Wien 1945. Der Zweite Weltkrieg ist zu Ende. Freddy Wolff und Georges Adler, österreichischer und deutscher Herkunft, sind in die USA emigriert und nun Soldaten in der amerikanischen Armee. Wien ist zerstört und in vier Besatzungszonen aufgeteilt. Die Stadt wird vom Schwarzmarkt beherrscht. Österreich nimmt sich als unschuldiges Opfer des Nationalsozialismus wahr und verweigert jegliche Aufarbeitung. Die Bevölkerung passt sich mehr schlecht als recht an das neue System an. Freddy lehnt jedoch die allgemeine Heuchelei ab und leidet an seiner Liebe für die junge Schauspielerin Claudia.
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On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs, always the first-born, always male, have been considered Paikea’s direct descendants. Pai, an 11-year-old girl in a patriarchal New Zealand tribe, believes she is destined to be the new chief. But her grandfather Koro is bound by tradition to pick a male leader. Pai loves Koro more than anyone in the world, but she must fight him and a thousand years of tradition to fulfill her destiny.
Heaven (2002) Tom Tykwer, Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi, Remo Girone, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
A woman takes the law into her own hands after police ignore her pleas to arrest the man responsible for her husband’s death, and finds herself not only under arrest for murder but falling in love with an officer…
The Whistleblower (2010) Larysa Kondracki, Rachel Weisz, Monica Bellucci, Vanessa Redgrave, Action, Biography, Crime
This ripped-from-the-headlines thriller is inspired by actual events. Kathy Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) is a Nebraskan police officer who takes a job working as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Her expectations of helping to rebuild a devastated country are dashed when she uncovers a dangerous reality of corruption, cover-up and intrigue amid a world of private contractors and multinational diplomatic doubletalk.
Down and out rock star Dewey Finn gets fired from his band, and he faces a mountain of debts and depression. He takes a job as a 4th grade substitute teacher at an uptight private school where his attitude and hijinx have a powerful effect on his students. He also meets Zack, a 10-year-old guitar prodigy, who could help Dewey win a “battle of the bands” competition, which would solve his financial problems and put him back in the spotlight.
Germany in the early 1930s. Against the backdrop of the Nazis’ rise, Hermann Hermann, a Russian émigré and chocolate magnate, goes slowly mad. It begins with his seating himself in a chair to observe himself making love to his wife, Lydia, a zaftig empty-headed siren who is also sleeping with her cousin. Hermann is soon given to intemperate outbursts at his workers, other businessmen, and strangers. Then, he meets Felix, an itinerant laborer, whom he delusionally believes looks exactly like himself. Armed with a new life insurance policy, he hatches an elaborate plot in the belief it will free him of all his worries.
Coup pour coup / Blow for Blow (1972) Marin Karmitz, Simone Aubin, Jacqueline Auzellaud, Élodie Avenel, Drama
Four policemen go undercover and infiltrate a gang of football hooligans hoping to root-out their leaders. For one of the four, the line between ‘job’ and ‘yob’ becomes more unclear as time passes . . .
For A Few Dollars More / Per qualche dollaro in più (1965) Sergio Leone, Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè, Western
Monco is a bounty killer chasing El Indio and his gang. During his hunting, he meets Col. Douglas Mortimer, another bounty killer, and they decide to make a partnership, chase the bad guys together and split the reward. During their enterprise, there will be lots of bullets and funny situations. In the end, one of the bounty hunters shows the real intention of his hunting.