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Mad Men: Florian Lucas and Benno Furmann play German mountaineers Andi Hinterstoisser and Toni Kurz — daredevil climbers who set out to scale the North Face of Switzerland's Eiger Peak, also known as the "Murder Wall." Music Box Films hide caption

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The Fury Of Revelation: Mel Gibson plays a police detective out to solve the murder of his only daughter — and unearthing corporate cover-ups and government conspiracies in the process. Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Mad Mel, Approaching The 'Edge Of Darkness' Again

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Unlikely Couple: An alienated soccer star from the Palestinian city of Nablus, Tarek (Shredi Jabarin, foreground) meets Keren (Hili Yalon) near a bustling market in Tel Aviv — where Tarek, in an effort to save his father, intends to blow himself up. FilmMovement hide caption

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A Tour Of The Inferno: Insurance-fraud investigator John Alighieri (Steve Buscemi, left) wanders the Nevada desert in search of the truth behind a stripper's auto accident. Romany Malco plays his guide, Virgil. IndieVest Pictures hide caption

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On Your Marks, Get Set: Avery Klein-Cloud is the daughter, the sister, the track star and the co-writer of Off and Running — but the film doesn't quite go. First Run Features hide caption

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Heart Of The Matter: Actor Brendan Fraser (with Diego Velazquez) plays John Crowley, whose American dream shatters when his children are diagnosed with a rare degenerative disease. CBS Films hide caption

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'Extraordinary Measures': The Least A Father Can Do

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Girl In Motion: Jeanne (Emilie Dequenne) ignites a furor with allegations of an anti-Semitic attack on a Paris commuter train. Strand Releasing hide caption

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King Of The World: Jake Taylor (Randy Wayne) is a basketball star who seems to have it all — the girl, the bod, the scholarship — until the suicide of a childhood friend turns his life upside down. New Song Pictures hide caption

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Descent Of A Man: After the loss of his daughter Annie (Martha West), the naturalist Charles Darwin (Paul Bettany) found the strength to order his ideas about nature into the landmark treatise On the Origin of Species. Liam Daniel/Newmarket Films hide caption

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Minor Penalty: Hockey player Derek (Dwayne Johnson) tells his girlfriend's 6-year-old that there's no such thing as molar-collecting fairies — and gets smacked around by Julie Andrews as a result. 20th Century Fox hide caption

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First-time actress Katie Jarvis plays 15-year-old Mia, a confused and troubled teen. Critic David Edelstein says casting a nonactor can sometimes be just a stunt — but director Andrea Arnold hit the jackpot with Jarvis. IFC/IFC hide caption

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Boys And Their Toys: When Colin (Ray Winstone) learns that his wife is leaving him, he takes pointed exception to the news. Image Entertainment hide caption

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French Twist: As Nick Twisp, Michael Cera (with Portia Doubleday, right) confronts the usual teen sexual insecurities. He just has a Gallic alter-ego to help. Chuy Chavez/Dimension Films hide caption

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