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January list by Nanette Alderman
Battle of Jangsari
Battle of Jangsari korean, 2019, not rated

Pushed to a critical point in the Korean War, the South Korean Army and US Allies are desperate to take back the strategic location of Incheon. The only unit available is a small, inexperienced battalion of student soldiers with barely two weeks of boot camp training. Based on a true story of forgotten heroes of the Korean War, can the student soldiers successfully carry out their mission and turn the tide of the war?

By the Grace of God
By the Grace of Godfrench, 2019, not rated

Francois Ozon's gripping drama follows three men who band together to dismantle the code of silence that continues to protect a priest who abused them decades ago. Based on events from the 2019 conviction of Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon for concealing the conduct of Father Bernard Preynat, the film compassionately illustrates the varying effects of trauma on survivors and their families in an urgent portrait of resistance, the power of mobilization, and the mysteries of faith.

End of the Century
End of the Centuryspanish, 2019, not rated

When Ocho, a 30-something Argentine poet on vacation in Barcelona, spots Javi, a Spaniard from Berlin, the attraction is subtle but persistent. After a missed connection on the beach, a third chance encounter escalates to a seemingly random hookup. But are these two merely beautiful strangers in a foreign city, or are they part of each other's histories, and maybe even their destinies.

First Love
First Lovejapanese, 2019, not rated

A noir-tinged yakuza film blending genres in the story of a young boxer and a call girl, who fall passionately in love while getting innocently caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme over the course of one night in Tokyo.

A German Youth
A German Youthgerman, 2019, not rated

Chronicles the political radicalization of some German youth in the late 1960s that gave birth to the Red Army Faction, a German revolutionary terrorist group founded notably by Andreas Baader and Ulrike Meinhof, as well as the images generated by this story.

Krotoaafrikaans, 2017, not rated

Set in the majestic South African coastal lands, adolescent Krotoa is sent from her tribe to live with Dutch colonialists. Trapped amidst often-violent conflicts between two cultures, she becomes the translator and a skilled mediator, but Krotoa is eventually charged with being a traitor by both sides. Though hope for this tragic heroine fades, her troubled life journey leads to the birth of a nation, ultimately unifying what was once torn apart by ethos.

Midnight Traveler
Midnight Travelerpersian, 2019, not rated 

When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee with his wife and two young daughters. Capturing their uncertain journey, Fazili shows firsthand the dangers facing refugees seeking asylum and the love shared between a family on the run.

Museospanish, 2018, not rated

Well into their 30s, Juan Nunez and Benjamin Wilson still can't seem to finish veterinary school or leave their parents' homes. Instead, they wallow in comfortable limbo a suburb of Mexico City. On a fateful Christmas Eve, however, they decide it's finally time to distinguish themselves by executing the most infamous cultural artifacts heist in all of Mexican history, looting the country's iconic National Anthropology Museum in an act worthy of the Ocean's Eleven crew.

One Night Only
One Night Onlymandarin, 2016, not rated

Mixing high-octane action with moving romance, this film starring Hong Kong's legendary Aaron Kwok follows a gambler and a hooker's suspenseful night together as they race through Bangkok's underground world trying to win their fortune and dignity back. With style and energy, Matt Wu's debut wins as an emotional rollercoaster that contemplates love and fate.

Small Town Killers
Small Town Killersdanish, 2019, not rated

Quickly regretting their decision to hire a hitman to kill their wives, two friends try to call the whole thing off before things get even worse.

The Trouble with You
The Trouble with Youfrench, 2018, not rated 

In a town on the French Riviera, detective Yvonne is the young widow of beloved police chief Santi. When she shockingly discovers that an innocent young man, Antoine, has spent eight years in prison as Santi's scapegoat, she is thrown into turmoil. Yvonne wants to do everything she can to help the very charming Antoine get his life and wife back.

Vlad the Impaler
Val the Impalerturkish, 2018, not rated

In the middle of the fifteenth century, in the depths of Turkey during the Ottoman Empire, the land is torn apart by horrendous atrocities against the terrified people by the cruel and blood-thirsty, Vlad the Impaler. The ruler, Baba Sultan, orders a group of seven fearless warriors to hunt down Vlad and end the persecution once and for all. The heroes set out on their long journey, stopping at nothing until they find the inhumane Vlad and defeat him in what will be a battle to end all battles.

Warhindi, 2019, not rated

An Indian soldier is assigned to eliminate his former mentor, who has gone rogue.

Wedutch, 2018, not rated

During one hot summer, a group of suburban teens hang out and play increasingly depraved games to break the listless monotony. Their descent from innocence to ruthless predators involves arson, prostitution, pornography, assault and blackmail.