All posts by Marzell

The Present
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The Present

Being a film adaptation of the Internet comics, that is already popular for several years, this cartoon tells us about such a touching and memorable story which force us to watch it again and again due to its colors, attractive characters and insiring story. This is a creation about the lives of people who, due to some circumstances, are not the same as others. Not mentally, but physically. It is a story about acceptance of who you are. It is a short story about instant friendship that was grown on the basis of mutual understanding, common pain, as well as learning how to overcome it. This is truly a wonderful cartoon, filled with meaning that will be clear to both children and adults: any second of our life, any unexpectedness, anything can change our future. In the cartoon there are practically no words, it lasts four minutes. But it is more sincere than many full-length films that are trying to make the viewer cry.


The Princess and the Warrior
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The Princess and the Warrior

Sissi – a Princess – is a nurse in a mental hospital. Bodo – a warrior – is a former soldier, moonlighting everywhere. The coincidence brought them together, he stole something from the supermarket, and running away from security guards, hangin’ on the passing truck. The driver was distracted and knocked Sissi. She was lying under the truck and was choking, unable to move. He came out of the crowd of onlookers, to beat the life back into her lungs and disappeared just as suddenly. Sissy realized that they didn’t just meet accidentally, and now she is looking for her savior, to understand what is the role of this man in her life. They are a really weird couple, bound together by impossibility of the existence without each other.


Look Who’s Back
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Look Who’s Back

Berlin these days. In an abandoned wasteland a nightmare of the XX century – Hitler, a bloody dictator, who horrified Germany and then a half of humanity, an immediate perpetrator of  tens of millions of deathsreturns to life. He has no more power, no supporters, no shelter, no money, but he has an unique experience of rising from the bottom to the top and fervent belief in victory of National Socialism. The unprepared world mistakes the former dictator for the brilliant actor, his angry speech is blowing up the Internet… and Hitler is becoming a superstar for the second time in his life. How it would turn out nowadays?

“Look Who’s Back” shows us a case scenario, if Hitler appeared out of nowhere in our time.  But don’t think about it- for the film it doesn’t make any sense. We see how Hitler gets acquainted with the new technologies and learns the new opportunities and the new world order. Here the most interesting begins.


Love in Thoughts
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Love in Thoughts

The movie takes place in Berlin in 1927. The students Paul Krantz, a young poet from a poor family, and Guenther Scheller, a bored adventurer from a wealthy family, spend a country-house weekend. Here Paul falls in love with 16-year-old Gunther’s sister Hilde, but she prefers Hans, who is also in love with her brother. Ellie, a modest Hilda’s friend, is in love with Paul. Young people are having a party, where feelings of the main characters are awakened under the influence of prohibited absinthe and talking about poetry. Next day, four (Paul, Guenther, Hilde and Hans; Ellie went home earlier with having spent the night with Paul) return to Berlin, where the denouement takes place: having understood that Hans is more interested in Hilde (and Hilde is interested in Hans) Guenther and Paul wrote a suicide note. After that, Paul changes his mind and leaves the game. Then the drama ends with gunshots. Paul was arrested and charged with murder on the basis what is written in his note, “At this moment, Hans and Hilde die. And soon Gunther and I, laughing, will leave this world! “


Labyrinth of Lies
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Labyrinth of Lies

The film is dedicated to the so-called Frankfurt Auschwitz trials – under such a title trials of the guards, warders and other staff of Auschwitz concentration camp, which took place in Frankfurt am Main in the 1960s, entered German history.  A young and idealistic public prosecutor Johann Radmann reveals information exposing the criminal activities of the former staff of the concentration camp. With the support of the prosecutor-general Fritz Bauer, he starts an investigation, which leads to horrific results for the main character, and also changes his ideology. The main theme of the film is the conflict between those who want to forget the past for the sake of national reconciliation in conditions of “economic miracle” and those who strives to the establishment of justice.


Vicky the Viking
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Vicky the Viking

Many years ago the Vikings, strong and fearless warriors, lived  in Scandinavia. Ordinarily, they had a lot of upper body strength and possessed tremendous power. But a boy named Vicky lived with his parents in a small Viking village and he wasn’t like the other Vikings. He was shy and not so strong, sometimes he hadn’t the courage to do something courageous, which was frustrating for his father. However, instead of physical strength, nature endowed this boy with intelligence and agility. It was through such qualities he was always helping his father and the other vikings to get out of almost hopeless situations.


The White Masai
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The White Masai

Carola is a German woman living in Switzerland, she is on vacation with her boyfriend in Kenya. Here Carola meets Maasai warrior Lemalian dressed in traditional costume and immediately falls in love with him. Woman refuses to leave the country and she goes to the home village of African. Lemalian love her back they’re getting married soon. Carola permanently moved to Kenya, where she starts her businesses. At the same time she tries to fight with customs of the local population, which seem to be wild. For example, female circumcision and accusations of witchcraft. After a few years of their marriage Carola gives birth to a daughter. Lemalian begins to be more and more jealous of his wife, he is growing more suspicious the baby is not his. Tired of this, Carola decides to leave the country with her daughter.


Nanga Parbat
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Nanga Parbat

It is a story about Messner brothers and, mainly, their climbimg to the top of the Himalayas Kashmir Valley in 1970. Having undergone severe hardship, extreme physical injury, being on the brink of exhaustion, Reinhold and Günther reached a fateful height and only then they fully realize that it is the descent from the mountains could cost them their lives.

Having returned, Reinhold Messner has told that he lost his younger brother out of sight down the western slope of the mountain Nanga Parbat, that Gunter was almost certainly swept away by an avalanche. Witnesses claim that Messner sacrificed the life of his brother for the sake of his ambitions: he left sick Günther. Reinhold Messner will try to sue colleagues, go look for his brother’s body, will make more than one outstanding climbing, but will always remain in the shadow of this tragic accident. And only 35 years later, one of the greatest mysteries in the history of mountaineering will be revealed…


Fast Track: No Limits
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Fast Track: No Limits

Four friends – Katie, Mike, Nicole and Eric go to work in the daytime, like most of us, but at night they have a completely different nightlife. Katie works in auto shop inherited from her father, who spent a lot of years repairing a vintage Mustang. Mike is a pizza guy. Nicole is a young woman, married to a rich man a lot older than her. Eric is a police officer. Street racing, freedom, sex, exciting chases and easy money – it’s all there in the lives of four street racers. Speed is the real life for them. But once having made a choice, we must be prepared to pay for it, because everything comes with a cost…


The Elementary Particles
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The Elementary Particles

Bruno and Michael are half-brothers. Bruno is a school teacher, Michael is a molecular biologist. They both have chronic dissociation syndrome, because they had very difficult childhood due to their mother, who was hippie and was only interested in sexual pleasure, what was reflected on the lives of her sons… In addition, Bruno and Michael – each in his own way – overcome their sexual limitations. One is a sexual deviant, and the other is a sexy virgin. Maybe that’s why Michael seeks to make a world free from the sex-related problems: he wants to bring a new breed of people, who wouldn’t be oppressed with this topic. Confirmation of the relevance of his scientific research is precisely his preventive brother Bruno…