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Russian, French / 2015 / 90 min. / Alexander Sokurov

In 1940, museum director Jacques Jaujard and German officer Count Franz Wolff-Metternich work together to protect Louvre artworks from the Nazis. Francofonia is both a history of the Louvre during the Nazi occupation and a meditation on the meaning and timelessness of art.

 

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A_World_Without_Thieves

Mandarin / 2004 / 113 min. / Feng Xiaogang

This fast-paced drama follows a con man and his equally cunning girlfriend, who head through western China after swiping a shiny new BMW. After a chance encounter with a carpenter, the couple decides to run a series of scams, with rather unintended results for everyone involved.

 

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Silent / 1916 / 74 min. / W.F. Jury

The Battle of the Somme is a 1916 British documentary and propaganda film, shot by two official cinematographers, that depicts the British Army in the preliminary and early days of the battle of the Somme from July to November, 1916.

 

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