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Movies (fiction) by Region: Germany

SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes of feature length films in the Rutgers

Germany DVDs

Die 3groschenoper The threepenny opera c2007

Leo Lania, Ladislao Vajda, Béla Balázs, G. W Pabst,  Seymour Nebenzal, Rudolf Forster, Carola Neher, Reinhold Schünzel, Fritz Rasp, Valeska Gert, Lotte Lenya, Hermann Thimig, Ernst Busch , Vladimir Sokoloff, Fritz Arno Wagner, Hans Oser, André Andrejew, Hans Casparius, Solange Térac, André Mauprey, Albert Préjean, Florelle, Gaston Modot, Margo Lion, David Bathrick, Eric Rentschler, Charles O'Brien , Tony Rayns, Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht , John Gay, Janus Films, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

"Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, The threepenny opera follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities"--Container. 2 videodiscs (110 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2339

 

Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt 2009

Joachim Kunert, Claus Keuchenmeister, Hans Mahlich, Martin Sonnabend, Klaus-Peter Thiele, Manfred Karge, Arno Wyzniewski, Dieter Noll, DEFA, Studio feur Spielfilme, and Icestorm Entertainment GmbH

Two Seventeen year-olds, Werner Holt and Gilbert Wolzow, are taken out of school and conscripted into Hitler's war.  Gilbert becomes a fanatical soldier while Werner eventually realizes the effort is fruitless and deserts. Ironically, Gilbert who remains loyal is hung by the SS who mistake him for a deserter, and Holt exacts revenge by gunning down the SS unit from a basement window. 1 videodisc (164 min.)

MEDIA 10-2159

 

Abschied von gestern and, Gelegenheitsarbeit einer Sklavin/Yesterday Girl c2007, 1966

Alexander Kluge, Alexandra Kluge, Geunther Mack, Franz Bronski, Sylvia Gartmann, Traugott Buhre, Kairos-Film (Firm), Film & kunst GmbH, Meunchner Stadtmuseum, Abteilung Film, Goeth-Institut (Munchin, Germany), Kulturstiftung des Bundes, and Edition Filmmuseum (Firm)

Abschied von gestern:  Anita G., a young woman from East Germany whose parents are picked up during the time of the Third Reich, searches for happiness, liberation and independence in West Germany. Gelegenheitsarbeit einer Sklavin: Roswitha Bronski is a married mother of three at the center of the protest movement. She finds her plans for social change are easier to realize outside family life. 2 videodiscs (171 min.)

MEDIA 10-1747

 

Affaire Blum 2010

Erich Engel, R. A Stemmle, Herbert Uhlich, Hans Christian Blech, Paul Bildt, Gerhard Bienert, Kurt Ehrhardt, DEFA, and Icestorm International, Inc

"Based on a real case in Magdeburg during the Weimar Republic. The Jewish manufacturer Jacob Blum is framed for the murder of his accountant due to the accusations of Gabler, a thief and dealer of stolen goods. Anti-Semitic prosecutors accept these accusations, as they believe all Jews are criminals. Even with evidence indicating the crime was committed by Gabler, the prosecutors refuse to change their stance. Blum's only hope is a commissar in Berlin, who takes over the investigation and finds the real murderer."--Container. 1 videodisc (105 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2614

 

Aguirre, the wrath of God Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes 2002

Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Helena Rojo, Del Negro, Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc, and Werner Herzog Filmproduktion

A band of Spanish conquistadors, led by Pizarro, go up the Amazon in search of gold. As the soldiers battle starvation, Indians, the forces of nature and each other, Don Lope de Aguirre (the self-styled "Wrath of God") is consumed by visions of conquering all of South America and leads a revolt, but Aguirre's megalomania turns the expedition into a death trip. 1 videodisc (94 min.)

MEDIA 10-1916

 

Ai-Mei ghosted 2009

Monika Treut, Astrid Streoher, Inga Busch, Huan-Ru Ke, Ting-Ting Hu, Jana Schulze, Uwe Hass, Hyena Films (Firm), Chi & Company, and First-Run Features (Firm)

German artist Sophie is trying to come to terms with the unsolved murder of her Taiwanese lover Ai-Ling. After a run-in with the seductive Mei-Li, a journalist investigating Ai-Ling's death, Sophie flees back to Germany. But when Mei-Li turns up on her Hamburg doorstep, the mystery deepens. 1 videodisc (89 min.)

MEDIA 10-2153

 

Angst essen Seele auf Ali, fear eats the soul 2003

Brigitte Mira, El Hedi Ben Salem, Barbara Valentin, Irm Hermann, Elma Karlowa, Anita Bucher, Gusti Kreissl, Doris Mattes, Margit Symo, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation, Tango Film Produktion, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Lonely widow Emmi Kurowski meets Arab worker Ali in a bar during a rainstorm. They fall in love--to their own surprise, and to the shock of family, colleagues, and drinking buddies. An emotional power that reflects the ethnic tensions within German society. 2 videodiscs (93 min.)

MEDIA 10-1803

 

Angst vor der Angst /Fear of Fear 2003, 1975

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Peter Mearthesheimer, Margit Carstensen, Ulrich Faulhaber, Brigitte Mira, Irm Hermann, Armin Meier, Adrian Hoven, Asta Scheib, Wellspring Home Video (Firm), Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation, and Westdeutscher Rundfunk

A pregnant middle-class housewife, living an ideal, comfortable life, begins to experience moments of uncontrollable undirected fear. Her anxiety grows and becomes more frequent. After giving birth, she turns to drugs and alcohol, but nothing seems to alleviate her tempestuous nerves. 1 videodisc (88 min.)

MEDIA 10-1444

 

Anonyma eine frau in Berlin 2009

Max Färberböck, Günter Rohrbach, Martin Moszkowicz, Catharina Schuchmann, Benedict Neuenfels, Ewa J Linda, Zbigniew Preisner, Nina Hoss, Evgenii Sidikhin, Irm Hermann, Rüdiger Vogler, Ulrike Krumbiegel, Rolf Kanies, Jördis Triebel, Roman Gribkov, Juliane Köhler, Samvel Muzhikyan, Aleksandra Kulikova, Constantin Film (Firm) , Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Tempus (Production company), and Strand Releasing (Firm)

Women become the victims of the Red Army invasion in Berlin in 1945. One of them, Anonyma, an educated woman, decides to look for an officer who can protect her. A complex symbiotic relationship develops between her and Russian officer Andrej that will force them to remain enemies until the bitter end. 1 videodisc (126 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3278

 

Die artisten in der Zirkuskuppel, ratlos and, Die unbezeahmbare Leni Peickert c2007

Alexander Kluge, Hannelore Hoger, Curd Jeurgens, Sigi Graue,  Bernd Hoeltz, Kairos-Film (Firm), Film & kunst GmbH, Meunchner Stadtmuseum, Abteilung Film, Goethe-Institut (Munich, Germany), Kulturstiftung des Bundes, and Edition Filmmuseum (Firm)

Die Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel: ratlos (Artists in the big top: Perplexed): Tells the story of a circus beset with financial woes. Leni, the director of a circus, has just lost her father in a trapeze accident. She tries to keep the circus out of debt and vows to continue the performances under the big top. Helped by a small and unexpected inheritance, Leni has high hopes of keeping the circus operating. She must decide if her dedication to the show is realistic or merely wishful thinking. Die unbezeahmbare Leni Peickert (Indomitable Leni Peickert): Continues the drama above as Leni continues to pursue her activities to keep the circus afloat. 2 videodiscs (ca. 275 min.)

MEDIA 10-1746

 

Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen Even dwarfs started small 1999

Werner Herzog, Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

"The inmates have taken over an institution in a bleak and savage world in which everyone's a dwarf. As one of the institution's directors holds a rebel hostage while issuing orders for calm, the other inmates run amok, smashing equipment, setting fires, fighting for power and tormenting two blind prisoners. In this land of reversed proportions, these revolutionary outcasts not only destroy the symbols of civilization-- cars, typewriters and dinner plates-- but trees and flowers and animals as well."--Container. 1 videodisc (96 min.)

MEDIA 10-647

 

The Baader Meinhof complex 2010, 2008

Germany 1967: murderous bomb attacks, the threat of terrorism, and the fear of the enemy inside are rocking the very foundations of the still-fragile German democracy. The radicalized children of the Nazi generation, led by Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof, and Gudrun Ensslin, are fighting a violent war against what they perceive as the new face of fascism. The man who understands them is also their hunter, the head of the German police force, Horst Herold. 2 videodiscs (149 min.)

MEDIA 10-4059

 

Baron Blood 1999, 1972

Mario Bava, Alfredo Leone, Vincent Fotre, Joseph Cotten, Elke Sommer, Inc Leone International Films, and Image Entertainment (Firm)

Raised from the grave by an incantation, the evil Baron Blood renews his reign of terror. 1 videodisc (97 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3179

 

Berlin, die Symphonie der Grosstadt 2007, 1927

Walter Ruttmann, Karl Freund, Fox-Europa (Firm), and Quality Information Publishers

A cross section of life in Berlin from dawn to midnight on a late spring day. Uses montage, cutting, and editing to capture the pulse and tempo of this city. 1 videodisc (DVD) (65 min.)

MEDIA 10-1758

 

Die Bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant ein Krankheitsfall gewidmet dem, der hier Marlene wurde c2002, 1972

Petra von Kant is a successful fashion designer who carries on a melodrama of erotic attractions with two other women in her claustrophobic apartment. 1 videodisc (124 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3826

 

Bolwieser c2005

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Herbert Knopp, Elisabeth Trissenaar, Kurt Raab, Oskar Maria Graf, Udo Kier, New Yorker Video (Firm), and New Yorker Films

The stationmaster Bolwieser is sexually obsessed with his beautiful wife. Soon bored with her husband she engages in adulterous affairs, causing him to become sullen and depressed leading to disasterous consequences. 1 videodisc (111 min.)

MEDIA 10-1028

 

The BRD trilogy Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The marriage of Maria Braun, Veronika Voss, Lola 2003

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Peter Märthesheimer, Pea Fröhlich, Hanna Schygulla , Rosel Zech, Barbara Sukowa, Michael Ballhaus, Xaver Schwarzenberger, Juliane Lorenz, Peter Raben, and Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation

In 1978 Rainer Werner Fassbinder embarked upon a project to trace the history of postwar Germany in a series of films told through the eyes of 3 remarkable women. The 3 films would garner him the international acclaim for which he had always yearned and place his name foremost in the canon of New German Cinema. 4 videodiscs (541 min.)

MEDIA 10-752 v.1- v.4

 

The cabinet of Dr. Caligari a film in six acts c2002

Robert Wiene, Carl Mayer, Hans Janowitz, Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Lil Dagover, Friedrich Feher, Bundesarchiv (Germany), Filmarchiv, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Association relative ŕ la télévision européenne, Decla Film-Gesellschaft, and Kino International Corporation

The twisted tale of a gangly sleepwalker under the spell of the sinister and mysterious Dr. Caligari. 1 videodisc (75 min.)

MEDIA 10-812     2-170  2-844  7-128  

 

Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach 2005

Dani le Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub, Gustav Leonhardt, Christiane Lang, Paolo Carlini, Ernst Castelli, Johann Sebastian Bach, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Knabenchor Hannover, Franz Seitz Produktion (Firm), and New Yorker Video (Firm)

The life and work of renowned 18th-century German composer Johann Sebastian Bach are traced in this stirring biodrama. Narrated by Bach's wife Anna, the film is mostly comprised of set pieces in which Bach performs many of his works. 1 videodisc (93 min.)

MEDIA 10-639

 

Coming out c2001

Heiner Carow, Matthias Freihof, Dagmar Manzel, Dirk Kummer, DEFA, Studio für Spielfilme, Icestorm Entertainment GmbH, First-Run Features (Firm), and Gruppe Babelsberg

Against the background of the East German society's prejudice against homosexual relationships, Philip, a high school teacher with a pregnant girlfriend, discovers he loves Matthias. 1 videodisc (108 min.)

MEDIA 10-958

 

Conspiracy 2002, 2001

Frank R Pierson, Nicholas Gillott, Loring Mandel, Kenneth Branagh, Stanley Tucci, Colin Firth, Jonathan Coy, Brendan Coyle, Ben Daniels, Barnaby Kay, Kevin McNally, Ian McNeice, Brian Pettifer , Ewan Stewart, Peter Sullivan, Owen Teale, David Threlfall, and Nicholas Woodeson

On January 20, 1942, 15 German officials attended a conference at Wannsee - on the outskirts of Berlin. The meeting comprised of mid-ranking SS commanders and a variety of government ministers. The meeting was organized by SS Major Adolf Eichmann under the direction of Chief of Security Reinhard Heydrich. It was a polite conference, but under this thin veneer of manners lay an evil intent. By the end of the meeting, the fate of six million lives would be decided and the shape of the world would be altered forever. 1 videodisc (96 min.)

