Tag Archives: german
Schussangst / Gun-shy (2003) Dito Tsintsadze, Fabian Hinrichs, Lavinia Wilson, Johan Leysen, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Joe May’s sensual drama of life in the Berlin underworld is in many ways the perfect summation of German filmmaking in the silent era: a dazzling visual style, a psychological approach to its characters, and the ability to take a simple and essentially melodramatic story and turn it into something more complex and inherently cinematic.
The Hunt for Red October (1990) John McTiernan, Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Action, Adventure, Thriller
Soviets create a new nuclear submarine that runs silent due to a revolutionary propulsion system. Russian sub captain defects, goal of taking it to the U.S.A. to prevent the Russians from using the sub to wreak nuclear (missile) war against the U.S. Lots of plot turns and twists in this high-tech thriller.
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995) Beeban Kidron, Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, John Leguizamo, Comedy, Drama
After jointly winning a local drag queen pageant in New York City, Noxeema Jackson and Vida Boheme win the right and are given the round trip airfare to compete in the Drag Queen of America pageant in Hollywood, California.
Die Buntkarierten / The Girls in Gingham (1949) Kurt Maetzig, Camilla Spira, Werner Hinz, Liselotte Lieck, Drama
Trotz alledem! / In Spite of Everything (1972) Günter Reisch, Horst Schulze, Lyudmila Kasyanova, Ute Illmann, Drama
In October 1918, Karl Liebknecht is released from prison and Berliner workers prepare him a triumphant reception. The First World War is almost over, the Empire sends in vain its last reserves to the slaughter.
Solange Leben in mir ist / As Long as There’s Life in Me (1965) Günter Reisch, Horst Schulze, Lyudmila Kasyanova, Rita Krips, Drama
In 1914, Germany is arming itself for war. Left-wing revolutionary Social Democrat Karl Liebknecht, a virulent antimilitarist, is the only one of 110 SPD members of parliament who votes against according war loans. From then on he is considered un-German and a traitor to the Fatherland, and his own party leadership turns against him.