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German/Austrian/Swiss Challenge - Official; August 2020

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Post by lynchs » August 9th, 2020, 2:55 pm

jdidaco wrote:
August 7th, 2020, 5:32 am
lynchs wrote:
August 6th, 2020, 3:34 pm
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August 3rd, 2020, 2:51 pm
1. T-Wo-Men (Werner Nekes, 1972) 10/10 ((West) Germany)
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Fiquei uma semana inteira sem ver mais nenhum filme.
(l) (l) (l) (l) (l) (l) (l) (l) (l) (l) (l) (l) (l) (l) (l) (l) (l) (l) (l) (l) (l) (l) (l) (l) (l) (l) (l) (l) (l) (l) (l) (l) (l) (l) (l) (l) (l)
Sim, yes!!! Loved every single one of those extraordinarily beautiful 5 movements. Maybe even my favorite Nekes. And Dore O. (l)
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Quase fico também. Depois de 'T-Wo-Men', tudo parece... supérfluo??? Bruno me envia a tua lista de favoritos de 2008 para me preparar para a Poll, pretty please!!!!!!!!!!!
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Muito à frente :woot:

2008? Muito fraquinho, mais fraco que 1960 e 1951 :woot: Tou a brincar, vi alguns que ficaram pra sempre (o Dwoskin parece que tá em todas, incrível!!), tirando curtas (e outras que ainda tenho pra ver) posso-te indicar uns 10 que talvez não conheças ou que não tenhas visto ainda, um ou outro pode ser difícil de encontrar, mas ficas a conhecer os nomes :thumbsup:

Abraço,

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Post by peeptoad » August 9th, 2020, 5:35 pm

sol wrote:
August 9th, 2020, 2:47 pm
peeptoad wrote:
August 9th, 2020, 2:04 pm
sol wrote:
August 9th, 2020, 9:29 am
... things are pretty stagnant at the moment.
I hope to churn the waters in my part of the pond a little later tonight. Going to brave going shopping with a friend first because I need t-shirts and new sneakers!!!!!
To be clear, with "stagnant" I am referring to how much of the pie Germany has at the moment - not participation in the challenge. But, if what you are referring to is the fact that you're going to drop a whole bunch of Austrian and Swiss viewings, I'd welcome that. I do have a fair few more lined up myself once I get through my Deutsch horror lineup...
Nope, German. I have only one film from Austria lined up for this... churning withdrawn!

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Post by hurluberlu » August 9th, 2020, 6:51 pm

2. The Invincibles / Die Sieger (Dominik Graf, 1994) [Germany] 6+
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Post by St. Gloede » August 9th, 2020, 10:41 pm

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Klaus Lemke

1. 48 Stunden bis Acapulco / 48 Hours to Acapulco (1967, Klaus Lemke) (Germany) 4/10
2. Sylvie(1973, Klaus Lemke) (Germany) 5/10
3. Amore (1978, Klaus Lemke) (Germany) 6.5/10

Wim Wenders
4. Summer in the City (1971, Wim Wenders) (Germany) 5/10
5. Der scharlachrote Buchstabe /  The Scarlet Letter (1973, Wim Wenders) (Germany) 5/10
6. In weiter Ferne, so nah! / Faraway, So Close! (1993, Wim Wenders) (Germany) 8/10

Helmut Käutner
7. Auf Wiedersehn, Franziska! (1941) (Germany) 5.5/10
8. Der Apfel ist ab / The Original Sin / The Apple Fell (1948) (Germany) 8/10
9. Ludwig II: Glanz und Ende eines Königs (1955) (Germany) 6/10
10. Schwarzer Kies / Black Gravel (1961) (Germany) 6/10
Margarethe von Trotta

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11. Das zweite Erwachen der Christa Klages / The Second Awakening of Christa Klages (1978, Margarethe von Trotta) (German) 6.5/10
12. Heller Wahn / Sheer Madness (1983, Margarethe von Trotta) (German) 7/10
13. Hannah Arendt (2012, Margarethe von Trotta) (German) 8/10

