Tag Archives: Germany
L’as des as / Ace of Aces (1982) Gérard Oury, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Marie-France Pisier, Rachid Ferrache, Adventure, Comedy, Sport
Shopping is an everyday cultural act; it is inevitable, taken for granted. Entering into the world of shopping – the world of shopping malls – can be a Dantean voyage into hell or a redeeming ceremony of Communion.
Bottoms Up (1974) Franz Josef Gottlieb, Alena Penz, Alexander Grill, Rinaldo Talamonti, Comedy, Erotic
A scientist discovers a way to turn cow manure into energy. Two secret agents are dispatched to find out the formula but they devote more time to having sex with each other than they do going after the scientist.
The Swinging Coeds (1972) Walter Boos, Karin Götz, Christina Lindberg, Marlene Rahn, Rosl Mayr, Ingrid Steeger, Ulrike Butz, Dorit Henke, Comedy, Erotic
Das Mädchen Johanna / Joan The Maid (1935) Gustav Ucicky, Angela Salloker, Gustaf Gründgens, Heinrich George, Biography, Drama, History
The story of Joan of Arc has been filmed so often that it need not be repeated here. This 1935 version obviously can’t quite compete with the masterworks Dreyer, Bresson, or Rivette derived from the same story, but it’s nevertheless a very effective film which focuses much more on the intrigues of the men around Joan than on the girl herself, who gets surprisingly little screentime.