Little Men (1998)

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Drama starring Kathleen Fee
Year:
1998
Year in film:
1871
Country:
Canada
Who in bedroom:
boys ~10-12 ?
Kind of beds:
separate beds
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
6/10 ??
Rating:
******
Comment:
Some orphaned boys, at least 5 boys including 12 or 13 yo Nat played by Michael Caloz (“Escape From Wildcat Canyon” 1998) in night shirts in this dorm. Set in 1871. Nice pillow fight.

I don’t know the complete movie, yet. But looks verys interesting. Also nice schoolhouse scenes (but probably not showing overalls) and Christmas plot.

Rating maybe 6-7 for now.

Not to be confused with the (related) Canadian TV series of the same year starring Corey Sevier, which also needs to be checked. I also have the 1940 b&w movie, which was the 2nd remake on my sailor suit blog (boy rating 3). Novel by Louisa May Alcott, sequel of Little Women.

Some more pics and name infos on this period blog

http://old-fashionedcharm.blogspot.com/2013/02/little-men-1998.html

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Gato negro (2014)

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Crime film
Year:
2014
Year in film:
1980s
Country:
Argentina
Who in bedroom:
boys ~6-16 ?
Kind of beds:
dorm, separate beds
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
4/10 ?
Rating:
****
Comment:
Some boys (around 20) at different ages in underwear (including tighty whiteys) in this rather small dorm, set in Buenos Aires in the 1980s. Simple, white and black metal beds. Probably the beds are even much older (1950s ?)

Quite interesting, but I prefer other movies and don’t like much dorms.

Rating 3-4 for now only. Title means Black Cat.

Onneli, Anneli ja Salaperäinen muukalainen

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Family film, part 3
Year:
2017
Year in film:
1970s ?
Country:
Finland
Who in bedroom:
girls, boys, ~5-11 ?
Kind of beds:
bunk beds. Single
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
4/10
Rating:
****
Comment:
At least 4 metal bunk beds at an orphange. Girls but also boys (not sure if in the same room). Also a boy at home in a wooden bed.

Novels (1966-1989) by Marjatta Kurenniemi, English title: Jill, Joy and the Mysterious Stranger. Not sure about the time setting. Might appear very modern and colorful, but probably set in the 1970s? Or a mix (timeless plot)

Quite interesting, but I prefer wooden bunk beds.

Rating 4-5 only.

Also soon on my bib overalls nlog (girls, women, rating ~4).

Molle mit Korn

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Drama series, 10 ep
Year:
1989
Year in film:
1944(49)
Country:
Germany
Who in bedroom:
boys ~16 ?
Kind of beds:
bunk beds, dorm
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
4/10
Rating:
****
Comment:
At least 4 simple and very narrow, wooden bunk beds in a small dorm. Older teen boys and not very handsome. Pic from episode 2. Obviously still set in 1944 in Berlin.

I don’t like this series and expected much more. I even own the novel (but part 1) by Georg Lentz.

I like bunk beds, but there are better ones. Very few good scenes.

So rating (3)-4 only.

Update: Les allumettes suédoises

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I have rechecked the complete series (rating 8).

Next to the great scene of Olivier and his Jewish friend David sharing one bed, there are also dorm scenes in ep 1 and ep 3 (ep 3 pictured). At least 12, probably some more beds in the dorm. Episode 1 has only or mainly dark scenes.

Also now on my bib overalls blog (rating 2, in fact an old man only but Olivier and a woman in blue aprons). Also soon on my pigtails blog.

German Wikipedia says 12 yo Olivier in 1932, French Wikipedia says 10 yo in 1930. Maybe in the novel only? Actor is 14 and/or 15.

Great series, main entry

/2012/12/09/les-allumettes-suedoises/

Yusuf ile Kenan

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Awarded drama. Ömer Kavur.
Year: 1979
Year in film: 1970s
Country: Turkey
Who in bedroom: boys ~9-14 ?
Kind of beds: bunk beds, single. dorm
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: Some simple wooden bunk beds and also some single beds in this dorm. Also this or more likely another large, sparse room with few beds. Main characters are the 9 and 14 yo brothers.

Looks quite interesting, but I prefer other and colorful movies.

So rating 5-6 only.

 

Scout Camp (2009)

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Comedy film
Year: 2009
Year in film: 2000s ?
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: boys ~10-17
Kind of beds: bunk beds, cabin
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 6/10
Rating: ******
Comment: Some boys, including many older teen boys in this cabin with steel bunk beds. At least around 4 bunk beds in this cabin. Probably more cabins, but I think not shown.

Quite interesting, so rating 6-7. But there are much better camp and Scout movies.

Also on my shiny shorts blog, rating 3.

Unknown 8: French or Italian movie, bedwetting Chinese orphan ? 1980s ?

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Unknown family film
Year: 1980s ??
Year in film: 1980s ?
Country: French ?
Who in bedroom: boys ~8-11 ?
Kind of beds: separate beds, dorm
Available on DVD: yes ?
I own: yes, partly TV recording
Rating: 5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: I found these screenshots on my old PC. Aired probably in the early 90s, (movie could be older, maybe late 80s ?). There’s a dorm in an orphanage and a younger, maybe Chinese bedwetting boy. 2 other kids laying his hand in a bowl of water while he sleeps. I think, the boy later tried to escape while the others sleep. And I think is caught by a man. Could also be Spanish or similar.

Does anybody remembers the title?

Neue Vahr Süd

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Comedy film. Frederick Lau
Year: 2010
Year in film: 1980
Country: Germany
Who in bedroom: Frank 20, others
Kind of beds: bunk beds, 3 story
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Rating: 3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: Some young soldiers (conscripts) including 20 yo Frederick Lau in this dorm with 3 story bunk beds.

I like the 80s and Frederick Lau but I don’t like this movie. 3 story bunk beds are quite unusual but maybe nothing special in barracks.

I’ve added the tag 3 story and previousy had “Too Young the Hero” starring Rick Schroder (rating 6, at the Navy).

 

Phares d’ouest

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Documentary series, Floating school
Year: 1990
Year in film: 1990s
Country: France
Who in bedroom: boys 10-15
Kind of beds: rare bunk beds
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, partly TV recordings
Rating: 6/10
Rating: ******
Comment: Next to the “beds” on the ship, I think mainly or only hammocks, there are also these rare bunk beds behind a wall opening, I think in a builing in ep 4. I only know wall niche beds in medieval and 18/19th century settings.

The bunk beds have (at least) 2 stories. Unfortunately, I haven’t noticed better views of them. Mainly wooden but with steel ladders. There are in total 12 boys (+ crew) but not sure if all sharing one room. Maybe some sleeping on the floor or in other rooms.

Rating 6-7 for now. Also on my bib overalls blog, rating 6. English title: Western Lights.