Black Jack 1979

Black Jack 1979

Black Jack 1979

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

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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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The Indian in the Cupboard 1995

The Indian in the Cupboard 1995

The Indian in the Cupboard 1995

The Indian in the Cupboard 1995
PG | 1h 36min | Drama, Family, Fantasy | 14 July 1995 (USA)

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Omri, a young boy growing up in Brooklyn, receives an odd variety of presents for his birthday: a wooden cabinet from his older brother, a set of antique keys from his mother and a tiny plastic model of an Indian from his best friend Patrick.

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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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Misunderstood 1967

Misunderstood 1967

Misunderstood 1967
Incompreso (Vita col figlio) (original title)
1h 44min | Drama | 11 November 1967 (Japan)

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Andrew’s brave front convinces his father that he is unaffected by his mother’s death. Playmate and protector of his little brother Miles, he is often blamed when mischief goes wrong. Only when tragedy strikes does his father recognize Andrew’s true qualities.

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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)

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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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Moondance 1994

Moondance 1994

Moondance 1994
R | 1h 32min | Drama, Romance | 7 September 1995 (Germany)

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Patrick and Dominic are two brothers living alone in a remote farmhouse in the Southwest of Ireland, while their mother is away traveling. When their aunt comes visiting, with her arrives Anya, a young woman from Germany who starts helping Dominic, the younger brother, with his studies in return for a chance to improve her English. As time goes by, Patrick and Anya fall in love, while Dominic also develops feelings for the girl. And when Patrick and Anya decide to move to Dublin together, Dominic comes with them, not being able to let go of his brother.

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