This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 70s, following tape recordings of Christiane F. 14 years old Christiane lives with her mother and little sister in a typical multi-storey apartment building in Berlin. She's fascinated by the 'Sound', a new disco with most modern equipment. Although she's legally too young, she asks a friend to take her. There she meets Detlef, who's in a clique where everybody's on drugs. Step by step she gets drawn deeper into the scene.
In Australia, five children pursue horse thieves through the mountains.
In Bettina Büttner’s exquisitely lucid documentary Kinder (Kids), childhood dysfunction, loneliness, and pent-up emotion run wild at an all-boys group home in southern Germany. The children interned here include ten-year-olds Marvin and Tommy. Marvin, fiddling with a mini plastic Lego sword, explains matter-of-factly to the camera, “This is a knife. You use it to cut stomachs open.” Dennis, who is even younger, is seen in a hysteric fit, mimicking some pornographic scene. Boys will be boys, but innocence is disproportionately spare here. Choosing not to dwell on the harsh specifics, Büttner reveals the disconcerting manner in which traumatic episodes can manifest themselves in the mundane — a game of Lego, Hide and Seek, or Truth or Dare. Filmed in lapidary black-and-white, Büttner’s fascinating film sheds light on childhood from the boys’ characteristically disadvantaged perspective — one not yet fully cognizant — leaving much ethically to ponder over.
The local S-Bahn train whooshes through Berlin and past the lives of Emine, Marie, Christian and Arthur. Their paths will likely never cross, yet they have something in common: they’re all big city kids. For an entire year, Nina Wesemann documented the everyday lives of her young subjects. The resulting intimate portrait reveals the youngsters’ sensitive emotional world and captures their diverse moods and the atmosphere of their urban environment.
A look into the lives of a dysfunctional family after the father dies.
A young knight sets out to join King Richards crusaders. Along the way, he encounters The Black Prince who captures children and sells them as slaves to the Muslims. It is Robert Narra's sworn duty to protect the children and lead them to safety.
Two single parents decide to move in together and their two teenage children fall in love.
A thriller centered on a couple who makes an old estate their new home and soon begin to see the spirits of dead children.
Golzow is an eastern German village, running out of inhabitants. Refugee families should bring new people to Golzow.
A nuclear-plant leak turns a bus-load of children into murderous atomic zombies with black fingernails.
Talal Derki returns to his homeland where he gains the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years. His camera focuses on Osama and his younger brother Ayman, providing an extremely rare insight into what it means to grow up in an Islamic Caliphate.
Struggle between a Liverpool Juvenile Liaison officer and a young and dangerous pyromaniac.
A couple take a vacation to a remote island - their last holiday together before they become parents. Soon after their arrival, they notice that no adults seem to be present - an observation that quickly presents a nightmarish reality.
An American couple's battle through bureaucracy to adopt a Romanian child.