The film is based on director Arden's "A New Communion for Freaks, Prophets and Witches", a play she staged with the Holocaust women's theatre troupe. It is comprised of a number of different episodes, each exploring a specific theme – female exploitation, voyeurism, sexual deprivation, etc. The Other Side is also a reflection of its creator's brush with madness.
The key concept behind The Other Side is intriguing. The film argues that madness is part of a cycle that leads to sanity. It also stresses that this complex process is often misunderstood by those who have never experienced madness. Cultural and societal taboos are cited amongst the main reasons for its existence.
The Other Side is also a radical feminist film, one that does not shy away from promoting chaos as a form of liberation. Purely political statements, however, are not part of the film's narrative.
Viewers unfamiliar with director Arden's legacy will undoubtedly be shocked with The Other Side. This is an extreme piece of cinema, which I suspect even the most liberal of viewers may find difficult to tolerate. There is a sense of anger in it that borders nihilism in its most pure form.
The Other Side is a film Dusan Makavejev would have loved to direct. It is controversial, provocative and very, very disturbing. Highly Recommended.
Director: Jane Arden.
Cast: Sheila Allen, Jane Arden, Jack Bond, Liz Danciger, Elaine Donovan, Susanka Fraey, Ann Lynn, Sally Minford, Jenny Moss, Penny Slinger.
United Kingdom, 1972.
The Other Side of the Underneath. 1972.
1. In this one, a couple is watching their two young daughters play on a beach from their yacht when suddenly the thing explodes. The girls grow into youthful nymphs on the seemingly deserted island (there's a pre-industrial village elsewhere in this place that's terrorized by a hairy brute with a penchant for rape). One day an astronaut washes ashore and befriends the two ladies and falls for one of them. Then shit turns sour. Completely unexpected ending and animal violence included. Lame XXX sex scenes and language barrier aside, this is a strangely engrossing film.
2. Young family on a yacht floating on the waves of the tropical seas, moored to some islets which seemed initially, and while their two daughters playing on the beach, unreasonable parents managed to blow up the boat with him. Children left alone on the island, they managed to survive, and now they have grown up, and the island was not so uninhabited.
Director: Fauzi Mansur.
Cast: Tatiana Dantas, Eva de Oliveira, Luiz Dias, Alan Fontaine, Cristina Keller, Teka Lanza, Oasis Minniti, Dineia Ramos, Marineide Vidal.
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Ninfetas do Sexo Selvagem. 1983.
The siblings Linus, 19-years-old, who are taking driving licence and Vanja, 17-years-old, who's still in school. Their mom Eva works night shift at a hotel. We get to follow them during one month. Linus and Vanja begin to realize that they are living in a universe of their own. And there is neither room for the mom or boy- and girlfriends. At first it is only the longing love in unspoken thoughts. But when thought gets into words they realize that they are each others perfect half. They are drawn closer to each other and finally can't resist the taboo temptation in each others bodies. At first they deny, lie and try to resist. It's about shame and guilt and forbidden feelings which leads to a point where everything is at stake.Director: Linus Tunstrom.Cast: Lina Englund, Chatarina Larsson, Daniel Larsson, Embla Hjulstrom, Emil Sabel.Sweden, 2000.Language: Swedish.
At 14, Dolores, though loved by her folks at home, was deprived of a mature understanding that there is such a thin line between love and lust. Her seeming sense of innocence was betrayed. Her enigma eventually vanished when her grandfather, father, brother and uncle took advantage of that twisted sense of innocence. Soon after that grim realization, Dolores comes face to face battling her personal demon. She finally redeems herself in a way that a child naturally would, amid an indifferent and angry world. This domestic drama about a poor family in rural Philippines is based on a true story culled from a news clip the writer-director presented in his anthropology class in graduate school.Director: Lito Casaje.Cast: Lara Buenaventura, Dido De La Paz, Miles Canapi, Amante Pulido, Conrado de Guzman, R.J. Maximo, Keith Cabanez, Joseph Garcia, Redentor Esguerra.Philippines, 2009.Language: Filipino.Subtitles: English.
Lucia has written a letter for her father on his birthday. Standing before the whole family, she reads the letter thanking him for being such a great dad. But what she innocently describes as gestures of fatherly love have little to do with reality. Behind carefully upheld appearances lies an unspoken and terrible secret.
Director: Jorge Lareau.
Cast: Nadine Benavente, Olga Fuster, Ramon Garrido, José Valcárcel, Daniel Cuello Esparell, Núria Deulofeu, Javier Casamayor.
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Elefantes sobre una telaraña. 2011.
Trīspadsmitgadīgais Ilmārs ar vecākiem dzīvo daudzstāvu mājā Rīgā un draudzējas ar kaimiņu meiteni Ingu. Ilmāra māte kādreiz sapņojusi kļūt par ievērojamu dziedātāju, pēc tam dzīvojusi ģimenes ikdienā. Tagad viņa negaidīti aizraujas ar izcilo mūziķi Normundu, kas ieradies Rīgā viesizrādēs. To pārdzīvodams, zēns gandrīz kļūst par negadījuma upuri.
