Man of Ashes 1986

Man of Ashes 1986

Man of Ashes 1986

Man of Ashes 1986
Rih Essed (original title)
1h 49min | Drama | 11 May 1990 (Netherlands)

Storyline:

In the ensuing days before his wedding bridegroom Hachemi faces both the anxieties of the future and the shadows of the past. His best friend, Farfat, is the topic of street graffiti and local gossip, which calls his manhood into question. This ripples out to affect Hachemi for, unbeknownst to anyone, as apprenticed youths they were molested by Ameur, the local carpenter. Farfat is banished from his father’s home and the shared secret between the two friends threatens to undo more than just the wedding, but their very lives.

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Bockshorn 1984

Bockshorn 1984

Bockshorn 1984

Bockshorn 1984
1h 43min | Drama | 29 March 1984 (East Germany)

Storyline:

Two adolescents, Sauly and Mick, get to know each other while hitchhiking and stick together for the long haul. They both want to reach the ocean, which is some thousand kilometers away. An old car picks them up, but the trip ends shortly thereafter in a sleazy motel. At the bar, a man named Landolfi approaches them. He explains to Sauly that he must have sold his guardian angel to a man by the name of Miller in the city of Prince. Though the boys do not believe in guardian angels, Sauly slowly succumbs to his own fears. He would like to have his guardian angel back again. On their trip, Sauly becomes sick. Mick works on a farm to pay the doctor’s bills. Once Sauly is well, they travel farther – until they reach Prince. In this mysterious city, all of the people are named Miller, and once Sauly and Mick finally are at the ocean, they meet Landolfi once more.

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Deep in the Wood 2015

Deep in the Wood 2015

Deep in the Wood 2015

Deep in the Wood 2015
In fondo al bosco (original title)
1h 32min | Mystery, Thriller | 19 November 2015 (Italy)

Storyline:

Winter 2010. Dolomites. Tommaso Conci, a 4 year old child, disappears during a festival where people disguised as devils, the Krampus, terrorize the village with whips and chains. Five years later, a child was found nameless and without documents. DNA matches: he is Tommi. Manuel, the father, can finally embrace his son. The mother, Linda, however, can not adapt to the new situation. A suspect digs inside her: what if that child is not really her son?

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Code of Hunting 1983

Code of Hunting 1983

Code of Hunting 1983

Code of Hunting 1983
Coto de caza (original title)
1h 49min | Crime, Thriller | January 1988 (West Germany)

Storyline:

Assumpta Serna plays a lawyer who passionately defends ‘criminal scum’. Her latest defendants though have no quarrels in singling her out as their next victim. They steal her car, find keys to her country villa and decide to rob the place at the next opportunity. Unfortunately, the lawyer’s family turns up at the villa, a struggle ensues and the husband is killed. But this is only the beginning of the nightmare…

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Snake 2019

Snake 2019

Snake 2019

Snake 2019
Zmija (original title)
20min | Short, Drama | 2019 (Republic of North Macedonia)

Storyline:

A bitter-sweet story, about the beginning of a friendship between a 9-year-old daredevil MARIO and an eccentric gay young man BORCHE, challenged by the fear and the prejudices of Mario’s parents, in a remote Macedonian small town.

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Gully 2019

Gully 2019

Gully 2019

Gully 2019
R | 1h 21min | Crime, Drama | 4 June 2021 (USA)

Storyline:

Gully follows the lives of three teens living in LA, all victims of extreme childhoods. We follow them over the course of 48 hours, as they wreak a hedonistic riot across the city, unbound by societal norms, they take us on a rip-roaring ride of drugs and murder across Los Angeles.

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Coalesce 2020

Coalesce 2020

Coalesce 2020

Coalesce 2020
Les affluents (original title)
1h 23min | Drama | 26 September 2020 (France)

Storyline:

In Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, there are three young men. Songsa came to Phnom Penh to help sell clothes. Thy who wants a motorcycle, but doesn’t have money, sets foot in an entertainment establishment. Phearum drives a taxi, but there is no way to pay off his debt. What is the fate that lies before those who have to pursue money and dreams in a difficult reality? The film is based on a rapidly changing Cambodian society, with the story of three characters intersecting. This is the debut film of the new French director Jesse Miceli, who was invited to the ACID of this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The film gives a realistic view of young people in contemporary Cambodia.

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Bad Seeds 2018

Bad Seeds 2018

Bad Seeds 2018

Bad Seeds 2018
Mauvaises herbes (original title)
TV-MA | 1h 40min | Drama | 21 November 2018 (France)

Storyline:

Wael (Kheiron) a former street child, makes a living from small scams with his adoptive mother and partner-in-crime Monique (Catherine Deneuve). When this unconventional duo swindles the wrong guy, Victor (André Dussollier), an old acquaintance of Monique now in charge of a support organization for troubled teens, they have no choice but to become his interim secretary and educator in order to redeem themselves. Facing six willful kids determined to spoil all his efforts, Wael’s own personal story and inventive tricks become the key to gaining their trust – and he soon realizes that he too is given a chance to heal his past and find his place in society.

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