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The Mighty Peking Man (1977), an endearing turkey

In 1977, studios of the Shaw Brothers, that flooded the screens of the world with wu xia pan and kung-fu movies, begin to show a slight decline. It must be said that Bruce Lee films showed up and the audience began to ask for something new and more dynamic. Since that time Shaw Brothers started to diversify. The year before, King Kong by John Guillermin has proved a worldwide success. Sir Runme Shaw will then decide to launch production of a remake: The Mighty Peking Man (猩猩王, 1977).

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The figure of the fool in love with Yvan Attal (Leaving, Regrets)

    Random programming and coincidence between filmmakers, two French films, “Leaving” (“Partir”) by Catherine Corsini and “Regrets” (“Les Regrets”) by Cédric Kahn, were released in France with the same actor Yvan Attal, and the same type of story: a story of a man that love will make him crazy and will push him in extreme reactions against the rejection of the woman he loves.

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Fish Tank (2009) by Andrea Arnold

Fish Tank is the story of Mia (Katie Jarvis), a volatile 15-year-old, who is always in trouble and who has become excluded from school and ostracized by her friends. One hot summer´s day her mother (Kierston Wareing) brings home a mysterious stranger called Connor (Michael Fassbender) who promises to change everything and bring love into all their lives.

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