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Cairo Time

Cairo Time

           Cairo Time
               Genre: Drama, Romance
               Affair, Cairo, Munich Film Festival 2010
    Juliette is the first time in Cairo, awaiting her husband, who works for the United Nations. But the husband can wait. Instead, his friend takes care of Tareq, who runs a small cafe in the Egyptian capital to Juliette. Tareq shows her the sights of the city and both are surprised at themselves, as they begin an affair.   Title: Cairo Time Country of production: , Canada, Ireland, Egypt Year of Production: 2009 Length: 88 (Min.) (# )

Daybreakers

Daybreakers

           Daybreakers
               Genre: Thriller, Horror, Science Fiction
               Vampire
    In 2019 an epidemic can mutate almost all people to vampires. Due to the lack of people threatens the vampires assumed her favorite drink: Blood. Meanwhile, an underground movement trying to save humanity from extinction.   Title: Daybreakers Country of production: U.S., Australia Production year: 2010 Length: 94 (Min.) Distribution: Sunfilm Entertainment ISBN: 4041658252263

Middle Men

Middle Men

           Middle Men
               Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime
               Business idea, gangster, FBI, Internet, porn
    1995: The world marvels at a new invention – the Internet. The businessman Jack Harris has a flourishing company and a happy family when he meets Wayne Beering and Buck Dolby, which present him with an idea of how to earn money with the new medium: it sold pornography. Jack takes over the management of the company very soon rolling in cash. But success also come the problems, because all want a piece of the pie. And soon Jack is caught in a web of porn stars, gangsters and the FBI.   Title: Middle Men Country of production: USA Production year: 2009 Length: 105 (Min.)

Blood Mountain

Blood Mountain

           Blood Mountain
               Genre: Drama, History
               Farm, insurrection, Munich Film Festival 2010, Tirol, Andreas Hofer
    “Blood Mountain” tells the story of the young Bavarian doctor’s daughter Catherine, who must flee in 1809 with her husband to the Tyrol. There she experienced on a mountain farm in Passeiertal the year of the uprising led by Andreas Hofer in its full hardness and is affected by the turmoil of war.   Title: Blood Mountain Country of production: , Germany, Italy Year of Production: 2010 Length: 120 (min)

Shutter Iceland (DVD)

Shutter Iceland (DVD)

           Shutter Iceland (DVD)
               Genre: Thriller, Mystery
               Homicide, hospital, island, Psychiatry
  Of course, living the Berlinale, especially this year for their 60th Jubilee by the big names, the deserving directors, whose films in the Berlinale Palast their premieres and world premieres to celebrate. At least in this respect was in the first days of something available. According to Roman Polanski’s The Ghost Writer Martin Scorsese’s new work today Shutter Iceland was on the program and saw the light of the attending celebrities for a proper media boost. And it was not just because the expectations of Shutter Iceland, at least in parts of the public and the press were somewhat high. With such a height it is no wonder then that many journalists were more a little disappointed with the new work of the director. What was not so much to the images rather than in a less-inspired story, which is like a patchwork of well-known pieces from film and literature. Leonardo DiCaprio plays in Iceland shutter the U.S. Marshall Edward Daniels, who together with his new partner, Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo) in the early 1950s, the disappearance of a patient in a clinic for mentally disturbed most serious on the island Shutter Iceland to investigate. Unfortunately, not even the Most Stable Daniels mentally since he was a soldier in the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp there and also have lost his wife in a fire. The disappearance of the patient appears particularly Daniels suspicious from the start and he speculates that the whole story being told to him by the senior physician Dr. Cawley (Ben Kingsley), something is wrong. However, it seems with him myself up some in Argentina, as he always is plagued by severe migraine attacks, nightmares and symptoms that can fuse the fiction and reality, the obscure events on the island and Daniels traumatic past experiences with each other. Until finally, the whole truth will come out. And which really is not what has Daniels expects … Actually it’s pretty clear that the story that followed Edward Daniels in the course of the film, something is strange and he himself is a prisoner of delusion and Fkition. This makes the film by his suspense and one would wish almost, instead of the actual resolution would have the template is moved further to the rather trashy side paths of the nested story, especially since Scorsese and Lehane dig vigorously in the find box of film history and Crime / Mystery Literature and Agatha Christie’s works plunder as well as films like Identity, The Sixth Sense or other “mindfuck movies” as well as age-old horror à la Frankenstein. The problem is that you can not help feeling, is all this to have already seen elsewhere – perhaps not always so brilliantly staged, but in itself consistent and round. This lack of narrative originality, which should lie mainly on the novel of Dennis Lehane tried to Scorsese by the rather pungent score, and other tricks to compensate for the voltage from the available clothing cinemas. More than pure formulaic and unwound a routine genre comes in beautiful packaging patchwork while but not out. (Joachim Kurz)
  Title: Shutter Iceland (DVD) Country of production: USA Production year: 2009 Length: 132 (Min.) Published by: Concorde Home Entertainment format: 16:9 tone / language: Dolby Digital 5.1, German, English EAN: 4010324027801 Tools : film documentaries: “Behind the Shutters” – from novel to film, “Into the Lighthouse” – Historical development of psychiatry in the U.S.

