Based on Philip Roth's late novel, Indignation takes place in 1951, as Marcus Messner (Logan Lerman), a brilliant working class Jewish boy from Newark, New Jersey, travels on scholarship to a small, conservative college in Ohio, thus exempting him from being drafted into the Korean War. But once there, Marcus's growing infatuation with his beautiful classmate Olivia Hutton (Sarah Gadon), and his clashes with the college's imposing Dean, Hawes Caudwell (Tracy Letts), put his and his family's best laid plans to the ultimate test.
Berlin 1940. The city is paralyzed by fear. Otto and Anna Quangel are a working class couple living in a shabby apartment block trying, like everyone else, to stay out of trouble under Nazi rule. But when their only child is killed fighting at the front, their loss drives them to an extraordinary act of resistance. They start to drop anonymous postcards all over the city attacking Hitler and his regime. If caught, it means certain execution.
Soon their campaign comes to the attention of the Gestapo inspector Escherich and a murderous game of cat-and-mouse begins. But the game serves only to strengthen Otto and Anna's sense of purpose and a renewed love for each other. Slowly their drab lives and marriage are transformed as they unite in their quiet but profound rebellion...
Over 60 years after its initial publication, Hans Fallada's novel, written directly after the Second World War, became a worldwide bestseller. Based on a true story, the powerful and redemptive novel was described by Primo Levi as "the greatest book ever written about German resistance to the Nazis."
In a small German town after World War I, Anna mourns daily at the grave of her fiancé Frantz, killed in battle in France. One day a young Frenchman, Adrien, also lays flowers at the grave. His presence so soon after the German defeat enflames passions.
Before Dawn charts the years of exile in the life of famous Jewish Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, his inner struggle for the "right attitude" towards the events in war torn Europe and his search for a new home.
Lod is a poor town a few kilometres east of Tel Aviv where Arabs and Jews live side by side. Kareem, a young Palestinian musician, spends his days wandering aimlessly between casual office jobs and hanging out with his drug dealing mates. When a car accident kills his father and confines his mother to a wheelchair he finds refuge in the world of hip hop. At a concert his girlfriend Manar's lyrics incite an attack from racist Jewish rappers and, in his neighbourhood, the government threatens to pull down a friend's house. Kareem and Manar decide to use their songs to fight against the oppression of Israeli society as well as the violence that exists within their own conservative community for, dominated by a patriarchal sense of honour, this is a community that poses a threat to their bid for an independant life.
The lead role is played by Tamer Nafar, the charismatic frontman of DAM, the first Palestinian rap band. He and Israeli director Udi Adoni have joined forces to transform his personal experiences into the voice of a new generation of young Arabs. This is a voice that is full of energetic hope for equal rights and a peaceful coexistence.
In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman named Alan Clay pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter's college tuition, and finally do something great. A Hologram for the King shows how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together.
The vain but unsuccessful art journalist Sebastian Zöllner (31) intends to write a biog-raphy of the old man Manuel Kaminski (85) who made a tremendous splash in the art world as a blind artist before more or less sinking into oblivion. Sebastian speculates on writing an international bestseller, since he plans to have the book published im-mediately after Kaminski's foreseeable death. Sebastian kidnaps the painter from his drab daily routine, marked by old age, loneliness and nursing care, and promises to reunite Kaminski with the love of his youth. For a long time, the parasitic journalist isn't aware that the cunning old man is actually using him to escape his daughter's surveillance, so he can travel to the sea - all the way across Europe - at Sebastian's expense.
To hell with tomorrow: PUNK is a tour-de-force through West Berlin's zeitgeist of the 80's - colourful and in black & white, romantic & shrill, loud & witty, paired with the musical heroes of this wild decade and loaded with a great portion of black humour.
Two successful women are forced to piece together a crazy
night to save their careers. A mattress floats in a hotel pool. Empty champagne bottles are lying everywhere. Barely awake, panicked and scantily clad, aspiring lawyer Amelie and her boss, Pia, are helping each other find their clothes. This is the last thing Amelie imagined would happen. Up to now, she had been doing a good job to keep her over-ambitious and rather difficult boss, Pia, happy. But how did the two of them get there? And where is the firm's highly confidential client file?
Their dynasty goes back several hundred years. But instead of being noblemen, they're crooks. Now, after generations of respectable thievery, one family member dares to defect to the enemy: 21-year-old Betty, who's secretly joined the police force. After all, she knows what criminals think, how they feel and act. Trying to help her family without slipping into illegality and without her family's knowing anything about her real job is a tall order to fill. But Betty's so skillful at it that she'd make a great crook herself. It must be in the genes!
A remote mountain valley, end of the 19th century. A stranger named Greider rides into town and asks the sworn community for quarter over the winter. The villagers are not aware that he knows their bloody secret. A mysterious chain of murders begins.
From acclaimed filmmakers Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski, the powerful and inspiring epic drama "Cloud Atlas" explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future.
Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspirea revolution in the distant future.
Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers.
Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family.
One day, Anne has an attack.
The couple's bond of love is severely tested.
"Teenagers Sarah and Charlie spend their days hanging around, meeting guys and having random sex they confuse with love. Then Sarah meets Lukas in a chat room and for the first time in her life she seriously falls in love: Lukas is not the kind of bold and reckless guys Sarah fell for in the past. But the allegedly sensitive boy and his buddy Diggnsäck are far from being different: They are only using the girls for getting drugs. When Lukas suddenly realizes that he has feelings for Sarah too, things are getting really mixed up."
SCHILF is an exceptional physical thriller about different perceptions of truth, reality and incidents happening in parallel universes; a film about friendship, love and guilt.
Four days before the end of the Second World War in Germany. A Soviet Captain and his patrol have occupied an orphanage by the sea; a German army unit is camped on the beach; Everyone is weary of fighting; except for the 13-year-old orphan Peter who wants to prove he's a hero and tries with all his power to instigate trouble between the opposing troops. Until he has to learn that this time the boundary lines don't run between friend and foe, this time they only run between good and evil.
Hanna and Simon, a couple in their early forties, live together in Berlin. Unknown to each other they both become acquainted with Adam, a younger man - and fall in love with him. When Hanna becomes pregnant, their whistle gets blown - and the question pops up: Who is the father? THREE is a tragicomical movie about love, morals and the sexes in a late-modernist German society at the mercy of its mixed feelings.
In the comedy Life is too long the crisis ridden, Jewish film director Alfi Seliger floats through the chaos of his life as an artist, family father and son of an eccentric mother. His escalating disaster in the midst of the German film scene reaches its climax with a theatrically helpless suicide attempt. Alfi survives. Although he awakes only seemingly to his previous life...
A village in Protestant northern Germany. 1913-1914. On the eve of World War I.
The story of the children and teenagers of a church and school choir run by the village schoolteacher, and their families: the baron, the steward, the pastor, the
doctor, the midwife, the tenant farmers. Strange accidents occur and gradually take on the character of a punishment ritual. Who is behind it all ?
Every day, every second, you take decision that can change your life.