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Emanuelle In The Country / Messo comunale praticamente spione (1978) Mario Bianchi, Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Cándida López, Comedy, Erotic

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When Emanuelle (Gemser) arrives in the small Italian village heads start turning and eyes start popping. All males in the town are falling all over themselves trying to get a look (or a feel) of the new doctor. One in particular is the fiancee of the mayor’s daughter. A kind of “Hatfield’s and McCoy’s” feud with a political twist has been going on and the young lovers’ families are, unfortunately, on opposite sides. Emanuelle’s shower becomes the target of a gang of voyeurs, including the pillars of the community. She uses it as a stage to taunt the watchers to charge into her apartment on the notion that she is showering with the mayor’s daughter’s fiancee. Instead of what they expected, they find the two young lovers in bed. Can Emanuelle shame them into allowing the marriage that they had been preventing?

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White Skin Black Thighs / Weiße Haut und schwarze Schenkel (1976) Jesús Franco, Kali Hansa, Pilar Coll, Diotta Fatou, Thriller, Mistery, Erotic

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Robert Kuhn is looking forward to a nice evening in the brothel: First he enjoys the strip show, then he runs with his chosen ones back to a room. A short time later, he was arrested and the black lady, with whom he had spent the night, is with life-threatening injuries in hospital. Robert’s wife Lola is shocked when she learns of it: But her husband’s brothel shocked her, but that her husband should have pushed the prostitutes out of the window, they can not believe. In order to prove the innocence of her husband, Lola examined for the brothel where he meets Lena know that lesbian friend and colleague of the victim. By Lena gets the naive Lola in a maelstrom of sex, love and lesbian lust ..

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Westfront 1918: Vier von der Infanterie / Westfront 1918 (1930) Georg Wilhelm Pabst, Fritz Kampers, Gustav Diessl, Hans-Joachim Möbis, Drama, Romance, War

Westfront 1918 (Georg Wilhelm Pabst, 1930)
A group of German infantrymen of the First World War live out their lives in the trenches of France. They find brief entertainment and relief in a village behind the lines, but primarily terror fills their lives as the attacks on and from the French army ebb and flow. One of the men, Karl, goes home on leave only to discover the degradation forced on his family by wartime poverty. He returns to the lines in time to face an enormous attack by French tanks.

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From Caligari to Hitler: German Cinema in the Age of the Masses (2014) Rüdiger Suchsland, Siegfried Kracauer, Fritz Lang, Thomas Elsaesser, Documentary, Biography, History

Von Caligari zu Hitler Das deutsche Kino im Zeitalter der Massen (2014)
“Metropolis” (1927), “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” (1920), “M” (1931), “Nosferatu” (1922), “People on Sunday” (1930), “Berlin, Symphony of a Metropolis” (1927) all rank among the classics and most influential films of European Cinema. FROM CALIGARI TO HITLER tells the story of early German Cinema as the story of social and cultural upheaval in the first republic, between 1918 and 1933. Siegfried Kracauer, who wrote the groundbreaking book ‘From Caligari to Hitler’ (1947) on this ‘Weimar Cinema’, is a central figure, as is Fritz Lang, the most versatile of all Weimar directors. The viewer will encounter the cast members of the young Republic’s stage: Marlene Dietrich, Louise Brooks, Emil Jannings, directors such as G.W.Pabst and F.W. Murnau, writers like Billy Wilder and many more – those who helped shape the new art of cinema.

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Otto; or Up with Dead People (2008) Bruce La Bruce, Jey Crisfar, Marcel Schlutt, Nicholas Fox Ricciardi, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Otto; or Up with Dead People (Bruce La Bruce, 2008)
A modern fable about loneliness, emptiness, alienation, and the demonization of minorities. A young zombie, Otto, crawls out of his grave and unlives on the Berlin streets. There he meets an avante-garde film-maker who gives him a part in her political-porno-zombie movie. Otto discovers information about his past life that allows him to move on. Is it the living or the dead who are the zombies?

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L’alcova (1985) Joe D’Amato, Lilli Carati, Annie Belle, Laura Gemser, Al Cliver, Drama, Romance, Erotic

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A faded aristocrat military officer returns from the Abyssinian war with a dusky slave girl as a prize; at first, his bisexual wife and his secretary dislike the girl intensely, making racist comments about her skin colour and “smell.” But soon the girl charms her way into the mistress’ affection, supplanting both secretary and husband. This causes jealousies to fester.

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The Circle / Der Kreis (2014) Stefan Haupt, Matthias Hungerbühler, Peter Jecklin, Marie Leuenberger, Documentary, Drama, Romance, Biography

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Zürich in the mid 50‘s: The young shy teacher Ernst Ostertag becomes a member of the gay organisation DER KREIS. There he gets to know the transvestite star Röbi Rapp – and immediately falls head over heels in love with him. Röbi and Ernst live through the high point and the eventual decline of the organization, which in the whole of Europe is seen as the pioneer of gay emancipation. Ernst finds himself torn between his bourgeois existence and his commitment to homosexuality, for Röbi it is about his first serious love relationship. A relationship which will last a lifetime. The film looks back from the present to the time when the „Mother“ of all European homosexual organizations had its high point to the time it slowly fell apart. While the repression against homosexuals became increasingly more intense in Zürich, two young and very different men fight for their love and – together with their friends – for the rights of gays.

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Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family / Die Buddenbrooks (2008) Heinrich Breloer, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Iris Berben, Jessica Schwarz, Drama

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In the 1840s, Lübeck is a dominating commercial town on the Baltic coast, and the Buddenbrooks are among the town’s first families. Consul Jean Buddenbrook has two sons, Thomas and Christian, and one daughter, Antonia, called Tony. Even though he dearly loves them, he expects his children to sacrifice personal happiness for the sake of the company if necessary. The first to learn this is Tony, who is married off to Hamburgian businessman Bendix Grünlich. Her brothers have meanwhile learned the trade in Amsterdam and London respectively. Crushed by Tony’s marriage disaster and several unlucky transactions, Jean Buddenbrook makes over the business to his eldest, Thomas. Thomas marries the dutch heiress Gerda, who is a passionate violin player. But Thomas never forgets his first love, a flower girl. After having spent time in Valparaiso, Christian returns to Lübeck, too. Thomas soon learns that his brother is much more interested in the theatre and actress Aline than in the company, which causes a rift between the brothers. Seeing that she can’t heal it, their mother admonishes them to at least conceal it from the public.

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