A brief history of the emergence and artistic innovations of tango in 19th-century Argentina and Europe.
Disenchanted and angry, Dr. Dallow has been released after 21 months in prison for playing piano in a “subversive” cabaret program. He refuses the Stasi offer to "help" him get his university position back in exchange for becoming an informant.
A melancholic dream about dance and music, as well as unfulfilled desires and wanderlust behind the Berlin Wall.
From May to October 1974, Peter Voigt filmed at the Berliner Ensemble (BE) during the 25th anniversary of the theater’s founding. Voigt, a member of the BE himself in the 1950s, interviewed theater technicians who had been part of the world-famous ensemble for decades.
On the eve of the Peasants’ Revolt, Till Eulenspiegel—the legendary fool and provocateur of old folktales—goes tearing through the countryside laying bare society’s grievances.
Christa Wolf (1929-2011) was one of (East) Germany’s most important writers. Wolf’s novels, scripts and essays offer rich reflections on her experience in Nazi, divided and reunified Germany. Adapted as films and published abroad, her works often caused controversial public discussions.
While working on his Hercules Concept, director Lutz Dammbeck became fascinated by the life and work of the German sculptor Arno Breker (1900-91).
Susanne and Wolfgang have a harmonious relationship. But when Susanne meets Christian, she is attracted to his restless energy, and they fall for each other. Although she decides to end the affair after spending an intense week together, the experience has left deep marks on both of them.
At the textile company, everyone appreciates the work of 18-year-old Susanne (Simone von Zglinicki), but nobody really considers her a woman—including Lutz, with whom she is in love.
A five-year-old girl suddenly appears on the doorstep of a well-to-do Hamburg family. The different members of the multi-generational, white household have different reactions to the arrival of Toxi, who is black, the daughter of an African-American G.I. and a German woman who has died.