Tim (Ilyes Moutaoukkil) and Willi (Lorenzo Germeno), called dumplings, get to know each other at the boarding school on the first day of school. The two could hardly be more different and especially Willi, son of a good family, is not happy to share a room with Tim, a fellow from the suburbs. But when Dumplings father is abducted and with him a valuable statue disappears from his art collection, Tim is the only one who believes Willi, that the police is on the wrong track. Together with the highly intelligent outsider Karl (Manuel Santos Gelke) and the smart policewoman Gaby (Emma-Louise Schimpf), the group begins to investigate on its own: a plane crash, masked kung fu fighters, a hidden message from dumpling father. How does this all come together? And what do the blind psychics Raimondo (Milan Peschel) and his assistant Amanda (Mai Duong Kieu) have to do with it? Against all odds the four discover a conspiracy.
The Goldfinch 2019
R | 2h 29min | Drama | 13 September 2019 (USA)
13-year-old New Yorker Theo Decker’s life is turned upside-down when his mother is killed in a terrorist attack at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Confused in the rubble of the tragedy, he steals a priceless piece of art known as The Goldfinch.
Common Ground 2000
R | 1h 45min | Drama | TV Movie 29 January 2000
This movie contains three short stories dealing with the theme of homosexuality. In “A Friend of Dorothy”, a woman joins the Navy during the 1950’s and discovers lesbianism. In “Mr. Roberts”, a teacher in a 1970’s classroom struggles with his closeted gay status. Finally in “Amos and Andy”, a father wrestles with his own emotional acceptance of a present day wedding between his son and another man.
Dirty Little Rascals 2018
11min | Short, Comedy | 21 September 2018 (UK)
Dirty Little Rascals is a coming-of-age story that explores boyhood and the budding friendship between two outcast teenagers, set in suburban 1980’s England. Reg, a thirteen year old misfit, reluctantly recruits Dom, an introversive boy from his class, to pull off the heist of a lifetime: to retrieve a bin full of pornographic newspaper clippings hidden within his Grandmothers house.
The Road Not Taken 2018
Wei ze zhi lu (original title)
1h 53min | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 21 September 2018 (USA)
In the depths of western China’s Gobi Desert, Yong (Wang Xuebing) operates a dilapidated ostrich farm, which is the last throw of the dice for him as he tries to win back his ex-wife and repair his life. One day, Mr. Wu (Wang Xufeng) comes looking for a debt to be repaid. When Yong can’t come up with the money, Wu leaves a lonely little boy (Zhu Gengyou) behind, telling Yong to look after him. Suspecting his ex-wife might be considering another marriage, Yong can only take the boy along as he goes to find her. In three days crossing the Gobi, they meet a sad and depressed female trucker Mei (Ma YiLi), and the three lonely people become a pseudo-family.More people join the action and the relationship between Yong and the boy is constantly tested and evolving over this journey. In the end, through these series of random encounters, every person embarks on their own path of no return.