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The group of teenagers could not be more different, but all of them have little desire to go to a religious summer camp. Before their confirmation, they are to form their own small congregation and discuss the biblical paradise for a week in the countryside. Older, easy-going Juhani and young, fundamentalist Tiina are the leading pastors.
The young detectives Maya and Jerry are currently in the doldrums and no assignment is in sight. They are all the more excited when a friend of theirs, police officer Randolph, entrusts them with an important case. Thief Ferdinand Fransson alias "Marzipan" has broken out of prison and is on the run!
Pep is 13. As every year, he spends his holidays in his grandmother's house in the country. There he meets again with his friends, who stir up the small town in the summertime. The gang includes Sara, who Pep is madly in love with. Every night the youngsters meet to play hide and seek or spin the bottle.
Lola is young and free. But she has had no contact with her father Philippe since she came out as a transsexual. When Lola’s mother Catherine dies, Philippe even makes sure that Lola is late for the funeral service and deprives her of the opportunity to bid a last farewell. She is feeling hurt and angry when she sets off home, the urn with her mother’s ashes being stowed in her luggage.
16-year-old Tom has mixed feelings about his change of school. He, who manoeuvres through life in a rather insecure and conformist way, only finds the strength to face this new challenge in the strong affection for his big brother Leo. Leo, the golden boy loved and admired by everyone, gives him tips, motivates him and is always there for him.
Lucía belongs to the Yoreme people and lives a secluded life with her father, a harp player, and her grandparents in a small village in Sonora, Mexico. Lucía’s father Fidel cannot get over the death of his wife and drowns his grief in alcohol. The little girl’s biggest wish is to play the traditional harp like her father, to touch his heart and be loved by him again.
Jamil lives with his mother and grandmother in a small Bashkir village. At just six years of age, he confidently and independently lends his family a helping hand. He is hoping and longingly waiting for his father to return from the war. Jamil would also love to be a hero who fights against the Nazis.
14-year-old Leigh lives with her dad on the outskirts of Brighton. She is a talented gymnast and is about to start her first major competition. But due to the sudden death of her mum, she loses an extremely important support. Moreover, strong self-doubts make it difficult for her to deal with people.
Martín lives in Quilicura, a district of Santiago, drifting from day to day. His domestic environment is becoming more and more difficult; the family has to move again to an even smaller flat due to a lack of money. No one is interested in Martín’s dream of a career as a rap musician and he gets on rather badly at school. Charly works in a fast food restaurant.
The peaceful life in the small town Sandsborough gets turned upside down as the Blunderbuss family moor down the street. Together with their octopus Freddy and their Shark Roy they are on the run from the family’s arch enemy Crooked Cornelius. Hector, Betsie, son Billy and the grandfather finally want to start an honest life on land.
Ròm is a street boy in Ho Chi Minh City. He used to make ends meet as a tipster because his lottery numbers ensured good wins for the neighbours. But when his lucky streak ended, the inhabitants of his poor neighbourhood turned their backs on him. Now the boy lives by himself in a roof alcove and saves money to go looking for his parents.
Vega is nine years old and very level-headed. She is “the only normal person in the family”, so to speak. Her five-year-old, wild sister Billie does whatever she wants, her father does not exactly behave like an adult and her mother has to rest in a clinic this summer because “she always thinks so much”.
Unconfident Maisy is 16 and has never been kissed. She makes a pact with her best friend: she will kiss a boy until her next birthday! But this is more difficult than she thought because she has a crush on a guy who is out of her reach. Moreover, she often puts her foot in it and cannot find her way in the teenage world.
Together with his lonely helicopter-mum, twelve-year old Marco lives in Staten Island. After the divorce of his parents, his mother decides to leave busy and buzzling New York City and move back to the place where she was born and grew up. Things become complicated when Marco’s Italian-born grandfather “Nonno” accidentally burns down his own house.
The villagers of Berkutnoye lead an idyllic life. The boys Vazir, Aydar and Gabduk are best friends and lend a hand wherever necessary. After attending a performance at the temporary open-air cinema, they sit at a campfire with uncle Sharifullah. He tells them the legend of Mount Kiramet above the village, which will soon destroy it.
Five-year-old half-orphan Banafsheh grows up with her father and her elderly grandmother, who is unable to cope with the lively girl. On a train ride they meet a young teacher who immediately takes the girl into her heart and calms her down. She enchants the girl with stories and her hand puppet.
Quiet Mario and the go-getting Francisco are best friends and love heavy metal. When the “Iron Maiden” band comes to Colombia for the first time, a dream comes true for the boys. Mario even steals money from his mother to attend the band’s live performance with Francisco. When the day of the concert has come, the two of them skip school and take a day off.
David could be fine: His parents are well-to-do, his marks are good and his girlfriend is the envy of the other boys. Were it not for his new ice hockey team “The Wolves”, where he plays as a goalkeeper. His father has ambitious plans and wants David to become a professional player despite his diabetes. But he is treated as “the newcomer” in the team.
Once upon a time there was a king and a queen, who had a single daughter - Kateřina. Handsome king Egon from the neighbouring kingdom asked for her hand in marriage. However, when the wedding preparations were in full swing, something monstrous happened. An evil dragon dragged the princess into his cave.
Samir, known as Sam, has Moroccan roots and lives with his family in a district strongly influenced by Arabic culture in the north of Amsterdam. The gang around his brother Mo and his friend Soesi is shaking the area with ever-increasing thievery. But Sam is supposed to stay out of it and stick to his goals.
John grows up in an environment full of violent white racists. He spends most of his childhood in a juvenile detention centre and even there, he attracts negative attention time and again. His youth welfare officer does not give up hope and finds a couple who want to take the boy in.
Ten-year-old Mary Lennox lives with her parents in India during the British colonial period. After the sudden death of her parents she is taken to her uncle Lord Archibald Craven living on the English country estate Misselthwaite Manor on the Yorkshire Moors. In the huge manor house, Mrs Medlock takes care of the young lady and a nanny provides the girl with the bare necessities.
Noah is a guitarist and accompanies 90s pop singer Moniqa, who is also his mentor. Always the same concerts exhaust Noah. This is not how he had imagined his musical career. Without further ado, he quits the band and flies to Australia, where he sees his mother again after many years of absence.