New German dvd releases for 2017

 

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NEW GERMAN RELEASES 2017
ACHT STUNDEN SIND KEIN TAG/8 HOURS DON’T MAKE A DAY (15) 1973 GERMANY   FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER   DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £58.99
  All five feature-length episodes of this  working-class soap opera centred on the Krüger family, focusing on  skilled worker Jochen and his new girlfriend, Marion (Hanna Schygulla).
ALONE IN BERLIN (12)  2016  PEREZ, VINCENT IN ENGLISH   £13.99
 Adapted from Hans Fallada’s novel about a  working-class couple Otto (Brendan Gleeson) and Anna (Emma Thompson) as they wage an anonymous propaganda war against the Nazis in 1940s Berlin. After receiving news that their only son has been killed in battle the parents are left devastated and angry, blaming the Nazi regime for his untimely death.
ALOYS (12) 2016 SWITZERLAND  NÖLLE, TOBIAS DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY  £17.99 
Private investigator Aloys experiences life at a  safe distance through watching surveillance tapes. But when his father dies, he is left on his own and his sheltered existence begins to fall apart until a mystery women opens up a new world to  Aloys which  may help him to break out of his isolated world.
BERLIN 36 (15) GERMANY 2009 HEIDELBACH,  KASPAR  £15.99  
    In the days leading up to the 1936 Olympics, the fate of high jumper Gretel Bergmann  hangs in the  balance as it is decided whether or not a Jewish athlete can be a part of the German Olympic team.
DIE FREMDE (12) 2010 GERMANY ALADAG, FEO  £19.99
 Umay is a young German woman born of Turkish parents,  who, along with her son, flees an oppressive marriage in Istanbul to return to her family in Berlin.  However her  arrival home creates family tensions
GERMAN CONCENTRATION CAMPS FACTUAL SURVEY (18)  DUAL DVD + BLU-RAY RELEASE   £29.99
  Intended to be shown to the German people in 1946 damn the Nazi regime and shame the German people in to acceptance of Allied occupation, a complete rough-cut of this  disturbing documentary revealing the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps was viewed at the Ministry of Information in London and in the end never shown.
HÖRE DIE STILLE/BEHIND ENEMY LINES (15)  2016   GERMANY  EHRENBERG , ED £15.99
  October 1941, a group of German soldiers are forced to take refuge in a small Russian village behind enemy lines, where the soldiers and villagers bond.  However an act of  violence threatens to destroy the bond and  many of the villagers become fearful of what will happen to them when the Soviet army returns.
THE INTERROGATION (15) 2016 GERMANY  PERY, EREZ £15.99
  Warsaw in 1946 Nazi commander Rudolf Höss awaits trial and a Polish judge is sent to interrogate him about his involvement in the Holocaust.
JACK THE RIPPER (15) 2016  GERMANY  NIEMANN,  SEBASTIAN £12.99
 After moving to London in 1888, German photographer Anna Kosminski  discovers the Whitechapel area is being terrorised by a notorious serial killer  Jack the Ripper.  While the police struggle to identify a suspect, Whitechapel remains in a constant state of fear in anticipation of Jack’s next crime.
JONATHAN (18) 2016 GERMANY  LEWANDOWSKI, PIOTR J. £15.99
  Jonathan is caring for his dying father whilst running the family farm.  As the two talk about his father’s past Jonathan finds out more than he expected when his former lover Ron  appears at their home to say his final goodbyes.
KATER/TOMCAT (18) 2016 AUSTRIA   HÄNDL,  KLAUS £15.99
 Couple Andreas and Stefan  live happily  in the suburbs of Vienna with their cat Moses. Their peaceful existence is shattered by an impulsive and explainable violent outburst from Stefan which threatens to tear the pair’s relationship apart.
DER LETZTE ZUG/AUSCHWITZ – THE FINAL JOURNEY (12) 2006 GERMANY VILSMAIER, JOSEPH 8.99
