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Year: 2018
Runtime: 94 min
Director: Simone Catania
Cast: Nicola Adobati , Lou Castel , Marco D Amore , Vinicio Marchioni , Chiara Muscato , Stephen Brian Tomasi , Jennifer Ulrich ,
Plot: Antonio and Agostino grew up together in a small town in Sicily; they dreamt of living a different life, somewhere else. Now thirty-year-olds, they both live abroad but they lost touch years ago. When Antonio discovers that the house he grew up in, which had been empty for a long time, is about to be sold at auction, he decides to leave and reconnects with his childhood friend. But their lives have changed a lot. Old conflicts and new revelations bring them through Europe on a truck journey.

27 November 2018 (Italy) (default release date)


Year: 2018
Runtime: 115 min
Director: Valeria Golino
Cast: Riccardo Scamarcio , Valerio Mastandrea , Isabella Ferrari , Valentina Cervi , Jasmine Trinca , Francesco Borgese , Iaia Forte , Andrea Germani ,
Plot: A difficult situation gives two distant brothers the opportunity to get to know each other better. Matteo is a successful young entrepreneur, open-minded, charming and dynamic. His brother Ettore still lives in the small provincial town where they were born and teaches at the local college. He is a cautious and honest man. Both will discover that a very close link brings them closer together.

25 October 2018 (Italy) (default release date)


Genre: Crime, Drama
Director: Hector Babenco
Year: Y2003
Country: Argentina, Brazil, Italy
Language: Portuguese
Cast: Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos,Milton Goncalves,Ivan de Almeida,Ailton Graca,Maria Luisa Mendonca

Brazilian MD Drauzio Varella starts AIDS prevention in Brazil's largest prison, Carandiru, in Sao Paulo, where the population is nearly double its 4,000 maximum. Doc learns from experience and mainly stories the tragic stories of hideous crimes which landed scum there and passionate dramas adding otherwise decent people. Just when he believes to leave the prisoners happy with a soccer tournament, a silly clothing line argument kick-starts a politically opportune revolt repression.

DVD Descrpition: Murderers, rapists, stool pigeons, drug addicts. They were the feared ones, the criminals who really ran Carandiru, Brazil's largest correctional facility: Ebony, an honorable thief and respected leader; Highness, a smooth operator with two families to support; Ezequiel, an ex-surfer turned crack addict; Dagger, a brutal killer with God on his side. They were among the prison's elite, the select few who ruled Carandiru by their own codes and laws. A rule that would end in bloodshed when 300 policemen stormed the facility and brutally murdered 111 unarmed inmates. This is the true story ofthat infamous day in October 1992, a day that shocked the world. The day of the Carandiru Massacre.


Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director: Lukas Moodysson
Year: Y2000
Country: Denmark, Italy, Sweden
Language: Swedish
Cast: Lisa Lindgren,Michael Nyqvist,Emma Samuelsson,Sam Kessel,Gustaf Hammarsten

1975, Sweden. Tired of her abusive husband, Elisabeth packs her bags and moves with her children to her brother's commune, 'Together'. As a fairly ordinary housewife from the suburbs, the commune's freewheeling attitudes towards sex and politics will open Elisabeth's eyes and change her family's life forever. Together is a film about people trying to live together. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. It's about love and divorce and happiness and unhappiness and children and adults and ABBA and sex and football Keywords:Commune,Hippie,Friendship,1975,Swedish,Sweden

Genre: Romance, Drama, History
Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Year: Y2003
Country: France, Italy, UK
Language: English , French
Cast: Michael Pitt,Eva Green,Louis Garrel,Anna Chancellor,Robin Renucci

The sensual tale of three film lovers whose casual friendship evolves when their passion for movies becomes a passion for each other. A scintillating tale directed by Academy Award winner Bernardo Bertolucci.


Genre: Drama
Director: Stefano Reali
Year: Y2004
Country: Italy
Language: Italian
Cast: Maurizio Mattioli,Valerio Foglia Manzillo,Ana Papadopulu,Bayed Mohamed Ismael,Claudio Bigagli

Mauro, male nurse from Rome, lives a quiet life alone with no family and very few friends. To please the head physician of the hospital where he works, Mauro agrees to take an illegal immigrant boy to the border of Switzerland to meet new, adoptive parents. Rollo, a great-looking, young gangster with problems of his own, accompanies them on this trip. In time, Mauro and Rollo develop an unlikely bond, as they come to realize the bleak future in store for their young charge. Keywords:

Genre: Drama
Director: Marco Filiberti
Year: Y2003
Country: Italy
Language: English , Italian
Cast: Marco Filiberti,Urbano Barberini,Alessandra Acciai,Rosalinda Celentano,Francesca d'Aloja

He’s massively rich, wildly successful, unbelievably gorgeous, and utterly idolized by his sort-of boyfriend Claudio (Claudio Vanni). But is he actually happy? Reconnecting with his brother Federico (Urbano Barberini) at the funeral of their father, Riki discovers the meaning of family as his brother not only comes to accept Riki and his lifestyle, but actually helps Riki to adopt a young boy who has suddenly entered into his life. Keywords:France,Pornstar,Funeral,Italy

