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St. Gloede wrote: January 24th, 2022, 4:46 pm 21. Das schreckliche Mädchen / The Nasty Girl (1990, Michael Verhoeven) - Germany
9/10
I watched this one back in 2020 and enjoyed it a lot. It's also interesting that it is based on a true story, though fictionalized for the film.
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Concerning Farocki, I noticed that ..
Traveller wrote: January 22nd, 2022, 4:57 pm 43. In Comparison (2009) - 3/10 (Austria)
.. this may be the first negative thing I've ever read about him on this Forum. It's something of a local hype (for the initiated) - I wouldn't nearly call him well-known in Germany or as an European filmmaker in general.
Never seen anything, not judging.
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16. Rotation (1949, Germany)
This postwar effort from DEFA concerns an average German worker, the struggles of him and his family during the Depression, and his uneasy attempt to live with the Nazi regime. As a clear indictment of complicity and a call for pacifism, it never outgrows its simplistic political messages, but it's still a worthy effort.
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gunnar wrote: January 24th, 2022, 8:37 pm
St. Gloede wrote: January 24th, 2022, 4:46 pm 21. Das schreckliche Mädchen / The Nasty Girl (1990, Michael Verhoeven) - Germany
9/10
I watched this one back in 2020 and enjoyed it a lot. It's also interesting that it is based on a true story, though fictionalized for the film.
Great point, which I should have mentioned - as it adds another layer of even more serious consideration on top.

Have you by any chance seen Verhoeven's O.K. from 20 years earlier? It is another reproduction of real events in a way that is even more artificial. I think you might get a lot out of it if you enjoyed The Nasty Girl as they really go well together, both in techniques and content.
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St. Gloede wrote: January 24th, 2022, 9:31 pm Have you by any chance seen Verhoeven's O.K. from 20 years earlier? It is another reproduction of real events in a way that is even more artificial. I think you might get a lot out of it if you enjoyed The Nasty Girl as they really go well together, both in techniques and content.
I haven't seen O.K. yet. It sounds like it is a good film, but I don't really want to watch a film with brutal rape scenes so I'm not sure when or if I will check it out. Perhaps during a future German film challenge.
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Torgo wrote: January 24th, 2022, 8:38 pm Concerning Farocki, I noticed that ..
Traveller wrote: January 22nd, 2022, 4:57 pm 43. In Comparison (2009) - 3/10 (Austria)
.. this may be the first negative thing I've ever read about him on this Forum. It's something of a local hype (for the initiated) - I wouldn't nearly call him well-known in Germany or as an European filmmaker in general.
Never seen anything, not judging.
I have not seen In Comparison so I cannot make any comment there.

On the topic of his forum popularity, would say that it is not so much local hype as it is Farocki having a certain degree and respect within very specific niches of cinephilia - and I think he can only really find support in the niches. There is nothing he has done so far, except perhaps works like The Re-Education, which has the general audiences appeal. His works are generally focused on form and theory, be that film theory or political theory. Even respected masters like Godard get largely ignored when they delve into essayist or experimental territory, and Farocki is there in the fringes of theory. This is also why he is so beloved with certain people, as he in specific films moved the cinematic language forward/to the side and did something fairly new - though often almost abstract - at least through the lens of narrative cinema.

I think the lack of clocked views on IMDb, Letterboxd, ICM, etc. are mainly testaments to the fact that he has not quite been carried through to younger generations, as the respect and references you see to him are quite astonishing. Remember, Images of the World and the Inscription of War (1989) and Videogram of a Revolution (1992) both made the S&S top 250 (a decade ago, let's see if they stay) with the first almost cracking the top 100. He is however quite likely a director far more likely to be championed by filmmakers, specific crits and theorists/academics - in part because he was one himself - and his film writing is quite highly respected (yet to read any of his books myself, but they generally have great reviews from what I have seen).

Farocki could even be argued to have some of the credit for the Berlin School movement as he lectured at DFFB (where the movement started) and was the mentor of the biggest name of the movement, Christian Petzold, first helping him with his student films, but co-wrote a large portion of Petzold's films until he died (including both Barbara and Phoenix, both bigger than any of his films).
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gunnar wrote: January 24th, 2022, 9:56 pm
St. Gloede wrote: January 24th, 2022, 9:31 pm Have you by any chance seen Verhoeven's O.K. from 20 years earlier? It is another reproduction of real events in a way that is even more artificial. I think you might get a lot out of it if you enjoyed The Nasty Girl as they really go well together, both in techniques and content.
I haven't seen O.K. yet. It sounds like it is a good film, but I don't really want to watch a film with brutal rape scenes so I'm not sure when or if I will check it out. Perhaps during a future German film challenge.
I understand that perspective, and while the film is clearly a performance rather than attempting realism, the rape scene is still genuinely harrowing.
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24. Die Schulung AKA Indoctrination (1987, Harun Farocki) - Germany

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After writing up my thoughts on The Re-Education I could not help myself from jumping back to Farocki's first exploration of corporate seminars. In a way these films could and probably should be considered a duology, as not only do they have similar subversive forms, asking us to actively question and contextualize what we are seeing - with a key from the title - but each seminar is held by the very same coach. He is charming, enthusiastic, cheeky, gaudy, manipulative - and he will train people to express themselves in a way that captivates - be that leading teams as in Indoctrination - which focuses on executives - or ex-East German salesmen not used to manipulating their targets in The Re-Education. In this frame of mind I have to make the generally unusual claim that the sequel, is better - by far. In fact though, while watching Indoctrination I had to remind myself that this came first so as to not judge it too harshly.

Indoctrination is missing the historical moment, it is missing the look behind the curtain (pun intended) at how one culture and way of life is consumed (pun intended) into another, and it is missing the larger implications, the sense of dread, the high stakes (extinction, the disappearance of a way of life, desperately seeking ways to keep the companies afloat) and the claustrophobia that came from the mountain setting and the participants' inability to leave. Seeing comfortable executives simply learning ways to control a room is just not as awe inspiring, especially when you recently saw the latter.

That said, objectively (by my subjective standards) it is still a great work, especially when you take a step back. You get a look behind the curtain of manipulation and Farocki really manages to make you connect to many of the participants, feel their fears and desires and bring forth something human. The way the coach behaves is also critically explored as we go through the exercises, see how he interacts with, tricks and feeds the participants in various ways. It is, yet again, a 45-46 minute effort, but it has far more grandeur and power, and makes a seminar come to life under a critical eye. I am quite amazed that these challenging and thought-provoking films would be casually released on TV. 8/10
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10. Whity (1971) * 95 min. (West Germany)
Maybe not the craziest Western that I've seen, but crazy and very Fassbinder.
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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)
3. Falsche Bewegung/Wrong Move (1975) * 103 min. (West Germany)
4. Der siebente Kontinent/The Seventh Continent (1989) * 108 min. (Austria)
5. Das Zaubermännchen/Rumpelstiltskin (1960) * 70 min. (East Germany)
6. Freak Orlando (1981) * 127 min. (West Germany)
7. Schneewittchen/Snow White (1961) * 60 min. (East Germany)
8. Meyer aus Berlin/Meyer from Berlin (1919) * 58 min. (Germany)
9. Mädchen in Uniform (1931) * 88 min.  (Germany)
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63. Der Fall Gleiwitz (The Affair Gleiwitz, 1961, Klein) 6,5/10 Germany - 58 checks
64. Cuba Libre (1996, Petzold) 6/10 Germany - 10 checks

