Friday, March 31, 2017

Heli. 2013.

Эли / Heli. 2013.
 Love story between a young girl and a police man, both of them had connections with drugs but in opposite ways. This will create a conflict that love will try to overcome.
A dark and twisted tale set in Mexico with beautiful cinematography. It might be very hard to watch for its long takes and some incredibly disturbing scenes.
"Heli" tells the tragic story of main character (Heli), a teenager, and his sister's boyfriend, a soldier, who gets Heli's family in trouble when he tries to steal some cocaine.
Director: Amat Escalante.
Cast: Armando Espitia, Andrea Vergara, Linda González, Reina Torres, Ramon Alvarez, Gabriel Reyes, Felix Alberto Pegueros Herrera, Kenny Johnston, Juan Eduardo Palacios, Eduardo Rene Salazar Güereca.
Mexico, Netherlands, Germany, France, 2013.
Language: Spanish, Russian.
Subtitles: English.
 1280x720 HD.
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Эли / Heli. 2013.
Heli. 2013.


Melody / S.W.A.L.K. 1971.

Мелоди / Melody / S.W.A.L.K. 1971.Мелоди / Melody / S.W.A.L.K. 1971.
 Two youngsters declare to their parents that they want to get married. Not sometime in the future but as soon as possible. The story is told from the children's point of view.
Alan Parker spent several months visiting schools in London and tape recording conversations with the children about their experiences and thoughts before writing the script. According to David Puttnam, " ...large chunks of the film were lifted directly from the childrens ideas"
Director: Waris Hussein.
Writer: Alan Parker.
Music: Bee Gees.

Cast: Mark Lester, Tracy Hyde, Jack Wild, Roy Kinnear, Colin Barrie, Billy Franks, Ashley Knight, Craig Marriott, William Vanderpuye, Sheila Steafel.
UK, 1971.
Language: English.
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Мелоди / Melody / S.W.A.L.K. 1971.
Melody / S.W.A.L.K. 1971.

Noyuki yamayuki umibe yuki / To the Fields, to the Hills, to the Beaches. 1986.


К полям, горам и морю / Noyuki yamayuki umibe yuki / To the Fields, to the Hills, to the Beaches. 1986.
 During the fervently nationalist months leading up to World War II, a rebellious teenager is transferred to a new primary school in a small Inland Sea town. He vies with the school’s reigning bully, who takes a romantic interest in his older stepsister. When they learn she’s going to be sold to a brothel to pay off her father’s debts, they form an uneasy alliance to free her. With surprising moments of caricature and slapstick, Obayashi celebrates the anarchic world of adolescence while also satirizing adult hypocrisy and conformism.
Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi.
Cast: Saburoh Bouya, Sen Hara, Yasufumi Hayashi, Jun'ichiro Katagiri, Wakaba Irie, Guts Ishimatsu, Shigeru Izumiya, Nenji Kobayashi, Jô Shishido, Toru Minegishi, Tomokazu Miura, Toshie Negishi, Toshinori Omi, Koichi Sato, Makoto Sato.
Japan, 1986.
Language: Japanese.
Subtitles: English.
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К полям, горам и морю / Noyuki yamayuki umibe yuki / To the Fields, to the Hills, to the Beaches. 1986.
Noyuki yamayuki umibe yuki / To the Fields, to the Hills, to the Beaches. 1986.
К полям, горам и морю / Noyuki yamayuki umibe yuki / To the Fields, to the Hills, to the Beaches. 1986.
Noyuki yamayuki umibe yuki / To the Fields, to the Hills, to the Beaches. 1986.


Koi ni itaru yamai / The End of Puberty. 2011.

