For the Love of a Child 2006
TV-14 | 1h 20min | Drama | TV Movie 9 January 2006
In 1959, support from US troops based in Asia and later from the States enables two actresses to start a charity for mixed-race ‘orphans’ who are locally neglected as outcasts. Thus originates Childhelp, which later runs multi-disciplinary centers for abused or neglected children in the States. Among them is bright Jacob Fletcher, whose stepfather, a lawyer, terrorized him into utter trauma and reclaims him shortly after 10 months in jail. Jacob’s peers have distressing stories of their own, but competent, devoted staff helps most of them decisively on the former farm, using animal therapy.
Devil’s Playground 2014
45min | Drama | TV Mini-Series (2014)
In 1976, Fred Schepisi’s first feature film, The Devil’s Playground, daringly dealt with the conflict between desire and spirituality in a Catholic seminary. It’s now considered a classic of Australian cinema. At the film’s centre was a 13-year-old boy, Tom Allen, torn between his calling and his sexuality. This series picks up the story 35 years later. It is 1988 and Tom is now in his forties. A practising Catholic and respected Sydney psychiatrist, Tom accepts an offer from the Bishop of Sydney to become a secular confessor to the Catholic clergy, and is soon embroiled in political and theological intrigue.
A Man Thing 2001
Meska sprawa (original title)
26min | Drama, Short | 22 March 2002 (Poland)
13-year-old Bartek tries desperately to hide the fact that his father beats him. Lonely and with no support from his mother or his school, tyrannised by his soccer coach, the boy finds his only friend in an old dying stray dog.
Neighbour No. 13 (2005)
Rinjin 13-gô (original title)
R | 1h 55min | Horror, Thriller | 8 March 2006 (USA)
Jûzô Murasaki is a boy miscast in his classroom, being frequently abused, tortured, beaten and humiliated by the bully Tôru Akai and his gang of juvenile punks. After years of repression, rejection and fear without facing Akai, he develops a psychopathic dual personality with a violent alter-ego. While living in the apartment 13 of a tenement building, he becomes unable to control his violent dark personality, who plots an evil revenge against his upper floor neighbor Akai and his family.
Brudermord (original title)
1h 30min | Drama | 12 April 2006 (France)
Two young Kurdish refugees, recently arrived in Germany struggle to make their way through the harshness of the occidental city. Their encounter with a gang of Turks will rapidly led them into an inevitable tragical spiral filled with death and revenge