Rejected 2018

Rejected 2018

Rejected 2018
1h 28min | Fantasy, Drama | 2018

Storyline:

In a future medieval world, after the collapse of our civilization, man has repeated all the same mistakes again, and installed a new system of law based on false science and superstitious beliefs. Worst of all their deviances now, is anyone who dares to consume or even touch the sweet-tasting ‘Chisa’ flower. Once caught, they are permanently banished from the village, and made to live a life of solitude and poverty. Most prone to this deviance are children – known by elders as ‘vessels for evil’ – since their natural curiosity makes them prey to temptation. Yet these rejected children, left to their own devices, free and as wild as the wind, are discovering the true power of this plant and its teachings. Its sap contain what most adult fear: a vision of the truth. They have learned so much that some villagers even accuse these children of witchcraft.

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Quartier lointain 2010

Quartier lointain 2010

Quartier lointain 2010
1h 38min | Drama, Fantasy | 20 May 2010 (Germany)

Storyline:

The film, adapted from the Eisner award nominated manga by Jiro Taniguchi, follows Thomas, a cynical and tired French comic artist who, while visiting his old family home, loses consciousness – only to awaken 40 years in the past in the body of his younger self. While here he faces the choice of changing events at the cost of his own future – and to unravel a lifelong mystery, the reason for his fathers mysterious disappearance that he knows will happen a few months after Thomas’s arrival.

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Palle Alene I Verden 1949

Palle Alene I Verden 1949

Palle Alene I Verden 1949
Palle alene i verden (original title)
25min | Short, Family, Fantasy | 1 February 1954 (Denmark)

User review:

I first saw this film in 1975 when I borrowed it from the public library. It’s about a little boy who wakes up to find himself alone in the world. He walks into a bank, a candy store, a toy store, drives a cable car (and crashes it into a parked cable car) and a fire engine. The climax of the story is him flying an airplane up to the moon. I won’t spoil it by giving away how it ends. (Since it is very difficult to find a copy to watch, there is still the hope one might be able to.)It is just an absolutely delightful film, a true classic in its own right. I don’t know who owns it or who has the rights to it, but I believe if they were to make this film available to the public on DVD, it would achieve cult status.

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Mister Blot’s Academy 1984

Mister Blot's Academy 1984

Mister Blot’s Academy 1984
Akademia pana Kleksa (original title)
2h 46min | Family, Fantasy | 30 January 1984 (Poland)

Storyline:

Ten-year-old Adas, beginning his education at the Academy, finds the hideout of Bird Matt, who used to be a prince. Touched by his fate, he promises to find the magic button which has the power to restore him to human shape.

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Bible! 1974

Bible! 1974

Bible! 1974
X | 1h 24min | Fantasy , History , Romance | 3 April 1974 (USA)

Storyline:

An anthology film crafted from three stories from The Bible: First story is, of course, Adam & Eve. A nude Adam (Bo White) crawls and swims through odd rock formations (I suppose to simulate the birth canal) and eventually ends up on a beach. Eve eventually emerges from the sea and the two have sex. Next is the story of Bathsheba (Georgina Spelvin) and Uriah. Bathsheba, feeling ignored by her husband Uriah (Robert Benes) seeks the company of peeping tom David (John Horn). And last, Samson and Delilah: When Samson (Brahm van Zetten) murders one of Delilah’s (Gloria Grant) dwarf friends, she vows revenge.

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Tom Thumb 1972

Tom Thumb 1972

Tom Thumb 1972
Le petit poucet (original title)
G | 1h 15min | Family , Fantasy | June 1976 (USA)

Storyline:

Classic fairy-tale story about Tom Thumb against Giant. Parents are poor and want to leave Tom Thumb in forest. But Tom Thumb is clever and marks his way by stones. Second time he is unsuccessful – he has only bread-crumbs and birds eat them. Tom Thumb finds a Giant and a beautiful princess in his entrapment, and is determined to free the princess.

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The Wild Boys 2017

The Wild Boys 2017

The Wild Boys 2017
Les garçons sauvages (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 50min | Adventure , Drama , Fantasy | 28 February 2018 (France)

Storyline:

At the beginning of the 20th century on the island of La Réunion, five adolescents of good family, enamored with the occult, commit a savage crime. A Dutch Captain takes them in charge for a repressive cruise on a haunted, dilapidated sailboat. Exhausted by the methods of the Captain, the five boys prepare to mutiny. Their port of call is a supernatural island with luxuriant vegetation and bewitching powers.

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