MEDIA 10-103

 

Das Beil von Wandsbek The axe of Wandsbek 2009 1999

Falk Harnack, Kurt Hahne, Erwin Geschonneck, Keathe Braun, Gefion Helmke, Hans-Robert Bortfeldt, Ernst Roters, Arnold Zweig, Ralf Schenk, Anne Nelson, Deborah Vietor-Engleander, Icestorm Entertainment GmbH, First-Run Features (Firm), DEFA-Stiftung, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and DEFA Film Library

"Germany, 1934: the Nazi authorities in a small town need an executioner to put a group of political prisoners to death, otherwise Hitler won't visit their town. Teetjen, the town butcher, facing bankruptcy, agrees to do the dirty deed...[T]his important classic was directed by a former anti-Nazi resistance fighter, Falk Harnack. Ironically, the film, which starred concentration camp survivor Erwin Geschonneck in the lead role, was withdrawn after its release because its nuanced portrait of a Nazi perpetrator was considered too sympathetic." -- Container. 1 videodisc (107 min.)

MEDIA 10-2160

 

Das Blaue Licht eine Berglegende 2006, 1932

Junta is hated by the people of the village who believe she is a witch. Only she can climb the nearby mountains to a cave high up, whence a mysterious blue light glows when the moon is full. She is driven out of town and takes to living in the mountains. Eventually when she shares the secret of the blue light with one man, he betrays it. 1 videodisc (131 min.)

MEDIA 10-4682

 

Das fahrrad The bicycle c2007, 1982

Ernst Wenig, Evelyn Schmidt, Heidemarie Schneider, Roman Kamķnski, Anke Friedrich, Peter Rabenalt, Icestorm Entertainment GmbH, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and DEFA Film Library

After quitting her job, a single mother attempts minor insurance fraud to make ends meet. ("A rare feminist view of socialist Germany"--San Francisco Museum of Modern Art). 1 videodisc (86 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3731

 

Das leben der anderen/Lives of others c2007

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Quirin Berg, Max Wiedemann, Martina Gedeck, Ulrich Mühe, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur, Thomas Thieme, Hans-Uwe Bauer, Herbert Knaup, Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion, Buena Vista International Film Productions, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Arte (Firm), Creado Film, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

A 1984 East Berlin simple surveillance assignment: Capt. Gerd Wiesler, a Stasi officer and a specialist in surveillance, has been assigned to keep an eye on Georg Dreyman, a respected playwright, and his actress girlfriend, Christa-Maria Sieland. Though Dreyman is known to associate with blacklisted director Albert Jerska, a known dissident, Dreyman's record is spotless. Wiesler discovers that Minister Hempf has an ulterior motive in spying on this seemingly upright citizen. Wiesler's sympathies shift from the government to its people - or at least to this one particular person. 1 videodisc (137 min.)

MEDIA 10-1106

 

Das weisse Band eine deutsche Kindergeschichte c2009

Michael Haneke, Christian Friedel, Ernst Jacobi, Ulrich Tukur, Leonie Benesch, Ursina Lardi, Fion Mutert, X Filme Creative Pool, and  Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

"On the eve of World War I, strange accidents in a small Protestant village in Northern Germany involve the children and teenagers of a choir run by the schoolteacher and their families. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery as these events gradually take on the character of a punishment ritual"--Container. 1 videodisc (144 min.)

MEDIA 10-1844

 

Denk blo p7 s nicht, ich heule 2010, 1965

Manfred Freitag, Joachim Nestler, Herbert Ehler, Frank Vogel, Hans Dieter Hosalla, Peter Reusse, Anne-Kathrein Kretzschmar, Hans Hardt-Hardtloff, Jutta Hoffmann, DEFA, Studio für Spielfilme, Icestorm Entertainment GmbH, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and DEFA Film Library

High-school senior Peter considers the adults around him to be hypocritical, self-congratulatory, and immersed in the past. He gets suspended for writing an essay that his teachers consider to be a challenge to the state. 1 videodisc (90 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3732

 

Der amerikanische freund c2006

Wim Wenders, Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer, Gaerard Blain, Patricia Highsmith, Road Movies Filmproduktion, Wim Wenders Produktion, Films du losange (Firm), Westdeutscher Rundfunk, and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

Story about a Hamburg picture framer who is perfectly ordinary except that he is suffering from a rare and fatal blood disease. His peace and sanity are upset when he is offered money to assassinate a Mafia figure in Paris. 1 videodisc (125 min.)

MEDIA 10-1751

 

Der beginn aller schrecken ist liebe//Trouble with love// 1984

Helke Sander, Dörte Haak, Lou Castel, Rebecca Pauly, Katrin Seybold, Monica Bleibtreu, Uwe Bohm, Provobis (Firm), Helke Sander Filmproduktion, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Neue Visionen Medien (Firm), Goethe Institut (Munich, Germany), Films Dept, and good! movies (Firm)

Traugot (Lou Castel) finds himself sandwiched between his former lover Freya (Helke Sander) and his new love Irmtraut (Rebecca Pauly), both women are good friends -- or were.  (1983, 112 min.). 1 videodisc (112 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2738

 

Der blaue Engel The blue angel c2001, 1930

Josef Von Sternberg,  Robert Liebmann, Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich, Heinrich Mann, UFA (Firm), and Kino International Corporation

A middle-aged schoolmaster becomes infatuated with and marries a singer from a sleazy cafe. When she leaves him for another man he returns to his school as a broken old man. 2 videodiscs (106, 94 min.)

MEDIA 10-1406

 

Der dritte 2006, 1972

Egon Günther, Günther Rücker, Jutta Hoffmann, Barbara Dittus, Rolf Ludwig, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Peter Köhncke, First-Run Features (Firm), and Icestorm Entertainment GmbH

Twice-married and romantically involved with a woman, an independent woman decides to seduce a male colleague in order to find a father for her children. 1 videodisc (106 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3734

 

Der Fangschuss c2003

Volker Schlöndorff, Eberhard Junkersdorf, Genevičve Dormann, Margarethe von Trotta, Jutta Brückner, Matthias Habich, Rüdiger Kirschstein, Mathieu Carričre, Valeska Gert, Stanley Myers, Marguerite Yourcenar, Filmverlag der Autoren, Bioskop-Film, Argos Films, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Set in Latvia in 1919 at the end of the Russian civil war, a Prussian soldier rejects the advances of an aristocratic woman. She retaliates by joining the Bolsheviks. 1 videodisc (98 min.)

MEDIA 10-749

 

Der Geteilte Himmel c2009, 1964

Konrad Wolf, Willi Brückner, Renate Blume, Eberhard Esche, Hans Hardt-Hardtloff, Hilmar Thate, Hans-Joachim Funk, Christa Wolf, Gerhard Wolf, Icestorm Entertainment GmbH, Heinrich Greif Gruppe, DEFA, Studio für Spielfilme, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and DEFA Film Library

A young couple in East Germany find their relationship strained by political upheaval. Set against the backdrop of the Berlin Wall's construction, the film tells the story of Rita Seidel, a woman in her late twenties, and her search for love and understanding in the German Democratic Republic. 1 videodisc (109 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2569

 

Der Italiener c2010, 1971

1 videodisc (71 min.)

MEDIA 10-4504

 

Der junge Törless Young Törless 2005, 1966

Mathieu Carričre,  Marian Seidowsky, Bernd Tischer, Barbara Steele, Volker Schlöndorff, Franz Seitz, Hans Werner Henze, Robert Musil, Janus Films, Nora Filmverleih, Franz Seitz Film, Nouvelles éditions de films (Firm), and Criterion Collection (Firm)

It deals with the sadistic and homoerotic tendencies of a group of boys at an Austrian military academy at the beginning of the 20th century. 1 videodisc (87 min.)

MEDIA 10-1609

 

Der scharlachrote Buchstabe the scarlet letter c2006

Wim Wenders, Peter Genaee, Primitivo Alvarez Armesto, Senta Berger, Hans Christian Blech, Lou Castel, Yella Rottleander, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Road Movies Filmproduktion, Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc, Produktion 1 Im Filmverlag der Autoren, Elaias Querejeta P.C, and Westdeutscher Rundfunk

After 7 years Hester Prynne's missing husband finds her forced to wear the letter 'A' branding her as an adultress. He becomes obsessed with proving the true identity of the father of the illegitimate Pearl while the Rev. Dimmesdale, the father, is slowly consumed by his guilt. Both men die, Hester and Pearl gain in strength. 1 videodisc (86 min.)

MEDIA 10-1749

 

Der subjective faktor 2006?

Helke Sander, Angelika Rommel, Nikolaus Dutsch, Dominik Bender, Lutz Weidlich, Hansjörg Frey, Klaus Trebes, Helke Sander Filmproduktion, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Neue Visionen Medien (Firm), Goethe Institut (Munich, Germany), Films Dept, and good! movies (Firm)

The film reconstructs events which occured between 1967 and 1970 during the beginnings of the women's movement in West Germany.  The director 's focus is on what might have happened if certain people had acted differently. (1981, 138 min.). 1 videodisc (138 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2737

 

Der Verlorene c2007, 1951

Dr. Karl Rothe conducts important research for the Nazis during the Second World War. When he finds out that his fiancée is betraying him with one of his closest colleagues and selling the results of his secret research, he kills her. Rothe wants to be punished for his actions, but the Nazis try to cover up the incident so that he can continue working for them. In a time during which mass murders are committed regularly, one more killer will go unnoticed. 2 videodiscs (213 min.)

MEDIA 10-3901

 

Despair 2011, 1978

Hermann Hermann, a Russian emigrant and successful chocolate magnate, starts to experience hallucinations. One day, he meets Felix and is sure that this man is his doppelganger. His delusional thinking leads him to hatch a plan to relieve him of his mental anguish. 1 videodisc (121 min.)

MEDIA 10-4601

 

Deutschland, bleiche Mutter 2008

"Set during World War II ... follows newlywed Lene, whose young husband, a soldier, is sent to the front lines. Lene discovers that she is pregnant and is forced to take her child on a journey across the war-ravaged countryside ... Lene ... is by turns brave and foolhardy, resourceful and resilient, facing a bleak future with fierce determination."--Container. 1 videodisc (123 min.)

MEDIA 10-5225

 

Deutschland im Herbst & Die Patriotin c2007

Alexander Kluge, Wolfgang Beachler, Heinz Bennent, Wolf Biermann, Hans Peter Closs, Vadim Glowna, Helmut Griem, Hannelore Hoger, Dieter Laser, Horst Mahler, Enno Patalas, Katja Rupae, Walter Schmidinger, Angela Winkler, Manfred Zapatka, Alfred Edel, Alexander von Eschwege, Hans Heckel, Beate Holle, Kurt Jeurgens, Dieter Mainka, Heinrich Beoll, Alf Brustellin, Bernhard Sinkel, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Maximiliane Mainka, Edgar Reitz, Volker Schleondorff, Peter Schubert, Theo Hinz, Eberhard Junkersdorf, Thomas Mauch, Jeorg Schmidt-Reitwein, Werner Leuring, Geunther Heormann, Goethe-Institut (Munich, Germany), Meunchner Stadtmuseum, Abteilung Film, Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Edition Filmmuseum (Firm), Filmverlag der Autoren, ABS-Filmproduktion, Tango Film Produktion, Kairos-Film (Firm), Hallelujah-Film, Edgar Reitz Filmproduktion, and Pro-ject Film

Deutschland im Herbst:  A collective film chronicling seven weeks of political terrorism by the Red Army Faction and political repression in Germany during the fall of 1977. It begins with the kidnap and murder of industrialist Hans-Martin Schleyer and ends with the deaths of three imprisoned Baader-Meinhof terrorists. Includes the work of many of Germany's top directors.
Die Patriotin: Various aspects of German history are explored from several angles in a series of odd sequences. Gabi Teichert (Hannelore Hoger) is both a history teacher and a patriot. One day she goes out into the winter landscape carrying a shovel (digging for the truth?) and comes across a dead soldier killed at the battle of Leningrad, whose symbolically disembodied knee speaks to her. Next, Gabi scans the landscape with a telescope, looking for evidence. Later, she is at a convention of the Social Democrat Party and tries to find information there. The scenes continue at different venues and with different people as this history teacher tries to piece together history. 2 videodiscs (237 min.)

MEDIA 10-2165

 

Downfall 2005

Bernd Eichinger, Oliver Hirschbiegel, Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Corinna Harfouch, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Keohler, Rainer Klausmann, Stephan Zacharias, Joachim C Fest, Gertraud Junge, Constantin Film (Firm), Norddeutscher Rundfunk, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

Loosely based on her actual first-hand account, depicts the final ten days of Nazi Germany as seen through the eyes of Hitler's then-secretary Gertraud (Traudl) Junge. Joining Hitler and his inner circle at their bunker in Berlin, she witnesses the collapse of Hitler's plans for the Third Reich.  As the Russian army takes the city, the dissipation, horrific beliefs, and merciless logic of Hitler's philosophy and followers becomes ever more apparent and visceral. 1 videodisc (155 min.)