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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
19. Das letzte Loch (The Last Hole, 1981, Achternbusch) 7/10 Germany - 10 checks
20. Die Fremde (When We Leave, 2010, Aladag) 5,5/10 Germany - 282 checks
21. Giraffe (2019, Hartmann) 5,5/10 Germany - 26 checks
22. Canaris (Deadly Decision, 1954, Weidenmann) 5/10 Germany - 26 checks
23. Der Fan (The Fan, 1982, Schmidt) 5/10 Germany - 140 checks
24. Yasemin (1988, Bohm) 7/10 Germany - 18 checks
25. Nachts auf den Straßen (The Mistress, 1952, Jugert) 4,5/10 Germany - 49 checks
26. Nekromantik (1987, Buttgereit) 3/10 Germany - 799 checks
27. Hochzeitsgäste (Wedding Guests, 1990, Glasow) 6/10 Germany - 2 checks
28. Berliner Ballade (The Berliner, 1948, Stemmle) 6,5/10 Germany - 53 checks
29. Erste Liebe (First Love, 1970, Schell) 6/10 Switzerland - 47 checks
30. Servus Bayern (Bye-bye Bavaria!, 1977, Achternbusch) 7/10 Germany - 2 checks
31. Schmutz (1987, Manker) 6/10 Austria - 29 checks
32. Kleine Haie (Acting It Out, 1992, Wortmann) 6/10 Germany - 38 checks
33. Morgen beginnt das Leben (Life Begins Tomorrow, 1933, Hochbaum) 6,5/10 Germany - 35 checks
34. Jede Menge Kohle (A Lot of Bills to Pay, 1981, Winkelmann) 7/10 Germany - 14 checks
35. Bang Boom Bang - Ein todsicheres Ding (1999, Thorwarth) 5/10 Germany - 208 checks
36. I Know the Way to the Hofbrauhaus (1991, Achternbusch) 4,5/10 Germany - 2 checks
37. Oh Boy (A Coffee in Berlin, 2012, Gerster) 7/10 Germany - 891 checks
38. Gundermann (2018, Dresen) 7/10 Germany - 60 checks
39. Hick's Last Stand (1990, Achternbusch) 5/10 Germany - 2 checks
40. Zur Hölle mit den anderen (2018, Krohmer) 6/10 Germany - 3 checks
41. Der bewegte Mann (Maybe... Maybe Not, 1994, Wortmann) 4,5/10 Germany - 251 checks
42. Alles auf Zucker! (Go for Zucker, 2004, Levy) 5/10 Germany - 132 checks
43. Das Brot der frühen Jahre (The Bread of Those Early Years, 1962, Vesely) 6/10 Germany - 37 checks
44. Rossini (1997, Dietl) 4/10 Germany - 77 checks
45. Zu weit weg (Too Far Away, 2019, Winkenstette) 5/10 Germany - 2 checks
46. Der goldene Handschuh (The Golden Glove, 2019, Akin) 6/10 Germany - 349 checks
47. Die Parallelstrasse (The Parallel Street, 1962, Khittl) 7/10 Germany - 125 checks
48. Hanne (2018, Graf) 6,5/10 Germany - 1st check
49. Systemsprenger (System Crasher, 2019, Fingscheidt) 6,5/10 Germany - 342 checks
50. Heinrich (1977, Sanders-Brahms) 4,5/10 Germany - 15 checks
51. Der Nachtmahr (The Nightmare, 2015, Akiz) 6,5/10 Germany - 157 checks
52. Le petit prince a dit (And the Little Prince Said, 1992, Pascal) 6/10 Switzerland - 31 checks
53. Der Totmacher (The Deathmaker, 1995, Karmakar) 6,5/10 Germany - 106 checks
54. Goya - oder Der arge Weg der Erkenntnis (1971, Wolf) 6,5/10 Germany - 20 checks
55. Lina Braake (1975, Sinkel) 6,5/10 Germany - 13 checks
56. Leise flehen meine Lieder (Lover Divine, 1933, Forst) 6,5/10 Austria - 40 checks
57. Trotta (1971, Schaaf) 6,5/10 Germany - 7 checks
58. Liebe Mutter, mir geht es gut (Dear Mother, I'm All Right, 1972, Ziewer) 4,5/10 Germany - 1st check
59. Der Neger Erwin (Erwin the Negro, 1981, Achternbusch) 5,5/10 Germany - 2 checks
60. Meine Schwester Maria (My Sister Maria, 2002, Schell) 6,5/10 Austria - 5 checks
61. John Rabe (2009, Gallenberger) 6/10 Germany - 267 checks
62. Atmen (Breathing, 2011, Markovics) 6,5/10 Austria - 203 checks
63. Der Fall Gleiwitz (The Affair Gleiwitz, 1961, Klein) 6,5/10 Germany - 58 checks
64. Cuba Libre (1996, Petzold) 6/10 Germany - 10 checks
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13 - The White Ribbon (2009) - 7.5/10 - (Germany) - In a small German village in 1914, a series of incidents lead to the town doctor being injured, a farmer's wife dying, several children being attacked, and so on. There seems to be a lot of abuse and repression going on in the town. The narrator is the local schoolteacher relating the events many years later. It's a good film, though I thought it dragged a bit at times.

14 - Nowhere in Africa (2001) - 9/10 - (Germany) - A Jewish woman and her daughter leave Germany in 1938 to join her husband in Kenya. The husband was a lawyer who saw the danger in staying in Germany and now has a farm. He was unable to convince the rest of his family to leave Germany. The daughter soon acclimates to life in Africa and becomes close friends with the native cook. The wife takes quite a bit longer to adjust. I loved this one.

15 - Great Freedom (2021) - 7/10 - (Austria) - Hans is arrested for homosexual activities in Germany in 1968. He has been in and out of prison since WWII ended and the only stable relationship he's really had is with his cellmate. The film is very slow and meditative. It works for the story, though it didn't really help to draw me in.


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1 - Journey of Hope (1990) - 8/10 - (Switzerland)
2 - The Captain from Kopenick (1956) - 7.5/10 - (West Germany)
3 - '38 - Vienna Before the Fall (1986) - 6/10 - (Austria)
4 - L'Invitation (1973) - 7/10 - (Switzerland)
5 - Arms and the Man/Helden (1958) - 7/10 - (West Germany)
6 - The Pedestrian (1973) - 6.5/10 - (West Germany)
7 - The Counterfeiters (2007) - 8/10 - (Austria)
8 - Schtonk! (1992) - 7/10 - (Germany)
9 - Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005) - 8/10 - (Germany)
10 - Toni Erdmann (2016) - 7/10 - (Germany)
11 - Dangerous Moves (1984) - 7.5/10 - (Switzerland)
12 - Angry Harvest (1985) - 7/10 - (West Germany)
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11. Olympia 1. Teil - Fest der Völker/Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations (1938) * 124 min. (Germany)
12. Olympia 2. Teil - Fest der Schönheit/Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty (1938) * 100 min.  (Germany)
The first movie was the most focused on who won of the Olympic films that I've seen so far, and both films are technically impressive. There are a few odd choices, cutting out a few attempts in which top competitors failed and using some less than optimal angles, such as shooting several heats of hurdles from behind. The second movie was one of the less focused on who won of the Olympic films that I've seen so far, emphasizing the aesthetics of bodies in motion. The long opening of the first movie with the Parthenon and statues was pretentious and rather boring, and even the athletic nudes that followed and the opening ceremony which emphasized German allies and major nations weren't especially exciting. It was very good coverage of the competition, especially the first movie, but didn't impress me as propaganda. I didn't think it was much more fascist than any other Olympics.
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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)
3. Falsche Bewegung/Wrong Move (1975) * 103 min. (West Germany)
4. Der siebente Kontinent/The Seventh Continent (1989) * 108 min. (Austria)
5. Das Zaubermännchen/Rumpelstiltskin (1960) * 70 min. (East Germany)
6. Freak Orlando (1981) * 127 min. (West Germany)
7. Schneewittchen/Snow White (1961) * 60 min. (East Germany)
8. Meyer aus Berlin/Meyer from Berlin (1919) * 58 min. (Germany)
9. Mädchen in Uniform (1931) * 88 min.  (Germany)
10. Whity (1971) * 95 min. (West Germany)
*First time viewing
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*All are from Germany

25. Die Verrohung des Franz Blum / The Brutalisation of Franz Blum (1974, Reinhard Hauff)

A perfectly decent but forgettable prison drama that mainly stands out for Jürgen Prochnow's lead performance. 5/10.


26. Habermann (2010, Juraj Herz)

A well-acted and harsh drama depicting a Czech/German bordertown and the ethnic tensions under Nazi Germany. Herz' direction is chilling and manages to mix a sense of sentiment with utter coldness and just a glimt in the eye as the harrowing story unfolds. It has a few scratches in the polish and at times feel a little rushed and underdeveloped (that intro card is also awful and tacky) which leaves the film just shy of greatness, but it is still a very strong late (& straight rather than surreal) effort from the fantastic Juraj Herz. 7.5/10


27. Oh Boy (2012, Jan Ole Gerster)

A light, jazzed up and gently comedic look at a wayward young man with all the gloom and existentialism you can imagine. While well sot, pleasant and entertaining it feels like a very light effort, and almost running like an indie parody/greatest hits compilation. It is good all the same, but not the special sleeper hit I was hoping for. 6/10


28. Der schöne Tag / A Fine Day (2001, Thomas Arslan)

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A Fine Day really heightens the issue I sometimes have with the Berlin School movement, especially the early films, where it often feels like they are trying out something they've learnt. However, when it comes to copy-paste this Arslan exercise is possibly the most extreme, as it is frankly a mashup of Eric Rohmer's The Aviator's Wife and A Good Marriage, perhaps with a slight dash of My Night at Maud's. You have a relationship on the fritz, walking along the streets, a one-day timespan, a possible romance discovered in a park (ok, up until this point it is all Aviator) and then it even copies the ending of A Good Marriage completely (just with a different music choice).

