Tag Archives: Germany

Nackt unter Wölfen / Naked Among Wolves / The Camp (2015) Philipp Kadelbach, Florian Stetter, Peter Schneider, Sylvester Groth, Drama, History, War

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Taking place at the Concentration camp Buchenwald at the end of March 1945, prisoner Hans Pippig discovers in a carrying case of an incoming prisoner a Jewish child. If reported the three-year-old is sure to die. On the other hand, a violation of the rules of the camp would threaten the long prepared uprising of the concentration camp prisoners against the SS.

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Wielki tydzien / Holy Week (1995) Andrzej Wajda, Beata Fudalej, Wojciech Malajkat, Magdalena Warzecha, Drama, War

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During the Nazi era, a Jewish woman on the run takes a trolley which passes near the Warsaw ghetto, where the uprising battle is taking place, and some passengers are struck by stray bullets. They take temporary refuge in an empty building, and there she has a chance meeting with her ex-fiancé. He offers to put her up–that is, hide her–for a few days. He’s now married, a professional who lives in an idyllic suburb reached by a trolley that runs through the woods. His wife seems more committed to putting up the fugitive than he is. The story involves the neighbors, the building owner who avoids involvement and seeks solace in classic poetry, and the super and his suspicious wife.

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The Race (2009) André F. Nebe, Niamh McGirr, Susan Lynch, Colm Meaney, Comedy, Drama, Sport

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An uplifting family drama about a young girl breaking barriers, The Race has thirteen year old Mary Kensay (Niamh McGirr) challenge the expectations of her rural Northern Irish community by dreaming of becoming a racing driver. Her ambitions, however, are met with disdain from father Frank (Colm Meaney), as well as from her community when she enters a local karting rally. Undeterred by all obstacles she relentlessly pursues her goal in a story full of heart-warming energy, one which celebrates the empowerment of a young woman fulfilling her potential in the face of her community’s resistance.

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Das Wetter in geschlossenen Räumen / The Weather Inside (2015) Isabelle Stever, Maria Furtwängler, Mehmet Sözer, Barbara Bouchet, Drama

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Dorothea travels to a country on the verge of civil war to organize an aid campaign. While there, she discovers that the luxury of her decadent lifestyle, designer clothes and cocktails, stands in stark and cynical contrast to the needs of the poor. Seized by the spirit of adventure, she tumbles head-on into an affair with the 24-year-younger Alec, who appears to be nothing more than a handsome Arab drifter. Two bodies and two worlds collide. Her new muse and the uncontrollable events of war turn her previously biased view of reality on its head. Who is actually helping whom? Driven by her passion, Dorothea slowly begins to lose control. Not only does she put her charitable project at risk, but also her life.

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La amiga / The Girlfriend (1988) Jeanine Meerapfel, Liv Ullmann, Cipe Lincovsky, Federico Luppi, Drama

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This film is a story of a close, but complex friendship between two women against the backdrop of the military dictatorship. They swear everlasting friendship and promise to become actresses. Twenty years later, Raquel has indeed become a famous Argentine actress. Maria is married to an electrician and has three children.
1976. The military take over the government. Carlos, Maria’s oldest son, is taken away by a special commando. Despairing, Maria turns to her influential girlfriend, Raquel. The two women begin their search for Carlos. The two go to police departments, barracks, official bureaus. But nobody will give them information. And those who ask questions are themselves suspicious. Raquel is also threatened.

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