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Tokyo Toy Guy

1h 25m

“Tokyo Toy Guy” is a Story of one passionate Vintage Batman Toy collector visiting world’s top Batman Collectors around the world, from Manchester to Singapore. Revealing the most anticipated memorabilia of all time. Finding out the history of Batman toys mainly from 1940s to 1970s.

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Talam, a Musical Odyssee - Sardinia

53m 16s

Talam is a journey through the roots of mankind, a tour of man’s both welcoming and hostile abodes. It is an investigation of the colours and primeval sounds of Music and an attempt to capture their communicative power.

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The Millinery Lesson

58m 10s

95 year old Marie O’Regan went from being a refugee to hatmaker to Queen Elizabeth II. Her extraordinary story starts in Istanbul in 1915. She escapes the Armenian holocaust by moving to Paris and working in the heyday of couture millinery. She continues to London and the House of Dior and passes on her wealth of knowledge to students at the London College of Fashion and the Royal College of Art. She becomes milliner to HM Elizabeth II but continues to teach students in her house in London.

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Following Seas

1h 25m

Bob and Nancy Griffith became a legendary couple for they went on a voyage on their 53-feet long boat for two decades. From Fiji to Antarctica, the have visited almost every island on the planet despite the dangers the travel held.

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Saslonch Suite

28m 18s

What happens when some extreme sports people enter into a dialogue with some jazz musicians on the face of a rock? Andreas Pichler documents a project from the South Tyrol Jazz Festival, Alto Adige, in which climbers and tightrope walkers find their own unique rhythm. If you are not fully concentrated, if you are not present, you have lost. This rule is valid for both musicians and climbers. In an extraordinary symbiosis, jazz musicians accompany climbers and slack liners on their tours.

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The Story of Uxbridge Station

30m 59s

Trains built nations and forever changed the way we live. Sometimes overshadowed by time, their importance should never be forgotten. In a small community, an old train station tells the tale of how it all began.

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Magic City Hustle

1h 55m

After you’ve tasted glory in college football, what comes next? This film follows several former players for the Miami Hurricanes who get an unexpected chance to turn pro. Only it’s not playing football. The Magic City Casino is starting a new team of jai alai — the sport popular in Latin America and nearly extinct in the U.S.

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Takanakuy

53m 00s

In a remote region of Peru, every December 25th, men, women and children fight to maintain their tradition.In these isolated mountains in the heart of the Peruvian Andes, among the illuminated Christmas trees, cribs and figurines, a five hundred year old tradition is perpetuated to settle conflicts: here, as a gift, every Christmas, friends, neighbours, enemies and acquaintances deliberately dispense the blows they have been withholding during the year.

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Cocteau, I’ll Stay with You

52m 29s

This fresh and unique approach of Jean Cocteau’s life, unveils both the man and the artist. Through Cocteau’s influence on contemporary artists we will discover Cocteau’s modernity. Each one will tell us about one period of the poet’s life, one artistic field in which he excelled. Director Arnaud Xainte created a set to evoke Cocteau’s fairy tale and surrealist atmosphere: shadows, set inside the set,apparitions/disparitions of characters, etc.

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2001 Sparks In The Dark

20m 33s

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the film's arrival on screens, TCM produced "2001 flashes in the dark," a 20-minute self-produced film that recreates the interview with Kubrick that Playboy magazine published in its September issue of 1968 and that has become essential when it comes to approaching the reflections and theories that led the director to shoot 2001.

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I am Your Father

1h 21m

In this documentary, the directors will find some clues about the difficult relationship between David Prowse and Lucasfilm. The reason for their differences was an article published by a British newspaper during the filming of "The Return of the Jedi." Was the article the only reason David Prowse has been ostracized all these years? It's time to find out the truth about this, as we try to convince David Prowse to play, for the last time, the most well-known villain of all time.

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Peckinpah Suite

1h 05m

35 years after her death, Lupita travels for the first time to Livingston, the small town in Montana where, after several professional failures, her father decided to retire. A physical journey, but, above all, an emotional journey in which she will rekindle memories and discover unknown aspects of the life of a man, her father, who has inspired countless legends.

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Goudji Sacred Art!

52m 26s

Goudji, the goldsmith dearly beloved by bishops and Academicians, is known in artistic circles as a creator who defies classification: gold working would seem to be a forgotten art, but yet, impressed by his talents, numerous museum curators have opened their doors to him. Goudji is the first artist to have designed a collection of jewellery for the Louvre Museum.

