Monthly Archives: February 2017

Zwischen Welten (Inbetween Worlds)

color, Germany/Afghanistan, Simon Verhoeven, 103 Min, 2014 With actors Ronald Zehrfeld and Mohamad Mohsen. Ronald Zehrfeld and Mohamad Mohsen star as Jesper, a German soldier in Afghanistan, and his interpreter Tarik, whose friendship is tested by the bitter realities of the … Continue reading

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Willkommen bei den Hartmanns

color, Germany, Simon Verhoeven, 116 Min, 2016 With actors Erik Kabongo and Elyas M’Barek. A wealthy Munich family decides to take in a Nigerian refugee, Diallo (Erik Kabongo), but their open hearts have not prepared them for the reality of Germany’s … Continue reading

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Wir sind jung. Wir sind stark (We Are Young. We Are Strong)

color, Germany, Burhan Qurbani, 123 Min, 2014 With actors Devid Striesow and Jonas Nay. Director Burhan Qurbani’s drama presents a fictionalized version of the events of the 1992 Rostock-Lichtenhagen riots, in which xenophobic mobs attacked migrant living quarters while thousands of onlookers … Continue reading

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Victoria

color, Germany, Sebastian Schipper, 138 Min, 2015 With actors Laia Costa and Frederick Lau. Shot in a single take, Victoria follows the title character, an adventurous young Spanish woman who moves to Berlin after failing in her career aspirations as a … Continue reading

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Tschick

color, Germany, Fatih Akin, 93 Min, 2016 With actors Alexander Scheer and Uwe Bohm. Director Fatih Akin’s film is an adaptation of Wolfgang Herrndorf’s 2010 novel Tschick (Why We Took the Car), widely considered unfilmable. The film follows two teenagers (Alexander Scheer, Uwe Bohm) … Continue reading

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Vor der Morgenröte (Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe)

color, Austria/Germany/France, Maria Schrader, 106 Min, 2016 With actors Josef Hader and Barbara Sukowa. This European coproduction chronicles the exile of Stefan Zweig, the Austrian Jewish author who fled Austria to Brazil in 1936. In South America, Zweig (Josef Hader) struggles … Continue reading

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Nicht ohne uns! (Not Without Us!)

color, Germany, Sigrid Klausmann-Sittler, 87 Min, 2017 Documentary filmmaker Sigrid Klausmann travels around the world to tell the different stories of children seeking education. Spanning five continents, the film takes us through the disparate, arduous, and sometimes perilous routes young people … Continue reading

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Morris from America

color, Germany/USA, Chad Hartigan, 91 Min, 2016 With actors Craig Robinson and Markees Christmas. When his father (Craig Robinson), a widower and soccer coach, moves to Germany for a job, 13-year-old Morris (Markees Christmas) must adapt to life in a totally … Continue reading

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Meyer aus Berlin

b/w, Germany, Ernst Lubitsch, 58 Min, 1919 With actors Ernst Lubitsch and Ossi Oswalda. This early silent classic stars director Ernst Lubitsch as Sally Meyer, a young Jewish playboy in Berlin who devises a ruse to convince his wife that he is ill while … Continue reading

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Fack ju Göhte (Suck Me Shakespeer)

color, Germany, Bora Dağtekin, 119 Min, 2013 With actors Karoline Herfurth and Elyas M’Barek. In the blockbuster romantic comedy Fack ju Göhte, Karoline Herfurth and Elyas M’Barek play Lisi Schnabelstedt and Zeki Müller, polar opposites whose paths cross when small-time crook Zeki, just released … Continue reading

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Fack ju Göhte 2 (Suck Me Shakespeer 2)

color, Germany, Bora Dağtekin, 115 Min, 2015 With actors Karoline Herfurth and Elyas M’Barek. In the sequel to the blockbuster romantic comedy Fack ju Göhte, Karoline Herfurth and Elyas M’Barek return as Lisi Schnabelstedt and Zeki Müller, an unlikely couple of teachers at the Goethe-Gesamtschule. … Continue reading

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