Calloused Hands 2013
1h 37min | Drama | 3 March 2013 (USA
12-year-old Josh is a mixed race boy and a promising baseball player. He is abused by his mother’s boyfriend Byrd, and neglected by his mother Debbie. He forges his own path in life when his estranged grandfather insists he study for his Bar Mitzvah.
A Little Closer 2011
1h 12min | Drama, Romance | 25 July 2012 (France)
In the forgotten corners of rural Virginia, Sheryl struggles to balance her work as a housekeeper and raising her two sons, fifteen year-old Marc and eleven year-old Stephen. Hoping to meet the love of her life and bring home a father for her boys, she frequents a depressing, weekly mixer for the towns aging singles set. Meanwhile, Marc is desperate to lose his virginity, and spends his days working at a used car lot. And his brother Stephen, in the throes of sexual discovery, becomes infatuated with his school teacher while hoping to win the approval of a group of peers who adamantly detest her.
Élève libre 2008
1h 45min | Drama | 21 January 2009 (Belgium)
Jonas, 16, is experiencing school failure. But for his tennis enthusiast, this is not so serious, since he can devote himself to sport. Unfortunately, he cannot pass the national selection. Turning away from his divorced parents, he finds thirty-year-old Pierre’s support, a friend of his mother. He was touched by his situation, offers help to him. With this privileged connection, he leaves school. Pierre and his companion, Nathalie replace the teachers and the parents. But this education will take a more intimate turn, sex education.
Vermist: Season 4, Episode 6: Jona Action, Crime, Drama | Episode aired 14 March 2014
Boarding schoolboy Jona Verreyt (13) is missing. Room – and athletics team mate Tim reluctantly tells Jona had an altercation with their coach, Lukas Neyrinck, practically a substitute for Jona’s ever-absent father, divorced businessman Bernard Verreyt. Nick’s ex from vice, Monica Legaer, helps the team discover Lukas’s clandestine practices and spot him on an illegal child abuse website, near his prostitute mother’s pimp-controlled residence.
Före stormen 2000
1h 46min | Crime, Drama | 22 September 2000 (Sweden)
This is a story of a disturbed normal life. In other words, it is a story that fear transforms the lives of the characters almost to destroy them. Ali is a man who comes from the Middle East. Lives in Sweden, is a taxi driver and has two daughters. Leo is an unassuming boy classmate of one of his daughters. Both will live in parallel a descent into hell when fear is installed in their lives and consumes them from within. In the case of Ali, through a message that sends memories to a distant past as a terrorist he thought he had finally escaped; in the case of Leo, when a series of unfortunate coincidences lead him to shoot another boy who constantly torments him. Both characters have to face their fears or succumb to it.
1er amour 2013
1h 20min | Drama | 21 June 2013 (Canada)
Antoine, 13, spends the summer vacation with his parents in a rented cottage on an island in the middle of the Saint-Lawrence River. His neighbour, 17-year-old Anna, is an enigmatic and lively young woman. Antoine begins to experience the first stirrings of love-which soon yield a troubling brew of anxiety, desire and obsession. He eventually comes across a terrible secret that will forever change his life.
Pianese Nunzio 14 anni a maggio 1996
1h 54min | Crime, Drama, Romance | 5 September 1996 (Italy)
A young priest crusades against organized crime in his Naples neighbourhood but falls in love with a 13-year old boy. It’s the chance the gangsters were waiting for to get rid of the thorn in their side. Will they be able to force the boy to accuse the priest of sexual harassment and have his reputation destroyed?