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Groupies not stay for breakfast

Groupies not stay for breakfast

           Groupies not stay for breakfast
               Genre: Comedy
               Love, Manager, Band, Singer, Paparazzi, Groupie
    By chance, learn the 17-year-old Liladen charismatic Chriz and falls instantly head over heels in love with him. Lila is just back from America, where she has lived the last year as an exchange student. She does not know that in Germany now triggers a band called “Berlin Mitte” a mass hysteria among female teens. In particular, Chriz, their lead singer, provides fainting spells and sleepless nights for many girls – so even with younger sister Lila Luzy. As Lila learns, finally, in whom it has since fallen, the complications can not be far behind.   Title: Groupies do not stay for breakfast Country of production: , Germany Year of Production: 2010 Distribution: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Germany (# )

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Seventh heaven – TV-Tip of the Week

Seventh heaven - TV-Tip of the Week

           Seventh heaven – TV-Tip of the Week
               Genre: Comedy
               Psychoanalysis
  Is the proverbial “seventh heaven” is also generally considered synonymous with the highest happiness, are the protagonists of this French drama by Benoît Jacquot’s 1997 miles away from this state first. It is the severe crisis of a young woman who represents the starting point of the seventh heaven, which is increasingly a psychological confusion around imaginations, dreams and the so-called reality. Even though her marriage to the well-situated surgeons Nico (Vincent Lindon), this does not need to tilt the distinctive Mathilde (Sandrine Kiberlain) increased to shoplifting and further suffers from fainting spells. While her husband is trying to eliminate this crisis with an appropriate medication quickly, Mathilde looks in their distress in a random acquaintance help quite a mysterious doctor (François Berléand), who specialized in hypnosis. The therapy, which Mathilde now starts with the Hynotiseur proves to be fast to be extremely fruitful: In the context of transparency and processing of their difficult family history wins Mathilde confidence, fresh energy – and a lot more joy in their sex life, what it enters the distrust of her husband Nico who suspects his wife changed so promptly, take a secret lover … In an ironic manner appealing carefully orchestrated Seventh heaven has cleverly calculated to delicious entertainment within a playful production, which plunges not only the wonderfully active characters, but also embraced the audience sometimes belonging in confusion. At the Venice Film Festival for the Golden Lion as well as for a César for Sandrine Kiberlain nominated for Best Actress is Benoît Jacquot (School of desire / L’école de la chair, 1998, Sade, 2000, Marie and Freud and Princess Marie, 2004) with The Seventh Heaven, a film succeeded not because of its impressive history, but in view of the playfulness of his actors and by the cunning use of the director with the apparent reality. (Mary Anderson)
  Title: The Seventh Heaven – TV-Tip of the Week Original Title: Le septième ciel Country of production: France Production year: 1997 ( #) Length: 84 (Min.)

Friction

Friction

           Friction
               Genre: Drama, Comedy, Mystery
               High School, triangle, students, film in film
    Director Cullen Hoback will actually turn a feature film about a married couple and a student who begins an affair with the Ehefau. But while the film is formed blur the boundaries between fiction and reality. What remains is a mixture of documentary and feature film.   Title: Friction Country of production: USA Production year: 2009 Length: 89 (Min.)

