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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn

           The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn
               Genre: Fantasy, Adventure Movie, Family Movie
               Sequel
    The third Narnia adventure after the novel by CS Lewis leads the siblings Lucy and Edmund Pevensie, and this time also her cousin Eustace Scrubb in the incredible world of Narnia. At the “Dawn” to do the three with King Caspian (Ben Barnes) is a magical journey with many fantastic surprises. On their journey they encounter dragons, dwarves and a group of lost warriors.   Title: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Original Title: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Country of production: United Kingdom ( #) Production year: 2010 Distribution: Twentieth Century Fox

Cell 211

Cell 211

           Cell 211
               Genre: Drama, Action
               Jail, prison guards, hostage, cell, prison revolt
    Juan, a young prison guard, takes his first working day. During a tour through the prison it comes to the accident and Juan is injured on the head. Unconscious, bring him two of his colleagues it into the empty cell 211th But before they can take care of him, in the high security wing broke out a rebellion. When Juan comes to himself again, he must find that he is placed entirely on their own. To survive, to have Juan as a new inmate.   Title: Cell 211 Original Title: Celda 211 Country of production: France, Spain Year of Production: 2009 Length: (# ) 109 (Min.) Distribution: Universum Film

Balibo

Balibo

           Balibo
               Genre: Thriller
               Journalist, invasion, disappearances, Filmfest München 2010, East Timor, Indonesia
    1975: Indonesia prepares for the invasion of the tiny island republic of East Timor, when five journalists suddenly disappear without a trace. Four weeks later, the foreign correspondent Roger East on charismatic later Nobel Prize winner Jose Ramos-Horta, lured to the island to find out the truth about the whereabouts of the group. Robert Connolly’s thriller based on true events.   Title: Balibo Country of production: Australia Production year: 2009 Length: 111 (Min.)

Farewell

Farewell

           Farewell
               Genre: Thriller
               Spy, Moscow, Cold War, Francois Mitterrand, Ronald Reagan
    Moscow 1981: The KBG-Colonel Grigoriev has enough of Soviet communism and decides to change the world. He contacted the French engineer Pierre, who works in Moscow, and must provide documents that ultimately initiate the greatest espionage coup of the Cold War. Two years worth of French President Francois Mitterrand, and U.S. President Ronald Reagan made himself the first documents sent, the Farewell, the code-name Grigorievs, the West does.   Title: Farewell Original Title: L’affaire Farewell Country of production: France Production year: 2009 Length: 113 (Min)

The Dark House

The Dark House

           The Dark House
               Genre: Thriller, Crime
               Murder, farm, plot, police, martial law, the Munich Film Festival 2010
    “The Dark House” or in the original “Dom zly” is praised as the best Polish film of the year 2009. Wojciech Smarzowski director has made a neo-noir thriller set in two time levels. 1978 Edward Srodon celebrates with the farmer and his young wife Zdzislaw Dziabas Bozena an exuberant celebration and it plans to sell illegally produced liquor. Four years later, Edward returns back with the police to the remote farm, for he is the prime suspect in a murder case. But the police are not really interested in resolving the matter, since it is quite another to cover up crimes.   Title: The Dark House Original Title: Dom zly Country of production: Poland Production year: 2009 Length: 105 (Min)

A map of the sounds of Tokyo

A map of the sounds of Tokyo

           A map of the sounds of Tokyo
               Genre: Drama
               Contract killer, love relationship, Tokyo, suicide, Cannes 2009
  When it comes to feelings, in extreme situations, it is the Spanish director Isabel Coixet on top form. After My Life Without Me and The Secret Life of Words / The Secret Life of Words is her with her new film again succeeded in creating a masterpiece – a sparkling gem, in which break the complex inner worlds of five people. A map of the sounds of Tokyo is the story of the fragile-beautiful Ryu (Rinko Kikuchi of the Japan-only episode of Babel). The young woman leads a double life – but none that would serve the cliche of the secret whore. Ryu worked at night at the fish market and take orders during the day as a professional killer. Why the silent loner lives so we do not know. The only certainty is that they will one day bring the Spanish wine merchant David (Sergi Lopez) to the track. The had a relationship with Midori, the young daughter of an influential CEOs. Midori suffering so in this love, that she kills herself and leaves a heartbroken father. The David is to blame for the death of his daughter and demands revenge. For the killer Ryu is the wine merchants also not a simple case. She discovers in him a kindred spirit with him and spends the night without firing the gun. Ideally she would now return the order. But their donors remain hard. So far set the framework for action, which, with its thriller bonds the film gives a solid framework, so to speak, the outer structure of a piece with his sentence consequences. It can now develop the different voices freely and tell their stories inside. The act of sensuality as well as of sadness, of love of life as well as by a longing for death. Each of the characters – are added or a sound engineer Ryu platonic friends, and the assistant to the CEOs, who was hopelessly in love with his daughter – controls at their own emotional world, each of which is marked by a different extreme life situation. Together they form an associative tapestry of sound. That A Map of the Sounds of Tokyo, a musical film is structured, it has only been out of the title. And of course, Isabel Coixet has been with the sounds and music, this time a great deal of trouble. The soundtrack plays in addition to the two protagonists of the third lead. They commented on and is counterpoint, is ahead of events and pauses to in most pensive songs express what remains unspoken. For, among many others what can be said of Coixet’s film, he is also a sensitive study of the silence. In this way remain so many riddles as necessary to tell the story not to a shallow love story or a gimmicky Gangster Story. Isabel Coixet solves the balancing act between too much mystery and too much food psychology elegant by leaving tell the story from the off – with the figure of the sound engineer. The is not an omniscient narrator, but is many issues with which the viewer sees also faced – without a quick answer to have. With its sophisticated color aesthetic homage to the city of Tokyo succeeds Isabel Coixet a remarkable balance between melancholy and pleasure. Especially if the lonely protagonists roam the city, brings back memories of Lost in Translation. The director is careful not intrusive but before quotations, but creates her very own picture of the lights of a city. The sparkle so beautiful that you want to stay smooth. (Peter Gutting)
  Title: A Map of the Sounds of Tokyo Original Title: Map of the Sounds of Tokyo Country of production: , Spain Year of Production: 2009 ( #) Length: 109 (Min.) Distribution: Alamode Film Distribution

