понедельник, 29 июня 2015 г.

Nyamanton (1986)


Nyamanton / Lessons from the Garbage

Director: Cheick Oumar Sissoko
Stars: Chaka Diarra, Maciré Kanté, Ada Tiokary, Alikaou Kanté, Koti, Diarrah Sanogo

Khalifa and Fanta, two children from a deprived suburb of Bamako, are expelled from school because they do not have the means to buy the necessary supplies. Here they are forced to collect garbage to try to finance their education. Exhausted by their work, children wear a look of mischievous replicas and humorous on the Malian changing society.

Country: Mali
Language: Bambara
French hardsubs + English subs (.srt)
 

Childstar (2004)


Director: Don McKellar
Stars: Don McKellar, Mark Rendall, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Peter Paige, Gil Bellows, Victoria Fodor, Patrick Garrow, Alan Thicke, Eric Stoltz

Taylor Brandon Burns, a conflicted twelve-year-old TV star from the U.S., runs away from the set - and his problems - while shooting a big-budget film in Canada. His reluctant limo-driver, Rick Schiller, a down-on-his-luck indie filmmaker, is enlisted to find Taylor before the childstar destroys himself.

Canada, in English
 

Banjo (1947)



Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Sharyn Moffett, Jacqueline White, Walter Reed, Una O'Connor, Herbert Evans, Ernest Whitman, Lanny Rees, Theron Jackson, Howard McNeeley, Banjo the Dog, George McDonald, Robert Winans, Robert Bray

In this sentimental children's yarn, a little girl is orphaned when her father, a Georgia plantation owner, is trampled by a frightened horse. Now the child and her beloved dog Banjo must reside with her cold, unfriendly aunt in Boston. The proper old woman will not allow the dog in her house and sends it back down South. The young girl, unable to bear life without the pooch, runs away to find him, causing the aunt to reconsider her position.

USA, RKO Radio Pictures
In English
 

пятница, 26 июня 2015 г.

Underdog Kids (2015)


Director & Writer: Phillip Rhee
Stars: Phillip Rhee, Aidan Considine, Nicolas Bechtel, Rayna Vallandingham, Cade Sutton, Ryan Potter, Andrew Franklin, Dallas James Liu, Beau Bridges, Mirelly Taylor, Tom Arnold, Max Gail Max Gail , Ellia English, Don 'The Dragon' Wilson, Richard Norton
 
UNDERDOG KIDS tells the story of a group of kids who aren’t accepted for various reasons. They train together in martial arts but when their teacher quits, they unexpectedly find a new mentor: former MMA champion Jimmy “The Lightning Bolt” Lee. Learning from each other, Lee and the kids train together for an upcoming competition against the Beverly Hills Scorpions karate team.

USA
In English
 

La passion Béatrice (1987)


La passion Béatrice / The Passion of Beatrice

Director: Bertrand Tavernier
Stars: Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Sébastien Konieczny, Julie Delpy, Nils Tavernier, Jean-Luc Rivals, Monique Chaumette, Vincent Saint-Ouen, Claude Duneton, Robert Dhéry, Michèle Gleizer, Maxime Leroux, Jean-Claude Adelin, Jean-Louis Grinfeld

Somewhere in France during the Middle Ages. Béatrice is impatient to see her father return from English captivity. She doesn't expect however that the father whom she loves from distance will be the most hateful person who will submit her and her family to abuse and humiliation.

France
In French (second audio) + Spanish dubbed + English subs (.srt)
 

среда, 24 июня 2015 г.

Swiss Family Robinson (1940)


Director: Edward Ludwig
Stars: Thomas Mitchell, Edna Best, Freddie Bartholomew, Terry Kilburn, Tim Holt, Bobbie Quillan, Christian Rub, John Wray, Herbert Rawlinson, Jack Stoney, Orson Welles (narrator)

In this adaptation of Johan David Wyss' novel, Thomas Mitchell stars as the patriarch of the Robinson family, who are shipwrecked on a tropical island and compelled to bring the edicts and values of civilization to their tiny patch of the world.

USA
In English
 

вторник, 23 июня 2015 г.

Road without the End (2014)


Doroga bez kontsa / Road without the End

Director: Vladimir Tolkachikov
Stars: Vera Alentova, Arseniy Tolkachikov, Sergey Rudzevich, Andrey Sviridov, Anzhelika Volskaya, Dmitriy Yachevskiy

Some different people, with an American schoolboy among them, in a bus trip in Russia.

Russia
In Russian

понедельник, 22 июня 2015 г.

