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Last updated June 29, 2022

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga Poster

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

2010 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

Venerated documentarian Werner Herzog teams with director Dmitry Vasyukov for this observant look at life along the River Yenisei in northern Russia, where the industrious inhabitants of a rural village truly live off the land.
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The Lives of Others

2006 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

In 1984, secret police agent Wiesler is assigned to eavesdrop on a successful but possibly disloyal playwright in East Germany. As the lonely Wiesler learns more about the man and his lover, a prominent actress, he becomes fascinated by their lives.
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The Wave

2008 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

To give his students a real-world example of how dictatorships can grow powerful, a high school teacher starts a social experiment that gives some of his students a strong advantage while leaving others subservient and powerless.
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2011 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Hannah, a young Jewish girl, is rescued from a concentration camp by her Polish boyfriend, and believes he died after their perilous escape. More than 30 years later, the married Hannah faces an emotional crisis when she learns he's alive.
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Das Boot: Director's Cut

1981 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Nominated for six Oscars, this edge-of-your-seat dramatic triumph follows the trials of a German U-boat crew during World War II. Upon its restored re-release in 1997, an hour was added to the original film, which further augmented its impact. It also played as a six-hour German miniseries. In all its forms, the realistic and gripping battle scenes and palpable human struggle make Das Boot a critical hit.
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North Face

2008 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

In 1936, young German climbers Toni Kurz and Andreas Hinterstoisser face off against a rival Austrian duo in an attempt to be the first team to scale the infamous north face of the Eiger in the Swiss Alps.
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Gerhard Richter Painting

2011 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Renowned painter Gerhard Richter reveals both his fascinating creative process and his famously grumpy personality in this documentary. Richter's unique method includes using both modified squeegees and brushes to create his abstract masterpieces.
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Pina Poster


2011 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

Wim Wenders directs to arresting effect in this performance documentary about Pina Bausch's Tanztheater Wuppertal dance company. Performing alfresco in Wuppertal, Germany, the troupe's pieces include "The Rite of Spring."
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Animals United

2010 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

When their water disappears, a group of animals in the African savannah sets out on an incredible journey to find a new source. Soon, they discover that humans are hoarding the water to use at a luxury resort.
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The Red Baron

2008 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

Based on the true story of the notorious World War I flying ace, this drama explores the life of Manfred von Richthofen -- aka the Red Baron -- from his childhood fascination with flying to his renowned career in the German Luftwaffe.
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The White Masai

2005 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

When young Swiss woman Carola Lehmann (Nina Hoss) goes on vacation to Kenya with her boyfriend, she becomes deeply fascinated by Masai tribesman Lemalian Mamutelil (Jacky Ido) -- so much so, in fact, that she ends up abandoning her traveling mate to join him. To make this radical choice a success, Carola must adopt the Masai lifestyle -- including taking on what they perceive to be the proper roles and behavior of women.
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Three Stars

2010 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

Focusing on nine Michelin-starred chefs from three continents, filmmaker Lutz Hachmeister reveals the real business of cooking on the highest level by crosscutting between the maestros' various kitchen routines, tastes and culinary philosophies.
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Berlin 36

2009 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

Karoline Herfurth stars in this foreign-language drama -- inspired by actual events at the 1936 Olympics held in Berlin -- as Gretel Bergmann, a Jewish high jumper who was barred from competition by the Nazi party in spite of international protest. When Gretel is kicked off the team under false pretenses, she's promptly replaced by her roommate, Marie Ketteler (Sebastian Urzendowsky), an odd-looking girl with a surprising secret.
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Soul Kitchen

2009 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

Young restaurant owner Zinos (Adam Bousdoukos) decides to revamp Soul Kitchen, his dumpy diner, but the customer response isn't what he was hoping for. To make matters worse, his girlfriend (Anna Bederke) flies off to Shanghai, and the tax collector comes knocking. But with the help of an inspired new chef (Birol Ünel), Zinos still has a chance at redemption. German director Fatih Akin delivers a riotous modern romantic comedy.
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The Last Station

