Kardiogramma 1995

Kardiogramma 1995

Kardiogramma 1995
1h 15min | Drama | 5 March 1997 (France)

User review:

I’ve seen all three of Omirbaev’s movies, and this was my first, a beautiful, delicately poetic movie about a young boy with a weak heart sent to a sanitorium in Kazakhstan, during the Soviet era. The movie is a good, nicely drawn portrait of the drabness of the Soviet years, of being poor (and Asian) in the flattest countryside imaginable, and of the crushing monotony of a state-run institution. It’s a poetically precise movie with subtle injections of humor and strikingly beautiful imagery (Omirbaev has an exquisite eye), a carefully drawn story of sexual awakening and an affirmation of the power of art. Like every other Kazakh film I’ve seen, KARDIOGRAMMA was shot on a pretty unstable color stock, but it gives the movie a very interesting look. And the performance by the boy who plays the lead is very good.

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Ogginoggen 1997

Ogginoggen 1997

Ogginoggen 1997
40min | Short, Drama, Romance

Storyline

Ida and her family are recovering from the divorce. She is looking forward to the upcoming dance contest. She is also growing up and developing romantic urges of her own. But romance almost destroyed her family and almost cost her her life and Ida wants nothing to do with it. Which is stronger, biology or will-power.

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Kung-fu master 1988

Kung-fu master 1988

Kung-fu master 1988

Kung-fu master 1988
1h 20min | Drama, Romance | 9 March 1988 (France)

Storyline:

Mary-Jane asks, “Do all women fall in love with a boy, or just those without sons?” She’s divorced with two daughters, Lucy and Loulou. Lucy has a party where Mary-Jane notices Julien, 14, small and brassy, but she sees a sensitive side. She contrives to spend time with him and lets him know she’s available to him. He’s on the cusp between child and man, alternating between playing a video game, Kung Fu Master, where he tries to rescue Sylvie, and joining friends in bluff talk about sexual exploits. As Lucy realizes what is happening, she’s repulsed, but Mary-Jane, encouraged by her own mother, carries on. Is it love or jealousy of lost youth? Is there any way this can end well?

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Siroko je lisce 1981

Siroko je lisce 1981

Siroko je lisce 1981

Siroko je lisce 1981
1h 46min | War | 2 April 1981 (Yugoslavia)

Storyline

The action takes place in 1943 and today, and a Partisan school in Srem is in the center of action. A young journalist gets appointed to shoot a film report about the participants in the Liberation War from this area. In Srem village she meets common, simple people. She discovers that a free territory and a Partisan school was there. She also finds out that everybody acted as one. Deply going through all of those events, young reporter grows mature, identifying herself with the revolution participants.

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Une enfance 2015

Une enfance 2015

Une enfance 2015
1h 39min | Drama | 23 September 2015 (France)

Storyline

As summer drags by, 13-year-old Jimmy, forced by circumstance to become an adult too soon, runs up against the limits of his small hometown and his turbulent life, caught between a mother on the slide and a stepfather who keeps her down.

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Jaime 1999

Jaime 1999

Jaime 1999
1h 51min | Drama | 11 April 1999 (Portugal)

Storyline

A woman takes her young son, leaves her husband and moves in with her lover. The boy, desperate to get his parents back together, becomes convinced that if only he can get his father’s stolen motorcycle back everything will be fine again, so he sets out to get enough money to buy his father a new one.

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Mio papa 2014

Mio papa 2014

Mio papa 2014
1h 33min | Drama | 27 November 2014 (Italy)

Storyline

Lorenzo works as diver on an oil rig in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. In his profession is the best. He loves his freedom. When he gets bored, he takes a dinghy to go ashore and look for entertainment and adventures. Until he meets a girl who is different from the others, she is Claudia, he really likes her. The passion soon breaks out.

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