What is very interesting about both The Second Awakening of Christa Klages and Sheer Madness is the extremely understated way they peer into friendship into women (this element is quite delayed in the formers), and the subtle way they hint at something potentially romantic. The former is a sparse story of bank robbers with a cause, the latter how one friendship starts to make a withdrawn and troubled woman find increasing amounts of strengths - while also studying the at first subtly oppressive relationship to her husband (which by the end could be seen as a comment on men and women). The former can feel a little slight, though still with strength, the latter is far more rich given the depth of introspection and interpretation - the only thing holding it back from greatness being oddly unpolished cinematography (same can be said for Christa Klages) - quite unfortunate for these early von Trotta's and interesting as I found one of the films in between them, Marianne & Juliane, great (sadly I don't remember it well, and Sisters, or The Balance of Happiness did have similar issues for me - while still a really good film).

Hannah Arendt on the other hand is strangely cinematic, given that the drama is first and foremost driven by dialogue, be that personal conversation, court coverage, discussions and direct monologues/presentation. Barbara Sukowa is captivating as the titular character, and it manages to simultaneously show her as what her critics cite her as, or at least leave these assessments open, while at the same time a thoroughly thoughtful thinker, with a clear rationale and a strong human side. The complexity of her feelings, as well as her arrogance, is captured perfectly, all the way to the wonderful finale, which is almost exclusive a dialogue from one character for 5-10 minutes. It is rare that philosophy and thought is given this degree of urgency and suspense - and it is the partnership between von Trotta and Surkova that makes this possible.

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I would probably go as far as to call it von Trotta's best film after Rosa Luxemburg, interestingly another biography with Barbara Sukowa in the lead, just 26 years apart. Surkova was also a co-lead in Marianne & Juliane - maybe von Trotta should always cast Surkova. ;)

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Post by blueboybob » August 9th, 2020, 11:32 pm

25. Teenage Wolfpack (1956) [West Germany]
26. Suburban Cabaret (1935) [Austria]
27. Siamo italiani (1964) [Switzerland]
28. Chinese Roulette (1976) [West Germany]

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Post by allisoncm » August 10th, 2020, 4:09 am

1. Ich liebe dich, ich töte dich / I Love You, I Kill You (1971, West Germany) 4.5/10

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Post by sol » August 10th, 2020, 9:40 am

Leaderboard and pie chart updated.

I probably won't get around to updating the leaderboard again until 48 hours from now due to a commitment tomorrow night.

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Post by St. Gloede » August 10th, 2020, 11:02 am

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Klaus Lemke

1. 48 Stunden bis Acapulco / 48 Hours to Acapulco (1967, Klaus Lemke) (Germany) 4/10
2. Sylvie(1973, Klaus Lemke) (Germany) 5/10
3. Amore (1978, Klaus Lemke) (Germany) 6.5/10

Wim Wenders
4. Summer in the City (1971, Wim Wenders) (Germany) 5/10
5. Der scharlachrote Buchstabe /  The Scarlet Letter (1973, Wim Wenders) (Germany) 5/10
6. In weiter Ferne, so nah! / Faraway, So Close! (1993, Wim Wenders) (Germany) 8/10

Helmut Käutner
7. Auf Wiedersehn, Franziska! (1941) (Germany) 5.5/10
8. Der Apfel ist ab / The Original Sin / The Apple Fell (1948) (Germany) 8/10
9. Ludwig II: Glanz und Ende eines Königs (1955) (Germany) 6/10
10. Schwarzer Kies / Black Gravel (1961) (Germany) 6/10

Margarethe von Trotta
11. Das zweite Erwachen der Christa Klages / The Second Awakening of Christa Klages (1978, Margarethe von Trotta) (German) 6.5/10
12. Heller Wahn / Sheer Madness (1983, Margarethe von Trotta) (German) 7/10
13. Hannah Arendt (2012, Margarethe von Trotta) (German) 8/10
Rudolf Jugert

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14. Film ohne Titel / Film Without a Name (1948, Rudolf Jugert) (German) 8.5-9/10 (l) (l)
15. Nachts auf den Straßen / The Mistress (1953, Rudolf Jugert) (German) 7/10
16. Der Satan lockt mit Liebe / Satan Tempts with Love (1960, Rudolf Jugert) (German) 6/10

