Kang-do is a heartless man who has no living family members and whose job is to threaten debtors to repay his clients.
Set in Afghanistan, The Patience Stone is a partly allegorical tale of a Muslim wife tending to her comatose soldier husband who has been shot in the neck. As she cares for him, for the first time ever she is able to speak to him without fear of censorship.
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Born into a wealthy family, handsome and intelligent, Heleno de Freitas had one boyhood dream: to play football. Having become the biggest idol at Rio’s club Botafogo in his day, Heleno set his sights on a more ambitious goal: to be the best in Brazil. But he was to see his chances of playing for Brazil at a World Cup dwindle and fade, as the cups of 1942 and 1946 were cancelled during the War.
Murielle and Mounir love each other passionately. Ever since Mounir was a boy, the young man has been living with the authoritarian Doctor Pinget, who provides him with a comfortable life. When Mounir and Murielle decide to marry and have children, the couple’s dependence on the doctor becomes excessive. Murielle and she finds herself caught up in an unhealthy emotional climate that insidiously leads the family towards a tragic outcome.
Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein) lives with his older sister (Léa Seydoux) in a housing complex below a luxury Swiss ski resort. With his sister drifting in and out of jobs and relationships, twelve-year-old Simon takes on the responsibility of providing for the two of them. Every day, he takes the lift up to the opulent ski world above, stealing equipment from rich tourists to resell to the local kids down in the valley. He is able to keep their little family afloat with his small-time hustles and his sister is thankful for the money he brings in.
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker.
‘Little one’ is the story of a 6 year old girl named Vuyelwa who is left for dead in a field near a township in Johannesburg. She is found by a middle aged woman named Pauline, who rushes her to hospital. After saving her life, it comes to light that the little girl has been raped and her face badly beaten. To help her cope with the shame and disfigurement, Pauline makes her a mask to cover her face.
A detective pairs himself with a famous psychologist on a case involving a traumatized young witness to a crime.
A young woman's act of defiance becomes a flashpoint for controversy when a video of the incident goes viral, in this prescient drama about cyber-bullying.
THE CLOWN tells the story of Benjamin and Waldemar, a father and son clown duo known as Mongrel and Thoroughbred. Benjamin is a talented clown – but personally he has no identity, no social security number, or proof of residence. He lives in his caravan – always accompanied by his eclectic circus troupe, Circus Esperanza (Circus of Hope). He begins to believe that he has lost his talent and sets off on a journey to find his dream.
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.
Where the Fire Burns”focuses on the issue of honor killings. When seventeen year-old Ayşe is rushed to the hospital after a sudden illness, no effort is spared to save her. During the examinations however she is discovered to be thirteen weeks pregnant, and refuses to tell who the father is. As the family pressures her to reveal his identity, they also make a decision on how to save their family honor: Death. Telling her she will stay at her uncle’s house until she gives birth, her father takes her on what is actually to be her final journey.
Set in a border town in northeastern Malaysia of the same name, Bunohan tells the powerful story of three estranged brothers – Adil, Bakar and Ilham – and their ailing father, whose fates become tragically intertwined in a web of deceit and corruption. After fleeing a death match in Thailand, Adil the kick boxer is on the run from Ilham the hit man. The chase brings them to Bunohan, where they crash into the shady schemes of the ambitious businessman, Bakar.
A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital.