The Italian 2005
Italyanets (original title)
1h 30m | Drama | 22 September 2005 (Russia)
Vanya is a 6 year old orphan living in a rundown orphanage in a remote Russian village. For Vanya and the other children, life is without hope, unless, of course, they are adopted by wealthy foreigners. For Vanya, hope comes in the form of an Italian couple. But while arrangements are being made an incident occurs when the mother of another child appears, seeking her son. Vanya begins to wonder what would happen if his own mother reappeared, and he was living in Italy.With the assistance of older children, Vanya is able to access his records and find the possible whereabouts of his mother. He escapes and travels across the country, pursued by the adoption agents.
The Earthling 1980
1h 37min | Adventure | Drama | 24 July 1980 (Australia)
Patrick Foley has been on the move all his life. Tired of drifting, he wants to spend his last days in an isolated Australian valley where he grew up. On his difficult journey he meets Shawn, a little desperate city-boy whose parents were killed in an accident in this remote inhospitable territory. Being unable to accompany the boy back to the civilized world he reluctantly takes him with him on his trip to that valley and teaches him in a rugged way how to survive …
Temptation of the Mask 1987
Kamen no yûwaku (original title)
1h 8min | Drama | December 1987 (Japan)
Sano plays an adopted orphan who is in love with his stepmother and repeatedly raped by his new father. When he grows up, the traumatized boy becomes an arsonist, only to find some fleeting taste of love with the male detective investigating him.
The Mark of the Angels – Miserere (2013)
La marque des anges – Miserere (original title)
1h 46min | Thriller | 26 June 2013 (France)
When a truck trafficking children is intercepted in the desert by the army, one of the traffickers is captured. Interpol agent Frank Salek comes to the police station with his partner to interrogate the prisoner. However, the man lures his partner and commits suicide in the toilet. Frank, who is addicted in pills and is haunted by his past, finds three names in the prisoner’s cellular that is broken. In France, the President of the International Court Laura Bernheim is chasing the Blackstream Army, an evil organization protected by worldwide authorities. In Paris, the retired and awarded detective Lionel Kasdan, who grieves the loss of his wife, is summoned by the parochial priest since the regent of his choir Goetz Willhen has been found dead in the church. The coroner has found foot steps of children around the corpse with stain of blood. Kasdan decides to conduct his own investigation and finds that Goetz was Chilean. He also discovers that Goetz was homosexual and had an affair with a young man named Naciro. When Frank learns that Goetz is one of the men in his list, he travels to Paris and meets Kasdan in the beginning of the most unlikely partnership. Together they discover an evil plan to eliminate Ms. Laura Bernheim.
In Warsaw, Doctor Henryk Goldszmit a.k.a. Janusz Korczak runs an orphanage with a great dedication and love for the orphans. After the invasion of Poland by the German army, his orphanage moves to the Warsaw ghetto with two hundred children. Dr. Korczak asks for food and money from the wealthy Jews. When the ghetto is displaced to Treblinka by train, Dr. Korczak refuses a Swiss passport and embarks in the train with his beloved children.
The Wild Little Bunch 1973
The 14 (original title)
1h 45min | Drama | 19 December 1973 (USA)
“The 14” or “Existance” has a mother of 14 children living in poor working class England falling sick and the children try to carry on as a family. Convincing acting from young actors raises this gritty tale above the horizon.