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    Fire Walker

    a film by Rainer Matsutani

     
    Of volcanic origin, the Canary Islands owe their existence to the force of fire, the power of glowing, primeval heat. But when Martin Lukas arrives there for a holiday, he soon realizes that there are forces around him harnessing the islands' fire for purposes of destruction... Although the beautiful Ida would like to help...
    • Jochen Horst, Katja...
    • Germany, 1998
    • German
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    The Lady Next Door

    a film by Wolfgang Mühlbauer

     
    Such a sweet familiy, the Holchs. Lars is a successful lawyer, his wife Martina a loving wife and mother of two adorable children. Such a sweet family thinks Maya Karus, too. The good-looking young woman has just moved in across the street from the Holchs. Friendly, helpful, Maya soon becomes friends with Martina, Lars and...
    • Christine Neubauer,...
    • Veith von Fürstenberg
    • Germany, 1998
    • German, French
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    Live Shot

    a film by Joe Coppoletta

     
    Whenever there's a catastrophe, wherever there's fire, blood or twisted metal, you can count on freelance journalist Frank Burden to get the first pictures. So when the daughter of a wealthy industrialist is kidnapped and her lover murdered, Frank is the first to photograph the scene of the crime. Right behind him, however,...
    • Hannes Jaenicke,...
    • Jürgen Hebstreit
    • Germany, 1998
    • German
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    Days of Darkness

    a film by Margarethe von Trotta

     
    Days of Darkness ‘Days of Darkness’ tells the story of an alcoholic woman whose minor children suffer from their mother`s addiction. Illustrating the devastating impact of al-coholism on the family members, the film shows how the characters are mentally deformed by their daily confrontation with this addiction. The children...
    • Susanne von Borsody,...
    • Germany, 1998
    • German
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    Get Out Of Here

    a film by Franziska Buch

     
    Get Out Of Here Shortly after her son Lukas is born, Janna, a 17-year-old hippie girl, decides to leave her boring town. She lets her cold-hearted mother look after her child. Being on his own, Lukas - who cannot walk due to a pelvis disease - makes friends with animals and learns how to communicate with them. When he is...
    • Gruschenka Stevens,...
    • Germany, 1998
    • German
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    Our Child Belongs To Strangers

    a film by Miroslaw Bork

     
    Our Child Belongs To Strangers Anna and Pawel Kowalski of Gdansk, Poland, have been leading a happy life until the day their eight-year-old son Tomek is seriously injured in an accident. Since there is an urgent need for a blood transfusion, Pawel immediately volunteers - but his blood is incompatible with his son's! Though...
    • Susanne Lüning,...
    • Germany, 1998
    • German
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    Daybreak

    a film by Oliver Storz

     
    Summer 1945: A family of five is the victim of a brutal attack which takes place at a secluded mill. Only Karin Katte, a young Silesian fugitive and Rudi, a deserter survive the massacre purely by chance. The American occupying forces' officer Dave Gladbaker, responsible for local security,suspects that Karin is an...
    • Stefan Kurt, Karoline...
    • Germany, 1998
    • German
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    Deadline

    a film by Friedemann Fromm

     
    For Peter Gillitzer there’s only one thing in life – the local soccer club. When he inherits a rundown funeral service, he comes up with unusual PR measures and turns the venture into a financial success. But he’s not interested in getting rich, he only wants to buy the badly needed forward for his beloved team. Through his...
    • Andreas Patton,...
    • Germany, 1998
    • German
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    Winter Child

    a film by Margarethe von Trotta

     
    Yelena has nothing to lose. After seven years in a Russian prison for a petty offense, all she wants is to find her son, Boris, born eight years ago. The trail leads to Germany, and to the boy's father, Michael, a German who had worked in Russia and fallen in love with Yelena. Michael and his wife Elke have adopted little...
    • Susanna Simon,...
    • Germany, 1998
    • German
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    Girl Hunt

    a film by Kaspar Heidelbach

     
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    On the day before her sister's wedding, Anna gets dumped by her boyfriend. Already distraught, the young woman has no choice but to make the long drive from Cologne to the Black Forest alone with her dog Solo, even though she is not used to driving. Frazzled by the hectic traffic on the Autobahn, she pulls over at a...
    • Liane Forestieri, Tim...
    • Wolfgang Schulte
    • Germany, 1998
    • German, French
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    Das Miststück

    a film by Carlo Rola

     
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    Ja, wo gibt's denn so was! Es ist wirklich eine schier unglaubliche Geschichte, die Anna (Iris Berben) dem Kommissar Lohnert (Hans-Michael Rehberg) auftischt: Nachdem sie ih-ren untreuen Mann Marek (Robert-De-Niro-Stimme Christian Brückner) Knall auf Fall verlassen hat, gerät sie in die Hände von Alex (Leon Boden). Der...
    • Iris Berben,...
    • Oliver Berben
    • Germany, 1998
    • German, French
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    Baby Crazy

    a film by Markus Bräutigam

     
    Lisa (Susanna Simon) sieht glücklich der Geburt ihres Babys entgegen. Auch Lisas Ehemann Carsten (Andreas Herder) kann das freudige Ereignis kaum noch erwarten. Damit alles reibungslos klappt, hat er seine Frau pflichtbewußt zum Schwangerschaftskurs angemeldet. Doch Lisa hält das alles für total überflüssig, denn...
    • Susanna Simon, Tim...
    • Germany, 1997
    • German, French
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    Bear in the Big City

