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Yella
Narrowly escaping her volatile ex-husband, Yella flees her small hometown in former East Germany for a new life in the West. She finds a promising job with Philipp, a handsome business executive with whom an unlikely romance soon blossoms. But…
The Fantastic Love of Beeboy & Flowergirl - Bienenjunge & Blumenmädchen
Peter is being followed by killer bees, Elsa collects exotic flowers from all over the world. To be together, they both have to overcome their fantasies. But what if love itself is nothing but fantasy? Winner of the Special Jury…
The Naked Man on the Sports Field - Der nackte Mann auf dem Sportplatz
Kemmel is almost 40. Although little throws the good-natured sculptor off, he is torn... between wanting to address his generation's memories of the Holocaust, and disappointment that many people don't understand his works--despite official programs to bring art to the…
Midnight Revue - Revue um Mitternacht
Famous producer Otto Kruse brags that he will produce a successful, new kind of revue film. When the project is close to failing, he orders his stage manager to "do what it takes." Soon his young female assistant finds herself…
Isabel on the Stairs
Twelve-year-old Isabel and her mother, who was a famous political singer, had to escape Chile after the 1973 military coup. Isabel's father stayed behind fighting in the underground. For six years, they have lived in a new apartment building in…
The Fiancée - Die Verlobte
Germany, 1934: Hella Lindau and her fiance Hermann Reimers are members of an anti-Nazi resistance group. When they are betrayed, Hella takes the blame and is sentenced to ten years in prison for high treason. Though Hermann is not allowed…
Vision - Aus Dem Leben Der Hildegard Von Bingen
Hildegard von Bingen was truly a woman ahead of her time. A visionary in every sense of the word, this famed 12th-century Benedictine nun was a Christian mystic, composer, philosopher, playwright, poet, naturalist, scientist, physician, herbalist and ecological activist. In…
Moses and Aaron
One of Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet's major films, MOSES AND AARON finds the filmmaking duo, through their exemplary craft, transforming a familiar Biblical tale into a borderline-surreal cinematic opera of seemingly endless possibility. Based on rigorous consideration and questioning…
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 prosper in Germany's "economic miracle" of the 1950's. Fassbinder's biggest…
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 That Heaven Allows . Lonely widow Emmi Kurowski (Brigitte Mira)…
Diplomacy - Diplomatie
As the Allies march toward Paris in the summer of 1944, Hitler gives orders that the French capital should not fall into enemy hands, or if it does, then 'only as a field of rubble'. The person assigned to carry…
Nowhere in Africa - Nirgendwo in Afrika
An Oscar -winning love story spanning two continents, NOWHERE IN AFRICA is the extraordinary true tale of a Jewish family who flees the Nazi regime in 1938 to a remote farm in Kenya. Abandoning their once-comfortable existence in Germany, Walter…
Barbara
East Germany, 1980. Barbara Wolff is a young doctor who has applied for an exit visa from the GDR and, as punishment, has been transferred from her prestigious post in Berlin to a small pediatric hospital in the country. She…
Generation War
Valor, courage, and betrayal come to the fore in this remarkable epic that shows the everyday realities of wartime life from a deeply personal perspective. Billed as a German "Band of Brothers," GENERATION WAR vividly depicts the lives of five…
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Stations of the Cross
Told in fourteen fixed-angle, single shot, individual tableaus that parallel Christ's journey to his own crucifixion, STATIONS OF THE CROSS is both an indictment of fundamentalist faith and the articulation of an impressionable teen's struggle to find her own path…
Bye Bye Germany - Es war einmal in Deutschland
David Berman and his friends, all Holocaust survivors, have only one purpose: to go to America as soon as possible. For this they need money. Close to his goal, David is not only deprived of his savings but also overtaken…
The People Vs. Fritz Bauer - Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer
Germany, 1957. Attorney General Fritz Bauer receives crucial evidence on the whereabouts of SS-Obersturmbannfuhrer Adolf Eichmann. The lieutenant colonel, responsible for the mass deportation of the Jews, is allegedly hiding in Buenos Aires. Bauer, himself Jewish, has been trying to…
Touch Me Not
On the fluid border between reality and fiction, TOUCH ME NOT follows a group of people on an emotional journey to unlock intimacy in their lives, observing as they work to overcome old patterns, defense mechanisms, and taboos. Through the…
Victoria
Shot in a single uninterrupted take, Victoria, a young woman from Madrid meets four local guys outside a nightclub. Sonne and his friends are real Berliners who promise to show her a good time and the real side of the…
Toyland - Spielzeugland
An Academy Award -winning short film set in Germany in 1942. In order to protect her son Marianne Meissner tries to make him believe that the Jewish neighbors are going on a journey to "Toyland." One morning her son has…