Конец невинности / Koi ni itaru yamai / The End of Puberty.
 Shoko Kimura’s Koi ni Itaru Yamai begins well enough with beyond precocious high schooler Tsubara (Miwako Wagatsuma) seducing her nerdy teacher Madoka (Youichiro Saitou). Through their impetuous coupling on a pile of exam papers, somehow their sex organs get transposed. It’s at this very moment where the film not only begins to fall apart, but where director Kimura begins to show her retrograde attitudes and views about male/female sexuality and roles. The confused couple goes to a cabin retreat to figure out things. Tsubara’s goofy-fascinated by her new rod, while Madoka retches every time the idea of fucking comes up. Somewhere along the line, justified by some idea of counterpoint, another young high school couple En (Aimi Satsukawa) and Maru (Shouta Sometani) join up to cavort and work out their own issues of sexuality. Most noticeably absent from the meandering speaking that poses as dialogue is the issue of a teacher and teenage student getting it on. Zero. Despite a good initial inspiration, Kimura remains pretty fucked up on issues regarding sex and gender.
Director: Shoko Kimura.
Cast: Miwako Wagatsuma, Yoichiro Saito, Aimi Satsukawa, Shota Sometani.
Japan, 2011.
Language: Japanese.
Конец невинности / Koi ni itaru yamai / The End of Puberty.
Koi ni itaru yamai / The End of Puberty.


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Die dicke Tilla. 1982.

Толстая Тилла / Die dicke Tilla. 1982.
 DE. Die etwa zehnjährige Tilla gibt in ihrer Klasse den Ton an. Alle machen, was sie will. Als eine Neue kommt, Anne, bricht Feindschaft auf den ersten Blick aus. Anne malt gern, trägt eine Brille und hat lauter Einsen. Tilla hetzt auch die anderen gegen Anne auf, die sie nicht mag, weil sie so anders ist. Der Zwist wird handgreiflich. Tilla demoliert Annes Fahrrad, und die anfangs schüchterne Anne revanchiert sich mit einem Bild, das Tilla als Karikatur darstellt. In einer Notsituation kommen sie sich plötzlich näher, erzählen von sich. Und das gegenseitige Kennenlernen offenbart, daß sie beide die Neigung zu einer neuen Freundschaft empfinden.
EN. Two girls experience dislike at first sight because of their differences. Then they sort things out.
Director: Werner Bergmann.
Cast: Carmen Sarge, Jana Mattukat, Matthias Manz, Carmen-Maja Antoni, Peter Bause, Carl Heinz Choynski, Heinke Fredenhagen, Mirko Heinke, Dagmar Henkel, Günter Junghans, Christian Krause.
DDR, DEFA, 1982.
Language: German.
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Толстая Тилла / Die dicke Tilla. 1982.
Die dicke Tilla. 1982.

Monday, March 27, 2017

La canción de los niños muertos / The song of the dead children. 2008.

Песни мёртвых детей / La cancion de los ninos muertos / The song of the dead children. 2008.
 Set on a remote beach, this long short is at times a harrowing account of brutality and recrimination. Several traumatised children mete out punishment to their elderly father for unimagined crimes in this meditation on grief, blame and consequences.
There is a stand-out performance from the actor playing the eldest son, Emilio, a thug shaped by tragedy and fear. It is difficult to surmise at times whether the gritty realism here is deliberate, or merely the landscape of an angry teenager's violent fantasies.
As tension between Emilio and his father continues to mount, the rivalry between the brothers is also played out in a series of confrontations. Magdalena, the only girl, retreats into silence as her body betrays her slow passage into womanhood and she is predictably a caring figure who consoles her youngest brother, who refuses to emerge from the wardrobe, where a mysterious silver chalice is kept. This chalice serves a perhaps surprising purpose in the film's conclusion.
Director: David Pablos.
Cast: Sebastian Aguirre, Rodrigo Azuela, Daniel Corkidi, Ana Elena Kelly, Jose Martinez, Ruben Pablos
Mexico, 2008.
Language: Spanish.
Subtitles: English.
 1280x720 HD
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Песни мёртвых детей / La cancion de los ninos muertos / The song of the dead children. 2008.
La cancion de los ninos muertos / The song of the dead children. 2008.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Children of Theatre Street. 1977. DVD.

Дети с Театральной улицы / The Children of Theatre Street. DVD. 1977.
 A documentary on the Kirov School of Ballet in Russia, narrated by Princess Grace of Monaco.
"Talent is considered worth measuring only when it occurs in the right body," the narrator announces as hundreds of children are paraded across the camera. Each child is aged 10-12 and is gleaned from an application pool of thousands, all hoping to be chosen by the illustrious Vaganova Choreographic Institute and Kirov Ballet.
The audition process as we see it is incredibly is rigorous, with children measured and chosen for the specific physical proportions deemed necessary for the ballet before even having a chance to show off their ability but, as this movie keenly illustrates, the audition is only the first step that they'll take in a lifetime of rigorous discipline if they are accepted.
Director: Earle Mack, Robert Dornhelm.
Cast: Elena Vorontsova, Galina Mezentseva, Konstantin Zaklinsky (Kirov Theater, Russia), Princess Grace Kelly (Monaco).
Teachers and students of the Choreographic School. A. Y. Vaganova (Academy of Russian Ballet), St. Petersburg.
USA, 1977.
Language: English.
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Дети с Театральной улицы / The Children of Theatre Street. DVD. 1977.
The Children of Theatre Street. 1977. DVD.



Siroce. 1978.

Сирота / Siroce.
 EN. Story of children growing up in Yugoslavia right after the end of World War II.
BA. Trenutak decjeg izrastanja u jednom dobu kada je rastenje bilo ubrzano i u doba rata i odmah posle rata.
Director: Zdravko Sotra.
Cast: Ljubomir Cipranic, Tatjana Lukjanova, Rade Markovic, Dejan Mironja, Nenad Nenadovic, Zivojin Nenadovic, Vesna Pecanac, Dragan Petrovic, Dusan Pocek, Goran Radakovic.
Yugoslavia, 1978.
Language: Serbo-Croatian .
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Сирота / Siroce.
Siroce. 1978.


Voor een verloren soldaat / For a Lost Soldier. 1992.

В честь пропавшего солдата / Voor een verloren soldaat | For a Lost Soldier.
 The story of a romantic relationship between a grown-up and a child. Set in the Netherlands near the end of WWII, the film is a flashback recalling an adolescent relationship between Jeroen and a Canadian soldier. A difficult subject handled with style and feeling.
Director: Roeland Kerbosch.
Cast: Maarten Smit, Andrew Kelley, Jeroen Krabbé, Freark Smink, Elsje de Wijn, Derk-Jan Kroon, Wiendelt Hooijer, Iris Misset, Gineke de Jager, Tatum Dagelet, Marie-José Kouwenhoven.
Netherlands, 1992.
Language: English, Russian.
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В честь пропавшего солдата / Voor een verloren soldaat | For a Lost Soldier.
Voor een verloren soldaat / For a Lost Soldier. 1992.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Foster Child. 2007.

Воспитанник / Foster Child. 2007.
 Thelma, together with her husband Dado and teenage sons Gerald and Yuri, are an urban poor family hired by a local foster care facility to provide temporary home and care to abandoned babies pending the latter's formal adoption. The inevitable separation is heart-rending for the foster family.
Thelma's foster child John-John is to be turned over to his adoptive American parents. Every moment with the 3-year-old John-John becomes more precious as Thelma goes through the day fulfilling her motherly duties for the last time—bathing John-John, feeding him, and bringing him to school where the boy participates in a school presentation.
Director: Brillante Mendoza.
Cast: Cherry Pie Picache, Kier Segundo, Eugene Domingo , Kristoffer King, Jake Macapagal, Ella Antonio, Paul Holmes, Lili Arivara, Ermie Concepcion, Jiro Manio.
Philippines, 2007.
Language: Filipino, Russian.
Subtitles: English, Russian.
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Воспитанник / Foster Child. 2007.
Foster Child. 2007.


Ilo Ilo. 2013.

Родителей нет дома / Ilo Ilo. 2013.
 Set in Singapore, Ilo Ilo chronicles the relationship between the Lim family and their newly arrived maid, Teresa. Like many other Filipino women, she has come to this city in search of a better life. Her presence in the family worsens their already strained relationship. Jiale, the young and troublesome son, starts to form a unique bond with Teresa, who soon becomes an unspoken part of the family. This is 1997 and the Asian Financial Crisis is beginning to be felt in the region...
Director: Anthony Chen.
Cast: Yann Yann Yeo, Tian Wen Chen, Angeli Bayani, Jia Ler Koh, Peter Wee, Jo Kukathas, Naomi Toh, Stephanie Kiong, Jia Min Chantel Teo, Zhi Fang Xu, Aizuddiin Nasser.
Singapore, 2013.
Родителей нет дома / Ilo Ilo. 2013.
Ilo Ilo. 2013.