Film Without a Name represents just what is so special to me with so many of the post-WW2 era. It opens with the very idea, present in-full as artists, a director, a writer and a lead actor try to think of what kind of story they can still make, what people want to see, to some extent what they personally want to express (though all is shown to be empty artifice). Instead, they get thrown into a "real" story, which, even as they attempt to make their own spin on, keeps returning to reality. What I also found interesting here is that the meta elements are not overdone - they are a framing device, a way to dissect, comment, reflect, interpret and make jokes - but it is first and foremost the story - a somewhat simple romance of a man of standing and his maid - and a role reversal - plays out.

The actual cinematic nature was quite moderated (interestingly with the exception of when the director attempted to put his spin on the story), it is story first - which is very interesting for a film that plays with form and narrative. Each key character also felt like he or she had been given a clear personality, and was presented with great charisma. It is utterly fascinating that it was Jugert's debut, and interesting that the script was written by Käutner (who is also credited with artistic supervision). A wonderful film, and a new favourite.

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Nachts auf den Straßen / The Mistress was a very good German noir, though it did not hit me as hard. Unlike Film Without a Name I think this film could have used more creative angles, more play with shadows, etc. but still really well done, with a slowbrooding build-up and obvious (but for the longest time never confirmed/dismissed) hints.

Jugert stayed with the German noir themes with Satan Tempts with Love, this time with slicker shadows and a jazzed up score (that may just be a little too much at times, and occasionally tonally confused). The central conflict is one you have seen before, but it is handled well, and Jugert elevates it to a standard above many of the sleazier German b-crime films of the same period. *Minus points for clearly fake Malaysian playing into all the stereotypes.

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Post by peeptoad » August 10th, 2020, 12:31 pm

6. Der Fan (Germany, 1982) 10*
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1. Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe (Germany, 1973) Tenderness of the Wolves 7
2. Das Gold der Liebe (Germany, 1983) The Gold of Love 8
3. Sukkubus - den Teufel im Leib (Germany, 1989) 7
4. Chimères (Switzerland, 2013) 4
5. Kiez (Germany,1983) 5

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Post by hurluberlu » August 10th, 2020, 6:58 pm

3. Jean Ziegler, the optimism of willpower (Nicolas Wadimoff, 2016) [Switzerland] 5+
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Post by AB537 » August 11th, 2020, 3:10 am

2. Die Mörder sind unter uns - Murders Among Us (Wolfgang Staudte, 1946, Germany) 7.5/10

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Post by flavo5000 » August 11th, 2020, 3:14 am

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9. Masks (Germany, 2011)

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10. Alice in den Städten a.k.a. Alice in the Cities (West Germany, 1974)
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1. Furcht (Germany, 1917)
2. The Curse of Doctor Wolffenstein (Germany, 2015)
3. Sennentuntschi (Switzerland, 2010)
4. Vem var Dracula? a.k.a. In Search of Dracula (West Germany, 1975)
5. Hintertreppe (Germany, 1921)
6. Christiane F. - Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo (West Germany, 1981)
7. The Burning Moon (Germany, 1992)
8. Mädchen im Nachtverkehr a.k.a. Girls in the Night Traffic (Switzerland, 1976)
9. Masks (Germany, 2011)
10. Alice in den Städten a.k.a. Alice in the Cities (West Germany, 1974)

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Post by blueboybob » August 11th, 2020, 3:32 am

29. The Amorous Sisters (1982) [Switzerland]
30. Baal (1970) [West Germany]
31. Berlin-Alexanderplatz: The Story of Franz Biberkopf (1931) [Germany]
32. Schmutz (1987) [Austria]
33. Six Swedish Girls in a Boarding School (1979) [Switzerland]

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Post by jdidaco » August 11th, 2020, 4:59 am

(Screenshots from 'O Happy Day' & 'Strasek, der Vampir'),

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19. O Happy Day (Seventeen and Anxious, Zbynek Brynych, 1970) 7/10 ((West) Germany)
20. Inferno (Stanislav Barabas, 1973) 9/10 ((West) Germany/Austria)
21. Der Kulterer (Vojtech Jasný, 1974) 8.5/10 (Austria/(West) Germany)
22. Strasek, der Vampir (Strasek, the Vampyre, Theodor Boder, 1983) 7.5/10 (Switzerland)

