German films

German films
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SET CALL NUM BER: GR2.106 VC
GERM AN FILM S ON VIDEO (Various distributors, 1989)
TYPE OF PROGRAM : Germ an culture and civilization; film
ACCESSION DATE:
M ay 1989 and after
DESCRIPTION:
A selection of films either produced in the German language, directed by German directors
or about German subjects. M ost are subtitled in English. VIDEOTAPES ARE FOR RESERVE
USE IN THE M EDIA LIBRARY ONLY -- Instructors may check them out for up to 24 hours for
preview purposes or to show them in class. See the M edia Catalog for film series in other
languages.
AUDIENCE:
Students of German, German film, German literature. Advanced knowledge of German is needed for
films which are not subtitled.
FORM AT:
VHS; NTSC
CONTENTS
CALL NUM BER
2 oder 3 Dinge, die ich von ihm weiss
GR2.106.375
G erm any. 2005. D VD . In Germ an. 85 m in + 45 m in extras. R equires region free player.
08/15 Part 1: In the Barracks
GR2.106.290/1
W est Germ any. 1954. B&W . 95 m in. G erm an w/English subtitles. D irector: Paul M ay.08/15 is an anti-w ar satire of epic proportions. Pt. 1 finds Private
Asch in basic training where he uncovers corruption and attem pted m urder and sparks an investigation of the entire barracks.
08/15 Part 2: At the Front
GR2.106.290/2
W est Germ any. 1955. B&W . 110 m in. G erm an w/English subtitles. D irector: Paul M ay. Pt. 2 finds Sergeant Asch and his fellow soldiers confronting
senseless orders, wasted lives, and total confusion at the R ussian front.
8/15 Part 3: Back At Home
GR2.106.290/3
W est Germ any. 1955. B&W . 96 m in. Germ an with English subtitles. D irector: Paul M ay. Pt. 3, Asch, by now a lieutenant, tracks down m urderers
and thieves while the leaders of the Germ an Arm y head for the hills.
101 Dalmatians (Disney)
GR2.106.247
U nited States. 98 m in. C olor. G erm an dubbed w/no subtitles.
Absolute Giganten
GR2.106.389
G erm any. 80 m in. D VD , requires region free player.
Affaire Blum
GR2.106.015
Soviet Occupation Zone (D EFA). 1948. Germ an with English subtitles. 109 m in. B&W . Directed by Erich Engel, with H ans C hristian Blech, Gisela
Trowe, Kurt Ehrhardt. An unem ployed m an kills an accountant for m oney. H e is caught and brought to a police inspector who, it turns out, served
in the sam e Freikorps regim ent. A political thriller about the relationship between fascism , business, and anti-Sem itism in G erm any of the late 1920s.
Aguirre: The wrath of God (Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes)
GR2.106.001
W est Germ any. 1972. Germ an with E nglish subtitles. 94 m in. C olor. D irected by W erner H erzog. Shot on location in the Am azon, Klaus Kinski
is Aguirre, searching for El D orado, the m ythical C ity of Gold.
Aimee & Jaguar
GR2.106.323
G erm any. 1998. D VD form at. C olor. 125 m in. In Germ an with optional English subtitles. D irected by M ax Färberböck. Based on a true story set
during W W II, while the Allies are bom bing Berlin and the Gestapo is purging the capital of Jews, a dangerous love affair blossoms between two
wom en.
Aladdin (Disney)
GR2.106.244
U nited States. 78 m in. C olor. Germ an dubbed w/no subtitles.
Alexander Kluge Sämtliche Kinofilme
GR2.106.392
G erm any. 16 D VD s, requires region free player.
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Angst essen Seele auf)
GR2.106.159
W est Germ any. 1974. G erm an with English subtitles. 94 m in. VH S or DVD . C olor. D irected by R ainer W erner Fassbinder, featuring Brigitte M ira
and El H edi Ben Salem . Outrageous and touching story of a bum py love affair between an older G erm an housekeeper and a young, inarticulate
Arab m echanic.
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Alice in den Städten (Alice in the cities)
GR2.106.090
W est G erm any. 1973. G erm an with English subtitles. 110 m in. B&W . D irected by W im W enders. A 31-year-old G erm an journalist,
traveling back to Europe from the U nited States, suddenly finds him self in charge of a worldly 9-year-old girl who has been abandoned
by her m other.
All Quiet on the W estern Front
GR2.106.215
U SA.1930. In English. 132 m in. B&W . D VD or VH S. D irected by Lewis M ilestone. C lassic adaptation of Erich M aria R em arque’s anti-war novel has
lost little of its im pact over the years. Film follows a group of Germ an recruits during W W I from their idealism to disillusionm ent.
All-Round Reduced Personality (Redupers)
GR2.106.296 also GR2.106.393
W est G erm any. 1977. 98 m in. C olor. G erm an w/English subtitles. D irector: H elke Sander. A celebrated fem inist portrait of Edda, a free -lan ce
photojournalist, and the divided city of Berlin. A funny but serious com m entary on contem porary life, and a poignant look at a single wom an trying
to m ake a go of it. Edda is po rtrayed as an individual straddling m ultiple worlds: work, wom anhood, m otherhood, East, W est, capitalism , and
socialism .
Almanya: W illkom men in Deutschland
GR2.106.431
G erm any. 2011. 97 m in. D VD , requires region free player. C olor. In Germ an. C om edy. D irected by Yasem in Sam dereu.
Am Brunnen vor dem Tore (At the w ell by the gate)
GR2.106.053
W est Germ any. 1952. In G erm an. 88 m in. C olor. D irector: H ans W olff. In the rom antic little tow n of D inkelsbuehl Inge, the young owner of the guest
house "Am Brunnen vor dem Tore" has fallen in love with an English ex-pilot.
Amadeus
GR2.106.344
U SA. 1984. 160 m in. D VD form at. D irected by M ilos Form an. Adaptation of P eter Shaffer’s play is structured as a confession related in flashback,
told by the aging court com poser, and M ozart’s adversary, Salieri.
The American Friend (Der amerikanische Freund)
GR2.106.098
W est Germ any. 1977. In English. 127 m in. C olor. D irected by W im W enders. Using Patricia H ighsm ith's novel, R ipley's Gam e, W enders has m ade
a m ovie tha t m oves from the docks of H am burg to the streets of N ew York. This film is about a gam bler who lures an unsuspecting Germ an
fram em aker (played by Bruno Ganz) deeper and deeper into international intrigue and m urder.
American Soldier (Der amerikanische Soldat)
GR2.106.184
W est Germ any. 1970. Germ an with English subtitles. 80 m in. C olor. D irected by R ainer W erner Fassbinder. The story of R icky, a charism atic hit
m an who always wears a gun bulging from his shoulder holster, sports a Fedora and a white suit, and drinks Ballantine Scotch straight from the
bottle.
And Your Love Too (Und deine Liebe auch)
GR2.106.311
East Germ any (DEFA). 1962. 92 m in. B&W . G erm an w/English subtitles. D ir: Frank Vogel. Berlin 1962: a love triangle develops as the Berlin W all
is being constructed. Eva, a young East Germ an girl, m ust decide between two contrasting brothers–Klaus, who believes in m aking quick cash as
a taxi driver in W est Berlin, or the quiet and shy electrician, U lli, who stands firm ly behind the socialist ideology of the G DR .
Andreas Schlüter
GR2.106.289
G erm any. 1942. In Germ an w/N O subtitles. 111 m in. B&W . D irector: H erbert M aisch. H istorical costum e dram a starring the great H einrich Geroge
as Prussia’s foremost baroque architect and sculptor. Schlüter wins from King Friedrich I the comm ission to build the Berlin royal palace -- shown
here in now historical footage, since the building was heavily dam aged by W W II bom bardm ents and later leveled by the East Germ an authorities.
Anfgang 80
GR2.106.455
G erm any. D VD , requires In Germ an w/N O subtitles. D irected by Sabine H eibler and Gerhard Ertl.
Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter (Goalie's anxiety at the penalty kick)
GR2.106.076
W est Germ any. 1971. Germ an with English subtitles. 101 m in. C olor. D irected by W im W enders. Adapted from the novel by contem porary
playwright/novelist Peter H andke. A story of alienation and casual m urder. O n one level, a com edy-thriller, the film is also the chronicle of a m an
who is isolated by the end of his professional effectiveness.
Anita: Tänze des Lasters (Anita: dances of vice)
GR2.106.016
W est Germ any. 1985. Germ an with English subtitles. 85 m in. C olor. D irected by R osa von Praunheim . This film portrays the reincarnation of Anita
Berber, the notorious bisexual "naked dancer" of W eim ar Berlin. Anita com es to life in the visions of an old wom an who claim s to be Anita. The
police com m it her to a m ental institution, where in the old wom an's dream s and exchanges with the staff, scenes from Anita's life appear.
Anna Boleyn see Lubitsch in Berlin
Anton der Zauberer (Anton the M agician)
GR2.106.374/1
GR2.106.252
East Germ any (D EFA). 1978. C olor. 101 m in. Germ an w/English subtitles. D irector: Günter R eisch. Anton Grubske, a car mechanic, cunningly avoids
being captured and taken to a POW cam p in 1945. H e m arries Liesel, the daughter of his form er apprenticeship m aster, and takes over the
workshop. H e rips off the big-tim e farm ers and deposits his loot with Sabine, a cheerful widow, for safekeeping. She runs off to Switzerland, Anton
lands in jail.
Anuschka
GR2.106.168
G erm any. 1942. Ge rm an with NO subtitles. 98 m in. B&W . D irected by H elm ut Käutner. At the turn of the century orphaned and im poverished
Anuschka com es to Vienna and becom es a m aid. W hen she's accused of stealing from her em ployer, she has to fight to clear her nam e.
Apaches
GR2.106.253
East Germ any (D EFA). 1973. Color. 90 m in. Director: Gottfried Kolditz. Germ an w/English subtitles. Based on original docum ents, this film
reconstructs the im agined atm osphere of the M exican W ar (194601948) at its beginnings. D uring this tim e sm all bands of Am erican scouts were
dispatched to M exico to plot the conquest of targeted regions. These infiltrators also organized provocations and instigated conflicts in the nam e
of different groups. An East Germ an “western” or “Indianerfilm ”.
Apprehension (Die Beunruhigung)
GR2.106.254
East Germ any. 1982. B&W . Germ an w/English subtitles. 81 m in. D irector: Lothar W arneke. C onsidered DEFA’s greatest wom en’s film , this is the
story of a young wom an who learns she m ay have breast cancer. The film carefully follows here heightened awareness of nuances of the passing
day.
Asphalt
GR2.106.406
G erm any. 1929. 93 m in. DVD . B&W . D irected by Joe M ay. A straitlaced traffic copy has the sim ple task of escorting a diam ond theif to the polic
station. H ow ever, the thief is the exotic and beatiful Else, which m akes the task far from sim ple. The stage is thus set for a scandalous turn of events.
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Aus Berichten der W ach- und Patrouillendienstr Nr. 1. (From the Reports of Security Guards & Patrol Services Nr. 1)
see Helke Sander
Aus Berichten der W ach- und Patrouillendienstr Nr. 5. (From the Reports of Security Guards & Patrol Services Nr. 5)
see Helke Sander
Aus Berichten der W ach- und Patrouillendienstr Nr. 8. (From the Reports of Security Guards & Patrol Services Nr. 8)
see Helke Sander
The Axe of W andsbek (Das Beil von W andsbek)
GR2.106.308
East Germ any (D EFA). 1951. B&W . Germ an w/English subtitles. 111 m in. D irector: Falk H arnack. Based on a novel by the Germ an-Jewish author
Arnold Zweig, published in 1943 during his exile in Palestine. The m ain character is a butcher who serves as an executioner for the N azis and also
turns in four antifascists. After these atrocities becom e known, custom ers start to boycott his store, his wife takes her life, and he shoots him self.
BRD (Bundesrepublik Deutschland) Trilogy
GR2.106.352
4 D VD s. The M arriage of M aria Braun ; Veronika Voss ; Lola ; The BR D Triology: The Supplem ents. All directed by R ainer W erner Fassbinder.
Der Baader M einhof Kom plex
GR2.106.432
G erm any. 2008. D VD , requires region free player. C olor. 143 m in. In Germ an. D irected by U li Edel.
Baron M ünchhausen
GR2.106.103
G erm any. 1943. In Germ an with English Titles. C olor. 110 m in. D irected by Josef von Baky. Screenplay by Erich K ästner. This film em ploys a wide
range of sensational special effects which am aze and am use in the recounting of the adventures of the legendary hero Baron von M ünchhausen.
The action ranges from Venice to St. Petersburg to the m oon and back, as the Baron travels by horse, balloon and cannonball.
Befreiere und Befreite (Liberators Take Liberties) see Helke Sander
Der Beginn aller Schrecken ist Liebe (The Trouble with Love) see Helke Sander
Der Berg ruft (The M ountain Calls)
GR2.106.127
G erm any. 1937. 95 m in. B&W . D irected by Luis Trenker. In Germ an with no subtitles. A story about Tonio C arrel, an Italian, and Edward W hym er,
an Englishm an, both want to be the first to clim b the M atterhorn. A rugged suspenseful story of friendship and the m ountain (Bergfilm ).
Berge in Flammen (M ountains in Flames)
GR2.106.128
G erm any. 1931. B&W . 94 m in. D irected by Luis Trenker. In G erm an with no subtitles. Pow erful m ountain film (Bergfilm ) set in the Tyrolean A lps.
Berlin - Alexanderplatz
GR2.106.161
G erm any. 1931. Germ an with NO subtitles. 88 m in. B&W . D irected by Phil Jutzi. Based on Alfred Döblin's novel, this early sound film tells of a form er
cem ent and transport worker released from jail who tries to lead a decent life but falls in with a gang of crim inals in B erlin in the 20's.
Berlin is in Germany
GR2.106.387
G erm any. 2001. In Germ an w/English subtitles. D VD , requires region free player. 91 m in. C olor. D irected by H annes Stohr. W hen M artin, a form er
G D R citizen, is released from jail, he lately becom es confronted with the consequences of the Germ an re-unification.
A Berlin Rom ance (Eine Berliner Rom anze)
GR2.106.316
East Germ any (DEFA). 1956. 81 m in. B&W . Germ an w/English subtitles. D irector: G erhard Klein. DVD or VH S. A love story about 17 year-old U schi,
an East Germ an saleswom an, and H ans, an unem ployed auto m echanic from W est Berlin. The city is reflected through the eyes and feelings of
these youthful figures. For exam ple, the bright shop windows in W est Berlin are m uch m ore appealing to U schi than the plain gray buildings in the
East, so she leaves her parents’ house for the W est. U schi takes the audience on a journey behind the facade of the econom ic m iracle in W est
Berlin. In the end, she returns hom e to her parents’ house along with H ans, who leaves his job in the W est to m ake a living in the East.
Berlin - die Symphonie der Grossstadt (Berlin, Symphony of a City)
GR2.106.100
G erm any. 1927. Silent with m usic soundtrack. 70 m in. B&W . VH S or D VD . D irected by W alter R uttm an. A collaboration between W alter R uttm an,
a painter who had produced abstract film s between 1922 and 1925, and Karl Freund, the cinem atographer of Last Laugh and Variety .
Berlin, Schönhauser Corner (Berlin, Ecke Schönhauser)
GR2.106.255
East Germ any (DEFA). 1957. B&W . 81 m in. G erm an w/English subtitles. D irector: G erhard Klein. One of the m ost im portant film s of the 1950s, this
film portrays young people in East Berlin in search of their purpose in life a few years before the construction of the W all. They want to be free,
dance to R ock ‘n’ R oll, trade forbidden W estern goods and avoid the constraints of their parents and the States.
Berlin Tunnel 21
GR2.106.338
U SA. 1981. In English. 141 m in. C olor. A U S Arm y lieutenant (R ichard Thom as) is cut off from his girlfriend in East Berlin by the construction
of the W all, and he collaborates with a W est Berlin engineering professor (H orst Buchholz) to burrow a tunnel underneath the W all.
Der bew egte M ann (M aybe... M aybe not)
GR2.106.212
G erm any. 1995. 90 m in. C olor. In Germ an w/ N O subtitles. D irected by Sönke W ortm ann. Screenplay based on books by R alf König. W hen
D oro discovers her boyfriend Axel in flagranti with another wom an, she throws him out of their apartm ent. In need of a place to stay, he
reluctantly accepts an offer from W alter, a gay m an who would like nothing better than to seduce him . W hen D oro learns that she is pregnant
with Axel's child, she changes her m ind and wants to m arry Axel--until she encounters him with W alter, naked. She suspects that Axel is
bisexual, which opens up a series of com ic surprises. A m ajor box office hit in Germ any, this film is available with English titles GR 2.106.297.
Beyond Silence
GR2.106.368
G erm any. 1997. D VD . 107 m in. C olor. In Germ an w/English subtiltes. D irected by C aroline Link. The story of a young wom an’s battle for
independence and her deaf parent’s stuggle to understand her gift for m usic.
The Bicycle (Das Fahrrad)
GR2.106.315
East Germ any. 1982. 89 m in. C olor. Germ an with English subtitles. D ir: Evelyn Schm idt. Susanne, an unskilled worker, lives alone with her
child. She is very unsatisfied with herself and her life. After she m eets Thom as, a successful engineer, she gives up her job. In an attem pt to
receive insurance m oney, she claim s that her bicycle has been stolen. H owever, her schem e is discovered, and she is sum m oned to court.
W hen Thom as finds out, he attem pts to settle m atters without involving officials. This responsible and am bitious young m an does not want to
have “skeletons in his closet.”
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant) GR2.106.173
W est Germ any. 1972. Germ an with English subtitles. 124 m in. C olor. D irected by R ainer W erner Fassbinder. The story deals with the shifting
power relationships am ong three lesbian wom en: a successful fashion designer, her contented assistant and a sultry m odel.
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Der Blaue Engel (The blue angel)
GR2.106.028
G erm any. 1930. VH S or D VD form at. Germ an with English subtitles. 90 m in. B&W . D irected by Josef von Sternberg, based on H einrich M ann's
novel Professor U nrat.
Das Blaue Licht (The blue light)
GR2.106.024
G erm any. 1932. Silent with English titles. 77 m in. B&W . Directed by Leni R iefenstahl. Based on a folk legend about a light from M onte
C ristallo in Italy (Bergfilm ).
Die Blechtrom mel (The tin drum )
GR2.106.012
W est Germ any. 1979. D VD or VH S. In Germ an with English subtitles. C olor. 142 m in. D irected by Volker Schlöndorff. An adaptation of Günter
G rass' m asterful novel about Oskar, the dwarf, who from the age of 3 refuses to grow. Oskar has two weapons to see him through the ordeal of
m odern history: his tin drum , which he bangs to drown out horror and hypocrisy, and his childish voice raised in a shriek piercing enough to
break glass. Oscar award as best foreign film .
Blitzkrieg
GR2.106.146
W est Germ any. 1985. In English. 80 m in. B&W . This film records the W W II Blitzkrieg from 1939-1945. All original archive m aterial.
Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace
GR2.106.342
U SA. 1999. In English. 90 m in. color. VH S or D VD .D irected by Eric Till. D ietrich Bonhoeffer’s, a Germ an clergym an of great distinction who
actively opposed H itler and the N azis, last years with his participation in the Germ an resistance and his m oral struggles are dram atized in this
film . M ore than just a biographical portrait, the film sheds light on the little-known efforts of the Germ an resistance.
The Book Thief
GR2.106.464
U SA. 2013. In English. 131 m ins. C olor. Directed by Brian Percival. Based on the beloved best-selling book it is the story of a girl who
transform s the lives of those around her during W W II, Germ any. W hen her m other can no longer care for her, she is adopted by a Germ an
couple. Although she arrives illiterate, she is encourage to learn to read by her adoptive father. W hen the couple then takes in a Jew hiding
from H itler’s arm y, Liesel befriends him ..
Das Boot
GR2.106.182
W est Germ any. 1981. Germ an with English subtitles. 150 m in. C olor. D irected by W olfgang Petersen. The gripping tale of a Germ an U-boat as
it prowls the N orth Atlantic during W W II.
Das Boot (The Director’s Cut)
GR2.106.303
W est Germ any. 1985. In Germ an w/English subtitles. C olor. 209 m in. D irected by W olfgang Petersen. Fully restored and rem astered. 60 m in.
O f new footage. 8 tracks of digital surround sound.
Das Boot (Original uncut version)
GR2.106.425
G erm any. 1985. D VD . In Germ an w/English subtitles. C olor 293 m in. D irected by W olfgang Petersen.
Das Boot ist voll (The boat is full)
GR2.106.119
Switzerland. 1981. In G erm an with E nglish subtitles. C olor. 104 m in. D irected by M arcus Im hoof. This film deals with W W II refugees who cross
the Germ an border into Switzerland and try to escape death in the concentration cam ps.
Born in ‘45 (Jahrgang 45)
GR2.106.305
East Germ any (DEFA). 1966/1990. 91 m in. B&W . G erm an w/English subtitles . D irected by Jürgen Böttcher. Tells the story of Al and Li, a
m arried couple living in the Prenzlauer Berg district of Berlin. They have only been m arried for a couple of m onths but decide to divorce. The
husband, a m otorcycle enthusiast, fears losing his independence and freedom to experim ent. H e takes off for a couple of days to ride and clear
his head. The fact that he ultim ately returns to Lisa is possibly a good om en, but the ending rem ains open. C haracters and surroundings were
created to reflect m ore a capitalist view of life as opposed to a socialist view of life. C ensored and unreleased in 1966.
Brecht die M acht der M anipulateure (Break the Power of the Manipulators) see Helke Sander
The Bridge (Die Brücke)
GR2.106.221
W est Germ any. 1959. 102 m in. VH S or D VD form at. C olor. In Germ an with English subtitles. Directed by Bernhard W icki. Germ an classic
antiwar film . Set in 1945, seven Germ an boys defend an insignificant bridge from an Am erican attack. Based on the autobiographical novel of
M anfred Gregor.
The Brothers Schellenberg (Die Brüder Schellenberg)
GR2.106.294
G erm any. 1926. Silent w/English titles. Director: Karl Grune. Conrad Veidt has a dual role, and gives a very sensitive perform ance in this
expressionistic film . A story of two different brothers. The younger brother, a wealthy financier, is a wom anizer who nearly ruins a young
wom an’s life. The older brother, a philanthropist who operates a welfare center for needy persons and saves a wom an’s life. In addition to this
m ain plot, the film also tried to depict through realism how m iserable life was in post-war Germ any of the early 1920s.
Burden of dreams
GR2.106.003
U SA. 1982. In English. 94 m in. Color. Produced, photographed and directed by Les Blank. W ith W erner H erzog, Klaus Kinski, C laudia
C ardinale. D ocum entary on the film ing of Fitzcarraldo in the Peruvian Am azon. U ncut version.
