Car mechanic Anton Grubske cunningly avoids being captured and taken to a POW camp in 1945. Upon returning to his village, he marries Liesel, the daughter of his former apprenticeship master, and takes over the workshop.
Based on original documents from the Mexican-American War (1846-1848), this film tells the story of the young warrior Ulzana, who is out to avenge the extermination of his tribe.
The divorced with a teenage son, attractive Inge (Christine Schorn) is in her mid-30s and fully aware of her self-worth and independence. She is a psychologist and involved with a married man. After a routine check-up, Inge receives an unexpected call from her doctor.
Daniel has high hopes as he pulls a team together to design a vibrant community center for a new housing development. When the nonconformist plans are rejected, he starts feeling alienated. His colleagues increasingly leave him alone.
In early 1934, the Soviet exploration steamship “Chelyuskin” is ice-bound in Arctic waters, where the crew has finally managed to escape onto the ice. In a Prague neighborhood, five children hear the news on their self-made radio and decide to rescue the crew.
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.
A documentary about the GDR's oldest city, Arnstadt, which was founded in 704. The film describes the historical significance of Arnstadt, its museums–including the Bach Museum–and the noble families who once governed there.
Throughout his creative life, artist and filmmaker Jürgen Böttcher explored the theme of art and artists. This DVD includes six filmic milestones on this topic.
This 2-DVD set with a collection of five early short films made by German director and media artist Lutz Dammbeck introduces the formative period of an artist who remains one of Germany’s boldest and most innovative creators.
A celebration of the important graphic artist John Heartfield (1891-1968) that covers the main phases of his life and is interspersed with images of the artist’s key works.