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The Savior ( Le Sauveur ) DVD $ 69.99 Actors: Horst Buchholz, Muriel Catalá, Hélène Vallier, Roger Lumont, Henri Vilbert. Language English, French. This film, set in France at the time of the Second World War, is neither a love story, nor a war action/adventure story. An injured and toothsome young man is found in the woods by a 14-year-old French girl, who is entranced by him. He claims to be an Englishman, there to organize resistance to the Nazis, and she hides him in her family's attic. She falls in love with him, and at his prompting, seeks out the local resistance to put him in contact with them. Unfortunately, he's been lying to her all along. He's a Frenchman who fought at the Eastern Front with the Germans. Because of her help, he is able to single-handedly exterminate the entire local resistance operation. ...The Savior ( Le Sauveur ) ( The Saviour )
Germany Pale Mother - Deutschland Bleiche Mutter DVD $ 29.99German Language w. English subtitles.A beautiful, moving account of the filmmaker's own childhood, made for her own daughter, which traces the history of Germany from an extremely personal, intimate point of view. A perfectly normal love story - except that it takes place in Germany at a certain time: during the Nazi era and the Second World War and into the 50s. A man, a woman, a child. He is a soldier in the German army. She has to endure the bombings and the final flight from her home with her child on her shoulders, or hand in hand, making their way through the woods in the snow. Spring comes. The woods are full of dead bodies. The woman endures rape and the privations of the post-war years to build up her marriage again - only to break down in the end, like the whole brittle edifice of familiy bliss for which all three have waited so long - father, mother and child.
THE SISSI COLLECTION DVD Set $ 69.99 includes the trilogy of romantic films about the Austrian princess: SISSI, THE YOUNG EMPRESS, and SISSI: THE FATEFUL YEARS OF THE EMPRESS. The three movies follow the adventures of Sissi and her husband Kaiser Franz Josef (Karl Heinz Böhm). Romy Schneider (WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT, TRIPLE CROSS), stars as the young princess, who has to endure the frustrations of court life in Vienna and a difficult mother-in-law. This popular series of costume dramas was directed by Ernst Marischka (SEASON IN SALZBURG), and this collection also includes two of his other movies, THE STORY OF VICKI and FOREVER MY LOVE. Romy Schneider, Rosemarie Albach-Retty, Karl-Heinz Bohm, Karlheinz Böhm, Magda Schneider, Gustav Knuth, Vilma Degischer Rating: Not Rated Region: All Regions Studio: Koch Lorber Films Runtime: 574 minutes DVD Code: Region All US, CA Genre: Foreign Films Color: Color DVD Features:5-Disc Set Full Frame - 1.33 Audio: Dolby Digital - English, German Subtitles - English Disc 1: SISSI (1955) ( English subtitles ) Disc 2: THE YOUNG EMPRESS (1956) ( English subtitles ) Disc 3: SISSI: THE FATEFUL YEARS OF THE EMPRESS (1957) ( English subtitles ) Disc 4: THE STORY OF VICKI (1954) ( English subtitles ) Disc 5: FOREVER MY LOVE (1962) ( Language dubbed English )
Sophie Scholl : The Final Days VHS $ 19.99 The true story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine is brought to thrilling life in the multi-award winning drama SOPHIE SCHOLL-THE FINAL DAYS. Germany's official Foreign Language Film selection for the 2005 Academy Awards, SOPHIE SCHOLL stars Julia Jentsch (THE EDUKATORS) in a luminous performance as the young coed-turned-fearless activist. Armed with long-buried historical records of her incarceration, director Marc Rothemund expertly re-creates the last six days of Sophie Scholl's life: a heart-stopping journey from arrest to interrogation, trial and sentence. In 1943, as Hitler continues to wage war across Europe, a group of college students mount an underground resistance movement in Munich. Dedicated expressly to the downfall of the monolithic Third Reich war machine, they call themselves the White Rose. Its sole female member, Sophie Scholl is captured during a dangerous mission to distribute pamphlets on campus with her brother Hans. Unwavering in her convictions and loyalty to the White Rose, her cross-examination by the Gestapo quickly escalates into a searing test of wills as Scholl delivers a passionate call to freedom and personal responsibility that is both haunting and timeless.
Berlin Alexanderplatz DVD $ 99.99 Total Running Time 15 hours and 30 min. German Language with English subtitle. Rainer Werner Fassbinder tells the story in Alfred Döblin's novel "Berlin Alexanderplatz" as follows: "... The former transport worker Franz Biberkopf is released from prison where he served a four-year sentence for killing his former girl-friend Ida with an egg-beater. Ida had turned to prostitution to support him in Berlin in the economically troubled 20s. At first, the former jailbird has considerable problems with his virility, but overcomes these by almost raping his victim's sister, so that he is subsequently able to start a relationship with a Polish girl, Lina. Their relationship is such that they consider it to be love and Franz is persuaded to swear that he will lead an honest life from now on, so help ... or something like that. The financial conditions are catastrophic and all attempts to establish a sound foundation prove futile, be it tie clasps, erotic literature, the Völkischer Beobachter - but that creates trouble with former friends, communists, with whom he had once sympathized because he liked them. And so he sells shoelaces, they are always needed, together with Lina's uncle, but he eventually takes advantage of Franz's trust in him and starts blackmailing and threatening a widow whom Franz had once helped out in return for money. With his inshatterable faith in the goodness in people, Franz is so hurt that he withdraws from the world and other people and spends several weeks just drinking, eventually returning to life and the rest of mankind. Also availabl on VHS if needed.
