Thomas and Alfred were born around the same time; a fire in the nursery had nurses scrambling to save the newborns. Because he felt that he deserved Alfred’s good fortune at being born into a wealthy family, Thomas conceives the idea that he and Alfred were switched at birth, and he can’t help seeing that his unhappiness should be Alfred’s, from the loss of his sister to his inability to have a relationship with the woman Evelyne. So, as his life is ending, he formulates a plan of revenge against his bitter enemy, his lifetime adversary, the man who stole his existence.
Tag Archives: Germany
Liebelei / Flirtation (1933) Max Ophüls, Paul Hörbiger, Magda Schneider, Luise Ullrich, Drama, Romance
Vienna in the beginning of the twentieth century. Cavalry Lieutenant Fritz Lobheimer is about to end his affair with Baroness Eggerdorff when he meets the young Christine, the daughter of an opera violinist. Baron Eggerdorff however soon hears of his past misfortune…
Matar a todos / Kill Them All (2007) Esteban Schroeder, Claudio Arredondo, Roxana Blanco, Jorge Bolani, Drama, Thriller
Julia Gudari is investigating the kidnap of a person who turns out to be a Chilean chemist wanted as a witness by the international authorities. Everything seems to indicate that the Uruguayan army is protecting Berrios. Julia fears that her father, General Gudari, is involved, but evidence is scarce. Amid the pressure and threats, Julia understands that if she wants to find out the truth, she’ll have to dig into her past to heal old wounds and overcome her fears.
Der Student von Prag / The Student of Prague (1935) Arthur Robison, Anton Walbrook, Theodor Loos, Dorothea Wieck, Drama
Prague in the 1860s: Balduin is a popular, handsome student, the best fencer in town, in amicable rivalry with his friend Dahl for the affections of Lydia, the innkeeper’s niece. While the students are celebrating Lydia’s birthday, the opera singer Julia Stella arrives at the inn – and Balduin’s life begins to unravel. He is immediately infatuated with the glamorous singer – but she is already kept by an admirer, the wealthy and foppish Baron Waldis. How can a poor student hope to compete? The mysterious Dr. Carpis, who also has ties to Julia and is jealous of the Baron, intervenes. But the price will be higher than Balduin can ever imagine. He risks his sanity and his life – perhaps his very soul – haunted by his own reflection.
Sedím na konári a je mi dobre / Sitting on a Branch, Enjoying Myself (1989) Juraj Jakubisko, Bolek Polívka, Ivan Drozdy, Judita Durdiaková, Comedy, Drama
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.