelle Béart, Rufus Sewell, Petch Osathanugrah, Julie Dreyfus

Votes: 5,209

65. My Name Is Joe (1998)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe and community health worker Sarah, start a romantic relationship in the one of the toughest Glasgow neighbourhoods.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Peter Mullan, Louise Goodall, Gary Lewis, Lorraine McIntosh

Votes: 7,031 | Gross: $0.35M

66. The Land Girls (1998)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.3
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Three young women from very different walks of life join the women's land army during World War II and are sent to work together on a farm in Dorset and the experience changes their lives forever.

Director: David Leland | Stars: Catherine McCormack, Rachel Weisz, Anna Friel, Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 1,784 | Gross: $0.15M

67. Oleanna (1994)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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61 Metascore

When a student visits her professor to discuss how she failed his course, the discussion takes an awkward turn.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: William H. Macy, Debra Eisenstadt, Diego Pineda, Scott Zigler

Votes: 2,787 | Gross: $0.12M

68. Career Girls (1997)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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76 Metascore

2 young women reunite and rekindle their friendship after having said goodbye at their college graduation, six years earlier.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Katrin Cartlidge, Lynda Steadman, Kate Byers, Mark Benton

Votes: 4,661 | Gross: $2.51M

69. Invincible (2001)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, War

6.5
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55 Metascore

A Jewish strongman performs in Berlin as the blond Aryan hero Siegfried.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Jouko Ahola, Tim Roth, Anna Gourari, Max Raabe

Votes: 3,865 | Gross: $0.08M

70. Wild Side (1995)

R | 96 min | Action, Thriller

5.6
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While Bruno is an international money mover and influence peddler and Virginia is his very beautiful wife, his sexual appetite requires the services of banker and part-time hooker Alex. It's love at first sight. But, who are the lovers?

Director: Donald Cammell | Stars: Christopher Walken, Joan Chen, Steven Bauer, Anne Heche

Votes: 2,003

71. A Month in the Country (1987)

PG | 96 min | Drama

7.1
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Five centuries ago, a mural was created in a country church in the north of England, and then hidden under layers of white paint. Looking at it again will be a distraction, the Reverend Mr.... See full summary »

Director: Pat O'Connor | Stars: Colin Firth, Kenneth Branagh, John Atkinsons, Jim Carter

Votes: 1,202 | Gross: $0.44M

72. Eat the Rich (1987)

R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.1
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Alex is a disgruntled server at a snobby exclusive restaurant who falls on hard times. Forced to deal with the contempt and disgust of the upper class, Alex and cohorts attempt to go on a ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Richardson | Stars: Nosher Powell, Al Pillay, Kevin Allen, Ronald Allen

Votes: 1,148 | Gross: $0.20M

73. Vanya on 42nd Street (1994)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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New York actors rehearse Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" in a dilapidated theatre.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Wallace Shawn, Phoebe Brand, George Gaynes, Jerry Mayer

Votes: 3,961 | Gross: $1.75M

74. It's a Free World... (2007)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

7.0
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After being fired from her job, Angie teams up with her flatmate to find employment for immigrants.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Kierston Wareing, Juliet Ellis, Leslaw Zurek, Joe Siffleet

Votes: 5,289

75. Walking and Talking (1996)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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67 Metascore

Just as Amelia thinks she's over her anxiety and insecurity, her best friend announces her engagement, bringing her anxiety and insecurity right back.

Director: Nicole Holofcener | Stars: Catherine Keener, Anne Heche, Amy Braverman, Miranda Rhyne

Votes: 2,898 | Gross: $1.28M

76. El Norte (1983)

R | 141 min | Drama

7.7
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67 Metascore

Peasants escaping mindless labor and a murderous Guatemalan government head to America in hopes for something better.