Urville

Urville

           Urville
               Genre: Documentary
               City, Utopia, living together
  Is it the ideal city? Who knows? Director Angela Christlieb has certainly been looking after her. And cast a refreshing light-docu-fiction to the screen, which impresses by her loving humor. Urville is many things in one: documentation, because the people who are in it, very real. Fiction, because play fantasies, desires and utopias a central role. Comedy, because the interviewed people are funny guys. And experimental film, because everything is very playful and tells in part with funds alienating. The director goes into its second full-length film on a trip to three French villages, all the hot “Urville”. These small communities are part of only 60 or 150 people still very real, but at the same time mythically inflated. But with swings in the name of “Urville” something like the “Ur-city” or the “Ur-village”, so the thought of a nucleus of all human society. And that is also something of a model or a model or ideal. “Urville” in the Vosges level is the first stop. The place is so small that the mayor first time bring the orphaned sign out of the barn in order to prove to the film crew that it is the right place. In his village would be very harmoniously together, says the cheerful mayor – and adds in the next breath that the world is four kilometers again completely different look. Since we have, therefore, our desire for the peaceful, ideal world, after the idyllic small manageable amid a hostile environment in which everyone can be happy in his own way. Would not that wonderful? Everyone would be free, all have the same rights, no longer would have to be poor and the champagne came from the tap. In our second “Urville” – that is in the Champagne – at least the matter seems to be solved before in the champagne for all. The winery is located there seems to be so good that the villagers the noble brew supposedly get free champagne per line home delivered. This, they say it with incalculable wink, health care will be raised to an unexpected level. Because the help of champagne against both diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. , But also in the third “Urville” must not starve the lucky residents. This is in the Calvados and is, according to the Mayor, the most beautiful village in the world. Here among other things, the world champion of tripe has his business. And who’s culinary specialty is too heavy in the stomach, which can carry at any time with the famous apple brandy from the region of his digestion. Between their village visits – beautifully staged by a loss of control device cuts – the director recordings from another “Urville”. This is a recognizable fictional city, much larger and more colorful than the French province. Here there are, as we are assured that this voice, a life that would make even the proud mayor (s) fade from the real villages with envy. The divorce rate is at 0.7 percent, the prisons were abolished and everyone has a fundamental right to own apartment. This all sounds very funny and clever, these chains have targeted the Association assembled scattered visual joke, too. At the same time directs Angela Christlieb the view of a more universal world of fantasies, legends and stories. What would we be without these excesses, which we know also that they can not stand the test of reality. What would we be without all these strong character types with their sometimes quirky ideas that Angela Christlieb was able to get a surprising number before the camera? What would be our villages and cities without all this variegation of life plans? Perhaps well-organized and planned. But by no means ideal. (Peter Gutting)
  Title: Urville Country of production: , Germany, France Year of Production: 2009 Length: 81 (Min.)

Summer with Monika

Summer with Monika

           Summer with Monika
               Genre: Drama
               Love, summer, pregnancy, Boat, Stockholm, Baltic Sea
  Based on the novel of the Swedish novelist Per Anders Fogelström, who together with director Ingmar Bergman also wrote the screenplay for the film, this black and white film evolved from 1953, the date appears again in the Ingmar Bergman in two Arthaus DVD. Summer with Monika tells the story of a young love, in the carelessness of a stolen summer blooms and then in the demands of everyday life that they can not carry, threatens to suffocate. As the young, hungry for life Monika (Harriet Andersson) and the quiet Harry (Lars Ekborg), in Stockholm investigate the early 1950s, more forced than eagerly their unskilled jobs meet each other paves, between the two different personalities rapidly to a love story. While Harry is basically a dutiful young man, Monika is more inclined towards the frivolous pleasures, which are then Harry can seduce the hinschmeißt abruptly due to a discord his job. Now follows a carefree summer in the middle of a heavenly nature, spent by the lovers in the little boat of Harry’s father on the Baltic. photographed in beautiful images celebrating the two here their magical nearby defend to defend themselves against an intruder to tell from their unpleasant childhood and make plans for a common future, move their imaginations in bourgeois ideals of family, because Monika expected now a child of Harry. After gradually with inventories exhausted the good mood turn, Monika and Harry returned to Stockholm, where Harry’s Aunt (Dagmar Ebbesen), thankfully, that the young couple can marry. While Harry fortbildet next to the work to be an engineer, there is so very Monika can not handle in the confines of the barren and civic life. After the birth of her daughter, she buries itself first in its witty, melancholy mood, so the aunt takes care of the baby, and then it begins again to hang around with men … The very young couple with so different personalities and needs, early parenthood, the material poverty and the social constraints – in strong, intense pictures here a portrait of a love of drawing, which breaks inevitably to the demands of everyday life. Summer with Monika, who is a carefree summer as a strong contrast against this failure, renounces obvious moralizing and focuses on the sensations and movements of its two main characters in their dense universe, which will prove ultimately to be too narrow to permanently social space to exist. Although the film clearly comes along in the spirit of its date, the themes of the couple appear unchanged but to date, so this early Bergman plant could almost make a lesson about the pitfalls of young love. (Mary Anderson)
  Title: Summer with Monika Original Title: Sommar med Monika Country of production: Sweden Production year: 1953 Length: ( #) 92 (Min.) Published at: format: 1.33:1 tone / language: Dolby Digital mono, German , Swedish EAN: 4006680054254 Extras: biography of Ingmar Bergman, production notes. The DVD is released within the “Ingmar Bergman Edition 2″

