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Germany/Austria/Switzerland/Liechtenstein Challenge (Official, January 2022)

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Germany / Austria / Switzerland / Liechtenstein Challenge


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First of all, happy new year! :party:

Goal
Watch as many movies from Germany / Austria / Switzerland / Liechtenstein as you can from January 1, 2022 to January 31, 2022.

Eligible Countries
- Germany
- Austria
- Switzerland
- Liechtenstein
- East Germany
- West Germany

All have a very large number of co-productions. I would ask you to think carefully about whether you think that any co-productions really represent German, Austrian and Swiss cinema. As a general rule of thumb, anything nominated for a national award (Lola Award; Swiss Film Award etc) is eligible.

Films can be in any language (not just German) as long as they come from the above countries, so French language Swiss films etc are eligible.

Rules
- A feature film (at least 40 minutes) counts as one point.
- 80 minutes of short films or miniseries/TV episodes counts as one point.
- Individual television episodes are not eligible.
- Rewatches are allowed and are good for the soul.
- Please indicate each film's country when listing your viewings otherwise your score will NOT be included in the leaderboard.

Fair play
- Remember this is a community event, so participating is not only about listing titles. If you post early, this gives the other participants suggestions for their own viewings and it brings the community closer together.
- If you're in the top 5 please post at least once every three days.
- I will not allow anyone to enter the top 5 during the final three days with their first post.

- Please include a few words and/or a rating for each viewing, or at least hightlight films you think are worth checking out.

I reserve the right to exclude participants who intentionally number their viewings incorrectly. If you play the game, you're expected to play properly.


Stuck for ideas of what to watch? Look no further: (big shout-out to klaus whose links I have shamelessly copy-and-pasted)

Official Lists
- UNESCO - 372-386 are German; 32-53 are Austrian; 815-829 are Swiss
- The 100 Most Significant German Films
- Lola Award for Best German Film

Non-Official Lists
- iCM Forum's Favourite German Films
- German submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- Austrian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- Swiss submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- The 100 Best Swiss Films
- New Austrian Film
- clemmetarey's favorite german films Watch something from this list if you want to make your host happy. (l)
- Outstanding german movies since 1990 Watch something from this list if you want to make Torgo glücklich.
- "German Film Critics Association Awards" since 1956, courtesy of DudeLanez.

This challenge was run once in 2020:

2020 Challenge - hosted by sol (who I stole this template from and hereby thank) and won by blueboybob with 94 points

Similar (German-only) challenges have been run five times before:

2011 Challenge - hosted by 3eyes and won by Crinderman with 70 points
2013 Challenge - hosted by HMV and won by HMV with 53 points
2014 Challenge - hosted by HMV and won by PretentiousHipster with 35 points
2015 Challenge - hosted by HMV and won by klaus78 with 49 points
2018 Challenge - hosted by klaus78 and won by 72allinncallme with 67 points


Any points in the "undeclared" column will not count towards your final score. You must declare the country when listing your viewings.

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RankParticipantCountGermany Austria Switz. Leicht. Undeclared
1DudeLanez 8070 7 2 1 0
2Traveller 6251 7 4 0 0
3St. Gloede 55 550 0 0 0
4jdidaco 544019 (12 shorts) 4 0 0
5beavis 3029 (3 shorts) 4 (2 shorts) 2 0 0
6gunnar 2114 3 3 1 0
7klaus78 2020 0 0 0 0
8blocho18 16 0 2 0 0
9ororama 16 19 (5 shorts)1 0 0 0
10sol 156 6 2 1 0
11AB537 1411 1 2 0 0
12pitchorneirda 13 8 3 2 0 0
12clemmetarey 13 9 3 1 0 0
14Lonewolf2003 1014 (6 shorts) 1 0 0 0
15flavo5000 66 0 0 0 0
15OleAle1 65 5 0 0 0
17Torgo 55 0 0 0 0
18hurluberlu3 3 0 0 0 0
19John Milton 2 1 0 0 1 0
19zzzorf 20 1 1 0 0
21Mario Gaborović 11 0 0 0 0


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clemmetarey wrote: December 29th, 2021, 4:25 pm Rules
- Each feature film (over 40 minutes) counts as one entry.
- 60 minutes of short films counts as one entry.
- 1 episode of any miniseries counts as one entry.
- 1 entire season of a television show counts as one entry.
- Individual television episodes are not eligible.
With no leaderboard in 2022, having consistent rules for each challenge is probably less important than it was before, but the same of simplicity, you might want to go with what the other two January hosts have gone with, as per 2021 challenge guidelines:

- A feature film (at least 40 minutes) counts as one point.
- 80 minutes of short films or miniseries/TV episodes counts as one point.

