Eitan works security in the Dead Sea Works factory. On his way to a night shift he is sexually assaulted by his bus driver, thus begins a dream-like journey on the silent beaches of the Dead Sea.
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Bertolt Brecht, a theatre revolutionary, poet of the state, outsider, looks back on his life in 1956, the year of his death, in East Berlin: from provocations in the Augsburg of the First World War, to the early poetic and amorous height flights in Munich and Berlin in the 1920s, his escape from Hitler and US exile, followed by his later years caught in a dilemma between timeless classic and a failing GDR class fighter, an inflexible free man and a compromised Artist.
In the middle of preparing his apartment to have Mira live with him, Luc escapes to Svalbard. Stumbling drunk out of an Artic “Oktoberfest”, Luc meets Mike, a stranger who lives in an isolated cabin in the Arctic desert. Mike mysteriously abandons Luc in mid conversation. Intrigued, Luc decides to find Mike. Along the way, he meets Ingrid, a Norwegian teacher. Luc rushes into the footsteps of Mike who remains elusive and volatile, Luc hunts a shadow, his own possibly.
Based on a famous stage play and set in the year 1912, an upper crust family dinner is interrupted by a police inspector who brings news that a girl known to everyone present has died in suspicious circumstances. It seems that any or all of them could have had a hand in her death. But who is the mysterious Inspector and what can he want of them?
Lara Winslet is an expert geologist in volcanology. She is together with her team of work on a volcano to conduct surveys. One day Lara decides to stay a little longer to finish an exam and she remains alone. Returning, she has an accident, falling inside a hole in the ground and remains blocked inside there, where no one can neither see nor hear her.
A hate crime on the campus of a New England college puts the school’s dean (Parker) in a position where she has to examine her own feelings about race and prejudice, while maintaining her administration’s politically correct policies.
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A young Oxford academic and his attorney girlfriend holiday on Antigua. They bump into a Russian millionaire who owns a peninsula and a diamond watch. He wants a game of tennis. What else he wants propels the lovers on a tortuous journey to the City of London and its unholy alliance with Britain’s intelligence establishment, to Paris and the Alps.