Hanni & Nanni

Hanni & Nanni

           Hanni & Nanni
               Genre: literature, Family Film
               School, boarding school, twins, parents, referral
  Mainstream pop, shiny high-rise building facades, a luxury shopping mall. Completing the city panorama with two blondes and a small set of street hockey on record. Of course, the fun is soon over, of course, the two girls prove that they can survive in a totally new situation. The typical situation for one geared to a mass audience American children’s film: nice, clean and so good that not even the worthy aunt may echauffieren. She even once had to the target group of history, for the stressed modern opening scene introduces the filming of a possible old-fashioned children’s book series. Director Christine Hartmann, the first filmed adventures of twin sisters Hanni & Nanni, provided by the British children’s author Enid Blyton landed an international success, in contemporary dress. The lively Hanni (Julia Munster) and her shy twin sister, Nannie (Sophia Cathedral) pushes their sneaky hockey team-mate Octavia (Emilie Kundrun) a piece of clothing in the bag and thus a shoplifting in the shoes. The parents (Heino Ferch, Anja Kling) send the twins after the girls’ boarding Lindenhof. Here are the tricks of the confusingly similar to the strict deputy head girl found Mägerlein (Suzanne of Borsody), headmistress Theobald (Hannelore Elsner), and the classmates plenty of confusion. On the hockey pitch change Hanni and Nanni their pink jerseys against blue sports shirts. The film world is rosy, however. Among the motley mirth hides irrelevance. The triviality of Blyton series of children drive the scriptwriters Katharina Reschke and Jane Ainscough on the top. The characters live removed from everyday problems. Apparently Father Sullivan is right when he proclaimed, “cookbook translator was” a gap in the market. Where else would the money for the generous apartment of the Sullivans, the iPod, laptop and an elite boarding school, all times two, of course? Lindenhof is a perfection in its repulsive, while enticing microcosm, where there is always sunshine. The rain, which receives the twins is, there almost like a farewell to the normal weather conditions. All are good people in Linden, whether at first or second glance. Imperfect children are probably so little left to the school like cheap plastic chairs. On the other hand the rebels “good taste” Mrs Theobald. The boarding students are sitting on old wooden benches, somewhere in the clouds. Scolds Miss Mägerlein, it was not charity, is the abgeschmettert. For an orphan at Lindenhof pays the school fees mysteriously itself Increases will last even if the threat of ruin. Generous donors are always found at the last second. It’s worth just to invest in education – at least the future elite mothers. Normal children are there in Hanni & Nanni not really ever come before any children. Christine Hartmann’s family film shows adults in miniature. Which of them is still not exemplary, it learns to be. You breath the big screen adaptation into the spirit of the books in which the girls embroider, sew and clean. Instead housewife girls are now Hannah Montana, Princess lilifee or the mixture of both, which are similar to the twins. Blonde, blue-eyed and full recall, Hanni and Nanni as their classmates of fashion dolls that are so decent, that they neither interfere with the school uniforms yet girls only classes. Boys are all stupid anyway, Hartmann seems to believe. Therefore, their heroines may be lucky to stay by idiots like the Dorfschönling, for an enthusiastic student who spared. In addition to poverty and decadence lock the walls of the school building from the impending puberty. Strictly sealed off the social universe available to the top. Many as six books to be, which in this well-ordered universe is simply too rich. Therefore, the Octavia has a rich brat negative stereotypes and pampered schemer embody. The artificial scenes are not only pointless, but treacherously: but he who does their hair in the beauty salon and truffle cream supplies, can still beat the luxury of Lindenhof. The superficial film adaptation surpasses the other hand, the book playfully referred to triviality. Already in the original was Hanni & Nanni for a female readership designed reading, the message itself instructive elementary school did not escape. The movie reminds tuned to do with him what they had with the books a long time to make discard. (Lida Bach)
  Title: Hanni & Nanni Country of production: , Germany Year of Production: 2010 Length: 85 (Min.) Distribution: Universal Pictures International

