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In 1957, Elise, a young woman from Bordeaux, decides to join her brother Lucien, a revolutionary who has decided to become a worker instead of a notable. Lucien has secured a position for her and Elise in turn works on the assembly line of a car factory. There she falls in love with Arezki, a young Algerian immigrant.
As Indonesia prepares to invade the tiny nation of East Timor, five Australian based journalists go missing. Four weeks later, veteran foreign correspondent Roger East is lured to East Timor by the young and charismatic José Ramos-Horta to tell the story of his country and investigate the fate of the missing men.
Jakob is an obsessive inventor who lives in a Swiss village in the early years of the twentieth century. With the exception of his friend Otti (Lüönd), who thinks Jakob is a genius, his neighbors dismiss him as a harmless eccentric. One day, Jakob invents a vehicle that would run not on roads but rather on its own treads, a development that could revolutionize the local farming industry.
1960. Three women who were all in Auschwitz, but who haven't seen each other since the war, get together at Berck-Plage. This break of a few days will offer Hélène, Rose, and Lili many firsts: their first real meal together, their first ice cream, their first swim... There will be laughter, song, along with arguments, love affairs, and friendship.
Joseph gets ready to perform his military service in Tel-Aviv, but discovers by chance during a medical check-up that he can't be the biological son of his parents. Following the trail all the way back to his birth, he finds out the stunning truth: two babies were exchanged at birth by mistake. He is someone else's son, his biological family lives on the other side of the wall in Palestine.
Based on a true events, Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster is a Canadian drama film, released in 2011. Written and directed by Nathan Morlando, the film stars Scott Speedman as Canadian gangster and folk hero Edwin Alonzo Boyd.
Virgin Red raises some fundamental issues in a provocative and emotional manner: How do we judge the innocence of those who take part in a war? What a price are we ready to pay in terms of human consequences?
Algeria, 1954. As the rebellion rages in the valley, Daru, an Algerian teacher with European roots, is determined not to yield to fear and leave his students. When a man is brought to him accused of murdering his cousin, whom he is supposed to escort to an isolated village, Daru refuses.
Rebel soldiers attack a village in Subsaharan Africa and massacre its inhabitants. 12-year-old Komona is forced to kill her parents before being taken away to apprentice as a solider. But one day, Komona escapes with the Magician, an albino soldier who treats her like a big brother. Will she be able to live a normal life again?
On September 27, 1810, the French troops commanded by Marshal Massena, were defeated in the Serra do Buçaco by the Anglo-Portuguese army of general Wellington. Despite the victory, Portuguese and British are forced to retreat from the enemy, numerically superior, in order to attract them to Torres Vedras, where Wellington had built fortified lines hardly surmountable.
A love story set against the backdrop of the changing political and social environment in Europe in the late 80's and early 90's. Can this love survive the challenges of emigration, a violent homeland and immoral social atmosphere thanks to a gang of adventurous friends?
Great Patriotic War, early 1940s. After barely surviving a battle with a mysterious, ghostly-white Tiger tank, Red Army Sergeant Ivan Naydenov becomes obsessed with its destruction. Rumors arise about an invincible Nazi tank that appears and disappears seemingly out of nowhere, destroying dozens of Soviet tanks. This mysterious enemy tank is dubbed the "White Tiger" by the Soviet forces.
For many years, filmmaker Michel Drach wanted to tell the story of his childhood during World War II and his family's escape from the occupying Nazis. The film explores his bittersweet memories, inter-cutting between his quest to make the film and the past.
Two days in the life of Saul Auslander, Hungarian prisoner working as a member of the Sonderkommando at one of the Auschwitz Crematoriums who, to bury the corpse of a boy he takes for his son, tries to carry out his impossible deed: salvage the body and find a rabbi to bury it.
It begins with a dream about an impossible encounter between Avi Mograbi and his grandfather, Ibrahim, outside their Damascus home in 1920. What language did they speak? Avi's Arabic is rudimentary, while his grandfather Ibrahim had yet to learn Hebrew. In the dream, Avi's grandfather informs him that the family has decided to leave Syria for Palestine, Damascus for Tel-Aviv.
Christians and Muslims lived peacefully together for years in this small Lebanese village, but animosities begin to build among the men as a result of slights and misunderstandings. The women of the village conspire to avert sectarian strife though a series of harebrained plans, none of which succeeds in slowing down the escalating spiral of violence.
When ex-biker-gang member Sam Childers makes the life-changing decision to go to East Africa to help repair homes destroyed by civil war, he is outraged by the unspeakable horrors faced by the region's vulnerable populace, especially the children.
April 2006. 13,000 members of the Dajo ethnic group have taken refuge on the plain of Gouroukoun in eastern Chad. They are all survivors of the Darfur conflict. Secluded in the camp they have constructed, they create their own way of life and means of survival.
A few years after the Spanish Civil War, a woman decides to move with her daughter to stay with her second husband, a particularly authoritative captain in Franco's army. Uncomfortable in her new surroundings, the young girl one day finds a labyrinth near her new home, where she meets a creature who guards this secret place and tells her she is the missing princess of an enchanted realm.
