La Pivellina

La Pivellina

           La Pivellina
               Genre: Drama
               Outsider, Cannes 2009, circus, Berlinale 2010, Artists, foundling
  It is a totally unexpected gift of time, which happens at the fairground family Patrizia (Patrizia Gerardi) and her husband Walter (Walter Saabel). In search of the runaway dog of the two is the woman from the circus on a swing a lonely, just two years old girl in a pink parka (Asia Crippa) – just “la pivellina” – was the obvious and exposed at some point, so is in the enclosed letter to read, will be picked up. Although lead Patrizia and Walter more than a precarious existence and life as a traveling folk constantly poised on the brink of bankruptcy, take the two in a touching manner of delightful little girl and try to give her as long as a home until the whole matter cleared up has. Soon, the little princess with the bright eyes and her childlike curiosity the undisputed focal point in the life of Patrizia, Walter and all the other showmen with whom they live together. Nevertheless, always a dark cloud hovering over the unexpected good fortune, as all know very well that the child will soon be gone. And it’s almost irrelevant whether it will be the mother or the police, who are first to be there. has The world of the circus and the fairground it Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel obviously very pleased, some years ago they explored with their documentary Babooska the lives of performers and artists. Now they devote themselves in her feature film again this environment and it is no wonder that the precise knowledge of the lives of artists and documentary trained eye and the film shape, which acts in many moments of almost like a feature film, but as an authentic description livelihoods of the vulnerable, who live in the truest sense of the word on the margins of society. This one feels, for example, clearly, if Walter is afraid of the police, who could guess, his fear that the girl was not missing, but was kidnapped by the artistes. That this prejudice is not complying with the realities that shows itself in the fact that just here in the so-called “precarious” edge of society, the (normal) human emotions of compassion, solidarity and willingness to continue still present and functioning. By the amateur actors, all of which in real life are actually traveling as artists and by the unvarnished and often very sad view of the parlous circumstances you feel at La Pivellina both the Italian neo-realism and Federico Fellini’s La strada and to the rough and dismal social studies of the brothers Dardenne recalled. And yet there is no mere imitation of La Pivellina called role models, but in its simplicity and truth touching film, in which first and foremost a little girl charms, whose innocence and naturalness in the end thus leaving almost pay something like hope. It is the undisputed center of this film, which was last year at Cannes in the Directors’ Fortnight has already received an enthusiastic and who was also on display at the 2010 Berlinale. Moreover, the fairytale life was moving at numerous festivals awarded several prizes, such as in Gijon, Leeds, Mumbai, Annecy and the diagonal of 2010, where the film won the Grand Prize in the feature film category. La Pivellina is a real little discovery with a big heart. (Joachim Kurz)
  Title: La Pivellina Country of production: , Italy, Austria Year of Production: 2009 Length: 100 (min) Distribution Movie Gallery 451

Going the Distance

Going the Distance

           Going the Distance
               Genre: Comedy, Romance
               Relationship, New York, California, long-distance relationship
    Erin and Garrett work well as a couple. moves even as the budding journalist Erin for a year in San Francisco to finish their education and Garrett in New York is back, it works with the long-distance relationship. Since even well-meaning advice of friends or can singles trying to change anything. But then Erin in California is offered a dream job, and Garret was going up in New York, the career ladder. From the temporary distance relationship threatens to become a permanent condition.   Title: Going the Distance Country of production: USA Production year: 2010 Distribution: Warner Bros.

La tête en Friche

La tête en Friche

           La tête en Friche
               Genre: Drama
               Mother-son relationship, reading, dictionary, Albert Camus
    The French director Jean Becker has already enchanted with films such as “days or hours” and “Conversations With My Gardener”, the German art-house audience. His new film “La tête en Friche,” which means something like “blockhead” is based on a novel by Marie-Sabine Roger, which was published in Germany under the title “The Labyrinth of Words.” One day learn the crude and uneducated Germain Chazes the 86jährige know Margueritte Escoffier. She reads from Albert Camus’ The Plague “before and above all, it takes Germain, who is still suffering from his frigid mother, serious and enchant him with their stories. The acquaintance with the old lady is a turning point in Germain’s life.   Title: La tête en Friche Country of production: France Production year: 2010 Length: 82 (Min.) Distribution : Concorde Film Distribution

The Last Exorcism

The Last Exorcism

           The Last Exorcism
               Genre: Horror
               Louisiana, Satanism, film in film, exorcism
    The pastor of Cotton Marcus is a specialist in exorcism. One last time, nor can he cast out a demon and wants to observe it from a film crew. In the deep south of the U.S., is the daughter of Louis Farmers Sweetzer be possessed by a demon who has turned in his need to Marcus. But nothing Marcus and the staff has prepared for what awaits them …   Title: The Last Exorcism Country of production: USA Production year: 2010

