Babylon

Babylon

           Babylon
               Genre: Thriller, Horror, Erotic
               Opera, pregnancy, nursing, agents, sexual athlete, condom
  If the director Ralf Huettner and above all by its oblique humorous films such as Texas – Doc Snyder the world holds its breath (1993), full normaaal (1994) and The Princess and the Warrior (1997 known), he has to Babylon in 1992 an erotic Horror film directed, in which there is little to smile about. Unless you look at the whole piece as a bitter and angry satire of the genre, which, however, due to the dramatic composition would be classified as rather inconsistent. The cunning, unscrupulous Lothar (Dominic Raacke) is representing esoteric, purportedly health-promoting devices a windy dog with strong erotic intrigues with which he can quite successfully dock in the ladies. When he meets at one of its product presentations, the nurse Maria (Natja Brunckhorst), it can easily be an initial hesitation on an erotic adventure with the sexual athlete, in which promptly burst the condom and Mary brought an unwanted pregnancy. Does it feel attracted by Lothar on the one hand, they distanced themselves from him again soon, as he massively increasing calls for addresses of their patients, their relatives in order to sell its products better under psychological pressure. Soon it becomes clear that Mary is the only mistress Lothar far, he has made pregnant, with his sperm is obviously possessed of diffuse malignant powers … , The attempt is obvious to realize Babylon with a complex, exciting and challenging psychodrama with unsavory shock effects, but this fails to a significant extent. As elements of this failure up front seem congested, sometimes indecisive drama, which sometimes even grottig acting abilities of almost all stakeholders – beyond its usual to establish far better benefits – including the dialogues and the less well-founded concern, a coherent storyline. At the end of the film becomes clear that absolutely resonates a hidden level, which will ultimately obviously come final as a surprise to bear, but this component prepared during the action too insufficient and corresponds poorly with the initial sequences, so that the remaining inconsistencies rather annoying appear to be stimulating. The almost erotic appealing aspects contribute in the overall structure of the film exaggerated and strategic Beigesellung like to link to the diabolic with sexuality, but also threatens to slip the forms of expression quite ridiculous. submitted Although Ralf Huettner already with the curse of 1988 a film at the interface of thriller and horror that comes along a lot more consistent, presents Babylon represents a stylistically and substantively vague, too imprecise effort that within the German cinemas rather low representing genre to a successful work to enrich. (Mary Anderson)
  Title: Babylon Original Title: Erotic Horror Country of production: , Germany Year of Production: 1992 Length: 86 (Min.) Published at: good! movies format: 16:9 tone / language: Dolby Digital 2.0, German EAN: 4047179444286 Extras: short film “In Africa Mother’s Day “by Ralf Huettner, Interview with the director, Trailer

Lola

Lola

Lola

Genre: Drama

Grandmother, trial, Venice, 2009, funeral, grandchildren, Deposits

A tragic event brings together two grandmothers – the grandson of one is said to have stabbed the grandson of the others. And both have similar concerns, because both need money. While Lola Sepa trying to beg money for the funeral of her grandson along, trying Lola puring the money for the trial and the security of her grandson to get together. With his film “Lola” to the Filipino director Brillante Mendoza was represented at the 2009 Venice Film Festival.   Title: Lola Country of production: France, Philippines Year of Production: 2009 Distribution: Rapid Eye Movies

Princess Kaiulani

Princess Kaiulani

           Princess Kaiulani
               Genre: Drama, Biography
               Princess, colonialism, United States, Hawaii
    Princess Kaiulani was the end of the 19th Century, the Crown Princess Köngireichs of Hawaii, which was then still independent if was under heavy influence of U.S. ASTM. In 1893 the U.S. annexed the idyllic island group final. Victoria Kaiulani Cleghorn Kalaninuiahilapalapa Kawekiu i Lunalilo, the full and correct name of the Princess Kaiulani tried before her early death at the age of 24 years, the Unabhängigket obtain the islands again.   Title: Princess Kaiulani Country of production: U.S., UK Production year: 2009 Length: 130 (Min.)

