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    Omulaule Means Black

    Germany , 65 min
    D: Beatrice Möller, Nicola Hens, Susanne Radelhof

    German (original version, Subtitled: EN)

    OMULAULE MEANS BLACK by Beatrice Möller, Nicola Hens and Susanne Radelhof documents Namibians who grew up in socialist East Germany and had to go back to their country of origin after the wall came down. A film about what home is and what it's like to not have one.

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  • Auszeit

    Germany , 49 min
    D: Sven Wegner

    German (Subtitled: EN)

    What's wrong with today's men? In AUSZEIT (TIME OUT), a 45 minute feature film by Sven Wegner, a bunch of men go on a short vacation and set their inhibitions aside. Experiments, rivalry and new loves lead them to redefine of who they are and how they view life.

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    The Whore's Son

    Austria , 85 min
    D: Michael Sturminger

    German (original version)

    This drama by Michael Sturminger tells the story of a teenager in 1970's Vienna who is a HURENSOHN - a son of a whore. Starring Chulpan Khamatova (Goodbye, Lenin) and Miki Manojlovic (Irina Palm).

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  • Crop

    Germany, Egypt, 47 min.
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    Crop

    Germany, Egypt , 47 min
    D: Johanna Domke, Marouan Omara

    Arabic (Subtitled: EN), English, English (Subtitled: DE)

    CROP sheds new light on the Arab Spring by investigating how social movements are communicated through mass media. This experimental documentary by Johanna Domke and Marouan Omara was shot at Egypt's largest newspaper building.

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  • Voodoo Rhythm – Gospel of Primitive Rock 'n' Roll

    Germany , 115 min
    D: M.A. Littler

    English

    When someone says “Switzerland” what first crosses your mind? Banks, watches, cheese? There are other, more exhilarating sides to the Land of the Alps and one outstanding example is VOODOO RHYTHM RECORDS.

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  • Metropolis Ferry

    Spain , 16 min
    D: Juan Gautier

    Spanish (Subtitled: EN)

    In METROPOLIS FERRY, a short film by Juan Gautier, David returns from a trip to Morocco with his brothers. On the Spanish border an incident occurs and he decides to intervene.

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Films in Original Languages

  • The One Man Village

    Lebanon , 85 min
    D: Simon El Habre

    Arabic (Subtitled: EN)

    An attempt to understand the aftermath of the civil war in Lebanon and its attendant questions of memory and healing through the story of one man.

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  • The Way Beyond

    Romania, Switzerland, France, 96 min.

    The Way Beyond

    Romania, Switzerland, France , 96 min
    D: Alexandre Iordachescu

    French

    In this science fiction film by Alexandre Iordăchescu, a young man who has suffered an accident hopes that gene therapy can regenerate his body. He turns to a famous professor for help. Last film starring sadly missed Guillaume Depardieu (“Pola X”).

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  • Zorro's Bar Mitzwa

    Austria , 90 min
    D: Ruth Beckermann

    German (original version, Subtitled: EN)

    This documentary accompanies four 12-year-olds as they prepare for their bar or bat mitzvas. Wearing a Zorro costume or a designer dress, solemn or smiling: crossing the threshold to the world of adulthood can take place in very different ways.

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  • The Domitiana Road

    Italy , 54 min
    D: Romano Montesarchio

    Italian (Subtitled: EN)

    This documentary examines poverty and crime in southern Italy by focusing on an ancient route once built to connect Naples to Rome. Today this once noblest of roads is now a filthy and decrepit concrete ghetto.

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  • The Investigation

    Bulgaria, 102 min.

    The Investigation

    Bulgaria , 102 min
    D: Iglika Triffonova

    Bulgarian (original version, Subtitled: EN)

    In this crime thriller by Bulgarian director Iglika Triffonova, a hard-boiled female detective investigates a murder. But her toughness is only a facade that hides a deep personal loneliness – an emptiness that she shares with the main suspect.

