Early Swallows e01-04 (2019)
Pershi lastivky (original title) Drama | TV Series (2019)
The series revolves around the lives of Ukrainian teenagers in a secondary school class. The teenagers struggle with bullying, including the Blue Whale Challenge, lack of parental support, suicidal behaviour, LGBT identity crises—a subject that is rarely portrayed on Ukrainian television—alcoholic parents, and speech disabilities. In one of the show’s main plotlines, the main characters are stalked on the Internet by an anonymous person who pretends to be their friend.
Hunting Flies 2016
Fluefangeren (original title)
1h 46min | Drama | 21 April 2017 (Norway)
A veteran high school teacher in rural Macedonia discovers that his country’s ethnic rivalries reproduce in a microcosm among his rebellious students. Can we heal the scars of the most bellicose nationalism through lessons from an idealistic teacher? The birth, rise and fall of a dictatorship recreated in a children’s classroom.
Real Men 2003
3h | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 12 March 2003
Working an old missing child case, a police detective finds himself drawn to an orphanage. He suspects the caretaker of sexual improprieties with the minors there but cannot get them to talk. The key may be a neighborhood child.
Vi er både rigtig og kloge 1975
55min | Drama | 3 October 1975 (Denmark)
During a holiday in Sweden, a group of Danish children are at sea with a sailboat and land on a small uninhabited island, where they must spend a few days before being found. The youth movie describes the sociological mechanisms that come into play when a group of people is suddenly left to themselves.
Little Vampire 1968
Bübchen (original title)
1h 26min | Drama | 21 February 1969 (West Germany)
A strange case baffles the police and the citizens of a German small town. A two-year old girl has disappeared. There are suspects, innocents, guilty ones and a web of lies. It’s Saturday afternoon, and Achim’s parents are invited for a topping-out ceremony. The neighbor’s daughter, Monika (Renate Roland), is the babysitter for Achim (Sascha Urchs) and his little sister Kathrin, but Monika doesn’t take the job too serious. She’d rather go for a ride with her boyfriend. Through a unforeseen row of circumstances, Achim becomes the murderer of his sister, and hides the body in a wrecked car on the scrapyard. When the parents return home, a frantic search for the little child begins. Only the father (Sieghardt Rupp) seems to know the truth.
Tough Enough 2006
Knallhart (original title)
1h 38min | Crime, Drama | 12 February 2006 (Germany)
From the youth directed novel of the same name by Greogor Tressnow comes a film by Detlev Buck that is a realistic portrait of life in the section of Berlin called Neukölln. It’s about power and weakness, delinquents and victims, and the difficulties a 15-year-old faces in a poor and criminal environment.
East Palace, West Palace 1996
Dong gong xi gong (original title)
1h 30min | Drama | 24 July 1998 (USA)
In China, homosexuality isn’t illegal, but homosexuals are routinely persecuted by police and arrested for “hooliganism”. The film focuses on a young gay writer A-Lan who, being attracted to a young policeman, manages to have himself interrogated for a whole night. His life-story which he tells during the interrogation reflects the general repression of the Chinese society. The policeman’s attitude shifts from the initial revulsion to fascination and, finally, to attraction.