On a secluded prairie farm, adolescent boys labor in wheat fields for a sexually predatory warden and his farmhands, who threaten to feed them to a voracious beast if they ever disobey. The newly arrived Linus instantly catches the warden's eye, and begins to receive secret visitations from a mysterious girl. The other boys tell Linus the legend of a special boy who fled the farm and became a glorious angel that will one day return to free them all. When Linus asks the girl if she is the angel, her answer is enigmatic. After the warden's favorite boy dies, Linus is poised to become the next victim. The girl reappears and promises to help him escape, but with hope comes punishment.
Director: Jeff Erbach.
Cast: Marc Ducusin, Cameron Mundle, Alison Northcott, Rob Fast, Anthony Johnston, Tim Hudek, Geoff Thompson, Michael Elliot, Hannon Bell, Harrison Bourdon, Ian Basarowich, Gord Zubreki.
Language: English, Russian.
Subtitles: English, Russian.
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Soft Like Me. 1996.
Two films, fiction and documentary, from and about Niki De Saint Phalle, the painter of theatre, sculptor, filmmaker and creative person.
1. Daddy. 1973.
A fantasy about a woman’s attempts to exorcise the influence of her sexually domineering father.
Peter Whitehead and Niki de Saint Phalle's 1973 film Daddy (UK) was an angry retort to oppressive regimes, particularly that most destructive one of childhood sexual abuse. But its power lies equally in its ambivalence and, in the end, its profound negativity. While Whitehead and de Saint Phalle resolutely sought to free representations of women from the triad of narcissism, masochism, and passivity, insisting that the feminine is home to the full range of aggressive and sexual drives, they also stripped away even the most facile hopes for a better world. In this, Whitehead and de Saint Phalle joined other creative radicals of the 1960s and 1970s (such as poets like Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton, who wrote eloquently about both female resistance and resignation in the face of paternal sexual abuse) in presenting a pessimistic account of late modernity.
In the section entitled "The Monster," Daddy sexually abuses the Daughter during a game of Blind Man. The daughter's response is ambivalent: she wants to scream; she promises to "lead [Daddy] to many countries" and to "conquer the world" for him; she commands "Down on your knees Daddy, say please say please ... Dirty dirty Daddy." The Daughter's abuse is symptomatic of the Daddy's cruelty generally: Daddy also beats and rapes the Mother. When the Daughter dons her Mother's wig, Daddy punishes her by locking her in a dark cupboard.
Director: Niki De Saint Phalle, Peter Whitehead.
Cast: Rainer Diez, Mia Martin, Clarice Mary, Niki De Saint Phalle, Marcel Lefranc, Jean-Pierre Raymond, Sere Inhof.
UK, France, 1973.
Niki de Saint Phalle: Wer ist das Monster - du oder ich? / Résumé de Niki de Saint Phalle : Qui est le monstre, toi ou moi ? / Niki de Saint Phalle: Who Is the Monster, You or Me? 1996.
EN. In the sixties the painter and sculptor Niki de Saint Phalle started her career with shooting paintings, reliefs that were fired at with paint bags. She became famous and popular for her Nanas, colorful sculptures of big and cheerful women, and for the cooperation with Jean Tinguely. The frame of this film is a tour through her tarot garden in Tuscany.
FR. S'appuyant sur les souvenirs de Niki de Saint Phalle et des images d'archives très swinging sixties, une plongée en couleurs dans l'univers de l'artiste. «Je cherchais qui était la femme...» Marie-Agnès Fal de Saint Phalle, surnommée Niki par sa mère, n'a cessé d'explorer ses démons, se réjouissant dès ses débuts d'ulcérer son aristocratique famille et de dénoncer un père incestueux dans un film déjanté, Daddy. Des premiers tableaux au fusil aux «Nanas» qui l'ont rendue célèbre, dont «la plus grande putain de la planète» (29 mètres de long, 6 de hauteur et 9 de largeur) créée pour le musée d'art moderne de Stockholm.
Director: Peter Schamoni.
Csat: Niki De Saint Phalle, Jean Tinguely.
Germany, Switzerland, 1996.
Language: French.1280x720 HD
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Daddy. 1973. Niki de Saint Phalle: Wer ist das Monster - du oder ich? / Résumé de Niki de Saint Phalle : Qui est le monstre, toi ou moi ? / Niki de Saint Phalle: Who Is the Monster, You or Me? 1996.
The tale of young Gritta who lives with her father, an unsuccessful inventor. When her new stepmother tries to put her away in a convent she discovers some dark secrets there.
Gritta lebt alleine mit ihrem Vater in einem alten Schloss. Als eine Prinzessin in das Schloss kommt, wird sie in eine Klosterschule gebracht. Dort erfährt sie den Plan des Gouverneurs Pekavus, den König zu stürzen. Nachdem sie wieder zu Hause ist, geht sie mit ihrem Vater zum König. Es gelingt ihr, die Pläne von Pekavus zu vereiteln.
