Wednesday, April 6, 2011

All Time Best German Movies

1. Run Lola Run (1998) Lola rennt (original title)


Drama/Thriller
Lola receives a phone call from her boyfriend Manny. He lost 100,000 DM in a subway train that belongs to a very bad

guy. Lola has 20 min to raise this amount and meet Manny. Otherwise, he will rob a store to get the money. Three

different alternatives may happen depending on some minor event along Lola's run

Cast
Franka Potente ... Lola
Moritz Bleibtreu ... Manni
Herbert Knaup ... Vater
Nina Petri ... Jutta Hansen
Armin Rohde ... Herr Schuster
Joachim Król ... Norbert von Au
Ludger Pistor ... Herr Meier
Suzanne von Borsody ... Frau Jäger
Sebastian Schipper ... Mike
Julia Lindig ... Doris
Lars Rudolph ... Herr Kruse
Andreas Petri ... Sanitäter
Klaus Müller ... Croupier
Utz Krause ... Casino-Manager
Beate Finckh ... Casino-Kassiererin




2. Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972) Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (original title)


Adventure/Drama
A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down

the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirres, a ruthless

man who cares only about riches, becomes their leader. But will his quest lead them to "the golden city", or to certain

destruction?

Cast
Klaus Kinski ... Don Lope de Aguirre
Helena Rojo ... Inez
Del Negro ... Brother Gaspar de Carvajal
Ruy Guerra ... Don Pedro de Ursua
Peter Berling ... Don Fernando de Guzman
Cecilia Rivera ... Flores
Daniel Ades ... Perucho (as Dan Ades)
Edward Roland ... Okello
Alejandro Chavez
Armando Polanah ... Armando
Daniel Farfán
Julio E. Martínez
Alejandro Repulles ... Gonzalo Pizarro
Indianern der Kooperative Lauramarca
Justo González ... González




3. M (1931)



Thriller
Someone is murdering children in a German city. The Police search is so intense, it is disturbing the 'normal'

criminals, and the local hoods decide to help find the murderer as quickly as possible.

Cast
Peter Lorre ... Hans Beckert
Ellen Widmann ... Frau Beckmann
Inge Landgut ... Elsie Beckmann
Otto Wernicke ... Inspector Karl Lohmann
Theodor Loos ... Inspector Groeber
Gustaf Gründgens ... Schränker
Friedrich Gnaß ... Franz, the burglar
Fritz Odemar ... The cheater
Paul Kemp ... Pickpocket with six watches
Theo Lingen ... Bauernfänger
Rudolf Blümner ... Beckert's defender
Georg John ... Blind panhandler
Franz Stein ... Minister
Ernst Stahl-Nachbaur ... Police chief
Gerhard Bienert ... Criminal secretary




4. Nowhere in Africa (2001) Nirgendwo in Afrika (original title)


Biography/Drama
A Jewish family in Germany emigrate short before the Second World War. They move to Kenya to start running a farm, but

not all members of the family come to an arrangement with their new life. Shortly after their departure, things are

changing in Germany very quickly, and a turning back seems impossible. So everyone has to arrange himself with the new

life in a new continent.

Cast
Juliane Köhler ... Jettel Redlich
Merab Ninidze ... Walter Redlich
Sidede Onyulo ... Owuor
Matthias Habich ... Walter Süßkind
Lea Kurka ... Regina Redlich (younger)
Karoline Eckertz ... Regina Redlich - Older
Gerd Heinz ... Max
Hildegard Schmahl ... Ina
Maritta Horwarth ... Liesel
Regine Zimmermann ... Käthe
Gabrielle Odinis ... Dienstmädchen Klara
Bettina Redlich ... Mrs. Sadler
Julia Leidl ... Inge
Mechthild Grossmann ... Elsa Konrad
Joel Wajsberg ... Hubert




5. Das Boot (1981)


Action
It is 1942 and the German submarine fleet is heavily engaged in the so called "Battle of the Atlantic" to harass and

destroy English shipping. With better escorts of the Destroyer Class, however, German U-Boats have begun to take heavy

losses. "Das Boot" is the story of one such U-Boat crew, with the film examining how these submariners maintained their

professionalism as soldiers, attempted to accomplish impossible missions, while all the time attempting to understand

and obey the ideology of the government under which they served.