Thanks for stepping in to host.
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Has it been two years already? My German viewings took a big hit this year, while in 2020 they were through the roof, partially pushed by this very challenge. Let's see if this can push me further. I'll likely use this as an opportunity to snipe some remaining 60s and 70s new wave obscurities as well as finally get around to some Berlin school films I should have seen years ago. Beyond that everything is open.

I'll set a baseline goal of 20 films, which should hopefully not be too difficult.
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sol wrote: December 29th, 2021, 4:40 pm
clemmetarey wrote: December 29th, 2021, 4:25 pm Rules
- Each feature film (over 40 minutes) counts as one entry.
- 60 minutes of short films counts as one entry.
- 1 episode of any miniseries counts as one entry.
- 1 entire season of a television show counts as one entry.
- Individual television episodes are not eligible.
With no leaderboard in 2022, having consistent rules for each challenge is probably less important than it was before, but the same of simplicity, you might want to go with what the other two January hosts have gone with, as per 2021 challenge guidelines:

- A feature film (at least 40 minutes) counts as one point.
- 80 minutes of short films or miniseries/TV episodes counts as one point.

Thanks for stepping in to host.
Thnaks, I updated the op, is it better?
St. Gloede wrote: December 29th, 2021, 5:07 pm Has it been two years already?
I added a very suiting screenshot for this feeling.
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Thanks, Clemmentary. I don't do challenges as much as I used to , but I may show up.
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I guess I'll watch a few.
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It starts! First in. B)

1. Hotel (2004) Austria

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Some have classified this as a horror film, but any horror is not overt. The film is more about creating a mounting sense of unease, something that Jessica Hausner captures amazingly well with eerie vanishing points within the hotel, tons of shadows and a blue/green colour scheme that makes the hotel appear anything but inviting. At the end of the day though, the film ultimately amounts to nothing, with us just as much in the dark as the protagonist literally is.
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clemmetarey wrote: December 29th, 2021, 6:52 pm Thnaks, I updated the op
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I do have a question about Liechtenstein though. Almost of its filmic output is co-productions with the other three countries. Do we need to determine that a film is primarily from there, or mostly funded from there, or can we just include any German/Austrian/Swiss co-productions that include Leicht as a production country in order to score a point in that column? Not that I am determined to fill up the columns or anything right now. But I might change my mind and get motivated to do so later.
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Pleease include Outstanding German movies since 1990 by fellow ICMler Odradek, which is the finest list on ICM for contemporary films from the Deutschland. I can't recommend it enough, even though it's only a personal list, so it has to be added under "unofficial lists" in the OP.
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01. David (1979) - 5/10 (Germany)
02. Effi Briest (1974) - 5/10 (Germany)
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!
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1. Das Mädchen vom Moorhof (1935) 6.5 Germany
2. Mirage de la vie (1983) 6.0 Switzerland

I am still in doubt about what I am going to do this year. About my goals in general, and specifically for the challenge: I want to do this challenge and/or the 1000<400 challenge, but I also have a few completely other subjects I want to dive in to at this time... I am in doubt because I am toying with the idea of letting go of watchlists and all the planning that comes with that, to leave all the many sources I have at the moment open for random sampling and more spur of the moment inspirations... But I guess one way or another I'll be watching enough that qualifies here, so... here I am :) We'll see how it goes :)

The only thing I was not in doubt in is starting off my movie-year, like every year for the past ten years, with a Sirk movie!

