The Story of My Son 1990
Ngoi di sai gaai (original title)
1h 15m | Drama | 28 September 1990 (Hong Kong)
Li Tzu-Liang is returning to Hong Kong with the ashes of his wife. He now has to bring up his two sons on his own. Though he is quite well-off, he his plagued by debts and when he loses a large sum of money betting on horses, he has to turn to dangerous loan-sharks. Here starts a spiral which gets him and his two sons deeper and deeper into trouble.
All the parents suddenly fall asleep, and children have to survive in the world. A thrilling adventure showing what can happen when chaos reigns and children are forced to face the pitfalls of the world on their own.
Dr. Anansa Linderby (Beverly Johnson) is kidnapped in a medical mission in Africa by a slave trader. From this moment, her husband will do anything to recover her and to punish the bad guys, but that will be not an easy task.
Los Olvidados 1950
1h 20m | Crime, Drama | 9 November 1950 (Mexico)
Hell-bent on revenge, cocky reform-school runaway El Jaibo returns to his old neighborhood in post-World-War-II Mexico City’s poor and squalid slums, to reunite with his faithful gang of juvenile delinquents and street urchins. However, as the dangerous ringleader lives and breathes retribution, his destructive obsession to find the informant who supposedly sent him to jail will intricately interweave his bitter fate with that of Pedro, his weak, unwitting accessory, in a despicable act of pure evil. In the end, are humans inherently good or bad? Is immorality contingent with society?
Where Eskimos Live 2002
1h 35m | Action, Drama | 5 December 2003 (Poland)
Sharkey, part of the sinister world of child trade, picks up Vlado, an orphan of war, dreaming of freedom and a better life. They embark upon a strange and enlightening journey through war torn Bosnia. As they struggle to get out of the country and fight to stay alive, they find a special love and compassion from which emerges their ultimate moral and spiritual redemption.
Salaam Bombay! 1988
1h 53m | Crime, Drama | 7 October 1988 (USA)
Young Krishna’s mother abandons him at the Apollo Circus and informs him that he can only return home when he can afford 500 rupees to pay for his brother’s bicycle that he destroyed. The circus then leaves Krishna behind and he takes a train to Bombay, where he works delivering tee for Chacha’s street bar and being called “Chaipau” by the local street children. He befriends heroin addict and drug dealer Chillum, and young Manju Golub, the daughter of Baba Golub and prostitute Rekha Golub. Krishna dreams of saving 500 rupees to return home, but Bombay street life isn’t easy.
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.
A young boy, Teddy Rogers is devastated by a tragic accident and taken from his family to pay a penance which forces him into a life of hard labor. Four years later, he escapes to the town of Maysville where he finds love and a hopeful future, but is soon hunted and haunted by his past. Teddy must begin to forgive himself and challenge the demons that pursue him in order to find the life he so desperately desires.