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SHOWING RESULTS | FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'CRIME'
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MISS MEADOWS

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 88 minutes
  • Directed By: Karen Leigh Hopkins
  • Country: USA
Prim schoolteacher Miss Meadows (Katie Holmes) is not entirely what she appears. Underneath the candy-sweet exterior hides the soul of a vigilante, taking it upon herself to right the wrongs in this cruel world by whatever means necessary. Things get complicated, however, when Miss Meadows becomes romantically entangled with the town sheriff (James Badge Dale) and her moral compass is thrown off, begging the question: “Who is the real Miss Meadows and what is she hiding?” | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Crime, Thriller, Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker
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NEWBURGH STING

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: Kate Davis and David Heilbroner
  • Country: USA
Just 60 miles north of New York City sits the poverty-stricken town of Newburgh, where, in 2009, four men were arrested for planning to bomb Jewish centers in the Bronx. Their leader, a suspicious Pakistani businessman working for the government, led them straight to the authorities. With endless footage gathered from hidden cameras, David Heilbroner and Kate Davis investigate just what homegrown terrorism truly means in this shocking and galvanizing exposé. | Read More
Female Director(s), Crime, Documentary, NY Director(s)
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NEWSMAKERS

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 110 minutes
  • Directed By: Anders Banke
  • Country: Sweden and Russia
In this fast-paced remake of Johnnie To's Breaking News, the public confidence of the police force is compromised after they botch catching a gang of robbers and it gets captured on camera. In retaliation, the police chief and PR director decide to create a live reality show with a search-and-destroy operation against the gang they let get away. This crime thriller is loaded with loud gunfights and action that takes the term "media war" to a whole new level. | Read More
Drama, Crime, Action, Thriller
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NORTHWEST

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 91 minutes
  • Directed By: Michael Noer
  • Country: Denmark
Territory, power and pride are the seismic forces in this adrenaline-fueled crime thriller. Living in one of the most impoverished areas of Copenhagen, Casper does what he must to survive. When organized crime grabs hold of the community, life becomes even more desperate. Casper digs in or risks being run over by gangsters sure to remove anyone in their way. From one of Denmark’s most celebrated directors comes a complex tale of criminal psychology and survival. | Read More
Drama, Crime, Action
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OMAR BROADWAY FILM

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Directed By: Douglas Tirola and Omar Broadway
  • Country: USA
Using a contraband video camera inside the notorious gang unit at Newark's Northern State Prison, a jailed Bloods member puts his life on the line to document guards' corruption and excessive force. His groundbreaking footage exposes the violent and unseen world behind bars. | Read More
Crime and Documentary
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PELICAN

  • Release Year: 1973
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Country: France
Dubbed "the French James Dean" for his roles in films by Claude Chabrol (Le beau Serge, Les cousins) and Howard Hawks (Hatari), Gérard Blain's work as director never surfaced in the U.S. This is his masterpiece, a moving account of parental love and obsession, filmed in a rigorous style that recalls Bresson or Dreyer -- sans religion. | Read More
Drama, Crime, Music
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PLAYING THE VICTIM

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Country: Russia
In this black-humored Russian Hamlet by one of Moscow's top theater directors, a young slacker receives nocturnal visits from his father's ghost and literally "plays the victim" in crime reconstruction videos. Observing a farcical justice system with a brash collage of visual styles, this acerbic depiction of contemporary Moscow chronicles Valya's dangerously escalating disgust with his world. Grand Prize Winner, Rome Film Festival. | Read More
Crime
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POLISSE

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 127 minutes
  • Directed By: Maïwenn
  • Country: France
Confronting abusive parents, child molesters, traumatized kids, and oversexed teens is all part of the daily grind for the motley band of cops in the Juvenile Protection Unit, but so is chatting about their relationships at lunch and laughing uncontrollably. Grounded in documentary research and naturalistic performances, this unforgettable film from TFF alum Maïwenn (All About Actresses) explores the solidarity that helps hardened vice cops face the worst of society every day. | Read More
Drama and Crime
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POWERLESS

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar
  • Country: India
Would you risk your life to flip a switch? In Kanpur, India, putting oneself in harm’s way to deliver electrical power is all too common. Powerless sheds light on the opposing corners of this political ring, from an electrical Robin Hood tapping wires for neighbors to the myopic utility company whose failure to understand economics forces it deeper into financial disarray. This vibrant exposé gives a whole new meaning to the words “power struggle.” | Read More
Female Director(s), Crime, Documentary
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