воскресенье, 31 мая 2015 г.

Totor (1994)


Director & Writer: Daniel Kamwa
Stars: Edna Kamwa, Gaylord Kamwa, Marcel Bokalli, Mapeta Bolitchitchi, Marthe Bouambo, Jean Djamani, Daniel Kamwa, Marie Kedi, Aloys Mahouwa

A boy and his turtle provide the main story in this film which alternates between surrealism, comedy and graphically violent drama. The film does contain a very realistic circumcision scene which may be disturbing to some viewers. Mentse is a young boy. After his mother is burned to death in a murder, Mentse goes to a neighboring village where he is adopted. Totor, an adorable turtle, provides much comic action as the villagers fight for him.

Cameroon
In French, with English subs (.srt)
 

суббота, 30 мая 2015 г.

Magic Kid (1993)


Magic Kid / Ninja Dragons / The Little Ninja Dragon / Tiger Kid

Director: Joseph Merhi
Stars: Stephen Furst, Ted Jan Roberts, Shonda Whipple, Don 'The Dragon' Wilson, Bill Hufsey, Joseph Campanella, Christopher Mitchum, Lauren Tewes

Two teens, one a budding ninja, the other a soap opera fan, are sent to California to stay with an uncle as their parents work out their marital problems. The boy wants to meet his martial arts hero, the girl wants to find her favorite soap star, while they are all chased by gangsters to whom their uncle owes money.

USA
In English (second audio)
 

Los ojos de un niño (1982)


Los ojos de un niño / Eyes of a Child

Director: Tulio Demicheli
Stars: Jorge Luke, Julissa, Ernesto Marin, Norma Herrera, José Nájera, Patricia Maldonado, Gladys Benz

A horrible crime, committed by a rich woman and her lover, is witnessed by a young boy. The boy lives in fear of his life and is unable to tell anyone what he saw.

Mexico
In Spanish
 

пятница, 29 мая 2015 г.

Aniki Bóbó (1942)



Director: Manoel de Oliveira
Stars: Nascimento Fernandes, Horácio Silva, António Santos, António Soares, Feliciano David, Fernanda Matos, Américo Botelho, Manuel de Azevedo, Rafael Mota, Armando Pedro, Pinto Rodrigues, Vital dos Santos

The story takes place in the old streets of Porto and by the banks of the Douro River. A gang of very young kids has just accepted a new member, Carlitos, a shy boy who has "played it tough" by stealing a doll in a shop. Carlitos soon develops a crush on Terezinha,the only girl of the group. The trouble is that Eduardo, the "boss", is also in love with the pretty little girl. And he will not allow any rival to challenge him..

Portugal
In Portugese, with English subs (.srt)
 

четверг, 28 мая 2015 г.

Children of the Secret State (2001)



Director: Carla Garapedian
Reporter: Joe Layburn

A documentary about the extreme poverty in North Korea experienced by the most vulnerable, namely, North Korean orphans and street children.  Using a hidden camera, the documentary depicts street beggars and orphans walking around dirty markets looking for any trace of food they can get their hands on. The film also  tells the stories of defectors as well as non-defectors who  temporarily cross the border into China to source food.

Documentary
UK, in English
 

Bouka (1988)



Director: Roger Gnoan M'Bala
Stars: Akissi Delta, Félix Gazekagnon, Drissa Kone

Bouka is a gifted young teenager. He lives with his parents in a village and forms with them a solid family. His father gives him a traditional education close to the nature. Unfortunately this happiness will be troubled by the brutal death of the father… Remained widow Bouka's mother will suffer the consequences of a relentless traditional principle. She becomes the new wife of the nephew of her late husband, Bouka doesn’t accepts this new condition of her mother. He suspects his stepfather to be involved in his father's death. He stops to go to school and organizes a gang in the forest. In this tormented atmosphere, he develops a mortal hate towards its new "father"…

Country: Côte d'Ivoire
Language: French - ?
English hardsubs
 

среда, 27 мая 2015 г.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960)



Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Tony Randall, Eddie Hodges, Archie Moore, Patty McCormack, Neville Brand, Mickey Shaughnessy, Andy Devine, Sherry Jackson, Buster Keaton, Finlay Currie, John Carradine, Harry Dean Stanton, Minerva Urecal

Huckleberry Finn, a rambunctious boy adventurer chafing under the bonds of civilization, escapes his humdrum world and his selfish, plotting father by sailing a raft down the Mississippi River. Accompanying him is Jim, a slave running away from being sold. Together the two strike a bond of friendship that takes them through harrowing events and thrilling adventures.

