‘Spring Symphony” is a story of love, hate and artistic ambitions. Nastassja Kinski and Herbert Gronemeyer star as Clara Wieck and Robert Schumann, star-crossed classical musicians of the nineteenth century trying to overcome the stifling objections of Wieck’s father.
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Fanatic / Die! Die! My Darling! (1965) Silvio Narizzano, Tallulah Bankhead, Stefanie Powers, Peter Vaughan, Horror, Thriller
Patricia Carroll arrives in London to get married with her fiancé Alan Glentower. However, the stubborn Pat decides to pay a visit in the country to Mrs. Trefoile, the mother of her former fiancé Stephen, who died in a car accident. Once there, the religious fanatic Mrs. Trefoile insists to Pat to stay overnight to go to the mass on the next morning.
0 Uhr 15, Zimmer 9 / Quarter Past Midnight, Room 9 (1950) Arthur Maria Rabenalt, Cornell Borchers, Maria Schanda, Walter Franck, Crime
The young hotel manager Leutner runs for study purposes a transmitter in the hotel room of his fiancée Maria. Coincidentally he learns that a gang of counterfeiters want to get rid of a troublesome witness at 12:15 AM.
In the little town of Herzsprung almost nothing has changed since German unification – except a rise in unemployment. Johanna, a young mother and widow, becomes one of the unemployed and lives on welfare. To make matters worse, her husband commits suicide and she falls in love with a dark-skinned, roving adventurer; the whole village starts talking about it.
Even after 60 years, there is much to be explored and shared about the Holocaust. Scores of documentaries valiantly record survivors’ harrowing testimonies or uncover a surprising new angle through archival research. But it’s still possible to feel numb to the unspeakable images and stories from this diabolical chapter of human history.
The Bed Hostesses / Die Bett-Hostessen (1973) Erwin C. Dietrich, Ingrid Steeger, Karin Hofmann, Christa Free, Comedy, Erotic
Young women make for the best hosts in this sexploitation film from Erwin Dietrich. A series of short stories that show young women in various sexual situations who enjoy playing host to their male and female visitors.
Woman Times Seven (1967) Vittorio De Sica, Shirley MacLaine, Elspeth March, Peter Sellers, Comedy, Drama
Seven mini-stories of adultery: “Funeral Possession,” a wayward widow at her husband’s funeral; “Amateur Night,” angry wife becomes streetwalker out of revenge; “Two Against One,” seemingly prudish girl turns out otherwise; “Super Simone,” wife vainly attempts to divert her over-engrossed writer husband; “At the Opera,” a battle over a supposedly exclusive dress; “Suicides,” a death pact; “Snow,” would-be suitor is actually a private detective hired by jealous husband.
Goya – oder Der arge Weg der Erkenntnis / Goya, or the Hard Way to Enlightenment (1971) Konrad Wolf, Donatas Banionis, Olivera Katarina, Fred Düren, Tatyana Lolova, Drama
As a painter in the court of King Carlos IV, Goya – played by the great Lithuanian actor Donatas Banionis (The Red Tent, Solaris) – has attained wealth and reputation. He believes in King and Church, yet he is also a Spaniard who dearly loves his people.
Tatort: Kurzschluß (1975) Wolfgang Petersen, Günter Lamprecht, Dieter Laser, Klaus Schwarzkopf, Crime, Drama
A bankruptcy has consequences. The perpetrator, Kallweit, takes the trading agent Höllbrock as hostage and curse car driver on the flight. Freidahl, who is guilty of being guilty, can pursue her, and the perpetrator has to leave the prey some time.
Fluchtweg St. Pauli – Großalarm für die Davidswache / Hot Traces of St. Pauli (1971) Wolfgang Staudte, Horst Frank, Christiane Krüger, Heinz Reincke, Thriller
The dangerous violent criminal Willy Jensen flees from a prison in Hamburg and seeks shelter at his brother Heinz’ apartment. Heinz, an honest taxi-driver, believes in his innocence and helps him – until Willy kills another man in a robbery. After an argument Willy takes his wife Vera, who now lives with Heinz, as hostage on his further flight from the police.