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Passion for Scent - The True Story of Perfume

52m 46s

Did Patrick Süskind have a true story in mind when composing his bestseller ‘Perfume: The Story of a Murderer’? This becomes one of the central questions of the documentary that tells the story of Giovanni Maria Farina. Farina was indeed the most famous perfume designer of the 18th century, the creator of ‘Eau de Cologne’ – once a unique fragrance, it has become a generic term for a certain type of perfumes.

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the beat of the Gamba

55m 56s

Gamba is a fusion of African music brought to Amazonia by the slaves with Indian songs and missionary hymns. In the 19th century, slaves fleeing the plantations and the hardships of captivity took refuge in the forest. They lived there with the Indians, who taught them to survive in the hostile environment of the big forest. From their meeting sprang this astonishing Afro-Indigenous music, based on drums, song and dances.

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LARGO

1h 34m

The documentary “Largo” proposes to go through Largo Winch's creation, a successful French-Belgian comic strip series.Through the past 15 years, the main character, Largo Winch, a young billionaire wearing jeans who live amazing adventures, allowed the comic books series to become a best seller : up to 500 000 albums are sold yearly.

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The Beatles

51m 15s

John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr: the four most iconic names in pop music. Together, they weave the story of the Beatles, still listed by Rolling Stone magazine as the most important band in the world. Since bursting onto the music scene in the early 1960s, the Beatles have embarked on successful solo careers, faced difficult personal and legal battles, but ultimately endured.

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Karaoke, the enchanted machine

51m 51s

From Manila to Tokyo, from Barcelona to Berlin, this film "Karaoke, the enchanted machine" tells the history of the karaoke phenomenon. Appearing in the early 1970s in Japan, the singing machine has grown beyond Japanese borders to embrace other cultures. Its followers number in the millions, some karaoke singers even compete each year for the title of World Champion.

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Lest We Forget What?

57m 03s

Lest we forget what on Anzac Day? Mythology? Or history? Kate Aubusson goes on a quest asking is it just sepia-tinted anecdotes of ANZAC spirit and derring-do or the real stories of ANZACS and WW1 based on fact and evidence?

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Caravan

1h 25m

Rabdoulah and Pemba are two ten-year-old boys who live in two of the most inhospitable regions on the planet - the Teneré desert and the Himalaya mountains. And though their lives are separated by thousands of miles, they have something in common which, moreover, will represent a before and an after in their lives. For the first time, they are going to accompany their families, who for generations have worked in the salt trade, on a long and dangerous journey.

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Symphony on Skis

1h 00m

An adventurous ski tour of two sisters, who follow the tracks of their father, across the pristine landscapes of New Zealand. 30 years ago, Gottlieb Braun-Elwert set out on an incredible expedition. He traversed the major glaciers of the Southern Alps, covering 40km and 4000 vertical meters, from the heart of the South Island to the West Coast in just 18 hours. A route of astonishing beauty, immense freedom, breathtaking vistas and dealing with the challenges of an untamed wilderness.

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Pulp Fiction: The Golden Age of Storytelling

51m 00s

This program profiles writers of the 20s, 30s, and 40s, known as the Pulp Fiction. These writers created the iconic characters who live on today in our collective hearts and imaginations. It has even been estimated that 90-95% of the top blockbusters in Hollywood movies, were based on the stories from the Pulp Fiction-era.

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Sweatshop: Deadly Fashion - Episode 5

12m 36s

It started off as a web-series, charting the experiences of three young fashion bloggers, who spent a month living the life of Cambodian garment workers in Phnom Penh. But following headlines and articles all over the world, more than a million hits and many inquires, the web-series has been re-versioned into an hour-long documentary. Frida, Anniken and Ludwig live, breathe and dream fashion.

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Sweatshop: Deadly Fashion - Episode 4

13m 53s

It started off as a web-series, charting the experiences of three young fashion bloggers, who spent a month living the life of Cambodian garment workers in Phnom Penh. But following headlines and articles all over the world, more than a million hits and many inquires, the web-series has been re-versioned into an hour-long documentary. Frida, Anniken and Ludwig live, breathe and dream fashion.