Escape from Berlin ( Flucht aus Berlin ) Language German and or English. DVD $ 14.99 In 1946, one year after the end of the World War II the Soviet Military administration begun to safeguard the demarcation lines of the Soviet sectors to the West.
Traveling between all sectors of Germany was restricted and an "Interzonenpass" (Inter-zone passport) was required to travel from one sector to another. The Interzonenpass was 30 days valid and travellers had to apply for that pass at the authorities which could refuse the application. Crossing the border between East and West Germany without permission was possible but became more and more dangerous. Thousands of East German citizen had escaped to the West over the borders between East and West Germany, East Germany and Berlin and within Berlin.
On May 26, 1952 the East German government decided to close the border and to build up a frontier area between East and West Germany and between West Berlin and East Germany. After May 26, 1952 there was only one quite safe way to escape to the West: Berlin. Although many border crossing points were closed in Berlin and controls at the border happened, it was quite easy to leave the Eastern sector of Berlin to the Western sector. Many East German citizen went to Berlin, bought a S-Bahn (suburban train) or U-Bahn (subway) ticket and left East Berlin.
On August 13, 1961 the East German government decided to close the 'last gap' in the border to West Berlin and the Berlin Wall was build up. East German citizen were not allowed to leave the country without permission. However, during the first days many people could escape through the border but day by day it became more dangerous. At the beginning people tried to climb over the Wall or the fences, they jumped out of the houses which were in the border area or tunnels were build to escape. During the first days several people lost their live or were killed by the Eastern border guard . Günter Litwin was the first victim who was shot down by East German border guard in Berlin on August 24, 1961.
171 people were killed or died attempting to escape at the Berlin Wall between August 13, 1961 and November 9, 1989.
In the Presence of Mine Enemies VHS only $ 49.99 Languge English (Im Angesicht meines Feindes.) Actors: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Charles Dance, Elina Löwensohn. Armin Mueller-Stahl (Shine) stars in Rod Serling's powerful story of courage and compassion. In the Warsaw ghetto of 1943 amidst the methodic cruelty of the occupying Germans and growing rumors of revolt, Rabbi Adam Heller (Mueller-Stahl) works to maintain calm within his community while wrestling reappearance of his son and a miraculous chance at survival for his daughter, leading him to confront the ultimate crisis of faith and one final shot at redemption. With Charles Dance and Elina Lowensohn.
In the presence of my Enemies
The Lives of Others VHS $ 19.99 German Language with English subtitles. Critics could not come up with enough superlatives to celebrate this film which succeeds on every level, from acting to film scoring and, most importantly, as both a human drama and taut political thriller. Set in 1984, five years before Glasnost and the downfall of the Berlin Wall, the movie focuses on Captain Gerd Wiesler (Ulrich Muhe), a highly skilled officer, employed by the Stasi, who is steadily growing disillusioned with the government he supports. His latest mission involves the surveillance of a couple, a celebrated writer and his actress girlfriend. It is while spying on the pair that Wiesler’s attentions turn from professional to personal, especially when he learns of a shocking secret involving the attractive actress he is peeping on, a secret that could cost him his own career if he does not extract needed information from her directly. The film ultimately ends in 1991 in what is now the reunited Germany. The country is changed and so is Wiesler. This is a fast-paced thriller that will pull you in and not let go. A film that asks questions that everyday people might ask. A film to remember. Don’t miss it.
The Lives of Others
The Tunnel DVD $ 14.99 German Language with English subtitles. Heino Ferch, Nicolette Krebitz, Sebastian Koch, Alexandra Maria Lara, Claudia Michelsen. Berlin. 1961. The true story of a flight to freedom. Plot Synopsis: Based on a true story a group of East Berliners escaping to the West. Harry Melchior was a champion East German swimmer at odds with the system under which he has already been imprisoned. On his own escape, he is determined the arrange the escape to the West of his sister and her family. The idea of the tunnel is born, but the project does not run smoothly. The participants struggle not only with the massive logistics of their task, but betrayal from friends in the East. And always the East German police are close to discovering the plot.
Baader German Terrorism $ 19.99 VHS !! German Language with English subtitles. The crisis years between 1968 and 1977 represented the most tumultuous era in West Germany's entire internal social-political history. The student protests of 1968 that promised so much hope, quickly fizzled into riots. Many of the leftist students would follow Rudi Dutschke's clarion call and begin their "long march through the institutions" (a decade later many of these former radical students were the main force behind the Greens party). But a select few of the radicals had no time for any nebulous march -- they wanted Revolution now, and sought to kickstart the cause through terrorism.
