German

Werner Herzog – Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes AKA Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972)

Quote:
Gonzalo Pizarro orders a small Spanish expedition of forty men to search for El Dorado, leaving the mountains of Peru and going down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirre, a ruthless man who cares only about riches, becomes their leader. But will his quest lead them to “the golden city”, or to certain destruction? Read More »

Wim Wenders – Polizeifilm (1969)

Quote from Wenders:
” It’s a film about the Munich police and their new tactics for dealing with the student situation in 1968. It showed their efforts to work in a more sophisticated and psychological way . It is a very funny movie, I think ….a little bit my Laurel and Hardy film.” Read More »

Andrzej Wajda – Pilat i inni AKA Pilate and Others (1972)

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I wasn’t satisfied with the first two versions of the script which I had commissioned in Warsaw.

Luckily for me, at that time Bulgakov’s novel The Master and Margarita was first published in Poland. I was thrilled by it. I realized that I would not find a better text for the film than the story of Pilate. Everything was there: Christ, Pilate’s dark intrigue, Judas’ betrayal and the desperate loneliness of the single disciple and Evangelist. Read More »

Douglas Sirk and Hajo Gies – Sprich zu mir wie der Regen AKA Talk to Me Like the Rain (1976)

Encouraged by Fassbinder, with whom he became friendly after the then-enfant terrible of the German cinema visited him in Lugano, Sirk also did some teaching during the late 1970s at the film school in Munich, where he made three short films with his students. Sprich zu mir wie der Regen was the first of these films supervised by Sirk. Read More »