   1943 and some of the last remaining Jews in Berlin are locked in railway cattle truck awaiting transport to the Auschwitz concentration camp.  The film tells the stories of their lives.
LOLA (15) 1981 GERMANY FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER DVD £17.99
BLU RAY £19.99
Set during Germany’s 1950s Wirtschaftswunder. Lola leads a double
life as a steamy cabaret singer and as a single mother. Building inspector Von Bohm is in love with Lola, but little does he know that Lola is the ex lover of local property developer Schukert who is being investigated by Von Bohm for corrupt.
MEIN BLIND DATE MIT DEM LEBEN/MY BLIND DATE WITH LIFE (15) 2017    GERMANY  ROTHEMUND ,  MARC £19.99
  Saliya is a promising student determined to achieve his dream of working at a prestigious luxury hotel despite losing the majority of his sight as a teenager. Deciding to hide the fact he is visually impaired, Saliya manages to land an apprenticeship at one of Munich’s top hotels and quickly becomes a respected member of the team.  However when he meets Laura, his elaborate scheme to hide his condition soon begins to fall apart
DIE MITTE DER WELT/CENTRE OF MY WORLD (15) 2016 GERMANY ERWA ,
JAKOB M. £15.99
Based on Andreas Steinhöfel novel. This candid and complex film is about teenager Phil  who discovers his sexuality and falls in love with new attractive classmate Nicholas.
DER MÜDE TOD – THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (PG) 2021 GERMANY  LANG, FRITZ  DUAL FORMAT EDITION £19.99
  Silent fantasy drama about a heartbroken young woman who confront Death to save her dead fiancé
NEBEL IM AUGUST/FOG IN AUGUST (15) 2016 GERMANY WESSEL, KAI £19.99
Set in 1942 and based on Robert Domes’ 2008 historical novel, the film follows 13-year-old Roma boy, Ernst Lossa, is sent to the Sargau mental institution. Here he soon discovers that the Nazi’s are carrying out an enforced euthanasia programme. Along with fellow patient Nandl, Ernst decides to stage a daring escape attempt.
ROMMEL (TBA) GERMANY 2012 STEIN, NIKI £15.99
Summer 1944 and the tide of the Second World War is beginning to turn as Nazi Germany awaits the D-Day landings. Field Marshal Erwin Rommel is in charge of the defences on theFrench coastline. Rommel prdicts Normandy as the invasion point but Berlin disagrees with him and Rommel’s place in the Nazi hierarchy is caught up in a conspiracy to overthrow the Führer.
SCHICK/GOODBYE BERLIN (15) 2016 GERMANY AKIN, FATIH £19.99
Comedy drama adaptation of Wolfgang Herrndorf’s best-selling cult novel. In this
coming-of-age story of two friends steal a car and take the trip into the countryside in search of excitement and adventure.
TONI ERDMANN (15) 2016 GERMANY ADE, MAREN DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £22.99
Award winning comedy, in which divorced music teacher Winfried tries to reconnect with his career-driven daughter Ines. To do this Winfried integrates himself into Ines work circle and takes on the alter ego of the practical joker ‘Toni Erdmann’ as a way of cheering her up.
VARIETÉ – THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (PG) 1925  GERMANY  DUPONT, E.A. DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY  £19.99  
Boss Huller (Emil Jannings) tells his story from prison about how he and his lover Bertha-Marie (Lya De Putti) become famous trapeze artists.  However at the height of their fame  legendary  trapeze artist Artinelli (Warwick Ward)  seduces Berta-Marie .
WESTFRONT 1918/KAMERADSCHAFT – THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (PG) 1930-1 GERMANY  PABST, GEORG W  DUAL FORMAT DVD-BLU RAY £24.99
‘Westfront 1918’ (1930) four German infantrymen suffer the hardships and insanity of trench warfare in the First World War.  ‘Kameradschaft’ (1931), is set in 1919,  a team of German miners risk their lives to save a group of French miners trapped underground in a mining explosion.
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German film – MEIN BLIND DATE MIT DEM LEBEN/MY BLIND DATE WITH LIFE – released on dvd

