The end of empathy , 45 min. Many films originally produced for the German television program: Anselm Kristlein, a married 42 year old publicity man, has written a sexually explicit book and now is being pressured to write a second book. Eva has just gotten married to an older gentleman, but discovers that he is obsessed with order in his life and doesn't have much room for passion. She becomes despondent and leaves him, returning to her father's house.
One day while bathing in the lake she meets a young man and they fall in love. The husband has become grief stricken at the loss of his young bride, and fate brings him together with the young lover that has taken Eva from him. The film was highly controversial in its time largely because of a nude swimming scene. It is also perhaps the first non-pornographic movie to portray sexual intercourse, although never showing more than the actors' faces.
It has also been called the first on-screen depiction of a female orgasm. Based on a story by Samuel Cummins 79 min. Tells the story of two half-brothers, one an introverted molecular biologist who is wrapped up in his research and shies away from intimacy, while the other is a slave to his sexual fantasies. Everything changes when both men find love in unexpected places. Questions of biological evolution, love and fate are raised.
Virginia is portrayed as a young Italian woman about to be married to her fiance, Count Appiani. Trouble befalls her when the Prince, learns of this and devises a way to kidnap her. When her fiance is killed in the abduction, her moralistic father, Odoardo, takes it upon himself to kill her to prevent the deflowerment of her virtue and her wish for suicide, which would mean religious condemnation. Videorecording of premiere performance of February 22, , by the Munchner Kammerspiele. Uwe Ochsenknecht, Gustav-Peter W?
Uwe is a kitchen salesperson in Munich who likes his sleep and who loves his kids and has a very Western outlook on life. His brother Gustav is a Feng Shui consultant who structures his life around Zen meditation. When Uwe's wife leaves with the kids, Gustav takes him along on a trip to Japan, to the Monzen monastery near Tokyo. But not before getting separated and lost, and sleeping in a tent on a tennis court. Once at the monastery, they experience rising at 4: Despite personal torment and sibling rivalry, the two brothers gradually give up "control" of their lives and learn to live in the present.
Through quick wittedness, the oddest twists of fate, and sheer luck, the young Jewish boy escapes from a Polish ghetto, lives in a Communist orphanage, hides out in an elite school for Hitler's youth and fights as a Nazi soldier without the Germans ever knowing the truth. Based on the autobiography of Salomon Perel titled Eropah Eropah. Period An anti-Semitic propaganda film produced in 's Nazi Germany which explores Jewish practices as viewed through the eyes of wartime Germany, presenting them as evil, corrupt and intent on world domination.
The climax and resolution of the film is Hitler's announcement that the Jewish race will meet its "annihilation. View it online via Internet Moving Images Archive www.
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Hanno Poschl stars as a young thug who steals cars and has just one dream: But tumbling through the Viennese underground, he is keeping himself busy with trouble Das Experiment Director, Oliver Hirschbiegel. A dramatization of the infamous "Stanford Prison experiment," conducted in which studied the effects of prison life and the chronology of normal into abnormal behavior. A makeshift prison is set up in a research lab, complete with cells, bars and surveillance cameras. For two weeks 20 male participants are hired to play prisoners and guards. In the beginning the mood between both groups is insecure and soon quarrels arise as the wardens employ ever more drastic sanctions to confirm their authority.
A would-be writer drives across Germany in search of a first-hand experience. Along the way, he meets an ex-Nazi and his mute companion, a wandering poet and an actress who together challenge him to become a writer. The Counterfeiters is the true story of the largest counterfeiting operation in history, set up by the Nazis in Salomon "Sally" Sorowitsch, the king of counterfeiters, lives a life of cards, booze, and women, but his luck runs dry when he is arrested and thrown into the Mauthausen concentration camp.
There he exhibits exceptional skills and is soon transferred to the upgraded camp of Sachsenhausen where, hand-picked for his unique skill, Salomon and a group of professionals are forced to produce fake foreign currency under the program Operation Berhard. Seeking Moral Lessons from a Holocaust Thriller. Grateful for a respite from his imploding marriage, Hamburg newspaperman Georg arrives in civil war torn Beirut to chronicle the bloody Lebanese war.
Inside a shell-pitted hotel, Georg and colleague Hoffman, join a cynical international coterie of competitive fellow journalists. Outside, they take their lives in their own hands, dodging bullets and conducting interviews that are always just a trigger pull away from becoming executions. Based on the novel by Nicolas Born. The making of 'Circle of deceit' , 29 mins.
Set in Latvia in at the end of the Russian civil war, a Prussian soldier rejects the advances of an aristocratic woman who retaliates by joining the Bolsheviks. Fata Morgana Director, Werner Herzog. Herzog brings his cameras to the Sahara desert in order to film mirages. He combines the apocalyptic, often hallucinatory images of the desert with passages from the Mayan creation myth, the PopolVuh, set to songs of Leonard Cohen.
Herzog bibliography Faust Director, Peter Gorski. In Gustaf Grundgens staged a new production of Goethe's Faust in which he once again played Mephisto, a part he had played since Here in his directorial debut, Peter Gorski captures on film the performance at the Deutsches Schauspielhus in Hamburg of the classic tale of a man who sells his soul to the devil. Faust - Ein Puppenspiel Dr. Faust - a puppet play Here the Faust story takes the form of showing the difficult art of working puppets by hand rods, which also includes figures from the traditional puppet play, such as those by Hans Wurst.
