Movies like “Nightbeats”

A contemporary noir set entirely at night Nightbeats is an homage to the classic noirs of the 1940’s, though told as a contemporary drama, not a gumshoe satire, Nightbeats follow the lives of five people over four nights. Over these nights there are a series of deaths, suicides at first glance. Or are they?

Follows the lives of four longing souls. Ingeborg who feels unattractive and young Jonas who is so attractive that he can literally sell some of what he’s got. Anna, a young beautiful woman with a physical disability, and Anders, a tender man with a psychological disability. Four people yearning for love, four people, each hoping for a better tomorrow.

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Over the course of a single day, four different men visit a massage parlor looking for some kind of emotional or physical connection. Simultaneously, the film explores the complex emotional experiences of the women who work there.

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A bag full of money lands in front of you. Is it luck? The answer to your prayers? Part of a predetermined plan? Or all of the above? Set in the chaotic streets of Istanbul, 40 is a story of three strangers making their way in a city of 12 million, all searching…for one bag. Shot entirely on location, ’40’ combines intense story telling with documentary style cinematography embarking on a synchronistic journey dealing with faith, love, luck, destiny, human trafficking…and a bag of cash that falls from the sky.

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Four people, four walls, four stories, four truths. When four people from different backgrounds get stuck on an elevator, they find themselves face to face not only with each other but with themselves. Will they emerge changed in anyway or are they stuck in their beliefs and prejudices?

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A short series of escalating retaliations between young people leads to death and a cover-up. Evidence does not support the story told to police by the kids, but to their story they stick while violence, death and living with the lie continue.

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Faced with emptiness and a lack of answers for many problems of the contemporary world, sometimes it seems like the only escape is to take refuge in the instincts – instincts that drive us to sex. At least, that is the escape for the main characters of this story: sex as an impulse to keep oneself alive, to manipulate others as a way to combat impotence, and to reaffirm an existence lacerated by loneliness. But the result is fleeting, and the attempt has unpredictable consequences.

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“In life, we first organize large stones (Piedras) such as love, friendship, family, and a career.” In this way, we will find space between these to fit smaller stones, our small necessities. If you act in an inverse way, you will not have the room for larger stones. The five protagonists of my film are women who have not been able to organize the large “stones” in their lives. Ramón Salazar, Spanish director defines his first feature Stones in this way. The film tells the parallel, conflicting trajectory of five women: Anita, Isabel, Adela, Leire, and Maricarmen. All are endeavoring to remove the stones that insistently appear in their path or, worst, that are in their shoes. They are five Cinderellas in search of prince charming and a new chance in life.

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Hawaii, Oslo is the story of a handful of people who cross each other’s path without necessarily knowing each other, during the hottest day of the year, in Oslo. We follow Frode and Milla. They are having their first child, who they are told will not live long. We follow Bobbie-Pop, a faded singer who tries to commit suicide. We follow Leon, an institutionalized kleptomaniac who is loking for Åsa, to whom he has a ten year old deal to get married. We meet Leon’s brother, Trygve, who fetches Leon at the institution to celebrate his birthday, but who himself has plans to use his leave from prison to run away. And most of all we meet the angel Vidar, Leon’s best buddy at the institution, who sees things no one else can see, and who may be able to save everyone – except himself?

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A tragicomic movie which focuses on two women and their daily struggle for survival during a summer in Berlin. Katrin, a jobless single mom, and Nike, a nurse, live in the same house and are best friends. Although always dating the wrong men and still pursuing for happiness, they don’t lose their humor and spend many nights together on Nike’s balcony, drinking and chatting. However, Nike gets to know the trucker Ronald one day…

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Lupe ( Andrea del Rosario) and Manolo (Leandro Munoz) are a young couple whose marriage life is about to undergo a drastic change when Manolo leaves for another country. Left all alone through uneventful days and empty nights, Lupe tries to suppress her sexual needs. A task that is, as Lupe will soon discover, easier said than done especially when Elmo (Jordan Herrera), an attractive young man, enters her life and awakens her primal urges. Little does she know that her simple act of infidelity will unleash a series of events that will expose Elmo’s true motives for seducing her and unmask Manolo’s dark secret.