As the era of Saddam ends in Iraq, far away in Germany, Azad, a Kurdish exile is glued to the TV screen. He has invited over his exiled Iraqi friends to celebrate the event. They have brought plenty of wine and food. As the guests dance, sing and rejoice together, a continuous stream of images is shown on television - and the initial joy becomes fused with ongoing tensions and betrayals.
Paris, occupied France, 1942. Younes, an uneducated Algerian immigrant, ekes out a very modest living on the black market. When the police catches him they set him free provided he infiltrates the Paris Mosque and spies on the rector.
Part of a political and clandestine network, Clément realizes he has been betrayed by his best friend. He and his young wife Anne hide out in the country home of Clément's childhood friend, Paul, who knows nothing about Clément's extremist views. Paul, young widower, leads an ordinary existence.
East Germany. Summer, late 70's. Three years after her boyfriend Wassilij's apparent death, Nelly Senff decides to escape from behind the Berlin wall with her son Alexej, leaving her traumatic memories and past behind. Pretending to marry a West German, she crosses the border to start a new life in the West. But soon her past starts to haunt her...
Omar follows a sensitive young baker who becomes a freedom fighter and faces painful choices about life and manhood. When Omar is captured after a deadly act of resistance, he falls into a cat-and-mouse game with the military police. Suspicion and betrayal jeopardise his long-time trust with accomplices and childhood friends Amjad and Tarek, who is also his girlfriend's brother.
Benoit has planned out his life. Unfortunately he has forgotten the military duty. After he is called to duty he tries everything to get around. The story gets even worse as he is told by a military doctor that he is HIV positive. Then he goes to Italy and meets Claudia . Things seem to improve, but only for a short time...
In the beginning was Palestine, and the story of Younes began, known as Abou Salem, known as the Man, said to be the father of Ibrahim, fighting the English from the age of 16, still fighting, but retrenched in the Lebanon, illegal in his own country...
It’s the year 3115. Life on Earth is nothing but a remote memory. Space ships cruise through the Universe with aboard the territories and population of the former French-speaking Cantons. John Bonvin is chief commander of VSS Couchepin. He and his crew are confronted with a terrible menace: the whole of the Canton of Valais has been covered with concrete – every inch, except for the vineyards...
In 1921, in London, the arrogant and skeptical Florence Cathcart is famous for exposing hoaxes and helping the police to arrest con artists. The stranger Robert Mallory tells her that the headmaster of a boarding school in Rookford had invited her to travel to Cumbria to investigate a ghost that is frightening the pupils to death.
1938, when Spain is torn by Civil War. As a sign of cordiality between General Franco and Adolph Hitler, a Spanish film crew is invited to Nazi Germany's UFA Studios in Berlin to make two versions of a popular Andalusian musical.
Berlin 1985. Epstein, a Jewish scrap iron merchant and his friend Adam Rose, somewhat reluctantly agree to accompany their cook's small daughter to a Christmas mass. The two old men are shocked to discover that the priest is none other than the SS officer who tortured them in the concentration camp.
Ali, Nasser and Hamza, societal misfits in their early twenties, meet Djamel who not before long becomes their role model. Knowing their weaknesses, hopes and fears, ten years older charismatic and sharp-tongued Djamel skilfully manipulates and subjugates them. Rejected and disappointed by the mainstream French society, Ali, Nasser and Hamza soon become susceptible to his persuasion.
In post-war Vienna, occupied by the Allies, four sergeants representing each of the occupying nations (USA, England, France, Soviet Union)patrol in the same Jeep. One day they are given the mission to capture and arrest a prisoner who has run away from a Soviet war prisoner camp. But when they learn the truth about Karl, the runaway, and Franziska, his wife, they decide to help him instead.
War is imminent, but pregnant Nour refuses to admit it. Her husband, more rational, persuades her to leave. Convinced they will be able to return shortly, they bring with them only the bare necessities. Little do they know that they are leaving behind the fond memories of a paradise lost. The dramatic reconstruction of a key day in the life of a couple who has since emigrated.
War is hell for everyone, especially for kids. That's been the message of countless documentaries over the decades, and "Aisheen (Still Alive in Gaza)" is the latest addition to the roster. A glimpse into the plight of those trying to get by in what director Nicolas Wadimoff has called 'the world's largest prison'.
The epic and bleak story of human civilisation, from the Garden of Eden to the chilling humanoid future. Lucifer, the co-creator of the world (according to his statement) tests Adam and puts him to sleep to see his destiny through the ages. Hungarian legend of animation Marcell Jankovics adapted the script of The Tragedy of Man in 1983 from Imre Madách’s play.
It is the height of the war in Vietnam, and U.S. Army Captain Willard is sent by Colonel Lucas and a General to carry out a mission that, officially, 'does not exist - nor will it ever exist'. The mission: To seek out a mysterious Green Beret Colonel, Walter Kurtz, whose army has crossed the border into Cambodia and is conducting hit-and-run missions against the Viet Cong and NVA.
In Anatolia in 1915 Nazaret Manoogiansurvives the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, but loses his family, speech and faith. One night he learns that his twin daughters may be alive, and goes on a quest to find them.
In winter of 1938, Paris is crowded with refugees from the Nazis, who live in the black shadows of night, trying to evade deportation. One such is Dr. Ravic, who practices medicine illegally. One rainy night, Ravic meets Joan Madou, a kept woman cast adrift by her lover's sudden death.