What can you say about a father who forbids his son from doing something and then proceeds to do it himself? One day the translator Eric gets a phone call from Frauke and Alex, his two best friends, who live on Majorca.
Stephan Waldhoff, a journalist from Hamburg who is well-known for his committed reporting on social issues, finds himself in a professional crisis: the newspaper he works for decides it will not after all print his series about people who have
A group of young people start a school magazine and embark upon an attempt to break away from the lethargic, monotonous atmosphere at school. Now, rather than grades or individual excellence, joint action is required in all areas of life.
Dangerous Love: a beautiful woman wants her married lover all to herself. Rita, charming and apparently extremely confident, senses that his daughter Anni is a rival and attempts to drive a wedge between father and daughter.
CLOSING CHORUS, (…) in a 123-minutes recording by the Mainz theatre department on ZDF, links up in dramatic terms with the “Trilogy of Reunion” and reflects the decline of East German communism as exemplified by individual characters who
There are blind children who develop astonishing abilities to understand their surroundings. Some of them are able to find their way through completely alien environments. Others refuse even to walk towards a chair without assistance.
The unmistakable Brigitte Mira gives an amazing performance in her solo show from the foyer of the Theater des Westens in Berlin, including cheeky and amusing Berlin songs (“The Sawn-Up Lady”) and provocative, melancholy chansons (“So Was
Live recording of a performance at the “Theater des Westens” in Berlin, 1994. The unmistakable actress Brigitte Mira excites audiences with her solo-program at the foyer of the “Theater des Westens” in Berlin.
Brigitte Mira plays the leading role in these four episodes and also links them together as she strolls through the city with her dog, past family homes, tenement blocks and apartment complexes. There is a story hidden behind every door.
Leontes, King of Sicily, wrongfully accuses his wife Hermione of committing adultery with his brother Polyxenes. He throws his unhappy queen into jail and abandons the child she has in prison to the wilds.
On her way home through a park in the centre of the city one evening a student called Susanne Meier is sexually attacked and murdered. She had with her Ricki, a two-year-old boy she was babysitting at the time.
With the assistance of protagonist Ingolf Lück and several other well-known actors in guest roles a number of young authors demonstrate their talents at sketch-writing and the enjoyment they take in performing these pieces.
We guarantee that nobody will doze off during our show! An international repertoire of musical hits, from West Side Story to Showboat with Sweet Charity looking for the Phantom of the Opera - and all of that at the Cage aux Folles, of course.
His curiosity aroused by the joy so clearly visible in those television images from November 9th 1989, the day of German reunification, Marcel Ophüls resolved to return to the site of these historic events one year later and talk to the people
Karl Heinz Lotz, a DEFA director, tells the story of how an East Berlin family managed to follow this very route to Hungary, then Austria, and finally back to West Berlin - to arrive on that historic day when the wall came down.
Ruth Feldmann is planning to go away for a dirty weekend with her boyfriend, the police officer Andreas Bongart. She tells her husband Karl, a sergeant in the police, that she has to visit her sick sister for a few days.
Three Smith families check in at one hotel. An American and his wife: One glass of alcohol is enough to trigger nymphomaniac seizures in her. Her hubby is restlessly preoccupied preventing her from such predicaments.
Three guests in a luxury hotel: the well-respected managing director of a computer company, an actor known to be a ladies’ man, and a murderer wearing glasses who has calculated that a hotel room provides the perfect setting for the murder of his
Verdi had fallen in love with Shakespeare’s FALLSTAFF, the wise and amusing clown, the drunkard who can laugh at himself and is well aware that everything in this world is fun - though not always good fun. He had enchanted Verdi.
He is as much a part of Vienna as Lipizzaner stallions, Sachertorte and Hans Moser are. But now André Heller intends to leave the city of his forefathers. At the age of 42 he plans a decisive break with his past life.
Hippolytos, son of Theseus and Amazon queen Antiope, wants to leave Troezene to look for his father and, at the same time, flee from a dilemma: he has fallen in love with his father's prisoner, Arikia.
Professor Lichtwitz is the owner of a booming architectural office. Privately, though, he is an established philanderer and it is for this reason that he had a penthouse built which is directly accessible from his office.
She: a 50something and very successful in her profession as a fashion designer in Berlin. He: in his early 30s, good-looking without an income of his own, financially and socially dependent on her. An odd combination.
Andrezej Wajda's dramatization of Fjodor M. Dostojewski's novel focuses on the three main characters: The student, Raskolnikov, has slain an old moneylender. His motive has less to do with greed than with his ambition to perpetuate a perfect crime.
The pupils of Grade 6b are upset. They have, all the while been intending to compose a pop song under the guidance of music teacher, Willi Bolbrinker, in the hope of a premiere in the coming class party.
When Milly's ‘friend’ suffers a sudden slipped disc and can't even get out of the bathtub, and her husband appears unexpectedly because the plane he was to pilot has been grounded by bad weather, the resulting situation absolutely bristles with
Lyle Taney, a Boston professor, is being blackmailed by an agent, demanding of her to spy on a free-lance scientist and his assistant. Without her knowledge the two inject her with a serum which almost kills her.