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Description: The storyline is said in flashback style. It starts with the 78-year-old Nora meeting 40-year-old Dr. Aniq at an old people home. Since the young boy resembles her husband, Kamil, she says him the storyline of how she ended up alone a long time ago. As it turns out Nora met the love of her life, the son of a millionaire, in college but because she was ashamed of her background she claimed to be an orphan. When her parents learned about her wedding and showed up at the ceremony, she cruelly turned them away. Without her parents’ blessing, things began to turn bad.
Description: Hisham is under a lot of stress due to massive workload and dissapointment with his girlfriend, Azura. Faridah, an illegal immigrant who works as a store assistant, witnesses a robbery and is wanted by the robbers. She hides in Hisham’s vehicle and is brought back to his village without Hisham’s knowledge. They become close. Azura unexpectedly visits Hisham and feels jealous seeing Hisham and Faridah together. Then, Azura goes missing. Hisham panics and begins to find for her. He receives a note demanding an exchange for Faridah with Azura.
Description: A pretty girl brings together a group of her mates in order to find for any treasures that may be hidden throughout a mansion given to her by her deceased father, and the women search that they are more interested in exploring one another.
Description: In a devastating storyline rife with visual metaphors, Romanian director Mircea Daneliuc traces the slow mental disintegration of a confirmed gambler, using his disorder as an allusion to a greater national and social disorder. Set in the 1930s, the middle-class gambler meets an elderly boy who seems to bring him nice luck at the gaming tables. Rather than treasure his friendship and the nice fortune it brings, the gambler takes advantage of his friend, and by his actions drives the boy to suicide. Unable to reconcile his own mental demons, the gambler wanders through the house of his dead friend, and his experiences there only serve to unsettle his mind more and more and more. In the last reels of the film, the fantasies of the hero's deranged mind take over.
Description: This literary movie is imbued with the disenchantment of Spanish exiles who left their homes to protest Franco's fascist regime and then returned after its demise to search that democracy had not instilled either ethics or deep motivation in government leaders. Director Basilio Martin Patino presents his story, and a huge part of the movie is based on his own life, through the experiences of an exiled heroine played by Charo Lopez. She has returned to Spain to look for meaning in her life, something that she never found living in Germany, not even after having a child. She is also in the process of translating the German lyric poet Friederich Holderlin (see the 1985 Halfte Des Lebens) into Spanish, focusing on his epic Hyperion. Excerpts from the translation are voiced over throughout the film. As she looks up old mates from many, many years ago, even those who have achieved worldly success are suffering from the same ennui that propelled her back home.
Description: This movie adaptation of James Baldwin's celbrated novel says the adventure of a family from the rural South to "big city" Harlem seeking both salvation and understanding and of a young man struggling to earn the approval of a self-righteous and often unloving stepfather.
Description: When Dezzie befriends fresh man Yasin at his school, tiny does he know his life will take an unexpected turn that will ultimately shape his future. Having witnessed the perpetual racist taunts and bullying to the quiet Chinese newcomer, Dezzie, no stranger to beatings himself, stands up to Yasin's persecutors and wins the respect, not only of his tormentors, but more importantly of Yasin, and his family.
Description: A fiction that revolves around the hero of Bakar who – by taking a shortcut – became a victim of delusional promises of Kuala Lumpur. Tracing the course of a one-day adventure of his life – we see a life of a boy caught between hopes and responsibilities.
Description: Exiled from the court of Spain, Don Salluste, the chief of police, wants to take revenge on the Queen. One day he meets Ruy Blas, a young student who happens to be a lookalike of Don Cesar, his nephew. Salluste disguises Ruy Blas and presents him as Don Cesar. It doesn't take long before Ruy Blas, intelligent, virtuous and generous as he is becomes famous and the Queen, who has fallen in love with him, appoints him Prime Minister. All seems for the greatest in the greatest of worlds but Salluste has not forgotten his revenge, far from that ...
