Films based on real events most often tell us about famous historical figures or about global catastrophes. They are not in this collection. Almost. Here are collected films that will strike you in the very heart - because sometimes it is hard to believe that such a thing could have happened and that it could have been that way. But that was it.
12 years of slavery
Solomon Northup is an educated man, a wonderful husband and family man, a popular musician. And he is free. While most of America's black population is slaves. Once Solomon was offered an interesting job. Upon arrival, he was kidnapped and held in slavery for 12 long years. He managed to return to his family. Subsequently, he wrote a book on which this piercing film was shot.
Hachiko: The most loyal friend
Hachiko is an Akita Inu dog. This dog was presented to the professor at the University of Tokyo, Hidesaburo Ueno in 1923. The professor fell in love with the dog so much that he almost never parted with Hachiko, and the dog, in turn, accompanied the owner to work every day and waited for him to return at the station. But one day the owner did not return. The heart attack happened right at work. The professor was not saved. Hachiko came to the station every day for nine years in a row, until his death. He refused to accept another host. This story shook the whole of Japan, and then the whole world. This film is the second adaptation of Hachiko's story. Which is impossible to watch without tears.
Angelina Jolie and other stars who had a passionate affair
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt had a passionate romance on the set of the movie "Mr. and Mrs. Smith". Pitt found himself in a delicate situation - his wife Jennifer Aniston was waiting for him at home. Cheating on set led to the collapse of their five-year marriage.
This film was nominated for an Academy Award in seven categories. The story of the writer James Matthew Barry, the man who invented Peter Pan - the boy who never grows up. Few people know that Peter Pan had a prototype - or rather, several. The writer was friends with a woman who died too early. After her death, Barry adopted her five children. And only then Peter Pan was born, as a collective image of the characters of these boys.
Aaron Ralston, an unstoppable climber and lover of caves hidden in the canyons, goes to the mountains alone. Alas, this extreme outing led him into a trap in which he spent 127 hours. Without food, drink, and hope of deliverance. The climber did not warn anyone about where he was going. 127 hours is almost 6 days. Few could have done with themselves what Aaron had to do to get out of the trap.
The film is based on the autobiography of Vladislav Shpilman, one of the best pianists in Poland in the 1930s. A creative person, completely unprepared for serious blows of fate, was broken by the millstones of the Second World War. It broke terribly.
Sony / Columbia
After a suicide attempt, 18-year-old Suzanne Keissen was diagnosed with a borderline state and placed in a closed psychiatric institution. There she became friends with Lisa, a girl prone to unmotivated aggression and sociopathy. This acquaintance made Suzanne reconsider her attitude towards life. In the film, events unfold quickly enough. The real Suzanne spent almost two years in the clinic.
The film is based on the novel Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally, and the novel is based on the true story of the German industrialist Oskar Schindler, a member of the Nazi party and a “true Aryan”. In 1942, this man suddenly opened his eyes and realized what the Nazi regime was like.During the Holocaust, he saved 1,200 Jews, risking exposure every time.
Bury Me Behind the Baseboard
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The autobiographical story of the same name by Pavel Sanaev became the basis of this talentedly filmed drama. An eight-year-old boy cannot be divided between his grandmother and his mother. Grandma is just crazy about her grandson. So much so that her love gradually turns into a cruel tyranny.
In 1928, a series of boys were kidnapped and murdered in Los Angeles. Including nine-year-old Walter, the son of Christine Collins, was kidnapped. This kidnapping is used as evidence of corruption and inaction of the local police. A few months later, the police inform Christine that her son has been found alive and will soon be returned to his mother. Only it's not Walter. This is a completely different child. Angelina Jolie played Christine brilliantly, but it seems that this story cost her dearly. Because I don’t want to believe in this terrible situation. But it really was.
Boys do not Cry
Brandon Tina is a transsexual whose story has become a prime example of the problem of violence against sexual minorities. Tina Rene Brandon was born a woman, but at the age of twenty he finally accepted his true gender, changed his passport and became Brandon Tina. He dreamed of having an operation, and before that he pretended to be a man, resorting to various tricks. But, alas, Brandon did not live to see the operation. Two of his acquaintances recognized him as a woman in disguise and brutally raped him. Brandon filed a police report, but the sheriff refused to accept it. This became known to the criminals, and Brandon was killed. On the screen, this story looks completely unbearable. This is scary. But it needs to be seen.
The plot is based on a real story that happened in 1958 with a Japanese expedition to Antarctica. As a result of sharply deteriorating weather conditions, the group was forced to urgently evacuate, while the sled dogs of the Sakhalin Husky breed, which were used in the land part of the expedition, could not be taken away, and they remained at the base during the winter. Moreover, the dogs did not even have time to untie them. Seven froze on a leash, another eight managed to free themselves and somehow survive in the brutal nature of Antarctica. People returned only eleven months later - to bury the animals. And they suddenly discovered that someone had managed to survive. This film is not for those who could not finish watching White Bim Black Ear. Because this story hurts more.
At the beginning of the last century, the question of “domestication” of local aborigines arose in Australia. All the same story about the burden of a white man who intends to impose his vision of civilization on everyone around. In fact, of course, the local population was supposed to be used as slaves, disguising this with the term "educated servant." Schools were opened for Aboriginal children, more like prison-type boarding schools. Molly, Daisy and their cousin Tracy get into one of these schools. The oldest of them is fourteen, the middle one is ten, the little one is only eight years old. In captivity, girls can not stand it for a long time, they run back home and find themselves completely alone in a desert area. Only the rabbit fence remains their guide on the way home. The film is based on the novel by Doris Pilkington. The story of these girls is real - one of them was Doris's mother.
Sony / Columbia
The film is based on real events that happened in 1969-1970 with the neuropathologist Oliver Sachs, who later wrote a memoir about it. The doctor has a dozen patients who survived the epidemic of lethargic encephalitis. These people do not speak or move, they are in a kind of catatonic stupor. The doctor begins experiments, and after a while he manages to bring one patient back to life.
Lionsgate / Summit
A disaster film about the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.Maria Alvarez was vacationing in Thailand with her husband and three sons at the same time that the deadliest natural disaster in modern history began. Amazingly, Maria's family survived the terrible tsunami, and they managed to find each other. Maria participated in the work on the film and insisted that Naomi Watts play the lead role.
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