Cast
Jürgen Prochnow ... Capt.-Lt. Henrich Lehmann-Willenbrock - Der Alte
Herbert Grönemeyer ... Lt. Werner - Correspondent
Klaus Wennemann ... Chief Engineer Fritz Grade - Der Leitende-Der LI
Hubertus Bengsch ... 1st Lieutenant - Number One-1WO
Martin Semmelrogge ... 2nd Lieutenant - 2WO
Bernd Tauber ... Kriechbaum - Chief Quartermaster-Navigator
Erwin Leder ... Johann
Martin May ... Ullman
Heinz Hoenig ... Hinrich (as Heinz Hönig)
Uwe Ochsenknecht ... Chief Bosun
Claude-Oliver Rudolph ... Ario
Jan Fedder ... Pilgrim
Ralf Richter ... Frenssen (as Ralph Richter)
Joachim Bernhard ... Preacher
Oliver Stritzel ... Schwalle




6. Stroszek (1977)



Drama
Bruno Stroszek is released from prison and warned to stop drinking. He has few skills and fewer expectations: with a

glockenspiel and an accordion, he ekes out a living as a street musician. He befriends Eva, a prostitute down on her

luck. After they are harried and beaten by the thugs who have been Eva's pimps, they join Bruno's neighbor, Scheitz, an

elderly eccentric, when he leaves Germany to live in Wisconsin. In that winter bound, barren prairie, Bruno works as a

mechanic, Eva as a waitress. They buy a trailer. Then, bills mount, the bank threatens to repossess the trailer, Eva

wants privacy, and inexorably, the promise of a new life deserts Bruno.

Cast
Bruno S. ... Der Bruno Stroszek
Eva Mattes ... Eva
Clemens Scheitz ... Scheitz
Wilhelm von Homburg ... Souteneur
Burkhard Driest ... Souteneur
Clayton Szalpinski ... Mechanic
Ely Rodriguez ... Indian mechanic's helper
Alfred Edel ... Jail headmaster
Scott McKain ... Scott
Ralph Wade ... Auctioneer
Michael Gahr ... Prisoner Hoss
Vaclav Vojta ... Doctor
Yuecsel Topcuguerler ... Turk prisoner
Pit Bedewitz ... Souteneur
Bob Evans ... Bob Evans




7. Land of Silence and Darkness (1971) Land des Schweigens und der Dunkelheit (original title)



Documentary
Through examining Fini Straubinger, an old woman who has been deaf and blind since her teens, and her work on behalf of

other deaf-blind people, this film shows how the deaf-blind struggle to understand and accept a world from which they

are almost wholly isolated.

Cast
Fini Straubinger ... Herself
M. Baaske
Elsa Fehrer ... Herself
Heinrich Fleischmann
Rolf Illig ... Narrator (voice)
Vladimir Kokol
Resi Mittermeier ... Herself





8. The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979) Die Ehe der Maria Braun (original title)



Drama
This movie follows the life of a young German woman, married to a soldier in the waning days of WWII. Fassbinder has

tried to show the gritty life after the end of WWII and the turmoil of the people trapped in its wake.

Cast
Hanna Schygulla ... Maria Braun
Klaus Löwitsch ... Hermann Braun
Ivan Desny ... Karl Oswald
Gisela Uhlen ... Mother
Elisabeth Trissenaar ... Betti Klenze
Gottfried John ... Willi Klenze
Hark Bohm ... Senkenberg
George Eagles ... Bill (as George Byrd)
Claus Holm ... Doctor
Günter Lamprecht ... Hans Wetzel (as Günther Lamprecht)
Anton Schiersner ... Grandpa Berger
Lilo Pempeit ... Frau Ehmke
Sonja Neudorfer ... Red Cross nurse
Volker Spengler ... Train conductor
Isolde Barth ... Vevi





9. Veronika Voss (1982) Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss (original title)



Drama
Munich, 1955: A sports journalist meets Veronika Voss, an UFA actress who supposedly had an affair with Goebbels. Now

declining, Voss is kept by her "kind" doctor, Dr. Katz, supplying her house, food, clean clothes and her favourite:

morphine. Voss, trying to come back towards the cinema, cannot perform an absurdly simple scene, but it attracts the

attention of the journalist, who suspects that something's very wrong regarding her doctor.

