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Sometimes there's flooding, and this is why no one wants to live here.
Based on Edith Wharton's novel, this latest film stars Gillian Anderson.
Robbery, rape, drug dealing – these are just some of the crimes that are on the increase.
When you've come this far, you don't think of turning back.
I haven't had this much fun since I was a kid.
It was cold in Toronto, but it wasn't as cold as this.
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