Little Manhattan 2005

Little Manhattan 2005

Little Manhattan 2005
PG | 1h 24min | Comedy, Family, Romance | 5 January 2006 (Puerto Rico)

Storyline:

In Manhattan, 10-year-old Gabe finds his first love when he meets his former kindergarten mate, eleven-year-old Rosemary, in his karate classes. Confused with his new feelings and with the divorce process of his beloved parents, Leslie and Adam, he experiences the delightful unknown sensation of being in love for the first time.

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Kicks 2016

Kicks 2016

Kicks 2016
R | 1h 20min | Adventure | 9 September 2016 (USA)

Storyline:

Fifteen-year-old Brandon longs for a pair of the freshest sneakers that money can buy, assuming that merely having them on his feet will help him escape the reality of being poor, neglected by the opposite sex and picked on by everyone – even his best friends. Working hard to get them, he soon finds that the titular shoes have instead made him a target after they are promptly snatched by Flaco, a local hood. Brandon goes on a mission to retrieve his stolen sneakers.

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Frisson des collines 2011

Frisson des collines 2011

Frisson des collines 2011
1h 43min | Drama, Romance | 15 April 2011 (Canada)

Storyline:

Even in rural Quebec in 1969 things were changing. A twelve year old boy, in love with his attractive teacher decides to fulfill his dream of seeing Jimi Hendrix in Woodstock with his father. But life decides otherwise. His father dies, causing his mother to lose grip with reality. His sister reciprocally falls in love with the village’s priest, his best friend is repeatedly beaten by his father and the new teacher appeals more to his tastes than a young girl about his age. Will he succeed?

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L’enfance nue 1968

L'enfance nue 1968

L’enfance nue 1968
1h 23min | Drama | 22 January 1969 (France)

Storyline:

A ten-year-old boy feels unwanted when his mother places him in a home for wayward children. He goes to a foster home where a family of workers finds him to be too much for them. When the unruly child discovers the family plans to give up on him, he kills their daughter’s cat in retaliation. He is sent to another home where he is cared for by an elderly couple. The boy takes to the wife’s elderly mother, who reaches out to the disturbed boy. His deliberate disobedience lessens somewhat in his new environment, but he is arrested after throwing bolts at cars from a bridge. The boy tries to overcome his mother’s rejection and struggles to boost his self-image in this childhood drama.

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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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Ciske de Rat 1984

Ciske de Rat 1984

Ciske de Rat 1984
1h 46m | Drama | 29 March 1984 (Netherlands)

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11 year old Amsterdam schoolboy Ciske, a scamp with a heart of gold, causes havoc in the classroom pouring ink over his teacher. Yet when a polio-crippled boy joins the class Ciske is one of the only children to befriend him and is bullied as a result. His mother works in a bar and Ciske helps out often late into the night – his father is at sea and his mother supplements her income with prostitution. Ciske also smolders with rage at life’s injustices.

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The Miracle of Bern 2003

The Miracle of Bern 2003

The Miracle of Bern 2003
Das Wunder von Bern (original title)
1h 58min | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 16 October 2003 (Germany)

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A young boy from a working class family in post-war Germany struggles with his estranged father returning from war captivity, while a friend of his plays for the German National Soccer Team at the 1954 FIFA World Cup in Switzerland.

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Adventures of a Teenage Dragonslayer 2010

Adventures of a Teenage Dragonslayer 2010

Adventures of a Teenage Dragonslayer 2010
PG | 1h 33min | Adventure, Comedy, Family | 16 April 2010 (USA)

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Branded as a ‘nerd’ and harassed by the school bully, 12-year-old Arthur is rescued by a magical alchemist/troll but is soon able to return the favor. Arthur’s loving mom, who struggles to keep her devious ex-husband from gaining custody of Arthur, dismisses her son’s ‘fantasies’ until she realizes their all-too-real immediate danger and joins forces with Arthur, the troll, the Knights of the Square Table (Arthur’s pals Natalie and Tim), and a dashing but washed up video-game master named Shane. Together, they hope to conquer an unleashed dragon and the wicked vice-principal who threaten civilization.

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La Traversee Du Phare 1999

La Traversee Du Phare 1999

La Traversee Du Phare 1999
La traversée du phare (original title)
1h 36min | family | TV Movie 27 January 1999

Storyline:

Crossing The Lighthouse is a story about the encounter of two ten-year old children (Jim Redler and Katty Loisel) who share a similar past. Two orphans who have taken refuge in lies to conceal a reality that causes them too much suffering. Two children who would like other people to stop treating them as though they are different, who want to live like everyone else. If this encounter is the result of chance, nothing will ever seperate them again. They need each other to learn to live again. The power of their friendship will be so great that it will change the attitude of the adults who come into contact with them.

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