USA
In English

вторник, 26 мая 2015 г.

No Kidding (1960)



No Kidding / Beware of Children

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Leslie Phillips, Geraldine McEwan, Julia Lockwood, Christopher Witty, Martin Stephens, Francesca Annis, Haydn Evans, Michael Gowdy, Keith Lacey, Mark Milleham, Joan Hickson, Michael Sarne

A young, married couple inherit an estate and decide to turn it into a summer camp for children.

UK
In English
 

Just Ask for Diamond (1988)



Director: Stephen Bayly
Stars: Colin Dale, Saeed Jaffrey, Dursley McLinden, José René Ruiz, Michael Robbins, Donald Standen, Patricia Hodge, Jimmy Nail, Roy Kinnear, Bill Paterson, Peter Eyre

A South American dwarf by the name of Johnny Naples leaves a box of Maltesers in the incompetent hands of private eyes' the Diamond brothers, and is then found dead. The plot of this clever pastiche of 1940s noir movies also throws in £4 million in uncut diamonds, a duo of Eton-trained assassins called Gott and Himmell and the Fat Man (the biggest criminal in England). It all ends with the younger Diamond brother Nick, alone and heroic, about to be thrown to a watery grave in the Thames with a cement-filled bath attached to his legs. Poor kid. He's been kidnapped, practically seduced by two women, and threatend with death. And it's already way past his bedtime...

UK, Children's Film and Television Foundation (CFTVF)
In English
 

Pryamokhozhdenie (2005)


Pryamokhozhdenie / Bipedalism

Director: Yevgeny Yufit
Stars: Viktor Mikhaylov, Yelena Sapozhinskaya, Nikolay Marton, Ivan Zlobin, Dasha Hazova, Aleksandr Anikeyenko, Sergei Chernov, Stanislav Ilyukhin, Yury Zverlin, Aleksey Tarasov

The main character is crazy about about depicting various anomalies in art. Accidentally he finds a cinematography archive which makes him advance a completely new theory on the reasons why humans became bipedal.

Russia
In Russian, with English hardsubs
 

понедельник, 25 мая 2015 г.

Martín Santos el llanero (1962)


Director: Mauricio de la Serna
Stars: Miguel Aceves Mejía, Armando Acosta, Luis A, ragón, Humberto Dupeyrón, Victorio Blanco, María de la Paz Cabello, Adilia Castillo
 
La historia de un hombre, que como muchos otros, está enamorado de una mujer que no le corresponde.

Mexico
In Spanish
 

пятница, 22 мая 2015 г.

A Home of Our Own (1993)



Director: Tony Bill
Stars: Kathy Bates, Edward Furlong, Clarissa Lassig, Sarah Schaub, Miles Feulner, T.J. Lowther, Amy Sakasitz, Soon-Tek Oh, Tony Campisi

The story is located in Los Angeles in the sixties. An energetic widow, Frances Lacey, with her six children try to make a dream of theirs come true: to have a home of their own. Therefore they leave Los Angeles and head for the countryside, while facing all kinds of difficulties during their journey.

USA
In English (second audio)
 

четверг, 21 мая 2015 г.

The Argon Quest (1990)



Directors: George Bloomfield, Wayne Moss
Stars: Amy Miller, Shannon Lynch, Tim Gosley, Terry Angus

The discovery of an old necklace marks the beginning of an exciting adventure for 10-year old Tracey and her brother Wayne.  Transported to a strange island, they search for the necklace's rightful owner, a sleeping giant named Argon.  Unusual creatures such as Sidney, the comical, bumbling villain of the story, and Sir Percy Python abound on Blizzard Island. They plot to obtain the necklace to access its legendary  powers...

Canada
In English
 

Pismo Dedu Morozu (2009)

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Pismo Dedu Morozu / Письмо Деду Морозу / Letter to Santa Claus

Directors: Dmitriy Voznesenskiy
Stars: Alena Kuznetsova, Nikita Gulyaev, Anton Deulin, Kristina Kucherenko, Ilya Slastenov, Pavel Melovatsky, Alexey Melovatsky

Ded Moroz (Russian Santa) searching for help from a boy, who doesn't believe in him.

Short
Russia, in Russian
 

среда, 20 мая 2015 г.

English subtitles for Ti-Koyo

English subs for Ti-Koyo e il suo pescecane (1962) have been added.

