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BRIDE OF THE SEVENTH HEAVEN, A (Markhu Lehmuskallio, 2004)
A Bride of the Seventh Heaven (Jumalan Morsian) FinlandIn the vast, frozen expanses of the Jamal Peninsula in Russia's far north, the astonishing story of a woman's marriage to a god is recounted. Sh… Read more

COLD LIGHT (Hilmar Oddsson, 2004)
Cold Light (Kaldaljós)IcelandMagic, catastrophe and loss haunt Grimur's past and they look like intruding on his present. A loner in his 40s, Grimur is gruff and introverted, having no real contac… Read more

EVIL (Håfström, 2004)
Evil (Ondskan) Sweden ... In Evil, nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at this year's Academy Awards, a sadistic group of power-tripping rich kids terrorise a young misfit at an elite private sc… Read more

FIVE OBSTRUCTIONS, THE (Jørgen Leth, Lars von Trier, 2004)
The Five Obstructions (De Fem Benspænd) Denmark'Between Lars von Trier and me I can say there is a sympathy and professional respect, but also both of us have an appreciation of play and experimen… Read more

GREEN BUTCHERS, THE (Anders Thomas Jensen, 2004)
The Green Butchers (De Gronne Slagtere) Denmark Stay away from the 'Chicky Wickies'! Tired of slaving away under Holger, their overbearing, abusive boss, 'sweaty' Svend and Bjarne open their own orga… Read more

HONEY BABY (Mika Kaurismäki, 2004)
Honey Baby Finland'You aren't washed up until you're washed up in a small town in Germany.' With these words of comic despair, our anti-hero Tom agrees to tour Russian backwater towns with his set of… Read more

IN YOUR HANDS (Annette K. Olesen, 2004)
In Your Hands (Forbrydelser) DenmarkWild rumours are circulating through a Danish womens' prison. When a violent, heroin-addicted convict is cured of her habit overnight, the other inmates speculate … Read more

KITCHEN STORIES (Bent Hamer, 2004)
Kitchen Stories (Salmer fra Kjøkkenet) NorwayNorway's Official Oscar entry Kitchen Stories is a funny, moving and beautifully observed little gem that has won hearts at Film Festivals around the w… Read more

PEARLS AND PIGS (Pertuu Leppä, 2004)
Pearls and Pigs (Helmiä ja Sikoja) FinlandHand in your good taste at the door. This gross-out Finnish comedy revolves around single dad Erkki and his four stoner, twenty-something sons who run an … Read more

THREE SUNS (Richard Holbert, 2004)
Three Suns (Tre Solar) SwedenSweden in the 1300s and plague stalks the land. The Crusades are in full swing and many of the healthy men are across the sea engaged in ferocious battles. Ships arrive e… Read more

TINTIN AND I (Anders Høgsbro Østergaard, 2004)
Tintin and I (Tintin et moi) DenmarkOver several days in October 1971, the reclusive Hergé, creator of the Tintin comics, granted a rare and extremely candid interview to a young journalist. That re… Read more

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