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November list by Nanette Alderman
Believer
Believerkorean, 2018, not rated

A low-level drug dealer facing prosecution conspires with a dangerously ambitious cop to bring down a major cartel's psychotic kingpin in this electric crime thriller.

Beyond the Clouds
Beyond the Cloudshindi, 2017, not rated

When on the run from the cops, Amir finds his estranged sister Tara, who in a bid to protect her brother lands up in jail. Their entire lives have been clouded by despair as unexpectedly the light shines on them.

BuyBust
BuyBustfilipino, 2018, not rated

When a raid in Manila's most dangerous slum goes wrong, leaving an elite anti-drug squad trapped between a brutal cartel and hordes of bloodthirsty civilians, their only option is to fight their way out, turning each street into a symphony of apocalyptic violence.

The Cakemaker
The Cakemakerhebrew, 2017, not rated

Thomas, a young German baker, has an affair with Oren, a married Israeli man. After Oren unexpectedly dies in a car crash, Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking answers about his death. Under a fake identity, Thomas enters the life of Anat, his lover's newly widowed wife. There, he begins to work for Anat, baking pastries that bring her cafe to vibrant life. Thomas becomes deeply involved in her life beyond his own expectation and stretches the lie about himself to a point of no return.

Camino a Marte
Camino a Martespanish, 2017, not rated

Emilia and her best friend Violeta embark on the journey of their lives. An unexpected meeting with a strange subject, who claims to be from another planet, will put them to the test, making the doubt everything they believed to be true. On this trip, they will discover the true meaning of love and friendship.

La Familia
La Familiaspanish, 2017, not rated

A dramatic thriller about a father and son forced to flee the violence in Caracas, Venezuela.

Gabriel and the Mountain
Gabriel and the Mountainportuguese, 2017, not rated

Before entering a prestigious American university, Gabriel decides to travel the world for one year, his backpack full of dreams. After ten months on the road, he arrives in Kenya where he is joined by his girlfriend. But discovering Africa as a tourist is not enough for Gabriel. He decides to go deeper, leaving on his own for a journey across countries, new friendships and raw emotions.

Heavy Trip
Heavy Tripfinnish, 2018, not rated

In this offbeat comedy from Finland, Turo is stuck in a small village where the best thing in his life is being the lead vocalist for the amateur metal band Impaled Rektum. The only problem? He and his bandmates have practiced for twelve years without playing a single gig. The guys get a surprise visitor from Norway, the promoter for a huge heavy metal music festival, and decided it's now or never. They steal a van, a corpse, and even a new drummer in order to make their dreams a reality.

Jeannette
Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arcfrench, 2017, not rated

France, 1425. In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young Jeannette, at the tender age of eight, looks after her sheep in the small village of Domremy. One day, she tells her friend Hauviette how she cannot bear to see the suffering caused by the English. Madame Gervaise, a nun, tries to reason with the young girl, but Jeannette is ready to take up arms for the salvation of souls and the liberation of France.

A Kid
A Kidfrench, 2016, not rated

When thirtysomething Parisian Matthieu learns that the father he did not know he had has died, he decides to travel to the funeral in Quebec and meet his two siblings. However, once in Montreal, Matthieu realizes that his new family does not share his desire to connect. He is alone, in hostile territory.

Longing
Longinghebrew, 2017, not rated

Ariel, a well-off, childless man, gets a phone call from his college girlfriend. She needs to tell him a couple of very surprising things: first, when they broke up twenty years ago, she was pregnant and went on to have a lovely boy. The second thing will make Ariel explore the hidden aspects of parenthood and change his life forever.

Mario
Mariogerman, 2018, not rated

There's a ripple of disquiet in the locker room when Leon, a new striker, joins the soccer team. Sharing a flat with keen rival Mario sets the scene for an unexpected love affair, but the path of gay love in this macho world is not an easy one. With the prospect of a professional career a strong possibility, will Mario forsake the hope of emotional satisfaction for professional gain?

The Third Murder
The Third Murderjapanese, 2017, not rated

Leading attorney Shigemori takes on the defense of murder-robbery suspect Misumi who served jail time for another murder 30 years ago. Shigemori's chances of winning the case seem low; his client freely admits his guilt, despite facing the death penalty if he is convicted. As he digs deeper into the case, as he hears the testimonies of the victim's family and Misumi himself, the once confident Shigemori begins to doubt whether his client is the murderer after all.