MEDIA 10-1963

 

Falsche Bewegung Wrong move c2006, 1975

Wim Wenders, Peter Handke, Peter Genaee, Bernd Eichinger, Reudiger Vogler, Hanna Schygulla, Nastassja Kinski, Hans Christian Blech, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Solaris (Firm), Westdeutscher Rundfunk , Road Movies Filmproduktion, and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

A would-be writer travels across Germany in search of a first-hand experience. Along the way, he meets an ex-Nazi and his mute companion, a wandering poet and an actress who together challenge him to become a writer. 1 videodisc (99 min.)

MEDIA 10-1757

 

Faust eine deutsche Volkssage c2001

F. W Murnau, Emil Jannings, Gösta Ekman , William Dieterle, Camilla Horn, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Kino International Corporation, UFA (Firm), Olympia Chamber Orchestra,  Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, and Transit Film

Classic tale of a man who sells his soul to the devil, based on Goethe's Faust and folk sagas. 1 videodisc (116 min.)

MEDIA 10-901

 

Fitzcarraldo 2002, c1982

Werner Herzog, Lucki Stipeti c, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

Story of a man obsessed with a dream to build his own personal opera house in a remote Peruvian town. 1 videodisc (157 min.)

MEDIA 10-747

 

Frauen Schicksale c2010, 1952

Slatan Dudow, R Leistenschneider, Sonja Sutter, Hanns Groth, Lotte Loebinger, Anneliese Book, Susanne Düllmann, DEFA, and University of Massachusetts at Amherst

"Berlin, seven years after WWII. Four women are looking for happiness and a good man in the divided city. Their destinies are loosely connected through one person: the West Berlin dandy and womanizer, Conny"--Container insert. 1 videodisc (105 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2613

 

Die freudlose Gasse 2010, 1927

G. W Pabst, Miguel Salkind, Willy Haas, Jaro Fürth, Greta Garbo, Loni Nest, Asta Nielsen, Aljoscha Zimmermann, Hannah Heer, Werner Schmiedel, Hugo Bettauer, Sofar-Film-Produktion GmbH, River Lights Pictures, Edition Filmmuseum (Firm), and Film & kunst GmbH

Drama about the hunger and passion of the people living under the distorted conditions of inflation-ridden, post-World-War-I Vienna. This unique 2 disc sets offers the most complete restored version of the film as well as a lot of additional material including a documentary about the life and work of G.W. Pabst. 2 videodiscs (151 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3294

 

Funny games c2006

Michael Haneke, Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch, Frank Giering, Wega Film (Firm), and Kino International Corporation

"Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement."--Imdb. 1 videodisc (105 min.)

MEDIA 10-748

 

Die gebreuder Skladanowsky c2006

Laurent Petitgand, Wim Wenders, Udo Kier, Otto Kuhnle, Christoph Merg, Nadine Beuttner, Lucie Heurtgen-Skladanowsky, Wim Wenders Produktion, Hochschule feur Fernsehen und Film Meunchen, Veit Helmer Filmproduktion, Road Movies Filmproduktion, and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

Film mixes fictional scenes with a documentary interview with 95-year-old Lucie Skladanowsky, daughter of the late Max Skladanowsky, to recreate the exploits of the Brothers Skladanowsky, three fairground showmen/inventors who created their own movie camera at the same time that the Lumieres and Edison were working on their inventions. Some of the footage is shot with a 1920s handcranking camera, in the style of silent films. 1 videodisc (76 min.)

MEDIA 10-1752

 

Gegen die wand Head-on c2005

Birol Ünel, Sibel Kekilli, Catrin Striebeck, Güven K raç, Meltem Cumbul, Ralph Schwingel, Stefan Schubert, Fatih Akin, Klaus Maeck, Strand Releasing Home Video (Firm), Bavaria Film International (Firm), Wüste Filmproduktion (Firm), Corazón International (Firm), Norddeutscher Rundfunk, and ARTE France

A melodrama of a Turkish man and woman living in Germany, torn between two cultures, tradition and modernity, survival and death. 1 videodisc (118 min.)

MEDIA 10-1587

 

Die goldene Stadt 2002, 1942

Hans Conradi, Veit Harlan, Alfred Braun, Kristina Seoderbaum, Eugen Kleopfer, Rudolf Prack, Richard Billinger, and UFA (Firm)

A German farmer's daughter leaves her family to go to "the golden city" Prague, where she is seduced and deserted by a cousin. She returns home, pregnant and desperate, where she is disinherited by her father and where she ends her life in the moors. 1 videodisc (104 min.)

MEDIA 10-1411

 

The Golem how he came into the world  c2002, 1920

In 16th century Prague, Rabbi Loew creates a giant Golem from clay to protect his people from their persecutors. Employing sorcery, he brings the artificial man to life, endowing him with human emotions. Famulus, Loew's evil assistant, manages to take control of the Golem, commanding it to perform sordid criminal acts culminating in the kidnapping of the Rabbi's daughter Miriam. The monster, outraged, rebels and a rampage ensues. 1 videodisc (85 min.)

MEDIA 10-3942

 

Good bye Lenin! 2004

Stefan Arndt, Bernd Lichtenberg, Wolfgang Becker, Daniel Brühl, Katrin Sass, Chulpan Khamatova, Mária Simon, Florian Lukas, X Verleih AG, X Filme Creative Pool, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, and Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)

Alex's proud, socialist mother falls into a coma for eight months. When she wakes, her heart is weak, so Alex has to keep the secret that the Berlin Wall has fallen and capitalism has triumphed. What begins as a little white lie turns into a major scam. 1 videodisc (ca. 121 min.)

MEDIA 10-392

 

Götter der Pest c2003

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Hanna Schygulla, Margarethe von Trotta, Michael Fengler, Antiteater (Organization), Wellspring Home Video (Firm), and Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation

Fassbinder's third feature about the alienated, aimless post war generation in Munich. A flashy nightclub singer, whose petty criminal boyfriend has left her for another woman, betrays him to a police detective. 1 videodisc (88 min.)

MEDIA 10-1126

 

Halbe Treppe c2003

Andreas Dresen, Peter Rommel, Conny Ziesche, Steffi Kühnert, Gabriele Maria Schmeide, Axel Prahl, Thorsten Merten, Delphi Filmverleih (Firm), Universal Pictures (Germany), and Peter Rommel Productions (Firm)

"Chris, a radio DJ, and his wife, Katrin, who works at a truck stop, are friends with Uwe, who owns a snack bar, and his wife, Ellen, who sells perfume. Chris initiates an affair with Ellen; Katrin walks in on them while they are bathing together. Each of the principals has a radically different way of dealing with it."--Jon Reeves, www.imdb.com. 1 videodisc (106 min.)

MEDIA 10-2180

 

Hannah Arendt A biopic of Hannah Arendt, the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. Arendt's reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker, controversial both for her portrayal of Eichmann and the Jewish councils, introduced her now-famous concept of the 'Banality of Evil.' Using footage from the actual Eichmann trial and weaving a narrative that spans three countries, von Trotta beautifully turns the often invisible passion for thought into  dramatic cinema. 1 videodisc (113 min.)

MEDIA 10-4959

 

Heimat a chronicle c2005, 1984

Edgar Reitz, Inge Richter, Peter Steinbach , Marita Breuer, Gertrud Bredel, Willi Burger, Sender Freies Berlin, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, and Facets Video (Firm)

A massive chronicle of life in Germany, from 1919 to 1982, as reflected in the fluctuating fortunes of the members of one family, initially peasant-farmers, in the fictitious village of Schachbach in the Rhineland. An extraordinary succession of mostly ordinary events and characters - history seen from ground level - vividly acted by a huge cast of both professional and nonprofessional actors. 6 videodiscs (925 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 10-1658 disc 1-3 10-1659 disc 4-6

 

Herzsprung 2009, 1992

Thomas Wilkening, Helke Misselwitz, Claudia Geisler, Günter Lamprecht, Eva-Maria Hagen, Nino Sandow, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, DEFA Film Library, DEFA, Studio für Spielfilme, and Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen

"In the little town of Herzsprung whose name can mean either heartbreak, or heart leap, almost nothing has changed since German unification. Nothing, that is, except a rise in unemployment. Johanna, a young mother and widow, is one of the unemployed and has to live on welfare. To make matters worse, she falls in love with a dark-skinned, roving adventurer and the whole village is talking about it"--Container. 1 videodisc (87 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3733

 

Hitler, a film from Germany 2007

Hans Jeurgen Syberberg, Harry Baer, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, British Broadcasting Corporation, and Facets Video (Firm)

Experimental film providing a panoramic view of the sources which helped shape early twentieth-century Germany through the Nazi period. 2 videodiscs (420 min.)

MEDIA 10-2019

 

Die innere Sicherheit 2000

"A couple with a terrorist past have been living on the run for 20 years and have a 15-year-old daughter, Jeanne, who has never known a normal childhood. When their money is stolen, they are forced to return secretly from Portugal to their native Germany, undertaking a journey during which Jeanne's teenage development coincides with the disintegration of the family cell"--Container. 1 videodisc (106 min.)

MEDIA 10-4679

 

Jud Seuss c2008

Veit Harlan, Eberhard Wolfgang Meoller, Ludwig Metzger, Ferdinand Marian, Kristina Seoderbaum, Heinrich George, Werner Krauss, Albert Florath, Eugene Kleopfer, Lion Feuchtwanger, Terra Filmkunst (Firm), and International Historic Films Inc

This notorious Nazi propaganda historical costume melodrama is based on the Nazi version of the novel of the same title by Lion Feuchtwanger, which is based on the real historical character of Josef Seuss Oppenheimer who was a Jewish tax advisor to Karl Alexander during the early 1700's and was publicly executed in Stuttgart for manipulation of state funds. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-7871

 

Klassenverhältnisse 2007, 1984

Daničle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub, Christian Heinisch, Nazzareno Bianconi, Mario Adorf, Laura Betti, Harun Farocki, William Lubtchansky, Caroline Champetier, Christophe Pollock, Franz Kafka, Janus Film und Fernsehen (Firm), Hessischer Rundfunk, Nouvelle édition franēaise, Film & kunst GmbH, and Edition Filmmuseum (Firm)

Based on Kafka's unfinished novel Amerika, Straub and Huillet's version is about class relations and about the society that is created by capitalism. 2 videodiscs (122 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3292

 

Kuhle wampe oder, Wem geheort die Welt 2008, 1932

Slatan Dudow, Bertolt Brecht, Ernst Ottwalt, Herta Thiele, Ernst Busch, Adolf Fischer, Lili Scheonborn, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, DEFA Film Library, Praesens Films, Bundesarchiv (Germany), and Filmarchiv

1 videodisc (ca. 70 min.)

MEDIA 10-1460

 

Die legende von Paul & Paula The legend of Paul and Paula c1999, 1973

Heiner Carow, Angelica Domröse, Winfried Glatzeder, Heidemarie Wenzel, Fred Delmare, Dietmar Richter-Reinick, Icestorm Entertainment GmbH, DEFA, and First-Run Features (Firm)

"Two neighbors--Paula, a single woman with two children, and Paul, a conservative bureaucrat stuck in a loveless marriage--begin to fall in love. The free-spirited Paula tries to liberate Paul from his complacent life, but it's not until tragedy and heartaches beset them both that he begins to fully appreciate her love. But is it too late?"--Container. 1 videodisc (106 min.)

MEDIA 10-1591

 

Liebe ist kealter als der Tod Colder than death: Colder than death 2003, 1969

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Ulli Lommel, Hanna Schygulla, Hans Hirschmeuller, Peter Berling, Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation, Antitheater-X-Film, and Wellspring Media

Franz, a small-time pimp from Berlin, strikes up a friendship with Bruno, another criminal recruit. Despite their persuasive methods, Franz refuses to join the organization. Instead, he teams with Bruno on a small wave of shoplifting and murder. But Franz's prostitute girlfriend is distrustful of the gangster -- and when Bruno begins planning a bank robbery, she makes some arrangements of her own. 1 videodisc (85 min.)

MEDIA 10-1472

 

Lola rennt 1999

Tom Tykwer, Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Nina Petri, and Stefan Arndt

A thrilling roller-coaster ride about two star-crossed lovers who have only minutes to change the course of their lives. Time is running out: Lola has just received a frantic call from her boyfriend Manni, who's accidentally lost a small fortune he was to deliver to his mobster boss. If they cannot find a way to replace the money within twenty minutes, Manni will suffer severe consequences. 1 videodisc (81 min.)

MEDIA 10-10

 

The Love of Jeanne Ney 2001, 1927

The story of a young French woman's struggle for happiness amid the turbulence of post WWI Europe. 1 videodisc (113 min.)

MEDIA 10-1897

 

M c2004

Fritz Lang, Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke, Theodor Loos, Gustaf Gründgens, Thea von Harbou, Seymour Nebenzal, Fritz Arno Wagner, Paul Falkenberg, Anton Kaes, Eric Rentschler, William Friedkin, Claude Chabrol, Harold Nebenzal, Friedrich Gnass , Paul Kemp, Theo Lingen, Rudolf Blümner, Georg John,  Rosa Valetti, Fritz Odemar, Nero-Film A.G, Janus Films, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

When a serial killer is stalking the children of the city, everyone, including the criminal underworld, wants to see him brought down. The story is based on the Düsseldorf child murders of 1929. 2 videodiscs (110 min.)

