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Description: A boy stands outside an apartment building, lighting a cigarette. He goes inside. As he rings the bell at the 4th floor, a girl answers and lets him in. The alarm rings. The boy and girl wake up. He takes out the garbage. She makes breakfast. After breakfast, he packages his suitcase and leaves. He goes outside. He lights a cigarette. After that, he goes inside. He rings the bell at the 8th floor. A girl answers and lets him in. A week later. The alarm rings. The boy and girl wake up. He takes out the garbage. She prepares him breakfast. He goes back inside and rings the bell at the 4th floor... Written by Bram Wijngaarden
Description: Marian, a middle aged nurse, devotes herself to her patients like a saint. Sometimes she even takes on the role of a redeemer, by supporting the gravely ill to the soothing order of ultimate silence. When she gets linked to a neighbor in an act of common voyeurism, she becomes fascinated by him. Faced with the fragility of these newfound emotions, Marian surrenders to her human needs
Description: Less says the storyline of Finn Norman, a renegade artist who has severed all ties with his past to create his home on the streets. Living off what others throw away, Finn’s quest for a life gratis from attachment is threatened by his growing connections with a painfully shy cafe woman and a grizzled road performer.
Description: In Kaliningrad two Lithuanian men meet two Russian girls. They have difficulties in finding territories where they can sleep together. But this is the only trouble they do solve. All four justly feel miserable because their lives are meaningless (the recurrent dull and poorly kept house façads should well be taken as a comparative symbol). In addition, everyone is so absorbed by his or her own distress and hardly capable of bothering about the anguish of the others. The three days end with a pervasive lack of contact. Written by Maximum Scharnberg, Stockholm,
Description: Hes, an uptight and disaffected social worker reaching retirement, discovers a young woman, Anna, in the closet of an acquaintance who has committed suicide. Realizing that she has been kept in the apartment all her life, he moves in and supports her comes to terms with the complexities of the true world.
Description: Daryl gets out of jail after 5 years. His mother has died, his girlfriend is married, and he can't search a job. His fresh girlfriend Vanessa, whom he meets when a gunman opens fire on them, gets him a job as a vehicle driver. Hitmen are still after them, and Vanessa says Daryl that this is her former lover Ahmad who wants revenge.
Description: Three 6 Mafia's followup to the highly successful road film Choices 1. After a heist goes wrong for two Memphis hustlers (DJ Paul and Juicy), they search themselves behind bars. Two crooked DEA agents offer freedom on the condition that they do a job for them. Juicy and Paul are forced to create a choice: stay locked up or receive caught up. Set vs the gritty backdrop of Memphis this movie takes Juicy and Paul from the gutter to ballin' and back again.
Description: Middle-aged widow Beatrice Hunsdorfer (Joanne Woodward) and her daughters Ruth (Roberta Wallach) and Matilda (Nell Potts) are struggling to survive in a society they barely understand. Beatrice dreams of opening an elegant tea room but does not have the wherewithal to achieve her lofty goal. Epileptic Ruth is a rebellious adolescent, while shy but highly clever and idealistic Matilda seeks solace in her pets and school projects, including one designed to present how tiny amounts of radium affect marigolds.
Description: Set 10 years later, the Phantom has escaped from Paris to Fresh York where he lives amongst the joyrides and freak shows of Coney Island. He has finally found a zone for his melody to soar, all that is missing is his love Christine Daaé. In a bid to victory back her love, the Phantom lures Christine, her husband Raoul, and their young son Gustave from Manhattan, to the glittering and glorious globe of Coney Island... they have no concept what lies in shop for them... You truly haven’t experienced Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies until you see this spectacular fresh Australian production, filmed at Melbourne’s iconic Regent Theatre.
Description: Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for mentally retarded children. Jean Hansen, a former melody teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the kids with her love, suspiciously regards Clark's stern training methods. She becomes emotionally involved with 12-year-old Reuben Widdicombe, who has been abandoned by his divorced parents.
Description: Three families that are greatest mates head to their secret retreat when WW3 seems to be nearing. The adults arrive at the retreat and gotta endure the stress to come while the kids are separated from the adults and have their own troubles along the way. This is a nice storyline in the fact that many of these types of films deal in violence while this one deals in the psychological aspect of the situation.
