Murmur of the Heart 1971

Murmur of the Heart 1971

Murmur of the Heart 1971

Murmur of the Heart 1971
Le souffle au coeur (original title)
1h 58min | Comedy, Drama | 28 April 1971 (France)

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This is a jolly coming-of-age story about a 14-year-old boy named Laurent Chevalier who is growing up in bourgeois surroundings in Dijon, France. This is France in the mid-1950s rather than America in the 1990s. Thus, Laurent is unharmed by events which would irreparably shatter the self-esteem of a modern American adolescent: he gets drunk, he smokes, he has sex, he is smothered by his mother, he is ignored by his father, a priest makes a pass at him, he gets rheumatoid fever, etc. There’s enough scandalous behavior in this film to make 100 made-for-TV movies, and yet this is a very happy and oddly innocent tale.
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Obediencia perfecta 2014

Obediencia perfecta 2014

Obediencia perfecta 2014
1h 39min | Drama | 1 May 2014 (Mexico)

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The story of the sexually abusive relationship of a 13-year-old seminarian to the religious leader and figurehead of a Catholic seminary in Mexico, whose device to establish compliance in the young boy consists in the three steps of St Ignatius of Loyola leading to perfect obedience.

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Le fils du requin 1993

The Son of the Shark 1993

The Son of the Shark 1993

Le fils du requin 1993
1h 30min | Crime, Drama | 24 November 1993 (France)

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Brothers Martin and Simon, not yet teens, are incorrigible vandals; Martin runs away from reform school, Simon from foster homes, and they always find each other in a seacoast town of Lignan, where their destructive behavior is infamous. (It may date to their mother’s leaving the family.) Martin is philosophical, romantic, and poetic: he dreams of being the son of a shark; he holds tight to a book about goldfish his mother gave him. In both halting and wild ways, he tries to court Marie, a neighbor girl. Simon, with a pocketknife and an intractable will, seems more dangerous to others. What, on earth, is there for these children-becoming-men?

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Reckless 2013

Reckless 2013

Reckless 2013

Reckless 2013
22min | Short, Drama | 11 November 2013 (France)

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An uncompromising and controversial short set in the Scandinavian suburbia on the hottest day of the summer. A sister reluctantly babysits her little brother. Two young boys catch her attention, and she makes a crucial decision.

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How to Win at Checkers (Every Time) 2015

How to Win at Checkers (Every Time) 2015

How to Win at Checkers (Every Time) 2015

How to Win at Checkers (Every Time) 2015
1h 20min | Drama | 8 April 2016 (Hungary)

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After the loss of both parents, 11 years old Oat faces an uncertain future when his older brother must submit to Thailand’s annual military draft lottery. Unable to convince his brother to do whatever he can to change his fate, Oat takes matters into his own hands resulting in unexpected consequences. Based on the stories from the bestselling book Sightseeing by Rattawut Lapcharoensap, the film is set in the economic fringes of Bangkok and examines the joys and challenges of growing up in contemporary Thailand. HOW TO WIN AT CHECKERS (EVERY TIME) is director Josh Kim’s debut feature film.

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Dreaming about you 1992

Dreaming about you 1992

Dreaming about you 1992

Dreaming about you 1992
Anoche soñé contigo (1992)
1h 30min | Comedy, Romance | 23 October 1992 (Mexico)

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Two teenage friends spend their summer break preparing for the sexual conquests they hope to experience. That is, until one of the boys is visited by his older, more sexually aggressive cousin, Azucena. Ushering her naïve cousin into the world of sex could take more work than Azucena realized.

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Bror min 2002 – Brother of Mine

Bror min 2002 - Brother of Mine

Bror min 2002 – Brother of Mine
10min | Short, Drama | 7 February 2002 (Germany)

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A car plays the main part of a torture-chamber in Jens Jonsson’s Bror min, where two brothers pull off a fight inside while waiting for their parents who are fighting outside. The older of the two demonstrates with deep concentration all the funny little gadgets the car can provide in order to torture a kid brother.

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