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Dangerous Duo: Tahar Rahim (left) plays an illiterate Arab who is coaxed into killing a fellow inmate by a Corsican gang leader. Niels Arestrup (right) plays his dangerous and violent "mentor."
Roger Arpajou/Sony Pictures Classics
Growing Pains:Prodigal Sons tells the story of a renewed relationship between Marc McKerrow (left) and filmmaker Kimberly Reed (born Paul McKerrow, center, with youngest brother Todd at right). In it, Marc McKerrow, who was adopted, goes in search of his biological parents while Reed documents his search.
First Run Features
Enchanted Journey: Orphaned in a Viking raid, Brendan (left) now lives in the fortified Abbey of Kells. But his talents and his natural curiosity drive him outdoors, to an enchanted forest where he meets the changeling girl Aisling.
Set in the streets of an ethnically and religiously diverse Jaffa neighborhood, Ajami employs nonprofessional actors to depict stories of crime, tragedy and love in a place where enemies live side by side.
In The Ghost Writer, Ewan McGregor plays an unnamed author charged with writing a memoir about the former U.K. prime minister. Catrall plays the premier's seductive mistress.
Smoke And Mirrors: Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo) are 1950s U.S. Marshals who've been sent to investigate the disappearance of a murderer from a hospital for the criminally insane.
Love At First Bite?Valentine's Day follows a group of Angelenos — including a receptionist (Anne Hathaway) and the new flame (Topher Grace) who doesn't know she works a phone-sex line by night — through one fateful Feb. 14.
Warner Bros. Pictures
In His Father's Footsteps: Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman) plays an angsty teen who must harness his newly discovered powers as the demigod son of Poseidon — to track down Zeus' stolen lightning bolt.
20th Century Fox