Tag Archives: August Diehl

Arthur Harari – Diamant noir AKA Dark Diamond AKA Dark Inclusion (2016)

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A revenge thriller in which, following his estranged father’s death, a man vows vengeance against his relatives who had abandoned him and returns to the family diamond business with an elaborate robbery in mind. Read More »

Marceline Loridan Ivens – La petite prairie aux bouleaux AKA A Birch Tree Meadow (2003)

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Myriam, a survivor of the concentration camp at Auschwitz, is a filmmaker and journalist who has spent many years living abroad. She takes part in a memorial event at the town hall in Paris commemorating the liberation of the camp, where she wins a flight to Cracow. At first she refuses to accept the prize, then decides to go. Read More »

Stefan Ruzowitzky – Die Fälscher AKA The Counterfeiters [+commentary] (2007)

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The moral conundrum at the heart of Austrian director Stefan Ruzowitzky’s “The Counterfeiters” is worthy of Kafka or Dostoevsky: What is the value of a single human life in the face of unspeakable evil? During World War II, one of Europe’s greatest counterfeiters decides, for a while, that his own survival is more important, until inevitably he learns that surrendering one’s soul and humanity may be worse than losing your life altogether. Read More »

Michael Glawogger – Slumming (2006)

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Sebastian and Alex are two egocentric yuppies who stockpile underhanded up-skirt shots and bully others for their own amusement. On a night out they come across an inebriated man passed-out on a park bench and decide to prank him by smuggling him across the border. Read More »

Toke Constantin Hebbeln – Wir wollten aufs Meer (2012)

In this vivid historical drama set in 1980s East Germany, two dockworkers and best friends who dream of escaping the repressive regime are forced to choose their loyalties when the state police promise them safe passage out of the country — if they inform on their co-workers and union leader. Read More »