After This Our Exile 2006

After This Our Exile 2006

After This Our Exile 2006

After This Our Exile 2006
Fu zi (original title)
2h 1min | Drama | 30 November 2006 (Hong Kong)

Storyline:

After his mother flees the family home, a son turns to thieving in order to support his father, an abusive sort who is addicted to gambling.

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Cache Cash 1994

Cache Cash 1994

Cache Cash 1994

Cache Cash 1994
1h 30min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime | 9 February 1994 (France)

Storyline:

Antoine, 11, is on holiday with his grandfather. One night he catches thieves hiding their booty in a pond. Antoine seizes the 40 million. But Liza, his new friend, is the daughter of one of the criminals. Both children soon face threats.

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Bad Boys 1961

Bad Boys 1961

Bad Boys 1961

Bad Boys 1961
Furyo shonen (original title)
1h 29min | Drama | 1966 (USA)

Storyline:

Directed in documentary style about a number of delinquent boys in a reformatory, who were not given scripts and asked to simply be themselves, this movie focuses on the young men and their natural day-to-day. When the protagonist is released he has an opinion regarding the institution, which moulded him.

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Cold Light 2004

Cold Light 2004

Cold Light 2004

Cold Light 2004
Kaldaljós (original title)
1h 30min | Drama | 1 January 2004 (Iceland)

Storyline:

A 40-year-old is hiding in a self-made prison of mundane life. The film opens as he finally becomes resolved to dare gaze at and come to terms with someone’s totally different life. His unthinkable past. He turbulently sheds the cobwebs to find that light and happiness have been awaiting him. And this potentially cold cinematic knock on life’s door becomes a defiantly uplifting work of art.

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The Way I Spent the End of the World 2006

The Way I Spent the End of the World 2006

The Way I Spent the End of the World 2006

The Way I Spent the End of the World 2006
Cum mi-am petrecut sfârsitul lumii (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 46min | Drama | 20 September 2007 (Hungary)

Storyline:

Bucharest 1989 – the last year of Ceausescu’s dictatorship. Eva lives with her parents and her 7 year old brother, Lalalilu. One day at school, Eva and her boyfriend accidentally break a bust of Ceausescu. They are forced to confess their crime before a disciplinary committee and Eva is expelled from school and transferred to a reformatory establishment. There she meets Andrei, and decides to escape Romania with him. Lalalilu becomes convinced that Ceausescu is the main reason for Eva’s decision to leave. So with his friends from school he devises a plan to kill the dictator.

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Hong Kong Rebels 2014

Hong Kong Rebels 2014

Hong Kong Rebels 2014

Hong Kong Rebels 2014
Stories Forlorn (original title)
1h 25min | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 27 August 2016 (USA)

Storyline:

Struggling to find answers to his brother’s questionable suicide, a sixteen year old aspiring writer is lured into the underground world of Hong Kong, as the Chinese march their way over the border during the last summer under British rule, 1997.

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Retablo 2017

Retablo 2017

Retablo 2017

Retablo 2017
1h 35min | Drama | 16 May 2019 (Peru)

Storyline:

Segundo Paucar, a 14 year old boy wants to become a master story-box maker just like his father to carry on with the family legacy. On his way to a community celebration in the Andes, Segundo accidentally observes his father in a situation that shatters his whole world. Trapped in a chauvinistic environment, Segundo will try to deal in silence with all that is happening to him.

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Synonyms 2019

Synonyms 2019

Synonyms 2019

Synonyms 2019
Synonymes (original title)
Unrated | 2h 3min | Comedy, Drama | 25 October 2019 (USA)

Storyline:

Yoav, a young Israeli man, has a one-way ticket to Paris believing France to be his salvation from what he sees as the madness of his country. Things don’t get off to a great start as he discovers his living arrangement is unfit for living, yet his grandiose expectations leave no room for a failure to adapt. Wholehearted in his resolution to erase his Jewish-Israeli origins, he refuses to speak Hebrew and obsessively studies his constant companion, a French dictionary. He develops a particularly strong bond with his privileged neighbor who symbolizes – to Yoav – the French promise of fraternité. Nothing can extinguish Yoav’s determination to be thoroughly French. Based on the real-life experiences of writer-director Nadav Lapid, SYNONYMS explores the conflicted realm of fervent Nationalism and the challenges of putting down roots in a foreign land.

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