A book as unforgettable as this is difficult to find; what makes it all the more remarkable is that every word of it is true. Utterly moving and universally appealing, this book is worth its weight in diamonds. Zeze, a precocious five-year-old born to a very poor family in the slums of Brazil, taught himself to read at that tender age and wants to grow up to be `a poet with a bow tie'. His intelligence is only matched by his penchant for mischief, and Zeze's ingenious pranks, which includes making `snakes' out of stockings to frighten adults with, will make you chuckle out loud. Beneath his naughtiness, however, is a child with a heart of gold. Zeze cares for plants and animals and the suffering of other people. He helps out his family by shining shoes, is saddened by the death of the family hen that was slaughtered for soup, shares the stuffed cruller that his pitying teacher bought him with a destitute little black girl who no one else plays with, steals flowers from rich folks' gardens for his teacher and sings in the street to help a songbook salesman sell his wares. Poverty has taught young Zeze a lot, and when he cries upon seeing that he has received nothing for Christmas and has thus hurt his father's feelings, he shines shoes for a few pennies to buy his father a box of cigarettes with. The title of the book comes from a small, sweet-orange tree growing in the garden of Zeze's home. Feeling left out by his numerous brothers and sisters, the imaginative Zeze adopts the tree as a playmate. The plot grows when Zeze befriends the town millionaire, Portuga, and soon the two are inseparable. A tragedy occurs, and we follow the sorrowful and moving way Zeze deals with it. For the record, no book has ever made me cry so much. That this book is no longer in print is also a great tragedy. I strongly recommend searching secondhand bookshops and flea markets to see if anyone is foolish enough to give this gem away. His/her loss is your gain.Director: Aurélio Teixeira.Cast: Júlio César Cruz, Aurélio Teixeira, Henrique José Leal, Leilane Chediak, Júlio Hofacker, Janet Chermont, Iva West, Elisa Fernandes, Catulo De Paula, Jorge Luiz Trannin, Vitório Veríssimo.Brazil, 1970.Language: Portuguese.
Meu Pé de Laranja-Lima. 1970.
O Sandře, Lojzovi, Kristýně a ostatních, kteří se sešli v dětské ozdravovně.
Do ozdravovny pro děti s respiračními chorobami přijíždí nový turnus. Vstupní prohlídky v ordinaci MUDr. Kryštofa naznačují, které děti budou mít v příběhu dominantní role. Je to především Sandra, sebejistá a úspěšná gymnastka, která se cílevědomě připravuje na závratnou sportovní kariéru, momentálně má ale nohu v sádře. Dalším hrdinou je Lojza, sympatický kluk, který se chce stát žokejem. Vrací se do ozdravovny už potřetí. Má tu věrnou kamarádku Kristýnu, neteř správce ozdravovny, která žije se svým tátou a maminku má ve Švýcarsku.
1. Už to začíná.
3. V pasti.
4. Špatné zprávy.
6. Modlitba závodníka.
7. Co mě nezabije, to mě posílí.
Director: Jan Hřebejk.
Cast: Magdalena Reifová, Miroslav Vladyka, Vladimír Škultéty, Svatopluk Beneš, Alena Vránová, Eva Holubová, Bohumil Klepl, Rostislav Čtvrtlík, Jitka Asterová, Sylvie Koblížková, Marek Morvai-Javorský, Miroslava Pleštilová, Taťána Schottnerová, Jaroslava Hanušová, Anežka Pohorská, Martin Jurčík, Ludmila Forétková, Jiří Kaňák, Vendula Ježková.
Czech Republic, 1996.
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Kde padají hvězdy / Where Stars Fall. 1996.
SE. Veckopeng eller kyss? är en svensk kortfilm från 2005. Den regisserades av Malou Schultzberg, som även skrivit filmens manus och producerat den.
En tjej slår vad med killarna. Vinnaren får välja – veckopeng eller kyss? Men bara han som klarar av den svåra utmaningen – att gå genom damernas nakenbad. Vågar de det?
