An astute observation based on real cases of bullying. In central Gothenburg, Sweden, a group of boys, aged 12-14, robbed other children on about 40 occasions between 2006 and 2008. The ... See full summary »
On trial for murder, Larry Ballantyne regurgitates an unbelievable story. He recounts how he philanders to other women while his rich loving wife Gretta tries to keep him in line. According... See full summary »
The stories revolve around the lives of three childhood friends: An overseas returnee who falls in love with the young wife of an ambitious politician, a university lecturer who's searching... See full summary »
Tien You Chui,
In 19th century, a disillusioned priest helps a young boy drifter who's a chess wunderkind to move on up in life and social structures using his talent. Years later, he's a success, but game of life and love has higher stakes than chess.
A director with a very distinctive style, Jovan Jovanovic has filmed in 1971 one of the most significant works in the history of contemporary Serbian film. "Young and Healthy Like a Rose" ... See full summary »
Long before the events of the movie Ôki, who was approaching middle age, had a relation to 16-year-old Otoko. She got pregnant, but the child was stillborn. Their relation stopped at the ... See full summary »
The soundtrack reminds one of one's own amateur attempts at 'shooting a home movie' on one's family camera. BIG DEAL. The film is SO GOOD that this 'drawback' becomes a PLUS! We are taken into the heart of our Western wasteland. We are shown what simple sentiments, under duress, under discrimination, under a culture where poetry and playfulness are nearly redundant, can mean. We MEET people we would not usually, have the courage or desire to approach... in THEIR surroundings. But this is not the usual ARTY VOYEURISM that even the best films in the 'social' genre usually put out... This is curiosity, respect and compassion. This film is TENDER. This film is a healing but sad, but beautiful experience. I saw it in Buenos Aires, Argentina where it has been running in a central cinema for...six months! In Italy NO ONE has seen it. This information says it all.
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