Category 2019

21 Bridges

21 Bridges (2019) follows the story of a discredited NYPD detective, who gets the chance to redeem his past mistakes when he embarks on a dangerous mission. Involved in the fierce pursuit of criminals, he discovers a massive conspiracy that links his fellow police officers to a criminal empire. As the night unfolds, he is in a situation where he has to figure out who is actually following and who is following in his footsteps. As the search intensifies, extreme measures are being taken to prevent killers from escaping Manhattan, while authorities close all 17 bridges to prevent any entry or exit...

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Eye for an Eye

Mario, an exemplary man, works as a nurse in an asylum where everyone appreciates him. Antonio Padín is a well-known drug dealer from Galicia who, after leaving prison, enters the center where Mario works, due to a serious illness. Now, his two sons, Kike and Toño, are responsible for the family business. However, the failure of an operation will take Kike to prison, generating a huge debt to a Colombian supplier. Toño appeals to Mario to convince his father to take on his duty, but the man has his own plans. Eager to avenge his younger brother, one of Antonio’s drug dealers and an addict who died from an overdose, Mario wants Antonio to pay...

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Uncut Gems

A New York jeweler by the name of Howard goes into all sorts of trouble. He makes risky bets, owes money to the mafia, cheats some of his clients by giving them fake watches that he claims are very expensive, holds up valuables that do not belong to him. It is not very clear how he got to live his life like that, with his soul at his mouth, on the edge of the precipice. The Safdie brothers don’t give us much information about his past, but we see that he is part of a Jewish business family. He has to maintain his family (three children and a wife who moved away from him), but also a separate apartment where he spends some evenings with his mistress, an employee of his shop...

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The Viking War

The Vikings began invading the villages, taking control and savagely using the inhabitants in a deadly game. Victory leads to freedom, but the reality is that no one ever wins...

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The Coldest Game

In 1962 the Cuban Rocket Crisis takes place, the world is on the verge of a nuclear crisis. In Warsaw, Poland, a duel is hosted between the US chess champions and the USSR. The sudden collapse of the American player forces the Americans to find a replacement. The choice is of a forgotten genius mathematician, turned alcoholic...

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The Goldfinch

Based on author Donna Tartt’s bestseller, The Goldfinch (2019) follows the story of Theodore “Theo” Decker, a 13-year-old boy whose life is turned upside down when his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. However, he retains only one tangible hope from that dreadful day: “The Goldfinch,” a painting that eventually draws him into a world of crime. After losing his mother, he encounters a series of difficulties and unexpected adventures that later find him involved in art forgeries...

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Midway

Midway (2019) focuses on the Battle of Midway, the most important naval battle in the Pacific War, part of World War II. The film, based on real-life events, tells the story of leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, strength and bravery to overcome all obstacles. Following the Pearl Harbor attack that left the American Fleet devastated, the Japanese Imperial Navy is preparing a new attack that should permanently eliminate the remaining naval air forces of its adversary. The Pacific Campaign will play in a small isolated North Pacific atoll: Midway. Admiral Nimitz, at the head of the American Fleet, sees this battle as a final chance to overthrow Japanese superiority...

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Motherless Brooklyn

Based on the novel by the same name of writer Jonathan Lethem, Motherless Brooklyn (2019) follows the story of a private investigator with Tourette syndrome who tries to solve the mystery of his mentor’s murder. In New York in the 1950s, Lionel Essrog, a lonely detective affected by Tourette’s syndrome, strives to elucidate the mystery of the murder of his only friend, Frank Minna. For Lionel Essrog, a victim of Tourette’s syndrome, Frank Minna is a savior. On a fateful night, Frank Minna is stabbed to death, and Lionel is forced to plunge into a complex and dangerous network of relationships, threats and favors. However, no one and nothing is what it seems: not even Frank or his grieving wife, Julia...

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After the Wedding

The director of an Indian orphanage on the verge of bankruptcy discovers that his institution is about to receive a major donation from a wealthy American businesswoman. In desperate need of money to keep the orphanage afloat, Isabel apparently found the perfect benefactor. But before she gets the money, Elizabeth must travel to New York to meet the woman behind the future donation. Theresa is a multi-millionaire who founded and runs a successful media company. She has everything she could want: a home out of town, a loving husband, Oscar, and three children. However, when Isabel is spontaneously invited to Theresa’s daughter’s wedding, she discovers a connection that forces her to face a past that she has done all she can to forget...

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A Hidden Life

Based on real events, A Hidden Life (2019) is the story of a forgotten hero, Bl. Franz Jägerstätter, a man who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. A hardworking farmer, pious Christian and a devoted father and father, Franz Jägerstätter is a respected member of his alpine village, St. Radegund. Franz’s edenic existence begins to fade, and then, as war breaks out on the European continent, Nazi ideology spreads, and both the church and the mayor begin to preach anti-Semitic dogma. Franz undergoes military training, but refuses to swear allegiance to Hitler. When called upon to enroll, he refuses this, a decision that will test the limits of his beliefs...

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