1/1/2013 - All That Heaven Allows (1955) - 8,5
1/1/2014 - A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958) - 7,5
1/1/2015 - There's Always Tomorrow (1956) - 8,5
1/1/2016 - Imitation of Life (1959) - 8
1/1/2017 - Lured (1947) - 7
1/1/2018 - The Tarnished Angels (1958) - 7,5
1/1/2019 - Interlude (1957) - 7,5
1/1/2020 - Summer Storm - 7,5
1/1/2021 - Has Anybody Seen My Gal? - 8
1/1/2022 - Das Mädchen vom Moorhof (1935) - 6.5

This years choice was a fairly simple melodrama with characters that didn't really work for me. But the setting was interesting. The source is Swedish and the movie is German, but the rural life it depicts could just as easily have been the Netherlands. They have wooden shoes, work with peat and what we call trekschuiten (don't know if a translation of that word exists in English). Also it is not that long, so it was still an entertaining watch.

And as I've been watching a lot of Daniel Schmid last month, I thought it would be nice to follow it up this year with his short movie on Sirk. It is basically just an interview with Sirk and his wife where they tell about how they left Germany and started in the USA and what is and is not important for him when writing and shooting a movie.
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sol wrote: January 1st, 2022, 3:52 am
clemmetarey wrote: December 29th, 2021, 6:52 pm Thnaks, I updated the op
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I do have a question about Liechtenstein though. Almost of its filmic output is co-productions with the other three countries. Do we need to determine that a film is primarily from there, or mostly funded from there, or can we just include any German/Austrian/Swiss co-productions that include Leicht as a production country in order to score a point in that column? Not that I am determined to fill up the columns or anything right now. But I might change my mind and get motivated to do so later.
Good question. The easiest would be to go with imdb tags, so i think that's what i'll go with.
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I would also like to draw your attention to the award by the German Film Critics Association. It is announced annually at the Berlinale and is well worth a look:
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1. Sylvester (New Year's Eve, 1924, Pick) 5,5/10 Germany - 86 checks
2. Opfergang (The Great Sacrifice, 1944, Harlan) 6/10 Germany - 85 checks
3. Rocker (1972, Lemke) 7/10 Germany - 63 checks
4. Unser täglich Brot (Our Daily Bread, 2005, Geyrhalter) 7,5/10 Austria - 284 checks
5. Königin von Niendorf (Queen of Niendorf, 2017, J. Thome) 6/10 Germany - 7 checks

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03. Germany in Autumn (1978) - 7/10 (Germany)
04. The Assault of the Present on the Rest of Time (1985) - 7/10 (Germany)
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!
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1. Marquis de Sade: Justine (1969) (Franco) 5/10 - Liechtenstein
2. Das schweigende Klassenzimmer (2018) (Krause) 7.8/10 - Germany
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1. Hotel (2004) Austria
2. Angst (1983) Austria

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This is very voyeuristically shot, with extreme low camera angle walking shots and extreme close-ups of a taxi driver's nervous eyeballs. The brooding music is downright eerie too, like mournful church organs. Most striking of all about the film though is the protagonist's inner monologue, narrating his thoughts aloud as he commits his murders. These thoughts clue us into the abuse that he has suffered growing up and how he feels like he is exacting revenge.
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6. Wunder der Schöpfung (Our Heavenly Bodies, 1925, Kornblum) 8/10 Germany - 61 checks
7. Endstation Liebe (Two Worlds, 1958, Tressler) 6/10 Germany - 2 checks
8. The Trouble with Being Born (2020, Wollner) 7,5/10 Austria - 58 checks

