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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Handcuff King 2002

Handcuff King 2002

Handcuff King 2002
Kahlekuningas (original title)
1h 34min | Comedy, Drama, Family | 4 October 2002 (Finland)

Storyline:

In the 1970s, a 12-year-old boy Esko lives in Tornio, northern Finland, a town bordering Sweden across the river. Esko befriends a Swedish boy, Pate, and learns to share his obsession for Harry Houdini, the legendary escape artist. While standing handcuffed on the railway bridge, contemplating a stunt jump into the icy river, he reminisces the dramatic events of the summer before. For the viewer, his problems are presented with warm humour # gang fights, feeling guilty for lying, Father losing his job, Mother losing her nerves, not to mention Grandfather having lost his willingness to speak since a traumatic war experience 30 years earlier.

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Class Rank 2017

Class Rank 2017

Class Rank 2017
Not Rated | 1h 48min | Comedy, Family, Romance | 11 May 2018 (USA)

Storyline:

Olivia Holt, Skyler Gisondo, Kathleen Chalfant, Kristin Chenoweth and Bruce Dern star in this quirky teen comedy about placement, politics and finding your voice. The only thing holding Veronica (Holt) back from her dream of attending Yale is her #2 high-school class ranking. So when she devises a plan to elect fellow teen Bernard (Gisondo) to the local school board and abolish the ranking system, their unorthodox efforts inspire everyone around them to see life and love in a whole new light.

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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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Long Live Ghosts 1977

Long Live Ghosts 1977

Long Live Ghosts 1977
At zijí duchové! (original title)
1h 25min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy | 12 April 1979 (Hungary)

Storyline:

Trespassing gang of boys encounter a ghost in the ruins of a castle. When they rescue the ghost who is caught in a trapset, they become allies in a fight to prevent ruins from being turned into mushroom farm by the city authorities.

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