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    X-Files History

    a film by Heike Nelsen-Minkenberg, Thomas Müller

     
    High Definition true
    Using the latest forensic techniques and historical discoveries, the docuseries X-FILES HISTORY tackles the world's greatest mysteries: Who were the perpetrators, who were the masterminds? What secret methods did they use to implement their hidden plans? What were their goals and motivations? Veteran German federal...
    • Germany, 2016
    • German, English, French
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    Rasputin - Murder in the Tsar's Court

    a film by Eva Gerberding

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    In the night of 30th December 1916, three shots are fired in the rear courtyard of Yusupov Palace in St. Petersburg. These hit and kill Grigori Rasputin. The story of the pious vagabond who became one of the most influential men in Russia has become a popular legend of the 20th century. “Rasputin – Murder in the...
    • Market Premiere
    • Germany, 2016
    • German, English, French
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    Reagan's Secret War

    a film by Dirk Pohlmann

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    Ronald Reagan's secret war of covert ops to undermine the Soviet Union exposed for the first time, with expert witnesses and footage never seen before - 30 years before the NSA scandal...While his inauguration in 1981, Ronald Reagan redefined U.S. Cold War strategy: The best defense is a good offense, was his motto....
    • Germany, 2015
    • English, French
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    Available in High Definition 1080i
    After the liberation of Buchenwald, images of children who survived the Nazi concentration camp went around the world. There were over 900 children, many over them under 14 – a rare exception in the murderous camp system. These children only survived because someone in Buchenwald was protecting them from the terror...
    • Germany, 2015
    • German, English
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    Available in High Definition 1080i
    The documentary "Secret Operation Pontifex" relates the as yet untold story of Eastern Bloc espionage in the Vatican during the Cold War – and the Pope's ultimately successful resistance strategy of infiltrating his opponents.Also available as 2 x 52 min. version Nowhere else in the world were there as many spies...
    • Jost-Arend Bösenberg
    • Germany, 2015
    • German, English, French
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    Available in High Definition 1080i
    One brother was a devoted Nazi from the very start, becoming number two in The Third Reich after Adolf Hitler: Hermann Goering. The other brother saved countless people from the Nazi death machine, getting them false papers and funding resistance groups: Albert Goering - the younger, hitherto unknown Goering...
    • Francis Fulton-Smith,...
    • Germany, 2015
    • German, English
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    Call Me Altmann – The Two Lives of a War Criminal

    a film by Peter F. Müller and Michael Mueller

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    The story of one of the most brutal Nazi war criminals ever. Sentenced to death several times over, he was able to continue his inhuman and deadly career for decades after the end of the war: The infamous Butcher of Lyon Klaus Barbie.This doc paints a shocking new picture of Klaus Barbie's role in the Cold War....
    • History
    • Germany, 2015
    • German, French, English
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    Tucholsky and 1920s Berlin

    a film by Christoph Weinert

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    "Berlin and Tucholsky" is a filmic journey back in time to the Roaring Twenties of the last century. High-value dramatic scenes combined with original footage from the era make this documentary a filmic trip to 1920's Berlin: A panoramic view of the life and times of one of the most important writers of the Weimar...
    • Bruno Cathomas,...
    • History
    • Germany, 2015
    • German, English, French
  • Conquest of the Seven Seas

    a film by Holger Preusse, Hannes Schuler

     
    High Definition true
    The two-part docudrama tells the stories of the two fascinating explorers whose ships first circumnavigated the world, presented in a visually innovative style, with a mix of re-enactment and animation.The visual style of the two films is an eye-opener in the docudrama field: Instead of classical re-enactments,...
    • Germany, 2014
    • German, English, French
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    Under the Hammer of the Nazis - The Secret Files of Adolf W.

    a film by Oliver Halmburger, Thomas Staehler

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    March, 2013. A sensational, incomparable find in the basement of a Munich auction house: 44 auction catalogs from the years 1936 to 1944, containing hand-written notes on over 33 000 lots. Katrin Stoll, present-day owner, realizes: "We found a skeleton in our closet." She takes a brave step and decides to have...
    • HD Content
    • Germany, 2014
    • German, English, French
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    Executed as traitors, the conspirators in the plot to assassinate Hitler have been forgotten by history, inconvenient truths that muddy the popular, official story of the Second World War. They have not however been forgotten by the children they left behind. This film presents their stories.On 20 July 1944, an...
    • HD Content
    • Germany, 2014
    • German, English
  • Charlemagne (3 x 52')

    a film by Gabriele Wengler

     
    High Definition true
    The big budget docudrama (2.6 million €) “Charlemagne“ recounts the dramatic, violent and bawdy life of the Middle Ages‘ most important Emperor, featuring over 350 CGI shots, elaborate battle scenes with hundreds of extras and excursions into the emperor’s most private life. The high-value docudrama stands out for...
    • Germany, Italy,...
    • German, English, French
  • The Medici Files