Originally produced for television broadcast in Faust im Film Faust in Film A documentary of early film treatments of the story of Faust in three parts: Faust and his pact with the devil. Faust and the people around him. The accompanying textbook contains descriptions of well-known Faust films. In German with English commentary. Fassbinder directs and stars as a gay lower-class carnival performer known as Fox the Talking Head, who strikes it rich by winning a lottery. His new found wealth attracts an upper-class lover, with whom he begins an ill-fated romance.
Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale. Story of a man obsessed with the ambition to make his fortune and build his own personal opera house in the Peruvian jungle. A depiction of the life and times of Frederick the Great at Sanssouci. Based on the book by Gunther Schwab. Record of an ardent and unfulfilled journey Herzog made to the island of Guadalupe. Studies Walter Steiner, a woodcarver who explores the shapes, knots, grain and forces in a piece of wood and sculpts it in a way to release the hidden tensions and energy.
The film also shows Steiner, a world championship ski jumper, preparing for the World Ski Jumping Championships. Shows an independent group of physicians in remote areas of East Africa, and the difficulties they encounter in treating the African patients, who prefer local traditional remedies.
The story of Manuela who is left behind when her husband Justo fights for his ideals against Franco's Nationalists during the Spanish Civil War. He is deported to a concentration camp, and upon his release, continues the fight against nationalism in the French resistance.
As the years pass, Spain suffers through the Civil War and World War II, while Manuela cares for her children, searching for the man she loves trying to hold on to the hope that he will someday return. In the face of two world wars, Professor Praetorius, a philanthropist and surgeon, wants to exterminate the one danger to mankind, the microbe of stupidity. But then he tries to help a pregnant girl and becomes involved more and more in her life and is forced to marry her.
This melodramatic comedy was the first film by Curt Goetz after his return to Germany from America and a top hit in post-war German cinema. Sound recording of radio play by Carl Goetz: One in a series of monologue films by the director Han Jurgen Syberberg featuring the actress Edith Clever. Tells the story of two Balkan refugees. Reza owns a restaurant and has lived in Switzerland for 25 years.
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Ana is a Bosnian who breezes into Reza's life and injects both joy and discontent. What would you sacrifice for your family's love? German-born Umay flees her oppressive marriage in Istanbul, taking her young son Cem with her. She is hoping to find a better life with her family in Berlin, but her unexpected arrival creates intense conflict. Ultimately her family decides to return Cem to his father in Turkey. To keep her son, Umay is forced to move again.
She finds the inner strength to build a new life for her and Cem, but her need for her family's love drives her to a series of ill-fated attempts at reconciliation. Jasmin Tabatabai, Anneke Kim Sarnau. Persecuted in Iran because of her love for another woman, Fariba assumes the identity of a man to gain temporary asylum in Germany.
She becomes close with fellow worker Anne only to face danger again when told she must return to Iran. System Details 95 min min. In this fast paced drama of dishonesty and greed an Olympic horseman's midlife crisis costs him more than his marriage. As his celebrity status fades, the former Olympian saddles up for a new career but despite his top form, he's reined in.
Who wants to harness his life? Is it a jealous competitor? Has his daughter got more in the stable than horses? Or is his wife tired of following in the hoofsteps? Videocassette release of a segment of the German television program, "Ein Fall fur zwei. The chilling allure of neo-Nazism is exposed in this unflinching portrait of a young man's transformation from a sensitive teenager living in Germany in the s to a hate-filled fascist thug.
Based on the autobiographical experiences of co-screenwriter and ex-neo-Nazi Ingo Hasselbach, this harrowing drama looks at the still vibrant underworld of the neo-Nazi movement in Germany. Michael Haneke's controversial thriller watches an affluent couple, their child and dog as they arrive at their lakeside vacation home. Settling into their holiday routine, the family is visited by a pair of clean-cut young men in tennis whites and gloves, who inexplicably turn ruthless and brutal, forcing the family into playing their 'funny games. Five years ago, the unmarried mother Melanie Brunnhauser had surrendered her daughter Maria to foster parents.
Now, she is married and demands the return of Maria, whom she has never seen again since her birth, regardless of the relationship which has built up between the child and her fosterparents in the meantime. In the hospital the new-born babies of an Austrian couple and a Turkish family of immigrant workers are mixed up and go home with the wrong parents. By the time the mistake comes to light, the Turkish family has been deported so the Austrian couple begins a confusing odyssey through Turkey to track down the family to their native village in order to exchange their children.
A rare gem of cinematic storytelling that weaves docudrama, fictional reenactment, and experimental photography into a powerful, reflective work on the early days of German cinema. The film tells the story of the Skladanowsky Brothers, the German-born duo who invented the "bioskop", an early version of the film projector at the same time as the Lumieres and Edison were working on their inventions. The footage is shot with a s handcranking camera, in the style of silent films.
The past catches up with two men, the Jewish emigrant composer Hermann Geburtig and the German journalist Konrad Sachs. Geburtig testifies against a former concentration camp supervisor, and Sachs faces the reality that his father was an SS-Doctor. A melodrama of a Turkish man and woman living in Germany, torn between two cultures, tradition and modernity, survival and death. Georg Elser, a solid citizen of Berlin who is loyal to the Fatherland despises Hitler and the Nazis.