Cast
Rosel Zech ... Veronika Voss
Hilmar Thate ... Robert Krohn
Cornelia Froboess ... Henriette
Annemarie Düringer ... Dr. Marianne Katz
Doris Schade ... Josefa
Erik Schumann ... Dr. Edel
Peter Berling ... Filmproduzent / Dicker Mann
Günther Kaufmann ... G.I. / Dealer (as Günter Kaufmann)
Sonja Neudorfer ... Verkäuferin
Lilo Pempeit ... Chehm
Volker Spengler ... 1. Regisseur
Herbert Steinmetz ... Gärtner
Elisabeth Volkmann ... Grete
Hans Wyprächtiger ... Chefredakteur
Peter Zadek ... 2. Regisseur





10. Lola (1981)


Comedy
Ten years after the war, West Germany's market economy is booming. Into an unnamed city that's rife with corruption

comes a new building commissioner, Herr von Bohm, committed to progress but also upright. He's smitten by Marie-Louise,

a single mother who's his landlady's daughter. Von Bohm does not realize she is also Lola, a singer at a bordello and

the mistress of Schuckert, a local builder whose profits depend on von Bohm's projects. When von Bohm discovers Marie-

Louise's real vocation and looks closely at Schuckert's work, will this social satire play out as a remake of "Blue

Angel," a visit of Chekhov to West Germany, or an update of Jean Renoir's "Rules of the Game"?

Cast
Barbara Sukowa ... Lola
Armin Mueller-Stahl ... Von Bohm
Mario Adorf ... Schukert
Matthias Fuchs ... Esslin
Helga Feddersen ... Frau Hettich
Karin Baal ... Lola's Mother
Ivan Desny ... Wittich
Elisabeth Volkmann ... Gigi
Hark Bohm ... Volker
Karl-Heinz von Hassel ... Timmerding (as Karl Heinz von Hassel)
Rosel Zech ... Frau Schuckert
Sonja Neudorfer ... Frau Fink
Christine Kaufmann ... Susi
Y Sa Lo ... Rosa
Günther Kaufmann ... GI





11. The Lives of Others (2006) Das Leben der Anderen (original title)


Drama/Thriller
In the early 1980s, Georg Dreyman (a successful dramatist) and his longtime companion Christa-Maria Sieland (a popular

actress), were huge intellectual stars in (former) East Germany, although they secretly don't always toe the party

line. One day, the Minister of Culture becomes interested in Christa, so the secret service agent Wiesler is instructed

to observe and sound out the couple, but their life fascinates him more and more.

Cast
Martina Gedeck ... Christa-Maria Sieland
Ulrich Mühe ... Hauptmann Gerd Wiesler
Sebastian Koch ... Georg Dreyman
Ulrich Tukur ... Oberstleutnant Anton Grubitz
Thomas Thieme ... Minister Bruno Hempf
Hans-Uwe Bauer ... Paul Hauser
Volkmar Kleinert ... Albert Jerska
Matthias Brenner ... Karl Wallner
Charly Hübner ... Udo
Herbert Knaup ... Gregor Hessenstein
Bastian Trost ... Häftling 227
Marie Gruber ... Frau Meineke
Volker Michalowski ... Schriftexperte (as Zack Volker Michalowski)
Werner Daehn ... Einsatzleiter in Uniform
Martin Brambach ... Einsatzleiter Meyer






12. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979) Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (original title)


Horror
Jonathan Harker is sent away to Count Dracula's castle to sell him a house in Virna, where he lives. But Count Dracula

is a vampire, an undead ghoule living of men's blood. Inspired by a photograph of Lucy Harker, Jonathan's wife, Dracula

moves to Virna, bringing with him death and plague... An unusually contemplative version of Dracula, in which the

vampire bears the cross of not being able to get old and die.