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Boys Over Flowers Final is the third and final chapter of the Boys Over Flowers trilogy based on the Japanese comic series Hana Yori Dango written by Yoko Kamio. Makino and Domyoji have decided to marry, but are they really ready to take that step? They embark on a multi-country journey that determines if the couple’s love merits a lifetime commitment to each other. Thank goodness this couple has the support of the F4 (Flower Four), 4 close friends (Domyoji, Rui, Soujiroh, Akira) as they face many challenges. Boys Over Flowers Final (Hana Yori Dango Final) is the 2008 movie that is third chapter in the trilogy. The first chapter in the trilogy is Boys Over Flowers (Hana Yori Dango), the 2005 9 episodes 2005 television drama series. The second chapter in the trilogy is Boys Over Flowers 2 (Hana Yori Dango Returns) the 2007 11 episode television drama series.

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Tragi-comedy from the margins of contemporary Irish life. Regarded by his neighbors as a harmless misfit, eliciting idle kindness, benign tolerance and occasional abuse, Josie has spent all his adult life as the caretaker of a crumbling petrol station on the outskirts of a small town in the mid-west of Ireland. He is limited, lonely, yet relentlessly optimistic and, in his own peculiar way, happy. But then over the course of a summer, Josie’s world shifts. A teenager, David, comes to work with him. David likes him. They open up to each other and suddenly the lonely adult is drinking cans down at the railway tracks with the local kids. He is awakened to needs in himself that have never been met. And Carmel, from the local shop, who has always been kind to him, stirs feelings within him that he struggles to name. And then one thoughtless moment unravels the threads of faltering friendship. Events spiral. Josie’s life is changed, forever.

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Daniel – a recent university graduate with Down’s Syndrome – falls in love on his first day at work in the Department of Social Services. Laura is an outsider who spends her nights in the city’s crowded clubs and singles’ bars, escaping her problems in the arms of total strangers. Yet despite their apparent incompatibility, the two strike up a moving, bittersweet friendship that touches them both and eventually sets them on the road to happiness.

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The fantastical tale of a little girl who won’t – or can’t – follow the rules. Confounded by her clashes with the rule-obsessed world around her, Phoebe seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher, as her brilliant but anguished mother begins to worry for her daughter’s health.

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A contemporary, ensemble drama telling the complex tale of six high school students whose lives are interwoven with situations that so many of today’s youth are faced with. The story takes place during a normal school day. At precisely 2:37 a tragedy will occur, affecting the lives of a group of students and their teachers. As the story unfolds, the individual stories of the six teenagers are revealed, each with its own explosive significance. An unwanted pregnancy unravels a terrible, dark secret; all is not as it appears for the seemingly confident school football hero; an outcast must deal with everyday taunts from his peers; a beautiful young girl battles an eating disorder; a stellar student constantly struggles to win his parents’ approval; while another uses drugs to escape from his own demons.

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An aging Hollywood star, Joe Scott, lives a life of narcissistic hedonism, observed by his laconic personal assistant, Ophelia. The death of his childhood best friend, Boots, takes our protagonist, and the movie, into an extended flashback to a sea-side town in 1970’s Britain. Hollywood star Joe is now a teenage boy in a tentative relationship with a school-girl called Ruth. Further, his mother’s friend, Evelyn, is attempting to seduce him. Engulfed by guilt at the unintended, tragic consequences of his subterfuge, he leaves home. The movie then switches back to contemporary Hollywood. Joe confronts his fear and returns to England for a difficult meeting with Ruth, who had gone on to marry Boots and has been a left a poor widow.

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1964. Cathleen Harris, in her late teens, has resided at the Convent of the Beloved Rose in her home state in the American south for close to two years, first as a postulant for six months, before taking her first vows to become a novice. Unlike the other postulants and novices, Sister Cathleen was raised in a household without religion, let alone Catholicism. As such, her decision to become a nun, which went against her divorced mother’s wishes, may be more secure in her mind than her colleagues for which this life course may be more bred within them. The convent is led by the Mother Abbess, Reverend Mother Marie Saint Clare, whose entire life is this convent off of where she not stepped foot in forty years. Reverend Mother believes she is the voice of God within the walls of the convent, and thus does not tolerate any of the sisters questioning her authority. She also believes that the Catholicism which she has known all her life is perfect. When she receives an edict regarding the Second Vatican Council – more commonly referred to as Vatican II – which, opened in 1962 as a process to make the Catholic church more open to modern ideals, she refuses to implement any of the changes, let alone discuss the edict with any of the sisters, especially with the likes of Sister Mary Grace, the Mistress of Postulants and Novices who has more contemporary views of the church. Sister Cathleen’s drive to become a nun is set against this backdrop, her process which is not as easy as it appears to the others, and whether she makes it to nun is affected by the Reverend Mother’s strict methods and refusal to modernize.

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