Now, what Arslan does works, i.e. showing a cold kind of vulnerability and modern love, and he captures a brooding melancholy with some lighter touches. I also have to say that itis also nice that he gives credit where credit is due, more or less opening and closing the film (within the first and last 5-10 mins) with footage from Rohmer's A Summer Tale, where our voice actor lead repeats the lines and try to capture/emulate the emotion - meta/fourth-wall anyone? This piece does lack the more overt dialectic approach in Rohmer's work, which is such a large part of why his films are great, but it manages to do something of its own, even with all the mimicry. Hell, if a sociologist didn't drop out of the sky to deliver the message of the film I would have liked it even more. 6/10


29. Nachtschatten / Nightshade (1972, Niklaus Schilling)

Some interesting ideas, but the execution here is just poor. 4/10


30. Der Katzensteg / Betrayal (1927, Gerhard Lamprecht)

The great, albeit melodramatic social director Gerhard Lamprecht always seems to not quite know what to do when he tackles the ruling class, leading to stale works like Die Buddenbrooks and well, this, which while it looks quite great and tries to push a good message of sorts (even if a little confused) just doesn't come together to be more than a decent film. 5/10.


31. Ein großer graublauer Vogel / A Big Grey-Blue Bird (1971, Thomas Schamoni)

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Thomas Schamoni is a completely forgotten director from the New German Cinema period, and that is both understandable and a little bit of a shame, as while this is an utter mess, it is something of a unique work utterly obsessed with the process of film. It follows a thoroughly flimsy, hardly thought out plot of a secret code create by eminent scientists, with a race against time - with a cameraman and unknown enemies in tow - as it mainly meanders into sex, people laying about, sleeping, sitting, smiling ... it is really just a psychedelic work here everyone involved not just look like they are all-out stereotypical stoners, and frankly, I'd be shocked if not everyone involved was on drugs. It is fairly slight, sometimes just frustrating, but some of the meta elements and play on form, including constantly filming and rewatching events are inspired and exciting. It is also one of those films that just has fun and never takes itself seriously, which really works in its favour. A pretty ridiculous and memorable ending as well. 6/10.


32. St. Pauli zwischen Nacht und Morgen / St. Pauli Between Night and Morning (1967, Jose Benazeraf)

Despite looking fairly well, this plot and execution is so ludicrously pulpy (and seemingly without any self-awareness) that it ends up being downright bad. 3/10.


33. Die Tote von Beverly Hills / Dead Woman from Beverly Hills (1964, Michael Pfleghar)

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A madhat whodunit meta-comedy-thriller, which intercuts the black and white (but still thoroughly silly) noir with the over-the-top whimsical tale of the victim's past. It is thoroughly stylized, often clever, certifiably cheeky, but also just really damn silly. I will call it inspired, and a fairly rare tale and execution, with just so much enthusiasm and play. Quite surprising that it has been relatively forgotten as it looks like an all-out auteur masterpiece, especially in the colour sequences, that mash-up so many different styles and are consistently creative and varied. Altogether, it is a little rough around the edge, but a thoroughly fun discovery. 7/10.
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49. Masquerade in Vienna (1934) - 6/10 (Austria)
50. Schramm (1993) - 5/10 (Germany)
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65. Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe (Tenderness of the Wolves, 1973, Lommel) 5,5/10 Germany - 134 checks
66. Schtonk (1992, Dietl) 5/10 Germany - 154 checks

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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
19. Das letzte Loch (The Last Hole, 1981, Achternbusch) 7/10 Germany - 10 checks
20. Die Fremde (When We Leave, 2010, Aladag) 5,5/10 Germany - 282 checks
21. Giraffe (2019, Hartmann) 5,5/10 Germany - 26 checks
22. Canaris (Deadly Decision, 1954, Weidenmann) 5/10 Germany - 26 checks
23. Der Fan (The Fan, 1982, Schmidt) 5/10 Germany - 140 checks
24. Yasemin (1988, Bohm) 7/10 Germany - 18 checks
25. Nachts auf den Straßen (The Mistress, 1952, Jugert) 4,5/10 Germany - 49 checks
26. Nekromantik (1987, Buttgereit) 3/10 Germany - 799 checks
27. Hochzeitsgäste (Wedding Guests, 1990, Glasow) 6/10 Germany - 2 checks
28. Berliner Ballade (The Berliner, 1948, Stemmle) 6,5/10 Germany - 53 checks
29. Erste Liebe (First Love, 1970, Schell) 6/10 Switzerland - 47 checks
30. Servus Bayern (Bye-bye Bavaria!, 1977, Achternbusch) 7/10 Germany - 2 checks
31. Schmutz (1987, Manker) 6/10 Austria - 29 checks
32. Kleine Haie (Acting It Out, 1992, Wortmann) 6/10 Germany - 38 checks
33. Morgen beginnt das Leben (Life Begins Tomorrow, 1933, Hochbaum) 6,5/10 Germany - 35 checks
34. Jede Menge Kohle (A Lot of Bills to Pay, 1981, Winkelmann) 7/10 Germany - 14 checks
35. Bang Boom Bang - Ein todsicheres Ding (1999, Thorwarth) 5/10 Germany - 208 checks
36. I Know the Way to the Hofbrauhaus (1991, Achternbusch) 4,5/10 Germany - 2 checks
37. Oh Boy (A Coffee in Berlin, 2012, Gerster) 7/10 Germany - 891 checks
38. Gundermann (2018, Dresen) 7/10 Germany - 60 checks
39. Hick's Last Stand (1990, Achternbusch) 5/10 Germany - 2 checks
40. Zur Hölle mit den anderen (2018, Krohmer) 6/10 Germany - 3 checks
41. Der bewegte Mann (Maybe... Maybe Not, 1994, Wortmann) 4,5/10 Germany - 251 checks
42. Alles auf Zucker! (Go for Zucker, 2004, Levy) 5/10 Germany - 132 checks
43. Das Brot der frühen Jahre (The Bread of Those Early Years, 1962, Vesely) 6/10 Germany - 37 checks
44. Rossini (1997, Dietl) 4/10 Germany - 77 checks
45. Zu weit weg (Too Far Away, 2019, Winkenstette) 5/10 Germany - 2 checks
46. Der goldene Handschuh (The Golden Glove, 2019, Akin) 6/10 Germany - 349 checks
47. Die Parallelstrasse (The Parallel Street, 1962, Khittl) 7/10 Germany - 125 checks
48. Hanne (2018, Graf) 6,5/10 Germany - 1st check
49. Systemsprenger (System Crasher, 2019, Fingscheidt) 6,5/10 Germany - 342 checks
50. Heinrich (1977, Sanders-Brahms) 4,5/10 Germany - 15 checks
51. Der Nachtmahr (The Nightmare, 2015, Akiz) 6,5/10 Germany - 157 checks
52. Le petit prince a dit (And the Little Prince Said, 1992, Pascal) 6/10 Switzerland - 31 checks
53. Der Totmacher (The Deathmaker, 1995, Karmakar) 6,5/10 Germany - 106 checks
54. Goya - oder Der arge Weg der Erkenntnis (1971, Wolf) 6,5/10 Germany - 20 checks
55. Lina Braake (1975, Sinkel) 6,5/10 Germany - 13 checks
56. Leise flehen meine Lieder (Lover Divine, 1933, Forst) 6,5/10 Austria - 40 checks
57. Trotta (1971, Schaaf) 6,5/10 Germany - 7 checks
58. Liebe Mutter, mir geht es gut (Dear Mother, I'm All Right, 1972, Ziewer) 4,5/10 Germany - 1st check
59. Der Neger Erwin (Erwin the Negro, 1981, Achternbusch) 5,5/10 Germany - 2 checks
60. Meine Schwester Maria (My Sister Maria, 2002, Schell) 6,5/10 Austria - 5 checks
61. John Rabe (2009, Gallenberger) 6/10 Germany - 267 checks
62. Atmen (Breathing, 2011, Markovics) 6,5/10 Austria - 203 checks
63. Der Fall Gleiwitz (The Affair Gleiwitz, 1961, Klein) 6,5/10 Germany - 58 checks
64. Cuba Libre (1996, Petzold) 6/10 Germany - 10 checks
65. Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe (Tenderness of the Wolves, 1973, Lommel) 5,5/10 Germany - 134 checks
66. Schtonk (1992, Dietl) 5/10 Germany - 154 checks
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51. Schmetterlinge (1988) - 7/10 (Germany)
52. Rotation (1949) - 6/10 (Germany)
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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
4. Das Mädchen und die Spinne (2021, Ramon Zürcher & Silvan Zürcher, Switzerland) - 5/10
5. Ordnung (1980, Sohrab Shahid Saless, Germany) - 6.5/10
6. Imperativ (1982, Krzysztof Zanussi, Germany) - 5/10
7. Der plötzliche Reichtum der armen Leute von Kombach (1971, Volker Schlöndorff, Germany) - 7/10
8. Vampyr (1932, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Germany) - no rating
9. Azor (2021, Andreas Fontana, Switzerland) - 7/10
10. Barbara (2012, Christian Petzold, Germany) - 6/10
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16 - Downfall (2004) - 8/10 - (Germany) - The last days of the Third Reich are shown in Berlin, starting on Hitler's birthday in 1945 and going through the surrender of Berlin to the Soviets. It's pretty realistic and Bruno Ganz seems to channel Hitler in his performance.

