Horst Geisler – Das ungewöhnliche Leben der Lilian Harvey (1983)

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Made for Bavarian TV in 1983, this documentary traces the life and films of the most popular female star of the late Weimar cinema, Lilian Harvey. From the very beginnings in some films by Richard Eichberg to her eminent stardom together with Willy Fritsch in classics like “Der Kongress tanzt”, her subsequent time in Hollywood and her return to Germany because of her love for director Paul Martin, to her escape from the nazis and her later life, the film gives a fine portrait of the actress and the big changes in the German film industry of the 20s and 30s. Read More »

Víg Mihály – Filmzenek (Music From The Films Of Béla Tarr) (2001)

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1. Föcim (Track 1-6: Öszi Almanach) 1:13
2. Lukin 1:37
3. Õskígyó 1:27
4. Lengyelország 1:42
5. Pajesz 2:00
6. Synth 1:46
7. Csille (Track 7-13: Kárhozat) 1:33
8. Kész Az Egész 8:18
9. Esõ I. 4:24
10. R and R 4:47
11. Lassú Tánc 5:05
12. Körtánc I. 5:38
13. Vonósnégyes 1:44
14. Harang I. (Track 14-20: Sátántangó) 2:47
15. Esõ II. 1:40
16. Halics 3:46
17. Szabad Egy Tangót 3:04
18. Körtánc II. 5:23
19. Pityi 0:13
20. Harang II. 1:33
21. Valuska (Track 21-22: Werckmeister Harmóniák) 4:14
22. Öreg 10:00
1:13:54
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Cahiers du cinéma – Cahiers du Cinéma Vol. 1 [No.1-300] (1951 – 1979)

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Cahiers du cinéma needs no introduction. No other french film magazine can claim more glory and renown, although Louis Delluc’s Cinéa published in the early 1920s comes close. Like other great magazines, Filmkritik in Germany springs to mind, its pages were sensitive to the constant shiftings, reversals, rediscoveries, ruptures and reconciliations, personal and political, of a now legendary band of contributors and fellow travellers. From Bazin to Rohmer to Godard to Comolli and Daney, from auteurism to Maoism,, from Eisenstein to Straub to Renoir to Mezoguchi, on the pages of Cahiers the drama of the birth of modern cinephilia played itself out, red in tooth and claw. Read More »

Naoyuki Tomomatsu – Karei naru erogami-ke no ichizoku: Shinsô reijô wa denki shitsuji no yume o miru ka AKA Erotibot (2011)

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Tamayo, a lovable girl, is taken care of by a prominent family. However, she is the love child of business tycoon and his lover but lives with him and his arranged wife’s family and granddaughter, Tsukiyo who hates Tamayo. Her crime lord father has arranged 3
android bodyguards to protect her. The first android is handsome & has great skills.
The second has beast-like strength, and the third is less skillful. One day the father gets hospitalized and his will is found. The will says that he is leaving his fortune solely to Tamayo. When Tsukiyo knows this she plots to regain her inheritance. Read More »

Bogdan Mustata – O zi buna de plaja aka A Good Day For A Swim (2007)

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winner of the Golden Bear 2008 for International Short Film

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This harrowing short film — winner of the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlin Film Festival — follows the trail of a trio of young sociopaths as they pick up a young woman they find at the side of the road and take her to the beach for a day of amoral pursuits. Not for the squeamish.

“The compelling story, sparingly told, of three juvenile delinquents who break out of prison. The beach beckons. Violence is nothing but a game. And the wedding is celebrated in handcuffs.“ (Maike Mia Höhne) Read More »

? – The Opium Den (1935)

“The Opium Den, from 1935, follows. Three jacked-up junkies pretend to bugger each other with sausages, dildos, and bananas. Lucky for them a lady shows up to provide them a heterosexual outlet for their desires. Oddly, they spend an inordinate amount of time smoking, laughing, and fiddling with their disguises. Yes, these folks are wearing fake noses, heavy make-up, and glasses. Their disguises lay bear the reality of how taboo pornography must’ve been in the 1930’s, especially when one considers the setting for their sexcapades, an opium den. Only junkies and degenerates have illicit sex and take illicit drugs, right? Well, at least the conflation of drugs and sex probably made the “upstanding” middle-class consumers of this stuff feel superior to the bodies projected on their walls. Eventually everyone gets nude, two of the men leave, and a chunky fellow slides his long screwdriver into The Night Mare. The fucking is pretty hot, The Night Mare seems to have mysterious gripping powers inside of her vagina–she almost consumes and spits out the junkie’s cock with every thrust. The junkie pulls out and ejaculates all over himself.” Read More »

Isaac Isitan – 2 Eylül Direnisi aka La Résistance du 2 Septembre (1977)

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Here is the struggle for the border of the city. There are those who decide who is in and who stays out. Here it is in 1977, they reppress solidarity, they repress movement of those who come together to be just human. Land speculators according to the Government. Read More »