Pasolini's final and most controversial film has been banned censored and reviled the world over since it's first release. The film is based on the Marquis de Sade's novel '120 Days of Sodom', with the setting transposed to Mussolini's miniature Fascist Republic of Salo, Italy in 1944. The film's content and imagery is extreme, and it retains the power to shock, repel and distress a quarter of a century on. 'Salo' remains a cinematic milestone - culturally significant, politically vital and visually stunning.
It begins with a funny, touching evocation of a rambunctious Sicilian childhood, as six-year-old Toto (the irresistible Salvatore Cascio) becomes first an irritant and then a willing assistant to the gruff projectionist Alfredo (Philippe Noiret) at the local cinema, the Paradiso. A decade later, now going by his full name of Salvatore (Marco Leonardi), he falls in love with a girl out of his social league, takes his first tentative creative steps in the world of film and decides to leave home for good. Finally, the adult Salvatore (Jacques Perrin) ruefully reflects on the personal and emotional cost of his artistic success, and how much he owes to Alfredo. The beautiful score by Ennio Morricone and his son Andrea bathes the film in a warmly nostalgic glow.
Emiliano films intimate moments with a group of male dancers, recording their defined, tight bodies in strong, energetic movements and soon forms an impassioned relationship with one of his subjects. Although the relationship is emotional, erotic and intense, Emiliano finds it impossible to remain faithful and enters into a series of sexual encounters with handsome street hustlers.
Wolfgang Peterson's "Das Boot" is regarded as one of the most outstanding and accurate representations of Germany's elite U-Boat crewmen during World War II. Told from the German perspective the crew aboard U-96 are portrayed in a hopeless life-and-death struggle coping with the endless hours of loneliness and desperation, giving way to terror when confronted by the enemy.
Diego, a successful Venezuelan fashion photographer, lives a glamorous life of excess with his partner Fabrizio. The shallowness of their day-to-day adventures is put into stark perspective after a sudden tragedy leaves Fabrizio in a coma. To make matters worse, Diego's estranged son, Armando, arrives from Spain for an unexpected visit. Bitter and full of insecurity, Armando has great trouble adjusting to his father's sexuality and the LGBT lifestyle. In the midst of great emotional turmoil, Diego must try to find common ground with his temperamental son and learn that family, friends and love are the real ingredients to a happy, fulfilling life.
Internationally hailed by critics as his masterpiece, Pier Paolo Pasolini's The Gospel According to St Matthew is a visually stunning, emotionally stirring film version of the life of Christ, based upon the writings of the apostle Matthew. Pasolini's vision is both deeply religious and determinedly polictical, with the messiah portrayed as a peasant outcast, driven by anger at social injustice. Convincing performances by an entirely non-professional cast, impressive cinematography and an inventive use of music, from Bach to Billie Holiday, combine to great effect in this landmark of world cinema.
Bree (Felicity Huffman), is a pre-operative, male to female transsexual who discovers she has a son, Toby, (Kevin Zegers), the product of a somewhat clumsy sexual encounter years ago when she was a man. Bree flies from Los Angeles to New York in order to bail Toby out of jail. Greeting Toby in the guise of a Christian missionary, Bree persuades him to accompany her back to the west coast - secretly planning to return him to his stepfather along the way. As each lies to and manipulates the other, Bree and Toby find themselves travelling across the heartland of a continent on an unexpected journey - Transamerica.
A long hot summer on a housing estate in South London. Jamie (Glen Berry) is bunking off school whilst his mother Sandra (Linda Henry) juggles job promotion and her relationship with hippy-dippy boyfriend Tony (Ben Daniels). Next door lives sassy Leah (Tameka Empson), who spends her day listening to Mama Cass records. In the same block, Jamie's class mate Ste (Scott Neal), although sporty and popular at school, is bullied by his drunken father. One day, Steve seeks refuge in Sandra's flat and ends up sleeping head to toe with Jamie...
It's 1953, and Sidney Chambers (James Norton) is vicar of Grantchester, a village just outside Cambridge. Sidney's is a quiet life. Or at least, it has been - right up until the moment that murder comes his way… Pushed into the dangerous world of lies, betrayal and murder, Sidney quickly finds that his insight into the human condition, and the natural trust that he engenders in people, means that he excels in his new position as 'detective'. Joining Sidney as he journeys into this dark world is the affable but world-weary Detective Inspector Geordie Keating (Robson Green), the naive, but well-meaning curate Leonard Finch (Al Weaver), and his austere and constantly disapproving housekeeper Mrs Maguire (Tessa Peake-Jones). But crime isn't the only matter that occupies Sidney. Smitten with the witty, beautiful, Amanda (Morven Christie), Sidney's hopes of ever winning her heart have been dashed ever since he became a clergyman Can you still see the best in people when the world of murder asks you to see the worst?
Sitcom following the trials and tribulations of loud-mouthed, tight-fisted, self-appointed Muslim community leader Mr. Khan and his long suffering family in Sparkhill, Birmingham; the capital of British Pakistan This series, Mr. Khan finds himself in some absurd situations. He decides to go on a spying mission to make sure Naani (the mother-in-law) doesn't give away her life savings, tries to impress his daughter Shazia's in-laws with a new suit and a remote control chair, becomes a nappy dealer, dons a kilt to impress Prince Charles at a farm, inadvertently invites an Imam to Amjad's stag do and is responsible for Amjad getting 'cold feet' just before the wedding. This video also includes 'A Khan Christmas - The 2013 Christmas Special.
A selection of boys in their mid-teens tell their own stories - how they came to Prague and how they became seduced by the 'easy money' of prostitution, which eventually led them into the world of hard-core porn. And in direct contrast to the boys' stories is that of Pavel, one of Prague's most prolific hard-core porn producers. On the set of Pavel's latest production, we witness first-hand the gruesome exploitation and abuse of these boys. We hear Pavel explain how hard it is for him to support his wife and children on the little he is paid by the Germans and the Americans for making his films. He explains why he has to use underage boys in his films, and also why he has to force them to have unprotected sex.
Cyril (Thomas Doret), almost 12, has only one plan: to find the father (Jeremie Renier) who left him temporarily in a children's home. By chance he meets Samantha (Cecile De France), who runs a hairdressing salon and agrees to let him stay with her at weekends. Cyril doesn't recognize the love Samantha feels for him, a love he desperately needs to calm his rage.
His father was a lawman. His mother was a bondage queen. His destiny was to put knickers on his head and fight for justice. Teenage martial artist Kyosuke Shikijo wants to be a hero. But when the chance comes to foil a bank robbery and win the heart of the girl he adores, the only way to conceal his identity is to put lady's knickers on his head. This triggers his transformation into Hentai Kamen, the Pervert Mask, with the discovery that female underwear brings him undreamed-of superpowers. Get ready for in-your-face superheroism from a man with pants for a mask. Based on the manga (of course it was based on a manga, what else would it be based on?) by Keishu Ando in Weekly Shonen Jump, 'HK: Forbidden Superhero' is the weirdest crime-fighter in history, not joining the Avengers any time soon.
A group of American students set out to film a documentary following the fateful path of the nine skiers, whose bodies were found in 1959, deep in the Russian mountains. Trying to solve one the most bizarre mysteries of the 20th century, the group aren't prepared for what they find, or what finds them...
Based on the '#1 New York Times' best-selling book, 'Heaven is for Real' recounts the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Starring Academy Award nominee Greg Kinnear as Todd Burpo, the real-life father whose son Colton claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. Colton shares the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth... things he couldn't possibly know.