For a time, it seemed as if the West German flavor of leftist urban guerrilla warfare might have a measure of success. German polls showed an extraordinary number of Germans supported their cause in one way or another (only 10 to 20%, but a remarkable number nonetheless).
But the support fizzled to almost nothing when the West German terrorists stopped merely robbing banks and began killing people.Most of the leaders of the most famous West German terrorist group, the Baader-Meinhof Gang, were captured in mid-1972. Their followers would kidnap and kill close to a dozen people over the next five years in an effort to secure their leaders' release from prison, but it was all in vain. The German government had no intention of releasing them.
Ein Tag im September DVD $ 19.99 (- One day in September. German Language or English.The documentary begins with an advertisement by the Munich Tourism Bureauinvited with a young girl to visit the city for the Olympics, then shows interviews with the wives of some of the murdered athletes, including Ankie Spitzer, wife of Andre Spitzer. The film also features the first interview with Jamal Al-Gashey, allegedly the only surviving terrorist. Al-Gashey, who is in hiding in Africa, wears a cap and sunglasses and his face is slightly blurred. There are various shots of the games getting underway, and attention is given to the lax security the Germans had at the games. The terrorists are seen preparing for the assault; Al-Gashey claims that he and the other members were trained in Libya before going to West Germany to begin the assault. The assault is described by Al-Gashey as well as by some of the German security staff present. Footage of ABC anchor Jim McKay is interspersed, along with sound clips of Peter Jennings, to give an impression of events unfolding as they happened. The film alleges that the rescue operation was poorly planned and executed: the snipers were not prepared and were poorly positioned. The film implies that had the German government prepared better, the athletes might have been saved. Former Mossad Director Zvi Zamir, who was present at the airport during the final gunfight, is interviewed about his views on the failed rescue (he had previously been interviewed on this subject in an NBC profile of the Munich massacre broadcast during the Barcelona Olympics). Potential viewers should note that graphic photographs of the dead Israelis and Palestinians are shown at the end of this section. The film also alleges that the October 29 hijacking of a German Lufthansa jet and its subsequent release in exchange for the three Black September members being held for trial was a set-up by the German government, who did not want their failings to be made obvious in the trial.A skillful, unnerving documentary that re-creates the massacre of eleven Israeli athletes by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics.The Germans, eager to dispel remaining doubts about the peaceable character of the "New Germany," kept security guards away from the Olympic Village and tried to persuade the Palestinians that the killing of Jews on German soil should not happen again. Later, at an airport near Munich, the local police performed with an ineptitude almost hard to believe. The movie, which is narrated by Michael Douglas, consists of period television footage, a few staged episodes, and interviews with participants, including the sole surviving terrorist and some very sheepish German officials.
"Starbuck" Holger Meins RAF Terrosist DVD $ 24.99 1970 Terrorism in Germany. German Language with English subtitles. with Michael Ballhaus, Suzanne Beyeler, Manfred Blessmann, George Clooney, Gretchen Dutschke and many more...In the 1970s a strange phenomenon dominated the headlines in Europe. A section of revolutionary youth embraced Maoism and in Germany the Red Army Faction (in Italy the Red Brigades) launched guerrilla war in their respective countries. The movements reflected a deep alienation amongst a number of left intellectuals. Their parents generation had been dominated by Fascism and the post-war societies had seen many middle-ranking Fascists re-installed in power as the US set up its Iron curtain against the USSR. The RAF (also known as the Baader-Meinhoff group) was always tiny. In actually had, for a considerable period, some sympathy among young workers, but this never translated into support. The movement was savagely suppressed and has been almost forgotten, but there has been a recent revival of interest in Germany. Below Andrew Johnson revisits the movement in a review of a film tribute to one of its leading figures.Holger Meins (1941-74) became an iconic figure for sections of the German far left. A gifted artist who became involved in that section of late 1960s Berlin society where artistic and political commitment overlapped, Meins later became a founding member of the Red Army Faction, went underground, had his capture broadcast on TV and later died on hunger strike. Yet Meins was known mainly through pictures – on wanted posters, the footage of his arrest, his mug shots, the famous photo of the skeletal Meins in his coffin. In this film the last picture is compared to that of the dead Che Guevara, and there is an obvious parallel in that the icon obscures the person underneath.in 28 years of existence the group was responsible for 23 deaths (set alongside the 26 RAF members and sympathisers who died in the same period), it is hard to comprehend the hysteria that seized German society in the mid-1970s, with the Schmidt government apparently sharing the RAF’s delusion that this little group threatened the very existence of the state. Yet the RAF is not without interest, as an example of how some false premises and bad decisions virtually destroyed what was a very promising revolutionary movement. If new movements are to be built to fight the injustice that inspired those fighters, it does not reflect on their personal courage to say that they have provided us with examples of what not to do.The Red Army Faction formally dissolved in 1998, after several years of inactivity. The failure to achieve anything it had set out to do simply led to an impasse in the group’s thinking, a profound demoralisation and the recognition that the RAF tradition was now obsolete. Organisationally, this movement left nothing behind, but we are beginning to see a critical engagement with its history, which might inform a new generation of radicals. Certainly there has been substantial work published in German in recent years (there is little English-language material on the RAF, most of it very old and very bad).
