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It is classics of world cinematography, the first sound-film of the famous German director Fritz Lang, by that time famous as a silent movie expressionist, neo-romantic and for his epic works ( “Tired Death”, “Dr. Mabuse the Gambler”, “Nibelungen”, “Metropolis”).

At first glance, this is a common criminal history between drama and detective thriller about case of “The Vampire of Düsseldorf” that shook the whole Germany. Such films in cinema, especially in Hollywood, are not unusual, and it seems that there is nothing to talk about if it wasn’t for the great professional skill of the author and humanistic message of the movie.


The Door
9.5

The Door

David achieved anything what he wanted in his life on his own: he became a very successful painter, and he has a wonderful daughter. But now he is having a difficult time. His seven-year-old daughter died and he blames himself for everything, since it happened because he made wrong desision. Since that tragic episode David got terribly depressed and doesn’t want to live anymore. But one day he discovers a mysterious door, which completely changes his life. The point is this door makes it possible to go back to the past and correct the mistakes made. But what seemed to be a happiness  and an opportunity to change everything,  turns to be a real horror, leading to irreversible consequences.


Winter Sleepers
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Winter Sleepers

The film is set in a small Alpine town during Christmas holidays. Rebecca, who works as a translator, lives in the house of her friend Laura, who works as a nurse and acts in amateur performances. Rebecca’s boyfriend Marco, who works as an instructor at the ski resort, is coming to visit her. Marco leaves the door of his car unlocked with the keys in the ignition.  Projectionist René, who passes by, gets into the car and gets on the highway. Farmer Theo, carrying his horse to the vet, gets on the same highway. The fate of many characters begin to intertwined dramatically.


One Way
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One Way

The film tells us about a selfish liar Eddie (Til Schweiger), everything is going well in his life – he has a beautiful bride, and his business is good, and a lot of mistresses. And at the same time we can see a woman named Angelina (Lauren Lee Smith) with a difficult fate – she was raped by four thugs, when she was young and innocent. And how could this happen? Son of the owner of the advertising agency, where Eddie works, becomes her nightmare – he rapes her how he wants.

This is where the fun begins. Eddie is prevented from interceding for the girl, he is blackmailed with his love affairs. And it means the collapse of the everything, that a talented liar Eddie has achieved  – a happy marriage, a profitable business, peaceful sleep… and then Eddie agrees to the blackmailer conditions, who is the raper of Angelina… and gives false statement in court.


The Tunnel
8.5

The Tunnel

Berlin, Germany, 1961. It is time of building of the Berlin Wall. GDR swimming champion Harry Melchior illegally moved to West Berlin. But his beloved sister Lotte and his family stayed in the East. His friends also had relatives in the GDR, who are waiting to be taken to the West. Harry offers to his friend, an engineer Matthias Hiller, to design and build the tunnel to East Berlin. Young girl Friederike ‘Fritzi’ Scholz joins them, wanting to “get” her bridegroom, but Harry suspects her of betraying. However, he changed his opinion after Fritz saves his life in the tunnel collapse.

Meanwhile, the Stasi never sleeps. Head of the Office for Combating illegal emigration Colonel Kröger recruits Hiller’s girlfriend Carola who was caught while trying to escape to the West (Hiller managed to escape). Carola getting close to Lotte, who has received news from Harry…


The Wave
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The Wave

These days in Gernany. A school history teacher proposes his students to conduct an experiment:  the high school students will be live under the law of a totalitarian state exactly one week. Strict discipline, extensive monitoring, punishments — Nazi scheme is re-established with a frightening accuracy. Students are reassured to know from their own experience how easily you can manipulating people, turning them into a faceless docile mass. But at some point, the game is getting out of control, and now its participants will reach the end and know the darkest side of the dictatorship.


The Hunt for the Hidden Relic
7.5

The Hunt for the Hidden Relic

Young archaeologist Steffen discovers a two-thousand-year-old tomb during archaeological excavations near Jerusalem. And there is an old skeleton clutching in his hand the instructions for the supermodern video camera that have not yet come on the market and a piece of paper with the name Jesus. Steffen suggests that he found the remains of a time traveler, who visited the ancient Palestine, and the camera could capture the image of Christ. The sensational finding that threatens the basics of world religions, becomes a reason for violent fight between the powerful forces. And Steffen got the encrypted instructions in his hand. Persecuted from all sides, he hopes to solve this incredible mystery, hidden in the ancient monastery in the Negev desert where according to legend is “sacred mirror” with the image of Jesus…


Fast Track: No Limits
8.5

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…


Victoria
7.5

Victoria

Victoria is a spanish girl, who arrived from Madrid to BerlinTrying to get to know the culture of new city and have fun as well, she goes to the popular night club and meets there four berlin guys, who have fun and invite her to join them. Despite the language barrier and nighttime, main character agrees to meet adventures with her new friends. The guys promise Victoria to show “real Berlin”…
But they just not walk through the city. It turns out that the guys have to deal with old debt, and since one of them is too drunk, they ask Victoria to be the driver. The plot is rather simple, but it is amazing how it is presented – a real life situation. Everyone can get into such troubles.


The Experiment
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The Experiment

The movie is inspired by the novel “Black Box” by Mario Giordano and is based on a true-life story.
During a scientific experiment 12 ordinary people willingly become “inmates” of prison for two weeks, while 8 same volunteers become guards. The first group has to follow the rules of prison regime, while the second group has to  keep order. But human nature comes into its own and the experiment gets out of control. Guards relish the power by humiliating prisoners. As a result, revolt is brewing in the prison. Action of “The Experiment” lasts a long time and features nothing special at first, but the movie is gaining momentum later, becoming an exciting and a premonitory thriller about a human violence.”The Experiment” is an opportunity for the viewer to avoid the madness that might  seize you if you can take full advantage of somebody’s fate.