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All he needs is seven minutes. All he doesn't need is the unwitting intrusiveness of innocent barmaid Anneliese. Based on true events. Geschwister Kardesler Director, Thomas Arslan. A film about three young siblings from a German-Turkish family living in Berlin. From Cultural Resistance to Transnational Cinema? London ; New York: The story of a Jewish family in Berlin during the period , after Hitler has become the leader of Germany's strongest political party.
Martin Oppermann must find a non-Jewish frontman to shield the family business in this dramatization of the fear and oppression experienced by Jewish businessman and professionals at the onset of the Nazi regime. Ein Spielfilm im Unterricht Deutsch als Fremdsprach A dramatization of the true story of a Munich University student group that spread anti-Nazi propaganda between the years of and After gaining widespread support and almost causing a full student uprising, the Gestapo was able to hunt down the members of the White Rose and have them executed for treason.
Sophie kommt nach Munchen -- 2. Die Flugblatter -- 3. Der Krieg an der Front und zu Hause -- 4. An Interview with Michael Verhoeven. Three Films by Michael Verhoeven. Nina is a vulnerable year-old, alone in a world of social workers who run her life. She finds an ally in reckless Toni, a tough young woman who grabs what she wants to survive.
Together they experience a fleeting moment of intimacy, an instant of happiness. Meanwhile, Francoise has returned to Berlin where her baby daughter was kidnapped many years previously. In the street she spots Nina and becomes convinced that she has found her long-lost child. Two young brothers from Greece who live in Munich on the fringes of society are into drugs and petty crime. A new teacher in the special school attended by the two brothers decides to make an attempt at reaching out to the boys. The head of a social center supports her and they are able to help one of the two criminal boys.
German artist Sophie is trying to come to terms with the unsolved murder of her Taiwanese lover Ai-Ling. But when Mei-Li turns up on her Hamburg doorstep, the mystery deepens. Against the backdrop of Taiwan's turbulent presidential elections in , this documentary portrays three women of different generations: The year-old opera singer Hsieh Yueh-hsia, internationally renowned writer Li Ang, and year-old film director Chen Yin-jung.
The film focuses on the changes taking place in the lives of women in Taiwan's youthful democracy. Kristina Soderbaum, Eugen Klopfer. In Czechoslovakia a German farmer's daughter, bored with the country, leaves her father to go to Prague, where she falls among evil companions, is seduced and abandoned by her Czechoslovakian cousin. Von Kolporteuren, toten Hunden und anderen Austria, Ulrich Seidl's documentary debut looks at the lives of young men from India and Egypt, from Pakistan and Turkey --Mohammedans from the third world who sell newspapers on the roads of Vienna: Alex's proud, socialist mother falls into a coma for eight months.
When she wakes, her heart is weak, so Alex has to keep the secret that the Berlin Wall has fallen and capitalism has triumphed. What begins as a little white lie turns into a major scam. Fassbinder's third feature about the alienated, aimless post war generation in Munich. A flashy nightclub singer, whose petty criminal boyfriend has left her for another woman, betrays him to a police detective. To avoid her amorous neighbor Countess Mariza pretends to be a simple gypsy girl while visiting her estate and falls in love with the manager.
Set in the beautiful Hungarian countryside this fast paced musical is based on Kalman's famous operetta, with all its gypsy music and hit songs. Fridericus, and the Great King. Flotte Two feature films and five shorts created by the noted German producer and director Alexander Kluge. Willi Tobler und der Untergang der 6. Sigi Graue ; Willi Tobler and the decline of the 6th fleet: Alfred Edel, Kurt Jurgens.
Der grosse Verhau The Big Mess: In the first century of the third millenium, a galactic civil war is raging between governments, industrial giants and space pirates. Features space captain Douglas, the pirate couple Sterr, a space admiral and countless other characters trying to eke out a living in the cosmos. Flotte Willi Tobler and the Decline of the 6th Fleet: Willi endeavors to survive in a world where annihilstic galactic battles rage by taking a job at the center of power.
But it's the wrong side that he takes in this civil war. Working at Germany's famed UFA Studios under the very noses of the Nazi authorities that would later force him into Hollywood exile and eminence, Sirk transformed a glossy musical vehicle for UFA's "new Garbo" into a dark and intimate anti-colonial melodrama. Desperate to escape the "cold Swedish minds" of her homeland, beautiful Astree falls under the enchanting spell of the Caribbean love serenade La habanera and into the arms of Puerto Rican land baron Don Pedro de Avila.
But ten years later, when Astree's old flame arrives in Puerto Rico, all is far from heavenly. Hans, a fruit peddler, watches his unexceptional life disintegrate. Seduced and rejected to the point of a nervous breakdown, Hans drinks himself to death as he toasts his loved ones at the dinner table. In 's Berlin, Erik Jan Hanussen is a charismatic magician and clairvoyant whose compelling stage show turns him into a star. His uncannily accurate predictions make him a celebrity.
Soon, when he looks into the future, he can see a rising storm of hate, destruction and war. When the Nazis seize power, he is forced to choose between joining them and standing alone. A lower class man's life changes dramatically when he finds an old captain's uniform and poses as a military offical in Prussia. In this dramatization of a true story, Harry and his friends form "The Harmonists," a singing group in pre-war Germany.