Büchse der Pandora (Pandora's Box)
GR2.106.109
G erm any. 1928. Silent with English titles. Black & white. 110 m in. D irected by G.W . Pabst. Louise Brooks plays Lulu, an effervescent chorus
girl who destroys everyone she com es in contact with before she is m urdered by Jack the R ipper.
Cabaret
GR2.106.216
U SA. 1972. 119 m in. C olor. D irected by Bob Fosse. W ith Liza M innelli and Joel Grey. M usical dram a that m irrors the decay and decadence of
G erm any (Berlin) on the eve of H itler’s rise to power.
Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari)
GR2.106.317
G erm any 1921. C olor. 52 m in. D VD form at. D irected by R obert W iene.
Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (The cabinet of Dr. Caligari)
GR2.106.019
G erm any. 1920. Silent. 109 m in. B&W . VH S or DVD . D irected by R obert W iene. C lassic horror fantasy exam ining the activities of a
m ysterious doctor who creates a reign of terror in a sm all Germ an town. The distorted sets, with uneven shapes and weird shadows, were
designed by architects influenced by expressionist and cubist paintings.
Café Electric
GR2.106.293
Austria. 1927. B&W . Silent w/English titles. 82 m in. D irector: Gustav U cicky.W ith M arlene D ietrich and W illi Forst. Film ed entirely in Vienna
while D ietrich and Forst were appearing in the popular stage hit Broadw ay.
Carbide and Sorrel (Karbid und Sauerampfer)
GR2.106.256
East Germ any (D EFA). 1963. 80 m in. B&W . Germ an w/English subtitles. D irected by Frank Beyer. After the end of W W II, workers in Dresden
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decide to rebuild a bom bed cigarette factory. They send their colleague Kalle hundreds of kilom eters north to pick up carbide for welding. H e
picks up seven barrels, which he m ust m ove across the Soviet Occupation Zone without a car. Throughout this odyssey he runs into forests full
of landm ines, m an-crazy wom en, R ussian guards, and other life-threatening dangers.
Carl Peters
GR2.106.058
G erm any. 1941. In Germ an. B&W . 110 m in. D irected by Herbert Selpin. This bio-pic is the story of D r. Carl Peters, who was instrum ental in
the creation of the Germ an colony, D eutsch O stafrika, in th 1880's.
Carla
GR2.106.309
East Germ any (D EFA). 1965-66. 128 m in. B&W . Germ an w/English subtitles. Original title: Karla. D irector: H errm ann Zschoche. A young
teacher goes against the routine opportunism of her hypocritical and sm all-m inded surroundings. Just starting her teaching career, she
discovers her students hide their true thoughts and feelings and only say what they are expected to say. The young teacher tries to encourage
open discussions about taboo topics, attem pting to break down the walls of suspicion and cynicism . H er superiors view her actions with unease
and eventually intervene to discipline Carla.
The Castle
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G erm any/Austria. 1997. D VD . 123 m in. In G erm an w/English subtitles. W ritten and directed by M ichale H aneke. From the N ovel D as S chloss
by Franz Kafka. O riginally broadcast on Austrian television in 1997. A land surveyor identified sim ply as K is sum m oned to a rem ote m ountain
village by the local governm ent, known as “the castle.” U nable to convince underlings of the legitim acy of his position, he tries to take his case
to castle officials. But the m ore K struggles to gain entrance, the m ore obstructive the village’s provincial bureaucracy becom es. As the
absurdity of K’s circum stances and the depth and intracacy of the castle’s hold on the villagers grows, haneke m asterfully evokes Kafka’s vision
of a dystopian society hobbled by paperw ork and bled dry by conform ism and convolution.
Cesare Borgia
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G erm any. 1922. 83 m in. Silent/M usic. B&W . D irector: R ichard Oswald. The blood-thirsty reign of the Borgias in the 14th-15th century. C esare
and Lucretia, son and daughter of Pope Alexander VI, were suspected of several fam ily m urders. This plot is played out in expressionist style
by C onrad Veidt. (Alternative title: Lucrezia Borgia.)
Cherry Blossoms
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G erm any. 2009. 124 m in. D VD . C olor. In English, Germ an and Japanese w/English subtitles. D irected by D oris D orrie. Only Trudi knows that
her husband R udi is suffering from a term inal illness. She decides not to tell him and convinces him to visit their fam ily in Berlin. Then,
suddenly, Trudi dies. R udi is devastated but vows to m ake up for her lost life. And so he em barks on his last journey–to Tokyo–in the m idst of
the cherry blossom festival, a celebration of beauty, im perm anence, and new beginnings.
Chinese Roulette
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W est Germ any. 1976. D VD . 96 m in. C olor. In Germ an w/English subtitles. D irected by R ainer W erner Fassbinder. A brilliant social satire from
the director of The M arriage of M aria Braun. W hen a businessm an, his wife, and their lovers are forced by the couple's paraplegic daughter to
participate in a rigorous gam e of truth-telling, latent hatreds within the fam ily are revealed, speeding the way toward the film 's shocking clim ax.
Starring Anna Karina and U lli Lom m el.
Chingachgook, The Great Snake
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East Germ any (D EFA ). 1967. 86 m in. C olor. Germ an w/English subtitles. D irector: R ichard G roschopp. Takes place in 1740. W hile the French
colonists are using the Huron Indians to fulfil their war purposes, the D elaware Indians, are fighting on the side of the English tropps. Only
C hingachgook, a young D elaware, and his fair-skinned friend D eerslayer realize that the white intruders intend to expel and exterm inate Indians
altogether. An East Germ an “western” (Indianerfilm ).
Die Christel von der Post (Christel at the post office)
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W est Germ any. 1956. In Germ an. 101 m in. C olor. D irector: Karl Anton. On this occasion of a postal anniversary, grand festivities are planned
and young, pretty m ail lady C hristel is supposed to play the part of C hristel von der Post, the fam ous operetta. Starring Hardy Krüger, Paul
H örbiger, C laus Biederstädt.
Christiane F.
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W est Germ any. 1981. D ubbed into English. C olor. 130 m in. D irected by U lrich Edel. The story of an alienated teen who falls into the
degrading drug and prostitution scene of Berlin's Zoo station.
A Coffee in Berlin
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G erm any. 2014. In Germ an w/English subtitles. DVD . 85 m ins. Directed and written by Jan Ole Gerster.Niko is having a tough m orning. He’s
broken up with his girlfriend, been cut off from his m onthly allowance, and was just declared em otionally unstable by a court-appointed
psychologist. If only he could find a decent cup of coffee. Painting an eventful day-in-the-life of a 20-som ething law school dropout. A slacker
com edy with a poignant center, and a love-letter to the city of Berlin and Generation Y.
Com ing Out
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East Germ any (D EFA). 1989. 108 m in. D VD or VH S. C olor. Germ an w/English subtitles. D irector: H einer C arow. Philip, a popular high school
teacher, is speechless when he m eets M atthias for the first tim e. H e realizes that he has been waiting for this m an his entire life. But Tanja, who
loves Philip, has just discovered she is pregnant. And then there is East Germ an society’s prejudices against gay relationships. Philip sinks into
a deep crisis until he realizes that he can only do as his feelings dictate. (This film was released on the day the Berlin W all was opened!)
Council of the Gods (Rat der Götter)
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East Germ any (DEFA). 1950. B&W . 105 m in. Germ an w/English subtitles. Director: Kurt M aetzig. Screenplay is based on the N urem berg Trials
against the dirctors of the IG Farben C om pany which proved the joint guilt of Germ an industry in fascism and war, and the close ties between
big industry and the N azis. Also brings to light the cooperation between Germ an industry and U nited States m onopolies.
The Counterfeiters
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G erm any. 2007. D vD . C olor. In Germ an & French w/English subtitles. 99 m in. D irected by Stefan Ruzowitzky. Tells the true story of Salom on
Sorwitsch, a swindler who m ade a nam e for him self as Berlin’s “King of the Counterfeiters.” H owever, his life of wom en and easy m oney is cut
short when he’s arrested and placed in a N azi concentration cam p. Sorowitsch m akes a sobering deal with his captors; in exchange for a
com fortable bed, good food and fair treatm ent, Sorowitsch, along with the other hand-picked specialists, m ust counterfeit bank notes to fund
the N azi war efforts.
Coup de Grace (Der Fangschuss)
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W est Germ any. 1977. In Germ an with English subtitles. B&W . 95 m in. D irected by Volker Schlöndorff from the novel by French writer
M arguerite Yourcenar. Set in 1919, just after the Bolsheviks have toppled the C zar from the R ussian throne. A tragic love story. The film
follow s the lives of two R ussian aristocrats and their Germ an friend, waging a last ditch effort against the Bolsheviks.
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Damals (At that time)
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G erm any. 1942. In Germ an. B&W . 90 m in. D irected by R olf H ansen. The great Zarah Leander portrays a wom an devoted to her child -- in an
adventure dram a spanning two continents.
Danton (1921)
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G erm any. 1921. B&W . English titles. 60 m in. Directed by Dim itri Buchowetski. W ith Em il Jannings starring as D anton in an expressionistic
classic.
David
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W est Germ any. 1979. In Germ an with English subtitles. 106 m in. D irected by Peter Lilienthal. This film is the story of a Jewish boy and his
fam ily trying to survive in and escape N azi G erm any.
Death in Venice
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Italy. 1971. English Dubbed. 124 m in. VH S or D VD . C olor. D irected by Luchino Visconti. Adaptation of the classic Thom as M ann
novel. D irk Bogarde plays the aging artist who, in Venice, becom es obsessed with the ideal beauty of a young boy.
DEFA Animation No. 1: W ithout W ords
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East Germ any 1975-1990. 57 m in. N o dialogue. B&W /C olor. C ollection of 16 short anim ation film s gives an excellent overview of the types of
film s and topics addressed in the com plete anim ated film archive.
Despair (Reise ins Licht)
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W est Germ any. 1977. D ubbed in English. C olor. 120 m in. D irected by R . W . Fassbinder. A com edy about the life of a factory owner in N azi
G erm any and the growing lunacy that resides in his m ind. Based on a novel by Vladim ir N abokov.
The Destinies of W om en (Frauenschicksale)
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East Germ any (D EFA ). 1952. 105 m in. C olor. Germ an with E nglish subtitles. D ir: Slatan Dudow. C reated during the peak of culutural/political
dogm atism in the GD R . The film presents a W est Berlin wom anizer in relation to four wom en from East Germ any.
Die deutsche W ochenschau (The German w eekly new sreel)
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G erm any. 1941. In Germ an only -- N O subtitles. B&W . Four newsreels from N azi Germ any are presented in this collection. C om bat footage of
the Luftwaffe over G reece and C rete. W inter fighting in Finland and R ussia. U-boats in the N orth Atlantic. Also, fabric being m ade from waste
paper.
Deutschland ein Sommermarchen
G erm any. D VD , requires region free player. 107 m in. C olor.
The Devil’s General (Des Teufels General)
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Directed by Sonke W ortm ann.
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W est Germ any. 1954. B&W . 92 m in. Germ an w/English subtitles. D irector: H elm ut Käutner. A suspense thriller based on a play by C arl
Zuckm ayer about the life of Ernst U det, the highest scoring Germ an ace to survive the First W orld W ar. U det was awarded the Pour le M erite,
the coveted “Blue M ax” and was m ade Inspector-G eneral of the Luftwaffe under Herm ann G oering. U det is played by C urt Juergens.
The Devil’s Three Golden Hairs
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East Germ any. 1977. English dubbed. 89 m in. C olor. D irected: Egon Schlegel. Life is hell, literally, for poor Jacob who has to get his hands on
the Devil’s three golden hairs. Only by delivering them to the King will he be able to save his own life and, as a bonus, m arry the beautiful
Princess. A child’s fairytale.
Diary of a Lost Girl
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1929. Germ any. VH S or D VD . 116 m in. B&W . Directed by G.w. Pabst. W ith Louise Brooks. The naive daughter of a properous pharm acist is
m ade pregnant by her father’s young assistant. To preserve fam ily honor, she is sent to a repressive reform school from which she eventually
escapes. Penniless and hom eless, she is directed to a brothel when becom es liberated and lives for the m om ent with radiant physical abandon.
Diesel
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G erm any. 1942. 82 m in. B&W . D irected by Gerhard Lam precht. In Germ an with no subtitles. D ram a about the difficulties, problem s, and
intrigues the inventor Diesel encounters as he develops and later m arkets his m otor.
The Doll see Die Puppe GR2.106.354
Dow nfall
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2005. Germ any. D VD . 155 m in. In Germ an w/English subtitles. D irected by Oliver hirschbiegel. Takes you into Hitler’s bunker during the brutal
and harrowing last days of the Third R eich. Seen through the eyes of H itler’s infam ous secretary Traudl Junge, optim ism crum bles into grim
realization and terror as it becom es clear that Germ any’s defeat is inevitable. As the Russian arm y circles the city, the dim ly lit halls of the
underground refuge becom e an execution cham ber of the Fuhrer and his closest advisors.
Dr. M abuse, Der Spieler (Dr. M abuse, the gam bler [part 1])
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G erm any. 1922. Silent with English titles. 120 m in. D irected by Fritz Lang. A thriller and social com m entary about the evil m achinations of the
crim inal m asterm ind M abuse, who in his drive for power m anipulates his victim s and battles a tenacious investigator.
Dr. M abuse, Inferno (Dr. M abuse, inferno [part 2])
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122 m in. Total running tim e of film : 242 m in. Continues the story of the evil D r. M abuse and his attem pts on the life of the public prosecutor.
The state of upheaval in the world at the tim e is clearly m anifested in the depiction of the police attack on M abuse's house. (See also D as
Testam ent des D r. Mabuse [1933])
Dragon Chow (Drachenfutter)
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W est Germ any. 1987. Germ an with English subtitles. 75 m in. B&W . D irected by Peter Schütte. The story of foreigners living on the edge of
deportation in the land of econom ic m iracles, W est Germ any. The film 's hero, Shezad, a gentle but resourceful Pakistani, lands a job in a
second-rate Chinese restaurant in Ham burg where he befriends an Asian waiter nam ed Xiao. Together they attem pt to storm the citadel of
W estern capitalism by opening a restaurant of their own.
Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera)
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G erm any. 1931. In Germ an with English subtitles. B&W . 112 m in. D irected by G.W . Pabst. A "Beggar's Opera" set in 19th century London
underworld populated by pim ps, whores, and thieves. Based on Bertolt Brecht's m usical dram a of 1928.
Die drei von der Tankstelle
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G erm any. 1930. Germ an with NO subtitles. 99 m in. B&W . D irected by W ilhelm Thiele, featuring Lilian Harvey, W illy Fritsch and Heinz
R ühm ann. Three friends open a filling station and fall in love with the sam e girl. This very popular film devised a new way of com bining m usic,
dance and contem porary story, anticipating later U.S. film m usicals.
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Dresden
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G erm any 2006. D VD , requires region free player. 140 m in. C olor. In English. D irected by R oland Suso Richter. Like other TV m ovies of the
production com pany team W orx, D resden (2006) (TV ) focuses on an extraordinary historic event in connection with a tragic love story of a
wom an between two m en. In January 1945, the young nurse Anna M auth, working at a hospital in Dresden, becom es engaged to senior
physician Benjam in W enninger. At the sam e tim e, an English Lancaster bom ber is shot down. The pilot R obert N ewm an, the only survivor,
m anages to reach the city severely injured and hides in the hospital's cellar. Anna discovers him incidentally thinking he is a Germ an deserter,
but finally decides to help R obert.
Der Dritte (The third one)
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East Germ any (D EFA). 1972. 107 m in. C olor. G erm an only. D irector: Egon Günther. M argit has two children, each with different fathers. Both
relationships failed m iserably. U ntil now, she had allowed m en in her life to choose her. But no m ore. M argit has discovered herself and a new
liberation. She has eyes for her colleague, H rdlitschka, but he has no idea of M argit’s am orous intentions.
Die dritte Generation
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G erm any. 1978. D VD . 105 m in. In Germ an w/English subtitles. D irected by R ainer W erner Fassbinder.
Druids
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U .S. 2001. 124 m in. D VD . C olor. In English w/subtitles in English, C hinese, Korean, Thai. D irected by Jacques D orfm ann. W ith Christopher
Lam bert, Klaus M aria Brandauer, M ax von Sydow, Ines Sastre. In 60 B.C ., Vercingetorix is a strong, peaceful G allic chieftain with a legacy to
protect his fellow D ruids on the C eltic Isles. But when Julius C aesar and his R om an arm y declare war, Vercingetorix has no choice but to fight,.
R eunited with his childhood love and arm ed with little m ore than raw courage, Vercingetorix unites his people and prepares them for the battle
of their lives.
The Edge of Heaven
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G erm any. 2007. D VD . In English, Germ an and Turkish with English subtitles. C olor. 116 m in. D irected by Fatih Akin. W eaves overlapping tales
of friendship and sexuality into a powerful narrative of universal love. Six characters are drawn together by circum stances–an old m an and a
prostitute forging a partnership, a young scholar reconciling his past, two young wom en falling love, and a m other putting the shattered pieces
of her life back together.
The Edukators
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G erm any. 2005. D VD . C olor. 130 m in. D irected by hans W eingartner.Jan and Peter are the best friends behind the radical and m ysterious
group who are united by their passion to change the world. W hen the rich go on vacation, they break into their hom es. They don’t steal, but
sim ply rearrange everything, leaving the m essage “Your days of plenty are num bered.”
Effi Briest
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W est Germ any. 1974. Germ an with English subtitles. 135 m in. B&W . VH S or D VD . D irected by R ainer W erner Fassbinder. Starring Hanna
Schygulla, W olfgang Schenck, an Ulli Lom m el. Based on the novel by Theodor Fontane. The story of young Effi Briest, who is m arried to a
m uch older P russian diplom at and carried away to a rem ote Baltic port where she drifts into a brief, passionless affair w ith a local wom anizer.
The full effects are felt only six years later, in a chilling m anifestation of the Prussian honor code.
Em il und die Detektive
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G erm any. 1931. Germ an with N O subtitles. 75 m in. B&W . Directed by Gerhard Lam precht, featuring Fritz Rasp, Käthe H aack, and R olf
W enkhaus. A boy visiting Berlin is robbed but recovers the m oney and captures the thief with the aid of som e newfound friends. This
internationally-successful film features a screenplay by Billy W ilder based on Erich Kästner's best-seller.
Enemy of W om en
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U SA. 1943. In English. 80 m in. B&W . A fictionalized account of N azi Propaganda M inister Joseph G oebbels' frustrated love affair with an
actress and his subsequent cruelty to her.
Enigm a of Kaspar Hauser
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G erm any. 1974. 109 m in. C olor. D VD or V H S. In Germ an w/optional English subtitles. W ritten, produced and directed by W erner H erzog. W ith
Bruno S. Based on a true story, in 1828,a young m an appeared in Nurem berg’s town square. H e had no history, spoke only a few words, and
could not stand upright. H aving been locked in a basem ent for 17 years, Kaspar H auser was m ore beast than m an. D espite attem pts by the
townsfolk to civilize him , Kaspar becam e little m ore than a sideshow attraction. Although the m ystery of his origins rem ained unanswered,
perhaps the biggest question of all was, why did som eone want him dead?
Die Entdeckung der Curryw urst
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G erm any. 106 m in. D VD , requires region free player. In Germ an. D irected by U lla W agner. Based on the novel by U we Tim m .
Ete and Ali
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East Germ any (D EFA). 1985. 92 m in. C olor. Germ an w/English subtitles. D irector: Peter Kahane. C om edy which pokes fun at an incongruous
pair of m en who hook up at the com pletion of their m ilitary service on the sam e day, neither of whom has a plan of what to do next.
Europa, Europa (Hitlerjunge Salom on)
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Poland/France. 1991.VH S or D VD . In Germ an and R ussian with English subtitles. 121 m in. C olor. D irected by Agnieszka H olland. Set in W W II
Europe, Solly, a resourceful Jewish teen, narrow ly escapes capture by N azis and is forced to run for his life. H e disguises as a N azi soldier, so
convincingly that he eventually lands in a school for H itler Youth. There is falls for a pretty young Germ an girl, and his true identity becom es
increasingly difficult to conceal.
Even Dw arfs Started Sm all
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G erm any. 1968. D VD . B&W . 96 m in. Germ an w/English subtitles. W ritten and directed by W erner H erzog. The inm ates have taken over an
institution in a bleak and savage world in which everyone’s a dwarf. AS one of the institution’s director’s holds a rebel hostage while issuing
orders for calm , the other inm ates run am ok, sm ashing equipm ent, setting fires, fighting for power and torm enting two blind prisoners. In this
land of reversed proportions, these revolutionary outcasts not only destroy the sym bols of civilization–cars, typewriters and dinner plates–but
trees and flowers and anim als as well. In this world gone m ad with violence, the chickens resort to cannibalism , and m onkeys are crucified.
Everyone Else
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G erm any. 2009. D VD . In G erman w/English subtitles. 124 m in. D irected by M aren Ade. On the surface, C hris and gitti appear blissfully in love
while enjoying the sun and sand of Sardinia. But their silly gam es and playful teasing begin to unm ask hidden fears and desires. W hen they
accidentally run into another, seem ingly happier and m ore successful couple, hte tensions between them erupt.
Der ewige Jude (The Eternal Jew)
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G erm any. 1940. English voice-over. 62 m in. B&W . D irected by Fritz H ippler. A visit to the Lodz ghetto in Nazi-occupied Poland by Germ an
cam eram en, com bined with rare archival footage, clips from international newsreels, and excerpts from related cultural film s to portray the
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W orld's Jews as swindlers and parasites. N azi propaganda film about Jewish life and history from the viewpoint of traditional European antiSem itism .
FM A. Falco M eets Amadeus
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G erm any. 2000. Germ an with N O subtitles. 97 m in. C olor. A m usical presented at the Theater des W estens in Berlin, FM A depicts the fast life
and early death of the Austrian pop singer Falco, whose “R ock M e Am adeus” and “D er Kom m issar” topped the charts internationally in the m id1980s.
F.P.-1 antw ortet nicht (F.P. 1 doesn’t respond)
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G erm any. 1932. B&W . Germ an with NO subtitles. D irected by Karl H artl. Starring Hans Albers and Peter Lorre. Albers stars as an engineer
who has designed a gigantic floating platform , sim ilar to m odern aircraft carriers. D ram atic scenes of aircraft battles and som e interesting
special effects.
Das Fähnlein der Sieben Aufrechten
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Switzerland. 2001. Schweizer dialect w/English subtitles. DVD , requires region free player.
Falsche Bewegung (W rong m ove)
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W est Germ any. 1975. Germ an with English subtitles. 103 m in. D irected by W im W enders. A young would-be writer travels through Germ any
seeking to experience som ething to write about. Instead of writing, however, W ilhelm drives across Germ any with a m ysterious friend.
