Run with the Hunted 2019
Not Rated | 1h 33min | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 26 June 2020 (USA)
Oscar, a young boy, defends his best friend, Loux, and kills her abusive father in the process, forcing him to run away from his rural hometown. His innocence slips away as he is introduced to love, crime and corruption. 15 years later, he has all but forgotten his past and become the leader of a band of lost children. When Loux moves to the same city in search of a better life, she finds a job with a curmudgeonly private investigator. Stumbling upon Oscar’s antiquated missing child report, Loux takes it upon herself to find the boy who saved her life.
Joe the King 1999
R | 1h 33min | Crime, Drama | 22 January 1999 (USA)
A destitute 14-year-old struggles to keep his life together despite harsh abuse at his mother’s hands, harsher abuse at his father’s, and a growing separation from his slightly older brother. Petty thefts for food grow into more major takes until he steals a cash box from the diner where he works. Although Joe uses the money to pay off some of his father’s debts and to replace his mother’s records that his father smashed in a fit of temper, Joe gets no thanks.
R | 1h 21min | Crime, Drama | 4 June 2021 (USA)
Gully follows the lives of three teens living in LA, all victims of extreme childhoods. We follow them over the course of 48 hours, as they wreak a hedonistic riot across the city, unbound by societal norms, they take us on a rip-roaring ride of drugs and murder across Los Angeles.
Lonely orphan Conrad (Paul Schoeman) not only had to suffer the loss of both parents in a drowning accident, but is also stuck in a home at the mercy of the icy, evil and cruel Miss DeRopp (Savannah Bentley). Mostly forced to stay indoors, denied friends and kept sickly and frail by his new guardian (who it’s strongly hinted at also sexually abuses the poor boy), Conrad’s only companion is his beloved pet chicken Cackler. A neighborhood boy (Bill Barrett) might have the solution to his problems, though. For two silver candlesticks, he promises to give Conrad a rare, vicious, growling and cunning animal with supernatural abilities, which supposedly was coveted in the past by Egyptian pharaohs, Borneo pirates and even Napoleon Bonaparte himself. Eventually the trade is made, Conrad gets the creature (it’s basically just a barely-seen, small black dog) and – after Miss DeRopp kills Cackler and serves him up as dinner – uses it to get revenge.
Jan Dara: The Beginning (2012)
Jan Dara pathommabot (original title)
2h 17min | Drama, Romance | 13 September 2012 (Singapore)
Set in the 1930s the story of Jan, a boy who grows up in a house lorded over by his sadistic and debauched father, Luang Wisnan. The story recounts the growing pains of Jan, whose mother dies while giving birth to him and who’s intensely hated by his father. Jan grows up with Aunt Wad, his stepmother, and he struggles to reconcile his guilt and longing with different women in his life, including a girl called Hyacinth, whom he adores, and later Madame Boonleung, his father’s mistress who becomes a key to Jan’s sexual awakening.
Les orphelins de Duplessis 1999 Drama | TV Mini-Series (1999– )
The Duplessis Orphans (French: les Orphelins de Duplessis) were children victimized in a mid-20th century scheme in which approximately 20,000 orphaned children were falsely certified as mentally ill by the government of the province of Quebec Canada and confined to psychiatric institutions. The Catholic Church has denied the allegations and disputes the claims of those seeking payments.
Poil de carotte 1925
1h 48min | Drama | 26 February 1926 (France)
François’ mother, Mme Lepic, hates him and she nicknames him “Poil de Carotte” (Carrot hair). His father is more interested in politics and hunting that he is in him. In spite of the affection of his godfather and his friend Mathilde, whom he calls his “fiancée”, young Poil de Carotte contemplates suicide. On a particularly difficult day, he attempts to hang himself. Mr. Lepic saves his life just in time and understands he is partly to blame for this. From this day on, they both unite against Mme Lepic’s bad temper.
The War Zone 1999
R | 1h 38min | Drama, Thriller | 29 January 1999 (USA)
Suddenly, the moody 15-year-old, Tom, and his 18-year-old sister, Jessie, find themselves relocated from the hustle and bustle of urban London to the sullen silence of wind-swept rural Devon, at a little but neat cottage in the middle of nowhere. Dad is caring and kind, and very much in love with mum who has just given birth; however, an accidental glimpse of a disturbing and well-hidden secret in the family will bring Tom face-to-face with shock, denial, and ultimately, rage. What mystery could be so appalling that threatens to bring everyone in the family to their knees?