Changes in the nation's political tide force them to make decisions that will test their loyalty. When three of the six are disclosed as Jews, the group faces banning. Aud der familie der panzerechsen 22 min. Ute, an 8-year-old girl, keeps running away from home and the Youth Center in order to spend hours at the zoo standing in front of the crocodile pond, which gradually dominates her life. Monika, from the Youth Center, tries to enter the little girl's world, sensing that Ute's escape to the crocodiles is an escape from her parents and the grown-up world.
Monika convinces her parents their daughter needs professional help and eventually Ute manages to break out of her isolation. Originally broadcast in as 2 segments on the German television program Ein haus fur uns. In this drama an Austrian village experiences the tragedy of war on several different levels. Within one family, the younger son is jealous of the praise his father gives to a Polish POW who is working for them under very difficult conditions. Within the village as a whole, the French, Polish, and Russian POWs are kept under guard by Nazi soldiers, creating a tense situation all around.
But more importantly, the village has conspired to hide an Austrian deserter in a cave up in the mountains. This act of rebellion on the part of the deserter and the village hangs in a precarious balance that could be upset by a single traitorous comment to the Gestapo. In German with optional French subtitles. A massive chronicle of life in Germany, from to , as reflected in the fluctuating fortunes of the members of one family, initially peasant-farmers, in the fictitious village of Schachbach in the Rhineland.
Heimat is an extraordinary succession of mostly ordinary events and characters - history seen from ground level - vividly acted by a huge cast of both professional and nonprofessional actors. DVD Version 6 discs: Fernweh The call of far away places, Die mitte der welt The centre of the world, ; Pt. Weihnacht The best Christmas ever, Reichshoherstrabe The highway, Auf und davon und zuruck Up and away and back, ; Pt. Heimatfront The home front, Die liebe der soldaten Soldiers and love, ; Pt. Der Amerikaner The American, Hermannchen Little Hermann, Die stolzen jahre The proud years, ; Pt.
Das fest der lebenden und der tot The feast of the living and the dead, DVD Videotape version 9 parts: Fernweh The call of far away places, ; Tape 2. Die mitte der welt The centre of the world, ; Tape 3. Weihnacht The best Christmas ever, ; Tape 4. Auf und davon und zuruck Up and away and back, ; Tape 5.
Die liebe der soldaten Soldiers and love, ; Tape 6. Der Amerikaner The American, ; Tape 7. Hermannchen Little Hermann, ; Tape 8. Die stolzen jahre The proud years, ; Tape 9. Heimat 2 Heimat 2: Beginning in , Hermann Simon leaves his village of Schabbach to settle in Munich. Over the next ten years, Hermann becomes a talented musician, falls in love with an enigmatic cellist, struggles as an acclaimed avant-garde musician, and marries the girl next door. The first songs -- Disc 2. The eyes of strangers ; Jealousy and pride -- Disc 3. Ansgar's death ; The freedom game -- Disc 4: Kennedy's children ; Wolf notes -- Disc 5.
The wedding ; The eternal daughter -- Disc 6.
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The end of the future ; A time of silence -- Disc 7. A time of words ; Art or life. Heimat 3 Heimat 3: The happiest people in the world ; Episode 2. The champions -- [Disc 2. The Russians are coming ; Episode 4. Everyone's doing well -- [Disc 3. Follow me ; Episode 6. Goodbye to Schabbach -- [Disc 4. Television mini-series set against the backdrop of Germany from Caught up in the euphoria over the reunification fo their country, the couple reunites as well. Introduction to Heimat 3 by Marc Silberman; Schabbach is everywhere, a cinematic portrait of the fictional village of Schabbach; interview with director Edgar Reitz; original trailer; photo gallery.
Heimkehr Directed by Gustav Ucicky. In this Nazi propaganda piece, ethnic Germans suffer from the cruel Poles until they are finally rescued by their German liberators. In this thought-provoking drama, Franz is a recently divorced man who has a keen appreciation for beauty.
He's an artist who loves the paintings that hang in the gallery where he works, and he takes comfort in the unspoiled vistas of the countryside. But Franz lives in the city, where pollution, noise, construction, and urban sprawl are a familiar part of the landscape. One day, Franz snaps, and he begins lashing out violently at the world, plowing into a bus full of tourists in his car and firebombing a supermarket that's put a number of smaller local shops out of business.
Franz gains a comrade in arms in a young girl who shares his love for nature and distrust for the trappings of modern life, but he soon discovers that they're risking their lives in a battle they cannot win. Helden wie wir Directed by Sebastian Peterson. Story highlights the absurdities of everday life in the former German "Democratic" Republic, centering on the comic life and loves of a rookie secret policeman who must keep his fellow citizens under close surveillance, while never quite sure what he should be looking for.
Based on the novel by Thomas Brussig. Chronicles the friendship between two very different women: As the two women become closer, their husbands become annoyed at their own loss. Set in the pre-industrial past, the story tells of a German village that looses the secret of making its unique Ruby glass. The townspeople turn to madness, murder, and magic in a desperate effort to recover the pure ingredient they have lost.
During the filming, Herzog hypnotized his actors in order to help convey the atmosphere of hallucination, prophecy and the visionary. A beautiful presentation of director Wolfgang Murnberger's childhood, spent in a small Austrian village, where his family owned a cinema. The sequences are put together in a non-chronological order and thus create a kaleidoscope of colorful childhood images, impressions of cinematographic history and life on the country side.
