Hurricane Streets 1997
Hurricane (original title)
R | 1h 26min | Crime, Drama, Romance | 19 February 1998 (Australia)
Marcus is a kid on Manhattan’s mean streets. He’s turning 15, his father is dead, his mother is in prison for smuggling undocumented aliens. His grandmother is raising him. He has four close buddies who have a basement clubhouse; they shoplift and sell the wares to kids. One is moving toward selling drugs. Marcus wants to take a breather from the city and visit family in New Mexico. He also meets Melena, 14, a sweet kid who dreams of going to Alaska; her father is not just protective but angry and uncommunicative. The gang pressures Marcus to move up to burglary and car theft. He just wants to breathe open air. Can anything go right?
When the body of a local teenage boy is found underneath the wheels of a tractor, the villagers in this remote community and his friends are forced to open up their world and watch their secrets spill out.
Once upon a time, in the evening of his Birthday, a boy got from his parents a strange gift: an Anvil from which he would never separate. An uncomfortable load to carry, which will make his life particularly troubled, preventing him from doing what he wants, and even from approaching the girl he loves. But we are in a fairytale…And in fairy tales, everybody get a second chance.
What We Found 2020
1h 50min | Thriller | 31 July 2020 (USA)
A trio of friends are starting high school when their friend vanishes. With the police unable, or unwilling to find her, they take it upon themselves to find out what happened her, undertaking a harrowing journey that will change them all.
A young biologist, Mary Jane, who focuses on lepidoptery (the study of moths and butterflies), doesn’t have the perfect life; she does however have what she considers the perfect son. Tragedy strikes and Mary Jane’s world is disturbingly turned upside down. Fleeing the troubled “real world” she embarks upon a solitary bush project. In the isolated and surreal landscape Mary Jane starts experiencing strange phenomena. The opportunity to be a mother again presents itself, only it comes at a cost for Mary Jane and what’s left of her family.
Where Adam Stood 1976
1h 17min | Drama | TV Movie 21 April 1976
“Where Adam Stood” is “based on” the 1907 autobiography, “Father and Son”, by Christian fundamentalist and naturalist Edmund Gosse, but Dennis Potter adapted only one section of the book, adding much material of his own invention. The drama was filmed on the Devon coast near Torquay, not far from where Gosse lived. With a literal belief in the Old Testament, Philip Gosse is opposed to the new theories of Charles Darwin, espoused here by biologist Brackley. Assuming “the Lord’s will” determines the fate of his ailing son Edmund, Philip Gosse creates a life-threatening situation, even suggesting the illness is God’s punishment because of Edmund’s desire for a toy ship. While looking at the ship in a shop window, Edmund is approached by the village’s mad Mary Teague, and the deranged woman lures the child into the forest for an attempted sexual attack. He resists, throws a stone at her and flees. Later, he also resists and challenges his father’s belief system by stating, “The Good Lord says I am to have the ship.”
Emil and the Detectives 1931
Emil und die Detektive (original title)
1h 15min | Adventure, Family, Drama | 2 December 1931 (Germany)
Emil goes to Berlin to see his grandmother with a large amount of money and is offered sweets by a strange man that make him sleep. He wakes up at his stop with no money. It is up to him and a group of children to save the day.
1h 37min | Action, Family | 28 March 2019 (Denmark)
Thirteen-year-old Benjamin discovers that his mother didn’t die in an accident as he was led to believe. The trail points to high-ranking officials in the Danish Secret Service, and he is told to trust no one.