среда, 29 апреля 2015 г.

America's Newest Sport (1964)

No imdb info

Director: Bruce Brown

Vita-Pakt Products presents America's newest sport featuring The Hobie Super Surfer Skateboard Team. Teaming up with Vita-Pakt juice company in 1964 Hobie created Hobie Skateboards, the first production skateboard to be placed on the market. The Hobie Super Surfer Skateboard Team helped to quickly popularize skateboarding by giving a demonstration at a San Diego Chargers/Buffalo Bills football game that was aired on television on Thanksgiving day in 1964. Fun little film featuring the beginning of the skateboard craze, and the advent of proper wheels for the board.
Two of the kids are Steve and Davey Hilton, of the Hilton Hotel chain, uncles to Paris Hilton.


USA
In English

Child's Cry (1986)


Director: Gilbert Cates
Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Peter Coyote, Taliesin Jaffe, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Guy Boyd, Brent Jennings, Vic Polizos

A social worker starts working with a shy, withdrawn 6 year old whom she believes is the victim of sexual abuse.

USA
In English
 

вторник, 28 апреля 2015 г.

Apaches (1977)



Director: John Mackenzie
Cast: Robbie Oubridge, Ian Scrace, Wayne Tapsfield, Sharon Smart, Fion Smith, Louise O'Hara

A group of children play at being "Apaches" on an English farm, ignoring all safety precautions. One by one they die a variety of gruesome deaths.

Public Information Film
UK, in English

понедельник, 27 апреля 2015 г.

Doro no kawa / Muddy River (1981)


Doro no kawa / Muddy River

Director: Kôhei Oguri
Stars: Takahiro Tamura, Mariko Kaga, Nobutaka Asahara, Minoru Sakurai, Makiko Shibata, Yumiko Fujita, Gannosuke Ashiya

Two boys, whose parents ply their trade by the mouth of a muddy river in Osaka, become close friends. The two families' "businesses" are in fact dining and prostitution. When Nobou, the restauranteur's son, loses his pocket money during the Tenjin Festival, Kiichi, the prostitute's boy, invites him home, and he learns the truth.

Japan
In Japanese, with English subs (in mkv)
 

пятница, 24 апреля 2015 г.

Running Brave (1983)


Directors: D.S. Everett, Donald Shebib
Stars: Robby Benson, Pat Hingle, Claudia Cron, Graham Greene, Kendall Smith, Jeff McCracken, August Schellenberg, Denis Lacroix

The story of Billy Mills, the American Indian that came from obscurity, to win the 10,000 meter long distance foot race in the Tokyo Olympics.

Canada
In English
 

Redboy 13 (1995)


Director & Writer: Marcus van Bavel
Stars: Robert Logan, Devon Roy-Brown, Charlie Schmidt, Tito Villalobos Moreno, Wendy Blech, David Boone, Marcus van Bavel, Harper Washburn

The title character of Redboy 13 is a retired special agent enjoying the everyday routine of others in his generation. For Sean Rains, the agent's street name, this means going to school and doing homework, because Sean is a 13 year-old boy. Redboy 13 is needed once again, however, when a Neo-Nazi in a wheelchair threatens the world with his evil ideas. Coming out of retirement for this last assignment, the youthful agent must now save the world before bedtime or he risks world domination by a sadistic leader....and being grounded!

USA
In English
 

среда, 22 апреля 2015 г.

Couro de Gato (1962)


Couro de Gato / Cat Skin

Director & Writer: Joaquim Pedro de Andrade
Stars: Paulinho, Riva Nimitz, Henrique César, Milton Gonçalves, Francisco de Assis, Aylton, Damião, Domingos de Oliveira

A few weeks before Carnival, slum boys organize huntings for stray cats, whose leather can be used in Samba percussion instruments, like the Tamborim, a small drum.

Short, documentary

Brazil
In Portuguese, with English subs (.srt) but only few words spoken
 

вторник, 21 апреля 2015 г.