This is Murberger's debut film and graduation project from film school that earned him a special Austrian film prize. Romantic fantasy about an angel who wishes he were mortal. Set in modern-day Berlin, the film is not only a love story, but also serves as a reminder of just how good it feels to live. Hinterholz 8 Austria, Director, Harald Sicheritz. With the help of a smarmy banker, the family Krcal purchase an old, run-down farm house which they intend to renovate.
Problems develop and the family keeps falling more and more into debt. Highly experimental film providing a panoramic view of the sources which helped shape early twentieth-century Germany through the Nazi period. Cassette 1, Part 1. Der Gral The grail ; Cassette 2, Part 2. Wir Kinder der Holle We, the children of Hell. In this classic propaganda film, Quex, a German youth, faces a conflict of ideals between his Communist father and his growing allegience to the Hitler youth movement which eventually leads to his own death. In addition plot paraphrases, commentary and analysis of propaganda techniques are interspersed throughout original film.
Based on the novel by K. London 18,3 UCB users only Bateson, Gregory. Cultural history through a Nazi lens: N36 C85 Giesen, Rolf. N36 G53 Rentschler, Eric. Irene is hired as a desk clerk at a luxury hotel in Austria following the disappearance of Eva Stein, who had previously held the position. Having moved to the city to take the job, Irene takes a room in the hotel for the meantime, and is eager to learn more about her new home and business, though her boss Kros seems curiously guarded about what goes on at the hotel.
Though Irene makes friends with some of the staff members, she still spends a great deal of her time trying to uncover the mysteries of the building, and when she discovers a pair of Eva Stein's glasses, she begins to wonder if the girl ever went missing at all or if she might still be on the premises somewhere. Through six intertwined narratives, Austrian director Ulrich Seidel weaves together extravagantly sordid tales of everyday people in suburban Austria during a heat wave.
Ich denke oft an Piroschka Director, Kurt Hoffman. A German exchange student on his way to Hungary falls in love with a girl he meets on the way and also for the station master's daughter, who takes his attentions more seriously than he intends. Eventually the fur flies when the two girls find out about each other.
Ich gelobe Austria, Directed by Wolfgang Murnberger. Christoph Dostal, Andreas Lust, Andreas Simma, Leopold Altenburg, Elisabeth Lanz, Pia Baresch This film explores the dreams and philosophical musings of a young Austrian soldier as he wrestles with an obsession with sex and his romantic ideals. Berger, like other young Austrian men must complete his required service in the army. He is a quiet sort and an indifferent soldier. Most of his time is spent daydreaming in the latrine where he carves an elaborate medieval scene on the back of the door.
Like most young men in his unit, Berger is looking to get laid as frequently and as impersonally as possible. But in his strange recurring dreams he longs for romance and chivalry. A docu-drama based on a find of letters and diaries that revealed a love affair between Carl Jung and his first patient, Sabina Spielrein. Her cathexis was rapid and she formed an intense attachment to her young doctor, who seems to have reciprocated.
But after a note from Sigmund Freud on the nefarious nature of females, the doctors hatched the theory of counter-transference to explain their feelings. Luckily, this wouldn't be Sabina's final contribution to psychoanalysis. Pronounced cured, she became a psychoanalyst herself and, within eight years, was practising alongside the founding fathers. In this feature film, a doctor whose wife suffers from multiple sclerosis kills her with her consent.
The Nazis used this film to justify killing the mentally ill and retarded. German without subtitles DVD ; also vhs A hardworking, young Bavarian bricklayer, after an upbringing by unsympathetic parents, marries and struggles to provide his wife and baby with consumer goods beyond their means, but gets deeply in debt and eventually commits a senseless murder. Originally produced for television. Daniel, a young teacher, decides to spend his summer at home in Hamburg.
At the local flea market, he meets Juli, who is immediately attracted to him, a fact to which Daniel seems oblivious. On the same day, Daniel meets Melek, a young Turkish girl, with whom he is immediately smitten. Ignoring his earlier plans, he sets out in pursuit of her across the Balkans. Along the way he picks up a hitchhiker, who just happens to be Juli.
In this murder mystery made for television, three women live off the exploitation of gullible men and find that crime pays. Depicts the experiences of two young men in Germany. One repairs cinema equipment, the other cannot face the world from which he came. Together they set off on a rambling trip across Germany, listening to rock'n roll, visiting closed movie theatres, meeting strangers and learning what it means to be living in today's Germany. Based on the operetta of the same name, the film tells the story of the popular hotel owner, who - after many misunderstandings - marries her waiter, Leopold.
Olga, a nurse from the Ukraine, searches for a better life in the West, while an unemployed security guard from Austria travels East for the same reason. Both are looking for work, a new beginning, an existence, and life. Olga comes from a place where unremitting poverty is the order of the day. Paul comes from a place where unemployment doesn't mean hunger, but a crisis of meaning and sense of uselessness. Both are struggling to believe in themselves and to find a meaning in life.
Erwin Weishaupt gets a sex change operation to please the boyfriend who no longer loves him. Summer, , pp. Cast In danger and in deep distress: Heinz Schubert, Verena Rudolph. Two feature films, and five shorts created by the noted German producer and director Alexander Kluge.
