Black Jack 1979

Black Jack 1979

Black Jack 1979

Black Jack 1979
R | 1h 45min | Adventure, Comedy | 15 February 1980 (Sweden)

Storyline:

A rediscovered classic from director Ken Loach (THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY, KES) and one of the inspirations for Wes Anderson’s MOONRISE KINGDOM, BLACK JACK is a dark and complex adventure film set in the 18th century and based on Leon Garfield’s novel for children. When French thief “Black Jack” kidnaps young Tolly, a journey begins that includes traveling fairs, murder and the rescue of a young girl from a private insane asylum. While shot primarily in 16mm and on a modest budget on location in Yorkshire, Chris Menges’ photography, the enchanting performances by its young cast and Loach’s gentle, observational style all shine through.

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Mountain Miracle 2017

Mountain Miracle 2017

Mountain Miracle 2017

Mountain Miracle 2017
Amelie rennt (original title)
1h 37min | Adventure, Drama | 21 September 2017 (Germany)

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A girl struggling with asthma is taken to a clinic in South Tyrol to be cured. After some time she decides to get out of this hell (that’s how she feels about it) and soon she’ll meet a new friend. Together they try to reach the peak of a mountain where, according to an old custom, she can be healed.

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The Spiderwick Chronicles 2008

The Spiderwick Chronicles 2008

The Spiderwick Chronicles 2008
PG | 1h 36min | Action, Adventure, Drama | 14 February 2008 (USA)

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Once upon a time, upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of fairies and other creatures. Unable to explain the strange disappearances and accidents that seem to be happening on a daily basis, the family blames it all on Jared. When he, Simon and Mallory investigate what’s really going on, they uncover the fantastic truth of the Spiderwick estate and of the creatures that inhabit it.

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Central Station 1998

Central Station 1998

Central Station 1998
Central do Brasil (original title)
R | 1h 53min | Drama | 20 November 1998 (USA)

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Dora, a dour old woman, works at a Rio de Janeiro central station, writing letters for customers and mailing them. She hates customers and calls them ‘trash’. Josue is a 9-year-old boy who never met his father. His mother is sending letters to his father through Dora. When she dies in a car accident, Dora takes Josue and takes a trip with him to find his father.

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First Dog 2010

First Dog 2010

First Dog 2010
TV-PG | 1h 30min | Comedy, Drama, Family | 15 December 2012 (Belgium)

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A foster boy is befriended by a lost dog who turns out to belong to the President of the United States. The boy decides to run away from the foster home to return the canine to the White House — “Because it’s the right thing to do!”

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Remi, Nobody’s Boy 2018

Remi, Nobody's Boy 2018

Remi, Nobody’s Boy 2018
Rémi sans famille (original title)
1h 45min | Comedy, Drama | 12 December 2018 (France)

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The adventures of the young Rémi, an orphan, collected by the gentle Madam Barberin. At the age of 10 years, he is snatched from his adoptive mother and entrusted to the signor Vitalis, a mysterious itinerant musician. Has its sides, he will learn the harsh life of acrobat and sing to win his bread. Accompanied by the faithful dog capi and of the small monkey Joli-Coeur, his long trip through France, made for meetings, friendships and mutual assistance, leads him to the secret of its origins.

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Storm Boy 2019

Storm Boy 2019

Storm Boy 2019
PG | 1h 39min | Adventure, Drama, Family | 5 April 2019 (USA)

Storyline:

When Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman starts to see images from his past that he can’t explain, he’s forced to remember his childhood and how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr Percival.

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