Edges of the Lord 2001
R | 1h 35min | Crime, Drama, Romance | 12 October 2001 (Poland)
Polish 12 year-young city Jew Romek gets a crash-course in Catholicsim from his daddy (‘stay hanging by your arms till your prayers are perfect’) so he can be sent away and escape deportation (Auschwitz?) hiding in the country where the clergy found a host, Gniecio’s simple peasant family, posing as their city relative. Gniecio’s eldest son Vladek proves rather tyrannical but no brighter then gullible junior Tollo, who takes a role play in catechism class to ‘become’ a Last Supper character, in his case Jesus, to the extreme, even training for a crucifixion from a tree. Neighbor Batylin and his wife are executed by the Nazis when their illegally kept pig is found. Kluba plays a dirty trick when Gniecio tries to sell his in the city; his son is as problematic for the boys, who meanwhile play involving a single girl-playmate, Maria, who takes Romek in when he’s stupidly thrown out by his widowed host by mistake. The horror of war itself suddenly shows its ugly head again, big time and in weird ways with unforeseen consequences…
Her name is Akiko and she is a fun-loving single mother to a young schoolboy. He needs her. She needs men. Specifically, she needs sex and attention from men and almost any man would do so sometimes the boy Shuhei does not receive the attention he craves. Men come and go, pleasure is given and received and it is all good until one day there is a large blood stain on Shuhei’s clothes. He has murdered his grandparents.
When Beckham Met Owen 2004
Dong Pek Ham yu sheung O Wan (original title)
1h 20min | Comedy, Drama | 30 September 2004 (Hong Kong)
Thirteen-year-olds David and Michael are brought together by their mutual love of soccer. United by their obsession with the game and idolization of British soccer stars, the boys build a strong friendship. But as puberty brings about changes, the boys start to grow in separate directions. While David loves to talk about sex and other raunchy topics, Michael tries to avoid such conversations. Eventually Michael must face what he’s been avoiding for some time, that his feelings for David are becoming increasingly complex. In his interesting take on adolescent sexual awakening.
Fishing Platform 2008
Jermal (original title)
1h 28min | Drama | 12 March 2009 (Indonesia)
After his mother’s death, 12-year-old Jaya (Iqbal S. Manurung) is sent to his father, Johar (Didi Petet), who works as a supervisor on a jermal (a fishing platform perched on log stilts in the middle of the sea). Johar is shocked, never knowing he has a son and rejects the boy as his kin. Fully aware he can’t bring Jaya back to land due to a dark past, Johar is forced to accept the boy as a worker on the site.
Not Rated | 1h 13min | Drama, History, War | 10 June 2011 (USA)
Controversial director Uwe Boll depicts the harsh reality of the process inside one of the most infamous Nazi death camps by using brutally realistic imagery. Book-ended by documentary footage as well as interviews with German teenagers about what they know about the Holocaust, Boll effectively shows us just how depraved and sadistic life in the camp could be.
15+ Coming of Age (2017)
1h 44min | Comedy | 3 August 2017 (Thailand)
A teenage comedy film about a young Yorkie. “Rising” opened the first movie on screen. The story of fun gangs of teenage age 15+ hormones gurgling at the curiosity to try on their love and sex has spread out.
Adventures with a Naked Boy 1964
Dobrodruzství s nahým klukem (original title)
20min | Short, Comedy | 1964 (Czechoslovakia)
Little Vladimir has gone swimming and his clothes were stolen. A kind man takes him back home, by tram. At first nothing happens, but after a while some passengers notice that there is something unusual about the young passenger.
Rose Tinted Dreams 1977
Ruzové sny (original title)
1h 21min | Comedy | 8 April 1977 (Czechoslovakia)
Jakub, a dreamer and budding magician, juggles between parcels and services rendered to the villagers. His eyes cross that of the beautiful gypsy Jolanka. Together, they will try to live a first and big love, despite the pressure of their respective communities.