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Zappa (1983)

Directed by Bille August

Starring Adam Tønsberg, Arne Hansen, Jens Okking, Lone Lindorff, Morten Hoff, Peter Reichhardt

Denmark, 1961. Bjørn, a middle-class boy in his early teens, wants to be accepted by Steen, a bullying peer of his with wealthy but freezingly cold parents. Bjørn's other good friend is Mulle, a cheerful and more childish working-class boy. All three seem friends at first, but gradually Steen starts pushing Mulle away while pulling the impressionable Bjørn with him towards more and more tragic violent behavior, fueled by frustration over his loveless home life.

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Wings of Glass (2000)

Directed by Reza Bagher

Starring Alexander Skarsgård, Aminah Al Fakir, Josephine Bornebusch, Lena-Pia Bernhardsson, Mina Azarian, Rafael Edholm, Said Oveissi, Sara Sommerfeld

Nazli is18, born in Iran, raised in Sweden. She lives with her father Abbas and her older sister Mahin. Nazli, who want to blend in calls herself Sara. One day Abbas tell her how he sees her future.

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Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002)

Directed by Lone Scherfig

Starring Adrian Rawlins, Andrew Townsley, Colin McAllister, Coral Preston, Elaine MacKenzie Ellis, Gordon Brown, Jamie Sives, Julia Davis, Lisa McKinlay, Lorraine McIntosh, Mads Mikkelsen, Mhairi Morrison, Owen Gorman, Robert McIntosh, Shirley Henderson, Susan Vidler

The good-hearted Harbour has spent his whole life trying to take care of his motherless and suicidal little brother, Wilbur. The brothers are inseparable. When in their thirties, they lose their father and inherit his second-hand bookshop. One day Alice enters the shop with her little daughter. Alice is a cleaning lady at the nearby hospital and she sells the books that the patients leave behind. The daughter Mary yearns for a home where the books don't always get sold. Harbour falls in love with Alice and soon all four of them are closely intertwined in each other's lives - and perhaps even deaths.

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