Friday, March 24, 2017

To dendro pou pligoname / The Tree We Hurt. 1986.

Дерево, которому мы причинили боль / To dendro pou pligoname / The Tree We Hurt.
 GR: Καλοκαίρι 1960, σ' ένα γραφικό χωριό της Χίου, τελευταίες μέρες του σχολικού έτους. Η φιλία δυο αγοριών της Δ’ τάξης του Δημοτικού κλονίζεται. Το σχολείο κλείνει και τα δυο παιδιά περνούν ένα μεγάλο μέρος του καλοκαιριού χωριστά. Ο ένας βοηθάει τη μητέρα του στα μαστιχόδεντρα, τα δέντρα που πληγώνονται και δακρύζουν την αστραφτερή τους μαστίχα. Ο άλλος, ακολουθεί τον δικό του, μοναχικό δρόμο και προσπαθεί να ξεφύγει από τη δική του αυταρχική μάνα, που συνηθίζει να τον κυνηγά με τον πλάστη στα σοκάκια του χωριού. Μια τυχαία συνάντησή τους κατά τη διάρκεια μιας τέτοιας καταδίωξης γίνεται αφορμή να επανασυνδεθούν και να περάσουν μαζί το υπόλοιπο καλοκαίρι.
EN: It's summer 1960, in the picturesque Greek town of Chios, where people get around by donkey. School is ending, and a present-day narrator is calling up memories of the idyllic weeks he spent between fourth and fifth grades. They compose ''The Tree We Hurt,'' an unassuming Greek movie that opens today at the Public Theater.
In the course of this brief holiday scrapbook, the boy assists his mother in cutting the bark of the gum tree -''the tree we hurt'' - so the gum may drip out like tears or jewels. He frolics with a stray dog, joins in anouting on the beach, frees some trapped birds and is shot at by the bird catcher. He develops a crush on a pretty girl visitor. He and his best friend, Runny-Nose Vangelis, also known as the Cat Strangler, participate in funeral processions to earn a few coins. They splash in a tiny pool, eat ice cream and smoke a cigarette. With some other kids, they make war on wasps and pick on the local lunatic.
Director: Dimos Avdeliodis.
Cast: Yannis Avdeliodis, Nikos Mioteris, Katerina Kyriakodi, Dimos Avdeliodis, Takis Agoris, Yannis Koliaros, Vagelio Misailidou, Kostas Kalamotoessis, Dimitris Sideratos, Stelios Makrias, Despina Psalti.
Greece, 1986.
Language: Greek.
Дерево, которому мы причинили боль / To dendro pou pligoname / The Tree We Hurt.
To dendro pou pligoname / The Tree We Hurt.

Diary of a Teenage Nudist. 2004.

Дневник тинейджера-нудиста / Diary of a Teenage Nudist.
 Documentary about nudism and naturism in USA and UK. This sensitive and touching film follows 18-year-old Bianca as she embarks on an investigation into what motivates people to take off their clothes in public.
Director: Alex Berk.
Cast: Bianca Badham, Charlotte Ruddock, Julie Ruddock, Steve Ruddock.
UK, 2004.

Language: English..
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Дневник тинейджера-нудиста / Diary of a Teenage Nudist.
 Diary of a Teenage Nudist.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Sommerjubel / Joy of Summer / After Spring. 1986.

Летние забавы / Sommerjubel / Joy of Summer / After Spring. 1986.
NO. Sommerjubel er en norsk novellefilm for barn fra 1986, regissert av Alexander Røsler etter en novelle av Rune Belsvik. Filmen handler om barns erotiske oppvåkning i en sommerferie. Vi møter noen 10-åringer som begynner å utforske sine erotiske følelser seg imellom og de får også øynene opp for de voksnes seksualitet.
EN. It is the last day of school before summer vacation. The teacher can be heard telling the students about a traveler going to America. As the bell rings we see dozens of children running from the school. The camera then focuses on a group of preteen children talking amongst themselves. The scene changes and we see Trond...
Director: Alexander Rosler.
Cast: Joakim Kock, Lasse Edvardsen, Camilla Sletten, Øystein Offer-Olsen, Siri Hoff, Hans Jacob Melbye, Siri Spillum, Thomas Bay.
Norway, 1986.
Language: Norwegian.
Subtitles: Russian.
Летние забавы / Sommerjubel / Joy of Summer / After Spring. 1986.
Sommerjubel / Joy of Summer / After Spring. 1986.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Blaue Wimpel im Sommerwind / Blue Pennants In The Summer Wind. 1952.

