This historical satire, based on Heinrich Mann’s world-famous novel, Der Untertan, is ranked by film critics among the 100 Most Significant German Films of all time.
The scenes filmed during spring 1979 in Kampuchea (Cambodia) are part of history: a metropolis left to be overrun by nature, heaps of skulls, destroyed faces and cultural landscapes.
At thirty-something, Karger is a steelworker who has never left the little town between Leipzig and Dresden where he was born. His life has been monotonous and predictable. He reaches a turning point when he divorces his wife, whom he has loved since childhood, and his father passes away.
Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841) was one of Berlin's greatest builders, city planners, architectural theorists, and preservers of monuments. A special exhibition about his life and achievements was held in Berlin's Old Museum in 1981 in honor of his 200th birthday.
In this documentary, Hildegard Bachert generously shares memories of her personal life and reflects on the work of 20th-century German artist Käthe Kollwitz.
Käthe Kollwitz (Jutta Wachowiak) is 47 years old and already a well-established artist in Germany and abroad when Peter, her youngest son, volunteers to join the German army in WWI and gets killed two weeks later. This painful tragedy changes Kollwitz’s life and art forever.
Ric (Jutta Hoffmann), a working-class girl and Klaus (Jaecki Schwarz), a college student, spend their vacation together in Krakow, Poland. On the way there, a friendly Pole gives the young couple the key to his flat.
The young men vying for the princess's favor are admittedly not always knights in shining armor. But does she have to be so arrogant and spiteful?
At the end of the 19th century, the journalist Kit Bellow starts on a trip to Alaska to make his fortune in the gold rush. Having just arrived, he meets the attractive and self-confident gold digger Joy, who ridicules the wannabe adventurer as a greenhorn.
This documentary follows a group of women on a typical workday as they prepare meals for a dockyard in Rostock. The viewer never learns their names, and there are no personal interviews.