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MCC International Film Series: Spring/Fall 2006

Titles, descriptions of all films shown in the MCC International Film Series

Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity

Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity (Canada) - This film focuses on the story of a young divorced mother raising her 12-year-old daughter, Mindy. When Mindy sets her sights on finding her mother a new boyfriend by using ancient Chinese magic, the results are unexpected, hysterically funny and heartwarming. English/Cantonese. 90 mins.

Buddy

Buddy (Norway) - Kristoffer's love life is on the rocks. But what can you expect from a guy who likes to videotape himself and his friends pulling outrageous stunts? so when Kristoffer's video diary ends up on a popular television show, it's not just his love life that turns upside down. A vibrant young cast explores the true meaning of friendship and love in a heartwarming story about hi jinks crazy roommates and reality television. Norwegian. 100 mins.

The Rage in Placid Lake

The Rage in Placid Lake (Australia) - Placid Lake has always been different, and his crayon-eating scientific genius of a best friend, Gemma, also has a few issues with blending in. As an odd fish in a sea of mediocrity, Placid's brilliant ideas are bound to find him more trouble than success. After an altercation with fellow students on graduation night, Placid decides to make a bid for the elusive normal life. To his hippie parents' horror, he gets a normal job. Soon he's embracing conformity and riding the fast track to corporate success---and making every effort to get Gemma into bed. But can Placid retire his rage in pursuit of normalcy? Or will his plan backfire? English. 89 mins.

Hawaii Oslo

Hawaii Oslo (Norway) - As Oslo suffers through the hottest day of the year, the paths of several strangers cross. A male nurse believes he can sense the future (as long as he's asleep), while a suicidal former pop star pines for the past. "Hawaii" is a local bar where two long-lost lovers swear to meet to fulfill their childhood promise; Hawaii, the American state, is also the place where one lover's brother dreams of fleeing during his one-day furlough from jail. Meanwhile, a grief-stricken marriage couple hope to make a desperate trip to the United States for an experimental operation that might save their child's life. Norwegian. 125 mins.