17 - Beyond Silence (1996) - 8.5/10 - (Germany) - Lara is the daughter of two deaf parents who has to translate for them a lot while growing up. She develops a love for music at age 10 when her aunt gives her a clarinet and it turns out that Lara is a gifted musician. However, music is a world that her parents can't understand and her father is afraid of losing her. I thought the film was very well acted and had a good mix of humor and sadness. It's a very good film.

18 - The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008) - 7/10 - (Germany) - This film looks at the formation and actions of the RAF (Red Army Faction), a far-left militant group that used terrorist actions, robberies, assassinations, and so on in West Germany in the 1960s/1970s. The film starts in 1967 with a protest against the Shah of Iran which has police and supporters of the Shah attacking protesters. The film was interesting at first, but became less so when it turned into almost a montage of actions while some of the principals were in prison.


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1 - Journey of Hope (1990) - 8/10 - (Switzerland)
2 - The Captain from Kopenick (1956) - 7.5/10 - (West Germany)
3 - '38 - Vienna Before the Fall (1986) - 6/10 - (Austria)
4 - L'Invitation (1973) - 7/10 - (Switzerland)
5 - Arms and the Man/Helden (1958) - 7/10 - (West Germany)
6 - The Pedestrian (1973) - 6.5/10 - (West Germany)
7 - The Counterfeiters (2007) - 8/10 - (Austria)
8 - Schtonk! (1992) - 7/10 - (Germany)
9 - Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005) - 8/10 - (Germany)
10 - Toni Erdmann (2016) - 7/10 - (Germany)
11 - Dangerous Moves (1984) - 7.5/10 - (Switzerland)
12 - Angry Harvest (1985) - 7/10 - (West Germany)
13 - The White Ribbon (2009) - 7.5/10 - (Germany)
14 - Nowhere in Africa (2001) - 9/10 - (Germany)
15 - Great Freedom (2021) - 7/10 - (Austria)
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34. Auf der anderen Seite / The Edge of Heaven (2007, Faith Akin)

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While The Edge of Heaven walks the edges of coevolution as it spins a tale of human connections/lack of connections with far too many coincidences, it is hard to overlook the human core in a dark world. The bleak melancholy blunted the cold and simple presentation make it a consistently moving and powerful work. Was also wonderful to see a great turn from Hanna Schygulla. 8/10.


35. Die Klage der Kaiserin / The Complaint of an Empress (1990, Pina Bausch)

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I assume quite a few of you have seen Wim Wenders' Pina, and here, 20 years earlier, we have an experimental film directed by the famed choreographer. It mainly consists of scantily clad women and men walking, sitting, running, and it is honestly a very interesting work with fascinating visual ideas and repetitions. As it progresses it does start to feel rather repetitive, but there is some great work here. 6/10.


36. O Happy Day (1970, Zbynek Brynych)

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A thoroughly trippy, psychedelic and darkly comedic depiction of a teenage girl's sexual awakening, thoughts and random fears. What starts as a comedic mood piece, becomes increasingly scathing as her world starts to break apart. O Happy Day is placed in throughout, complete with 60s music to get the vibe just right, the visuals remain creative and the atmosphere is spectacular to the point that some rougher edges are easily smoothened out. 8/10


37. Mein Herz - Niemandem! / My Heart Is Mine Alone (1997, Helma Sanders-Brahms)

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My Heart Is Mine Alone is a boldly experimental, yet surprisingly heartfelt and accessible effort presenting the dual and overlapping tale of two expressionist poets, from childhood to old age. What is the difference between them? One a woman, the other is a man. He is a protestant, she is Jewish. He embraces the nazis, she ... 

Based on true people and using their poetry, including their poetry to or about each other (they were lovers) we form a nuance, lightly absurd and comical picture of two characters, who are played by the same two actors - Lena Stolze and Cornelius Obonya almost throughout the entire running time (except their childhood). Real images show how they actually looked and aged, but they mostly remain the same. 

The film purposefully strives against realism, even mixing in expressionistic sets or just plain theatrical sets, though the emotional core feels real, and the narrative earnest, sympathetic and filled with melancholy and heartbreak. 8.5/10.


38. Der Fan / The Fan (1982, Eckhart Schmidt)'

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A synth-fueled psychological thriller that moves in one direction and goes to some dark places. It feels a little too simple, but the vibe is intense. 7/10. 
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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
4. Das Mädchen und die Spinne (2021, Ramon Zürcher & Silvan Zürcher, Switzerland) - 5/10
5. Ordnung (1980, Sohrab Shahid Saless, Germany) - 6.5/10
6. Imperativ (1982, Krzysztof Zanussi, Germany) - 5/10
7. Der plötzliche Reichtum der armen Leute von Kombach (1971, Volker Schlöndorff, Germany) - 7/10
8. Vampyr (1932, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Germany) - no rating
9. Azor (2021, Andreas Fontana, Switzerland) - 7/10
10. Barbara (2012, Christian Petzold, Germany) - 6/10
11. Der Mann, der seinen Mörder sucht (1931, Robert Siodmak, Germany) - 3/10
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1. Anna Boleyn (Ernst Lubitsch, 1920) GERMANY
2. Kohlhiesel's Töchter / Kohlhiesel's Daughter (Ernst Lubistch, 1920) GERMANY

While Lubitsch's reputation was, and still is primarily that of a comic and satirist of manners, he did make several serious films, both contemporary and period pieces, and some of them are pretty decent, though I'm not sure if any are considered among his best work, and I can't say any that I've seen have held up in comparison with the best of his more comic and romantic work. This is no exception - it's a solid enough historical drama about the second wife of Henry VII of England, who was beheaded in 1536 for "high treason" which was mostly suspected adultery - and which the film suggests she was not guilty of, nor deserving of punishment given the philandering of her husband. It's worth seeing mostly for the performances of Henny Porten as the unhappy queen and Emil Jannings as the randy king, and also for the sumptuous sets and general quality of production, extremely impressive for the day; as history, not surprisingly, it fails utterly.

I liked the somewhat less-celebrated Kohliesel's Töchter a bit more, because even though it's second-tier Lubitsch-being-Lubitsch, that's still a bit more interesting than Lubitsch doing English history. Actually this is quite a solid example of the particular kind of romantic comedy that he would develop to perfection in America, and had already done great work with in films like Die Puppe; Henny Porten again stars, this time in a dual role as Gretel, the carefree and careless younger daughter of the titular Kohlhiesel, and the severe workaholic older sibling Liesel, who has no suitors and intimidates all the local men but must be married off before Gretel's suitor Xaver (Emil Jannings again) can find his heart's desire. Eventually through various machinations, both girls do get what they want - though it isn't what they initially are looking for. Really nicely done in the frothy style that the director is known for, but with some hints of real emotion as well - and Henny Porten has to be one of the great German actresses of this period.

3. Captain Sindbad (Byron Haskin, 1963) WEST GERMANY/United States

Filmed in Bavaria Studios in Munich with a mostly German cast and crew, this English-language co-production has something of the feel of later European international productions in the fantasy/SF realm, like some of Mario Bava's early stuff - similar quite luscious over-the-top color for one thing, in fact I wondered if Bava might have been the DP at first. American actor Guy Williams is a rather flavorless Sindbad, German Heidi Brühl is his love interest Princess Jana and is also fairly dull, but boring protagonists are nothing new in this kind of film, usually you look to the villains and supporting characters, and there things are a bit better, with Burmese-British actor Abraham Sofaer having fun as he flaky, possibly crazy wizard who 's trying to help, and the great, great Mexican Pedro Armendáriz chewing every bit of scenery in sight as the villain, El Kerim, who has taken over the country and imprisoned the Princess' father, planning to marry her and kill Sindbad, the same old story, yadda yadda. The action's not bad, the color as I said is fairly wild, and some of the effects and sets are pretty cool, if not close to the best that was being done at this time by Ray Harryhausen and others. All in all worth it for those who love these second-tier Arabian Nights-type things, but just barely.

