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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.
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.
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.
In 1943, in the French Alps, the orphan Sébastien lives in a small village with his grandfather César, who is a shepherd, and his aunt Angélina, who is a baker. Sébastien misses his mother and believes she has traveled to America. He expects to get a watch with compass as a gift from her.
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.
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.
Enmeshed with the Italian Campaign during the liberation of Italy between 1943-1944, six distinct but unconnected episodes unfold. Starting off from Sicily, a local girl, Carmela, guides a band of American soldiers through a minefield with devastating results, while in Naples, Pasquale, the orphaned child of war, after stealing the boots of an inebriated African-American...
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
The film takes place in 1000 AD and follows a Norse warrior named One-Eye and a boy named The Boy as they travel with a band of Christian Crusaders in pursuit of a Crusade. Instead, they find themselves in an unknown and unfamiliar land.
A look at the history of one-time Gestapo commander Klaus Barbie, infamously known as "The Butcher of Lyon." This documentary's main focus will be on Barbie's post-war activities, in which he became a counter-intelligence agent who worked for the same countries that pursued him during WWII.
Returning to Guinea-Bissau from European exile, Imutar is met by his daughter Fatu on the eve of her marriage to musician Mamadu. As father and daughter drive to the wedding ceremony, tragedy strikes.
Escaping a Nazi prison train in war-torn Italy, an American and a British soldier set out for the Swiss border and find themselves leading a multi-national party of refugees for the Italian underground.
In Montauban in 1944, Julien Dandieu in a surgeon in the local hospital. Frightened by the German army entering Montauban, he asks his friend Francois to drive his wife and his daughter in the back country village where Julien has an old castle. One week later, Julien decided to meet then for the week end, but the Germans are already occupying the village.
It is March 1992 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and a 9 year old boy anticipates a poor grade on his latest art assignment. Desperate to avoid receiving the bad mark, he wishes that something would happen which might allow him to miss school.
At the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, one woman fights for justice and the extradition of the last remaining war criminals on the run. Their names are Ratko Mladic, Radovan Karadzic and Ante Gotovina, wartime leaders of Bosnian Serbs. Her name is Carla Del Ponte, the Swiss-born, chain-smoking chief prosecutor.
Denis revisits Africa, this time exploring a place rife with civil and racial conflict. A white French family outlawed in its home and attempting to save its coffee plantation connects with a black hero also embroiled in the tumult. All try to survive as their world rapidly crumbles around them.
As the Allied Forces move toward Paris, Adolf Hitler commands Gen Dietrich von Choltitz to destroy the city. A Swedish diplomat named Raoul Nordling sneaks into the general's office in the Hotel Meurice by means of a secret passageway. He points out the loss of innocent lives if the demolition goes through, and asks the general not to do it.
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...
The president and his family lead their country with a heavy hand, enjoying a life of luxury while their subjects live in misery. From one day to the next, a violent military coup overcomes this dictatorship and the president becomes the most wanted man in the country.
This biopic of legendary author J.D. Salinger details his relationship with socialite Oona O'Neill, his experiences fighting in World War II, and his writing process for The Catcher in the Rye. Kevin Spacey and Sarah Paulson co-star.
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.
His young wife Marguerite Duras, writer and resistant, is torn by the anguish of not having news of her and her secret affair with her comrade Dyonis. She meets a French agent working at the Gestapo, Pierre Rabier, and, ready to do anything to find her husband, puts himself to the test of an ambiguous relationship with this troubled man, only to be able to help him.
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 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.
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.
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.
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'.