Blaue Wimpel im Sommerwind / Blue Pennants In The Summer Wind. 1952.
 DE. Farb-Dokumentarfilm der vordergründig über das Pioniertreffen in Dresden 1952 berichtet. Drei Jungen und zwei Mädchen erzählen dabei ihre Ferienerlebnisse bei den Pioniergruppen auf Rügen, von ihrem Aufenthalt auf dem Segelschulschiff "Wilhelm Pieck" in Rostock, von den Erlebnissen bei einem Geländewettbewerb im Elbsandsteingebirge, von den Erkenntnissen bei einer Havelexpedition um den Käbeliksee und von ihren Geschichtsforschungen in der Thomas-Müntzer-Stadt Mühlhausen. Allein durch die pathetische Kommentierung, aber auch durch die vorgenommene Bild- und Schnittfolge wird erkennbar, das die Jugend der DDR gelobt im Kampf für die Errichtung eines einheitlichen, friedliebenden und demokratisch unabhängigen Deutschland ihre ganze Kraft einzusetzen.
EN. Summer holidays of young pioneers and the report of the pioneer meeting in Dresden in August 1952.
Director: Herbert Ballmann.
DDR, DEFA, 1952.
Language: German.
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Blaue Wimpel im Sommerwind / Blue Pennants In The Summer Wind. 1952.
Blaue Wimpel im Sommerwind / Blue Pennants In The Summer Wind. 1952.

Aventuras com Tio Maneco / Jorney to an unknown world. 1971.

Приключения с дядей Манеко / Aventuras com Tio Maneco / Jorney to an unknown world.  1971.
 PT. Tio Maneco (Flávio Migliaccio) leva os filhos de seu cunhado Alfredo (Walter Forster), os meninos Beto (Lui Farias) e Zequinha (Maurício Farias), para passar férias no sítio do avô em Mato Grosso. O avô é um rádio-amador maníaco, obcecado em contatar seres de outros planetas. Ao chegarem ao sítio, Tio Maneco e os sobrinhos descobrem um disco voador. Logo eles têm contato com seres minúsculos, que informam que o avô está em poder de um robô enviado pelos supercomputadores que dominam seu planeta, a fim de descobrir e destruir uma flor misteriosa. Esta flor pode ser encontrada com uma tribo de índios, cujo paradeiro só o avô conhece. Tio Maneco e os sobrinhos saem à caça do avô, enquanto este tenta enrolar o robô o máximo que pode.
EN. Jorney to an unknown world is a highly obscure Brazilian jungle adventure film from 1971 which seems to have been written with kids in mind. In a nutshell, the movie charts the adventures of Tio Maneco, a globe-trotting adventurer who decides to head off into the Amazonian rainforest with his three young nephews (a purely annoying one, a chubby annoying one, and a little annoying one). What follows is, well, difficult to describe...
Three boys and their uncle venture into the Amazon jungle in search of their missing grandfather who's been kidnapped by evil space robots! An unusual and hard-to-find kids film that mixes live-action, animation and some "mondo" footage to tell it's story.
Director: Flávio Migliaccio.
Cast: Flávio Migliaccio, Odete Lara, Walter Forster, Kleber Drable, Rodolfo Arena, Milton Vilar, Alfredo Murphy, Lui Farias, Mauro Farias, Maurício Farias.
Brazil, 1971.
Language: English.
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Приключения с дядей Манеко / Aventuras com Tio Maneco / Jorney to an unknown world.  1971.
Aventuras com Tio Maneco / Jorney to an unknown world.  1971.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Das Mädchen Störtebeker. 1980.

