Christian is a Copenhagen wine seller on the brink of bankruptcy. Equally unsuccessful in just about every other aspect of life, it has been 17 months since his wife Anna left him. Anna works as a soccer agent in Buenos Aires and now lives a life of luxury with Argentina’s top player Juan Diaz. Then one day Christian and their 16-year-old son Oscar get on a plane to Buenos Aires. Christian arrives under the pretense of wanting to sign the divorce papers, but in truth, he wants to try to win Anna back.
Based in the ’80s, a mother/son relationship takes a wild left turn after she discovers adult, all-male material under her son’s bed the morning of his 16th birthday! Trying to find out what this “really means,” each take some non-traditional steps to get to a new understanding and how to deal with it. Universal themes of family love, dysfunction and acceptance are at the heart of the film.
Monsieur Papa 2011
1h 26min | Comedy | 1 June 2011 (France)
Marius, 12, has not seen his father for years and he misses him badly. Marie, his mother, a workaholic firm manager, knows that she will never reconcile with her ex-husband. She must do something to address her son’s frustration but what to do ? She finally has the preposterous idea to hire Robert Pique, an unemployed man, to play the role of Marius’s father. His job will consist in putting the boy off his alleged dad. Of course, the scheme sucks and nothing will go according to plan…
Doors Cut Down 2000
En malas compañías (original title)
18min | Short, Comedy, Drama | 17 June 2000 (USA)
A school boy hangs around a mall in order to pick up older men and have sex in the public toilets. When his English tutor teaches him anal sex he is opened up to new experiences despite being caught by his disapproving father. When he meets a 18 year old he goes to the toilets only to be caught by security and charged. Despite his parent’s disapproval he finds this makes him dedicated to one relationship but the sexual anonymity of the toilets is a constant lure for him.
Something New 2016
Qualcosa di nuovo (original title)
93min | Comedy | 13 October 2016 (Italy)
Lucia and Maria are two best friends, who have known each other from the beginning of their life, but have very different tastes and behaviors. Lucia is done with men, Maria, on the contrary, cannot be without one. One night, the perfect man shows up in Maria’s bed: handsome, sensible, mature and passionate.The next morning brings up misunderstandings and lies which make the two friends split up and take a break for themselves. Maybe that young man met by chance is really the one every woman is looking for, because with his simple theories he manages to paint the perfect picture of the two women’s lives.
My Dad Is a Jerk 1997
Dui bu qi, duo xie ni (original title)
108min | Comedy | 30 August 1997 (Hong Kong)
Lee Lap Cheung is a slacker who is going nowhere. His ex-wife Yip Ting has become powerful in the business world. In a moment of anger Cheung requests Ting to allow him and his son Jason to spend some time together.