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In gefahr und grosster Not bringt der Mittelweg den Tod In danger and in deep distress, the middleway spells certain death: Mingles real documentary footage covering contemporary German politics with a spoof of spy stories. The Miss Germany beauty pageant is one of the settings in which these stories take place.
Der starke Ferdinand Strongman Ferdinand: Ferdinand Rieche was a policeman, but found the legal constraints of that profession too stifling. He gets into the business of protecting manufacturing plants and outfits and trains his men like a private army expecting an invasion. After his excesses prove too much for his bosses, he is fired, and Ferdinand takes his strong opinions back into public life. The story of a student who lives with his uncle and rarely attends class, drinks and smokes too much when money permits and works intermittently on his novel in which he mixes characters of his own invention with others borrowed from Irish classics and folklore.
In weiter Ferne, so nah! In this sequel to "Wings of desire," an angel dares to cross the line and stumbles into the harsh reality of post-Cold War Berlin to find himself engaged in deadly combat to protect the mortals he loves. Awards Cannes Film Festival: Eventually, the two become friends.
In the grand tradition of the serialized cliffhanger, this film picks up right where The Tiger of Eschnapur DVD ends. Seetha and the architect Harald have fallen in love. The biggest stumbling block to their romance is Chandra, the Maharaja of Eshnapur, because he wants Seetha for himself. The lovers flee and are hunted by Chandra's henchmen. The adventure concludes with a rescue from a sandstorm, a trek through the jungle, a cave of lepers, and a bloody palace rebellion.
DVD In German. Berghahn Books, , c Together with their adolescent daughter, two former terrorists have been living underground in Portugal for years. Complications arise when their daughter falls in love and the family's secret life is revealed. On the run, they return to Germany where the parents end up robbing a bank.
Jaimey "Globalization as Uneven Geographical Development: In Fall Jan is almost Caught while trying to escape to the West, he is now in a reformatory, where he meets Jana, and what starts as a bet becomes true love. When Jana gets pregnant, the situation spirals out of control. In the summer of , Jana and Jan flee from the reformatory into the unknown, insecure future of a new Germany. Based on a real historical event, this is the story of Kaspar Hauser, a young man who appeared in a small German town in after having lived in total isolation from humans since birth.
He is taught to speak, read, and write by the townspeople, but is then mysteriously murdered. Jerichow Germany, Director, Christian Petzold. The dishonorably discharged Afghanistan veteran Thomas returns to his home village of Jerichow. Ali, a local Turkish-German businessman, owner of a snack-bar chain, hires him as a driver. That's when Thomas meets Laura, his Turkish boss's young and attractive wife. A classic love triangle is born, unfolding in desolate northeast Germany, where thick forests suddenly end on cliffs overlooking the Baltic Sea.
This epic adventure set in Mongolia traces a fantastic encounter between two different worlds. Seven western women travelers meet aboard the sumptuous, meticulously reconstructed Trans-Siberian Express, a rolling museum of European culture. Suddenly ambushed by a band of Mongol horsewomen, the company is abducted to the plains of Inner Mongolia where they embark on a camel ride across the magnificent countryside.
Produced in , but not released until , this was the film that made the wearing of the Jewish Star of David in Europe mandatory. This is the Nazi version of the novel of the same title by Lion Feuchtwanger. In British Gaumat Studios produced the film under the title "Power". Minister of Nazi Propaganda Joseph Goebbels saw the film and felt that the film could be produced in a Nazi version to benefit National Socialism. Initially intending to write a story, a young journalist researches and tries to find romantic love in Hamburg.
When her attempts seem fruitless, she tries her luck in San Francisco, where the search becomes more personal. There she is introduced to San Francisco's lesbian scene, discovers her own homosexuality, and remains convinced, despite a minor setback, that romantic love can be found. At a boarding school in the pre-war Austro-Hungarian Empire, a pair of students torture one of their fellow classmates. As each day passes, the two boys are able to justify harsher treatment than previously given.
Torless is a passive member of the group but observes rather than participates and frustrates the tormentors by dryly analyzing their behavior. Internationale Zeitschrift fur Germanistik , vol. The plot involves the examination of justice from the moral as well as from the judicial point of view. A man, who shoots another in open view without any reason, is arrested and sentenced to 20 years in prison. He then prevails on a young lawyer to reexamine the question of guilt from a purely theoretical perspective.
The question of what is right and what is wrong turns out to be extremely complex. Kameradschaft Comradeship Director, G. Based on an actual incident in which German miners crossed the border to go to the assistance of French miners trapped by an explosion. The Films of G. Rutgers University Press, c F5 ; Moffitt PN The mother of a boy who has been found murdered decides to use her own means to discover the murderer which leads to the arrest and eventual suicide of a suspect.
The female police commissary, who is in charge of the investigation, doggedly pursues her own leads and finally discovers the real murderer, who is no other than the mother's own boy friend. Originally produced as a segment of the television program Tatort.
Der Kandidat Director, Alexander Kluge. Follows the last years in the life of Germany's most popular author, Karl May. His rousing adventure tales set in America's Wild West and the Arabic countries of the Near East mythologized a rustic lifestyle that appealed to German sensibilities and may have inspired Hitler to win Stalingrad.
At the end of his career, May was attacked for fictionalizing his background and for hiding his past as a criminal and was bogged down in a series of libel suits against his detractors. Based on the true story of the Crown Prince of Baden and the elaborate plot to control the lineage of the throne of the Duchy of Baden.