Genre: Drama
Director: Zabou Breitman
Year: Y2006
Country: France, Italy
Language: French
Cast: Bernard Campan,Charles Berling,Léa Drucker,Jacqueline Jehanneuf,Eric Prat

Frédéric, his wife Frédérique, and their entire clan are spending another summer in their family house deep in the verdant Provençale countryside. A solitary gay man, Hugo, has moved in next door. After a convivial dinner, Frédéric and Hugo stay up on the terrace until dawn, exchanging their radically different visions of love. Entirely unaware of their exchange, Frédérique nonetheless notices a distance opening up between her and her husband, and a powerful bond developing between Frédéric and Hugo – a bond which grows stronger daily. Keywords:France

Genre: Drama
Director: Eva Urthaler
Year: Y2005
Country: Austria, Germany, Italy
Language: German
Cast: Elisabetta Rocchetti,Ludwig Trepte,Sergej Moya,Georg Friedrich,Birgit Doll

Sebastian and Paul are two teenage troublemakers that spend their time drinking, stealing and beating people up. It’s the thrill, the sense of testing their limits... and the wolf-like nature deep inside that attracts them to each other. From the outset, Sebastian emerges as the dominant figure in the pair, because he always wants to go one step further than Paul. One day they abduct 30-year-old Sonja and drag her back to an abandoned factory. But now what should they do with her? Paul becomes more distant with Sebastian as he starts to feel attracted to Sonja, trying to help her as much as possible. While Sebastian, not admitting even to himself that he has fallen in love with Paul, feels hurt and jealous... and becomes capable of anything. Keywords:Teen,Crime,Murder

Genre: Drama
Director: Ferzan Ozpetek
Year: Y2007
Country: France, Italy, Turkey
Language: Italian
Cast: Stefano Accorsi,Margherita Buy,Pierfrancesco Favino,Serra Yilmaz,Ennio Fantastichini
Tommaso is the youngest son of the well-to-do Cantone family, who own a pasta factory in Puglia. His mother Stefania is loving but stifled by bourgeois convention; his father Vincenzo has unrealistically high expectations of his children; his aunt Luciana is an eccentric; his sister Elena a frustrated housewife; his brother Antonio works with their father at the pasta factory; and then there is his rebellious grandmother, trapped in the memory of an impossible love. All of them loose cannons in their own way... Tommaso returns home from Rome to attend an important family dinner at which his father intends to hand over management of the family business to him and his brother, and their new associate Brunetti. Determined to assert his own personal choices, Tommaso plans to announce at the dinner that he is gay. But that evening, just as he begins to say "silence please", he is upstaged by his brother who, to everyone's surprise, reveals his own secret! Antonio is promptly disowned and father Vincenzo collapses from a heart attack. With the family in a state of turmoil, Tommaso reluctantly steps in to run the factory with the new business partner's daughter, Alba. Despite his growing affection for the gorgeous but complex Alba, Tommaso's heart isn't in it and he misses his life in Rome. But how can he come out now and risk damaging his father's health further? A surprise visit from his friends forces some well hidden family secrets to the surface and some realisations along the way. Loose Cannons is an uproarious, uplifting and moving comedy 'al dente'.


Genre: Drama
Director: Fatih Akin
Year: Y2007
Country: Germany, Italy, Turkey
Language: English , German , Turkish
Cast: Nurgül Yesilçay,Baki Davrak,Tuncel Kurtiz,Hanna Schygulla,Patrycia Ziolkowska

Nejat seems disapproving about
his widower father Ali's choice of prostitute Yeter for a live-in girlfriend.
But he grows fond of her when he discovers she sends money home to Turkey
for her daughter's university studies. Yeter's sudden death distances father
and son. Nejat travels to Istanbul to search for Yeter's daughter Ayten.
Political activist Ayten has fled the Turkish police and is already in
Germany. She is befriended by a young woman, Lotte, who invites rebellious
Ayten to stay in her home, a gesture not particularly pleasing to her conservative
mother Susanne. When Ayten is arrested and her asylum plea is denied, she
is deported and imprisoned in Turkey. Lotte travels to Turkey, where she
gets caught up in the seemingly hopeless situation of freeing Ayten.

Als der Witwer Ali die Prostituierte
Yeter überredet, bei ihm einzuziehen, ist sein Sohn Nejat irritiert.
Nejat taut erst auf, als er erfährt,
dass sie ihrer Tochter Ayten regelmäßig Geld für ihr Studium
schickt. Nach Yeters plötzlichem Tod reist Nejat in die Türkei,
um Ayten zu suchen. Die politische Aktivistin Ayten ist jedoch vor der
Polizei nach Deutschland geflüchtet und bei einer jungen Frau, Lotte,
untergetaucht. Als sie von der Polizei aufgegriffen und in die Türkei
zurückgeschickt wird, macht sich Lotte auf die Suche nach der Freundin.