My Blind Date With LifeMEIN BLIND DATE MIT DEM LEBEN/MY BLIND DATE WITH LIFE (15) 2017 GERMANY ROTHEMUND , MARC £19.99
Saliya is a promising student determined to achieve his dream of working at a prestigious luxury hotel despite losing the majority of his sight as a teenager. Deciding to hide the fact he is visually impaired, Saliya manages to land an apprenticeship at one of Munich’s top hotels and quickly becomes a respected member of the team.

However, after meeting and falling in love with Laura, Saliya’s elaborate scheme to hide his condition soon begins to fall apart.

GERMAN LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO MEIN BLIND DATE MIT DEM LEBEN

 

In German with English subtitles

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Film of Hans Fallada’s novel – ALONE IN BERLIN – out on dvd

ALONE IN BERLINALONE IN BERLIN (12) 2016 PEREZ, VINCENT IN ENGLISH £13.99
Adapted from Hans Fallada’s novel about a working-class couple Otto (Brendan Gleeson) and Anna (Emma Thompson) as they wage an anonymous propaganda war against the Nazis in 1940s Berlin. After receiving news that their only son has been killed in battle the parents are left devastated and angry, blaming the Nazi regime for his untimely death.

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/literature-on-dvd

 

German war movie – HÖRE DIE STILLE/BEHIND ENEMY LINES – released on dvd

Behind Enemy LinesHÖRE DIE STILLE/BEHIND ENEMY LINES (15) 2016 GERMANY EHRENBERG , ED £15.99
October 1941, a group of German soldiers are forced to take refuge in a small Russian village behind enemy lines. Here the soldiers and villagers bond.

However an act of violence threatens to destroy the bond and many of the villagers become fearful of what will happen to them when the Soviet army returns.

In German with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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German TV film – JACK THE RIPPER – out on dvd

Jack the RipperJACK THE RIPPER (15) 2016 GERMANY NIEMANN, SEBASTIAN (5060352304343) £12.99
After moving to London in 1888, German photographer Anna Kosminski discovers the Whitechapel area is being terrorised by a notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper. While the police struggle to identify a suspect, Whitechapel remains in a constant state of fear in anticipation of Jack’s next crime.

In German with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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German coming-of-age drama – DIE MITTE DER WELT/CENTRE OF MY WORLD – issued on dvd

 

centre of the worldDIE MITTE DER WELT/CENTRE OF MY WORLD (15) 2016 GERMANY ERWA , JAKOB M. £15.99
Based on Andreas Steinhöfel novel. This candid and complex film is about teenager Phil  who discovers his sexuality and falls in love with new attractive classmate Nicholas.

In German with English subtitles

GERMAN LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO DIE MITTE DER WELT

 

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Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s soap opera – ACHT STUNDEN SIND KEIN TAG/8 HOURS DON’T MAKE A DAY – out on dual format dvd/Blu Ray

8 HoursACHT STUNDEN SIND KEIN TAG/8 HOURS DON’T MAKE A DAY (15) 1973 GERMANY FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £58.99
All five feature-length episodes of this working-class soap opera centred on the Krüger family, focussing on skilled worker Jochen and his new girlfriend, Marion (Hanna Schygulla)

The episodes are: ‘Jochen and Marion’, ‘Oma and Gregor’, ‘Franz and Ernst’, ‘Harald and Monika’ and ‘Irmgard and Rolf’.

In German with English subtitles

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:

Brand new restoration of all five episodes by the Fassbinder Foundation

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations

Original German mono soundtracks

Optional English subtitles

Fassbinder, a feature-length 2015 documentary on the director featuring interviews with Margit Carstensen, Irm Hermann, Hanna Schygulla, Volker Schlöndorff and others

Brand-new retrospective featurette on Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day, featuring interviews with Schygulla, Hermann, Wolfgang Schenck, Hans Hirschmüller and others, and directed by Juliane Lorenz, head of the Fassbinder Foundation

60-page booklet featuring new writing on the film by David Jenkins and a new interview with Juliane Lorenz, plus archival essays by Manuel Alvarado and Christian Braad Thomsen

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Wartime drama – NEBEL IM AUGUST/FOG IN AUGUST – released on dvd

Fog in AugustNEBEL IM AUGUST/FOG IN AUGUST (15) 2016 GERMANY WESSEL, KAI £19.99
Set in 1942 and based on Robert Domes’ 2008 historical novel, the film follows 13-year-old Roma boy, Ernst Lossa, is sent to the Sargau mental institution. Here he soon discovers that the Nazi’s are carrying out an enforced euthanasia programme. Along with fellow patient Nandl, Ernst decides to stage a daring escape attempt.

 

the film is one of the first to tackle the Nazis’ euthanasia program.

In German with English subtitles

GERMAN LANGUAGE NOTES TO NEBEL IM AUGUST

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Film version of Wolfgang Herrndorf’s best-selling – TSCHICK/GOODBYE BERLIN – issued on dvd

Goodbye BerlinTSCHICK/GOODBYE BERLIN (15) 2016 GERMANY AKIN, FATIH £18.99
Comedy drama adaptation of Wolfgang Herrndorf’s best-selling cult novel. In this coming-of-age story of two friends steal a car and take the trip into the countryside in search of excitement and adventure.