Kadoyng (1972)


Director: Ian Shand
Stars: Leo Maguire, Teresa Codling, Adrian Hall, David Williams, Bill Owen, Jean Dallas, Jack Haig, Ian Pigot, Stephen Bone, Andrew Mussell, Gerald Sim, Freda Knorr

The village of Byway is being demolished to make way for a new motorway until a visitor from the planet Stoikal arrives and helps three children foil the construction work.

UK, Children's Film Foundation (CFF)
In English
 

воскресенье, 21 июня 2015 г.

Hop (2002)


Director: Dominique Standaert
Stars: Kalomba Mboyi, Jan Decleir, Antje de Boeck, Ansou Diedhiou, Alexandra Vandernoot, Serge-Henri Valcke, Emile Mpenza

Justin (Kalomba Mboyi) is a boy living in Brussels with his father, Dieudonne, who, like Justin, is an illegal alien from Burundi. While an attentive student, Justin also has a mischievous streak, and after tapping into a neighbor's cable-television line in order to watch a football match, an angry neighbor threatens to report him to the police. Dieudonne takes the threat seriously enough to clear out of their apartment and go underground, with Justin in tow; Dieudonne is soon captured by the authorities, but Justin finds refuge with Frans (Jan Decleir) and Gerda, a pair of radical leftists sympathetic to the plight of the illegal immigrants. When they learn that Dieudonne has been deported to the Congo (where he's never lived), Frans and Gerda hire a lawyer to fight the matter in court, but Justin considers more direct action when he finds a cache of explosives hidden at Frans' place.

Belgium
In French + English subs (.srt)
 

пятница, 19 июня 2015 г.

The Devil's Toy (1966)


The Devil's Toy / Rouli-roulant

Director & Writer: Claude Jutra
Stars: Charles Denner

This short 1966 documentary dedicated "to all victims of intolerance” depicts the dawn of skateboarding in Montreal. A new activity frowned upon by police and adults, skateboarding gave youngsters a thrilling sensation of speed and freedom. This film - the first Canadian documentary ever made about the sport - captures the exuberance of boys and girls having the time of their lives in free-wheeling downhill locomotion.

Short documentary
Canada, in English
 

четверг, 18 июня 2015 г.

Bang! You're Dead (1954)



Bang! You're Dead / A Game of Death

Director: Lance Comfort
Stars: Jack Warner, Anthony Richmond, Sean Barrett, Derek Farr, Veronica Hurst, Michael Medwin, Gordon Harker

Young Cliff Bonsell (Anthony Richmond) and his best friend, gramophone-loving Willy Maxted (Sean Barrett), regularly play in a disused US Army store depot where he lives with his widowed father in an old camp hut. Cliff is fascinated by guns but fails to comprehend the weapons true potential, and subsequently becomes a danger to the locals when he discovers an old service revolver and mistakes it for a toy.

UK
In English
 

среда, 17 июня 2015 г.

Parenti serpenti (1992)


Parenti serpenti / Dearest Relatives, Poisonous Relations

Director: Mario Monicelli
Stars: Tommaso Bianco, Riccardo Scontrini, Renato Cecchetto, Marina Confalone, Alessandro Haber, Cinzia Leone, Eugenio Masciari, Paolo Panelli, Monica Scattini, Pia Velsi, Eleonora Alberti

Like every year, everyone is going back to the ancestral family's home for the Christmas holidays. But this time, the old folks have a surprise, a good surprise for them. They have decided to go living with one of their children and make him or her inherit the family house.

Italy
In Italian + English subs (.srt)

вторник, 16 июня 2015 г.

You Said a Mouthful (1932)


Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Joe E. Brown, Ginger Rogers, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Preston Foster, Harry Gribbon, Edwin Maxwell, Sheila Terry, Walter Walker

To sell his unsinkable bathing suit, an inventor passes himself off as a championship swimmer.

USA
In English

понедельник, 15 июня 2015 г.

Nanacha (2005)


Nanacha / Wily Child

Director: Poonlarp Nakpanom
Stars: Visarut Charoensrisoombon, Phisit Praphunthatewa, Thanisorn Wangkitcharoenchai, Sirabodee Casper, Non Hongmanop, Tak Hin Aramvejanan, Jonathan Derbyshire

When Siang, a young orphaned kid from a remote hill settlement, is forced to leave his tribal home to enroll into an International School, it became the start of a new world with foreign friends, mischievous plans, and clever plots. Siang must deal with a multinational group of wily kids, a dimwitted teacher, and a handful of kidnappers.

Thailand, in Thai
With Thai and English subtitles (in MKV)

воскресенье, 14 июня 2015 г.