The last employees

The last employees

           The last employees
               Genre: Drama
               Ghosts, stalking, psychosis, Munich Film Festival 2010
    Lange was the lawyer David unemployed until he finally has found a job – he should liquidate a company. One of the women who erkündigt collapses it. From then on, David will be dismissed by the employees threatened and persecuted. When he put her in her apartment one day, exasperated to the speech, he finds only her dead body. David, who previously suffered from mental disorders, is convinced that the woman wants to take revenge in the form of a spirit in him, and rises more in his fears.   Title: The last employee Country of production: , Germany Year of Production: 2010 Distribution: Majestic Film Distribution

Pippa Lee

Pippa Lee

           Pippa Lee
               Genre: Drama, literature
               Berlinale 2009, retirement, marital crisis, nervous breakdown
  What has this woman not seen it all: In the past, Pippa Lee (played in the early years of Blake Lively), a wild party girl, that was hardly averse to experiment and try out the one everyone wanted. Which included among other things, lesbian relationships, drugs and many forms of relationships as well as almost all the dramas of human life. No wonder, for even her childhood with her mother medikamentenanhängigen was not really inspired to allow the daughter of a stable and reliable education bestowed. Meanwhile, however, seems to have all that changed for the better. Pippa is old in the meantime, around 50 years (she is played by Robin Wright Penn looks now), still dazzling, and with its marriage to the publisher 30 years earlier Herb Lee (Alan Arkin) come into calmer waters. As well as eloquent radiant center of the circle of friends around her successful husband is the flawless ideal of a loving wife, full of spirit, wit and charm. After the third heart attack of her husband pull the contemplative both from the hectic Manhattan in a retired town (which is called by Herb disrespectfully “Wrinklebury” back), where the clocks seem to go slower. But even here one can not stop Herbs advanced age. While starting to show signs of slow early decay, he is sleepwalking and then ill with dementia, Pippa remembers her past life. For it is increasingly clear that soon, a life will end, that nothing remains as it was. And then there is the irritating and obviously very unstable son (Keeanu Reeves), the neighbor, the Pippa is getting closer. The eventful life of Pippa Lee is beginning to see through the not too easy. Almost seamlessly, and fluently moves the director Rebecca Miller, who also wrote the novel to the film, between the wild youth of its heroine and its quieter at some life in the present, which has yet despite the perfect facade for a closer look similar quirks like that of the “Desperate Housewives.” Nevertheless, the film is much more than just a decal and a concentration on the successful model of the successful U.S. television series. Very slowly and carefully, full of humor and a sense for the bizarre, but also full respect for all parties stripped the film is a biography that appears to be greatly exaggerated but only at first glance. In truth, it is all described excesses and later laboriously constructed settled existence to preserve something deeply human: to the questioning of life models, the impossibility, the transience of happiness and the need to confront its own past and their influence to recognize their own lives. Perfect and with a more than worth seeing Cast blessed (besides those mentioned, it is mainly Julianne Moore and Monica Bellucci, to be remembered), turns out to Rebecca Miller’s Pippa Lee with recalcitrant family drama and history of emancipation, with some Barb, whose sometimes very erratic structure simply does not access. That one is still full of sympathy and sit tied, is mainly due to the warmth of the story and Robin Wright Penn, enchanted every minute of this film and delighted. (Paul Collmar) was used to Pippa Sarkassian (Robin Wright Penn), a wild girl who missed no party and almost all incorporated on drugs, find what they could, but since then the has learned thirty years older Publishers Herbert Lee (Alan Arkin know and love) and she is the wife of the brave and successful maker brings two children to the world. When the two Herbs for third heart attack to adopt more or less out of her exciting life in the big city and retreat to retire – this is Pippa just 50 – for them it is time to turn their lives Revue to have happen. And in retrospect it is clear why this woman was to what it is today. Relentlessly, it covers its drawbacks and weaknesses, and must finally recognize that their beloved husband cheating on her for years. But not just any top, each end also dwells a magic – especially with 50 life is far from over … The world of writers and artists, it is Rebecca Miller, daughter of Arthur Miller and wife of Daniel Day-Lewis a familiar metier. Your in parts bizarre comic drama with big names like Robin Wright Penn, Alan Arkin and Keanu Reeves acts but overall too mundane to actually touch. And deal, given the problems with which Pippa Lee needs to get there can not help but miss the film as a description of its contents, especially the label of ‘Desperate Housewives – The Next Generation “. (Festival Berlinale in 2009 for criticism of Joachim Kurz)
  Title: Pippa Lee Original Title: The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Country of production: USA Production year: 2008 Length: 93 (Min.) Distribution: Senator Film Distribution

