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In the 1960s, Bernhard Vesper, son of the Nazi writer Will Vesper, develops an unlikely romance with the pastor's daughter Gudrun Ensslin.
A Muslim fisherman from Gaza discovers a pig in his daily catch. Eager to rid himself of an animal considered impure by his religion, he decides to sell the pig to improve his impoverished life.
When thirty-something couple Sophie and Jason adopt a cat, it upsets every aspect of their lives and they split up. After Sophie moves in with an older man in the suburbs, she and Jason are living in two different worlds, but need to reunite.
Jaberg and Hofmann's film takes us on a cinematic journey through the life and work of Daniel Schmid, one of the most unusual artists within Swiss film. Born into a hotelier family of the 1940s in the village of Flims, surrounded by snow covered mountains, visited by exotic guests from around the wo
Located 150 miles north of Baghdad, Kirkuk was among Kurdish cities where Saddam used chemical weapons against Kurdish Iraqi civilians starting in the early 1980s. A romance develops between a young woman from Baghdad and a Kurdish doctor who is trying to save the victims of Saddam's attacks.
On her 50th birthday, Giulia discovers that old age renders you invisible. Retail therapy ostensibly helps, but then she meets a stranger who she chooses to spend time with over her friends. This leaves Giulia's friends waiting in a restaurant and reflecting on their own increasing number of wrinkle
The owner of a coat hanger factory somewhere in the French Picardy empties it in the middle of the night. The next morning, the female factory workers arrive to discover that everything has been cleared out and that the management has embraced the notion of outsourcing their jobs. In response, the w
In 2005, Ahmed Khatib, a twelve-year-old Palestinian boy, was playing with a plastic gun in the Jenin refugee camp on the West Bank when an Israeli soldier mistook the toy for a weapon and killed the boy. Despite his grief, Ahmed's father donated his son's organs to several Israeli children, four of
Schaub and Schindelm's documentary follows two Swiss star architects on two very different projects: the national stadium for the Olympic summer games in Peking 2008 and a city area in the provincial town of Jinhua, China. Architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron are literally building bridges
Don Lucio, a man hate by everyone, dies suddenly. His neighbors attend his wake. While his widow does her best to contain her grief, the neighbors file past the coffin to settle their scores with the deceased. But it turns out that Don Lucio has a hard time resting in peace.
Small time celebrity photographer Les Galantine has a big mouth and big dreams, but he can't quite talk himself into the right parties to get that one great exclusive photo. He meets Toby, a homeless kid who is drawn to the bright lights of New York City and "hires" him as his assistant. Les pays To
Spain 1960, the dawn of the country's economic development. Industrial "reorganization" means that many workers have lost their jobs and are forced to emigrate. Martin is one of them. Martin, his wife Pilar and their son Pablito live with Mart'n's parents in a basement apartment that comes with thei
Documents the New York downtown scene and some of its main characters, whose legacy remains today. The filmmaker, himself part of this downtown scene, which started in the late 1970s, brings back to life the era's fantastic and unique atmosphere, when life and art were all mixed up with each other.
A music documentary about the trials and tribulations of the heavy metal group Metallica as they cut their first album in six years. The members of one of the most successful heavy-metal band in history submit to two years of intensive group therapy to work through conflicts in their 20-year working
In a remote, isolated village in post-Soviet Armenia, Hamo, a widower with a pitiful pension and three worthless sons, travels daily to his wife's grave. There he meets the lovely Nina, who is communing with her late husband. The two are penniless--she works in a local bar that is about to close dow
Arriving suddenly in a small town, homeless waif Momo is befriended by the local children and given shelter in an abandoned amphitheater. Soon after she's settled, however, the town is disturbed by the arrival of a fleet of slick businessmen, called the Gray Men. These greedy tricksters convince the
Kurt is a pugnacious publisher, ironic author and, thanks to his risque chanson lyrics, a celebrated star of many a revue. In a seemingly endless summer he travels to the castle of Gripsholm together with his girlfriend Lydia. Two of their friends, the seductive vaudeville singer Billie and the pass
Irina is a Russian call girl who arrives in Switzerland and, thanks to a lawyer friend, is set up with an influential clientele. Her customers include politicians, military top brass, businessmen and the media, and soon she finds herself embroiled in a complex world of competing interests, not all o
Caught in a blizzard, old man Pettson and his talking cat Findus build an igloo and share stories of their times together to help keep warm.
A family discovers that one of their children is missing. It soon seems like kidnapping is the only possible explanation, but no ransom demand is received. Instead, there are disconcerting signs that the boy may have been somehow complicit in his own disappearance. Anatol Wasser, the policeman assig
Zorba, a young male cat, finds a seagull dying from exposure to an oil slick. He promises to hatch the bird's egg, raise the chick and teach it to fly. When Lucky is born, Zorba and his cat friends begin her eduction, but the bird is kidnapped by sewer rats. Zorba undertakes a daring rescue bid by h
When nine-year-old Pippi Longstocking's father is washed overboard during a storm at sea, she moves into his house, the Villa Villekulla, with her horse, named Horse, her monkey Mr Nilsson, and a large stash of gold coins. Pippi's outspoken personality brings her into inevitable conflict with the lo
Documentary the rituals of a Tibetan nomadic community, a journey that follows four men and 160 yak on their annual spring pilgrimage to the remote lakes of the Changtang region where they gather raw salt, continuing a ritual that goes back more than 2000 years.