Undercover Gang (1986)


Undercover Gang / The Fire Raiser

Director: Peter Sharp
Stars: Jon Trimmer, Elizabeth Moody, Peter Hayden, Miles Murphy, Alix Chapman, Darryl Beattie, Emma Vere-Jones, Donna Akersten, Anne Budd, Gerald Bryan, Jane Waddell, Helen Moulder, Edward Campbell

In 1915 four kids try to stop the arsonist who is terrifying their small New Zealand town, but no one believes them.
Based on the novel by Maurice Gee. Screened on New Zealand television in 1986 under the title "The Fire-Raiser" as a 5 part mini series, was edited to movie length in Canada as "The Undercover Gang".

New Zealand
In English
 

Quincy M.E. (1981, s7e6)



Quincy M.E. s7e6 For Want of a Horse

Director: Ray Danton
Stars: Jack Klugman, Ronnie Scribner, Garry Walberg, Brian Andrews, John S. Ragin, Val Bisoglio, Robert Ito, Joseph Roman, Barbara Tarbuck

Quincy investigates the death of a ranch owner while Dr. Astin and his wife struggle with their foster child.

USA, in English
Release Date: 9 December 1981
 

Mashgh-e Shab (1989)



Mashgh-e Shab / Homework

Director & Writer: Abbas Kiarostami
Stars: Babak Ahmadpoor, Farhang Akhavan, Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh

In this documentary, Kiarostami asks a number of students about their school homework. The answers of some children shows the darker side of this method of education.

Iran
Persian, with English subs (hardsubs & .srt)

пятница, 12 июня 2015 г.

Flipper (1963)



Director: James B. Clark
Stars: Chuck Connors, Luke Halpin, Connie Scott, Kathleen Maguire, Jane Rose, Joe Higgins, Robertson White, George Applewhite, Mitzie
 
Sandy is distraught when, having saved Flipper by pulling out a spear, his father insists the dolphin be released. A grateful Flipper, however, returns the favor when Sandy is threatened by Sharks.

USA
In English (3rd audio) + English and Russian subs

четверг, 11 июня 2015 г.

The Last Rung on the Ladder (1987)


Directors: Daniel Thron (as Dan Thron) , Jim Cole
Stars: Adam Houhoulis, Adam Howes, Melisa Whelden, Nat Wordell

Based on the Stephen King's short story. A man, upon learning of the suicide of his sister, flashes back to a summer when they were kids and he saved her from falling from a dilapitated ladder.

Short
USA, in English

среда, 10 июня 2015 г.

Olly, Olly, Oxen Free (1978)



Director: Richard A. Colla
Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Kevin McKenzie, Dennis Dimster, Peter Kilman

Albie and his best friend Chris want to come up with something special to celebrate the birthday of their late-grandfather. Something everyone will remember. When granddad was young he flew through the air in a magnificent balloon using the name "The Great Sandusky." What better way to celebrate his life than to recreate that experience for all the world to see! So Albie and Chris decide to re-inflate the old balloon - but they can't do it alone. It will take all the energy and creativity of their new friend, the eccentric and fesity Miss Pudd (Katharine Hepburn), to help the boys with their adventure - and before she knows it, to share in their adventure too!

USA
In English (Spanish dubbing in 2nd audio)
 

вторник, 9 июня 2015 г.

Norman Loves Rose (1982)


Director & Writer: Henri Safran
Stars: Carol Kane, Tony Owen, Myra De Groot, David Downer, Barry Otto, Sandy Gore, Warren Mitchell, Virginia Hey

In this Australian coming-of-age comedy, a 13-year old boy falls in love with his seductive sister-in-law. Though much older, she is touched by his crush and begins to teach him about lovemaking. The trouble begins when she turns up pregnant and cannot remember whether the father is her husband or the boy.

Australia
In English

понедельник, 8 июня 2015 г.

Sooky (1931)


Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Jackie Cooper, Robert Coogan, Jackie Searl, Willard Robertson, Enid Bennett, Helen Jerome Eddy, Guy Oliver, Harry Beresford

Sooky was the sequel to Paramount's smash-hit sentimental comedy Skippy; both films were based on characters created by comic strip artist Percy Crosby. Jackie Cooper is back as Skippy, with Robert Coogan (younger brother of Jackie Coogan) in the title role. Once again, Skippy is the mischievous kid from a comfortable family environment, while Sooky is the soot-faced urchin from the wrong side of the tracks. Sooky deftly blends comedy and tragedy, ranging from the comic complications ensuing when Skippy tries to help his city-employee father win an election (Willard Robertson), to the heartrending scenes involving the death of Sooky's mother (Helen Jerome Eddy). There is a reasonably happy ending, wherein Sooky is adopted by Skippy's dad. After Sooky, Jackie Cooper moved from Paramount to MGM, where he remained until he grew too old to be cute.

