Nothing Is Private (original title)
R | 2h 4min | Drama | 11 December 2008 (Hungary)
Against the backdrop of the first Gulf War, Jasira Maroun is 13, physically well developed but naïve and unable to say no. As puberty arrives, her mother sends her from Syracuse to Houston to her curt, up-tight, Lebanese-born father. Over the next few months, Jasira must navigate her father’s strict indifference, her discovery of sexual pleasure, the casual racism of a neighbor boy and her classmates, the sexual advances of the boy’s father, the proffered friendship of a pregnant neighbor, and her attraction to Thomas, an African-American classmate whom her father forbids her to see. Things happen to her, but can she take responsibility and control, or is tragedy inevitable?
Boy A 2007
R | 1h 42min | Drama | 4 September 2008 (Singapore)
A young man is released from prison after many years and given a new identity in a new town. Aided by a supervisor who becomes like a father to him he finds a job and friends and hesitantly starts a relationship with a compassionate girl. But the secret of the heinous crime he committed as a boy weighs down on him, and he learns that it is not so easy to escape your past.
The Prince of Tides 1991
R | 2h 12min | Drama, Romance | 25 December 1991 (USA)
A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister’s psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.help them both in dealing with their own life problems, Tom’s which have been long buried figuratively and literally.
King of Devil’s Island 2010
Kongen av Bastøy (original title)
1h 56min | Action, Drama | 17 December 2010 (Norway)
Based on a true story: Norwegian winter, early 20th century. On the island Bastoy, located in the Oslo fjord live a group of delinquent, young boys aged 11 to 18. The boys daily, sadistic regime is run by the guards and the principal who bestow both mental and physical abuse on them. Instead of the boys being straightened out with education they end up being used as cheap, manual labor. The boys attempt to survive by adapting to their inhumane conditions. One day a new boy, Erling (17), arrives with his own agenda; how to escape from the island. How far is he willing to go in order to get his freedom?
Nur neun Jahre Gluck 2012
Nur neun Jahre Glück (original title)
16min | Short, Biography, Drama | 2012 (Germany)
A young man is recounting events in his childhood that led him to where he is to an unseen person. Next we see him as a child around 10 years old who is a lonely boy at school that is befriended by the school workman. At first, the workman is the only source of emotional warmth and kindness in his life. Things deteriorate quickly and we eventually come to understand both the impact of those childhood events as well as the true nature of the opening scene.