2009 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

Set during the last year of Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy's life, this biopic explores the fractious relationship between Tolstoy (Oscar nominee Christopher Plummer) and his wife (Oscar nominee Helen Mirren), as he embraces a life of asceticism. Paul Giamatti co-stars as impassioned Tolstoy devotee Vladimir Chertkov, with James McAvoy playing the aging writer's assistant, Valentin, who is caught in the middle of various struggles.
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2009 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

When their uncle wounds an important clan member, 13-year-old Nasri (Fouad Habash) and his older brother, Omar (Shahir Kabaha), fear he has put their whole family in terrible danger in this moving, Oscar-nominated drama set on the West Bank. A truce is arranged, but Omar must start selling drugs to pay the fine he now owes. Meanwhile, a number of other locals struggle to negotiate the political and social tinderbox of Jaffa's Ajami neighborhood.
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Princess Lillifee and the Little Unicorn

2011 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

It's up to Princess Lillifee to stop the evil Prince Steel from putting the country of Bluetopia into a permanent deep freeze, all while protecting a defenseless baby unicorn and reuniting her with her kidnapped parents.
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Henry of Navarre

2009 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

This historical drama from director Jo Baier follows the fortunes of Henry of Navarre (Julien Boisselier), a 16th-century French Protestant who led a rebellion against France's powerful Catholic queen, Katherina de Medici (Hannelore Hoger). Lured into a royal marriage of convenience and then betrayed, Henry endures a massacre, escapes prison and eventually rises to the throne as Henry IV, one of France's most enlightened monarchs.
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The Day I Was Not Born

2010 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

During a layover in Buenos Aires, 31-year-old German athlete Maria is mesmerized by the city, and her bewilderment grows when her father suddenly reveals her true connection to Argentina -- leading her to uncover the painful details of her adoption.
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2010 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

A loving elderly couple (Hans-Michael Rehberg and Ingrid Andree) decides to undergo an astonishingly advanced but ethically dubious medical procedure to extend their lives in this thought-provoking sci-fi thriller about privilege, race and exploitation of the Third World. The two have their spirits transferred into the bodies of African refugees, but the young people acting as their hosts regain custody of their bodies for four hours every day.
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The White Ribbon

2009 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

A year before World War I, a series of strange and brutal pranks threaten to shatter a northern German town's orderly existence. But the residents' response may have even more disturbing implications for the future. Celebrated Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke helms this Golden Globe-winning, sumptuously photographed black-and-white drama that stars Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Tukur and Theo Trebs.
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The Countess

2008 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

Blaming her advancing age for a failed romance with a younger man, 16th-century Hungarian countess Erzebet Báthory begins murdering virgin girls and bathing in their blood, believing that the grim ritual will restore her youthful beauty.
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House of Boys

2009 | NR | 3.2 out of 5 Stars

In this colorful coming-of-age tale set in 1984, a gay teenage runaway travels to Amsterdam from Luxembourg in search of a new life. Taking up residence at a cabaret, he encounters love, friendship and, ultimately, tragedy with the outbreak of AIDS.
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The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair Poster

The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair

2006 | NR | 3.2 out of 5 Stars

In 2003, Iraqi journalist Yunis Abbas was taken from his home by American soldiers and detained at Abu Ghraib prison on suspicion of planning to assassinate Tony Blair. Only thing is, he was innocent. Through his months-long ordeal played out like a comedy of errors, Yunis learned the true meaning of liberation. His unique story is told via co-director Michael Tucker's footage, Yunis's home videos and illustrations by co-director Petra Epperlein.
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Antares Poster


2004 | NR | 3.1 out of 5 Stars

Austrian director Gotz Spielmann's stark drama examines the lives of three couples living in the same high-rise apartment complex. As Alex (Andreas Kiendl) and Nicole (Martina Zinner) try to move on after a painful divorce, Sonja (Susanne Wuest) hopes a new baby will ease a gnawing jealousy of her fiance, Marco (Dennis Cubic). Meanwhile, married nurse Eva (Petra Morze) explores her passions with a visiting physician (Andreas Patton).
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