Thrill of the Hills 2011
Frisson des collines (original title)
1h 43min | Drama, Romance | 15 April 2011 (Canada)
Even in rural Quebec in 1969 things were changing. A twelve year old boy, in love with his attractive teacher decides to fulfill his dream of seeing Jimi Hendrix in Woodstock with his father. But life decides otherwise. His father dies, causing his mother to lose grip with reality. His sister reciprocally falls in love with the village’s priest, his best friend is repeatedly beaten by his father and the new teacher appeals more to his tastes than a young girl about his age. Will he succeed?
A Summer’s Tale 1996
Conte d’été (original title)
G | 1h 53min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 20 June 2014 (USA)
A shy maths graduate takes a holiday in Dinard before starting his first job. He hopes his sort-of girlfriend will join him, but soon strikes up a friendship with another girl working in town. She in turn introduces him to a further young lady who fancies him. Thus the quiet young lad finds he is having to do some tricky juggling in territory new to him.
Lacombe, Lucien 1974
Lacombe Lucien (original title)
R | 2h 18min | Drama, Romance, War | 29 September 1974 (USA)
A small town in the south-west of France, summer of 1944. Having failed to join the resistance, the 18 year old Lucien Lacombe, whose father is a prisoner in Germany and whose mother dates her employer, works for the German police. He then meets France Horn, the daughter of a rich jewish tailor.
Temptation of the Mask 1987
Kamen no yûwaku (original title)
1h 8min | Drama | December 1987 (Japan)
Sano plays an adopted orphan who is in love with his stepmother and repeatedly raped by his new father. When he grows up, the traumatized boy becomes an arsonist, only to find some fleeting taste of love with the male detective investigating him.
Die Russen kommen 1987
1h 32min | Drama, War | 4 December 1987 (East Germany)
Spring 1945. Günter, a 15-year-old boy in a small Baltic Sea resort, still believes in the final victory. He is the fastest in the hunt for an escaped foreign worker. He confronts him, who is then shot by the village policeman. Günter proudly accepts the Iron Cross II and volunteers for the front, even though his father has already died. Neither the mother nor the teacher can stop him. During his first deployment, he was attacked by Soviet soldiers, but was able to flee home. Shortly after the Soviet Army occupied the place, Günter was arrested for the murder of the foreign worker. He doesn’t reveal the real killer, but the case is solved. And when the policeman tries to force Günter’s silence, he refuses to cover up the murderer. All of these events bring him close to madness.
Boats Out of Watermelon Rinds 2004
Karpuz Kabugundan Gemiler Yapmak (original title)
1h 37min | Comedy, Drama, Family | 26 November 2004 (Turkey)
In his award-winning debut feature film, director Ahmet Ulucay portrays the innocence of childhood and the lure of the cinema for two teens in a small Turkish village. Working for a watermelon seller by day, Remet spends his evenings trying to rebuild a film projector with his friend Mehmet. Both have big dreams to be famous film directors one day.
A Secret 2007
Un secret (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 45min | Drama, War | 3 October 2007 (France)
In 1953, a sensitive French boy finds out from a neighbor that his family’s Jewish. François Grimbert becomes a physician, and gradually peels the layers of his buried family history which resulted in his difficult upbringing, raised as Catholic by his “Aryan” appearing parents. His athletic father labored to stamp out stereotypical Jewish characteristics he perceived in his son, to keep the family’s many secrets, as most relatives fought in World War II, and later were hauled off to labor and death camps by the Gestapo. Based on a true story.