Mister Blot’s Academy 1984

Mister Blot's Academy 1984

Mister Blot’s Academy 1984
Akademia pana Kleksa (original title)
2h 46min | Family, Fantasy | 30 January 1984 (Poland)

Storyline:

Ten-year-old Adas, beginning his education at the Academy, finds the hideout of Bird Matt, who used to be a prince. Touched by his fate, he promises to find the magic button which has the power to restore him to human shape.

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Palo Alto 2013

Palo Alto 2013

Palo Alto 2013
R | 1h 40min | Drama | 9 May 2014 (USA)

Storyline:

Shy, sensitive April is the class virgin, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach Mr. B and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy. Emily, meanwhile, offers sexual favors to every boy to cross her path – including both Teddy and his best friend Fred, a life wire without filters or boundaries. As one high school party bleeds into the next – and April and Teddy struggle to admit their mutual affection – Fred’s escalating recklessness starts to spiral into chaos.

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Padre padrone 1977

Padre padrone 1977

Padre padrone 1977

Padre padrone 1977
1h 54min | Biography, Drama | 17 May 1977 (France)

Storyline:

The true story of the life of Gavino Ledda, the son of a Sardinian shepherd, and how he managed to escape his harsh, almost barbaric existence by slowly educating himself, despite violent opposition from his brutal father.

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Da jeg traff Jesus… med sprettert 2000

Da jeg traff Jesus... med sprettert 2000

Da jeg traff Jesus… med sprettert 2000
1h 28min | Biography, Comedy | 1 September 2000 (Norway)

Storyline:

Little Oddemann uses every means available to find Jesus, including his slingshot. The film takes us to Norway in the late 30’s, where we meet a series of burlesque and humorous characters, whose antics convince Oddemann that growing up may be a bad idea. Yet Oddemann finds there are certain rewards to being grown-up, such as partying and chasing women, that merit closer examination. The film is based on a book of childhood reminiscences by beloved Norwegian poet and Jazz lyricist Odd Børretzen.

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Die Vorstadtkrokodile 1977

Die Vorstadtkrokodile 1977

Die Vorstadtkrokodile 1977
1h 28min | Family, Adventure | TV Movie 25 December 1977

User review:

It’s not easy to describe this film to non-Germans, unfamiliar with either Max von der Grün’s children’s novel or those that are unfamiliar with Germany’s post-ww2 social issues. However, if you born after 1970 in (then) West-Germany, it is likely that you have read the book in school or saw the following film on TV.

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Death at Oslo Central Station 1990

Death at Oslo Central Station 1990

Death at Oslo Central Station 1990
Døden på Oslo S (original title)
1h 39min | Action, Crime, Drama | 3 May 1991 (Sweden)

Storyline:

A young boy named Pelle falls in love with the drug addict Lena. Then he and his friend Proffen tries to save her from the drugs.

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Osada havranu 1978

Osada havranu 1978

Osada havranu 1978
1h 4min | Adventure | September 1978 (Czechoslovakia)

Storyline:

A river in flood carries a small boy to the Raven settlement. The hunters want to kill him, but when a ravenfeather floats down onto him the boy is saved, for ravens are sacred in the stronghold. The boy is adopted into the clan and gets the name Ravenfeather. The years go by and Ravenfeather has become a strapping youth but has still not been accepted among the men. When the men go out hunting he has to stay at home and guard the women. He makes friends with young Falco from the neighboring village and Falco teaches him to shoot with a bow and catch small game. One day, when the men have gone off to hunt boar, brigands attack the village, steal a cow, abduct the girl Squirrel and knock Ravenfeather senseless. But Falco is at hand.

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Oorlogsgeheimen 2014

Oorlogsgeheimen 2014

Oorlogsgeheimen 2014
1h 35min | Drama, Family, History | 3 July 2014 (Netherlands)

Storyline:

Summer 1943. Tuur and Lambert are best friends. The surrounding of their idyllic village has no secrets for the teenagers. From the farm of Lamberts dad to the marl caves in the woods – it’s their world. But the war is closing in and is about to change their lives forever. Tuur’s dad joined the resistance and even his big brother seems to be a part of it. Lambert’s family on the other hand choose to obey the Germans. Then a new girl from the city shows up, befriending the boys but telling her secret to only one of them. A choice that separates the boys and ultimately gets her in trouble. Tuur not only risks losing his friendship with Lambert, but even his whole family. He will have to stop at nothing to safeguard both.

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