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.

Some European films due on dvd in the next few months

A ROYAL AFFAIR (15) 2016 DENMARK ARCEL, NIKOLAJ DVD – £15.9 BLU RAY – £19.99
Young physician to the psychologically unstable King Frederik of Denmark begins to dominate the court. He wins the affections of the young Queen and becomes involved in state affairs to promote enlightenment, implementing freedom of the press and of expression, abolishing torture and serfdom, reforming the school system and curtailing the privileges of the aristocracy.
L’AMBIZIOSO/THE CLIMBER (15) 1975 ITALY SQUITIERI, PASQUALE DUAL FORMAT DVD – BLU RAY £24.99
Aldo is a young ambitious smuggler who is looking to make a name for himself in the criminal underworld. However when the local crime boss cheats him, Aldo dicides to forms his own gang to get his revenge.
CEZANNE ET MOI (15) 2016 FRANCE THOMPSON, DANIÈLE £19.99
The film focuses on the friendship between 19th century post-impressionist painter Paul Cezanne and novelist Émile Zola.
DIABOLO MENTHE/PEPPERMINT SODA (12) 1977 FRANCE KURYS, DIANE DUAL FORMAT DVD & BLU RAY £19.99
Coming of age debut film by Diane Kurys which offers an intricate view of adolescence in 1960s France.
ELLE (18) 2016 FRANCE VERHOEVEN, PAUL £19.99
Adapted from Philippe Djian’s novel. After a sexually assaulted in her own home, Michèle Leblanc (Isabelle Huppert) decides not to report the incident to the police but to hunt down the assailant on her own and so becoming embroiled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse which soon threatens to get out of hand.
ESTEROS (15) 2016 ARENTINA CUROTTO, PAPU £15.99
Matias and Jeronimo have know each other since childhood and have developed feels for each other. However Matias’s father accept a job in Brazil to break up their relationship. Ten years later Matías, along with his girlfriend, return to Argentina. On meeting his old friend Jerónimo, the two men still find they have passionate feelings for one another.


FRANTZ (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.
J’ACCUSE (12) 1938 FRANCE GANCE, ABEL DUAL FORMAT DVD & BLU RAY £19.99
Acclaimed as one of cinema’s finest anti-war films. Having experienced the horrors of the First World War, idealistic poet Jean Diaz turns to technology in a bid to prevent further barbarity. But a meddling and unscrupulous bureaucracy allows Jean’s plans to be hijacked as Europe slides towards another great conflict.
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.
MALGRÉ LA NUIT/DESPITE THE NIGHT (18) 2015 FRANCE GRANDRIEUX, PHILIPPE £15.99
Visually experimental film in which musician Lenz heads to Paris to searches for his lover. However when he finally tracks her down he finds her devastated by a tragic loss and she has sought oblivion in the murky Parisian underworld.
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
NERUDA (15) 2016 CHILE LARRAÍN, PABLO £12.99
Set in Santiago in 1948, Gael García Bernal plays inspector Oscar Peluchonneau, who is looking to arrest the poet Pablo Neruda for denouncing the Chilean government. However on meeting Peluchonneau, Neruda strikes up an unexpected friendship with the inspector, inspiring Neruda to pen a collection of poems.
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.

ALL DVDS ARE IN THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES , UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE.

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German film – JONATHAN – issued on dvd

JonathanJONATHAN (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.

This sends the 18-year-old on a journey to uncover his family’s complicated and secretive history as he tries to understand more about his father’s life and come to terms with his death.

 

In German with English subtitles

 

DVD available to buy at –

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Austrian film -KATER/TOMCAT – issued on dvd

tomcatKATER/TOMCAT (18) 2016 AUSTIA 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 unexplainable violent outburst from Stefan which threatens to tear the pair’s relationship apart.

Unable to reconcile with his partner, Andreas turns silent and becomes increasingly distant towards Stefan. Will they ever be able to love one another again and restore their previously perfect union?

In German with English subtitles

BILINGUAL GERMAN ENGLISH FILM NOTES TO DER KATER

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Award winning German comedy – TONI ERDMANN – issued on Dvd and Blu Ray

Toni ErdmannTONI 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.

Ines is initially mortified by her father’s actions, the pair’s mutual disdain for each other’s behaviour begins to show signs of healing their fractured relationship.