W ilhelm 's experiences turn out to be, for the m ost part, secondhand. Based on Goethe's novel W ilhelm M eisters W anderjahre.
Faraway, So Close!
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G erm any. 1993. D VD . In Germ an w/English subtitles. C olor. 148 m in. D irected and written by W im W enders. W hen an angel dares to cross the
line, he stum bles into the harsh reality of post cold W ar B erlin and finds him self engaged in deadly com bat to protect the m ortals he loves.
Faust
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W est Germ any. 1960. 124 m in. Germ an with no subtitles. C olor. D irected by Gustaf Gründgens. Fam ous film adaptation of production at the
D eutsche Schauspielhaus in Ham burg. Part I of Goethe's dram a.
Faust
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G erm any. 1926. Silent. 128 m in. VH S or D VD . Directed by F.W . M urnau. G östa Ekm an stars as Faust with Em il Jannings as the D evil. Film
adaptation of the Faust legend, loosely based on Goethe's dram a.
Faust - der Film
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W est Germ any. 1988. In Germ an with no subtitles. 160 m in. C olor. C inem a adaption by D ieter D orn of his spectacular Faust production at the
M unich Kam m erspiel Theater.
Faust von Johann W olfgang Goethe
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G erm any. 4 D VD s. 814 m in. In Germ an. D irector: Peter Stein. R equires region free player.
Faustrecht der Freiheit (Fox and His Friends)
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W est Germ any. 1975. In Germ an with English subtitles. C olor. 123 m in. DVD or V H S. W ritten and directed by R ainer W erner Fassbinder. A
portrayal of hom osexuality in which a lower-class carnival entertainer professionally known as "Fox, the Talking H ead" strikes it rich, after a life
of hard knocks, by winning the lottery. H is new-found wealth attracts an elegant bourgeois lover who spends his m oney and then abandons
him .
Felidae
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G erm any. 1995. In Germ an. C olor. 79 min. M urder m ystery involving only cats: cats are the victim s, cats are the suspects, a cat (Francis) is the
detective who solves the m ystery. Som ebody in the neighborhood is going around brutally m urdering cats, m ostly m ales, but also at least one
fem ale who m ay know m ore than she should. Francis discovers a link to a house once owned by a dead scientist who has apparently
unleashed a m onster. In spite of the cartoon form at, this is not a film for children.
Der Feuerteufel (The Firedevil)
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G erm any. 1940. In Germ an. B&W . 98 m in. D irected by Luis Trenker with M aria Holzm eister and Bertl Shultes. An historical dram a about
Prussian and A ustrian soldiers who fought against N apoleon. A wood cutter from Kärnten becom es a freedom fighter and battles the French
Arm y and the hatred of his com patriots.
Die Feuerzangenbow le
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G erm any. 1944. In Germ an. B&W . 97 m in. D irected by H elm ut W eiss, with Heinz R ühm ann. A com edy based on Heinrich Spoerls' fam ous
novel. Hans pretends to be 18 again, m oves to a sm all town to finish high school, m eets all sorts of oddball professors and sm all town
characters, falls in love with the principal's daughter and gets to experience what he had m issed as a schoolboy.
Five Cartridges (Fünf Patronenhülse)
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East Germ any (D EFA). 1960. 85 m in. B&W . Germ an w/English subtitles. D irected by: Frank Beyer. Five soldiers during the Spanish Civil W ar
hide their dying com m ander’s last m essage in five em pty bullet shells. Together these five go through hell and back to keep the m essage from
falling into the enem y’s hands. One gives up, but the other four m anage to reach their destination with the m essage still intact.
(Film Before Film) W as geschah w irklich zw ischen den Bildern
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W est Germ any. 1986. 83 m in. C olor. D irector: W erner N ekes. An exhilarating and am using encyclopedic look at the "prehistory" of
cinem a. W erner N ekes charts the fascination with m oving pictures which led to the birth of film ; covering shadow plays, peep shows,
flip books, flicks, m agic lanterns, lithopanes, panoram ic scrolls, colorful form s of early anim ation and other historical artifices.
A Film Unfinished
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2010. Israel/G erm any. 90 m in. DVD . Color & B&W . In English, Germ an, hebrew, Polish, Yiddish. Directed by Yael Hersonski. Presents raw film
shot by the N azis in W arsaw in M ay 1942 of the W arsaw Ghetto.
Fitzcarraldo, part 1
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W est Germ any. 1982. In English. 150 m in. C olor. VH S or D VD . D irected by W erner H erzog with Klaus Kinski, C laudia Cardinale. The saga of
an im presario's obsession to bring his opera boat up the Am azon River and over a m ountain into Peru where he will have Caruso sing.
Fitzcarraldo, part 2
GR2.106.002/2
C ontinuation. 7 m in. Total running tim e of film : 157 m in. Also see Burden of D ream s GR 2.106.003.
Das Flötenkonzert von Sanssouci (The flute concert of Sanssouci)
GR2.106.043
G erm any. 1930. In G erm an. B&W . 80 m in. D irected by Gustav U cicky, with O tto G ebühr. The A ustria of M aria Theresia, R ussia of Em press
Elisabeth, and M adam e Pom padour's France sign a secret pact against the Prussia of Frederick the Great. Spies steal the docum ent. One of
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the notorious Frederick the Great film s.
Flüchtlinge (Refugees)
GR2.106.048
G erm any. 1933. In Germ an. B&W . 90 m in. D irected by Gustav U cicky with Hans Albers. D uring the W eim ar R epublic, the Germ an officer
Arneth gets into political trouble and has to leave Germ any. H e ends up in Nanking where he is hired to train troops. There he m eets a group
of Volga Germ ans fleeing Russia, who try desperately to get into Germ any. R eluctantly, Arneth becom es their leader. U nder his guidance,
they get hold of a train, m anage to repair the broken railroad tracks, and begin their journey to Germ any.
Football Under Cover
GR2.106.407
2007. D VD , requires region free player. C olor. 86 m in. D irected by Ayat N ajafi ; D avid Assm ann.
Der Förster vom Silberw ald
GR2.106.036
W est Germ any. 1954. In Germ an. C olor. 87 m in. D irected by Alfons Stum m er. (H eim atfilm .) A rom antic and dram atic love story of the forester
H ubert and artist Liesl from Vienna. Jealousy and intrigue threaten to destroy everything that the forester holds dear.
A Foreign Affair
GR2.106.321
U SA. 1948. B&W . 116 m ins. English. D irector: Billy W ilder. A congressional delegation investigates the m orale of U .S. troops in the
Am erican sector of Berlin and discovers that a U.S. Arm y captain is rom antically involved with a nightclub singer (M arlene D ietrich) who has a
N azi past.
Fortune's fool
GR2.106.083
G erm any. 1923. Silent. 45 m in. D irected by Reinhold Schünzel. Em il Jannings stars in this film about an uneducated butcher who em erges in
the chaotic years after W W I to control the m eat-packing industry.
Die Frau im M ond (The w om an in the moon)
GR2.106.034
G erm any. 1929. Silent. D irected by Fritz Lang. An influential science fiction epic, acclaim ed for its im aginative sets, special effects, and
expressive photography.
Die Frau meiner Träum e (The w om an of my dreams)
GR2.106.071
G erm any. 1944. In Germ an. B&W . 100 m in. D irected by Georg Jacoby, with M arika R ökk. A m usical revue film .
Fraulein
GR2.106.411
Switzerland. 2007. D VD . In Germ an/Swiss Germ an w/English subtitles. 81 m in. D irected by Andrea Staka. R eza left Belgrade m ore than 25 yrs
ago to seek a new life in Zurich. N ow in her fifties, she has com peltely detached herself from the past. She owns a cafeteria and m aintains an
orderly, joyless existence. Ana, a young, itinerant wom an who has fled Sarajevo, breezes into the cafeteria looking for work. R eza hires her but
is annoyed by Ana’s im pulsive and spirited efforts to inject life into the cafeteria. Ana, who hides a tragic secret under her passionate spirit,
begins to thaw R eza’s chill, and their relationship will change both wom en in ways they never anticipated.
Fredericus
GR2.106.039
G erm any. 1936. In Germ an. B&W . 101 m in. D irected by Johannes M eyer, with Otto Gebühr and Lil D agover. In this patriotic epic of the Seven
Years W ar, King Frederick is shown eluding capture by spies of his arch-foe, M arie Theresia of Austria, and skillfully leading his arm ies out of
enem y encirclem ents to ultim ately conquer the hostile A ustrian forces.
Full M etal Village: So m acht Landw irtschaft Spasß
GR2.106.436
G erm any. D VD , requires region free player. In Germ an w/English subtitles. D irected by Sung-H yung C ho.
Fünf W ochen im Herbst-Protokoll einer deutschen Revolution, pt.1
(Five W eeks in Autumn-Protocol of a German Revolution)
GR2.106.153
W est Germ any. 1989. In Germ an with no subtitles. C olor. 90 m in. Produced by Spiegel m agazine. Docum entation of the events leading up to
the opening of the Berlin W all on N ov. 9, 1989. Uses m ainly television footage as well as som e historical footage on the building of the W all.
Fünf W ochen im Herbst-Protokoll einer deutschen Revolution, pt.2
GR2.106.154
W est Germ any. 1989. In Germ an. C olor. 90 m in. D ocum entation of the events after the opening of the Berlin wall. C overs the weeks from the
opening of the Brandenburger G ate to the first free elections on M arch 18, 1990. Produced by Spiegel m agazine.
GDR Underground Films (Gegenbilder)
GR2.106.263
East Germ any. 1981-89. 90 m in. B&W /C olor. Germ an w/English subtitles. A selection of 10 film s from the Ex.O riente.Lux archive, which
contains over 200 film s from the fascinating and provocative underground film world. The subversion of official doctrine and the prescribed
“socialist realism ” in all arts spans a wide spectrum in these film s, from experim ental and traditional anim ation techniques to oppositional
docum entary.
Galileo
GR2.106.398
1974. C olor. D VD . 138 m in. D irected by Joseph Losey. In English. Starring Topol. Based on Bertolt Brecht’s fam ous “G alileo.” A precise,
character-rich interpretation of the troubled life and anxious tim es of 17 th century physicist and astronom er G alileo Galileo.
Gegen die W and see Head-On
Geheimakte W B1 (Secret File W B1)
GR2.106.141
G erm any. 1942. 91 m in. B&W . In Germ an with no subtitles. D irector: H erbert Selpin. The origin of the U-boat is the subject of this historical
dram a, which depicts the efforts of Germ an Arm y Sergeant W ilheim Bauer to break D enm ark's wartim e naval blockade of Schleswig-H olstein's
ports in 1849.
Geheimnisse einer Seele (Secrets of a soul)
GR2.106.027
G erm any. 1926. Silent. 94 m in. B&W . VH S or D VD . D irected by G.W . Pabst, with W erner K rauss. An early attem pt to put Freud's
theories of psychoanalysis on film . A professor is driven into a state of terror by a dream in which he attem pts to stab his wife.
Die Geierw ally (Vulture W ally)
GR2.106.202
G erm any. 1940. In Germ an. B&W . 90 m in. Directed by H ans Steinhoff. A classic N azi H eim atfilm about a young wom an who refuses to
m arry the husband her father chooses and flees to the m ountains where she falls in love with a handsom e hunter.
Gendernauts
GR2.106.437
G erm any. D VD , requires region free player. 86 m in. D irected by M onika Treut.
Germany in Autumn (Deutschland im Herbst)
GR2.106.214
W est Germ any. 1977. C olor and B&W . Germ an with enhanced English subtitles. A collective film chronicling seven weeks of political terrorism
by the R ed Arm y Faction and political repression in G erm any during the fall of 1977. It begins with the kidnap and m urder of industrialist H ansM artin Schleyer and ends with the death of three im prisoned Baader-M einhof terrorists. An om nibus film including the work of m any of
G erm any's top directors (e.g. Fassbinder, Kluge, R eitz, Schlöndorff.)
Germany-Dada
GR2.106.122
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1968. 55 m in. C olor. Som e Germ an language with English subtitles or com m entary. In post W orld W ar I Zurich was born an artistic m ovem ent
that preached a baffling radical yet whim sical philosophy of creativity. This m ovem ent voiced the delightfully bizarre protest of a brave new
com m unity of artists and writers.
Germany, Pale M other (Deutschland bleiche M utter)
GR2.106.249
1979. W est Germ any. 123 m in. C olor. Germ an with English subtitles. D irected by H elm a Sanders-Brahm s. A powerful love story set during and
after the Nazi era which explores the private lives of a young bride and her N azi soldier husband, and her parents, by-standers who tolerated
H itler.
Die Geschw ister Oppermann (The Opperman Fam ily)
GR2.106.132-33
W est Germ any. 1982. 238 m in. In Germ an with English subtitles. D irector: Egon M onk. A two-cassette TV production based on the novel by
Lion Feuchtwanger. Starting in the Nazi years of 1932, a story about a fam ily and their attem pt to survive in Berlin against the forces of the
H itler regim e.
The Gleiw itz Case (Der Fall Gleiw itz)
GR2.106.314
East Germ any (D EFA). 1961. 70 m in. B&W . Germ an with English subtitles. D ir: Gerhard Klein. Together with authors W olfgang Kohlhaase and
G ünther R ücker, Klein reconstructed details of the surprise attack by a Nazi unit on the radio station at Gleiwitz on the Polish border in 1939.
This attack, which was later blam ed on Polish forces, served as H itler’s reason for m arching into Poland, started W W II. The film reflects on the
possibilities and techniques of provocation.
Glückskinder (Happy Kids)
GR2.106.035
G erm any. 1936. In Germ an, NO subtitles. B&W . 89 m in. D irected by Paul M artin, with Lilian H arvey and W illy Fritsch. A young reporter finally
com es across his "big story" but when he falls in love with the girl who is involved he lets som ebody else get the headlines. C om edy. Germ an
version of Frank C apra's 1934 film It H appened O ne Night.
Go For Zucker (Alles auf Zucker!)
GR2.106.369
G erm any. 91 m in. C olor. D VD . In G erm an w/English subtitles. First-class pool shark and all-around hustler Jaeckie Zucker is up to his ears in
debt, again. H e faces jail, divorce and general ruin. W hen word com es that his m other has died, leaving an inheritance, it’s a stroke of luck. But
according to his m other’s will, before he can cash in Zucker m ust first reconciles with his long-estranged, Orthodox brother Sam uel, who is
arriving the next day, fam ily in tow, expecting to sit shiva for seven days. Can Zucker, who has forsaken his religion , and his non-Jewish wife
pass as observant? And can he sneak away to com pete in a high-stakes pool tournam ent?
Go Trabi Go
GR2.106.210
G erm any. 1990. In Germ an w/ N O subtitles. C olor. 92 m in. D irected by Peter Tim m and R einhard Klooss. The Saxons are com ing! The
Struutz fam ily take their Trabi, nicknam ed Schorsch, on a trip to Italy through Bavaria that turns into a vacation to rem em ber.
Go Trabi Go 2
GR2.106.211
G erm any. 1992. In Germ an w/ N O subtitles. C olor. 98 m in. D irected by R einhard Klooss and W olfgang Bült. That was the W ild East! The
Struutz fam ily returns, trying to take advantage of the "riches" of Germ an unification. There's gold in them thar garden dwarves!
Gold
GR2.106.137
G erm any. 1934. 104 m in. B&W . In Germ an with no subtitles. The story about the age old dream of m ankind turning lead into gold. A
spectacular science fiction film directed by Karl H artl.
The Golden Goose (Die goldene Gans)
Gr2.106.264
East Germ any (DEFA M ärchenfilm ). 1964. English dubbed. 64 m in. C olor. D irected by Siegried H artm ann. C laus, a good-hearted shoem aker,
receives as a gift a goose with feather m ade of pure gold for his kindness. N ot only does the goose look unusual, it also possesses m ost
unusual qualities. The two nosey sisters, the greedy landlord and the m iller with his donkey, all stick fast to the strange bird. Together with his
m otley com pany, C laus sets off for the palace where lives the beautiful Princess who has lost her laughter...
Die goldene Stadt (The golden city)
GR2.106.066
G erm any. 1942. In Germ an. B&W . 100 M in. D irected by Veit H arlan, with Kristina Söderbaum . A film about the daughter of a rich farm er who
visits the "golden city" of Prague, forgets about her fiancee Thom as, and falls in love with Toni. W hen she returns to the farm , pregnant and
abandoned by Toni, her father disinherits her.
Der Golem
GR2.106.317
G erm any. 1920. Silent. 68 m in. D VD . D irected by Paul W egener.
Der Golem, wie er in die W elt kam (The golem)
GR2.106.005
G erm any. 1920. Silent with English titles. 118 m in. D irected by Paul W egener. One of the first film s about robotics in which a rabbi saves his
people from a pogrom by sum m oning forth a m an-m ade creature, the Golem .
Good Bye Lenin
GR2.106.351
2004. Germ any. D VD form at. In G erm an w/English subtitles. 121 m in. C olor. D irected by W olfgang Becker. In 1989, C hristiane K erner has lost
her husband and is com pletely devoted to the Socialist East Germ an state. A heart attack leaves her in a com a, and when she awakens eight
m onths later, the Berlin W all has fallen and it’s a whole new world. To protect her from the shock, her son Alex hatches a plan to keep her in
the dark....all he has to do is turn back the hands of tim e.
Goya: Or the Hard W ay to Englightenm ent
GR2.106.409
East Germ any/U .S.S.R . 1971. D VD . 129 m in. C olor. In Germ an w/English subtitles. D irected by Konrad W olf. About the Sp[anish painter
G oya. D igitally restored version.
The Great Dictator
GR2.106.327
U .S. 1940. B&W . In English. 125 m in. DVD form at. W ritten and directed by Charles C haplin. Charlie C haplin’s first talking film . Skewers Adolf
H itler and Benito M ussolini on sharp spears of ridicule. Chaplin plays both the m alevolent dictoator and an innocent Jewish barber who is in
love with Hannah. The plot turns on the astonishing resem blance of the dictator to the barber. M istaken for the “the Phooey” (der Fuhrer) the
barber m akes a speech at an enorm ous rally for the “Sons and D aughters of the D ouble C ross” that double-crosses the double-crossers.
Die grosse Freiheit Nr. 47
GR2.106.054
G erm any. 1944. In Germ an. Color. 100 m in. D irected by Helm ut Käutner, with H ans Albers and Ilse W erner. M elancholy love film set in
H am burg harbor. N ot released until after the war because Goebbels disapproved of its depressing tone.
Der grosse König (The great king)
GR2.106.047
G erm any. 1942. In Germ an. B&W . 116 m in. D irected by Veit H arlan, with Otto Gebühr, Kristina Söderbaum , and Paul Frölich. A film about the
struggle of the Seven Years W ar, during which Frederick persevered to achieve victory against overw helm ing odds. This film portrays
Frederick the Great as a m an swayed by very ordinary sentim ents and weaknesses as he confronts despair, both within him self and within his
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disheartened followers, with a compulsive fatalism which inevitably separates him from the companionship of his fellow m en. This film follows
the exploits of the Prussian m onarch from his arm y's staggering defeat at Kunersdorf in 1759 to his decisive victory over the Austrians at
Schweidnitz.
Die grosse Liebe (The great love)
GR2.106.045
G erm any. 1942. In Germ an. B&W . 90 m in. D irected by R olf H ansen, with Zarah Leander. The bittersweet love story of an air force officer and
a fam ous singer. It is also the story of an entire generation who lived under bom bings, enem y attacks and threat of death.
Grün ist die Heide (Green is the heather)
GR2.106.203
G erm any. 1952. In Germ an. C olor. 85 m in. D irected by H ans D eppe. This Germ an H eim at-film stars Sonja Ziem ann, Otto Gebühr and
R udolf Prack. In the beautiful Lüneburger H eide som eone is hunting without perm ission. The Forester is suspecting everyone in the village.
H elga is worried about her father and begs him to give up hunting. In a storm y night there is a confrontation.
La Habanera
GR2.106.178
G erm any. 1937. 100 m in. B&W . Germ an with NO subtitles. VH S or D VD form at (with English subtitles). Featuring Zarah Leander, Ferdinand
M arian, and Karl M artell. The story of a Swedish wom an in Puerto Rico unhappily m arried to a native landowner and drawn to a visiting
Swedish doctor. D irected by D etlev S ierck, who later gained fam e in H ollywood as D ouglas S irk.
Hamlet GR2.106.292
G erm any. 1920. 134 m in. Silent w/G erm an titles. B&W . D irector: Sven Gade/H einz Schall. W ith Asta Nielsen in title role.
Hands of Orlac
GR2.106.174
1925. R ussian titles. D irector: R obert W iene. One of the great expressionist classics of silent Germ an cinem a. The film stars C onrad Veidt as
Paul Orlac, a concertm aster of the grand piano. After his hands are crushed in a train accident, a surgeon repairs them . But there is som e
question as to whose hands they really are! Im age quality poor.
Hangmen Also Die
GR2.106.235
U SA. 1943. 131 m in. C olor. In English. D irected by Fritz Lang. Story by Bertolt Brecht and Fritz Lang. M usical score by H anns Eisler. Brian
D onlevy is the assassin who m urders Heydrich, the N azi ruler of C zechoslovakia, in this deeply-felt anti-N azi H ollywood film .
Hannah Arendt
GR2.106.460
G erm any. 2013. 113 m ins. C olor. In E nglish and Germ an. D irected by M argarethe Von Trotta. A brilliant biopic of influential Germ an-Jew ish
philosopher and political theorist H annah Arendt. Arendt s reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-N azi Adolf Eichm ann in The New Yorker
controversial for her portrayal of Eichm ann and the Jewish councils introduced her now-fam ous concept of the banality of evil. U sing archival
footage of the trial and weaving a narrative that spans three continents, von Trotta beautifully turns the often-invisible passion for thought into
im m ersive, dram atic cinem a.
Hannelore M abry-ein Portrat (Hannelore Mabry-A Portrait) see Helke Sander
The Harmonists (Die Comedian Harmonists)
GR2.106.299
G erm any. 1997. C olor. Germ an with E nglish subtitles. 115 m in. D irected by Joseph Vilsm aier. A singing group with an unusual group of friends,
“The H arm onists” go on to becom e an overnight sensation in pre-H itler Germ any. But as their wave of success inevitably collides with the
nation’s changing political tide, the group’s m em bers are forced to face unprecedented challenges that will try their w ills and test their loyalty.
Der Hauptmann von Köpenick (The Captain of Koepenick)
GR2.106.023
W est Germ any. 1956. In Germ an with English subtitles. 93 m in. D irected and produced by Helm ut Käutner. Com edy about a cobbler, who, in
order to free him self from the dehum anizing effects of bureaucracy on the com m on m an, im personates an arm y officer. Based on C arl
Zuckm ayer's dram a.
