Calloused Hands 2013
1h 37min | Drama | 3 March 2013 (USA
12-year-old Josh is a mixed race boy and a promising baseball player. He is abused by his mother’s boyfriend Byrd, and neglected by his mother Debbie. He forges his own path in life when his estranged grandfather insists he study for his Bar Mitzvah.
A Little Closer 2011
1h 12min | Drama, Romance | 25 July 2012 (France)
In the forgotten corners of rural Virginia, Sheryl struggles to balance her work as a housekeeper and raising her two sons, fifteen year-old Marc and eleven year-old Stephen. Hoping to meet the love of her life and bring home a father for her boys, she frequents a depressing, weekly mixer for the towns aging singles set. Meanwhile, Marc is desperate to lose his virginity, and spends his days working at a used car lot. And his brother Stephen, in the throes of sexual discovery, becomes infatuated with his school teacher while hoping to win the approval of a group of peers who adamantly detest her.
Élève libre 2008
1h 45min | Drama | 21 January 2009 (Belgium)
A sixteen-year-old aspiring tennis pro neglects his education in hopes of volleying his way straight to Wimbledon, but finds his ambitions sidelined when his relationship with his tutor takes a decidedly personal turn. Jonas has just failed his exams, but who needs an education when you’re a world-famous athlete. Unfortunately, Jonas hasn’t achieved that level of fame just yet, though he’s convinced that he’s well on his way. When thirty-year-old Pierre offers to tutor Jonas and the cocky young athlete turns his back on school entirely, the boundaries of their relationship become increasingly blurred.
Vermist: Season 4, Episode 6: Jona Action, Crime, Drama | Episode aired 14 March 2014
Boarding schoolboy Jona Verreyt (13) is missing. Room – and athletics team mate Tim reluctantly tells Jona had an altercation with their coach, Lukas Neyrinck, practically a substitute for Jona’s ever-absent father, divorced businessman Bernard Verreyt. Nick’s ex from vice, Monica Legaer, helps the team discover Lukas’s clandestine practices and spot him on an illegal child abuse website, near his prostitute mother’s pimp-controlled residence.
Före stormen 2000
1h 46min | Crime, Drama | 22 September 2000 (Sweden)
This is a story of a disturbed normal life. In other words, it is a story that fear transforms the lives of the characters almost to destroy them. Ali is a man who comes from the Middle East. Lives in Sweden, is a taxi driver and has two daughters. Leo is an unassuming boy classmate of one of his daughters. Both will live in parallel a descent into hell when fear is installed in their lives and consumes them from within. In the case of Ali, through a message that sends memories to a distant past as a terrorist he thought he had finally escaped; in the case of Leo, when a series of unfortunate coincidences lead him to shoot another boy who constantly torments him. Both characters have to face their fears or succumb to it.
1er amour 2013
1h 20min | Drama | 21 June 2013 (Canada)
Antoine, 13, spends the summer vacation with his parents in a rented cottage on an island in the middle of the Saint-Lawrence River. His neighbour, 17-year-old Anna, is an enigmatic and lively young woman. Antoine begins to experience the first stirrings of love-which soon yield a troubling brew of anxiety, desire and obsession. He eventually comes across a terrible secret that will forever change his life.
R | 1h 34min | Drama | 11 September 2009 (UK)
Teenage gang member Cal hides his sexuality from his fellow happy slapping gang members’ often futile and violent dislike of anyone who isn’t the same as them, be they unsuspecting shoppers, foreign students, gays, etc. Hooking up with a random stranger (Scott), Cal is unaware that this chance meeting will eventually provide him with choices and routes of escape from the tedium of his unambitious and depraved life. When his world collides with Olivier, a French student he rescues from a pointless beating, he encounters a lifestyle that presents as many new experiences as it does obstacles.