Growing Up Smith 2015

Growing Up Smith 2015

Growing Up Smith 2015
PG-13 | 1h 42min | Comedy, Drama, Family | 3 February 2017 (USA)

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GOOD OL’ BOY is the story of Smith, a ten-year-old boy from India growing up in Small Town, America in 1979. While the boy’s family straddles the fine line between embracing the American Dream and preserving their Indian heritage, there are barbecues, Halloween and hunting. And as Smith falls for Amy, the girl-next-door, he finds in Amy’s father Butch the cowboy he wishes his own father could be. But alas, when Smith’s father Bhaaskar sees Smith is quickly losing any hope of remaining a respectable Indian boy, he banishes him back to India. Nineteen years later Smith will return to America, back to a place he once called home.

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King of Devil’s Island 2010

King of Devil's Island 2010

King of Devil’s Island 2010
Kongen av Bastøy (original title)
1h 56min | Action, Drama | 17 December 2010 (Norway)

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Based on a true story: Norwegian winter, early 20th century. On the island Bastoy, located in the Oslo fjord live a group of delinquent, young boys aged 11 to 18. The boys daily, sadistic regime is run by the guards and the principal who bestow both mental and physical abuse on them. Instead of the boys being straightened out with education they end up being used as cheap, manual labor. The boys attempt to survive by adapting to their inhumane conditions. One day a new boy, Erling (17), arrives with his own agenda; how to escape from the island. How far is he willing to go in order to get his freedom?

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Navajeros 1980

Navajeros 1980

Navajeros 1980
1h 35min | Biography, Crime, Drama | 6 October 1980 (Spain)

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José Manuel Gómez Perales alias “El Jaro” lives with his band, also teenagers and their girlfriends. One day he meets Mercedes, a prostitute who want him away from the bad way. Then appears Toñi, a drug addict from which he falls.

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Lion 2016

Lion 2016

Lion 2016
12 | 1h 58min | Drama | 10 September 2016 (Canada)

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In 1986, Saroo was a five-year-old child in India of a poor but happy rural family. On a trip with his brother, Saroo soon finds himself alone and trapped in a moving decommissioned passenger train that takes him to Calcutta, 1500 miles away from home. Now totally lost in an alien urban environment and too young to identify either himself or his home to the authorities, Saroo struggles to survive as a street child until he is sent to an orphanage. Soon, Saroo is selected to be adopted by the Brierley family in Tasmania, where he grows up in a loving, prosperous home. However, for all his material good fortune, Saroo finds himself plagued by his memories of his lost family in his adulthood and tries to search for them even as his guilt drives him to hide this quest from his adoptive parents and his girlfriend. Only when he has an epiphany does he realize not only the answers he needs, but also the steadfast love that he has always had with all his loved ones in both worlds.

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This Boy’s Life 1993

This Boy's Life 1993

This Boy’s Life 1993

This Boy’s Life 1993
R | 1h 55min | Biography, Drama | 23 April 1993 (USA)

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The story about the relationship between a rebellious 1950s teenager and his abusive stepfather, based on the memoirs of writer and literature Professor Tobias Wolff.

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Jamesy Boy 2014

Jamesy Boy 2014

Jamesy Boy 2014
1h 49min | Biography, Crime, Drama | 3 January 2014 (USA)

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The true story of James Burns who, as a teenager goes from the suburban street gangs of Denver to a maximum-security prison cell surrounded by hardened criminals. In this unlikely setting, will James emerge with hope and a brighter future?

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Europa Europa 1990

Europa Europa 1990

Europa Europa 1990
R | 1h 52min | Drama, History, War | 14 November 1990 (France)

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A Jewish boy, separated from his family in the early days of WWII, poses as a German orphan and is thereafter taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a ‘war hero’ and eventually made a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are cornerstones of the film, it is based upon a true story.

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Franswa Sharl 2009

Franswa Sharl 2009

Franswa Sharl 2009
14min | Short, Comedy, Drama | 15 January 2009 (Australia)

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Keeping the position of number one son requires a certain amount of ingenuity. Twelve year old Greg has inherited his father’s competitive streak. On a family holiday to Fiji they have different ideas about where Greg should focus his talents. When his creative pursuits fail to amuse his father Greg goes to bizarre lengths to win him back. Based on a true story.

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