The Safety of Objects 2001
R | 2h 1min | Drama | 3 July 2003 (Hungary)
A series of overlapping stories about four suburban families dealing with different maladies. Esther Gold’s life is consumed by caring for her comatose son; Jim Train is sent into a tailspin when he’s passed over for a promotion; Annette Jennings’ family is struggling in the wake of her divorce; Helen Christianson is determined to shake up her mundane life.
The Boys of St Vincent 1992
1h 33min | Drama | TV Movie 6 December 1992
This movie is based on actual events, but it says it is not all about one specific incident. It documents St. Vincent’s Orphanage in Canada, where many of the boys suffer physical, emotional, and sexual abuse at the hands of the brothers who run the facility. When the stories are surfaced and a police investigation is begun, religious and political groups work to silence the story to keep it from reaching the public.
My Mistress 2014
1h 44min | Drama, Romance | 6 November 2014 (Australia)
It’s a long hot summer for Charlie Boyd. He’s sixteen, his hormones are raging and he’s just found out his mother is having an affair with his father’s best friend. One thing takes his mind off his problems, the mysterious woman down the street who has visitors day and night, and has just advertised for a gardener. But she is forgotten when a tragic family event tumbles Charlie into a world of pain, a pain so intense Charlie thinks no-one can help him. He’s wrong. Someone can. Maggie, the beautiful French stranger. She’s a professional, and she specialises in pain. Giving it, exploring it, sharing it, all for money. So Charlie falls in love, and despite herself so does she, drawn to this troubled boy who takes all the pain she can give and uses it to heal himself. And as Charlie heals, he turns that healing back onto her, his Mistress.
Nothing Bad Can Happen 2013
Tore tanzt (original title)
1h 50min | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 28 November 2013 (Germany)
The young Tore seeks in Hamburg a new life among the religious group called The Jesus Freaks. When he by accident meets a family and helps them to repair their car, he believes that a heavenly wonder has helped him. He starts a friendship with the father of the family, Benno. Soon he moves in with them at their garden plot, not knowing what cruelty is there to come. True to his religious belief he stays with them although the increasing violence by Benno is torturing him. Tore is fighting the torment with his own weapons. So a dangerous struggle between libidinous actions and altruism begins. Inspired by true events.
Les hauts murs 2008
1h 32min | Drama | 30 April 2008 (France)
A young runaway rejects society’s condemnation and dares to fulfill his dreams. France, 1930s. 14-year-old orphan Yves Tréguier sees the world through the bars of “educational homes” where he is raised in conditions worthy of a penal colony, and dreams of a dramatic escape across the ocean to New York.
The Violation 2013
10min | Short, Drama | 6 April 2013 (USA)
MICKEY DOUGHERTY, 15, has a crush on OSCAR HEIM, 17, the son of the wealthy family next door. Oscar has a crush on Mickey’s sister, TINA, 16. Fearing a burglary, Oscar’s mother LINDA (Beth Grant — Donnie Darko, Little Miss Sunshine) asks the Dougherty family to house-sit while they’re at their daughter’s wedding. Linda makes it clear that she doesn’t want the Doughertys venturing beyond the family room, but once she’s gone, Mickey invades Oscar’s bedroom. Mickey builds a totem of Oscar out of Oscar’s pants and shirts, seating the totem on the toilet and then touching it erotically. Distracted by his mother’s drunken fall downstairs, Mickey hasn’t dismantled the totem when the Heims return home early.