Giving blood is such a simple and routine action that it's easy to forget the impact it can have. East German blood donors are linked with the Vietnamese people who receive this precious gift through a series of intercut images set to original a cappella music by Paul Dessau.
Farmer Juan Quin Quin survives in pre-revolutionary Cuba by his wits – as an altar boy, circus performer, bullfighter, coffee planter and revolutionary. The poor but shrewd farmer even plays the part of Jesus Christ with a traveling theater company.
Two 17-year-olds, Werner Holt and Gilbert Wolzow, are pulled out of school and into Hitler's army. Gilbert becomes a fanatical soldier; but at the front, Werner begins to understand the senselessness of war. When Gilbert is hanged by the SS, Werner turns his gun on his own army.
Funny things happen at night at the puppet theater – especially today, since there were jelly donuts for Grandma’s birthday!
Captain Jim Leslie, a US Air Force pilot, is stationed at a military base near the Russian border in Alaska. His interest in Brenda, the commander's daughter, causes him to run afoul of her fiancé, Senator Gordon Gray.
Alfons has to deal with a lot of teasing - and not just because of his funny last name. Even his own father, a big and strong head chef, complains about his son's lack of muscles and tries to beef the boy up.
This documentary, whose title is an adaption of the first line of the French national anthem, presents the Algerian war for independance from France in three stylistically distinct chapters.
On August 13th, 1961—the night the Berlin Wall goes up—three people must make a decision that will change their lives forever…
Images of the city of Rostock and its 750th anniversary celebration are set to a musical suite by Günter Kochen.
This last filmic portrait of Arnold Zweig (1887-1968) retells important events in the author’s life: his childhood; WWI; his emigration to Czechoslovakia, France, and later Palestine during WWII; his return to Germany in 1948 and his involvement in the communist system.