Three women, a journalist, her French friend and a pop singer, deal with life, career, desire, sex and personal fantasies.Read More »
David (Mario Fische) is the son of a German rabbi during the early days of the Holocaust. The boy is a horrified witness to the burning of his father’s synagogue and the humiliation of his relatives and neighbors. Breaking away from his family, David is able to earn enough money to emigrate to Palestine. The film makes an effort to weed out humanitarians amongst the hellraisers, giving points to a kindly German officer who helps David escape. A long film, David is based on the even longer (but no less compelling) novel by Joel Konig.Read More »
Paris 2022. François is a literary scholar and drinker. His relationships with women are limited to one year, his life is sufficiently happy. Until the day when charismatic Muslim politician Mohamed Ben Abbes becomes president in France, introduces patriarchy and polygamy, and François loses his job.Read More »
“Beauty and decay” is a documentary about three rebels, who shine even brighter than the rest of the vibrating East Berlin boheme of the 80ies: Sven Marquardt, Dominique Hollenstein (Dome) and Robert Paris. All of them being more mystical creatures than real punks. This movie reveals how little the colorful East Berlin punk-scene had in common with the one-dimensional aesthetic of its western counterpart. The uniqueness, authenticity and offhandedness of this subculture was impressive.Read More »
This film follows some extremely right-wing teenagers in Leipzig, Germany, over a period of one year (1992/1993). It portrays what they think about belief, love and hope as well as about violence and their country.
Während in (Ost-)Deutschland Asylbewerberheime brennen, zeichnet Voigt im Porträt dreier Leipziger Skinheads das bedrückende Bild einer „Lost Generation“ in einem zerstörten Land. Ein Auftritt des legendären „Baulöwen“ Jürgen Schneider sorgte für einen kleinen Skandal und die zeitweilige Sperrung des Films.Read More »
In a repressive three class-society, Paula, a simple Supporting Character, is about to face the most important test of her life: she has to prove she deserves to be a Lead. She is at the top of her class at the Main Character School – but so far has failed in generating great emotional music. In search of a solution, she finds herself in the abyss of the cinematic world, on the fringes of the storyline and lost amongst the Outtakes.Read More »
“This surrealistic experimental film finds the son of a young nobleman staying with hash-smoking hippies in a seamy section of Munich. He falls for a hippie girl who is involved in shaking down the young man’s parents for money. She falls in love with the young man but the group continues to extract money from the parents in return for their wayward son. When he discovers the shakedown, his rage leads to tragedy for the star-crossed lovers.”
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A poetic, modern fairy-tale about the desire for personal fulfilment: Following their father′s death, 18-year-old Helene and her little sister have to adjust to the radically changed situation. The authorities sign Helene up for different jobs, but she constantly fails their demands. Only when Helene finally learns how to express her dreams, she is able to free herself from the paternalism of others.
Production of the film was stopped in 1966. In 2005, the existing material was assembled in chronology.Read More »
PLOT: Irene Rakowitz, aged 48, is a divorced mother of four, who lives with her two youngest children in West Berlin’s Märkisches Viertel public housing district, surviving on disability payments. Her ex-husband, a former miner, lives in the same high-rise. But loud and abrasive conflict persists regarding his ongoing influence on the children. The older daughters are hateful and judgmental of their mother, calling her a ‘crackpot’. Irene Rakowitz holds nothing back as she talks about why her family is falling apart, while at the same time expressing, sometimes vehemently, her own ambitions, in front of the camera and again during the editing process, throughout which she is associated.Read More »