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1. T-Wo-Men (Werner Nekes, 1972) 10/10 ((West) Germany)
2. Tod und Teufel/Death and Devil (Stephen Dwoskin, 1974) 9/10 ((West) Germany)
3. Der Gehülfe (The Assistant, Thomas Koerfer, 1976) 9/10 (Switzerland)
4. Der junge Freud (Young Dr. Freud, Axel Corti, 1976) 9/10 (Austria/(West) Germany)
5. Bierkampf (Beer Chase, Herbert Achternbusch, 1977) 9/10 ((West) Germany)
6. Sieben Sommersprossen (Seven Freckles, Herrmann Zschoche, 1978) 8/10 ((East) Germany)
7. Grauzone (Zones, Fredi M. Murer, 1979) 9/10 (Switzerland/(West) Germany)
8. Loos Ornamental (Heinz Emigholz, 2008) 8/10 (Austria)
9. San Domingo (Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, 1970) 8/10 ((West) Germany)
10. Die Niklashauser Fart (The Niklashausen Journey, Rainer Werner Fassbinder & Michael Fengler, 1970) 9.5/10 ((West) Germany)
11. Fremde Stadt (Strange City, Rudolf Thome, 1972) 8.5/10 ((West) Germany)
12. Ich schaff's einfach nimmer (‎I Just Can't Go On, John Cook, 1973) 8/10 (Austria)
13. Steppenwolf (Fred Haines, 1974) 6.5/10 (Switzerland)
14. Ikarus (Icarus, Heiner Carow, 1975) 8/10 ((East) Germany)
15. Arena besetzt (Arena Squatted, Ruth Beckermann & Josef Aichholzer & Franz Grafl, 1977) 8/10 (Austria)
16. Die teuflischen Schwestern (Sexy Sisters, Jesús Franco, 1977) 6/10 (Switzerland)
17. Die letzten Jahre der Kindheit (The Last Years of Childhood, Norbert Kückelmann, 1979) 8/10 ((West) Germany)
18. Britain's Glory (Klaus Wyborny, 2016) 9.5/10 (Germany)

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Post by allisoncm » August 11th, 2020, 7:08 am

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1. Ich liebe dich, ich töte dich / I Love You, I Kill You (1971, West Germany) 4.5/10 - Vogel list
2. Nachts auf den Straßen/The Mistress (1952, West Germany) 6.5/10 - LOLA Award list

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Post by peeptoad » August 11th, 2020, 11:02 am

7. Das Beil von Wandsbek (Germany, 1951) The Axe of Wandsbek 8+
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1. Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe (Germany, 1973) Tenderness of the Wolves 7
2. Das Gold der Liebe (Germany, 1983) The Gold of Love 8
3. Sukkubus - den Teufel im Leib (Germany, 1989) 7
4. Chimères (Switzerland, 2013) 4
5. Kiez (Germany,1983) 5
6. Der Fan (Germany, 1982) 10*

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Post by sol » August 11th, 2020, 2:15 pm

allisoncm wrote:
August 11th, 2020, 7:08 am
2. Nachts auf den Straßen/The Mistress (1952) 6.5/10
As mentioned above, I won't be updating the leaderboard today -- and I probably won't get around to it until 18-22 hours from now -- so you have quite a bit of time if you want to fix your viewing add the country in order that it can count for the challenge. ;)
peeptoad wrote:
August 11th, 2020, 11:02 am
7. Das Beil von Wandsbek (Germany, 1951) The Axe of Wandsbek 8+
Blocho and myself are fans of this already. Glad you are too now. Look forward to seeing it on your next 500<400 ballot. :)
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Post by allisoncm » August 11th, 2020, 2:24 pm

sol wrote:
August 11th, 2020, 2:15 pm
allisoncm wrote:
August 11th, 2020, 7:08 am
2. Nachts auf den Straßen/The Mistress (1952) 6.5/10
As mentioned above, I won't be updating the leaderboard today -- and I probably won't get around to it until 18-22 hours from now -- so you have quite a bit of time if you want to fix your viewing add the country in order that it can count for the challenge. ;)
Thanks! I just updated it.