Director: Gregory Nava | Stars: Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez, David Villalpando, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Alicia del Lago

Votes: 4,448

77. Bandit Queen (1994)

Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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The movie tells the story of the bandit queen Phoolan Devi who was sent to prison in 1983 and got free in 1994. During five years she was prosecuted by the Indian police and turned into a ... See full summary »

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Seema Biswas, Nirmal Pandey, Rajesh Vivek, Raghuvir Yadav

Votes: 3,959 | Gross: $0.40M

78. Riff-Raff (1991)

Unrated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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The story of Stevie, a construction worker, and his girlfriend, an unemployed pop singer, serves to show the living conditions of the British poor class

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Emer McCourt, Jim R. Coleman, George Moss

Votes: 3,701 | Gross: $0.30M

79. A Price Above Rubies (1998)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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About a young woman who is married to a devout Jew and the problems that trouble their marriage because of the woman wanting something more out of her life

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Christopher Eccleston, Julianna Margulies, Allen Payne

Votes: 2,486 | Gross: $1.08M

80. Bhaji on the Beach (1993)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A group of women of Indian descent take a trip together from their home in Birmingham, England to the beach resort of Blackpool. The women vary in ages from mid-teens to old, and initially ... See full summary »

Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Kim Vithana, Jimmi Harkishin, Sarita Khajuria, Akbar Kurtha

Votes: 953 | Gross: $0.74M

81. Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)

PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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85 Metascore

The lives of an English working-class family are told out of order in a free-associative manner. The first part, "Distant Voices", focuses on the father's role in the family. The second part, "Still Lives", focuses on his children.

Director: Terence Davies | Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Freda Dowie, Angela Walsh, Dean Williams

Votes: 3,147 | Gross: $0.69M

82. Raining Stones (1993)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Comedy

7.4
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This Ken Loach film tells the story of a man devoted to his family and his religion. Proud, though poor, Bob wants his little girl to have a beautiful (and costly) brand-new dress for her ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Bruce Jones, Julie Brown, Gemma Phoenix, Ricky Tomlinson

Votes: 3,755 | Gross: $0.09M

83. High Hopes (1988)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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84 Metascore

The life of a working class couple living in London and their complicated relationships with other members of the family.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Phil Davis, Ruth Sheen, Edna Doré, Philip Jackson

Votes: 3,805 | Gross: $1.19M

84. Hear My Song (1991)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.2
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Owner of a failing club seeks infamous Irish singer Josef Locke in order to bring business and success to his club

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: Ned Beatty, Adrian Dunbar, Brian Flanagan, Constance Cowley

Votes: 1,399 | Gross: $4.31M

85. The Last of England (1987)

Unrated | 92 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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The artist's personal commentary on the decline of his country in a language closer to poetry than prose. A dark meditation on London under Thatcher.

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Spencer Leigh, 'Spring' Mark Adley, Gerrard McArthur

Votes: 1,056

86. The Best Intentions (1992)

Not Rated | 182 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.9
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The story of Ingmar Bergman's parents. In 1909, poor, idealistic theology student Henrik Bergman falls in love with Anna Åkerbloom, the intelligent, educated daughter of a rich family in ... See full summary »

Director: Bille August | Stars: Samuel Fröler, Pernilla August, Max von Sydow, Ghita Nørby

Votes: 2,664 | Gross: $1.25M

87. American Buffalo (1996)

R | 88 min | Drama

5.7
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Long-repressed feelings of bitterness and betrayal explode when three inner-city losers plot the robbery of a valuable coin in a seedy second-hand junk shop.

Director: Michael Corrente | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Franz, Sean Nelson

Votes: 3,226 | Gross: $0.54M

88. Devil's Playground (2002)

77 min | Documentary

7.0
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Amish teenagers experience and embrace the modern world as a rite-of-passage before deciding which life they will choose.

Director: Lucy Walker | Stars: Velda Bontrager, Mark Bontrager, Dewayne Chupp, Dylan Cole

Votes: 2,422

89. A Brief History of Time (1991)

G | 80 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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78 Metascore

A film about the life and work of the cosmologist, Stephen Hawking, who despite his near total paralysis, was one of the great minds of all time.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Stephen Hawking, Isobel Hawking, Janet Humphrey, Mary Hawking

Votes: 4,813 | Gross: $2.28M

90. The Long Day Closes (1992)

PG | 85 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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85 Metascore

A young British boy comes of age among his loving family and the austere Catholic Church as he realizes his love of cinema and his homosexuality.

