Maria is torn between two worlds. At school she is an ordinary 14-year-old girl girl with typical teenage interests. But at home with her religiously fanatic family she lives according to the teachings of the Society of Saint Pius X and the traditional interpretation of Catholicism. Everything she does and think is before God. And since Lord is strict watcher, the girl is living in constant fear of committing a transgression. While her mother adheres to severe upbringing to teach her daughter to follow the righteous path, Maria’s father often abstains and prefers to not be involved during the critical junctures. Maria desperately wants to give everything to everybody and she shortly turns out to be caught in the middle. How could she reconcile her feelings for her classmate as she swore to remain faithful with the heart to God? Will the Lord require to make an unbearable sacrifice for the recovery of her brother?
It was summer of 1968, student riots, the Rolling Stones, bell-bottoms, mini-skirts, the sexual revolution. While Germany is entering a new era of freedom, 14-year-old Wolfgang against his mother’s will with the filing of a jealous stepfather, enters the camp for troubled teens in remote area Freistadt in Upper Austria, in the northern part of the Mühlviertel. Outwardly welcoming owner of the Brockmann house undertakes re-education of the rookie , but instead of going to school or to class, he has been forced to work hard. Wolfgang is against the labour in inhumane conditions and insidious educational methods of petty tyrant, and he is getting beaten half to death as a reward.
In the middle of the action there is seventeen-year-boy Stefan, wakes up in the hospital after unsuccessful attempt to commit suicide. Further, we finf out all the circumstances preceding leading up to how he got here. As it turned out, not so long ago, everything was normal in the life of the main characters. As long as he realized his homosexuality.That’s when he realized that he is in love with his friends. Suddenly unfathomable feeling turns his head and he was forced to admit to his friend about his real orientation. He decided to make it in not an usual way – he kisses his friend. It is not difficult to predict the reaction of the boy. Roughness and the sharpness of the friend hurt the protagonist and he takes father’s car in despair to start it and never stops.
What we can do for love? In fact, Nick Keller now is very concerned about other questions. He can’t ocuppy one workplace, and his family, especially his stepfather and brother Victor Heinrich, think hi is a total loser. Only his mother continues to believe in him.
While working as a cleaner in a mental hospital, Nick at the last second saves girl Leila from committing suicide, which leads to unintended consequences: Leila secretly tracks down his savior and one night suddenly appears in his apartment. Being in a nightgown and barefoot. All attempts to get rid of Nick Leila end in failure. She decided to remain with him forever.
And this unusual couple – Nick, for the first time forced to be responsible for someone, and the girl, who looks at the world through the eyes of a child, is going on a trip – a trip that will make them closer and will change their lives forever…
Victoria is a spanish girl, who arrived from Madrid to Berlin. Trying to get to know the culture of new city and have fun as well, she goes to the popular night club and meets there four berlin guys, who have fun and invite her to join them. Despite the language barrier and nighttime, main character agrees to meet adventures with her new friends. The guys promise Victoria to show “real Berlin”…
But they just not walk through the city. It turns out that the guys have to deal with old debt, and since one of them is too drunk, they ask Victoria to be the driver. The plot is rather simple, but it is amazing how it is presented – a real life situation. Everyone can get into such troubles.
June, 1941. Five friends meet each other in a little cafe in Berlin to send three of them off to the war. They are young, they think that the whole world belongs to them, they just have it to take over. And then some terrible things happen. Friends will survive in the in miserable conditions of the Eastern Front and German Home Front, will pass a violent battles and hospital, will known the bitterness of defeat and the pain of insight. Characters are not perfect, but they sought to survive in this horrible war. Four years after their little celebration on the eve of the war, they will meet each other again and realize, how much they have changed. This movie is about the the personal tragedy of everyone, who lost a moral fight with himself and about impossibility to live as before. About the moral choice of each of us in our lifetimes.
The movie is inspired by the novel “Black Box” by Mario Giordano and is based on a true-life story.
During a scientific experiment 12 ordinary people willingly become “inmates” of prison for two weeks, while 8 same volunteers become guards. The first group has to follow the rules of prison regime, while the second group has to keep order. But human nature comes into its own and the experiment gets out of control. Guards relish the power by humiliating prisoners. As a result, revolt is brewing in the prison. Action of “The Experiment” lasts a long time and features nothing special at first, but the movie is gaining momentum later, becoming an exciting and a premonitory thriller about a human violence.”The Experiment” is an opportunity for the viewer to avoid the madness that might seize you if you can take full advantage of somebody’s fate.
Martin and Rudy are two young men, who come to the clinic one day, and there they find out a disappointing diagnosis and they realized: there are just a few hours for each of them to live. Staying in one room, they organize night party, carried out in such a way themselves on their final journey. Martin looks indomitable and implacable, and decides that it is necessary for Rudy to catch up and spend time by the sea, otherwise he will have nothing to tell in heaven, because all they talk about in Heaven is how beautiful the sea is. They were pursuing by killers, they become reluctant robbers, police chased them. But they nevertheless continue to rush torward destiny.
England, XI century. Mother of 10-year-old Rob Cole died in terrible agony, and nobody knows neither the nature of her illness nor medicine for it. Little shocked Rob aims to unravel this mystery whatever it takes. He was meant to go a long way from England to Persia. Ordinary charlatan Barber, and then – a great physician Avicenna became his teachers. A wise teacher could see Rob’s extraordinary talent for medicine, but said him that there was no need to rush doing things which do not comply with century. But Rob gives up on anything in his desire to learn how to save people from death, but he is under the threat, because he went against prejudice twice: used the human body for the research and fell in love with a woman, who is given in marriage to another man.
The movie tells the history of 11-year-old Tilda, who adores his grandfather Amandus. When he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and parents, in her opinion, wanted to get out of him, putting to the retirement home, she takes things into her own hands and escapes with his grandfather to the fairy-tale Venice. The city is chosen for a reason. After almost half a century ago, there Amandus proposed to Tilda’s grandmother. Now granddaughter hopes that when they will be there, her grandfather will be better, and at least he will remember something.
I am very pleased with the ending, it is perhaps the best part of the movie.