Awards: Bei den Internationalen Filmfestspielen Berlin 1986 erhielt dieser Film die Ehrende Anerkennung der UNICEF.
Director: Jurgen Brauer.
Cast: Nadja Klier, Hermann Beyer, Suher Saleh, Fred Delmare, Marc Lubosch, Wolf-Dieter Lingk, Peter Sodann, Ilja Kriwoluzky, Heide Kipp, Peter Dommisch.
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Gritta von Rattenzuhausbeiuns / Gritta vom Rattenschloß. 1986.
Palánk, Bádogos, Csepcsányi és a többiek először mennek háromnapos kirándulásra szülői felügyelet nélkül - minthogy már nagyfiúk.A szülők titokban megbízzák a helybelieket, figyeljék fiaikat, vigyázzanak rájuk - minthogy azok még kisfiúk. Az "őrangyalszolgálat" kezdetben jól is működik, a bajok akkor kezdődnek, amikor a fiúk elkezdik az előre megtervezett nagy számháborút...Director: Attila Szabó.Cast: Fenyvesi Zoltán, Király László, Bilki Mihály, Krajczár György, Müller Péter, Kaló Flórián, Kovács Károly, Gyenge Árpád, Soós Lajos, Paudits Béla, Bánhidi László, Csala Zsuzsa, Tordai Teri, Sütő Irén, Hacser Józsa.Hungary, 1975-1976.Language: Hungarian.
Le a cipövel! 1975-1976. DVD.
Manu, who just turned ten, makes his first trip to Murcia to spend some time with his father's family. Surrounded by orchards, sea, nature and a cheerful and warm family, he will find his first love and the first signs of his adult life.
Director: Carlos Saura.
Cast: Francisco Rabal, Alejandro Martínez, Dafne Fernández, Eusebio Lázaro, Manuel Bandera, Juan Luis Galiardo, Eulàlia Ramon, María Luisa San José, Paulina Gálvez, Eva Marciel, Israel Rodríguez, Rafael Álvarez 'El Brujo', Rebeca Fernández.
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Pajarico / The Birdie. 1997.
«Nu kommer NYA Madicken!»Madicken is a fictional character created by the Swedish author Astrid Lindgren. Madicken appeared in 6 books, two movies—Du ar inte klok Madicken (1979) (You're out of your mind, Madicken) and Madicken pa Junibacken (1980) (Madicken at June Hill)—and a TV Series (1979). Du ar inte klok Madicken is about a 7-year-old girl from Sweden, during World War I. The follow-up movie Madicken pa Junibacken from 1980 is edited from various episodes of the TV production "Madicken" which screened in 1980. However, the events of the first film are set after the second film. Her full name is Margareta Engstrom, but the only time anyone uses it is when admonishing her. Her mother is a housewife - they have a maid who does the work around the house—and her father is the editor-in-chief of the local newspaper.The actress, Jonna Liljendahl (born 6 November 1970, Stockholm, Sweden), featured in the TV episodes as well as the subsequent movies.The scenes when they're in a city is filmed in Soderkoping and the house "Junibacken" is Jarsta Gard not so far from Uppsala.The movies have been released with Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Finnish and German dialogue.Director: Göran Graffman.Writers: Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren.Cast: Jonna Liljendahl, Liv Alsterlund, Monica Nordquist, Lis Nilheim, Sebastian Hakansson, Allan Edwall, Birgitta Andersson, Cecilia Orlando-Willberg, Kerstin Hansson.Sweden, 1979.
Language: Swedish, Russian.
Subtitles: Swedish, Russian.
Du är inte klok, Madicken. 1979.
«Gotta always somehow make good outta what can poison you.»
Hounddog is a 2007 coming-of-age drama film written, directed, and produced by Deborah Kampmeier and starring Dakota Fanning, Isabelle Fuhrman, Robin Wright Penn, and Piper Laurie, among others. It is also Isabelle Fuhrman's debut film. Penn also serves as an executive producer. The film was produced by Raye Dowell, Jen Gatien, and Terry Leonard. It premiered in competition at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, and was given a limited release in 11 North American theaters on September 19, 2008.
Shot near Wilmington, North Carolina and taking place in the late 1950s rural Alabama, the film stars Fanning as Lewellen, "a troubled 12-year-old girl who finds solace from an abusive life through music of Elvis Presley."
The film was panned by critics, due in part to a controversial scene in which Fanning's character is raped. The film was also a box office failure, grossing only $131,961, against an estimated $3.75 million production budget.
A drama set in the American South, where a precocious, troubled girl finds a safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley.