Девочка по прозвищу Штёртебеккер / Das Mädchen Störtebeker. 1980.
 DE. 1. Das Mädchen Antje lebt bei ihrem Großvater. Ihr Vater ist Steuermann auf einem großen Kreuzer und seine Frau durfte ihn auf einer weiten Reise begleiten. In Südermünde, am Meer, wird sie von allen Störtebeker gerufen, weil sie in ihrer Phantasie oft mit dem echten Seeräuber Störtebeker redet und sich von ihm verschiedene Ratschläge holt. Ihr Ziel, Steuerfrau auf einem großen Segelschiff zu werden, liegen viele Steine im Weg. Nach einer Menge Tricksereien erkennt sie den wahren Weg und lernt bis dahin große und kleine Freunde zu schätzen.
2. Da ihr Vater zur See fährt und ihre Mutter ihn begleitet, lebt Antje bei ihrem Großvater in Südermünde am Meer. Eines Tages will auch Antje die Meere bereisen und ein so schönes Segelschiff wie die “Immer bereit” steuern, die es dem Mädchen vom ersten Augenblick an angetan hat. In ihrer Fantasie hält Antje oft Zwiesprache mit dem legendären Piraten Störtebeker. Mithilfe seiner Ratschläge will sich das “Mädchen Störtebeker”, wie sie bald im Ort gerufen wird, einen Platz auf Kapitän Martens Segelschiff erkämpfen.
EN. A funny adventures of the twelve years old girl Antje who is fascinated by the stories about a famous pirate Stortebeker.
Episode List:
01 ... träumt von großer Fahrt.
02 ... treibt ein schlimmes Spiel.
03 ... geht baden.
04 ... sieht Land.
05 ... kapert sein Schiff.
Director: Karl-Heinz Bahls.
Cast: Paul Arenkens, Klaus Bamberg, Michael Christian, Werner Dissel, Rainer Doering, Karsten Hopp, Jürgen Kaczmarek, Uwe Kockisch, Lotte Loebinger, Margit Meller, Wolfgang Penz, Ronny Prochino, Hans-Peter Reinecke, Günther Schulze, Violetta Sudmann.
DDR, 1980.
Language: German.
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Девочка по прозвищу Штёртебеккер / Das Mädchen Störtebeker. 1980.
 Das Mädchen Störtebeker. 1980.
Девочка по прозвищу Штёртебеккер / Das Mädchen Störtebeker. 1980.
 Das Mädchen Störtebeker. 1980.

Spuk von draußen. 1987. Ep 1.

Spuk von draußen. 1987. Ep 1.
 Folge 1. Das alte Haus.
Die Berliner Familie Habermann macht im Erzgebirge im Urlaub. Der kleine idyllische Ort Bärenbach gefällt ihnen so sehr, dass sie das Angebot des Bürgermeisters annehmen und nach Bärenbach umsiedeln. Sie finden in einem alten Haus eine schöne Wohnung, die sich ausbauen lässt. Aber die Dorfbewohner sagen, dass es in diesem Haus spukt. Vater Habermann ist Arzt und Wissenschaftler daher lehnt er solche Urteile vom Aberglauben energisch ab. Seine Kinder finden die Geschichten vom alten Haus ziemlich spannend und werden noch etliche Abenteuer erleben…
Director: Günter Meyer.
Cast: Madeleine Lierck, Wolf-Dieter Lingk, Kathrin Bachert, Janine Demuschewsky, Maurice Zirm, Hajo Müller, C.U. Wiesner, Siegfried Worch, Kirsten Block.
DDR, DEFA, 1987.
Language: German.
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Spuk von draußen. 1987. Ep 1.
Spuk von draußen. 1987. Ep 1.

Soup and Me. 1978.

Суп и я / Soup and Me. 1978.
 On the day of the Halloween party, boys Soup and Rob are finding plenty of ways to get into trouble: swimming in a local pond (though their mothers prohibit swimming so late in the year), pitching apples over a barn, and borrowing a cart which had drifted away from its owner. The grandest mischief of all, however, comes from their attempt to win the prize at the Halloween party, given to the entrant with the largest pumpkin.
Based on Rober Newton Peck's fantastic "Soup" Books.
Director: Dennis Donnelly.
Writers: Mark Fink, Robert Newton Peck.
Cast: Frank Cady, Shane Sinutko, Christian Berrigan, Mary Margaret Patts, Owen Bush, Kathleen Freeman.
USA, 1978.
Language: English.
Subtitles: Russian.
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Суп и я / Soup and Me. 1978.
 Soup and Me. 1978.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Kasva terveeksi. 1955.

