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Vorschau-AlexanderAlexander (2004)

 Genre: Action, Adventure
 Director: Oliver Stone
 Writers: Oliver Stone, Christopher Kyle and Laeta Kalogridis
 Starring: Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Anthony Hopkins, Jared Leto, Rosario Dawson
 Synopsis: Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire.  After defeating the Persians he leads his Army across the then known world venturing further than  any Westerner had ever gone all the way to India.

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The Triumph of Love

 The Triumph of Love (1999)

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director: Clare Peploe
Writers: Clare Peploe, Marilyn Goldin and Bernardo Bertolucci
Starring: Mira Sorvino, Ben Kingsley and Rachael Stirling
Synopsis: In an unidentified country in 18th century Europe, a usurper’s daughter has inherited the  throne and feels guilty about her family’s crimes. She learns that a rightful heir exists but has been  taught to hate her and reject all love, and who additionally is kept in seclusion to protect him from  her. Spying on his household, she falls in love at the first sight of him, suggesting an obvious happy ending as regards the throne. But to even get close enough to him to talk about it, she must embark on a series of bribes, deceptions, and seductions…

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The Deathmaker

 The Deathmaker (1995)

Genre: Crime, Drama
Director: Romuald Karmakar
Writers: Romuald Karmakar, Michael Farin
Starring: Götz George, Jürgen Hentsch and Pierre Franckh
Synopsis: Fritz Haarmann, who has killed at least 17 boys, is questioned by a psychology professor in order to find out whether he is sane and can be held responsible for his crimes. During this interrogation Haarmann reveals his motives and his killing methods.

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The French RevolutionThe French Revolution (1989)

Genre: Drama, History, War
Directors: Robert Enrico and Richard T. Heffron
Writers: Robert Enrico, Richard T. Heffron, Daniel Boulanger, David Ambrose
Starring: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Jane Seymour and François Cluzet
Synopsis: A history of the French Revolution from the decision of the king to convene the Etats-  Generaux in 1789 in order to deal with France’s debt problem. The first part of the movie tells the  story from 1789 until August 10, 1792 (when the King Louis XVI lost all his authority and was put in  prison). The second part carries the story through the end of the terror in 1794, including the deaths by guillotine of Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette, Danton, and Desmoulins.

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Baron von MunchhausenThe Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Director: Terry Gilliam
Writers: Charles McKeown and Terry Gilliam
Starring: John Neville, Eric Idle and Sarah Polley
Synopsis: The fantastic tale of an 18th century aristocrat, his talented henchmen and a little girl in  their efforts to save a town from defeat by the Turks. Being swallowed by a giant sea-monster, a trip  to the moon, a dance with Venus and an escape from the Grim Reaper are only some of the  improbable adventures.

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Der Name der RoseThe Name of the Rose (1986)

Genre: Drama, Mistery, Thriller
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Writers: Andrew Birkin, Gérard Brach, Howard Franklin, Alain Godard
Starring: Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Michael Lonsdale, Ron Perlman, F. Murray Abraham
Synopsis: 1327: after a mysterious death in a Benedictine Abbey, the monks are convinced that the  apocalypse is coming. With the Abbey to play host to a council on the Franciscan’s Order’s belief that  the Church should rid itself of wealth, William of Baskerville, a respected Franciscan monk, is asked  to assist in determining the cause of the untimely death. Alas, more deaths occur as the investigation draws closer to uncovering the secret the Abbey wants hidden, and there is finally no stopping the Holy Inquisition from taking an active hand in the process. William and his young novice must race against time to prove the innocence of the unjustly accused and avoid the wrath of Holy Inquisitor Bernardo Gui.

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Out of OrderOut of Order (1984)

Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Director: Carl Schenkel
Writers: Carl Schenkel, Frank Göhre
Starring: Götz George, Wolfgang Kieling and Renée Soutendijk
Synopsis: It’s Friday evening. The lift repairman leaves the building and wants to finish his work on  Monday. But he doesn’t know there are four men in the building. They use the lift but stay in it  about 100 meters from the floor. They have little oxygen and must survive…

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Ace of AcesAce of Aces (1982)

Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Director: Gèrard Oury
Writers: Gérard Oury, Danièle Thompson
Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Marie-France Pisier, Rachid Ferrache
Synopsis: In this action comedy the French boxer Jo Cavalier is charmed on the train to Berlin for  the Olympics in Hitler’s Germany by the little boy Simon Rosenblum who asks his autograph; when  it turns out his adorable young fan is a Jewish orphan in danger of persecution, he risks his one  shot at Olympic glory to save Simon and his family, helped only by a German officer-gentleman who became his friend in World War I, by an adventurous escape to Switzerland, Nazi troops on their heals and braving impossible odds in roller coaster-style.

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Veronika VossVeronika Voss (1982)

Genre: Drama
Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Writers: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Pea Fröhlich, Peter Märthesheimer
Starring: Rosel Zech, Hilmar Thate, Cornelia Froboess
Synopsis: Munich, 1955: A sports journalist meets Veronika Voss, an UFA actress who supposedly  had an affair with Goebbels. Now declining, Voss is kept by her “kind” doctor, Dr. Katz, supplying  her house, food, clean clothes and her favourite: morphine. Voss, trying to come back towards the  cinema, cannot perform an absurdly simple scene, but it attracts the attention of the journalist, who suspects that something’s very wrong regarding her doctor.

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LolaLola (1981)

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Writers: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Pea Fröhlich, Peter Märthesheimer
Starring: Barbara Sukowa, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Mario Adorf
Synopsis: Ten years after the war, West Germany’s market economy is booming. Into an unnamed  city that’s rife with corruption comes a new building commissioner, Herr von Bohm, committed to  progress but also upright. He’s smitten by Marie-Louise, a single mother who’s his landlady’s  daughter. Von Bohm does not realize she is also Lola, a singer at a bordello and the mistress of Schuckert, a local builder whose profits depend on von Bohm’s projects. When von Bohm discovers Marie-Louise’s real vocation and looks closely at Schuckert’s work, will this social satire play out as a remake of “Blue Angel,” a visit of Chekhov to West Germany, or an update of Jean Renoir’s “Rules of the Game”?

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Berlin AlexanderplatzBerlin Alexanderplatz (1979)

Genre: TV mini-series
Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Writer: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Starring: Günter Lamprecht, Hanna Schygulla, Barbara Sukowa, Elisabeth Trissenaar and  Gottfried John
Synopsis: This film, which is basically the longest narrative film ever made, is a 15-1/2 hour  episodic exploration of the character of Franz Biberkopf, “hero” of Alfred Döblin’s acclaimed novel,  as well as the Alexanderplatz area of Berlin that he inhabits.

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Die Generalprobe (1980)

Genre: Documentary
Director: Werner Schröter
Writer: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Starring: Pina Bausch, Reinhold Hoffman and Kazuo Ohno
Synopsis: This film, which is basically the longest narrative film ever made, is a 15-1/2 hour episodic exploration of the character of Franz Biberkopf, “hero” of Alfred Döblin’s acclaimed novel, as well as the Alexanderplatz area of Berlin that he inhabits.

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Drei gegen drei (1985)

Genre: Comedy
Director: Dominik Graf
Writers: Martin Gies and Bernd Schwamm
Starring: Stephan Remmler, Gert ‘Kralle’ Krawinkel and Peter Behrens
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Via Mala (1983)

Genre: TV mini-series, Drama
Starring: Maruschka Detmers, Milena Vukotic and Dominique Pinon

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Theater in Trance (1981)

Genre: Documentary
Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Writer: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

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Les mélodies du malheur (1981)

Director: Thomas Schühly