The Tree 2014

The Tree 2014

The Tree 2014
Drevo (original title)
1h 30min | Drama | 7 July 2014 (Czech Republic)

Storyline:

One story, three angles. In three chapters, the film’s plot is told through the eyes of two brothers and their mother Milena as we witness a tragic situation which befalls the family as the result of an accident. The two sons, adolescent Alek and his younger sibling Veli, are unable to leave their house, the only place where they feel safe. After a period of time, however, their refuge becomes a prison for the boys.

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Undertow 2004

Undertow 2004

Undertow 2004
R | 1h 48min | Drama, Thriller | 17 December 2004 (Greece)

Storyline:

After their Uncle, who they did not know exists, returns from prison, two boys, teen Chris and young Tim, learn of an old feud between their father and their Uncle. A period of relative peace exists, and Uncle Deel stays with the boys while their father goes away for work. Upon his return the old feud re-erupts and the boys go on the lam.

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Gritta von Rattenzuhausbeiuns 1985

Gritta von Rattenzuhausbeiuns 1985

Gritta von Rattenzuhausbeiuns 1985
1h 23min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy | 7 March 1985 (East Germany)

Storyline:

The tale of young Gritta who lives with her father, an unsuccessful inventor. When her new stepmother tries to put her away in a convent she discovers some dark secrets there.

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Extracurricular Activities 2019

Extracurricular Activities 2019

Extracurricular Activities 2019
1h 26min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller | 28 January 2019 (UK)

Storyline:

The film follows Reagan Collins, a model high school student with “a killer” after-school job as he arranges “accidents.” When his classmates’ parents become too overbearing, self-obsessed, or just plain inconvenient, Reagan offers to kill them for a price. But when seasoned police detective Cliff Dawkins starts putting the pieces together, it’s a battle of wits to see if Reagan can keep business booming while the rising body count brings Cliff ever-closer to the truth.

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First Love 1970

First Love 1970

First Love 1970
Erste Liebe (original title)
R | 1h 30min | Drama, History, Romance | 23 April 1971 (West Germany)

Storyline:

Based on Ivan Turgeyev’s novella, Erste Liebe is about two young lovers in czarist Russia. One is a 21-year-old woman, the other a young man of sixteen. Things take a tragic turn as the girl (Dominique Sanda as Sanaida) falls in love with the boy’s father (Maximilian Schell). This film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in 1970’s Academy Awards.

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The House That Screamed 1970

The House That Screamed 1970

The House That Screamed 1970
La residencia (original title)
GP | 1h 34min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 23 July 1971 (USA)

Storyline:

A strict headmistress runs a secluded school for wayward girls in 19th century France, whose students are disappearing under mysterious circumstances.

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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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