|Voor een verloren soldaatReleased in:
Maarten Smit, Gineke de Jager, Derk-Jan Kroon, Tatum DageletTags: bathing boy
, bathing girlSummary:
Based on the autobiography by Rudi Van Dantzig, "For A Lost Soldier"
takes place during the end of WW II in the Netherlands. It's the story of a young boy in Amsterdam whose parents send him to live in the country (Friesland) for his own safety. A family who had initially asked for a young girl ends up being young Jeroen's "adoptive" family. Jeroen is coming of age, being the tender age of 12, and is making discoveries on his own, especially his sexuality. He doesn't necessarily understand his feelings at first, until the arrival of the Canadian Liberators in 1945.
One particular soldier, Walt Cook, takes an interest in young Jeroen and a friendship blossoms between the two. Heit, Jeroen's adoptive father, sees that there is more to their friendship than meets the eye, and lets him know that he sees what's going on. This doesn't bother the other soldiers, however. In fact, as other soldiers are courting young girls in the village, so does Walt "court" young Jeroen. The two fall in love with each other, and a sexual relationship does indeed develop.
Perhaps it's Walt not wanting to face the hurt Jeroen will eventually face, but he fails to tell Jeroen that his platoon will be leaving. Jeroen is crushed when he realizes that Walt is gone the next day, and tries in vain as he searches the village for him.Controversial scenesAdded:
|Sanning eller konsekvensReleased in:
Tove Edfeldt, Bobo Steneby, Anna Gabrielsson, Totte Steneby, Alexandra Dahlström, Katja Steinholtz Skog, Emelina Lindberg-Filippoupoullou, Fredrik ÅdénTags: bathing girlSummary:
In this Swedish film with semi-autobiographical elements from director Christina Olofson (Lines from the Heart), Nora (Tove Edfeldt) begins a new class at school, hoping for acceptance from the popular Fanny (Alexandra Dahlström) and Sabina (Emelina Lindberg-Filippopoulou), while overweight Karin (Anna Gabrielsson), bullied by the schoolgirls, attempts to become friends with Nora. After Fanny's stereo is stolen by Nora, Karin is accused, and Nora joins the group planning to punish Karin.Controversial scenesAdded:
|Mitt liv som hundReleased in:
Melinda Kinnaman, Anton Glanzelius, Jan-Philip Hollström, Manfred SernerSummary:
The film follows the life of Ingemar in his 12th year as he has to cope with the slow death of his mother. The film takes place in 1959 in Sweden, and is just right in its atmosphere. Hallestrom works wonders with Anton Glanzelius as Ingemar, and he gives a marvelous performance that is truly touching and real. When his mother can no longer care for him and his older brother, Ingemar is sent off to his Uncle who lives in a small town in which it seems that all the residents work at the glass factory, and he soon becomes part of the town's fabric. His adventures are many,and includes his learning to box from the town tomboy who worries about her budding breasts, the chaperoning of the lovely town beauty as she poses nude for a sculptor, and his reading of a lingerie catalog to a dying old man. The film has been accused at least by someone on this list as being pornographic and prurient which is idiotic and stupid. This is a film about childhood and like most childhoods the film includes several scenes about children's growing awareness and curiosity about sex and their bodies and presents it in a real and sensitive way.Controversial scenesAdded:
|Freiheit für die LiebeReleased in:
Monique Kraamwinkel, Sacha KraamwinkelSummary:
It is a sex education film of sorts dedicated to all forms of human sexuality.Controversial scenesAdded:
|Tom et LolaReleased in:
Mélodie Collin, Neil Stubbs, Celian VariniTags: bathing boy
, bathing girlSummary:
Their immune systems tragically damaged, Tom and Lola are a pair of beautiful children isolated since birth in hermetically sealed plastic bubbles. But isolated bubbles and distant hospital technicians cannot inhibit the beguiling spirit and supernatural bond between Tom and Lola , the indomitable protagonists of Bertrand Arthuy's enchanting French fantasy. Objects of endless medical probes, Tom and Lola watch TV and dream of a distant world - of ice and snow, penguins and whales, dogsled rides across the mountainous tundra. Their valiant efforts to breach their suffocating isolation -- a hilarious, often touching quest to reach Alaska -- form the heart and soul of this magical film. Time and again, Tom and Lola outsmart their keepers, escaping to explore a world where wonder and surprises exist around every corner. Miniature fugitives, they elude their captors in a race against time. Superbly mounted, touchingly scored and brilliantly observed, Tom and Lola is a visual treat for anyone who has ever appreciated - or forgotten - the charm and innocence of youth.Controversial scenesAdded: