Brimstone 2016

Brimstone 2016

Brimstone 2016
R | 2h 28min | Mystery, Thriller, Western | 12 January 2017 (Netherlands)

Storyline:

A triumphant epic of survival and a tale of powerful womanhood and resistance against the unforgiving cruelty of a hell on earth. Our heroine is Liz (Dakota Fanning), carved from the beautiful wilderness, full of heart and grit, hunted by a vengeful Preacher (Guy Pearce) – a diabolical zealot and her twisted nemesis. But Liz is a genuine survivor; she’s no victim – a woman of fearsome strength who responds with astonishing bravery to claim the better life she and her daughter deserve. Fear not. Retribution is coming.

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Mariana, Mariana 1987

Mariana, Mariana 1987

Mariana, Mariana 1987
1h 50min | Drama, Romance

Storyline:

The story runs in the 1940s Mexico City. A schoolboy (Carlos) falls in love with his best friend’s mother (Mariana). Carlos is impressed because this family is not like the ordinary mexican families of the time, because they have many expensive American things, although they are not rich. The drama begins when Carlos gets out of school to go to declare his love to Mariana, and is discovered by his teachers.

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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)

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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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Young Thugs: Nostalgia 1988

Young Thugs: Nostalgia 1988

Young Thugs: Nostalgia 1988
Kishiwada shônen gurentai: Bôkyô (1998)
1h 34min | Comedy, Drama | 26 September 1998 (Japan)

User review:

This was a pleasant surprise. As a sort of prequel to the film Young Thugs: Innocent Blood, which was a memorable but disjointed tale of teenage waste and wanton self-destruction, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But what Takashi Miike delivered was a rather sweet elegy to youth, though still packaged as a “crime movie” on the cover. It’s really not that at all, but more like Miike’s Radio Days, or a form of Stand by Me (though Radio Days came more to mind, especially as it deals more with sometimes-funny sometimes-not family dysfunction). It follows two of the characters from the first film, Riichi (mostly Richii as I could tell) and Isami, as they meet as adolescents and become friends, collaborating on a model of the Apollo 11 pod.

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At’ zije Republika 1965

At' zije Republika 1965

At’ zije Republika 1965
2h 14min | Drama, War | 5 November 1965 (Czechoslovakia)

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It is the spring 1945 and the front line is getting closer to the small Moravian village of Nesovice. Twelve-year old Oldrich Vareka, nicknamed Shorty for his tiny stature, observes the events around him, recalls his memories and also finds comfort in his fantasy. Although he is an only son, his father treats him harshly and brutally punishes his every trifle. Maybe he wreaks his vengeance on him for his own unsuccessful effort to compete with the richest farmers in the village. The boys from the wealthy farms poke fun at Shorty and he takes his revenge on them in petty malice.

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Harnessing Peacocks 1992

Harnessing Peacocks 1992

Harnessing Peacocks 1992
1h 45min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | TV Movie 28 November 1993

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The beautiful Hebe has been cast out by her family after a teenage pregnancy to a masked stranger during a fiesta in Italy. She makes ends meet and pays for her son’s school fees by cooking for old ladies and sleeping with a small syndicate of adoring men (the “peacocks” of the title – from Greek mythology). The story revolves around Hebe, her “clients” and their families, and set against a backdrop of village life in South-West England. There is a sub-theme of the antiques trade which draws some of the characters together, and ultimately resolves the mystery of Hebe’s masked lover.

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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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Burlesk King 1999

Burlesk King 1999

Burlesk King 1999
1h 49min | Drama | 10 March 1999 (Philippines)

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The son of an abusive American father and a Filipina mother, Harry escapes to Manila with vengeance on his mind. After finding work as a Macho Dancer in the city’s gay clubs, Harry creates a nurturing circle of friends and finds the strength to confront the family he left behind.

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Little Thirteen 2012

Little Thirteen 2012

Little Thirteen 2012
1h 30min | Drama, Romance | 5 July 2012 (Germany)

Storyline:

Sarah is 13. She and her best friend Charly (16) have already lost count of the men they have been to bed with: one night stands, nameless, and interchangeable – no commitments. Then Sarah meets 18-year-old Lukas in a chat room, and for the first time in her life she longs for a real relationship, for true love even. But is Lukas really interested in her? Or is he just using Sarah for a reason that lies far beyond love and affection? Meanwhile, Charly has to find a father for her unborn child, and Sarah’s mother has to cope with the fact that she’s not a teenager anymore… Three days in the lives of a group of teenagers struggling to grow up and to find their places in life.

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