Cast
Klaus Kinski ... Count Dracula
Isabelle Adjani ... Lucy Harker
Bruno Ganz ... Jonathan Harker
Roland Topor ... Renfield
Walter Ladengast ... Dr. Van Helsing
Dan van Husen ... Warden
Jan Groth ... Harbormaster
Carsten Bodinus ... Schrader
Martje Grohmann ... Mina
Rijk de Gooyer ... Town official (as Ryk de Gooyer)
Clemens Scheitz ... Clerk
Lo van Hensbergen
John Leddy ... Coachman
Margiet van Hartingsveld ... Vrouw
Tim Beekman ... Coffinbearer




13. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974) Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle (original title)



Biography
Herzog's film is based upon the true and mysterious story of Kaspar Hauser, a young man who suddenly appeared in

Nuremberg in 1828, barely able to speak or walk, and bearing a strange note; he later explained that he had been held

captive in a dungeon of some sort for his entire life that he could remember, and only recently was he released, for

reasons unknown. His benefactor attempts to integrate him into society, with intriguing results.

Cast
Bruno S. ... Kaspar Hauser
Walter Ladengast ... Professor Daumer
Brigitte Mira ... Kathe, Servant
Willy Semmelrogge ... Circus director
Michael Kroecher ... Lord Stanhope
Hans Musäus ... Unknown Man
Marcus Weller
Gloria Doer ... Frau Hiltel
Volker Prechtel ... Hiltel the prison guard
Herbert Achternbusch ... Bavarian Chicken Hypnotizer
Wolfgang Bauer
Wilhelm Bayer ... Taunting Farmboy
Franz Brumbach
Johannes Buzalski
Helmut Döring ... Little King






14. The Vanishing (1988) Spoorloos (original title)


Drama/Crime
Rex and Saskia are on holiday, a young couple in love. They stop at a busy service station and Saskia disappears. Rex

dedicates the next three years trying to find her. Then he receives some postcards from her abductor, who promises to

reveal what has happened to Saskia. The abductor, Raymond Lemorne, is a chilling character to whom Rex is drawn by his

intense desire to learn the truth behind his lovers disappearance. The truth is more sinister than he dared imagine.

CastBernard-Pierre Donnadieu ... Raymond Lemorne
Gene Bervoets ... Rex Hofman
Johanna ter Steege ... Saskia Wagter
Gwen Eckhaus ... Lieneke
Bernadette Le Saché ... Simone Lemorne
Tania Latarjet ... Denise Lemorne
Lucille Glenn ... Gabrielle 'Gaby' Lemorne
Roger Souza ... Manager
Caroline Appéré ... Cashier
Pierre Forget ... Farmer Laurent
Didier Rousset ... TV Journalist
Raphaëline Goupilleau ... Gisele Marzin (as Raphaëline)
Robert Lucibello ... Teacher
David Bayle ... Lemorne (16 Years)
Doumee ... Lady 'Prisunic' (as Doumée)





15. In July (2000) Im Juli. (original title)


Comedy
Daniel is a young teacher in-spe, who in contrast to everyone else plans to stay in Hamburg for the summer. Juli, a

girl at the flea-market, wants to get known to Daniel and manages to sell him a Mayan ring with a sun on it,

foretelling him that he will meet a girl with a sun. One day later Daniel is already on his way across Europe. It seems

the prophecy came true somehow.

CastMoritz Bleibtreu ... Daniel Bannier
Christiane Paul ... Juli
Mehmet Kurtulus ... Isa
Idil Üner ... Melek
Jochen Nickel ... Leo
Branka Katic ... Luna
Birol Ünel ... Kellner
Sandra Borgmann ... Marion
Ernest Hausmann ... Kodjo
Gábor Salinger ... Marktverkäufer
Cem Akin ... Türkischer Grenzbeamter
Fatih Akin ... Rumänischer Grenzbeamter
Nina Lauterbach ... Schülerin Kira
Linda Wagener ... Schülerin Anette
Hans Daglioglu ... Schüler Ernie




