Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Scanners


Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their victims. Doctor Paul Ruth finds a scanner that Revok hasn’t, and converts him to their cause – to destroy the underground movement.
Playtime: 103 minutes
Production country / language: Canada / English
Production year: 1981
Director(s): David Cronenberg
Producer(s): Claude Héroux
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Cast: Michael Ironside, Jennifer O’Neill, Stephen Lack, Patrick McGoohan


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Christmas Story


Hundreds of years ago in Lapland, a little boy named Nikolas loses his family in an accident. The villagers decide to look after the orphaned boy together. Once a year – at Christmas – Nikolas moves to a new home. To show his gratitude, Nikolas decides to make toys for the children of the families as good-bye presents. Over the years, Nikolas’s former adoptive families become many, and soon almost every house has presents on its doorstep on Christmas morning. At thirteen, Nikolas is sent to live and work with Iisakki, a grumpy old carpenter, who forbids Nikolas to continue making presents for Christmas. Gradually, however, Nikolas wins Iisakki’s trust. Together they begin to look after the Christmas traditional that Nikolas has begun. When the aged Iisakki has to leave Nikolas and move away, the tradition of Christmas presents is once again at risk. Thankfully, Nikolas comes up with a solution that brings children joy every Christmas, even continuing to today.
Playtime: 83 minutes
Production country / language: Finland / Finnish
Production year: 2007
Director(s): Juha Wuolijoki
Producer(s): Juha Wuolijoki, Roland Schmidt, Laura Salonen, Aleksi Hyvärinen
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Cast: Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Otto Gustavsson, Jonas Rinne


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Bieffekterna aka Origin


Ambitious science student Julia and programmer Rebecca are trying to make cells age slower. They are about to break new ground when they find out that Julia’s boyfriend Erik has a terminal illness. As he gets worse and worse, they see no other option than to break moral boundaries. In secret they build a lab in their apartment and start experimenting – with Erik as a human guinea pig. At first they seem to have found a cure, but they soon discover that his cells show signs of unexpected side effects. They have managed to enhance the body’s properties. But what at first seems like something fun and exciting turns out to be far more dangerous than they ever had imagined. A story about love, ambition and the perils of blind experimentation.
Playtime: 93 minutes
Production country / language: Sweden / Swedish
Production year: 2016
Director(s): Andreas Climent, André Hedetoft
Producer(s): Andreas Climent, André Hedetoft, Michel Cardoso Teixeira
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Cast: Rikard Björk, Emelia Hansson, Rafael Pettersson


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