Movies like “Aus dem Nichts”

“Angels in Fast Motion”, or “Nordkraft” to give it its original Danish title, follows the fate of three youthful people in their twenties, as they each fight a personal battle with drugs that weaves together three distinct storylines. The film is an, unflinching and brutal story of addiction in a cruel and depressive world, but with a little thought of hope and love through its core. It all takes place in the grey Aalborg as a striking backdrop and we get introduced for Maria, Allan and Steso. Maria (_Signe Egholm Olsen_) is a pusher frau, as she call herself, or a drugs trafficker. She lives with her dealer boyfriend Asger (_Thomas L. Corneliussen_), a former doorman whose education as a tattooist is financed by drugs, that Maria smuggles in from Copenhagen. But Asger is unable to give her the love and affection she needs, so all the time Maria is waiting–Waiting for love. Suddenly Maria does not want to make any more trips and that leads to the introduction of Hossein (_Farshad Kholghi_), a Persian moneylender who has more going on than what he lets on to, and then she’s caught between a rock and a hard place. Allan (_Claus Riis Østergaard_) is a sailor returning home from a long trip overseas the Pacific Ocean where he barely survived and got hardly injured. But he is still clean, and has been clean for years now. He wants to start a new life, and the last thing he wants is to be dragged into the world of drugs and smuggling that it took him so long to escape. But some ghosts are harder to remove, than others. And after a chance meeting with an old time kind of “friend”, Frank (_Rudi Köhnke_), things are anything but safe. And Steso (_Thure Lindhardt_), an intellectual, god-forsaken and prophetic cynic junkie, has been a big drug addict since his early teens, and he still loves it. He takes advantage of his parents’ guilty consciences to pay for his excessive drug abuse, while he is immersing himself in one politically critical book after another. He claims that the drugs are keeping him alive. But his soul mate, or rather said all-time girlfriend, Tilde (_Pernille Vallentin Brandt_) who has one foot in the psychiatric chair and the other in some dreamy, state of yellow and karma, has grown tired of taking care of him and picking him up when he’s strung out or down. She really wants him to quit or at least take a big break, and though Steso feels so deep and true affection for her, drugs are so much part of his identity, that in giving them up, he would destroy his own character completely.

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After being fired from his job as a TV reporter, Balram attempts to get a character certificate from his widower NRI ex-employer, Chaudhary, who lives a wealthy lifestyle in a small town in Andhra Pradesh, along with two daughters, Sandhya and Vidya. Balram is compelled to spend a few days with the Chaudhary family, and is invited to attend Sandhya’s wedding with Shankar Singh. Balram finds favor with Chaudhary when he prevents Sandhya from eloping with a male from the U.S.A.. During the wedding ceremony, Sandhya attempts to kill herself, and ends up in hospital. Balram has a change of heart and decides to assist her in eloping with her true love – not realizing that Shankar’s hoodlum brother, Bheem, and cruel sister, have quite a few tricks up their respective sleeves that will leave Sandhya with no choice but to return and get married to Shankar.

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Moth is freed on parole after spending time in prison on wrongful conviction of murder. Jailed shortly before the Bulgarian communist coup of 1944, he now finds himself in a new and alien world – the totalitarian Sofia of the 60s. His first night of freedom draws the map of a diabolical city full of decaying neighborhoods, gloomy streets and a bizarre parade of characters.

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Alejandro is a rich kid who is trying to scape of his own ghosts, in his journey arrives to a beach town where he knows a girl, who shows him other side of life, a simple and beautiful side. But even in paradise there are de demons.

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Semi-retired university professor David Winters and his wife and former student Melanie Winters née Lansing live on a hobby farm in the Eastern Townships of Quebec with their adult son Benjamin Winters and Benjamin’s son, Timothy Winters. Their life is not totally harmonious due to David’s chronic infidelity and Melanie’s emotional instability, a result in large part of her growing up which she refuses to speak of to Benjamin, who knows nothing of his mother’s childhood directly from her. Melanie has been institutionalized many times in her life and is on medication to deal with her mental issues. Melanie’s passion in life is to follow many cases of political oppression in the world, this passion again due to her past life. In September 1985, Melanie, through this work, reconnects with Jakob Bronski who she knew during World War II when she was only a teenager when they were both interred at Drancy, a transit station outside of Paris where the government, in cooperation with the Nazis, housed Jews before they were sent to a concentration camp. An adult when they were interred, Jakob, a poet, has just been released from a Russian psychiatric hospital where he has lived for most of his life for killing a guard. Against David’s wishes, Melanie asks Jakob to come and stay with them for as long as he wants. Along with Jakob comes Christopher Lewis, who was also interred at Drancy when he was a teenager, his internment despite not being Jewish himself. The three formed a special bond during their stay at Drancy. Jakob and Christopher’s visit opens up a flood of emotions for Melanie about her past with the two people she considers the closest to blood relations and how it led to where she is today. But it also brings into light the Winters family dynamic as especially Benjamin learns more about his mother’s life.