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Post by hurluberlu » August 11th, 2020, 7:38 pm

4. Happy End (Michael Haneke, 2017) [Austria] 5-
5. Veronika Voss / Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982) [Germany] 6
6. Another Reality (Noël Dernesch, Oliver Waldhauer, 2019) [Germany] 5
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Post by sol » August 12th, 2020, 9:20 am

Leaderboard updated. Pie chart update over the past two days has Germany at the same percentage but Austria gaining some ground from Switzerland.

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Post by peeptoad » August 12th, 2020, 9:40 am

8. Eugénie (Liechtenstein,1973) 6
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1. Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe (Germany, 1973) Tenderness of the Wolves 7
2. Das Gold der Liebe (Germany, 1983) The Gold of Love 8
3. Sukkubus - den Teufel im Leib (Germany, 1989) 7
4. Chimères (Switzerland, 2013) 4
5. Kiez (Germany,1983) 5
6. Der Fan (Germany, 1982) 10*
7. Das Beil von Wandsbek (Germany, 1951) The Axe of Wandsbek 8+

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Post by peeptoad » August 12th, 2020, 9:40 am

sol wrote:
August 11th, 2020, 2:15 pm
peeptoad wrote:
August 11th, 2020, 11:02 am
7. Das Beil von Wandsbek (Germany, 1951) The Axe of Wandsbek 8+
Blocho and myself are fans of this already. Glad you are too now. Look forward to seeing it on your next 500<400 ballot. :)
It's there. Was just updating it yesterday actually. :)

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Post by sol » August 12th, 2020, 11:05 am

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1. The Blood Demon (1967) Germany
2. Mark of the Devil (1970) Germany
3. The White Spider (1963) Germany
4. The High Crusade (1994) Germany
5. Keep Your Right Up (1987) Switzerland
6. The Wild Blue Yonder (2005) Germany
7. The Forger of London (1961) Germany
8. Mysteries of the Gods (1976) Germany
9. Women in Cellblock 9 (1978) Switzerland
10. In Search of Dracula (1975) Germany
11. Dracula Blows His Cool (1979) Germany
12. Summer with the Ghosts (2003) Austria
13. Necronomicon / Succubus (1968) Germany
14. Castle of the Creeping Flesh (1968) Germany
15. The Secret of the Red Orchid (1962) Germany
16. The Secret of the Black Widow (1963) Germany
17. The Strangler of Blackmoor Castle (1963) Germany
18. Magdalena Possessed By The Devil (1974) Germany
19. The Treasure of the Silver Lake (1962) Germany

20. First Spaceship on Venus (1960) Germany

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Filmed in Afgacolor with strong greens and blues, this looks great and the set are magnificent - both on Venus and inside the spaceship itself. The story though is unfortunately a bit of a slog to get. There is far more time spent on them travelling to Venus than actually on the planet, and the travelling scenes are so dialogue-heavy that the film never builds up much in the way of mood or atmosphere. Nice ethnically diverse characters and cast though.
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1. The Blood Demon (1967) Germany
2. Mark of the Devil (1970) Germany
3. The White Spider (1963) Germany
4. The High Crusade (1994) Germany
5. Keep Your Right Up (1987) Switzerland
6. The Wild Blue Yonder (2005) Germany
7. The Forger of London (1961) Germany
8. Mysteries of the Gods (1976) Germany
9. Women in Cellblock 9 (1978) Switzerland
10. In Search of Dracula (1975) Germany
11. Dracula Blows His Cool (1979) Germany
12. Summer with the Ghosts (2003) Austria
13. Necronomicon / Succubus (1968) Germany
14. Castle of the Creeping Flesh (1968) Germany
15. The Secret of the Red Orchid (1962) Germany
16. The Secret of the Black Widow (1963) Germany
17. The Strangler of Blackmoor Castle (1963) Germany
18. Magdalena Possessed By The Devil (1974) Germany
19. The Treasure of the Silver Lake (1962) Germany
20. First Spaceship on Venus (1960) Germany