Description: Minnie Goetze is a 15-year-old aspiring comic-book artist, coming of age in the haze of the 1970s in San Francisco. Insatiably curious about the globe around her, Minnie is a cute typical teenage girl. Oh, except that she’s sleeping with her mother’s boyfriend.
Description: A street film that follows a solitary boy as he sets of on a adventure to the south of Brazil. The strange characters and absurd cases he encounters along the method show an extraordinary portrait of human relations.
Description: Cicely Tyson was Emmy-nominated as Outstanding Actress for her portrait of a Chicago schoolteacher whose remarkable achievements with black kids labelled "unteachable" were spotlighted in a 1979 "60 Minutes" segment about how she became disillusioned with the traditional school system and decided to work outside of it, transforming her students into young scholars through her special teaching style.
Description: The Arsonist involves the struggles of an undocumented immigrant family and a boy's coming-of-age. The son Kesuma gotta forge his own identity vs the intimidating presence of his father Kakang, a boy proud of his Javanese heritage and well aware of the social inequalities that let his exploitation. Kakang counteracts by torching the property of those who slight him, leaving Kesuma simultaneously proud, fearful and ashamed. A clash of wills is all but inevitable. The movie climaxes in a poignant conflagration, literal and metaphorical.
Description: Archival footage combined with fresh footage re-creates the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. It is also a love storyline between a devout communist girl and the liberal son of a prominent professor. Because of their political differences, the two can never be together.
Description: Day in and day out, lovers Cynthia and Evelyn enact an elaborate sadomasochistic fantasy as mistress and maid. But as their ritual of domination and submission starts to turn stale, Cynthia yearns for something more conventional, while Evelyn tries to push their taboos even further.
Description: The movie says the storyline of an intuitive, adventurous boy who loved his country and being Brazilian. This boy fought to be loyal to himself. His melody is a transparent portrait of his genius, intuition, freedom, journey and passion for Brazil.
Description: Based on Erico Verissimo's masterpiece, O Sobrado follows the Terra-Cambará family during the siege imposed to their house by opponents due to political differences. As the siege goes, the family tensions begin to present off.
Description: In Letter to the Lord we meet a group of refugees, all with their own agendas, on an excursion to Oslo. A young boy about to be deported visits his former employers to accumulate his off-the-books salary, a martial arts expert is looking for work, a young girl is haunted by the past and out for vengeance and an old boy called Mirza is busy writing a letter to the lord to receive his final want granted. An altogether urgent and nuanced portrait of a motley group of individuals, too often regarded as a homogeneous group.
Description: Yusman who is confined to the house by his father, Dato’ Alwi meets marlia, their driver’s daughter. She says him about life outside the house. They separate when Dato’ Alwi dies and Yusman goes to London to further his studies. They promise to meet again and are in touch with every other. Marlia lies to Yusman that she is a bank manager in Kuala Lumpur when in fact she is a worker in Yusman’s factory. Yusman says her that he will be in Kuala Lumpur and will be dropping by to see her. She is worried and does everything to hide her charade.
Description: It's winter in a suburb. A housewife is brutally raped. A young girl becomes a victim of attempted rape. The Police tighten noose on Anders, a young street worker who was seen on the website in both cases. The two girls think they recognize him in the lineup, and police investigators test all their strength to solve the case. Anders is a common and easy individual. He should be any youth. The meeting with the ongoing investigation and the solid judiciary, forces him out of a seemingly monotonous, habitual life and forces him to react and think.
Description: Laura is living on a lonely coast, in a rambling rented house, where she encounters a strange, ageless man, a boy with uncanny knowledge of her own life. Together they start a adventure into the wilderness of time, love and human perception.
Description: The comforts of home are sacred, sweet and beloved. Tag had all of that... a pretty wife, an angelic daughter, a purpose. His role was simple: To deliever and protect. There was just one problem. Tag never learned how to stand up for himself. He lacked self-confidence and avoided confrontation for his whole life. For the most part, his fears went unnoticed and he was able to cloak his nervousness, until the day that everything around him changed. Tag finds himself in the middle of a very dark and terrifying predicament and is left with only one choice. He can stand up and fight, or lay down and die.