16. Downfall (2004) Der Untergang (original title)



Biography
In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied

Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany

will still achieve victory and orders his Generals and advisers to fight to the last man. "Downfall" explores these

final days of the Reich, where senior German leaders (such as Himmler and Goring) began defecting from their beloved

Fuhrer, in an effort to save their own lives, while still others (Joseph Goebbels) pledge to die with Hitler. Hitler,

himself, degenerates into a paranoid shell of a man, full of optimism one moment and suicidal depression the next. When

the end finally does comes, and Hitler lies dead by his own hand, what is left of his military must find a way to end

the killing that is the Battle of Berlin, and lay down their arms in surrender.

Cast
Bruno Ganz ... Adolf Hitler
Alexandra Maria Lara ... Traudl Junge
Corinna Harfouch ... Magda Goebbels
Ulrich Matthes ... Joseph Goebbels
Juliane Köhler ... Eva Braun
Heino Ferch ... Albert Speer
Christian Berkel ... Prof. Dr. Ernst-Günter Schenck
Matthias Habich ... Prof. Dr. Werner Haase
Thomas Kretschmann ... SS-Gruppenführer Hermann Fegelein
Michael Mendl ... General der Artillerie Helmuth Weidling
André Hennicke ... SS-Brigadeführer Wilhelm Mohnke
Ulrich Noethen ... Reichsführer SS Heinrich Himmler
Birgit Minichmayr ... Gerda Christian
Rolf Kanies ... General der Infanterie Hans Krebs
Justus von Dohnányi ... General der Infanterie Wilhelm Burgdorf





17. Goodbye Lenin! (2003) Good Bye Lenin! (original title)


Comedy
East Germany, the year 1989: A young man protests against the regime. His mother watches the police arresting him and

suffers a heart attack and falls into a coma. Some months later, the GDR does not exist anymore and the mother awakes.

Since she has to avoid every excitement, the son tries to set up the GDR again for her in their flat. But the world has

changed a lot.

Cast
Daniel Brühl ... Alexander 'Alex' Kerner
Katrin Saß ... Christiane Kerner (as Kathrin Sass)
Chulpan Khamatova ... Lara
Maria Simon ... Ariane Kerner
Florian Lukas ... Denis
Alexander Beyer ... Rainer
Burghart Klaußner ... Robert Kerner (as Burghart Klaussner)
Michael Gwisdek ... Klapprath
Christine Schorn ... Frau Schäfer
Jürgen Holtz ... Herr Ganske
Jochen Stern ... Herr Mehlert
Stefan Walz ... Sigmund Jähn
Eberhard Kirchberg ... Dr. Wagner
Hans-Uwe Bauer ... Dr. Mewes
Nico Ledermueller ... Alex - 11 Jahre (as Nico Ledermüller)





18. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)


Drama
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of eighteenth century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he

uses to create the world's finest perfumes. His work, however, takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the

search for the ultimate perfume.

Cast
Ben Whishaw ... Jean-Baptiste Grenouille
Francesc Albiol ... Court Official
Gonzalo Cunill ... Guard 1 Dungeon
Roger Salvany ... Guard 2 Dungeon
Andrés Herrera ... Door Guard (as Andres Herrera)
Simon Chandler ... Mayor of Grasse
David Calder ... Bishop of Grasse
Richard Felix ... Chief Magistrate
Birgit Minichmayr ... Grenouille's Mother
Reg Wilson ... Customer - Fishmarket
Catherine Boisgontier ... Woman - Fishmarket
Núria Casas ... Woman 2 - Fishmarket (as Nuria Casas)
Carlos Gramaje ... Police Lieutenant - Fishmarket
Sian Thomas ... Madame Gaillard
Michael Smiley ... Porter




19. The Edge of Heaven (2007) Auf der anderen Seite (original title)


Drama
Nejat seems disapproving about his widower father Ali's choice of prostitute Yeter for a live-in girlfriend. But he

grows fond of her when he discovers she sends money home to Turkey for her daughter's university studies. Yeter's

sudden death distances father and son. Nejat travels to Istanbul to search for Yeter's daughter Ayten. Political

activist Ayten has fled the Turkish police and is already in Germany. She is befriended by a young woman, Lotte, who

invites rebellious Ayten to stay in her home, a gesture not particularly pleasing to her conservative mother Susanne.