The Passerby - Die Spaziergängerin von Sans-Souci - DVD $ 19.99 - Romy Schneider dedicated this - her last - movie to David and his father.Fans of Romy Schneider, this is a must have. In her last film, before her tragic death, she performs in a dual role that proves she was not just a beautiful face. An extraordinary performance in this mysterious political and romantic drama, she left fans with a hauntingly beautiful film. One you may think about for quite some time after the view. Her co-stars, Michel Piccoli,Helmut Grien, and Gerard Klein also add their wonderful talents to the film, and of course an appearance from Maria Schell is always welcome in any film. Schneider is Elsa Wiener and Lina Baumstein. The latter being the very lovely wife of a modern day international political leader for solidarity, Max Baumstein, who is on trial for murder. His story unfolds in the courtroom. It is one of sadness and strife, as he relates how, when just a young boy, he was beaten and left homeless by the Nazi's in pre-war Germany. Taken in by Michele and Elsa Wiener, he becomes like a son to them. But soon the Nazi's are chasing them down as well. Michele sends Elsa and Max to Paris, and promises to be with them soon. Elsa and young Max find freedom there and grow close as mother and son.Elsa is a strong and wonderful woman in many ways. She does everything in her power to reunite with her love Michele again. Language German with English subtitles.
Nowhere in Africa Available Language German - Subtitles: English $ 12.99 VHS Both epic and heartbreakingly intimate, Nowhere in Africa begins with a Jewish woman named Jettel Redlich fleeing Nazi Germany with her daughter Regina, to join her husband, Walter, on a farm in Kenya. At first, Jettel refuses to adjust to her new circumstances (she brought with her a set of china dishes and an evening gown), while Regina adapts readily to this new world, forming a strong bond with her father's cook, an African named Owuor. But this is only the beginning of a series of uprootings, and as the surface of their lives is torn away, Walter and Jettel find they have little in common, and must--under tumultuous circumstances--build their marriage anew. With incredible skill and passion, Nowhere in Africa manages to bring you fully into every change in this family's life; it richly deserves the Academy Award® it received in 2002. A powerful, deeply moving film.
What to Do in Case of Fire - Was tun, wenn's brennt? VHS $ 19.99 German Language with English subtitles. A heavy-handed but engrossing German drama about a group of ex-radicals who try to escape the ever-closer clutches of the police after a 15-year-old bomb they planted accidentally goes off, What to Do in Case of Fire paints a questionably sympathetic portrait of people trying to erase their pasts. Occasionally the humor found in the group's difficulty grasping the changes the years have wrought erases the distasteful attempt to whitewash these anarchists' violent past. Still, it's a copout to pretend that these particular radicals never seemed to have hurt anyone seriously, and indeed, even the exploded bomb only slightly injures two innocent bystanders. It's up to the considerable efforts of a most capable cast--including Til Schweiger (Tim) and Nadja Uhl (Nele)--to draw us into their morally skewered story. When a twenty-year-old bomb explodes in an abandoned mansion in modern-day Berlin, the evidence points to a notorious late-1980s anarchist group. As the police start looking for them, the six former rebels reunite for the first time in 12 years to come up with a plan to protect themselves. But sparks fly when the group must reconcile their youthful ideals with their new lives and pick up the pieces of the relationships they left behind. WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF FIRE is a thrilling dramatic caper featuring Til Schweiger (DRIVEN), legendary character actor Klaus Lowitsch (THE ODESSA FILE), and an amazing ensemble of Germany's hottest young actors.