    a film by Judith Voelker, Alexander Hogh

     
    High Definition true
    It is the largest-scale project in forensic medicine of all times: the Medici Project. With leading experts and real Medici family members this docu-drama follows the Medici’s trail of blood, offering a brand-new take on the dramatic intrigues and mysterious murders within the Medici family. Cutting-edge CGI and...
    • Germany, 2013
    • German, French, English
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    The Romanovs. Glory and Fall of the Czars

    a film by Eva Gerberding, André Schäfer

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    A look at the end of the last Czar and his family at the hand of the Bolsheviks, and the 4 centuries of grand, bloody and war-torn history that proceeded it - the might of the double-eagle throne fascinates us to this day.The killing lasted 20 minutes. Czar Nikolaus II. was the first to die – shot in the heart with...
    • HD Content
    • Germany, 2013
    • German, English, French
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    The Agent

    a film by Rudolph Herzog

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    The biggest case of an agent ever betraying the feared East German Stasi to the West, an exciting tale of treachery, double-cross, blackmail and sex."Has every ingredient of a juicy spy thriller" (Thomas Gehringer, Der Tagesspiegel)Also available as 45 min version
    • HD Content
    • Germany, 2013
    • German, French
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    The Auschwitz Trial

    a film by Rolf Bickel, Dietrich Wagner

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    The biggest trial of Nazi war crimes ever: 360 witnesses in 183 days of trial - a stunning and gripping portrayal of the most terrible massacre in history.The biggest Nazi war crimes trial ever began on Dec. 20, 1963 in Frankfurt. Charges in the so-called Auschwitz Trials were pressed against 23 members of the...
    • History
    • Germany, 2013
    • German, English
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    Available in High Definition 1080i
    It is the height of the cold war. Reagan and Gorbachev meet in Reykjavik. The superpowers are talking nuclear disarmament, but the talks stall. 17-year-old Mathias Rust is worried. From his parent’s home in West Germany he had been following the news. And he is resolved to do something about it. Rust is a...
    • History
    • Gebrüder Beetz,...
    • Germany, 2012
    • German, English
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    Cuba - Mafia’s Paradise - The History of a Gangster Domain

    a film by Hans-Peter Weymar, Bernhard Pfletschinger

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    This film shows how the Mafia tyrannizes Cuba in the 1950’s – headed by Meyer Lansky, Santo Trafficante and at times also Lucky Luciano.  Also Cuba’s dictator Fulgencio Batista is on the Mafia’s payroll and under its influence. In Havana, illegal dealings with gambling, prostitution, drug dealing, protection...
    • History
    • Germany, 2012
    • German, English, French
  • No Place On Earth

    a film by Janet Tobias

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    An amazing story of five extended Jewish families who hid in caves to flee the Nazis in what became the longest recorded uninterrupted underground survival in human history.Emmy Award® winning director Janet Tobias works alongside Academy Award® nominated cinematographer Cesar Chalone ("City of God") and Edu Grau...
    • Saul Stermer, Sam...
    • Janet Tobias, Rafael...
    • Germany, United...
    • English, French
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    Looking for a forgotten city: off the coast of Egypt, just a few metres under the surface, but blanketed by sand and mud, slumbers the ancient port of Heracleion.  This documentary takes you on a journey to ancient Egypt, and features breathtaking and exclusive underwater footage. French maritime archaeologist...
    • Germany, 2012
    • English, German, French
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    The Vow of the Catacombs - The Secret Pact of Vatican II

    a film by Bernd Seidl, Wolfgang Rommel

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    At Vatican II, 40 Bishops signed a secret pact of poverty, pointing the way to a Church that helps the poorest and stands up for them – then, suddenly, their pact disappeared and was forgotten. What happened in the Catacombs of Rome almost 50 years ago?This documentary revives the story of the Catacomb Pact and its...
    • Germany, 2012
    • German
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    The documentary on the 50th anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall.
    • Germany, 2011
    • 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...
    • Germany, 2011
    • German, English, French
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    Trapped on Bitter Lake

    a film by Jens Arndt, Fayd Jungnickel

     
    In the summer of 1967, the cry of "Stop engines!" went up for an international convoy of 14 merchant ships in the Suez Canal. Artillery shells, rockets and fighter jets thundered over the heads of the seamen aboard. The freighters from both the East and West had come between the fronts of the Arab-Israeli "6-Day...
    • Documentary
    • Germany, 2011
    • German, English, French
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    The Kleist File

    a film by S. Dobmeier, H. Schmutte, T. Striegnitz

     
    Potsdam, 1811. The German poet Heinrich von Kleist and Henriette Vogel are found dead at the Lesser Wannsee lake. In the minutes of the investigating officers, it is noted that no weapons were found at the crime scene. Furthermore, it is also noted that the two bodies were facing each other in a peculiar...
    • History
    • Germany, 2011
    • German, English, French