Kasva terveeksi. 1955.
 Monipuolinen ravinto ja reippailu raittiissa ilmassa ovat hyvän kunnon ja terveyden perusta, todistetaan 1950-luvun valistusfilmissä.
Kaupunkilaistyttö Leena on sairastellut koko talven. Nuha on seurannut nuhaa ja usein on ollut kuumettakin. Niinpä Leena lähetetään sukulaisten hoiviin maalle raittiiseen ilmaan.
Talvi, reki tulee mäen päältä kohti. Tyttö istuu kyydissä. Saapuu taloon, jossa tervehtii rouvaa ja kolmea lasta. Kello pöydällä. Tyttö nukkuu kerrossängyssä, alapedissä nukkunut tyttö nousee ja nostaa vuodevaatteet ikkunalle. Pojat pesulla. Tyttö siivoaa, tulokas nukkuu yhä, nousee sitten ja pukeutuu. Perhe ja uusi tyttö aamiaisella. Seuraavat poikien hiihtokilpailua. Nainen ja mies toimistossa, rouva tulee ja tuo paperin. Luokkahuone. Lapset käsiä pesemässä. Kymmenet lapset ruokailevat salissa. Lähikuvia. Tytöt voimistelevat voimistelusalissa. Tytöt suihkussa. Neljä tyttöä kävelee kouluun sateessa, taustalla kerrostaloja kalliolla. Laittavat takit naulaan ja vaihtavat jalkineet. Toimistossa katsotaan Mannerheim-liiton lomaketta, jossa kysellään lasten hygieniaoloista. Lomake täyttyy: Orimattila, Renkomäki. Kesä, tyttö puutalon pihalla. Pelargoniat ikkunalla. Tyttö pesee hampaat ja jalat uunin edessä ja menee nukkumaan. Kantaa laskiämpärin tunkioon. Poika tulee huussista, jonka ovessa lukee Muistitko käyttää kalkkia? Pesee kädet vadissa. Mies ja poika tamppaavat mattoa pihalla. Aidassa juliste Nurmijärven uimakoulusta Krapin uimarannalla. Lapsijoukko juoksee pukukoppiin. Nuori nainen opettaa uimaliikkeitä rannalla. Lapset istuvat nurmella liikkeitä tehden. Uintia. Opettaja hyppää uimatornista. Elokuvan alussa nähty tyttö hyppää veteen ja on iloinen.
Director: Osmo Lampinen.
Cast: Seppo Wallin.
Finland, 1955.
Language: Finnish.
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Kasva terveeksi. 1955.
Kasva terveeksi. 1955.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Das goldene Ding / The Golden Fleece. 1972.

Золотое руно / Das goldene Ding / The Golden Fleece. 1972.

EN. The myth of Jason and the Argonauts in a different interpretation performed by children.
DE. Mit wenig Budget, aber viel Spaß am Abenteuerfilm drehten die drei Regisseure Reitz, Brustellin und Stöckl mit dem Bühnenbildner Perakis diese Version der Argonautensage, die ausschließlich mit Kindern und jugendlichen Darstellern besetzt ist. Der elfjährige Jason und seine Gefährten, darunter Herakles und Orpheus, begeben sich mit dem Schiff "Argo" auf die Suche nach dem Goldenen Vlies. Mit Witz und List überwinden sie verschiedenste Hindernisse, bis sie das Ziel ihrer phantastischen Reise erreichen. Das Experiment ist nicht nur der Popularisierung oder naiven Verklärung des Mythos geschuldet, sondern dem durch Recherchen belegten Umstand, dass die Helden der Antike tatsächlich sehr jung waren.
Director: Alf Brustellin, Nicos Perakis, Edgar Reitz, Ula Stöckl.
Cast:  Christian Reitz, Oliver Jovine, Konstantin Sautier, Hermann Haberer, Wolfgang Heinz, Michael Heinz, Klaus Kayser, Christian Stein, Ramin Vahabschadeh, Michael Jeron, Mario Zöllner, Alf Brustellin, Reinhard Hauff.
Germany, 1972.
Language: German, Russian.
Subtitles: Russian.
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Золотое руно / Das goldene Ding / The Golden Fleece. 1972.