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  • 30 Years of Darkness

    Spain , 55 min
    D: Manuel H. Martín

    Spanish (Subtitled: EN)

    30 YEARS OF DARKNESS is a real gem, fusing interviews, analysis and some terrific animation into an intriguing whole that plays like an intelligent thriller. " - Variety
    The documentary 30 YEARS OF DARKNESS tells the unbelievable story of Manuel Cortés, the 30-year Spaniard who hid in a hole to escape Franco’s repression.

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  • Pit No. 8

    EE, RU , 57 min
    D: Marianna Kaat

    (Subtitled: EN)

    In Marianna Kaat's documentary, 15-year-old Yura puts his dreams on hold in an emotionally riveting struggle to provide for his sisters the only way he can: illegally and perilously mining the remaining scraps from a once-thriving Ukrainian coal town.

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Vienna's Edition Burgtheater

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    Das Werk

    Austria , 105 min
    D: Nicolas Stemann

    German (original version)

    The play DAS WERK by Austrian playwright Elfriede Jelinek, laureate of the Nobel Prize in literature, was staged by Nicolas Stemann at the Vienna Burgtheater in 2004. By recounting the construction of the Kaprun dam, it criticizes Austria's role in WW II.

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    Der Alpenkönig und Menschenfeind

    Austria , 95 min
    D: Rudolf Steinboeck

    German (original version)

    In Rudolf Steinboeck's fabulous and comedic stage production of the ALPENKÖNIG UND MENSCHENFEIND by dramatist Ferdinand Raimund at the Vienna Burgtheater, brothers Attila and Paul Hörbiger shine in their roles as misanthropist Rappelkopf and as the King of the Alps.

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    Cyrano von Bergerac

    Austria , 180 min
    D: Sven-Eric Bechtolf

    German (original version)

    Austrian superstar Klaus Maria Brandauer plays CYRANO DE BERGERAC in this production of the Burgtheater in Vienna from the year 2000. Cyrano loves Roxane but - alas -Cyrano's grotesquely large nose turns Roxane away. So, poor Cyrano ends up helping his rival win Roxane's heart.

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    Das Orgien Mysterien Theater, 122. Aktion

    Austria , 210 min
    D: Hermann Nitsch, Frank Gassner, Leo Kopp, Otmar Rychlik, Leopold Schuster, Rainer Juranek

    German (original version)

    THE THEATER OF ORGIES AND MYSTERIES, ACTION 122 is a production staged by performance artist Hermann Nitsch at the Burgtheater in Vienna in 2005. It was the first performance by Nitsch at a full-time theater.

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    Das weite Land

    Austria , 146 min
    D: Ernst Lothar

    German (original version)

    Paula Wessely und Attila Hörbiger, the most celebrated couple at the Vienna Burgtheater, play one of the best known bourgeois couples in world literature in Arthur Schnitzler's DAS WEITE LAND: Friedrich and Genia Hofreiter.

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  • Inextinguishable Fire

    Federal Republic of Germany, 22 min.
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    Inextinguishable Fire

    Federal Republic of Germany , 22 min
    D: Harun Farocki

    German (Subtitled: EN)

    In his influential documentary essay INEXTINGUISHABLE FIRE, the "most important agitprop film of the Vietnam movement," director Harun Farocki reflects on weapons of mass destruction and illustrates the devastating effect of napalm by putting a cigarette out on his hand.

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    Still Life

    Germany , 56 min
    D: Harun Farocki

    German, English, French

    Are today's advertising photographers continuing in the tradition of 17th century Flemish painters? This is one theory director Harun Farocki poses in his documentary STILL LIFE.

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    I Thought I Was Seeing Convicts

    Germany , 26 min
    D: Harun Farocki

    English

    The installation I THOUGHT I WAS SEEING CONVICTS by media artist Harun Farocki examines prison architecture integrates footage from prison surveillance cameras at the Maximum Security Prison in Corcoran, California.

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    The Silver and the Cross

    Germany , 18 min
    D: Harun Farocki

    German, English

    The installation THE SILVER AND THE CROSS by media artist Harun Farocki examines the 1758 painting "Depiction of the Cerro Rico and the Imperial City of Potosí" by Gaspar Miguel des Berrío. Farocki uses the medium of video to dissect the painting and its historical layers.