Aka:The Edge of Heaven (Eng)
Yaşamın Kıyısında (Tr)

Keywords:Police,Prostitute,Germany,Death,Father Son Relationship,Tragedy,Arrest,False Passport

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Director: Ferzan Ozpetek
Year: Y2010
Country: Italy
Language: Italian
Cast: Riccardo Scamarcio,Nicole Grimaudo,Alessandro Preziosi,Ennio Fantastichini,Lunetta Savino
At a family dinner, parents Vincenzo and Stefania Cantone plan on turning over the factory to their two sons, Antonio Cantone and Tommaso Cantone. The younger Tommaso, who has returned home from business school in Rome for this dinner, has his own important news which he plans on divulging at that dinner. Beforehand, he tells Antonio his news. He is not in business school and does not want to run the factory, leaving that to Antonio. Rather, he wants to stay in Rome to be a writer - he has submitted a manuscript of a novel to a publisher - but more importantly that he is gay. Tommaso is certain that their parents will not take any of this news well. But before Tommaso can make his statement at the dinner, Antonio, who has been working at the factory for years, drops his own bombshell of news on the family, which results in Vincenzo disowning Antonio and having a mild heart attack. Tommaso feels that he has no other choice now but to keep quiet, and stay to run the factory while his father recuperates. A visit from Rome by Tommaso's flamboyant gay friends - including Tommaso's lover, Marco - may make life difficult for Tommaso as he tries to balance his priorities in life. Tommaso's paternal grandmother, who started the factory, who is known as the loose cannon of the family and who has a long kept secret of her own, may have her own say in what happens in the family.

Non farti mai dire dagli altri chi devi amare, e chi devi odiare. Sbaglia per conto tuo, sempre. E` il monito che l'anziana nonna rivolge al nipote Tommaso rientrato a casa da Roma deciso ad affermare le proprie scelte personali anche a costo di scontrarsi con la famiglia.
Quella di Tommaso, il figlio minore dei Cantone proprietari di un pastificio in Puglia, e` una famiglia numerosa e stravagante.
In casa c'e` molta attesa per il suo ritorno: la nonna ribelle e intrappolata nel ricordo di un amore impossibile, la mamma Stefania, amorosa ma soffocata dalle convenzioni borghesi, il padre Vincenzo deluso nelle aspettative sui figli, la zia Luciana a dir poco eccentrica, la sorella Elena che rifugge un destino da casalinga, il fratello Antonio da affiancare nella nuova gestione del pastificio di famiglia.
Insieme a loro Alba, la cui strada incrocia professionalmente
quella dei Cantone.
Non mancano pero` sorprendenti rivelazioni e colpi di scena.
Ed anche per questo il soggiorno di Tommaso dovra` protrarsi ben piu` a lungo del previsto...


Genre: Drama
Director: Marco Filiberti
Year: Y2009
Country: Italy
Language: Italian
Cast: Alessandro Gassman,Maria de Medeiros,Massimo Poggio,Michela Cescon,Christo Jivkov

A group of friends rent a magnificent house by the sea to spend the summer together. The unexpected arrival of Shary and Diego's son David sets something off in everyone, especially Matteo, an accomplished psychoanalyst who is married to Francesca. David's lonely and enigmatic uncle Leonard senses the reasons behind the dangerous tension, hidden beneath layers of silence and friendly banter. This vacation will indelibly mark everybody's life.

Un gruppo di amici affitta una casa nell'incantevole promontorio del Circeo per passare insieme l'estate.
improvviso di David, figlio di Shary e Diego, scatena una tensione
crescente che sembra travolgere tutti e in particolare Matteo, un
affermato psicanalista, sposato con Francesca. Leonard, l'enigmatico e
solitario zio del ragazzo, sembra intuire le cause del disagio,
nascoste sotto uno strato sempre più spesso di omertà e ipocrisia.
La vacanza segnerà indelebilmente il destino dei personaggi e svelerà il senso delle loro esistenze.
Keywords:Psychoanalyst,Summer,Record Player,Reference To Alexandre Dumas,Masturbation,Sacrifice,Dancing,Reading

Genre: Romance, Drama
Director: Ferzan Ozpetek
Year: Y2001
Country: France, Italy
Language: Italian , Turkish
Cast: Margherita Buy,Stefano Accorsi,Serra Yilmaz,Gabriel Garko,Erika Blanc

AIDS doctor Antonia's husband is killed by a car. She gets depressed until she learns he had been cheating on her with a man. Following her newly born curiosity for life, she goes to see her husband's lover, Michele, and finds a huge apartment that he shares with gay and transgendered friends, including a Turkish immigrant and a prostitute. Antonia is reluctant to tell these people of her relationship to the dead man, but needs prompting to move on to a new phase of her life. Keywords:Turkish,AIDS,Lover,Immigrant,Friend