Der Staatsanwalt hat das Wort: Küsse und Schläge
1h 21min | Crime, Drama | Episode aired 10 June 1990
Paul Redelow loses his mother in an accident. It was only then that his father Achim Ziergel found out about his son’s existence. Because the marriage to his wife Christine has long suffered from the couple’s unfulfilled desire to have children, the Ziergels decide to take Paul in. With all good will, however, Christine lacks understanding of the stepson who suddenly appeared. She is overwhelmed with the upbringing of the child and is reacting increasinglyirritated. Soon your hand will slip for the first time. The situation worsens when Christine suddenly becomes pregnant. Her whole love is only for her own baby. The spatial confinement in the small apartment and the ongoing dispute over Paul, who can never please his stepmother, also drain on his father’s nerves. He starts beating the boy and drowns his helplessness in alcohol. A hopeless vicious circle … among other things
Don’t Be a Dick About It 2018
1h 9min | Comedy | 20 December 2019 (USA)
Two red-headed kids fight a lot, eat a lot, and grow up a little in a goofy coming of age story that looks at the small things in life that define who we are, or at least define that we’re all dicks. Matthew has braces, likes soccer and has an irrational and extreme fear of dogs. Peter is obsessed with the reality TV show Survivor, loves the letter “C” and is terrified of Cheerios, the breakfast cereal. We follow these two brothers as they struggle to overcome their own fears, learn to accept each other’s differences but mostly just piss each other off. Through playfully constructed vérité scenes, Don’t Be A Dick About It explores expectations and imagination, fears and hopes, being normal and being weird.
Jump Ashin! 2011
Fan gun ba! A Xin (original title)
2h 6min | Drama, Sport | 12 August 2011 (Taiwan)
A Taiwanese boy joins gymnastics at school and has talent for it. His mother forces him to stop and help with the family business. He goes on a downward spiral of fighting etc. Hitting rock bottom he decides to pursue his dream again.
This year, seventy year old grumpy Johan is married with his wife Dora for fifty years. But unfortunately, Johan finds there is nothing to celebrate. Something seems missing… Something that’s been out of place for all those years. He spends his daily life routine complaining and bullying and only after the moment he meets sixteen year old Yorgos, a Greek shop employee, he starts to realize he may only have a very short time left to stop denying his true feelings and identity.
Mickybo and Me 2004
R | 1h 35min | Comedy, Drama | 25 March 2005 (UK)
Based on the play of the same name, this movie tells the story of two boys who become friends at the start of the Troubles in 1970. The boys share an obsession with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), with the consequence that they run away to Australia.
Hunting Flies 2016
Fluefangeren (original title)
1h 46min | Drama | 21 April 2017 (Norway)
A veteran high school teacher in rural Macedonia discovers that his country’s ethnic rivalries reproduce in a microcosm among his rebellious students. Can we heal the scars of the most bellicose nationalism through lessons from an idealistic teacher? The birth, rise and fall of a dictatorship recreated in a children’s classroom.
A Home at the End of the World 2004
R | 1h 37min | Drama, Romance | 14 October 2004 (Netherlands)
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Hours” comes a story that chronicles a dozen years in the lives of two best friends who couldn’t be more different. From suburban Cleveland in the 60s, to New York City in the 80s, where they meet an older woman, the film charts a journey of trials, triumphs, loves and losses. Now the question is: can they navigate the unusual triangle they’ve created and hold their friendship together?