Vikes 2017

Vikes 2017

Vikes 2017
1h 26min | Comedy, Romance | 25 August 2017 (USA)

Storyline:

Thorvald’s a typical high school kid finding his way, and he’s pretty impressed with his classmate, Ida, who seems to have already found her’s. Taking a cue from Ida’s energetic campaign to ban a competing school’s football team, the Redskins, until they change their oppressive name – Thorvald initiates an effort to change their own school’s mascot, the Viking, to something less offensive to Scandinavians. And he enlists the assistance of an elusive community organizer, a mischievously alert neighborhood kid and, of course, Ida – against the resistance of his parents, his classmates, and pretty much everyone else in town, including Ida’s giant boyfriend; the Captain of the Vikings football team. It’s a bit of a bumpy path for all, but there’s a decent message or two along the way as Thorvald and Ida become close.

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Turtles Can Fly 2004

Turtles Can Fly 2004

Turtles Can Fly 2004
Lakposhtha parvaz mikonand (original title)
PG-13 | 1h 38min | Drama, War | 23 February 2005 (France)

Storyline:

On the Kurdish refugee camp on the Iraqi-Turkish border, the boy Satellite is the leader of the kids. He commands them to clear and collect American undetonated minefields in the fields to sell them in the street market and he installs antennae for the villagers. He goes with the local leader to buy a parabolic antenna to learn the news about the eminent American invasion but nobody speaks English and Satellite that knows a couple of words is assigned to translate the Fox News. When the orphans Agrin and her armless brother Hengov and the blind toddler Riga come from Halabcheh to the camp, Satellite falls in an unrequited love for Egrin. But the girl is traumatized by a cruel raid in her home, when her parents were murdered and she was raped. She wants to leave Riga behind and travel with her brother Hengov to another place, but he does not agree with her intention.

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Guardian of the Ancient Shadow Crown 2016

Guardian of the Ancient Shadow Crown 2016

Guardian of the Ancient Shadow Crown 2016
86 minutes | Adventure | August 22, 2017

Storyline:

A lonely young boy discovers a key and doorway into the magical world hidden beneath his grandmother’s garden. Soon after befriending two Shadowers, an adventure begins as he is confronted by the witched witch, in the icy lair far to north, to take away the crown.

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The Fix It Boys 2017

The Fix It Boys 2017

The Fix It Boys 2017
1h 20min | Family | 3 April 2017 (USA)

Storyline:

Ben and Cricket Junk can repair just about anything, but when a friend asks them to repair her parent’s marriage, the boys are in over their heads. Their zany antics are the stuff of campfire tales. The boys are stumped until they learn that a stolen pearl necklace may be what they need. Can they catch the thief and locate the pearl of great price? Along the journey, the Fix It Boys learn about God’s forgiveness and discover the wonderful gift of salvation. It is a inspiring tale of mystery, investigation and lessons in faith. Dove approved for all ages.

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Paths 2017

Paths 2017

Paths 2017
Ein Weg (original title)
1h 47min | Drama | 11 January 2018 (Germany)

Storyline:

A small quiet place in Thuringia. Andreas’ (42) workshop is running well again and Martin (43) is not as much on the road as before. Son Max (19) is out of the house. Finally, the two have more time for themselves and travel in November to the Baltic Sea – as they have always done it before. But Martin is dissatisfied: the weather is bad and he would have preferred to stay at home. Andreas tears off his clothes and throws himself into the cold sea. Full of care, Martin tries to pull him back and swallows the salty water as he stumbles. Back in their holiday home the mood is disturbed by the different expectations. A cautious approach to the traces of a long relationship. Paths tells the love of two people. Not how they got together, not a period that they live through, but their day-to-day-life: all the years between the first kiss and now.

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So Long Enthusiasm 2017

So Long Enthusiasm 2017

So Long Enthusiasm 2017
Adiós entusiasmo (original title)
1h 19min | Drama | February 2017 (Germany)

Storyline:

Margarita lives with her son Axel and his older sisters Antonia, Alejandra and Alicia. Their flat is like a cosy cave where they play music, eat, sleep and argue in the warm lamplight. An intimate family cocoon. The fact that Margarita lives locked up in a room beyond the bathroom is just how things are. The children communicate with their mother through a small window, giving her blankets, DVDs and reading material and celebrating her birthday in the corridor. When she’s eventually had enough, it’s Axel that must decide what to do.

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The Swamp 2001

The Swamp 2001

The Swamp 2001
La Ciénaga (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 43min | Comedy, Drama | 12 April 2001 (Argentina)

Storyline:

Chekhov in contemporary Argentina. Mecha and Gregorio are at their rundown country place near La Ciénaga with their teen children. It’s hot. The adults drink constantly; Mecha cuts herself, engendering a trip to the hospital and a visit from her son José. A cousin, Tali, brings her children. The kids are on their own, sunbathing by the filthy pool, dancing in town, running in the hills with shotguns, driving cars without licenses. One of the teen girls loves Isabel, a family servant constantly accused of stealing. Mother and son, son and sisters, teen and Isabel are in each other’s beds and bathrooms with a creepy intimacy. With no adults paying attention, who’s at risk?

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Ideal Home 2018

Ideal Home 2018

Ideal Home 2018
1h 31min | Comedy, Drama | 6 July 2018 (UK)

Storyline:

Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd star as Erasmus and Paul, a bickering gay couple whose life is turned inside out when a ten-year old boy shows up at their door claiming to be Erasmus’ grandson. Neither Paul, nor Erasmus, are ready to give up their extravagant lifestyles to be parents, but maybe this little kid has a thing or two to teach them about the value of family.

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