Charlie Chaplin – Modern Times

Charlie Chaplin - Modern Times

           Charlie Chaplin – Modern Times
               Genre: Comedy, Satire
               Unemployment, Factory, silent film, Tramp, night watchman, assembly line, screw clamp
  Although the late 1920s, the era of silent films gradually expired, the legendary filmmaker and actor Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), despite the possibilities of this first cinematic revolution continues to dispense with the use of vocal speech in his films. Only with The Great Dictator / The Great Dictator in 1940 staged his first sound film comedian of the curious, while modern times happened to sound in 1936 as an almost defiant, refusing pronounced satirical dramatic verbal expression. Even if listening to a vocal contribution here within the voice of Charlie Chaplin is, can the director himself plays his famous figure of the tramp in the course of this presentation quickly slip into improvised onomatopoeia. In this way, the text turns into a caricature of the linguistic and the modern times of a last great silent film of the day, which is how such a humorous farewell tribute to the supremacy Phantom acting. As a worker in a steel factory is the Tramp Charlie (Charlie Chaplin) falls not easy on the assembly line to the urgent rhythm to adjust the automated processes, especially the ambitious director of the company (Allan Garcia), who himself in the toilet a monitoring camera installed, simply every last rapid pace is too slow. From the monotony of his simple, always the same activity and the enormous speed of the Tramp begins overwhelmed, slowly going crazy, not just the factory vigorously shake up, but to attack a horrified passer with his screw gun. This is the beginning of the decline in unemployment and imprisonment, as Charlie moves with his well-meaning, clumsy way too often at the misfortune. However, when he made the acquaintance of a shrewd young woman (Paulette Goddard), makes the way to their food for their impoverished family, “organized” and watch helplessly must be supplied as their little brothers and sisters after the shooting of the father during political unrest in an orphanage, holding the happiness of love moving into its most lonely existence … Starting from the almost timeless, complex songs about the carefully staged story with its tragic and comic dimensions, the acrobatic pantomime, to the socially critical implications represents modern times, a grand successful film than later silent film classics are still enormous fun preparing. At the same time here is a farewell instead of the figure of the brave, resilient and touchingly lonely tramps, who turns in an open final – as in several films Charlie Chaplin before – his audience back. But this time he will not start alone in an uncertain, although seemingly hopeful future, but with an affectionate woman at his side, which is also characterized by an indefatigable fighting spirit. Charlie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard, who act together here in a very charming way, were also privately for ten years a pair. There are very front of the impressive, iconic black and white images and can be lively as the precise movements of this interaction, the Modern times also the artistic level to a very great masterpiece. (Mary Anderson)
  Title: Charlie Chaplin – Modern Times Original Title: Modern Times Country of production: USA Production year: 1936 Length: ( #) 83 (Min.) Published at: format: 4:3 tone / language: Dolby Digital mono, German, English EAN: 4006680052489 Extras: documentary “Chaplin Today – Modern Times” by Philippe Truffault, introduction of the Chaplin biographer David Robinson, Cut Scenes, Photo Gallery, Trailer

Steppe Forward

Steppe Forward

           Steppe Forward
               Genre: literature, history, war film
               Ukraine, Poland, father-son relationship, insurrection, treason, Cossacks
    “Steppe Forward” is based on the short story “Taras Bulba” by the Russian writer Nikolai Gogol in the year 1835, in a revolt of the 16th Cossack Century against Poland says that once dominated Ukraine. Under the leadership of Taras Bulba and his two sons, the Cossacks rise against the occupiers, but after initial successes, they must pay dearly.   Title: Steppe Forward Original Title: Taras Bulba Country of production: Russia Year of Production: 2009 Length: 125 ( min) Distribution: Ascot Elite Home Entertainment ISBN: 7613059901216

Life During Wartime

Life During Wartime

           Life During Wartime
               Genre: Drama, Comedy
               Everyday life, family relationships, neurosis
    “Life During Wartime” is a quasi sequel to Todd Solondz ‘film “Happiness” from the year 1998. The focus of the movie, the Jordan sisters are with all their problems and normal “neuroses” and enjoy the rich of pedophile husbands to inability to success and wealth. Everyday life is à la Solondz harder than any war just.   Title: Life During Wartime Country of production: USA Production year: 2009 Length: 98 (Min.)

