Thirteen-year-old Jesse wants to be an artist, but believes that his mundane middle-class Toronto life has left him unprepared. After reading a book on what it takes to be a "true-artist", ... See full summary »
Fictionalized account of Jürgen Bartsch, a German boy who became notorious in the 1960's after his conviction for the serial killings and sexual molestation of a number of young German boys... See full summary »
Kai S. Pieck
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A beautiful but disturbed young woman returns to the US after combat as an American mercenary in Iraq and abducts a 14 year old New York boy, holding him prisoner in her isolated country home as a bizarre relationship develops.
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Erik Richter Strand
Nils Jørgen Kaalstad,
Mikkel Bratt Silset,
Tim is a hungry little boy during the depression era. He suffers from his unemployed violent father and wishes to have a better one. One day he meets Khephir who gives him a shiny blue beetle bug which can eats his father's bad soul....
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Thirteen-year-old Jesse wants to be an artist, but believes that his mundane middle-class Toronto life has left him unprepared. After reading a book on what it takes to be a "true-artist", he sets out looking for risk, ecstasy, wildness and women. Amy George is a microbudget independent drama about the time in a boy's life when he's at his least likeable. Written by
Do you think Jesse's likeable to other people?
People other than his parents?
We like him. Maybe that's enough.
But what if he never becomes likeable?
He's a thirteen-year-old boy. Nobody likes thirteen-year-old boys. What's so important about being well-liked?
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My brother took me to this film at a Brooklyn film festival because the soundtrack features four of his compositions. Nevertheless, about halfway through the film I found myself wondering why in the world I was sitting there watching it. The film tells the story of several days in the life of Jesse, a 13-year-old boy in Toronto. The filmmakers have nothing original to say about this well-worn topic. Several events or statements by characters feel unrealistic but not in an interesting way or for an interesting purpose. For example, numerous comments about sexual orientation and alcohol ring untrue. The biggest example is what Jesse chooses to submit as his assignment in a photography class, a choice with pointless shock value and no apparent connection to his character. The acting is uneven but the cast doesn't have much to work with, given the limitations of the script. The cinematography is beyond bad, full of pointlessly quirky shots that suggest the camera-work of a first-year film student who is just fooling around.
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