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THE YACOUBIAN BUILDING (sub)
This drama from Egypt is based on a best-selling novel about the residents of a once-elegant apartment building in Cairo. Through their interwoven stories, the film presents a portrait of corruption, fundamentalism, prostitution and drugs. (2005) (165min)
YAKUZA APOCALYPSE
Yayan Ruhian, Rirî Furankî, Hayato Ichihara. From legendary Japanese director Takashi Miike comes YAKUZA APOCALYPSE—a comedic vampire thriller, a gangster epic, a martial-arts extravaganza and an end-of-the-world spectacle. Fearsome yakuza boss Kamiura is also a bloodsucking vampire. One day, men arrive from a competing clan and deliver him an ultimatum: Play nice or die. Kamiura refuses and, during a fierce battle, is torn limb from limb. With his dying breath, he passes on his vampire powers to his loyal lieutenant, Kageyama. His first order of business is revenge, setting him on a collision course with the seemingly unstoppable foreign syndicate, while making his name! (2015) (115min)
YAKUZA DEMON
Rika Takeuchi, Ryosuke Miki, Yoko Natsuki. From Takashi Miike the director of "Audition" comes another tale of violence, underworld intrigue and gang warfare. (2003) (100min)
YAKUZA GRAVEYARD
Tetsuya Watari, Meiko Kaji, Seizo Fukumoto. Classic violent Japanese crime thriller from Kinji Fukasaku ("Battle Royale") that served as inspiration for Quentin Tarntino's "Kill Bill," about a cop in Tokyo's underworld. (1975) (92 min.)
YAKUZA IN LOVE
Eiji Okuda, Yuna Natsuo, Shunsuke Matsuoka. Japanese crime thriller about the relationship between a Yakuza enforcer and a timid waitress that develops from mixing drugs with a kidnapping. (1997) (110 min.)
YAKUZA PAPERS
Bunta Sugawara, Hiroki Matsukath, Tatsuo Umemiya. Five film cycle from Japanese director Kinji Fukasaku which influenced the "Kill Bill" films. (1973,197)
YANA'S FRIENDS
Evelyne Kaplan, Nir Levy, Shmil Ben Ari. A 28 year-old Chinese woman searches for the parents who abandoned her shortly after birth. (1999) (95min)
THE YEAR MY PARENTS WENT ON VACATION (sub)
Michel Joelsas, Germano Haiut, Paulo Autran. In 1970s Brazil a twelve-year-old boy is left to fend for himself when his parents are forced to flee the oppressive military regime. (2006) (104min)
YEAR ZERO (sub)
Sarah Adler, Menashe Noy, Moni Moshonov. A dark drama from Israel that weaves together the stories of several disparate strangers whose lives change forever when they finally meet. (2004) (125min)
YEELEN
Balla Moussa Keita, Issiaka Kane. This film details the common West African folktale about a boy who uses his own magical powers to defeat his father, an evil sorcerer. (1987) (105min)
YELLA (sub)
Nina Hoss, Devid Striesow, Barbara Auer . This drama from Germany follows a woman who flees her volatile ex-husband and her small hometown in the former East Germany. Though she finds a promising new life in the West and begins an unlikely romance, she is haunted by buried truths that threaten her newfound happiness. (2007) (89min)
YELLOW ASPHALT
Sami Samir, Tatjana Blacher, Raida Adon. Israeli film about three encounters between the Bedouins living in the Judean desert and the westernized settlers who have moved there. (2000) (83min)