Head-On
GR2.106.367
G erm any. 2005. D VD . C olor. In Germ an and Turkish w/English subtitles. D irected by Fatih Akin. Follows two young Turkish-Germ ans who are
forced into a m arriage of convenience which ultim ately blossom s into a bond of m utual adm iration.
Hedw ig and the Angry Inch
GR2.106.324
U .S. 2001. C olor. D VD form at. Directed by John C am eron M itchell. This is the story of H edwig, an am bitious glam -rocker who com es to
Am erica determ ined to find fam e, fortune, and his “other half.” Based on the sm ash hit N ew York show, H edwig and the Angry Inch is destined
to becom e the greatest rock m usical of our tim e.
Der heilige Berg/Der weisse Rausch (The sacred mountain/W hite flame)
GR2.106.085
G erm any. 1927-31. D er heilige Berg (1927), directed by Arnold Fanck, with Leni R iefenstahl and Luis Trenker. Triangle story set in the Swiss
Alps. (Bergfilm .) D er w eisse Rausch (1931), directed by Arnold Fanck, with Leni R iefenstahl. Love com edy in an Alpine setting. (Bergfilm .)
This is a com bination of two fam ous silent short film s.
Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany
GR2.106.361
G erm any. 1984. C olor and B&W . 925 m in. D VD . D irected by Edgar R eitz. Onscreen introduction by Professor M arc Silberm an, U W -M adison.
M onum ental 11-part series tells the story of the village of Schabbach from 1919 to 1982. The chronicle unfolds through the eyes of M aria
Sim on as she m arries, raises her sons, and grows old while Germ any changes around her. The Sim on fam ily, like the rest of the Germ an
people, endures the hard tim es after W W I, struggles with the rise and fall of N azism and W W II, then prospers in the rebuilding of the country in
the postwar era. D espite the film ’s sweeping scope , the tone is intim ate as R eitz pays attention to the sm allest detail of daily life.
Heimat II: Chronicle of a Generation
GR2.106.366
Germ any. 1992. DVD . B&W and color. In Germ an w/English subtitles. W ritten and directed by Edgar Reitz. Beginning in the year 1960, follows
H erm ann Sim on, who leaves his village of Schabbach to settles in M unich. Over the next ten years, H erm ann becom es a talented m usician,
falls in love with an enigm atic cellist, struggles as an acclaim ed avant-garde m usician, and m arries the girl next door. As in the original H eim at,
this deeply personal tale is set against a backdrop of turbulent historical tim es-the decade of the Sixties in this case. H erm ann, like m any young
G erm ans, is shaped by the political turm oil of the era, influenced by the artistic explosion in M unich, and bewildered by the afterm ath of such a
tum ultuous decade.
Heimat 3: A Chronicle of Endings and Beginnings
GR2.106.390
G erm any. 2004. C olor and B&W . 680 m in. In Germ an with English subtitles. D VD form at. D irected by Edgar R eitz. W ith H enry Arnold, Salom e
Kam m er, M ichale K ausche and M atthias K niesbeck. Beginning in the year 1989, follow s star-crossed lovers H erm ann S im on and C larissa
Lichtblau, who m eet on the evening of the fall of the Berlin W all. C aught up in the euphoria over the reunification of their country, the couple
reunite as well. They settle in a rom antic old house high above the Rhine Valley in the Hunsruck, which draws fam ily and friends from far and
wide. The 200-year-old, tim ber-fram ed house acts as a hub for the characters, whose stories of love, success, fam ily, and death unfold am idst
the uncertainty of the changing tim es.
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Heimatland (Hom eland)
GR2.106.134
W est Germ any. 1955. 84 m in. C olor. In Germ an with no subtitles. D irected by Franz Antel. A story about H ans Bachinger who returns hom e
after m any years. He falls in love with beautiful H elga, who is also courted by Thom as H eim berg, a hunter. After Hans is convicted of m urder,
H elga and Thom as are m arried. H ans escapes from prison and begins his fight for H elga.
Helke Sander
GR2.106.393
G erm any. 5 D VD set. In Germ an with English subtitles. D irected by H elke Sander. D VD #1: B efreiere und Befreite (Liberators Take Liberties)
1 D ocum entary. 90 m in. 119/92. B&W and color. D VD #2: D er Subjektive Faktor (The Subjective Factor) 138 m in. 1980/81. B&W and color.
B recht die M acht der M anipulateure (B reak the Power of the M anipulators) D ocum entary. 43 m in. 1967/68. B&W . D VD #3: D er B eginn aller
Schrecken ist Liebe (The Trouble with Love) 117. 1983. B&W . D ie allseitig reduzierte Personlicheit-R edupers (The Allround R educed
Personality-R edupers) 98 m in. 1977. B&W . D VD #4: M itten im M alestream (In the M idst of the M alestream ) Documentary. 93 m in. 2005. B&W
and color. H annelore M abry-ein Portrat (H annelore M abry-A Portrait) D ocum entary. 32 m in. 2005. C olor. M uttertier-M utterm ensch (M other
Beast-M other H um an) D ocum entary. 62 m in. 1998. C olor. D orf (V illage) D ocum entary. 90 m in. 2001. C olor. D VD #5: Aus Berichten der
W ach- und Patrouillendienstr N r. 1. (From the Reports of Security Guards & Patrol Services Nr. 1) 11 m in. 1984. B&W . Aus Berichten der
W ach- und Patrouillendienstr N r. 5. (From the R eports of Security G uards & Patrol Services N r. 5) 10 m in. 194. B&W . 1986. Aus Berichten
der W ach- und Patrouillendienstr N r. 8. (From the R eports of Security G uards & Patrol Services N r. 8) 11 m in. 1986. B&W . Subjektitude. 4
m in. 1967. B&W . Silvo. 10 m in. 1967. B&W . Völlerie? - Füttern! 12 m in. 1986. C olor. Eine Präm ie für Irene. 60 m in. 1971. B&W .
Hell on W heels
GR2.106.427
G erm any 2004. D VD . C olor. 123 m in. In Germ an w/English subtitles. D irected by Pepe Danquart. Illustrates the torture and the pain, the fear
and the courage of the riders of the Tour de France.
Herrliche Zeiten in Spessart (W onderful times in the Spessart)
GR2.106.331
Germ any. 1967. Germ an with NO subtitles. 103 m in. Color. Starring Liselotte Pulver, this twist on the usual Heim at film form ula shows
Anneliese searching for her A m erican fiancé (G .I. who has been transferred back to the U .S.) via a m isguided tim e m achine that leads back to
the ancient Germ ans, to m edieval troubadors, and to the year 2000.
Hintertreppe (Backstairs)
GR2.106.096
G erm any. 1921. Silent with English titles. 44 m in. B&W . D irected by Leopold Jessner. An exam ple of Germ an expressionistic cinem a. The
story of a m aid who is having an affair with a m an who disappears one day without warning and leaves her waiting anxiously for the daily m ail
and possibly a letter from him .
Hitler: Ein Film aus Deutschland see Our Hitler
Hitler’s Children
GR2.106.339
U SA. 1943. In English. 83 m in. B&W . Based on the m em oir of the headm aster of the Am erican School in Berlin, this anti-N azi m elodram a
follow s two young Am ericans of Germ an ancestry, one of whom is initially drawn in by N azi ideology while the other resists.
Hitlerjunge Quex
GR2.106.057
G erm any. 1933. In Germ an, N O subtitles. B&W . 87 m in. D irected by H ans Steinhoff, with H enrich George and Berta D rews. An early N azi
dram atic film . Im age quality poor at tim es.
Hom ecom ing (Heimkehr)
GR2.106.191
G erm any. 1928. Silent/M usic. 77 min. B&W . D irected by Joe M ay. A dram a about the fligh of two Germ an prisoners of war from a Siberian lead
m ine. One is captured and the other returns hom e and falls in love with his com rade's wife.
Hot Summer (Heisser Som mer)
GR2.106.266
East Germ any (D EFA). 1968. 91 m in. C olor. Germ an with English subtitles. D irector: Joachim H asler. M usical. Two groups of high school
students hitchhike to the Baltic Sea during their sum m er vacation. Since the girls reach their destination faster than the boys do, the boys
decide to get even and lead the girls to a beach full of m osquitoes. Stressful situations strengthen ties of friendship and love.
How to Live in the German Federal Republic
GR2.106.345
G erm any. 1990. C olor. 83 m in. Germ an w/English subtitles. W ritten and directed by H arun Farocki. C om posed entirely of 32 short scenes
taken from instructional and training classes, film shows Germ any as a country where nothing happens without rehearsal and preparation.
Hunde, wollt ihr ewig leben
GR2.106.192
W est Germ any. 1959. D ram a. 97 m in. B&W . Germ an with NO subtitles. D irected by Frank W isbar. A fifties film about W orld W ar II. Based on a
best-selling novel.
I W as Nineteen (Ich w ar neunzehn)
GR2.106.267
East Germ any. 1968. 115 m in. B&W . D VD or V H S. Germ an w/English subtitles. D irector: Konrad W olf. 19 year-old Gregor H acker returns to
G erm any in April 1945 wearing the uniform of a R ussian Lieutenant. H e had to leave the country with his parents when he was eight years old
and now feels a stranger on Germ an soil.
Ich denke oft an Piroschka (I often think of Piroschka)
GR2.106.060
W est Germ any. 1955. In Germ an, N O subtitles. 92 m in. C olor. D irected by Kurt H offm ann, with Lieselotte Pulver. Andreas, a Germ an
exchange student, arrives in the plains of H ungary, and on the way he falls in love with Greta. Once there, he falls for 17-year old Piroschka,
the daughter of the station m aster, who takes such feelings very seriously. W hen A ndreas has a date with G reta, Piroschka suddenly appears.
Ich klage an (I accuse)
GR2.106.044
G erm any. 1941. In Germ an, N O subtitles. B&W . 119 m in. D irected by W olfgang Liebeneiner, with Heidem arie Hatheyer. Based on the novel
Sendung und Gew issen by Hellm uth U nger. A N azi euthanasia film .
Im Laufe der Zeit (Kings of the Road, part 1)
GR2.106.077
W est Germ any. 1976. In Germ an with English subtitles. B&W . 87 m in. D irected and written by W im W enders as a road m ovie. A classic tale
of wanderlust in Deutschland centering on a traveling projectionist and the hitchhiker he picks up.
Im laufe der Zeit (Kings of the Road, part 2)
GR2.106.078
C ontinuation. 93 m in. Total running of film : 180 m in.
Im Staub der Sterne (In the dust of the stars)
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East Germ any (D EFA). 1976. Germ an with NO subtitles. 95 m in. C olor (widescreen). D irector: Gottfried Kolditz (fam ous for East Germ an
cowboy & Indian film s.) C om m ie sci fi. The native people on the far planet Tem 4 send out a cry for help, for they are being exploited by cruel
oppressors. A rescue expedition from Earth headed by C aptain Akala arrives on the spacecruiser C ynro and is initially also ensnared but
ultim ately m anages to liberate the natives.
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Im weissen Roessl
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W est Germ any. 1952. C olor. 93 m in. D irector: W illi Forst. M usical com edy. Beautiful 1952 version with Johanna M atz and Johnnes H eester.
Im weissen Roessl (Inn of the W hite Horse)
GR2.106.138
W est Germ any. 1960. C olor. 99 m in. D irected by W erner Jacobs. A rem ake of the 1935 classic. In Germ an no subtitles. A num ber of strange,
m ysterious and som e norm al people are on vacation on beautiful W olfgang Lake. Beautiful scenery, wonderful m usic and fun with Peter
Alexander, W altraud H ess, Adrian H oven and Gunther Philipp as "Sigism und".
Images of the W orld and the Inscription of W ar
GR2.106.346
G erm any. 1988/1989. C olor. 75 m in. Germ an w/English subtitles. W ritten and directed by H arun Farocki. H alf a revelation on photographed
Auschwitz, and half a philosophical treatise on photography, vision, im age and m easurem ent.
Immensee
GR2.106.139
G erm any. 1943. C olor. 88 m in. In Germ an with no subtitles. D irected by Veit H arlan. Based on a novel by Theodor Storm , this m ovie tells the
story of young Elisabeth who m arries the heir to the Im m enhof. W hen a friend of her husband spends his vacation at their estate, she
discovers feelings of passion for the first tim e. H er heart and character are tested.
In July
GR2.106.358
G erm any. 2000. D VD . C olor. 96 m in. D irected by Fatih Akin. Love hits the road in this charm ing rom antic com edy that stretches from H am burg,
G erm any to Istanbul, Turkey. D aniel (M oritz Bleibtreu, Run Lola R un) is a m ild school teacher whose life drastically changes when he falls
m adly in love with a beautiful Turkish wom an and spontaneously decides to follow her to Istanbul. En route, he spots a hitchhiker who turns out
to be his old friend, Juli (C hristiane Paul), who has harbored a life-long crush on D aniel. W hen she learns of his m ission, she takes a chance on
what could be her last chance at love and attem pts to win his heart.
Intrigue and Love (Kabale und Liebe)
GR2.106.268
East Germ any (D EFA). 1959. 109 m in. B&W . Germ an w/English subtitles. D irector: M artin Hellberg. Luise, daughter of the town m usician,
M iller in in love with Ferdinand, the son of President von W alter. The President wants his son to m arry the D uke’s concubine so that he will
have a greater influence over the Duke. The lovers becom e the victim s of a secret intrigue. Ferdinand finally poisons him self and Luise. Based
on Schiller’s dram a.
Jacob the Liar (Jakob der Lügner)
GR2.106.270
East Germ ay. 1974. 101 m in. C olor. Germ an w/English subtitles. D irected by Frank Beyer. Based on the novel by Jurek Becker. Jacob H eim is
stopped by the police in the Jewish ghetto for being out after curfew. As his penalty, he m ust report to the Com m ander. On the police station
radio, he overhears that the Red Arm y is advancing. N ew hope for him self and his fellow sufferers! H e secretly passes on the news to the
others, pretending that he has his own well-hidden radio. Jacob becom es a hero in spite of him self, and the faith of all those in the ghetto hangs
on his invented news reports.
Jadup and Boel
GR2.106.402
East Germ any. 1981. D VD . 100 m in. C olor. Germ an w/English subtitles. D irected by R ainer Sim on. In a sm all town, everyone has tried to forget
what happened shortly after W W II. That is, until a stranger finds a book that Jadup gave to the young refugee Boel, who resettled in the town
over 30 years ago. Painful m em ories about Boel and the post-war period begin to surface and shake up the whole town.
Jeder für sich und Gott gegen Alle (see also The M ystery of Kaspar Hauser) GR2.106.113
W est Germ any. 1974. In Germ an with English subtitles. Vhs or D VD . C olor. 110 m in. D irected by W erner H erzog. The story of a young m an
in 1828 who had been isolated from the world in a dark cellar since birth and suddenly appears in a Germ an town. The townspeople decide to
take in Kaspar, who cannot speak or write, and educate him in the ways of civilization.
Jenseits der Stille see Beyond Silence
Die freudlose Gasse (Joyless Street)
GR2.106.368
GR2.106.099
G erm any. 1925. Silent with English titles. B&W . 61 m in. D irected by G.W . Pabst. A story of survival during the post W orld W ar I depression
years, set in Vienna.
The Islands of Bliss (Insel der Seligen)
GR2.106.169
G erm any. 1913. Silent with E nglish subtitles. 50 m in. B&W . Production and sets by M ax Reinhardt and directed by Arthur Kahane. Four scenes,
all at the beach: boating, young ladies, a beach party, etc. This rare early film includes an accom panying m usic track.
Jud Süss (Jew Süss): The Indoctrination of Hatred
GR2.106.074
G erm any. 1940. D VD & VH S. In Germ an with English subtitles. B&W . 98 m in. D irected Veit H arlan.. This is a rare opportunity to study actual
N azi propaganda firsthand. This film , as part of The H olocaust Studies Series, endeavors to m ake the public aware of the im portant roll of antiSem itic public opinions: so as to alert the potential power of film .
Judgem ent at Nuremberg
GR2.106.225
U SA. 1961. 178 m in. B&W . D irected by Stanley Kram er. Spencer Tracy presides over the trials of Germ an war crim inals.
Junge Adler
GR2.106.125
G erm any. 1944. B&W . 100 m in. In Germ an with no subtitles. D irected by Alfred W eidenm ann. W ith W illi Fritsch, H erbert H ubner, and H ardy
Kruger. Exam ple of "Blut-und-Boden" film aim ed at young audience.
Die Jungfrauen M aschine
GR2.106.438
G erm any. B/W . 84 m in. D VD , requires region free player. D irected by M onika Treut.
Just Don’t Think I’ll Cry (Bloss nicht, dass ich w eine)
GR2.106.307
East Germ any. 1964/65/1990. 90 m in. B&W . Germ an w/English subtitles. D irected by Frank Vogel. The story of an 18 year old high school
senior’s conflict with society. D espite his being thrown out of school for writing a provocative essay, he continues to oppose the lethargy and
hypocrisy he sees around him . H e wants to rem ain true to him self no m atter what the cost. Part of a series of D EFA feature film s which
portrayed the everyday lives of young people and were censored in the m id-sixties.
Der Kaiser von Kalifornien (The Kaiser of California)
GR2.106.049
G erm any. 1936. In Germ an, N O subtitles. B&W . 95 m in. Directed by Luis Trenker. This film focuses on the pioneering days of the Old W est.
The story of Swiss printer Johann August Sutter who settled as a farm er in unknown California, and on whose land gold is first discovered,
starting a C alifornia gold rush. Based on the novel L'O r by Swiss-French author Blaise C endrar.
The Kaiser’s Lackey (Der Untertan)
GR2.106.271
East Germ any. 1951. 105 m in. B&W . Germ an with English subtitles. D irector: W olfgang Staudte. D iederich Hessling is a wim p. H e obey
authority like a scared little kid. Soon he realizes an im portant lesson of am bition: one has to first serve power if one expects to gain power for
oneself. From then on, his m otto in life is: bow to superiors and kick underlings. One of his biggest dream s finally com es true when he is able to
give the keynote address at the dedication of an Em peror’s m onum ent. Based on Heinrich M ann’s novel. See also GR 2.106.172.
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Kameradschaft (Com radeship)
GR2.106.117
G erm any. 1931. In Germ an with English subtitles. B&W . 92 m in. D irected by G.W . Pabst. French and Germ an m iners work in their section of a
m ine located at the border of both countries, bitter towards one another because of the war. But one day an explosion traps the Frenchm en,
and the Germ an m iners com e to the rescue.
Kamikaze "89"
GR2.106.131
W est Germ any. 1983. 106 m in. Color. In Germ an with English subtitles. D irected by W olf Grem m , with R ainer W erner Fassbinder. A film
based on the best selling novel Murder on the 31st floor. An action-packed trip into a high punk future, it is the story of a policem an who is
assigned to solve a rash of m urders and bom b scares at a large conglom erate.
Karl Valentin (Program 1)
GR2.106.151/1
G erm any. 119 m in. B&W . In Germ an with no subtitles. Six film s from the twenties and thirties under the direction of Karl Valentin, starring
Valentin him self and Liesl Karlstadt. Includes: Orchesterprobe, So ein Theater, M usik zu zweien, Im Photoatebier, D er Antennendraht, D er
Firm ling.
Karl Valentin (Program 2)
GR2.106.151/2
G erm any. 121 m in. B&W . In Germ an with no subtitles. Seven film s from the late twenties and thirties directed by Karl Valentin and starring
Valentin him self and Liesl Karlstadt. Includes: Beim N evernarzt, Im Schallplattenladen, Theaterbesuch, D er verhxte, Scheinwerfer, D as
verhängnisvolle Geigensolo, D er Zithervirtuose, In der Apotheke.
Kaspar Hauser
GR2.106.234
G erm any. 1993. C olor. 137 m in. In Germ an with English subtitles. W ritten and directed by Peter Sehr. Based on the m ystery of Kaspar Hauser,
the 16 year old found abandoned in Nurem berg, Germ any, unable to walk, write or speak. H e becam e known as the “wild child,” and as the
object of scientific study. This film looks at Kaspar H auser in a social and historical context: as the crown prince of Baden, abducted as a child
in the nam e of political intrigue, and raised in a dungeon.
Kebab Connection
GR2.106.376
G erm any. D VD . 96 m in. C olor. In Germ an w/English subtitles. D irected by Anno Saul and Fatih Akin. The recipe calls for two fast food stands
(one Turkish, the other Greek), one frustrated film m aker, and a dash of intercultural love.
Kein Ohr Hasen
GR2.106.423
W est Germ any. D VD . 2007. In Germ an w/English subtitles. 111 m in. R om antic com edy.
Klassenverhaltnisse
GR2.106.454
1984. D VD . 122 m in. In Germ an w/English subtitles. D irected by D aniele Huillet/Jean-M arie Straub. Based on Franz Kafka’s unfinished novel
“D er Verschollene.” The film doesn’t deal with the real U nited States but it is rather an allegory taking place at no specific tim e in History. The
film is about class relations and about a society utterly cruel, capricious and ludicrous as it is shaped by capitalism .
Kleider machen Leute (Clothes make the man)
GR2.106.186
W est Germ any. 1950. 107 m in. B&W . Germ an with NO subtitles. D irected by H elm ut Käutner, starring Heinz R ühm ann, H ertha Feiler, and
Aribert W äscher. Gottfried Keller's novella is the basis for this com edy about a journeym an tailor in 19th-century Switzerland who is suddenly
treated as if he were a m an of high station.
Alexander Kluge Sämtliche Kinofilme
GR2.106.392
G erm any. 16 D VD s, requires region free player.
Knife in the Head (M esser im Kopf)
GR2.106.222
G erm any. 1978. 108 m in. C olor. In Germ an with English subtitles. D irected by R einhard Hauff. Starring Bruno G anz, Angela W inkler, H ans
C hristian Blech. Germ an N ew W ave political thriller. A scientist sets off in search of his estranged wife, but is sidetracked when he loses his
speech and m em ory in a bizarre accident.
Kolberg
GR2.106.069
G erm any. 1945. Germ an with English subtitles. 114 M in. C olor. D irected by Veit H arlan, with Kristina Söderbaum and H einrich George. A
powerful epic of a Prussian town's resistance to Napoleon's occupation forces in 1806/1807. Based on historical facts and designed to bolster
G erm an m orale, this was the last m ajor film produced in the Third R eich.
Der Kongress tanzt (Congress dances)
GR2.106.092
G erm any. 1931. In Germ an with English subtitles. B&W . 92 m in. D irected by Erik C harell. An operetta set during the 1815
C ongress of Vienna, banned by the Nazis because m any of the m em bers of the production crew were Jewish. The film is a fine
exam ple of early Germ an sound m ovie m aking. Lilian Harvey plays an am bitious businesswom an who sees potential for financial
and rom antic opportunities.
