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Description: Standing on the edge of adulthood, Andrew yearns to search his purpose as a young African-American in today's America. With his mother longing to search more to her life then parenting, Andrew is forced to take on the mounting pressure of family responsibility. His find for connection with an absent father, leads him to a risky crossroads.
Description: Milena travels to a remote opal mining community to see her estranged, ill father. Lost and alone, she falls into his bewildering world, where boys escape society and share ideals of freedom. Soon, he doesn’t wish her to leave. Stuck in time, father and daughter test to mend their fractured bond, but their connection is fragile, like the strange, colorful gems he digs up from the earth.
Description: Taylor Reynolds, a typical suburban mom, who made some terrible life decisions and was sentenced to three years in jail for a DUI and possession of drugs. After her release, Taylor wars the stigma of her past misdeeds, works to regain the help of her daughter Bianca and husband Jeff, and once again become a contributing member of society. But just when Taylor's life is getting back on track, her former cellmate and career criminal, Meghan Flanagan, unexpectedly appears and invades Taylor's world. Meghan has a devious plan. She wants Taylor to come clean and confess the truth behind her early release. Taylor will stop at nothing to hold her family secure from Meghan, even if it means stepping back into the globe she ultimately escaped.
Description: A ghostly meeting with Luís de Camões, the one-eyed adventurer, widely considered Portugal’s best poet. Luís de Camões is considered Portugal’s national poet, an equivalent to England’s Shakespeare or Spain’s Cervantes. João Lopes’s movie takes us on an otherworldly adventure to Camões’s five-hundred-year-old epic Os Lusíadas, which he composed in Macau whilst he was stationed in the colony.
Description: The boat belonging to a boy called Datuk Mustaza was shattered after being struck by the waves when he was out fishing, but his fate was nice when he was rescued by a fisherman called Sulaiman. Datuk Mustaza who felt himself indebted to betraying his son Taufik with Solomon's son Salina.
Description: A adventure in the globe of the tiny employee Sobhi Halogi, a conservative, conservative woman, occupies the axis of his thinking. He seems to be an object, but we do not reveal his intimacy unless life has given us a unique experience with him. Sobhi Halouji is confronted by a woman he encounters by coincidence, but fails to bear the spiritual expenses imposed on him by this relationship. The movie reveals and exposes the model of this segment with all its contradictions, motives and aspirations to overcome the bitterness of living and deprivation at all costs, bearing one target is to climb.
Description: Zeko, a barber and ex-soldier suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, invites his brother Braco and his mate Švabo to Eid festivities. He intends to take advantage of the festive mood and ask his brother, a gambler and alcoholic, to change his ways. Braco doesn’t wish to listen and will not take the conversation seriously. Zeko puts a razor under his brother’s neck, forcing him to promise he will change; furious, Braco leaves, saying Zeko he will never see him again, while Švabo suggests that Zeko see a psychiatrist. Alone, without his only mate and his brother, Zeko decides to slay himself – until Muki, a young boy selling ebooks door-to-door, stops him.
Description: The bastard brothers Fadrique, Enrique and Tello de Trastámara conspire vs Lord Pedro I, who orders Fadrique to be assassinated and who, in turn, dies at the hands of Enrique in the presence of Bertrán Duglesclín.
Description: In the suburban environment of 1960s Belgrade, thieves and vagabonds were first who escaped from poverty, while easy individuals who believed in ideals, paid a costly price for their misconceptions. Life is very hard to a family of a pilot who spent 14 years in prison on the basis of false testimony. Her husband's prosecution is his wife's fate, while his daughter doesn't even know that her father is alive. After many migrations and wanderings, the mother meets a soft-spoken yet unscrupulous boy who'll promise her marriage, and rape her daughter. The mother eventually ends up at asylum, and the father returns from prison at the right time to support their daughter in life which crucial lessons she already mastered.
Description: Ely is 17 years old. After school, she works several hours at a pet shop. When Ely learns that she is pregnant, her inner globe explodes even though she tries to go on with her everyday routine as if nothing was different. She is scared and upset, and she knows that, whatever she decides to do, there is no turning back.
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Description: On a Sunday morning in Beirut, frustrated Mona and her miserable taxi-driver husband Abu Rami set out for a drive across Lebanon to visit their son Rami and his wife. After 40 years of marriage, the couple nag and squabble and Mona is plagued with doubts about his fidelity. When the vehicle breaks down in the middle of nowhere, Abu Rami and Mona are stranded without help. While waiting, tensions rise and Mona confronts her husband with her suspicions. He angrily dismisses her thoughts as absurd, but is eventually overcome by guilt and confesses to leading a double life. Mona is devastated and abandons Abu Rami on the side of the road, but not before shattering his globe with a secret of her own.
Description: A charismatic vet with mental problems captures the attention of a documentary movie team who are ready to exploit her storyline for their own shot at independent film fame in this very modern, urban fairy tale set amidst a fractured ideal of family.
Description: Super close mother Lyn and daughter Iona (Dafty One and Dafty Two) are excited for their fresh life in a fresh town. Determined to create a success of things after a tricky start, Iona becomes 'best friends' with Keely, Stacey and Chelsea. Used to being Iona's bestie herself, Lyn feels left out. So Lyn also makes mates with Belinda, her neighbour.
