An ex-military doctor finds herself in a deadly battle for survival when the Irish mafia seize control of the hospital at which she works. When her son is taken hostage, she is forced to rely upon her battle-hardened past and lethal skills after realizing there’s no one left to save the day but her.
Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets 2000
Ali Zaoua, prince de la rue (original title)
1h 39m | Drama, Crime | Release date: November 25, 2000 (Morocco)
Ali, Kwita, Omar and Boubker are street kids. The daily dose of glue sniffing represents their only escape from reality. Since they left Dib and his gang, they have been living on the portside of Casablanca. They live in constant fear of Dib’s revenge. Ali wants to become a sailor – when he was living with his mother, a prostitute, he used to listen to a fairy tale about the sailor who discovered the miracle island with two suns. Instead of finding his island in the dream, Ali and his friends are confronted with Dib’s gang. Matters are getting serious.
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.
Romeo and Juliet 1968
2h 18m | Drama, Romance | Release date: United Kingdom, March 5, 1968
A venomous blood feud divides the powerful clans of the Montagues and the Capulets in the medieval city of Verona, unfolding William Shakespeare’s eternal story of teenage love. And as youth’s insolence arms charming young Romeo Montague with dauntless courage to come uninvited to the Capulets’ scintillating masked ball, a brief but thrilling encounter with delicate dark-haired Juliet Capulet paves the way for ardent passions and cruel romantic tragedy. Once, the star-crossed lovers exchanged vows of everlasting devotion despite their perilous plight. But now, before the grim machinations of fate, man stands powerless. Are Romeo and Juliet destined to be together?
Un nos ola’ leuad 1991
1h 38m | Drama | Release date: November 21, 1992 (Japan)
After many years in prison a man returns to his town of birth. The memories from his childhood, which culminate in the inexplicable murder of a young girl, are portrayed through flashbacks. The man walks through the town, the same way he walked as a boy.
Ragazzi Fuori 1990
1h 50m | Drama | Release date: September 14, 1990 (Italy)
Young men with no future have little in the present as well. Natale is released from prison: he takes up with his friends again but none can find work. Claudio, from Palermo, gets out of juvenile detention in Naples and he’s met by Vita, a girl who’s come from home to run away with him. Where can they go? A young dad, whose potato stall at the market is shut down because he has no permit, takes his two small children to the beach and yells at them. Mario, gay, a prostitute in drag, gets a visit from his mom; he offers tea, then finds the water to his apartment is shut off. Social workers drop by, parole officers file reports. What hope is there? What options besides crime?
Verschwinde von hier 1999
1h 30m | Drama | Release date: September 4, 2005 (Hungary)
“Someday I’ll get you out of here,” promises 16-year-old Janna (Gruschenka Stevens) and leaves her newborn with her mother. Little Lukas lives in her musty pet shop for five years. At least he learns over time to imitate all the bird calls. When Janna finally takes him in, it is mainly her friend Janosch (Martin Feifel) who looks after Lukas. Although the freaky guy smokes pot and gambles away the household money, he lets Lukas feel genuine affection and gives him new courage to face life. When his idolised surrogate father ends up in jail, Lukas’ little world comes crashing down…Over a period of eight years, director Franziska Buch follows the fate of the boy. Her heartfelt drama about an unusual father-son relationship with a great cast won the Max Ophüls Prize in 2000.
The Nanny 1965
1h 31m | Mystery, Thriller | Release date: January 20, 1966 (Italy)
Bette Davis is an English nanny whose charge is a rude 10-year-old Joey, just discharged from a disturbed children’s home where he’d spent two years undergoing treatment for drowning his little sister in the bath. He returns to an unloving father, fragile mother, and doting nanny — whom he hates. Suspicion arises again when his mother is poisoned, and Joey continues to insist Nanny is responsible. Joey contends the nanny was responsible for his little sister’s death, and only the upstairs neighbour girl believes him.
Capra cu trei iezi 2022
1h 23m | Horror, Thriller | Release date: 2022 (Romania)
Secluded from the world, in XIX century rural Romania, a widow and mother of three must defend what’s left of her family, at all costs, from an old family friend turned foe. Based on one of the best-known Romanian folk tales (The Goat and Her Three Kids by Ion Creanga), this film aims to unveil the true nature of the famed bedtime story and to treat the audience to a different perspective, one that offers a glimpse of what the tragedy looks like beyond the happy songs and affable characters.