Not Rated | 1h 50min | Horror, Drama | TV Movie 22 October 2000
In early-1950s St. Louis, the strange case of the eleven-year-old boy, Robbie Mannheim, catches the eye of the troubled former World War II veteran and now a Catholic priest, Father William Bowdern. Bearing alarming markings on his little body, while exhibiting a disturbing behaviour and an incomprehensible power after the death of his Aunt Hanna, Robbie’s worried parents turn to modern medicine to help their child; however, when science fails, they resort to religion. Now, with the Vatican’s reluctant consent, Bowdern must face the unholy entity that possesses Robbie and perform the first documented exorcism in America. But, the dark enemy is powerful, and he’ll use Father William’s inner fears against him. Can the conflicted priest cast out the demon, and save not only the boy’s life but also his very soul?
When Holly’s dark secret is accidentally uncovered by her new emotionally unstable neighbor Tom, they are pulled into a violent confrontation with her father, who will do anything to keep the secret hidden.
Four Days 1999
R | 1h 32min | Drama | 12 September 1999 (Canada)
An unseen man recalls four days of his youth when he came of age. He is Simon, in mid teens, in awe of his father who’s planned a robbery with the down-and-out Fury. Dad double-crosses Fury, using Simon in a switch of the bag of cash. Unknown to Simon, however, a bank guard later shoots dad dead and wounds Fury. Simon leaves Ontario, as planned, heading for a remote Québec town. When Fury discovers the money gone, he follow Simon with the aid of Simon’s neighbor, Feather, who’s been dad’s lover. En route to Quebec, Simon is picked up by Chrystal, a wild woman who’s just left her husband. They all meet beside a lake for a final sorting out of money and relationships.
11 Flowers (2011)
Wo 11 (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 50min | Crime, Drama, History | 9 May 2012 (France)
11-year-old Wang lives with his family in a remote village in China. Life is tough, but they make the most of what little they have. When Wang is selected to lead his school’s daily gymnastics, his teacher recommends that he wear a new shirt, which forces his family to make a great sacrifice. Soon after, Wang encounters a wounded man on the run and their fates are intertwined.
Dillon Copeland is an attractive, talented teenager who resides with his uncle in Colorado. He has a crush on Megan who is also interested in him. But Travis, the popular High School jock, likes her too and it’s only a matter of time before the tension gets out of control. As the plot thickens, some VERY disturbing secrets are revealed – the kind of secrets that are better kept in the basement. How could Uncle Max keep this hidden for so long? Promises are made as the story unfolds. And promises, even deadly ones, must be kept.
A tale of a man coming back to his troubled home-town becomes a meditation on the queer body and the geography of identity. By dislocating the narrative, this neo-noir film interrogates contemporary colonial relationships and troubles the filmmaker’s relationship to ‘the West’.
A Little Bit of Freedom 2003
Kleine Freiheit (original title)
1h 42min | Drama | 15 April 2004 (Germany)
Baran (Cagdas Bozkurt) is a young Kurd who was sent to Hamburg after his parents, who had helped Kurdish rebels, were betrayed and subsequently killed by the Turkish militia. Now that Baran is 16, he is no longer allowed to stay in Germany and faces the bleak prospect of getting deported back.
Baran meets Chernor (Leroy Delmar), an African boy who has the same problem and trafficks drugs to make some money. Chernor is openly gay and their friendship has sexual overtones from the beginning. Baran also has very little interest in girls, even though a marriage might solve his immigration-related legal trouble.
Things get even more complicated when Baran spots the traitor of his family and wants to kill him. However, the man pleads for his life and Baran spares him. After this act of forgiveness, Cherno and Baran have sex together for the first time, making it clear to Baran that his interest in Cherno goes beyond friendship.
Finally, both Cherno and Baran, who had made a desperate attempt to free Cherno, are arrested by the police.
R | 1h 25min | Horror, Thriller | 27 April 2020 (USA)
Gail is forced to come to terms with Josh, her new stepson, at a remote country home. After stealing an evil talisman from a mysterious neighbor, Josh has sinister dreams of his dead mother, who commands Josh to murder Gail. When Josh’s dad returns, he and Gail suspect that their son has been possessed by an ancient, bloodthirsty spirit. Is it too late to save Josh’s life or their own?