Keyword: repression

Anger Management

Anger Management (2003)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 101 minutes Release date: 04/10/2003
After a misunderstanding aboard an airplane that escalates out of control, the mild-mannered Dave Buznik is ordered by Judge Daniels to attend anger management sessions run by Doctor Buddy Rydell, which are filled with highly eccentric and volatile men and women. Buddy's unorthodox approach to therapy is confrontational and abrasive and Dave is bewildered by it. Then, after yet another mishap...

Maidan (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 127 minutes Release date: 12/11/2014
In November 2013, hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian citizens gathered in Kiev's Independence Square (Maidan) to protest Yanukovich's refusal to establish closer ties with the West, and the director and cameraman were there, capturing the peaceful rallies, spirit of freedom and euphoric atmosphere. But in January 2014, following an ultimatum from the government to disperse, riot police stormed the...
Dir: Sergei Loznitsa
With: N/A
Piano Teacher

The Piano Teacher (2002)

Rated: None Runtime: 130 minutes Release date: 03/28/2002
Erika Kohut is a piano teacher at the Vienna Conservatory, a prestigious music school in Vienna. In her early forties and single, she lives with her overprotective and controlling mother in a hermetically sealed world of love-hate and dependency, where there is no room for men. Her sex life consists of voyeurism and masochistic self-injury. Lonely and alienated, Erika finds solace by visiting sex...
Punch-Drunk Love

Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

Rated: R Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 10/10/2002
Barry Egan is the socially impaired owner of a small business, distributing novelty toilet plungers-in the San Fernando Valley. Dominated by seven sisters, and constantly negotiating his own manhood, he is unlikely to find romance unless romance finds him. In an attempt to resolve his loneliness, while having a vulnerable moment, Barry contacts a phone sex operator who, in turn threatens him with...
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1974)

Rated: R Runtime: 133 minutes Release date: 12/31/1974
When high-spirited, anti-authoritarian Randle McMurphy is transferred from a prison farm to a mental institution for evaluation, he expects to escape hard labor and serve his sentence in relative comfort. But he is thwarted by the rigid Nurse Ratched who runs the ward, and the battle of wills that ensues leads to rebellion and tragedy. Based on Ken Kesey's 1962 novel.
Hulk

The Hulk (2003)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 138 minutes Release date: 06/19/2003
Scientist Bruce Banner has, to put it mildly, anger management issues. His quiet life as a brilliant researcher working with cutting edge genetic technology conceals a nearly forgotten and painful past. His ex-girlfriend and fellow researcher, Betty Ross, has grown tired of Bruce's cordoned off emotional terrain and resigns herself to remaining an interested onlooker to his quiet life--until a...
Der Kreis

Der Kreis (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 102 minutes Release date: 11/20/2014
Zürich in the mid 1950s. The shy, young teacher Ernst Ostertag becomes a member of the gay organization Der Kreis (The Circle) whose publication unites the fragile yet vibrant post World War II gay community in Switzerland. There he gets to know cabaret singer and female impersonator Röbi Rapp and immediately falls head over heels in love with him. Ernst finds himself torn between his bourgeois...

All You Need Is Love (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 10/30/2014
Mae Sot is a town on the Thai-Burma border where hundreds of thousands of Burmese nationals have chosen to live as a result of the repressive actions taken by Burma's military junta. They fled from Burma and escaped to Mae Sot with the hope that they will be able to sustain their families and become free from the fear of getting shot and arrested. However, the vast majority of Burmese in the town...
Dir: Stuart Cameron
With: N/A
Radio Free Albemuth

Radio Free Albemuth (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 06/26/2014
In 1985, America is under the authoritarian control of President Fremont, an alarmist who has eliminated all civil liberties. After receiving strange visions from an entity he calls VALIS, Berkeley record store clerk Nick Brady uproots his family and moves to Los Angeles where he becomes a successful music company executive. There, with the help of a mysterious woman named Silvia and his best...

The Little Death (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 09/24/2014
Powstanie Warszawskie

Powstanie Warszawskie (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 87 minutes Release date: 11/06/2014
Probably the world's first war documentary made entirely from original archive materials, the film tells the story of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 through the eyes of US airman and two young reporters who were witnesses to insurgent fighting.
Return to Homs

Return to Homs (2012)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 11/29/2012
Filmed over three years in Homs, Syria, the film follows two young revolutionaries from their idealistic days dreaming of freedom and defending pacifism, to the time when their choices are forced to be different. Basset is a 19-year-old national football team goalkeeper who becomes an iconic demonstration leader and singer, then later a fighter. Ossama is a 24-year-old media activist and cameraman...
Dir: Talal Derki
With: N/A
Burning Bush

Burning Bush (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 240 minutes Release date: 06/10/2014
This film tells the story of the political intrigue and fight for freedom in communist Czechoslovakia following the self-sacrifice by Jan Palach, the young student who set fire to himself in Prague in January 1969, and the legal efforts of his family to clear his name in the face of the oppressive communist propaganda machine. Based on actual events and characters.

Felice chi è diverso (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 03/05/2014
There is a secret Italy, which rarely gets captured on film -- it is homosexual Italy, from the 19th century to the beginning of the next century to the 1980s. Here, we hear stories of repression, censorship, dignity and happiness from the northern and southern parts of the country, based on those who had to endure being different first-hand.
Dir: Gianni Amelio
With: N/A

Karama Has No Walls (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 01/30/2014
The Friday of Kamara (Dignity) took place on March 18, 2011, when protesters in Yemen added their voices to those of other countries in support of the Arab Spring. The Yemen government responded with an attack in which 53 people were killed and the massacre inspired widespread sympathy throughout the nation.

Asuncion (2012)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2012
Lonely Asunción is a receptionist at a Catholic residence for college students. She has strong feelings for young security guard Manuel. When she is asked to keep an eye on him, she slowly loses control of her repressed desires.