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DER DESERTEUR Jahr: 2024 Länge: 93 min. Land: Germany Regisseur: Christoph Baumann Drehbuch: Christiane Heckes, Christoph Baumann (Idee), Sebastian Fischer (Idee) Cast: Sebastian Fischer, Anna Kaminski, Sandro Kirtzel, Nora C. Pichler, Lana-Mae Lopičić, Tom Kreß Synopsis: Mai 1945: Das Ende des Krieges in den Tiroler Alpen. Der verletzte SS-Soldat Anton ist desertiert. Auf der Flucht entdeckt er eine abgelegene Bergalm. Hannah, eine Jüdin, versteckt sich hier. Sie kümmert sich um seine Wunden. Das Misstrauen zwischen den beiden ist groß, doch gemeinsam meistern sie den harten Alltag. Betreut werden sie von der 16-jährigen Bäuerin Charlotte. Nachts hören sie die Kämpfe zwischen den deutschen Truppen und den italienischen Partisanen. Mit der Zeit entwickelt sich zwischen Anton und Hannah eine vorsichtige Vertrautheit - er, der Schreckliches getan und gesehen hat, sie, die ihre Familie verloren hat und hier oben in den Bergen mit Angst und Einsamkeit zu kämpfen hat. Sie kommen sich näher. Hannah

THE DESERTER Original Title: Der Deserteur Year: 2024 Duration: 93 min. Country: Germany Director: Christoph Baumann Script: Christiane Heckes, Christoph Baumann (Idea), Sebastian Fischer (Idea) Cast: Sebastian Fischer, Anna Kaminski, Sandro Kirtzel, Nora C. Pichler, Lana-Mae Lopičić, Tom Kreß Synopsis: May 1945: The end of the War in the Tyrolean Alps. The injured SS soldier Anton has deserted. On the run he discovers a remote mountain alp. Hannah, a Jewish woman, is hiding here. She tends to his wounds. There is great mistrust between the two but together they cope with the harsh everyday life. They are looked after by 16-year-old peasant girl Charlotte. At night, they hear fighting between the German troops and Italian partisans. Over time, a cautious familiarity develops between Anton and Hannah – he, who has done and seen terrible things, she, who has lost her family and been struggling with fear and loneliness up here

THE WOMAN WITH LEOPARD SHOES Original Title: La Femme aux Chaussures Leopard Year: 2020 Duration: 80 min. Country: France Director: Alexis Bruchon Script: Alexis Bruchon Cast: Paul Bruchon Synopsis: A burglar is hired by a mysterious woman to steal a box from a house. As he is about to leave, the sudden arrival of guests forces him to hide in the study. The situation takes a turn for the worse when he makes a startling discovery. Alexis Bruchon, a talented emerging genre auteur, is a name to definitely follow into the future. Reviews: "The Woman With Leopard Shoes, one of the most distinctive films of the year. Unashamedly arty, visually striking and thrilling to watch, it made a big impression on those lucky enough to catch it." "One location, one actor, a thrilling script where tension mounts constantly until the climax. Pure style noir, really clever low budget film,

OVER BORDERS Original Title: Über Grenzen Year: 2019 Duration: 110 min. Country: Germany Director: Johannes Meier, Paul Hartmann Script: Johannes Meier, Paul Hartmann Cast: Margot Flügel-Anhalt, Paul Hartman, Ali Reza Synopsis: At the age of 64, Margot gets on a motorbike for the first time in her life - and takes off. Her journey halfway around the world takes her all the way to Central Asia. In the process, Margot covers more than 18,000 kilometers and crosses 18 countries. But it is not only the breathtaking landscapes that impress her. It is also the encounters with people of different languages and cultures and the everlasting hospitality that inspire the adventurer on her journey across the Volga and the Pamir Mountains, through Ukraine, Tajikistan and Iran. ÜBER GRENZEN now tells the story of this adventurous journey.fixed relationship into his reality. The film based on the Spiegel bestseller book! Reviews:  "A spectacular

DREAMOVER Original Title: Dreamover Year: 2021 Duration: 99 min. Country: Russia Director: Roman Olkhovka (first time director) Script: Roman Olkhovka Cast: Ilya Chepyrev, Angelina Savchenko, Roman Olkhovka Synopsis: Dmitriy is a lonely, aging man who randomly comes across an advertisement for a clinic that helps treat insomnia and bad dreams. He’s been having a reoccurring nightmare where he is submerged and drowning in a large void of water. The doctor at the clinic provides Dmitriy with a device that replaces his bad dreams with wonderfully vivid pleasant ones. On his first night with the device, he unlocks a forgotten romance between his younger self and a gorgeous woman named Masha. These new pleasant dreams inspire Dmitriy to reunite with his old friend Max and take up playing his dusty guitar again. However, as he experiences the ups and eventual downs of his relationship with Masha, he begins to understand how