Kick in Iran

Kick in Iran

           Kick in Iran
               Genre: Documentary
               Sport, Iran, Olympics, Munich Film Festival in 2010, Taekwondo
    Sara Khoshjamal is the first Iranian athlete to have ever qualified for the Olympic Games. Undeterred by religious fundamentalism and dress codes training, they grimly in their discipline, Kampfsortart Taekwondo. The documentary of Fatima Geza Abdollahyan accompanies the athlete on her rocky road to Beijing.   Title: Kick in Iran Country of production: , Germany Year of Production: 2009 Length: 82 (Min.)

Public Enemy No.. 1

Public Enemy No.. 1

           Public Enemy No.. 1 – Murder Instinct (DVD)
               Genre: Thriller, Biography
               Murder, Jacques Mesrine, criminal, bank robbery, 1970
  Against him was “Scrooge” just a small fish. Jacques Mesrine, France’s most famous criminals terrorized for over 20 years, the Grande Nation. Whether bank collapses, brutal murders, kidnappings or spectacular eruptions from ice-cold high-security prisons – Mesrine criminal file space offered for multiple phone books. When on the second November 1979 will be shot on the street in Paris, drew on all of France. Mesrine gruesomely fascinating life cried out for a movie adaptation. Director Jean-François Richet (Assault on Precint 13) knew at the same time, however, that the substance was overcome in two-hour movie barely. Therefore, he splitted up Mesrine story in two parts. The first part Public Enemy No.. 1 – murder instinct told in classic style gangster film about the rise in France, Mesrine crooks scene. Public Enemy No.. 1 – death drive (Start date: 21.5) shows Mesrine as degenerate public enemy No 1, the skins swim rapidly away. In 1956, the jovial, 19-year-old Jacques (Vincent Cassel) collected in the Algerian war. When truncated, hearted man, he returns back in 1959, the Paris home. Without training soon his hopes vanish on a regular, decent-paying work. Mesrine pent-up aggressions find an outlet as the creator of crime boss Guido (Gerard Depardieu bloated one on the verge of self-parody) to know. Together, the two mix, the Paris underworld with brutal and brazen raids. As Mesrine shoots his first man he appears below and is based in Spain with the naive Sofia (Elena Anaya), a family. But Mesrine is an adrenaline junkie, and depending on the crime-kicks. But he leaves Sofia and his three small children sit in cold blood. Mesrine it pulls back on the road. Together with the unpredictable Jeanne Schneider (Cecile de France committed) it in a “Bonnie and Clyde” spectacular raids. be taken up both in Canada. Mesrine is ordered to solitary confinement and tortured by several guards brutally. But it can not break the officials. On the contrary, Mesrine hatches an escape plan from the high-security prison of its own. Public Enemy No.. 1 – killing instinct in front of genre needs role models like Scarface (1983) American Gangster (2007) not to hide. Richet was achieved with the outrageously expensive biopic, based on Mesrine in prison constituted an autobiography, a rousing thriller. Over the full period shown by the young filmmakers, a feeling for atmospheric, sumptuous images, consistent dialogue and perfectly arranged, in Heat (1996), reminiscent action sequences. Brilliant in the supporting roles filled by Vincent Cassel stands out in the title role. With constantly changing appearance – he took during the nine months filming 20 pounds – he shows oppressively intense all facets of the dangerous killer, ranging from charming flirtation attempts to gruesome outbreaks of violence. Reward for the effort was a César, the Cassel for his tour de force this year received. (Florian Koch)
  Title: Public Enemy No.. 1 – Murder Instinct (DVD) Original Title: Mesrine: L’instinct de mort Country of production: France Production year: 2008 Length: 105 (min .) Published at: Universum Film format: 16:9 tone / language: Dolby Digital 5.1, German, French EAN: 886 973 831 793 Extras: Interview with Vincent Cassel and Jean-François Richet, Trailer

