For eight long years Iran and Iraq battled over what appeared to be desolate swampland on either side of the border -- the site of possibly boundless oil reserves. Millions of grown soldiers and child soldiers battled to a standstill, and the region was devastated. In this story, Koramshahr has hordes of orphaned boys who are part of two gangs led by Ahmad and Reza. Each earns a living stealing what little the region's Afghani refugees have in their pockets. Each gang is being cheated by Abdol, the big name in the region's black market. They battle the kingpin and win a brief victory, and then it's back to business as usual.
The Ages of Lulu is a gruelling sensual odyssey from Spanish director Bigas Luna, made immediately prior to his popular trilogy Jamón, jamón (1992), Golden Balls (1993) and The Tit and the Moon (1994).
Wounded Civil War soldier, John Dunbar tries to commit suicide – and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.
Hypochondriac Joe Banks finds out he has six months to live, quits his dead end job, musters the courage to ask his female co-worker out on a date, and is then hired to jump into a volcano by a mysterious visitor.