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  • Sudden and Unexpected - A Déjà-Revue (Plötzlich und unerwartet )

    Germany , 30 min
    D: Michael Brynntrup

    German (Subtitled: EN)

    SUDDEN AND UNEXPECTED - A DÉJÀ REVUE is a short film by one of Germany's most respected experimental film artists, Michael Brynntrup, featuring one of Germany's unique talents, Udo Kier (MANDERLAY) and filmmaker Mara Mattuschka.

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  • Love, Jealousy and Revenge (Liebe, Eifersucht und Rache)

    Germany , 7 min
    D: Michael Brynntrup

    German (Subtitled: EN)

    LOVE, JEALOUSY AND REVENGE, a short film by Michael Brynntrup, is "a spontaneous, kitschy, unerring, and spicy parable about mutual understanding featuring the world famous underground star BeV Stroganov. (Jury Filmfest Dresden, 1993)

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  • In Comparison

    Germany , 61 min
    D: Harun Farocki

    English, English (Subtitled: ES)

    A documentary about the brick - its sound, its nature, its uniqueness. Documentary filmmaker Harun Farocki looks at various brick production sites around the world, comparing techniques. IN COMPARISON – the brick and its tradition.

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    Nicht ohne Risiko

    Germany , 52 min
    D: Harun Farocki

    German (original version), German (Subtitled: EN, FR, ES)

    In his examination of venture capital, NOTHING VENTURES, director Harun Farocki shows two days of tough negotiations between entrepreneurs and bankers, and reveals some of the pressures manufacturers are facing to stay innovative and competitive.

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  • The Creators of the Shopping Worlds

    Germany , 72 min
    D: Harun Farocki

    German (original version, Subtitled: EN)

    CREATORS OF THE SHOPPING WORLDS – A documentary by Harun Farocki that looks at customers in shopping centers and malls and how they are tempted to part with their money, and the mass of analysts behind the manipulation process.

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  • The Statics - Engineering Memory Bridges (Die Statik der Eselsbrücken)

    Germany , 20 min
    D: Michael Brynntrup

    German (Subtitled: EN)

    The short film THE STATICS – ENGINEERING MEMORY BRIDGES (Die Statik der Eselsbrücken) by director Michael Brynntrup is a “superb biography - a pseudo-scientific collection of curiosities with puns turning artistic somersaults." (Abendzeitung, Nuremberg)

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  • Narcissus and Echo

    Germany , 14 min
    D: Michael Brynntrup

    German (Subtitled: EN)

    NARCISSUS AND ECHO, a short film by Michael Brynntrup, is a “delightfully mannered game of deception, honored by the German Film Critics Association as the best experimental film of 1990. A highlight of camp aesthetic.” (Rundbrief Film)

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  • Deep Play 12 Channel Overview

    Germany , 135 min
    D: Harun Farocki

    German

    DEEP PLAY by media artist Harun Farocki is a multi-channel installation of the 2006 football world cup finals. The screens combine the artist's own footage, FIFA footage, digital analyses and 2D and 3D animation sequences. This video displays all 12 channels on one screen.

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  • Transmission

    Germany, 43 min.

    Transmission

    Germany , 43 min
    D: Harun Farocki

    English (original version), German (original version)

    TRANSMISSION by Berlin media artist Harun Farocki studies the hand movements and gestures of people as they visit memorials, statues and monuments. For example, how visitors of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington touch the engraved letters and trace the names of those who gave their lives to war.

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  • War at a Distance

    Germany , 57 min
    D: Harun Farocki

    German (original version, Subtitled: EN)

    A documentary by Harun Farocki, WAR AT A DISTANCE focuses on the concept of 'clean wars' and shows how high-tech dehumanization and a high cost in human life is shrouded when graphic depictions of casualties from Drone and missile attacks are carefully hidden from the public.