The World on DVD Deutschland/Germany Language English and or German $ 19.99 Eine 110-minütige Reise durch deutsche Städte und Landschaften: Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Baden-Baden, Schwarzwald, Freiburg, Alpenvorland, Mainau, Berchtesgaden, Königsschlösser in Bayern, München, Rothenburg, Nürnberg, Bayreuth, Eisenach, Wittenberg, Meißen, Dresden, Spreewald, Berlin, Potsdam, Hamburg, Lübeck, Bremen, Lüneburger Heide, Hannover, Hameln, Köln, Rheintal.Sprache: Deutsch, Englisch / Code: 0Enjoy almost 2 hr. Travel in German Citys from Frankfurt to Heidelberg, Baden-Baden, Schwarzwald, Freiburg, Alpenvorland, Mainau, Berchtesgaden, Königsschlösser in Bayern, München, Rothenburg, Nürnberg, Bayreuth, Eisenach, Wittenberg, Meißen, Dresden, Spreewald, Berlin, Potsdam, Hamburg, Lübeck, Bremen, Lüneburger Heide, Hannover, Hameln, Köln, Rheintal Language English,German. Region Free will play all over the World. Are you looking for more German Travel Videos/DVD's ? We have plenty more in our Travel secction Click here TRAVEL DVD'S
The Legend of Paul and Paula (1973) VHS $ 39.99 Actors: Angelica Domröse, Winfried Glatzeder, Heidemarie Wenzel, Fred Delmare, Rolf Ludwig, Language: German 0 Subtitles : English. 106 minutes . Filming Locations: Marzahn, Berlin, Germany ,Rummelsburger See, Berlin, Germany, Volkspark Friedrichshain, Berlin, Germany. Paul ist unglücklich verheiratet. Gegenüber seiner Wohnung lebt die alleinstehende Paula mit ihren beiden Kindern. Ihre Begegnung in einem Nachtclub wird zu Leidenschaft. Aber während Paula sich fortan im siebten Himmel wähnt, bleibt Paul distanziert, will den Schein seiner Ehe wahren und so seine Karriere schützen. Er kann die schönen Momente zwar genießen, aber die Affäre und ihre möglichen Folgen beunruhigen ihn. Erst als Paula ihren Sohn durch einen Unfall verliert und sich daraufhin von ihm distanziert, spürt er die Tiefe seiner Liebe zu ihr und kämpft um sie. Die beiden werden zum Paar. Kurz darauf wird Paula erneut schwanger... Paul and Paula have known each other for a long time, but it is only in a roundabout way that they eventually become lovers. There are reasons for this, of course: Paul is married albeit unhappily. Paula is also tied, though not to a husband, but she has a steady partner and two children, besides. Saft, the tyre dealer, sets out to win round the young single woman. Being rational and thinking of what is best for the children, Paula is not really opposed to marrying this extremely decent and respectable, though much older, man.Paula and Paul meet each other in a bar by accident. They fall in love, and this feeling very soon develops into a profound emotion. Yet, Paul, who can never make up his mind, almost gambles away his luck. Paula feels betrayed by him. And when her child dies in an accident, she blames herself for it and splits up with Paul. Only now does he realize how much he loves Paula. He starts to fight for her. This is so moving that all who witness it will deeply sympathize with Paul. Finally, Paul wins over his Paula despite all the obstacles. Their love becomes legendary in Paul and Paula's neighborhood, especially because Paula dies at the birth of their child.
Marx & Coca Cola. A beautifully emotional and touching love story.German Language with English subtitles. VHS $ 19.99 When he has car trouble in a thundering rainstorm, Hamburg real estate developer Martin Barwald tries to take refuge at the Mecklenburg farm of Anna Endrich, a former dyed[in-the-wool local communist youth leader. When he is trying to seek her help, she is stand-offishand sarcastic. Her attitude and display of belligerence and mistrust leaves him flabbergasterd. After all, doesn't everyone know that everything to do with the West is superior now that Germeny is no tdivided anymore ? For the next few month, they share a bumby road as they both discover ideologies don't crumple as easily as walls. Marx and Coca Cola reveals the heartaches and triumphes of reunification of Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Girls in Uniform VHS $ 19.99 German Language with English subtitles. Romy Schneider.87 min.B&W.German Language with English Subtitles. - Directed by Leontine Sagan. A sensitive young woman in an oppressive German boarding school forms a lesbian relationship with her teacher.A great preformance by the young Romy Schneider.
DAS WUNDER VON BERN - THE MIRACLE OF BERN $ 15.99 Language : Deutsch oder Englisch. Subtitles : English, France und Spanisch Language : English or German with optional German, French and Spain subtitles. Summer, 1954. The Soviet Union is sending its prisoners of war home. Among them is the father of a quiet, football-loving 11-year-old, Matthias, who lives with his mother, sister and brother in a West-German mining town. The boy has long found a surrogate father in the local football player Helmut Rahn, who has "adopted" Matthias as his mascot. The return of the boy's father Richard casts a shadow over the once-happy family: broken by his years in captivity, Richard has trouble adapting to life in post-war Germany and alienates his family through his severity. For Richard, football is pointless, and so is the World Cup that's about to be held in Bern, Switzerland. Matthias, however, longs to be there with his idol, who's been chosen to play on the German team. Through his passion for the game and his fighting spirit, Matthias rekindles a love of life in his dad's heart. And so, as the final match of the World Cup begins, a little miracle of love and generosity leaps across borders to help another miracle occur - the victory of Helmut Rahn and the German team, the miracle of Bern.Kurzbeschreibung :"Richard Lubanski kehrt 1954 nach zehnjähriger Kriegsgefangenschaft als gebrochener Mann nach Essen zürück. Sein Sohn Matthias hat als Taschenträger und Glücksbringer von Helmut Rahn in dem Fussballidol längst einen Ersatzvater gefunden. Als Mattias zum WM-Finale nach Bern reisen will, stellt sich der Vater stur." Jetzt sind wir wieder wer", sprach Nationalmannschaftskapitän Fritz Walter nach dem 3:2-Finalsieg der deutschen Elf bei der Weltmeisterschaft 1954, und fasste damit die immense Bedeutung dieses Erfolges zusammen, die weit über das rein Sportliche hinaus ging. Für eine sich mühsam und eingeschüchtert aus den Trümmern des Zweiten Weltkriegs befreiende Nation war dieser kaum für möglich gehaltene Sieg gegen die angeblich unschlagbaren Ungarn das erste kollektive Hochgefühl, das Zeichen dafür, dass es ab jetzt wieder aufwärts ging.