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Bigga Than Ben is a crime-fuelled tale of two likeable but wayward Russian “pieces of Moscow scum” who arrive in London intent on bettering themselves and amassing an easy fortune. But it’s not long before Spiker (Andrei Chadov) and Cobakka (Ben Barnes) realise that, legally, they aren’t going to get very far. So, aided by the dodgy Artash (Ovidiu Matesan) and sidekick Spartak (Hero Fiennes-Tiffin), they learn to shoplift from supermarkets, rip off banks, joyride on the tube and turn mobile phones into crack. . Finding themselves drawn into a shadowy underworld of backstreet drug deals, chav nightclubs, refugees and nymphomaniacs, life begins to turn sour. The highs begin to fade. Spiker badly misses his girlfriend back in Moscow, and seeks consolation in drugs. When he slips into serious addiction and Artash double-crosses them, Cobakka finds himself forced into making some life-changing decisions

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Vidya lives a middle-class lifestyle in a virtually lawless town called Amarpur, India, along with her widower and disabled dad, Shambhu; married brother, Shiva and his wife, Lata; and her paternal grandma. She studies in the Arts Commerce and Science college in Bombay, and is summoned home to get married to a man of her family’s choice, to which she reluctantly agrees. On the day of the marriage, a dancer performs an item which angers Mahadev, who is the Mukhiya of Mandaur, another lawless town, where the groom hails from. Friction breaks out, guns are drawn, people are killed, and Amarpur’s Mukhiya, Jawahar Pandit, decides to torch the harvest of Mandaur and flee. An angered Mahadev instructs Shiva to wipe the Sindoor from Vidya’s forehead, make her live the life of a widow, and not permit her to re-locate to her husband until he avenges this humiliation. Vidya is thus imprisoned in her home but shortly thereafter manages to convince her dad and Shiva to let her return to Bombay where she can continue to study and find a job. Shiva seeks Mahadev’s permission and as a result Vidya is permitted to leave Amarpur, leaving her family as virtual hostages just in case she decides to join her groom in Amarpur. During the train journey she has company of three males and two female students and finds that one male student is interested in her. After her arrival in Bombay, she meets with the young man again, an Engineering student in the same college, and is afraid he is stalking her, so she returns home to Amarpur. Watch what happens when this young man, whose name is Diwakar, a resident of Mandaur, follows her to Amarpur – setting off a chain of destructive events that will change and perhaps even shatter their’s as well as the lives of everyone in Amarpur and Mandaur.

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Sagar Hussain lives a poor lifestyle in India. He relocates to Mumbai in order to better his prospects and finds work at a factory that only hires male employees. On his first day at work he observes all the workers leave their respective workplaces, go to an adjoining room to spy throw on a hole on a woman next door who is taking a bath. The next day he approaches the woman, Sabina, tells her of the intrusion to her privacy, but she mocks him. She does cover the hole, and then subsequently both Sagar and she fall in love and get married. Soon they become parents of three girls. Several years later Sameena approaches a Social Worker, Ambare, and tells him that Sagar has been sexually molesting her daughters for the last eight years. Appalled at this, Ambare informs the Police, Sagar is arrested, held in Central Jail as an Undertrial, and is to be produced before Justice Jaya Reddy, a Judge who has been known to sentence a man to jail for six months for merely throwing a peanut on a woman. Sagar hires a lawyer, Ravi Vishnoi, and his Assistant, Apte, and enters a plea of not guilty even though he has been found guilty not only by the Public Prosecutor, the Police, his neighbors, the media as well as his fellow inmates. What are Sagar’s chances of a fair trial – especially when his very own wife and daughters will be coming forward to testify against him, and his fellow inmates, who have already contracted someone in the ‘safe yard’ to kill him.

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Wanting a closer connection with his older brother, freshman Ted Wheeler seeks initiation into a group called “The Kings”. But, as the corruption of The Kings is revealed, Ted must expose the ugly truth about the brother he once idolized.

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Using almost no dialogue, the film follows a number of residents (both human and animal) of a small rural community in Hungary – an old man with hiccups, a shepherdess and her sheep, an old woman who may or may not be up to no good, some folk-singers at a wedding, etc. While most of the film is a series of vignettes, there is a sinister and often barely perceptible subplot involving murder.

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The true story of 17-year-old Sicilian Rita Atria (Veronica D’Agostino) — who broke the Sicilian Mafia’s code of silence and testified against the “family business” after both her father and then her brother are both murdered — is brought to vivid life in Marco Amenta’s hard-hitting and wonderfully acted drama.

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Jo Pil-seong, a rural detective, is an unhappy husband, often blamed by his older wife for gambling. Despite her being hard on him, he steals money from her to bet on bull butting. Fortunately, he chalks up an unexpected win, but his luck, by no means, lasts long because his money gets snatched by an unprecedented absconder.

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In this English-language remake of a deconstruction in the way violence is portrayed in the media, a family settles into its vacation home, which happens to be the next stop for a pair of young, articulate, white-gloved serial killers on an excursion through the neighborhood.

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