Description: A boy murdered at the Saint's doorstep manages to utter a several words to Simon Templar before he dies, sending him off to the quaint resort village of Baycombe where he confronts crime mastermind 'The Tiger' and his gang as they plan to smuggle gold bullion out of the country. Written by Doug Sederberg
Description: The police suspect that a drug and forced-prostitution ring is behind the newest spate of kidnappings and disappearances, but so far they've been unable to infiltrate the suspects gang. To break the case, they recruit Ginger, a young girl from an upper-class family to act as bait for the kidnappers and hopefully lead the police to their hideout. It may sound like a foolproof plan to the police, but Ginger's the one who has to risk it all.
Description: Ray Milland plays a barrister whose daughter is killed in a "hit-and-run" accident. When his neighbor is also killed, evidence points to the barrister as the murderer. Did he do it? Is he insane?
Description: A graduate student and martial-arts expert rents a room in a house owned by a single mother who lives there with her son. A local road gang is trying to recruit the son, but the fresh tenant tries to support the boy's mother hold him out of the gang. When they learn of this, they goal both the mother and her fresh tenant.
Description: Leon, the "world's most controversial artist," is in trouble. God, who works in mysterious methods through his angels, has decided that it's Leon's time to pass on. Two angels test to support Tex, a crazed maniac, slay Leon, his assistant Ray, and his girlfriend Lulu. Not only does God work in mysterious ways, but he also has an odd sense of humor.
Description: The dramatic black and white classic movie of Martin Luther's life made in the 1950's. This movie was originally released in theaters worldwide and nominated for an Academy Award. A superb depiction of Luther and the forces at work in the surrounding society that resulted in his historic reforming efforts. This movie traces Luther's life from a guilt-burdened monk to his eventual break with the Roman Church. This film, in spite of its age, continues to be a famous resource to introduce Luther's life.
Description: This harrowing tale of survival centers on Rose, a Masurian woman, whose German soldier husband was killed in the war, leaving her alone on their farm. A single girl had no defense vs Russian troops who raped as a form of revenge, nor vs plundering Poles who found themselves in desperate straits. Support arrives for Rose in the form of Tadeusz, a former officer in the Polish Home Units who deserted after he saw his wife raped and murdered by Russian units and is attempting to hide his identity.
Description: The storyline of president Andrew Jackson from his early years, through his meeting with and subsequent marriage to Rachel Donelson Robards. The plot concentrates on the soon scandal concerning the legality of their marriage and how they overcame the difficulties.
Description: Michael Redgrave, Valerie Hobson, Flora Robson and Felix Aylmer star in this moving and sophisticated storyline of love and loss set vs the backdrop of the Second Globe Fight and based on the enjoy by Daphne Du Maurier. After hearing news that her officer husband has been killed in battle, Diana Wentworth forges a fresh life for herself, becoming an MP and learning to love again. Then, out of the blue comes the shattering news that her husband is not dead after all.
Description: A year after she is brutally raped, Dallas housewife Julie Kenner still can't shake the horror of the attack. Her mental state worsens when she learns that the boy responsible will later be paroled. Determined to seek revenge, Julie devises a special and ingenious brand of Texas justice. Through legal loopholes, she methodically creates an entirely fresh identity -- Bobbie King, a sultry barfly and the excellent bait for her attacker.
Description: The film follows Joe (Dallesandro), a heroin addict, throughout his quest to score more drugs. The episodic plot occurs over a single day and centers around Joe's problematic relationship with his on-off, sexually frustrated girlfriend (Woodlawn). During the course of the day, Joe overdoses in front of an upper-class couple, attempts to fool Welfare into approving his methadone treatment by having Holly fake a pregnancy, and frustrates the girls in his life with his drug-induced impotence.
Description: To the young lieutenant Maleshkin the fight is a minor obstacle, if compared to his private war to command his subordinates, while conducting an armored car at the same time he's trying to impress his superior Soviet officers who place him under extreme pressures, one after the other, fighting the German forces occupying Ukraine during Globe Fight II. Here's the storyline of an impressionable boy who learns in the difficult method that being a leader is more than just using of his commanding voice to receive what he wants.
