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Bruno Ganz
Born March 22, 1941 (age 78)
Bruno Ganz (born 22 March 1941) is a Swiss actor, who has been a prominent figure in German language film and television for over fifty years. He has collaborated several times with filmmaker Wim Wenders, first as Jonathan Zimmerman in The American Friend (1977) and again as Damiel the Angel in both Wings of Desire (1987) and Faraway, So Close! (1993).
Ganz is internationally renowned for portraying... full bio
The House That Jack Built
[2018]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller | 2h 32min
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The story follows Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer, over the course of twelve years, and depicts the murders that really develop his inner madman.
Downfall
[2004]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 2h 36min
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Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.
The Reader
[2008]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 2h 4min
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Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.
In Order of Disappearance
[2014]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Thriller | 1h 56min
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The honorable citizen Nils ploughs snow in the wild winter mountains of Norway, when his son is mistakenly murdered, Nils takes action, which ignites a war between the vegan gangster "the Count" and the Serbian mafia boss Papa.
Wings of Desire
[1987]
 
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Movie | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 2h 8min
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An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal.
Youth Without Youth
[2007]
 
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Movie | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | 2h 4min
A love story wrapped in a mystery. Set in World War II Europe, a professor is changed by a cataclysmic event and explores the mysteries of life.
Luther
[2003]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 2h 3min
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During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.
Nosferatu the Vampyre
[1979]
 
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Movie | Horror | 1h 47min
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Count Dracula moves from Transylvania to Wismar, spreading the Black Plague across the land. Only a woman pure of heart can bring an end to his reign of horror.
The Party
[2017]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 11min
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Janet hosts a party to celebrate her new promotion, but once the guests arrive it becomes clear that not everything is going to go down as smoothly as the red wine.
Bread and Tulips
[2000]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 54min
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After being forgotten in a highway café during a bus trip, a housewife decides to start a new life by herself in Venice.
Eternity and a Day
[1998]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 17min
Famous writer Alexander is very ill and has little time left to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania, and goes on a journey with him to take the boy home.
Vitus
[2006]
 
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Movie | Drama, Music | 2h 3min
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A 12-year-old piano prodigy, suffocating from his parent's big dreams for him, decides to make his escape and with the aid of his grandfather chase his own dreams instead.
Faraway, So Close!
[1993]
 
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Movie | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 2h 20min
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A group of angels in the German capital look longingly upon the life of humans.
The American Friend
[1977]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 2h 5min
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Tom Ripley, who deals in forged art, suggests a picture framer he knows would make a good hit man.
Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 24min
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A simple yet timeless love story between a man and a woman, told using scenes edited together from hundreds of other films.
The Dust of Time
[2008]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 5min
A, an American film director of Greek ancestry, is making a film that tells his story and the story of his parents. It is a tale that unfolds in Italy, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada and the USA. The main character is Eleni, who is claimed and claims the absoluteness of love. At the same time the film is a long journey into the vast history and the events of the last fifty years that left their... see more
Amnesia
[2015]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 36min
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Jo has come to Ibiza to be a DJ in the club Amnesia. He befriends a solitary woman who's trying to forget her past. As Jo draws her into techno music, Martha puts everything she had previously lived by into question.
In Times of Fading Light
[2017]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 40min
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A family of German Communists caught on the wrong side of history.
The End Is My Beginning
[2010]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 38min
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In the last days of his life the journalist and writer Tiziano Terzani talks to his son about his life.
The Marquise of O
[1976]
 
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Movie | Drama, History | 1h 42min
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A German Marquise has to deal with a pregnancy she cannot explain and an infatuated Russian Count.
The Ode to Joy
[2006]
 