4. Kamikaze 1989 (Wolf Gremm, 1982) WEST GERMANY

Rainer Werner Fassbinder stars in his last - and one of very few - starring roles in a police procedural near-future sci-fi film, in a Germany that has banished all it's ills - apparently - but at the cost of an authoritarian and invasive government, which controls the press and forces pretended happiness on the public in several ways - alcohol is forbidden (unless you know how to get it) and there is no suicide (it's been renamed). A giant corporation runs everything, but as the film opens it's the victim of a bomb threat, and Lt. Jansen (Fassbinder) and his assistant Anton (Fassbinder regular Günther Kaufmann) have to get to the bottom of it and find out who's behind it - and whether it's a credible threat at all. This is a strange, somewhat muddled yet oddly compelling piece of work, with Fassbinder dominating the screen even as he seems to be physically falling apart - overweight, sweaty, he sometimes lunges around like he's drunk or stoned, and it's not always clear whether that's a deliberate part of the performance. As in the Sindbad film, the low-rent visuals are also something of a draw, particularly some strange costume choices, like Fassbinder's leopard-print suit or pajamas that he wears most of the time. I'm not sure in the end what this adds up to, and the ending of the film itself is rather oblique and open, so maybe that's appropriate. It would certainly be interesting to contrast with another near-future, dystopian cop movie from the same year on a MUCH higher budget from one Ridley Scott, and if I ever re-watch this I'll probably do it as a double feature with that film.
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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
6. Sea of Shadows (2019) Austria
7. Seven Servants (1996) Germany REVISION
8. Die Puppe (1919) Germany REVISION
9. 99 Women (1969) Liechtenstein
10. The Stone Rider (1923) Germany
11. The Dark Valley (2014) Austria
12. Parallell Street (1962) Germany
13. Alpine Fire (1985) Switzerland

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A slow-moving slice-of-life drama; it is over halfway in before anything in terms of conflict really occurs and while a showdown towards the end is memorable, it also feels far too brief given how everything builds up to it. The depiction of farming life in the mountains is not exactly something seen in movies every day, but damn, as a film about a deaf-mute simpleton, the film oddly keeps showing scenes of everyday life without getting under his skin.

14. Maskerade (1934) Austria

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Not wanting to reveal the identity of a masked woman who he painted nude, an artist causes assorted problems when he invents a fake name for his model that happens to belong to a real woman in this Austrian comedy. The cast makes the film work despite small absurdities, especially Paula Wessely who suddenly finds all sorts of men taking an interest in her and claiming to know her from "the pictures", though Anton Walbrook is his usual charming self too.
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53. The Berliner (1948) - 7/10 (Germany)
54. The Eternal Jew (1940) - 3/10 (Germany)
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67. Der Fußgänger (The Pedestrian, 1973, Schell) 7/10 Germany - 53 checks
68. Der Name der Rose (The Name of the Rose, 1986, Annaud) 6/10 Germany - 5.860 checks
69. 3 Tage in Quiberon (3 Days in Quiberon, 2018, Atef) 5,5/10 Germany - 79 checks
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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
19. Das letzte Loch (The Last Hole, 1981, Achternbusch) 7/10 Germany - 10 checks
20. Die Fremde (When We Leave, 2010, Aladag) 5,5/10 Germany - 282 checks
21. Giraffe (2019, Hartmann) 5,5/10 Germany - 26 checks
22. Canaris (Deadly Decision, 1954, Weidenmann) 5/10 Germany - 26 checks
23. Der Fan (The Fan, 1982, Schmidt) 5/10 Germany - 140 checks
24. Yasemin (1988, Bohm) 7/10 Germany - 18 checks
25. Nachts auf den Straßen (The Mistress, 1952, Jugert) 4,5/10 Germany - 49 checks
26. Nekromantik (1987, Buttgereit) 3/10 Germany - 799 checks
27. Hochzeitsgäste (Wedding Guests, 1990, Glasow) 6/10 Germany - 2 checks
28. Berliner Ballade (The Berliner, 1948, Stemmle) 6,5/10 Germany - 53 checks
29. Erste Liebe (First Love, 1970, Schell) 6/10 Switzerland - 47 checks
30. Servus Bayern (Bye-bye Bavaria!, 1977, Achternbusch) 7/10 Germany - 2 checks
31. Schmutz (1987, Manker) 6/10 Austria - 29 checks
32. Kleine Haie (Acting It Out, 1992, Wortmann) 6/10 Germany - 38 checks
33. Morgen beginnt das Leben (Life Begins Tomorrow, 1933, Hochbaum) 6,5/10 Germany - 35 checks
34. Jede Menge Kohle (A Lot of Bills to Pay, 1981, Winkelmann) 7/10 Germany - 14 checks
35. Bang Boom Bang - Ein todsicheres Ding (1999, Thorwarth) 5/10 Germany - 208 checks
36. I Know the Way to the Hofbrauhaus (1991, Achternbusch) 4,5/10 Germany - 2 checks
37. Oh Boy (A Coffee in Berlin, 2012, Gerster) 7/10 Germany - 891 checks
38. Gundermann (2018, Dresen) 7/10 Germany - 60 checks
39. Hick's Last Stand (1990, Achternbusch) 5/10 Germany - 2 checks
40. Zur Hölle mit den anderen (2018, Krohmer) 6/10 Germany - 3 checks
41. Der bewegte Mann (Maybe... Maybe Not, 1994, Wortmann) 4,5/10 Germany - 251 checks
42. Alles auf Zucker! (Go for Zucker, 2004, Levy) 5/10 Germany - 132 checks
43. Das Brot der frühen Jahre (The Bread of Those Early Years, 1962, Vesely) 6/10 Germany - 37 checks
44. Rossini (1997, Dietl) 4/10 Germany - 77 checks
45. Zu weit weg (Too Far Away, 2019, Winkenstette) 5/10 Germany - 2 checks
46. Der goldene Handschuh (The Golden Glove, 2019, Akin) 6/10 Germany - 349 checks
47. Die Parallelstrasse (The Parallel Street, 1962, Khittl) 7/10 Germany - 125 checks
48. Hanne (2018, Graf) 6,5/10 Germany - 1st check
49. Systemsprenger (System Crasher, 2019, Fingscheidt) 6,5/10 Germany - 342 checks
50. Heinrich (1977, Sanders-Brahms) 4,5/10 Germany - 15 checks
51. Der Nachtmahr (The Nightmare, 2015, Akiz) 6,5/10 Germany - 157 checks
52. Le petit prince a dit (And the Little Prince Said, 1992, Pascal) 6/10 Switzerland - 31 checks
53. Der Totmacher (The Deathmaker, 1995, Karmakar) 6,5/10 Germany - 106 checks
54. Goya - oder Der arge Weg der Erkenntnis (1971, Wolf) 6,5/10 Germany - 20 checks
55. Lina Braake (1975, Sinkel) 6,5/10 Germany - 13 checks
56. Leise flehen meine Lieder (Lover Divine, 1933, Forst) 6,5/10 Austria - 40 checks
57. Trotta (1971, Schaaf) 6,5/10 Germany - 7 checks
58. Liebe Mutter, mir geht es gut (Dear Mother, I'm All Right, 1972, Ziewer) 4,5/10 Germany - 1st check
59. Der Neger Erwin (Erwin the Negro, 1981, Achternbusch) 5,5/10 Germany - 2 checks
60. Meine Schwester Maria (My Sister Maria, 2002, Schell) 6,5/10 Austria - 5 checks
61. John Rabe (2009, Gallenberger) 6/10 Germany - 267 checks
62. Atmen (Breathing, 2011, Markovics) 6,5/10 Austria - 203 checks
63. Der Fall Gleiwitz (The Affair Gleiwitz, 1961, Klein) 6,5/10 Germany - 58 checks
64. Cuba Libre (1996, Petzold) 6/10 Germany - 10 checks
65. Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe (Tenderness of the Wolves, 1973, Lommel) 5,5/10 Germany - 134 checks
66. Schtonk (1992, Dietl) 5/10 Germany - 154 checks
67. Der Fußgänger (The Pedestrian, 1973, Schell) 7/10 Germany - 53 checks
68. Der Name der Rose (The Name of the Rose, 1986, Annaud) 6/10 Germany - 5.860 checks
69. 3 Tage in Quiberon (3 Days in Quiberon, 2018, Atef) 5,5/10 Germany - 79 checks
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55. The Invitation (1973) - 5/10 (Switzerland)
56. The Lost One (1951) - 8/10 (Germany)
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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
4. Das Mädchen und die Spinne (2021, Ramon Zürcher & Silvan Zürcher, Switzerland) - 5/10
5. Ordnung (1980, Sohrab Shahid Saless, Germany) - 6.5/10
6. Imperativ (1982, Krzysztof Zanussi, Germany) - 5/10
7. Der plötzliche Reichtum der armen Leute von Kombach (1971, Volker Schlöndorff, Germany) - 7/10
8. Vampyr (1932, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Germany) - no rating
9. Azor (2021, Andreas Fontana, Switzerland) - 7/10
10. Barbara (2012, Christian Petzold, Germany) - 6/10
11. Der Mann, der seinen Mörder sucht (1931, Robert Siodmak, Germany) - 3/10
12. Hotel (2004, Jessica Hausner, Austria) - no rating
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1. Rossini (Germany 1997) 5/10
2. Der Name der Rose (Germany 1986) 6/10
3.-7. Acht Stunden sind kein Tag (Germany 1972) 6/10
8. Der Hauptmann von Köpenick (Germany 1956) 7/10
9. Ich bin dein Mensch (Germany 2021) 5/10
10. Die innere Sicherheit (Germany 2000) 7/10
11. Malina (Germany 1991) 7/10
12. Oberst Redl (Germany 1985) 7/10
13. Halt auf freier Strecke (Germany 2011) 4/10
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70. Die letzten Jahre der Kindheit (The Last Years of Childhood, 1979, Kückelmann) 6,5/10 Germany - 14 checks
71. This Is Love (2009, Glasner) 7,5/10 Germany - 14 checks