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1. Sylvester (New Year's Eve, 1924, Pick) 5,5/10 Germany - 86 checks
2. Opfergang (The Great Sacrifice, 1944, Harlan) 6/10 Germany - 85 checks
3. Rocker (1972, Lemke) 7/10 Germany - 63 checks
4. Unser täglich Brot (Our Daily Bread, 2005, Geyrhalter) 7,5/10 Austria - 284 checks
5. Königin von Niendorf (Queen of Niendorf, 2017, J. Thome) 6/10 Germany - 7 checks
6. Wunder der Schöpfung (Our Heavenly Bodies, 1925, Kornblum) 8/10 Germany - 61 checks
7. Endstation Liebe (Two Worlds, 1958, Tressler) 6/10 Germany - 2 checks
8. The Trouble with Being Born (2020, Wollner) 7,5/10 Austria - 58 checks
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DudeLanez wrote: January 3rd, 2022, 3:01 am The Trouble with Being Born (2020)
I like the fact that you're including screenshots, though that shot of course doesn't appear in the actual film. This is what I went with myself when I wrote about the film on the Unofficial Challenge thread last month - viewtopic.php?t=5700&start=40#p743312 - but agreed that it's a very good film in any case, and one that I added to my 500<400 list after watching.
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1. Hotel (2004) Austria
2. Angst (1983) Austria
3. Dog Days (2001) Austria

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This is one of those movies in which everything feels completely random with the narrative jumping haphazardly between different characters and story threads. Most engaging is probably an elderly widower who encourages his equally old lady friend to dress in his wife's dresses and perform stripteases. The vast majority of characters though are either dull or abrasive - the worst of these being a chatty hitchhiker who keeps asking invasive questions.
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sol wrote: January 3rd, 2022, 4:38 am
DudeLanez wrote: January 3rd, 2022, 3:01 am The Trouble with Being Born (2020)
This is what I went with myself when I wrote about the film on the Unofficial Challenge thread last month - viewtopic.php?t=5700&start=40#p743312 - but agreed that it's a very good film in any case, and one that I added to my 500<400 list after watching.
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I noticed your post last month but didn't read it until after seeing the film for myself. I am very pleased that it made a good impression on you too. After all, the film met with a lot of rejection.
I saw her debut film Das unmögliche Bild (2016) about a year ago and it really impressed me and I didn't expect it to be the same with the second film. Maybe you have the opportunity to take a look at it too.
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DudeLanez wrote: January 3rd, 2022, 11:56 am I am very pleased that it made a good impression on you too. After all, the film met with a lot of rejection.
I saw her debut film Das unmögliche Bild (2016) about a year ago and it really impressed me and I didn't expect it to be the same with the second film. Maybe you have the opportunity to take a look at it too.
Yeah, I read some of the dissenting comments on Letterboxd. It never ceases to amaze me how some can focus in on such small details and fully dismiss a very worthwhile film in the process. Hopefully the film will find the right audience eventually.

Das unmögliche Bild is actually available for me to rent on Vimeo, though from the looks of things it is unsubbed. I might dig deeper and try to find a subbed copy later on in the month, but I'm not intending to make this challenge my main January focus, so I'll see if I hit my other planned viewings first.
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1. Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam/The Golem: How He Came Into the World (1920) 85 min. (Germany)
Not the greatest example of German expressionist film, but a good one. I found the way that it conflated Judaism and demons a somewhat troubling distortion of the myth (as I understand it) that it is based on, although it does not appear that it was done with malicious intent.

2. Alice in den Städten/Alice in the Cities (1974) 112 min. (West Germany)
Pretty much what I expected, but I liked it a lot more than I expected. Yella Rottländer was charming, occasionally annoying but not excessively so, given the crazy adults that she had to depend on.

*First time viewing
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05. Heinrich (1977) - 5/10 (Germany)
06. I Was Nineteen (1968) - 7/10 (Germany)
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!
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ororama wrote: January 3rd, 2022, 4:20 pm 1. Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam/The Golem: How He Came Into the World (1920) 85 min.
Not the greatest example of German expressionist film, but a good one. I found the way that it conflated Judaism and demons a somewhat troubling distortion of the myth (as I understand it) that it is based on, although it does not appear that it was done with malicious intent.

2. Alice in den Städten/Alice in the Cities (1974) 112 min.
Pretty much what I expected, but I liked it a lot more than I expected. Yella Rottländer was charming, occasionally annoying but not excessively so, given the crazy adults that she had to depend on.

