After a nasty argument with her boyfriend Carl, young Gaby spontaneously accepts her girlfriend invitation to join her on a vacation to Manila. Her plans to forget about Carl succeed very rapidly as she meets Dr. Andreas Witzig, a young scholar who plans to marry his fiancee on the island. During the following days, Gaby tries her best to convince the man of her dreams to change his mind.
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Claire lives with her wealthy adopted parents in a luxurious and isolated house in the woods. She discovers a wounded and bleeding boy her age in her family’s garden shed. The boy is a young drug courier from Afghanistan; shot and wounded after serving his purpose as human packing material. Claire decides to keep the boy a secret. He slowly recovers under her care; and they fall in love. When the drug dealers return and Claire’s family is due to move back to the city; they decide to flee; though Claire finds it difficult to outrun her past as an abandoned child.
Der Kongreß tanzt / Congress Dances (1931) Erik Charell, Lilian Harvey, Willy Fritsch, Otto Wallburg, Comedy, History, Musical
Lila, Lila / My Words, My Lies – My Love (2009) Alain Gsponer, Daniel Brühl, Hannah Herzsprung, Henry Hübchen, Comedy, Drama, Romance
A waiter finds an unpublished script in an old nightstand and claims it to be his own in order to impress a girl. The author of the script appears and wreaks havoc on the waiter’s life before he comes to realize the consequences of his actions.
Maladolescenza / Playing with Love (1977) Pier Giuseppe Murgia, Lara Wendel, Eva Ionesco, Martin Loeb, Drama, Romance
Laura and Fabrizio have been meeting every summer in the forest by her parent’s summer home. Fabrizio is a solitary boy with only his dog for company; Laura a sweet but unconfident child. This summer new aspects enter into their story as both are growing up. Laura is falling in love with Fabrizio, while he displays a new sexual awareness of her masked by his malice. Things develop further when they meet Sylvia who, unlike the innocent Laura, is confident and assertive. Fabrizio develops a fascination with her, eventually bribing Laura to fetch her to the forest to join them in play.
Das Geheimnis der Gelben Narzissen / The Devil’s Daffodil (1961) Ákos Ráthonyi, Joachim Fuchsberger, William Lucas, Sabine Sesselmann, Crime, Mystery
A Chinese detective breaks up a drug smuggling ring and tries to find the “Daffodil Killer.” The drug smugglers had devised the ingenious method of smuggling heroin from Hong Kong in the stems of daffodils.
Die Gräfin von Monte-Christo / The Countess of Monte-Christo (1932) Karl Hartl, Brigitte Helm, Rudolf Forster, Lucie Englisch, Comedy
This is one of the few comedies that starred Brigitte Helm. Unlike most of his other films, not plays vampire cold or dangerous woman, but of a defenseless actress who suffers the consequences of their own little lies.
So endete eine Liebe / End of an Affair (1934) Karl Hartl, Paula Wessely, Willi Forst, Gustaf Gründgens, Romance
Eine bescheidene Provinz Schauspieler, fast unbekannt, steigt schnell auf die Höhen der Popularität dank seiner Heirat mit einer berühmten Schauspielerin. Sie leben ein glückliches Jahr, bis die physikalischen Eigenschaften zu verlieren, seine Frau aus dem künstlerischen Leben zurückzuziehen hat, während ihr Mann berühmter als je zuvor, Art und Weise der Schauspieler im Film ist. Dieser Abstand Ehe ihm eine schreckliche Reaktion von Reue und Verzweiflung verursachen, die ihm Verzicht auf den Beruf zu vervollständigen geführt, bis schließlich die Krise dank der Anwesenheit seines Sohnes zu überwinden verwaltet.
A film about the pupils of a posh Berlin gymnasium in their final term (Ober-Primaner = pupils of the Upper First) and their class teacher/mentor/confessor teaching them about humanism and tolerance, a lesson that would be badly needed three years later. The teacher is this time not played by Jannings but by the equally great Theodor Loos. The illustrious father of one pupil is imprisoned because of embezzlement, the boy’s step-mother remains quite unmoved.