Director: Deborah Kampmeier.
Cast: Dakota Fanning, David Morse, Piper Laurie, Granoldo Frazier, Isabelle Fuhrman, Cody Hanford, Charlie Lucas, Herman McCloud, Chandler McIntyre, Robin Mullins, Afemo Omilami, Tim Parati, Robin Wright.
Subtitle: English, Russian.
Hounddog. 2007. Hounddog. 2007.
Pink: charm, courtesy, sensitivity, tenderness, sweetness, childhood, feminine and romantic. Moa does not fit into any of her friends’ clothes, they are too big. Her friends convince her that she has anorexia. Moa has never gotten so much attention and compliments before and starts to like her new illness. Perhaps anorexia can be a good thing? At least you stay thin - and if you are thin you are happy?
Director: Sunniva Eir Tangvik Kveum.
Cast: Synne Melling Sæther, Erle Bjørgaas, Sara Kaspersen, Ihne Lysvold.
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What grows out of pink. 2015.
Film o partě dětí, které tráví prázdniny ve městě na sídlišti a nudí se. Rodiče na ně nemají čas a tak dělají co se dá, až se připletou do cesty zlodějům, co vykrádají byty. Po právu zapomenutý snímek pro mládež, pod který se nedlouho před revolucí podepsal režisér Otakar Kosek.Director: Otakar Kosek.Cast: Antonin Hejtmanek (Jirka), Jiri Jaros (Vasek), Maros Kramar (Dostal), Miroslav Krizek (Honza), Marcela Penazova-Prichystalova (Dostalova), Bozena Bohmova (Holinova), David Pospisil (Milos), Marcel Rech (Filip), Stanislav Sarsky (Smidek), Alena Procházková.Czechoslovakia, 1989.Language: Czech.
Brutal film about the exploitation of a young Italian boy, who is virtually sold to the operators of a sulphur mine where he is beaten and sexually molested.
This is the story of a young adolescent in an Italian mining community, ostensibly (or hopefully) at some time in the past. He is indentured in a traditional apprenticeship system that makes him a virtual slave to his bosses. The inferno-like conditions of sulphur mining, the sexual exploitation resulting from week-long separation of husbands from wives, and the ever-present danger of the mines combine construct a real-life allegory for the dual "open" and "subterranean" levels of human nature. Acla's boyish exuberance, sensitivity and idealism set him fundamentally at odds with his environment. Aurelio Grimaldi's excellent direction ensures you won't know the outcome until the closing credits roll. This is not an easy film to watch: you fill emotionally drained for a long time afterward. Be warned.
Director: Aurelio Grimaldi.
Cast: Francesco Cusimano, Tony Sperandeo, Luigi Maria Burruano, Lucia Sardo, Giovanni Alamia, Benedetto Raneli, Giuseppe Cusimano, Rita Barbanera, Salvatore Scianna, Ignazio Donato, Luciano Venturino, Tano Cimarosa, Giuseppe Calcagno.
Language: Italian, Russian.
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La discesa di Aclà a Floristella / Acla's Decent Into Floristella. 1992. La discesa di Aclà a Floristella / Acla's Decent Into Floristella. 1992.
Mario and his brother Alonso become committed to fishing in a coral-reef in the southern Philippines. With many other children of different origin they work for starvation wages on the ship of unscrupulous captain Murène. Together they drive shoals of fish into a big fish trap having to use the dangerous muro-ami technique in the coral-reefs. Fastened to a stone, the little divers jump into the water to reach the depth faster. Without any equipment they dive down 30 meters. The brutal captain treats the exhausted children like slaves. After little Boï is fatally wounded by a swordfish, the situation on the ship gets out of hand. When the boys get to know that the captain has killed Alonso and the fishing company had refused payment and the frequently mentioned bonuses, a bloody mutiny breaks out on the ship which drifts uncontrolled on the ocean. A group of boys leaves the ship in a boat. The little deep-sea divers are left to themselves, are found after a long time and, finally...
Director: Joël Farges.
Cast: Angeli Bayani, Anthony Buencamino, Philippe Dormoy, Bong Embile, Argie Fernandez, Bensar P. Hayli, Jerald Napoles.
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Esclaves des mers / Das Schiff der Kindersklaven. 2009.
Ana is a woman of thirty-something, goes back to the house where she spent of her childhood during the Argentine dictatorship. Once there, she will remember the last moments she lived whit her brother Iván and her parents. Ana's memories will immerse us in the reality of her family, who hides from the police and the military during the 1976 dictatorship in Argentina.
Director: Darío Stegmayer.
Cast: Malena Alterio, Juan Diego Botto, María Botto, Ernesto Alterio, Juana Migliore, Blas Migliore.
Argentina, Spain, 2002.