    a film by Peter Adam

     
    When unscrupulous animal poachers kidnap a bear cub, animal ranger Peter Hauser knows he has only 48 hours to return the cub safely to its mother, otherwise she will reject her offspring. He follows their trail all the way to the heart of Berlin--with his trusty black bear companion Felix causing confusion along...
    • Christina Plate, Heio...
    • Germany, 1997
    • German, French
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    Fritz the Piglet

    a film by Peter Timm

     
     Spending their summer on a farm, city kids Vicky and Max are thrilled when they get to witness the birth of a piglet, which they name Fritz and want to take home with them right away. But sly Fritz soon suspects farmer Hartmut wants to make pork chops of him instead, and runs away. Immediately Max and Vicky...
    • Klaus J....
    • Germany, 1997
    • German, French
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    Again and again, in the history of the world, there were catastrophes which wiped out many species of fauna and flora. Yet now, as never before, the diversity of life is threatened. And many animals will disappear forever from our world unless people fight to preserve their last refuges. The work of wildlife biologists is one...
    • Germany, 1997
    • German
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    This comprehensive series presents all the National Parks of Germany with the beauty of their unspoiled and invaluable natural landscapes and their special features. Camera teams worked through all seasons for this series in order to capture the fascinating diversity of our indigenous fauna and to show the attempts of the...
    • Germany, 1997
    • German
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    Life is all you get

    a film by Wolfgang Becker

     
    In a huge city like Berlin you literally have to bump into your 'big love' - or else it could be that your chance has forever passed. On his way to work at the slaughterhouse, Jan Nebel gets into a street fight. Before he really knows what is going on, he beats up two police investigators and finds himself joined by Vera, an...
    • Jürgen Vogel,...
    • Germany, 1997
    • German
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    Comedian Harmonists

    a film by Joseph Vilsmaier

     
    Berlin, 1927. Six ambitious young men join forces to pursue a unique creative vision. Through discipline and hard work, they soon master a repertoire of rousing a cappella tunes with lyrics ranging from the sentimental to the utterly silly. Their success in Germany echoed by triumphs abroad and recordings sold all over the...
    • Ben Becker, Heino...
    • Joseph Vilsmaier
    • Germany, 1997
    • German
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    Hunger - Addicted to love

    a film by Dana Vávrová

     
    In her debut as director, the actress Dana Vávrová tackles the delicate theme of 'bulimia'. She relates with great intensity the course of an addiction. This film's striking mixture of drama with a romantic love-story succeeds through the great abilities of the lead actors caught by the skillfully creative Laura. She appears...
    • Catherine Flemming,...
    • Joseph Vilsmaier
    • Germany, 1997
    • German
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    Short Sharp Shock

    a film by Fatih Akin

     
    Gabriel the Turk (Mehmet Kurtulus). Bobby the Serbian (Aleksandar Jovanovic). Costa the Greek (Adam Bousdoukos). Three friends, one story. A story about love, dreams, honour and death. In earlier days, these three had formed a gang in Hamburg. As Gabriel is released from prison though, everything changes. He wants to mature,...
    • Mehmet Kurtulus,...
    • Germany, 1997
    • German
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    Tar

    a film by Goetz Grossmann

     
    At a time when racial tensions and shameless opportunism prevail and throw New York City into a state of turbulence... only a love-story so defiant can confirm the current motto: the rule is no rule. Curtis is a small-time hustler, working sometimes, stealing sometimes, getting by on sexy charm and sheer bravado. Tracy is a...
    • Kevin Thigpen, Nicole...
    • Germany, 1997
    • English
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    Tigerduck - The Happy Life Of Günter, The Frog Janosch, the famous author of children's books, has created another masterpiece: in a very charming, witty and philosophical way he tells short episodes of Günter, the Frog, and his beloved Tigerduck. Cheeky, impatient, straight-forward, presumptious and a bit clumsy - these are...
    • Germany, 1997
    • German, English
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    King of Sin

    a film by Dieter Wedel

     
    St. Pauli, Hamburg's red-light district. Home of Kranzow's strip club Blue Banana, the hottest address in a hot neighborhood. It's where you'll find Lajana, the club's blond bombshell and top stripper, raw sexual energy at ist most mind-blowing. And where you'll find Kranzow's loyal bodyguard Sugar, worn-out streetwalker...
    • Oliver Hasenfratz,...
    • Germany, 1997
    • German, English
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    The Last Courier

    a film by Adolf Winkelmann

     
    Vera Rohleder, young mother of a 12-year old girl, learns that her husband who works as an art dealer in Moscow died in an car accident. She drives to Moscow to identify his dead body, but mysterious events make her doubt about her husband’s death. Searching for her husband Vera realises that during all those years he led a...
    • Sissi Perlinger,...
    • Germany, 1997
    • German
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    Shalom, My Love 2 x 90'

    a film by Josef Rödl

     
    Ron Rosenbaum, a young Jew born in Germany, lives in Frankfurt. He has a 14-year-old son who lives with his mother Yael Allon, an attractive woman who runs a travel agency in Tel Aviv. Ron never married Yael, and they split up when she did not want to go with him to Germany. In Frankfurt Ron found his new lover Ingrid, a high...
    • Dominique Horwitz,...
    • Germany, 1997
    • German, English