Heile Welt 2007
1h 29m | Crime, Drama | Release date: January 17, 2007 (Germany)
Adolescents in the amphibious situation between child and adult try to cope with their emotions and their environment. Right there they would need limits, a foothold and hope and yet they signalize the opposite. Between loss, extinct love, parental problems and their own needs the parent generation tries to understand or at least to save something.
The Three Investigators Legacy Of The Dragon 2023
Die drei ??? – Erbe des Drachen (original title)
1h 40m | Adventure, Family, Mystery | Release date: January 26, 2023 (Germany)
During the summer vacations, the three friends are about to take a trip together to Romania, where they are allowed to complete an internship on the film set of “Dracula Rises”, arranged for them by Peter’s father, who is responsible for the special effects during the filming. No sooner do they arrive in Transylvania than mysterious events begin to pile up at Countess Codrina’s old castle, which serves as the original setting for the film. The three detectives want to find out what all this may have to do with a boy who has been missing for over 50 years, a mysterious brotherhood and an enigmatic undead. Soon, not only the filming and Peter’s relationship with his father are at stake, but also the friendship of the three investigators.
June 1982, Sicily. While Italians dream of winning the World Cup, two adolescents dream of living their love story without fear. Seventeen-year-old Gianni is bullied because of his homosexuality but his life changes when he meets by accident Nino, a captivating and innocent boy. The profound friendship they develop will without embarrassment turn into love, as they start working together for Nino’s father, shooting fireworks. When their bond is discovered by their families, the consequences are as violent as the times and mores are conservative. The two teenagers are separated by force but ready to challenge everything and everyone, convinced their love can defeat death.
The Police 1990
1h 25m | Comedy, Crime, Drama | Release date: September 16, 1990 (United Kingdom)
Edgar is a nice, normal, clever 11-year-old – and he’s had enough of being bullied. He organises the other children into a police force, and they set out to bring justice to the school. Their law-and-order game is such a success there are no more ‘criminals’. But the story takes a sinister turn when an unpopular teacher publicly humiliates Edgar and he decides revenge is rightfully his.
Dernier Soleil 2021
1h 8m | Action, Drama | Release date: June 24, 2021 (France)
Somewhere in the north-east of France.. Éric, penniless man who lives in his car, rejects his son Esteban, 10 years old, autistic and living under the care of his uncle. Because of another carelessness of his father, Esteban is kidnapping by two gangsters. Eric, devastated, is determined to do what’s necessary in order to raise the ransom. He plunges into the city’s ghetto in hopes of saving his son.
1h 44m | Drama | Release date: February 8, 2023 (France)
David Depesseville takes a largely observational approach to the story of young Samuel (Mirko Giannini), a traumatized orphan on the cusp of teenagehood trying to adjust to life with his new, rural foster family, headed by the overwhelmed but sympathetic Marie (Jehnny Beth) and the violent Clément (Bastien Bouillon). With an elliptical approach, Depesseville gently touches upon Samuel’s difficulties coming to terms with his remote substitute parents and brothers, his sexual awakening with the girl next door, and, most disturbingly, the improper attention Marie’s troubled brother seems to devote to the boys. With a gentle, unhurried, but compelling style, Depesseville transports the viewer into the boy’s mundane world, while, in a bold stylistic move, also offering the possibility for the child’s spiritual transcendence.
Germania anno zero 1948
1h 18m | Drama, History, War | Release date: February 2, 1949 (France)
Edmund, a young boy who lives in war-devastated Germany after the Second World War, must do all kinds of work to help his family get food and survive. One day he meets one of his former teachers and hopes to get support from him, but this man’s ideas don’t lead Edmund into a clearer or safer way of living.