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Movie | Drama, History, Music | 2h 10min
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German soldiers are transported to a prisoner-of-war camp in Japan after the First World War.
Julia's Disappearance
[2009]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 27min
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A comedy about aging, youth and other eternal truths. Of all days, precisely on her fiftieth birthday, Julia has to experience that age makes you invisible. Frustrated, she goes shopping and makes an acquaintance, spontaneously deciding to spend the evening with this stranger, rather than with the guests of her own birthday party. They wait for her in a restaurant, all dressed up and groomed, lively... see more
Undergångens arkitektur
[1989]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, History | 1h 59min
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An absorbing and chilling documentary about the National Socialist aesthetic, and how attempts to create the Aryan Ideal caused the extermination of millions. Aspects covered include: Hitler's epiphany while viewing Wagner's opera 'Rienzi', the rise of the homo-erotic Grecian/Nordic ideal, the parallels drawn between the 'degenerate' art of the cubists and dadaists and the mentally ill/physically deformed... see more
The Last Days of Chez Nous
[1992]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 36min
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Vicki returns to her elder sister Beth's house in Australia after an affair in Italy. Beth, with a teenage daughter, has become involved in something of a marriage of convenience with Frenchman J.P., and her rather prickly houseproud ways are causing frictions counterpointed by Vicki's more laid-back and indolent air. When Beth goes off on vacation to the outback alone with her cantankerous father... see more
In the White City
[1983]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 48min
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A Swiss sailor jumps ship in Lisbon, tired of the noisy engine room, the ship "a floating factory of crazy people." He rents a room and does little. He writes letters to his lover, describing the whiteness of the city, the solitude and the silence. He sends his love and emptiness; she replies with love and confusion. He sends movies from his 8mm camera. Then he becomes friendly with Rosa, a chambermaid... see more
Colors in the Dark
[2010]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 25min
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A couple must come to terms with the husband's impending death.
Der grosse Kater
[2010]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 28min
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Sport de filles
[2011]
 
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Movie | Drama, Sport | 1h 41min
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Enraged by the sale of the vaulting horse that she'd been promised as hers to ride, Gracieuse, a talented rider, dumps her job at a stable. She starts again from zero by accepting work as a groom at a dressage stud farm adjacent to her father's property. The owner, Joséphine de Silène, exploits with an iron fist the international renown of a German trainer, Franz Mann. This former champion, now cynical... see more
Circle of Deceit
[1981]
 
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Movie | Drama, War | 1h 48min
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Laschen, a German journalist, travels to the city of Beirut during the fights between Christians and Palestinians to produce an essay about the situation. Together with his photographer, he meets some important people and discovers the everyday face of the war. He also has to figure out about his home life, where his marriage is in a big crisis.
TV Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 30min
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Lady of the Camelias
[1981]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 55min
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A young girl from the provinces, comes to Paris with one goal: to become a part of the rich bourgeoisie. To achieve this she will use her unique beauty and charm.
Strapless
[1989]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 39min
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An expatriate American doctor in London allows herself to lighten up when her freewheeling younger sister and a mysterious man enter her life. Her inhibitions released, the beautiful doctor learns that freedom has its own price.
Un Juif pour l'exemple
[2016]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 12min
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Knife in the Head
[1978]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 48min
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One night when seeking his estranged wife, Hoffmann goes to the youth center where she works. The police are there rounding up radicals who frequent the center - Hoffmann runs into the building and ends up being shot in the head. He awakens with brain trauma, partially paralyzed and unable to speak. The police accuse him of stabbing an officer; the radicals herald him as an innocent victim of police... see more
Especially on Sunday
[1991]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 30min
Epstein's Night
[2002]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 22min
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Jochen Epstein wird aus dem Gefängnis entlassen, in dem er 15 Jahre wegen Mordes eingesessen hatte. Er ist entschlossen, aus Deutschland auszuwandern und die Vergangenheit für immer hinter sich zu lassen. Doch vertraute Orte, verdrängte Erinnerungen und eine nie vergessene Freundin sprengen den Panzer, den der Alte um sich aufgebaut hat. Alles begann an seinem letzten Tag in Freiheit. Ein außergewöhnlicher... see more
Saint-Ex
[1996]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Fantasy | 1h 22min
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Poetic biography of author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
The Power of the Past
[2002]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 38min
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La provinciale
[1981]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 47min
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A 31 year-old designer moves to Paris in search of steady work but finds only dead ends, harassments, and broken promises.
Copacabana
[2007]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 29min
Private Resistance
[1985]
 
