Come Sail Away: Regatta champion Charlie St. Cloud (Zac Efron, right) loves boating and his little brother, Sam (Charlie Tahan) more than anything. But when tragedy strikes, Charlie's world is turned topsy-turvy.
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A White African: Mike Campbell bought his farm after Zimbabwe achieved majority rule in 1980 -- and after obtaining a "certificate of no interest" confirming that the government didn't want to acquire it for redistribution. Robert Mugabe's government has since declared that Zimbabwe's land is "for Zimbabweans."
Mikhail Gorbachev: The former leader of the Soviet Union is one of many political figures -- including Jimmy Carter, Tony Blair and Pervez Musharraf -- to appear in the film.
Strike The Pose: 11-year-old Jaden Smith stars as Dre Parker, a Detroit native who moves to Beijing with his mother. Smith previously appeared alongside his famous father, Will Smith, in the 2006 drama The Pursuit of Happyness.
An Affair To Remember: Nozomi (Bae Doo-na, left) falls for Junichi (Arata), a video-store clerk who isn't worried that she's younger than she looks -- or that she began life as an inflatable sex toy.
Mars, Bringer Of War: Bazil (Dany Boon) has a chip on his shoulder and a stray bullet in his brain. The chip is from a land mine that killed his father, the bullet from the factory of a local weapons manufacturer — and he plans to do something about both.
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A Good German: Industrialist John Rabe (Ulrich Tukur, center left, with Steve Buscemi, Anne Consigny and Daniel Bruhl) helps shelter Chinese civilians from Japanese invaders in 1930s Nanking.