Krabat
GR2.106.439
G erm any. 2008. D VD , requires region free player. In Germ an w/English subitltes. C olor 115 m in. D irected by M arco Kreuzpaintner.
Kriegerin des Lichts
GR2.106.440
G erm any. 2001. 90 m in. D VD , requires region free player. C olor. D irected by M onika Treut.
Land of Silence and Darkness
GR2.106.418
G erm any. 1991. D VD . 81 m in. color. In Germ an w/English subtitles. D irected by W erner Herzog. D ocum entary about the world of the deafblind. Explores the life of a rem arkable and kind-hearted 56 yr old deaf and blind wom an who has dedicated her life to helping the sim ilarly
afflicted.
The Last of the Unjust
GR2.106.466
G erm any. 2013. D VD . D ocum entary. C olor 220 m ins. In French and Germ an w/English subtitles. D irected by C alude Lanzm ann. C enters on
Benjam in M urm elstein, the last Jewish elder of Theresienstadt, a figure despised by m any of the Jewish ghetto’s surviving inhabitants. Intercut
with footage of Lanzm ann him self revisiting specific sites in Vienna and the Czech Republic, the brilliant M urm elstein–som etim es excitedly but
m ore often calm ly–explains his actions and precisely defines his paradoxical role in history.
The Legend of Paul and Paula (Die Legende von Paul und Paula)
GR2.106.272
East Germ any. 1973. 106 m in. D VD form at. C olor. Germ an w/English subtitles. D irector: H einer C arow. M ost popular D EFA film . Tells about
the love of a single saleswom an to a m arried and com placent bureaucrat who com es out of his shell. The film ’s fundam ental plea for individual
freedom caused contradictory reactions am ong dogm atic politicians.
Leroy
GR2.106.422
D VD , requires region free player. C olor. 65 m in. In Germ an. D irected by Alain M orel & Anna H ausburg.
Der letzte M ann (The last laugh)
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G erm any. 1924. Silent. 74 m in. D irected by Friedrich W ilhelm M urnau. Em il Jannings as an old doorm an who feels im portant, and is dem oted
because of old age. H e becom es a broken and tragic figure until, by coincidence, he is turned into a m illionaire.
Die Liebe der Jeanne Ney (The love of Jeanne Ney)
GR2.106.097
G erm any. 1927. Silent with English titles. 102 m in. D VD or VH S. B&W . D irected by G.W . Pabst. A story set in Paris and the
C rim ea portraying the love of a French girl and a young R ussian com m unist. Based on Ilja Erenburg's Ljubov Zanny Nej.
Liebelei
GR2.106.180
G erm any. 1932. Germ an with English subtitles. 88 m in. D irected by M ax Ophuls. W ith M agda Schneider. In turn-of-the-century gay Vienna, a
young lieutenant's love for a m usician's daughter leads inevitably to her tragic suicide. W ith VALSE BR ILLAN TE (France, 1936)
Das Lied in M ir
GR2.106.441
G erm any. D VD , requires region free player. 95 m in. In Germ an w/English subitltes. D irected by Florien C ossen.
Lightning over W ater (Nick's Film)
GR2.106.075
W est Germ any. 1980. In English. 91 m in. C olor. W im W enders' film record of the last m onths in the life of m aster Am erican film m aker N icholas
R ay.
Lisbon Story
GR2.106.301
G erm any. 1994. 100 m inutes. Portuguese and Germ an with E nglish subtitles. C olor. D irected and written by W im W enders. D ocudram a is a
declaration of love for the city of Lisbon and an elegant play with the cam era. R udiger V olger is Phillip W inter, a soundm an who travels to
Lisbon at the request of a friend, the elusive and m ysterious film m aker Friedrich M onroe. W hen he arrives at Friedrich’s flat, he discovers his
friend has vanished but left behind som e silent footage from a film the two were working on. Phillip strikes up a relationship with a group of
Portuguese children and starts to rove the streets of Lisbon to record sound for his friend’s im ages.
The Lives of Others (Das leben der Anderen)
GR2.106.383
G erm any. 2006. D VD . C olor. 138 m in. In Germ an w/English, French, Spanish subtitles. W ritten and directed by Florian Henckel Von
D onnersm arck. W ith M artina Gedeck, ulrich M uhe, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur. Before the collapse of the Berlin wall, East Germ any’s
population was closely m onitored by the State S ecret Police or Stasi. Only a few citizens above suspicion, like renowned pre-Socialist
playwright Georg D reym an, were perm itted to lead private lives. But when a corrupt governm ent official falls for Georg’s stunning actressgirlfriend, C hrista, an am bitious Stasi policem an is ordered to bug the writer’s apartm ent to gain incrim inating evidence against the rival.
Lola
GR2.106.352
1981. Germ any. 115 m in. C olor. In Germ an w/optional English subtitles. D VD form at. Directed by R anier W erner Fassbinder.
Lola and Billy the Kid
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G erm any. 2002. C olor. D VD form at. 93 m in. In Germ an and Turkish with English subtitles. D irected by Kutlag Atam an. Set in the underworld of
contem porary Berlin, this offers a rare glim pse into a Turkish im m igrant subculture in which sixteen-year-old M urat is a voyeur to m acho
hustlers and gay sex, torn between the pressures of his M uslim fam ily and his need to experience this taboo arena.
Lost Honor Katharina Blum
GR2.106.112
G erm any. D VD or VH S form at. In Germ an w/English subitltes. 106 m in. C olor. D irected by VolkSchlondorff and M argarethe von Trotta.
Katharina Blum is a young handsom e Germ an m aid. She m eets Ludwig, and they fall in love at once. They spend the night together. In the
m orning, the police bursts in her flat, looking for Ludwig : he is a terrorist. But he was no longer here. Katharina is arrested, hum iliated,
suspected to be a terrorist herself, dragged in the m ud by the newspapers... A plea for dem ocracy and individual rights.
The Love of Jeanne Ney see Die Liebe der Jeanne Ney
Lubitsch in Berlin
GR2.106.097
GR2.106.374 (1-4)
4 DV D s. All Germ any. All directed by Ernst Lubitsch. 35 m m restoration by the F.W . M urnau Foundation.
Anna B oleyn: 1920. A groundbreaking historical epic from legendary director Ernst Lubitsch. The tragic story of the second wife of England’s
H enry VIII is given first-class treatm ent, com plete with opulent sets, beautiful cinem atography, and a bravura perform ance by Em il Jannings
(TH E LAST LAU G H , THE BLU E AN G EL) as H enry.
The Oyster Princess (Plus I D on’t Want to be a M an) : 1919. A hilarious silent com edy from a m aster film m aker. A pam pered Am erican
oyster tycoon decides to buy a husband for his daughter, but things don’t go quite as planned. Along the way there are m ishaps,
m isunderstandings and a foxtrot sequence that m ust be seen to be believed.
Sum urun: 1920. A rebellious harem girl rejects the old sheikh and instead falls for a charm ing clothing m erchant in this exotic
spectacle that is one of the key early w orks of the celebrated director. The cast includes Pola Negri as a traveling dancer and Lubitsch
him self as a hunchbacked clow n.
The W ildcat: 1920. A charism atic lieutenant newly assigned to a rem ote fort is captured by a group of m ountain bandits, thus setting in m otion
a m adcap farce that is Lubitsch at his m ost unrestrained. A wonderfully anarchic and playfully subversive satire of m ilitary life from one of the
great com edy film m akers.
Ludw ig II.
GR2.106.190
W est Germ any. 1955. 109 m in. C olor. Germ an with NO subtitles. D irected by H elm ut Käutner, this m ovie portrays the tragic life of the
m ysterious Bavarian m onarch from his ascension of the throne to his early death: a life between dream , insanity and reality.
Ludw ig II
GR2.106.459
D VD , requires region free player. 99 m in. In Germ an. D irected by Luchino viscontis.
Lulu in Berlin
GR2.106.147
U SA. 1986. In English. 50 m in. C olor/B &W . D irected by R ichard Leacock and Susan W oll. Film ed interview with actress Louise Brooks.
C ontains clips of several of her film s.
Luther
GR2.106.353
G erm any. 2004. D VD . In Germ an. 121 m in.
M (Eine Stadt sucht einen M örder)
GR2.106.004
G erm any. 1931. In G erm an with E nglish subtitles. 95 m inutes. VH S or DVD . D irected by Fritz Lang. In this film , police and crim inals track
down a psychopathic child killer.
M adam e DuBarry (Passion)
GR2.106.093
G erm any. 1919. Silent with English titles. B&W . 92 m in. Directed by Ernst Lubitsch with Pola N egri, E m il Jannings, and H arry Liedtke. A
rom anticized story of the private life of the well-known courtesan who was Louis XV's m istress until her death on the guillotine.
M ade in Germany
GR2.106.140
W est Germ any. 1956. 97 m in. B\W . In Germ an with no subtitles. D irector: W olfgang Schleif. H istory of the House of Zeiss - the great optical
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M ädchen in Uniform (Girls in uniform)
GR2.106.110
G erm any. 1931. Germ an with English subtitles. B&W . 87 m in. Directed by Leontine Sagan. Legendary film from the Germ an postExpressionism period, extrem ely daring for its tim e in suggesting lesbianism in the story of a young girl whose identity is choked by the
authoritarian boarding school she attends. Based on the novel by C hrista W insloe.
M ädchenjahre einer Königin (Youth of a queen)
GR2.106.129
Austria. 1954. 105 m in. C olor. In Germ an with no subtitles. D irected by Ernst M arischka. A charm ing love story of young Queen Victoria and
G erm an Prince Albert with R om y Schneider.
M alina
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G erm any. 1990. 120 m in. Color. In Germ an with no subtitles. D irected by W erner Schroeter. Adaptation of Ingeborg Bachm ann's novel,
starring Isabelle Huppert and M athieu Carrière. A triangle story about a wom an caught between two m en, whose love becom es so consum ing
that she retreats into total isolation.
M alou
into total isolation.
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W est Germ any. 1983. In Germ an with English subtitles. C olor. 94 m in. D irector: Jeanine M eerapfel. The story of a wom an's search for the
truth about her m other, a French wom an m arried to a Germ an Jew during Hitler's reign.
M arat/Sade
GR2.106.032
England. 1967. In English. Color. 115 m in. D irected by Peter Brook. The R oyal Shakespeare C om pany presents Peter Brook's shattering film
version of the play by Peter W eiss. The infam ous M arquis de Sade, confined to an asylum , directs the other inm ates in a re-enactm ent of the
bloody assassination of French revolutionary Jean-P aul M arat.
M aria Stuart
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Austria. 1958. In Germ an. 101 m in. B&W . D irected by Alfred Stoeger. The classical tragedy by Friedrich Schiller in a 1958 festival production by
the Vienna Burg Theater with Judith Holzm eister, Vera Balser-Eberle, Fred Liewehr and Albin Skoda.
M arianne and Juliane (Die bleierne Zeit)
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W est Germ any. 1981. In Germ an with English subtitles. 103 m in. C olor. Directed by M argarethe von Trotta. Story of two sisters caught up in
the turm oil of the 1970's and their rebellion against their conservative upbringing.
M arlene
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G erm any. 1984. D VD . 91 m in. B&W /C olor. In Germ an and English w/English subtitles. D irected by M axim ilian Schell. D ocum entary film on the
screen icon, M arlene D ietrich, her life and work.
The M arquise of O
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W est Germ any. 1976. C olor. 102 m in. Germ an with English subtitles. D irected by Eric R ohm er. Set in 18th century Italy during the FrancoPrussian W ar, centers on a young widow who is saved from an attem pted rape but then m ysteriously finds herself pregnant several m onths
later. Unaware of how this happened, she is sent away by her fam ily and ends up m arrying her rescuer, whom she doesn’t know is the child’s
father. Adaptation of a novelle by H einrich von Kleist.
M arriage of M aria Braun (Die Ehe der M aria Braun)
GR2.106.163 ; GR2.106.352 (DVD)
W est Germ any. 1978. Germ an with English subtitles. 120 m in. C olor. D irected by R ainer W erner Fassbinder, featuring Hanna Schygulla, Klaus
Löwitsch, Ivan Desny. M aria Braun is a post W W II survivalist who uses equal doses of seduction and self-preservation to keep afloat in the
troubled, cut-throat society of a Germ any rebuilding its ravaged countryside and spirit. An epic rom ance.
The M asterw orks of the German Horror Cinem a
GR2.106.317
D VD form at. C ontains D er Golem , The C abinet of D r. C aligari, and N osferatu. See individual titles for descriptions.
Die M auer see The Wall
M aybe...M aybe Not (Der bew egte M ann)
GR2.106.287
GR2.106.297
G erm any. 1996. 93 m in. C olor. Germ an w/English subtitles. D irector: Sonke W ortm ann. The story of Axel, a handsom e, open-m inded
heterosexual whose girlfriend, D oro, kicks him out for cheating on her. Axel finds the only place he has to sleep is at the apartm ent of N orbert, a
gay acquaintance who would like nothing better than to seduce Axel. The hunter now becom es the prey and the consequences are com ical as
Axel tries to fend off the advances of N orbert and a host of other m ale suitors while trying to win back the heart of D oro. See
M ein Krieg (M y Private W ar)
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GR2.106.206
W est Germ any. 1989. C olor. B&W . 90 m in. In Germ an with English subtitles. D irected by H arriet Eder and Thom as Kufus. A com pilation of
hom e m ovies and oral histories of six W ehrm acht soldiers who were involved in the Nazi invasion of the Soviet U nion.
Der M eineidbauer
GR2.106.201
W est Germ any. 1956. Germ an with no subtitles. C olor. D irected by R udolf Jugert. The film is based on Anzengruber's popular novel and has a
star cast including Heidem arie Hatheyer and C hristiane H örbiger. Through perjury the Tyrolean cheated the heirs out of their farm . W hen the
truth surfaces, he perishes with his bad conscience. Young Ivoer overcom es the hatred and guilt of the older generation.
M en (M änner)
GR2.106.220
W est Germ any. 1985. 96 m in. C olor. In Germ an with English subtitles. Directed by Doris D örrie. W ith Heiner Lauterbach, U we Ochsenknecht
and U lrike Kriener. Story of a businessm an who discovers his wife is having an affair with a Bohem ian artist. Disguised as the artist’s
room m ate, he watches, waits, and plots a strange reversal on the unsuspecting couple.
M enschenfrauen (Hum an W om en)
GR2.106.020
Austria. 1980. In Germ an with English subtitles. C olor. 100 m in. D irected by avant-garde film m aker Valie Export. The film focuses on Franz
S., a journalist, and his relationship with four wom en: the kindergarten nurse Petra, the teacher Gertrude, barm aid Elisabeth, and his wife Anna.
Franz "doles out honorary pieces of him self to the 'hum an wom en' in his seraglio, whispering the sam e assurances. Eventually, everyone
catches on and m akes som e effort toward independence".
M ephisto
GR2.106.240
W est Germ any. 1981. C olor. D ubbed in E nglish. 150 m in. D irected by Istvan Szabo. Starring Klaus Brandauer. Based on the novel by Klaus
M ann. Banned in W est Germ any for 40 years. A story paralleling the career of Gustaf Gründgens, and B randauer’s brilliant perform ance
portrays a star’s egotism , narcissism and sexual opportunism . The actor m akes a Faustian bargain with Hitler’s Third Reich, betrays his wife,
his black m istress, his colleagues and at last his art, all in the nam e of political expediency.
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M etropolis
GR2.106.021
G erm any. 1927. Silent with English titles. 105 m in. VH S or 2 different D VD s available (one is English com m entaries, the other D VD has
com m entaries in both Germ an and English and requires region free player.) D irected by Fritz Lang. An early science fiction epic, this is Lang's
depiction of a giant city controlled by an authoritarian industrialist who lives in a paradise-like garden while the workers live and struggle in
subterranean sections of the city. Im portant for its vision of m an in the service of those who control technology.
M etropolis
GR2.106.319
G erm any. 1984. 84 m in. C olor. This is the 1984 adaptation of Fritz Lang’s silent m asterpiece of 1926 by Oscar-winning producer and com poser
G iorgio M oroder, who re-edited the film , partially colorized it, and added a m usic soundtrack perform ed by som e of the top recording artists of
the 1980s: Freddy M ercury, Pat Benatar, Jon Anderson, Bonnie Tyler, Loverboy, Billy Squire, and Adam Ant.
M ichael
GR2.105.453
G erm any. 2011. D VD . 96 m in. In G erm an w/English subtitles. D irected by M arkus Schleinzer. A seem ingly m eek insurance agent, has a
secret: he’s holding 10-yr old W olfgang captive in a locked room in his basem ent. C hronicling a five m onth period, this is a tense portrait of how
the m ost m undane lives can m ask the ugliest truths. A m asterfully executed study of a m onster.
M inna von Barnheim (or the Solder’s Fortune)
GR2.106.273
East Germ any (D EFA). 1962. C olor. Germ an w/English subtitles. 103 m in. D irector: M artin Hellberg. D uring the Seven Year’s W ar, the Prussian
M ajor von Tellheim becom es engaged to the Saxon noblewom an M inna von Barnheim . After the war, the King, in an unwarranted m ove,
deprives the m ajor of his title. Von Tellheim becom es im poverished and, filled with sham e, breaks off his relationship to M inna. But she rem ains
devoted to her beloved Tellheim and cunningly m anages to elicit a new declaration of love from him .
M itten im M alestream (In the Midst of the Malestream see Helke Sander
M ostly M artha
GR2.106.359
G erm any/Italy. 2002. D VD . C olor. 106 m in. In Germ an w/English subtitles. D irected by Sandra N ettelbeck. A perfectionist Germ an chef seem s
to have everything under control until a tragic accident leaves her 8-year-old niece in her care. Then the arrival of a passionate Italian assistant
chef opens her heart to som e of life's other recipes.
M other Küsters Goes to Heaven (M ütter Küsters Fahrt zum Himmel)
GR2.106.165
W est Germ any. 1976. Germ an with English subtitles. 108 m in. Color. Directed by Rainer W erner Fassbinder. M other Küsters finds herself
suddenly widowed. H er husband was a factory worker who one day went berserk, killing the boss' son and throwing him self into the m achinery.
H er daughter, a would-be chartreuse, m oves in with a m uckraking journalist to further her career. Soon the dead m an's life is distorted
throughout the pages of a cheap tabloid. R em ake of a popular 20's film .
M orgenrot (Dawn)
GR2.106.056
G erm any. 1933. In Germ an, N O subtitles. B&W . 75 m in. D irected by Gustav U cicky. A depiction of the grim reality of the First W orld W ar,
telling the story of a Germ an U-boat and its crew in the uneven struggle against the m ight of Great Britain's sea power. The subm arine's sinking
of a British cruiser leads to sym pathy for the lost lives of the drowned enem y sailors am ong fam ily m em bers of the u-boat crew back in
G erm any.
Der müde Tod (Destiny)
GR2.106.011
1921. Silent with m usic. 82 m in. B&W . D irected by Fritz Lang. An allegory about a confrontation between Death and a girl's love and devotion.
M ünchhausen: The Restored 1943 Epic
GR2.106.370
G erm any. 1943. D VD . 11 m in. Agfacolor. In Germ an w/English subtitles. D irected by Josef von B á ky. In early 1943, just as N azi Germ any
began its collapse with the surrender at Stalingrad, the fam ed U fa Studios released an elaborate super-spectacle to celebrate the com pany's
25th anniversary. Produced at the enorm ous cost of 6.5 m illion R eichsm arks, and film ed in Agfacolor, M Ü N C H H AU SEN was the bizarre N azi
response to such extravaganzas as Britain's The Thief of Bagdad and H ollywood's The W izard of Oz, both of which were jealously adm ired by
Propaganda M inister Goebbels. Starring Hans Albers, the hypnotic, blond superstar (who kept a Jewish lover safely in London), and a bevy of
fem ale stars, the film was m eant to divert a Germ an public, and those in occupied Europe, then experiencing aerial bom bardm ent as well as
extensive m ilitary casualties.
This lavish, im pudent, adult fairy tale takes the viewer from 18th-century B raunschweig to St. Petersburg, C onstantinople, Venice, and then to
the m oon using ingenious special effects, stunning location shooting, and a rich color palette, supervised by cam eram an Konstantin
Irm en-Tschet, who had worked for Fritz Lang in earlier Ufa film s. Escaping the grim reality of the tim e with the illusion of luxury and pure fantasy
(and a lovely score by Georg H aentzschel), M Ü N C H H AU SEN daringly glorifies a braggart and liar, and was scripted by the banned Jewish
author Erich Kustner under a pseudonym . The N azi censors deem ed the film 'artistically' but not 'politically' valuable; perhaps the sight of a
m an-hungry C atherine the Great (Brigitte H orney), topless harem girls, and a vacation-pretty Venetian Grand C anal in glorious color were
thought a bit rich for audiences under grim wartim e restrictions.
M urderers Are among Us (Die M örder sind unter uns)
GR2.106.219
Soviet Occupation Zone (D EFA). 1946. B&W . 84 m in. Also D VD form at. In Germ an w/English subtitles. D irected by W olfgang Staudte. W ith
H idegard Knef, Ernst W ilhelm Borchert, Erna Sellm er. Postwar rom antic thriller.
M uttertier-M uttermensch (Mother Beast-Mother Hum an) see Helke Sander
M y Father is Coming
GR2.106.442
G erm any. D VD , requires region free player. In Germ an w/English subtitles. 82 m in. C olor. D irected by M onika Treut.
M y M other’s Courage
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G erm any. 1996. In Germ an with English subtitles. 88 m in. C olor. VH S or D VD . D irected by M ichael Verhoeven. Based on renowned Hungarian
author Geroge Tabori’s autobiographical play and novel. A strange, satirical and darkly hum orous film about fate and hum an cruielty. A quiet
Budapest housewife is arrested by H ungarian police one sum m er day in 1944.
The M ystery of Kaspar Hauser (Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle)
GR2.106.113
W est Germ any. 1974. In Germ an with English subtitles. D VD or VH S form at. In Germ an with English subtitles. C olor. 110 m in. D irected by
W erner H erzog. The story of a young m an in 1828 who had been isolated from the world in a dark cellar since birth and suddenly appears in a
G erm an town. The townspeople decide to take in Kaspar, who cannot speak or write, and educate him in the ways of civilization.
Naked Among W olves
GR2.106.381
G erm any. 1963. 199 m in. B/W . In Germ an w/English subtitles. DVD . Directed by Frank Beyer. W ith Erwin Geschonneck, Arm in M ueller-Stahl.
Jankowski, a Polish prisoner from Auschwitz, arrives at the Buchenwald concentration cam p hiding a little boy inside a suitcase. W hen the
prisoners and m em bers of the cam ps covert resistance group discover the boy, his innocence m oves m any, yet his possible discovery by the
cam p guards threatens them all. Based on a novel by a Buchenwald survivor, the film was the first Germ an film about life in a concentration
cam p.
