The life story of the multi-talented German nun Hildegard von Bingen. The film portrays an original woman – best known as a composer and religious visionary – whose grand claims often run counter to the patriarchal world around her. Read More »
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Homo faber / Voyager (1991) Volker Schlöndorff, Sam Shepard, Julie Delpy, Barbara Sukowa, Drama, Romance, Art-house
Having recently survived a plane crash, American engineer Walter Faber (Sam Shepard) decides to forgo flying and cross the Atlantic Ocean via ship. Read More »
Hannah Arendt (2012) Margarethe von Trotta, Barbara Sukowa, Axel Milberg, Janet McTeer, Biography, Drama
In 1961, the noted German-American philosopher, Hannah Arendt, gets to report on the trial of the notorious Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann. Read More »
Rosa Luxemburg (1986) Margarethe von Trotta, Barbara Sukowa, Daniel Olbrychski, Otto Sander, Biography, Crime, Drama
Wronke Prison, 1916. Social democrat Rosa Luxemburg faces a mock execution. Twenty years earlier, Rosa’s political gifts are acknowledged by everyone, as she struggles for democratic government in Germany and revolution in Poland. There she works closely with Leo Jogiches. Their political activity creates some difficulty for their personal relationship… As international tensions rise, Rosa makes speeches denouncing war and militarism. She seems too radical for her fellow Socialists. She meets Karl Liebknecht. When World War I begins, Rosa and Karl are united in opposition…
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Die Verliebten / Days to Remember (1987) Jeanine Meerapfel, Barbara Sukowa, Horst-Günter Marx, Velimir ‘Bata’ Zivojinovic, Drama, Romance
Katharina, a German journalist of Yugoslavian origin, comes to Podgorica to prepare a material for her TV-show. There she meets Peter, a young German, who came to Yugoslavia to make his own investigation about his father’s Nazi past.
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An American of German descent arrives in post-war Germany 1945. His uncle gets him a job on the Zentropa train line as a sleeping car conductor. The American’s wish is to be neutral to the ongoing purges of loyalists by the Allied forces and do what he can to help a hurting country, but he finds himself being used by both the Americans and the influential family that owns the railroad. After falling in love with the railroad magnate’s daughter, he finds that he can’t remain neutral and must make some difficult choices.
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