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Abre Los Ojos: Open Your Eyes
Series Title: 1997
Call Number: DVD 2012-256
Description: After being placed into a psychiatric penitentiary for a murder he doesn't remember committing, Cesar must delve into the depths of his subconscious mind where the answer to ending his living nightmare lies in his dreams.
Keywords: Psychological Thriller; Mystery; Romance; Penelope Cruz

Brat 2
Series Title: 2000
Call Number: DVD 2013-106
Description: A Russian man travels to America to solve the murder and avenge the death of an army buddy.
Keywords: Thriller; Crime

El Secreto de sus Ojos = The Secret in their Eyes
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2010-170
Description: A crime-thriller about judicial cover-ups and corruption in Argentina, told through flashbacks.
Keywords: Juan Jose Campanella; Crime; Criminal investigation

Fallen Idol
Series Title: Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films (1948)
Call Number: DVD 2007-465
Description: The relationship between a young boy and his beloved butler turns sour when the boy suspects the butler of murder. Based on the short story "The basement room" by Graham Greene.
Keywords: Thriller

Jour se Leve = Daybreak
Series Title: Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films (1939)
Call Number: DVD 2007-475
Description: Besieged by police, a murderer waits in his apartment recalling his past before killing himself at daybreak. Film by Marcel Carme.

Killing of a Chinese Bookie
Series Title: John Cassavetes: Five Films
Call Number: DVD 2009-72 v4
Description: To clear his debt, a strip club owner grapples with his own conscience as he must kill a Chinese bookie.
Keywords: Crime

La Mujer Sin Cabeza = The Headless Woman
Series Title: 2008
Call Number: DVD 2012-32
Description: A woman runs over something with her car, and then becomes obsessed that she has killed someone.
Keywords: Martel

Series Title: Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films (1931)
Call Number: DVD 2007-482
Description: When a serial killer is stalking the children of the city, everyone, including the criminal underworld, want to see him brought down.
Keywords: Serial Murders

No Habra Paz Para los Malvados = No Rest for the Wicked
Series Title: 2011
Call Number: DVD 2012-195
Description: Following the trail of a missing girl, Police Inspector gets involved in a shooting and must find the one witness who survived. Thriller based on the 2004 terrorist bombing in Madrid.
Keywords: Crime

Noz W Wodzie = Knife in the Water
Series Title: Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films (1962)
Call Number: DVD 2007-478
Description: A middle-aged man and his wife invite a young hitchhiker aboard their sailboat for a Sunday outing in the Polish lake district and reveals the husbands cynical sadism and the son's resentment.

Ojos que No Ven = What Your Eyes Don't See
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2007-140
Description: Beda Docampo Feijoo directs this murder mystery set to a pounding Latin beat.
Keywords: Assassination; Mystery

Piel Que Habito = Skin I Live In
Series Title: 2012
Call Number: DVD 2013-220
Description: Film by Alomodovar. A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. Cast includes Antonio Banderas and Elena Anaya.

Salaire de la Peur = Wages of Fear
Series Title: Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films (1953)
Call Number: DVD 2007-503
Description: In a South American oil town, four desperate men sign on for a suicide mission to drive trucks loaded with nitroglycerin over a treacherous mountain route.

Secretos Compartidos = Shared Secrets
Series Title: 1998
Call Number: DVD 2013-12
Description: A man disturbed by the way young women dress makes them pay for their beauty, and meets another man with whom he shares his experiences.
Keywords: Crime; Serial Murderers

Sedmikrasky = Daisies; O Slavnosti a Hostech = A Report on the Party and Gu
Series Title: Eclipse: Pearls of the Czech New Wave - 1966
Call Number: DVD 2013-110
Description: In Sedmikrasky, two teenage girls embark on a series of pranks which destroy the world about them. O Slavnosti a Hostech satirizes conformity as picnickers are accosted by a group of strangers.
Keywords: Political Thriller

Tesis Sobre un Homicidio = Thesis on a Homocide
Series Title: 2013
Call Number: DVD 2014-44
Description: Roberto Bermudez, a specialist in criminal law, is convinced that one of his students committed a brutal murder.
Keywords: Crime

The Bad Sleep Well = Warui Yatsu Hodo Yoku Nemuru
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2008-145
Description: A young executive hunts down his father's killer. A tale about corruption in the boardrooms of postwar corporate Japan as seen through the rising executive eyes. Reference to Hamlet.
Keywords: Shakespeare; Crime; Akira Kurosawa

Therese Raquin
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2008-76
Description: Therese and Laurent believe they have gotten away with murder after Therese's husband "falls" from a speeding train. Based on the novel by Emile Zola.
Keywords: Marcel Carne