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Movie | Drama, War | 1h 32min
The story of a Jewish man, escaped from Berlin in the beginning of WW 2, now an owner of an Amsterdam ice cream parlor. The city is a battlefield between local Nazis and the resistance. The film shows how war destroys basic human relationships forever.
Die linkshändige Frau
[1978]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 59min
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After returning from a business trip in Finland, Bruno (Bruno Ganz) find that his wife Marianne (Edith Clever) wants her husband to leave her alone with their son. A struggle with loneliness and adapting to the new situation ensues.
TV Movie | Drama | 1h 43min
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A scientist who swore off playing chess after a nervous breakdown as a boy wunderkind, creates an undefeated chess program. But the Russian world champ beats Tommy Rosemund's masterwork in a televised match. So the West German mathematician becomes a top chess pro himself, which the West German media boast will prove the superiority of Germany and democracy. The jowly, white-faced Rosemund believes... see more
The Inventor
[1981]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 39min
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Jakob is an obsessive inventor who lives in a Swiss village. He receives unconditional support from his friend Otti, but that is about all; the other villagers do not tolerate Jakob's eccentricities very well. He perserveres in spite of this obstacle and finally invents a viable carriage that does not run on wheels but on a tread.
The Wild Duck
[1976]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 40min
This tragic drama is adapted from a popular Ibsen play about the relationship between a mother, her ego-maniacal husband, and their daughter. The father never approves of anything the daughter does.
The Absence
[1992]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 52min
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Four nameless people -- the old man, the woman, the soldier, and the gambler -- journey to a desolate wasteland beyond the limits of an unnamed city.
Return to the Beloved
[1979]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 38min
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Closed Circuit
[1983]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 54min
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Computer operator Faber works on securing computers for big companies and banks. His private life is rather dull until he meets a strange women, Juliet and falls in love. Her friend convinces Faber to exploit his knowledge to rob a bank.
Der Trafikant
[2018]
 
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Movie | Drama
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Fortuna
[2018]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 46min
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Fortuna, a 14-year-old Ethiopian girl, has had no news of her parents since arriving in Lampedusa, Italy. Together with other refugees, she is given shelter for the winter in a Swiss catholic hospice at an altitude of over 2000 meters. While they wait for their fate to be decided by the Swiss authorities, Fortuna meets Kabir, a 26-year-old African refugee, and falls desperately in love. Their relationship... see more
Ein starker Abgang
[2008]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 28min
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Prague
[1992]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 28min
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Prague is a 1992 British drama film directed by Ian Sellar. It was screened in the ***'Un Certain Regard' *** section at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival. ***{Un Certain Regard is a section of the Cannes Film Festival's official selection. It is run at the salle Debussy, parallel to the competition for the Palme d'Or. This section was introduced in 1978 by Gilles Jacob. Each year, it presents a score... see more
TV Movie | Drama | 2h
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TV broadcast of a performance of the Faust-Ensemble at the Arena in Berlin, 2000.
Behind Me - Bruno Ganz
[2002]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 25min
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 43min
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The Making of 'Nosferatu'
[1979]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 13min
Brandnacht
[1993]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 37min
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Schrödingers kat
[1990]
 
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Short Movie | 18min
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Golem
[2017]
 
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Movie | Sci-Fi, Thriller
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Unknown
[2011]
 
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Movie | Action, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 53min
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A man awakens from a coma, only to discover that someone has taken on his identity and that no one, (not even his wife), believes him. With the help of a young woman, he sets out to prove who he is.
A Hidden Life
[2019]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, War | 2h 53min
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The Austrian Blessed Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II.
The Counsellor
[2013]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 57min
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A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking.
The Manchurian Candidate
[2004]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 2h 9min
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In the midst of the Gulf War, soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister purposes.
Remember
[2015]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 34min
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With the aid of a fellow Auschwitz survivor and a hand-written letter, an elderly man with dementia goes in search of the person responsible for the death of his family.
The Baader Meinhof Complex
[2008]
 
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Movie | Action, Biography, Crime | 2h 30min
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A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s.
Night Train to Lisbon
[2013]
 