MEDIA. DANA    MEDIA 10-2253  808 298

 

Metropolis 1984

Fritz Lang, Thea von Harbou, Karl Freund, and Giorgio Moroder

The story of a 21st century city run by a "super trustee" and his collaborators who live in a paradise-like garden. Workers are totally enslaved by machines and condemned to live underground. In the midst of this misery, a young woman, Maria, arises and attempts to inspire the workers to throw off their oppressors. 1 videocassette (87 min.)

MEDIA DANA MEDIA 2-34    614        10-165  10-2444

 

Michael 2004

Carl Theodor Dreyer,  Thea von Harbou, Erich Pommer, Walter Slezak, Karl Freund, Benjamin Christensen, Nora Graegor, Rudolph Matae, David Shepard, Herman Bang, and Kino International Corporation

A great, aging artist succumbs to despair when the young model and pupil he adores leaves him for a woman. Although the story is discreetly played at a father/adopted son level on the surface, the homosexual subtext is quite clear in this early Dreyer film made in Germany. 1 videodisc (86 min.)

MEDIA 10-1998

 

Mutter Küsters fahrt zum Himmel 2003

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Kurt Raab, Brigitte Mira, Ingrid Caven, Armin Meier, Irm Hermann, Gottfried John, Margit Carstensen, Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation, Tango Film Produktion, and Wellspring Media

A factory worker goes berserk one day killing the boss' son and then throwing himself into the machinery. Trying to clear her husband's name, the murderer's widow journeys through ludicrous arenas of yellow journalism and left-wing politics. 1 videodisc (112 min.)

MEDIA 10-1040

 

Die mörder sind unter uns Murderers are among us 1999, 1946

Wolfgang Staudte, Hildegard Knef, Ernst Wilhelm Borchert, Erna Sellmer, Robert Forsch, DEFA, Soveksportfil m (Firm), Icestorm International, Inc, and First-Run Features (Firm)

Susanne is a concentration camp survivor who, despite unspeakable experiences, is filled with a new desire to live. She wants to move back into her apartment in war-torn Berlin where Hans has taken up residence. He is a former officer and surgeon in the German army who finds himself unable to deal with the haunting memories of his role in the war. Through Susanne's caring, this broken man gathers new strength and courage, but he realizes he cannot avoid the shadows of his past. 1 videodisc (81 min.)

MEDIA 10-1589

 

Nosferatu a symphony of horror c2002

F. W Murnau, Henrik Galeen, Max Schreck, Gustav von Wangenheim, Alexander Granach, Greta Schroeder-Matrey, Ruth Yorck, Fritz Arno Wagner, Bram Stoker, Kino International Corporation, Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, and Transit Films (Firm)

Rather than depict Dracula as a shape-shifting monster or debonair gentleman, Murnau's Graf Orlok is a nightmarish, spidery creature with a bulbous head and taloned claws. This is perhaps the most genuinely disturbing incarnation of vampirism. 1 videodisc (93 min.)

MEDIA 10-904         2-187   7-78

 

Nosferatu the vampyre 2002, 1979

Jonathan Harker, against the wishes of his wife, departs on a journey over the Carpathian Mountains to arrange a real estate transaction for Count Dracula, with tragic results. 2 videodiscs (107 min.)

MEDIA 10-4056

 

Notebook on cities and clothes c2006

Wim Wenders, Yohji Yamamoto, Ulrich Felsberg, Road Movies Filmproduktion, Centre Georges Pompidou, and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

Focuses on issues of identity -- how individuals see and define themselves based on clothes, where they live, how they see their place in the world. Profiles/interviews fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto as he and his staff prepare for presentation of a seasonal collection. Director/writer Wim Wenders compares the film and fashion industries, illustrating how they parallel one another. 1 videodisc (81 min.)

MEDIA 10-1750

 

Palermo oder Wolfsburg 2010, 1980

An impoverished young man living in Sicily leaves for work and a better life in Germany. He finds a job in a Volkswagen factory, but struggles to fit in without the support of his friends and family. When he kills two men who question his honor, he is arrested and tried for murder. 1 videodisc (173 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3822

 

Pandora's box Variationen auf das Thema Frank Wedekinds Lulu c2006

G. W Pabst, Ladislaus Vajda, Georg C Horsetzky, Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Francis Lederer, Thomas Elsaesser, Mary Ann Doane, Gillian B Anderson, Dimitar Pentchev, Peer Raben, Stephan Oliva, J Hoberman, Kenneth Tynan, Frank Wedekind, Frank Wedekind, Nero-Film A.G, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

A beautiful young dancer is forced to flee her native Germany after a scuffle with her wealthy fiancee leaves him dead. 2 videodiscs (133 min.)

MEDIA 10-2023

 

Die Praxis der Liebe The practice of love 2010

Valie Export, Ulli Stenzel, Adelheid Arndt , Rüdiger Vogler, Hagnot Elischka, Königsmark & Wüllerweber Film, and Facets Video (Firm)

A woman uses her investigative journalist skills to help solve a murder that involves one of her boyfriends. When she runs into an ex-lover in her pursuit of the truth, the line between fantasy and reality becomes blurred. 1 videodisc (90 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2621

 

Rosenstrasse 2005, c2003

Herbert G Kloiber, Margarethe von Trotta, Katja Riemann, Maria Schrader, Martin Feifel, Richard Schöps, Henrik Meyer, Markus Zimmer, Loek Dikker, Tele-München, Get Reel Productions, Studio Hamburg Letterbox Filmproduktion, Concorde-Film (Firm), and Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)

After the death of her father, Hannah becomes concerned with the strange behavior of her mother. As her mother's troubled childhood is revealed, Hannah realizes how little she ever knew. 1 videodisc (ca. 136 min.)

MEDIA 10-451

 

Solo Sunny c2007, 1980

Wolfgang Kohlhaase, Herbert Ehler, Konrad Wolf, Renate Krössner, Alexander Lang, Heide Kipp, Dieter Montag, Klaus Brasch, DEFA, Studio für Spielfilme, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, DEFA Film Library, and Icestorm Entertainment GmbH

Describes the adventures of a pop singer touring with a mediocre band. 1 videodisc (102 min.)

MEDIA 10-1607

 

Die stille nach dem schuss The legends of Rita 2001

Volker Schlöndorff, Friedrich-Carl Wachs, Arthur Hofer, Emmo Lempert, Wolfgang Kohlhaase, Bibiana Beglau, Martin Wuttke, and Nadja Uhl

This political thriller, set in the final years of the Cold War, recounts the struggles of a young West German woman member of a terrorist group (loosely based on the real Baader-Meinhof gang). When the group disbands, she goes into hiding with an invented identity in East Germany. She struggles with the realities of a Communist state while keeping the distant ideal of socialism. 1 videodisc (101 min.)

MEDIA 10-98

 

Storm 2010

Hans-Christian Schmid, Bernd Lange, Britta Knöller, Kerry Fox, Anamaria Marinca, Stephen Dillane, Rolf Lassgård, Alexander Fehling, Jochen Alexander Freydank,  Film Movement (Firm), Piffl Medien, A-Film (Firm), and 23/5 Filmproduktion

Hannah Maynard, prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague, is leading a trial against a former commander of the Yugoslavian National Army who is accused of the deportation and later killing of dozens of Bosnian-Muslim civilians. When a key witness commits suicide, it looks like the case will unravel, but Hannah refuses to give in. Hoping to uncover new findings, she travels to the witness' burial in Sarajevo and meets his sister Mira, who she senses has much more to say than she is willing to admit. Despite threats of violence, Mira reluctantly agrees to testify at The Hague. She and Hannah must both risk life and limb to make it to the court, only to discover that there are traitors among their own ranks. 1 videodisc (103 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3484

 

Taking sides le cas Furtweangler 2004

Istvaan Szabao, Harvey Keitel, Stellan Skarsgeard, Moritz Bleibtreu, and Ronald Harwood

After Hitler took over power in 1933, many Jewish artists were forced to leave Germany. Wilhelm Furtweangler choose to stay. Though never a member of the party, he was a receipient of honors associated with party membership. However, the conductor often used his position and contacts to save hundreds of Jewish musicians from concentration camps. When U.S. Major Steve Arnold is tasked with the pre-trial investigations, his aim is to prove that the conductor's genius contributed to the Nazi propaganda, while Furtweangler insisted he stayed to bring comfort to the German people with his music. 1 videodisc (105 min.)

MEDIA 10-1980

 

Tartuffe c2003

F. W Murnau, Erich Pommer, Emil Jannings, Werner Krauss, Carl Mayer, Rosa Valetti, Andre Mattoni, Lil Dagover, Moličre, UFA (Firm), Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, Bundesarchiv (Germany), Filmarchiv, and Kino International Corporation

A screen adaption of Moličre's black comedy about the religious hypocrite who insinuates himself into a wealthy Parisian family. 1 videodisc (76 min.)

MEDIA 10-902

 

The three penny opera 1983

"Macheath, the most notorious criminal and ladies' man in Victorian London, presides over an exciting world of thieves, murderers, beggars, prostitutes, and corrupt officials. ... Mack carries things too far when he marries innocent Polly Peachum"--accompanying card. 1 videocassette (100 min.)

MEDIA 10-5299

 

The three penny opera c2009

Social satire set in Victorian London in which both government and underworld are portrayed as amoral and polluted by economic and political chaos. Polly Peachum, daughter of the king of the beggars, with the help of Mackie Messer and his gang, opens a bank in the belief that legal thievery is more profitable than larceny. In the end, Polly's father, Mackie, and the corrupt police commissioner become partners in the bank and mainstays of society. 1 videodisc (100 min.)

MEDIA 10-5151

 

Vampyr 2008, 1932

Carl Theodor Dreyer,  Christen Jul, Julian West, Maurice Schutz, Rena Mandel, Sybille Schmitz, Jan Hieronimko, Henriette Gérard, Jųrgen Roos, Casper Tybjerg, Rudolph Maté, Wolfgang Zeller, Tony Rayns, Mark Le Fanu, Kim Newman, Martin Koerber, Herman G Weinberg, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Conti Film G.m.b.H, Danske filminstitut, Foreningen Dansk Kultur, Statens filmcentral (Denmark), and Criterion Collection (Firm)

"With Vampyr, Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyser's brilliance of achieving mesmerizing atmosphere and austere, profoundly unsettling imagery was for once applied to the horror genre. Yet the result--concerning an occult student assailed by various supernatural haunts and local evildoers in a village outside Paris--is nearly unclassifiable, a host of stunning camera and editing tricks and densely layered sounds creating a mood of dreamlike terror. With its rolling fogs, ominous scythes, and foreboding echoes, Vampyr is one of cinema's great nightmares."--Container. "This is the tale of the strange adventures of young Allan Gray, who immersed himself in the study of devil worship and vampires.  Preoccupied with superstitions of centuries past, he became a dreamer for whom the line between the real and the supernatural became blurred.  His aimless wanderings led him late one evening to a secluded inn by the river in a village called Courtempierre" - title screen.  Grey starts seeing weird, inexplicable sights (a man whose shadow has a life of its own, a mysterious scythe-bearing figure tolling a bell, a terrifying dream of his own burial) but things come to a head when one of the daughters of the lord of the castle succumbs to anaemia - or is it something more sinister?". 2 videodiscs (73 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3010

 

Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum The lost honor of Katharina Blum c2003, 1975

Volker Schleondorff,  Margarethe von Trotta, Angela Winkler, Mario Adorf, Heinz Bennent, Jeurgen Prochnow, Heinrich Beoll, Ivo Barnabao Micheli, Janus Films, Criterion Collection (Firm), Cinema International Corporation, Paramount Pictures Corporation, Orion Pictures, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Bioskop-Film, Crommelin Film-Roma (Firm), and Cine-International

In the period of several days, Katharina's privacy and her honor are destroyed, first by the police who terrorize her, and then by the yellow press, which creates in her name the image of a politicized Bonnie Parker. 1 videodisc (106 min.)

MEDIA  MEDIA 10-1718      2-590

 

. Verzauberte Emma oder, Hilfe, ich bin ein Junge--! = Help, I'm a boy. Kruschak, Ronald, Dommenget, Oliver, Ströher, Astrid, Hannemann, Sarah, Blank, Philipp, Seidensticker, Nick, Braun, Pinkas, Petri, Nina, Studio Hamburg Film Produktion, Filmwerkstatt Hamburg (Firm), Vanguard Cinema (Firm), Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Bayerischer Rundfunk, VCC Perfect Pictures, and Medallion Entertainment S.l.: Medallion Entertainment. Vanguard Cinema; 2006; Performer Note: Sarah Hannemann, Philipp Blank, Nick Seidensticker, Pinkas Braun, Nina Petri, Dominique Horwitz, Marie Lou Sellem, Stephan Benson, Tanja Schumann, Tim Troger, Nadine Fano.Eleven-year old Emma does not have it easy. Both her mother and swim coach expect a lot of her and when a schoolmate Mickey accuses her of being too busy to spend time with her friends, Emma wishes she could become another person. Much to her surprise, she awakens to find that her wish has come true. Shockingly she has become Mickey and he has become her! What follows is a series of hilarious adventures as the two try to deal with being each other while working to reverse the spell.10-4502.