The Dalai Lama points out that medicine is not magical, but "thoroughly scientific," developed over 2,000 years, and proven successful in many areas of chronic illness, where Western medicine is not. Not an ideologue, he suggests that Tibetan and Western medicine compliment one another with differen
When Stanley Stupid and his spirited wife Joan wake up to find their garbage stolen right out of the can--again--Stanley vows not to take it anymore! Is nothing sacred? But oh what a tangled web we weave when we are a Stupid. In his effort to get to the bottom of this heinous crime, Stanley lays a cunning trap to lure back the thieves. As expected, they take the bait, and he follows their getaway truck to the dump where he inadvertently stumbles on a covert weapons deal led by a couple of military men gone bad. Completely oblivious to what the Colonel and his sidekick are up to, Stanley believes there is a more sinister element at work here--that a diabolical figure from his past is behind the theft of all that fine garbage people have worked so hard to create. When the Stupids set-out to track down the criminal, they unravel an even greater conspiriacy involving aliens, the food service industry, international terrorists, a local newspaper, the police and, the post office.
A black comedy set in the mythical town of Sunray, Australia, "Love Serenade" is the story of Vick-Ann and Dimity Hurley, two sisters, aged 26 and 21 respectively, beset by the feeling that life is passing them by. Enter Ken Sherry, a mid-'40s, thrice divorced, ex-Drivetime King of Brisbane Radio, w
Ex-New Orleans cop Dave Robicheaux is turning his back on the Big Easy. With the support of his loving wife Annie, he''s stopped drinking, and retreated to the beauty and serenity of the Louisiana bayou country. However Robicheaux''s world is turned upside down when a planeload of illegal immigrants crashes into the nearby Gulf. He risks his life to save a little Salvadoran girl, whom he and Annie adopt. She is the child they never had, and the family quickly bonds. But the precarious balance of Robicheaux''s life is suddenly threatened when he attempts to clear up the mystery surrounding the crash. Each query draws him further down a road of deceit, and ultimately leads him to the doorstep of old high school friend Bubba Rocque and his alluring Cajun wife Claudette. With only his longtime friend Robin to help him, Robicheaux''s mettle is tested. In the face of personal tragedy, he seeks salvation in a bottle of booze while planning retribution against those who have shattered his life.
Professor Jack Lambert who lives a peaceful, quiet life is stunned when the media proclaims that his kindly old next door neighbor Max Mueller is really SS Colonel Karl Luger, a notorious Nazi war criminal nicknamed the Beast of Berkau. Naturally, Mueller and his dutiful daughter Inga insist it's a
A sailor, anchored in Hong Kong for three days, meets a ten- year-old Chinese girl who wants to work on the boat for food and money.
Suzanne Stone is a small town girl with a dream--to become a famous TV personality--a dream that becomes a nightmare when ambition turns into obsession. Disillusioned with her marriage to Larry, she immerses herself in the pursuit of her career and manages to talk her way into a job at the local TV station. She decides to produce a documentary about kids and enlists the help of three teenagers who seem to have little hope for the future: Jimmy, Russell, and Lydia. Together, they form a powerful and dangerous bond which threatens to blow the lid off their seemingly idyllic suburban life forever.
A century ago, Dr. Henry Jekyll tried to alter the gene responsible for mankind's violent and sexual behavior. Instead, his miscalculation unleashed the dark side of his own nature. Three generations later, his great-grandson, Dr. Richard Jacks, tries to improve upon the formula, but once again, thi
While journeying via train from Montreal to Vancouver in an attempt to forget about a failed relationship, a single mother begins a torrid affair with a stranger.
Three childhood girlfriends from rural Ireland are reunited in college, ready to experience life to the fullest. Eve, Nan and Benny meet handsome young men and instantly fall in love. Benny, a modest, self-conscious dreamer, sets her sights on Jack, the brightest and best-looking boy on campus, even
A man explores his childhood spent in his grandparents hotel through memories and imagination.
Spain, 1931. After deserting the army, an idealistic young soldier finds shelter in an isolated country house where a free-spirited painter lives with his four beautiful daughters.
Two mountain climbers and former friends become rivals as they vie for the attention of the same woman, as well as try to scale Cerro Torre, a spectacular granite peak in Southern Patagonia.
An examination of Switzerland illustrated through interviews of both famous and ordinary Swiss people.
A nursing home patient spins a tale of friendship against all odds.
A day-to-day survival guide for women.
After botching a bank hold-up, a young hood kidnaps a young woman, who turns out to be the daughter of the bank's owner, and holds her for ransom.
Based on an actual event in 18th century Switzerland, a maid for a prominent doctor in the city of Glarus is accused of witchery after the doctor's little daughter takes ill.
The tragic tale of an impoverished Turkish family's journey to Switzerland at the hands of illegal immigrant smugglers.
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