Reviews – March 2013

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AFRICA
BBC Home Entertainment

Africa es home to some of the most extreme, beautiful and diverse habitats in the world – not to mention the creatures that inhabit them. The series travels to the last great gathering place of the rhinoceros and encounters male leaf-folding frogs in the Gola Forest fight for dominance… by kick-boxing. It captures up-close footage of chimps hunting for honey in the Congo using four different tools as well as brave lizards hunting for flies from the backs of sleeping lions in the Serengeti. From de deserts to jungles, the mountains to the valleys, from St. Croix Island, home to the largest breeding penguin colony in Africa, to the depths of the Dragon’s Breath Cave – the largest underground lake in the world – the series is a stunning journey through the spectacular continent of Africa.

A SIMPLE LIFE
Well Go USA Entertainment

Roger is a successful movie producer. Ah Tao has worked for Roger’s family as a nanny and maid over the course of four generations. When Roger comes home to find Ah Tao has suffered a severe stroke and is unable to care for herself, he agrees to help her relocate to a nursing home. As their roles reverse, he becomes her caregiver, and comes to understand hom much she means to him.

OUR PARADISE
Breaking Glass Pictures

Vassili, an aging pickpocket and prostitute, finds a young, unconscious man in a notorious Parisian cruising ground and takes him home to nurse his wounds. The two men discover a burning connection and become lovers and accomplices. They work together as prostitutes and take up the habit of fleecing their clients one by one. But, little by little, the net tightens around them as Vassili’s violent past comes back to haunt him.

NORTH SEA TEXAS
Strand Releasing

Pim and his ex-beauty queen, single mother, Yvette, live in a small town on the Belgian coast. Trapped, geographically and emotionally, they both yearn for unattainable things. Pim occupies his time drawing and fantasizing while keeping his emerging desires for his older neighbor friend, Gino, a secret. North Sea Texas is a touching coming-of-age drama about sexual discovery and navigating through the emotins of first love.

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