TONI ERDMANN GERMAN FILM NOTES

TONI ERDMANN SCREENPLAY ENGLISH

TONI ERDMANN ENGLISH PRESS NOTES

TONI ERDMANN FRENCH PRESS NOTES

In German with English subtitles

 

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German war movie 1941 – ROMMEL – now available on dvd

RommelROMMEL (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 the French 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.
In German with English subtitles
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Some BFI releases for April 2017

German Concentration Camps Factual SurveyGERMAN CONCENTRATION CAMPS FACTUAL SURVEY 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.

In September 1945 Sidney Bernstein led a small team –which included Stewart McAllister, Richard Crossman and Alfred Hitchcock–to complete the film from hours of footage and to create a feature-length visual report on the Nazi atrocities. However the project was left unfinished and shelved.

Even in its incomplete form, the film was immensely powerful, generating an awed hush among audiences. But now, complete to six reels, this faithfully restored and definitive version produced by the Imperial War Museums and with a newly recorded narration by actor Jaspar Britton, has been rightfully compared with Alain Resnais’ Night and Fog (1955).

•Format: 2 x DVD9 + 1 X BD50
•Production: UK | 1945/2014 | black and white | 72 mins (+ extras) | Subtitles: English hard-of-hearing, German, Hebrew, French, Polish, Russian, Hungarian, Italian, Czech and Dutch | Cert 18
•DISC 1: BD50 | 1080p | 24fps | PCM stereo audio (48kHz/24-bit)
•DISC 2 and Disc 3: DVD9 | PAL | Dolby Digital stereo audio (192kbps)

Special features:
•New restoration by IWM (Imperial War Museums)
•Presented with both an optional contextualising intro and outro
•Panel Discussion at the BFI Southbank (2015, 42 mins): restoration director Dr Toby Haggith(IWM) is joined on-stage by a panel of experts to discuss the film
•Audio Commentary with Dr Toby Haggithand senior curator Patrick Russell (BFI)
•VoxPops Compilation(2015, 6 mins): cinema-goers reflect after a screening at the BFI Southbank
•Interview with Ludwig Weill at Fort Breendonk(1945, 5 mins): archival interview with a freed prisoner
•Interviews and Statements at Bergen-Belsen(1945, 17 mins): archival interviews with SS soldiers, freed prisoners and members of the British Army
•Interviews and Statements at Dachau(1945, 12 mins): archival interviews with recently liberated prisoners
•Interview with Petr Zenkl(1945, 12 mins): archival interview with the Czech politician who was imprisoned at Dachau and Buchenwald
•Alternate archival soundtrack
•80-page perfect-bound book with new writing on the film, and full film credits

 

GoddessTHE GODDESS(PG) 1934 CHINA WU, YONGGANG IN MANDARIN £19.99
Set in 1930s Shanghai and staring one of the early stars of Chinese cinema, Lingyu Ruan, who play a ‘goddess’ (a euphemism for a prostitute). Forced to resort to prostitution in order to feed herself and her young son she is shamed by her neighbours.

This profoundly moving but rarely seen classic of world cinema is a tragic tale of shame and maternal sacrifice.
The film 24 year old star Lingyu Ruan committed suicide ay ear after the film’s release.

Newly restored by the Chinese Film Archive
•Production: China | 1934 | black and white | 78 minutes | silent, Mandarin intertitles with English subtitles | original aspect ratio 1.33:1 | PAL | 25fps | PCM 2.0 stereo audio (48kHz/24-bit) | region 2

InformerTHE INFORMER (PG) UK 1929 ROBINSON, ARTHUR DUAL DVD + BLU-RAY £19.99
Gripping silent thriller about love, remorse and betrayal set among a group of revolutionaries in the newly independent Ireland of 1922. The film is based on Liam O’Flaherty’s novel.

•Production: UK | 1929 |black and white and t | 100 minutes | silent with music | original aspect ratio 1.33:1 | BD50: 1080p, 24fps, DTS-HD Master Sound 5.1 and PCM 2.0 stereo audio (48kHz/24-bit), region free | DVD9: PAL, 25fps, region 0

Special features:

•A new restoration presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
•The Sound version of The Informer (1929, 84 mins)
•Restoration Demonstration (2016, 5 mins)
•Shaping the Silence (2017, 10 mins)
•A selection of Topical Budget films from the newly independent Ireland: I Want Peace (1921) | Is it the Dawn? (1921) | Historic Unionist Conference at Liverpool (1921) | Irish Peace Imperilled By Extremists (1921) | Further Pictures if the Irish Peace (1921) | Surrender of Dublin castle (1922) | British Evacuate Ireland after Hundreds of Years of Occupation (1922) | Dublin’s Civil War (1922)
•Illustrated booklet with full film credits and essays by Bryony Dixon, Garth Knox and Michael Brooke

LETTER TO BREZHNEVLETTER TO BREZHNEV (15) UK 1985 BERNARD, CHRIS DUAL DVD + BLU-RAY £19.99
Two Liverpool girls (Alexandra Pigg and Margi Clarke are out for a night on the town when they meed two Russian sailors (Alfred Molina and Peter Firth) on shore leave and love blossoms.