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    Workers Leaving the Factory

    Germany , 36 min
    D: Harun Farocki

    German, English, French, English (Subtitled: ES)

    In his documentary essay WORKERS LEAVING THE FACTORY, media artist Harun Farocki shows various cinematic depictions of laborers as they exit factories with footage from documentaries, newsreels, industry and propaganda films, and feature films.

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  • Images of the World and the Inscription of War

    Federal Republic of Germany , 73 min
    D: Harun Farocki

    English, German

    IMAGES OF THE WORLD AND INSCRIPTION OF WAR a documentary by Harun Farocki about concentration camp recordings taken by American bombers in the Second World War. The filmmaker asks why strategic interests, ignored the suffering of millions.

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  • Respite

    Germany , 40 min
    D: Harun Farocki

    German, English (Subtitled: ES)

    The essay film RESPITE by German director Harun Farocki resurrects film footage shot by Rudolf Breslauer, a temporary inmate of the Dutch transit camp for Jews. The footage was commissioned by the camp’s SS commandant. RESPITE won an award at Locarno in 2007.

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  • Veronika (vera ikon)

    Germany , 11 min
    D: Michael Brynntrup

    German (Subtitled: EN)

    In his short film VERONIKA (VERA IKON) Michael Brynntrup takes the biblical prohibition of images literally. God's life story in the form of a trailer: from zero B.C. to the Second Coming of Christ - coming soon.

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  • An Image

    Federal Republic of Germany, 25 min.

    An Image

    Federal Republic of Germany , 25 min
    D: Harun Farocki

    German (Subtitled: EN)

    In making the documentary AN IMAGE, Documenta artist Harun Farocki spent 4 days on the set of a Playboy shoot. As the playmate reveals all, so does Farocki, astutely exposing the interplay between eroticism, media and commerce. realeyz.tv exclusively presents the newly digitized version.

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  • A New Product

    Germany , 36 min
    D: Harun Farocki

    German (original version), German (Subtitled: EN)

    Acclaimed filmmaker and artist Harun Farocki (“SERIOUS GAMES I-IV”, “Inextinguishable Fire”) unleashes A NEW PRODUCT in this ironic documentary about "workplace enhancement".

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Best of Festivals on realeyz.tv

  • The Last Soviet Movie

    Latvia, Austria, 79 min.

    The Last Soviet Movie

    Latvia, Austria , 79 min
    D: Alexandrs Petukhovs

    English

    A tribute and satire of old Soviet action heroes, this historical comedy is both a requiem and the final nail in the coffin of what was once Soviet cinema. Eisenstein, Pudovkin and Vertov would be horrified.

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  • I Do Air

    UK , 7 min
    D: Martina Amati

    English (original version)

    In the short film I DO AIR by Martina Amati a girl surrounded by divers and swimmers feels ashamed of her fear of jumping into the water. But she can escape her fears if she holds her breath for long enough and surrenders to her imagination.

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  • Oil Rocks

    Switzerland, 52 min.

    Oil Rocks

    Switzerland , 52 min
    D: Marc Wolfensberger

    German, French

    The first western film crew ever to gain access to the largest oil-platform in the world. OIL ROCKS is a vast city above the sea built by Stalin in 1949 - and still operational!

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  • Heroes From the Neighbourhood

    Germany , 88 min
    D: Jovan Arsenic

    German (original version), German (Subtitled: EN)

    HEROES FROM THE NEIGHBOURHOOD is a fast-paced comedy from Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg with Christopher Buchholz ("Stauffenberg"), Finzi ("Kokowääh") and Vittoria Trauttmansdorff ("Hannah Arendt").

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  • Cross and Banner (Glaube Sitte Heimat)

    Germany, France , 53 min
    D: Jürgen Ellinghaus

    German (original version, Subtitled: EN, ES, FR)

    CROSS AND BANNER (GLAUBE SITTE HEIMAT) is a documentary film directed and produced by Jurgen Ellinghaus about the traditional Marksmen Festival in Germany. Learn about the so-called "Schützenfest" and its midevil origins.

