Tag Archives: Germany
The Polar Bear King / Kvitebjørn Kong Valemon (1991) Ola Solum, Jack Fjeldstad, Maria Bonnevie, Tobias Hoesl, Family, Adventure, Fantasy
After his father is killed, King Valemon ascends the throne, only to be turned into a polar bear by a bitter witch who wants to be his queen. Valemon must find a bride in the seven year span that he’ll be a polar bear, and so he travels to Winterland and finds a wife to take home.
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.
Rahima (23) and Nedim (14) are orphans of the Bosnian war. They live in Sarajevo, a transitional society that has lost its moral compass, including in the way it treats children of the people who were killed fighting for the freedom of their city.
Wiener Blut / Viennese Spirit (1942) Willi Forst, Willy Fritsch, Maria Holst, Hans Moser, Comedy, Music
Willy Forst of course is famous for looking back on the ‘old Vienna’ in a mixture of nostalgia and gentle irony in his films, but “Wiener Blut” may be the one which most highlights the question of what makes the ‘true’ Viennese style. We get a first answer right at the beginning, when Forst himself masqueraded as a medieval alchemist mixes the ingredients for the brew of this film, which are ‘humour’, ‘frivolity’, ‘heart’, ‘history’ and most of all, ‘music’. And the film gets this mixture right.
Naughty Nymphs (1972) Franz Antel, Michel Caputo, Sybil Danning, Eva Garden, Alena Penz, Comedy, Erotic
When their straight-laced sister loses her job and returns home, Maria and Christel’s sex lives grinds to a halt. They conspire, with the aid of a “potency pill,” to change her views about sex. But little goes as planned.
Die Flucht / The Flight (1977) Roland Gräf, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Jenny Gröllmann, Erika Pelikowsky, Drama, Thriller
When Dr. Schmith’s proposal for international research on infant mortality is rejected, he decides to leave East Germany and strikes a deal with an escape agency that promises him a leading position at a children’s hospital in West Germany.
Seven Hours of Gunfire / Aventuras del Oeste (1965) Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent, Rik Van Nutter, Adrian Hoven, Gloria Milland, Western
When he was 12 years old, Bill Cody, later knew as Buffalo Bill, is rider for “pony express” carrying the mail through the wilds of America. It becomes later caravans guide. When driving one of them meets Luisa, the niece of a priest who tried to evangelize the savage tribes accompanied by a converted Indian. It is a dangerous time because, before the advancing white man, the Sioux tribes are buying weapons from unscrupulous dealers…
The Friend of Friends / Die Freunde der Freunde (2002) Dominik Graf, Matthias Schweighöfer, Sabine Timoteo, Florian Stetter, Drama, Romance
Set in the boarding school milieu, the film depicts the meeting of shy Gregor and mysterious Billie. Billie has a son, her husband is in jail. Arthur, Gregor’s friend, is a serial Lothario, forever unfaithful to his girlfriend Pia. Both Arthur and Billie have had a similar mystical experience related to someone’s death.