Manuel on the Island of Wonders 1984

Manuel on the Island of Wonders 1984

Manuel on the Island of Wonders 1984
Manoel dans l’île des merveilles (original title)
2h 10min | Drama, Fantasy | TV Mini-Series (1984– )

Storyline:

Manuel’s fantasy travel through Time goes from Long Ago (Episode 1 – O jardim proibido / Le Jardin interdit) through Now (Episode 2 – O pique-nique dos sonhos / Le Pique-nique des rêves), arriving in the Future (Episode 3 – A pequena champeã de xadrez / La Petite Championne d’échecs).

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Les Vauriens 2006

Les Vauriens 2006

Les Vauriens 2006
1h 25min | Drama | TV Movie 30 September 2006

Storyline:

The story of boys who were condemned to the severe reformatory regime in a French penal ‘colony’. It’s run by a former prison warden, based on ‘rehabilitattion’ trough manual labor and strict discipline. Young Reynard, a novice to crime and juvenile detention, meets horrible hardened villains and sadistic staff as well as people with some heart among fellow inmates and their supposed educators.

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The War 1994

The War 1994

The War 1994
PG-13 | 2h 6min | Drama | 4 November 1994 (USA)

Storyline:

Vietnam War vet Stephen Simmons must deal with a war of a different sort between his son and their friends, and a rival group of children. He also must deal with his own personal and employment problems that have resulted from his Vietnam experiences.

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Clergy 2018

Clergy 2018

Clergy 2018
Kler (original title)
2h 13min | Comedy, Drama | 28 September 2018 (Poland)

Storyline:

Three Catholic priests meet to celebrate the anniversary of an event which could have taken their lives. Their experiences and motivations to serve as priests are extremely different, and soon each of them will have to face new challenges.

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The Terence Davies Trilogy 1983

The Terence Davies Trilogy 1983

The Terence Davies Trilogy 1983
1h 41min | Drama | September 1984 (UK)

Storyline:

Davies’ film is divided into three segments entitled “Children”, “Madonna and Child”, and “Death and Transfiguartion”. The segments tell the life of Robert Tucker. The first segment looks at his birth and formative years in school, an austere boy’s school. The bleak environment is not aided by the loveless, violent domestic life he experiences. Nonetheless, his father’s death has a major impact on him. In the second segment, he is a closeted homosexual working in a grim office and still living at home with his daunting mother. In the final segment, he deals with his mother’s death and then faces his own impending doom. As his death approaches he flashes back to his life’s events.

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Anthem of a Teenage Prophet 2018

Anthem of a Teenage Prophet 2018

Anthem of a Teenage Prophet 2018
1h 45min | Drama | 11 January 2019 (USA)

Storyline:

Anthem tells the story of Luke (Monaghan) a teenager who foresees the death of his new best friend Stan (MacNicoll), the most popular guy in school. When this premonition becomes reality, Luke must deal with the trials and tribulations of being dubbed “The Prophet of Death” and being titled a freak by the entire town. It doesn’t help that he’s fallen in love with Faith (List) who just happens to be Stan’s girl or that he’s on the outs with his childhood best friend Fang (Grayson Gabriel) or that the premonitions just keep coming – In a story that expertly navigates that often rocky, at times inspiring road to adulthood, Anthem authentically balances the teenage experience of confusion, anxiety and rage with those exceptional moments of clarity, self discovery and human connection. Hormonal, funny, exhilarating and wise, Anthem slyly explores the need to belong, the isolation of youth and the powerful brew of fear truth and noise that plays inside us all.

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