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Star academics, Doctors Julian Reed and Barbara Sullivan, fall in love and conceive the idea of cloning a Neanderthal from ancient DNA. Against the express directive of University administrators, they follow through on this audacious idea. The result is William: the first Neanderthal to walk the earth for some 35,000 years. William tries his best to fit into the world around him. But his distinctive physical features and his unique way of thinking - his 'otherness' - set him apart and provoke fear. William's story is powerful and unique, and his struggle to find love and assert his own identity in a hostile world is universal - and timeless.
After his own, gambling father squandered his college savings, New York good guy Matt Evans moves to the fancy resort Southbeach in Florida, where his former girlfriend Arielle Casta is trying to make it as a model, and gets a challenging job in Elizabeth Bauer's hot night club-hotel as security officer and general right hand, making her son Alex terribly jealous. He is followed by his best mate Vincent 'Vince', an incorrigible flirt who keeps flirting with disloyalty as well, even after he gets employed as bodyguard by the honorable gangster Robert Fuentes, who attracts danger for both friends.
The story of John, a small time crook, who finds an unlikely accomplice in Louis, a newly-orphaned teenage boy. As their open-road adventure progresses and John drags the kid on a string of robberies, the pair forge an unexpected and powerful bond.
After serving eighteen years for murdering his abusive father, he in a rage albeit not a murderous one when it happened, at least from what he can remember, Bill Clark is released from prison. Not only have times changed in those eighteen years, but so has Bill, he only a child of thirteen when he was incarcerated meaning that he will be experiencing many adult things for the first time, including alcohol and girls. Wanting to live in peace which means anonymity working in the welding trade that he learned inside, he finds he can't do so in his hometown of Norton City where he was imprisoned, there where he would have liked to have lived, despite no family, in having any sort of touchstone to familiarity. He ends up going to New York City instead. Searching for any sort of human connection, he meets Cathy Higgins - she more casually referred to as Cay - a taxi dancer, who knows how to play the game at the dance hall. Stemming from an incident involving both of them, they decide to go on the run, despite the police not knowing anything about their involvement in that incident, and Cay not knowing anything about his past until they being on the lam. Counting in part on his naiveté, Cay plays him for a chump specifically about what happened that led to them running. In trying to eke out a life together on the straight and narrow albeit using assumed names, they end up forming that human connection that Bill needs so much. The question then becomes what happens if their shared past concerning that incident in New York City and/or Bill's past history as a convicted murderer catches up with them, perceived or real.
Joe "Tom" Yateley is an ex-convict. Trying to leave his past behind, he decides to start working for the Hawlett Trucking company, which transports gravel. It's an aggressive company, where speed is everything. Doing too few runs in a day? You're out. Red is the most experienced trucker. He can do eighteen runs in a day. Tom soon makes friends with Lucy, the secretary, and Gino, a driver. But the record of Red intrigues him and he wants to break it. Gino advises against it, but he helps Tom when he wants to go through with it. Soon trouble begins when Red and the other drivers form a united front against Tom. Just when Tom has enough and decides to pack his bags, Lucy tells him Gino had a terrible accident. She also tells about the corruption of Hawlett Trucking.
Maggi meets David after having missed her train, and they spend the night together. Penniless, the young lovers break into a summer cottage. The owner, Håkansson, offers to rent it to them, but he has an ulterior motive. By living together, they have to face their pasts and deal with the meddling neighbors and authorities.
Bob, an old gangster and gambler is almost broke, so he decides in spite of the warnings of a friend, a high official from the police, to rob a gambling casino in Deauville. Everything is planned exactly, but the police is informed about the planned coup. Meanwhile in the Casino Bob starts to gamble.
Six years ago Joey's life changed totally. A shop owner who lay in a pool of blood claimed that Joey was the perpetrator. Now the time is served and Joey has scars on both his body and his soul. He is determined to never go back to prison. He seeks his elder brother Tommy who has begun dealing drugs and is now married to a beautiful blonde named Lorraine. She is at first sceptical about Joey staying there, but soon they develop a special relationship.
Marc (Michel Piccoli) recruits Alex (Denis Lavant), son of his former, now dead colleague. Alex is a card shark with a big dream to go out to the world and leave his own mark. His determination leads him to break up with his girl friend, Lise (Julie Deply). Alex initially refuses to help Marc and Hans for their "job" of stealing the culture of new drug. But Anna (Juliette Binoche)'s charm and beauty were irresistible. Alex joins the elders. Alex's dance to David Bowie's Modern Love illustrates unfolding emotions of young Alex moving into an adult (graying if not dying) world. The interplay among the generations, between genders, among social classes, memory and hopes, all played against black and white and occasional red back drop. Anna's cobalt blue robe punctuates the moment when Alex confesses his love for her.
Milton C. Hardcastle was a Judge in Los Angeles County. Mark McCormick, a racing motorist, convicted for robbery, was Hardcastles last case. McCormick was placed under supervision of Hardcastle, and they start to inspect 200 cases that were never closed totally during Milton's judgeship.
Fred Dowd, Brad Vorman, and Walt Gearson are ex-convicts who devise a plan that will potentially make them millionaires. After stalking famous movie star Candy Tyler, they break into her house, knock her unconscious with chloroform, and take her to a secluded cabin. There, they force Candy to shoot a pornography video that is broadcast live on the Internet to people who pay a fee to watch. The video is a success, but tensions between the three criminals soon come to a head.
Suffering from population decline, the small seaside town of Uobuka decides to welcome 6 strangers into the community. A malevolent fishing boat operator (Kazuki Kitamura), a sexy caregiver, a frightening launderer, a timid barber, a methodical cleaning woman (Mikako Ichikawa), and a simple-minded deliveryman (Ryuhei Matsuda) are all brought together by this mysterious government-sponsored program. Even Tsukisue, the young city official put in charge of the program, has no idea why they've been brought to town. But when the truth comes out about the six strangers' mysterious past and a body is discovered in the harbor, Tsukisue begins to suspect the motley crew of foul play. Part black comedy, part murder mystery thriller the latest from director Daihachi Yoshida perfectly blends humor and suspense.
Just out of prison, Billy Walker comes home to El Paso to find his mom dying of liver failure but low on the transplant list. However, along the border there are other, darker options. The Juarez Cartel soon notices and a crescendo of violence offers redemption or damnation to all involved.