Family Honeymoon (1948)



Director: Claude Binyon
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Peter Miles, Jimmy Hunt, Gigi Perreau, Rita Johnson, Lillian Bronson, Hattie McDaniel, Chill Wills

Grant Jordan, bachelor botany professor, marries Katie, a widow with three kids, despite the machinations of Grant's former girlfriend Minna. But on the wedding day, Aunt Jo, who was to babysit, breaks a leg; so the kids come along on the honeymoon. After misadventures en route, they make it to the Grand Canyon, only to find Minna there, still scheming.

USA, Universal International Pictures (UI)
In English
 

понедельник, 20 апреля 2015 г.

Low Tide (2012)


Low Tide / Bassa Marea

Director & Writer: Roberto Minervini
Stars: Daniel Blanchard,  Colby Trichell, Melissa McKinney, Vernon Wilbanks

A 12 year old boy and his single mother live parallel lives. The boy spends his days alone while his mother works and goes out with her friends. The boy's solitude is both a source of freedom and a cause for grief. His explorations slowly bring to light the dark contrast between the rules of society and the laws of nature. And before long, the delicate balance of his inner world becomes shattered by unforeseen events.

USA - Italy
In English
 

суббота, 18 апреля 2015 г.

Roseanna McCoy (1949)


Directors: Irving Reis, Nicholas Ray
Stars: Farley Granger, Joan Evans, Charles Bickford, Peter Miles, Gigi Perreau, Raymond Massey, Richard Basehart, Aline MacMahon, Marshall Thompson, Billy Mauch, Jerry Anderson, Donald Gordon, Gerald Courtemarche

Set in the late 19th century, the story focuses on the forbidden romance between the title character and Johnse Hatfield, whose families have been feuding for many years.

USA
In English
 

пятница, 17 апреля 2015 г.

America's Cowboy Kids (2015)

No indb info

Director: Hugo Ward
Reporter: Shaunagh Connaire

Reporter Shaunagh Connaire and director Hugo Ward visit Texas to meet some of America's youngest cowboys: the children participating in what has been described as the most dangerous organised sport on the planet. Bull-riding is the fastest-growing sport in the US and a multi-million-dollar business. The Unreported World team capture jaw-dropping scenes as 10-year-old children attempt to stay on half-tonne bulls selectively bred to be bigger and more aggressive than ever before. Studies reveal that bull-riding is 10 times more dangerous than American football, but it has never been so popular, with children as young as seven riding bulls ten times their size. Unreported World is in Fort Worth, Texas - the heart of Cowboy country and the spiritual home of bull-riding - in an action-packed and eye-opening episode of the series.

Documentary for Channel 4
In English with English subs
 

четверг, 16 апреля 2015 г.

Fish Hawk (1979)


Director: Donald Shebib
Stars: Will Sampson, Charles Fields, Don Francks, Mary Pirie, Chris Wiggins, Geoffrey Bowes, Arnie Achtman, Karen Austin

A young boy befriends a Native American man who has become an alcoholic after the death of his wife and children from small pox.

Canada
In English
 

вторник, 14 апреля 2015 г.

The Boy Who Saw Through (1958)


Director: Mary Ellen Bute
Stars: Christopher Walken (as Ronnie Walken), Vivian Dorsett, Thomas Balbour

Story of a boy that can see through walls and observe the goings-on of the older individuals around him.

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Mary Ellen Bute was a director mostly known for her experimental animated works, but she also tried her hand at live-action in this short film from 1956. Based on a story by John Pudney, The Boy Who Saw Through tells the tale of a boy that can see through walls and observe the goings-on of the older individuals around him. The boy’s special power is used as a symbol for a child’s ability to see through to the true nature of adults. The film contains none of the wild experimental qualities found in Bute’s other work, but it is very successful as an affecting and charming short. It is also a bonus to see an early and earnest performance from a very young Christoper Walken in the lead role.

