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A Million (15)

Adventure, Thriller / 114 / Korean

Out of 100,000 applicants for a survival game show organized by an Internet broadcasting company, just eight are selected to participate in the event. The group ? which includes 26-year-old documentary producer Han Ki-tae (Park Hae-il), 24-year-old pizza delivery girl (Shin Min-a) and 28-year-old window washer Park Chul-hee (Lee Min-ki) ? is then taken to the location of the show: a deserted island near Perth, Australia. The game begins, and the eight participants must go through the sea, desert, forest and rivers to cross the finish line.

But seven days later, Australian police find just one person alive. What happened in the past week during this mysterious survival game?

Take Off (12)

Drama, Sports / 137 / Korean

Based loosely on a true story, the film spotlights a hodge-podge team assembled to support the Korean city of Muju’s bid for the Winter Olympics in 1996. At the time, the International Olympic Committee questioned how Korea could host the Winter Olympics without even having a ski jumping team.

Led by a former children’s ski instructor who knows nothing about the sport ? he spells it “sky” jumping ? the team’s five athletes include a Korean-American adoptee and former U.S. junior alpine skier (Ha Jeong-woo) who comes to Korea looking for his biological mother, a nightclub host (Kim Dong-wook) who joins the team because he has a crush on the coach’s daughter, and a young orphan (Kim Ji-seok) who is the sole breadwinner for his grandmother and younger brother.

Inexperienced, unprepared and a laughingstock at home and abroad, the team grows from its hapless and ragtag beginnings to become passionate and competitive, finally earning a berth at the Nagano Olympic Games in Japan.

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (15)

Action / 117 / English

Duke (Channing Tatum), a talented special forces agent, loses his team members while on a secret mission. The attack comes at the hands of Cobra, an evil terrorist organization headed by a Scottish arms dealer Destro (Christopher Eccleston). Cobra is out to possess dangerous weapons and plunge the world into chaos.

At the Brussels-based Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity, or G.I. Joe, Duke and other elite team members gather to fight Cobra with state-of-the-art spy and military equipment.

But will they be able to defeat the notorious Storm Shadow (Lee Byung-hun) and the Baroness (Sienna Miller)?

Rumba (15)

Comedy / 77 / French

Dom (Dominique Abel) and Fiona (Fiona Gordon) are a happy couple, teaching kids at a small school in a tiny country town. They’re just like any other married couple, sharing their favorite hobbies like Latin dancing. One night, after a hot rumba dance competition, they get in a car accident that turns their lives upside down.

While Dom loses his memory, Fiona loses one of her legs. But that’s not the end of their series of unfortunate events.

Because the headmaster of their school decides the couple is no longer qualified to teach, they both are fired from their jobs.

Fiona sets her wooden leg on fire and Dom takes the bus home - going in the wrong direction.

The situation gets worse day by day, but the couple couldn’t be happier. They still dream of once again being able to dance passionately.

A Lost Man (18)

Drama / 93 / French

French photographer Thomas Kore (Melvil Poupaud) is always searching for exotic and wild experiences to capture through his camera. He is fearless and would risk anything if it resulted in a good shot. Along the way, he meets Fouad Saleh (Alexander Siddig), a man who seems to have memory problems. Kore is curious about Saleh’s past, but the man doesn’t remember much. The two have different personalities and clash from time to time but decide to travel together anyway. While Kore is looking for extraordinary images and lifetime experiences, he is also determined to find out the secret behind Saleh’s lost days.

The Baader Meinhof Complex (18)

Drama / 150 / German

It is 1970s Germany. Terrorist attacks and fear prevail, threatening to clip the already fragile root of German democracy. Andreas Baader (Moritz Bleibtreu), Ulrike Meinhof (Martina Gedeck) and Gudrun Ensslin (Johanna Wokalek) are fighting a war against what they perceive is the new face of fascism. Their aim is to create a more humane society, but they use inhumane means to accomplish that goal.

In the process, they end up spreading terror and bloodshed and eroding their own humanity.
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