The Great Water 2004
Golemata voda (original title)
1h 33min | Drama, War | 21 April 2005 (Czech Republic)
An ailing communist reflects on his childhood in Stalinist Yugoslavia.
Under sandet 2015
R | 1h 40min | Drama, History, War | 3 December 2015 (Denmark)
In the wake of the Second World War, the Danish authorities force thousands of German prisoners of war to defuse the millions of mines buried on Danish beaches.
Run Boy Run 2013
Lauf Junge lauf (original title)
12 | 1h 52min | Action, Drama, War
Srulik, an eight-year-old boy, flees from the Warsaw ghetto in 1942. He attempts to survive, at first alone in the forest, and then as a Christian orphan named Jurek on a Polish farm. Throughout his ordeal, his Jewish identity is in danger of being lost. The story is based on the bestseller by Uri Orlev.
Viva la muerte 1971
Viva la muerte 1971
1h 30min | Drama, War | 12 May 1971 (France)
At the end of the Spanish civil war, Fando, a boy of about ten, tries to make sense of war and his father’s arrest. His mother is religious, sympathetic to the Fascists; his father is accused of being a Red. Fando discovers that his mother may have aided in his father’s arrest. Sometimes we witness Fando imagining explanations for what’s going on; sometimes we see him at play, alone or with his friend Thérèse. Oedipal fantasies and a lad’s natural curiosity about sex and death mix with his search for his mother’s nature and his father’s fate. Will Fando survive the search?
1h 37min | Action, Drama, War | 2 February 2006 (Russia)
A “Hitlerjugend” kind of story, set in the Soviet Union during the Second World War, based on a fictitious story from the eponymous book by Vladimir Kunin. The Red Army has a gang of juveniles for a clandestine operation against the Nazis. The boys are trained by a dangerous crime lord at a top secret boot camp. They are doomed to die in the mission, or after it, just to keep it a secret. Continue reading
Catching a Lion 2014
8min | Short, Drama, War | 29 September 2014 (Canada)
Father and son have to catch a lion in order to save themselves from the approaching war. Inspired by true events.