Exterminators

Exterminators

           Exterminators
               Genre: Comedy
               Contract killer, Antiagressionstraining, pest control, husbands, contract killing
    In a judicial veordneten anti-aggression training for women to develop Alex, Nikki and the Chamber hunter Stella a very special kind of service concept, the term “vermin” gets a wider meaning for Stella firm. And there is no shortage of customers who have problems with her ex or not-yet-ex want a final solution.   Title: exterminator Country of production: USA Length: 88 (Min.) Distribution: Ascot Elite Home Entertainment format : 2009 ISBN: 7613059901223

On the other side of the canvas

On the other side of the canvas

           On the other side of the canvas
               Genre: Documentary
               Berlin, cinema, art house, Kreuzberg
  1907 by Alfred Topp, to whom we owe the legend, the word “Kientopp” beziehunsgweise “flicks”, founded the Cinema Kreuzberg Moviemento Kottbusser dam is 103 years old and the oldest still operated movie theaters in Germany. Vitascope, The living picture, the Swabians, light games, Odeon, Tali – the name of the cinema at the square bitch change frequently. But still it remains a movie theater. And has always been the Moviemento, as it says since 1984, something very special, which is not only the biblical age, but also building on two special features. The first is quite trivial and yet has seen to it that the Moviemento could never be turned into a supermarket: Since it is on the first floor, is the property for a retail shop rather inappropriate and could survive thanks to this burden, even in difficult times. The second feature, however, is considerably more complex. By actually very poor layout of the corner house, the two cinemas met each other at an angle of 45 ° and were by a transparent screen connected so that one saw in the film actually mirrored back room, which of course was corrected by an additional mirror. When Manfred Salzgeber and Elser Maxwell took over the Tali-Kino in 1973, was the Moviemento a dilapidated shed, which have been exclusively Kung-fu films abgenudelt. As a collective, and with the help of colleagues like Wieland Speck (after his time as a cinema and a filmmaker for many years head of the Panorama series at the Berlinale) and Blixa Bargeld tried the makers of new forms of cinema and became a nucleus of cinemas and birthplace of the myth of the cult film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which was previously almost grand flopped everywhere in Germany. Kottbusser place but were carted in busloads from West Germany, visited some viewers the film musical inclined more than a hundred times, it was, we hear the reports about this period in the late seventies, the saving for the cinema, which is now dropped for the first time money. This was, however, rather than investing in Coke to the movies, and so the cinema was the beginning of the eighties once again in a parlous state. Until the next new start, the new name as the producer Claus Boje, Andre and Ingrid Rudolph Schwibbe, Rosa von Praunheim, Tomy Tykwer, Dani Levy and Frank Griebe and several other shows and brought together. Because here the film has always been a catalyst, enabling the encounters. Some part of the German film and cinema history such as the creation of “X Film Creative Pool” would be without the cinema in Kreuzberg might never have materialized. On the other side of the canvas is more than just a tribute to the turbulent history of cinema – it is both a tribute to all the people who have ensured that the film has a home here. He talks about movies and movie makers, of the possessed, lovers, cinephiles, and all the others, he tells of the legendary films, from the ages of rushing and ecstatic party and the hangover afterwards – and of course the power of cinema. What can you learn from this movie is almost like a recipe for successful film work – especially in times like these, appear in which the film and especially the art of film as an endangered species: A cinema as Moviemento was never just a place were played in the movies, but offered more than just that: It was and is a social place to be created at the event in which the individual is his passion for the film to share with others and the close exchange can take place between filmmakers and a mature, interested and knowledgeable audience. In other words, a place where the film is taken seriously beyond the purely economic aspects as a mediator of ideas and attitudes. The movie industry and especially the cinema sector would do well to remember this very simple recipe again and tackle the battle for the cinema with determination. On the next one hundred and three years, Moviemento … (Joachim Kurz)
  Title: On the other side of the screen Country of production: , Germany Year of Production: 2010 Length: 82 (Min.) (# ) Distribution: Moviemento