I, Tomek

I, Tomek

           I, Tomek
               Genre: Drama
               Prostitution, pimps, border, sex tourism
  Small, sweet and innocent he is. Tomek, still green behind the ears, a passionate amateur astronomer and beyond Sex and Drugs and Rock’n’Roll. This is changing alarmingly fast, when he was first in love and wants to present itself in front of his beloved. Thus, he slips into criminal activities, prostitution, and eventually even to the pimp. Tomek (Filip Garbacz) is fifteen years old and living at the German-Polish border. However, on the eastern side, and his life is of sadness, poverty and lack of vision of the future dominated. Although he regularly visits the youth pastor, and even more hours on that of the astronomy club, as his great passion is the stars and he is unruly on the new telescope is happy with which he could see in a few weeks the Mercury. But his former German teacher Herr Weber (Rolf Hoppe), who heads the astronomy club, the money gets to the desired device will not match. Disappointed Tomek then flees the only disco in the resort, where he met the same age Marta (Anna Kulej know). This seems to be fate is sealed, for the girl he duly turned his head and put him with demands for chic clothes and especially under pressure veneers. This ceramic veneers for teeth are for them the symbol of a successful and luxurious life, and cost a small fortune. Tomek has set his mind to fulfill the wishes of his loved ones and attempts by the sale of asparagus and garden gnomes zusammenzubekommen the money. The yields are only a drop in the bucket, so he decides to borrow the money from his buddy Ciemny (Daniel Furmaniak), who works as a prostitute. But even that can not help him, so that soon gets Tomek, even in the vortex of prostitution inside. More and more he loses his innocent nature and will eventually even pimps. The vicious circle of violence, easy money and unscrupulous begins to mercilessly Tomek to draw together and finally ends in an inferno … That Filip Garbacz, who plays the role of Tomek, should be fifteen years old falls hard to believe. This delicate body, the innocent face to see where not even the idea of a beard is, can hardly be matched with the milieu of prostitution. Yet it is precisely his childlike innocence and that illustrate the misery of the situation. By selecting this young actor who gets in the course of the film actually something wicked and violent, becomes a perversion of the older men shows that are on pubescent boys and also not shy in front of rape is to others in the negative out clearer career Tomek. It is not only the child’s appearance by Filip Garbacz, which gives the figure of Tomek to life, but above all, its highly unusual theatrical performance, which he presented a consistent and more credible than the case of the teenager on the screen. Painful lives with the viewers of the pull of the abyss, not only Tomek but all young people are exposed to this film. Instead of pursuing the dreams of childhood, they catapult themselves into an adult life that leaves them no room for the future. The “I” social drama, Tomek manages with all the brutality that is seen to deliver an evaluation, but can story and pictures speak for themselves. Which remain sustainable and competitive left when leaving the cinema a stale feeling in the stomach … (Silvy Pommerenke)
  Title: I, Tomek Original Title: Swinki Country of production: , Germany, Poland Year of Production: 2009 Length: (# ) 94 (Min.) Distribution: Salzgeber

Karate Kid

Karate Kid

           Karate Kid
               Genre: Drama, Action, Family Film
               Remake, China, martial arts, Kung Fu
    Kung Fu remake of the classic by John G. Avildsen from the year 1984: Job-conditioned must draw Dre Parker’s mother with him to Beijing. In the unfamiliar surroundings of boy is found difficult to cope. Until one day he met Mr. Han, who in the secrets of Kung Fu initiates.   Title: Karate Kid Country of production: USA Production year: 2010 Length: 142 (Min.) Distribution: ( #) Sony Pictures Releasing