Good Bye, Lenin! $ 19.99 Starring: Daniel Bruhl, Katrin Sass, Language: German with English In East Germany in 1989, Alex Kerner's (Daniel Bruhl) mother Christiane (Katrin Sass) falls into a coma just as the Berlin Wall is about to come down. Eight months later, she wakes up, but her heart is too weak to withstand any great shock. So Alex goes to great (and often hysterical) lengths to keep the truth about her country's reform a secret.
Das Beil von Wandsbek (The Axe of Wandsbek) $ 14.99 English subtitles, 1951, b&w, ca. 111 mins, - Director: Falk Harnack. Based upon a novel by the German-Jewish author Arnold Zweig, published in 1943 during his exile in Palestine. The main character is a butcher who serves as an executioner for the Nazis and also turns in four antifascists. After these atrocities become know, customers start to boycott his store, his wife takes her life, and he shoots himself. Director Falk Harnack (1913-1991) belonged to the resistance group "White Rose" during the Third Reich and came close to being discovered. IN 1943 he deserted the German Army and joined Greek partisans. After the war he worked in theaters in Munich and Berlin and from 1949 to 1951 as Art Director for DEFA. The Axe of Wandsbek was Harnack's debut as a film director. Yet some six weeks after its premiere, the film was banned to generating compassion for the hangman. Harnack left the East German studio to direct only in the West. IN 1962 he was refused permission to bring an edited version of The Axe of Wandsbek to GDR cinemas. Only in 1981 did the restoration of the original version become possible. This was how the East German Ministry of Culture fulfilled the leading actor Erwin Geschonneck's 75th birthday wish.
The White Rose VHS - German Language with English subtitles. $ 19.99 During the Second World War, a small group of students at Munich University begin to question the decesions and sanity of Germany's Nazi government. The students form a resistance cell which they name the "White Rose" after a newsletter that is secretly distributed to the student body. At first small in numbers and fearful of discovery, the White Rose begins to gain massive support after a Nazi Gauleiter nearly incites a student riot after a provokative speech. At this point, the matter is taken over by the German Gestapo, who pledge to hunt down and destroy the members of the White Rose.
Sissi Forever My Love Language English DVD $ 19.99.Here is the beautiful account of the powerful drama of love and courage of Austrian Archduke Franz Joseph and Princess Elizabeth (Sissi) of Bavaria. This is a condensed version of the original German language 3-part "Sissi" series produced on one VHS tape.It is dubbed in English, but has the original stars.Romy Schneider.
Fox and His Friends (1975) $ 14.99 German Language with English subtitles.Faustrecht der Freiheit.Fox is an earnest circus worker who loses his job when his lover is arrested for tax fraud. Needing cash for his weekly lottery ticket, Fox lets himself be picked up by an elegant older man named Max. But when Fox wins big money in the lottery, Max's friends suddenly become Fox's "friends" … and before long, a charming man named Eugen seduces Fox and fleeces him of his newfound money. Based on a True Story.
Germany Year Zero $ 14.99 Italian Language !!!!! with English subtitles. OOP & Super rare 71 min.vhs 1948. A desperate thirteen-year-old boy scrambles for survival in the nightmarishly dilapidated remains of 1945 Berlin, trying to support his sick father by thieving and scavenging in the streets. When he encounters a kindly former schoolteacher, the old man reveals himself to be a devious Nazi sympathist capable of exacting a terrible influence on his erstwhile charge.
The Bridge $ 14.99 1959, 102 min.B&W.German Language with English Subtitles. - In 1945 seven German schoolboys defend an insignificant bridge from an American attack. This is the film you have been waiting for. Award winning video you must see! In one of the most viciously realistic war films ever made, the Bridge, takes you to a time and place that no longer exists... Germany, 1945, in the final hours of the war. As the war rages to its better climax, eight sixteen-year-old German schoolboys are drafted into the Wehrmacht as a last resort to defend a bridge to their town. With patriotic enthusiasm, the boys struggle bravely, but futilely, to carry out their orders against advancing American troops and tanks.
