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Japanese Drama-Mystery-Thriller . 2010
Directed by Tetsuya Nakashima
♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ – A story of a woman, a mother… who plans and executes an ultimate revenge for her daughter’s death. [ imdb  ]

Confessions – Movie trailer

Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan

Russia . Biography-History-Action . 2007
Directed by Sergey Bodrov
♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ – The life story of Temudjin before he became the great Genghis Khan.  This movie follows the earlier life of Temudjin.  And through his life, we get to witness the Mongolian culture, his love for his wife and of course the massive medieval war battles!… [ imdb ]

Mongol – Movie trailer

The Unjust

Korea . Thriller-Crime . 2010
Directed by Seung-Wan Ryoo
♠ ♠ ♠ – Corrupt police and political drama that all begins with a series of child murder case.  Intricately well woven storyline with well-developed main characters that carry out the complex storyline of corruption, power and justice system. What’s a thriller without some unexpected twists and turns… [ imdb ]

The Unjust – Movie trailer

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Original

Swedish Crime-Mystery-Thriller . 2009
Directed by Niels Arden Oplev
♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ – You should watch the original version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo before the Hollywood version comes out this winter.  The new one is directed by David Fincher so it actually might be pretty good, however, I’m not sure if the new version will have the same intensity and darkness the original film have.  I watch a lot of thrillers from around the world, but this is one of the top choices for me.  With its multi-layered storyline that converge throughout the length of the movie; and with the two distinct and well developed main characters who carry the story… it can’t get much better than this in terms of mystery-thriller movie.

The story in short… a media-ruined journalist is hired to dig deeper into a murder of a woman that occurred years ago.  The journalist is unknowingly helped by a young female goth hacker who has a troubled life (to put it lightly) of her own… [ imdb ]

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Movie trailer

13 Assassins

Japanese Samurai-Action . 2010
Directed by Takashi Miike
♠ ♠ ♠ – Story of gathering 13 assassins amongst Samurais in the 1800s Japan, in order to assassinate a corrupt (actually, “fucked up” is a better way to describe him) political figure.  Takashi Miike is well known in the Indie scene to be directing very intense and edgy films that only certain group of people would like, or could even digest at times.  This isn’t as crazy as some of his other movies, but I do like watching a serious Samurai movie… especially if it’s done by a director like Takashi Miike… [ imdb ]

13 Assasins – Movie trailer


UK . Crime-Thriller . 2008
Directed by Guy Ritchie
♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ – Another Guy Ritchie hit.  He once again brings his style of storytelling and character development into a world of crime.  Need I say more?… [ imdb ]

RocknRolla – Movie trailer


Jean-Claude Van Damme
Directed by Mabrouk El Mechri
Belgium . Drama-Crime-Comedy . 2008
♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ – This is not a regular Van Damme movie.  And most importantly, this is not the same ass kicking Van Damme we’re used to seeing in his Action movies.  He plays himself in a fictional story which actually has a lot of non-fictional emotions/experiences tied together.  This movie is in French, so you don’t have to worry about the funny accent either.  This is by far his best performance (yes, acting-performance) and movie to date.  There are handful of comical elements throughout the movie as well which are mostly him making fun of himself.  Whether you are Van Damme’s fan or not, if you appreciate a good movie then you should definitely check this out… [ imdb ]

JCVD – Movie trailer

The Fall

Adventure-Drama-Fantasy . 2006
Directed by Tarsem Singh
[David Fincher & Spike Jones Presents ]
♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ – Story of human interactions and emotions developed throughout the movie by developing unlikely friendship between an injured stuntman and a little girl with a broken arm… met in a hospital.  Story is told using sequential mini fantastical mythical heroic tales, which illustrates their relationship and their emotions.  Amazing cinematography!!… [ imdb ]

The Fall – Movie trailer

The Secret in Their Eyes

Argentina . Drama-Mystery . 2009
Directed by Juan José Campanella
♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ – A story of a man spending his life trying to find justice for the criminal who brutally murdered his beloved wife.  Story seems simple but there are twists and turns that will evoke your emotions throughout the movie… until the very end… [ imdb ]

The Secret in Their Eyes – Movie trailer

Celda 211 . Cell 211

Spanish Drama-Thriller . 2009
Directed by Daniel Monzón
♠ ♠ ♠ – Story is told inside a small jail full of convicts… and an innocent man who must hide his true identity in order to survive.  What choices does he have… what decisions will he have to make… and who are his friends and who can he befriend. [ imdb ]

Celda 211 . Cell 211 – Movie trailer

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