Sci-Fi

Jens Ravn – Manden der tænkte ting AKA The Man Who Thought Life (1969)

The main character is Dr. Max Holst, a successful neurosurgeon. One day an intense little man named Steinmetz shows up, who has the real ability to create objects out of thin air, using only his mind. As no one believes him at first, he is held at a ward for mental patients, but manifests the key to his door and escapes. As he has a special interest in Dr. Holst, Steinmetz subsequently invites Holst to his large mansion, which is full of expensive paintings and sculptures, and proves to him that he can in fact materialise objects. Steinmetz’s abilities are evolving by leaps and bounds, and is progressing from being able to create objects only to being able to create living things. Read More »

Johannes Schaaf – Traumstadt AKA Dream City (1973)

TRAUMSTADT concerns a remote town where people from all over can indulge in their wildest dreams. Per Oscarsson and Rosemarie Fendel play an unhappy couple who hope that a trip to this magic town will patch up their relationship. Instead, they find themselves fighting for their lives when several of the wackier fantasies get out of hand. Based on Albert Kubin’s novel The Other Side. Read More »

Peter Fleischmann – Es ist nicht leicht ein Gott zu sein AKA Hard to Be a God (1989)

Synopsis:
Another planet in the period of medieval times. An employee of the institute of experimental history from Earth, who is send under the name of noble don Rumata of Estor as a spy with a mission to contact the local resident of the institute, arrives in the city of Arkanar. But the resident perishes under an unlucky attempt to make a palace coup, and Rumata have to take his place as the resident. Soon he meets all the horrors of the medieval society – a peasant war, palace coups, mass executions. To continue to be an indifferent watcher of all these horrors turns out to be simply impossible… Read More »

Nobuhiko Ôbayashi – Hitomi no naka no houmonsha AKA Blackjack AKA The Visitor in the Eye (1977)

Komori Tiaki is a budding tennis student, however one day in training her coach hits the ball into her eye accidently. She is taken to hospital but it advised that she will never regain the sight in her eye. Her coach knows of a mysterious doctor ‘Blackjack’ who lives in a secluded house, who might be able to help. ‘Blackjack’ agrees to do the operation, but for a ‘substantial reward’! Her sight is regained, but now she starts to see a mysterious man that is invisible to those around her….. Read More »

Léo Richard – Les idées s’améliorent AKA The Plagiarist (2018)

On Entrevues Belfort website :
“Ideas improve. The meaning of words plays a role in that improvement. Plagiarism is necessary. Progress depends on it. It sticks close to an author’s phrasing, exploits his expressions, deletes a false idea, replaces it with the right one.” Read More »

Nobuhiko Ôbayashi – Nerawareta gakuen AKA School in the Crosshairs (1981)

Mitamura Yuka is a normal, shy high school student… Except for the fact that she has psychic powers. When a new student with similar powers begins to show her skills, creating a force of psychic Nazi student enforcers, Yuka and her friends vow to stop her. But behind it all is a mysterious force that will put Yuka’s powers to the ultimate test! Read More »

Neil Breen – Twisted Pair (2018)

Identical twin brothers become hybrid A.I (artificial intelligence) entities, yet torn in different directions to achieve justice for humanity. Read More »