El gato con botas (1961)


El gato con botas / Puss in Boots

Directors: Roberto Rodríguez, Manuel San Fernando
Stars: Santanón, Humberto Dupeyrón, Antonio Raxel, Edmundo Benitez, Rocío Rozales, Armando Gutiérrez, Luis Manuel Pelayo, Edmundo Espino, Carlos Robles Gil

King Serio must give his daughter Dorita to the evil Ogre. The Lady of Time gives a pair of boots to the shepherd Juanito, who tries them on his cat. This becomes a big and helpful cat that poses as the servant of a marquis and together will try to vanquish the Ogre and rescue the princess.

Mexico
In Spanish, with English subs (.srt)
 

понедельник, 18 мая 2015 г.

La Bicicleta Roja (1982)

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La Bicicleta Roja / The Red Bicycle

Director: Don Ross
Cast: Mauricio Diaz, Daniel Alarcon, Guillermo Salazar, Virginia Correa de Salazar, Eliazar Diaz

Two families: one happy, one sad; one with life in Jesus Christ, one with no hope. A red bicycle brings the families together and reconciliation begins.

Chile, Harvest Productions Christian Movies
English dubbed
 

воскресенье, 17 мая 2015 г.

Gimenes albums (1978)


Gimenes albums / Family album

Director: Eriks Lacis
Stars: Elza Radziņa, Imants Skrastiņš, Lāsma Mūrniece-Kugrēna, Krist Kalniņš, Aleksejs Mihailovs, Edward Pavuls, Anita Grūbe

Mother-son relations.

USSR (Latvia), Rigas Kinostudija
In Russian
 

суббота, 16 мая 2015 г.

A Home of Our Own (1975)


Director: Robert Day
Stars: Jason Miller, Pancho Córdova, Guillermo San Juan, Fabian Escobedo, Enrique Novi, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Richard Angarola, Carmen Zapata, Farnesio de Bernal, Rosario Álvarez, Nancy Rodman, Roland Rios, Richard Padilla, Arturo Rodríguez Doring, Sergio Calderón

Based on a true story, Home of Our Own is about a Roman Catholic priest in Mexico who builds an orphanage for abandoned boys.

USA
In English + Bulgarian hardsubs
 

Largo viaje (1967)


Largo viaje / A Long Journey

Director: Patricio Kaulen
Stars: Enrique Kaulen, Eliana Vidal, Fabio Zerpa, Rubén Ubeira, Maria Castiglione, Emilio Gaete, Julio Tapia

After his newborn brother dies, a young boy in rural Chile realizes that his parents have forgotten the paper wings that are a traditional part of the funeral ritual, and sets off alone for the cemetery to deliver them in this touching drama. Worried that the baby will need the wings to reach heaven, the concerned boy ventures through the city of Santiago, determined to take care of his brother for the first and last time.

Chile
In Spanish, with English subs (.srt)
 

четверг, 14 мая 2015 г.

Santa Switch (2013)


Director: David Cass Jr.
Stars: Ethan Erickson, Sean Astin, Griffin Cleveland, Anne Dudek, Annie Thurman, Donovan Scott, Steve Valentine, Tiffany Adams, John Balma, Raquel Bell, Lisa Canning, Julia Cho, Gabriel Suttle

As the Christmas season approaches, Dan Ryebeck is facing unemployment, and struggling to pay for the gifts he thinks will impress his two kids, Sally and Joe . Always chasing a new business idea, Dan hasn't had time for family, including his wife Linda , who is finally fed up and filing divorce papers. Threatened by Linda's handsome and successful young boss, Trevor, Dan knows he must make this Christmas the best one yet to win his family back.

USA, Hallmark channel
In English
 

Let's Kill Uncle (1966)


Director: William Castle
Stars: Nigel Green, Mary Badham, Pat Cardi, Robert Pickering, Linda Lawson, Ref Sanchez, Nestor Paiva

In this thriller, the twelve-year old heir to a fortune discovers that his avaricious uncle is out to kill him. The boy enlists the aid of a young girl, and the children begin trying to beat him at his own game, leading to a deadly game of cat and mouse.

USA
In English
 

среда, 13 мая 2015 г.

Zwischensaison (1992)

Director: Daniel Schmid
Stars: Sami Frey, Carlos Devesa, Ingrid Caven, Dieter Meier, Ulli Lommel, Andréa Ferréol, Arielle Dombasle, Maddalena Fellini, Marisa Paredes, José Pedro Lisboa

Adult narrator recalls his myserious childhood at a mountainside hotel which he shared with his mother, grandmother and the hotel's guests. The hotel is host to a series of interesting guests, from the actress, Sarah Bernhard, an anarchist assassin, torch singers and seductive women.

