PG-13 | 1h 50min | Drama, History | 6 July 1990 (UK)
Two young boys from very different backgrounds become friends in 1933 Stuttgart. However, they don’t realize how different they are until much later as one is the son of a well-to-do Jewish doctor and the other the son of a German aristocrat. After that summer and the election of Hitler, things change as anti-semitism gains fervor. After the core of the film deals with that era, the film flashes to the present and the Jewish man now returns to his boyhood home and seeks his old friend with some surprises.
Time Toys 2016
Not Rated | 1h 27min | Family, Sci-Fi | 29 April 2016 (USA)
A group of middle school kids stumble upon a chest full of incredible toys from the future. The discovery takes them on an adventure using their newfound toys to save their neighborhood and ultimately the world from a maniacal corporate madman. In the process, these “loser” kids learn they have the qualities they thought they were lacking all along.
Jan Dara: The Beginning (2012)
Jan Dara pathommabot (original title)
2h 17min | Drama, Romance | 13 September 2012 (Singapore)
Set in the 1930s the story of Jan, a boy who grows up in a house lorded over by his sadistic and debauched father, Luang Wisnan. The story recounts the growing pains of Jan, whose mother dies while giving birth to him and who’s intensely hated by his father. Jan grows up with Aunt Wad, his stepmother, and he struggles to reconcile his guilt and longing with different women in his life, including a girl called Hyacinth, whom he adores, and later Madame Boonleung, his father’s mistress who becomes a key to Jan’s sexual awakening.
In a Better World 2010
Hævnen (original title)
R | 1h 58min | Drama, Romance | 26 August 2010 (Denmark)
Anton is a doctor who commutes between his home in an idyllic town in Denmark, and his work at an African refugee camp. In these two very different worlds, he and his family are faced with conflicts that lead them to difficult choices between revenge and forgiveness. Anton and his wife Marianne, who have two young sons, are separated and struggling with the possibility of divorce. Their older, ten-year-old son Elias is being bullied at school, until he is defended by Christian, a new boy who has just moved from London with his father, Claus. Christian’s mother recently lost her battle with cancer, and Christian is greatly troubled by her death. Elias and Christian quickly form a strong bond, but when Christian involves Elias in a dangerous act of revenge with potentially tragic consequences, their friendship is tested and lives are put in danger. Ultimately, it is their parents who are left to help them come to terms with the complexity of human emotions, pain and empathy.
Young Love 2001
1h 20min | Drama, Romance | August 31, 2001 (Finland)
Jukka, 13, is coached in photography by his openly gay art teacher. With his dead father’s old camera, Jukka sees Johanna, a beautiful girl in her early twenties being physically abused by her stepfather. With the help of the local fire department, Jukka comes to her rescue. He quickly befriends the girl who works in a nearby supermarket, claims to become her manager and enters her in a beauty contest.
Les orphelins de Duplessis 1999 Drama | TV Mini-Series (1999– )
The Duplessis Orphans (French: les Orphelins de Duplessis) were children victimized in a mid-20th century scheme in which approximately 20,000 orphaned children were falsely certified as mentally ill by the government of the province of Quebec Canada and confined to psychiatric institutions. The Catholic Church has denied the allegations and disputes the claims of those seeking payments.
El Chata 2018
TV-MA | 1h 15min | Drama | 5 April 2018 (Puerto Rico)
Although Samuel has plenty of talent to be a boxing champion, he seems destined to receive blows like a punching bag. Now at thirty, he has to become a sparring partner because nobody is willing to give him a chance. Joe, his former coach, who is training a new prospect, decides to put him to test. Unable to feed his family and with temptations all over him, what he can only think about is getting back on the ring and prove himself and everybody else, that time in prison has changed him, and that he is determined to recover his family and win back his son affection. Back now in the neighborhood, life doesn’t let him take off his gloves off, not for a second. While the possibility of migrating is seen as a rebirth, Samuel knows that no matter where you go, the neighborhood is always within you.
Menino da Calca Branca 1962
21min | Short | 1962 (Brazil)
When a young boy from a shanty town near Rio de Janeiro gets a coveted pair of white trousers for Christmas his joy knows no bounds. Not getting them dirty, however, presents certain difficulties for a lively slum kid.