This 12-DVD set is designed to accompany the book East German Cinema – DEFA and Film History, by Sebastian Heiduschke (Oregon State University), published by Palgrave Macmillan in October 2013.
This 11-DVD set is designed to accompany the book Last Features: East German Cinema’s Lost Generation (Camden House in 2014), by Reinhild Steingröver (Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester).
In 1973, shortly after the fascist Junta coup in Chile, three men—the worker Carlos, the student Juan and the government official Lorenzo—are trying to flee over the Andes to Argentina. Along the way, they witness the murder of a farmer by Chilean policemen.
Alfred and Lisa decide to divorce after only a couple of months of marriage. Alfred takes a few days off to clear his head, riding through Berlin and meeting strangers; although he ultimately returns to Lisa, the ending remains open.
On a cold winter day, Jochen, Uwe and Kathrin play with a little dog called Bosun on the beach. Jochen wants to try out the ice and he walks further and further away from the beach. Bosun follows him. Suddenly the ice breaks and Bosum drifts away on an ice floe.
Ten-year-old Ulf finds an ownerless Newfoundland dog, brings him home and names him Nepomuk. His parents are not so excited about the new addition to the family and give Nepomuk to an animal shelter.
Brasch—a legendary name that represents one of the most sensational German families.
In 1974 the Solomonic dynasty led by emperor Haile Selassie was overthrown by a Soviet-backed military junta, which established the communist People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
Post-war Berlin, 1946: Three small-time, oddball crooks plan the heist of their lives. They want to break into the vault of the German Traffic Credit Union to steal the weekly Reichsbahn payroll. In preparation, they rent the top floor of the building and use it to spy on the bank.
The driver of a small car is asked to tow a broken-down vehicle, but gets rather more than he expected – a whole state motorcade. The directors originally included tanks after the last cars, but had to change this ending to get the film past the censors.