Bekas 2012

Bekas 2012

Bekas 2012

Bekas 2012
1h 37m | Adventure, Drama | Release date: January 11, 2013 (United Kingdom)

Storyline:

Iraq in the early 1990 was a devastating land to survive in. When we think of Iraq, the first thing that tends to pop into our minds is the war and Saddam Hussein. But there is another side too – it is perhaps the most notorious country in the world and it goes by the name Kurdistan. Welcome to BEKAS. This is a story about two homeless brothers Zana (6) and Dana (10) who live on the edge of survival. In the beginning of the story they catch a glimpse of Superman through a hole in the wall at the local cinema. Zana and Dana decide that they want to go to America and live with Superman. Once they get there he can solve all their problems, make their lives easy and punish everyone that has been mean to them. Zana, the younger brother, starts to make a list of all people he is going to tell Superman to punish. On top of the list is Saddam Hussein. Dana on the other hand makes a concrete plan for what they need to get there; money, passports, transportation and a way to get across the border. Unfortunately they have neither of those. But in spite of everything they decide to follow the dream.

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Jesus Loves Youssef 2011

Jesus Loves Youssef 2011

Jesus Loves Youssef 2011

Jesus Loves Youssef 2011
13m | Short, Comedy, Drama | 2011

Storyline:

Set in rural Lebanon, the heart of the Middle East, Jesus Loves Youssef is a bittersweet coming of age story of Youssef, a ten year old Maronite boy. A week before his First Communion, he discovers masturbation and with it, the concept of sin. He tries to negotiate his own deal with God while pressure mounts on him from all directions: his mother, brother, and the parish’s priest.

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I am Urban 2015

I am Urban 2015

I am Urban 2015

I am Urban 2015
Urban and the Shed Crew (original title)
1h 38m | Drama | Release date: November 7, 2015 (United Kingdom)

Storyline:

Based on Bernard Hare’s Orwell-nominated memoir Urban and The Shed Crew. 11-year-old Urban’s been running away from care since he was 5 (6 care homes and 8 foster homes in 6 years); he’s Britain’s most runaway child…When he can’t find his mum, he sleeps rough on the streets, or in a shed with other runaways, The Shed Crew’. He’s never known a dad, just his mentally-ill addict mum Greta. So when she meets Chop, the first decent bloke they’ve ever known, Urban feels hope for the first time. For Chop, the once idealistic ex-social worker, it’s a chance of redemption. He takes in the broken family, helps Greta, teaches Urban and his brother Frank lessons in life. But the family’s new-found happiness is all too fleeting as Greta’s propensity to self-destruct proves too strong…leaving Urban to cope with the fallout the only way he knows.

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Song of the South 2023

Song of the South 2023

Song of the South 2023

Song of the South 2023
Dat Rung Phuong Nam (original title)
1h 50m | Drama, War | Release date: October 20, 2023 (Vietnam)

Storyline:

Song of the South (Dat Rung Phuong Nam) is based on the same name novel written by Author Doan Gioi. It’s a serial journey of a lost boy, named An, who experiences various adventures and tragedies on his way to looking for his father.

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Monster 2023

Monster 2023

Monster 2023

Monster 2023
Kaibutsu (original title)
2h 7m | Drama, Thriller | Release date: June 02, 2023 (Japan)

Storyline:

A suburban town with a large lake. A single mother who loves her son, a school teacher who cares about her students, and innocent children lead a peaceful life. One day, a fight breaks out at school. It looked like a common fight between children, but their claims differed, and it gradually developed into a big deal involving society and the media. Then one stormy morning, the children suddenly disappear.

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The Finnster 2010

The Finnster 2010

The Finnster 2010

The Finnster 2010
Finnemans (original title)
50m | Drama | Release date: October 23, 2010 (Netherlands)

Storyline:

Finn (15) is an uncomplicated schoolboy until one day, coming home from school, he catches his father Roelof in his moms dress. The man Finn has looked up to his whole life, wants to become a woman. Finn, just discovering his own sexuality, is troubled by this new discovery. A struggle with feelings of shame, love and loyalty follows. Luckily Lizzie, his newfound friend, is there to help him.

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The Tale of the Three Lost Jewels 1995

The Tale of the Three Lost Jewels 1995

The Tale of the Three Lost Jewels 1995

The Tale of the Three Lost Jewels 1995
Hikayatul jawahiri thalath (original title)
1h 52m | Drama, Romance, War | Release date: December 6, 1995 (France)

Storyline:

A Palestinian boy becomes entranced with a beautiful Gypsy girl and a fairy tale world she weaves amidst conflict in Gaza. The children explore nature, mysticism and what their future holds, while learning to live with the surrounding brutality c. 1990. Yusef’s family scrapes by in a seaside camp while his father’s in prison and his heavily-armed brother’s on the run, parrying with Israeli troops. Salah, Yusef’s schoolmate from a well-off Arab family strives faithfully to assist them, while Yusef helps an elderly, blind neighbor escape from his lonely abandonment into the North American dreamworld he’s waited so long for.

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