The War Zone 1999
R | 1h 38min | Drama, Thriller | 29 January 1999 (USA)
Suddenly, the moody 15-year-old, Tom, and his 18-year-old sister, Jessie, find themselves relocated from the hustle and bustle of urban London to the sullen silence of wind-swept rural Devon, at a little but neat cottage in the middle of nowhere. Dad is caring and kind, and very much in love with mum who has just given birth; however, an accidental glimpse of a disturbing and well-hidden secret in the family will bring Tom face-to-face with shock, denial, and ultimately, rage. What mystery could be so appalling that threatens to bring everyone in the family to their knees?
11min | Short, Drama | 5 September 2017 (Netherlands)
The Ysbreeker family: mother Jolien (45), father Frank (47) daughter Roos (16) and son Teun (14) enjoy their annual holiday on a campsite in France. Teun is at the beginning of his puberty and notices that his mind thinks his own way, he can’t control his hormones. The camping is the perfect place for this. Roos, a young woman in the middle of her puberty, is more interested in her first camping love, than in her family. Teun notices that his sister is becoming a woman, in all different ways. How does he react? What does he do with his feelings? Does it have any influences on the brother-sister relationship?
The Swamp 2001
La Ciénaga (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 43min | Comedy, Drama | 12 April 2001 (Argentina)
Chekhov in contemporary Argentina. Mecha and Gregorio are at their rundown country place near La Ciénaga with their teen children. It’s hot. The adults drink constantly; Mecha cuts herself, engendering a trip to the hospital and a visit from her son José. A cousin, Tali, brings her children. The kids are on their own, sunbathing by the filthy pool, dancing in town, running in the hills with shotguns, driving cars without licenses. One of the teen girls loves Isabel, a family servant constantly accused of stealing. Mother and son, son and sisters, teen and Isabel are in each other’s beds and bathrooms with a creepy intimacy. With no adults paying attention, who’s at risk?
Flowers in the Attic 2014
TV-14 | 1h 26min | Drama, Horror, Mystery | TV Movie 18 January 2014
Based on V.C. Andrews’ controversial cult-classic novel, “Flowers in the Attic” tells the story of the Dollanganger kids who, after the unexpected death of their father, are coerced to stay hidden in the attic of their ruthless grandmother.
Michael Hunter’s lovely, beloved 17 year-old son Kyle committed suicide, although he was in therapy for depression. This ruins Michael’s marriage, his daughter Shelly moves in with her mother. He stops treating patients in order to write and teach Psychotherapy, until many years later when a student gets him fascinated by the case of Thomas ‘Tommy’ Caffey. He was about to be released at his 18th birthday from the closed ‘boys school’ he was placed into after his father, Joseph, was put into jail for beating his adulterous mother to death. Michael feels that Tommy carries a big chip on his shoulder, ignores that Shelly fell for him at first sight, but is mesmerized by Tommy’s resemblance (purposefully enhanced) to Kyle. There is also a revealing meeting with Tommy’s dad in jail.