Vision aus dem Leben der Hildegard von Bingen 2011

Herbert G Kloiber, Markus Zimmer, Margarethe von Trotta, Barbara Sukowa, Heino Ferch, Hannah Herzsprung, Alexander Held, Lena Stolze, Sunnyi Melles von Rohonczy, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen GmbH, Clasart Films, Degeto Films (Firm), Celluloid Dreams (Firm), Tele-München, and Zeitgeist Films

The story of Hildegard von Bingen, a 12th century Benedictine nun, who was one of the first women to preach and interpret Biblical scripture. 1 videodisc (110 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3601

 

Vollidiot 2007

Tobi Baumann, Tommy Jaud, Christian Zübert, Christoph Müller, Sven Burgemeister, Oliver Pocher, Oliver Fleischer, Tanja Wenzel, Elenie Salvo González, Senator Film (Firm), and Europool

"This comedy focuses on a dispassionate clerk and his set-backs in life. 29-year-old Simon works in a phone shop, but his thoughts just circle around finding a new girl-friend after being left by his last one year ago. While his Croatian cleaner tries to procure him, his efforts to chat up women in clubs also fail. However, he finds the woman of his dreams (and mother of their future children) in his most hated coffee shop, although not having a clue how to win her heart..."--IMDB.com. 1 videodisc (100 min.)

MEDIA 10-2734

 

The wave 2008

Alex Grasshoff, Fern Field, Ron Jones, Bruce Davison, Lori Lethin, John Putch, Wesley Pfenning, T.A.T. Communications Company, and BN Publishing

Based on the experience of a high-school history class in April, 1967, in Palo Alto, Calif.  Explores what happened when a teacher started a Nazi-like movement called The Wave in his history class to show the students the effects of such a movement. 1 videodisc (46 min.)

MEDIA 10-1199

 

Wings of desire 2009, c1987

Wim Wenders, Anatole Dauman, Peter Handke, Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois, Peter Falk, Jürgen Knieper, Henri Alekan, Peter Przygodda, Heidi Lüdi, Road Movies Filmproduktion, Argos Films, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

A romantic fantasy about an angel who wishes he were mortal and is willing to fall from the sky if it means a chance to fall in love. Set in modern day Berlin, the film follows angel Damiel's path from heavenly flight to earthly delight in a manner that's comical, touching and entertaining. 2 videodiscs (127 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2937

 

Yella c2009, 2007

Christian Petzold, Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber, Hans Fromm, Nina Hoss, Devid Striesow, Hinnerk Scheonemann, Burghart Klaussner, Barbara Auer, Harun Farocki, Schramm Film Koerner & Weber (Firm), Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Association relative aa la taelaevision europaeenne, and Cinema Guild

Following a near-death experience, a young woman flees her East German hometown and failed marriage to start over in Hanover. By chance she finds work with an ambitious and determined executive and enters a ruthless world of big business and cut-throat boardroom deals. But just as she seems poised to fully realize her ambitions, she finds herself haunted by truths from the past that threaten to destroy her new life. 1 videodisc (85 min.)

MEDIA 10-1660

Germany

 

Die 3 Groschen Oper The 3 penny opera 198-?, 1931

G. W Pabst, Simon Nebenzal, Thomas Brandon , Bertolt Brecht, Béla Balázs, Leo Lania, Ladislaus Vajda, Kurt Weill, Lotte Lenya, Rudolf Forster, and Carola Neher

Social satire set in Victorian London in which both government and underworld are portrayed as amoral and polluted by economic and political chaos.  Polly Peachum, daughter of the king of the beggars, with the help of Mackie Messer and his gang, opens a bank in the belief that legal thievery is more profitable than larceny.  In the end, Polly's father, Mackie, and the corrupt police commissioner become partners in the bank and mainstays of society. 1 videocassette :

MEDIA  2-1300  

 

Abschied von gestern and, Gelegenheitsarbeit einer Sklavin/Yesterday Girl c2007, 1966

Alexander Kluge, Alexandra Kluge, Geunther Mack, Franz Bronski, Sylvia Gartmann, Traugott Buhre, Kairos-Film (Firm), Film & kunst GmbH, Meunchner Stadtmuseum, Abteilung Film, Goeth-Institut (Munchin, Germany), Kulturstiftung des Bundes, and Edition Filmmuseum (Firm)

Abschied von gestern:  Anita G., a young woman from East Germany whose parents are picked up during the time of the Third Reich, searches for happiness, liberation and independence in West Germany. Gelegenheitsarbeit einer Sklavin: Roswitha Bronski is a married mother of three at the center of the protest movement. She finds her plans for social change are easier to realize outside family life. 2 videodiscs (171 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1747

 

Aguirre, the wrath of God 1985

Werner Herzog

A band of Spanish conquistadors, led by Aguirre, self -styled "Wrath of God," travel up the Amazon in search of gold, but Aguirre's megalomania turns the expedition into a death trip. 1 videocassette (94 min.) :

MEDIA 2-119

 

Ali fear eats the soul 1976

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Brigitte Mira, and El Hedi Ben Salem

An older washerwoman meets, falls in love with and marries a much younger Arab immigrant who works as a mechanic.  First rejected by their neighbors and coworkers, they later seem to be accepted, but their relationship is tested by social pressures and illness. 1 videocassette (93 min.) :

MEDIA 2-806

 

Alice in the cities 1987

Rüdiger Vogler, Yetta Rottlender, and Lisa Kreuzer

A 31-year-old journalist on the road from the United States to Europe finds himself with a new traveling companion: a precocious 9-year old girl named Alice. 1 videocassette (VHS) (110 min.) :

MEDIA 2-373

 

Die allseitig reduzierte Persönlichkeit, redupers The allround reduced personality 1998

Helke Sander, Joachim Baumann, and Frank Burckner

A free-lance photojournalist struggles to realize herself as an artist and as a woman straddling multiple worlds- work, womanhood, motherhood, East, West, capitalism and socialism. 1 videocassette (ca. 98 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5216

 

Angst essen Seele auf Ali, fear eats the soul 2003

Brigitte Mira, El Hedi Ben Salem, Barbara Valentin, Irm Hermann, Elma Karlowa, Anita Bucher, Gusti Kreissl, Doris Mattes, Margit Symo, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation, Tango Film Produktion, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Lonely widow Emmi Kurowski meets Arab worker Ali in a bar during a rainstorm. They fall in love--to their own surprise, and to the shock of family, colleagues, and drinking buddies. An emotional power that reflects the ethnic tensions within German society. 2 videodiscs (93 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1803

 

Angst vor der Angst /Fear of Fear 2003, 1975

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Peter Mearthesheimer, Margit Carstensen, Ulrich Faulhaber, Brigitte Mira, Irm Hermann, Armin Meier, Adrian Hoven, Asta Scheib, Wellspring Home Video (Firm), Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation, and Westdeutscher Rundfunk

A pregnant middle-class housewife, living an ideal, comfortable life, begins to experience moments of uncontrollable undirected fear. Her anxiety grows and becomes more frequent. After giving birth, she turns to drugs and alcohol, but nothing seems to alleviate her tempestuous nerves. 1 videodisc (88 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1444

 

Anita, dances of vice Tanze des Asters 198-

Rosa von Praunheim, Ina Blum, Lotti Huber, and Mikael Honeggeau

Based on the life of Anita Berber, the first nude dancer and the most scandalous woman in Weimar Berlin.  In von Praunheim's film, the Silent Expressionist Era comes alive through the visions of an old woman who claims to be Anita.  Committed to a psychiatric hospital, she relives the wild, short life of Anita. 1 videocassette (80 min.) :

DOUGLASS 85

 

Die artisten in der Zirkuskuppel, ratlos and, Die unbezeahmbare Leni Peickert c2007

Alexander Kluge, Hannelore Hoger, Curd Jeurgens, Sigi Graue,  Bernd Hoeltz, Kairos-Film (Firm), Film & kunst GmbH, Meunchner Stadtmuseum, Abteilung Film, Goethe-Institut (Munich, Germany), Kulturstiftung des Bundes, and Edition Filmmuseum (Firm)

Die Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel: ratlos (Artists in the big top: Perplexed): Tells the story of a circus beset with financial woes. Leni, the director of a circus, has just lost her father in a trapeze accident. She tries to keep the circus out of debt and vows to continue the performances under the big top. Helped by a small and unexpected inheritance, Leni has high hopes of keeping the circus operating. She must decide if her dedication to the show is realistic or merely wishful thinking. Die unbezeahmbare Leni Peickert (Indomitable Leni Peickert): Continues the drama above as Leni continues to pursue her activities to keep the circus afloat. 2 videodiscs (ca. 275 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1746

 

Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen Even dwarfs started small 1999

Werner Herzog, Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

"The inmates have taken over an institution in a bleak and savage world in which everyone's a dwarf. As one of the institution's directors holds a rebel hostage while issuing orders for calm, the other inmates run amok, smashing equipment, setting fires, fighting for power and tormenting two blind prisoners. In this land of reversed proportions, these revolutionary outcasts not only destroy the symbols of civilization-- cars, typewriters and dinner plates-- but trees and flowers and animals as well."--Container. 1 videodisc (96 min.)

MEDIA 10-647

 

The bartered bride 1932, 1995

Max Ophuls, Jarmila Novotná, Karl Valentin, Otto Wernicke, Willi Domgraf-Fassbaender, Paul Schiller, Leo Mittler, Harry Welchman, Bedrich Smetana, and Oscar Straus

Bartered bride: Adaptation of Smetana's opera about the bartered bride who finally married the young Bohemian she loved. Last waltz: A prince must choose a bride so a countess and three of her four daughters are brought for the playboy monarch's choosing. Complications set in, but all is righted when the missing fourth daughter arrives. 1 videocassette (ca 150 min.) :

MUSIC 450

 

Berlin, die Symphonie der Grosstadt 2007, 1927

Walter Ruttmann, Karl Freund, Fox-Europa (Firm), and Quality Information Publishers

A cross section of life in Berlin from dawn to midnight on a late spring day. Uses montage, cutting, and editing to capture the pulse and tempo of this city. 1 videodisc (DVD) (65 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1758

 

Bildnis einer Trinkerin 1979

Ulrike Ottinger and Tabea Blumenschein

A woman takes a drunken sightseeing tour of Berlin in this exploration of the complexity of female identity. 1 videocassette (108 min.) :

MEDIA 2-6055

 

Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von kant The Bitter tears of Petra von Kant 1991

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Margit Carstensen, Hanna Schygulla, and Irm Hermann

The story deals with the shifting power relationships among three women: a successful fashion designer, her contented assistant and a sultry model. 1 videocassette (124 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2642

 

Bolwieser c2005

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Herbert Knopp, Elisabeth Trissenaar, Kurt Raab, Oskar Maria Graf, Udo Kier, New Yorker Video (Firm), and New Yorker Films

The stationmaster Bolwieser is sexually obsessed with his beautiful wife. Soon bored with her husband she engages in adulterous affairs, causing him to become sullen and depressed leading to disasterous consequences. 1 videodisc (111 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1028

 

The BRD trilogy Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The marriage of Maria Braun, Veronika Voss, Lola 2003

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Peter Märthesheimer, Pea Fröhlich, Hanna Schygulla , Rosel Zech, Barbara Sukowa, Michael Ballhaus, Xaver Schwarzenberger, Juliane Lorenz, Peter Raben, and Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation

In 1978 Rainer Werner Fassbinder embarked upon a project to trace the history of postwar Germany in a series of films told through the eyes of 3 remarkable women. The 3 films would garner him the international acclaim for which he had always yearned and place his name foremost in the canon of New German Cinema. 4 videodiscs (541 min.)

MEDIA 10-752 v.1- v.4

 

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 1980

Robert Wiene

This drama of terror produced for the silent screen is a leading example of expressionism. It is a tale of the modern re-appearance of an 11th century myth involving the strange and mysterious influence of an evil monk over a sleepwalker. 1 videocassette (52 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA 2-170 2-844 7-128

 

The cabinet of Dr. Caligari a film in six acts c2002

Robert Wiene, Carl Mayer, Hans Janowitz, Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Lil Dagover, Friedrich Feher, Bundesarchiv (Germany), Filmarchiv, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Association relative ŕ la télévision européenne, Decla Film-Gesellschaft, and Kino International Corporation

The twisted tale of a gangly sleepwalker under the spell of the sinister and mysterious Dr. Caligari. 1 videodisc (75 min.)

MEDIA 10-812

 

Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach 2005

Dani le Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub, Gustav Leonhardt, Christiane Lang, Paolo Carlini, Ernst Castelli, Johann Sebastian Bach, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Knabenchor Hannover, Franz Seitz Produktion (Firm), and New Yorker Video (Firm)

The life and work of renowned 18th-century German composer Johann Sebastian Bach are traced in this stirring biodrama. Narrated by Bach's wife Anna, the film is mostly comprised of set pieces in which Bach performs many of his works. 1 videodisc (93 min.)

