I posted previously a list of films which seemed to have a healing effect on me.
I have found another one. The title Killer Kid
probably won't appeal to you. But the content of the movie is excellent. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/det...6V&v=glance
The review from Amazon says:
"Killer Kid tells the story of Djilali, an orphan from Lebanon, recruited to be a soldier. He is sent to Paris on a secret mission, and, to help him "blend in," he is told to make friends with a poor Arab boy named Karim. Karim knows nothing of war - he loves rap music, skateboarding, cheeseburgers, and 16-year-old Isabelle. Soon, Djilali and Karim become close, vowing to remain friends "for better or for worse." But eventually Djilali must choose between his mission and the life of his friend."
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First off, this is not
about CSA (child sexual abuse). Rather it is about the involuntary "buying" of two boys with a lot of cash in order to secure their cooperation in a terrorist scheme. The scheme involves that international terror theme which has growing relevance in the news, sometimes involving child soldiers. However, this movie is told from the boys' point of view. It is apparently based on a true story.
This is one of those films which has a serious about-face. The direction of the plot changes abruptly as Djilali has a transforming insight as to the nature of the plot of which he is a part. He realizes that both he and his friend were "paid for". He realizes that both he and his friend have been lied to in order to secure their cooperation. I don't want to reveal any more now so as not to spoil the story for anyone who chooses to see it.
I have mentioned here previously the horrible abuse I experienced at 12. I was only a few months beyond 11 which is the age of the boys in this film. Therefore my subconscious mind just tagged right into this film. It seemed to fulfill that need I have to see what I was like, and how I thought at that age.
Some of you guys will enjoy the teddy bear scene. The boys were treated rudely. They were asked to dump their stuff on their military-style cots. A bunch of them had teddy bears. One boy was in tears when the leader threw his teddy bear into the trash heap. He was discontinued from the program at that point.
The film is very non-sexual, very non-triggering.