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Political lobbyists in America, a French woman re-building her life and two critical swipes at China

Also serious music for a rough neighborhood in Brazil in The Violin Teacher

Iron Man 3 wows; Still Mine charms and DOXA documentaries stir the pot

It’s Iron Man 3 but for Robert Downey Jr. that’s four flights now as the Marvel Comics character; and his best.