The room in the Mirror (DVD)

The room in the Mirror (DVD)

           The room in the Mirror (DVD)
               Genre: Fantasy, Melodrama
               Holocaust, Nazism, Jewish woman, hiding
  How does it feel when you have to hide for months in a room? The one really knows until one has experienced it. Or you go to the cinema: director Rudi Gaul has dared the experiment to explore the fears, fantasies, and their perception of an incarcerated. The result is a radically subjective, impressive in its visual language film. To understand the special concerns of the young filmmaker, one needs to compare his work with other films on the same subject. Most is in fact the self-hiding Must-described from the outside, so to speak, from the air. Some in Ulla Wagner’s The Invention of Curried Sausage. We see here the deserter, as he passes the time, we see his suffering, his longing, his varying moods. But we see with our eyes on him and his world. In The Room in the mirror we see the environment only with the eyes of the protagonist. We know no more external position, from which we distinguish our point of view of the eye color of the incarcerated. The room is a priori a subjective reality. We see it only as it experiences the film character. The mean Luisa (Kirstin Fischer) and is a Jewish doctor in Nazi times. In order to hide from the Gestapo, her husband Karl has placed them in an empty, pretty run-down attic. In the beginning, Karl comes fairly regularly to them with food, books and sometimes even to provide them with a little luxury. Suddenly Charles visits remain off. It goes by a tormenting time to take the upper hand in Luisa’s fear threatens to losing control over their emotions more and more. , Then eventually turns the sophisticated, glamorous Judith (Eva Wittenzellner) on. And the latest from that date remains open whether Luisa, what happens now, actually experienced or only in the imagination. Actually, this question is irrelevant. We see on the screen, only that which perceives Luisa subjective in their oscillation between escapism and reality drive. Director Rudi Gaul leads us gently approached this blurring, as it were enshrined there in real demonstrable experience. Is not it really the case that we have a knock on the door can not assign one hundred percent if we knock against this fear of death? And we can not actually detract from a novel, a terrible reality, so we sometimes dive into another world? Luisa least experienced with the arrival of more beautiful things Judith – confusing sensual, erotic, attractive and generous enriching experiences. This is Rudi Gaul on the image plane occasion of his admiration for David Lynch to indulge, as he had previously cited elements of expressionistic silent movies and the fantastic film. From this he forms his own handwriting, and a visual language beyond narrative or logical structures. The audience of a self-embedding requires the peculiarities of the dream, the power of the subconscious with his jumps, contradictions and inconsistencies. But those who from the outset in this different “logic” cease and bring plenty of leisure, is to be carried by the power of images. And it might appreciate in a special way that Rudi Gaul, his team and his producers brought this visual debauchery with only 50,000 euros to the canvas. The career changer (vintage 1982) and his friends have all funded with private money and sponsors. also managed from this point: Experiment. (Peter Gutting)
  Title: The room in the Mirror (DVD) Country of production: , Germany Year of Production: 2008 Length: 108 (Min.) ( #) Published at: Ascot Elite Home Entertainment format: 16:9 tone / language: Dolby Digital 5.1, German EAN: 4048317358977 Extras: Trailer, Making Of, 10 questions

Conviction

Conviction

           Conviction
               Genre: Drama, Thriller, Biography
               Miscarriage of justice, sibling relationships, study, Advocate
    Kenny Waters in 1983 will be sentenced for murder. His sister Betty Anne is convinced that he is innocent. The mother of two brings her to school and studied law in order to represent her brother as a lawyer. For 18 years she has worked doggedly on the case, get Kenny to be free again. Finally opened a DNA test to prove the possibility of Kenny’s innocence for good.   Title: Conviction Country of production: USA Production year: 2011

