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2004 Spring Film Series
Theme: Foreign Films Remade by Hollywood
Don't settle for the watered down Americanized versions, go straight to the source with this series. Each of these films has either been remade or is being remade by Hollywood. In almost every case, the remake pales in comparison to the original.

Nine Queens
Two small-time grifters team up to pull off a big-time score involving a set of valuable counterfeit stamps known as the Nine Queens. When the rules of the con unexpectedly change, the two crooks find themselves pitted against each other. Neither the players, nor the audience, know for sure who is playing whom.

2000  114 minutes Rated: R  Director: Fabián Bielinsky


This Oscar nominated Norwegian comedy concerns two men released from a state home. Until the death of his mother, Elling rarely left the apartment where they lived; Kjell has lived in institutions most of his life and is obsessed with sex. The two roommates are given an apartment, if they can manage to live independently.
2001   89 minutes  Rated: R  Director: Peter Naess
Wings of Desire
There are angels over the streets of Berlin.  Bundled in dark overcoats, they watch over the city with ears open, listening to the internal musings and yearnings of earthbound humans like existential detectives. When Damiel falls in love with a lonely trapeze artist, he gives up the contemplation and observation of life to experience it himself.
1988  128 min.  Rated:PG
Director: Wim Wenders
Shall We Dance?
A workaholic's dull life takes a funny turn when he signs up for a ballroom dance class, just to meet the sexy dance teacher. But when he finally muscles up the nerve for lessons he winds up with a different instructor and her colorfully eccentric class of beginners. He must step lightly if he expects to keep his new secret passion from his family and friends

1997  118 minutes    Rated: G
Director:  Masayuki Suo
Open Your Eyes
Set in Madrid, young, handsome Cesar is vain, rich, charming, and--following a botched suicide-murder scheme by a jilted lover--horribly disfigured. Melodrama, love story, and psychological thriller combine with a dash of science fiction to form a plot that is both disorienting and deceptively precise.
1997  117 min.  Rated:PG
Director: Alejandro Amenábar