Tung lau hap woo (original title)
1h 34min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 16 January 2016 (Japan)
This film tells the story of a university student in Hong Kong, who lives with his mother and has a Catholic girlfriend. One day, he attends a class on Greek philosophy, and he gets intrigued by the professor. Deeper and deeper, he is drawn into the mysterious world of sexual seduction.
Woensdagen (original title)
9min | Short, Drama
Every Wednesday, 8-year old Kris accompanies 28-year old Willem to the swimming pool where they have a whole lot of fun together. They swim, go down the slide and eat fries. Just when Kris thought that this was the usual fun-filled Wednesday, Willem confronts him with a frightening request…
Emily Lindstrom, 14, is an aspiring concert violinist; she’s spending the summer practicing for a big audition while her girlfriends are at camp. She’s also got a thriving neighborhood business: for 50 cents, she’ll keep your secret. Her mother is very pregnant, and her parents seem more concerned about the new baby than anything Emily cares about. A new family moves in next door; their son, Philip, 12, becomes Emily’s friend. Eventually, the weight of Emily’s secrets – her own, the ones she’s keeping professionally, and a secret Philip tells her, send her life temporarily crashing down.
“But if you forget to come back for Madame Zeroni, you and your family will be cursed for always and eternity.” Those were the exact words spoken to young Elya Yelnats the day he forgot to repay Madame Zeroni. From then on his family was cursed with bad luck. One hundred years later Stanley Yelnats IV is accused of stealing a pair of cleats from a major league baseball player and sent to Camp Green Lake (a dry lake bed in the middle of the desert). It never rains at Camp Green Lake, it hasn’t for one hundred years. The secretive and mysterious Warden has each inmate spend every day digging one hole to “build character.” But when an artifact from the famous “Kissin’ Kate” Barlow is found in a hole, the Warden forces the boys to work double time leading Stanley to deduce they’re digging because the Warden is looking for something. But what? And how is the mystery of Camp Green Lake connected to Stanley’s family curse?
A few years from now, something will happen that will change our world. A global event that causes pandemonium, chaos, and death. Life as we know it will never be the same. Left behind are abandoned buildings, empty streets, and other painful reminders of a better yesterday. Not a single adult remains, all victims of this global catastrophe. The only survivors are teenagers and children, living on the streets in the hollowed out shell of a once great city. This is their world now. They make their own rules and enforce their own laws. Some are merely trying to survive, while others rule by force.
Höllenritt (original title)
30min | Short, Comedy, Drama | 30 May 2008 (Germany)
Jakob has a huge problem. His father is going to pick him up for the week- end for the first time since his parents’ divorce. Jakob hates his father and doesn’t want to have anything to do with him any more. That’s why he wants to join DAA. The ‘Dads Are Arseholes’ club was founded by children whose parents are divorced. But you can’t join unless you have enough points. The only way Jakob can earn points is if he plays horrid pranks on his Dad. Jakob has a busy weekend ahead of him.
Der Laden 1998 – Teil 3
4h 33min | Drama, War | TV Mini-Series (1998– )
The main figure is the beginning of nine-year-old Esau Matt, who leads the story as a narrator. In the summer of 1919 the Esaus family moved from Grausteen to Bossdom, where the parents bought a bakery shop. This was done with great financial support from the grandfather, who also lives in the house with his wife. Neither father Heinrich nor mother Lenchen, however, have commercial skill and therefore must always borrow money from the grandfather without being able to repay it.
Winter in Wartime 2008
Oorlogswinter (original title)
R | 1h 43min | Drama, History, War | 27 November 2008 (Netherlands)
Near the end of World War II, 14-year-old Michiel becomes involved with the Resistance after coming to the aid of a wounded British soldier. With the conflict coming to an end, Michiel comes of age and learns of the stark difference between adventure fantasy and the ugly realities of war.