Like Minds 2006
1h 50m | Crime, Horror, Mystery | Release date: November 9, 2006 (Australia)
The forensic psychiatric Sally Rowe is called by Detective Martin Mackenzie to analyze the profile of the teenager Alex Forbes, who was found in a train station holding the body of his schoolmate Nigel Colby and with powder in his hand. Alex discloses his relationship with Nigel, who believes that they were descendants of the Templar Knights, and how Nigel used the power of his mind to control him. Mackenzie believes that Alex is the killer, but Susan investigates the family of Nigel under pressure of Alex’s father, and finds that all of them belong to an ancient and powerful secret society.
Grand Jeté 2022
1h 45m | Drama | 11 August 2022 (Germany)
In order to concentrate on her career, a ballet teacher lives estranged from her young son, who grew up with her mother. When she meets him again after years, an affection develops that goes far beyond maternal love.
A grieving mother cannot “move on” after her son’s death, keeping his room as it was, wanting her younger boy to be like his dead brother. A youth leaves juvenile detention, going home to an angry father and a lonely young step-mother. A college teacher whose brother has autistic behaviors separates from his wife and is attracted to a student. The narrative discloses slowly the mother, youth, and teacher’s connections to a car accident. The paroled youth talks to the dead boy’s girlfriend and must sort out his relationship with his step-mother; the professor encourages his brother to go on a date. Can the mother see her living son for who he is? In what ways can each be normal? In what ways can each be normal?
Alex, a lonely adolescent affected by the abandonment of his father, lives in the countryside with his mother, an authoritarian woman with whom he has a complicated relationship. The boy decides to explore new opportunities that will lead him to worsen his mental condition and lose control of his emotions.
Tough Love 2015
Härte (original title)
1h 29min | Biography, Drama | 23 April 2015 (Germany)
A karate expert recounts his early life, his turbulent childhood, rife with sexual abuse and a career as a pimp. Andreas “Karate Andy” Marquardt’s subsequent rehabilitation treatment, enables him to start life again with the one girl who suffered his worst abuse. He runs a karate school today for children to prove that its possible to turn over a new leaf.
The adventures of an upper-class suburban family abruptly confronted with the younger brother’s discovery of his homosexuality, the elder sister’s suicide attempt and sado-masochist tendencies, and the intrusion of a very free-spirited maid and her husband… And it all started with the arrival in the family of an innocent looking rat…
The Beautiful Beast 2006
La belle bête (original title)
1h 50min | Drama | 3 November 2006 (Canada)
La Belle Bête is a powerful study of the conflict between beauty and ugliness, hate and love. The story revolves around three main characters. At the center, Patrice, a beautiful but mindless youth stands gazing at his image in the water. Around him move his ugly sister Isabelle-Marie, and his frivolous mother Louise, the first lost in love and hate for her brother’s beauty, the second seeing it as an adornment for herself. Into this small, obsessed universe come a blind boy and an elegant fop from the outside world. At once, the pattern breaks and events move forward into a terrifying denouement.