Description: Blandine arrives at the Charles de Gaulle Airport, seeking a reunion with her husband Papi in Paris. Despite articulate claims for asylum, she is held in a cramped cell along with a number of fellow Africans, humiliated, mistreated and said that they can expect instant deportation. Papi enquires of her whereabouts at Arrivals, and is met with disinterested, misleading responses. When Blandine is harm in a skirmish on the runway as the authorities test and force her out of the country, circumstances and a sympathetic employee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs save her from expulsion. She is finally reunited with Papi in a communal squat, its inhabitants sharing harrowing stories of their time in France. With work, cash and meal scarce, and her confidence shaken by her less than warm welcome to the country, Blandine cannot search the enthusiasm to leave her damp mattress.
Description: After Roy's demise, five mates test to reconstruct his life by reading through the late editor's notebooks - only to face some very private demons. The Holy Bunch is a modernist melodrama: beyond-Antonioni in its images, decisively Dreyerian in its spirituality. One of German cinema's several modern (or Modernist) masterpieces.
Description: First part of a "trilogy of modern times" (the second one is La Blessure, and third - La question humaine). Paria follows the path of two characters, Momo and Victor. Momo –remarkably played by Gérald Thomassin– lives in the streets, while Victor, on the edge of poverty, loses his apartment when he loses his job. Their destinies will come across during the night of the “millennium” which will be celebrated in a social pick-up bus.
Description: Natsu, the older of two sisters, has a relationship with Yonosuke, the local kimono trader. Unlike her more conservative sister Oshichi she tries to test sex as a means to climb to a better social position. To even attempt that she first needs to receive out of the Buddhist monastery she is working at...
Description: Two women clean territories after somebody dies there. Sometimes they sell the belongings of the dead at a flea market. When they meet an odd guy who has a passion for boxes, a strange minigame unfolds. An unconventional love storyline about the oddity of ordinary things. Eccentric and natural at once.
Description: How far will you go to protect your family? Jorge is a peaceful hard-working boy who seeks a simple, quiet life for himself and his family. One day, he is mugged and humiliated by a gang of thugs led by Kalule, a delinquent from his neighborhood. This happening infuriates his son as much for Jorge’s meek acceptance as for the act itself. The son, looking for retribution, ends up getting himself shot. Kalule is sent to jail and when he gets out 18 months later, starts a campaign of terror vs Jorge and his family. The authorities do nothing, so Jorge decides to take matters into his own hands.
Description: Ten years after the death of a close friend, a group of Yale graduates who formed a secret society to create the globe a better zone reunite, only to explore how far from their ambitious, selfless targets they have strayed. Brett Cullen, Jessica Hecht and Jamey Sheridan star in this ensemble drama.
Description: Bright and eager to hit the roads in find of terrible guys, rookie cop Christine Paly is disappointed when she's instead assigned to process criminals. Under the supervision of a tough but likable mentor, Christine quickly learns that hers is like no another desk job in the world.
Description: The fairy tale is about two sisters, Bawang Merah and Bawang Putih. After their father dies, Bawang Merah and her mother, Labu, have to share the house with domineering Kundor and Bawang Putih. Bawang Merah has to endure more hardship when her mother dies. She is bullied, beaten and abused in each method imaginable by Kundor and Bawang Putih. As the tale goes, her mother eventually reappears – as a fish. Bawang Merah becomes happier and this puzzles both Kundor and Bawang Putih. Her ship comes in when a Prince hears her singing in the woods and marries her. Of course, Kundor is terribly unhappy that her brat, Bawang Putih, is married to none, allow alone a prince. So she devises an evil scheme to destroy Bawang Merah’s marriage and receive the prince to notice Bawang Putih.
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