Because of the desolate landscape, Kobayashi chose snow-covered Hokkaido (the most northern island of Japan) as the setting for Amazing Story, a light-erotic drama about a lonely man, Kenji, who kidnaps the woman of his dreams. The woman is Harumi, a hairdresser in the deserted town where Kenji has just arrived. It's never really busy in her business. Harumi's husband is a gambling addict and spends all Harumi's money. Maybe that's why Harumi doesn't try very hard to escape when Kenji kidnaps her. His concern about her and his boundless worship probably help, too. Something strange and beautiful blossoms between the kidnapper and his victim, but can this be the basis of a long and happy encounter?
A young boy is taken from his cozy existence in the city to live with his grandfather in the wild countryside of Central Asia.
The Education of Auma Obama is a captivating and intimate portrait of the U.S. president's older half-sister, who embodies a post-colonial, feminist identity.
A young man in a leotard leads a group of animals in a sumo wrestling match. The bear is the final victor of all the animals, but then loses when he must face Kintaro.
Documentary on the Swedish writer Carl-Göran Ekerwald.
A housewife takes over her husband's umbrella business after his illness.
An unemployed teacher asks for help from her lover, an MP, and finds out that he is married.
Educator and those educated in a home for juvenile delinquents in the same test: approach, take a peek into his soul to become a man. The story of a minor, neglected boys-offenders and their teachers who try to reject the old methods of rehabilitation.
The story follows the misadventures of a New York City beautician who is mistakenly hired as the school teacher for the children of the president of a small Eastern European country.
Barry Goldwater Elementary is on the brink of collapse: the lowest test scores in the state, teachers who are either drunk or having sex on school grounds, and a principal who extorts money from parents. It's up to Tom, the down-on-his-luck vice-principal, to rally the lazy teachers, expose the principal's corruption, and turn the school around before an end of the day board decision.
Waylon is a nine year old boy who, after losing their parents, begins to live with her godparents, couples in the past but now separated and with little appetite for adoption. The boy's arrival will be the ultimate test to confirm whether the two are better together or apart.
It’s not easy to rebel when your dad wants to join the party... One day (in 1979), Magnus and his son Nikolaj hit the wall in their new terrace house in Rykkinn. Magnus is an architect, hippie and free spirit, a glaring exception in a community where equality and conformity is the norm. He always stands up for his son, supporting him unconditionally, even when Nikolaj decides to stop giving a damn. Sons of Norway is a film about rebellion, punk rock, suburban hell and the struggle between freaks and punks. But most of all, it’s the story of an unusual father-son relationship, and about the strength of the bonds we sometimes do our best to rip apart.
Dong-chul is a typical “salary man”, a doting father and a loving husband. But he’s got a secret that’s catching up with him fast. He can barely pay the interest on a debt he has to repay to a sinister loan shark. To make matters worse, the due date on the principal is approaching like a runaway train. When he gets caught up in a kidnapping scheme with his friend Man-ho, he finds out exactly why he makes a pretty terrible kidnapper. He fumbles with the rope when tying his hostage up and he can barely make the ransom call. So when she gets the call from the kidnappers who took his daughter, he’s caught between a rock and hard place.
Olive takes Popeye to Prof. Bluteau to learn some manners.
Freedom of expression and sexual liberation might have defined the 1960s but by 1971 the British education system was far from ready for Dr Cole's explicit series A New Approach to Sex Education. Made as a teaching aid for use in schools an universities, the Growing Up was unprecedented in its depictions of erect penises, un-simulated masturbation and intercourse to describe the development of the human body and sexuality to students.
The most important political, post-military junta satire about the nation, the religion, the education, the family.
The film follows Victor, a Lower East Side teenager, as he deals with his eccentric family, including his strict grandmother, his bratty sister, and a younger brother who completely idolizes him. Along the way he tries to win the affections of Judy, who is very careful and calculating when it comes to how she deals with men.
Child prodigy Stephanie Glass has rushed through her entire education to the point of graduating college at the age of 16. But after realizing she's never really known anyone her own age, she decides to enroll in one year of public high school to get the life experience she missed out on.