Lucy Mortimer, a successful attorney who returns with her mum to their old Christmas getaway – the Winterleigh Resort – which is on the brink of closing down for good. Much to her surprise, Lucy is reunited with her childhood Christmas dance partner Barrett Brewster and the pair give the resort a new lease of life as the passion between them heats up.
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As college students Jake and Jan struggle to stay afloat in the current economic climate, a lucrative business opportunity presents itself through their angel investor and landlord, George. After an unfortunate series of events, the deal suddenly falls apart, and the couple, now further in debt, takes drastic measures to eliminate George to collect a large sum of money. But things do not always go to plan and after numerous failed attempts to wipe out their intended target, the couple goes on the run with George in close pursuit to even the score.
Twelve years after their beloved eldest son, Junpei, drowned while saving a stranger’s life, Kyohei and Toshiko welcome their surviving children home for a family reunion. Younger son Ryota still feels that his parents resent that he isn’t the one who died; his new wife, Yukari, is awkwardly meeting the rest of the family for the first time. Daughter Chinami strains to fill the uncomfortable pauses with forced cheer.
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It is 1943, and the German army, ravaged and demoralised, are hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of all this madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous Corporal Steiner. Stransky is the only man who believes that the Third Reich are still vastly superior to the Russian army; however within his pompous persona lies a quivering coward who longs for the Iron Cross so that he can return to Berlin a hero. Steiner, on the other hand is cynical, defiantly non-conformist and more concerned with the safety of his own men rather than the horde of military decorations offered to him by his superiors. Steiner’s lack of respect results in a growing animosity between the two…