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The enduring friendship between the Walling and Ostroff families is tested when Nina, the prodigal Ostroff daughter, returns home for the holidays after a five-year absence and enters into an affair with David, head of the Walling family.
Ira is Russian, as is Ivan Tashkov. She lives in Geneva with her mother and doesn't really know much about her native country. He is the accused godfather of the Russian mob, in prison awaiting trial. Hired as an interpreter for Tashkov's defense lawyer, Ira soon falls under the influence of this powerful man who seems to be able to read her mind, as Tashkov realizes he can manipulate the girl.
On short notice, Yann Kermadec replaces his brother-in-law for the race around the world in a single-sailor boat. During his first Vendée Globe, the big surprise is that there are not one, but two people on board. When he stops along the coast of the Canary Islands, an illegal immigrant stows away on his boat in hopes of reaching the continent...
A year after losing his job David sits in a state of inertia, he feels emasculated by his role of stay at home dad. His relationship to wife Hanna is on the rocks. At night David escapes to 'The Men's Club': amongst the wise cracks, petty criminals and strippers, he feels alive.
Diana the 'People's Princess' has died in a car accident in Paris. The Queen and her family decide that for the best, they should remain hidden behind the closed doors of Balmoral Castle. The heartbroken public do not understand and request that the Queen comforts her people. This also puts pressure on newly elected Tony Blair, who constantly tries to convince the monarchy to address the public.
In the midst of attempting to end his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him if he can look after his niece, Sophia, for a few hours. Richie decides to cancel his plans, and spends the evening with Sophia. But Sophia has preconceived notions of who Richie is, and Richie has to overcome this perception, even though he lacks social graces.
Jasmine had it all: She led the luxurious Upper East Side life of an impeccable socialite with her extremely wealthy financier husband. When he is suddenly arrested and incarcerated for fraud, she loses everything she owns, her home, her status - her mind. Having no place to go, she moves in with her adoptive sister, a free spirited working class girl who couldn’t be more different than her.
Lima. Eusebio, a quiet man who's job as a forensic cleaner is to sterilize after someone has died, is now facing the busiest moment in his career as the city of Lima is plagued by a mysterious epidemic outburst. One day he finds an 8-year-old child hiding in a wardrobe who has become an orphan. Eusebio struggles to take care of the boy in a city that is slowly falling apart.
In spring, 2002, a factory of textile industry closed its doors and dismisses 140 staying employees. She was not able to resist the globalization of an activity which gradually moved towards countries where the workforce is less expensive. This particular context offers the opportunity to develop under an original shape a documentary with historic character.
Hockey Season 2009-2010. Against everyone's expectations, the club Geneva-Servette plays the final match against Bern. How was that possible? Through the voices of the players and the staff, the movie retells the epic rise of the Servette eagles during the unbelievable season 2009-2010.
Prison guard JC lives an ordered life, measured by his little routines. His only real hobby is the tango lessons he meticulously takes to keep himself properly fit for his job. One day a new student joins his class and while he's troubled by his reaction to the unknown woman, JC becomes even more so when the next day she brings her son along to prison to visit her husband and her lover.
Fall 2011. Christoph Blocher is on the campaign trail, working toward a victory for his rightwing. The story of Switzerland’s most controversial political leader. It also chronicles the face-to-face encounter between a filmmaker and a man of power, through a year of exclusive, up-close interviews and access to his private life.
Paulette a xenophobic old lady lives alone in a banlieue and her pension is too small to get along. But she hears there is much money to be made in dealing cannabis. She visits a known criminal named Vito and asks him for work. Instead of just distributing sheer cannabis she starts to sell cakes and biscuits spiced with cannabis. Soon there is a huge demand for her elaborate pastries.
The Conclave has just elected Cardinal Melville as the new pope. With grave doubts about his ability to face his new task, he panics and falls into a depression. The other members call in a psychoanalyst while the faithful and the media impatiently waits to be introduced to the new pontiff. Then Melville escapes and ambles incognito throughout the streets of Rome...
To save their jobs, women decide to resume power in their lingerie company by forming a cooperative. At the mercy of events and twists, they find happiness with humor and strength of collective solidarity and a new freedom.
Mathilde, midwife, Firmine, nursery nurse, and Louise, owner of the Tenpin bowling and Catherine, messenger to restructure the hospital and close the maternity hospital: four women who are going to form a quartet strong in humanity and in humor to defend this maternity hospital. The life, the love, the friendship, Brittany and the tenpin bowling!
As a writer known for one book he wrote several decades ago, Jep Gambardella makes a living writing art reviews for a cultural magazine. He drags his cynicism around with him through the deserted streets of Rome at night, returning home after decadent parties. But he can't stand the life in between, haunted as he is by memories of his first love, who he finds out has disappeared...
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.