Country: France | Switzerland | Germany
Language: German + French dubbing
With English subs (.srt)

понедельник, 11 мая 2015 г.

Yaaba (1989)


Yaaba / Grandmother

Director & Writer: Idrissa Ouedraogo
Stars: Fatimata Sanga, Noufou Ouédraogo, Roukietou Barry, Adama Ouédraogo, Amadé Toure, Sibidou Ouédraogo, Adame Sidibe, Rasmané Ouédraogo

A small African village. The story focuses on Bila, a ten year old boy who befriends an old woman, Sana. Everybody calls her 'Witch' but Bila himself calls her 'Yaaba' (grandmother). When Bilas cousin Nopoko gets sick it is Sana's medicine who saves her.

Country: Burkina Faso | Switzerland | France
Language: More
English and other subs (.srt)

воскресенье, 10 мая 2015 г.

La huella macabra (1963)


La huella macabra / The Macabre Mark

Directors: Alfredo B. Crevenna, Alberto Mariscal
Stars: Guillermo Murray, Humberto Dupeyrón, Rosa Carmina, Jaime Fernández, Elsa Cárdenas, Ramón Bugarini, José Luis Jiménez, Miguel Ángel Ferriz, Yerye Beirute, Carmen Molina

Count Brankovan is freed from his tomb by his half-witted assistant Kunto. Realizing his plans for revenge would be ruined if he were recognized, the Count adopts a different human mask and poses as the urbane Theo Van Court. The Count receives a box from Transylvania containing the body of a child vampire, whom he revives and pretends is his son. Together the two seek vengeance against those who had earlier tried to destroy Count Brankovan.

Mexico
In Spanish
 

суббота, 9 мая 2015 г.

Pelota de trapo (1948)


Pelota de trapo / Ragged Football

Director: Leopoldo Torres Ríos
Stars: Armando Bo, Andrés Poggio 'Toscanito', Rodolfo Boquel, Santiago Arrieta, Floren Delbene, Orestes Caviglia, Carmen Valdés, Graciela Lecube, Mario Medrano, Semillita

This is the story of a suburb in Buenos Aires, its neighborhood, and how they live together in poverty, conjoined by the games of the children, and the love and support of the grown ups.

Argentina
In Spanish
 

пятница, 8 мая 2015 г.

Alexis (2012)


Director & Writer: Alberto Evangelio
Stars: Miguel Mártinez, Jonathan D. Mellor, Álvaro Báguena, Ana Conca, Pablo Conesa

Alexis is only 9, and he killed his parents.

Spain
In Spanish, with English hardsubs

среда, 6 мая 2015 г.

Billy Frankenstein (1998)



Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: Jordan Lamoureux, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Daran Norris, Peter Spellos, Brian Carrillo, Kristin Jadrnicek, Vernon Wells, Griffin Drew, John Maynard, Tommy Kirk

Billy Frank is an ordinary kid, until his family inherits an old castle and Billy learns he's a distant relative of the infamous Dr. Frankenstein. Billy's folks decide to visit their family estate, and Billy soon discovers they're not alone...

USA
In English
 

вторник, 5 мая 2015 г.

Louis, enfant roi (1993)


Louis, enfant roi / Louis, the Child King

Director & Writer: Roger Planchon
Stars: Carmen Maura, Maxime Mansion, Jocelyn Quivrin, Paolo Graziosi, Hervé Briaux, Brigitte Catillon, Irina Dalle, Serge Dupire, Isabelle Gélinas, Michèle Laroque, Aurélien Recoing

The title of this major French costume drama means "Louis, child-king", and indeed it's a fascinating fresco about the formative years of the young king Louis XIV, before he became the Sun-king at Versailles.

France
In French (second audio)
 

понедельник, 4 мая 2015 г.

Wend Kuuni (1982)



Wend Kuuni / God's Gift

Director: Gaston Kaboré
Stars: Serge Yanogo, Rosine Yanogo, Joseph Nikiema, Colette Kaboré, Simone Tapsoba, Yaya Wima, Martine Ouedraogo, Boucare Ouedraogo

In pre-colonial times a peddler crossing the savanna discovers a child lying unconscious in the bush. When the boy comes to, he is mute and cannot explain who he is. The peddler leaves him with a family in the nearest village. After a search for his parents, the family adopts him, giving him the name Wend Kuuni (God's Gift) and a loving sister with whom he bonds. Wend Kuuni regains his speech only after witnessing a tragic event that prompts him to reveal his own painful history.

Country: Burkina Faso
Language: More
With English hardsubs