LOVEMOBIL Original Title: Lovemobil Year: 2019 Duration: 110 min. Country: Germany Director: Elke Lehrenkrauss Script: Elke Lehrenkrauss Synopsis: The multi-award-winning and controversial film portrays the lives of young sex workers from Africa and Eastern Europe who sell their bodies in discarded mobile homes in the hope of a better life. The mini-brothels decorated with fairy lights on the edge of lonely German country roads, where women from all over the world wait for passing customers, look like stranded spaceships. When one of the prostitutes is murdered, fear spreads through this bizarre microcosm, which is already characterized by a tense and deceptive calm. An unusually intimate film that shocks as much as it fascinates and makes you think. A brilliant and intimate docu-drama about the everyday lives of prostitutes. Reviews:  "shows unusually deep insights into taboo places... real abysses of sex work in Germany" – WDR television. "Without making any hasty

MALAK Original Title: Malak Year: 2019 Duration: 101 min. Country: Alemania Director: Timo Hinkelmann Script: Timo Hinkelmann Cast: Veronique Aleiferopoulos, Lewis Lovely Asamoah, Daniel Chadalakian Kurz Synopsis: Young Kazim must prove himself in a brutal conflict when his younger sister Zahra falls into the clutches of a violent red-light gang. Since a tragic incident almost twenty years ago, Kazim feels responsible for Zahra. At that time, her father Baba, who comes from Mali, disrupted the family. The strictly religious Baba loves his wife and children, but his tyrannical self-righteousness and recklessness became his undoing. High gambling debts brought him into conflict with a clan boss, leading to a fatal escalation with tragic consequences. As a young man, Kazim later slipped into the petty criminal milieu. He refuses to have any contact with his father. But when Zahra needs help, Kazim faces the challenge of how far he must go to

CAGED Original Title: Caged - Prisoner of Lust Year: 2011 Duration: 105 min. Country: Netherland Director: Stephan Brenninkmeijer Script: Stephan Brenninkmeijer, Marian Schutte Cast: Chantal Demming, Babette Holtmann, Victor Reinier Synopsis: Stella, a married woman in her mid-thirties, has long felt an enormous desire for sexual adventure. With the reluctant acquiescence of her prudish husband, she goes to swingers' parties and has one-night stands. Stella therefore feels free and emancipated for the first time in her life - until the day she suddenly wakes up in a locked cellar room. She has apparently been drugged and dragged here. Stella tries in vain to find out the identity and motives of her mysterious kidnapper. Instead, the masked stranger repeatedly ties her naked to an operating table and subjects her to sexual and psychological torture. Her horrific situation seems hopeless. But when another abducted woman is locked in the cellar, the tide

IN SEARCH OF ECHO Original Title: Hai Yang Dong Wu Year: 2019 Duration: 112 min. Country: China Director: Zhang Chi Script: Zhang Chi, Wu Biyou Cast: Zhu Hongyang, Lin Xuan, Zhenglin Sun Synopsis: Mr. Zhu has reached a point in his career where he is left with only a few acting offers on the table, so he hops on a ferry in search of his wife, on the island where they first met. It is low season on the island, with few visitors in plain sight. Yet Zhu continues to actively photograph everything on the island. He encounters various islanders, gets familiar with a hotel owner, becomes attracted to a primary school teacher, and engages in romance with the manager of a local dance club. While he begins a fascinating journey, his wife is still nowhere to be found. Reviews: "In Search of Echo" is a must-see drama with many

ANNULAR ECLIPSE Original Title: Ji yi qiu long Year: 2021 Duration: 98 min. Country: China Director: Zhang Chi Guión: Zhang Chi Cast: Liu Kejun, Mohamed Ebrahim, Wang Ziyi Synopsis: What is human identity but an extended daily collection of memories of what a person did, said and thought, how they loved, dreamed, despaired and got on their knees after failures?  In the futuristic Chinese city of 2030, two hired assassins, Ge and Song, cold-bloodedly murder successive targets set by a mysterious organisation. But Ge hasn't been himself lately. Surreal nightmares and strange visions during the day make the man wonder if he is a creation of modern technology that eliminated Alzheimer's, but also gave people the tools to manipulate the human mind. Suddenly, as he completes the task, Ge notices a photo of the victim with... himself. Reviews: “Chinese Sci-Fi Thriller Annular Eclipse delivers kinetic cinematography and fills the screen