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Films in Thrill

Nerve-shredders that’ll get your adrenaline pumping and keep you on the edge of your seat.

Thrill gala

  • Burning

    Dir Lee Chang-dong | South Korea

    Lee Chang-dong (Poetry) wowed Cannes with this spellbinding, richly complex thriller about obsession, class conflict and suppressed male rage.

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  • El Angel

    Dir Luis Ortega | Argentina-Spain

    The controversial exploits of baby-faced Argentine serial killer Carlos Robledo Puch are exhilaratingly reinterpreted in this stylish biopic.

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  • Believer

    Dir Lee Hae-young | South Korea

    Oldboy meets The Usual Suspects in this hall-of-mirrors thriller, as a dogged South Korean narcotics officer tries to smoke out a shadowy drug baron.

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  • Dublin Oldschool

    Dir Dave Tynan | Ireland

    Rave culture, lost love and brotherly bonds are seen through the prism of a narcotic haze in this adrenaline-rush of an Irish drama.

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  • The Guilty

    Dir Gustav Möller | Denmark

    A flawed cop and a woman at the end of his phone line dominate this superb Sundance Audience Award-winning nerve-shredder that will leave you adrenalin-addled and thought-provoked.

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  • The Hummingbird Project

    Dir-Scr Kim Nguyen | Canada-Belgium

    Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgård are sensational as scheming cousins on a lucrative but ethically dubious mission, in this fast, funny and topical technological caper.

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  • Mayfair

    Dir Sara Blecher | South Africa

    Sara Blecher (Ayanda, LFF 2015) returns with a markedly different film – a groundbreaking, multi-cultural African gangster thriller.

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  • Museum

    Dir Alonso Ruizpalacios | Mexico

    Gael García Bernal stars in this dazzlingly enjoyable heist thriller about an ambitious plan to loot one of the World’s most famous museums.

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  • The Prey

    Dir-Prod Jimmy Henderson | Cambodia

    An innocent man sentenced to rot in a Cambodian jail is released for the sadistic pleasure of twisted trophy hunters and forced to fight – or die.

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  • Profile

    Dir Timur Bekmambetov | USA-UK-Cyprus-Russia

    An undercover journalist investigates ISIS recruitment in this wickedly effective suspense story that unfolds entirely on a computer screen.

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  • The Quake

    Dir John Andreas Andersen | Norway

    Could reports of subterranean tremors beneath the city of Oslo predict a catastrophic earthquake is imminent? This sequel to The Wave (LFF 2015) is another tension-filled, high-stakes geo-thriller.

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  • The Realm

    Dir Rodrigo Sorogoyen | Spain-France

    Unravelling at a speed that rivals today’s news cycle, this Spanish neo-noir finds a local politician up to his neck in a party-wide corruption scandal.

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  • Sew the Winter to My Skin

    Dir-Scr Jahmil XT Qubeka | South Africa

    Confirming the promise he showed with his powerful Of Good Report (LFF 2013), Jahmil XT Qubeka delivers a superb thriller based on a true story.

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