In the sixties Romano Amato, his wife Rosa and their two sons Giancarlo and Gigi emigrate from Solino in Italy Read More »
Tag Archives: Moritz Bleibtreu
The Stone Council AKA Le concile de pierre (2006) Guillaume Nicloux, Monica Bellucci, Catherine Deneuve, Moritz Bleibtreu
In France, the single translator Diane Siprien adopts an Asian baby named Liu-San in a foundation directed by Sybille Weber. Read More »
The Lark Farm (2007) Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani, Paz Vega, Moritz Bleibtreu, Alessandro Preziosi
A stirring and stunning story of an aristocratic family who is unexpectedly swept into the ravages of World War I Read More »
Daniel is a young teacher in-spe, who in contrast to everyone else plans to stay in Hamburg for the summer. Read More »
Female Agents (2008) Jean-Paul Salomé, Sophie Marceau, Julie Depardieu, Moritz Bleibtreu, Drama, War
May 1944, a group of French servicewomen and resistance fighters are enlisted into the British Special Operations Executive commando group under the command of Louise Desfontaines and her brother Pierre. Read More »
This is the story of Isa, who grows up in a Hamburg suburb. It might be one of the world’s richest cities but every beast has its belly and here, in the very underbelly, Chiko lives in a world where violence, staking and keeping a claim, and drug taking are the norm. Where down is not an option, Chiko is determined to rise to the top, whatever and whomever it costs.
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Das Experiment / The Experiment (2001) Oliver Hirschbiegel, Moritz Bleibtreu, Christian Berkel, Oliver Stokowski, Drama, Thriller
The movie is based on the infamous “Stanford Prison Experiment” conducted in 1971. A makeshift prison is set up in a research lab, complete with cells, bars and surveillance cameras. For two weeks 20 male participants are hired to play prisoners and guards. The ‘prisoners’ are locked up and have to follow seemingly mild rules, and the ‘guards’ are told simply to retain order without using physical violence. Everybody is free to quit at any time, thereby forfeiting payment. In the beginning the mood between both groups is insecure and rather emphatic. But soon quarrels arise and the wardens employ ever more drastic sanctions to confirm their authority.
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In Hamburg, Zinos has a restaurant serving poor-man’s fare; he gets by, but his girlfriend has taken a job in Shanghai, he’s hurt has back and can’t cook, his feckless brother can be on daily parole from jail only if Zinos employs him (though his brother doesn’t want to work), a school acquaintance wants to buy the restaurant property, and the tax authority and health inspector are on his case. Zinos hires a temperamental chef and loses all his customers, signs a power of attorney giving his brother full authority at the restaurant, and buys a ticket to Shanghai. Is this a recipe for disaster?
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