MEDIA 10-639

 

Coming out c2001

Heiner Carow, Matthias Freihof, Dagmar Manzel, Dirk Kummer, DEFA, Studio für Spielfilme, Icestorm Entertainment GmbH, First-Run Features (Firm), and Gruppe Babelsberg

Against the background of the East German society's prejudice against homosexual relationships, Philip, a high school teacher with a pregnant girlfriend, discovers he loves Matthias. 1 videodisc (108 min.) :

MEDIA 10-958

 

Conspiracy 2002, 2001

Frank R Pierson, Nicholas Gillott, Loring Mandel, Kenneth Branagh, Stanley Tucci, Colin Firth, Jonathan Coy, Brendan Coyle, Ben Daniels, Barnaby Kay, Kevin McNally, Ian McNeice, Brian Pettifer , Ewan Stewart, Peter Sullivan, Owen Teale, David Threlfall, and Nicholas Woodeson

On January 20, 1942, 15 German officials attended a conference at Wannsee - on the outskirts of Berlin. The meeting comprised of mid-ranking SS commanders and a variety of government ministers. The meeting was organized by SS Major Adolf Eichmann under the direction of Chief of Security Reinhard Heydrich. It was a polite conference, but under this thin veneer of manners lay an evil intent. By the end of the meeting, the fate of six million lives would be decided and the shape of the world would be altered forever. 1 videodisc (96 min.) :

MEDIA 10-103

 

The damned Götterdämmerung 1995

Dirk Bogarde, Ingrid Thulin, Helmut Griem, Helmut Berger, Luchino Visconti, Ever Haggiag, Alfred Levy, Warner Bros.-Seven Arts, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

The degradation of a great family, set against the historical background of the "Night the long knives" and the rise of Nazism. 1 videocassette (146 min.)

MEDIA 2-7312

 

Das Boot ist voll The boat is full 1989

Markus Imhoof, George Reinhart, Alfred A Häsler, Tina Engel, Curt Bois, Renate Steiger, Mathias Gnadinger, and Gerd David

A group of refugees from Nazi Germany seek asylum in Switzerland by posing as a family. 1 videocassette (104 min.) :

DANA MEDIA 926 2-2125

 

Das Boot The boat 1997, 1981

Wolfgang Petersen, Günter Rohrbach, Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, and Lothar Günther Buchheim

Follows the daring patrol of the U-96, one of the famed German U-boats known as the "gray wolves." The crew is graphically portrayed in a life-and-death struggle, challenging the British Navy at every turn.  Autumn, 1941: 43 young German sailors aboard U-96 enter the war against Britain. They seek adventure, respect and heroism. For them, this voyage is for glory. For their captain, a seasoned war veteran at the young age of 30, it is a mission against enemy destroyers in a blood-red sea that can devour a ship and its crew without leaving a trace. 2 videocassettes (209 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA                                  MEDIA. MEDIA 2-3382 cassette 1 2-3383 cassette 2    7-148 disc 1 7-149 disc 2

 

Das leben der anderen/Lives of others c2007

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Quirin Berg, Max Wiedemann, Martina Gedeck, Ulrich Mühe, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur, Thomas Thieme, Hans-Uwe Bauer, Herbert Knaup, Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion, Buena Vista International Film Productions, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Arte (Firm), Creado Film, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

A 1984 East Berlin simple surveillance assignment: Capt. Gerd Wiesler, a Stasi officer and a specialist in surveillance, has been assigned to keep an eye on Georg Dreyman, a respected playwright, and his actress girlfriend, Christa-Maria Sieland. Though Dreyman is known to associate with blacklisted director Albert Jerska, a known dissident, Dreyman's record is spotless. Wiesler discovers that Minister Hempf has an ulterior motive in spying on this seemingly upright citizen. Wiesler's sympathies shift from the government to its people - or at least to this one particular person. 1 videodisc (137 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1106

 

Das versprechen The promise 1995

Margarethe von Trotta, Eberhard Junkersdorf, Peter Schneider, Meret Becker, Corinna Harfouch, and  Anian Zollner

The story of two lovers trapped on opposite sides of the Berlin Wall after one successfully escapes to the West. 1 videocassette (115 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5050

 

Das weisse Band eine deutsche Kindergeschichte c2009

Michael Haneke, Christian Friedel, Ernst Jacobi, Ulrich Tukur, Leonie Benesch, Ursina Lardi, Fion Mutert, X Filme Creative Pool, and  Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

"On the eve of World War I, strange accidents in a small Protestant village in Northern Germany involve the children and teenagers of a choir run by the schoolteacher and their families. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery as these events gradually take on the character of a punishment ritual"--Container. 1 videodisc (144 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1844

 

Das zweite Erwachen der Christa Klages The second awakening of Christa Klages 1997

Margarethe von Trotta, Tina Engel, Sylvia Reize, Katharina Thalbach, Marius Müller-Westernhagen, Peter Schneider, Luisa Francia, and Eberhard Junkersdorf

Christa Klages is a young mother distraught at the prospect that her day care center is running out of money.  With her lover, Werner, and another friend, she robs a bank.  The friend is captured and Werner is killed while eluding the police, so Christa flees with her friend, Ingrid, who helps Christa escape to Portugal. 1 videocassette (ca. 93 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5180

 

David 1987

Peter Lilienthal, Joachim von Vietinghoff, Ezra BenGershôm, Valter Taub, Irena Vrkljan, Eva Mattes, and Mario Fischel

David is a young Jewish teenager who is caught up in the Nazi regime's persecution. He survives as victim and witness in this poetic but brutal drama filmed in Germany. 1 videocassette (106 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2096

 

Der amerikanische freund c2006

Wim Wenders, Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer, Gaerard Blain, Patricia Highsmith, Road Movies Filmproduktion, Wim Wenders Produktion, Films du losange (Firm), Westdeutscher Rundfunk, and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

Story about a Hamburg picture framer who is perfectly ordinary except that he is suffering from a rare and fatal blood disease. His peace and sanity are upset when he is offered money to assassinate a Mafia figure in Paris. 1 videodisc (125 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1751

 

Der blaue Engel The blue angel c2001, 1930

Josef Von Sternberg,  Robert Liebmann, Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich, Heinrich Mann, UFA (Firm), and Kino International Corporation

A middle-aged schoolmaster becomes infatuated with and marries a singer from a sleazy cafe. When she leaves him for another man he returns to his school as a broken old man. 2 videodiscs (106, 94 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1406

 

Der Fangschuss c2003

Volker Schlöndorff, Eberhard Junkersdorf, Genevičve Dormann, Margarethe von Trotta, Jutta Brückner, Matthias Habich, Rüdiger Kirschstein, Mathieu Carričre, Valeska Gert, Stanley Myers, Marguerite Yourcenar, Filmverlag der Autoren, Bioskop-Film, Argos Films, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Set in Latvia in 1919 at the end of the Russian civil war, a Prussian soldier rejects the advances of an aristocratic woman. She retaliates by joining the Bolsheviks. 1 videodisc (98 min.)

MEDIA 10-749

 

Der junge Törless Young Törless 2005, 1966

Mathieu Carričre,  Marian Seidowsky, Bernd Tischer, Barbara Steele, Volker Schlöndorff, Franz Seitz, Hans Werner Henze, Robert Musil, Janus Films, Nora Filmverleih, Franz Seitz Film, Nouvelles éditions de films (Firm), and Criterion Collection (Firm)

It deals with the sadistic and homoerotic tendencies of a group of boys at an Austrian military academy at the beginning of the 20th century. 1 videodisc (87 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1609

 

Der scharlachrote Buchstabe the scarlet letter c2006

Wim Wenders, Peter Genaee, Primitivo Alvarez Armesto, Senta Berger, Hans Christian Blech, Lou Castel, Yella Rottleander, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Road Movies Filmproduktion, Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc, Produktion 1 Im Filmverlag der Autoren, Elaias Querejeta P.C, and Westdeutscher Rundfunk

After 7 years Hester Prynne's missing husband finds her forced to wear the letter 'A' branding her as an adultress. He becomes obsessed with proving the true identity of the father of the illegitimate Pearl while the Rev. Dimmesdale, the father, is slowly consumed by his guilt. Both men die, Hester and Pearl gain in strength. 1 videodisc (86 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1749

 

Der Verlorene Sohn 198-?

Luis Trenker, Luis Trenker, Jimmie Fox, Maria Andergast, and  Marian Marsh

Tonio Feuersinger, a native son of the majestic Dolomite mountain region, is catapulted to New York City at the time of the Great Depression. Just when he hits bottom, an old friend discovers and rescues him. Despite his new-found luxury and the affection of his friend's daughter, Tonio returns to his village, his people, and his girl. 1 videocassette (90 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2898

 

Deutschland bleiche Mutter Germany, pale mother 1999?, 1979

Helma Sanders-Brahms, Eva Mattes, Ernst Jacobi, and Elisabeth Stepanek

Love story set during and after the Nazi era.  Explores the private lives of a young bride and her Nazi soldier husband, and her parents, by-standers who tolerated Hitler.  While not excusing the actions of its protagonists, it uses them to show how easily the unthinkable can happen. 1 videocassette (123 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3907

 

Effi Briest 1992

Theodor Fontane, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Hanna Schygulla, Ulli Lommel, and Wolfgang Schenck

Tale of a 17-year-old girl who is forced into a marriage to a much older count by her unloving parents. 1 videocassette (135 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2787

 

Ein Mann wie Eva A man like Eva 1988, 1983

Eva Mattes, Lisa Kreuzer, Charles Regnier, Werner Stocker, Radu Gabrea, Laurens Straub, and Horst Schier

Stirring portrait of an obsessive filmmaker shooting a romantic drama.  Inspired by the legend of Gemany's prolific director, Rainer Werner Fassbinder. 1 videocassette (86 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3580

 

Europa Europa 1992, 1991

Artur Brauner, Agnieszka Holland, Julie Delpy, Shlomo Perel, Margaret Menegoz, Marco Hofschneider, and Hanns Zischler

The fascinating true story of Salomon Perel, A German-Jewish teenager who survived World War II by concealing his true identity by living as a Nazi for seven harrowing years through three countries. 1 videocassette (115 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 1301    2-2049

 

Every man for himself and God against all the enigma of Kaspar Hauser 198-

Werner Herzog

Film based on the true story of a young man who appeared in a small German town in 1820 after having lived in total isolation from humans since birth. He is taught to speak, read, and write by townspeople, but is then mysteriously murdered. 1 videocassette (110 min.) :

MEDIA 2-610

 

Falsche Bewegung Wrong move c2006, 1975

Wim Wenders, Peter Handke, Peter Genaee, Bernd Eichinger, Reudiger Vogler, Hanna Schygulla, Nastassja Kinski, Hans Christian Blech, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Solaris (Firm), Westdeutscher Rundfunk , Road Movies Filmproduktion, and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

A would-be writer travels across Germany in search of a first-hand experience. Along the way, he meets an ex-Nazi and his mute companion, a wandering poet and an actress who together challenge him to become a writer. 1 videodisc (99 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1757

 

Faust eine deutsche Volkssage c2001

F. W Murnau, Emil Jannings, Gösta Ekman , William Dieterle, Camilla Horn, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Kino International Corporation, UFA (Firm), Olympia Chamber Orchestra,  Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, and Transit Film

Classic tale of a man who sells his soul to the devil, based on Goethe's Faust and folk sagas. 1 videodisc (116 min.) :

MEDIA 10-901

 

Faustrecht der Freiheit Fox and his friends 1989, 1975

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Christian Hohoff, Renate Klett, Peter Chatel, Karl-Heinz Böhm, Adrian Haven, Harry Bär, and Christian Maybach

A gay working-class carnival entertainer whose lottery winnings attract a wealthy, upper-class lover, with whom he begins an ill-fated romance. 1 videocassette (123 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3480

 

Fitzcarraldo 2002, c1982

Werner Herzog, Lucki Stipeti c, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

Story of a man obsessed with a dream to build his own personal opera house in a remote Peruvian town. 1 videodisc (157 min.)

MEDIA 10-747

 

Funny games c2006

Michael Haneke, Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch, Frank Giering, Wega Film (Firm), and Kino International Corporation

"Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement."--Imdb. 1 videodisc (105 min.)

