Savrseni krug 1997

Savrseni krug 1997

Savrseni krug 1997
1h 50min | Drama, War | 10 September 1997 (France)

Storyline

An alcoholic Bosnian poet sends his wife and daughter away from Sarajevo so they can avoid the troubles there. However, he is soon descended upon by a pair of orphaned brothers. The brothers have escaped a massacre in their own village and have come to the Bosnian capital in search of a long lost Aunt. The poet befriends the boys and together they try to survive the horror of the siege of Sarajevo.

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Der Krieg der Knopfe 1962

Der Krieg der Knopfe 1962

Der Krieg der Knopfe 1962

Der Krieg der Knopfe 1962
La guerre des boutons (original title)
1h 30min | Comedy | 18 April 1962 (France)

Storyline

The school boys of two villages in France are fighting. Their trophy are the buttons they will snatch from the enemy. This fight will bring those kids to everlasting friendship…eventually.

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Snowtown 2011

Snowtown 2011

Snowtown 2011
1h 59min | Biography, Crime, Drama | 19 May 2011 (Australia)

Storyline:

Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother’s new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder.

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In the Realm of the Senses 1976

In the Realm of the Senses 1976

In the Realm of the Senses 1976
Ai no korîda (original title)
18 | 1h 49min | Biography, Drama, Horror | February 1976 (West Germany)

Storyline

Based on a true story set in pre-war Japan, a man and one of his servants begin a torrid affair. Their desire becomes a sexual obsession so strong that to intensify their ardor, they forsake all, even life itself.

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Kak doma kak dela 1987

Kak doma kak dela 1987

Kak doma kak dela 1987

Kak doma kak dela 1987
1h 27min | Drama, Family

Storyline:

About life in Tbilisi children in prewar and war years. Mika sees off his father to the front and it remains in the family in charge. On his shoulders lie care of his mother and younger brother. Mick and his friends spread letters to soldiers, to help families of the victims. Old noisy courtyard with many inhabitants – their home.

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Thalassa, Thalassa! Return to the Sea 1994

Thalassa, Thalassa! Return to the Sea 1994

Thalassa, Thalassa! Return to the Sea 1994
Thalassa, Thalassa (original title)
1h 29min | 1994 (Romania)

Storyline

A group of young boys, and one girl, find and steal a Jaguar convertible, and decide to drive to the sea. What starts out as a lark deteriorates into a rather grueling journey.

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Kardiogramma 1995

Kardiogramma 1995

Kardiogramma 1995
1h 15min | Drama | 5 March 1997 (France)

User review:

I’ve seen all three of Omirbaev’s movies, and this was my first, a beautiful, delicately poetic movie about a young boy with a weak heart sent to a sanitorium in Kazakhstan, during the Soviet era. The movie is a good, nicely drawn portrait of the drabness of the Soviet years, of being poor (and Asian) in the flattest countryside imaginable, and of the crushing monotony of a state-run institution. It’s a poetically precise movie with subtle injections of humor and strikingly beautiful imagery (Omirbaev has an exquisite eye), a carefully drawn story of sexual awakening and an affirmation of the power of art. Like every other Kazakh film I’ve seen, KARDIOGRAMMA was shot on a pretty unstable color stock, but it gives the movie a very interesting look. And the performance by the boy who plays the lead is very good.

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