The Tale of the Three Lost Jewels 1995

The Tale of the Three Lost Jewels 1995

The Tale of the Three Lost Jewels 1995

The Tale of the Three Lost Jewels 1995
Hikayatul jawahiri thalath (original title)
1h 52m | Drama, Romance, War | Release date: December 6, 1995 (France)

Storyline:

A Palestinian boy becomes entranced with a beautiful Gypsy girl and a fairy tale world she weaves amidst conflict in Gaza. The children explore nature, mysticism and what their future holds, while learning to live with the surrounding brutality c. 1990. Yusef’s family scrapes by in a seaside camp while his father’s in prison and his heavily-armed brother’s on the run, parrying with Israeli troops. Salah, Yusef’s schoolmate from a well-off Arab family strives faithfully to assist them, while Yusef helps an elderly, blind neighbor escape from his lonely abandonment into the North American dreamworld he’s waited so long for.

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Salta! 2023

Salta! 2023

Salta! 2023

Salta! 2023
¡Salta! (original title)
1h 25m | Comedy, Family, Sci-fi | Release date: September 1, 2023 (Spain)

Storyline:

Oscar and Teo (13 and 11 years old) are two brothers, very different from each other, who will have to face the loss of their mother, a scientist obsessed with wormholes.

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With the Nose in the Stream 2012

With the Nose in the Stream 2012

With the Nose in the Stream 2012

With the Nose in the Stream 2012
Le nez dans le ruisseau (original title)
1h 30m | Drama | Release date: September 2012 (Switzerland)

Storyline:

A philosophy professor strikes up a friendship with a 12-year-old boy who understands Rousseau’s philosophy better than he, without ever having been exposed to it.

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All the Fires 2023

All the Fires 2023

All the Fires 2023

All the Fires 2023
Todos los incendios (original title)
1h 36m | Drama | Release date: August 6, 2023 (Switzerland)

Storyline:

Bruno, a struggling teenage pyromaniac flees the city and embarks on a journey in quest of a girl he met online who would force him to confront the death of his father and his sexuality-related uncertainties.

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Louis, enfant roi 1993

Louis, enfant roi 1993

Louis, enfant roi 1993

Louis, enfant roi 1993
2h 40m | Biography, Drama, History | Release date: April 21, 1993 (France)

Storyline:

The title of this major French costume drama means “Louis, child-king”, and indeed it’s a fascinating fresco about the formative years of the young king Louis XIV, before he became the Sun-king at Versailles. It was a dark and violent period, when the Louvre (meaning ‘wolves hunt castle’, hunting was a major aristocratic pastime), then still the somewhat gloomy royal palace, was the battle field of palace intrigues while the regency was held by queen-mother Anne of Austria but the actual head of the royal government was the aging cardinal Giulio Mazirini (‘Mazarin’), the less-known Italian successor of Richelieu, who also introduced to the court and the kingdom a host of his countrymen from whom Louis would learn the passion for Italian culture, especially music which would flourish under the direction of Lully (but that later story is another movie, “Le Roi danse”). The elaborate script sketches the story of French power politics, too complicate and devious to summarize in any detail, but mainly from the viewpoint of the immature king under maternal guardianship, who probably didn’t comprehend half of the grave troubles focusing on the strife between the official Catholic church and those claiming freedom of religion, especially for the Huguenots, but in reality mainly driven by personal and family ambitions and the grip of nobles on the kingdom at the expense of the royal power, and climaxing in a full rebellion, known as the Fronde, which forces the royal family to flee for their lives, an experience that may have decided Louis to dedicate his reign to preventing a repeat by establishing absolutism as he did. Some narration is done by Louis’s younger brother Philip, the duke of Anjou, who seems smarter but as the spare heir is condemned to life in a golden cage, overshadowed by Louis while any ‘disrespect’ for his crowned sibling is punishable on the spot by strap lashes administered on his bare behind by a servant.

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Promiscuidade, os Pivetes de Kátia 1984

Promiscuidade, os Pivetes de Kátia 1984

Promiscuidade, os Pivetes de Kátia 1984

Promiscuidade, os Pivetes de Kátia 1984
1h 30m | Drama | Release date: 1984 (Brazil)

Storyline:

Mauro, a young railway engineer and happily married to beautiful Kátia, lives in complete harmony with his father-in-law, Sergio, Kátia’s brother, Beto, Adriana, Paulo’s wife and Kika, Beto’s girlfriend. On one of the family’s trips to the railway terminal, Mauro suffers a violent fall and falls into a coma. Hurriedly taken to the hospital, however, he recovered due to the severity of the internal injury, he becomes definitely impotent. Mauro, uncomfortable with the new situation, is drunk all the time, becoming a dead weight for the family and especially for his young wife. The family spends every weekend in a small farm on the banks of a dam and there, they give vent to all sorts of libidinizations. The maid Nora now has sex with Sergio, now the alleged head of the family. Adriana besides having relations with her father-in-law, she also has Nora and Beto, who in turn also fucks Adriana, her sister-in-law. Claudinha, a young surveyor comes to know Marcos and they start a romance and have sex. Kátia, who had already tried everything, finds a new way in a boat dock. Boys fishing every day. Win their friendship and start having sex with everyone. Spreading the fact, the kids line up to have sex with her. The family can no longer stand the situation, and Mauro is always half drunk and has fun with everything.

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Koi kizuna no sato 2012

Koi kizuna no sato 2012

Koi kizuna no sato 2012

Koi kizuna no sato 2012
57m | Drama | Release date: 2012 (Japan)

Storyline:

Twelve year old Osamu Hirano is in love with his classmate Rio, but he doesn’t have courage to confess his love to her. One day he learns that she is going out with Shuichi and this makes him very depressed. Shuichi is also a classmate, but unlike Osamu, he is very smart and also good at sports. Meanwhile, Osamu’s 21 year old sister Yumi, who years ago ran away to the big city of Nagoya, suddenly turns up with her fiancé, Kenji Yamaoka, a 45 year old ethnologist. Unsurprisingly, her parents have problems with Yumi’s choice of husband, particularly since he is the same age as her father and appears to have major health problems to boot. Yumi’s sudden reappearance, after years of silence, and her insistence on marrying a man more than twice her age, predictably throws the family into turmoil. Both Yumi and Osamu have problems addressing love, the deeper they fall into it, the more difficulty they have expressing their true feelings.

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Paradise 1982

Paradise 1982

Paradise 1982

Paradise 1982
1h 40m | Adventure, Romance | Release date: May 7, 1982 (Canada)

Storyline:

In the Victorian period, two teenagers, David and Sarah, travel with a caravan from Baghdad to Damascus. At an oasis, the white slave agent known as the Jackal raids them, mainly to add the beautiful young Sarah to his harem. Only David and Sarah narrowly escape, and all the others are slayed in the massacre. Their flight leads them to a beautiful oasis – their paradise – where they discover love and sex. However, the Jackal has not given up on Sarah yet, and David must lure him to his death, or be killed by him.

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12 and Holding 2005

12 and Holding 2005

12 and Holding 2005

12 and Holding 2005
1h 35m | Drama | Release date: July 7, 2006 (Sweden)

Storyline:

After his twin brother is accidentally killed by vengeful bullies, a 12-year old boy and his friends face the harsh realities of death, teenage hormones, and family dysfunction.

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