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Casino Royale (1967)
7.3

Casino Royale (1967)

Casino royal is a 1967 spy parody starring Peter Sellers in the lead role. Yes, it’s not really German movie, but many scenes were shoot in Berlin. So let’s get to it ūüôā

The plot focuses on an aging James Bond who comes out of retirement, along with his estranged daughter to take on SMERSH. Both then travel to East Berlin after picking up clues, where they investigate and solve the mystery around the deaths of international spies.

The movie was written by 11 writers and had a total of 5 directors. Each directed his own part and worked independently. The Berlin scenes are exclusively directed by Ken Hughes. Out of all these scenes, the one with the war room in Berlin got extreme popularity by the fans and critics alike. Some of the amusing gags are credited to Peter Sellers himself. After a breakpoint and a load of humor clichés, the movie plot ceases to make sense.

A significant portion of the Casino Royale film (1967) involves playing casino poker in high stakes. This adrenaline rushing game is portrayed as risky, daring and costly in Berlin. The baccarat master Evelyn Tremble (James Bond under the pretense) is highly skilled in playing card games at casinos. The main casino, Casino Royale, on which the title of the movie is also made, is shown to be run by secret agents. In the climax, this casino gets destroyed from the explosion of an atomic pill, killing everyone inside. While Sir James and Co appear in heaven, Jimmy Bond descends to hell. Yeah, that’s not what I would expect from gambling in a luxury place) By the way, today there are a lot of trusted online websites where you can play whatever you want. For example, there is a Svenskkasinon casino list with wide range of ¬†different gambling operators. So you can relax and don’t be afraid of being exploded))

Casino Royale garnered more than $40 million and was considered a huge financial success. This has mainly to do with the tag ‚ÄúBond‚ÄĚ associated with it. Critical reception, however, was mostly negative. Most critics to date regard it as the worst ‚ÄúBond‚ÄĚ movie and a chaotic, baffling affair. Audiences too initially liked the movie, but later reviews were not of much help. Till date, Casino Royale holds a 29% score on Rotten tomatoes, with most users describing it as disorganized, clich√©d and an absurd disaster. The movie was a pitiful spoof which earned on clever marketing techniques and the ‚ÄúJames Bond‚ÄĚ brand name.

Mostly a one-time watch, Casino Royale is worth seeing only if you’re a big fan of James Bond, or like to watch dangerous casinos hosting card games. Or even if you like to watch late 1960s/early 1970s comedies which are so bad that they are good.


Look Who’s Back
9.5

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 deaths,¬†returns 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.


A Friend of Mine
7

A Friend of Mine

Two completely different young people (Karl, who is a successful mathematician who has a prestigious job at the insurance office, but who has nothing in his¬†life, and Hans, who does not have a permanent job, who has no achievements, no money, but he is happy and enjoys every minute of his life). At the request of the boss, Karl¬†gets a job at the car rental company, and here gets to know another newcomer – Hans, who is very talkative. They begin to work together rather accidentally and become¬†real friends later. Karl slowly¬†begins to love his¬†life, he realizes that friendship doesn’t need cool Lamborghini or other material goods, and that completely different people can be friends, his weekdays were no longer so boring, and he also finds a girl, and he madly falls in love with her…


Sun Alley
7.5

Sun Alley

Michael (or ‘Micha’) is a 17-year-old boy, who lives with his friends near the¬†Berlin Wall, that separates the, city on the eastern side of the Sun Alley. The same street that starts in West and ends in East Berlin. There are “Stasi” agents and political slogans in the east,and ¬†bananas, dirty magazines, “Rolling Stones” CDs and nylon tights in the west. But Micha and his friends are not interested in fundamental differences between the “proletarian” East and “bourgeois” West. They just¬†care about rock music, drinking and girls. Especially Miriam – incomparable girl who can stop a¬†traffic making¬†her grand entrance. Micha is willing to do anything for¬†her. Love to unattainable Miriam, a dramatic change in the fate of his¬†best friend Mario and civil disturbances on the street make Micha to think about his¬†future…


Vicky the Viking
9

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.


Summer Storm
7

Summer Storm

Tobi and Achim were close friends¬†for many years. They, the leaders of the rowing team, have been winning¬†in sports competitions¬†many times, and now they are practicing in the rural camp. Seeing that¬†relations between Achim and¬†Sandra, who is training in girls’ team, become¬†more serious, Tobi¬†begins to understand that feelings¬†he has for Achim, are much deeper than he thought.¬†He feels¬†embarrassed and lost,¬†being rejected by his friend and team. Sandra’s friend Anke begins to¬†take an interest to Tobi, what makes him even more anxious.¬†When it turns out that the group of¬†so expected Berlin girls’ was¬†replaced by the another team, Tobi and his teammates are suddenly faced with their prejudices, fears, and, perhaps, the hidden longing. Tension is growing, Tobi, Achim and other are¬†moving towards an ever more severe confrontation,¬†as violent¬†and liberating as the summer storm, which is about to begin¬†at the lake.¬†Toby realizes that he has to admit, what he was afraid to say earlier.


Fack ju Göhte
7

Fack ju Göhte

Fortuneless¬†bank robber named Zeki M√ľller¬†gets out of prison¬†after thirteen months. He goes looking for¬†the plunder, that¬†was hidden at a construction site.¬†Together with his girlfriend they thought that here¬†peope are¬†just laying pipes. How the robber is¬†surprised, when he finds¬†new school gym of¬†the Goethe Gesamtschule¬†in the proper place!

To get to the loot, Zeki is seeking employment as the school janitor. But as a result of slight misunderstanding he works as a substitute teacher instead. He gets the most wildest and crazy class in the whole school Р10B. Using several unusual methods, the former robber suddenly finds a common language with the students. At the same in the night he is trying to get access to the hidden plunder and is falling in love with his coworker Lisi.


Barefoot
7.5

Barefoot

What we can do for love? In fact, Nick Keller now is very concerned about other¬†questions. He can’t ocuppy one workplace, and his family, especially his stepfather and brother Victor Heinrich, think¬†hi¬†is a total loser. Only his mother continues to believe in¬†him.

While working as a cleaner in a mental hospital, Nick at the last second saves girl Leila from committing suicide, which leads to unintended consequences: Leila secretly tracks down his savior and one night suddenly appears in his apartment. Being in a nightgown and barefoot. All attempts to get rid of Nick Leila end in failure. She decided to remain with him forever.

And this unusual couple – Nick, for the first time forced to be¬†responsible for someone, and the girl, who looks at the world through the eyes of a child,¬†is going on a trip – a trip¬†that will make them closer and will change their lives forever…


Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
7.5

Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

Martin and Rudy are two young men, who come to the clinic one day, and there they find out a disappointing diagnosis and they realized: there are just a few hours for each of them to live. Staying in one room, they organize night party, carried out in such a way themselves on their final journey. Martin looks indomitable and implacable, and decides that it is necessary for Rudy to catch up and spend time by the sea, otherwise he will have nothing to tell in heaven, because all they talk about in Heaven is how beautiful the sea is. They were pursuing by killers, they become reluctant robbers, police chased them. But they nevertheless continue to rush torward  destiny.