When Ayten is arrested and her asylum plea is denied, she is deported and imprisoned in Turkey. Lotte travels to

Turkey,where she gets caught up in the seemingly hopeless situation of freeing Ayten.

Cast
Nurgül Yesilçay ... Ayten 'Gül' Öztürk
Baki Davrak ... Nejat Aksu
Tuncel Kurtiz ... Ali Aksu
Hanna Schygulla ... Susanne Staub
Patrycia Ziolkowska ... Charlotte 'Lotte' Staub
Nursel Köse ... Yeter / Jessy
Ali Akdeniz ... Plainclothes Policeman May 1
Aliye Alioglu ... Old woman in Camburnu
Asuman Altinay ... Türkan
Onder Cakar ... Riza Bey
Erkan Can ... Nejat's Cousin
Emre Cosar ... Cengiz
Gengiz Daner ... Gas station owner
Sevilay Demirci ... Nurhan
Elcim Eroglu ... Elcim







20. The White Rose (1982) Die weiße Rose (original title)


Drama/Biography
During the Second World War, a small group of students at Munich University begin to question the decesions and sanity

of Germany's Nazi government. The students form a resistance cell which they name the "White Rose" after a newsletter

that is secretly distributed to the student body. At first small in numbers and fearful of discovery, the White Rose

begins to gain massive support after a Nazi Gauleiter nearly incites a student riot after a provokative speech. At this

point, the matter is taken over by the German Gestapo, who pledge to hunt down and destroy the members of the White

Rose.

Cast
Lena Stolze ... Sophie Scholl
Wulf Kessler ... Hans Scholl
Oliver Siebert ... Alex Schmorell
Ulrich Tukur ... Willi Graf
Werner Stocker ... Christoph Probst
Martin Benrath ... Prof. Kurt Huber
Anja Kruse ... Traute Lafrenz
Ulf-Jürgen Wagner ... Fritz
Mechthild Reinders ... Gisela Schertling
Peter Kortenbach ... Falk Harnack
Gerhard Friedrich ... Herr Scholl
Sabine Kretzschmar ... Frau Scholl
Heinz Keller ... Werner Scholl
Susanne Seuffert ... Inge Scholl
Christina Schwartz ... Elisabeth Scholl






21. Wings of Desire (1987) Der Himmel über Berlin (original title)


Romance/Drama
This Wim Wenders film centers around the story of two angels wandering in a mixture of post-war and modern Berlin.

Invisible to humans, they nevertheless give their help and comfort to all the lonely and depressed souls they meet.

Finally, after many centuries, one of the angels becomes unhappy with his immortal state and wishes to become human in

order to experience the joys of everyday life. He meets a circus acrobat and finds in her the fufillment of all his

mortal desires. He also discovers that he is not alone in making this cross over, and that a purely spiritual

experience is not enough to satisfy anyone.

Cast
Bruno Ganz ... Damiel
Solveig Dommartin ... Marion
Otto Sander ... Cassiel
Curt Bois ... Homer, the aged poet
Peter Falk ... Der Filmstar
Hans Martin Stier ... In weiteren Rollen - Der Sterbende
Elmar Wilms ... In weiteren Rollen - Ein trauriger Mann
Sigurd Rachman ... In weiteren Rollen - Der Selbstmörder
Beatrice Manowski ... In weiteren Rollen - Das Strichmädchen
Lajos Kovács ... Im Zirkus - Marion's Trainer
Bruno Rosaz ... Im Zirkus - Der Clown
Laurent Petitgand ... Im Zirkus - Der Kapellmeister
Chick Ortega ... Im Zirkus - Der Schlagzeuger (as Chico Rojo Ortega)
Otto Kuhnle ... Im Zirkus - Die Jongleure
Christoph Merg ... Im Zirkus - Der Jongleure






22. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974) Angst essen Seele auf (original title)



Drama
Emmi, a woman truly in the second half of life, falls in love with Ali, a Berber guest worker more than ten years

younger. When they both decide to marry, everybody seems to be against them. When the folks calm down a bit, Emmi and

Ali get deeply unsure about their relationship.