Bödälä

Bödälä

           Bödälä – Dance the Rhythm
               Genre: Documentary
               Dance, dancer, Switzerland, the Munich Film Festival 2010, Tap Dance, Tap Dance, Flamenco
    Who would suspect that the Swiss dances with the American Tap Dance or the wild Irish Dance, or could be placed even with the fiery Spanish flamenco related? Director Gitta Gsell has gone in search of clues and it is Swiss dancers met their passion for “ground cable”, the dancing knocking and pounding on the floor, with great joy and energy are able to convey.   Title: Bödälä – Dance the Rhythm Country of production: Switzerland Year of Production: 2010 Length: 78 (Min.)

The chess player (DVD)

The chess player (DVD)

           The chess player (DVD)
               Genre: Drama
               Village, hotel, chess, chess tournament, maid
  Chess is something for men. It was thought. But ever since this film is likely the game will at Queen and King in a new light. Caroline Bottaro draws in its lovely feature film debut, the chess player a vibrant sensual image of the female desire for a good game. Hélène (Sandrine Bonnaire) is working as a maid in a hotel in Corsica on the side as a cleaning lady at Dr. Kroger (Kevin Kline). Your life does not allow for large jumps. But the resting in itself, a brittle woman radiating satisfaction is lacking in anything really. That changes when she observed one day a couple playing chess. The scene is burning in their hearts so that from now on no more remains, as it was. Because her husband finds no pleasure in the endless variations on the 64 fields, Hélène persuaded the sullen Kroger to teach her the basics and tricks. However, it is no ordinary game, which gives the unknown couple on the balcony of the hotel room. The two seem to wrest the game much more than a few strained thoughts. What Hélène sees there, looks like an erotic act – so relish the attention, so seductive movements, so casually drop the negligee, whose support the woman always does. And Hélène is in the room, looking through the curtains onto the balcony, like a voyeur to something just as enticing as the forbidden. The chess player / joueuse based on the novel by Bertina Henrichs. But if you do not know, one would not expect it. For the director does not provide literature, but works with genuinely cinematic means. All the hopes and doubts, all the emerging aspirations of the main character is told through gestures and glances, through a tender light and sun-drenched colors. They wrap Hélène suddenly opening possession in an erotic haze. It had to do not actually have a taboo, which the protagonist ventures there: to discover a talent in itself, which changed her life completely. The wife and mother, who was only there for others, now claimed an area of their life on their own. It is as if the true core of her personality been kissed from a long sleep. One of the great strengths of the film that Kevin Kline and Sandrine Bonnaire invest their game so diverse. The sets with and against each other at the chessboard train to train personal change in course as they would have credited any of the figures. Kevin Kline – with a gray beard, barely recognizable – is of the arrogant people who hate the charming mentor. And Sandrine Bonnaire manage to keep their Hélène in a credible balance between the call of the new and the retention of what was good. Thus, from the erotic chess padded no banal love triangle, but an affinity that knows its limits. It is a consciously female perspective, from the director Caroline Bottaro designs the scenes at the chessboard. Of competition, determination, or can you lose is not over long distances to feel anything. Only at the very end break with elements that could have been suspected in a man from the beginning. Since being bluffed and gerangelt, as do the psychological tricks her rampant mischief. But at this point Hélène plays so confidently that they can be explained by anything or anyone distract from a deep conviction: “The lady is the most powerful piece in chess.” (Peter Gutting)
  Title: The chess player (DVD) Original Title: joueuse Country of production: , Germany, France Year of Production: 2009 Length: 97 (Min.) Published at: Concorde Home Entertainment format: 16:9 tone / language: Dolby Digital 5.1, German, French (# ) EAN: 4009750206805 Extras: Making Of, Trailer

La cité

La cité

           La cité
               Genre: Drama
               Algeria, doctor, colonialism, plague, Munich Film Festival 2010
    In 1885, Algeria is a French colony in the period since the war years. The doctor would like Maxime Vincent has only one wish, disgusted by the carnage and the behavior of his countrymen, he return back to France and North Africa back. Vincent is waiting for a caravan that will bring him to embarkation, when the plague breaks out on his whereabouts.   Title: La cité Original Title: City of Shadows Country of production: Canada Production year: 2010 Length: 84 (Min)