The Ring with the Crowned Eagle

As so often before in history, Poland is divided by hostile neighbours. It is 1944, German-occupied Warsaw and the Uprising has collapsed.

My Daughter Is Mine

Barbara Auer, in one of her finest film roles, plays Ruth, a divorced mother trying to raise her school-aged daughter Sofia on her own while finishing her medical studies at the university.


FEMINA tells a story of inner growth, of a woman and her quest for truth through erotic experiences.

Looking for Mozart

This is a historical adventure film with a young heroine who appears for a time disguised as a boy.

Rodina Means Home

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


Andrzej Wajda's KORCZAK paid tribute to a man who spent most of his life in pursuit of an ideal.


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.

German Dreams

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 Journey

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".

A Year of the Quiet Sun

The movie takes us back to Poland in the year 1946. In a war torn city in the reclaimed Polish territories a polish artist and an American soldier meet and fall in love.

Siggi, the Street Cleaner

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.

Journey into a secret life

An imaginary biography of Jean Genet, poet and high priest of evil. "Revolt is something I allow myself", said Jean Genet in 1975.


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

Class Enemy

Six schoolboys between 16 and 18 are waiting in their classroom for their new teacher. Every teacher who was supposed to teach this class up to now has given up.

Love is Not an Argument

A woman at about 40, married for the last 20 years to a successful lawyer and herself head of a design studio, falls in love with a younger man.

Heinrich Penthesilea by Kleist

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

The River of Stone

Two 10-year-old children experience - by proxy - the struggle between the need for environmental protection and the demands of a progressive transport policy.

Kamikaze 1989

Oddball, sci-fi, thriller mash up. Somewhat similar to ALPHAVILLE in it's setting. World famous director Fassbinder steps in front of the camera in what would be his final film.

Skeleton in the Cupboard

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".

One Way Ticket

A young man manages to get out of East Germany and comes to West Berlin, where his one aim is to arrange for his girlfriend to follow him so they can head off together for sunnier climes.

After Midnight

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.

The Dreamer

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.


Two life stories: Malou, born in France, married to a German jew, driven by circumstances to South America - the panorama of the pre-war generation, mirrored in a woman's extraordinary destiny.

Be Tender Pinguin

Each day the attractive Nina brings lonely hearts together at her dating agency. But she doesn't seem to have made the best choice for her own partner.

no terraced House for Robin Hood

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.

House of Dreams

The house of dreams is given a new face: sunlight collectors are installed on the roof, and the facade is polished to a high gloss.

Henry Angst

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.

Times of Panic

After a concert performance Udo and his crew return to their hotel to celebrate this success. Unnoticed by his friends, however, Udo is kidnapped during the party.


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.

Death or Freedom

The Franconian Earl of Buttlar is the father of two sons: Fritz and Ludwig who differ from each other in their characters.

The Brothers

The film tells the story of the rise and fall of three generations, 1963-1976, Mariensiel-Heidelberg. Doctor Fachmin, a country doctor, descendant of an old-etablished family, married another time.


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

Family Bliss

The film starts out with the wedding of the worker's couple Manfred and Manuela. They enter into marriage in the hope of having a long and happy union.

Summer Folk

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.

I Want my Troubles

Half-asian Rita leaves her provincial town seeing the seeds of future trouble to come, having discovered that her mother was swindling to her concerning her presumed daddy.

I Thought I Was Dead

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".

Chapeau Claque

"Chapeau Claque" is the story of a young business-man, Hanno Giessen, who retires at the age of 33.

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