21. The Vampire Happening (1971) Germany

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This often gets compared to Fearless Vampire Killers, but the movie lacks protagonists as kooky and engaging as Roman Polanski and Jack MacGowran. In fact, there is not really any single character to follow around and get to know as the film bounces between an array of characters, from vampires, to boyfriends, to voyeuristic men of the cloth. The gags are generally lame too but there certainly some hits among the misses. Great central painting too.
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Post by blueboybob » August 12th, 2020, 2:21 pm

34. Victor and Victoria (1933) [Germany]
35. Three from the Filling Station (1930) [Germany]
36. Lebensläufe (1981) [East Germany]

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Post by sol » August 12th, 2020, 3:34 pm

Germany: 19 / Switzerland: 2 / Austria: 1Show
1. The Blood Demon (1967) Germany
2. Mark of the Devil (1970) Germany
3. The White Spider (1963) Germany
4. The High Crusade (1994) Germany
5. Keep Your Right Up (1987) Switzerland
6. The Wild Blue Yonder (2005) Germany
7. The Forger of London (1961) Germany
8. Mysteries of the Gods (1976) Germany
9. Women in Cellblock 9 (1978) Switzerland
10. In Search of Dracula (1975) Germany
11. Dracula Blows His Cool (1979) Germany
12. Summer with the Ghosts (2003) Austria
13. Necronomicon / Succubus (1968) Germany
14. Castle of the Creeping Flesh (1968) Germany
15. The Secret of the Red Orchid (1962) Germany
16. The Secret of the Black Widow (1963) Germany
17. The Strangler of Blackmoor Castle (1963) Germany
18. Magdalena Possessed By The Devil (1974) Germany
19. The Treasure of the Silver Lake (1962) Germany
20. First Spaceship on Venus (1960) Germany
21. The Vampire Happening (1971) Germany

22. Mark of the Devil Part II (1973) Germany

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Reggie Nalder is once again a chilling presence here, but the forms of torture are mild compared to the original. While a lack of focus on moral outrage makes this less preachy than Part One, it also sometimes makes it feel like an endless catalogue of torture as opposed to the bitter condemnation of witch-hunting that the original film is. The focus on children as indirect victims this time round is interesting though; a victim-blamed raped nun too.
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7. Rosemary / Das Mädchen Rosemarie (Rolf Thiele, 1958) [Germany] 6
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Post by allisoncm » August 13th, 2020, 3:29 am

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1. Ich liebe dich, ich töte dich / I Love You, I Kill You (1971, West Germany) 4.5/10 - Vogel list
2. Nachts auf den Straßen/The Mistress (1952, West Germany) 6.5/10 - LOLA Award list
3. Giraffe (2019, Germany) 3.5/10 blind watch on MUBI
4. Nicht der Homosexuelle ist pervers, sondern die Situation, in der er lebt (1971, West Germany) 6/10

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Post by maxwelldeux » August 13th, 2020, 3:48 am

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1. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979, Germany)
2. Chariots of the Gods (1970, Germany)

This was, like really cool, and convincing if you never gave it a thought. It's Ancient Aliens - if you have any idea what that show is, it's exactly that. Even if you don't, "Ancient Aliens" is the best possible two-word descriptor you could give. My goal tonight was to see if I could get high enough that this documentary would make sense; I did not achieve that goal. "Is Sodom and Gomorrah an example of an ancient nuclear weapon explosion?!?" That's in the first 10 minutes of the film - I shit you not. Interestingly enough, this was nominated for an Academy Award for the best documentary feature that year (sadly, that's not a joke). :circle:

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Post by peeptoad » August 13th, 2020, 9:42 am

9. Ekstase (Czechoslovakia/Austria,1933) Ecstasy 8
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1. Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe (Germany, 1973) Tenderness of the Wolves 7
2. Das Gold der Liebe (Germany, 1983) The Gold of Love 8
3. Sukkubus - den Teufel im Leib (Germany, 1989) 7
4. Chimères (Switzerland, 2013) 4
5. Kiez (Germany,1983) 5
6. Der Fan (Germany, 1982) 10*
7. Das Beil von Wandsbek (Germany, 1951) The Axe of Wandsbek 8+
8. Eugénie (Liechtenstein,1973) 6

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Post by sol » August 13th, 2020, 9:57 am

Leaderboard updated. Pie chart too with gains for Germany.