Золотое руно / Das goldene Ding / The Golden Fleece. 1972.
Das goldene Ding / The Golden Fleece. 1972.


Per grazia ricevuta / Between Miracles. 1971.

За полученную милость / Per grazia ricevuta / Between Miracles. 1971.

La narrazione, con continue analessi si intreccia con i primi anni di vita di Benedetto, ragazzino vivace e sfrontato che vive in un paesino agricolo della Ciociaria. Benedetto è orfano: di lui si occupa soltanto una zia nubile e libertina, che lo rimprovera continuamente delle sue monellerie, lo riempie di scrupoli religiosi e medita di sbarazzarsene affidandolo a un orfanotrofio. Di notte il ragazzo non riesce a dormire perché ha paura di certi rumori; la zia gli dice che sono rimorsi per le sue cattiverie, invece li causa lei stessa ricevendo uomini. Anche gli amici di Benedetto sono pervasi dagli scrupoli, temono di essere in peccato mortale per aver guardato, nascosti nei campi, sotto le gonne delle contadine intente alla raccolta. Per questo, mentre si appresta a ricevere la prima comunione, Benedetto vive l'avvenimento in un clima di religiosità esasperata. Nella preparazione al sacramento, il curato don Quirino distribuisce ai bambini le effigi degli "amici celesti", i santi che dovrebbero assisterli finché riceveranno Gesù. A Benedetto tocca sant'Eusebio, martirizzato sul rogo.
Director: Nino Manfredi.
Cast: Nino Manfredi, Lionel Stander, Delia Boccardo, Paola Borboni, Mario Scaccia, Fausto Tozzi, Mariangela Melato, Tano Cimarosa, Gastone Pescucci.
Italy, 1971.
Language: Italian.
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За полученную милость / Per grazia ricevuta / Between Miracles. 1971.
Per grazia ricevuta / Between Miracles. 1971.

Ángeles y Querubines / Angels and Cherubs. 1972.

Ангелы и херувимы / Angeles y Querubines / Angels and Cherubs.

Angeles y querubines is the first feature directed by Rafael Corkidi, cinematographer of such visual masterpieces as El Topo and The Holy Mountain. This surreal Mexican fantasy shows influences of Alejandro Jodorowsky as you would expect, and also of the style of Kenneth Anger, and the darker side of Czech “fairy tale” cinema. Visuals are rich and original, the music less so but still a pleasure. Overall it’s rather mellower than the typical “head trip” film of the early ‘seventies which seemed to revel in causing shock and offence. I found it an absolute delight.
The prelude is set in the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve played by the director’s infant children. It’s gender-reversed with Eve arriving first, which is probably significant. After ten minutes, just as you might be starting to seriously question what you have downloaded, we move on to the main story, introduced by a biblical quotation: “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them”.
We find ourselves in a castle, or perhaps a convent judging by the number of nuns around. A gathering of the ruling family appears to be taking place. An eclectic mix of costumes suggests no particular time and place. We meet our young hero Cristian (Jorge Humberto Robles), a fine young fellow, clean, upstanding, dare I say it even virginal.
Actually it’s safest if I don’t try to set out the plot, except to say that we seem to have an allegory of a Pilgrim, or Grail Knight, who one day leaves the convent garden and meets, falls in love with, and pursues to the ends of the Earth the beautiful Angela (Helena Rojo). So are the young couple to live happily ever after? Or will our hero be condemned to an eternity of shirt-ripping Byronic frustration?
Unfortunately the picture quality is dire as you can see. I’m almost certain it’s not supposed to be that tint. And the border jumps around in a distracting way. Nevertheless this is still a must for lovers of fantasy cinema.
Director: Rafael Corkidi.
Cast: Roberto Canedo, Jorge Humberto Robles, Helena Rojo, Ana Luisa Peluffo, Lea Corkidi, Pablo Corkidi , Cecilia Pezet, David Silva.
Mexico, 1972.
Language: Spanish.
In the archive 2 versions of the film, the differences are clearly visible on screenshots.
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Ангелы и херувимы / Angeles y Querubines / Angels and Cherubs. 1972.

Ангелы и херувимы / Angeles y Querubines / Angels and Cherubs. 1972.
 Ángeles y Querubines / Angels and Cherubs. 1972.