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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
19. Das letzte Loch (The Last Hole, 1981, Achternbusch) 7/10 Germany - 10 checks
20. Die Fremde (When We Leave, 2010, Aladag) 5,5/10 Germany - 282 checks
21. Giraffe (2019, Hartmann) 5,5/10 Germany - 26 checks
22. Canaris (Deadly Decision, 1954, Weidenmann) 5/10 Germany - 26 checks
23. Der Fan (The Fan, 1982, Schmidt) 5/10 Germany - 140 checks
24. Yasemin (1988, Bohm) 7/10 Germany - 18 checks
25. Nachts auf den Straßen (The Mistress, 1952, Jugert) 4,5/10 Germany - 49 checks
26. Nekromantik (1987, Buttgereit) 3/10 Germany - 799 checks
27. Hochzeitsgäste (Wedding Guests, 1990, Glasow) 6/10 Germany - 2 checks
28. Berliner Ballade (The Berliner, 1948, Stemmle) 6,5/10 Germany - 53 checks
29. Erste Liebe (First Love, 1970, Schell) 6/10 Switzerland - 47 checks
30. Servus Bayern (Bye-bye Bavaria!, 1977, Achternbusch) 7/10 Germany - 2 checks
31. Schmutz (1987, Manker) 6/10 Austria - 29 checks
32. Kleine Haie (Acting It Out, 1992, Wortmann) 6/10 Germany - 38 checks
33. Morgen beginnt das Leben (Life Begins Tomorrow, 1933, Hochbaum) 6,5/10 Germany - 35 checks
34. Jede Menge Kohle (A Lot of Bills to Pay, 1981, Winkelmann) 7/10 Germany - 14 checks
35. Bang Boom Bang - Ein todsicheres Ding (1999, Thorwarth) 5/10 Germany - 208 checks
36. I Know the Way to the Hofbrauhaus (1991, Achternbusch) 4,5/10 Germany - 2 checks
37. Oh Boy (A Coffee in Berlin, 2012, Gerster) 7/10 Germany - 891 checks
38. Gundermann (2018, Dresen) 7/10 Germany - 60 checks
39. Hick's Last Stand (1990, Achternbusch) 5/10 Germany - 2 checks
40. Zur Hölle mit den anderen (2018, Krohmer) 6/10 Germany - 3 checks
41. Der bewegte Mann (Maybe... Maybe Not, 1994, Wortmann) 4,5/10 Germany - 251 checks
42. Alles auf Zucker! (Go for Zucker, 2004, Levy) 5/10 Germany - 132 checks
43. Das Brot der frühen Jahre (The Bread of Those Early Years, 1962, Vesely) 6/10 Germany - 37 checks
44. Rossini (1997, Dietl) 4/10 Germany - 77 checks
45. Zu weit weg (Too Far Away, 2019, Winkenstette) 5/10 Germany - 2 checks
46. Der goldene Handschuh (The Golden Glove, 2019, Akin) 6/10 Germany - 349 checks
47. Die Parallelstrasse (The Parallel Street, 1962, Khittl) 7/10 Germany - 125 checks
48. Hanne (2018, Graf) 6,5/10 Germany - 1st check
49. Systemsprenger (System Crasher, 2019, Fingscheidt) 6,5/10 Germany - 342 checks
50. Heinrich (1977, Sanders-Brahms) 4,5/10 Germany - 15 checks
51. Der Nachtmahr (The Nightmare, 2015, Akiz) 6,5/10 Germany - 157 checks
52. Le petit prince a dit (And the Little Prince Said, 1992, Pascal) 6/10 Switzerland - 31 checks
53. Der Totmacher (The Deathmaker, 1995, Karmakar) 6,5/10 Germany - 106 checks
54. Goya - oder Der arge Weg der Erkenntnis (1971, Wolf) 6,5/10 Germany - 20 checks
55. Lina Braake (1975, Sinkel) 6,5/10 Germany - 13 checks
56. Leise flehen meine Lieder (Lover Divine, 1933, Forst) 6,5/10 Austria - 40 checks
57. Trotta (1971, Schaaf) 6,5/10 Germany - 7 checks
58. Liebe Mutter, mir geht es gut (Dear Mother, I'm All Right, 1972, Ziewer) 4,5/10 Germany - 1st check
59. Der Neger Erwin (Erwin the Negro, 1981, Achternbusch) 5,5/10 Germany - 2 checks
60. Meine Schwester Maria (My Sister Maria, 2002, Schell) 6,5/10 Austria - 5 checks
61. John Rabe (2009, Gallenberger) 6/10 Germany - 267 checks
62. Atmen (Breathing, 2011, Markovics) 6,5/10 Austria - 203 checks
63. Der Fall Gleiwitz (The Affair Gleiwitz, 1961, Klein) 6,5/10 Germany - 58 checks
64. Cuba Libre (1996, Petzold) 6/10 Germany - 10 checks
65. Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe (Tenderness of the Wolves, 1973, Lommel) 5,5/10 Germany - 134 checks
66. Schtonk (1992, Dietl) 5/10 Germany - 154 checks
67. Der Fußgänger (The Pedestrian, 1973, Schell) 7/10 Germany - 53 checks
68. Der Name der Rose (The Name of the Rose, 1986, Annaud) 6/10 Germany - 5.860 checks
69. 3 Tage in Quiberon (3 Days in Quiberon, 2018, Atef) 5,5/10 Germany - 79 checks
70. Die letzten Jahre der Kindheit (The Last Years of Childhood, 1979, Kückelmann) 6,5/10 Germany - 14 checks
71. This Is Love (2009, Glasner) 7,5/10 Germany - 14 checks
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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
6. Sea of Shadows (2019) Austria
7. Seven Servants (1996) Germany REVISION
8. Die Puppe (1919) Germany REVISION
9. 99 Women (1969) Liechtenstein
10. The Stone Rider (1923) Germany
11. The Dark Valley (2014) Austria
12. Parallell Street (1962) Germany
13. Alpine Fire (1985) Switzerland
14. Maskerade (1934) Austria
15. Rotation (1949) Germany

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The central idea is decent here (the evils of the Nazi regime not being apparent until it hits close to home) but the film takes a very long time getting there. It is not until around halfway in that the main guy's Jewish neighbours are taken away with the first half of the movie largely concerned with him routinely romancing the woman who becomes his wife and raising his son. The second half definitely improves with war chaos and destruction in the mix.
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4. System Error (2018) (7/10) #Germany
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1. Ich bin dein Mensch [I'm your man] (2021) (7,5/10, gave 8 on IMDb) #Germany
2. Dieses bescheuerte Herz (2017) (5,5/10) #Germany
3. Verrückt nach Fixi (2016) (3,5/10) #Germany
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Five films from East Germany

A nice collection of 5 films from various parts of East Germany's history, starting with two films from the arguably most acclaimed East German director Konrad Wolf. Each of these films are interesting and play well together as while they range from features to documentaries each of them look at German society, and bring different ideas of (East) German culture and identity.