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  • ANPO: Art X War

    Japan, USA , 89 min
    D: Linda Hoaglund

    Japanese (Subtitled: EN)

    ANPO: Art X War depicts resistance to U.S. military bases in Japan through an electrifying collage of paintings, photographs and animated, narrative and documentary films by Japan's foremost contemporary artists.

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  • Desert Riders

    France , 73 min
    D: Vic Sarin

    English

    The documentary DESERT RIDERS uncovers the perverse practice of forcing small boys to become camel jockeys for the amusement of rich oil magnates.

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Music - The Sound of realeyz

  • Year of The Devil - Rok Ďábla

    Czech Republic , 88 min
    D: Petr Zelenka

    Czech (original version, Subtitled: EN, DE, ES, FR, PL)

    YEAR OF THE DEVIL by Petr Zelenka is a “mockumentary” featuring real life protest singer Jaromír Nohavica. The film explores how to beat the odds with the power of good music and a little help from a guardian angel.

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  • Lullaby

    Germany , 98 min
    D: Johann Feindt, Tamara Trampe

    German (Subtitled: EN)

    Lullabies are one of the first deeply personal connections we have to the world. A universal experience shared by all. Directors Tamara Trampe and Johann Feindt pose the question “Can you recall a song that your mother sang as you fell asleep?” to people they meet in the streets of Berlin.

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  • The Mind of Henry Lime

    USA , 82 min
    D: Michael Glover

    language.en,en (Subtitled: DE, NL, SL)

    An offbeat comedy about a man named Henry lime. He sells security fences in Beverly Hills. Lately, something is wrong. Henry can't sleep. He takes a new prescription drug and it works like a charm. It has just one small side effect, Henry starts hallucinating!

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  • Echoes of Home

    Switzerland, Germany, 81 min.

    Echoes of Home

    Switzerland, Germany , 81 min
    D: Stefan Schwietert

    German (original version, Subtitled: EN, FR)

    Against a backdrop of powerful alpine vistas and modern city landscapes, ECHOES OF HOME enters the wondrous sonic world of three exceptional Swiss vocal artists.

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  • The Folk Singer

    Germany, 104 min.

    The Folk Singer

    Germany , 104 min
    D: M.A. Littler

    English (Subtitled: DE)

    THE FOLK SINGER - A TALE OF MEN, MUSIC & AMERICA is a journey into the soul of incomparable folk music, men and of the 'old' America that will soon disappear. The story follows Folk and Blues singer Jon Konrad on tour from Texas to Louisiana.

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  • Nico - In Memoriam

    Germany , 29 min
    D: Bernd Gaul

    English

    Rare footage of the legendary Nico of Velvet Underground fame. In 1986 Nico returns to Berlin for one of her last live performances ever. This film also includes vintage clips from the 1960s.

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  • Angels and Dust

    Spain, Panama, USA, 78 min.

    Angels and Dust

    Spain, Panama, USA , 78 min
    D: Hector Herrera

    English

    The documentary film ANGELS and DUST is a mesmerising, hallucinogenic journey through the gangs and drug culture of modern Panama.

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  • Saila - Punk Dystopia from Berlin

    Germany , 94 min
    D: Julia Ostertag

    English

    In her first full-length fiction film SAILIA- PUNK DYSTOPIA FROM BERLIN, filmmaker Julia Ostertag creates a cinematic parallel universe, an odyssey through a doomsday scenario on the brink of apocalypse.

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Berlin Now!

  • Heroes From the Neighbourhood

    Germany , 88 min
    D: Jovan Arsenic

    German (original version), German (Subtitled: EN)

    HEROES FROM THE NEIGHBOURHOOD is a fast-paced comedy from Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg with Christopher Buchholz ("Stauffenberg"), Finzi ("Kokowääh") and Vittoria Trauttmansdorff ("Hannah Arendt").

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  • Ralf. Sex in the Desert

    Germany , 106 min
    D: Ikiru

    German (original version, Subtitled: EN)

    Ralf is crazy... Ralf is scary... Ralf is funny and disgusting. Ralf is a portrait of Ralf - an extravagant individual who's too intense for himself and his surroundings. RALF – SEX IN THE DESERT is a true life documentary from Berlin's indie film scene.

