Manny’s Orphans 1978
1h 32min | Comedy, Family
Manny coaches soccer for the fashionable Creighton Hall school, but is relieved of duty because he is ‘not a good match’ for the school. He finds a job at a Catholic home for orphans, where he forms a new soccer team, with the help of one very good player Pepe who turns out to be a girl. ‘Pepe’ is the sister of one of the orphans, who comes to the all-boy orphanage posing as a boy, because her former foster home was an abusive environment. Along the way, Manny has incurred a gambling debt, his creditors begin to lean on him, and the boys find out. They set up a soccer game and stake the outcome against Manny’s debt. If they win, the debt will be forgiven.
The Boat Builder 2015
1h 28min | Adventure, Family | 6 November 2015 (USA)
A bitter old hermit known around town as ‘Captain Crazy’ reluctantly agrees to help a young orphan avoid the local bullies so long as he agrees to help him finish his half-built boat. The two gradually forge an unlikely bond, and the boat becomes their one chance to escape from the seaside village that harbors their troubles.
Whoever Slew Auntie Roo 1972
PG-13 | 1h 31min | Horror, Thriller | 1 December 1972 (Ireland)
This is a retelling of the old tale of Hansel and Gretel, but set in England in the 1920s. To the children and staff at the orphanage, Auntie Roo is a kindly American widow who gives them a lavish Christmas party each year in her mansion, Forrest Grange. In reality, she is a severely disturbed woman, who keeps the mummified remains of her little daughter in a nursery in the attic. One Christmas, her eye falls upon a little girl who reminds her of her daughter and she imprisons her in her attic. Nobody believes her brother, Christopher, when he tells them what has happened, so he goes to rescue her.
El Camino De La Vida 1956
1h 36min | Drama | 29 June 1956 (Mexico)
Portrait of the lives of disadvantaged children in Mexico City by three criminals of a Juvenile center. One of them killed his stepfather to protect his mother, another left blind to his guardian to defend their abuses, and a third is forced to steal to eat.
The Revolt of Job 1983
Jób lázadása (original title)
1h 45min | Drama | 1 December 1983 (Hungary)
Hungary, 1943. An elderly Jewish couple, Job and Roza, adopt an unruly non-Jewish child to whom they intend to pass on their wealth and knowledge before Nazi oppression engulfs Hungary.
2h 33min | Drama, Family, Musical | 27 September 1968 (UK)
Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic tale of an orphan who runs away from the orphanage and hooks up with a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.