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Peyton Place (1957) Mark Robson, Lana Turner, Lee Philips, Lloyd Nolan, Drama, Romance

Peyton Place (1957)
It’s the pre-WWII era. Peyton Place is a small town in New England, whose leading adult citizens rule the town with their high moral standards, which they try to pass on to their offspring. The adults, especially those that wield power largely through their positions and/or through their wealth, will not tolerate anything they believe morally improper, even if there is a hint of impropriety without comprehensive evidence to back up the hints. As their offspring grow from teenagers to adults, the offspring learn that there is much hypocrisy by the adults lying underneath that façade of proper Christian morals. The offspring begin to rebel in different ways, which is brought to public scrutiny with the arrival into town of an “outsider”, the new young high school principal Michael Rossi, and through a murder trial.
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Der Nachbar / The Neighbor (1993) Götz Spielmann, Rudolf Wessely, Dana Vávrová, Wolfgang Böck, Drama

Der Nachbar (1993)
An old Viennese suburb, an area of ??dilapidated houses, situated on the tracks of the train. There has Rudolf Pawlik (Rudolf Wessely), an old man who lived his quiet, contented life. Always, without excitement, without dangers.
When his neighbor dies and new tenants move into the house, start a new story for him. Herbert (Wolfgang Böck) is a Kliner thug who likes a great would, Michaela (dana vávrová), the young Czech woman is his girlfriend, Agnes (Hana Cainer) her daughter.
Pawlik hates Herbert from the first moment on and he falls in love with Michaela. His feelings are his obsession and the friendly old man is ready to take the path he has chosen to go to the end. Herbert is the enemy standing in the way of all his plans …
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Mazurka (1935) Willi Forst, Pola Negri, Albrecht Schoenhals, Ingeborg Theek, Drama

Mazurka (1935)
“Mazurka” was Willi Forst’s third film as a director, made directly after having achieved a major international success with “Maskerade”. This time, Forst chose to make a drama based on an allegedly real murder case. A young and unexperienced music student (Theek) is courted by a famous pianist (Albrecht Schönhals), but just when she is about to fall for him, the pianist is shot by an unknown woman (Negri). At the court trial, the woman finally tells her own story and the reason for the crime she committed, and a complex family tragedy is unveiled…
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Der Student von Prag / The Student of Prague (1935) Arthur Robison, Anton Walbrook, Theodor Loos, Dorothea Wieck, Drama

Der Student von Prag (1935)
Prague in the 1860s: Balduin is a popular, handsome student, the best fencer in town, in amicable rivalry with his friend Dahl for the affections of Lydia, the innkeeper’s niece. While the students are celebrating Lydia’s birthday, the opera singer Julia Stella arrives at the inn – and Balduin’s life begins to unravel. He is immediately infatuated with the glamorous singer – but she is already kept by an admirer, the wealthy and foppish Baron Waldis. How can a poor student hope to compete? The mysterious Dr. Carpis, who also has ties to Julia and is jealous of the Baron, intervenes. But the price will be higher than Balduin can ever imagine. He risks his sanity and his life – perhaps his very soul – haunted by his own reflection.
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Die Unberührbare / No Place to Go (2000) Oskar Roehler, Hannelore Elsner, Vadim Glowna, Jasmin Tabatabai, Drama

Die Unberuhrbare (2000)
Flanders, a famous female author, travels 1989 after the fall of the Berlin wall into the German capitol. She is deeply depressed of the events because she saw the communistic states as a very good thing that has now ended. In the joy of these days she finds no person to understand her, so she has to travel back to Munich. After meeting several people, known and unknown, it seems as if there will be no way to go.
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Kriegerin / Combat Girls (2011) David Wnendt, Alina Levshin, Jella Haase, Sayed Ahmad, Drama

Kriegerin (2011)
Marisa, a 20-year-old German girl, hates foreigners, Jews, cops, and everyone she finds guilty for the decline of her country. She provokes, drinks, fights and her next tattoo will be a portrait of Adolf Hitler. The only place she feels home is the Neo-Nazi gang she belongs to, where hate, violence, and heavy parties are the daily rules. When 14-year-old Svenja joins the group, Marisa appears like a role model to her: she fits the purest idea of a combat girl fighting for the group’s ideology. But Marisa’s convictions will slowly evolve when she accidentally meets a young Afghan refugee. Confronted to him, she will learn that the black and white principles of her gang are not the only way. Will Marisa ever be able to get out of this group?
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