Articles of former East Germany from household items to flags are thrown away at a garbage dump outside of East Berlin, serving as a reminder of a state that no longer exists.
This film reports on the Eichsfeld region in Lower Saxony and Thuringia, describing its landscape, towns and inhabitants. Historical documents and images are contrasted with modern footage to illustrate the major changes that have taken place in this previously under-developed area.
Mutants live on a hermetically sealed, devastated planet. The film’s protagonist, a head with hands but no body, drags himself through a dreary, lightless landscape of isolated random organs and cell clusters.
During the Napoleonic Wars, Baron Eduard and his wife Charlotte live an reclusive and idyllic life together in an old castle. Driven to boredom by isolation, Eduard invites his friend Captain Otto to come stay, and Charlotte decides to bring her niece Ottilie back from boarding school.
In the early 1930s, the cabaret artist Emil Damaschke tries to keep his audiences entertained, but his excessive boldness gets him kicked out of the Rosenthaler cabaret.
Emilia Galotti, daughter of colonel Odoardo, unwittingly attracts the attention of the depraved and tyrannical prince of Guastalla.
A documentary on environmental issues. The film discusses contemporary problems relating to the natural world and presents a number of initiatives taking place in the GDR.
Eight space cargo-ships disappear without a trace within three days and there is suddenly no contact with the orbiting space station, Margot. The space council orders a total flight stop. But one space ship secretly takes off to go to the space station.
He’s not just “a Hegel among comedians,” in the words of Professor Dr. Ernst Schumacher, but also “a director of the scientific age,” as Bertold Brecht once said. Erich Engel, working across time and art forms, was already well known in the 1930s as a theater and film director.
Born to Jewish parents, author Erich Fried (1921-1988) left Vienna in 1938 and settled in London. In this film Fried, who was always politically engaged, reflects on very personal experiences and discusses philosophical questions of concern to humankind.