Director: Lūcija Ločmele.
Cast: Ugis Krastins, Teresa Linkaite, Mirdza Martinsone, Juris Plavins, Viktor Plyut, Ģirts Jakovļevs, Sergejs Judins, Ikars Samardžijevs.USSR, Rīgas kinostudija, 1983.
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Laika prognoze augustam.
Professor Ludovico Bruschi is an elderly Communist whose desire is that of living in an orderly and socially just State. But disorder is just about to break into his life, first of all in the shape of his granddaughter Papere and then in that of Papere's mother Stella, his son's companion. The relationship between Oliviero, Bruschi's son, and Stella has come to an end perhaps because of the extreme youth of the two lovers. Now Professor Bruschi is obliged to come to terms with the gloomy, ignorant, offended Stella whose head is full of false and destructive ideals and who disturbs his way of living out daily life. The professor loses his patience and Stella leaves. He looks for her and finds her in hospital with a broken leg. The two of them begin to grow close and then, without realizing it, they come to love each other immensely. Stella's leg gets better and she goes off to look for new relationships, new experiences, while the Professor goes on waiting for her...Director: Francesca Archibugi.Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Sandrine Bonnaire, Zoe Incrocci, Giorgio Tirabassi, Victor Cavallo, Veronica Lazar, Giovanna Ralli.Italy, France, 1990.Subtitles: English.
Verso sera / Towards Evening.
The film is about the first and pure love of three boys of twelve - Ismat, Oleg and Mumin to more senior than them, the girl Salem. Competing with each other to attract the attention of Salima, they tried to buy gifts for her, getting into different comic situations. Unexpected for lovers boys final: Salem marries.Director: Batur Arabov.В ролях: Firuz Boboev, Eugene Kraskovich, Sergei Zokirov, Kamol Karimov, Lyudmila Supinskaya.USSR, Tajikfilm, 1983.
Perth, Western Australia. Shark Attacks 10 year-old boy leaving a scar that will never heal.Director: Giovanni Basso.Cast: Olivia Charlotte, Finleigh Dignam, Tommaso Puccini, Adam T Perkins, Daniel Wilkins.Australia, 2013.Language: English.Subtitles: Russian.1920x800 FULL HD.
Morgan Roberts, a middle aged adult in crisis, reunites with his best friend when he returns to the summer camp of his youth. His troubles seem to magnify when he is joined by a rag-tag group of 10 year old campers. Through their struggles they collectively overcome their personal problems and exchange them for one of the best summers of their lives.
Director: Christopher R. Watson.
Cast: David James Elliott, Grayson Russell (Calvin), Noah Munck (Ryan), Max Burkholder (Boo), Taylor Boggan (Buster), Zak Boggan (Camper), Dalton O'Dell (Charles), Aidan Gould (Josh), Julie Ann Emery, Rebecca Mader, Stephen Tobolowsky.
USA, Czech Republic, 2008.
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The Rainbow Tribe. 2008.
FR. A la suite d'une dispute de leurs parents, quatre enfants se retrouvent seuls à la maison. L'aînée, Laurette (16 ans) doit s'occuper de ses jeunes frères et soeurs.
EN. A coming-of-age film: When Laurette's parents disappear following a row, Laurette assumes responsibility for the family. The initial fiesta of children alone gives way to abandonment and the pressures of responsibility.
Director: Christine Lipinska.
Cast: Benoit Magimel, Nicolas Neuhuys, Mehdy Sebty, Frederic Thanh N'Guyen, Sophie Aubry, Jerome Kircher, Anais Subra, Marie Riviere, Stephane Bouy, Marianne Epin, Jean Bollery, Brigitte Winstel, Майте Маилле / Maite Maille, Roland Tolmatchoff, Michael Belissa, Ghyslaine Lipinsky, Jacqueline Salaun, Frederic Thanh N'Guyen.
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Papa est parti, maman aussi. 1989.
This is a complex autobiographical film from first-time writer/director Nils Malmros. Malmros interweaves scenes depicting moments from his childhood and adolescence. The son of a doctor, he has opportunities to see such unusual sights as the inside of a hospital morgue. He also sees a fair number of barely clad women, since sun tanning was once believed to be a health treatment for many disorders. The boy's many sexual fantasies are treated frankly and humorously. Another layer of complexity is added by the inclusion of scenes pertaining to the development and filming of this movie.
Director: Nils Malmros.
Cast: Carsten Gjortz, Henrik Tolboe, Lars Henrik Markvad, Line Arlien-Soborg.
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Arhus by night.
"Bestiality" was directed by Peter Skerl and co-written by infamous George Eastman of "Anthropohagus" and "Porno Holocaust" fame.This ultra-sleazy Italian thriller is about a young girl,who saw her mother having sex with the family dog.When the woman's husband returns home and sees this,he chains the dog to the house and sets it on fire.Years later this event turns little girl into a total nymphomaniac,who enjoys screwing various guests,who visit the island,where she lives with her dog."Bestiality" is a totally sleazy and politically incorrect film that shouldn't disappoint fans of Italian smut.Tons of sex and nudity with a little bit of zoophilia thrown in plus a surprisingly bloody and off-beat climax.The scene of woman having sex with her black dog is obviously simulated.