For two years, the artist Vik Muniz photographed people who live from separating garbage, with the idea of turning their work into a crazy project: transforming refuse into art and thereby money. In Jardim Gramacho, the largest dump in the world on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, 3000 people recycle 200 tons of stinking garbage every day. How can art change their lives?
Rainer Voss, a former trader who worked in banking for 10 years, is interviewed in a Frankfurt bank that’s been closed for six years. He unravels the tangled ball of string that is finance, from the origins of the financial crisis (deregulation and simultaneous digitization of the markets) to by-products developed to neutralize all kinds of risk.
In a monastery set on the top of sandstone pillars young monk Theodoros and nun Urania find themselves physically drawn to one and other after devoting their lives to the strict rituals and practises of the monasteries. Below them the eternal cycle of farm-life provides a strong contrast to their lives and they are forced to choose between human desire and spiritual devotion.
Henri needs to change life after his wife death. He has to sell his hotel but cannot tell the truth to his 3 children. The arrival of a young pregnant woman called Alice will change everything. She becomes his confident and make him keeping the hotel.
Globalization makes us long for roots and Saudade is a feeling that describes this longing, this nostalgia. We feel Saudade because we love. In this film, we go on a journey to explore the "Saudades do Brasil". We follow mariners as they cross the ocean from Europe back home to Brazil. Then, we peer into a hidden convent near Rio de Janeiro.
Documentary which tries to demonstrate that the football and politics make only one. It deals with the geopolitics of the football, and more exactly within the framework of the selection of the team of Togo in the world.
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'.
A new philosophy professor arrives on a small town campus near Newport, Rhode Island. His name, Abe Lucas. His reputation : bad. Abe is said to be a womanizer and an alcoholic. But what people do not know is that he is a disillusioned idealist. Until he finds a will to live by committing an existential act.
August Manzl is an entrepreneur, patriarch through and through. None of his - nowadays grown - children is good enough to step in his shoes. He unexpectedly is diagnosed with a deadly disease and given just a few months by his doctor. He calls for a family meeting and tells them that the person who kills him within a week, will have the company. If no one succeeds, the legacy is gone.
A young woman gives up her bright future as a cellist for the love of a man. A man who has a contract to uphold and no time for love... Desperate not be loved anymore, she is not far from going crazy...
In Ecuador, the Yasuni National Park is one of the sites with the greatest biodiversity on our planet – and it also holds a big part of Ecuador´s oil reserves. Ecuador´s president Rafael Correa has made an extraordinary proposal: If the world will pay for protection of it‘s green lungs, Ecuador will leave the oil in the ground and will invest in renewable energy.
Chris has just been released from prison. Frank, his cop brother, helps him by giving him a place to stay, finding him a job and trying to get him back with his wife Monica. Chris tries to readjust to society, but is met only by distrust and contempt. To get money and start fresh with Natalie, a beautiful cashier he’s fallen for, he falls back into the criminal life by agreeing to carry out a hit.
In Tel Aviv, the family of 18-year-old Shira is celebrating Purim with tradition and joy. Her mother has prepared a grand feast and her father is receiving the poor to give them alms. Then her pregnant sister Esther loses consciousness. Although she dies in the hospital, the baby is saved. Esther's husband Yochay soon decides to remarry. Shira's mother suggests that Shira marry her brother-in-law.
The time has come for Ludovic Chambercy, who is in his early thirties, to replace his father Jacques at the head of the family business: the Chambercy Department Store. But confronted with his new duties, Ludovic is seized by strange symptoms: sweat, anxiety and finally blackouts! The verdict of the diagnosis: Ludovic suffers from hypegiaphobia!
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.
Julien is a 14 years old teenager, overweight and friendly. As a result of an accident that temporarily immobilizes his mother, he is sent to Switzerland with his uncle and aunt. A seemingly perfect family, but Julien will cross paths with Keiko, a young Japanese sumo fan who thinks " we are never large enough"...
While they have been changing TV channels, making pickles or discussing politics, the parents of 12-year-old Rado have missed their son's growing up. Now they cannot understand why, after disappearing for two days, he isn't sorry for the nightmare he has caused them and why is he ready to run away from home with the first junkies he has met on the street.
At the end of the 80s, Randy Robinson is a real legend of the professional fight. Twenty years later, he leads a miserable existence New Jersey, where he fights for derisory sums. In the term of a particularly bloody fight, he is a victim of a cardique stop. He has to stop the wrestling.
Gary, 29, unemployed, finds a job for 1,200 euros a month at a nuclear power plant. He and his colleagues live together in a mobile home not far from the plant in a beautiful country setting. He is warned about the dangers of a radioactive «dose». «What's a dose?» he asks naïvely. Karole gives him an example: «You're afraid, your eyes cloud over, your head spins, your legs tremble...
Maggie and Rowan are throwing their son, Dylan, a small party to celebrate his sixth birthday. In a single continuous shot, the afternoon unravels when an earlier dispute between the couple makes its way into the backyard.