In Switzerland, German singer Willie falls in love with Jewish composer, Robert, who offers resistance to the Nazis by helping refugees. But his family thinks Willie is a Nazi and may be a ... See full summary »
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
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Danny, a respected cop, is setup after an investigation goes wrong. While laying low in his new jail cell, Danny is forced to get involved in the inmates underground cage fighting circuit. ... See full summary »
Chronicles the motorcycle trip of Ben Tyler as he rides from Toronto to Tofino, British Columbia. Ben stops at landmarks that are both iconic and idiosyncratic on his quest to find meaning in his life.
Adriana Altaras comes from a country that no longer exists - Yugoslavia. The daughter of Jewish partisan soldiers who fought for Tito and who started a new life in post-war Germany talks in this film about her "strenuous family". Today she is a film director, actress, author, mother of two, and wife of a German catholic. As uncommon as Adriana's family life may appear at first sight, it is representative of a majority of her generation of post-war children. Despite a full life, the wounds of the parents' past can still be felt today, and the search for one's own roots is a constant companion.Written by
Quite simply, a fascinating story unfolds before us; how a German / Jewish family from Zagreb dealt with ... well, essentially the 20.th century. The Nazis, the Italians, the Ustasha, Tito's communists. It is one of the accolades of the book and later the movie to shed some light on the story of Jewish persecution in Croatia during the German occupation. Adriana Altara's biographical book was already a bestseller, but the movie makes the many aspects of the story much more colourful and easier to grasp. To her credit, she pulls no punches and doesn't hold back, for example, about the fact that her father and pillar of his parish managed to fit several affairs into his busy schedule, or the fact that her parents more or less deported her to boarding school so that they could invest more time in their professional ambitions. This helps the plot to stay grounded, otherwise the story of the parents who started out as partisans in Jugoslavia and both had brilliant careers in Germany might have been too much to stomach.
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