EN. It is summer in Sweden and two boys are given a dare by a girl they know: If they go into the women's area at the pool for naked bathers they will win a prize, if not the girl win one. And the prizes are either pocket money or a kiss.
Director: Malou Schultzberg.
Cast: Ester Sjögren, Buster Söderström, Filip Österlund, Jonas Kruse, Kajsa Svensson, Michaela Darliden, Kristina Thilén, Annelie Ekendahl Gierlöff, Ulla-Britt Norrman-Olsson.
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Veckopeng eller kyss / Truth or Dare. 2005.
Glasgow, summer, 1973. Dustmen are striking; bags of garbage add to the blight of council flats and a fetid canal. Ryan, who's about 12, drowns during a play fight with his neighbor, the jug-eared James. James runs home, a flat where he lives with his often-drunk da, his ma, and sisters, who live in hope of moving to newly-built council flats. The slice-of-life, coming-of-age story follows James as he tags along with the older lads; has a friendship with his quirky wee rodent-loving neighbor, Kenny; spends time with Margaret Anne, myopic, slightly older, the local sexual punching bag; and, has a moment or two of joy. The strike may end, but is there any way out for James?
Director: Lynne Ramsay.
Cast: Tommy Flanagan, Mandy Matthews, William Eadie, Michelle Stewart, Lynne Ramsay Jr., Leanne Mullen, John Miller, Jackie Quinn, James Ramsay, Anne McLean, Craig Bonar, Andrew McKenna, James Montgomery, Thomas McTaggart.
UK, France, 1999.
Language: English, Russian.
Don't Tell Papa tells the story of a third-rate DJ who finds his relationship with his young son rapidly deteriorating.
After a one night stand high school boy Chul Soo (Jung Woong-In) and Ae Lang (Chae Min-Seo) go their separate ways. However, approximately one year later, a basket with a baby is delivered to Chul's class room. As Ae has left Korea to commence studies in the US, Chul has no choice but to look for a part time job in order to raise the temporarily motherless child??
High school student Chul-Soo (Jung Woong-In) has a one night stand with Ae-Ran (Chae Min-Seo). Since then, he has not heard from her since. A year later, a basket is delivered to the classroom where Chul-Soo studies. In the basket is a baby conceived by Chul-Soo and Ae-Ran. Chul-Soo tries to find Ae-Ran, but she is now studying in the United States.
Meanwhile, Chul-Soo is expelled from school due to baby. He raises his son Cho-Won by working as a DJ at a night club.
7 years later, Cho-Won (Yoo Seung-Ho) is now an elementary school student. Ae-Ran comes back to South Korea. She misses Cho-Won and watches him from afar without revealing her identity. Chul-Soo becomes frightened that he might lose his son to Ae-Ran and decides to work at another club in another area. Because of a small case, Chul-Soo becomes involved in a big case.
Director: Sang-hoon Lee.
Cast: Woong-in Jeong, Seung-ho Yoo, Min-seo Chae, So-hee Hong, Eung-kyung Lee, Ho Lim, Kim Jin-Ho, Jung Bo-Suk.
South Korea, 2004.
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돈텔파파 / Don't Tell Papa. 2004.
Filmed in French Polynesia with a Hawaiian cast, the story revolves around the adventures and romances of a young Polynesian boy as he grows up. As a child he raises and trains a baby shark as a pet, which he shares with his island playmate Diana. After a decade the three are reunited, but the world has changed: Tiko and Diana have become adults; the shark has become a dangerous man-eater; and civilization has encroached on the tropical island.
Director: Folco Quilici.
Cast: Dennis Pouira, Diane Samsoi, Roau, Marlene Among, Al Kauwe.
Italy, France, 1962.
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Ti-Koyo e il suo pescecane / Tiko and the Shark. 1962.