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  • The Spree – Symphony of a River

    Germany , 85 min
    D: Gerd Conradt

    German (original version, Subtitled: EN)

    In his dazzling and hypnotic documentary, THE SPREE – A SYMPHONY OF A RIVER, Gerd Conradt shows the Spree in all its glory against the aural backdrop of a specially composed symphony performed by the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra.

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  • The Day of the Sparrow

    Germany , 100 min
    D: Philip Scheffner

    English, German

    Winner of the 2011 German Documentary Prize, DER TAG DES SPATZEN (The Day of the Sparrow) is an audacious homage to a bird whose heroic death took place on the day that a German soldier died in Afghanistan.

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  • Auszeit

    Germany , 49 min
    D: Sven Wegner

    German (Subtitled: EN)

    What's wrong with today's men? In AUSZEIT (TIME OUT), a 45 minute feature film by Sven Wegner, a bunch of men go on a short vacation and set their inhibitions aside. Experiments, rivalry and new loves lead them to redefine of who they are and how they view life.

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  • Unlike U - Trainwriting in Berlin

    Germany , 89 min
    D: Henrik Regel, Björn Birg

    German (original version, Subtitled: EN, ES)

    Extremely undercover, extremely criminal and extremely forbidden. Seven years in the making, filmmakers Henrik Regel and Björn Birg portray four generations of Berlin spray paint and graffiti artists who specialize in trams and underground trains.

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  • Berlin: Hasenheide

    Germany , 72 min
    D: Nana A.T. Rebhan

    German (original version, Subtitled: EN)

    The Hasenheide in Berlin-Neukölln is a large inner-city park the size of 50 football fields. It is ususally sensationalized by the German media as dealer mecca and a drug discount store. But for the local residents, it's is an important spot for leisure and sport. A place for everyone - whether ordinary joggers and run-of-the-mill dog owners, or for extremely unconventional odd birds and other dandies.

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  • Demonstration, 1st of May in Berlin

    France , 30 min
    D: Julie Lacaze, Martin Renard

    German, French

    Twenty five years of May Day riots in Berlin are explored in this documentary by French directors Julie Lacaze and Martin Renard. Why are the youth in Berlin so angry? What kind of change are they seeking?

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  • Lifetimeshort

    Germany , 87 min
    D: Gesine Danckwart

    German (original version, Subtitled: EN)

    Theater director Gesine Danckwart's feature debut is an ironic comedy about Berlin big city girls and how they cope with life and love in a late capitalist urban setting. ACHTUNG BERLIN 2009

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  • Material

    Germany, 164 min.

    Material

    Germany , 164 min
    D: Thomas Heise

    German (original version, Subtitled: EN)

    In MATERIAL Thomas Heise shows never before released film shot from the late 1980s to 2008. the images are Heise's contribution to a personal history of the changes precipating and following the Fall of the Berlin Wall and their repercussions to this day.

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  • Berlin Stories

    Germany , 93 min
    D: Irene von Alberti, Miriam Dehne, Esther Gronenborn

    German

    Three directors, three perspectives, three BERLIN STORIES. Based on staged rehearsals of the play “Stadt als Beute” by renowned, controversial playwright and director René Pollesch. It’s two weeks before the premiere and everything’s going wrong!

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  • Berlin Beirut

    Germany, Lebanon, 22 min.

    Berlin Beirut

    Germany, Lebanon , 22 min
    D: Myrna Maakaron

    English

    In her short film BERLIN BEIRUT director Myrna Maakaron compares the two cities - Berlin and Beirut - both of which were occupied, destroyed, divided and rebuilt.

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  • Mauerpark Berlin

    Germany , 17 min
    D: Francesca Weber-Newth, Sally Mumby-Croft

    German (Subtitled: EN)

    The Mauerpark (Wall Park) was built on former 'no man's land' where the Berlin Wall once stood. It is now a beloved community-use area that offers flea markets, karaoke parties and street musicians.

