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.
Les Amis 1971
1h 40min | Drama | 10 November 1971 (France)
One of the mavericks of the French cinema ,Gerard Blain became famous with three great works ,two of which (“Le Beau Serge” “Les Cousins” )belonged to the Nouvelle Vague whereas the third one was one of the masterpieces of the old one (“Voici Le Temps Des Assassins”). The clues to his future as a director were not Claude Chabrol or Julien Duvivier though.His most notable influence is arguably Robert Bresson.The amateurish acting of the actors who deliver their lines in a neutral voice ,a sense of ellipsis ,all that reminds you of Bresson.
Killer Kid 1994
1h 30min | Drama, War | 22 June 1994 (France)
A Lebanese kid is sent to France on a terrorist mission for “Allah’s Army”. An Arab French kid becomes involved unwittingly. A bond develops between the two, while they become alienated from and independent of the adults in their lives.
The Ducks’ Migration 2012
15min | Short, Biography, Drama | 13 July 2012 (USA)
Two close family friends, Jeremy and Alphonse, American and French, spend a few weeks together in Brooklyn. Jeremy is confused about his understanding of the friendship, while obsessed with the ducks in the Prospect Park lake and finishing a school paper about their migration. Alphonse likes to ride bicycles and does not want to leave town. The ducks inevitably leave, Alphonse goes back to Paris, and Jeremy stays in his house, but all of them depart to discover something new.
A boy stands on a station platform as a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? Infinite possibilities arise from this decision. As long as he doesn’t choose, anything is possible.
I Want to Be a Soldier 2010
1h 40min | Drama | 14 October 2011 (Italy)
I Want To Be A Soldier” is the story of Alex, an average eight year old kid who seems to grow a morbid fascination for images portraying violence. He begins to develop a communication problem with his parents and other kids at school, and closes in on himself, inventing two imaginary friends..
L’uomo fiammifero 2009
1h 18min | Fantasy | 7 December 2009 (Italy)
Simone, eleven and lost his mother, lives with his father in the Abruzzo countryside in the early eighties. It’s summer and, since most of his friends are on holiday, Simone spends time with Lorenza, a girl two years older, and especially with imaginary figures created by his imagination. This imagination, too externalized, forcing his father to close it in the house. But the boy did not give in and manages to escape in search of ” Man match, “the most remarkable among the creatures sprung from his mind of the child.
Mother’s Boys 1993
R | 1h 36min | Drama, Thriller | 18 March 1994 (USA)
Jude Madigan abandons her husband Robert and her three sons without any explanation. Three years later Jude inexplicably returns to reunite her family. However Robert and his new lover Callie see Jude for the true psychopath she is and try their best to protect their sons. Jude embarks on a non stop stalking and harassment campaign against the family, and even seduces her eldest son Kess into committing her acts of violence.