A Melody to Remember 2016

A Melody to Remember 2016

A Melody to Remember 2016

A Melody to Remember 2016
Op-pa saeng-gak (original title)
2h 4min | Action, Drama, War | 21 January 2016 (South Korea)

Storyline:

Second Lieutenant Han Sang-Yeok (Si Wan) leads his platoon during the Korean War in the early 1950s. During the war, Sang-yeok encounters a children’s choir who have lost everything due to the war. Emphasising with their plight, he tries to protect the children.

Continue reading

My Brothers 2010

My Brothers 2010

My Brothers 2010

My Brothers 2010
1h 27min | Drama | 17 August 2012 (Ireland)

Storyline:

Set over Halloween weekend of 1987, My Brothers is the story of three young brothers’ epic quest to replace their dying father’s watch. Noel, 17, serious, weighed down by responsibility; Paudie: 11, cocky, not so bright and dreams of playing in goals for Liverpool and Scwally: 7, naive and obsessed with Star Wars (despite never actually having seen the films). Using a battered bread van, the brothers embark on a journey across the wild Irish landscape on the Halloween weekend, grinding gears and screaming at each other to get to an arcade machine in Ballybunion. Along the way they are detoured by escalating brotherly battles in an off-beat and moving journey that can only lead them home.

Continue reading

Mea maxima Culpa 2013

Mea maxima Culpa 2013

Mea maxima Culpa 2013

Mea maxima Culpa 2013
TV-14 | 1h 46min | Documentary | 16 November 2012 (USA)

Storyline:

Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney exposes the abuse of power in the Catholic Church and a cover-up that winds its way from the row houses of Milwaukee Wisconsin, through the bare ruined choirs of Ireland’s churches all the way to the highest office of the Vatican. By investigating the secret crimes of a charismatic priest who abused over 200 deaf children in a school under his control – the film shows the face of evil that lurks behind the smiles and denials of authority figures and institutions who believe that because they stand for good they can do no wrong.

Continue reading

The Whispering of the Gods 2005

The Whispering of the Gods 2005

The Whispering of the Gods 2005

The Whispering of the Gods 2005
Gerumaniumu no yoru (original title)
1h 47min | Drama | 8 April 2007 (USA)

Storyline:

Rou returns to the rural seminary farm where he studied as a boy and was molested by priests. Rou has recently had a history of violence, and he brings this anger to the seminary, triggering a series of atrocities within the seemingly peaceful retreat – indeed, much of Whispering consists of sequences of sexual perversion that allow mori to comment on the cycle of abuse and how the distortion of sexuality and spirituality can create hell on earth.

Continue reading

The Child 2012

The Child 2012

The Child 2012
1h 40min | Thriller | 18 October 2012 (Germany)

Storyline:

Simon Sachs, a terminally ill ten year old boy, claims to have been a serial killer in his previous life and apparently he can prove it. He leads a lawyer, Robert Stern to the locations of the bodies, who were killed long before Simon was born. Stern takes on the most compelling and mysterious case of his life.

Continue reading

We Were Just Playing 2018

We Were Just Playing 2018

We Were Just Playing 2018

We Were Just Playing 2018
Wir haben nur gespielt (original title)
1h 30min | Drama | TV Movie 14 January 2019

Storyline:

Two boys from different worlds. Of all possible times, the start of summer vacation is when 10-year-old Jona has to move away from Berlin to the German-Czech border with his mother and new stepfather. He’s lonely and angry as he inspects his new surroundings. Across the border, he meets Miro, a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy. Jona is fascinated by the confident but taciturn boy, only slowly discovering the fate that’s hidden behind Miro’s grown-up façade.

Continue reading