"This is considered one of the earliest pure gangster films in local cinema. It’s a fascinating plot about a boy raised by a triad kingpin in the 1930s. When the godfather dies, the young Xiang is given power over the gang and the master’s household. Trying to be faithful to the old man’s principles, Xiang finds himself unable to control his master’s widow and daughter, who are led astray by the widow’s worldly, greedy sister. At the same time, Xiang must ally with other triads to smuggle aid to the forces fighting the invading Japanese. He is torn between devotion to tradition and the need to adapt to modern materialism and the impending world war." (From David Borwdell's blog: http://www.davidbordwell.net/blog/2014/04/15/genre-%E2%89%A0-generic/)
A family is battling with personal loss and the anger that this brings while a young boy is trying to hold on to the traditions of his father and the yearnings of his heart.
A traditional ritual for policemen of one town is the illegal entry into the house of their abuser. The intern, who came to his first practice, must undergo this baptism of fire.
This family tale spans three generations of Chinese trying to understand and come to terms with life's changes. Middlesome relatives stir up a storm. The old and the young find themselves and their values developing and evolving, and new relationships come and go. The eldest family member, Guan, the son of a royal physician of the former Qing Dynasty, has also become a great physician who is able to predict the exact time of a patient's death. His ex-daughter-in-law, Yu, trained by him to be a physician, still stays with the family as his assistant. Her ex-husband, Jin, comes back from the USA with his new girlfriend, Jenny, a beautiful American who is doing a research on the death of Guangxu, the second last Emperor of Qing Dynasty who is Guan's father's patient. Jenny speaks fluent Mandarin, but she has a long way to go before understanding and getting accustomed to the Chinese tradition and mindset. On the other hand, Yu falls in love with her old friend who is a married man.
Directed by Drissa Toure.
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A story of forbidden love, all American boy meets Muslim girl with a compelling twist.
Rivaaz is a film against exploitation, a film about dignity, about hope of women who are traded in the name of tradition. Family-based Prostitution in which exists in many districts. But unfortunately Our Law and Order System does not consider this as a major issue. The system which started as a community tradition (rivaaz) now operating as a money-making trade within the knowledge of the lawmakers and protectors. A man falls in love with a village belle who is destined for traditional prostitution.
City girl marries country doctor, meets prejudice and exclusion when she tries to befriend the townspeople.
Siblings Wednesday and Pugsley Addams will stop at nothing to get rid of Pubert, the new baby boy adored by parents Gomez and Morticia. Things go from bad to worse when the new "black widow" nanny, Debbie Jellinsky, launches her plan to add Fester to her collection of dead husbands.
This James A. FitzPatrick Traveltalks short visits an array of locations associated with England's heritage. Included are Runnymede, Windsor, Ascot, Lincoln, Wells, Salisbury, Glastonbury, and the ancient Stonehenge site.
In a popular area in the heart of Brazzaville, a customary court perpetuates an ancient legal organization embrace the forms of modern court officials. In a small building summary, when the first shot rang bell, as in theater, different cases parade before the judges in black robes: witchcraft, divorce, inheritance problem or demarcation of plots.
A widow is told that she is forced by tradition to hand over her house to her late husband's brother. She must fight tooth and nail to save her home.
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If the spiritual nature that we carry with us isn't first and foremost in our lives, then I don't think our priorities are correct. — Bronco Mendenhall BYU Head Coach, Bronco Mendenhall, along with coaches and players from the 2006 Mountain West Championship team, talks about the importance of getting back to a the winning tradition, seeking the Spirit, and living honorably — three keys that have helped return success to the BYU football program.
World War II propaganda film made to show an American audience that the Dutch were and would continue to be valuable allies in the fight against the Axis powers.
Indira Manikam and her sister took a leap of faith by establishing Tanjai Kamala Indira Dance School (TKI) in Kuala Lumpur. This documentary captures her journey, explore the power of art, and above all, the courage and resilience of a woman’s spirit.
When two type-A single parents battle it out for control of the Christmas holiday at their kid’s middle school, they get more than they bargained for when they learn a little something about the true meaning of Christmas, while opening themselves up for the possibility of a new romance.
A young Italian, living in Paris with his French wife, is about to become a father. Before the baby is born, Alberto must repay his father for every expense from his own birth until he left home.