Liang Yazhou is a successful, middle-aged TV screenwriter from Beijing. While in Hainan working on a new script, Liu Dawei assigns young and beautiful Li Xiaodan to him as an assistant. Yazhou and Xiaodan are mutually attracted to each other, but Yazhou is already married to Song Xiaoying.
World War II breaks out and misery befalls upon Stepanida and her husband Petrok who live on a remote farmstead in Belarus. They suffer degradation not only at the hands of Nazis who occupy their village, but also from the malicious blows of the local police. Based on a novel by Vasily Bykov.
Rome, 1933. Sara, a beautiful, aristocratic American girl, wife of a rich entrepreneur, falls in love with Guido, a young engineer. They start a passionate love affair, to the extent that Sara is disposed to leave her husband. Suddenly, one day, Guido disappears, without leaving a trace.
There were four friends. Now there are only three – one of them has just died in Sicily in a stupid road accident. Fifteen years earlier, Tomas, a young French filmmaker, had made the group the subject of a documentary. He had become their friend, their brother from Paris.
Sikandar is a 14-year-old schoolboy in Jammu & Kashmir, India. Ever since his parents were killed by militants 10 years back, he has lived with his aunt and uncle in a small town in Kashmir. One day on his way home from a school football match, Sikandar finds a gun lying on the path.