Sissi Forever My Love VHS $ 15.99Dubbed into English. Same as the above listed DVD offerd here as VHS. It is dubbed in English, but has the original stars. Romy Schneider,Karlheinz Boehm,Magda Schneider .Here is the beautiful account of the powerful drama of love and courage of Austrian Archduke Franz Joseph and Princess Elizabeth (Sissi) of Bavaria. This is a condensed version of the original German language 3-part "Sissi" series produced on one VHS tape.It is dubbed in English, but has the original stars.Romy Schneider.
Stalingrad VHS $ 11.99 German Language with English subtitles.Starring: Dominique Horwitz, Thomas Kretschmann, A German production that neither glorifies nor demonizes the Nazi army, Stalingrad focuses on perhaps World War II's most brutal campaign, as a platoon of German soldiers watch a summer mission turn into a hellish ordeal when the ferocious Russian winter sets in. Raw and unforgettable, Stalingrad provides an unvarnished look at one of the biggest factors in the Allied victory.
The Tunnel ( Der Tunnel ) $ 14.99 German Language with English subtitles. Set in the 1960s, decades before the fall of the infamous Berlin Wall, The Tunnel chronicles one of the most daring escapes to freedom. East German championship swimmer Harry Melchior's (Heino Ferch) defection entailed willpower and a forged passport. But to get his sister Lotte and others out, he has to team up with a motley crew to dig a 145-yard tunnel to East Berlin -- and, of course, ferry everyone back to safety.
Run Lola Run Language. German with English Subtitles $ 14.99 Lola receives a phone call from her boyfriend, Manni. (Moritz Bleibtreii) Manni accidentally leaves a bag carrying $100 000 on a train, which is picked up by a homeless man. This leaves Manni in quite a predicament. He is supposed to deliver the money to a gangster by noon, if he fails, then he is likely to be killed. Lola has twenty- minutes to save his boyfriend. Twenty short minutes to somehow find the money and get it to him.
Germany in Autumn (Deutschland im Herbst) $ 14.99 RARE ! 120 min.German Language with English subtitles. Mono sound !. - 5 German directors including Werner Fassbinder present a segment of their work. An outcry against hysteria, hypocrisy, and inhumanity. Throughout the decade, the Red Army Fraction - an outgrowth of the notorious Baader-Meinhof Group - had waged a campaign of terror against those in power, and the government's escalating efforts to root out the terrorists had resulted in a virtual state of siege by the Autumn of 1977. Here is an immediate, impassioned response to the events of that Autumn: the RAF kidnapping and murder of industrialist Hans-Martin Schleyer and the subsequent, highly suspicious deaths of three imprisoned Baader-Meinhof terrorists. German language with English subtitles. Starring Volker Schoendorff, Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus, Maximiliane Mainka, Edgar Reitz, Katja Rupe
Mein Krieg - My private War $ 19.99 1991.German Language with English Subtitles. 90 min.Very rare and hard to come by !!! Carrying home-movie cameras through training, combat and a devastated Byelorussia, these six Wehrmacht infantrymen created profoundly moving documents of the horrors of war and captured the odd moments of haunting beauty and human intimacy that occasionally rose from this 20th-century Armageddon. This remarkably well-preserved footage - much of it in sharp and vibrant color, offers a soldier's eye view of the day-to-day workings of the Nazi war machine as it advanced into Russia during 1942.
Mark of the Devil (1969) $ 9.99 Austria .Language dubbed to English- 1770. A time of superstition and religious persecution. Count Cumberland and his evil henchmen torture and kill innocent citizens accusing them of witchcraft. This original uncut version has lost none of its shocking impact.
Fuehrer Ex $ 9.99 German with English subtitles. Starring Christian Blumel and Aaron Hildebrand, this award-winning German drama portrays two teenagers -- Heiko and Tommy -- in Communist East Berlin who long to move to Australia, a land they envision will afford them the freedom they crave. With the foreboding wall acting as both a physical and mental deterrent, they hatch a dangerous plan to flee. But when they're caught, they wind up on opposing sides of a political debate.
Martha (1974) $ 12.99 German with English subtitles.In this dark tale directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Margit Carstensen plays Martha, a woman who must constantly deal with the hostility of her parents. Left alone with her tyrannical mother after her just-as-cruel father dies suddenly, she decides she's better off marrying her suitor, Helmuth (Karlheinz Bohm). Unfortunately, her relationship provides no respite -- and may even do more damage.
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum $ 11.99 German Language with English subtitles (1975) Die Verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum. A night spent with a suspected terrorist is the catalyst for a smear campaign against the otherwise unimportant Katharina Blum (Angelina Winkler). Katharina's life unravels as both the police and the news media strip her of all her dignity and sanity in this shocking attack on power abuse and yellow journalism. Directed by Volker Schlondorff and Margarethe von Trotta, this 1975 German film is based on an equally menacing novel by Heinrich Boll.
Young Torless (1968) Der Junge Törless $ 14.99 German Language with English subtitles.Based on a heart-wrenching novel by writer Robert Musil, this film, directed by Volker Schlondorff and winner of the International Critics Prize at the 1966 Cannes Film Festival, explores what happens when a young man named Thomas Törless (Mathieu Carrière), enrolled at a boarding school in the Austro-Hungarian Empire before the war, does nothing to save a boy (Marian Seidowsky) from constant torture by his classmates.
