American Bully 2009
Anytown (original title)
R | 1h 25min | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 27 March 2009 (USA)
A middle-American teenage boy who is affected by 9/11, terrorism, and the war in Iraq becomes involved in an isolated high school altercation that escalates into a hate crime that shocks the entire nation.
Somewhere in the distant future, people populated the Earth so much that the resources of our home planet were no longer enough for the survival of the human race. In this regard, it was decided to conduct a series of legislative projects that deprived most of the people of any rights. One of these laws was the law on the abolition of the right to life for persons under the age of 14. Such laws were used by world business leaders. And in one place, under one city, there was a gloomy impregnable building of a former concert hall, in which a hidden psychopath, who hid behind the big name Universal Evil, arranged his own television reality show.
In the aftermath of a brutal fraternity hazing death, a college freshman’s desire to join the best fraternity on campus is compromised when his older brother launches an anti-hazing crusade. A modern retelling of ancient Greek mythology, HAZE is a sobering, realistic portrait of what truly goes on behind fraternity and sorority house walls.
In a post-apocalyptic future mankind is lives in a prehistoric manner. After killing his father for sexually assaulting his girlfriend, the son of a tribal leader runs away with a group of his teenage friends. They are taken in by Neil and Judith who introduce them to the vices outlawed by their tribes namely sex and drugs.Neil and Judith, however, are genetically altered indestructible mutants who have their own plans for the future of the human race.
Beat works as a promoter in Berlin’s most famous techno club and does not miss a party himself. The european secret services recruit him as an undercover insider. Soon, he discovers the shocking extent of corruption in his close network – as well as his personal limits.
A soon-to-be-stepmom is snowed in with her fiance’s two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations finally begin to thaw between the trio, strange and frightening events threaten to summon psychological demons from her strict religious childhood.
Hell, or Pool Cleaning 2011
O Inferno (original title)
20min | Short, Drama, Thriller | May 2011 (Portugal)
You can think of swimming pools, shinny wet grass, maybe heat and sex. There is no subway, no train station. You take three buses if you don’t have a car. You can live well there. Probably nothing else comes to mind.
12-year-old Paul lives an isolated existence with his mother, who works at a private psychiatric hospital in the woods near their house. One day, Paul encounters a young teen named Gloria, a mysterious new patient with whom he quickly becomes infatuated. As the fledgling pair forge a tentative friendship, Gloria convinces Paul to help her escape. But when they embark on a perilous journey together, his devotion is put to the test as Gloria’s dangerous unpredictability gradually starts to surface.