Child’s Play 1992
Kinderspiele (original title)
1h 51min | Drama | 2 September 1993 (Germany)
Germany in the early sixties, somewhere in a poor suburb. The ten-year-old boy, Micha, is brutally beaten by his father for minor misdemeanors. He receives little support from other members of his family and so decides to wage a personal war against all of them. He joins other bullies at school to terrorize people for amusement, including his own little brother, Peter because his mother preferred him. He sets off with his inventive friend Kalli. When the mother finally leaves the father, the plot is heading for the catastrophe.
Sex is currency. It commands power and can instill fear. Tom, a young man with a troubled past finds himself sucked into a seedy underworld by George Norris, a now super villain with a sadistic streak. A helpless pawn in one of Norris’s narcotic scams with a bent cop, Dunston, Tom is dragged deeper into a vicious circle of blood money, vice and ruthless violence from which their seems no way out. Until fate gives Tom a glimmer of hope. When Norris is killed in his apartment, Tom seizes his chance to escape. Terrified and covered in Norris’s blood, Tom heads downstairs to his neighbors, Max and Nikki his new friends in the city. With going to the police out of the question, Max and Nikki speed Tom to their desolate cottage deep in the Welsh countryside. With the luxury of space, Tom begins to realize a long-forgotten dream; a return to happier times before his innocence was shattered. Suppressed emotion flood back provoked by Tom’s attraction to Nikki, a beautiful women fascinated by Tom’s past. Yet how long can this last with Dunston desperate to hunt down Tom before he exposes the corruption? It’s only a matter of time before his deadly past catches up with him again. But just how much is Tom willing to sacrifice…
Voltati Eugenio 1980
1h 50min | Drama | 4 September 1980 (Italy)
The film begins when Eugenio, a 14 year old child, is conduced from his grandparents home outside Rome, to Giancarlo (his father) in the city, by Giancarlo’s friend (called “Moustache”). As Eugenio is bothering Moustache, he threatens Eugenio with leaving him in the middle of the country. He finally does it. When Giancarlo finds out, they return for Eugenio, but he is now lost. Meanwhile we’re told the story of the child and his relation with the family, and why he feels unwanted.
The Crossing 2020
Flukten over grensen (original title)
1h 36min | Family, War | 14 February 2020 (Norway)
WW2, December 1942, four children on the run. Sarah and Daniel are Jews about to be deported, but hide in the cellar of Otto and Gerda, until they are discovered and their parents are arrested. They have to get to faraway neutral Sweden.