Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang 1999
1h 36m | Family, Fantasy | 8 October 1999 (Canada)
One day, a boy named Jacob Two-Two (aptly named because every phrase that he utters is repeated) decides to set out to prove himself to his parents that he can do things, so his father, who is tired of hearing his wife order him to do the shopping, sets Jacob out to buy two tomatoes. As Jacob makes his way to buy them, the greengrocer in the shop keeps telling an officer that Jacob was threatening him, so Jacob escapes, but only just, hitting his head rather hard and awaking in court where he is sentenced to two years, two months, two weeks, two days, two hours, two minutes, and five seconds to a children’s prison run by not only a mad wrestler presumed lost, but also two (also aptly named) bird-like and fish-like cohorts as well as slimy humanoids that spray resisters with slime to stop them in their tracks. Helping Jacob in his mission are two young agents that aim to free all of the children kept prisoner in the swampy penitentiary. It is up to Jacob Two-Two to escape this heinous prison and free all of the other imprisoned children.
Kde padají hvezdy 1996
25m | Family | 1996 (Czech Republic)
In this series about a sanatorium for children with respiratory diseases, the children play a dominant role. For example, Sandra, a successful gymnast, in the focus of systematic preparation for her sports, but currently has a leg in plaster. Another hero is Lojza, a sympathetic boy who is already in the sanatorium for the third time. He found a real girlfriend in Kristýna, the niece of the chief doctor who lives with her parents in Switzerland.
We see the children from the recording examination to the farewell ceremony of the sanatorium. They have collected new power, met real friends and to take many important insights for life.
The Italian 2005
Italyanets (original title)
1h 30m | Drama | 22 September 2005 (Russia)
Vanya is a 6 year old orphan living in a rundown orphanage in a remote Russian village. For Vanya and the other children, life is without hope, unless, of course, they are adopted by wealthy foreigners. For Vanya, hope comes in the form of an Italian couple. But while arrangements are being made an incident occurs when the mother of another child appears, seeking her son. Vanya begins to wonder what would happen if his own mother reappeared, and he was living in Italy.With the assistance of older children, Vanya is able to access his records and find the possible whereabouts of his mother. He escapes and travels across the country, pursued by the adoption agents.
1h 47m | Drama, Sport | 28 September 2010 (USA)
Coming of age in small-town Oklahoma. High schooler Cal Chetley is a brainy beanpole who lives with his widowed mother. Ten years earlier his father, a state wrestling champion, died in a car crash. Cal’s older brother Mike, also a former wrestling champion but now down and out at 28, is estranged from the family. Over the course of a fall and winter, Cal joins the high school wrestling team while searching out Mike to ask for help. Mike rejects the offer, but Cal is persistent. Will Mike accept the challenge or is he destined to let Cal down? Giving advice and encouragement are an enigmatic old man named Red and a quirky friend named Luli. Then, there’s Cal’s mom who must be reckoned with.
The children in a religious family clash with their parents as they prepare for the wake of their brother, Mitchel. Teenage Mason desperately tries to reach his lost identical twin through spiritual means. Precocious preteen Molly meticulously organizes the event expecting everything to go exactly as planned. Megan, their older sister, returns home after a long absence, no longer interested in repressing the truth. Their Baptist grandmother and parents attempt to maintain normalcy when an unexpected stranger, Jameson, arrives — forcing the family to face secrets and lies around Mitchel’s death.
La Jaula 2018
1h 16m | Drama | 19 October 2018 (Mexico)
Facing an emotional crisis, Gerardo decides to escape to the mountains. There, he develops an obsession with hunting a rabbit. Plagued by failure, he is haunted by childhood memories, which cause him to confront the man he has become.