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The Nasty Girl (Das schreckliche M ädchen)
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G erm any. 1990. Germ an with English subtitles. C olor. 94 m in. D irected by M ichael Verhoeven. W ith Lena Stolze. W hen she investigates the
secret past of her town, Sonja uncovers m ore than she expected...and m ore than the townspeople want revealed. Before she knows it she is
nicknam ed "the nasty girl" and her trouble really starts.
Neurosia: W ho Shot Rosa von Praunheim?
GR2.106.295
G erm any. 1995. 87 m in. English/Germ an with English subtitles. Director: Rosa von Praunheim . This irreverent docu-autobiography sham elessly
celebrates gay film m aker Praunheim ’s life, recapping five decades of activism , guerilla film -m aking and cam p by recalling his oeuvre of over
50 film s and his role in the birth of the gay rights m ovem ent in the 1970s. After R osa is shot on-stage while hosting a tribute to him self, a tabloid
reporter travels from Germ any to N ew York to find the m otive, and the body.
Die Nibelungen
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W est Germ any . 1966. H arald R einl, director. C olor film version of the classic m edieval epic, in two parts. In G erm an w/no subtitles.
Siegfried: 85 m in. Siegfried of Xanten tears the legendary N ibelungen treasure away from Alberich, the king of the underworld. After he
vanquishes the dragon Fafnir, bathing in its blood m akes him invulnerable. Siegfried falls in love with Kriem hild, the sister of the Burgundian
king Gunther. H e m ay only m arry Kriem hild if he helps Gunther win the hand of Brunhild. H e carries out this challenge, but rivalry between the
wom en brings ruin to Burgundy and death to Siegfried at the hand of H agen. K riem hilds Rache: 83 m in. The hour of Kriem hild’s revenge
against H agen com es when the Burgundians arrive in the castle on King Etzel, who has m arried the widow Kriem hild. She intentionally stirs the
anim osity of the Huns and incites the two sides against one another. Etzel tries in vain to calm her, but it is too late. The Burgundians and the
H uns face off in relentless battle, and the Burgundian dynasty is wiped from the face of the earth.
Die Nibelungen Saga: Siegfried & Kriemhild's Revenge
G erm any. 1924. Germ an and English titles. Silent. VH S or D VD . 100/95
GR2.106.175/6
m in. B&W . D irected by Fritz Lang and starring Paul R ichter and
M argareta S choen. C lassic silent film based on m edieval Germ an epic.
Night of the Living Dorks
GR2.106.377
G erm any. 2004. 92 m in. C olor. D VD . In Germ an and English w/optional English subtitles. D irected by M athias D inter. Philip and his best friends
Konrad and W eener are the three biggest losers at Frederich Nietzsche High. But when an inept voodoo cerem ony by the local Goth clique
leads to a fatal car accident, this trio of uber-dorks returns as indestructible zom bies with an insatiable appetite for hum an flesh, wild parties
and gym class revenge.
Nikolaikirche Leipzig
GR2.106.341
G erm any. 1995. In Germ an w/N O subtitles. D VD . 170/138 m in. C olor. Based on the novel by Erich Loest, this m ade-for-tv film tells the story
of the collapse of East Germ any as a fam ily m elodram a. Alexander Bacher rem ains true to the state, while his sister Astrid joins the opposition
m ovem ent. A second video provides background docum entation, interviews with the author, director, actors, and citizens of Leipzig.
The Ninth Day
GR2.106.378
G erm any. 2004. 93 m in. C olor. D VD . In Germ an with optional English subtitles. D irected by Volker Schlondorff. Inspired by the true tale of a
dissident priest’s tem porary furlough from D achau, m ovie transform s an ethical crisis into a nail biting showdown and unspeakable guilt into
transcendent redem ption.
North Face
GR2.106.417
G erm any. 2008. D VD . In Germ an w/English subtitles. C olor. 121 m in. D irected by Philipp Stolzl. Based on a true story about the 1936
expedition to clim b the m ost dangerous rock face in the Alps, the North Face of the Eiger. The Eiger has never been successfully clim bed and,
as the Berlin Olym pics approach, N azi propaganda urges Germ an alpinists to vanquish the m ountain for the glory of the Fatherland. Two top
young clim bers take on the challenge.
Nosferatu
GR2.106.101
G erm any. 1921. 65 m in. English subtitles. B&W . First film version of Bram Stoker's D racula. D irected by F. W . M urnau and starring M ax
Schreck, Alexander der Granach and Gustav Von W agenheim .
Nosferatu
GR2.106.317
G erm any. 1922. 64 m in. D VD form at. Directed by F.W . M urnau.
Nosferatu (Kino 2007 edition)
GR2.106.399
G erm any. 1922. 94 m in. Color tinted. DVD . Directed by F.W . M urnau. Restored by Luciano Berriatua. Reconstruction of H ans Erdm ann’s
original 1921 score by Berndt H eller. Perform ed by the Saarbrucken Radio Sym phony Orchestra, conducted by Berndt H eller. N ewly-translated
English intertitles or the original G erm an intertitles. Includes “The Language of Shadows: The Early Years and N osferatu, a 52 m inute
docum entary.
Nosferatu (remastered)
GR2.106.232
G erm any. 1922. 84 m in. B&W with color tints. VH S or D VD . D irected by F.W . M urnau. N ewly restored and color tinted, this version was
rem astered from a 35m m negative and includes recently discovered scenes and inter-titles freshly translated from the original G erm an script.
Nosferatu: The Vam pyre
GR2.106.318
W est Germ any. 1979. D VD form at. 107 m in. color. Germ an w/opt. English subtitles. Full-length English version. D irected by W erner H erzog.
W ith Klaus Kinski and Isabelle Adjani. M odern rem ake of M urnau’s classic film .
Now here in Africa (Nirgendw o in Afrika)
GR2.106.349
G erm any. 2001. D VD form at. 142 m in. C olor. In Germ an w/English subtitles. D irected by C hristine Link. Spanning two continents, it’s the true
tale of a Jewish attorney and his fam ily who flee the Nazi regim e in 1938 for a rem ote farm in Kenya. As the war rages on the other side of the
world, his relationships with his wife and daughter becom e increasingly com plicated: they struggle between resisting and em bracing their new
life, while reaching out to each other. Oscar award for best foreign feature.
Nuremberg
GR2.106.335
U SA. 1990. In English. 182 m in. C olor. M ade-for-tv dram atization of the Nurem berg W ar C rim es Trial. Alec Baldwin stars as the Am erican
prosecutor. W ith M ax von Sydow.
Ohm Krüger
GR2.106.055
G erm any. 1941. In Germ an, N O subtitles. 124 M in. B&W . D irected by H ans Steinhoff, with Em il Jannings. H istorical film about the Boer W ars
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Olympia: Festival of the People (part 1)
GR2.106.106
G erm any. 1936. In Germ an with English Narration. 115 m in. B&W . D irected by Leni R iefenstahl. R iefenstahl was given unlim ited resources
and full artistic freedom to produce this film of the 1936 O lym pic Gam es in Berlin. Part one of a two-part release.
Olympia: Festival of Beauty (part 2)
GR2.106.107
G erm any. 1936. In G erm an with E nglish N arration. 97 m in. B&W . D irected by Leni R iefenstahl. An extraordinary film about the 1936 Olym pics
held in N azi Germ any. The film provides a glim pse of the N azi m ystique and idealization of the youthful m ale body. This is part two of a two-part
release.
Omulaule
GR2.106.443
G erm any. 2004. 66 m in. D VD , requires region free player. D ocum entary. C olor. D irected by H eisst Schwarz.
On the Sunny Side (Auf der Sonnenseite)
GR2.106.274
East Germ any. 1962. 97 m in. B&W . Germ an only. D irector: R alk Kirsten. Singing M artin, who works as a steel worker wants to becom e an
actor. H owever, neither the dram a school nor M artin’s attractive boss, Ottilie, is overly im pressed with M artin’s tough-guy tricks. A rom ance with
m usic. See GR 2.106.343 or DVD (in Germ an).
Once Upon a Honeymoon
GR2.106.336
U SA. 1942. In E nglish. 116 m in. B&W . Anti-N azi rom antic com edy set in E urope, starring C ary Grant as a reporter and Ginger Rogers as a
newlywed whose husband is unm asked as a N azi agent.
One, Tw o, Three
GR2.106.337
U SA. 1961. In English. 110 m in. B&W . D irected by Billy W ilder. Set in Berlin and film ed on location im m ediately prior to the construction of
the W all, this fast-paced C old W ar com edy pits a C oca C ola executive (Jam es C agney) against bum bling R ussians and a young East Berlin
com m unist (Horst Buchholz) as well as his own wife (Arlene Francis) and his boss's daughter.
Opfergang
GR2.106.040
G erm any. 1944. In Germ an, N O subtitles. C olor. 89 m in. D irected by Veit H arlan with Kristina Söderbaum, C arl R addatz, and Irene von
M eyendorff. A wealthy young m an settles into m arriage and fam ily life in quiet, upper-class H am burg. W hen he falls in love with his beautiful
neighbor, his quiet happiness is threatened. Based on the novella by R udolf Binding.
Opium
GR2.106.239
G erm any. 1919. Silent with Germ an titles. B&W . 97 m in. D irected by R obert R einert. C ast includes: C onrad Veidt, W erner Krauss, Eduard von
W interstein and Hanna Ralph. Film deals with the problem s and perils of narcotics addiction. Of special note were the scenes that depicted
debauches of sex and drugs. Veidt gave a rem arkable portrayal of a m an who is obsessed with thoughts and acts of sex. H is life is consum ed
by sex that leads to his tragic death.
Opus 1
GR2.106.100
G erm any. 1922. C olor. 10 m in. D irected by W alther R uttm ann. A rare exam ple of the Germ an avant-garde cinem a know n as absoluter Film .
This hand-colored film is an exploration of the geom etry of m ovem ent within the fram e and the sensory effect these abstract shapes evoke as
they swell, streak and swim across the screen.
Othello
GR2.106.142
G erm any. 1922. Silent. B&W . 81 m in. D irected by D im itri Buchowetzki with Em il Jannings and W erner Klaus. A silent adaptation of the
Shakespeare play in expressionist style.
Otom o
GR2.106.371
G erm any. 2000. D VD . C olor. In G erm any w/English subitltes. In the sum m er of 1989, a S tuttgart newspaper reported the true story of a W est
African asylum seeker who physically assaulted an intolerant subway ticket-taker, fled, and becam e the target of a city-wise m anhunt. A sober,
fictionalized reconstruction of a tale that shocked Stuttgart and a gripping portrait of how institutionalized racism drives a disem powered
individual to violence and inhum anity.
Our Daily Bread (Unser täglich Brot)
GR2.106.304
East Germ any (DEFA). 1949. B&W . 99 m in. Germ an w/English subtitles. Directed by Slatan D udow. Karl W eber a petty bourgeois cashier in
Berlin, observes from a distance how his son Ernst participates in the building of a new socialist society after W W II. Karl does not understand
Ernst’s visions, instead, he confides in his other son H arry. H owever, Harry becom es involved in illicit business and Karl quickly realizes that it
would be best to join his son Ernst in the “people-oriented” factory. Known as a prem ier film of its day under the rubric of “socialist realism .”
Our Hitler: A film from Germany
GR2.106.391
G erm any. 1977. B&W and C olor. Fullscreen. 450 m in. D VD form at. In Germ an with English subtitles. W ritten and directed by H ans Jurgen
Syberbert. Epic nightm are that rum inates on Adolf H itler and the effect he continues to wield over Germ any. In a series of 22 tableaux set on a
soundstage, Syberberg m akes use of puppets, props, a thundering W agnerian soundtrack, and rear-screen projection to evoke N azi G erm any,
the origins of the Third Reich, and the disturbing afterm ath that followed. Neither a feature film nor a conventional docum entary, Our H itler is
fever dream on Germ any’s need to com e to term s with Nazism . W hen originally distributed, this controversial film was hailed as a work that
m ade all other film s trivial or obsolete.
Oyster Princess (Die Austernprinzessin)
GR2.106.236 also GR2.106.374/2 (dvd)
G erm any 1919. 50 m in. B&W . English titles. D irected by Ernst Lubitsch. The witty satire on the Am erican businessm an and the Prussian
aristocracy tells the story of O ss (O swalda), whose Am erican “O yster King” father prom ises to buy her a prince to m arry. The victim
recom m ended by their m arriage broker is Prince Nucky, who lives in a run-down apartm ent with his friend Josef. W hat follows is one of the
m ost lavish weddings ever film ed, but the wedding night is not at all what the “princess” had in m ind.
Pandora’s Box
GR2.106.109
G erm any. 1929. 133 m in. DVD or VH S. Directed by G.W . Pabst. G.W . Pabst's baroque interpretation of W edekind's Lulu plays is an eerie
depiction of erotic obsession and sexual abandon. The action m oves between Berlin and London, as Lulu (Louise Brooks), a beautiful,
charism atic chorus girl, orchestrates a succession of casual affairs until her fateful encounter with Jack the Ripper. W ith Fritz Kortner, Franz
Lederer and C arl Goetz. Silent with m usic track.
Paracelsus
GR2.106.038
G erm any. 1943. In Germ an, N O subtitles. B&W . 100 M in. D irected by G.W . Pabst. An historical film about Paracelsus, head physician of
Basel, who orders the city gates to be closed against the plague. The authorities don't approve of his healing m ethods and seek to arrest him .
Parsifal, part 1
GR2.106.008
W est Germ any. 1982. Germ an lyrics with English subtitles. 115 m in. D irected by H .J. Syberberg. This experim ental film explores R ichard
W agner's last, m ystic opera, using W agner's face as a set.
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Parsifal, part 2
GR2.106.009
C ontinuation. 145 m in. Total running tim e of film : 260 m in.
Paris, Texas
GR2.106.105
UK/France/ West Germany. 1984. A film by Germ an director W im W enders, written by Sam Shepard, photography by R obby M uller, m usic by
R y C ooder, and starring H arry D ean Stanton and N atassja Kinski. A contem porary story of a m an's journey, actual and psychological, to
recover his past.
Patrioten (Patriots)
GR2.106.063
G erm any. 1937. In Germ an, N O subtitles. B&W . 91 m in. D irected by Karl R itter, with Lida Baarova. In France, 1918, a Germ an pilot crashes
his plane over a French village. H e is hom esick for Germ any and suffers in the enem y surroundings. The only joy and hope in his life is the
love a of young girl.
The Paw nbroker
GR2.106.207
U SA. 1965. B&W . In E nglish. 120 m in. D irected by Sidney Lum et. Starring R od Steiger. A film about a N ew York pawnbroker who has
lost all faith in m ankind as a result of his im prisonm ent in N azi G erm any.
Perfum e
GR2.106.419
U SA. 2006. DVD . C olor. 147 m in. D irected by Tom Tykwer. In E nglish. W ith D ustin H offm an and A lan R ickm an. Tells the story of a French
peasant blessed and cursed with a sense of sm ell so keen it is his prim ary experience of the world. But when first aroused by a young wom an’s
scent, his desire to forever capture her essence quickly m utates into a dark and deadly erotic com pulsion.
Phantom Pain
GR2.106.426
G erm any. 2009. D VD . In Germ an w/English subtitles. 98 m in. C olor. W ritten and directed by M atthias Em cke. Based on an inspiring true story
a passionate cyclist and urban slacker whose life changes in an instant when he loses his left leg in a hit and run accident. Barely out of the
hospital, he num bs his pain by rushing back into his old selfish life. But when he falls in loves he finds the strength to turn his life around.
Pocahontas (Disney)
GR2.106.245
U SA. 77 m in. C olor. D ubbed in G erm an w/no subtitles.
Der Postmeister
GR2.106.070
G erm any. 1940. In Germ an, N O subtitles. B&W . 101 m in. D irected by Gustav U cicky, based on a Pushkin story, with Heinrich George.
Eine Prämie für Irene see Helke Sander
Die Praxis der Liebe (The Practice of Love)
GR2.106.130
Austria-Germ any. 1984. 90 m in. C olor. In G erm an with E nglish subtitles. D irected by Valie E xport. The story of Judith, a journalist, whose
investigation of a m urder im plicates her two m ale lovers. Through these relationships, Judith discovers that in a world of m ale pow er struggles,
love is com plicit, m arginal, or im possible. The film m akes a stunning coherent indictm ent of a m ale-dom inated society.
Prinz in Holleland
GR2.106.444
G erm any. 1993. D VD , requires region free player. In Germ an w/English subtitles. 90 m in. C olor. D irected by M ichael Stock.
Die Prinzen
GR2.106.242
G erm any. 1994. In Germ an. 90 m in. C olor. Presents a live concert by Germ any’s best known popular m usic group, recorded in Leipzig in 1994.
The five m em bers of “die Prinzen” are professionally trained, and sing m ostly a capella, with little instrum ental backup. M any of their songs
have becom e favorites am ong Am erican high school students of Germ an.
The Prom ise (Das Versprechen)
GR2.106.248
G erm any. 1995. In Germ an w/English subtitles. C olor. 115 m in. D irected by M argarethe von Trotta. In 1961 on the eastern side of a Germ any
divided, The P rom ise tells the story of Konrad and Sophie--two teenagers who’ve planned their escape to the west. As Sophie successfully
flees, Konrad falters, and at that m om ent, they both realize their lives will never be the sam e. The two are forced to live apart despite the fact
that a torch still burns between them . Only when the W all com es crum bling down can they flood of buried em otions break free.
Die Puppe (The Doll)
GR2.106.354
G erm any 1919. 69 m in. English titles. D VD or VH S. D irected by Ernest Lubitsch. A burlesque about a puppeteer’s m ischievous daughter
(O swalda) who im personates one of her father’s life-size dolls in order to m arry a baron’s nephew . The them e is from H offm ann is hum orous.
Querelle
GR2.106.102
G erm any/France. 1982. In G erm an with E nglish titles. C olor. 108 m in. D irected by Rainer W erner Fassbinder. Fassbinder's last film , which
was adapted from Jean Genet's novel, Q uerelle de B rest. The film focuses on a tough young French sailor whose beauty and heartlessness
both attracts and repel all who m eet him .
The Rabbit is M e (Das Kaninchen bin ich)
GR2.106.275
East Germ any. 1965./1990. 109 m in. B&W . Germ an with English subtitles. D irector: Kurt M aetzig. Based on the novel by M anfred Bieler. A 19
year old girl nam ed M aria is denied university adm ission because her brother is in jail for political reasons. The young wom an falls in love with
a judge, but later finds out that he is the judge who passed the harsh sentence on her brother. W hen the GD R justice system undergoes a
slight reform , the judge quickly reverses his earlier ruling. M aria sees through his opportunism and leaves him .
Raja’s Journey
GR2.106.415
2007. Germ any. D VD . In Germ an w/English subtitles. D irected by Karl Saurer. True story of the Indian elephant R aja, who journeyed from the
forests of Kerala via Lisbon to Vienna in the year 1550. The adventures of this lovable anim al who becam e a sym bol of prestige for European
rulers, shed light on m isappropriations occurring to this day.
The Reader
GR2.106.463
U SA. 2008. In English. D irected by Stepen D aldry. Set in turbulent post-N azi Germ any, H anna Schm itz, a lonely, working-class wom an who
experiences a brief but intense affair with a teenage boy. Years later they m eet again: H anna now a defendant in a notorious case and her exlover, now a law student, holding the secret to her salvation.
Der Rebell (The rebel)
GR2.106.037
G erm any. 1932. In Germ an, N O subtitles. B&W . 92 m in. D irected by Luis Trenker and Kurt Bernhardt. A story of patriotism and a m an's fight
for liberty. The freedom loving m ountain dwellers of Tyrol band together to fight N apoleon's troops, who have overrun their hom eland. W hen
Severin Anderlan, one of their own, com es hom e from the university, he joins them and fights the oppressors to the end.
The Red Orchestra
GR2.106.451
G erm any/U SA. 2004. 86 m in. B&W and color. In Germ an w/English subtitles. D irected by Stefan Roloff. D ocum entary about The R ed
O rchestra, a resistance group that fought against N azi power within Germ any from 1933-1942. Interviews with survivors.
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Refuge: Stories of the Selfhelp Hom e
GR2.106.456
U .S. 2012. DVD . In English. 60 m ins. Directed by Ethan Bensinger. Traces the lives of H olocaust survivors and refugees who today live in
C hicago at Selfhelp, a hom e that has provided refuge for m ore than 1,000 elderly C entral European Jews since the end of W W II. Residents
and founders tell their stories.
Reitet für Deutschland (Ride for Germany)
GR2.106.065
G erm any. 1941. In Germ an, NO subtitles. B&W . 99 m in. Directed by Arthur M aria R abenalt, with W illy Birgel. Based on true story, this film
portrays the struggle and victory of a great tournam ent rider, with patriotic overtones.
Revanche
GR2.106.414
Austria. 2008. D VD . C olor. 122 m in. In Germ an w/English subtitles. D irected by Gotz Spielm ann. In a ragged section of Vienna, hardened excon Alex works in a brothel, where he falls for U krainian hooker Tam ara. Their desperate plans for escape unexpectedly intersect with the lives
of a rural cop and his seem ingly content wife.
The Robber
GR2.106.448
G erm any/Austria. 2010. 101 m in. C olor. In Germ an w/English subtitles. D irected by Benjam in Heisenberg. Thriller based on the real-life story of
one of Austria’s m ost-wanted bank robbers.
Robert Koch, der Bekämpfer des Todes
GR2.106.177
G erm any. 1939. 93 m in. Germ an with N O subtitles. B&W . Directed by Hans Steinhoff; featuring Em il Jannings, W erner Krauss, and Viktoria
von Ballasko. D ram a about the fam ous historical doctor who fights tuberculosis and cham pions the germ theory of disease despite the
opposition of superstitious provincials, m edical and political bureaucracies, and his wife. Typical biographical film of the Nazi period.
Robert und Bertram
GR2.106.179
G erm any. 1939. Germ an with N O subtitles. 93 m in. B&W . D irected by H ans H . Zerlett; featuring R udi G odden, Kurt Seifert, and C arla R ust. In
this m usical farce two 19th century vagabonds rob a Jewish banker and his friends to help a girl being forced to m arry another Jew. AntiSem itic N azi film .
Rom anze in M oll (Rom ance in a minor key)
GR2.106.059
G erm any. 1943. In Germ an, N O subtitles. B&W . 93 m in. D irected by H elm ut Käutner. The story of a young wom en who falls in love with an
artist and gets involved so deeply that death seem s the only way out. Based on a story by Guy de M aupassant.
Rom eo und Julia auf dem Dorfe
GR2.106.329
Switzerland. 1941. Germ an (Swiss dialect) with NO subtitles. 120 m in. B&W . D irected by Valerien Schm idely. Based on the classic novella by
G ottfried Keller, this is the story of the star-crossed lovers Vreneli and Sali, whose fathers M anz and M arti are locked in a stupid feud. The
young lovers are led to their deaths by the Black Fiddler.
