Omnivore's Digest

Lovingly curated by a hodgepodge of cultural omnivores and presented in easily digestible fashion

Category: film

Exotica (1994)

by David

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Exotica (1994)
dir. Atom Egoyan | USA

The ‘Exotica’ is a nightclub on the outskirts of Toronto, where Eric, DJ and MC, watches nightly as his ex-girlfriend Christina performs. Watches jealously, especially as far as the extra attentions regular customer Francis garners are concerned. Thomas, meanwhile and erstwhile, goes through a series of, um, interesting situations involving his pet shop, a gruff taxi-sharing stranger, unexpected tickets to the opera and smuggled eggs of a rare bird. Multiple story lines unfold in a splendid tangle of cutbacks, forward and backward references and recurring themes, all woven around the Exotica, its customers and employees.

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Nashville (1975)

by David

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Nashville (1975)
dir. Robert Altman | USA

Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated individuals connected to the music business prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed.

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The White Ribbon (2009)

by David

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The White Ribbon (2009)
dir. Michael Haneke | Austria

Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery. A bold attempt to account for the causes of the Nazi atrocities of WWII.

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Night and Fog (1955)

by David

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Night and Fog (1955)
dir. Alain Resnais | France

The history of Nazi Germany’s death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death contained inside.

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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

by David

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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
dir. Luis Buñuel | France

Several bourgeois friends planning to get together for dinner experience a succession of highly unusual occurrences that interfere with their expected dining enjoyment.

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Historias mínimas (2002)

by Daniel

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Historias mínimas (2002)
dir. Carlos Sorin | Argentina

Three people and a baby set off on separate journeys, along the same road; their disparate dreams and stories intertwine amidst the breathtaking deserted Patagonic route.

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Fish Tank (2009)

by Daniel

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Fish Tank (2009)
dir. Andrea Arnold | UK

Everything changes for 15-year-old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.

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Days of Wine and Roses (1962)

by Daniel

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Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
dir. Blake Edwards | USA

An alcoholic falls in love with and gets married to a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his “passion” together.

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Tales from the Golden Age (2009)

by Daniel

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Tales from the Golden Age (2009)
dir. Hanno Höfer, Cristian Mungiu, Constantin Popescu, Ioana Uricaru, Razvan Marculescu | Romania

Several urban legends of Communist Romania are dramatized in five individual episodes.

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Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter… and Spring

by Daniel

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Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter… and Spring (2003)
dir. Kim Ki-Duk | South Korea

This film takes place in an isolated lake, where an old monk lives on a small floating temple with a young boy he teaches to become a monk.

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