Le Colosse aux Pieds d’Argile 2022
1h 31m | Drama | Release date: April 30, 2023 (France)
Sébastien is a former rugby player and a true colossus. Between 12 to 16, he seemed to be a child with the happy demeanor typical of his native Southwest region. But this joie de vivre was actually a smokescreen intended to protect his family’s harmony. During those four years, Sébastien was a victim of rape. For four years, he suffered in silence because his abuser was none other than a close friend of his parents, loved by all. Thirty years later, Sébastien remains unable to come clean. His demons are destroying him. He wavers between his need for revenge and his desire to ensure that no one else will have to live through what he has. After Sébastien meets a kid, a wounded little giant like the child he once was, and reconnects with the girl he didn’t know how to love as a teenager, he is compelled to make the right choice – justice… But at what cost?
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.
Nobody’s Child 2021
L’enfant de personne (original title)
1h 38m | Biography, Drama | 17 February 2021 (Belgium)
Lyes, a young boy, is brutally torn away from Emilie, the foster mother who took in him as a baby, and who nevertheless wishes to adopt him. The child thus finds himself confronted with the violence of the homes of the ASE(CPS in USA), which refuses to cut the link with the biological mother, yet unable to take care of him. Agathe, Emilie’s sister, has never abandoned the child. She will fight against the system to try to maintain a link with him, determined to take him home to help him rebuild …
Gossenkind (original title)
1h 28m | Drama | 9 April 1992 (Germany)
Axel is 14 years old, male prostitute, living in Düsseldorf. His mother drinks and her friends abuses him. He is sent to a bar to pick up customers. There he meets Karl-Heinz, and a loving relationship begins.
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.
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.
Farewell My Concubine 1993
Ba wang bie ji (original title)
R | 2h 51min | Drama, Music, Romance | 15 October 1993 (USA)
“Farewell, My Concubine” is a movie with two parallel, intertwined stories. It is the story of two performers in the Beijing Opera, stage brothers, and the woman who comes between them. At the same time, it attempts to do no less than squeeze the entire political history of China in the twentieth century into a three-hour time-frame.