Winner of the Peace Prize at Berlinale in 1991, where it was presented in the Panorama section, Helga Reidemeister's RODINA MEANS HOME chronicles in a two hour documentary the shaky political atmosphere in Germany and the Soviet Union shortly after
Inventory is the blueprint for an intimate psychological film set in Poland and partially in West Germany in the present day. The main characters are two women, Julia and Zofia, and Zofia’s grown-up son Tomek.
Margot Schulze lives in East Germany along with her 16-year-old daughter Jeanette and is immensely surprised when her application to leave the country is approved. In fact, Jeanette would rather stay in East Germany with her boyfriend Philipp.
The film is based on "The Journey", an autobiographical novel of B.Vesper, the son of a famous Nazi poet and later companion of terrorist G. Ensslin. The book is considered as the "heritage of an entire generation".
One of the city's road-sweepers seems to be leading a content, self-sufficient life until it all comes to an abrupt end one morning when he finds a box during his rounds. Beneath a layer of cigarettes it contains 300.
The mode of existence forced on the title figure, Erendira, reveals basic historical experiences fundamental to the past of Latin America; slavery, rape, expolitation and the vision of Utopia based on a leap into the future which is to destroy the
The staggered title indicates that the subject matter is more than the affair and kinship between the Greek demi-god and the Amazonian princess, who find no solution to the pressing problem of their love - who is to dominate whom - until Penthesilea
Sanne Moder, an 18-year-old girl with a ready tongue, is sent by her father to Frankfurt, to stay with her aunt. Working for the domineering and bad-tempered woman in her stationer's shop, Sanne falls in love with the son, Franz.
Herr and Frau Schmidt are having breakfast. Herr Schmidt doesn't want to go to work - he has a "terrible headache". Somebody rings the doorbell and a man enters, introducing himself as "Olaf from Head Office".
Everybody has heard of that before: dreams in which you dream you wake up, get up and experience some strange events, only to wake up afterwards? Dreams like this happen to most of us very rarely. To Mr.
Greskämper, industrial manager closed down his factory in fictitious small town Bramme; the workers are out on the street, Greskämper had been kidnapped by terrorists, however, released after paying a ransom.
Henry Angst receives a farewell letter in which an indescribably cheerful death is promised, which calls into question his life as he has lived it up to now. Thereupon he leaves his wife and quits his job.
Erich Kästner (1899-1974) - writer and screenwriter, playwright and author of children's books, journalist and publicist, humorist and satirist - was an eyewitness in 1933 to the burning of his books by the Nazis.
We see the young officer cadet "Heinrich" at his commissioning, we see the music making young man, already bewildered by the Prussian military service, we see the enthusiastic man, full of animosity against the French, we take part at the
The Symphony turns to be a cacophony consisting of faces, gestures and conversation, full of dissonance and hope, grief and tenderness, destruction and fundamental change when "Datchniki", summer guests, meet on a "Datcha" in the Summer of 1904.
A 17 years old girl who feels she is not equal to the requirements imposed by her parents, her boss and her friends, takes an overdose of sleeping pills. She is saved and gradually realizes that discussions lead to real living and not "escape".