*First time viewing
Please include the country of your watched films :)

1. Die Rebellion (1993) (Austria) 6/10
Haneke made for TV film about a disabled ex-soldier after WWI. It is very bleak and cold, if you enjoy Haneke I'd recommend checking this film out.
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1. Die Rebellion (1993) (Austria) 6/10
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1. Formentera (2012, Ann-Kristin Reyels, Germany) - 7.5/10

Criminally forgotten movie. A brilliant mix of Christian Petzold's mystery and Maren Ade's social critique, and a Sabine Timoteo at her very best. The ending leaves something to be desired though and that prevents me from considering it as a true "favourite".
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1. Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle - The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Werner Herzog, 1974) 7/10 ... Germany
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clemmetarey wrote: January 3rd, 2022, 5:30 pm
ororama wrote: January 3rd, 2022, 4:20 pm 1. Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam/The Golem: How He Came Into the World (1920) 85 min.
Not the greatest example of German expressionist film, but a good one. I found the way that it conflated Judaism and demons a somewhat troubling distortion of the myth (as I understand it) that it is based on, although it does not appear that it was done with malicious intent.

2. Alice in den Städten/Alice in the Cities (1974) 112 min.
Pretty much what I expected, but I liked it a lot more than I expected. Yella Rottländer was charming, occasionally annoying but not excessively so, given the crazy adults that she had to depend on.

*First time viewing
Please include the country of your watched films :)
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09. Das doppelte Lottchen (Two Times Lotte, 1950, Báky) 6/10 Germany - 69 checks
10. Das Haus in der Karpfengasse (The House in Karp Lane, 1965, Hoffmann) 7/10 Germany - 6 checks
11. Tschetan, der Indianerjunge (Chetan, Indian Boy; 1972, Bohm) 6,5/10 Germany - 6 checks
12. Der Samurai (2014, Kleinert) 6,5/10 Germany - 170 checks

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GER: 10 / AUT: 2 / CH: 0 / LIE: 0
01. Sylvester (New Year's Eve, 1924, Pick) 5,5/10 Germany - 86 checks
02. Opfergang (The Great Sacrifice, 1944, Harlan) 6/10 Germany - 85 checks
03. Rocker (1972, Lemke) 7/10 Germany - 63 checks
04. Unser täglich Brot (Our Daily Bread, 2005, Geyrhalter) 7,5/10 Austria - 284 checks
05. Königin von Niendorf (Queen of Niendorf, 2017, J. Thome) 6/10 Germany - 7 checks
06. Wunder der Schöpfung (Our Heavenly Bodies, 1925, Kornblum) 8/10 Germany - 61 checks
07. Endstation Liebe (Two Worlds, 1958, Tressler) 6/10 Germany - 2 checks
08. The Trouble with Being Born (2020, Wollner) 7,5/10 Austria - 58 checks
09. Das doppelte Lottchen (Two Times Lotte, 1950, Báky) 6/10 Germany - 69 checks
10. Das Haus in der Karpfengasse (The House in Karp Lane, 1965, Hoffmann) 7/10 Germany - 6 checks
11. Tschetan, der Indianerjunge (Chetan, Indian Boy; 1972, Bohm) 6,5/10 Germany - 6 checks
12. Der Samurai (2014, Kleinert) 6,5/10 Germany - 170 checks
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Thank you for hosting, clemmetarey!

(Screenshots from 'Orfeo' & 'Das freiwillige Jahr'),

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1. Das Feuerzeug (The Tinder Box, Siegfried Hartmann, 1959) 8/10 ((East) Germany)
2. Schneewittchen (Snow White, Gottfried Kolditz, 1961) 7.5/10 ((East) Germany)
3. Rotkäppchen (Little Red Riding-Hood, Götz Friedrich, 1962) 8/10 ((East) Germany)
4. Der kleine Prinz (The Little Prince, Konrad Wolf, 1966) 8.5/10 ((East) Germany)
5. Gritta von Rattenzuhausbeiuns (Gritta of the Rats' Castle, Jürgen Brauer, 1985) 8/10 ((East) Germany)
6. Orfeo (Claude Goretta, 1985) 9.5/10 (Switzerland)
7. Si le soleil ne revenait pas (If the Sun Never Returns, Claude Goretta, 1987) 7.5/10 (Switzerland)
8. Hasenherz (Rabbit Heart, Gunter Friedrich, 1987) 8/10 ((East) Germany)
9. Der Nachtmahr (The Nightmare, Achim Bornhak (AKIZ), 2015) 5.5/10 (Germany)
10. Das freiwillige Jahr (A Voluntary Year, Ulrich Köhler & Henner Winckler, 2019) 8/10 (Germany)

