The Boy in the Striped Pajamas 2008
PG-13 | 1h 34min | Drama, War | 26 November 2008 (USA)
Young Bruno lives a wealthy lifestyle in prewar Germany along with his mother, elder sister, and SS Commandant father. The family relocates to the countryside where his father is assigned to take command a prison camp. A few days later, Bruno befriends another youth, strangely dressed in striped pajamas, named Shmuel who lives behind an electrified fence. Bruno will soon find out that he is not permitted to befriend his new friend as he is a Jew, and that the neighboring yard is actually a prison camp for Jews awaiting extermination.
Waiting for the Clouds 2003
Bulutlari beklerken (original title)
1h 30min | Drama | 7 January 2005 (Turkey)
Ayse/Eleni who is a member of a Greek family in Turkey is forced to immigrate from Trabzon to Mersin in her early ages. However, the events that happen cause her to face her own past.
Takapihan sankarit 1992
57min | Family | 12 December 1992 (Finland)
Osmo Peltonen (People’s News 11.12.1992) compared the backyard heroes at the same time-dosed premiere at the Parrot man : “Kaarlo Merimaan books that drew backyard heroes .. Manages to cleanly push through a date with a children’s perspective on time, the picture and the child actors, this may possibly sense the effect on the Danish and Swedish children’s films backyard the weakness of heroes is that there is not enough tendency in the episodic story, especially if it is compared to a parrotsman who often looks quite “right” in the film. ”
“The tutor’s grip is not enough to keep a variety of episodes in size,” Katriina Kauppila also said. (Lapsen Maailma 2/1993). “There is a chance to find a movie but, for example, a hysterical but subdued comedy is just a promise, but the heroes of the backyard are a paradise for the first time in a nice way down the road, but it is not trying to crawl from the sky but just to reach it.”
“Pohjola seeks out a narrative nostalgic genius and a humorous joke,” wrote Tarmo Poussu (Ilta-Sanomat on December 11, 1992). “The company is still a sham and the cause is not merely a manuscript in the unprecedented episodic nature, but Pohjola can not get its kind of childlike character out of the wild actor performances.
Antti Lindqvist (see 6/1993) and Petri Kemppinen (Helsingin Sanomat 12.12.1992) considered Antti Rimminen as the most pioneering actor for children. “The adult teacher (Mikko Reitala) is the most elaborate,” continued Kemppinen. “He’s a naughty nil, a seemingly living adult memory of childhood.” (google translated)
Hope and Glory 1987
1h 53min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 20 November 1987 (Ireland)
A semi-autobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War 2. For a young boy, this time in history was more of an adventure, a total upheaval of order, restrictions and discipline. The liberating effect of the war on the women left behind. And the joy when Hitler blows up your school.
Stolen Summer 2002
PG | 1h 31min | Drama | 25 July 2003 (Italy)
Pete, an eight-year-old Catholic boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the mid-1970s, attends Catholic school, where as classes let out for the summer, he’s admonished by a nun to follow the path of the Lord, and not that of the Devil. Perhaps taking this message a bit too seriously, Pete decides it’s his goal for the summer to help someone get into heaven; having been told that Catholicism is the only sure path to the kingdom of the Lord, Pete decides to convert a Jew to Catholicism in order to improve their standing in the afterlife. Hoping to find a likely candidate, Pete begins visiting a nearby synagogue, where he gets to know Rabbi Jacobson, who responds to Pete’s barrage of questions with good humor. Pete also makes friends with the Rabbi’s son, Danny, who is about the same age; when he learns that Danny is seriously ill, he decides Danny would be an excellent choice for conversion. When the priest at Pete’s church informs Pete that all will be tested before they pass the Pearly Gates, he sets up a mini-decathlon and puts Danny in training as he attempts to reshape his spiritual thinking. Pete’s parents aren’t sure just what to make of Pete’s new summer project, and as they become acquainted with Rabbi Jacobson, they share their perspectives on the unexpected trials of parenting.
1h 3min | Drama | 24 October 2006 (Germany)
One night he will fetch the silver from the night sky Jonas loves his fathers magical stories. When Helge dies, Jonas ends up in an orphanage whereupon dreariness and discipline rule his life until a group of circus performers appear in the village.