One of the Key 1980s British films set against a backdrop of Thatcherism, Liverpool and the cold war
Special features:
•Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
•An Interview with Margi Clarke (2017, 35 mins)
•An Interview with Alexandra Piggand Peter Firth (2017, 14 mins)
•Audio commentary with Margi Clarke

aliceALICE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE (15) 1974 SCORSESE, MARTIN £19.99
Key film from the golden age of the 1970s New Hollywood. Alice (Ellen Burstyn), along with her young son leave their home in New Mexico to return as an independent woman to Monterey. However to reach her destination, Alice has to stop off along the way to make enough money for her and Tommy to survive.

•Production: USA | 1974 | colour | English language with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | 107 minutes | DVD9 | original aspect ratio 1.85:1 | Dolby Digital 2.0 mono | region 2
Special features:

•Partial audio commentary with director Martin Scorsese and actors Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson and Diane Ladd
•Second Chances… The Making of Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (20 mins)
•Original theatrical trailer (2 mins)
•Illustrated booklet featuring full credits and essays by Nicholas Pillai and Christina Newland.

Who's That Knocking at My DoorWHO’S THAT KNOCKING AT MY DOOR? (15) 1967 SCORSESE, MARTIN £19.99
Powerful drama shot in gritty black and white on the streets of the New York among the Italian community. The film stars Harvey Keitel and introduces us to classic Scorsese themes of Catholic guilt, Italian mother and repressed sexuality in the violent streets of New York.
•Production: USA | 1967 | black and white | English language with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | 86 minutes | DVD9 | original aspect ratio 1.85:1 | Dolby Digital 2.0 mono | region 2

Special features:
•Partial audio commentary with director Martin Scorsese and MardikMartin
•From the Classroom to the Streets: The Making of Who’s that Knocking at My Door (13 mins)
•Illustrated booklet featuring full credits and an essay by Christina Newland.

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EDEXCEL CINEMA TITLES FOR GERMAN

SET EDEXCEL GERMAN FILMS FROM SEPTEMBER 2016

 

ALMANYA ALMANYA – WILLKOMMEN IN DEUTSCHLAND 2011 GERMANY SAMDERELI, YASEMIN – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD IN THE UK.  ONLY A GERMAN EDITION EXSISTS WITHOUT ENGLISH SUBTITLES
German Turkish family decide to go back to live in Turkey

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

ALMANYA – WILLKOMMEN IN DEUTSCHLAND -UNTERRICHTSMATERIALIEN FÜR DIE SEKUNDARSTUFE

KEY TO ALMANYA – WILLKOMMEN IN DEUTSCHLAND -UNTERRICHTSMATERIALIEN FÜR DIE SEKUNDARSTUFE

EdukatorsDIE FETTEN JAHRE SIND VORBEI/EDUKATORS (15) 2004 GERMANY WEINGARTNER,H. £19.99
Edukadors presents three idealistic activists trying to get by in a corrupt world.

Level: AS, A2, Subject: Film Studies, German, Media Studies

GERMAN LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT BY INGRID ARNOLD

DIE FETTEN JAHRE SIND VORBEI: ACTIVITIES BEFORE THE FILM

DIE FETTEN JAHRE SIND VORBEI ACTIVITIES AFTER THE FILM

ANSWERS FOR DIE FETTEN JAHRE SIND VORBEI ACTIVITIES AFTER THE FILM

Goodbye LeninGOOD BYE LENIN! (15) 2002 GERMANY BECKER, WOLFGANG £19.99
One of the biggest German comedies of recent times.

Level: A2, GCSE Subject: General Studies, German, History, Media Studies, Politics

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT BY CRISTINA MOLES KAUPP

GERMAN LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE BY HANNA OSTERMANN AND STEFFI BOOTHROYD

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

GOOD BYE, LENIN!: OSTALGIE UND IDENTITÄT IM WIEDER VEREINIGTEN DEUTSCHLAND BY SEÁN ALLAN

LEARNING RESOURCE PAGE

Lives of OthersLEBEN DER ANDEREN/LIVES OF OTHERS (15) 2006 GERMANY H. VON DONNERSMARCK, F £19.99
Five years before the downfall of the DDR, party-loyalist Captain Gerd Wiesler hopes to boost his career when given the job of collecting evidence against the playwright Georg Dreyman and his girlfriend.

