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.
Tag Archives: Germany
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.
The Wild Blue Yonder (2005) Werner Herzog, Brad Dourif, Donald Williams, Ellen Baker, Documentary, Sci-Fi
Planet Earth has been decimated, and as mankind searches space for a new planet to inhabit, a race of aliens attempt to make a new home on the now-inhospitable planet abandoned by the human race in director Werner Herzog’s strange sci-fi saga.