Not a brilliant movie but just an authentic and convincing story of a small boy, son of a disrupted young couple, with all the typical hostile reactions about his mother's new love relationship and a behaviour showing a mixture of love and resentment towards her, ending in a curious and somewhat moving friendship between the child and a Russian migrant worker who in a certain way replaces his estranged father. These feelings and relations are not very deeply analysed but the reactions shown are evident enough to make us understand what is behind them. The acting is rather good including the performance of the young boy who plays the role of the protagonist.
Director: Catarina Ruivo.
Cast: Leonardo Viveiros, Rita Durão, Dmitry Bogomolov, Pedro Lacerda, Camila Bessa, Ricardo Aibéo, André Caramujo, Tiago Castro, Carla Chambel, Marta Mateus, Lavínia Moreira.
Language: Portuguese, Russian.
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André Valente. 2004.
The true story of the Wayana people, French Indians of Amazonia who are cursed by living in a region rich in gold. Consequently, the uncontrolled exploitation of this wealth has brought about a severe deterioration of the forest's ecosystem, the irreversible pollution of streams, as well as countless violations of fundamental human rights. This film not only shows the despair of the Amerindians but also their awareness of the problem and how they are trying to cope with their survival. A documentary which gives a human face to a contemporary tragedy which concerns all of us.
Director: Daniel Schweizer.
Switzerland, France, 2009.
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Dirty Paradise. 2009.
Lütt Matten und die weiße Muschel ist ein deutscher Kinderfilm der DEFA von Herrmann Zschoche aus dem Jahr 1964. Er beruht auf dem gleichnamigen Kinderbuch von Benno Pludra, der auch am Drehbuch beteiligt war.Der Fischerjunge Lütt Matten will es unbedingt den Erwachsenen gleichtun und zieht mit seiner eigenen kleinen Reuse los, um Fische zu fangen. Doch der Erfolg stellt sich nicht ein, und er wird zum Gespött der anderen Kinder und auch einiger Erwachsener. Nur seine kleine Freundin Mariken hält zu ihm. Um sich zu beweisen, begibt sich Matten in große Gefahr, indem er auf der Suche nach einer weißen Muschel, die der Legende nach Fischschwärme herbeisingt, nachts auf den Bodden hinausfährt. Ein Sturm erwischt ihn, und die großen Reusen der Fischer erweisen sich als Todesfalle, als der Junge darin hängen bleibt. Doch die Rettung naht in Gestalt seines Vaters und seiner Fischerfreunde. Der Vater erkennt dabei, dass er offenbar zu selten für Matten da war. Zur Wiedergutmachung hilft er dem Jungen, eine neue Reuse zu bauen. Und plötzlich klappt′s auch mit den Fischen.Director: Herrmann Zschoche.Cast: Lutz Bosselmann, Erik S. Klein, Johanna Clas, Heike Lange, Joachim Krause, Otto Saltzmann, Hans Heisler, Herbert Köfer, Harry Studt, Herbert Sturm, Ernst Striesow.DDR, DEFA, 1964.Language: German.
Lütt Matten und die weiße Muschel. 1964.
Old Soviet musical children's film Avtomobil, skripka i sobaka Klyaksa (Car, Violin and Blot the Dog) - fantasy story about five-grades - musician and engineer, their friend - the most beautiful girl in the world, her brother who dreams to turn all cats into monkeys, his dog Klyaksa and a lot more stuff…
Director: Rolan Bykov.
Cast: Oleg Anofriev, Rolan Bykov, Georgiy Vitsin, Zinoviy Gerdt, Nikolay Grinko, Mikhail Kozakov, Aleksei Smirnov, Spartak Mishulin, Aleksandr Chernyavsky, Natalya Tenishchyova, Andrey Gusev, Tsolak Vartazaryan, Zoya Fyodorova, Galina Polskikh, Marina Polbentseva.
USSR, Mosfilm, 1974.
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Avtomobil, skripka i sobaka Klyaksa / Car, Violin and Blot the Dog. 1974.
14 year old Leander is being teased by the other boys at school because he thinks his willy is too small. The teasing gets worse when he falls in love with Martina who is helping him with his geometry homework. As a result the boys play a game in the changing room and use their protractor triangle from geometry to measure completely different things...