La Isla

La Isla

           La Isla – Archive of a tragedy
               Genre: Documentary
               Guatemala, disappearance, police, genocide, archive
  Incredible 36 years of civil war in Guatemala lasted, which extended from 1960 until the year 1996. In it, fought four leftist guerrilla groups (grouped in the Unidad Revolucionaria Nacional Guatemalteca) against the changing military juntas, in the course of the conflict between 150000-250000 people (mostly indigenous civilians) abducted and murdered. Despite the tragedy of enormous proportions, the crimes have gone unpunished to this day, because a wall of silence erected around the atrocities and evidence for the genocide have been systematically suppressed. This only changed when in 2005 a massive explosion rocked Guatemala City. As the dust cloud lay in the wreckage was discovered in the secret archives of the National Police, in which the crimes had been recorded in minute detail. The site of today’s police academy, where the explosion occurred housed, formerly “La Isla”, the secret prison of the Policia Nacional, which was the central place of the decades of unjust regimes. Since that time has a group of young people – most of them are the survivors of murder victims and missing persons – it made the 80 million to sift through some of the destroyed files and then the wall of silence and the curse rid of Oblivion. And at the same time shaken the search for truth and the documentation of the foundations of the society of the country because many of the former offenders are still in office and still rank among the elite of the country. The filmmaker Uli Stenzel, who was the first director ever to access the archive, devoted to the tireless struggle for the truth of his film La Isla – Archive of a tragedy. It is a very impressive film made, which shows that educational force today can be still in documentaries. In sometimes almost seemingly poetic images makes Stelzner the horror and pain, but also the spirit of optimism and tireless struggle of the descendants of the guerrillas clearly noticeable, it is the countless victims of the oppression her face and her voice and the whole Land to be a collective memory back. How much scratching of the film on a taboo subject that would hushed up in Guatemala is still preferred by many stakeholders, also show the circumstances that occurred at the premiere in Guatemala: In advance of the film, there was bomb threats and massive obstacles such as the capping of the power of cinema, the first performance could not prevent it. With the widespread media coverage, which is La Isla in Guatemala, hopefully, is a rethink in the whole population, for that reason alone this film for the small Central American country is truly “the most important film in Guatemala for decades,” as the magazine Siglo XXI writes. (Joachim Kurz)
  Title: La Isla – Archive of a tragedy Original Title: La Isla: Archives of a Tragedy Country of production: Germany, Guatemala Year of Production: (# ) 2009 Length: 85 (Min.) Distribution: without luggage filmproduktion / ISKA

Forward (DVD)

Forward (DVD)

           Forward (DVD)
               Genre: Drama
               War crimes, former Yugoslavia, War Crimes Tribunal, The Hague
  The monsters among us – still. Not change even as the spectacular arrest of Radovan Karadzic nothing. And there is nothing that the monsters are not always recognize themselves as such, the film makes it clear from the beginning: The camera follows a family on the beach somewhere in southern Europe, everything seems normal. But then on the way back you realize quickly that the man has obviously hiding something. He kept looking nervously into the rearview mirror, registered a car that follows him and then hangs with a risky maneuvers, the tail. When he and his wife sleep but in their holiday home, access is: A special unit stormed the flat and arrested the Bosnian Serbs and war criminals sought Goran Duric (Drazen Kuhn). As it should be done three years later before the Hague Tribunal for War Crimes of the process, the hopes of the prosecutor about Hannah Maynard (Kerry Fox) on the statements by Alen Hajdarevic (Krešimir Mikić), who claims to have seen that Duric ordered deportations. But in court themselves entangled in contradictions of the prosecution witness of lying, and finally convicted, whereupon he hangs himself. Helen Maynard, just a carriage passed over and private with the EU Special Representative for the accession negotiations of the Balkans (Rolf Lassgård) liiert is because without witnesses, the trial of Duric, who is now a high political office in his home, the Republika Srpska seeks threatens to burst. By Helen Maynard on Mira Arendt (Anamaria Marinca) encounters, the now married to a German sister Alens who seems to know a lot about the events. But the young woman wants to know about the ghosts of the past and nothing at first refused to cooperate with the chief prosecutor. And when she finally agrees to have to establish both she and Helen, that behind the scenes deals were long closed to the tiresome process against the mass murderers and Massenvergewaltiger Duric as quickly and smoothly to bring about the stage. All factual, cool and without any pathos, Hans-Christan Schmid devotes his film in a storm just as important as frightening issue that threatens to actually come in the near future into oblivion. 2010, it is decided to be set by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Balkans war, his work, 45 cases are still pending, the work of investigators and prosecutors is a race to forget. And particularly in light of the accession negotiations of the former parties to the Balkan conflict, the process run the risk of degenerating into a mere farce. The incredible suffering of the civilian population, the ethnic cleansing and mass rape – they remain unpunished in many cases because of political interests in the way of enlightenment. Unobtrusive and with cool precision describes Schmid the wheels of international justice, which leads caught between political interests and legal order one fight a losing battle, in which the victims of their terrible trauma must still go through a second time without them in the end justice is done. Although not always as compelling as, for example Jasmila Zbanic processing of the Balkan war, Grbavica, it throws this quiet thriller but a revealing light on the atrocities unpunished in recent European history. (Joachim Kurz) draw For Sale start giving away cinema zeit.de-three copies of a storm. Anyone who maybe would like to participate and win, you must first “fan” of cinema zeit.de be on Facebook. In the pot raffle will all come, up to Friday 4 have set in June 2010, 24:00 GMT Clock a “Like” or “Comment” under the lottery-mail. Is not allowed to join staff of kino-zeit.de, good movies and Piffl media. more than a “Like” or “Comment posted is” decided by lot.   Title: Forward (DVD) Original Title: Storm Country of production: Germany, Denmark, Netherlands Year of Production: 2009 Length 102 (Min.) Published at: Piffl media format: 16:9 tone / language: Dolby Digital 5.1, German, English (# ) EAN: 4047179451482 Extras: Making Of Hörfilmfassung for the Blind

