Monsieur Papa 2011

Monsieur Papa 2011

Monsieur Papa 2011

Monsieur Papa 2011
1h 26min | Comedy | 1 June 2011 (France)

Storyline:

Marius, 12, has not seen his father for years and he misses him badly. Marie, his mother, a workaholic firm manager, knows that she will never reconcile with her ex-husband. She must do something to address her son’s frustration but what to do ? She finally has the preposterous idea to hire Robert Pique, an unemployed man, to play the role of Marius’s father. His job will consist in putting the boy off his alleged dad. Of course, the scheme sucks and nothing will go according to plan…

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Trouble at Timpetill 2008

Trouble at Timpetill 2008

Trouble at Timpetill 2008

Trouble at Timpetill 2008
Les enfants de Timpelbach (original title)
1h 37min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 17 December 2008 (France)

Storyline:

Welcome to Timpelbach, a small, serene village. Well, not really that serene… Indeed, for several weeks, the children have been playing multiple practical jokes and nasty tricks. The victims are, of course, other children… but also, and most of all, the parents. Overwrought, they decide to leave the village for what they think will only be one day. But nothing happens as planned: on the way back, they are taken prisoner by a group of soldiers. In Timpelbach, the news of a village without parents makes Oscar and his gang of thugs happy! But that isn’t the case of a few daredevils who decide to side with Manfred and Marianne to regain control of the village.

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Same Same But Different 2009

Same Same But Different 2009

Same Same But Different 2009

Same Same But Different 2009
1h 47min | Drama | 21 January 2010 (Germany)

Storyline:

Based on the true story of Benjamin Prufer and Sreykeo Solvan. The unexpected and uncertain love story of Sreykeo, a 21 year old bar girl in Phnom Penh and Ben, a young German student traveling to Cambodia on a post graduation summer trip. When Ben returns home to Germany he discovers that Sreyko is sick and he takes on the responsibility to save her. On the way he discovers a world where not everyone is dealt the same cards and where motivations are not always pure.

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Train in the Snow 1976

Train in the Snow 1976

Train in the Snow 1976

Train in the Snow 1976
Vlak u snijegu (original title)
1h 24min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 10 June 1976 (Yugoslavia)

Storyline:

One class of school children from a small village make the trip to Zagreb. Teacher gets sick and the class is forced to go home without him. During their journey the train gets stuck in a snowstorm.

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Man Behind the Sun 1988

Man Behind the Sun 1988

Man Behind the Sun 1988

Man Behind the Sun 1988
Hei tai yang 731 (original title)
1h 45min | Drama, History, Horror | 1 December 1988 (Hong Kong)

Storyline:

Story of a Japanese terror camp in the end of WW2, where the Japanese are using the Chinese as guinea pigs in terrible experiments to develop deadly bacterial-plagues.

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L’amore buio 2010

L'amore buio 2010

L’amore buio 2010

L’amore buio 2010
1h 50min | Drama | 3 September 2010 (Italy)

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Set in contemporary Naples, Dark Love focuses on the consequences of the brutal rape of a young woman by three teenage boys. Ciro is the only boy who shows remorse (he confesses his role, leading to recriminations from his fellow assailants), and part of the film is devoted to his experiences in an offshore juvenile prison. Simultaneously, the film follows the faltering efforts of the victim, Irene, to put her life back together, continue studying for university, and behave with some semblance of normality with her boyfriend and family. However, Ciro starts writing letters from prison to Irene, who eventually begins to read them. The two stories have a marked difference in tone. Ciro’s experiences are unsurprisingly gritty and occasionally violent, while Irene, in a much more meditative depiction, is shown going about everyday life while still disturbed and alienated by what she has been through. The interweaving of the two stories is skillfully handled, the use of Naples as a setting is evocative, and the performances from the young protagonists are little short of astonishing. Director Antonio Capuano has created an understated, challenging and meditative film which avoids either cheap moralising or simplistic resolution.

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La ville des pirates 1983

La ville des pirates 1983

La ville des pirates 1983

La ville des pirates 1983
1h 51min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | September 1983 (Italy)

Storyline:

A surreal odyssey in which a melancholic maidservant crosses paths with a homicidal little boy, travels to a tiny island and encounters a man with multiple personalities.

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En Sabana Grande siempre es de dia 1988

En Sabana Grande siempre es de dia 1988

En Sabana Grande siempre es de dia 1988

En Sabana Grande siempre es de dia 1988
1h 43min | Drama | 1 October 1990 (Sweden)

Storyline:

It tells the story, adventures and misadventures that a small and unsuspecting boy of barely ten years old goes through while desperately trying to fulfill and make his greatest wish come true: to meet and be reunited with his father. In this unbridled search, our little friend will walk through the great Caracas and will know first-hand the rigors of living in the concrete jungle, a jungle where for many it is and will always be daytime.

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