Description: A young girl is fired by her lover from her job in a bookstore and meets a trafficker she falls in love with. She becomes a heroin and prostitutes to purchase the drug. The trafficker is arrested and she surrenders to the supplier in exchange for drugs. He pretends to care for a cemetery and demands cash from him. She desperately kills him. When the trafficker leaves, he decides to rebuild his life and goes as a doctor to the mountains with the young woman. She also wants to quit the drug and succeeds with her help, but when boarding a car they are killed by four gunmen. Source: http://www.imcine.gob.mx/cine-mexicano/pelicula2425
Description: Gaza is a 14-year-old man who lives on the Aegean coast of Turkey. Together with his domineering father, he supports smuggle refugees from war-torn countries to Europe, giving them temporary lodgings and scant meal until they attempt the crossing. Gaza dreams of escaping this life, but can't support being drawn into a dark globe of immorality, exploitation and human suffering. Can you avoid becoming a creature when you've been raised by one? Onur Saylak's debut feature, adapted from the award-winning novel of the same game by Hakan Günday, one of the first novels to document the refugee crisis in Europe, "More" is the gripping storyline of a man that gets to grow up in a globe where there's no room for innocence.
Description: It's 1992. Young Dina lives in a remote mountain village where life is strictly governed by centuries of tradition. Dina's grandfather has promised her to David, who is returning from the war. But with him comes a comrade-in-arms, the handsome Gegi, and Dina falls in love. Is it possible to defy the firmly established order?
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Peter Maas's ebook is a non-fiction look at the Gypsy culture, particularly how it has translated into 20th century America. This film is mostly fiction, although it draws on some of the material in the book.It's basically a family drama, with a rebellious youth (Eric Roberts) squaring off vs his abusive father (Judd Hirsch). I'm not sure if a situation can be made for Eric Roberts as a terrific actor, but he doesn't embarrass himself here, and the rest of the cast, Hirsch, Shelley Winters, Susan Sarandon, and Sterling Hayden, is superb. A fascinating look at a culture that may be dissolving into modern life, and a well-paced and acted movie that is consistently entertaining.There's a unique treat for jazz fans, as violin giant Stephane Grappelli appears in the movie, along with mandolin user David Grisman, performing a medley composed by Grisman and performed with Grappelli on a live album that has everytime been one of my favorites. This is the only footage I've seen of Grappelli performing, and while it's limited to a several shots, it's still worth the price of admission.A DVD release has finally been announced for June 3, 2008.
***SPOILERS*** 22 year old Eric Roberts tears up the screen in his movie debut a Dave the heir apparent to take over his dying grandpa's Lord Zhavico Stepanowicz's, Sterling Hyden, game as the "King of the Gypsies". This doesn't go too well with Dave's dad Groffo, Judd Hirsh, who's gambling wife beating and all around incompetence as a Gypsie chieftain had him receive disqualified, by his dad Lord Zhavico, for that long sought and coveted honor.As for Dave he had since became disillusioned with his nomadic Gypsie life-style in him having an all-American girlfriend the milky white and strawberry blond Sharon, Annette O'Toole, as well as getting a job, vs his family's advice, as a singing waiter at the famed Moma Leone's Restaurant in Fresh York City. Dave actually plans to go to California together with Sharon and begin up his singing career by becoming, as a guest in a series of local and network armature night TV shows, the next American Idol. That's just how confident Dave is in his amazing, that had Sharon fall in love with him, crooning & singing abilities.It's when Dave tries to save his 12 year-old sister Tita, Brooks Shields, form her being forced to marry this overstuffed an corn chip munching couch potato who's parents she was sold, by her dad Groffo, to be marry to that he took things into his own hands. Tita is deeply in loved with the pretty and lovable Eli Marks, who from the sound of his name isn't a Gypsie, and is determined to marry him even if it ends up having her estranged from her family and folks the Gypsies.With Lord Zhavko handing over the leadership to Dave over his dad Groffo the battle-line was drawn for he epic and final conflict for Gypsie supremacy in all of Fresh York Sate and parts Eastern Pennsylvania: The zone that Lord Zhavko reigns over. All that's left for the fighting to start is for the ailing Lord Zhavko to breath his last breath which, as he's lying in his hospital bed on life support, will come at any moment! Strong and electrifying performance by Eric Roberts as Dave Stepanowicz lifts the film "King of the Gypies" up to Academy Award levels. Even though newcomer Roberts has to compete with seasoned scene and film veteran and Academy Award quality actors and actress like the aforementioned Sterling Hyden and Judd Hirsh. Roberts also more then keep his own vs such top-flight actresses like Shelly winters, as Queen Racael his grandma, and Susan Sarandon, as Dave's mother Rose, as well as young 12 year-old sensation kid model Brook Shields who plays his tragic and love sick-for non Gyspie Eli Marks-sister Tita.***SPOILERS***Explosive final with Dave having it out with his vindictive dad Groffo, whom he replaced as the "King of the Gypsies", at the exclusive Gypise social club in midtown Manhattan. In the end Dave finally realizes that he can't escape his fate, in him being the "King of the Gypsies", he then reluctantly follow in his grandfathers footsteps knowing full well that that's the only life he was born into and will remain, like his Grandpa Zhavko, until his dying day.
I first saw this movie at a theatre in 1978 and have only seen it on tv once. I can't remember what attracted me to seeing it, but it was a surprisingly nice movie. Eric Roberts showed the industry that he can act and be very convincing. The central actors gotta have studied gypsy life because they pulled it off very well. The movie is mostly about the tension of the next successor to the throne (Judd Hirsch) and his son (Eric Roberts) whom the show Lord (Sterling Hayden) favors as his current successor. Hirsch plays a cold, scheming hero who finally does one of the most despicable acts a person can do, and shows no remorse for it. This, in turn, sparks retaliation from his son. If I ever search it on DVD, it will become part of my collection. I give this movie an 8 out of 10.
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