This is a movie length trailer for HD Televisions… well not really but that’s what it felt like. Beautifully captured, breathtaking images are paired with soaring music. Individual scenes are quite extraordinary. Strung together for and hour and twenty minutes though, this film wears at you.
An elite SWAT team is called to raid an apartment tower in the slums of Jakarta. It’s a tenement filled with criminals and controlled by a notorious crime lord. He controls his tower empire by closed circuit TV. The team stirs up a hornets nest as every tenant becomes a foe and they must fight their way out.
Set five years after L’Auberge Espagnole where Parisian transfer student Xavier discovered himself, this sequel reunites the EU cast. The gang is nearing their 30s and life has only got more complicated since their Barcelona university days. Xavier is a writer of varying success, his luck with love is no different, he’s still looking for true love.
Sintel is alone in a large city. Barely getting by on rotting discarded food, she finds friendship with an injured baby dragon. She names it Scales and nurses it back to health. When Scales is taken by an adult dragon, Sintel embarks on a long and dangerous quest to rescue her friend.
Adam is a 55-year-old pool attendant in Chad. He’s been working the same hotel job for the past 30 years. His son Abdel has taken up the trade and works along him. He’s a fit young man and does more of the physical work. When the new Chinese owners decide to have Adam replaced by his son, he loses his identity and tormented by shame.
Jennifer is in NYC to study but her real desire is to be with her sweetheart Vincent. Her only contact in town is distant relative Sam. A former sailor, gambler and waiter, he seems to be leading an aimless life. When Jennifer experiences heartbreak, it starts to crack Sam’s tough exterior.
Dae-su has been imprisoned in a room for 15 years. He has no idea why or how he got there. His days drag into each other until the day he’s released unexpectedly without ever seeing his captors or where he was held prisoner. He meets and falls in love with Mi-do but he fears being imprisoned again, together the seek answers and revenge.
The economic crisis has hit the Netherlands hard, especially for the New Kids from Masskantje. When they lose their unemployment benefits, they in turn refused to pay for anything. Their civil disobedience is captured by a local newsman, starting a local movement to not pay for anything. The authorities try to respond with escalating force but the boys respond with increased levels of idiocy.
Johann Rettenberger was sent to prison for attempted armed robbery. Quiet, to the point of being antisocial, he spends his entire sentence training to run marathons. Upon his release he pursues his two passions: Running and robbing banks.
Ludo is the life of the party, but when he’s involved in a crippling accident. It has his close friends wondering if they should break off their yearly vacation together. These are people that have shared their lives and know each other’s secrets. It’s those still buried secrets that unravel.
Nuno has placed all hope in a foot scanning machine to provide for a better life for his family. On the way to a big sales pitch, he loses control of his car and spends the day unconscious in a field. Upon waking he finds he can’t get out of his car. He’s not paralyzed as he can still operate the foot controls, but he physically can’t get out of the car. What’s stopping him?
The Japanese Prime Minster is coming to Rome to meet his Italian counterpart. When super security expert Kuroda arrives on the scene, no detail escapes his notice and his ability to speak Italian makes him invaluable. Days before the Prime Minister’s arrival, a Japanese girl is kidnapped and He finds that there’s more intrigue than just a simple kidnapping.