Nowhere 1997

Nowhere 1997

Nowhere 1997

Nowhere 1997
1h 22m | Comedy, Drama, Sci-fi | Release date: May 9, 1997 (United States)

Storyline:

A group of teenagers try to sort out their lives and emotions while bizarre experiences happen to each one, including alien abductions, bad acid trips, bisexual experiences, suicides, bizarre deaths, and a rape by a TV star. All of this happens before “the greatest party of the year”.

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Last Summer 2023

Last Summer 2023

Last Summer 2023

Last Summer 2023
L’été dernier (original title)
1h 44m | Drama, Thriller | Release date: September 13, 2023 (France)

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Follows Anne, a brilliant lawyer who lives with her husband Pierre and their daughters. Anne gradually engages in a passionate relationship with Theo, Pierre’s son from a previous marriage, putting her career and family life in danger.

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Elephant 2022

Elephant 2022

Elephant 2022

Elephant 2022
Slon (original title)
1h 34m | Drama, Romance | Release date: November 18, 2022 (Poland)

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Bartek runs a small horse farm in the mountains in Southern Poland. He has to become head of the family when his father leaves and his mother has a breakdown. One day their neighbour dies and his son Dawid comes to the village for the funeral. Bartek becomes fascinated by Dawid and his recklessness. First love will force him to decide if he’s ready to choose his freedom over family obligations.

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Bad Boys 1983

Bad Boys 1983

Bad Boys 1983

Bad Boys 1983
2h 3m | Crime, Drama, Thriller | Release date: March 25, 1983 (United States)

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Mick O’Brien, a sixteen-year-old juvenile delinquent preying on Chicago’s unsuspecting people, is arrested and taken to Rainford Juvenile Correctional Facility for negligent homicide. Unfortunately, his latest victim was an innocent eight-year-old boy. As a result, hell-bent on avenging his death, the ruthless teenage drug dealer, Paco Moreno, decides to get even. But, inevitably, Paco’s arrest, and his detention in Mike’s prison, will lead to a dangerously volatile co-existence, and all bets are off on their imminent confrontation. Now, the two rivals have no other choice but to lock horns and take the law into their own hands. Is there a future for bad boys, Mick and Paco?

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Bizarre Again 2022

Bizarre Again 2022

Bizarre Again 2022

Bizarre Again 2022
1h 50m | Drama | Release date: September 16, 2022 (United States)

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From the confined universe of Brooklyn’s BIZARRE cabaret, we set off on a road movie across the American West. We are 7 years later. Lucas and Maurice have never seen each other again and have no contact since the tragic events of the BIZARRE cabaret in New York. Lucas now lives in Denver, Colorado. He is married to a slightly older man who is the father of a 16-year-old child. In the middle of this peaceful life, Maurice will again cross paths with Lucas. As another tragic event takes place in Denver, Maurice and Lucas will have only one solution, to flee towards San Francisco through the American West.

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Saltburn 2023

Saltburn 2023

Saltburn 2023

Saltburn 2023
2h 11m | Comedy, Drama, Thriller | Release date: November 17, 2023 (United Kingdom)

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Struggling to find his place at Oxford University, student Oliver Quick finds himself drawn into the world of the charming and aristocratic Felix Catton, who invites him to Saltburn, his eccentric family’s sprawling estate, for a summer never to be forgotten.

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Gewalten 2022

Gewalten 2022

Gewalten 2022

Gewalten 2022
2h 28m | Drama | Release date: May 11, 2023 (Germany)

Storyline:

Thirteen-year-old Daniel lives with his older brother and terminally ill father in a village plagued by rural exodus. There, the young people live their lives between rare bus stops, xenophobia, unemployment, illegal dog fights and chemical intoxicants, among other things. Daniel stands between childhood and adolescence, and in the face of the indifference and stagnation of his surroundings, he becomes the victim of inhuman conditions that force him into a painful loneliness.

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Louis, enfant roi 1993

Louis, enfant roi 1993

Louis, enfant roi 1993

Louis, enfant roi 1993
2h 40m | Biography, Drama, History | Release date: April 21, 1993 (France)

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The title of this major French costume drama means “Louis, child-king”, and indeed it’s a fascinating fresco about the formative years of the young king Louis XIV, before he became the Sun-king at Versailles. It was a dark and violent period, when the Louvre (meaning ‘wolves hunt castle’, hunting was a major aristocratic pastime), then still the somewhat gloomy royal palace, was the battle field of palace intrigues while the regency was held by queen-mother Anne of Austria but the actual head of the royal government was the aging cardinal Giulio Mazirini (‘Mazarin’), the less-known Italian successor of Richelieu, who also introduced to the court and the kingdom a host of his countrymen from whom Louis would learn the passion for Italian culture, especially music which would flourish under the direction of Lully (but that later story is another movie, “Le Roi danse”). The elaborate script sketches the story of French power politics, too complicate and devious to summarize in any detail, but mainly from the viewpoint of the immature king under maternal guardianship, who probably didn’t comprehend half of the grave troubles focusing on the strife between the official Catholic church and those claiming freedom of religion, especially for the Huguenots, but in reality mainly driven by personal and family ambitions and the grip of nobles on the kingdom at the expense of the royal power, and climaxing in a full rebellion, known as the Fronde, which forces the royal family to flee for their lives, an experience that may have decided Louis to dedicate his reign to preventing a repeat by establishing absolutism as he did. Some narration is done by Louis’s younger brother Philip, the duke of Anjou, who seems smarter but as the spare heir is condemned to life in a golden cage, overshadowed by Louis while any ‘disrespect’ for his crowned sibling is punishable on the spot by strap lashes administered on his bare behind by a servant.

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