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Nackt unter Wölfen / Naked Among Wolves / The Camp (2015) Philipp Kadelbach, Florian Stetter, Peter Schneider, Sylvester Groth, Drama, History, War

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Taking place at the Concentration camp Buchenwald at the end of March 1945, prisoner Hans Pippig discovers in a carrying case of an incoming prisoner a Jewish child. If reported the three-year-old is sure to die. On the other hand, a violation of the rules of the camp would threaten the long prepared uprising of the concentration camp prisoners against the SS.

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Flucht ins Schilf / Brutality (1953) Kurt Steinwendner, Heinz Altringen, Kurt Jaggberg, Ilka Windish, Drama

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Am Neusiedlersee wird die Leiche eines Postboten gefunden, die Ermittlungen ergeben, dass es sich dabei wohl um einen Raubmord handelt und gleich mehrere der Dorfbewohner geraten in den engeren Kreis der Verdächtigen: Fünf junge Männer brauchen nun ein Alibi. Walter war in der Mordnacht zwar mit Elisabeth zusammen, kann sich auf deren Unterstützung aber nicht verlassen. Sie ist nämlich nicht nur die Schwester des ebenfalls verdächtigten Stephan, sondern auch noch die Verlobte des Gendarmen, der die Untersuchungen an dem Fall leitet.

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Angst / Fear (1983) Gerald Kargl, Erwin Leder, Robert Hunger-Bühler, Silvia Rabenreither, Drama, Horror, Thriller

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A man is released from prison after serving ten years for murdering an elderly woman. He quickly begins to feel the compulsion to kill again. After failing to murder a cab driver, he flees and discovers a secluded rural home, where a young woman lives with her sick mother and disabled brother. He then begins to take out his sadistic pleasures on them, attempting to hold them hostage, while thinking of his troubled childhood with his abusive mother and grandmother…

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Das Wetter in geschlossenen Räumen / The Weather Inside (2015) Isabelle Stever, Maria Furtwängler, Mehmet Sözer, Barbara Bouchet, Drama

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Dorothea travels to a country on the verge of civil war to organize an aid campaign. While there, she discovers that the luxury of her decadent lifestyle, designer clothes and cocktails, stands in stark and cynical contrast to the needs of the poor. Seized by the spirit of adventure, she tumbles head-on into an affair with the 24-year-younger Alec, who appears to be nothing more than a handsome Arab drifter. Two bodies and two worlds collide. Her new muse and the uncontrollable events of war turn her previously biased view of reality on its head. Who is actually helping whom? Driven by her passion, Dorothea slowly begins to lose control. Not only does she put her charitable project at risk, but also her life.

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Valdez Is Coming (1971) Edwin Sherin, Burt Lancaster, Susan Clark, Frank Silvera, Western

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The town constable, Bob Valdez, is forced to kill someone accused by Frank Tanner of being a murderer. Valdez asks Tanner for monetary help for the man’s wife, but he is ridiculed and almost killed by Tanner’s henchmen. Valdez recovers and summons up his days in the U.S. Cavalry in order to fight them. Valdez wounds one of the henchmen and sends him back to Tanner with the message, “Valdez is coming.”

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Die Finanzen des Großherzogs / Finances of the Grand Duke (1924) F.W. Murnau, Mady Christians, Harry Liedtke, Robert Scholtz, Comedy

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Director F.W. Murnau and scriptwriter Thea von Harbou both took a change of pace from their usual dramas with this satiric farce about Grand Duke Don Ramon XX (Harry Liedtke), whose idyllic country is threatened by revolution. The troublemakers are a trio of conspirators, working with a corrupt financier who intends to convert the landscape into a profitable sulfur mine. Don Ramon comes close to being hanged, but is rescued by Olga (Mady Christians), the Grand Duchess of Russia, who loves him and agrees to pay off all his debts. A compromising love letter from Olga falls into the conspirators’ hands, but she and Don Ramon, with the help of the adventurer Philip Collins (Alfred Abel) are able to set their affairs right. Note who plays one of the conspirators: Max Schreck, who starred as the hideous vampire in Murnau’s horror classic Nosferatu.

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