Tom Schilling

  • Hans-Christian Schmid – Crazy (2000)

    Hans-Christian Schmid1991-2000ArthouseDramaGermany
    Crazy (2000)
    Crazy (2000)

    On his fifth attempt at boarding school, young Benni has one last
    chance to prove to his parents he can function in the academic world, and, most importantly, pass math. But Benni has other concerns; he is partially paralyzed and struggling with typical teenage issues – making friends, falling in love and having sex. When his mother decides to move him to yet another school, Benni must decide whether to make a stand for what truly matters to him. Based on an autobiographical novel by Benjamin Lebert, Crazy has earned Schmid great praise for its honest portrait of teenage life.
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  • Benjamin Quabeck – Verschwende deine Jugend AKA Play It Loud! (2003)

    2001-2010Benjamin QuabeckComedyDramaGermany
    Verschwende deine Jugend (2003)
    Verschwende deine Jugend (2003)

    The year is 1981, the German New Wave is at the peak. Harry, otherwise Sparkasse trainee, wants to make it big as a manager of the band of his friends, Apollo Schwabing. He has booked the band as the opening act for a concert where the group DAF are the headliners.Read More »

  • Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck – Werk ohne Autor AKA Never Look Away (2018)

    Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck2011-2020DramaEpicGermany
    Werk ohne Autor (2018)
    Werk ohne Autor (2018)

    German artist Kurt Barnert has escaped East Germany and now lives in West Germany, but is tormented by his childhood under the Nazis and the GDR-regime.Read More »

  • Dominik Graf – Fabian oder Der Gang vor die Hunde AKA Fabian: Going to the Dogs (2021)

    2021-2030Dominik GrafDramaGermany

    Berlin, 1931. Jakob Fabian (Tom Schilling) works in the advertising department of a cigarette factory by day and drifts through bars, brothels and artist studios with his wealthy and debauched friend Labude (Albrecht Schuch) by night. When Fabian meets the beautiful and confident Cornelia (Saskia Rosendahl), he manages to shed his pessimistic attitude for a brief moment and falls in love. Not long after, he falls victim to the great wave of layoffs sweeping the city, plunging him back into a depression, while Cornelia’s career as an actress is taking off thanks to her wealthy boss and admirer – an arrangement that Fabian finds difficult to accept. But it’s not just his world that is falling apart… Veteran German director Dominik Graf (Beloved Sisters) wowed audiences at the Berlin Film Festival with this dazzling adaptation of Erich Kästner’s classic of Weimar literature, set amid the twilight hedonism of pre-Nazi Germany.Read More »

  • Urs Odermatt – Mein Kampf (2009)

    2001-2010AustriaComedyUrs Odermatt

    The young, despotic and untalented artist Adolf Hitler comes to Vienna to study art. He befriends the Jew Schlomo Herzl working on a novel with the title “Mein Kampf”. Hitler is rejected by the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. Herzl’s concern for the sad young man continues, and leads him to a new career with disastrous consequences for world history.Read More »

  • Dominik Graf – Fabian oder Der Gang vor die Hunde AKA Fabian: Going to the Dogs (2021)

    Dominik Graf2021-2030DramaGermany

    1930s Berlin. Dr. Jakob Fabian, who works by day in advertising for a cigarette company and by night wanders the streets of the city, falls in love with an actress. As her career begins to blossom, prospects for his future begin to wane.

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  • Jan-Ole Gerster – Lara (2019)

    2011-2020DramaGermanyJan-Ole Gerster

    Lara has just turned sixty; it’s a very special day that will culminate in a career-defining piano concert given by her son. Viktor remains elusive, however, and his mother’s repeated attempts to get through to him come to nothing. German acting legend Corinna Harfouch stars in this precisely crafted psychological study by one of the most successful German filmmakers of his generation, Jan-Ole Gerster, who here takes up the thread of his critically acclaimed debut Oh Boy.Read More »

  • Heinrich Breloer – Brecht (2019)

    2011-2020DocumentaryDramaGermanyHeinrich Breloer

    Hollywood Reporter:
    Director Heinrich Breloer mixes drama with documentary in his marathon TV biopic of radical playwright and leftist icon Bertolt Brecht.

    Interweaving glossy dramatic scenes with interview clips featuring former Brecht associates, some specially shot and others dredged from the archives, Breloer provides a wealth of material but never quite breathes life into his charismatic, contradictory subject. The blend of fictionalized and documentary elements is often deftly done, with interlaced scenes that rhyme and chime like music. Read More »

  • Jan Ole Gerster – Oh Boy (2012)

    2011-2020ComedyDramaGermanyJan Ole Gerster

    The Berlin-set tale of an aimless twentysomething is a delightfully unforced comedy with a sure grasp of character and setting. THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

    OH BOY is a charmingly self-ironic portrait of a young man and the city he lives in. Shot in vivid black and white, the film alternates between melancholy and humour, and shows the protagonist’s search for his place in a world where everything yet nothing seems possible. INDIWIRE

    Low-Budget ‘Oh Boy’ Beats Epic ‘Cloud Atlas’ at German Film Academy Awards
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