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As the RopeofSilicon.com Membership slowly gets rolling we have just partnered with Palm Pictures to bring our users the chance to take home a Palm Pictures DVD for free and all you have to do is be a member, be over the age of 17 and live in the United States (sorry to our overseas visitors we are trying to get some contests in place for you as well).

This time around we bring you the chance to win some films that you may never have heard of, but are at the same time quite intriguing! We have a total of seven (7) DVDs to give away out of the three titles below.

First up is Time of the Wolf starring Isabelle Huppert, whom was most recently featured in the David O. Russell comedy I Heart Huckabees as the quirky anti-existential detective Caterine Vauban. The film features an apocalyptic calamity has left the people of Europe struggling to survive amidst drastic shortages of food and water. George and Anne (Isabelle Huppert) have decided to flee the city to their country house with what meager supplies they can find in hopes of protecting their children Eva and Ben.

To their surprise and horror they find the house already occupied by another equally desperate family. The ensuing confrontation forever changes the lives of Anne and her children– setting them adrift in a chaotic, often indifferent world in which their survival hinges on the strained compassion of those they encounter.

To get more on the film just check out the official site by clicking here.

Next up is 6ixtyNin9 and it is not the dirty sex romp you may be thinking from the name, instead this is an intriguing black comedy that follows the exploits of Tum. Shortly after losing her job as a secretary in a finance company, Tum finds a mysterious noodle box full of money on her doorstep. Curious, she takes the box inside and realizes it’s filled with cash! Before she can decide what to do with it, there is a knock at her door. Two thugs ask her if she has seen the noodle box. Out of fear, she tells them she hasn’t. They don’t believe her, and force their way into her flat – only to be killed accidentally…by Tum! She then decides to get rid of their bodies, purchase a plane ticket, secure a passport, take the noodle box and get out of town. But some even stranger coincidences set off a turn of events, which quickly spin out of control for Tum, forcing her into the center of a thrilling, high stakes caper between Thai Boxing gangsters, corrupt executives and the bungling authorities.

With sharp direction and a keen eye for detail, Pen-ek Ratanaruang (Last Life in the Universe, Mon-Rak Transistor) redefines the comic thriller genre in this memorable satire to suit the 21st century.

6ixtyNin9 was honored with the FIPRESCI Award at the Hong Kong International Film Festival in 2000, for “…proving that a commercial feature can be as formally interesting and insightful as an experimental art film.” In the same year, it received a number of prestigious awards at the Thai Film Festival, including “Best Actress,” “Best Supporting Actress” and “Best Screenplay.” 6ixtyNin9 was subsequently screened at several major film festivals around the globe — including Toronto, Berlin, Los Angeles, Paris, Vienna and Edinburgh.

To get more on the film just check out the official site by clicking here.

Finally we have a copy of Springtime in a Small Town, which is a dramatic film brought to you by the creators of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

The film focuses on the eight-year marriage of Dai Liyan (Wu Jun) and Yuwen (Hu Jing Fan), which has left them both unfulfilled and distant. An unexpected visitor arrives from Shanghai, a smartly-dressed doctor called Zhang Zhichen (Bai Qing). He’s an old schoolfriend of Dai Liyan’s and unbeknownst to her husband, Yuwen’s childhood sweetheart. Delighted to be re-acquainted with Zhang, the husband believes that his cultivated guest would be a suitable match for his wife’s lively schoolgirl sister, Dai Xiu (Lu Sisi). In turn, Yuwen believes that her former flame could be the solution to her own unhappiness. When Zhichen leaves to catch the Shanghai train, many things have changed in the Dai household.

Once again, all you have to be is a RopeofSilicon.com member, live in the United States and be over the age of 17 to win. However if one of the titles interests you more than another, go ahead and shoot us an email by clicking here and you never know just what might happen, just be sure to include your username in the email.

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The winners will be announced at the end of the week in an article posted in the Latest News section of the site once the winners have been emailed and responded with their mailing info.

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