Bad Boys 1961
Furyo shonen (original title)
1h 29min | Drama | 1966 (USA)
Directed in documentary style about a number of delinquent boys in a reformatory, who were not given scripts and asked to simply be themselves, this movie focuses on the young men and their natural day-to-day. When the protagonist is released he has an opinion regarding the institution, which moulded him.
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.
Hong Kong Rebels 2014
Stories Forlorn (original title)
1h 25min | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 27 August 2016 (USA)
Struggling to find answers to his brother’s questionable suicide, a sixteen year old aspiring writer is lured into the underground world of Hong Kong, as the Chinese march their way over the border during the last summer under British rule, 1997.
It Happened in Europe 1948
Valahol Európában (original title)
1h 40min | Drama | 19 November 1948 (Austria)
A band of runaways and orphans of the war scour the countryside in search of food and shelter. They invade and then taken in by a musician and former concert pianist who’s hiding out in a ruined castle. After the initial altercation between them the gang accepts his guidance and he wins their respect by protecting them from the elements. However, disgruntled townsfolk want to chase away the gang who has been – in their search for survival – laying waste to their crops. A battle ensues ending in the death of a little boy – and resolution.
Not Rated | 1h 33min | Drama | 26 September 2019 (Australia)
A 14-year-old Cambodian boy leaves home in search of a better life but is sold to a Thai broker and enslaved on a fishing trawler. As fellow slaves are tortured and murdered around him, he realises his only hope of freedom is to become as violent as his captors.
Twisted Romance 2008
Vil romance (original title)
Unrated | 1h 43min | Drama, Romance | 25 November 2009 (France)
A boldly original tale of sexual power, dominance and oddly enough, love, Twisted Romance tells of the explosive relationship between a fragile young man and his volatile 50-year-old lover. Brooding teenager Raúl (Oscar Génova) and the rough-looking Roberto (Nehuén Zapata) meet and have an afternoon fling which turns sexually violent. Despite the age difference and the older man’s controlling nature, the two form an uneasy relationship. But when Raúl becomes involved with a fellow teen, the palpable sense of impending danger becomes even greater. Exploring the darker side of relationships rarely seen in contemporary gay cinema, Twisted Romance is a compelling drama capped with a shocking conclusion.
The Heirs 2015
Los Herederos (original title) Drama | 26 October 2015 (Mexico)
Teenagers’ leisure at full swing: a group of friends spend their holidays at parties, having sex, boozing, and partaking in any adventure that brings them a boost of adrenaline. As they use violence for entertainment and to fulfill their authoritarian fantasies, their adventures will show the cracks and the collapse of the perfect world they live in.
16 | 2h | Drama | 12 April 2018 (Hungary)
The three stories within Genesis are rooted in the biblical notion of family: a woman in her late thirties rediscovers the faith she lost as a child; a mother goes to extreme lengths to ensure that her child is saved from the fate that she was forced to endure; a Roma boy’s family are killed, and the perfect world of his childhood is destroyed. All three stories are based on real events that took place in Hungary: the Roma murders. The three protagonists are one way or another affected by these events, which change their lives fundamentally.