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Sweatshop: Deadly Fashion - Episode 3

12m 20s

It started off as a web-series, charting the experiences of three young fashion bloggers, who spent a month living the life of Cambodian garment workers in Phnom Penh. But following headlines and articles all over the world, more than a million hits and many inquires, the web-series has been re-versioned into an hour-long documentary. Frida, Anniken and Ludwig live, breathe and dream fashion.

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Sweatshop: Deadly Fashion - Episode 2

9m 41s

It started off as a web-series, charting the experiences of three young fashion bloggers, who spent a month living the life of Cambodian garment workers in Phnom Penh. But following headlines and articles all over the world, more than a million hits and many inquires, the web-series has been re-versioned into an hour-long documentary. Frida, Anniken and Ludwig live, breathe and dream fashion.

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Sweatshop: Deadly Fashion - Episode 1

11m 02s

It started off as a web-series, charting the experiences of three young fashion bloggers, who spent a month living the life of Cambodian garment workers in Phnom Penh. But following headlines and articles all over the world, more than a million hits and many inquires, the web-series has been re-versioned into an hour-long documentary. Frida, Anniken and Ludwig live, breathe and dream fashion.

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Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

50m 52s

This film explores the remarkable life and legacy of the late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin. Best known for groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy works such as ’A Wizard of Earthsea’, ’The Left Hand of Darkness’, and ’The Dispossessed’, Le Guin defiantly held her ground on the margin of "respectable" literature until the sheer excellence of her work, at long last, forced the mainstream to embrace fantastic literature. Her fascinating story has never before been captured on film.

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Following Contador

32m 50s

Following Contador - A journey through the passion for cycling. Alberto Contador and members of the Team Fundacion Contandor are invited at the 'RHXDUE' event which was organised in October 2014 by rh+ who supports their dream of becoming professional cyclistst.

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Foul Play

54m 51s

Foul Play takes us into the shady world of football match fixing across Asia, where government officials and corporate club owners conspire to ensure that the outcome of the game is determined long before the whistle blows. We follow the story of Simon McMenemy – an English football coach parachuted in to save an Indonesian team after shooting to fame in the Philippines managing their national team.

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Cannabis, wonderdrug ?

52m 04s

What if weed could be a cure to most severe diseases, such as cancer or AIDS? Not really, but cannabis can. As a matter of fact, molecules inside marijuana are now at the center of medical research around the world. There are more and more scientists, doctors, and psychologists encouraging the therapeutic and controlled use of cannabinoids for specific treatments.

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Ready to Fly

1h 12m

This is the story of world ski jumping champion, Lindsey Van, and her teammates, who took on the IOC in an epic battle to get women’s ski jumping recognized as an Olympic sport. Since she started ski jumping at the age of seven, Van dreamed of winning an Olympic medal. By the time the Olympics came to her home country of Canada in 2010, she had already won countless competitions, including 13 national championships, and was setting records that beat even the men’s.

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stierlitz

51m 13s

In the 1970s, a hit soap opera broadcast on the leading Russian state channel, "17 Moments of Spring", served up Soviet propaganda during the Cold War. Stierlitz, the hero of the series, became incredibly famous in Russia and was the antithesis of James Bond, who promoted Western values.

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A Genuine Forger

1h 28m

He’s the master-forger, famous for duping the art world for 30 years and flooding the market with thousands of fakes. His Picassos, Matisses and Chagalls sold for millions, were authenticated by art experts and remain on the walls of many galleries and museums. But he never copied anything. Instead Guy Ribes painted pictures that could have been made by the great artists themselves. In this remarkable film, which screened in French cinemas for months, Ribes tell everything.

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First World War and graphic novels

52m 30s

Where do the soul-searching images of the First World War come from? Not merely telling the war, but seeing it, showing it in flesh and blood: this is what graphic novels offer us today. Exploring archives and history, the authors in this program converse with the depth of Time. They make First World War live again in our imagination: their drawings are more than strokes. These major artists have made the War the main subject of their graphic tales.

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The Heiresses

52m 07s

Their names are Ludivine, Juliette and Alexandrine. They are respected oenologist and winemakers, working in Burgundy, France and beyond. They present a new face of Burgundy more feminine and modern. They are undeniable pieces of the wine industry in Burgundy and seem to be on an equal footing with men. However, to get where they are today, they had show more determination, to show more envy than their male counterparts.

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