The Countess Hochberg conspires to kidnap the rightful heir, Kaspar Hauser and replace him with a changeling. Kaspar is imprisoned for 12 years in a dark cellar until one day in he appears on the streets of Nuremberg a crippled, disturbed young man. He is assisted by a succession of benefactors who transform him into a gentleman. Kaspar Hauser and Woyzeck. Katzelmacher Director Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Follows the lives of an aimless group of friends who spend their days outside their Munich apartment smoking cigarettes, drinking coffee and sleeping with each other.
Their lives take an interesting turn when a Greek immigrant moves in and evokes extremely hostile reactions from the men in the group who beat him up when he begins dating one of the German women. It doesn't deal with the real United States but is rather a kind of allegory taking place at no specific time in history. Straub and Huillet's version is about class relations and about the society that is created by capitalism, which is utterly cruel, capricious and ludicrous.
University of California Press, c The story of Erika, a middle-aged classical piano instructor who is trapped between her rigid passion for music and her suffocating home life. She escapes her life with nightly voyeuristic wanderings and self-inflicted masochistic experiments. Baran, a Kurdish teen from Turkey, makes bicycle deliveries for a kebab shop while trying to outwit the authorities who have refused him political asylum. He strikes up a friendship with another outsider, an illegal African immigrant who deals drugs to get by. Trouble begins after Baran loses his low profile status because the kebab-stand owner's daughter sets her sights on him.
Re-creates the true story of a Prussian town's rebellion against Napoleon's army of the occupation. In its characterizations of Kolberg's besieged citizenry, the epic allegorically reflects the spirit of fanatical resolve to fight on that Nazi propaganda was attempting to instill in the German populace.
One of the Third Reich's most ambitious spectaculars, three years in the making. Goebbels' Wunderwaffe as Counterfactual History. Historical Reflections , Summer, Vol. Film, filmscript and Kolobrzeg today. N36 G53 Paret, Peter. Thrown off the police force, former detective Brenner works as an ambulance driver in Vienna. He and the other drivers try to outwit another ambulance service to get more business. When a favorite nurse is brutally murdered, Brenner and others set out to track down the killer.
Killer condoms are on the loose and after a close call Luigi Mackeroni is on the case. Will he be able to rid New York City of this evil menace? Follows four anti-heroes in this tragi-comedy through everyday life. Fohnsdorf in , the largest village in Austria on a somewhat cloudy-gloomy field where they place advertisment posters for Viktor Klima, the FR chancellor.
Krieg unde Frieden War and peace: Boll was specifically responsible for three fictive episodes at the end of the film that promote an anti-nuclear, pro-peace message "Space Talk," "Atom Bunker," and "Kill Your Sister". Documentary footage of Chancellors Helmut Kohl and Helmut Schmidt in action, along with various European and American leaders highlight the urgent issues of the day.
Der Kandidat The Candidate: This political documentary puts together clips from newsreels, archives, and television to review the controversial career of Franz Josef Strauss who was running for Chancellor of West Germany at the time this documentary was made. Strauss founded the Christian Socialist Union and had a long political history as a parliamentarian , Special Minister , and by was Minister of Defense. His career began to unravel when a series of scandals hit the presses that involved him in kickbacks and abuses of power.
Strauss was forced to resign his post as Defense Minister in the early s. Films were originally produced When shy, beautiful Sissi is the victim of a horrible car accident, a handsome small-time criminal comes to the rescue and saves her life. Once she recovers, she sets out to find him and discovers that he is a violent man with a conflicted past and dangerous future. It doesn't take long for the two to meet again - during a deadly bank robbery. Now it is her turn to save his life. At the height of the Depression, Anni and her parents are evicted from their Berlin home and sen At the height of the Depression, Anni and her parents are evicted from their Berlin home and sent to Kuhle Wampe, a camp that now accommodates the ever-growing numbers of the dispossessed.
The only Communist film to come out of Weimar Germany, this film was swiftly banned upon Hitler's rise to power in The film is followed by a video essay 48 min. The story of three friends of foreign nationality living in Hamburg. Gabriel, a son of Turkish parents starts a new life after leaving jail. The Serb Bobby, on the other hand, starts out on a criminal career with the Albanian mafia. He and his Greek friend Costa get tangled up in an arms deal that proves to be too big for the young men. An Austrian policeman comes under suspicion of murder and is locked up. His supervisor from years past, who is transferred from Vienna to the province for disciplinary reasons, does not initiate an investigation.
He watches out for his own interests as the murders continue. This harsh, yet poetic critique of Stalinism in East Germany centers on the mythical village of Stalina in The villagers legitimate injustice by glorifying the idea of real existing socialism at the same time as they experience their own destruction by the system. Only children, like the Rainmaker and Marie, still believe in the goodness of the people and in true love, and so he conjures a rainbow for her.
Well into his maturity, Salomon Landolt, who is the Bailiff of Griefensee, invites five women with whom he has had satisfying relationships to visit him at his castle. Each one thinks she was the only one invited. Flashbacks detail the nature and quality of his encounters with each woman. Near the end of the film, the Bailiff asks the five women to choose a wife for him. In Swiss German without English subtitles. The first phase of his career was set in Germany, where he returned twenty-five years later to shoot his last three films.