Public Enemy No.. 1

Public Enemy No.. 1

           Public Enemy No.. 1 – death drive (DVD)
               Genre: Thriller, Biography
               Murder, Jacques Mesrine, criminal, bank robbery, Canada, jailbreak, 1970
  Robert de Niro has done it, Sylvester Stallone, too. At the end of the food chain now Vincent Cassel, who rose as before, the two Hollywood stars for a role of 20 kilos. To the bloated gangster Jacques Mesrine in Public Enemy No. 1 – death instinct credible to embody the French method actor turned to his diet radically. Cassel was eating five times a day for four months, combined with beer syrup and allowed himself 1300 calories a strong milk shakes. Medically questionable, the effort was worth the charismatic actor. Cassel was awarded for his role in the recently César for best actor. , Concentrated, director Jean-François Richet Mesrine in the rise of small-time crook to professional gangster shows him to the continuation of the death instinct as a self-infatuated media hero, desperate to knit his own legend. After his spectacular escape from a Canadian prison Mesrine it pulls back to France in 1973, where he will soon be the merciless Commissioner Boussard (Olivier Gourmet taken). But would not Mesrine Mesrine, if he does not yet have an escape plan in store. Located in the courthouse, he captures the judge and can pile up again. When he again during a bank robbery falls into the clutches of the police, Mesrine landed in a Paris high-security wing. There he wrote his memoirs, and learn the cool Strippers King Besse (Mathieu Amalric) know. The two criminals are watching each first like famished tiger in the cage before it binds the desire for thrills. They share the seemingly impossible escapes from jail. Despite a massive manhunt, the police can not catch Besse and Mesrine. A few days of freedom, the two packs and returning to the criminal hunting fever. You want to rob a heavily guarded casino of Deauville – without considering the risks of their daring plan. Richet also holds in the second part of the French Gangstersaga up the tension, is form and content but in other areas as Public Enemy No.. 1 – killing instinct. Embeds a death wish stronger the political background of the plot. Foreign, radical terrorist organizations like the Red Brigades and the RAF to inspire Mesrine its anarchic violence. From a radical leftist drive the smug loner wants to know nothing. What interests him is rather the game with the media, which made him the “public enemy No. 1 transfigure. Cassel succeed here especially to show the vanity and increasing isolation Mesrine. At his side shine Bond villain Mathieu Amalric (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) and Ludivine Sagnier in the spectacular (Swimming Pool) as a girlfriend Sylvie Mesrine nationals. In spite of the more complex characters, character drawing succeeds director Richet in the second part, to place a number of spectacular action scenes. He chases the young filmmakers obviously staged as a tribute to William Friedkin (French Connection) and John Frankenheimer (Ronin) work. Richet reveled in Public Enemy No.. 1 – killing instinct still in blues and reds, he designed a death wish for a different color that corresponds with its brown and orange accent the changing temporal and thematic focus of the second part. Although developed here some storyline somewhat frayed and acts as a less concentrated in one part, and Richet a torture scene stylized exaggeration of a journalist selbstzweckhaft, bringing Public Enemy No.. 1 – Jacques Mesrine, the death instinct farewell after four hours in an overall better end. (Florian Koch)
  Title: Public Enemy No.. 1 – death drive (DVD) Original Title: L’ennemi public n ° 1 Country of production: , Canada, France Production year: 2008 Length: 128 (Min.) Published at: Universum Film format: 16:9 tone / language: Dolby Digital 5.1, German, French EAN: (# ) 886974607496 Extras: Making Of, Trailer