Director: Luzius Wespe.
Cast: Felix Tunger, Maja Bader, Manuel Neuburger, Kilian Hurschler, Andy Knezic, Benedikt Lustenberger, Katharina Medic, Salomo Schweizer, Patrick Mölleken.
Language: Swiss German.
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Schnäbi / Schniedel / Willy. 2006.
Bolero is a 1984 American romantic drama film starring Bo Derek, and written and directed by her husband John Derek. The film centers on the protagonist's sexual awakening and her journey around the world to pursue an ideal first lover who will take her virginity.
Despite minor commercial success, the film was critically panned, earning nominations for nine Golden Raspberry Awards at the 5th Golden Raspberry Awards and "winning" six, including the Worst Picture.
Set in the 1920s, Ayre "Mac" MacGillvary (Bo Derek) is a virginal 23-year-old young American who graduates from an exclusive British college. An orphan heiress to a vast fortune, Ayre is determined to find the right man for her first sexual encounter wherever he might be in the world. Rich enough not to venture forth alone, she brings along her best friend Catalina (Ana Obregon) and the family chauffeur Cotton (George Kennedy).
Ayre first travels to Morocco where she meets an ideal lover, an Arab sheik (Greg Benson) who offers to deflower her. He takes her away in his private airplane to an oasis in the desert, but during foreplay while rubbing her nude body with honey, he falls asleep almost immediately. Giving up on the sheik, Ayre goes on to Spain, where she meets the toreador Angel (Andrea Occhipinti), and sets out to seduce him. Into this group comes Paloma, (Olivia d'Abo), a 14-year-old local Gypsy girl whom Ayre and Catalina take under their wing. A minor subplot involves Catalina meeting and pursuing Ayre's lawyer, Robert Stewart, a kilt-wearing Scotsman who Catalina chooses to deflower her.
After several days of courtship and flirting, Angel makes love to Ayre one morning and he manages to stay awake. Unfortunately, after she has succeeded in her quest to lose her virginity, Angel is gored while bullfighting the next day.
The injury leaves Angel unable to perform in the bedroom, and so Ayre makes it her mission in life to see to his recovery. Along the way, she takes up bullfighting herself as a way of getting her despondent lover motivated to stop moping. During this, the Arab sheik flies to Spain to abduct Ayre, but she manages to convince him that she has already lost her virginity and he lets her go.
Eventually, Ayre is successful in aiding Angel to full recovery which leads to a climatic lovemaking session between them. The film ends with Ayre and Angel getting married at a local church.
Director: John Derek.
Cast: Bo Derek, George Kennedy, Andrea Occhipinti, Ana Obregón, Olivia d'Abo, Greg Bensen, Ian Cochrane, Mirta Miller, Mickey Knox, Paul Stacey, James Stacey.
Language: English, Russian.
Subtitles: English, French
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Bolero: An Adventure in Ecstasy. 1984. DVD. Bolero: An Adventure in Ecstasy. 1984. DVD.
Tommi (11) and his slightly older sister Viola live in the city with their father. They cope with being a single parent family until their mother shows up, having disappeared without trace - not for the first time, we soon learn. These are the four protagonists in a bittersweet portrait of their ongoing struggle with love, friendship, puberty and life in general.
Director: Kim Rossi Stuart.
Cast: Alessandro Morace, Kim Rossi Stuart, Barbora Bobulova, Marta Nobili, Pietro De Silva, Roberta Paladini, Sebastiano Tiraboschi, Francesco Benedetto, Roberta Lena, Sebastiano Busiri Vici, Marco Bardi, Greta Alice Gorietti, Francesca Strati.
Language: Italian, Russian.
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Anche libero va bene. 2006.
