1972—China Enters the World Balance

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The Arrival of Multiplexes and Asian Mainstream
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Phans of Jersey City
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Officers (Ofitsery)
One of the most popular and favourite films in Russia, Officers (Ofitsery) follows at length the lives of two friends - Alexei Trofimov and Ivan Varrava. In the 1920s they served together at a frontier outpost, fighting with the basmachs. It was there that the young men first heard, and…
U.S. Presidents Vol. II 1974 - 1988
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  • American Cinema of the 70s
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    Second Opinion - Corruption in the Medical Field
    This insider documentary chronicles the efforts of whistleblower Ralph W. Moss, PhD to expose a major cancer research center's attempt during the 1970s to conceal the true effectiveness of laetrile, an experimental, low-cost cancer drug.
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