Level: AS, A2, GCSE Subject: Film Studies, German, History, Media Studies

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT

GERMAN LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE BY RENE KOGLBAUER & SIMONE SCHROT

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PUPIL’S NOTES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER’S NOTES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER’S NOTES ANSWERS

LEARNING RESOURCE PAGE

Run Lola RunLOLA RENNT/RUN LOLA RUN (15) 1999 GERMANY TYKWER, TOM DVD – £5.99  BLU RAY – £17.99
Heart-stopping suspense thriller of one woman ‘s desperate attempt to save her lover.

Level: AS, A2, GCSE Subject: German,English, Film Studies, Media Studies

RUN LOLA RUN WORKSHEET

GERMAN LANGUAGE WORK MATERIAL

GERMAN LANGUAGE WORK MATERIAL AUSTRIAN INST

GERMAN LANGUAGE TEACHING MATERIALS

DRAMATIC IMPROVISATIONS ON THE FILM RUN LOLA RUN FOR INTERMEDIATE GERMAN INSTRUCTION BY ERIKA M. NELSON

FRENCH LANGUAGE TEACHING MATERIALS

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Nowhere in AfricaNIRGENDWO IN AFRIKA/NOWHERE IN AFRICA (15)  2002  GERMANY       LINK, CAROLINE £25.99  – ONLY AVAILABLE IN A GERMAN EDITION WITHOUT ENGLISH SUBTITLES
 1938 a German Jewish family moves to  Kenya to start a new life.

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILM-HEFT VON KLAUS-DIETER FELSMANN

GERMAN LANGUAGE WORKSHEET

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

Sophie SchollSOPHIE SCHOLL (PG) 2005 GERMANY ROTHEMUND, MARC DVD –  £19.99   BLU RAY – £24.99
Account of the last days of the White Rose resistance group members, Sophie and Hans Scholl.

GERMAN LANGUAGE TEACHING MATERIALS

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTES

DownfallDER UNTERGANG/DOWNFALL(15) 2004 GERMANY HIRSCHBIEGEL, OLIVER £15.99
Film of Hitler’s final days in his Berlin bunker which caused controversy by humanising the Fuhrer.

Level: AS, A2, GCSE, Subject: German, History, Media Studies

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

DOWNFALL AND BEYOND HITLER FILMS FROM GERMANY MARTIN BRADY AND

HELEN HUGHES

GERMAN LANGUAGE TEACHING MATERIALS TO DER UNTERGANG

Miracle of BernDAS WUNDER VON BERN/MIRACLE OF BERN (PG) 2003 GERMANY WORTMAN, SONKE £19.99
Set in the summer of 1954 when the West German team won the World World Cup and the country finally emerged from the shadow of the Second World War.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES BY TOBIAS HOCHSCHERF

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT BY PHILIPP BÜHLER

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PUPIL’S NOTES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER’S NOTES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER’S NOTES ANSWERS

German film – THE INTERROGATION – issued on dvd

interrogation

THE INTERROGATION (15) 2016 GERMANY  PERY, EREZ £15.99
Warsaw in 1946 Nazi Auschwitz commander Rudolf Höss awaits trial and a Polish judge is sent to interrogate him about his involvement in the Holocaust.
The interrogation is a  tense  dissection of the nature of those who were in charge of the extermination camps and their self-justification.

In German with English subtitles

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTES TO INTERROGATION

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German classic film – VARIETÉ – out on dual format dvd/blu ray

varieteVARIETÉ – 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 .

In German with English subtitles

 

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Some German films on dvd celebrating LGBT history month

