12-year-old Mei grew up with her grandparents in the mountains, but now lives with her parents in the city. Her parents constantly fight and she ignored at home. Mei withdraws into her own world and imagination.
Cast: Ned Glass, Diana Ross, Richard Pryor, Scatman Crothers
Born Elinore Harris, Billie Holiday had a difficult teen and young adulthood period, which included working in brothels, both as a cleaning woman and a prostitute, and being raped. Through this difficulty, she dreamed of becoming a jazz singer. She got her initial singing break when she applied at a Harlem club that was looking for a dancer, but where she got hired as a singer. There, she met and fell in love with the suave Louis McKay. After this initial break, Billie wanted her singing career to move to the mainstream clubs in downtown Manhattan. She took a risk when she agreed to be the lead singer for the Reg Hanley Band, a primarily white group, who convinced her that she would have to make her mark in regional tours before her Manhattan dream could happen. As Billie tried to advance her career, pressures of life, including being a black woman, led to her not so secret substance abuse (especially of heroin), not so secret because of her increasingly erratic behavior, both on stage and off. As those around her, including Louis, worked to support Billie emotionally to get off drugs, Billie faced other issues, such as open narcotic use being a criminal offense, which in combination with the effects of the heroin use itself could be Billie's downfall despite her singing talent.
An anti-social sound designer with retrograde amnesia discovers a string of murders in his building but when the carnage triggers memories of his mysterious past, he races to stop the killer before losing those he loves most.
Cast: Kim Cattrall, Richard Attenborough, Peter O'Toole, Isabelle Huppert
In a bold coup, a Palestinian terrorist group captures the yacht Rosebud and kidnaps the millionaire's five daughters on board. At first they demand film clips to be shown on major European television stations. Undercover Agent Martin is hired to hunt the terrorists down.
It's summer, the end of adolescence for Henri who does not go on vacation. Accompanying his sister to the station, he meets a man who immediately attracts him. He then discovers another world, nocturnal, masculine, crossed by frustrated desires and sexual violence. Henri becomes the shadow of John, burning with his contact but looking for pleasure and, perhaps, love.
Jun-Seo (Lee Chun-Hee) and Mi-Yeon (Han Ji-Hye) have been dating for a long time. Jun-Seo grows tired of his girlfriend's unfailing love, and volunteers to do research work in Antartica. One day, Mi-Yeon visits him, but he runs away only to find out that she had been injured in a car accident the day before. Did she really come to meet him after falling into a coma? Jun-Seo realizes her love and preciousness by retracing her steps.
Kevin Lewis never had a chance. Growing up on a poverty-stricken London council estate, beaten and starved by his parents, bullied at school and abandoned by social services, his life was never his own. Even after he was put into care, he found himself out on the streets caught up in a criminal underworld that knew him as 'The Kid'. Yet Kevin survived to make a better life for himself. This international bestseller published in 2003 is his heartbreaking and inspiring story. The screenplay
A mysterious place, an indescribable prison, a deep hole. An unknown number of levels. Two inmates living on each level. A descending platform containing food for all of them. An inhuman fight for survival, but also an opportunity for solidarity.