The three best friends Yusuf (Emircan Çal), Ali (Arda Şahin) and Ahmet live together in a small Anatolian village and spend every free minute together. However, when the three boys one day want to refresh themselves on a river near the village, Ahmet drowns tragically. At the funeral, Yusuf and Ali observe the imam of the village praying and are convinced that he is talking directly to their deceased friend. Henceforth, they do everything they can to become Imams in order to contact Ahmet and to ask him what he experiences in heaven. In doing so, they thoroughly disturb the tranquil village life and the grieving village community. However, with the help of Ahmet’s grandfather Osman (Oğuz Oktay), they are slowly learning what Islam is all about …
Den förtrollade vägen 1986
1h 39min | Biography, Comedy, Drama | TV Movie 29 December 1986
Writer and psychiatrist Oscar Parland (1912-1997) narrates this nostalgic story about his early childhood memories and fantasies. Five-year-old Riki spends the summer of 1917 at his cosmopolitan family’s summer house by the Gulf of Finland. Surrounded by other children and eccentric adults who speak Swedish, German and Russian, Riki also encounters some fantastic animal characters no one else is able to see.
After years in hiding and struggling to control his demons, an eccentric drifter returns home and discovers that his childhood abuser, the center of his pain, is still alive. Armed with this knowledge, the drifter plots his revenge, all the while navigating the perilous land of masculine fragility in modern-day America.
Sciuscià (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 30min | Drama | 26 August 1947 (USA)
At a track near Rome, shoeshine boys are watching horses run. Two of the boys, the orphan Pasquale and his younger friend Giuseppe, are riding. The pair have been saving to buy a horse of their own to ride. The boys meet Attilio, Giuse’s much older brother, and his shady friend at a boat on the Tiber. In return for a commission, the boys agree to deliver black market goods to a fortune-teller. Once the woman has paid, Attilio’s gang suddenly arrives, pretending to be cops, to shake the woman down. With a payoff from Attilio, the boys are able to make the final payment and stable their horse in Trastevere over the river. The fortune-teller identifies Pasqua and Giuse. Held at an overcrowded boys’ prison, they are separated. Giuse falls under the influence of an older lad in his cell, Arcangeli. During interrogation, Pasqua is tricked into betraying Giuse’s brother to the police. With their trial still in the future, the two friends are driven further apart.
Amazon Forever 2004
1h 30min | Drama | 16 October 2004 (France)
Nicholas is a young cinematographer, shooting a documentary about the ancient tribal ritual in an Indian village near the Amazon, where he fell in love with the daughter of a chief, at the same time more and more like the side of the original daily life, and a more in-depth understanding of their ancient customs, however, he found where deforestation has become increasingly serious.
Lilies – Les feluettes (original title)
R | 1h 35min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy | 16 August 1997 (Japan)
1952: Bishop Bilodeau visits a québécois prison to hear the confession of a boyhood friend jailed for murder 40 years ago. The inmates force the prelate to watch a play depicting what really happened in 1912. We meet him as a young man, strait-laced, intent on convincing Simon (now the convict) to join the seminary with him. Vallier, the son of an impoverished and eccentric countess, loves Simon and he is drawn to Vallier, but in fear of his father’s wrath for kissing Vallier during drama rehearsal, Simon courts a visiting Parisian, asking her to marry him. Vallier, encouraged by his mother, attends the engagement party to declare his love for Simon. And what does the watchful Bilodeau do?
1h 55min | Drama, Sport | 1 June 2018 (USA)
Based on Tim Winton’s award-winning and international bestselling novel set in mid-70s coastal Australia. Two teenage boys, hungry for discovery, form an unlikely friendship with a mysterious older adventurer who pushes them to take risks that will have a lasting and profound impact on their lives.