Wild Target

Wild Target

           Wild Target
               Genre: Comedy, Action
               Contract killer, mother-son relationship, thief
    Victor Maynard is a contract killer who, in spite of his otherwise deadly efficiency, under the thumb of his domineering mother. When he receives the order to liquidate the young Rose, he falls in its intended victim and makes it alive. Rose now believes her new acquaintance was nothing more than a private investigator, while Victor is so employs Roses’ life before the further attacks of his former customers to protect.   Title: Wild Target Country of production: France, Great Britain Year of Production: 2010

Nokan

Nokan

           Nokan – The art of the end
               Genre: Drama
               Japan, Musician, undertaker, unemployment
  The surprise was great when Yojiro Takita’s 2008 tragicomedy Nokan-The Art of the finale was still before the highly acclaimed competitors Waltz with Bashir and the class the coveted Oscar for best foreign language film. It is the emotional story of a quiet man, with his world, his father and is himself in conflict. After the dissolution of his orchestra Daigo Kobayashi (Masahiro Motoki bursts) dream of life as a musician. Because the rate of 18 million yen expensive violin cello he can not pay without a job and is therefore forced to sell his beloved instrument. Frustrated, he leaves and goes to Tokyo, with his wife, Mika (Ryoko Hirosue) in tow, to his birthplace in northern Japan back. Although there is no orchestra, but, surprisingly, a company engaged as unskilled as his “guide.” It turns out that this is the “last trip” deals and the company is specialized in the ceremonial dressing of corpses. But an unusually high advance and soothing words of the manager Ikuei Saseki (Tsutomu Yamazaki, known verify from Tampopo) Daigo from taking the job. to make The idea of a film about dealing with death came by Masahiro Motoki, the lead actor of the film itself during a trip to India, he saw the death there is much more natural part of everyday life as in his native Japan. Fascinated by the relationship between life and death inspired him a book by a Buddhist funeral undertaker final to help handle the issue in a film. To prepare for his role, he guided and helped himself to a real funeral ritual. The stylized ceremony of laying out, which is performed in the presence of the mourners, is the leitmotif of the film. In slow gestures experienced family members and spectators with dignity transformation that eliminates the signs of life and death. Time and again during the laying-Daigo sees the importance of the ritual for dealing with the grief, the bereaved and is aware of its role as a medium between the living and the dead. And of course, Daigo has a very personal grief process, abandoned by his father in early childhood, He only has vague memories – and just play the cello. That Daigo’s career brings with personal problems and inconveniences, but it is not only due to the disgust that connects with its business. For European viewers de mostly unknown, his decision this profession has to be incorporated into the Japanese culture far-reaching consequences, because Daigo voluntarily enters into a lower caste existed for centuries: the Burakumin, take care of corpses and carcasses, and thus are considered unclean. The film passes through the ancient stigma in which he takes the time to show a beautiful ritual. Time and again, in the many intimate pictures observed carefully executed handles. Even as a spectator transforms the initial reluctance soon in fascination. Not quite as fascinating is the somewhat tacky, pseudo-classical music by Joe Hisashi (Spirited Away). Is regularly picked up the cello and the slow and melancholy muses about life, death and love. Right here is the ceremonial slowness of the film sometimes has inertia, which is fortunately displaced by the outstanding secondary characters and some slapstick a small deposit before the film is a pain. Nokan-The Art of the finale takes the time to create strong impressions. Although he is quite predictable in some places, especially musical, entlangschrammt narrowly on the edge of kitsch, he is able to express an eloquent social criticism and stop his audience in the grip until the final credits scroll across the screen. And of course, is accompanied by a cello. (Benjamin Richter)
  Title: Nokan – The art of the end Original Title: Okuribito Country of production: , Japan Year of Production: 2008 Length: ( #) 130 (Min.) Published at: Kool Film Distribution format: 16:9 tone / language: Dolby Digital 5.1, German, Japanese EAN : 4047179406185 Extras: Interview with director Yojiro Takita min (16, German English without subtitles), reversing Cover