Dog Pound 2010
Not Rated | 1h 31min | Crime, Drama | 23 June 2010 (France)
When 17-year-old Butch is sent to the Enola Vale Youth Correctional Center in Montana for blinding an abusive correctional officer, he brings with him a deep-seated intolerance for injustices and a penchant for meting out retributions on his own. No one had better mess with him or anyone else while he’s there. Unfortunately, many do.
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.
Poppy Field 2020
1h 21min | Drama | 2021 (Romania)
“Poppy Field” follows the struggle of a young Romanian gendarme, Cristi, who tries to find the balance between two apparently opposing parts of his identity: that of a man working in a macho hierarchical environment and that of a closeted gay person who tries to keep his personal life a secret. While his long-distance French boyfriend, Hadi, is visiting him, Cristi is called in for an intervention at a movie theatre, where an ultra-nationalist, homophobic group has interrupted the screening of a queer film. After one of the protesters threatens to out him, Cristi spirals out of control.
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?
The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael 2005
1h 36min | Crime, Drama | 20 October 2006 (UK)
An introverted, socially awkward, middle-class youth, Robert Carmichael, is a talented cello player but is bored by his existence in the coastal town of Newhaven. He becomes associated with several other unsavory teenagers and is soon tempted into the use of hard drugs like cocaine and ecstasy. Robert initially does not take part in the rape of a teenage girl in a squalid flat with the gang, but later joins in another violent attack on a middle-aged couple, with the woman involved being viciously raped.
TV-MA | 1h 29min | Drama | 4 April 2014 (Poland)
San Francisco, 1985: Frankie confronts the challenges of being an understudy in a modern dance company as he embarks on a budding relationship with Todd, a veteran dancer in the same company and the bad boy to Frankie’s innocent. As Frankie and Todd’s friendship deepens, they navigate a world of risk – it’s the early years of the epidemic – but also a world of hope, humor, visual beauty and musical relief.
Passing Strangers 1974
X | 1h 16min | Drama, Adult | 26 September 2020 (Norway)
Arthur J. Bressan, Jr.’s pioneering gay adult drama, Passing Strangers tells the story of two gay men in San Francisco who meet via a newspaper ad and fall in love. The stunning Robert Adams stars as Robert, the 18 year-old high school senior who is the object of affection for the film’s 28-year old protagonist Tom (Robert Carnagey). Tom’s curly locks and luscious good looks seem to make him irresistible to all – as he spends his time cruising Polk Street, going to the baths and the bars – but when Robert responds to his personal ad in the gay paper, Tom finds himself falling in love. It offers an earnest and deeply engaging gay love story at its core.