Here is another sea holiday comedy, but a much better one. Even though there's nothing original to revel in here, the depiction of this middle-class French family is so accurate that it becomes funny! Anybody can recognize a situation he has already lived. A god mirror to our lives and therefore as we poke fun of the awkward patriarch, we make fun of something not that far from what we have already lived or maybe of what we are in a certain way. Really funny.Director: Bruno Podalydès.Cast: Denis Podalydès, Guilaine Londez, Patrick Pineau, Arnaud Jalbert, Ange Ruzé, Lou-Nil Font, Jean Podalydès, Marie Diot, Eric Elmosnino, Bruno Podalydès, Marie-Armelle Deguy, Philippe Uchan, Jean-Noël Brouté, Cécile Bouillot.France, 2001.Language: French.Subtitles: Russian.
A ten year old girl named Angela leads her six year old sister, Ellie, through various regimens of 'purification' in an attempt to rid themselves of their evil, which she believes to be the cause of their mother's mental illness. Precocious, to say the least, Angela has visions of Lucifer coming to take her and her sister away, and one of her remedies for this is for them to remain within a circle of their dolls and toys until they see a vision of the virgin Mary come to them. But such thinking can only lead to an ending befitting of her own mental state.
Director: Rebecca Augusta Miller.
Cast: Miranda Rhyne, Charlotte Eve Blythe, Anna Levine, John Ventimiglia, Ruth Maleczech, Vincent Gallo, Garrett Bemer, Peter Facinelli, Hynden Walch, Henry Stram, Caitlin Hall.
Angela. 1995. Angela. 1995.
Épül az új lakótelep, de mellette még ott vannak a régi kis házak. Lebontásra ítéltettek, lakóik már el is költöztek, de egy-egy ottmaradt tárgy, egy elfelejtett névtábla még emlékeztet a régi lakókra és foglalkozásukra. Az új házakba pedig már költöznek be a "boldog" új lakók. Illetve költöznének, mert a lakásokat nem lehet használni, éjszakánként újra eltűnnek a mosdók, a csapok, de még a WC-csészék is. Az új lakókkal érkeznek gyerekeik is, akik hamarosan felfedezik a régi, elhagyott házakat, s birtokba is veszik őket. Többek között egy volt magánnyomozó irodáját, s mi sem természetesebb, hogy nyomozni kezdenek. S a nyomoznivaló is adva van, hiszen a felnőttek még mindig tehetetlenek a mosdók, csaptelepek tolvajaival szemben. A film sok humorral ábrázolja a gyerekek kalandéhségét, s enyhe szarkazmussal a felnőttek időnkénti tehetetlenségét.
Director: György Palásthy.
Cast: András Ambrus, Irén Bódis, Zsuzsa Csala, István Fillár, József Fonyó, Szergej Gabányi, Árpád Gyenge, András Gyetvai, László György, Józsa Hacser, László Halász, Gábor Harsányi, László Horesnyi, Gyula Horváth, László Inke.Hungary, 1978.
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Vakáció a halott utcában. 1978.
Stefek (Damian UI) is a bright and very observant six-year-old boy who lives with his teenage sister Elka (Ewelina Walendziak) and their mother (Iwona Fornalczyk) in a Polish village outside of Warsaw. Stefan has never seen his father (Tomasz Sapryk) who abandoned the family before he was born but thinks he recognizes him from a defaced picture in his wallet as the man boards a train each morning. Andrzej Jakimowski's Tricks is one of those rare films that you wish would never end. Winner of the Europa Cinemas prize at the Venice Film Festival, it is a delightful blend of sensitivity, intelligence, humor, and magical realism that transforms the simple truths of childhood into cinematic poetry.
Director: Andrzej Jakimowski.
Cast: Damian Ul, Ewelina Walendziak, Tomasz Sapryk, Rafal Guzniczak, Iwona Fornalczyk, Joanna Liszowska, Andrzej Golejewski, Grzegorz Stelmaszewski, Simeone Matarelli, Krzysztof Lawniczak, Roman Baranowicz, Kasia Koleczek, Dorota Wierzbicka-Matarelli, Krystyna Dmochowska.
Language: Polish, Russian.
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Sztuczki / Tricks. 2007.