A MAN, HIS LOVER, AND HIS MOTHER (15) 2013 SWITZERLAND GISLER, MARCEL IN GERMAN £15.99
Gay writer Lorenz returns to home town in Switzerland to deal with his writer’s block. However back home he has to deal with his elderly fun loving mother in this heart-warmingly film.
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. To cover themselves the Germans also add another woman, Marie Ketteler to the team.  Years later it is revealed that Marie is in fact a man
DIE BÜCHSE DER PANDORA/PANDORA’S BOX ( 15) 1928 GERMANY B/W SILENT PABST, GW     £19.99
 Adaptation of the Franz Wedekind play Lulu which featured cinema’s first openly lesbian scene.
COMING OUT (15) GERMANY 1989   CAROW, HEINER     £19.99
 As a boy, Philipp was strongly attracted to his best friend, but he puts all that behind him in order to live a ‘normal’ life.
FAUSTRECHT DER FREIHEIT/FOX AND HIS FRIENDS/CHINESISCHES ROULETTE (15) 1975/6 GERMANY  FASSBINDER, R. W. BLU RAY ONLY – £17.99
 In Fox and His Friends a young, homosexual man, who falls in love with a wealthy industrialist’s son after an unexpected lottery win. However he realises that the affections of his new partner are solely based on his wealth.
FREIER FALL/FREE FALL (15) GERMANY 2013 LACANT, STEPHAN £15.99
Drama set in a police academy where two male cadets are attracted to each other.
DER KREIS/THE CIRCLE (15) 2014 SWITZERLAND HAUPT, STEFAN £15.99
Set in 1950s Zurich, this mix of documentary and dramatic recreation, is a love story between a shy young teacher and a transvestite and the pioneering gay organisation Der Kreis (The Circle) which they belong to.
LIEBMANN (12) 2016 GERMANY HERRMANN, JULES £15.99
Teacher Antek Liebmann leaves his past life behind by moving from Germany to a cottage in the French countryside. Here in this rural community he becomes infatuated with Sébastian. However it is not long before Liebmanns past catches up with him. DVD can be played in German, English, French.
MEIN FREUND AUS FARO/MY FRIEND FROM FARO (15) 2008  NEUL, NANA   £14.99
   Dreamer Mel (Anjorka Strechel) and androgynous Jenny (Lucie Hollman)  begin dating after a chance encounter, with Mel believing that Jenny is a boy named Miguel. As their relationship grows, however, the truth inevitably comes out.
NAPOLA – ELITE FÜR DEN FÜHRER/BEFORE THE FALL (15) 2004  GERMANY       GANSEL, DENNIS    £15.99
    With the Second World War in full swing, two teenaged boys are enrolled in a National Political Academy (NaPolA), a youth facility for the training of future Nazi leaders. One is a working-class boy with a talent for boxing, and the other is the  Governor’s sensitive, poetry-loving son.  They must both lay aside their innocence and humanity as they prepare to join the Nazi elite.
QUERELLE (18) 1982 GERMANY FASSBINDER, R. W. DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Fassbinder’s controversial cult classic based on Jean Genet’s novel.
SILENT YOUTH (12) 2014 GERMANY KEMMESIES,  DIEMO  £14.99
    Young shy Berlin student Marlo has a chance encounter with a Russian man who has recently suffered a homophobic attack. The pair bond as they explore the Berlin together, but it seems neither can overcome their respective anxieties to further their relationship.
TAXI ZUM KLO (18) 1980 GERMANY RIPPLOH, FRANK £17.99
The film offers a sexually explicit slice of gay culture in West Germany at the dawn of the 1980s and has gained cult status over the years.
YOU AND I (15) 2014 GERMANY   NILS BÖKAMP   £15.99
 After breaking up with his girlfriend, Jonas  goes on a camping trip with his 
gay British ex-flatmate. After picking up homophobic, Polish backpacker Boris, the pair’s friendship is put to the test and Jonas has to confront his true feelings about his English friend.
ZWEI MÜTTER/TWO MOTHERS (18) GERMANY 2013 BERRACHED, ANNE ZOHRA £15.99
Two Mothers is an intense exploration of the trials and tribulations a same sex couple encounters in their desire to become loving parents.
DAS ZIMMERMÄDCHEN LYNN/CHAMBERMAID LYNN (18) 2014 GERMANY   HAEB,  INGO £15.99
 Comedy drama about an obsessive-compulsive hotel maid Lynn who quietly observe her guests and rummage through their possessions until one day she encounters a dominatrix in the Hotel who changes her world.
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German film – BERLIN 36 – re-issued on dvd

berlin-36BERLIN 36 (15) GERMANY 2009    HEIDELBACH,  KASPAR      £15.99 
Inspired by true events, Berlin 36 is one of the biggest untold Olympic scandals. 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.

The Nazis reluctantly include Gretel in their Olympic team, but to ensure that she doesn’t win gold they also include a mysterious German rival, the unknown Marie Kettalar. Like Gretel, Marie is also an outsider within the German team and both athletes soon form a strong bond of friendship and mutual support. But Marie hides a dark secret known only by the Nazi elite, a secret so dangerous it could completely undermine their Olympics success.

In German with English subtitles

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Swiss film – ALOYS – out on dual format dvd/blu ray

aloysALOYS (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.

In Swiss German with English subtitles

 

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