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Real Lives - Biographies with realeyzPLUS

  • René Burri – Photographer

    Germany , 58 min
    D: Reiner Holzemer

    German (Subtitled: EN)

    RENÉ BURRI – PHOTOGRAPHER - A documentary portraying the Magnum photographer René Burri, who was born in Zürich in 1933 and became famous for his portraits of Che Guevara, Pablo Picasso and Le Corbusier.

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  • Totally Personal

    Bosnia and Hercegovina, 78 min.

    Totally Personal

    Bosnia and Hercegovina , 78 min
    D: Nedzad Begovic

    English

    A heartwarming and funny autobiographical documentary (original title "Sasvim Licno") by 47-year-old filmmaker Nedzad Begovic, about personal memories and his reflections on growing up in Bosnia.

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  • The Reinactors

    USA , 95 min
    D: David Markey

    English

    REINACTORS is a documentary film about the strange and desperate lives of celebrity look-a-likes and character impersonators on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. Many of the impersonators live their lives in suspended adolescence.

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  • Hildy, Hildy!

    Germany , 10 min
    D: Miriam Hutter

    Various languages (Subtitled: DIV)

    HILDY, HILDY! is a biographical journey into the creative process of the incomparable, internationally acclaimed performance artist, Hilde Schneemann.Making the documetary all the more important is that currently, the artist has gone missing.

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  • Lumia

    USA , 84 min
    D: M. Finkelstein, P. Vlachos

    English

    Thomas Wilfred almost made it. He was not the first nor the last to try to bottle light in an instrument and to play it like music.
    For two decades he hauled his steamer trunks of equipment around the country and transfixed people with his strange and beautiful projections. It was the golden age of invention.

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  • Mondo Lux - The Visual Worlds of Werner Schroeter

    Germany , 97 min
    D: Elfi Mikesch

    German (original version, Subtitled: EN)

    Director and cinematographer Elfi Mikesch devotes her documentary MONDO LUX to her illustrious colleague Werner Schroeter, one of the greatest directors of New German Cinema.

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  • World Revolution

    Austria
    D: Klaus Hundbichler

    German (original version, Subtitled: EN)

    WORLD REVOLUTION is a documentary by Klaus Hundsbichler that tells the story of Stefan Weber and his Austrian rock band “Drahdiwaberl” and their dream of worldwide revolution. As Weber put is: "Help the police and beat yourself up!”

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  • Tom meets Zizou

    Germany , 135 min
    D: Aljoscha Pause

    German, English

    An exciting documentary about Thomas Broich, a soccer hopeful from Germany. Zidane was a role model for footballer Broich, who was even celebrated as the new Schweinsteiger and Bavarian hope. However his life took a different career path.

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  • Mike Figgis

    Germany , 75 min
    D: Ina Borrmann

    English

    Mike Figgis - most famous as the director of LEAVING LAS VEGAS - is a musician, actor, photographer, screenwriter, theater director and film-maker. This film sets out to uncover the secrets of this creative filmmaking mastermind.

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  • Hans in Luck

    Germany , 62 min
    D: Claudia Lehmann

    German (original version, Subtitled: EN, FR)

    A portrait of Hans Narva musician, individualist, nostalgic capitalism objector and a dyed in the wool East Berliner. His band, Herbst in Peking (Beijing Autumn), wrote the song "We live in the Bakschischrepublik" , the pop anthem around the fall of the iron curtain in 1989.

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All You Need is Love

  • Matchmaking Mayor

    Czech Republic, Slovakia , 72 min.

    Matchmaking Mayor

    Czech Republic, Slovakia , 72 min
    D: Erika Hníková

    Slovak (Subtitled: EN)

    A mayor tries everything to convince the town's over-thirty singles to find a mate and reproduce. Saving the population in a Slovak village is at the top of his agenda. A humorous look at 21st century social engineering in a documentary by Erika Hníková.

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  • My Blood

    Greece, 81 min.

    My Blood

    Greece , 81 min
    D: Diamantis Karanastasis

    Greek (Subtitled: EN)

    MY BLOOD is the directorial debut by actor Diamantis Karanastasis. He is also screenwriter, editor, and producer and plays a leading part. Based on Marianna Calbari’s critically acclaimed Greek play “Fresh Blood”, inspired by the ancient Oedipus myth.