MEDIA 10-748

 

Die gebreuder Skladanowsky c2006

Laurent Petitgand, Wim Wenders, Udo Kier, Otto Kuhnle, Christoph Merg, Nadine Beuttner, Lucie Heurtgen-Skladanowsky, Wim Wenders Produktion, Hochschule feur Fernsehen und Film Meunchen, Veit Helmer Filmproduktion, Road Movies Filmproduktion, and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

Film mixes fictional scenes with a documentary interview with 95-year-old Lucie Skladanowsky, daughter of the late Max Skladanowsky, to recreate the exploits of the Brothers Skladanowsky, three fairground showmen/inventors who created their own movie camera at the same time that the Lumieres and Edison were working on their inventions. Some of the footage is shot with a 1920s handcranking camera, in the style of silent films. 1 videodisc (76 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1752

 

Gegen die wand Head-on c2005

Birol Ünel, Sibel Kekilli, Catrin Striebeck, Güven K raç, Meltem Cumbul, Ralph Schwingel, Stefan Schubert, Fatih Akin, Klaus Maeck, Strand Releasing Home Video (Firm), Bavaria Film International (Firm), Wüste Filmproduktion (Firm), Corazón International (Firm), Norddeutscher Rundfunk, and ARTE France

A melodrama of a Turkish man and woman living in Germany, torn between two cultures, tradition and modernity, survival and death. 1 videodisc (118 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1587

 

The goalie's anxiety at the penalty kick 1987

Wim Wenders, Arthur Brass, and Kai Fisher

A washed-up soccer goalie wanders in Vienna in an effort to release his frustrations, and experiences tragic consequences as a result of his actions. 1 videocassette (101 min.) :

MEDIA 2-385

Germany (Continued)

 

Die goldene Stadt 2002, 1942

Hans Conradi, Veit Harlan, Alfred Braun, Kristina Seoderbaum, Eugen Kleopfer, Rudolf Prack, Richard Billinger, and UFA (Firm)

A German farmer's daughter leaves her family to go to "the golden city" Prague, where she is seduced and deserted by a cousin. She returns home, pregnant and desperate, where she is disinherited by her father and where she ends her life in the moors. 1 videodisc (104 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1411

 

Good bye Lenin! 2004

Stefan Arndt, Bernd Lichtenberg, Wolfgang Becker, Daniel Brühl, Katrin Sass, Chulpan Khamatova, Mária Simon, Florian Lukas, X Verleih AG, X Filme Creative Pool, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, and Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)

Alex's proud, socialist mother falls into a coma for eight months. When she wakes, her heart is weak, so Alex has to keep the secret that the Berlin Wall has fallen and capitalism has triumphed. What begins as a little white lie turns into a major scam. 1 videodisc (ca. 121 min.)

MEDIA 10-392

 

Götter der Pest c2003

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Hanna Schygulla, Margarethe von Trotta, Michael Fengler, Antiteater (Organization), Wellspring Home Video (Firm), and Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation

Fassbinder's third feature about the alienated, aimless post war generation in Munich. A flashy nightclub singer, whose petty criminal boyfriend has left her for another woman, betrays him to a police detective. 1 videodisc (88 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1126

 

Handler der vier Jahreszeiten Merchant of four seasons 1973, 1972

Ingrid Fassbinder, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Irm Hermann, Hans Hirschmüller, Hanna Schygulla, Klaus Löwitsch, and Karl Scheydt

"Hans, a fruit peddler, watches his unexceptional life disintegrate. Seduced and rejected to the point of a nervous breakdown, Hans drinks himself to death as he toasts his loved ones at the dinner table"--Container. 1 videocassette (88 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3581

 

Heimat a chronicle c2005, 1984

Edgar Reitz, Inge Richter, Peter Steinbach , Marita Breuer, Gertrud Bredel, Willi Burger, Sender Freies Berlin, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, and Facets Video (Firm)

A massive chronicle of life in Germany, from 1919 to 1982, as reflected in the fluctuating fortunes of the members of one family, initially peasant-farmers, in the fictitious village of Schachbach in the Rhineland. An extraordinary succession of mostly ordinary events and characters - history seen from ground level - vividly acted by a huge cast of both professional and nonprofessional actors. 6 videodiscs (925 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 10-1658 disc 1-3 10-1659 disc 4-6

 

Heller Wahn Sheer madness 1997

Margarethe von Trotta, Eberhard Junkersdorf, Hanna Schygulla, Angela Winkler, Peter Striebeck, and Christine Fersen

Chronicles the friendship between two very different women: one a lecturer in literature and separated from her stage director husband; the other the shy wife of a well-known peace expert. As the two women become closer, their husbands become annoyed at their own loss. 1 videocassette (106 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5241

 

Johanna d'Arc of Mongolia 1989

Ulrike Ottinger, Delphine Seyrig, Irm Hermann, Gillian Scalici, and Ines Sastre

Seven Western women travelers meet aboard the Trans-Siberian Express. Suddenly ambushed by a band of Mongol horsewomen, they are abducted to the plains of Inner Mongolia and embark on a fantastic camel ride across the countryside. 2 videocassettes (165 min.) :

MEDIA 2-6052

 

The Joyless street 1990

G. W Pabst, Hugo Bettauer, Steve Sterner, M. A Portnoy, Willi Haas, Guido Seeber, Kurt Oretel, Hans Sohnle, Otto Erdman, Greta Garbo, Werner Krauss, Asta Nielsen, Valeska Gert, Jaro Fürth, and Einar Hanson

A drama about the hunger and passion of the people living under the distorted conditions of inflation-ridden, post World War I Vienna. 1 videocassette (96 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1863

 

Jud Seuss c2008

Veit Harlan, Eberhard Wolfgang Meoller, Ludwig Metzger, Ferdinand Marian, Kristina Seoderbaum, Heinrich George, Werner Krauss, Albert Florath, Eugene Kleopfer, Lion Feuchtwanger, Terra Filmkunst (Firm), and International Historic Films Inc

This notorious Nazi propaganda historical costume melodrama is based on the Nazi version of the novel of the same title by Lion Feuchtwanger, which is based on the real historical character of Josef Seuss Oppenheimer who was a Jewish tax advisor to Karl Alexander during the early 1700's and was publicly executed in Stuttgart for manipulation of state funds. 1 videodisc (95 min.) :

MEDIA 10-7871

 

Jud Süss 1985

Veit Harlan, Wolfgang Eberhard Moller, Ludwig Metzger, Ferdinand Marian, Werner Krauss, Heinrich George, Kristina Söderbaum, and Lion Feuchtwanger

Tells the story of the rise to power of the Jewish financial advisor of the Duke of Württeinberg.  After the Duke's death, there is a revolt, whereupon he is tried and hanged, and all Jews subsequently leave the country.  An antisemetic film used for justification of the  Final solution  of the Jews in Europe. 1 videocassette (98 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2069

 

Judgement at Nuremberg 1983

Stanley Kramer

Courtroom drama which recreates the post-World War II trials of Nazi officials, centering on the trial of four accused of war crimes. 2 videocassettes (178 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-143 cassette 1 2-144 cassette 2

 

Kings of the road in the course of time 1987

Wim Wenders, Rüdiger Vogler, and Hanns Zischler

Depicts the experiences of two young men in Germany.  One repairs cinema equipment, the other cannot face the world from which he came.  Together they set off on a rambling trip across Germany, listening to rock'n roll, visiting closed movie theatres, meeting strangers and learning what it means to be living in today's Germany. 2 videocassettes (176 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-652 cassette 1 2-653 cassette 2

 

Kolberg 1985

Veit Harlan and Alfred Braun

Recreates the true story of a Prussian town's rebellion against Napoleon's army of the occupation. Laced with National Socialist ideology, the film is a mirror of Nazi Germany's own war for survival during the final years of World War II. In its characterizations of Kolberg's beseiged citizenry, the epic allegorically reflects the spirit of fanatical resolve to fight on, that Nazi propaganda was attempting to instill in the German populace. 1 videorecording (118 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1947

 

Kriemhild's revenge the Nibelungen 198-?

Fritz Lang, Thea von Harbou, Margarete Schön, Georg August Koch, and Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Kriemhild, wife of the slain Siegfried, seeks revenge for his death and marries Attila, King of the Huns, in order to further her purpose. 1 videocassette (95 min.) :

MUSIC 224

 

Kuhle wampe oder, Wem geheort die Welt 2008, 1932

Slatan Dudow, Bertolt Brecht, Ernst Ottwalt, Herta Thiele, Ernst Busch, Adolf Fischer, Lili Scheonborn, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, DEFA Film Library, Praesens Films, Bundesarchiv (Germany), and Filmarchiv

1 videodisc (ca. 70 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1460

 

Die legende von Paul & Paula The legend of Paul and Paula c1999, 1973

Heiner Carow, Angelica Domröse, Winfried Glatzeder, Heidemarie Wenzel, Fred Delmare, Dietmar Richter-Reinick, Icestorm Entertainment GmbH, DEFA, and First-Run Features (Firm)

"Two neighbors--Paula, a single woman with two children, and Paul, a conservative bureaucrat stuck in a loveless marriage--begin to fall in love. The free-spirited Paula tries to liberate Paul from his complacent life, but it's not until tragedy and heartaches beset them both that he begins to fully appreciate her love. But is it too late?"--Container. 1 videodisc (106 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1591

 

Liebe ist kealter als der Tod Colder than death: Colder than death 2003, 1969

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Ulli Lommel, Hanna Schygulla, Hans Hirschmeuller, Peter Berling, Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation, Antitheater-X-Film, and Wellspring Media

Franz, a small-time pimp from Berlin, strikes up a friendship with Bruno, another criminal recruit. Despite their persuasive methods, Franz refuses to join the organization. Instead, he teams with Bruno on a small wave of shoplifting and murder. But Franz's prostitute girlfriend is distrustful of the gangster -- and when Bruno begins planning a bank robbery, she makes some arrangements of her own. 1 videodisc (85 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1472

 

Lisbon story 1997

Wim Wenders, Ulrich Felsberg, Paulo Branco, Rüdiger Vogler, Patrick Bauchau, and Teresa Salgueiro

When sound engineer Phillip Winter receives a cryptic message from his friend, a self-obsessed director, he drives to Lisbon. But upon his arrival, Winter is unable to find the director, and an unfinished silent film is the only clue to his whereabouts. As a result the engineer finds himself roaming the streets of Lisbon recording sound for his friend's unfinished silent film. 1 videocassette (100 min.) :

DANA 888

 

Lola rennt 1999

Tom Tykwer, Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Nina Petri, and Stefan Arndt

A thrilling roller-coaster ride about two star-crossed lovers who have only minutes to change the course of their lives. Time is running out: Lola has just received a frantic call from her boyfriend Manni, who's accidentally lost a small fortune he was to deliver to his mobster boss. If they cannot find a way to replace the money within twenty minutes, Manni will suffer severe consequences. 1 videodisc (81 min.) :

MEDIA 10-10

 

Los asesinos se encuentran entre nosotros The murderers are among us 1996, 1946

Wolfgang Staudte, Herbert Uhlich, Otto Hunte, Bruno Monden, Hildegard Knef, Ernst Wilhelm Borchert, and Erna Sellmer

After the end of World War II, Susanne Wallner returns from a concentration camp to find that her Berlin apartment is occupied by Dr. Martens, whose memories of mass executions ordered by his captain in Poland have driven him to despair and drunkenness. They stay together, but when Martens learns his former captain is alive and prospering he determines to kill the war criminal. 1 videocassette (84 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3442

 

M 1986

Fritz Lang and Thea von Harbou

Dramatic search for a child murder examines police methods and the character of the murder as well. A number of unsolved murders so disrupts a city that organized crime joins the search for the killer. 1 videocassettte (99 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 808   2-98

 

Macumba 1981

Elfi Mikesch, Ursula Weck, Sabina Kester, and Magdalena Montezuma

Three Germans, isolated in a Brazilian city by their own lethargy, are haunted by the energetic Afro-Brazilian religion and music around them. 1 videocassette (88 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5434

 

Die Marquise von O--- c1999

Eric Rohmer, Margaret Menegoz, Edith Clever, Bruno Ganz,  Edda Seippel, Peter Lühr, Otto Sander, Heinrich von Kleist, Films du losange (Firm), Gaumont (Firm), Janus Films, and Fox Lorber Home Video (Firm)

During the Franco-Prussian war, a young widow who is saved from an attempted rape finds herself mysteriously pregnant several months later. Unaware of how this happened, she is sent away by her family and ends up marrying her rescuer, whom she doesn't know is the child's father. 1 videocassette (102 min.)

