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The Wound 2017

The Wound 2017

The Wound 2017
Inxeba (original title)
1h 28min | Drama, Romance | 19 April 2017 (France)

Storyline:

Xolani, a lonely factory worker, travels to the rural mountains with the men of his community to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood. When a defiant initiate from the city discovers his best-kept secret, Xolani’s entire existence begins to unravel.

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The Fosters S05E12

The Fosters S05E12

The Fosters S05E12
#IWasMadeInAmerica
TV-14 | 42min | Drama, Romance | Episode aired 23 January 2018

Storyline:

Callie and her friends create buzz for Ximena’s plight at an anti-immigration rally; an unlikely source offers a key piece of evidence that may help save Anchor Beach from going private; the family celebrates Stef’s birthday.

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The Devil’s Backbone 2001

The Devil's Backbone 2001

The Devil’s Backbone 2001
El espinazo del diablo (original title)
R | 1h 46min | Drama, Horror | 20 April 2001 (Spain)

Storyline:

It is 1939, the end of three years of bloody civil war in Spain, and General Franco’s right-wing Nationalists are poised to defeat the left-wing Republican forces. A ten-year-old boy named Carlos, the son of a fallen Republican war hero, is left by his tutor in an orphanage in the middle of nowhere. The orphanage is run by a curt but considerate headmistress named Carmen and a kindly Professor Casares, both of whom are sympathetic to the doomed Republican cause. Despite their concern for him, and his gradual triumph over the usual schoolhouse bully, Carlos never feels completely comfortable in his new environment. First of all, there was that initial encounter with the orphanage’s nasty caretaker, Jacinto, who reacts even more violently when anyone is caught looking around a particular storage room the one with the deep well. Second, and more inexplicable, is the presence of a ghost, one of the former occupants of the orphanage named Santi. Not long after Carlos’ arrival, Santi latches onto Carlos, badgering him incessantly at night and gloomily intoning, “Many of you will die.” As if that wasn’t enough to keep the orphanage’s occupants in an unrelenting state of terror, there’s the un-exploded bomb that dominates the orphanage’s courtyard, still ticking away; With the orphanage left defenseless by its isolation, and the swift progression of Franco’s troops, the ghost’s prediction seems depressingly accurate. Nevertheless, with every step of the plot, it becomes apparent that the ghost’s predictions as to who (or what) will die, the real source of danger and even the definition of death itself may be more ambiguous than first thought.

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