Rosa Luxemburg
GR2.106.205
W est Germ any. 1986. In G erm an and P olish with E nglish subtitles. 122 m in. C olor. D irected by M argarethe von Trotta. Portrait of Rosa
Luxem burg - "R ed R osa."
Rosenstrasse
GR2.106.360
G erm any. 2003. D VD . C olor. 136 m in. In Germ an w/English subtitles. D irected by M argarethe von Trotta. N ew Germ an Cinem a veteran
M argarethe von Trotta brings a diverse stylistic palette to this unusual but effective war dram a about the plight of "m ixed m arried"
Jewish/non-Jewish couples during the H olocaust. M aria Schrader plays H annah, a wom an living in contem porary N ew York whose curiosity
about her fam ily's past leads her on a journey to Berlin, where she m eets an older wom an (D oris Schade) who cared for her m other during
W W II. H ere H annah learns of R osenstrasse, a street where Jewish husbands were rounded up and kept, and of her m other's personal history
there. R anging between a devastating H olocaust film and a colorful m elodram a, von Trotta's film packs a direct em otional wallop despite its
surfeit of characters and plot lines.
Rotation
GR2.106.276
East Germ any. 1949. 80 m in. B&W . Germ an with English subtitles. D irector: W olfgang Staudte. Portrays the petty bourgeois and their support
for H itler during the Nazi period. The m ain character, the m echanic Behnke, wants to join the Nazi party to secure a good living. H owever, after
his Jewish neighbors are taken away, he changes his view s. Trying to rem ain “a non-political m an,” he withdraw s from reality and becom es a
N azi laborer.
Die Rothschilds
GR2.106.158
G erm any. 1940. In Germ an with NO subtitles. 92 m in. B&W . D irected by Erich W aschneck, featuring Carl Kühlm ann, H ilde W eissner, and
G isela Uhlen. The Jewish banking fam ily m akes a fortune from the Napoleonic wars, expoiting and swindling the British. This dram a was one
of several Germ an anti-Sem itic film s m ade in 1939/40.
Rum pelstiltskin (Das Zaubermännchen)
GR2.106.277
East Germ any (D EFA). 1960. 71 m in. C olor. Germ an w/English subtitles. D irector: C hristoph Engel. Once upon a tim e there was a poor m iller
who had one beautiful daughter. It happened one day that he cam e to speak with the King and he told him that he had a daughter who could
spin gold out of straw. “That is an art that pleases m e well. If your daughter is as clever as you say, bring her to m y castle tom orrow that I m ay
put her to the proof.” A children’s fairytale.
Run Lola Run
GR2.106.300
G erm any. 1999. 81 m in. C olor. Video and D VD form ats. Germ an w/English subtitles. W ritten and directed by Tom Tykwer. Tim e is running out
for Lola. She’s just received a frantic phone call from her boyfriend M anni, who’s lost a sm all fortune belonging to his m obster boss. If Lola
doesn’t replace the m oney in twenty m inutes, M anni will surely suffer severe consequences.
S.A.-M ann Brand (Storm Trooper Brand)
GR2.106.187
G erm any. 1933. 84 m in. B&W . Germ an with N O subtitles. D irected by Franz Seitz; featuring H einz Klingenberg, Otto W ernicke, and E lise
Aulinger. First of the few film s m ade to honor N azi Party heroes in the struggle for power before 1933. Brand vows that his H itler Youth friend,
who dies for the Nazi cause, will be avenged.
Savoy Hotel 217
GR2.106.124
G erm any. 1936. 100 m in. B&W . In Germ an with no subtitles. D irected by Gustav U cicky. A suspenseful dram a about the killing of beautiful,
reckless, schem ing Natascha. W as she m urdered out of revenge, out of jealousy or was it a crim e of spurned love?
Der scharlachrote Buchstabe (The scarlet letter)
GR2.106.079
W est Germ any. 1973. In Germ an with English subtitles. 90 m in. D irected by W im W enders, with Senta Berger. Based on Nathaniel
H aw thorne's classic novel. Social sanctions are im posed upon a wom an suspected of adultery in 17th century Salem , M assachusetts.
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Schatten (W arning shadow s)
GR2.106.094
G erm any. 1922. Silent with Germ an titles. 60 m in. B&W . D irected by Arthur R obinson. An exam ple of G erm an Expressionistic
cinem a, this is the story of a count who is bitterly jealous of his wife. Extrem ely rare, best copy available.
Schindler's List
GR2.106.208
U SA. 1993. B&W /C olor segm ents. In English. 3 hours, 17 m in. D irected by Steven Spielberg. Presents the true story of Oskar Schindler, a
m em ber of the N azi Party, who saved the lives of m ore than 1,100 Jews during the H olocaust.
Das Schloss see The Castle GR2.106.396
Schloss Vogelöd (The Haunted Castle)
GR2.106.144
G erm any. 1921. Silent with biligual titles(G erm an and English). 75 m in. B&W . D irected by F.W . M urnau. A gothic suspense film . It takes
place in a castle in which strange things happen to the guests.
Schtonk! (Unsubtitled version)
Schtonk: The Fuhrer’s Diaries!
GR2.106.334
GR2.106.322
G erm any. 1991. C olor. 107 m ins. Germ an w/English subtitles. D irector: H elm ut D ietl. Fritz Knobel, a shady art dealer, forges H itler's lost
diaries and succeeds in selling them to a leading Germ an newsweekly. N om inated for an Oscar, this satire is based on an actual scandal: in
1983, the forger Konrad Kujau succeeded in selling faked Hitler diaries to Stern m agazine.
The Second Aw akening of Christa Klages (Das zweite Erw achen...)
GR2.106.233
W est Germ any. 1977. C olor. 93 m in. Germ an w/English sibtitles. D irected by M argarethe von Trotta. A young divorced m other who, to finance
her day-care center, robs a bank with two m ale accom plices and then finds that her associates at the center will not accept the stolen m oney.
She then flees to the Portuguese country house of her fem ale friend, a situation that threatens both wom en’s safety.
Seduction: The Cruel W om an (Verführung, die grausame Frau)
GR2.106.164
W est Germ any. 1985. Germ an with English subtitles. 84 m in. C olor. D irected by Elfi M ikesch and inspired by Leopold von Sacher-M asoch's
classic novel Venus in Furs. The central character is W anda, the owner of a popular, avant-garde sadom asochistic gallery in Ham burg. N ot
only does W anda play erotic fantasy gam es with her custom ers, but she plays sim ilar tricks on her lovers and co-workers.
Shadow of Angels (Schatten der Engel)
GR2.106.229
W est Germ any. 1976. C olor. Germ an w/English subtitles. 103 m in. D irected by D aniel Schm id. Based on R.W . Fassbinder’s controversial play
The Garbage, the City and D eath. The story of a Jewish business who hires a beuatiful prostitute to listen to him . Both are out of place in a
m ilieu dom inated by prostitutes, pim ps, corrupt policem en and perverse businessm en.
Shattered
GR2.106.197
U SA. 1991. In English. 98 m in. C olor. D irected by W olfgang Petersen. Starring Tom Berenger, Bob Hoskins, Greta Scacchi. Based on the
novel The Plastic N ightm are by R ichard N eely. An am nesic attem pts to put his past back together in this com plex thriller.
Silvo see Helke Sander
The Singing Ringing Tree (Das singende, klingende Bäumchen)
GR2.106.278
East Germ any (D EFA). 1957. 70 m in. C olor. Germ an with English subtitles. D irector: Francesco Stefani. Once there was a beautiful but
haughty princess. N one of her suitors was good enough for her. The old king hoped that he had found the right prince for his daughter. “If he
brings the singing, ringing tree I would m arry him !” The prince sets out and finds the m agic tree in the em pire of an evil gnom e and receives it
on one condition: The princess has to declare her love for the prince before sunset. Otherwise he will be turned into a bear...A chilren’s
fairytale.
Sissi
GR2.106.062
W est Germ any. 1955. In Germ an, N O subtitles. 101 m in. D irected by Ernest M arischka, with Rom y Schneider and Karl H einz Böhm . The
young Austrian em peror is supposed to m arry Bavarian princess Helene, handpicked for him by his m other. They are to m eet in Ischl and then
announce their engagem ent. But in Ischl, Franz Joseph sees a young girl fishing (Elizabeth, or Sissi for short) and falls in love with her instead.
Sissi, die junge Kaiserin
GR2.106.121
W est Germ any. 1956. C olor. 106 m in. In Germ an with no subtitles. D irected by Ernst M arischka. Sissi tries to learn all the things a young
em press has to know, especially the different languages of her new country. Franz Joseph and Sissi travel to Budapest to be crowned King
and Q ueen of H ungary. R om y Schneider and Karlheinz Boehm reprise their roles as Em peror and Em press of Austria.
Sissi-Schicksalsjahre einer Kaiserin
GR2.106.120
W est Germ any. 1957. C olor. 106 m in. In Germ an with no subtitles. D irected by Ernst M arischka. Sissi travels to Hungary with her little daughter
and C ount Andrassy. R um ors of trouble in the im perial m arriage abound. Sissi's health is in danger and she has to go South to heal.
Sisters or The Balance of Happiness (Schw estern oder Die Balance...)
GR2.106.231
W est Germ any. 1979. 96 m in. D VD or VH S.G erm an w/English subititles. D irected by M argarethe von Trotta. C olor. Two sisters share a
com plex and com pelling relationship in this film about sibling rivalry. Ones seem s dependent, em otionally and econom ically, on the other.
Successive inward turns of the screw reveal them , bonded to one another, so that eventually it is uncertain as to who exploits and dom inates
whom .
Sleeping Beauty(Disney) (Dornröschen)
GR2.106.246
U nited States. 71 m in. C olor. D ubbed in G erm an w/no subtitles.
Snow W hite (Schneew ittchen)
GR2.106.280
East Germ any. 1961. Germ an w/English subtitles. C olor. 60 m in. D irector: Gottfried Kolditz. Story of Snow W hite. A children’s fairytale.
Solo Sunny
GR2.106.281
East Germ any (D EFA). 1980. 113 m in. C olor. Germ an w/English subtitles. D irector: Konrad W olf. Sunny is a pop-singer with a m ediocre band.
She wants to be “som eone special.” After m en and band problem s, she attem pts suicide, after which she starts over, in the underground scene
of Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin.
Somewhere in Berlin (Irgendw o in Berlin)
GR2.106.282
Soviet Occupation Zone (D EFA). 1946. 79 m in. B&W . Germ an w/English subtitles. Directed by Gerhard Lam precht. A film about the “little
people.” The film takes place in the ruined landscape of Berlin, in which children perform feats of bravery by playing with undetonated bom s
and clim bing in the rubble. One boy is disappointed with his father, who com es hom e pwerless and hopeless from a POW cam p. Shows how
the children convince this weary m an to clean and restore his bom b-dam aged garage, m anaging in the end to give him new hope.
Sonnenallee (On the sunny side)
GR2.106.343
G erm any. 1999. D VD form at. 87 m in. C olor. In Germ an. In the shadow of the Berlin W all M icha is pining away for M iriam , who is interested in
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another young m an. This is a com ic story about young people’s everyday life in East Berlin, knowing about the “glittering W est” on the other
side of the W all but nonetheless living creatively and im aginativelly where they are, across the street from the Berlin W all. This prize-winning
com edy is directed by the well-known theater director Leander H aussm ann with a cast of excellent actors. See also GR 2.106.274.
The Sons of Great Bear (Die Söhne der Grossen Bärin)
GR2.106.279
East Germ any. 1966. 93 m in. C olor. Germ an w/English subtitles. D irector: Josef M ach. Based on the 1951 novel by Liselotte W elskopfH einrich, an author who specialized in subjects of antiquity. The story of a fearless chief Tokei-ihto, whose Dakota tribe is being driven from the
land of their ancestors in the interest of gold. An East Germ an “western” (Indianerfilm ).
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days
GR2.106.372
G erm any. 2005. 117 m in. D VD . In Germ an w/English subtitles. D irected by M arc R othem und. True story of Germ any’s m ost fam ous anti-N azi
heroine brought to thrilling, dram atic life. Recreation of the last six days of Sophie Scholl’s life.
Sophie's Choice
GR2.106.209
U SA. 1992. C olor. In English. 150 m in. D irected by Alan J. Pakula. W ith M eryl Streep and Kevin Kline. The story revolves around Sophie
Zawistowska's struggle as a Polish-C atholic im m igrant in the U.S. who has survived a N azi concentration cam p.
Spiders (Spinnen)
GR2.106.166
G erm any. 1919. Silent. 137 m in. B&W / C olor tinted. D irected by Fritz Lang, starring Carl de Vogy, R essel and Lil D agover with an original
m usic score by Gaylord Carter. An exciting serial-like adventure tale about a gang of crim inals out to conquer the world.
Spione (Spies)
GR2.106.029
G erm any. 1928. Silent with English titles. 130 m in. D irected by Fritz Lang. A spy thriller with Donald Trem aine trying to escape the clutches of
gorgeous spy Sonia while m ysterious H aghi, respected bank director and financial genius, controls secrets.
Stalingrad
GR2.106.310
W est Germ any. 1993. Germ an & English language. C olor. 150 m in. D irected by Joseph Vilsm aier. Story of the legendary battle of Stalingrad.
Der Stand der Dinge (The State of Things)
GR2.106.081
W est Germ any. 1983. In English. 120 m in. D irected by W im W enders. A com plex film about film m aking and nuclear holocaust, and an
attem pt to com e to term s with the effect of Am erican cultural and econom ic interests on the European m ind.
Stars
(Sterne/Zvezdy)
GR2.106.429
East Germ any/Bulgaria. 1959. 88 m in. b/w. In Germ an w/English subtitles. D irected by Konrad W olf. Stationed in a secluded Bulgarian village
in 1943, W alter, an artist and corporal in the W ehrm acht, lives an alm ost idyllic life far away from the war. Then one day a transit cam p is setup
for Jews arriving from Greece and awaiting transport to Auschwitz. R uth, one of the Greek Jews, asks W alter to help a pregnant wom an in the
cam p. At first he refuses, but then changes his m ind and sends a doctor.
Steam: The Turkish Bath
GR2.106.326
2000. 96 m in. Color. In Turkish with English subtitles. DVD form at. D irected by Ferzan Ozpetek. A successful designer from R om e arrives in
Istanbul to dipose of an inheritance left him by an aunt he never knew. Once there he discovers that the property is a ham am , a traditional
Turkish steam bath. M ehm et, the beautiful son of the ham am ’s custodian, ushers the new owner into the sultry world of the baths. Enlightened
and unbound, he decides to rem ain in Istanbul and restore the ham am .
Steinauer Nebraska Cycles of Gain and Loss
GR2.106.416
1997. D ocum entary. D VD . C olor. 70 m in. English version. W ritten, directed and produced by Karl Saurer. Story of three farm er brothers who
left Switzerland in 1852 and founded the settlem ent nam ed after them .
Still Life
GR2.106.347
G erm any. 1997. C olor. 56 m in. W ritten and directed by H arun Farocki. A powerful essay and com m entary on contem porary life. It com pares the
still lives of the D utch painters with the still lives of today.
The Story of a Young Couple (Rom an einer jungen Ehe)
GR2.106.284
East Germ any. 1952. 99 m in. B&W . Germ an w/English subtitles. D irector: Kurt M aetzig. A D EFA propaganda film of the cold W ar, portraying
with dram atic verve the period between 1946 and 1951 from a Stalinist perspective. A couple fall in love just as the conflict between East and
W est Germ any is deepening shortly after the end of W W II. W om an leaves her husband and goes to the GD R to contribute to its developm ent
with her talents.
The Story of Little M ook (Die Geschichte vom kleinen M uck)
GR2.106.284
East Germ any. 1953. English dubbed. C olor. 96 m in. D irector: W olfgang Staudte. The adventures of Little M ook as he searches for the elusive
m erchant of Luck. W ith the help of a pair of m agic shoes, which enable him to run faster than even the Sultan’s fastest runner, and a m agic
wand that leads to the m ost splendid of treasures, Little M ook helps his good friend Prince Hassan win the hand of the lovely Am arza, the
Sultan’s daughter. A classic fairytale.
Die Strasse (The Street)
GR2.106.033
G erm any. 1923. Silent with English titles. 87 m in. B&W . D irected and written by Karl Grune. "The story of a night in Paris." This classic dram a
inaugurated an entire series of Germ an m ovies -- known as "street" film s -- which explored the allures and dangers of city life. A m iddle-aged
m an abruptly leaves his wife and dull m iddle-class existence, and searches for adventure on the streets. N oted for its expressionistic lighting,
photography and sym bolism , the film contains a dazzling m ontage of superim positions and abstract designs.
Stroszek
GR2.106.213
W est Germ any. 1977. C olor. In English and Germ an with English subtitles. D irected by W ener H erzog. The adventures of W erner H erzog's
alter-ego Bruno S. continue as a form er m ental patient and Berlin street singer, who joins with a whore and an aging eccentric to em igrate to
W isconsin in search of the Am erican dream .
Der Student von Prag (The Student of Prague)
GR2.106.104
G erm any. 1913. Silent with English titles. 45 m in. B&W . D irected by Stellan Rye. One of the earliest, m ost im portant film s in the history of
silent Germ an cinem a, the film incorporates the m yths of the Doppelgänger, the Faust legend, and the shattered m irror im age; often considered
the first film to incorporate E xpressionist m eans.
Subjektitude see Helke Sander
Der Subjektive Faktor (The Subjective Factor) see Helke Sander
Sumurun (One Arabian Night)
GR2.106.031 also GR2.106.374/3 (dvd)
G erm any. 1920. Silent with English titles. 85 m in. D irected by Ernst Lubitsch. A blend of rom ance, m elodram a and com edy surrounding a
dance troupe.
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Sun Seekers (Sonnensucher)
GR2.106.306
East Germ any (DEFA). 1958. 116 m in. B&W . Germ an w/English subtitles. D irector: Konrad W olf. In the fall of 1950, Lutz and Em m i are
arrested after the police raid a bar-room brawl. They are not sentenced to prison but instead they are forced to work in a uranium m ine in
W ism ut. Their new “hom e” is full of characters with unusual destinies: old anarchists working next to form er SS m em bers and R ussian officers.
Em otions collide, as well as fists. C ensored and shown only m uch later in the G DR .
Tag der Freiheit: Unsere W ehrmacht (Day of freedom--our fighting forces)
GR2.106.084
G erm any. 1935. No dialogue or narration. 17 m in. D irected by Leni Riefenstahl. A docum entary on the arm ed forces of N azi G erm any. This
short film was thought to have been lost.
Das Tagebuch einer Verlorenen (Diary of a lost girl)
GR2.106.013
G erm any. 1929. Silent. 100 m ins. DVD or VH S. B&W . D irected by G. W . Pabst. Louise Brooks stars as a pharm acist's daughter who is
seduced by her father's assistant, has a child as a result and is placed in a horrifyingly m ilitaristic house of correction. Based on the novel by
M argarethe Böhm e.
Taxi zum Klo
GR2.106.135
W est Germ any. 1981. 92 m in. C olor. In Germ an with English subtitles. Directed by Frank R ipploh. This groundbreaking film is an
autobiographical account of a hom osexual teacher's public and personal life.
Terminator 2: Tag der Abrechnung
GR2.106.355
D VD . M ust use region free player. 147 m in. W ith Arnold Schwarzenegger. Germ an and English.
Terminator 3: Rebellion der M aschinen
GR2.106.356
D VD . M ust use region free player. 105 m in. W ith Arnold Schwarzenegger. Germ an and English.
Testament des Dr. M abuse (The testament of Dr. M abuse)
GR2.106.030
G erm any. 1933. In Germ an with English subtitles. 75 m in. B&W . Directed by Fritz Lang. Dr. M abuse resides in an asylum and spends his days
creating elaborate ways of throwing the world into an "abyss of terror". N o one takes the doctor seriously until a crim e wave begins using
techniques very sim ilar to his plans. But the crim es continue after the doctor's death and a police inspector m ust find the connection.
The Threepenny Opera (1962) (Die Dreigroschenoper)
GR2.106.224
W est Germ any/France. 1962. 124 m in. In English. Directed by W olfgang Staudte. Lively adaptation of the fam ous Brecht/W eill m usical. This
popular version stars C urt Juergens, Gert Frobe, H ildegard Knef, and Sam m y D avis, Jr.
The Threepenny Opera (1931/2007) (die Dreigroschenoper)
GR2.106.386
G erm any. 1931. 100 m in. B&W . D VD . C riterion Collection. In Germ an w/English subtitles.D irected by G. W . Pabst. French and Germ an
versions. W eill/Brecht collaboration. Set in the im poverished back alleys of Victorian London, follows underworld antihero M ackie M esser as he
tries to wo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities.
Tiefland
GR2.106.111
W est Germ any. 1954. In Germ an with English subtitles. 98 m in. B&W . D irected by Leni R eifenstahl. A beautifully photographed pastoral
rom ance about a gypsy dancer. Based on the opera by Eugen d'Albert.
The Tin Drum see Die Blechtrom mel
Titanic
GR2.106.012
GR2.106.050
G erm any. 1943. In Germ an, N O subtitles. 84 m in. B&W . D irected by H erbert Selpin, with Sybille Schm itz. D ram a about the tragic m aiden
voyage of the "world's fastest ship".
To Be or Not To Be
GR2.106.461
G erm any. 1942. D VD . In Germ an. B&W . 99 m ins. D irected by Ernst Lubitsch. A husband and wife thespians in Nazi-occupied W arsaw who
becom e caught up in a dangerous spy plot.
Tokyo-Ga
GR2.106.080
W est Germ any. 1983. In English. 92 m in. D irected by W im W enders. A film diary of W im W enders' visit to Japan. H e has com e to see for
him self the culture and city he knows only through the work of Yasujiro Ozo, the director of Tokyo Story.
Tonio Kröger
GR2.106.136
W est Germ any. 1965. In Germ an with English subtitles. 92 m in. Color. Directed by Rolf Thiele. An adaptation of Thom as M ann's 1903 novella
about a young writer torn between contradictory desires for security and luxury as well as the carefree, passionate life. Fluid tim e structure,
eerie m usic and black and white evoke a dream -like world.
Toxi
GR2.106.430
G erm any. 1952. In Germ an w/English subtitles. B/w. 85 m in. D irected by R obert A Stem m le. A five-year-old girl suddenly appears on the
doorstep of a well-to-do H am burg fam ily. The m em bers of the m uti-generational white household react differently to the arrival of Toxi, who is
black, the daughter of an African-Am erican G.I. and a Germ an wom an who has died. Eventuually toxi works her way into the hearts of thei
G erm an fam ily, but then her father returns, hoping to take Tox back to Am erica with him .
