Lacombe, Lucien 1974

Lacombe, Lucien 1974

Lacombe, Lucien 1974

Lacombe, Lucien 1974
Lacombe Lucien (original title)
R | 2h 18min | Drama, Romance, War | 29 September 1974 (USA)

Storyline:

A small town in the south-west of France, summer of 1944. Having failed to join the resistance, the 18 year old Lucien Lacombe, whose father is a prisoner in Germany and whose mother dates her employer, works for the German police. He then meets France Horn, the daughter of a rich jewish tailor.

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Temptation of the Mask 1987

Temptation of the Mask 1987

Temptation of the Mask 1987

Temptation of the Mask 1987
Kamen no yûwaku (original title)
1h 8min | Drama | December 1987 (Japan)

Storyline:

Sano plays an adopted orphan who is in love with his stepmother and repeatedly raped by his new father. When he grows up, the traumatized boy becomes an arsonist, only to find some fleeting taste of love with the male detective investigating him.

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Die Russen kommen 1987

Die Russen kommen 1987

Die Russen kommen 1987

Die Russen kommen 1987
1h 32min | Drama, War | 4 December 1987 (East Germany)

Storyline:

Spring 1945. Günter, a 15-year-old boy in a small Baltic Sea resort, still believes in the final victory. He is the fastest in the hunt for an escaped foreign worker. He confronts him, who is then shot by the village policeman. Günter proudly accepts the Iron Cross II and volunteers for the front, even though his father has already died. Neither the mother nor the teacher can stop him. During his first deployment, he was attacked by Soviet soldiers, but was able to flee home. Shortly after the Soviet Army occupied the place, Günter was arrested for the murder of the foreign worker. He doesn’t reveal the real killer, but the case is solved. And when the policeman tries to force Günter’s silence, he refuses to cover up the murderer. All of these events bring him close to madness.

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Top Stripper 1982

Top Stripper 1982

Top Stripper 1982

Top Stripper 1982
Zûmu appu: Maruhon uwasa no sutorippa (original title)
1h 7min | Comedy, Drama | 15 September 1982 (Japan)

Storyline:

A frank coming-of-age story, in which young Yoichi falls for Gloria at the local strip joint. Yoichi’s innocent nature has him attending her shows every day, filling his mind with her beauty. The standard bittersweet disappointments of the coming-of-age story are offset by irreverent moments of levity; a quirk of director Yoshimitsu Morita’s which he became known for.

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1313: Wicked Stepbrother (2011)

1313: Wicked Stepbrother (2011)

1313: Wicked Stepbrother (2011)

1313: Wicked Stepbrother (2011)
Unrated | 1h 15min | Drama, Thriller | Video 7 August 2011

Storyline:

Jarrod Mycroft is horrified to learn that a faceless killer is celebrating his 18th birthday by filling his mansion with the corpses of his closest friends. Is his wicked stepbrother Sebastian responsible?

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Boats Out of Watermelon Rinds 2004

Boats Out of Watermelon Rinds 2004

Boats Out of Watermelon Rinds 2004

Boats Out of Watermelon Rinds 2004
Karpuz Kabugundan Gemiler Yapmak (original title)
1h 37min | Comedy, Drama, Family | 26 November 2004 (Turkey)

Storyline:

In his award-winning debut feature film, director Ahmet Ulucay portrays the innocence of childhood and the lure of the cinema for two teens in a small Turkish village. Working for a watermelon seller by day, Remet spends his evenings trying to rebuild a film projector with his friend Mehmet. Both have big dreams to be famous film directors one day.

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A Secret 2007

A Secret 2007

A Secret 2007

A Secret 2007
Un secret (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 45min | Drama, War | 3 October 2007 (France)

Storyline:

In 1953, a sensitive French boy finds out from a neighbor that his family’s Jewish. François Grimbert becomes a physician, and gradually peels the layers of his buried family history which resulted in his difficult upbringing, raised as Catholic by his “Aryan” appearing parents. His athletic father labored to stamp out stereotypical Jewish characteristics he perceived in his son, to keep the family’s many secrets, as most relatives fought in World War II, and later were hauled off to labor and death camps by the Gestapo. Based on a true story.

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The Prince of the Pacific 2000

The Prince of the Pacific 2000

The Prince of the Pacific 2000

The Prince of the Pacific 2000
Le prince du Pacifique (original title)
1h 30min | Adventure, Comedy | 20 December 2000 (France)

Storyline:

Young Polynesian prince recognizes in a captain of the French army the savior of his people which is mentioned in legends.

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Jo’s Boy (2011)

Jo's Boy (2011)

Jo’s Boy (2011)

Jo’s Boy (2011)
Le fils à Jo (original title)
TV-14 | 1h 37min | Comedy, Drama | 12 January 2011 (France)

Storyline:

Grandson of a rugby legend, son of a rugby legend and himself a rugby legend, Jo Canavaro brings up his 13 year old son, Tom, alone in a small village in the Tarn region of France. To the great shame of Jo, Tom is as excellent at maths as he is useless on the field. For a Canavaro, the legend can’t stop here. He is prepared to create a rugby team for Tom against the will of the entire village and Tom himself.

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