39. Lissy (1957, Konrad Wolf)

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Lissy is possibly one of the most intriguing explorations of the dawn of nazi Germany as it functions on so many levels. Seen today, the perhaps most interesting element of dissecting is how East Germany communicated their thesis of how Nazi Germany came to be to regular Germans, who may to various extents have participated in or had loved ones participating in the Nazi party.

There is one particularly powerful scene I don't think I will ever forget, where a young man, who has just lost his job in the midst of a recession is walking through the rain and sees a Nazi poster depicting the Jews as the problem. He instantly sees his bosses face in the poster and is left standing there for minutes, swearing and crying as the rain keeps pouring around him. There is however no quick answers here, he does not become a murderer over-night, rather we see a slow progression of anti-semitic rhetoric and an economic situation that keep millions of workers out of work. It is rare today to see an empathetic display of someone's journey into Nazism, but in this work the past of Lissy's husband is both heartbreaking and unnerving.

Lissy herself is also not some East German hero, but just a woman trying to get by and while feeling at utter unease about the increasing Nazi sentiments around her, she goes along with it for economic security and love. Of course, there are communist characters in smaller roles, but while they balance the moral compass, they are hardly the heroic characters you might expect. Lissy's father in particular, a union man with only slight red leanings is quite abusive and stern, while her red youth brother turns to crime and starts to lean towards the nazis himself. Views such as "the nazis are waging revolution too" or "at least they are doing something" are voiced. It does run the risk of excusing Germany's path on economic hardship, but in the end it is clear that is simply an explanation of a key driving factor and a picture of a very difficult time.

The performances are strong and the cinematography is wonderful, capturing and recreating the Weimar era in a way that balances both the high-class aesthetics and the poverty/social films the early 30s were famous for. It is an intricate picture of a moment in history, with strong writing, roles that are memorable on all sides of the changing tides and a nuanced script that manages to see everyone as human beings. 8/10


40. Der nackte Mann auf dem Sportplatz / The Naked Man in the Stadium (1974, Konrad Wolf)

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A soft and intriguing contemplation of art in East Germany. There are so many moments of greatness here, and it captures an almost unnerving melancholy as we see the artist's life, see work being created by hand and explore the process of how work gets funding, is created and received. One especially intriguing part is that it ops away from beautiful compositions in favour of something more fluid and humane. The central performance is strong and while it has some flatter moments and the ending does not quite deliver it is a film I still find myself thinking about. 7.5/10


41. Das zweite Gleis / The Second Track (1962, Joachim Kunert)

A well-shot dramatic noir of implication and suspicion as, years after WW2 a chance encounter between an honest railroad worker and a thief may reveal something in the past of the other. In the end, it feels a little forced but an overall strong effort. 6/10.


42. Wer fürchtet sich vorm schwarzen Mann / Who’s Afraid of the Bogeyman (1988, Helke Misselwitz)

While the cinematography is strong, and the characters coming through have personality, what makes Helke Misselwitz 52 minute documentary on coal-workers intruiging is the lack of traditional Eastern Block propaganda traits. This is a world where work is hard and repetitive, where workers are poor and their living conditions are depicted without flourish. It is blunt, naturalistic but still just a little expressionistic in how it captures light. The content and narrative in itself runs the risk of being a little slight just taken on its own, but it is a very strong and well-made effort that works as an intriguing counter to previous narratives. 6/10


43. Ein Weimarfilm (1977, Jürgen Böttcher)

An interesting essay on the history of Weimar (the city), its big names in literature and its position in history, both in terms of progress and holding it back. The film is framed from an East-German perspective, linking works to Marxism, adding thoughts by Marx/Engels, etc. What is interesting is that it is not afraid of experimental cinematic language, and I particularly loved the shots of people visiting museums/homes belonging to famous figures and instead of shooting the exhibitions we see the faces of the spectators looking in through doors, etc. While this motif is repeated a little too much, there is a genuine genius of this idea as we explore their faces, how they process information (that we don't even see) and showcase how these figures remain in the modern day. A lot can be read into this. The excerpts from writings, softness and long takes of the city and the nature around it makes Ein Weimarfilm a very fluid and consistently intriguing film with a lot to offer. 6/10.
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But Buttgereit...

4. Nekromantik (1987, Jörg Buttgereit, West Germany): 5.0 - Of course it is gross and shocking. Luckily it isn't a despicable bad movie, like I feared. Neither is it a purely highly entertaining horror, like I hoped. What it is; is an interesting failure. The movie's best feature is the romantic score that is in great contrast with the revolting images. It's in these moments Buttgereit actually achieves what he sets out to do; making a provocative love story. Unfortunately the characterization is too weak to make this love story really work. It's like Butgereit and his regular co-writer Franz Rodenkirchen themselves also can't really move beyond the shock value of the premise to deliver a fully realized movie. Also the pacing needed work, this is a 70 minute movie that still wastes a large portion of that on a redundant movie in a movie.

5. Der Todesking (1990, Jörg Buttgereit, West Germany): 5.5 - Started of quite promising and interesting as a black comedy about suicide that could have something interesting to say about the subject. After a moving sequence which shows a real suicide bridge it loses itself in its short runtime in artistic sequences, that didn't work for me. Again this can be put down a failed experiment to me, one that does show Buttgereit was into making more serious films than some horror fans of the taboo shock value of his feature debut wanted. Again the music is the best aspect of the movie.

6. Nekromantik 2 (1991, Jörg Buttgereit, West Germany): 6.5 - An improvement on the first one. This time the characterization is way stronger, making the love story come across way better. In its core this is movie about a closed off person who tries to open up and learn how to love. It just that her secret is indeed something really revolting. While it's better written, it still leans on shock value too much for my taste, this movie really doesn't need a drawn out nauseating footage of the dissection of a sealion.

7. Schramm [Schramm: Into the Mind of a Serial Killer] (1993, Jörg Buttgereit, West Germany): 6.8 - The best of the bunch, cause the one in which style best fits the subject. Like the English title says it takes us into the mind of serial killer. With associative disconnected repeated scenes it succeeds in doing this. This movies most distressing moment comes when he inflict harms to his own private member, it's unendurable but it show very well Schramm's troublesome relationship with his own body and sexual feelings.


8. Shorts:
Mein Papi (1982, Jörg Buttgereit, West Germany) 7m: 7.0 - a very sweet short ode by Buttgereit to his father.
Der Gollob (1983, Jörg Buttgereit, West Germany) 25m: 6.5 - This gets its entertainment value from it being nonsense made by some young horror fans with a movie camera having fun.
Blutige Exzesse im Führerbunker [Bloody Excess in the Leader's Bunker] (1984, Jörg Buttgereit, West Germany) 8m: 4.0 - A cheap and amateurish endeavor from a starting director, but this is just really poor and boring.
Horror Heaven (1984, Jörg Buttgereit, West Germany) 22m: 6.2 - Okay and fun homage to various horror genres from a horror fan who aspires to be a director.
Hot Love (1985, Jörg Buttgereit, West Germany) 40m: 5.5
Ein Moment der Stille am Grab von Ed Gein (2012, Jörg Buttgereit, West Germany) 2m: NR - This of course only works if you know who Ed Gein was. Knowing that this short static shot of Ed Gein's grave is thought provoking.

While his movies often are referred to as horror, I think Buttgereit isn't a pure horror director. He doesn't seem to be really interested into scaring, terrorizing or horrifying his audience in the usual horror entertainment tradition (apart from in his most early shorts). He is a transgressive filmmaker that wants to push boundaries and question morals. Although his movie at times do have more shock moments than needed to get his point across imo or maybe I'm just to square. While none of his movie completely worked for me. I can respect him as a filmmaker. I can see his competence. His movies were interesting to watch and all do offer worthwhile moments. Above all he has a great ear for music (or was just lucky to work with some very talented composers).

