The boy Alfred is hospitalized and dying, but through the stories about Helium – a magical fantasy world where people go when the need ‘the deep sleep’ – told by the hospital’s eccentric janitor, Enzo, Alfred regains the joy and happiness of his life and finds a safe haven away from daily life.
Wenn einer was versprochen hat 1976
1h 13min | Family | TV Movie 26 December 1976
The problems of a twelve year old boy, with the requirements of the parents and the school and their own interests coincide. The father of Jens had reported for use in the oil route “Druzhba” in the Soviet Union.. Before he and his family left, had to Jens to promise him the mother in the household to help. Jens keeps his promise, especially since his father in a segment of the line announces that he knows how proud he is of his young if his promise was. However, the consequence of which is that Jens has only little to the events of his classmates can participate in outside of class to take place. To do this for his friend Jens again, Mischa’s an idea: you would have to be the mother of Jens, who works as a traffic cop. So the road to be better regulated, which means that signs be changed! But the result is that Mischa and Jens-suddenly at the police station later. Obviously this was – though well meaning – not the right way to reach your goal. But recently proves Jens with his reaction to what happened was that on him to Leave.
The film shows a strong bond between two brothers that live in a remote fjord with their parents. We look into their world through the eyes of the younger brother and follow him on a journey that marks a turning point in the lives of the brothers.
Haakon Haakonsen (original title)
1h 32min | Adventure, Family | 3 October 1990 (Norway)
Haakon Haakonsen didn’t want to go to sea so young, but when his father, a Norwegian sailor, comes home with a badly wounded foot in the 1850s, the Haakonsen family finances require him to enlist as ship boy aboard a British ship under Royal Navy authority. After some hazing he buckles up to learn the hard work and gets accepted by the rough crew. Then Royal Navy lieutenant John Merrick is welcomed to take charge of security on a long voyage to Sidney and Calcutta, through pirates-infested waters, but Haakon distrusts him after finding out that he packed concealed weapons; indeed Merrick secretly poisons the captain. Haakon and his guardian angel, his father’s best mate Jens, were about to feel the claw of the cat for helping a stowaway when a rock wrecks the ship. Haakon washes up an island where he finds a pirates treasure and weapons.
A widower and his sons fall in love with Angela (Laura Antonelli), the beautiful housekeeper. Each man uses his particular way to approach and capture the – apparently innocent and naive – young woman, and to see more of her sexy body. But only one of them succeeds in dominating and conquering her.
El cuarto 2008
1h 35min | Mystery | March 2010 (Colombia)
A thriller about the dark and dangerous secrets shared by a 12 year old boy, his new teacher and the school principal, a catholic priest. Months after the death of his father, Simon (12) discovers the affair his Mother (Sarah) is having with a charming but enigmatic new teacher (Mario). The boy discovers the teacher’s intentions and his dark secrets, but with his mother in love, it seams there is nothing he can do to show her that their lives are in danger
Alabama Moon 2009
PG | 1h 39min | Drama, Family | 18 March 2011 (USA)
Moon Blake is raised by his loving but government-paranoid father Oliver in a hidden cave in the Alabama forests. Oliver dies from a leg wound he refuses to have medically treated, so Moon is told to move away, alone, and start a new home in the Alaskan wild-lands. Constable Sanders, however – the mean local cop – finds the boy with his father’s guns, abuses him and has him locked away till majority age for ‘assault’ within Mr. Gene’s grim Pinson home for boys. Moon soon makes friends with shy, sickly Kit and apparent bully Hal, then sets up a mass escape, on which only the trio actually follows through. Sanders fails to catch them, but the unforgiving elements reshuffle the cards dramatically. An uncle is meanwhile found.
Manny has moved to a new school, and it’s not easy to fit in. After wishing he had more friends, Manny finds a mysterious collar and puts it on Rufus, the family dog. Suddenly, Rufus turns into a boy! Manny’s not sure what to do, so he enrolls Rufus in school. When the other students notice Rufus’s silly dog antics — chasing squirrels, eating without utensils, asking for belly rubs, and catching a frisbee with his mouth — he immediately becomes the most popular kid around. Manny is jealous of his new best friend but eventually learns that a dog’s loyalty to his owner always comes first.