USA
In English
 

Papa ou maman (2015)


Papa ou maman / Daddy or Mommy

Director: Martin Bourboulon
Stars: Laurent Lafitte, Marina Foïs, Alexandre Desrousseaux, Achille Potier, Judith El Zein, Michaël Abiteboul, Vanessa Guide, Jean-Baptiste Fonck

Florence and Vincent Leroy are successful with their business , their marriage, and their children. And today , it's their divorce they want to succeed in. But when they simultaneously receive the promotion they've always dreamed of, their life together turns into a nightmare . The former spouses declare war and they will do everything to NOT have custody of the children.

France
In French

воскресенье, 7 июня 2015 г.

Lundi CDI (2010)


Director & Writer: Patrice Deboosère
Stars: François Godart, Eric Savin, Florence Masure, Anthony Delecroix

Unemployed worker, Eric seems to have finally found a way out of poverty. But his new job as security guard in a supermarket forces him to deal with his former companions in misfortune.

Short
France, in French, with Russian hardsubs
 

четверг, 4 июня 2015 г.

Ablakon (1986)


Director: Roger Gnoan M'Bala
Stars: Mathieu Attawa, Kodjo Eboucle, Joël Okou, Issa Sanogo, Bitty Moro, Adjei Zoubly

A city with its problems. A gang of abandoned children provide for themselves and pose as heroes. The police are on their backs day and night. They are enterprising, energetic, and full of fresh vitality. Despite the fact they are rejected by their parents and ignored by the world, they form among themselves a powerful example of solidarity. Ablakon is something of a different order. He is an adult delinquent and a swindler. Posing as a businessman, he has deceived a countless number of people. When he and his accomplice return to the village, his extravagant behaviour is mistaken for a sign of success. Following his example many young people leave for the city. But they will soon understand their mistake...

Côte d'Ivoire
In French, with English hardsubs
 

Das Jahr der ersten Küsse (2002)


Das Jahr der ersten Küsse / The Year of the First Kiss

Director: Kai Wessel
Stars: Oliver Korittke, Max Mauff, Diane Willems, Thomas Drechsel, Luana Bellinghausen, Michael Godde, Rebecca Hessing, Aimee Grinda, Michel Besl, Marvin Gronen, Johanna ter Steege, Germain Wagner, Wigand Witting

31 year-old Tristan remembers the time when he was 15 and had just hit puberty. But he is not alone in this, he is with a large group of friends: Specki, a fat kid who is always stuffing himself, Streusel, a cheeky boy covered with spots, Tümai, a pretty Turkish girl, Kerstin, best friend of Tümai and very sporty, Elrond, with a heavy stutter, but regardless extremely popular and good looking, Lars and Simone, so far the only couple in the class who spend most of their time smooching and Long Jana, a girl who is at least 6 foot tall and extremely skinny. Tristan has just developed a huge crush on Kerstin, but is too shy to do anything about it. As if that weren't enough, his parents, both psychoanalysts, separate - which puts an abrupt end to childhood naivety. Tristan is supposed to move town at the end of the school year. But time is too short to grow grey hair. The friends experience awkwardness at dance school, masturbation and first fantasies of the opposite sex, amateur school ..

Germany
In German (second audio), with German subs (.srt)
 

Impudicizia English Dubbed

English dubbed version of Italian movie Impudicizia / Games of Desire (1990) has been added.


среда, 3 июня 2015 г.

The Divided Heart (1954)



Director: Charles Crichton
Stars: Cornell Borchers, Yvonne Mitchell, Michel Ray, Armin Dahlen, Alexander Knox, Geoffrey Keen, Eddie Byrne, Liam Redmond, Theodore Bikel, Martin Keller, Martin Stephens, John Schlesinger

A three-year-old orphan is adopted by a German couple shortly after World War II. On his tenth birthday, he is told that his mother, a Yugoslav refugee, is alive and wants him back. The case must be decided in court, which must decide with whom the boy will be better off.

UK
In English
 

Paw (1959)



Paw / Boy from Two Worlds / Lure of the Jungle

Director: Astrid Henning-Jensen
Stars: Edvin Adolphson, Jimmy Sterman, Asbjørn Andersen, Ninja Tholstrup, Helge Kjærulff-Schmidt, Karen Lykkehus, Preben Neergaard

Young boy whose father was from Denmark and mother from a tropical island must live with his paternal aunt in Denmark. His skin color becomes an issue right away and he decides to escape and live in the forest.

Country: Denmark
Language: Danish
With English subtitles (.srt)