Description: ELECTRICK CHILD says the storyline of Rachel, a rambunctious woman from a polygamist colony in southern Utah. On Rachel’s 15th birthday, she finds a forbidden cassette tape. Having never seen anything like it before, Rachel plays the cassette tape, and finds glorious rock & roll thereupon. Weeks later, Rachel realizes a miracle has occurred - and the cassette tape gotta have something to do with it. She leaves her family and runs away to the closest city: Las Vegas. There she searches for the singer of the band on the cassette tape. She has a wild journey and ultimately discovers who she really is: an ELECTRICK CHILD.
Description: Három elválaszthatatlan jóbarát - mindhárman kilógnak egy kicsit a sorból. Augusztus van, egyikük sem utazik el sehova a nyári szünetre, együtt lógnak. Lassan telik a nyár, és végül kibukik, a piszlicsáré zökkenők mögött komolyabb problémák húzódnak.
Description: A serious accident that leaves a winner horseback rider paralyzed. The film says the storyline of the young rider’s indomitable spirit as she wars to walk again, and the response she gets from her family and mates as she makes her wonderful adventure
Description: A teenage girl, Jessica, befriends a teenage man named Tom, who is bullied by a local gang. She is abused by Jack, who is both her neighbour and school teacher, and Tom is sexually abused by his father. Together they bond in the woods, creating a personal reality that no-one else can enter.
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As Vivekananda has said, "The intensest love that humanity has ever known has come from religion, and the most diabolical hatred that humanity has known has come from religion." Both of these elements are show in Xavier Beauvois Of Gods and Men, the storyline of seven Roman Catholic French Trappist monks kidnapped by radical Islamists from their monastery in the village of Tibhirine in Algeria during the 1990s Algerian Civil War. The movie depicts the sacrifices folks of nice will in both religions are willing to create for every other, and that the separation between religions is not an unbridgeable gap.Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2010 Cannes Movie Festival, Of Gods and Boys stars Lambert Wilson as Christian, Prior of the monks, and 79-year-old Michael Lonsdale as a globe weary medic who treats up to 150 Moslem villagers every day. The movie derives its game from the Ebook of Psalms, Psalm 82:6-7 quoted at the beginning of the film: "I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are kids of the most High. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes." Filmed in Morocco, the movie shows the everyday life of the Trappist monks before the terrorist threat becomes real.Though a huge part of their day consists of contemplation and devotion, living in close contact with the Muslim population allows them to interact with them in a positive way, healing the sick, selling honey in the nearby markets, and caring for the aged. In addition, everyday chores such as cooking, gardening, loading wood for the fireplace, and cleaning take up a huge part of the day. Later word gets around about the murder of European workers on a construction website by the terrorists and the monks recoil in horror when they learn about the stabbing of a girl riding on a bus by Islamic fundamentalists simply because she was not wearing a veil.The Algerian government asks the monks to leave for their own security but Christian says them that their calling is to serve the folks of the community and he insists on remaining, though he is willing to allow the another monks decide. The trouble becomes suddenly more instant when a group of fundamentalists present up at the monastery on Christmas Eve demanding medicine for their wounded colleagues. Though the request is refused, Christian quotes the Koran to their spokesman Ali Fayattia (Farid Larbi) and they end up shaking hands, though the Prior senses rightly that they will be back.When all accept that they will not abandon the monastery even at the risk of death, the dramatic high mission of the movie is reached when the monks recreate the Last Supper by sitting around a tiny table drinking wine and listening to a recording of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake ballet. As the camera pans from face to face, we can observe a beatific smile on some faces and tears on others, demonstrating an inner poetry and reverence for life. The monks are not Christian moralists but spiritualists confronting the extremes of the human condition, characters who mission the method to overcoming despair.The monks, like the Curé de Torcy in Bernanos' Diary of a Country Priest, love poverty "with a deep, reasoned, lucid love as equal loves equal", expressing the eternal struggle of the spirit to know Christ and to come to terms with his anguish. The heroes of the movie are not saints. They are flesh and blood human beings, full of ambiguity and fear, but never far from compassion and humility, willing to offer us the chance of a globe transformed by grace.
