Posts Tagged ‘Germany

Wednesday January 12, 2011 22:11

Movie #0037 – Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)

Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Starring: Brigitte Mira, El Hedi ben Salem, Barbara Valentin
Picture credit: DVD Beaver
First Viewing
Synopsis: An aging German woman finds herself a pariah after she starts dating an immigrant worker.
This film owes a great debt to All That Heaven Allows. In fact, in many ways it plays like a loose remake of [...]

Sunday January 2, 2011 20:40

Movie #0036 – The Tin Drum (1979)

Directed by: Volker Schlöndorff
Starring: David Bennent, Katharina Thalbach, Daniel Olbrychski
Picture credit: DVD Beaver
Second Viewing
Synopsis: About the exploits of a strange young boy in World War II-era Germany who decides to stop aging.
Off-putting and kind of unpleasant, I didn’t much care for this the first time I watched it, and watching it again, I still don’t [...]

Sunday December 26, 2010 11:25

Movie #0035 – The Lives of Others (2006)

Directed by: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Starring: Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck
Second Viewing
Synopsis: An agent for the secret police in communist-era East Berlin finds himself drawn to the latest target of his surveillance.
I originally watched this around when it was first released, and I remember liking it quite a lot, but finding it to [...]