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Bandhobi (2009)

Bandhobi

Year: 2009
Directed: Sin Dong-il
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Runtime: 01:47:11
Country: South Korea
Cast: Mahbub Alam Pollob, Baek Jin-hee, Lee Il-hwa, Park Hyeok-kwon, Jeong Dong-gyoo

Synopsis / Plot

The most interesting Korean movie you’ll see this year, director Shin Dong-il, dubbed “Korea’s Woody Allen” brings us an Indie film “Bandhobi” which roughly translates as “female friend” in Bengali, a story about growing pains and the meeting point of different cultures. Rebellious 17 year old teenager Min-seo (Bae Jin-hee) finds a missing wallet but is caught by the owner, migrant worker Karim from Bangladesh. She tries to dissuade him from reporting her to the police by offering to grant him a favor, and reluctantly agrees to help track down his former boss who owes him one year’s pay.

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Avatar (2009)

Avatar Movie

Director : James Cameron
Genre : Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Year : 2009

Synopsis:

In the future, Jake, a paraplegic war veteran, is brought to another planet, Pandora, which is inhabited by the Na’vi, a humanoid race with their own language and culture. Those from Earth find themselves at odds with each other and the local culture. Written by Giorgio_C

When his brother is killed in a robbery, paraplegic Marine Jake Sully decides to take his place in a mission on the distant world of Pandora. There he learns of greedy corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge’s intentions of driving off the native humanoid “Na’vi” in order to mine for the precious material scattered throughout their rich woodland. In exchange for the spinal surgery that will fix his legs, Jake gathers intel for the cooperating military unit spearheaded by gung-ho Colonel Quaritch, while simultaneously attempting to infiltrate the Na’vi people with the use of an “avatar” identity. While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe and quickly falls in love with the beautiful alien Neytiri, the restless Colonel moves forward with his ruthless extermination tactics, forcing the soldier to take a stand – and fight back in an epic battle for the fate of Pandora.

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Di masa depan, Jake, seorang veteran perang yang telah lumpuh sebagian tubuhnya. Dia dikirim ke planet lain, bernama Pandora, planet ini dihuni oleh the Na’Vi. Ras yang mirip dengan manusia yang mempunyai kebudayaan dan bahasa mereka sendiri. Orang – orang yang berasal dari bumi merasakan keganjilan sewaktu mereka berusaha berbaur dengan orang – orang yang berasal dari planet itu, karena bahasa dan budaya yang sangat berbeda. Manusia memiliki maksud tersendiri memasuki Pandora, karena mereka menginginkan salah satu kekayaan mineral dari Pandora, yang berharga milyaran dollar.

Kehadiran manusia membuat The Na’Vi terganggu, karena manusia dengan seenaknya merusak alam Pandora, demi mencari mineral tersebut manusia menebangi pohon – pohon, menghancurkan tanaman – tanaman, dan melakukan penggalian dimana – dimana.
Ini sangat membuat The Na’Vi kesal, karena The Na’Vi sangat menyatu dengan alam mereka.
Mereka menyebut alam mereka dengan sebutan Eywa.

Apakah manusia harus merusak semua planet yang mereka sentuh?

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Phobia 2 (2009)

Phobia 2

aka: Ha Phraeng | 5 Phraeng
Year: 2009
Directed: Paween Purikitpanya, Banjong Pisanthanakun, Songyos Sugmakanan, Parkpoom Wongpoom, Visute Poolvoralaks
Genre: Horror, Shorts
Runtime: 02:00:25
Country: Thailand
Cast: Marsha Wattanapanich, Erika Toda, Charlie Trairat, Ray MacDonald, Worawej Danuwong

Synopsis / Plot

‘Novice’
Fourteen year-old Pey committed a crime, so his mom decides to hide him in a Buddhist monastery to escape punishment. However, something deep down inside is bothering him. Will Pey’s Karma catch up with him?

‘Backpackers’
Upon graduation, a young Japanese couple decides to hitchhike around Thailand. They manage to get a ride on a truck, but suspect something strange in the truck’s trailer. What exactly is in the back of the truck?

‘In the End’
Four boys are filming an upcoming horror movie. As they are shooting their last scene, one of the actresses dies mysteriously. To finish the film, they have to have her complete her scene, DEAD or NOT.

‘Salvage’
A car dealer makes her living by refurbishing used cars, sometimes with horrific pasts. One night after closing, she discovers her son is missing. Could these cars have memories of their tragic histories?

‘Ward’
A young man is in hospital for a motorcycle accident. He is moved into a room with an old man on life support. When strange things start happening in the middle of the night, he starts to wonder. Is he really alone?

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Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Slumdog Millionaire

aka: N/A
Year: 2008
Directed: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Runtime: 02:00
Country: India, US
Cast: Dev Patel, Anil Kapoor, Saurabh Shukla, Rajendranath Zutshi, Freida Pinto, Jeneva Talwar

Synopsis / Plot

A Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” He is arrested under suspicion of cheating, and while being interrogated, events from his life history are shown which explain why he knows the answers

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