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The children of Hailsham School are special; without friends or family, they're given an excellent education but kept isolated from the rest of society. They begin to realize as they reach adulthood that they've been raised for a very sinister purpose. Based on the science fiction novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go stars Keira Knightley and has a 70 percent rating at Rotten Tomatoes.
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Isabelle has an entry-level job at a multinational corporation and a boss who likes to take credit for other people's work. When this happens once too often, and when Isabelle is humiliated in the process, she devises an elaborate plan to get even. Love Crime stars Kristen Scott Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier; the film has a 63 percent rating at Metacritic.
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Macario falls hopelessly in love with a woman he regularly sees in a window across from his office. He works hard to earn enough to marry her and eventually gains the consent of her parents, but his new fiancee turns out to be full of surprises. A film by veteran Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira, Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl has a 79 percent rating at Rotten Tomatoes.
Daniel Dillon became rich and powerful during the California Gold Rush. Two decades later, the railroads are about to bypass the town he built, people are leaving and he is being forced to acknowledge the price he paid for his past success. The Claim is a Michael Winterbottom film adapted from a Thomas Hardy novel and has a 63 percent rating at Rotten Tomatoes.
A poor young governess goes to work at the estate of a brooding aristocrat. When her employer unexpectedly proposes to her, she hopes her luck has changed, but strange things are happening at night and no one wants to talk about the previous mistress of the manor. Directed by Bay Area filmmaker Cary Fukunaga, the new Jane Eyre stars Mia Wasikowska and has a 76 percent rating at Metacritic.
Mia is a seriously angry teenager living with her single-parent family in a shabby housing project. Things get complicated when her mother's new boyfriend takes an unhealthy interest in her as well. One of the most critically acclaimed British films of recent years, Fish Tank stars Michael Fassbinder and has a 90 percent rating at Rotten Tomatoes.