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Abou Leila
Algeria 2019 135 min.

Algeria, 1994. In the midst of civil war, two longtime friends and police officers set off on a quest, crossing the Sahara in search of Abou Leila, a terrorist on the run. What they discover about themselves, however, may prove far more dangerous in this fever dream of a war drama.

After Parkland
USA 2019 92 min.

Filmed in the aftermath of the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, this documentary intimately chronicles the plight of grieving students and parents as they strive to come to grips with the unthinkable tragedy and search for ways to make sense of the senseless.

The Gasoline Thieves
Mexico 2019 93 min.

An innocent crush propels teenager Lalo’s descent into the Mexican underworld, where the illegal enterprise of gasoline extraction promises access to fast cash. Instead it leads to a fight for his life in this gritty debut drama from filmmaker-to-watch Edgar Nito.

The Golden Glove
Germany 2019 115 min.

Consider this your trigger warning. Depicting 1970s Hamburg as a lurid, squalid pit of iniquity, director Fatih Akin (Head On, DFF27; In the Fade, DFF40) brings the crimes of real-life, low-life German serial killer Fritz Honka to the big screen in unrelentingly grisly detail.

Idol
South Korea 2019 144 min.

Two fathers, two sons, and one mysterious woman are caught in a classic web of criminal and political intrigue in this Korean thriller about the aftermath of a fatal accident, which drags even the cleanest-cut characters through the mud—and leaves them drenched in blood.

The Invisible Witness
Italy 2018 102 min.

Taking place within a single room during a three-hour pre-trial strategy session, this juicy Italian murder mystery unfolds in the competing flashbacks of the rich and powerful suspect who swears he’s innocent and the woman who doubts him but swears equally to defend him in court.

Knives Out
USA 2019 130 min.

Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in Knives Out, a fresh, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect.

The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea
Greece 2019 121 min.

The tiny Greek town of Missolonghi is the kind of place where the residents are as miserable as any eel they process in the local factory. But as the secrets they’ve long harbored seep out into the open, their jaded police chief sees a chance for redemption in this pitch-dark psychological thriller.

Motherless Brooklyn
USA 2019 144 min.

Edward Norton directs and stars in this offbeat homage to classic film noir, adapted from a Jonathan Lethem novel, about a private detective with Tourette syndrome investigating the murder of his boss. The crack supporting cast includes Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Willem Dafoe, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

Oh Mercy!
France 2019 119 min.

This riveting crime procedural is set in the gritty town of Roubaix, France, where immigrants, addicts, and derelicts clash with each other and with the cops—including police chief Daoud and his rookie partner, who are investigating a pair of women tied to a murder.

The Traitor
Italy 2019 145 min.

For all its extravagance, this engrossing spectacle of a drama is based on a true story: the life of Tommaso Buscetta, a made man turned informant whose collaboration with the Italian government led to a seven-year trial that toppled the Casa Nostra in the 1980s.

The Whistlers
Romania 2019 97 min.

Caught between his boss, the gorgeous Gilda, and the lure of 30 million laundered Euros, dirty cop Cristi is set on learning an ancient whistling language as a means of outsmarting constant state surveillance in this noir-ish Romanian romp that skirts the line between deadpan and deadly.

The Wild Goose Lake
China 2019 113 min.

He’s just been released from prison, and already gang boss Zhou has a dead cop on his hands after an illicit meeting gone wrong. Now he’s on the run from friend and foe alike in this Chinese noir thriller set along the shores of a murky lake.

Young Ahmed
Belgium 2019 90 min.

Renowned Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne won the Best Director award at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival for this complex, engrossing drama about a young Muslim teen on a road to radicalization that seems to have no off-ramp.

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