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The Top 10 Indies to Watch on VOD This July

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire June 29, 2012 at 12:13PM

Indiewire has weeded through the films hitting VOD this month to bring you the ten to look out for. You'll find everything from an ensemble globe spanning drama, to a Danish sex comedy, to a documentary that gets to the bottom of what it means to be a man in the 21st century. Here are the ten films to watch on VOD this July, in alphabetical order:

"The Good Doctor" (July 27)

Orlando Bloom and up-and-comer Riley Keough ("Magic Mike") star in this medical thriller from Lance Daly ("Kisses") about an ambitious first year medical resident (Bloom) who's dead set on impressing his colleagues, no matter the consequences. Keough plays the beautiful teenager who's put under his care after being admitted for a kidney infection. Be sure to avoid "The Good Doctor" if you plan to visit the hospital anytime soon. Otherwise, you're good.

"Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai" (July 18)

From visionary auteur Takashi Miike ("13 Assassins") comes another samurai tale about a mysterious warrior who arrives at the doorstep of his feudal lord, only to request an honorable death by ritual suicide in his courtyard. The lord threatens him with the brutal tale of Motome, a desperate young ronin who made a similar request with ulterior motives, only to meet a grisly end. Undaunted, the samurai begins to tell a story of his own. Cue the surprise revelations and sword fights!

"Klown" (July 27)

Based on a six-season Danish series of the same name, "Klown" stars standup comics Frank Hvan and Caspar Christensen as fictionalized versions of themselves. When Hvan's girlfriend tells him that he's not fit for fatherhood, he kidnaps his nephew and takes him on a debaucherous camping trip with his friend (Christensen). A whole lot of mayhem ensues. "The premise recalls Michael Winterbottom's "The Trip," which consolidated a miniseries starring comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon into feature-length format," wrote Eric Kohn in his review. "While Winterbottom punctuated the comedy with moments of serious introspection, "Clown" director Mikkel Nørgaard strings his episodic adventure together by never slowing down."

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