Chris Morris's debut Four Lions (2010) found fame in it's irreverent portrayal of Islamic fundamentalism in Yorkshire: the headlines that accompanied Brass Eye (1997-2001) successfully carried on into a low-key marketing campaign in that debut feature. Beauvois' movie isn't so much a farcical acc of the spiralling contradictions of religious extremism. But it does share its preoccupation with exactly how far one, or rather a tiny community, can go to devote themselves to their beliefs.The movie is located in the 1996 Algerian Civil War, and says the real storyline of a monastery under threat from the Armed Islamic Group of Algeria (GIA). Dom. Christian (Lambert Wilson) takes it upon himself to express their intentions to ignore the threats, and continue their point of goodwill. This is disputed by the group throughout, whose dilemma forces some of them to question their allegiance to God, and jeopardise their own health (as with the outstanding Michael Lonsdale's, Luc). Coping with the sacrifices involved in such an all-consuming faith is key to the themes here ("We're not here for martyrdom" reminds Christian), and it's hard to recall a more delicate, understated study. An perfect example of Beauvois' achievement, both visually and performance-wise, is the kiss Luc territories on the mural of Christ. Moments like this underline the dependency they all share on one thing alone: their religion. It looms over them, both haunting and cradling them throughout, like the vast, unspoiled skylines which constantly diminish them beneath - Caroline Champetier's cinematography is key to the affect created.Tranquil moments like Luc's, where the viewer is allowed in such close, private space, are almost unsettling in the access that's granted. The beauty achieved in these meditative scenes is all the more striking as we're reminded that these boys are nearing the end of their lives. Death is everytime show – from direct representation (as with the brutal throat-slitting of the Croat workers) to the indirect (the technique of cutting from the most tranquil stage to the loudest, most destructive scene).The movie is an anti-thriller in its treatment of fear and terror - the key moment occurs before the half-way point, and the viewer is left fearing for a reprisal for the duration. Beauvois' alternative narrative, featuring a fairly clear split down the middle, also featured in his previous Don't Forget You're Going to Die (1995) and To Mathieu (2000). Similarly, more recently, Mia Hansen-Love's Father of My Kids (2010) involved a number of characters picking up the pieces in the wake of death. French colonialism in Algeria is only once directly attacked, when the police chief demands they leave. However, when viewed in a related light to, say, Hidden (Cache, Michael Haneke, 2005), the occupation these boys choose, the service they provided, the sacrifice they made, should too, easy be forgotten. So while the terrorism fears, today shared globally, are a focal point, a narrative of this type reminds one not to forget the horrors of the past.Of Gods and Boys is testament to a thriving Fresh French Cinema. Thought-provoking, rich in content both (formally and thematically), it's hard to search fault with a movie that so meticulously justifies its choices: the landscape is artwork, the tone is perfect, and the performances are achingly affective throughout.
This movie appealed to me in few ways. I liked the direct, intimate approach in the method it was filmed. It was very refreshing to see hymns used as a large part of the soundtrack, very various as to what you usually hear :) In the cinema where i was watching the film, the average age gotta have been a lot higher than usual, and a several seats away, someone was even quietly singing along with some of the hymns, very bizarre feeling in a cinema!! I liked the fact that they treated the topics of faith and the chance of coexistence of Christianity and Islam, as well as the differences, in a very simple, every-day-life-way. What was fresh to me was the visualization of fraternity. This aspect was a large thing throughout the entire movie. It is one of the things i least understood about priests and monks until now. It was nice to see this feeling i have never personally experienced come alive on the screen and sort of being able to feel it myself. I also liked that they used 'real' folks and not cute Hollywood types, but i suppose that is normal in a production like this. I liked that a lot was left unspoken, unexplained and launch for different interpretations.The scenes i liked greatest was the one where: *the abbot was at a lake to search inspiration for his tough decision. *the 'last supper' with the close-ups of the monks' faces and the ballet melody *the terrorist and the abbot talk about the birth of Jesus *the ending (usually i don't like abrupt and vague endings like these, but in this movie it was bearable and befitting, because in true life it is also still unknown what exactly has happened).
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