Small Change 1976
L’argent de poche (original title)
PG | 1h 44min | Comedy, Drama | 12 17 March 1976 (France)
In the town of Thiers, summer of 1976, teachers and parents give their children skills, love, and attention. A teacher has his first child, a single mother hopes to meet Mr. Right, another mom reaches out to Patrick, a motherless lad who is just discovering the opposite sex. Patrick befriends Julien, a new student who lives in poverty with his mother and has a terrible secret. Bruno shows his friends how to chat up girls. Sylvie stages a witty protest against her parents. Brothers give a friend a haircut. A toddler falls from a window and is unhurt. Everybody goes to the cinema. At camp, Martine catches Patrick’s eye. A teacher explains: “Life is hard, but it’s wonderful.”
Murderous Children presents 4 files, 4 real stories of criminal children. The story begins in a reformatory where the most overwhelming and moving stories are gathered, showing the storms and abuses faced by children who have known abandonment, torture, rage and human disorder. Four lives that converge in the most culminating point to murder. Tweety and Cat: two teenagers who dispute their destinies in the world of drugs and human trafficking. Gerardo and Pablo: their proposal will be strong to push the people that they love the most. Carlos and Miguel: will take their inner grudges towards the most perverse. And Mariano: will have an opportunity to discover what is better? ¿kill or love?. Rather than showing a monstrous and ruthless society, it shows its most intimate, most innocent and illusive side, fractured at the most precise moment to become that they were so close to: Murderous Children. Killer children presents the most overwhelming and moving stories that show the storms, abuse and abuse faced by children who have known the abandonment, torture, rage and human disorder of the people with whom they have lived and loved. Their stories tell us the journeys, the decadence and the ruptures that have been taken to the limit of their control, the social events that have led our childhood to destroy that innocence, passing that thin thread between the illusion to become the evil and the absolute perversion. This saga not only narrates the cruelty in its reality and hopelessness, but also for the darkness of the lives portrayed, which rather than showing a monstrous and ruthless society, shows its most intimate, most innocent and hopeful side, fractured at the most precise moment the childhood.
Written and Directed by 16 year old Aaron Avont Johnson. Lost is set in contemporary South Florida. This story follows the life of a young boy named Job that is trying to raise himself after a tragic accident destroys his family unit. As a result of Job’s downfalls in life, he became homeless at the age of 12. Flash forward to his teen years, Job finds a mentor in an old Drunk, whom is also homeless but somehow fills an empty void of family in Jobs life. He fights his way to have a normal life but the odds are stacked against him.
The Harvesters 2018
Die Stropers (original title)
1h 42min | Drama | 13 September 2019 (USA)
South Africa, Free State region, isolated stronghold to the Afrikaans white ethnic minority culture. In this conservative farming territory obsessed with strength and masculinity, Janno is different, secretive, emotionally frail. One day his mother, fiercely religious, brings home Pieter, a hardened street orphan she wants to save, and asks Janno to make this stranger into his brother. The two boys start a fight for power, heritage and parental love.
Mon frère 2019
1h 36min | Drama | 31 July 2019 (France)
Because he wanted to protect his little brother from a father too violent, Teddy, a young man without history, is accused of the murder of his father and is sent to a closed educational center, waiting for his trial for parricide . He then plunges into a brutal universe of which he does not know the rules. He meets Enzo, the boss of the center. After a period of hard confrontation, they will befriend and escape. Their beautiful escape to Amsterdam will allow them to flee a destiny that seemed to them promised.
Fourth Place 2015
1h 56min | Drama, Sport | 13 April 2016 (South Korea)
A former Asian Games record breaker and Olympic tryout, Kim Gwang-su, endures beatings, abuse, and constant ridicule from his swimming coach. To justify this abusive behavior, his coach constantly reminded Gwang-su – this is for your own good!