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1. Aus dem Nichts [In the Fade] (2017, Fatih Akin, Germany): 6.8
2. Schumacher (2021, Vanessa Nöcker, Michael Wech & Hanns-Bruno Kammertöns, Germany): 6.5
3. Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies (2016, Dominik Hartl, Austria): 4.8
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57. Victor and Victoria (1933) - 3/10 (Germany)
58. Stars (1959) - 8/10 (Germany)
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11. Der scharlachrote Buchstabe (1973) (Germany) 6/10
12. Der Ochsenkrieg (1920) (Germany) 5/10

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1. Die Rebellion (1993) (Austria) 6/10
2. Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe (1973) (Germany) 6/10
3. Geschichte der Nacht (1979) (Switzerland) 4/10
4. Der Geiger von Florenz (1926) (Germany) 6/10
5. Die Stadt ohne Juden (1924) (Austria) 5/10
6. Die Liebe der Jeanne Ney (1927) (Germany) 7/10
7. Der Hund von Baskerville (1929) (Germany) 6/10
8. Wer war Edgar Allan? (1984) (Austria) 7/10
9. Das Goldene Tor (1992) (Germany) 6/10
10. Der geteilte Himmel (1964) (Germany) 7/10
11. Der scharlachrote Buchstabe (1973) (Germany) 6/10
12. Der Ochsenkrieg (1920) (Germany) 5/10
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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
4. Das Mädchen und die Spinne (2021, Ramon Zürcher & Silvan Zürcher, Switzerland) - 5/10
5. Ordnung (1980, Sohrab Shahid Saless, Germany) - 6.5/10
6. Imperativ (1982, Krzysztof Zanussi, Germany) - 5/10
7. Der plötzliche Reichtum der armen Leute von Kombach (1971, Volker Schlöndorff, Germany) - 7/10
8. Vampyr (1932, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Germany) - no rating
9. Azor (2021, Andreas Fontana, Switzerland) - 7/10
10. Barbara (2012, Christian Petzold, Germany) - 6/10
11. Der Mann, der seinen Mörder sucht (1931, Robert Siodmak, Germany) - 3/10
12. Hotel (2004, Jessica Hausner, Austria) - no rating
13. Die glücklichen Minuten des Georg Hauser (1974, Mansur Madavi, Austria) - 6/10
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72. Sonnenstrahl (Ray of Sunshine, 1933, Fejös) 5,5/10 Austria - 64 checks
73. O.K. (1970, Verhoeven) 7/10 Germany - 15 checks
74. Variation - oder Daß es Utopien gibt, weiß ich selber! (1983, Haneke) 7/10 Germany - 10 checks
75. Gnade (Mercy, 2012, Glasner) 6,5/10 Germany - 50 checks

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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
19. Das letzte Loch (The Last Hole, 1981, Achternbusch) 7/10 Germany - 10 checks
20. Die Fremde (When We Leave, 2010, Aladag) 5,5/10 Germany - 282 checks
21. Giraffe (2019, Hartmann) 5,5/10 Germany - 26 checks
22. Canaris (Deadly Decision, 1954, Weidenmann) 5/10 Germany - 26 checks
23. Der Fan (The Fan, 1982, Schmidt) 5/10 Germany - 140 checks
24. Yasemin (1988, Bohm) 7/10 Germany - 18 checks
25. Nachts auf den Straßen (The Mistress, 1952, Jugert) 4,5/10 Germany - 49 checks
26. Nekromantik (1987, Buttgereit) 3/10 Germany - 799 checks
27. Hochzeitsgäste (Wedding Guests, 1990, Glasow) 6/10 Germany - 2 checks
28. Berliner Ballade (The Berliner, 1948, Stemmle) 6,5/10 Germany - 53 checks
29. Erste Liebe (First Love, 1970, Schell) 6/10 Switzerland - 47 checks
30. Servus Bayern (Bye-bye Bavaria!, 1977, Achternbusch) 7/10 Germany - 2 checks
31. Schmutz (1987, Manker) 6/10 Austria - 29 checks
32. Kleine Haie (Acting It Out, 1992, Wortmann) 6/10 Germany - 38 checks
33. Morgen beginnt das Leben (Life Begins Tomorrow, 1933, Hochbaum) 6,5/10 Germany - 35 checks
34. Jede Menge Kohle (A Lot of Bills to Pay, 1981, Winkelmann) 7/10 Germany - 14 checks
35. Bang Boom Bang - Ein todsicheres Ding (1999, Thorwarth) 5/10 Germany - 208 checks
36. I Know the Way to the Hofbrauhaus (1991, Achternbusch) 4,5/10 Germany - 2 checks
37. Oh Boy (A Coffee in Berlin, 2012, Gerster) 7/10 Germany - 891 checks
38. Gundermann (2018, Dresen) 7/10 Germany - 60 checks
39. Hick's Last Stand (1990, Achternbusch) 5/10 Germany - 2 checks
40. Zur Hölle mit den anderen (2018, Krohmer) 6/10 Germany - 3 checks
41. Der bewegte Mann (Maybe... Maybe Not, 1994, Wortmann) 4,5/10 Germany - 251 checks
42. Alles auf Zucker! (Go for Zucker, 2004, Levy) 5/10 Germany - 132 checks
43. Das Brot der frühen Jahre (The Bread of Those Early Years, 1962, Vesely) 6/10 Germany - 37 checks
44. Rossini (1997, Dietl) 4/10 Germany - 77 checks
45. Zu weit weg (Too Far Away, 2019, Winkenstette) 5/10 Germany - 2 checks
46. Der goldene Handschuh (The Golden Glove, 2019, Akin) 6/10 Germany - 349 checks
47. Die Parallelstrasse (The Parallel Street, 1962, Khittl) 7/10 Germany - 125 checks
48. Hanne (2018, Graf) 6,5/10 Germany - 1st check
49. Systemsprenger (System Crasher, 2019, Fingscheidt) 6,5/10 Germany - 342 checks
50. Heinrich (1977, Sanders-Brahms) 4,5/10 Germany - 15 checks
51. Der Nachtmahr (The Nightmare, 2015, Akiz) 6,5/10 Germany - 157 checks
52. Le petit prince a dit (And the Little Prince Said, 1992, Pascal) 6/10 Switzerland - 31 checks
53. Der Totmacher (The Deathmaker, 1995, Karmakar) 6,5/10 Germany - 106 checks
54. Goya - oder Der arge Weg der Erkenntnis (1971, Wolf) 6,5/10 Germany - 20 checks
55. Lina Braake (1975, Sinkel) 6,5/10 Germany - 13 checks
56. Leise flehen meine Lieder (Lover Divine, 1933, Forst) 6,5/10 Austria - 40 checks
57. Trotta (1971, Schaaf) 6,5/10 Germany - 7 checks
58. Liebe Mutter, mir geht es gut (Dear Mother, I'm All Right, 1972, Ziewer) 4,5/10 Germany - 1st check
59. Der Neger Erwin (Erwin the Negro, 1981, Achternbusch) 5,5/10 Germany - 2 checks
60. Meine Schwester Maria (My Sister Maria, 2002, Schell) 6,5/10 Austria - 5 checks
61. John Rabe (2009, Gallenberger) 6/10 Germany - 267 checks
62. Atmen (Breathing, 2011, Markovics) 6,5/10 Austria - 203 checks
63. Der Fall Gleiwitz (The Affair Gleiwitz, 1961, Klein) 6,5/10 Germany - 58 checks
64. Cuba Libre (1996, Petzold) 6/10 Germany - 10 checks
65. Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe (Tenderness of the Wolves, 1973, Lommel) 5,5/10 Germany - 134 checks
66. Schtonk (1992, Dietl) 5/10 Germany - 154 checks
67. Der Fußgänger (The Pedestrian, 1973, Schell) 7/10 Germany - 53 checks
68. Der Name der Rose (The Name of the Rose, 1986, Annaud) 6/10 Germany - 5.860 checks
69. 3 Tage in Quiberon (3 Days in Quiberon, 2018, Atef) 5,5/10 Germany - 79 checks
70. Die letzten Jahre der Kindheit (The Last Years of Childhood, 1979, Kückelmann) 6,5/10 Germany - 14 checks
71. This Is Love (2009, Glasner) 7,5/10 Germany - 14 checks
72. Sonnenstrahl (Ray of Sunshine, 1933, Fejös) 5,5/10 Austria - 64 checks
73. O.K. (1970, Verhoeven) 7/10 Germany - 15 checks
74. Variation - oder Daß es Utopien gibt, weiß ich selber! (1983, Haneke) 7/10 Germany - 10 checks
75. Gnade (Mercy, 2012, Glasner) 6,5/10 Germany - 50 checks
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13. Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog, 1982) 7.5/10 ... West Germany
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1. Rossini (Germany 1997) 5/10
2. Der Name der Rose (Germany 1986) 6/10
3.-7. Acht Stunden sind kein Tag (Germany 1972) 6/10
8. Der Hauptmann von Köpenick (Germany 1956) 7/10
9. Ich bin dein Mensch (Germany 2021) 5/10
10. Die innere Sicherheit (Germany 2000) 7/10
11. Malina (Germany 1991) 7/10
12. Oberst Redl (Germany 1985) 7/10
13. Halt auf freier Strecke (Germany 2011) 4/10
14. Das Brot der frühen Jahre (Germany 1962) 8/10
15. Die endlose Nacht (Germany 1963) 6/10
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