From the bitter quest of the Queen of Longtrellis, to two mysterious sisters who provoke the passion of a king, to the King of Highhills obsessed with a giant Flea, these tales are inspired by the fairytales by Giambattista Basile.
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Julie is a young tennis star who falls in love with his trainer – because she yearns for love and because she wants to liberate themselves from the ambitions which the father has on her behalf. Birgitte Hjort Sørensen has a conflict and fragile Juliet, and Rolf Hansen is the coach who tries to keep Julie from life. Other actors, Jesper Christensen as ambitious and indebted father, Trine Appel as the coach’s disdain fiance and Niels Skousen as a nightclub owner. “Julie” is a modern update of August Strindberg’s “Miss Julie”.
A group of five American friends on the cusp of adulthood travel to Panama to relax and reconnect. They befriend a local woman in their hotel bar—and despite some ominous whispers—she goes against the specific instructions of her brother and brings the Americans on a daytrip into the pristine falls at the nearby jungle. What begins as an innocent outing to a picturesque waterfall quickly turns terrifying after she suddenly goes missing. As night closes in, the friends realize too late the truth behind the rumors—the legendary, blood-sucking Chupacabra is now stalking them.
A retired cop becomes a DJ/celebrity at the Blueberry Hill disco– he’s the “Disco Godfather!” All is well until his nephew flips out on a strange new drug that’s sweeping the streets, called “angel dust,” or PCP. Disco Godfather vows “to personally come down on the suckers that’s producing this shit!” He takes to the streets, slaps drug dealers and even exposes a crooked cop that is covering for the dealers. In between, he still finds time to manage the Blueberry Hill and perform. “Put a little slide in yo’ glide,” he pleads to the patrons, “Put some weight on it!” Disco Godfather tracks down the kingpin that is behind all the angel dust production, but not before he is kidnapped and forced to inhale PCP through a gas mask!
Buenos Aires in the 1980s. Detective Chavez, a family man and a tough cop, once again must solve a mysterious crime. To reveal the identity of the murderer, Chavez must clarify the enigma waiting in ambush to capture his own heart. Passion surprises even the most astute detective. What will triumph: law or desire?
A stockbroker caught in a scandal. A television reporter nailed by his own breaking news. A kinky lawyer seeking a new position. A beautiful model in love with sex. A tortured musician. A postman on the verge. Nine friends rendezvous at a resort town for a holiday weekend of partying and fun. With crimes and misdemeanors lurking in the background, they’ve come to escape everything. But as they cool off and kick back, all hell breaks loose in this sexy comedy/drama.
A young man’s mythical quest for a stone that fell from the sky. He searches, stumbles and suffers as he traverses the sadistic universe of Northern Europe. He only finds redemption on the very edge of madness. Based on the iconic Dutch novel ‘Nooit meer slapen’ by Willem Frederik Hermans.