Please Give

Please Give

           Please Give
               Genre: Comedy
               New York, apartment, conscience, Berlinale 2010, furniture, materialism
  Even stupid, a bad conscience. Kate (Catherine Keener is) with old designer furniture and is specialized to sight with her husband Alex (Oliver Platt) to the estate of recently deceased, peddling the best pieces in an exclusive junk shop in New York at the discerning clientele – of course with rich premium. Because she has but the whole thing a queasy feeling, Kate distributed to the homeless in their neighborhood 20-dollar bills as if they were candy, while it is rather stingy of their own teenage daughter. Obviously very politically correct and always with reference to the misery of other people. And then there’s the grim 91-year-old neighbor Andra (Ann Morgan Guilbert) in the apartment next door, speculating on the death of Kate and Alex, to subsequently purchase the apartment and thus increase their own place to live on. Andra is maintained by her granddaughter, Rebecca (Rebecca Hall), while her sister Mary (Amanda Peet) makes no secret of how much her the fate of the old lady does not matter. Much prefer the always starts and plenty solariumgebräunte classified the alcohol beautician an affair with Alex, his relationship with Kate resembles more of a long friendship. , Nicole Holofcener makes with Please Give, which was shown out of competition in the Berlinale competition, continued where they had last left off with Friends with Money: It’s about the neuroses of those who actually have anything to completely even bourgeois existences and their generally relatively trivial issues to sex and the life crises of middle age and the fact that ultimately everything will be fine. Although death and disease occur almost incidentally, also, just like love and the emotional life of a Fünzehnjährigen, which is in the midst of puberty. All this is in part to tremendously witty dialogues and punch lines garnish, reminiscent of Woody Allen’s always a little Annie Hall without ever achieving his Grade. One is talking in an easy way, especially when the cranky old neighbor of Kate and Alex their sardonic views on life are the best, and otherwise just takes no bones about it. However, one has forgotten the whole thing, despite an admirable Catherine Keener also quite quickly – especially in the hectic days of the Berlinale. For the next film is waiting … (Joachim Kurz)
  Title: Please Give Country of production: USA Production year: 2010 Length: 87 (Min.) Distribution: ( #) Sony Pictures Releasing

A Serious Man (DVD)

A Serious Man (DVD)

           A Serious Man (DVD)
               Genre: Comedy
               Marital crisis, professor, plastic surgery, 1960s, Rabbi, extortion
  In its latest strip Burn After Reading, the Coen brothers, a dubious CD-Rom used to branching story to get started. In its latest joint work A Serious Man, it is a Walkman confiscated, at least raises the voltage of the subplot. The story is set in an American suburb in the late sixties, is just as anonymous as the cast of this high-profile ensemble, which the Coens have masterfully in control. Just as the idiosyncratic view of history, is especially a pleasure when exposed analogies and contrasts the loose Done right from the start frame to poetic. How good that the 13 year old Danny Gopnik (Aaron Wolff) thanks to his walkman the corrosive Hebrew lessons with “Somebody to love” can secretly behind his open book drown. Until the orthodox teacher caught him here, and the high-tech device uses it, the camera remains funny in revealing the perspective of dudelnden from the ear music. Then, a meaningful key cut following the ear of the hypochondriacal, depressed father Larry (Michael Stuhlbarg). The doctor may, in its shell but found nothing and dismiss the professor back in his university life and the desperate life crisis. After a grueling seminar is a little later, the Korean Student Clive (David Kang) in his office. He asks Larry for a better grade, so he keeps his scholarship and not fall through. But Larry, who is on the verge of his tenure is not one on the wish of this oddity. “Actions always have consequences,” replied Larry the depressed student, almost sober and philosophical. “Yes, sir … most” Clive replied dryly, leaving an unnoticed envelope with money on his desk before he leaves the room and you do not know if he now runs amok or just taking life. Larry is a loss. And then he is in a painfully long interview with the head of the faculty indicated discreetly, he should not worry because of the tenure. No, not really. Or is it? After his heinous and homeless brother, an unrecognized genius, has now taken root on the couch for hours, empties the sebaceous cysts and Larry’s devious daughter so blocked the bathroom, Larry slowly loses the final nerves. And then also extends his bad-tempered wife, Judith (Sari Lennicke) a divorce, to elope with her new lover, the Wichtigteuer and pest Sy. Judith does Larry still seriously the proposal to move into the local motel “Jolly Roger”. Larry is at the end. The only bright spot furtive glances from the roof to stay in the adjoining garden, where the fries are permissive neighbor in the sun. His son Danny meanwhile, breaks open with its orthodox teachers to the revenue obtained Walkman back. All these actions have any further consequences delicious. Mostly. And, although most of this reach because of their unpredictability daredevil unbelievably funny: When anonymous letters denunciatory the university management, the desired transfer seems to tilt. Everything points to the Koreans. The visit to the rabbi, from which Larry himself had hoped for salvation turns out to be a flop, because this will – despite apparent inaction represented – by an incompetent junior rabbi. The now switched divorce lawyer costs a fortune, a car accident caused by him stemmed Larry to other vast sums and the new husband of his ex-wife, the cost of living, the funeral expenses he intended to take over yet. And in this already horrible existence Larry dreams into nightmares further that blend beautifully with what’s happening, because they appear merely as a digression within an already bitter dream. A Serious Man is created in addition to this search for meaning and a normal life of a people which came at the same time telling a graceful study of the absurdity of Judaism, not to annoy, without ostensibly to make fun of. On the contrary, one could say: The film takes its characters and its extremely seriously, so that one is inclined quickly, even outside of fiction quite natural to start from the (real) existence of these figures. An excellent character witness for credibility, but is based also on the faces and all, are rather unknown. The constantly create significant persistence of narrative, the style will consistently held out, the sometimes mischievous tone and leave unforgettable moments of reflection and the humor that you might see in a form so pure and brilliant, unfortunately, rare. The Coen’s latest coup is a real hit – I’m serious. (Malte Can)
  Title: A Serious Man (DVD) Country of production: USA Production year: 2009 Length: 98 (Min.) (# ) Published at: Universum Film format: 16:9 tone / language: Dolby Digital 5.1, German, English EAN: 886 974 461 593 Tools : , featurettes, trailers and TV spots (dt & engl.), interviews, B-Roll, Making Of

