Once upon a time, there was a lazy miller, who spent all his time drinking wine and telling lies. When the king’s treasurer demands payment of taxes, the miller lies that his daughter Marie can spin straw into gold. The father and daughter are told to report to the palace, where Marie is locked into a tower room full of straw.
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Große Mädchen weinen nicht / Big Girls Don’t Cry (2002) Maria von Heland, Anna Maria Mühe, Karoline Herfurth, Josefine Domes, Drama
Kati and Steffi are best friends since childhood. But as they step into adulthood, both their perfect friendship and their personalities get harshly tested by a series of unfortunate events; mainly caused by Steffi finding out her father wasn’t quite faithful to her mother, and the two girls getting hit by the consequences of her delirious revenge plans.
SommerHundeSöhne / Slight Changes in Temperature and Mind (2004) Cyril Tuschi, Fabian Busch, Stipe Erceg, Lilja Loeffler, Comedy
Shortly after being demobilized, Georges Duroy becomes aware of his power over women in the arms of Rachel, a young singer. Thanks to his good looks and his charming manners and his unabashed cynicism he will rapidly rise to the top by courtesy of women women (Mme Walter, Clotilde, Madeleine), from journalist to member of Parliament to cabinet minister. But it is also the fair sex that will cause his fall in the end.
Artists Under the Big Top: Perplexed / Die Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel: Ratlos (1968) Alexander Kluge, Hannelore Hoger, Sigi Graue, Alfred Edel, Drama
The circus artist Leni Peickert is planning the circus of the future. She wants to show the animals authentically, and not dressed up as people. In face of the inhuman situation, the artists are to increase the degree of difficulty in their work.
Der rote Kreis / The Red Circle (1960) Jürgen Roland, Renate Ewert, Klausjürgen Wussow, Karl-Georg Saebisch, Thriller, Crime
A strange, red circle appears on the neck of a man saved from the guillotine. What is its mysterious meaning? Tragically, it turns out to be something of a family curse, as each generation thereafter bears the same sign, which in turn leads to blackmail and murder.
Die Frau des Polizisten / The Police Officer’s Wife (2013) Philip Gröning, Alexandra Finder, David Zimmerschied, Pia Kleemann, Drama
Christine (Alexandra Finder) is married to police officer Uwe (David Zimmerschied) and together with their little girl Clara (played by Pia and Chiara Kleemann) they live in a small town near the Dutch border.
Death Laid an Egg (1968) Giulio Questi, Gina Lollobrigida, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ewa Aulin, Thriller
A love triangle develops between three people who run a high tech chicken farm. It involves Anna (who owns the farm), her husband Marco (who kills prostitutes in his spare time) and Gabriella (the very beautiful secretary). Marco continues to kill as jealousy becomes more prevalent on the farm.
Hole in the Forehead (1968) Giuseppe Vari, Dragomir Bojanic-Gidra, Claudio Undari, Rosy Zichel, Western
Es ist nicht leicht ein Gott zu sein / Hard to Be a God (1989) Peter Fleischmann, Edward Zentara, Aleksandr Filippenko, Hugues Quester, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Another planet in the period of medieval times. An employee of the institute of experimental history from Earth, who is send under the name of noble don Rumata of Estor as a spy with a mission to contact the local resident of the institute, arrives in the city of Arkanar.