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1. Hotel (2004) Austria
2. Angst (1983) Austria
3. Dog Days (2001) Austria
4. Der Samurai (2014) Germany

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This builds up well the mysteriousness of the titular samurai who seems to want the policeman to join him in his quest, and the film is mostly powered through by the sheer weirdness and unpredictability of it. There is some very graphic bloodletting too. Where the film gets really intriguing though in its symbolism and what the wolf and samurai represent, and ultimately the film is unclear about this. The film is very interesting and unusual for sure though.
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07. Looping (1981) - 3/10 (Germany)
08. Port of Freedom (1944) - 6/10 (Germany)
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!
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1. Formentera (2012, Ann-Kristin Reyels, Germany) - 7.5/10
2. Wood and Water (2021, Jonas Bak, Germany) - 6/10
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beavis wrote: January 1st, 2022, 7:31 pm 1. Das Mädchen vom Moorhof (1935) 6.5 Germany
2. Mirage de la vie (1983) 6.0 Switzerland
3. Metamorphosen (2013) 7.5 Germany
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Artistic doc on a heavily radioactively poluted region in Russia. The makers both want to make a slow mood piece and tell an important story with lots of facts and local people's stories... I don't think the mix worked entirely, but it is still an interesting work

4. Blutsauger (2021) 7.5 Germany
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deadpan quirky cinephilic fun, This director is becoming better with each film I think, but it is hard to reccomend to anyone :) He's a bit like Eugene Green in a way, only featuring Marx instead of Baroque art

5. Orphea (2020) 6.5 Germany
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Kluge and Khavn directing together... still focussing on musical vignettes like most of Khavn's movies, but I see where Kluge comes in. And the main actress is the same as in Blutsauger; she is doing some interesting stuff! In the end the poorly executed musical numbers without end wore me down too much, and I felt there wasn't really any interesting points develloped with any of the characters, but I do like the attitude of these film makers and some of the visuals were really cool.
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13. Weg ohne Umkehr (No Way Back, 1953, Vicas) 7/10 Germany - 12 checks
14. Aus einem deutschen Leben (Death Is My Trade, 1977, Kotulla) 6/10 Germany - 43 checks
15. Zwei verlorene Schafe (2016, Enders) 5/10 Germany - 1st check

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GER: 13 / AUT: 2 / CH: 0 / LIE: 0
01. Sylvester (New Year's Eve, 1924, Pick) 5,5/10 Germany - 86 checks
02. Opfergang (The Great Sacrifice, 1944, Harlan) 6/10 Germany - 85 checks
03. Rocker (1972, Lemke) 7/10 Germany - 63 checks
04. Unser täglich Brot (Our Daily Bread, 2005, Geyrhalter) 7,5/10 Austria - 284 checks
05. Königin von Niendorf (Queen of Niendorf, 2017, J. Thome) 6/10 Germany - 7 checks
06. Wunder der Schöpfung (Our Heavenly Bodies, 1925, Kornblum) 8/10 Germany - 61 checks
07. Endstation Liebe (Two Worlds, 1958, Tressler) 6/10 Germany - 2 checks
08. The Trouble with Being Born (2020, Wollner) 7,5/10 Austria - 58 checks
09. Das doppelte Lottchen (Two Times Lotte, 1950, Báky) 6/10 Germany - 69 checks
10. Das Haus in der Karpfengasse (The House in Karp Lane, 1965, Hoffmann) 7/10 Germany - 6 checks
11. Tschetan, der Indianerjunge (Chetan, Indian Boy; 1972, Bohm) 6,5/10 Germany - 6 checks
12. Der Samurai (2014, Kleinert) 6,5/10 Germany - 170 checks
13. Weg ohne Umkehr (No Way Back, 1953, Vicas) 7/10 Germany - 12 checks
14. Aus einem deutschen Leben (Death Is My Trade, 1977, Kotulla) 6/10 Germany - 43 checks
15. Zwei verlorene Schafe (2016, Enders) 5/10 Germany - 1 check
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1. Hotel (2004) Austria
2. Angst (1983) Austria
3. Dog Days (2001) Austria
4. Der Samurai (2014) Germany
5. Sennentuntschi (2010) Switzerland