Director: Terence Davies | Stars: Leigh McCormack, Marjorie Yates, Anthony Watson, Nicholas Lamont

Votes: 2,391 | Gross: $0.16M

91. The Celluloid Closet (1995)

R | 102 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Lily Tomlin, Tony Curtis, Susie Bright, Arthur Laurents

Votes: 5,805 | Gross: $1.51M

92. Red Hot and Blue (1990 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 88 min | Music

7.7
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Modern pop performers reinterpreting several songs of Cole Porter in music videos directed by established directors.

Directors: Percy Adlon, David Byrne, Alex Cox, Jonathan Demme, Philippe Gautier, Jim Jarmusch, Neil Jordan, Edward Lachman, Adelle Lutz, John Maybury, Steve McLean, Sandy McLeod, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Zak Ove, Mark Pellington, Roger Pomphrey, Matthew Rolston, John Scarlett-Davies, Wim Wenders | Stars: Afrika Bambaataa, Bono, David Byrne, Neneh Cherry

Votes: 167

93. Pascali's Island (1988)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

6.9
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1908: Pascali, a spy for the Sultan, sends reports to Istanbul that nobody reads. His suspicions are roused when a British archeologist appears, who may not be quite what he seems.

Director: James Dearden | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Charles Dance, Kevork Malikyan, George Murcell

Votes: 889 | Gross: $1.45M

94. Beefcake (1998)

91 min | Drama

6.8
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52 Metascore

This film looks at the 1950's muscle men's magazines and the representative industry that were popular supposedly as health and fitness magazines, but were in reality primarily being ... See full summary »

Director: Thom Fitzgerald | Stars: Daniel MacIvor, Joshua Peace, Jack Griffin Mazeika, Carroll Godsman

Votes: 922 | Gross: $0.28M

95. Angel (1982)

R | 92 min | Drama, Music

6.4
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Saxophonist Danny witnesses the murder of his band manager and a deaf-mute girl after a gig. Questioned by the police, he remembers only the orthopedic shoes of the killers' leader. So ... See full summary »

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Veronica Quilligan, Stephen Rea, Alan Devlin, Peter Caffrey

Votes: 661

96. A World Apart (1988)

PG | 113 min | Drama

7.0
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A White enclave in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the 1960s. Molly Roth, 13 years old, is the daughter of leftist parents, and she must piece together what's happening around her when her ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Menges | Stars: Barbara Hershey, David Suchet, Jodhi May, Jeroen Krabbé

Votes: 1,345 | Gross: $2.33M

97. The Very Thought of You (1998)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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43 Metascore

The lives of three life-long friends are thrown into chaos by the arrival of Martha, a beautiful young American woman who arrives in London looking to find herself. Joseph Fiennes and ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Hamm | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Monica Potter, Rufus Sewell, Tom Hollander

Votes: 4,182 | Gross: $0.09M

98. Battle for Haditha (2007)

R | 97 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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65 Metascore

An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an Iraqi family, and the insurgents who plant the roadside bomb.

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: Matthew Knoll, Elliot Ruiz, Eric Mehalacopoulos, Nathan De La Cruz

Votes: 6,962 | Gross: $0.01M

99. The Winter Guest (1997)

R | 108 min | Drama

7.1
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A recent widow who is determined to leave Scotland for Australia with her son gets an unexpected visit from her aging mother.

Director: Alan Rickman | Stars: Phyllida Law, Emma Thompson, Sheila Reid, Sandra Voe

Votes: 3,099 | Gross: $0.78M

100. The Hanging Garden (1997)

R | 91 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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William, a once obese and depressed adolescent, is able to move past his teenage years when he moves to the city and comes out as being gay. When he returns home though, he can't cope with his memories.

Director: Thom Fitzgerald | Stars: Chris Leavins, Kerry Fox, Ian Parsons, Peter MacNeill

Votes: 2,694 | Gross: $0.93M


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