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Movie | Mystery, Romance, Thriller | 1h 51min
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Raimund Gregorius, a Swiss Professor, abandons his lectures and buttoned-down life to embark on a thrilling adventure that will take him on a journey to the very heart of himself.
Movie | Drama, History | 2h 2min
In the 16th century in the Cévennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, he raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order to have his rights restored.
The Boys from Brazil
[1978]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 2h 5min
A Nazi hunter in Paraguay discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.
Heidi
[2015]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Family | 1h 51min
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A story of a young girl who lives in the Swiss Alps with her goat herding Grandfather.
Documentary | Documentary, Horror | 4h
Explore the origins of "dream demon" Freddy Krueger in this award-winning documentary that takes you behind the scenes of the most frightening and imaginative horror franchise in motion picture history!
A Borrowed Identity
[2014]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 44min
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A Palestinian-Israeli boy named Eyad is sent to a prestigious boarding school in Jerusalem, where he struggles with issues of language, culture, and identity.
Lumière and Company
[1995]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 28min
40 international directors were asked to make a short film using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumière brothers.
Children of Nature
[1991]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 22min
Old Thorgeir must leave his home far off in the Icelandic 'countryside' and move into a home for senior citizens in Reykjavik. There he meets an old friend from his childhood, Stella. Thorgeir soon becomes unhappy living there and together with Stella he steals a jeep. Together they leave the city for Stella's old home in northwestern Iceland. A drama who asks us: how important is it to have a long... see more
Rece do góry
[1981]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 16min
Censored by the Polish authorities, this film was reedited and new footage added. It begins with a sci-fi motif: abstract images and electronic music take the viewer from ruins of Lebanon to the set of Voelker Schloendorf "The Forgery" where Skolimowski plays a lead role. Another shift takes us to London, where Skolimowski shoots a street scene. There are also shifts into the past with the old footage... see more
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 36min
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The early films of Wim Wenders are now regarded as landmarks of European film. Alice in the Cities, Wrong Move and Kings of the Road became foundations of the German New Wave and cemented the reputation of their director. In One Who Set Forth: Wim Wenders' Early Years Marcel Wehn explores the background to these films. Through personal recollection and rare home movie footage, it documents the director's... see more
4Pop
[2003]
 
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TV Series | Documentary, Music | 30min
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War and Peace
[1982]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 2h 3min
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At the peak of the Cold War, the short-range missile crisis, neutron bombs could have potentially annihilated Central Europe.
Mini Series | Drama | 8h
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Follows two wealthy families in Germany during the first half of the 20th century. One of them is German, the other one Jewish.
Movie | Drama
Traces the legendary author's life, from the images and memories of his early boyhood, to his tragic suicide at the age of sixty-two. We first meet Hemingway as a young boy dominated by the virile figure of his father, a doctor devoted to hunting and fishing. Hemingway next appears as an 18 year old ambulance driver during the World War I who is wounded on the front of Piave. In the hospital, he meets... see more
Lumiere
[1976]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 35min
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Sarah, an actress nearing 40, has invited the woman who has been her best friend for 16 years and two younger women to her vacation retreat in Provence. There are the simple pleasures of lounging in adjacent hammocks, the sun, the food, conversations about men. This is prologue for what happened a year ago in Paris with a man Sarah has long taken for granted as a platonic friend. She had just finished... see more
Universum
[1987]
 
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TV Series | Documentary | 45min
A wide verity of documentary subjects, from animals (dragonflies, ants) to people (Genghis Kahn) to science (Time, Perception) to places (St. Stephens Cathedral, Umbria) the style is sometimes purely narrative, at other times imbued with scenes to illustrate a particular point. A good mix of subjects for lovers of documentaries.
Il grande Fausto
[1995]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Sport | 3h
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This TV movie tells the real story of the Italian cycling champion Fausto Coppi, who was one of the first men to win both Giro d'Italia and Tour de France in the same year.
Summer Guests
[1976]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 55min
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A group of people from the wealthy middle class in endless quasi intellectual quarrels and discussions trying to find some meaning in their comfortable and indolent life. Adaptation of the play by Maxim Gorky.
The Vatican
[2013]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Thriller
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Explores the relationships and rivalries, in addition to the mysteries and miracles behind the Catholic church.
Coda: Thirty Years Later
[2007]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h
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A behind-the-scenes look at the trials and tribulations of filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola directing his first film in ten years, "Youth Without Youth" (2007). The documentary also includes family home movies, clips from Coppola's first short film "No Cigar" (1956) and footage from the set of his films "The Rain People" (1969), "The Conversation" (1974) and the never-produced "Megalopolis".
Documentary | Documentary | 58min
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Gegen Ende der Nacht
[1998]
 
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TV Movie | Crime, Drama, Romance | 1h 40min
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Unsere Besten
[2003]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 2h
Boulevard Bio
[1991]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h
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A Roof Over Your Head
[1962]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 46min
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The Man in the Black Derby
[1960]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 28min
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