In German with English subtitles

 

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT TO TSCHICK – GOODBYE BERLIN

GERMAN LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO TSCHICK – GOODBYE BERLIN

SPANISH LANGUAGE NOTES TO TSCHICK-GOODBYE BERLIN

 

Other films by Fatih Akin

 

AUF DER ANDEREN SEITE/EDGE OF HEAVEN (15) 2007 GERMANY AKIN, FATIH £19.99
Widower Ali seeks out companionship with the prostitute Yeter, setting in motion a chain of events that will link three families across different cultures, countries and generations.
THE CUT (15) 20104 AKIN, FATIH £17.99
Set in the Armenian Genocide of 1915 a man manages to survive the massacres but loses his family and his faith in the process until he discovers that his two daughters might also have survived and heads to America searching for them.
In Armenian, Arabic, Turkish, Kurdish, Spanish, English
GEGEN DIE WAND/HEAD-ON(18) 2004 GERMANY AKIN, FATIH £19.99
Award winning drama about two 2nd generation Turks living in Germany.

DVD available to buy at –

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Two Georg W. Pabst films – WESTFRONT 1918/KAMERADSCHAFT – issued on dual format Dvd – Blu Ray

westfrontWESTFRONT 1918/KAMERADSCHAFT – THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (PG) 1930-1 GERMANY PABST, GEORG W DUAL FORMAT DVD-BLU RAY £24.99
‘Westfront 1918’ (1930) four German infantrymen suffer the hardships and insanity of trench warfare in the First World War. ‘Kameradschaft’ (1931), is set in 1919, a team of German miners risk their lives to save a group of French miners trapped underground in a mining explosion.

In German with English subtitles

Extras –

Both films presented on Blu-ray in stunning 1080p

Uncompressed PCM soundtrack for both titles (On the Blu-ray)

Optional English subtitles

Westfront 1918 – an introduction by film scholar and author Jan-Christopher Horak

Kameradschaft – an introduction by film scholar and author Jan-Christopher Horak

A booklet featuring a new essay by Philip Kemp, alongside rare archival imagery

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Fritz Lang’s silent film -DER MÜDE TOD – released as a dual format edition

Der Müde TodDER MÜDE TOD – THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (PG) 2021 GERMANY LANG, FRITZ DUAL FORMAT EDITION £19.99
Silent fantasy drama about a heartbroken young woman who confront Death to save her dead fiancé

Death tells the young woman three tales of lovers and promises her she will be reunited with her beloved if she can first save just one of the lovers from the stories.

 

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François Ozon – FRANTZ -available on dvd

FrantzFRANTZ (12A) 2016 FRANCE OZON, FRANÇOIS £15.99
German woman Anna has lost her fiancé Frantz in the First World War. On one of her daily visits to his grave, a year after his death, she is startled by a young Frenchman named Adrien who claims to know her late partner from their shared time studying in Paris together before the war.

In German and French with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT TO FRANTZ

FRENCH LANGUAGE NOTES TO FRANTZ

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Fassbinder’s LOLA re-issued on dvd and Blu Ray

LolaLOLA (15) 1981 GERMANY FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER DVD £17.99 BLU RAY £19.99
Set during Germany’s 1950s Wirtschaftswunder. Lola leads a double life as a steamy cabaret singer and as a single mother. Building inspector Von Bohm is in love with Lola, but little does he know that Lola is the ex lover of local property developer Schukert who is being investigated by Von Bohm for corrupt.

In German with English subtitles

 

1982 New York Times review – http://www.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=9C05E1D8123BF937A3575BC0A964948260

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BOCCACCIO – issued on DVD and Blu Ray

Boccaccio '70BOCCACCIO ’70 (12) 1962 ITALY DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Collection of four short stories, each directed by one of Italy’s most famous directors, focusing on women taking back control of their lives.

Mario Monicelli’s ‘Renzo and Luciana’ concerns two lovers who must keep their wedding secret from their employers to avoid the sack.

Anita Ekberg stars in Federico Fellini’s story ‘The Temptation of Dr. Antonio’, about a prudish censor who tries to ban a huge billboard of the star, only to be haunted by its alluring gaze.

Luchino Visconti’s ‘The Job’, a countess decides to get a job after the scandalous exposure of her husband’s infidelities.

‘The Raffle’, Vittorio De Sica tells the story of Zoe (Sophia Loren), who offers herself in a lottery to help pay her pregnant sister’s taxes, but who decides to call off the deal when she falls for a local stable boy.