The Janus German Collection

Janus Films (The Criterion Collection)
Show More

15 videos in this collection

The Tin Drum
Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third…
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
Rainer Werner Fassbinder, already the director of almost twenty films by the age of twenty-nine, paid homage to his cinematic hero, Douglas Sirk, with this updated version of Sirk's All…
Alice in the Cities
A German photographer visiting the United States finds an unexpected new chapter in his life opened through his chance meeting with a mother and her nine-year-old daughter Alice.
Beware of a Holy Whore
In Rainer Werner Fassbinder's brazen depiction of the alternating currents of lethargy and mayhem inherent in moviemaking, a film crew--played by, and not so loosely based on, his own frequent…
Coup de grace
Latvia, 1919: the end of the Russian Civil War. An aristocratic young woman (brilliantly played by Margarethe von Trotta) becomes involved with a sexually repressed Prussian soldier. When she is…
Effi Briest
A young woman is married to a much older man and begins a flirtation with one of his close friends that leads to dire consequences.
A gripping thriller and a tragic drama of nearly Greek proportions, Revancheis the stunning, Oscar-nominated international breakthrough of Austrian filmmaker Gotz Spielmann. In a ragged section of Vienna, hardened ex-con…
The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant
A fashion designer who treats her personal assistant like a slave falls in love with a woman who does not love her in return.
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum
When Katharina Blum spends the night with an alleged terrorist, her quiet, ordered life falls into ruins. Suddenly a suspect, Katharina is subject to a vicious smear campaign by the…
The Marriage of Maria Braun
Maria (Hanna Schygulla) marries Hermann Braun in the last days of World War II, only to have him disappear in the war. Alone, Maria uses her beauty and ambition to…
The Threepenny Opera
The sly melodies of composer Kurt Weill and the daring of dramatist Bertolt Brecht come together on-screen under the direction of German auteur G. W. Pabst (Pandora's Box) in this…
Wings of Desire
Wings of Desire is one of cinema's loveliest city symphonies. Bruno Ganz is Damiel, an angel perched atop buildings high over Berlin who can hear the thoughts--fears, hopes, dreams--of all…
World on a Wire Part 1
World on a Wire is a gloriously paranoid, boundlessly inventive take on the future from German wunderkind Rainer Werner Fassbinder. With dashes of Stanley Kubrick, Kurt Vonnegut, and Philip K.…
Young Törless
At an Austrian boys' boarding school in the early 1900s, shy, intelligent Torless observes the sadistic behavior of his fellow students, doing nothing to help a victimized classmate--until the torture…
Veronika Voss
Once-beloved Third Reich-era starlet Veronika Voss (Rosel Zech) lives in obscurity in postwar Munich. Struggling for survival and haunted by past glories, the forgotten star encounters sportswriter Robert Krohn (Hilmar…

Related videos

The Janus Eastern European & Russian Collection
A collection of films from Eastern Europe and Russia from Criterion Collection
The Cremator
A Czechoslovakian man who loves working at his crematorium begins to take the advice of an old war buddy concerning the importance of his German heritage and the issue of his half Jewish wife.
Before the Rain
The first film made in the newly independent Republic of Macedonia, Milcho Manchevski's Before the Rain crosscuts the stories of an orthodox Christian monk (Gregoire Colin), a British photo agent (Katrin Cartlidge), and a native Macedonian war photographer (Rade Serbedzija) to paint a portrait of simmering ethnic and religious hatred…
Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator
In outline, this is the story of the tragic romance between a young telephonist (Eva Ras) and a middle-aged rodent sanitation specialist (Slobodan Aligrudic) in Belgrade. Yet in Dusan Makavejev's manic hands, this second feature becomes an endlessly surprising, time-shifting exploration of love and freedom. Featuring interludes of interviews with…
Janus Films Collection
Since 1984, the Criterion Collection, a continuing series of important classic and contemporary films, has been dedicated to gathering the greatest award-winning early cinema, foreign cinema and Hollywood films from around the world. The foundation of the collection is the work of such masters of cinema as Renoir, Godard, Kurosawa,…
Janus Cult Classics Collection
A collection of cult classic films from Criterion Collection
Janus World Documentaries Collection
A collection of World Documentaries from Criterion Collection
Janus American Independents Collection
A collection of films about American Independents from Criterion Collection
Janus American Mid-Century Collection
A collection of films from American Mid-Century from Criterion Collection
Janus Art Cinema of the 1980s & 1990s Collection
A collection of art cinema films from the 1980's & 1990's from Criterion Collection
Janus International Silent Cinema Collection
A collection of films on International Silent Cinema from Criterion Collection
Janus Silent Films from Charlie Chaplin & Harold Lloyd Collection
A collection of Silent Films from Charlie Chaplin & Harold Lloyd from Criterion Collection