Tag Archives: Germany

Film Without A Name / Film ohne Titel (1948) Rudolf Jugert, Hans Söhnker, Hildegard Knef, Irene von Meyendorff, Comedy, Romance

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Jugert’s “film without title” features an elaborate script by Helmut Käutner about a screenwriter, a director and a star (Willy Fritsch) who try to conceive a story of its time and heavily disagree. When a couple visits them, the director tells them about a love story in the final days of the Third Reich and the time afterwards, he an upper class man of letters she a peasent girl working as maid.

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The Indian Tomb / Das indische Grabmal (1959) Fritz Lang, Debra Paget, Paul Hubschmid, Walther Reyer, Adventure, Romance

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Harald Berger and his Indian lover, the temple dancer Seetha, desperately flee from the shikaris (cavalry) of Eschanapur’s maharajah Chandra, who burn a whole village just for letting them pass invoking traditional hospitality. A spider weaves a web so the trackers won’t look for them in a Shiva temple, but she is caught outside, he left for dead after a steep fall into a crocodile-infested water.

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Bab’Aziz – The Prince That Contemplated His Soul / Bab’Aziz (2005) Nacer Khemir, Parviz Shahinkhou, Maryam Hamid, Golshifteh Farahani, Drama

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Bab’Aziz – The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul is the story of a blind dervish named Bab’Aziz and his spirited granddaughter, Ishtar. Together they wander the desert in search of a great reunion of dervishes that takes place just once every thirty years. With faith as their only guide, the two journey for days through the expansive, barren landscape.

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Agnes (2016) Johannes Schmid, Odine Johne, Stephan Kampwirth, Sonja Baum, Drama, Romance

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WALTER (41) is planning on writing a book about German entrepreneurs. On a spring day he meets the physics student AGNES (28). He is fascinated by her extreme attitude towards life. After reading some of his short stories, Agnes proposes that he writes a story about her. Their love story already begins on their first date. But after a while, Walter gets irritated, because Agnes follows the picture he draws of her in real life. Events turn over and Walter discovers that there can only be one ending to his story – but this ending could cost him their relationship and it could also cost Agnes’ life.

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Rosa Luxemburg (1986) Margarethe von Trotta, Barbara Sukowa, Daniel Olbrychski, Otto Sander, Biography, Crime, Drama

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Wronke Prison, 1916. Social democrat Rosa Luxemburg faces a mock execution. Twenty years earlier, Rosa’s political gifts are acknowledged by everyone, as she struggles for democratic government in Germany and revolution in Poland. There she works closely with Leo Jogiches. Their political activity creates some difficulty for their personal relationship… As international tensions rise, Rosa makes speeches denouncing war and militarism. She seems too radical for her fellow Socialists. She meets Karl Liebknecht. When World War I begins, Rosa and Karl are united in opposition…

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Something to Remind Me / Toter Mann (2001) Christian Petzold, Nina Hoss, André Hennicke, Sven Pippig, Drama, Thriller

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Middle-aged lawyer Thomas assists Leyla, an attractive blonde, when she drops her things at the pool. After their paths keep crossing, he picks up the courage to ask her out for a date. Somewhat to his surprise she agrees, but arrives late, just as the restaurant is closing. They go back to his apartment for an impromptu pizza and, after a few drinks, she falls asleep on the couch.

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