It was during this early German period that the director developed his inimitable directorial style. Now those who know the man and his work best reveal the secrets behind his craft. Harry Welchman, Jarmila Novotna. A prince must choose a bride so a countess and three of her four daughters are brought for the playboy monarch's choosing.
Complications set in, but all is righted when the missing fourth daughter arrives. Lea was abused by her stepfather in eastern Slovakia while still a child. Many years later, she is threatened with the same fate when a farmer sells the young woman to a German. The couple finally grow closer, but it is too late and Lea dies of a brain hemorrhage. A East Berlin simple surveillance assignment: Gerd Wiesler, a Stasi officer and a specialist in surveillance, has been assigned to keep an eye on Georg Dreyman, a respected playwright, and his actress girlfriend, Christa-Maria Sieland.
Though Dreyman is known to associate with blacklisted director Albert Jerska, a known dissident, Dreyman's record is spotless. Wiesler discovers that Minister Hempf has an ulterior motive in spying on this seemingly upright citizen. Wiesler's sympathies shift from the government to its people - or at least to this one particular person. In this debut film directed by Herzog an injured German soldier is sent to recuperate at a remote Greek island during the Second World War.
The islands beauty tempts him with the promise of peace, but ultimately he can't accept the potential of this enchanting place. Finally he snaps, tries to kill his wife, and plans to ignite the ammunition dump. Ultimately, soldiers swarm the area, trying to capture the psychotic before he blows up the whole island. Herzog bibliography Leonce und Lena: There was once a prince, Leonce, who was to assume the kingship, but not before he had married. An arranged marriage was planned to the Princess Lena but the prince fled to Italy as he did not wish to marry.
Princess Lena was also not happy as she wanted to marry only for love so she too fled. On the way they happened to meet, and not recognizing one another, fell in love. Videorecording of a production premiered by the Munchner Kammerspiele on September 30, Filmed in a neorealist style the film tells the story of a German doctor taken captive by Yugoslav partisans during WWII. Her initial reluctance to providing medical assistance softens as she recognizes that suffering is the same on either side in a war. The anti-war theme is simply and realistically depicted in this thoughtful and moving film.
The two cabaret clowns Wenzel and Mensching provide a picture book from the German former bipolar world as they they satarize East German life in the final days before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Franz, a small-time pimp from Berin, strikes up a friendship with Bruno, another criminal recruit. Despite ther persuasive methods, Franz refuses to join the organization. Instead, he teams with Bruno on a small wave of shoplifting and murder.
But Franz's prostitute girlfriend is distrustful of the gangster -- and when Bruno begins planning a bank robbery, she makes some arrangements of her own. Fassbinder bibliography Liebelei Director, Max Ophuls. In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a young lieutenant's love for a musician's daughter leads inevitably to her tragic suicide. Valse Brillante is a classical film in which Alexander Brailowski plays Chopin. Based on a play by Arthur Schnitzler PT Sc62 L5 Main Stack 88 min.
Lola Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. When an upright new commissioner arrives in a small town, Lola, a cabaret singer and prostitute, sets out to seduce him in order to gain power over him for her boyfriend and a respectable marriage for herself. Fassbinder's Lola and the legacy of s West German cinema. A thrilling roller-coaster ride about two star-crossed lovers who have only minutes to change the course of their lives. Time is running out: Lola has just received a frantic call from her boyfriend Manni, who's accidentally lost a small fortune he was to deliver to his mobster boss.
If they cannot find a way to replace the money within twenty minutes, Manni will suffer severe consequences. Murat from Turkey, living in Berlin Germany, slowly discovers his homosexuality. His older brother Osman wants him to finally lose his virginity in a heterosexual manner thus causing Murat to run away. In a bar, Murat meets a tranvestite, Lola, and also Bilidikid, who thinks Murat is enamoured with Lola.
Eventually Lola is revealed as Murat's actual brother disowned by Osman years ago. G Clark, Christopher. Kutlug Ataman's Lola und Bilidikid. Essays in Film and the Humanities , vol. Journal of Contemporary Film 4 Issue: Queer cinema in Europe. Bristol, UK ; Chicago: H55 G75 Ludwig: A dramatic exploration of the life of King Ludwig II of Bavaria , featuring a collage-like mixture of images from German folklore and history. The first section presents in the course of one single night several significant events in the life of Ludwig.
The second section depicts nightmarish projections of his fantasies and reality, as well as his fall from grace and death. A dramatization of the tragic life of Bavaria's King Ludwig II , from his ascension to the throne to his early death in Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database. Das todliche Dreieck 1 min.
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We will not remove any content for bad language alone, or for being critical of a book. Lennongirl books friends. Caitlin books 0 friends. Jassanja 2 books 21 friends. Nadine books friends. Carolin books friends. Ann books friends. Sep 04, What a shame that my list has been corrupted. Written originally, of course, duh by German speaking authors only? Elliot is from the UK, that's not Germany, either. It would be nice of those people who put the wrong books on this list to take them off. Sadly, I haven't found a way do delete this books myself or delete this list altogether.
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What I hoped to do was delete the book entirely from this list. Do you know how? Oh, okay, I got it wrong then, sorry. No, I don't know how to do this, either, if I had, I'd simply taken it off ; I guess as long as a book still has a vote, it's on there. Sep 15, By the way, it's really great that you've created this list
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