MEDIA 2-6864

 

The Marriage of Maria Braun Die Ehe der Maria Braun 1986

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Hanna Schygulla, and Klaus Löwitsch

A provocative portrait of a sensous beauty who sells herself for wealth, and the husband who sacrifices his freedom for her. 1 videocassette (120 min.) :

MEDIA 2-646

 

Men- Männer- 1994, 1985

Doris Dörrie, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Ulrike Kriener, and Heiner Lauterbach

A man discovers his wife has been having an affair with a young artist.  In revenge, the husband ingratiates himself with the artist and gradually turns him into a carbon copy of himself. 1 videocassette (96 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2546

 

Menschenfrauen Humanwomen 1989

Valie Export, Peter Weibel, Renée Felden, Maria Martina, Susanne Widl, Christiane von Aster, and Klaus Wildbolz

Four women are either married to, pregnant by or in other ways attached to one man who, for a long time, gets understanding until, in the end, the four women revolt against him. 1 videocassette (100 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2669

 

Metropolis 1984

Fritz Lang, Thea von Harbou, Karl Freund, and Giorgio Moroder

The story of a 21st century city run by a "super trustee" and his collaborators who live in a paradise-like garden. Workers are totally enslaved by machines and condemned to live underground. In the midst of this misery, a young woman, Maria, arises and attempts to inspire the workers to throw off their oppressors. 1 videocassette (87 min.) :

MEDIA DANA MEDIA 2-34    614        10-165

 

Mutter Küsters fahrt zum Himmel 2003

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Kurt Raab, Brigitte Mira, Ingrid Caven, Armin Meier, Irm Hermann, Gottfried John, Margit Carstensen, Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation, Tango Film Produktion, and Wellspring Media

A factory worker goes berserk one day killing the boss' son and then throwing himself into the machinery. Trying to clear her husband's name, the murderer's widow journeys through ludicrous arenas of yellow journalism and left-wing politics. 1 videodisc (112 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1040

 

Die mörder sind unter uns Murderers are among us 1999, 1946

Wolfgang Staudte, Hildegard Knef, Ernst Wilhelm Borchert, Erna Sellmer, Robert Forsch, DEFA, Soveksportfil m (Firm), Icestorm International, Inc, and First-Run Features (Firm)

Susanne is a concentration camp survivor who, despite unspeakable experiences, is filled with a new desire to live. She wants to move back into her apartment in war-torn Berlin where Hans has taken up residence. He is a former officer and surgeon in the German army who finds himself unable to deal with the haunting memories of his role in the war. Through Susanne's caring, this broken man gathers new strength and courage, but he realizes he cannot avoid the shadows of his past. 1 videodisc (81 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1589

 

The Nasty girl Das Schreckliche mädchen 1990

Michael Verhoeven, Lena Stolze, and Michael Senftleben

Sonja, the "Nasty girl," investigates her town's past for a school project and finds out some big secrets that the inhabitants of the town want to remain secret at any cost. 1 videocassette (94 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1983

 

Nosferatu a symphony of horror c2002

F. W Murnau, Henrik Galeen, Max Schreck, Gustav von Wangenheim, Alexander Granach, Greta Schroeder-Matrey, Ruth Yorck, Fritz Arno Wagner, Bram Stoker, Kino International Corporation, Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, and Transit Films (Firm)

Rather than depict Dracula as a shape-shifting monster or debonair gentleman, Murnau's Graf Orlok is a nightmarish, spidery creature with a bulbous head and taloned claws. This is perhaps the most genuinely disturbing incarnation of vampirism. 1 videodisc (93 min.) :

MEDIA 10-904

 

Nosferatu Phantom der Nacht 1999

Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz,  Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, Gaumont (Firm), Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

Jonathan Harker, against the wishes of his wife, departs on a journey over the Carpathian Mountains to finalize a real estate deal. When he arrives at his destination, he encounters Count Dracula and a series of tragic events. 1 videocassette (107 min.)

MEDIA 2-7699

 

Nosferatu the vampire 1999

Michael Gruskoff, Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, Gaumont (Firm) , and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

Jonathan Harker, against the wishes of his wife, departs on a journey over the Carpathian Mountains to finalize a real estate deal. When he arrives at his destination, he encounters Count Dracula and a series of tragic events. 1 videocassette (107 min.)

MEDIA 2-6365

 

Notebook on cities and clothes c2006

Wim Wenders, Yohji Yamamoto, Ulrich Felsberg, Road Movies Filmproduktion, Centre Georges Pompidou, and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

Focuses on issues of identity -- how individuals see and define themselves based on clothes, where they live, how they see their place in the world. Profiles/interviews fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto as he and his staff prepare for presentation of a seasonal collection. Director/writer Wim Wenders compares the film and fashion industries, illustrating how they parallel one another. 1 videodisc (81 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1750

 

Rosa Luxemburg 1985

Margarethe von Trotta, Eberhard Junkersdorf, and Barbara Sukowa

Sukowa offers a towering performance in this compelling, multileveled biography of the dedicated, idealistic democratic socialist/pacifist/humanist who played a prominent role in German politics in the early years of the century. 1 videocassette (122 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2336

 

Rosenstrasse 2005, c2003

Herbert G Kloiber, Margarethe von Trotta, Katja Riemann, Maria Schrader, Martin Feifel, Richard Schöps, Henrik Meyer, Markus Zimmer, Loek Dikker, Tele-München, Get Reel Productions, Studio Hamburg Letterbox Filmproduktion, Concorde-Film (Firm), and Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)

After the death of her father, Hannah becomes concerned with the strange behavior of her mother. As her mother's troubled childhood is revealed, Hannah realizes how little she ever knew. 1 videodisc (ca. 136 min.)

MEDIA 10-451

 

Schwestern, oder, Die Balance des Glücks = Sisters, or, The balance of fortune 1997

Margarethe von Trotta, Jutta Lampe, Gudrun Gabriel, Jessica Früh, Konstantin Wecker, Martje Grohmann, Heinz Bennent, Rainer Delventhal, Agnes Fink, Eberhard Junkersdorf, and Wolfgang Bächler

Two sisters share a complex and compelling relationship in this well-crafted film about sibling rivalry. 1 videocassette (96 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5181

 

Siegfried n.d.

Fritz Lang, Thea von Harbou, Paul Richter, and Margarete Schön

The first of a two-part version of the Nibelungenlied. Siegfried wins the hand of Kriemhilde by slaying the dragon and defeating Brunhilde. 1 videocassette (95 min.) :

MUSIC 221

 

Solo Sunny c2007, 1980

Wolfgang Kohlhaase, Herbert Ehler, Konrad Wolf, Renate Krössner, Alexander Lang, Heide Kipp, Dieter Montag, Klaus Brasch, DEFA, Studio für Spielfilme, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, DEFA Film Library, and Icestorm Entertainment GmbH

Describes the adventures of a pop singer touring with a mediocre band. 1 videodisc (102 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1607

 

Die stille nach dem schuss The legends of Rita 2001

Volker Schlöndorff, Friedrich-Carl Wachs, Arthur Hofer, Emmo Lempert, Wolfgang Kohlhaase, Bibiana Beglau, Martin Wuttke, and Nadja Uhl

This political thriller, set in the final years of the Cold War, recounts the struggles of a young West German woman member of a terrorist group (loosely based on the real Baader-Meinhof gang). When the group disbands, she goes into hiding with an invented identity in East Germany. She struggles with the realities of a Communist state while keeping the distant ideal of socialism. 1 videodisc (101 min.) :

MEDIA 10-98

 

Tartuffe c2003

F. W Murnau, Erich Pommer, Emil Jannings, Werner Krauss, Carl Mayer, Rosa Valetti, Andre Mattoni, Lil Dagover, Moličre, UFA (Firm), Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, Bundesarchiv (Germany), Filmarchiv, and Kino International Corporation

A screen adaption of Moličre's black comedy about the religious hypocrite who insinuates himself into a wealthy Parisian family. 1 videodisc (76 min.) :

MEDIA 10-902

 

The three penny opera 1983

Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Ulrich, Wolfgang Staudte, Guenter Weisenborn, Curd Jürgens, Hildegard Knef, Gert Fröbe, Hilde Hildebrand, June Ritchie, Sammy Davis, Peter Sandloff, Dick Price, Eric Bentley, Marc Blitzstein, and Kurt Weill

"Macheath, the most notorious criminal and ladies' man in Victorian London, presides over an exciting world of thieves, murderers, beggars, prostitutes, and corrupt officials. ... Mack carries things too far when he marries innocent Polly Peachum"--accompanying card. 1 videocassette (100 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3779

 

The three penny opera 1996

Joseph E Levine, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill, Kurt Ulrich, Wolfgang Staudte, Sammy David, Curd Jürgens, Hildegard Knef, and June Ritchie

A political satire set in Victorian London. Macheath, a notorious criminal and ladies' man, gets away with robbery and criminal acts until he marries Polly Peachum, daughter of the king of the beggars. The king sends a force of crooked cops after Mack, and he must run for his life. 1 videocassette (ca. 100 min.) :

DANA 1600

 

Until the end of the world 1992

Wim Wenders, Jonathan T Taplin, Anatole Dauman, William Hurt, Solveig Dommartin, Sam Neill, Max von Sydow, Jeanne Moreau, Australian Film Finance Corporation, Road Movies Filmproduktion, Argos Films, Warner Bros, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

It's 1999. As the threat of nuclear holocaust looms, a government killer stalks traveler Farber for his invention, while one woman will do anything for his love. 1 videocassette (158 min.)

MEDIA 2-7098

 

Variety 198-?

E. A Dupont, Felix Hollaender, Emil Jannings, Jya De Putti, and Werner Krauss

Drama of an acrobat who elopes with a young woman, and kills her other lover. 1 videocassette (57 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1337

 

Verführung die grausame Frau = Seduction : lady cruel 1992

Elfi Mikesch, Monika Treut, Mechthilde Grossmann, Udo Kier, Sheila McLaughlin, Carola Regnier, Peter Weibel, Georgette Dee, and Leopold Sacher-Masoch

A drama concerning the erotic relationships of a dominatrix who runs a gallery on the Hamburg waterfront, where audiences pay for sadomasochistic entertainment. 1 videocassette (87 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2839

 

Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum The lost honor of Katharina Blum c2003, 1975

Volker Schleondorff,  Margarethe von Trotta, Angela Winkler, Mario Adorf, Heinz Bennent, Jeurgen Prochnow, Heinrich Beoll, Ivo Barnabao Micheli, Janus Films, Criterion Collection (Firm), Cinema International Corporation, Paramount Pictures Corporation, Orion Pictures, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Bioskop-Film, Crommelin Film-Roma (Firm), and Cine-International

In the period of several days, Katharina's privacy and her honor are destroyed, first by the police who terrorize her, and then by the yellow press, which creates in her name the image of a politicized Bonnie Parker. 1 videodisc (106 min.) :

MEDIA  MEDIA 10-1718      2-590

 

Warum läuft Herr R. amok? Why does Herr R. run amok? 1994, 1969

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Michael Fengler, Kurt Raab, Lilith Ungerer, Hanna Schygulla, and Lilo Pempeit

Herr R. seems perfectly normal, until one night when he calmly picks up a lamp and bludgeons to death his wife, son and a visiting neighbor. 1 videocassette (86 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3469

 

The wave 2008

Alex Grasshoff, Fern Field, Ron Jones, Bruce Davison, Lori Lethin, John Putch, Wesley Pfenning, T.A.T. Communications Company, and BN Publishing

Based on the experience of a high-school history class in April, 1967, in Palo Alto, Calif.  Explores what happened when a teacher started a Nazi-like movement called The Wave in his history class to show the students the effects of such a movement. 1 videodisc (46 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1199

 

The wedding party = Die bluthochzeit  2007,2005

Dominique Deruddere,  Jean Van Hamme, Hermann Huppen, Armin Rohde, and Uwe Ochsenknecht

1 videodisc (92 min.) :

MUSIC 146

 

Die Weisse Rose White Rose 1983

Michael Verhoeven, Mario Krebs, Lena Stolze, Wulf Kessler, Martin Benrath, Oliver Siebart, and Inge Scholl

The story of a secret society of students and their professor who printed and distributed anti-Nazi leaflets to urge German citizens to sabotage the war efforts. 1 videocassette (123 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5971

Germany (Continued)

Wings of desire 1988, 1987

Wim Wenders, Anatole Dauman, Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Peter Falk, and Curt Bois

A romantic fantasy about an angel who wishes he were mortal and is willing to fall from the sky if it means a chance to fall in love. Set in modern day Berlin, the film follows angel Damiel's path from heavenly flight to earthly delight in a manner that's comical, touching and entertaining. 1 videocassette (130 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2411

 

The woman in the moon (by rocket to the moon) 1987?

Fritz Lang, Thea von Harbou, Klaus Pohl, Willy Fritsch, Gustav von Wangenheim, and Gerda Maurus

When a crew lands a rocket on the moon, the discovery of gold leads to deceit, murder and greed. 1 videocassette (148 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2230

 

Woyzeck 1990

Werner Herzog, Georg Büchner, Klaus Kinski, and Eva Mattes

Overworked to exhaustion by an officer, used for experiments by a sinister doctor, and scorned by the prostitute he lives with, Woyzeck becomes as lethal as the razor with which he carries out his chilling destiny. 1 videocassette (82 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2359

 

Yella c2009, 2007

Christian Petzold, Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber, Hans Fromm, Nina Hoss, Devid Striesow, Hinnerk Scheonemann, Burghart Klaussner, Barbara Auer, Harun Farocki, Schramm Film Koerner & Weber (Firm), Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Association relative aa la taelaevision europaeenne, and Cinema Guild

Following a near-death experience, a young woman flees her East German hometown and failed marriage to start over in Hanover. By chance she finds work with an ambitious and determined executive and enters a ruthless world of big business and cut-throat boardroom deals. But just as she seems poised to fully realize her ambitions, she finds herself haunted by truths from the past that threaten to destroy her new life. 1 videodisc (85 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1660

Germany - New This Year

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