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  • With the Dust

    Luxembourg , 20 min
    D: Jacques Molitor

    French

    A powerful gay short film drama, directed by Jacques Molitor and produced by Samsa Film. Love, life and death: who are we and what do we want? At the frontier of youth and adulthood, a medical student is troubled by resemblance of a corpse to someone he knows.

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  • Half a Billion Dreams

    India , 61 min
    D: Nikhil Mahajan

    English

    A documentary love story from India about marriage among under 30 middle class youth. The film follows the civil engineer Amogh. His dream job hasn't yet come through but his wedding is just around the corner.

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  • Lesh Sabreen?

    Palestine, 20 min.

    Lesh Sabreen?

    Palestine , 20 min
    D: Muayad Alayan

    Arabic (original version, Subtitled: EN, FR)

    In today's Jerusalem the dreams of a young Arabic couple are thwarted by conservative attitudes, economic hardships and the weight of the Israeli occupation.

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  • Unwritten Laws

    Germany, 17 min.

    Unwritten Laws

    Germany , 17 min
    D: Sven Wegner

    German (Subtitled: EN)

    A short comedy by Sven Wegner starring Mario Mentrup.It's not easy for Tom (Mario Mentrup) to find a partner in the big city. With millions of people around, it's easy to feel like an anonymous nobody. But Tom is obsessed with the idea that there are 'unwritten rules' for for falling in love. He makes a graph of his 'rules' and tries it out on different women. But, Tom has forgotten something important in his careful plans! ACHTUNG BERLIN 2011

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Realize the Difference - Documentaries with realeyzPLUS

  • Kalinovski Square

    Estonia , 57 min
    D: Yury Khashchavatski

    Russian (original version, Subtitled: EN)

    A docu-comedy about life in Belarus before and after the President elections.Director Khashchavatski, speaks out about resistance and persecution, displaying an overwhelming will for freedom.

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    Notre Dame de Paris: A Living Cathedral

    France , 50 min
    D: Valerio Carignano

    German, English, Spanish

    The documentary NOTRE DAME DE PARIS – A LIVING CATHEDRAL tells the story of the iconic Gothic house of worship in the heart of Paris.

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  • Goodnight Nobody

    Switzerland , 76 min
    D: Jacqueline Zünd

    Various languages (original version, Subtitled: EN, DE)

    Lin Yao in China, Mila in America, Fedir in Ukrainia and Jérémie in Burkina Faso share the same handicap: they can't sleep! A documentary about insomnia, killing time and the most beautiful of all film settings: the night.

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  • The Road Uphill

    Luxemburg , 90 min
    D: Jean-Louis Schuller

    German, English, French

    The Luxembourg brothers and cycling sensations Andy and Fränk Schleck battle for supremacy in the 2011 Tour de France. As national heroes, the brothers are expected to live up to expectations and triumph against all odds. A sport documentary by Jean-Louis Schuller.

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  • Off The Grid

    Netherlands , 76 min
    D: Alexander Oey

    English

    Alexander Oey's OFF THE GRID looks at communities across the United States that are exploring new forms of self-sufficiency and civil resistance. They challenge the dollar by coining their own currency and live 'off the grid' with alternative energy.

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  • Honour

    Germany, 87 min.

    Honour

    Germany , 87 min
    D: Aysun Bademsoy

    German (Subtitled: EN)

    A sensitive observational documentary looking at teenage males, violence and the concept of HONOR in contemporary Berlin, where a community is searching for an identity. HONOR had all but disappeared, however it’s coming back.

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  • Imagining Emanuel

    Norway , 51 min
    D: Thomas A. Østbye

    Norwegian (Subtitled: EN)

    Who are we without ID? Refugee claimant Emanuel can’t convince anyone of who he is. He arrived in Norway as a stowaway in 2003 and says he's Liberian. Norwegian authorities believe he's Ghanian and sent him “back”. The Ghanaians returned him to Norway.

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