Guter Junge 2008
1h 30min | Drama | TV Movie 9 April 2008
After his mother’s death, 17-year-old Sven moves in with his dad Achim, a taxi driver, who had divorced his mother several years earlier. It is not easy for Achim to get used to an adolescent around the house, especially since Sven hardly speaks to him. But Sven does well in school, and Achim hopes that time will bring them closer together. It is Achim’s girlfriend Julia who first senses that something is wrong with Sven. Why, she wonders, does he always hang around with young boys? Why does not he have any friends his own age? She suspects that he is gay. The truth, however, is somewhat more nuanced – and chilling: Sven has pedophile tendencies. Proof is soon found on videos that shock and sicken Achim. Sven himself is shattered and regrets his actions. Julia suggests therapy, but Achim is convinced that he and Sven can handle this together. But he is wrong. Though Sven practically begs his father to lock him up in his room, Achim has confidence in his son – a confidence that soon turns out to be ill placed…
Piso porta 2000
1h 45min | Drama | 6 October 2000 (Greece)
Athens 1966. Dimitris, 13, unexpectedly loses his father. Seeing his pampered mother collapse, the boy gets carried away and decides to skip childhood in order to stand by her. When he feels ready, he has to claim his mother back from an up-and-coming star of the military regime. A brutal coming-of-age story, where Dimitris reacts in vengeance, changing thus the course of Greek history…
Les turlupins 1980
1h 35min | Comedy | 27 February 1980 (France)
Late spring 1942: France is under German ocupation. But this doesnt much concern the boarders of a school lost in the French country. Bernard, a rather frivolous teenager, is in love for the first time; hes fond of Marie-Hlne, an older and more mature girl. To approach her is not so easy…
The Genesis Children 1972
1h 25min | Drama | August 1972 (USA)
A charismatic leader and a high-spirited student group are on holiday in Italy. The surreal adventures of these friends are a free-flowing, four-part “multi-sensual symphony,” bereft of traditional story line. One national critic described the boys’ anarchic revelry as a “dream-like descent from civilization into the chaos reminiscent of Lord of the Flies.”
Il fiore delle mille e una notte (Arabian Nights) 1974
2h 10min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 20 June 1974 (Italy)
In this film inspired by the ancient erotic and mysterious tales of Mid-West Asia, the main story concerns an innocent young man who comes to fall in love with a slave who selected him as her master. After his foolish error causes their separation, he travels in search of her. Various other travelers who recount their own tragic and romantic experiences include stories of a young man who becomes enraptured by a mysterious woman on his wedding day, and a man who is determined to free a woman from a demon.
La disubbidienza 1981
1h 38min | Drama | 15 July 1981 (France)
Based on the novel by Alberto Moravia. Set in WW II Venice, a young boy sneaks out of his home every night to fight with the partisans while his mother, a cabaret singer, entertains the German soldiers.
1h 48min | Drama | 28 August 2014 (Denmark)
Martin (14) is forced to deal with confused sexuality and the loss of a mother in a provincial setting in the mid-seventies, where the famed Danish liberation of porn has had its influence on the grownups.
Du er ikke alene – You are not alone 1978
1h 30min | Drama, Romance | 23 February 1978 (Denmark)
A student strike at a Danish boys school is the backdrop of YOU ARE NOT ALONE. The leisurely paced tale explores the relationship between 15-year-old Bo and Kim, the younger son of the stern boarding school headmaster. Mounting school tensions over the expulsion of a troubled student threaten to sabotage the tranquility of the school.