Director: George Eastman, Peter Skerl.
Cast: Philippe March, Juliette Mayniel, Enrico Maria Salerno, Ilona Staller, Leonora Fani, Marisa Valenti, Katharina Williams.
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«Aglaja - Life hangs on a hair's breadth»
This film is about the relationship of a mother and her daughter, the split-up of their family, the blessing and curse of belonging together and about coming of age - all this from the perspective of the young girl Aglaja. The story is based on real-life events, an Eastern European circus artist family that fled to the West. If they want to stay in the circus business they have to make up an exotic act. The mother spends all their money to buy a very dangerous act: hanging by her hair high up in the dome of the circus while juggling with burning torches. Every night Aglaja is terrified by the fear of losing her mother. But, on some day, she has to follow the family tradition and become the "Woman with the Hair of Steel".
Director: Krisztina Deák.
Cast: Eszter Ónodi, Babett Jávor, Piroska Móga, Zsolt Bogdán, Janka Dobi, Tamás Keresztes, Ráhel Solténszky, Gergely Kovács, Iván Kamarás, Adél Jordán, Enikö Börcsök, Kati Lázár, Piroska Molnár.
Hungary, Romania, Poland, 2012.
Language: Hungarian, Romanian, English, German.
Subtitles: English, Russian.
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Aglaja / Aglaya.
SE. Filmen skildrar kärleken mellan två ungdomar. Vi får följa hur Annika och Pär träffas, möta deras bakgrund och hemmiljö, mopedgängets tuffhet och Annikas mer kvinnliga värld. Filmen beskriver all osäkerhet, rädsla, ömhet och glädje som de upplever tillsammans. I bakgrunden finns hela tiden föräldrarnas verklighet, Välfärdssveriges förlorade generation. De är bittra och låsta. Deras drömmar om framtiden har gått förlorade i vardagsrutinen med bilverkstan och kylskåpsagenturen.
EN. Two teenagers fall in love over the summer, in spite of cynical and disapproving adults who dismiss their relationship as being nothing but young love.
Director: Roy Andersson.
Cast: Ann-Sofie Kylin, Rolf Sohlman, Anita Lindblom, Bertil Norström, Lennart Tellfelt, Margreth Weivers, Arne Andersson, Maud Backéus, Verner Edberg, Elsie Holm, Gunnar Ossiander.
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En kärlekshistoria / A Swedish Love Story. 1970.
Two boys, 11 or 12, perhaps brothers, take a rowboat from shore to fish. Andrea, who's tougher, complains a lot, sometimes criticizing Felice, sometimes just complaining about life and his situation. Out of sight of shore, Andrea sees a suitcase; he jumps into the water, swims to it, and starts to push it back to the boat. While he's doing that, Felice sees a man floating, face up. While he tries to grab the man and hold on, he knocks an oar into the sea. The boys are unable to lift the man into the boat, and without two oars, can't head to shore. Will rescue come? Andrea tries to reassure Felice while also figuring out who the man is and what he's doing in the sea.Director: Martina Amati.Cast: Andrea Puglisi, Felice Puglisi, Abdul Majid.United Kingdom, 2008.Language: Italian.
Subtitles: English, Russian.
PT. A Menina ao Lado conta a história de Mauro (Reginaldo Faria), um jornalista de 45 anos, que aluga uma casa em Búzios a fim de poder terminar o livro que escreve. Na casa ao lado, Alice (Flávia Monteiro), uma menina de 14 anos, afável e solitária, passa as férias. Pouco a pouco, o encanto da garota conquista Mauro que, contra as expectativas, se apaixona por Alice.
EN. 1. Middle-aged married journalist goes to the beach resort of Búzios, in Brazil, to write a book. Gradually, he falls in love with his neighbor's daughter, a beautiful teenager much younger than he, ignoring the social implications.
2. She's fifteen. He's about thirty years older than her. And they are in love. She knows what she is doing. So does he. The movie does not try to preach, just to show some people are like that. I must say I was happily surprised to see such potentially heavy subject handled as gently as it is. The actress was actually a virgin and fifteen when they filmed it, so her mother was present, and someone had to explain to the girl how to fake a sex scene. It was funny to see her recall the experience at a movie debate on Brazilian TV. And she looks convincing in the movie. I thought she was older, and doing a good job of looking younger, when I saw it. If you seriously believe no one under 18 has any emotional maturity, you're in for a shock.
Director: Alberto Salvá.
Cast: Reginaldo Faria, Flávia Monteiro, Débora Duarte, Sérgio Mamberti, Adriano Reys, John Herbert. Tânia Scher, Helena Arras, Vanessa Jardim.
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A Menina do Lado. 1987.