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Post by flavo5000 » August 13th, 2020, 1:45 pm

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11. Hell a.k.a. Apocalypse (Germany/Switzerland, 2011)

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12. Hagazussa (Austria/Germany, 2017)

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13. Interferenz (Germany, 2014)

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14. Beton (Germany/Austria, 2011)
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1. Furcht (Germany, 1917)
2. The Curse of Doctor Wolffenstein (Germany, 2015)
3. Sennentuntschi (Switzerland, 2010)
4. Vem var Dracula? a.k.a. In Search of Dracula (West Germany, 1975)
5. Hintertreppe (Germany, 1921)
6. Christiane F. - Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo (West Germany, 1981)
7. The Burning Moon (Germany, 1992)
8. Mädchen im Nachtverkehr a.k.a. Girls in the Night Traffic (Switzerland, 1976)
9. Masks (Germany, 2011)
10. Alice in den Städten a.k.a. Alice in the Cities (West Germany, 1974)
11. Hell a.k.a. Apocalypse (Germany/Switzerland, 2011)
12. Hagazussa (Austria/Germany, 2017)
13. Interferenz (Germany, 2014)
14. Beton (Germany/Austria, 2011)

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Post by blueboybob » August 13th, 2020, 3:22 pm

37. The Rabbit Is Me (1965) [East Germany]
38. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1943) [Germany]
39. Germany in Autumn (1978) [West Germany]
40. Spur der Steine (1966) [East Germany]

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Post by ororama » August 14th, 2020, 12:28 am

5. Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed/ The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) 65 min. Germany

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1. Land des Schweigens und der DunkelheitLand of Silence and Darkness (1971) * 85 min.   West Germany
2. Die große Ekstase des Bildschnitzers Steiner / The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (1974) * 46 min. West
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3. Katzelmacher (1969) 89 min. West Germany
4. Der Wald vor lauter Bäumen/ The Forest for the Trees (2003) 80 min.  Germany

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Post by peeptoad » August 14th, 2020, 9:10 am

10. Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum (Germany,1975) The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum 7+
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1. Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe (Germany, 1973) Tenderness of the Wolves 7
2. Das Gold der Liebe (Germany, 1983) The Gold of Love 8
3. Sukkubus - den Teufel im Leib (Germany, 1989) 7
4. Chimères (Switzerland, 2013) 4
5. Kiez (Germany,1983) 5
6. Der Fan (Germany, 1982) 10*
7. Das Beil von Wandsbek (Germany, 1951) The Axe of Wandsbek 8+
8. Eugénie (Liechtenstein,1973) 6
9. Ekstase (Czechoslovakia/Austria,1933) Ecstasy 8

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Post by sol » August 14th, 2020, 10:52 am

Leaderboard updated. Pie Chart too - with Germany boasting the largest slice of the pie since August 2.

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Post by ororama » August 14th, 2020, 11:39 am

Does The Bloody Judge count for this challenge, and if so for which country? IMDB lists it as Italy | West Germany | Spain | Liechtenstein. I would have said UK, since Christopher Lee and Leo Genn are speaking English and dubbing their own voices, Howard Vernon seems to be speaking English, and I'm guessing any German actors who spoke English were also, but UK is not an option. Jess Franco was of course Spanish, and there are some Spanish actors, most if not all speaking Spanish. The composer of the score was Italian. No indication of where it was filmed. The copyright notice at the end says Liechtenstein, obviously the country the money went through to avoid taxes. psychotronic beatnik had it as Spain in The Iberian Peninsula Challenge.

