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    100 Million Carats - The Oppenheimer Diamond Dynasty

    a film by Wolfgang Landgraeber, Friedrich W. Zimmermann

     
    When Ernst Oppenheimer emigrated to South Africa in 1902, he never dreamed that just a few years later he would be at the head of the most powerful cartel in the world: the De Beers company. Since that time, four generations of the Oppenheimer clan have ruled the global diamond market. Estimates of their private worth vary...
    • Germany, 2007
    • German, English
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    100 Years of Hollywood

    a film by Kai Christiansen

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    The red carpet, the pop of camera flashes and the evening dresses: no-one did glamour quite like Hollywood and now Tinsel Town is celebrating its centenary. For 100 years the city of Angels has been the international movie mecca and Hollywood has been the ultimate American Dream - which is why nobody would expect its success...
    • Germany, 2011
    • German, English, French
  • 1200° - The truth will survive

    a film by Dominique Othenin- Girard

     
    The Tauern tunnel, the Gotthard tunnel or the Montblanc tunnel – well known to us from holiday trips or from the news: these are vital veins for traffic, bottlenecks for a yearly increasing traffic load. The slightest disturbance in regular operations can have disastrous consequences here. As a result, the news regularly come...
    • Aglaia Szyszkowitz,...
    • Oliver Schündler,...
    • Germany, 2005
    • German, French, English
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    12 = I love you

    a film by Connie Walther

     
    For Bettina, a citizen of East Germany, a world falls apart when she is arrested by the State Security Police and accused of treasonable activity as a secret Agent. In endless interrogations she is questioned by Jan, a young officer who is ambitiously working on his career at the Ministry for Sate Security. Although the two...
    • Devid Striesow,...
    • Germany, 2008
    • German, English, French
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    12 winters

    a film by Thomas Stiller

     
    They're the aristocrats of bank robbing, with perfectly timed, elegantly choreographed attacks. No shooting, no bloodshed. Always in small-town branches, and always in the winter. Mike and Klaus, buddies since their prison days, have developed a nearly scientific technique of bank robbery designed to fool the cops and keep...
    • Jürgen Vogel, Axel...
    • Bettina Brokemper,...
    • Germany, 2008
    • German
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    13 Hours

    a film by Stephan Rick, Andreas Morell

     
    High Definition 1080i
    Seeking to achieve world domination with the help of a device invented by Prof. Funke, a villain sends a gang of thugs to Funke's Berlin school to find the device and take hostages if need be. Only five young detainees can free Funke and their classmates, foil the thugs, and save the world. But they've only got 13 hours… "24"...
    • Peter Lohmeyer, Denis...
    • Martin Hofmann
    • Germany, 2011
    • German, English
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    14 Days to life

    a film by Roland Suso Richter

     
    Konrad von Seidnitz, star lawyer and careerist, has an office with his partner Axel Häring. As a publicity gag he serves a sentence of 14 days for unpaid parking tickets. The arrogant new inmate who boasts about his social connections (the Justice Minister's daughter in his fiancée) soon makes enemies among his fellow...
    • Kai Wiesinger,...
    • Germany, 2006
    • German
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    1948 - Jewish Dream, Arabian Nightmare

    a film by Gabriela Hermer

     
    May 14th, 1948 was a fateful day for Jews and Arabs, a date whose repercussions continue to be felt to this very day. For the Jews, the founding of the state of Israel marks the end of 2000 years of exile. For the Palestinians, this date marks the start of the Nakba, "the disaster", the mass flight...
    • Germany, 2008
    • German, English
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    1989 - 1990: East Germany's Final Year

    a film by K. Laske, S. Schneider, R. Joksch, S. Binniger, B. Beyer

     
    The fall of the wall on 9 November 1989 marked the start of the most exciting months in the history of post-war Germany. It was like a wedding between the democratic West and the socialist East, with a smart bridegroom, a veiled bride and an unknown dowry. There was the wedding eve party, the hangover and after the first...
    • Germany, 2005
    • German, English
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    20,000 Cables Under The Sea

    a film by Gerhard Widmer, Michael Wolff

     
    At home and on the road, we have long since become accustomed to wireless internet, and generally-speaking we give barely a thought to how the incredible volumes of data that are coursing through our air manage to cross the world's oceans. The answer lies on the seabed in several million kilometres of very delicate glass...
    • Germany, 2010
    • German, English, French
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    23

    a film by Hans-Christian Schmid

     
    1986: In a time of increasing confusion and instability, 19 year old Karl Koch sees his world in disorder. Fascinated and inspired by the fictitious rebel Hagbard Celine from the cult novel "Illuminatus!", the sensitive young man embarks upon a search for the underlying reasons of political mechanisms and discovers things...
    • Karl Koch > August ...
    • Jakob Claussen,...
    • Germany, 1998
    • German
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    30 Carats Love

    a film by John Delbridge

     
    Julia is a photographer in Berlin and has just fallen in love with Percy, an adventurer with a dangerous job: Percy dives for diamonds off the coast of Port Sheldon, South Africa. Julia wants to do a picture book on Percy's exciting way of life, and has already found a publisher for it. But no sooner does she leave...
    • Marion Kracht,...
    • Markus Brunnemann,...
    • Germany, South...
    • German, English
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    48 Hours In Barcelona