Language: Spanish, Russian.
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El balancín de Iván. 2002.
CZ. Každoroční pánská jízda tří otců se vlivem razantního zásahu manželek stává něčím jako mateřskou školou v zimní přírodě. Ukáže se, že v jistých situacích jsou otcové lepšími mámami nežli mámy samé, což platí hlavně tehdy, když mámy nejsou v dohledu. Jejich výchovné metody jsou velmi svérázné a vyvolávají plno zmatků a úsměvných situací....
EN. Three middle-aged go for a vacation into the mountains with their children. How will they cope with their youngsters every-day needs without their wives? It seems like a many times told story but the way Polednakova approaches to the subject is simply charming. It truly is one of the most original sit-coms.
Director: Marie Poledňáková.
Cast: Július Satinský, Václav Postránecký, Pavel Nový, Jana Šulcová, Eliška Balzerová, Zdena Studenková, Zuzana Githeisová, Marta Buchtíková, Václav Korda, Cyril Křupala, Lukáš Pelánek, Marek Dvořák, Květa Fialová, Jan Faltýnek, Viktor Maurer, Magda Křížková-Šebestová.
Czechoslovakia, Barrandov, 1983.
Language: Czech, Russian.
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S tebou mě baví svět / With You The World Is Fun. 1983.
Grazia is a mother of three who spends suffocating days packing fish while her husband Pietro is at sea. Her oft-erratic behavior leads Pietro into thinking she may need medical attention, and he prepares to send her off to a psychiatric institute in Milan. Their son Pasquale, the one person who understand his mother the most, vows to do whatever it takes to foil his father's plan.
Director: Emanuele Crialese.
Cast: Valeria Golino, Vincenzo Amato, Francesco Casisa, Veronica D'Agostino, Filippo Pucillo, Muzzi Loffredo, Elio Germano, Francesco Edoardo Anglieri, Giuseppe del Volgo.
Italy, France, 2002.
Language: Italian, Russian.
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Respiro / Grazia's Island. 2002.
A film about women and diamonds which determine the fate of the men who desire them. A group of airport porters are planning on stealing 2 sacks of rough diamonds. The diamonds arrive on schedule on commercial flights to the airport. Being that the porters are the first to come in contact with the sacks from the moment they land in the airport, it goes without saying that they will be the first to be interrogated by the police. In order to escape the clutches of the police Bacho, the ring leader, must choose from among the porters two suckers who won't have a choice but to take the wrap and do time in jail. The gang of airport porters reside in a neighborhood adjacent to the airport. The film will take us to their neighborhood in search of these two porters. There in the midst of the love affairs, jealousies, sex and betrayals, Bacho takes advantage of the weaknesses of 2 porters: Punchika - the compulsive gambler, and Otary (Bacho's brother-in-law) - a wife beater, and forces them to...Director: Dover Koshashvili.Cast: Yuval Segal, Rami Heuberger, Moni Moshonov, Ian Fisher, Becky Griffin, Irit Nathan Benedek, Lior Ashkenazi, Ania Bukstein, Orit Cher, Ian Fisher, Dover Koshashvili, Mickey Leon.Israel, France, 2003.Language: Hebrew.
Matana MiShamayim / Gift From Above. 2003.
16-year-old Maria is forced into Serra D'Aires convent, secretly run by Satanists. Her confessor is in collusion with the Mother Superior. Maria is tortured, forced into sex with men, women, and the horned Devil, and told that it's all a bad dream. She writes a letter to God, and a Knight rescues her, only to fall into the hands of the Inquisition, put on the rack, and condemned to death like Joan of Arc.
Director: Jesús Franco.
Cast: Susan Hemingway, William Berger, Herbert Fux, Ana Zanatti, Aida Vargas, Vítor Mendes, Aida Gouveia, Herman José, José Viana, Patricia Da Silva, Victor de Sousa, Nicolau Breyner, Clara Marabuto.
Germany, Switzerland, 1977.
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Die Liebesbriefe einer portugiesischen Nonne / Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun. 1977.
A female writer begins a very close friendship with a boy who makes her remember a lost love. She daydreams with his lost love, talks with him as if he were in the same room, and remembers all the happiness she used to have. While we see through backflashes how was her relationship with his lover, we also see how she begins to feel a sexual desire for the boy. She tries to keep with her the boy all the time, as we see through the backflashes how she tried to keep her lover with her all the time. There is a religious conflict in the main characters, Atheism Vs Catholicism. The more we see the more everything makes sense.
Director: Sergio Véjar.
Cast: Silvia Pinal, Ricardo Noriega, Ada Carrasco, Humberto Elizondo, Martha Covarrubias, Gonzalo Vega, Andrés León Becker.
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Las mariposas disecadas. 1978.
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