Short
USA, in English
 

понедельник, 13 апреля 2015 г.

Miasto 44 (2014)


Miasto 44 / City 44 / Warsaw 44

Director & Writer: Jan Komasa
Stars: Józef Pawlowski, Zofia Wichlacz, Anna Próchniak, Filip Szczepkowski, Antoni Królikowski, Maurycy Popiel, Monika Kwiatkowska, Filip Gurlacz, Michal Zurawski, Natan Czyzewski, Max Riemelt, Mads Hjulmand

A story of love, friendship and the pursuit of adventure during the bloody and brutal reality of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.

Poland
In Polish + English subs (.srt)

воскресенье, 12 апреля 2015 г.

Il principe del deserto (1991)


Il principe del deserto / The Law of the Desert

Director: Duccio Tessari
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Carol Alt, Omar Sharif, David Flosi, Elliott Gould, Kabir Bedi, Stewart Bick, Brett Halsey

When the estranged Moroccan husband of wealthy corporate head Christine Sanders takes their son Robert to Morocco, she hires two operatives who specialise in rescuing hostages from terrorists to bring her son back. Robert is brought to his grandfather who wishes the boy to succeed him as the ruler of his tribe.

Italy, TV mini-series in three parts
English dubbing (second audio)
 

суббота, 11 апреля 2015 г.

Betcher! (1971)


Director: David Eady
Stars: Peter Noone, Paul Burton, Keith Chegwin

Educational short film, designed to promote the National Cycling Proficiency Scheme: an N.C.P.S. student competes with another boy in a private cycling competition, organised and judged by pop singer, Peter Noone.

UK, World Wide Pictures
In English
 

пятница, 10 апреля 2015 г.

Martín (1988)


Director: Julio Medem
Stars: Laura Bayonas, Miguel Ángel García Fuentes, Paloma Cela, José Segura, Raúl Fraire, Chumilla-Carbajosa
 
Young Martín lives with his parents, who are caretakers for a block of flats in the centre of Madrid. It is during the hot summer when a visitor, Julia, comes to spend a few days at a friend's empty flat in the building. Martin becomes convinced that Julia has supernatural powers...

Spain
In Spanish + English subs (.srt)
 

четверг, 9 апреля 2015 г.

Uma Pedra no Bolso (1988)


Uma Pedra no Bolso / Tall Stories

Director: Joaquim Pinto
Stars: Inês de Medeiros, Bruno Leite, Isabel de Castro, Manuel Lobão, Eduarda Chiotte, Luís Miguel Cintra, João Bénard da Costa

Miguel is twelve years old and isn't doing well at school. As a punishment, he is sent for a few days to stay with his aunt, who runs a boarding house near the sea. Miguel doesn't like this place because nothing ever happens there. But he soon makes friends with Luisa, the waitress - who teaches him to dance - and with João, a fisherman. The arrival of Doctor Fernando, a new guest, upsets the delicate balance of the small seaside locale. Fernando invites João to dinner. From that moment on, Miguel finds himself involved in a rapidly changing series of event.

Portugal
In Portuguese + English subs (.srt)

вторник, 7 апреля 2015 г.

Computron 22 (1988)


Director: Giuliano Carnimeo
Stars: Lolo García, Fiorenza Marchegiani, Gabriele Ferzetti, Benedetto Casillo, Gerardo Scala, Carla Monti, Marina Rocchi, Luigi Uzzo, Sandra Mantegna, Giulio Massimini

A young orphan is raised by his wealthy grandfather in a beautiful mansion in Italy. He is unhappy because he needs the warmth of a real family. The boy is a computer freak and thanks to an ingenious search on his computer discovers that his mother is still alive and living in Argentina (where she fled after a nervous breakdown following the death of her husband in a car crash). Against the wishes of his grandfather the boy sets off in search of his mum in Argentina and he finally finds the warmth he needs. But his mum falls severely ill and the boy's dreams are shattered...