Nerves

Nerves

           Nerves
               Genre: Horror
               Slaughterhouse, City Planner
    The low-budget production “Nerves” is based on the short story “The System of Doctor pitch and professor of spring” by Edgar Allan Poe. Christmas. Three urban planners explore a solitary, unused Subdivision: half-ruined houses, mysterious scribbles, mutilated corpses and a strange lump of concrete. It is to handle the slaughterhouse, which was still in operation, it is explained to them.   Title: , Nerves Country of production: , Germany Year of Production: 2008 Length: 77 (Min.) Distribution: (# ) RIP-independent production

Red Riding Trilogy

Red Riding Trilogy

           Red Riding Trilogy
               Genre: Thriller, Crime
               Journalist, corruption, police, Yorkshire Ripper, murderer of women
  In the British county of Yorkshire is spreading a nasty swamp of corruption and violence, in which apparently also some figures from the ranks of law enforcement more than knee-deep wade. The public is horrified because of the disappearance of little girls that are found brutally murdered in part, and soon to be brutal murders of women – often perpetrated on prostitutes – to enable this region for years in a most uncomfortable alert. When young, dedicated journalist Eddie Dunford (Andrew Garfield) after a long absence in the area back and work as a police correspondent for the Yorkshire Post starts, he encounters in the course of his research on the shady Immobilienhai John Dawson (Sean Bean), who soon generous benefits for a pleasing offering coverage. But Eddie Dunford will not be bought, even if it is becoming clear that involved not only the police but also his boss in shady deals with Dawson. Lone, the journalist decides to offer to the Moloch of corruption the end – with tragic consequences … With the young reporter as the main character starts the first part of the Red Riding Trilogy, inspired by the screenplay by Tony Grisoni am Red Riding Quartet , those of the Yorkshire writer David was Peace. The four award-winning crime novels are concerned with the time of the murderous machinations of Peter Sutcliffe in the 1970s and 1980s, which became known as “Yorkshire Ripper” in the story. The three parts of the film adaptation of this most fascinating subject from 2009 were directed by three different directors: In the year of our Lord 1974 / Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974 by Julian Jarrold, In the year of our Lord 1980 / Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980 by James Marsh and the year of our Lord 1983 / Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1983 by Anand Tucker, all of which stand out through their dark and relentlessly melancholic atmosphere. The dramatic reconstruction of a small scale, the actual specific events at the Yorkshire Ripper, but is rather a complex process in the investigation into a rotten police force, with each part of his own hero moves into focus: The journalists of the first part follows a highly qualified police officer from outside (Paddy Considine), and in the third episode there is a local lawyer (Mark Addy), who defended the imprisoned alleged murderer and announces to fight corruption. After the strong start of the year 1974 is the second episode of a little inconsistent and generally weaker, while the third part in turn auftrumpft as a moving finale. Although some plot lines sometimes run too confused and others to quickly seep, but it is precisely this vagueness that the opacity of the atmosphere are conducive, which presents itself as a constant striking of the trilogy. In particular, the first part, but certainly the following are flanked by highly appropriate, melancholy musical sounds, the crude hardness of the counter-balancing act. The three DVDs of the Red Riding Trilogy offer an unusual, thick, and above all atmospherically gripping thriller quality that absorbs the viewer into a universe of historical events and fictional casing, which in its complexity and with its flexible priority-not smooth, but all the more stimulating and deep and profound conversation is. (Mary Anderson)
  Title: Red Riding Trilogy Country of production: United Kingdom Production year: 2009 Length: 295 (min) Published in : Kinowelt Home Entertainment format: 16:9 tone / language: Dolby Digital 5.1, German, English EAN: 4006680051406 Extras: ( #) Making Of, Cut Scenes, Behind the scenes, interview with Julian Jarrold, Trailer