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Post by sol » August 14th, 2020, 1:33 pm

ororama wrote:
August 14th, 2020, 11:39 am
Does The Bloody Judge count for this challenge, and if so for which country? IMDB lists it as Italy | West Germany | Spain | Liechtenstein. I would have said UK, since Christopher Lee and Leo Genn are speaking English and dubbing their own voices, Howard Vernon seems to be speaking English, and I'm guessing any German actors who spoke English were also, but UK is not an option. Jess Franco was of course Spanish, and there are some Spanish actors, most if not all speaking Spanish. The composer of the score was Italian. No indication of where it was filmed. The copyright notice at the end says Liechtenstein, obviously the country the money went through to avoid taxes. psychotronic beatnik had it as Spain in The Iberian Peninsula Challenge.
The main production companies attached are Spanish and Italian and the film's producer is British. There is one German production company also attached, but I can't determine how much of an involvement it had over maybe a small contribution to the overall budget.

Personally, I would exclude it under the clause in the OP: "I would ask you to think carefully about whether you think that any co-productions really represent German, Austrian and Swiss cinema". I agree that it would fit a Spanish challenge. Possibly an Italian one too. No idea how to change the order of countries on IMDb but I would suggest that Italy | Spain should be the first two listed. I don't think the film really represents German cinema.
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Post by sol » August 14th, 2020, 1:39 pm

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1. The Blood Demon (1967) Germany
2. Mark of the Devil (1970) Germany
3. The White Spider (1963) Germany
4. The High Crusade (1994) Germany
5. Keep Your Right Up (1987) Switzerland
6. The Wild Blue Yonder (2005) Germany
7. The Forger of London (1961) Germany
8. Mysteries of the Gods (1976) Germany
9. Women in Cellblock 9 (1978) Switzerland
10. In Search of Dracula (1975) Germany
11. Dracula Blows His Cool (1979) Germany
12. Summer with the Ghosts (2003) Austria
13. Necronomicon / Succubus (1968) Germany
14. Castle of the Creeping Flesh (1968) Germany
15. The Secret of the Red Orchid (1962) Germany
16. The Secret of the Black Widow (1963) Germany
17. The Strangler of Blackmoor Castle (1963) Germany
18. Magdalena Possessed By The Devil (1974) Germany
19. The Treasure of the Silver Lake (1962) Germany
20. First Spaceship on Venus (1960) Germany
21. The Vampire Happening (1971) Germany
22. Mark of the Devil Part II (1973) Germany

23. The Million Dollar Hotel (2000) Germany

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As a jaded detective becomes convinced that a hotel roof death was suicide after mixing with the hotel's residents, this might sound like a neo-noir, but the quirky characters who populate the hotel turn it into something more as the social misfits residents form a surrogate family with the film equally about them sticking together as the investigation at hand. A bit too much time is dedicated to a romance between two of the residents though.
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Post by flavo5000 » August 14th, 2020, 1:52 pm

sol wrote:
August 14th, 2020, 1:33 pm
ororama wrote:
August 14th, 2020, 11:39 am
Does The Bloody Judge count for this challenge, and if so for which country? IMDB lists it as Italy | West Germany | Spain | Liechtenstein. I would have said UK, since Christopher Lee and Leo Genn are speaking English and dubbing their own voices, Howard Vernon seems to be speaking English, and I'm guessing any German actors who spoke English were also, but UK is not an option. Jess Franco was of course Spanish, and there are some Spanish actors, most if not all speaking Spanish. The composer of the score was Italian. No indication of where it was filmed. The copyright notice at the end says Liechtenstein, obviously the country the money went through to avoid taxes. psychotronic beatnik had it as Spain in The Iberian Peninsula Challenge.
The main production companies attached are Spanish and Italian and the film's producer is British. There is one German production company also attached, but I can't determine how much of an involvement it had over maybe a small contribution to the overall budget.

Personally, I would exclude it under the clause in the OP: "I would ask you to think carefully about whether you think that any co-productions really represent German, Austrian and Swiss cinema". I agree that it would fit a Spanish challenge. Possibly an Italian one too. No idea how to change the order of countries on IMDb but I would suggest that Italy | Spain should be the first two listed. I don't think the film really represents German cinema.
Yea, I'd agree with sol on this one. Franco did do some films I'd consider actual German productions like Succubus and Bloody Moon but this isn't one of them.

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