Italy
Spanish dubbing
 

ChickenHawk (1994)



Director & Writer: Adi Sideman
Narrator: Barbara Adler

Members of the controversial group NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association) discuss why their organization supports "boys and men who have or desire engagements in sexual or emotional relationships."

Documentary
USA, in English

воскресенье, 5 апреля 2015 г.

Where Adam Stood (1976)


Director: Brian Gibson
Stars: Alan Badel, Max Harris, Ronald Hines, Heather Canning, Gareth Forwood, Jean Boht

A play written by Dennis Potter (based on the 1907 autobiography "Father and Son" by Edmund Gosse), which deals with the turning point in science when Charles Darwin released his theories from the point of view of a religious scientist who can't bare the thought that the Genesis isn't to be taken literally; a very quiet and heartbreaking play about a boy who watches his father's life work being destroyed.

UK, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
In English

суббота, 4 апреля 2015 г.

The Principles of Lust (2003)


Director & Writer: Penny Woolcock
Stars: Alec Newman, Marc Warren, Sienna Guillory, Lara Clifton, Alexander Popplewell, Julian Barratt, Gwyn Hollis, Tommy Yates, Colin Nutton, Luke Smedley, Jake Geddes, Mackenzie Crook

Crippled by his writer's block, Paul enters into a new, exciting relationship with risk-taking Billy and super-sexy Juliette. As it becomes increasingly tangled, however, he must choose one of them over the other.

UK
In English (second audio)

пятница, 3 апреля 2015 г.

Fröken Julie (1951)


Fröken Julie / Miss Julie

Director: Alf Sjöberg
Stars: Anita Björk, Ulf Palme, Märta Dorff, Jan Hagerman, Max von Sydow

Late 19th century. The young miss Julie lives in a mansion with her father. She has recently broken her engagement but is attracted to one of the servants, Jean. They spend the midsummer night together, telling each other their memories and of their dreams. Realizing that an affair between a man of the people and an aristocrat is impossible, they plan to escape to Switzerland.

Sweden
In Swedish (second audio) + English subs (.srt)
 

Mees Kees op de planken (2014)


Mees Kees op de planken / Mister Twister on Stage

Director: Barbara Bredero
Stars: Willem Voogd, Sanne Wallis de Vries, Hannah Hoekstra, Felix Osinga, Brent Thomassen, Cas Jansen, Hero Muller, Whitney Franker, Raymonde de Kuyper, Mara van Vlijmen, Caitlyn Geerlings, Frenck Hakkaart

Teacher ("Mees") Kees and his class have to perform a play on stage in a nearby elderly-home. Instead of performing the original play written by the head mistress they decide to improvise, helped by some of the inhabitants of the elderly home who enjoy the energy that the youth bring to their home. In the mean time both Kees and his pupils in class have to face exams.

Netherlands
In Dutch + Dutch and English subs

четверг, 2 апреля 2015 г.

Chroniques d'une cour de récré (2013)


Chroniques d'une cour de récré / Playground Chronicles

Director: Brahim Fritah
Stars: Yanis Bahloul, Rocco Campochiaro, Vincent Rottiers, Mostefa Djadjam, Dalila Ennadre, Billel Bouakel, Lilya Ibnou Ennadre, Philippe Rebbot, Anne Azoulay, Nina Descamps, Stéphane Shoukroun

Pierrefitte-sur-Seine, 1980.
Brahim, 10, lives with his family in the construction cranes plant of which his father, of Moroccan origin, is the keeper. Movies on TV, the factory yard, the school yard and friends are his world. A kingdom that feeds his imagination into his dreams at night. It is a time full of new discoveries for the young Brahim. He befriends Salvador, who tells him about Chile, Pinochet, and his disappeared father. He also discovers photography, his new passion with an old Kodak Instamatic. But then it is announced that the plant has to relocate to a site in the south of France. The factory farm, the family must move elsewhere ...


France
In French + English subs (.srt)