The Ninth Day (2004) Der Neunte Tag. $ 14.99 German Language with English subtitles.During World War II, Abbé Kremer is released from the infamous Dachau concentration camp and sent home to Luxembourg. But it's not a reprieve. The Abbé soon learns that he has nine days to convince the Bishop of Luxembourg to work with the Nazi occupiers … or he'll be transferred to a death camp in the East. Ulrich Matthes, August Diehl, Hilmar Thate, Bibiana Beglau and Germain Wagner star. Volker Schlodorff directs.
The Boat Is Full (1981)Das Boot ist Voll. $ 14.99 German Language with English subtitles.Confronting a little-discussed aspect of World War II, this Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Film tells the story of a band of German refugees who steal into "neutral" Switzerland to escape Nazi rule. A woman gives them shelter, despite the fact that her country has closed its borders, claiming it can't provide refuge to Jews and political dissidents. Now, however, her secret is out, and she faces a moral quandary in Markus Imhoof's powerful film.
The Tin Drum (1979)Die Blechtrommel. $ 11.99 German Language with English subtitles.The Tin Drum stands as a monumental exception to the rule that a great novel rarely inspires a great film. Young Oskar Matzerath, who grows up witnessing the rise of Nazism at the eve of World War II, decides at age 3 to stop growing -- effectively shutting out the world and communicating only by banging on his tin drum. Volker Schlondorff's epic unfolds with cinematic artistry, psychological insight, political vision and symbolic richness.
Love Is Colder than Death (1969) $ 14.99 German Language with English subtitles.Liebe ist Kälter als der Tod.Rainer Werner Fassbinder directs and stars in his first film as Franz, a pimp who has refused to join a local crime syndicate. When the syndicate sends some "muscle" (a guy named Bruno) to persuade Franz to join, the two criminals hit it off. Soon, the pair of wise guys begin a dangerous crime spree that alarms Franz's girlfriend, Joanna, and builds toward a daring bank robbery.
Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972) $ 14.99 German Language with English subtitles.Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes.In the mid-16th century, after annihilating the Incan empire, Gonzalo Pizarro leads his army of conquistadors over the Andes in search of the fabled City of Gold, El Dorado. As Pizarro's soldiers battle starvation, Indians, the forces of nature and each other, Don Lope de Aguirre (Klaus Kinski), "The Wrath of God," is consumed with visions of conquering all South America and leads his own army on a doomed quest into oblivion.
Circle of Deceit (1981) Die Fälschung VHS German Language with English subtitles $ 14.99 Acclaimed filmmaker Volker Schlondorff meditates on the evils of war in this drama about a German journalist, Georg (Bruno Ganz), who trades the slow death of his marriage for the incessant assault of chaotic Beirut. He's on assignment for his paper with his shutterbug confidant, Hoffman (Jerzy Skolimowski), and is immediately lost amid the carnage. When he meets a stunning local (Hanna Schygulla), the personal crashes with the political.
Murderers Are Among Us (1946) Die Mörder sind unter uns.VHS $ 14.99 German Language with English Subtitles.Susanne Wallner returns to the ruins of Berlin from a concentration camp after World War II to discover that someone else lives in her apartment: Dr. Hans Mertens, a former officer and surgeon in the German army who's haunted by memories of his role in the war. Through Susanne's caring, the broken man gathers new strength and courage, but discovers that the shadow of his past cannot be avoided.
Before the Fall (2005) VHS $ 14.99 Napola German Languge with English subtitles. When Friedrich Weimer (Max Riemelt), an aspiring young boxer from a small German village, is recruited by the Nazis to come train in one of their Napolas, he eagerly accepts -- despite the objections of his father (Gerald Alexander Held), who adamantly opposes Hitler. But inside the Napola, Friedrich's training quickly shifts from fighting to killing, and he's not sure whether his conscience can take it.
The Goebbels Experiment ( Das Goebbels-Experiment ) B&W English Language VHS $ 14.99. Reading from the diaries kept by Third Reich propagandist Joseph Goebbels between 1924 and 1945, Kenneth Branagh brings the infamous Nazi spin doctor to life, all the way up to his suicide at the end of World War II. Using this primary source material as their canvas, filmmakers Lutz Hachmeister and Michael Kloft paint a portrait of a 20th century figure who was sometimes a success, sometimes a failure and always fascinating.
Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? VHS (1977) $ 17.27 German Language with English subtitles Warum lauft Herr R. Amok? Kurt Raab stars as the titular Herr R., an industrial draftsman, dutiful spouse and caring father leading a vacuous and excruciatingly prosaic existence. Ultimately, the frustration of his vapid life reaches an unbearable level -- and he responds by doing something utterly shocking. Based on a true story, director Rainer Werner Fassbinder's dark and provocative film savages the dreariness of bourgeois living.