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Atentát / The Assault (1965) Jirí Sequens, Radoslav Brzobohatý, Ludek Munzar, Ladislav Mrkvicka, Action, Drama, History

Atentat (1965)
It is autumn 1941. Acting Reichsprotector Reinhard Heydrich has taken up his position in the occupied Czech lands and Moravia. His old rival from the Nazi supremoes, Admiral Canaris, objects to Heydrich’s cruelty, which raises great hatred everywhere he goes. Meanwhile, selected Czechoslovak soldiers undergo paratrooper training in Great Britain; the soldiers are then to be dropped into Czech territory to support the local resistance. Several groups of well-trained men will soon see their homeland.

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Warum läuft Herr R. Amok / Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (1970) Michael Fengler, Lilith Ungerer, Kurt Raab, Lilo Pempeit, Drama

Warum lauft Herr R. Amok (1970)
With slicked-down hair and three-piece suits, dependable Herr Raab is a technical draftsman. He gets along with his colleagues although his boss wants him to go beyond technical cleanliness to problem solving. He’s a dutiful husband; his wife’s a social climber and pushes him to seek a promotion, but they also share sweet moments. He’s a caring father, helping his son with homework. His parents visit; his mother criticizes his wife. Old School friends drop by, as do neighbors. Some comment on Raab’s wife’s expensive tastes. His promotion may be a long shot, especially after he gives a dull and tipsy toast at an office dinner. But why would Herr Raab run amok?

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Palermo oder Wolfsburg / Palermo or Wolfsburg (1980) Werner Schroeter, Nicola Zarbo, Otto Sander, Ida Di Benedetto, Drama

Palermo oder Wolfsburg (1980)
An impoverished young man from Sicily travels to Wolfsburg, West Germany to find work. He takes a job in the Volkswagen factory after he travels through Northern Italy by train. The young man is arrested after he kills two Germans with his knife when they question his honor. The third part of the film follows his subsequent trial and deals with justice denied and the attitude of many Germans who resent the influx of foreign labor.

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Montag kommen die Fenster / Windows on Monday (2006) Ulrich Köhler, Isabelle Menke, Hans-Jochen Wagner, Amber Bongard, Drama

Montag kommen die Fenster (2006)
Frieder and his wife Nina, a doctor, are fixing up their house, though their relationship is obviously strained. Instead of picking up their young daughter Charlotte, Nina drives off to visit her brother Christoph in an isolated cabin. From there, she cycles to a sports hotel in the woods where she stays. Aimlessly wandering around the hotel, she has a brief encounter with an old tennis pro who has been giving demonstrations. Her brother, Frieder, and Charlotte find her, but she does not come home with them. After all the old windows have been removed, Frieder rejects the replacement ones that are delivered. Frieder has a liaison an old girlfriend Maria, who is now Charlotte’s nursery school teacher. Nina returns to the house without windows.

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Keiner liebt mich / Nobody Loves Me (1994) Doris Dörrie, Maria Schrader, Pierre Sanoussi-Bliss, Michael von Au, Comedy, Drama

Keiner liebt mich (1994)
On the brink of her 30th birthday, Fanny feels the door to marital happiness closing up on her. She is obsessed with death, even visits evening classes on dying and so it seems fitting, that she encounters a skeleton in the malfunctioning elevator of her apartment building. The skeleton is her neighbour Orfeo, a black, gay self-declared psychic, who convinces her that she is about to meet “him”. But is it really Lothar, the new yuppie apartment manager …?

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