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One path, a thousand destinies. Life stories and tales of woe, families and dropouts, hopes and despairs: the “Camino de Santiago” beckons a vast number of people to take an inner journey every year. Some seek recreation, others an adventure or a spiritual experience.
Summertime in the north of Italy. Giacomo, a deaf teenager, goes to the river with Stefania, his best friend. They enjoy each other's company as they walk through a wooded area, looking for a place to access the river...
An investigative documentary about French agriculture today, through several stories: farmers, researchers, writers,... A world which successfully resists underminings - economical, scientific, social - that affect them. A world at the centre of questions regarding future.
Ibrahim Gezer lived a prosperous life with his wife and 11 children in Turkish Kurdistan. Having joined the Kurdish resistance, one of his daughters is killed by the Turkish army. Arrested and tortured, Ibrahim hides in the mountains for seven years before fleeing to Istanbul. But the blows continue as his wife commits suicide and his children emigrate; those in Switzerland help him in.
Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.
Luc Jacquet guides the audience through the equatorial forest far off the beaten path. He takes the camera in closely to discover tiny seedlings that will eventually become the next forest in five decades. Immobile but very alive, the forest must implement strategies and illusions to meet the challenge of its environment in order to make it through a lifecycle that lasts many decades...
It is the story of the pioneering climate scientist Claude Lorius, now 83, whose lifelong passion for the Antarctic began in his 20s when he signed on for a scientific expedition to that remote region.
Madeleine and William are enjoying a comfortable, smooth life. They decide to buy a house in a scenic but isolated rural setting and this changes their lives forever...They come across a younger pair, Adam and Eva and the couples become attracted to each other. Their love results in an exploration of erotic desires and art in the idyllic French Alps region.
Three children spend the summer on Gün Alp, at 1995 metres above sea level in the Safien Valley in Switzerland. While their parents work, the children spend their days playing freely or helping out in the stables and making cheese. Braida has his school’s permission to stay in the mountains and write to his class in Engadina, telling about his experiences up there.
Since Hector encountered Truquette at the Louvre on July 14, he's had only one thing in mind: to seduce this girl who he's mad about. The best way to do so is to take her to the seaside.Off they go, down France's back roads, where there is no money in the banks. That's normal, because there's an economic crisis on. But the government decides to cut short the national vacation period by a month.
On the mediterranean borders of Europe, tourists try to relax while “illegal” immigrants struggle for a chance to a better life. Breaking out of a strictly confined tourist zone, two children of a Swiss family rapidly experience that reality here has very little to do with the posh life in the camping site. Then a storm hits the shore and washes away almost all distinctions between rich and poor.
Aaron Clark's comfortable life in the bucolic New England countryside is shattered by the unexpected arrival of former classmate Teddy who accuses him of business improprieties and cover-ups, with unforeseen consequences. Be careful who you let play in your virtual sandbox – even if they’re old friends.
Teenaged Xiao Jing lives in a tucked away town in Hunan Province, isolated by both geography and her deafness. That slightly awkward hobby gives rise to a minor scandal involving the uncle, which results in Jing being packed off to the city to live with her resentful father, cop Haoyang. Rounding out the makeshift family is Haoyang's pregnant girlfriend Xiao Mei, an aspiring rock star.
Do you know how to turn ordinary water into a billion-dollar business? In Switzerland there's a company which has developed the art to perfection - Nestlé. This company dominates the global business in bottled water.
Courge lives in the heart of the forest, raised by his father, a tyrannical giant who reigns triumphant and prevents his son from exploring beyond limited boundaries. Ignorant about the ways of men, the boy grows up wild, with the placid ghosts who haunt the forest his only company. That is until the day that he is forced to go to the nearest village, where he meets young Manon...
Enraged by the sale of the vaulting horse that she'd been promised as hers to ride, Gracieuse, a talented rider, leaves her job at a stable. She decides to start again from scratches by accepting work as a groom at a stud farm, managed rigidly by unscrupulous Joséphine. Determined and fiercely stubborn Gracieuse has one big dream to pursue: to get a horse that she can train and take to the top.
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.
At the beginning of the 50s, Everest occupies the center stage: the conquest of the mythical third pole of the Earth is for the agenda. It is to the Swiss Foundation for the alpine explorations that returns the possibility of organizing the first attempt of the post-war years. They entrusts the mission to a group of Genevan climbers.
Liefi decides to leave her cage and flee into the wild. For an inexperienced hen wandering like this, dangers lurk around every corner. On her way, Liefi meets a dangerous weasel. Fortunately, he turns out to be a "walker" who leads the other wild animals. Liefi sees him as a white knight and falls desperately in love with him. .
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.
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.
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.
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.
Russia was in the silent year of 1905, at the dawn of its first revolution; the historic upheavals to come were already beginning but in the meantime, the population was still full of resentments, in particular towards the Jewish minority.
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.
Hidden under a rock or still in his shed, Jean-Michel Bertrand tries to disappear. He invites us behind the scenes of a solitary shoot, up in the mountains. Only patience and discretion will allow magic to happen.
Alex is a thirty-something woman who has single-handedly restored a ruined building on the outskirts of a small village in the south of France. She earns as much as she needs by selling fruit and vegetables at market and by working on building sites, where she meets Karim. Her ambition is to regain custody of her 14-year-old son, who presently lives with his father...
The Alps seen from above. This film highlights the diversity of a breath-taking landscape and natural habitat that has experienced profound changes over time. Its mountains were once on the ground of a sea. Nowadays the Alps have become a paradise for trekkers and winter sports.
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.
People today have been sensitized to the issues and most want to know where the meat, fish, vegetables and fruit one their plates are coming from. Austrian documentary filmmaker Erwin Wagenhofer went in search of food from France and Spain to Romania, from Brazil to Switzerland.
Gaby owns a farm on which he raises lambs: Bouchard & Sons Farm. But he has no sons. Rather, he has two daughters that he raised like princesses and who live far away, in the big city. One day, the oldest asks him for some financial support so she doesn't end up losing her house.