Trace of Stones (Spur der Steine)
GR2.106.285
East Germ any (D EFA). 1966. 134 m in. B&W . D VD & VH S. Germ an w/English subtitles. D irector: Frank Beyer. C onstruction forem an, H annes
Balla, is king of the building site, Schkona, and is loved and supported by his workers. Yet things change when a young fem ale engineer and
the N ew Party Secretary arrive, who both force H annes to view his life in different ways. Balla’s swaggering pose, rem iniscent of H ollywood’s
W estern heroes, m elts away as he realizes he is in love with the engineer. W ithdrawn shortly after its release in the G DR .
Traitors to Hitler
GR2.106.237
G reat Britain. 69 m in. Germ an dialog with English narrative. Color & B&W . Docum entary on the plot to assassinate H itler in 1944 by his
generals and others. C ontains extrem ely rare, previously unreleased footage of the infam ous trial of the anti-N azi plotters.
The Trial
GR2.106.126
France. 1962. 119 m in. In English. VH S or D VD form at. Orson W elles' brilliant adaptation of Franz Kafka's novel; the story of a young m an
hounded by a faceless state for an unspecified crim e.
Trium ph des W illens (Trium ph of the w ill)
GR2.106.088
G erm any. 1936. In Germ an with English subtitles.VH S or D VD . . B&W . 80 m in. D irected by Leni R iefenstahl. A "docum entary" record of the
1934 N azi Party C ongress in Nurem berg, which served as the rallying point for the Party in its quest for world dom ination. A m esm erizing
social docum ent, representative of H itler's seductive capacity for persuasion, and an exam ple of H itler's ability to evoke an em otional response,
by using visual sym bolism , to turn the Germ an m ind to his way of thinking.
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Trium ph of the W ill (Abridged)
GR2.106.196
G erm any. 1936. 52 m in. B&W . Germ an with English subtitles. D irected by Leni R iefenstahl. An abridgem ent of the feature film of the sam e
title. See G R 2.106.088.
The Tunnel
GR2.106.385
2001. Germ any. C olor. 167 m in. in G erm an w/English subtitles. D irected by R oland S uso R ichter. Tells the incredible true story of a m assive
underground escape attem pt from East to W est Berlin. Anti-com m unist East Germ an swim m ing cham pion Harry m elchior narrowly escapes the
C om m unist regim e just after the Berlin W all is com pleted, and is determ ined to rescue his beloved sister, whom he was forced to leave behind.
Türkisch für Anfänger
GR2.106.394
2006. Germ any. D VD s, requires region free player. Episodes 1-36. Color.
Tuvalu
GR2.106.379
G erm any. 2000. 86 m in. C olor. D VD . In Germ any w/English subtitles. D irected by Veit H elm er. Young apprentice and daydream er Anton lives
and works in a vast, once-grand bathhouse, now ancient and crum bling, where citizens go to escape their dreary lives. Gregor, Anton’s evil
older brother, plots to tear down the bathhouse to m ake way for his real estate developm ent. Into their world com es the beautiful Eva, who
represents a way out and on to a lifetim e of adventure.
Unsichtbare Gegner (Invisible adversaries)
GR2.106.026
Austria. 1977. In G erm an with E nglish subtitles. C olor. 112 m in. D irected by experim ental film m aker Valie E xport. Anna, a V iennese
photographer, discovers that extra-terrestrial beings are colonizing the m inds of her fellow citizens by raising the hum an aggression level. The
outer world im m ediately becom es disjointed, as does the inner world when Anna and her lover try to hang on to their deteriorating relationship.
Der Untertan (The Subject)
GR2.106.172
East Germ any. 1951. Germ an with English subtitles. 95 m in. B&W . D irected by W olfgang Staudte. Postwar East Germ an film starring W erner
Peters and Erich Nadler. Biting satire based on Heinrich M ann's novel that characterizes the type of subordinate who lets him self be used for
m ilitary and totalitarian purposes. See also GR 2.106.271.
Until Death Do Us Part (Bis dass der Tod euch scheidet)
GR2.106.286
East Germ any (D EFA). 1979. 92 m in. C olor. Germ an w/English subtitles. D irector: H einer C arow. All is not as it seem s with a young m arried
couple and their child. The scenes of a “socialist m arriage” inevitably lead to catastrophes.
Until the End of the W orld (Bis ans Ende der W elt)
GR2.106.302
France/Germ any/Australia. 1991. 178 m in. Color. In English. Directed by W im W enders. Spans 15 cities and 8 countries. Futuristic dram a set in
1999. A trapeze artist pursues W illiam H urt, who helped him self to stolen m oney she was guarding for som e very nice crim inals. She also just
m ight be in love with the m ysterious H urt who is on a secret m ission fom M ax Von Sydow, his even m ore m ysterious father who lives in an
underground laboratory in the m iddle of Australia.
Vam pyr
GR2.106.333
D enm ark. 1931. D VD form at. 75 m in. D irected by C arl Theodor D reyer. Germ an with English subtitles. Tells with extraordinary im ages the
nightm arish story of a young m an who unwittingly becom es involved with two sisters and their father, all victim s of a vam pire.
Varieté (Variety)
GR2.106.082
G erm any. 1925. Silent with English titles. 79 m in. D irected by Ewald André D upont, with Em il Jannings. A love story about an acrobat and his
wife who finally achieve fam e as the partners of Artinelli, a fam ous "trapezist". The inevitable seduction of the wife by the handsom e Artinelli
drives the once-happy acrobat to com m it m urder.
Die Venusfalle (The Venus Trap)
GR2.106.152
W est Germ any. 1988. In Germ an with no subtitles. C olor. 103 m in. D irected by R obert van Ackeren. A black com edy about two pairs of lovers
whose paths cross and, in a series of self-conscious film parodies (H oward Hawks, M ax Ophuls), ends in death.
Verfuhrung: Die Grausame Frau
GR2.106.445
G erm any. D VD , requires region free player. In Germ an w/English subtitles. 84 m in. C olor. D irected by Elfi M ikesch and M onika Treut.
Die verlorene Ehre der Katherina Blum (The Last Honor of Katharina Blum )
GR2.106.112
W est Germ any. 1975. Germ an with English subtitles. C olor. 97 m in. VH S or DVD form at. D irected by Volker Schlöndorff. A story
about the system atic victim ization of a group of young wom en. In a period of several days, Katharina's privacy and particularly her
honor are destroyed. Based on the novel by Heinrich Böll.
Der verlorene Sohn (The prodigal son)
GR2.106.052
G erm any. 1934. In Germ an, N O subtitles. B&W . 90 m in. D irected by Luis Trenker. The prodigal son story of Tonio Feuersinger, a native son of
the Dolom ite m ountain region who is catapulted to New York C ity at the tim e of the Great D epression. Just when he hits bottom , an old friend
discovers and rescues him . D espite his new-found luxury and the affection of his friend's daughter, Tonio returns to his village, his people, and
his girl. Based on a novel by Luis Trenker.
Die Vermessung der W elt
GR2.106.457
G erm any. 2012. D VD , requires region free player. In Germ an w/English subtitles. 118 m in. D irected by D etlev Buck. Based on the bestseller by
D aniel Kehlm ann.
Veronika Voss
GR2.106.167 ; GR2.106.352 (DVD)
W est Germ any. 1982. Germ an with English subtitles. 105 m in. B&W . D irected by R ainer W erner Fassbinder. An aging m ovie star is plagued by
drug addiction. The third m ovie in Fassbinder's "BR D trilogy" (Marriage of Maria Braun and Lola) about life during W est Germ any's post-war
"econom ic m iracle."
Videograms of a Revolution
GR2.106.348
G erm any. 1992. D VD or VH S. C olor. 107 m in. In Rom anian and Germ an w/English subtitles. W ritten and directed by H arun Farocki and Andrej
U jica. A docum entary that concisely chronicles the fall of C eaucescu.
Vier M inuten
GR2.106.446
G erm any. 2007. D VD , requires region free player. In Germ an w/English subtitles. 110 m in. D irected by chris Kraus.
Vierzig Jahre Wunderbarer W esten
GR2.106.320
G erm any. 1997. 85 m in. C olor. In Germ an w/N O subtitles. D irected by Thom as H ausner.
Virgin M achine (Die Jungfraum aschine)
GR2.106.181
W est Germ any. 1988. Germ an with English subtitles. 82 m in. C olor. D irected by M onika Trout. Initially intending to write a story, a young
journalist researches and tries to find rom antic love in H am burg. W hen her attem pts seem fruitless, she tries her luck in San Francisco, where
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the search becom es m ore personal. There she is introduced to San Francisco's lesbian scene, discovers her own sexuality, and rem ains
convinced, despite a m inor setback, that rom antic love can be found.
Ein Virus kennt keine M oral (A virus know s no m orals)
GR2.106.022
W est Germ any. 1985. In G erm an with E nglish subtitles. 82 m in. D irected by R osa von Praunheim . A com edy filled with everyone's worst fears,
a savagely funny burlesque on the AID S crisis. Irreverent yet deadly serious, the film m aker covers just about every aspect of AID S and its
effects as well as the rum ors surrounding it.
Vision aus dem leben der Hildegard von Bingen (Vison from the Life of Hildegard von Gingen)
GR2.106.458
G erm any. 2009. DVD . In Germ an. 106 m in. In Germ an w/English subtitles. Directed by M argarethe von Trotta. An inspirational portrait of this
fam ed 12 th century Benedictine nun who has em erged from the shadows of history as a forward-thinking and iconoclastic pioneer of faith,
change and enlightenm ent.
Vitus
GR2.106.400
Switzerland. 2006. D VD . In Germ an w/English subtitles. C olor. 123 m in. D irected by Fredi M . M urer. Story of a child prodigy who has everything
he wants, except the chance to be a norm al kid.
Völlerie? - Füttern see Helke Sander
Vormärz und Revolution 1846-49
GR2.106.228
G erm any. 1997. Jürgen Stum pfhaus, director; Oliver Jacob, cam eram an. Part docum entary, part dram atization, this three-part film (each 30
m in. long, in Germ an) depicts historical events of Germ any’s 1848 R evolution: D ie Not - 1847: The town of Pfaffenweiler in the Grand D uchy of
Baden is representative: natural catastrophes and a fam ine force thousands to em igrate to Am erica. The Grand D uke accepts em igration
because it elim inates political m alcontents. D er Aufstand - 1848: Friedrich Hecker raises a sm all band of m ilitant dem ocrats who m arch from
Konstanz to the snowy Black Forest, only to suffer defeat in a m ilitary encounter with the Grand D uke’s arm y. D ie Revolution - 1849:
D em ocrats proclaim a Free Republic of Baden but are besieged in the fortress at R astatt by the Prussian arm y and forced to capitulate.
H undreds are im prisoned or executed.
W achtmeister Studer
GR2.106.328
Switzerland. 1939. Germ an (S wiss dialetct) with N O subtitles. 110 m in. B&W . D irector: Leopold Lindtberg. Starring H einrich Gretler as the burly,
straightforward, folksy crim inal inspector first brought to life in the now classic detective novels of Friedrich Glauser.
The W all (2013)
GR2.106.462
G erm any. 2013. D VD . In Germ an w/English subtitles. 108 m in. D irected by Julian Rom an Polsler. Based on the classic novel by M arlen
H aushofer. A wom an finds herself inexplicably cut off from all hum an contact by an invisible, unyielding wall surrounding her lodging in the
beautiful Austrian countryside. Accom panied by her loyal dog she becom es im m ersed in an unpredictable W alden-esque world governed solely
by the laws of nature.
The W all (Die M auer)
GR2.106.287
East Germ any. 1990 96 m in. B&W /C olor. VH S or D VD . Germ an w/English subtitles. D irected by Jürgen Böttcher. The Berlin W all, its last days
and its highly anticipated destruction.
Die W annsee Konferenz (The W annsee Conference)
GR2.106.041
W est Germ any. 1987. In Germ an with English subtitles. 87 m in. C olor. Directed by H einz Schirk. On January 20, 1942, fourteen m em bers of
H itler's hierarchy m et in the Berlin suburb of W annsee to discuss ways of effecting the "Final Solution to the Jewish problem ". This is a startling
reconstruction from the original secretary's notes.
W asser für Canitoga (W ater for Canitoga)
GR2.106.067
G erm any. 1939. In Germ an, N O subtitles. 98 m in. B&W . D irected by H erbert Selpin. This is a Hans Albers classic and the entertaining story of
a drunken railroad engineer who works against whiskey sm ugglers, and saves the m en working on the waterline. Set in C anada in 1905.
Based on a play by G. Turner K rebs.
The W ave
GR2.106.449
G erm any. 2008. D VD . C olor. 107 m in. In Germ an w/English subtitles. D irected by D ennis Gansel. Germ any today. A popular and unorthodox
high school teacher, in an attem pt to stir up his lethargic students, devises an experim ent that will explain what totalitianism is and how it works.
W hat begins with harm less notions about discipline and com m unity builds into a real m ovem ent: The W ave. W ithin days, The W ave’s uniform ly
attired students begin ostracizing and threatening others, and violence boils just below the surface. Sensing danger, the teacher decides to
break off the experim ent. But it m ay be too late. The W ave has taken on a life of its own and is out of control. Based on a true story and shows
how easily the seeds of fascism can be sown.
W axworks (W achsfigurenkabinett)
GR2.106.087
G erm any. 1924. Silent. 63 m in. Directed by Paul Leni. A poet sees wax figures at a fair and dream s about Jack the R ipper, Ivan the Terrible
and an Oriental despot.
W eird Tales (Unheimliche Geschichten)
G erm any. 1919. English titled version. C om pilation
GR2.106.185
W er W enn Nicht W ir
GR2.106.447
of several stories by Edgar Allan Poe, R obert Louis Stevenson, etc. D irected by R ichard
O swald, one of the m ost prolific directors of the silent Germ an cinem a. Starring Conrad Veidt, Anita Berber, and Reinhold Schünzel.
G erm any. D VD , requires region free player. In Germ an w/English subtitles. 121 m in. C olor. D irected by Andres Veiel.
W estfront 1918
GR2.106.018
G erm any. 1930. In Germ an with English subtitles. 98 m in. D irected by G.W . Pabst. D epicts the life and death of four Germ an soldiers on the
French front during the final m onths of W orld W ar I. Based on Ernst Johannsen's novel Vier von der Infanterie.
W hat to Do In Case of Fire
GR2.106.380
G erm any. 2002. D VD . In Germ an w/English and French subtitles. 101 m inutes. D irected by Gregor Schnitzler. W hen a twenty-year-old bom b
explodes in an abandoned m ansion in m odern-day Berlin, the evidence points to a notorious late 1980s anarchist group. As the police start
looking for them , the sic form er rebels reunite for the first tim e in 12 years to com e up with a plan to protect them selves. But sparks fly when the
group m ust reconcile their youthful ideals with their new lives and pick up the pieces of the relationships they left behind.
W hen W e Leave
GR2.106.450
G erm any 2010. 115 m in. C olor. D VD . In G erm an w/English subtitles. D irected by Feo A ladag. A germ an-born wom an flees from her oppressive
m arriage in Istanbul, taking her son with her. She hopes to find a better life with her fam ily in B erlin, but her unexpected arrival creates intense
conflicts. H er fam ily is trapped in their conventions; they’re torn between their love for her and the traditional values of their com m unity.
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W hite Hell of Pitz Palu (Die weisse Hölle von Pitz Palu)
GR2.106.171
G erm any. 1929. English subtitles. B&W . 93 m in. D irected by Arnold Fanck and G.W . Pabst. M ade at the end of the silent era. One of the great
G erm an m ountain film s shot on location trip at the 12,000 ft. Pitz Palu P eale in the Alps.
The W hite Ribbon
GR2.106.420
G erm any. 2010. DVD . In Germ an w/English subtitles. 144 m in. D irected by M ichael Haneke. On the eve of W W I, strange accidents in a sm all
Protestant village in Northern Germ any involve the children and teenagers of a choir run by the schoolteacher and their fam ilies. The abused
and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this m ystery as these events gradually take on the character of a
punishm ent ritual.
The W hite Rose
GR2.106.362
G erm any. 1983. 108 m in. C olor. M ichael Verhoeven. Lena Stolze stars in this acclaim ed feature based on the true story of five Germ an
students and their professor who form ed a secret society dedicated to protesting the nazi regim e. Known collectively as the “The W hite R ose”,
the M unich-based group distributed anti-H itler literature in a resistance effort which cost them their lives. Initially, the Germ an governm ent
refused to allow the film to be show n abroad due to an epilogue which pointedly observed that the legal judgm ent condem ning the W hite R ose
society had never been rescinded. U ltim ately, the political controversy surrounding Verhoeven’s film directly caused the Germ an governm ent to
officially invalidate the N azi “P eople’s Court” system that sentenced the group to death.
The W ildcat see Lubitsch in Berlin
W ilhelm Tell
GR2.106.375/1
GR2.106.291
G erm any. 1923. Silent with English titles & m usic. B&W . D irector: C onrad Veidt. Portrays the legendary figure of Swiss patriotism .
W ilhelm Tell
GR2.106.199
W est Germ any. 1956. In Germ an. 83 m in. B&W . D irected by Alfred Stoeger/Josef Gielen. A docum entation of a fam ous 1956 production at the
Vienna Burg Theater of Schiller's dram a about freedom and ethics. W ith Ewald Balser, Albin Skoda, Paul H artm ann, and Judith H oltzm eister.
W ings of Desire (Der Himmel über Berlin)
GR2.106.143
W est Germ any. 1988. In Germ an and French with English subtitles. 130 m in. VH S or DVD form at. D irected by W im W enders with Bruno Ganz,
Solveig Dom m artin, Otto Sander, C urt Bois, Peter Falk. Set in post-war Berlin, this film follows the story of D aniel, an angel who is tired of
having no beginning and no end. H e longs for life on Earth - to flesh and blood. M arion, a beautiful trapeze artist, captures his im agination and
spurs his desire to leave his heavenly life behind him .
W o die grünen Ameisen träumen (W here the green ants dream)
GR2.106.025
W est Germ any. 1984. In English. C olor. 99 m in. W ritten and directed by W erner H erzog. Bruce Spence plays a sym pathetic geologist for an
uranium m ining com pany who m ust confront the passive resistance of the aborigine tribes. The spot where the deposits are richest is sacred
ground, the place "where the green ants dream ," for them the origin of life.
W om an in Berlin
GR2.106.413
Germ any 2008. DVD . 131 m in. Color. In Germ an & Russian w/English subtitles. Director: M ax Faerberboeck. From the director of AIM EE &
JAG U AR , this true story is based on an international bestseller. Set in 1945 during the Red Arm y invasion of Berlin. W om en are victim s of rape
and devastation; one of them , Anonym a, had been a journalist and photographer. In her desperation, she decides to look for an officer who can
protect her. She m eets a R ussian officer Andrej - an encounter which develops into a com plex sym biotic relationship that forces them to rem ain
enem ies until the bitter end.
W om an in Flames (Die flambierte Frau)
GR2.106.108
W est Germ any. 1984. D ubbed into English. C olor. 106 m in. D irected by R obert van Ackeren. The story of a m iddle-class wom an who escapes
her dull m arriage to live with a young lover, who m akes his living through prostitution.
The W onderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl
GR2.106.217
G erm any. 1993. 188 m in. C olor & B&W . In Germ an and English. D irected by R ay M uller. An account of the career of the wom an best known as
H itler’s m ovie m aker.
W oyzeck
GR2.106.155
W est Germ any. 1978. Germ an with E nglish subtitles. VH S or DVD . C olor. 82 m in. D irected by W erner H erzog with K laus Kinski and E va
M attes. Tense and probing tragedy of a lowly orderly in the Germ an arm y as he plunges into m adness and m urder.
W oyzeck
GR2.106.250
H ungary. 1994. In H ungarian w/English subtitles. B&W . 93 m in. D irected by Janos Szasz. Based on G eorge Büchner’s classic.
W ozzeck
GR2.106.288
East Germ any (D EFA). 1947. B&W . 94 m in. Germ an only. D irector: Georg C. Klaren. Franz W ozzeck endures the harassm ent and hum iliations
of m ilitary superiors as he dream s of creating a m odest future with his beloved wife, M arie. W hen a tenacious and seductive drum -m ajor steals
M arie away from him , Franz becom es a m urderer.
Das Wunder von Bern (M iracle of Bern)
GR2.106.410
G erm any. 2002. D VD . In Germ an w//English subtitles. D irected by Sonke W ortm ann.
W unschkonzert (Request concert)
GR2.106.068
G erm any. 1940. In Germ an, NO subtitles. 100 m in. D irected by Eduard von Borsody. This rom antic dram a depicts a wom an who m eets an Air
Force lieutenant during the 1936 Olym pic games. Before he can propose, he is called away to the Spanish Civil W ar. This drama shows
scenes of war torn life in 1940 Germ any.
Young Törless
GR2.106.373
G erm nay. 1964. D VD . 87 m in. B&W . In Germ an w/English subtitles. D irected by Volker S chlondorff. Adapted from R obert M usil’s novel. At an
Austrian boys’ boarding school in the early 1900s, shy, intelligent Törless observes the sadistic behavior of his fellow students, doing nothing to
help a victim ized classm ate until the torture goes too far.
Zentropa
GR2.106.230
D enm ark/France/Sweden/G erm any. 1991. 112 m in. C olor. English and Germ an with English subtitles. D irected by Lars von Trier. A young
Am erican of Germ an ancestry apprentices as a railway porter. H e is seduced by a m ysterious heiress whose father owns the line and becom es
a pawn in a m ysterious web of intrigue and deceit.
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Der zerbrochene Krug (The Broken Jug)
GR2.106.188
G erm any. 1937. 85 m in. B&W . Germ an with NO subtitles. D irected by Gustav U cicky; featuring Em il Jannings and Paul D ahlke. A village judge
sits in judgem ent on his own m isdeeds. Thea von H arbou's screenplay uses all of the dialogue of the original H einrich von Kleist com edy.
Zigeunerblut (Gypsy blood)
GR2.106.006
G erm any. 1918. Silent with English titles. 104 m in. D irected by Ernst Lubitsch. Based on Bizet's opera C arm en.
Zu neuen Ufern (To new shores)
GR2.106.064
G erm any. 1937. In Germ an. 105 m in. D irected by D etlev Sierck (=D ouglas Sirk), with Zarah Leander and W illy Birgel. The London nightclub
singer Gloria Vane is accused in 1840 of a crim e which her lover has com m itted. She goes to jail and is subsequently deported to Australia,
where wom en are auctioned off to the highest bidder.
Zuckerbaby (Sugarbaby)
GR2.106.073
W est Germ any. 1985. In Germ an with English subtitles. 87 M in. Directed by Percy Adlon. A frustrated em ployee has a crush on a subwaydriver she sees while going to and from her job. The crush becom es an obsession as she tries every way she can to m eet her dream boat.
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