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As a young girl discovers the remains of a human body, guided by a ghost with a torch, this Swiss horror film gets off to an intriguing start. Soon after the discovery though, the girl's mother begins recounting a story of a summoned demon woman in local folklore. While the story-within has some graphic and gory moments, it is never as engaging as the young girl's discovery, and we only get back to the present-day timeline in the final five minutes.
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09. Anatomy (2000) - 6/10 (Germany)
10. Schumacher (2021) - 7/10 (Germany)
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!
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1. Formentera (2012, Ann-Kristin Reyels, Germany) - 7.5/10
2. Wood and Water (2021, Jonas Bak, Germany) - 6/10
3. Die bauliche Maßnahme (2018, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Austria) - 5/10

Some interesting moments but infinitely more chatty than "Homo Sapiens", not always for the best.
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16. Tätowierung (Tattoo, 1967, Schaaf) 6,5/10 Germany - 12 checks
17. Halbe Treppe (Grill Point, 2002, Dresen) 6,5/10 Germany - 38 checks
18. Ich bin dein Mensch (I'm Your Man, 2021, Schrader) 7/10 Germany - 132 checks

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Tätowierung (1967)
GER: 16 / AUT: 2 / CH: 0 / LIE: 0
01. Sylvester (New Year's Eve, 1924, Pick) 5,5/10 Germany - 86 checks
02. Opfergang (The Great Sacrifice, 1944, Harlan) 6/10 Germany - 85 checks
03. Rocker (1972, Lemke) 7/10 Germany - 63 checks
04. Unser täglich Brot (Our Daily Bread, 2005, Geyrhalter) 7,5/10 Austria - 284 checks
05. Königin von Niendorf (Queen of Niendorf, 2017, J. Thome) 6/10 Germany - 7 checks
06. Wunder der Schöpfung (Our Heavenly Bodies, 1925, Kornblum) 8/10 Germany - 61 checks
07. Endstation Liebe (Two Worlds, 1958, Tressler) 6/10 Germany - 2 checks
08. The Trouble with Being Born (2020, Wollner) 7,5/10 Austria - 58 checks
09. Das doppelte Lottchen (Two Times Lotte, 1950, Báky) 6/10 Germany - 69 checks
10. Das Haus in der Karpfengasse (The House in Karp Lane, 1965, Hoffmann) 7/10 Germany - 6 checks
11. Tschetan, der Indianerjunge (Chetan, Indian Boy; 1972, Bohm) 6,5/10 Germany - 6 checks
12. Der Samurai (2014, Kleinert) 6,5/10 Germany - 170 checks
13. Weg ohne Umkehr (No Way Back, 1953, Vicas) 7/10 Germany - 12 checks
14. Aus einem deutschen Leben (Death Is My Trade, 1977, Kotulla) 6/10 Germany - 43 checks
15. Zwei verlorene Schafe (2016, Enders) 5/10 Germany - 1 check
16. Tätowierung (Tattoo, 1967, Schaaf) 6,5/10 Germany - 12 checks
17. Halbe Treppe (Grill Point, 2002, Dresen) 6,5/10 Germany - 38 checks
18. Ich bin dein Mensch (I'm Your Man, 2021, Schrader) 7/10 Germany - 132 checks
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3. Falsche Bewegung/Wrong Move (1975) * 103 min. (West Germany)
A writer travels around West Germany with an unusual mix of people who join him along the way, seeking inspiration for his writing. Mostly aimless, with the quirky travelers not providing sufficient clarity regarding where the writer (and the movie) are going.
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1. Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam/The Golem: How He Came Into the World (1920) 85 min. (Germany)
2. Alice in den Städten/Alice in the Cities (1974) 112 min. (West Germany)
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