The Nanny 1965
1h 31m | Mystery, Thriller | Release date: January 20, 1966 (Italy)
Bette Davis is an English nanny whose charge is a rude 10-year-old Joey, just discharged from a disturbed children’s home where he’d spent two years undergoing treatment for drowning his little sister in the bath. He returns to an unloving father, fragile mother, and doting nanny — whom he hates. Suspicion arises again when his mother is poisoned, and Joey continues to insist Nanny is responsible. Joey contends the nanny was responsible for his little sister’s death, and only the upstairs neighbour girl believes him.
Nebel im August 2016
2h 1m | Drama, War | Release date: September 29, 2016 (Germany)
A Yenish boy is placed in a mental hospital and experiences the Nazi euthanasia program. Aware of what is happening and attached to friends, the lad attempts to sabotage the program. The film addresses the complexities of the program director, the lives of the child victims, and the struggles of the child protagonist. More than 5,000 children were killed in the Nazi euthanasia program.
Gone Case 2014
1h 33m | Drama | Release date: February 2, 2014 (Singapore)
Based on the critically acclaimed novel by Dave Chua (winner of the Singapore Literature Prize Commendation Award), Gone Case is a heartfelt, coming-of-age story that revolves around twelve-year-old Yong, who struggles to cope with the tumultuous events that take place in his life as he approaches his PSLE exams – the death of his grandmother, the decaying relationship of his parents, the rigorous demands of school, run-ins with a neighborhood gang, his first crush and taste of heartache, and the tensions between him and his dysfunctional best friend, Liang. Like the HDB estate that the main characters reside in, Gone Case features a myriad of characters that weave in and out of Yong’s life, forming a poignant mosaic of Singapore heartlands in the 90s.
Los abandonados – Die Niemandskinder von Camanducaia 1984
Los Abandonados – Die Niemandskinder von Camanducaia 1984
1h 29m | Drama | West Germany/Mexico 1985
Semi-documentary film about one of those “no man’s children”, the “Abandonados”, whose fate became known in the mid 70s. The orphaned or abandoned children and young people had been deported under inhumane circumstances to a neighboring province by the Brazilian judicial authorities to relieve the overcrowded prisons, where they were abandoned without food or clothing. The specific case described should not be construed as an indictment of an event or a country, but rather as a reminder to work for the welfare of the children of our time.
Kunsten at græde i kor 2006
1h 47m | Comedy, Drama | 27 April 2007 (Denmark)
Follows a precocious, eleven-year-old Allan, who tries desperately to keep his dysfunctional, rural family together during the social upheavals of the early seventies. Allan reveres his father, Henry, the local milkman, and can’t understand why others don’t feel the same way. His family life is so twisted he thinks it’s perfectly normal to stay awake all night dealing with his father’s hysterics and suicidal threats. Allan’s older brother left town several years ago, and his mother gave up long before that, relying on sleeping pills to escape Henry’s tantrums. Allan then becomes obsessed with a rival family, whom he considers foolish white trash until they start taking away Henry’s customers. He is frustrated that his mother doesn’t take his father’s complaints seriously, and is perplexed by the increasingly rebellious and bizarre behavior of his sister, Sanne. Incapable of understanding what’s going on and heavily influenced by his father, Allan commits appalling acts, unaware of their import.
Paul Connolly (Michael Socha) recalls his harrowing childhood growing up in a children’s home following a police investigation into his boyhood friend’s suicide. As Paul struggles to build a relationship with Anthea (Zoë Tapper), he is forced to confront those responsible for his shattered childhood and the death of his friend. Based on true events.