    a film by David Carreras

     
    Carla has little use for chance. A charming, headstrong young woman, she likes to plan her life rather than leave it to chance. She's achieved a lot already: a great husband, a grand house, a comfortable life. But what she wants most of all is a child - and she's arranged for that, too. On her way to Quito to adopt a child,...
    • Jessica Schwarz, Ximo...
    • Peter Nadermann,...
    • Germany, 2005
    • German, English, Spanish
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    4 Pals And A Dog Called Mozart

    a film by Gabriele Heberling

     
    For Robby and his pals Alex, Hedwig and Lilly, summer just isn't summer if it doesn't have one big adventure in it, like saving the world. But this summer, saving a little dog named Mozart will do. The kids find Mozart next to Auntie Mimi, who fell off a ladder in her back yard. The ladder, however, was sabotaged: someone...
    • Alexander Gaul,...
    • Bernd Gaul, Günter...
    • Germany, 2003
    • German
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    500 Years of Saint Peter's

    a film by Ingo Langner

     
    “THOU ART PETER – and upon this rock I will build my church.”1506-2006: – 500 years of the New St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rome.April 18th 1506 saw the beginning of the end for the almost 1200-year-old St. Peter’s basilica on the Vatican Hill in Rome. For on this day, under the supervision of the chief architect Donato Bramante,...
    • Germany, 2005
    • German, English
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    The rescue of the 33 Chilean miners from the San José mine on October 13th this year touched people all around the world. How could the men survive for so long? What actually happened underground? How did the miners cope with this extreme ordeal? Carlos Bugueño, the 23rd to be rescued and his friend, Pedro Cortez, No. 31,...
    • Germany, 2010
    • German
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    7 Dwarves - It's a men's thing

    a film by Sven Unterwaldt

     
    Beyond the Seven Mountains, in the depths of the enchanted forest live the most famous bachelors in history: The Seven Dwarves. Now dwarves are not gnomes or midgets in pointy caps, dwarves are men who live according to a strict code of honor. And one of the many popular misconceptions is that they are small. Just...
    • Otto Waalkes, Heinz...
    • Zipfelmuetzen Film,...
    • Germany, 2003
    • German, English
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    Abdullah Ibrahim - A Struggle For Love

    a film by Ciro Cappellari

     
    Abdullah Ibrahim, still known to many as Dollar Brand, is a bandleader, pianist, composer, improviser, Duke Ellington's spiritual and real-life successor, an icon of African music, a symbol of the transformation in South Africa, the living personification of the kind of jazz tradition that is conscious of its roots - in...
    • Germany, 2006
    • German, English, French
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    Above Us Only Sky

    a film by Jan Schomburg

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    One could say of Martha’s life that it’s well-balanced, fulfilling - happy. She enjoys her teaching job, has a group of loyal, loving friends and, above all, she has Paul. The man she loves and has been living with for several years now. With Paul at her side, the positive, energetic Martha has no fear of the future. Then two...
    • Sandra Hüller, Georg...
    • Claudia Steffen,...
    • Germany, 2011
    • German, English
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    It's easy to spot a sailor who has successfully rounded Cape Horn. Sea lore permits 'Cape Horners' to wear a gold earring in their left ear to mark this rite of passage. On the Kruzenshtern they pierce their ears right there on board, after successfully battling the Cape and its force ten winds. 120 Russian cadets can now...
    • Germany, 2006
    • German
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    A Capital Investment

    a film by Ulrich König

     
    A Capital Investment Retired building contractor Arno is celebrating his 77th birthday, and once again his two daughters and their husbands are eyeing him with clinical detachment, estimating how much longer they must wait for their inheritance. But this year is different: Arno, a blusterous, cranky, yet kind-hearted man, has...
    • Günter Pfitzmann,...
    • Regina Ziegler
    • Germany, 2001
    • German
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    Accidentally in Love

    a film by Mattias Tiefenbacher

     
    High-powered architect Robert Kant is about to sign a major contract with a Chinese firm, marry his boss’ daughter, and become a partner in his boss’ firm. By reaching for the stars, however, he ends up seeing them when he’s involved in a crash that triggers temporary amnesia. Though it’s bad enough that he has no ID and...
    • Fritz Karl, Anna...
    • Kirsten Hager
    • Germany, 2010
    • German
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    A Charming Man

    a film by Bettina Woernle

     
    Barbara, mid 40s, mother of two teenage boys, loves life and can enjoy it even more now that she's just divorced her cheating husband of 18 years. Tempted by an Alpine ski vacation, the wealthy divorcée talks her friend Silke into joining her. And God knows Silke needs a time-out, especially from mourning over her lover...
    • Maruschka Detmers,...
    • Philipp Weinges,...
    • Germany, 2009
    • German
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    A Christmas Surprise

    a film by Karsten Wichniarz

     
    A Christmas Surprise It's old, the roof leaks, the floors creak – but it's nothing less than a palace for Anna Stolberg and her kids. Anna runs an orphanage in the run-down mansion she rents from Mr. Witt, and her kids are the dozen children she loves with all her heart. Shortly before Christmas, Anna gets mail from Witt –...
    • Witta Pohl, Ulrich...
    • Claudia Rittig
    • Germany, 2000
    • German
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    A Christmoose Carol

    a film by Ben Verbong

     
    What would you do, if a full-grown moose were to crash through your roof and land right smack in the middle of your living room? A moose, mind you that can speak. Answering to the name of “Mr. Moose”, he persists that he was on a test flight with Santa when he lost control of the sleigh and crashed. For young Bertil the case...
    • Mario Adorf, Anja...
    • Germany, 2005
    • German, English, French