Tag Archives: Germany
Es geschah am 20. Juli / It Happened on July 20th (1955) Georg Wilhelm Pabst, Bernhard Wicki, Karl Ludwig Diehl, Carl Wery, Drama, History, Thriller
Die Unberührbare / No Place to Go (2000) Oskar Roehler, Hannelore Elsner, Vadim Glowna, Jasmin Tabatabai, Drama
Flanders, a famous female author, travels 1989 after the fall of the Berlin wall into the German capitol. She is deeply depressed of the events because she saw the communistic states as a very good thing that has now ended. In the joy of these days she finds no person to understand her, so she has to travel back to Munich. After meeting several people, known and unknown, it seems as if there will be no way to go.
Der junge Freud / Young Dr. Freud (1976) Axel Corti, Karlheinz Hackl, Guido Wieland, Sylvia Haider, Biography, Drama, History
O Fio do Horizonte / Edge of the Horizon (1993) Fernando Lopes, Claude Brasseur, Andréa Ferréol, Ana Padrão, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Spino, a 50-year-old pathologist, works at the city morgue. One night, he receives the unidentified body of a murdered young man to perform the autopsy. But Spino seems to recognize the body… himself, 30 years younger. He decides to start his own investigation leading him to a labyrinth of dead-ends.
Die Tür mit den 7 Schlössern / The Door with Seven Locks (1962) Alfred Vohrer, Heinz Drache, Sabine Sesselmann, Eddi Arent, Crime, Horror, Mystery
Hodejegerne / Headhunters (2011) Morten Tyldum, Aksel Hennie, Synnøve Macody Lund, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Crime, Thriller
Roger Brown works as one of the most powerful headhunters in Norway. To support his extravagant lifestyle, he is also an art thief, which he does in cahoots with his friend, the gun toting Ove Kjikerud. They replace the originals with forgeries, which go undetected at least until the trail back to them goes cold. His outward bravado, based primarily on building upon reputation, masks his insecurities, especially in his short physical stature. He feels he needs that confident demeanor and wealth to get what he wants, including his trophy wife, art gallery owner Diana Brown. However, he almost seems to like the thought of what Diana represents more than Diana herself. As such, he has a mistress on the side named Lotte. The issue of having a baby – Diana wants to get pregnant while Roger doesn’t want her to – is another bone of contention in their marriage. The two sides of Roger’s professional life intersect when Diana introduces him to Clas Greve, who would be perfect for the CEO …
Marisa, a 20-year-old German girl, hates foreigners, Jews, cops, and everyone she finds guilty for the decline of her country. She provokes, drinks, fights and her next tattoo will be a portrait of Adolf Hitler. The only place she feels home is the Neo-Nazi gang she belongs to, where hate, violence, and heavy parties are the daily rules. When 14-year-old Svenja joins the group, Marisa appears like a role model to her: she fits the purest idea of a combat girl fighting for the group’s ideology. But Marisa’s convictions will slowly evolve when she accidentally meets a young Afghan refugee. Confronted to him, she will learn that the black and white principles of her gang are not the only way. Will Marisa ever be able to get out of this group?
Messer im Kopf / Knife in the Head (1979) Reinhard Hauff, Bruno Ganz, Angela Winkler, Hans Christian Blech, Drama
One night when seeking his estranged wife, Hoffmann goes to the youth center where she works. The police are there rounding up radicals who frequent the center – Hoffmann runs into the building and ends up being shot in the head. He awakens with brain trauma, partially paralyzed and unable to speak. The police accuse him of stabbing an officer; the radicals herald him as an innocent victim of police brutality. During his slow recovery at the hospital, Hoffmann must piece together his life and struggle to remember the events of that night.
Muukalainen / The Visitor (2008) J.-P. Valkeapää, Allan Bernard, Vitali Bobrov, Emilia Ikäheimo, Drama
A young boy lives with his mother on a farm surrounded by deep forest in the remote wilds of the Finnish countryside. From time to time, the boy visits his father – a man of great violence – in prison. Locked in the stable is an unruly horse, the boy´s only other companion. Their simple life is disrupted when a stranger appears, with a note from the father and a bullet in his side. Reluctantly, mother and son offer the stranger refuge.