Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran

The film begins in a working-class neighborhood in the Paris of the 1960s. The main character, ”Moїse Schmidt” (Momo), is a young Jewish boy growing up without a mother and with a father afflicted by crippling depression. Momo is fascinated by the elderly Turkish Muslim man, Ibrahim Demirci, who runs a grocery store across the…

Bulletproof Monk

The storyline opens in Tibet in the year 1943, wherein one of its protagonists, a Tibetan monk, is informed that he has fulfilled the prophecies made of him – he has fought an army of enemies while a flock of cranes circled above; fought for love at the palace of Jade; saved brothers whom he…

Ong-Bak

The film begins in Ban Nong Pradu, a rural village in northeastern Thailand whose most prized possession is an ancient Buddha image, named Ong-Bak. Ting, the village’s best athlete, wins a tree climbing race and demonstrates extreme skill in muay Thai but vows never to use it for personal gain. During the night, visitors from…

Michel Vaillant

Michel Vaillant (Need for Speed) is a 2003 French movie starring Sagamore Stévenin and Diane Kruger. It depicts events around the 24 hours of Le Mans race, based largely on a comic about the Michel Vaillant character. The racing sequence was shot during the 2002 race.

Rush Hour 3

Carter (Tucker) is directing traffic. Concurrently, Chinese Ambassador Han addresses the importance of fighting the Triads at the World Criminal Court, announcing that he may know the whereabouts of Shy Shen, a semi-mythical individual of great importance to the Triads. Before announcing, an assassin shoots and Han takes a bullet in the shoulder, disrupting the…

D-Tox

FBI agent Jake Malloy is pursuing a serial killer who specializes in killing police officers. Malloy’s former partner becomes one of the victims. While Malloy is at his partner’s home, the murderer calls Malloy from Malloy’s home while Mary, his girlfriend, is there. The killer tells Malloy that he pursued him four years before for…

Windtalkers

During World War II, Cpl. Joe Enders rallies to return to active duty with the aid of his pharmacist, Rita, after previously surviving a gruesome battle against the Imperial Japanese Army that killed his entire squad and left him almost deaf from a Japanese grenade explosion. Enders’ new assignment is to protect Navajo code talker…

Past Perfect

The film intercuts between two days, two years apart. The first: a flight from Vancouver to Halifax, where Charlotte and Cecil, two strangers, meet in seats 3a & 3c and fall in love. The second: a Saturday two years later, where Charlotte and Cecil now a couple, fight, break-up and finally reunite.

I Am Sam

Sam Dawson (Sean Penn), a man with a developmental disability, is the single father of Lucy (Dakota Fanning), following their abandonment by her mother. Despite his limitations, Sam is well-adjusted and has a supportive group of friends with developmental disabilities, as well as a kind, agoraphobic neighbor Annie (Dianne Wiest) who takes care of Lucy…

The Tuxedo

Jimmy Tong (Jackie Chan) is a taxi driver notorious for his speed and ability to get his customer anywhere in the least amount of time. His reputation lands him a job as the personal chauffeur of the mysterious but wealthy Clark Devlin (Jason Isaacs). Jimmy does not really know what his new boss’ job might…