Of Freaks and Men 1988
Pro urodov i lyudey (original title)
1h 33min | Comedy, Drama, History | 1998 (Russia)
Dariya the maid getting a boy to touch her large breast is just one incident that occurs when Yohan and Victor infiltrate two families, forcing young Liza and blind Ekaterina to appear in porn, but they are not so innocent themselves.
When Father Was Away on Business 1985
Otac na sluzbenom putu (original title)
R | 2h 16min | Drama | 11 October 1985 (USA)
Tito’s break-up with Stalin in 1948 marked the beginning of not only confusing, but also very dangerous years for many hard-core Yugoslav communists. A careless remark about the newspaper cartoon is enough for Mesha to join many arrested unfortunates. His family is now forced to cope with the situation and wait for his release from prison. The story is told from the perspective of Malik, his young son who believes the mother’s story about father being “away on business”.
Barfuss ins Bett 1988
Barfuß ins Bett (original title)
55min | Drama, Family | TV Series (1988–1990)
Dr. Hans Schön, widower and busy senior physician of a gynecological clinic, would probably never have known the kindergarten teacher Josi correctly, if his mother Martha did not fall off his bike one day. As long as the caring grandmother is in the hospital, a replacement for the care of five-year-old Robert must urgently be found. Schön’s great son Clemens is spending his school holidays at a campsite on the Baltic Sea. Fortunately, Robert’s educator agrees to take the alert boy. The days with little Robert also distract Josi a bit from her own grief. She is pregnant, but her boyfriend does not want the child and threatens to leave Josi.
Don’t Bite, We Love You 1976
Mords pas, on t’aime! (original title)
1h 30min | Comedy, Drama, Family | 5 May 1976 (France)
Georges,a trucker, is the single father of young Frédéric. His job prevents him from seeing his son as often as he could, as often as he should. Brought up by his grandparents, Frédéric proves a difficult child. His only friend is his twelve-year-old neighbor Rose. One day, Georges tells his son how Agnès, his mother, abandoned him at birth. Upset by such a revelation, Frédéric decides to be revenged…
A new teacher arrives at a small village in rural Thailand. He has just left the monkhood and has taken a job at the local school in a quest to discover life outside the monastery. He finds that one of his pupils is a mute girl who is being bullied by the other children in the class. Both the teacher and the girl must face the challenges and cruelties of the real world. The girl retreats into a fantasy world, finding solace in the forest with a strange wild boy. The teacher struggles to bring her back, whilst at the same time himself questioning the world of reality. The worlds of fantasy and reality clash with tragic consequences.
Tom et Lola 1990
1h 37min | Sci-Fi | 17 January 1990 (France)
Their immune systems tragically damaged at birth, TOM AND LOLA are two beautiful children forever isolated in plastic bubbles. But neither cold urethane nor chillier hospital technicians can keep down the beguiling spirit of these indomitable siblings. Nor can anything stop their quest to one day run naked and truly free, unbound from the medical shackles that bind them. Magnifique!
Murmur of the Heart 1971
Le souffle au coeur (original title)
1h 58min | Comedy, Drama | 28 April 1971 (France)
As France is nearing the end of the first Indochina War, an open-minded teenage boy finds himself torn between a rebellious urge to discover love, and the ever-present, almost dominating affection of his beloved mother.