The Human Centipede

The Human Centipede

           The Human Centipede
               Genre: Horror
               Medical, surgical, Siamese twins, Fantasy Filmfest 2010
  So strange how some filmmakers come to ideas for future works. Six Eventually Tom was sitting with a buddy over a beer and talked about pedophilia. His friend said, would be the best punishment for child abusers to sew the pants of an old, nasty truckers. This answer was startling Six no longer out of the head and formed soon to an idea. Together with his sister he turned it into The Human Centipede. Dr. Gay, protagonist of the old German horror strip is a renowned surgeon specializing in the separation of Siamese twins. At the same time the good doctor nor art lovers. His passions, he artfully combines, in which he has fitted his house in the prairie with German art prints of Siamese twins. But at some point he is tired of separating a hobby and is looking for balance. What could be more appropriate than the sewing together of people? Conveniently, one evening, two rather simple American tourists knocking on the door of his villa to hide. Your car breaks down and they want to call times short. Of course, everything is different, as the ladies thought, and before they can yell for help, they are semi-private anesthesia in the doctor’s operating room. Next to them a screaming Japanese. With German fastidiousness and attention to detail now the three screaming victims and the horrified audience is presented accurately and minutely the plan of operations. The three men should be a clear sky and Dr. There is no better way than they mouth to anus together to sew and to create an entirely new kind of food chain. He lovingly calls his creation the human centipede. While you listen to what the doctor immediately come to two questions: the making of but not really (oh yes, he does it.) And what happened after that? Obviously, the freedom of movement is severely limited, how is the movie that is going on? But he goes further, to the dismay of viewers and victims. The horror of this film is perfidious. Of course, it is here and there a little bloody, but this is actually the Scary idea (and implementation) of the planned operation. After Saw and Hostel one is accustomed to something so disgusting, painful torture. The Unnatural and also catching on The Human Centipede is not the expected mutilation of the victims, but the alteration of their human condition. Of three entities is one that from then on can not live without the other and both in appearance and in the appearance during the movie more and more away from Mesnchlichen. Even worse is the associated psychological attitude. The three victims were robbed of their dignity, their metamorphosis is the ultimate and plastic representation of a life without privacy, in absolute dependence and constantly flaunted degradation. It is horrific and highly emotionalizing to watch the bustle and you can not help but to laugh quite a lot in this film. Not because he is funny, but as a defensive reaction and an attempt is happening on the screen to solve a little. Of course, it is clear that one will never happen even such a thing, but the attitude behind Tom Six absurd idea is not unknown. The fear of losing his dignity and his personality is found in every again. Is what makes this film a highly intelligent and unique horror movie: the game with the deep-rooted fears, which Six deep drill completely through his seemingly insane metaphor into the heart of the audience and not let go. Anyone who has seen this film, long talk about him. (Beatrice Behn)
  Title: The human Centipede Country of production: United Kingdom, the Netherlands Year of production: 2009 Length: 90 (Min.)