The Paradise Suite 2015
2h 3min | Drama | 29 October 2015 (Netherlands)
The Paradise Suite is a story about six people finding each other and, sometimes with just one glance, influencing each other’s lives irreversibly. For the beautiful young Bulgarian Jenya, her journey to Amsterdam turns out to be the opposite of what she hoped for. Her grueling captivity forces the angelic African, Yaya, to fight for her freedom – a dangerous fight in which he loses everything but his beloved faith. The Serbian war criminal Ivica, who has just become a father, is painfully confronted with the fact that crimes will never go unpunished. Bosnian Seka has nothing left to live for except her vengeance but as it turns out, it’s that same vengeance that brings love back in her life. And when the Swedish piano-wonder boy, Lukas, runs away from his new temporary home, his father Stig finally realizes that their mutual passion for music damages their relationship.
Landscape in the Mist 1988
Topio stin omihli (original title)
TV-MA | 2h 7min | Drama | 10 September 1988 (Greece)
Road movie about two children (Voula and Alexandre) searching for their father who is supposed to live in Germany. Their obsession for this father figure will take them to the boundaries between childhood and adolescence.
Boot Camp 2008
Not Rated | 1h 39min | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 8 May 2008 (Kuwait) Storyline:
When provocatively impish drug addict Sophie is forcibly shipped off by her passive mother and brutally domineering stepfather to dodgy, messianic and platitude-spouting Dr. Arthur Hail’s completely isolated Fiji island boot camp for wayward teens (a.k.a. Camp Serenity), her perfectly respectable boyfriend Ben refuses to stand passively by. He fakes a drug problem to get himself enrolled in Dr. Hail’s Advanced Serenity Achievement Program, where he plans to find and escape with Sophie. Meanwhile both teens witness and endure the physically harsh and psychologically brutal conditions fostered by the doctor and enforced by Logan, his militaristic and imposing chief of security – where all “enrollees” have “less rights than prisoners on death row.
Edges of the Lord 2001
R | 1h 35min | Crime, Drama, Romance | 12 October 2001 (Poland)
Polish 12 year-young city Jew Romek gets a crash-course in Catholicsim from his daddy (‘stay hanging by your arms till your prayers are perfect’) so he can be sent away and escape deportation (Auschwitz?) hiding in the country where the clergy found a host, Gniecio’s simple peasant family, posing as their city relative. Gniecio’s eldest son Vladek proves rather tyrannical but no brighter then gullible junior Tollo, who takes a role play in catechism class to ‘become’ a Last Supper character, in his case Jesus, to the extreme, even training for a crucifixion from a tree. Neighbor Batylin and his wife are executed by the Nazis when their illegally kept pig is found. Kluba plays a dirty trick when Gniecio tries to sell his in the city; his son is as problematic for the boys, who meanwhile play involving a single girl-playmate, Maria, who takes Romek in when he’s stupidly thrown out by his widowed host by mistake. The horror of war itself suddenly shows its ugly head again, big time and in weird ways with unforeseen consequences…
Unrated | 1h 22min | Drama | 15 September 2020 (USA)
Vilom, a lonely, isolated young man from India, is obsessed with becoming internet-famous and deeply confused about his sexuality. When he moves in with Amay, a dynamic, openly gay hairdresser, and Nivi, a beautiful struggling actress, he finds that they are both slowly falling in love with him. This sudden love triangle leads to even more confusion, forcing Vilom to examine his sexual and romantic wants and needs on an even deeper level. Meanwhile, societal pressures and prejudices are beginning to build just outside the walls of their home. The feature-length debut of Mumbai-based actor Sunder Pal, Vilom is an unflinching sociopolitical drama. Centered around gender-blending gay/straight relationships, this films tells a provocative story of risk-taking, creativity, rebellion and survival.
Protagonist/Main character 16 year old uses Grinder app to seek men to escape abusive father and start a new lifetyle. Eventually finding a “model agency” whose owner is an abusive pedophile whom abuses and rapes the boys ages 16-18, remains the antagonist with constant rapings, manipulations, and physical abuse that the protagonist thinks is ok to live with (since he has no other place to stay). Another character, a photographer for the agency, is seen as a character who cheats on his fiance to escape his straight life sexuality. He tries falling in love with protagonist 16 year old and falls short to head agency abuser claiming that the 16 year old is his to himself. A journey of a 16 year old homosexual male finding out that what seems to be a model agency is just a pedophile running a porn magazine company for minors. The disgust and realizations that enlighten the industry of pornography is revealed in an enticing way in this film. Slow and artsy, this story awakens the horrors …