Cast
Brigitte Mira ... Emmi Kurowski (Emanuela ben Salem M'Barek Mohammed Mustapha)
El Hedi ben Salem ... Ali (El Hedi ben Salem M'Barek Mohammed Mustapha)
Barbara Valentin ... Barbara
Irm Hermann ... Krista
Karl Scheydt ... Albert Kurowski
Marquard Bohm ... Gruber
Walter Sedlmayr ... Angermayer
Doris Mattes ... Mrs. Angermeyer (as Doris Mathes)
Lilo Pempeit ... Mrs. Münchmeyer
Gusti Kreissl ... Paula
Margit Symo ... Hedwig
Elisabeth Bertram ... Frieda
Helga Ballhaus ... Yolanda
Elma Karlowa ... Mrs. Kargus
Anita Bucher ... Mrs. Ellis





23. Kings of the Road (1976) Im Lauf der Zeit (original title)


Drama
A traveling projection-equipment mechanic works in Western Germany along the East-German border, visiting worn-out

film-theatres. He meets up with a depressed young man whose marriage has just broken up, and the two decide to travel

together.

CastRüdiger Vogler ... Bruno Winter
Hanns Zischler ... Robert Lander
Lisa Kreuzer ... Pauline, cashier
Rudolf Schündler ... Robert's Father
Marquard Bohm ... Man Who Lost His Wife
Hans Dieter Trayer ... Paul, garage owner (as Dieter Traier)
Franziska Stömmer ... Cinema owner
Patric Kreuzer ... Little boy
Wim Wenders ... Spectator at Pauline's Theater






24. Die Frau und der Fremde (1985)


Romance
Karl and Richard, two German soldiers captured by the Russians in World War I, become very close friends-so close that

Richard shares intimate stories about his wife, Anna. Through these stories, Karl falls in love with her in his

thoughts. When Karl escapes and goes to Richard's home, Anna knows he is not her husband. But although she tries to

resist Karl's love, she feels a growing response to him. Then, one day, Richard returns... This beautifully shot work

was the only East German film ever to win the Golden Bear at the West German Berlin International Film Festival.

Shortly after this success, however, the film's distribution was suspended due to problems with the literary rights.

After over 20 years, the film is now finally available again.

Cast
Joachim Lätsch ... Karl
Peter Zimmermann ... Richard
Kathrin Waligura ... Anna
Christine Schorn ... Trude
Siegfried Höchst ... Horst
Hans-Uwe Bauer ... Verwirrter Soldat
Katrin Knappe ... Marie
Ulrich Mühe ... Revolutionär
Herbert Sand ... Kriegsinvalide
Daniel Fries ... Trudes kleiner Sohn
Roman-Eckhard Galonska ... Nachbar
Mirko Haninger ... Soldat am Fenster
Reiner Heise ... Deutscher Gefangener
Rita Hirschberger ... Elfie
Karl-Ernst Horbol ... Radfahrer (as Karl Ernst Horbol)






25. Europa Europa (1990)



Drama/War
A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart

of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are

cornerstones of the film, it is based upon a true story.

Cast
Marco Hofschneider ... Salomon 'Solly' 'Salek' Perel / Josef 'Jupp' Peters
Julie Delpy ... Leni
René Hofschneider ... Isaak Perel - Salomons brother
Piotr Kozlowski ... David Perel - Salomons brother
André Wilms ... Soldier Robert Kellerman
Ashley Wanninger ... Gerd
Halina Labonarska ... Leni's Mother
Klaus Abramowsky ... Solomon's Father
Michèle Gleizer ... Solomon's Mother
Marta Sandrowicz ... Bertha Perel - Salomons sister
Nathalie Schmidt ... Basia - Cinema cashier
Delphine Forest ... Inna Moyseyevna
Martin Maria Blau ... Ulmayer
Andrzej Mastalerz ... Zenek Dracz
Solomon Perel ... Himself

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