How did a provincial rabble-rouser from Austria rise to become Germany’s messianic “Führer”? Why did Germans from all walks of life embrace the fascist Nazi philosophy and willingly follow Hitler into a titanic conflict and utter destruction? Joachim C. Fest and Christian Herrendoerfer‘s meticulously assembled film dissects the Third Reich with a keen analytical blade, charting Hitler’s improbable rise, his mastery of imagery and crowd psychology, and his consummate skill in exploiting the weaknesses in others. Examining the public and private dynamics of Nazism’s unhinged dictatorship by making use of an amazing array of never-before-seen film footage from secret archives and private collections, “Hitler – A Career” uncovers the deeper causes behind the rise and fall of Adolph Hitler and the Third Reich.
Including footage of Adolph Hitler, Eva Braun, Josef Goebbels, Hermann Göring, Reinhard Heydrich, Heinrich Himmler, Rudolf Hess, Benito Mussolini, Erwin Rommel, Albert Speer, Paul von Hindenburg, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Neville Chamberlain, Charles Chaplin, Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein, Ernst Lubitsch and many more…
The story about the founding history of Borussia Dortmund (BVB). The film works the period before, during and after the founding of the association on. In addition, it provides an impression in the city historical development of Dortmund. The focus is on Franz Jacobi, the most important man of the early BVB history, but also his colleagues are honored. The documentary Was financed by the movie fans and sponsors as part of crowdfunding (financing swarm) via the platform Startnext. It was the filmmakers made to mainstream as many BVB to reach the desired character of a film from Borussia fans for Borussia fans.
12.19.1909, Sunday, the fourth Advent. On Borsigplatz it comes to big bang: The Catholic Church wants to ban football games Franz Jacobi and his friends. But the boys rebel against the Church and establish a football club, who should come to world fame later: Borussia Dortmund.
“Am Borsigplatz geboren – Franz Jacobi und die Wiege des BVB” tells not only the story of the founding of the BVB on 12/19/1909, but also their history and time to 1923.
Take a ride into the „Sharknado – Feeding Frenzy“ (German: „Sharknado – Der ganz normale Wahnsinn“) with a documentary geared to entertain while exploring how a Syfy creature feature become a unimaginable franchise and surprise phenomenon capturing the zeitgeist. With such a ridiculous name and premise, the movie about a shark-filled tornado destroying Los Angeles, Sharknado, was considered career suicide. However, when the Sharknado film finally premiered on SyFy, a social media conversation exploded, and news outlets ran with it. As a result, the film, cast and filmmakers were catapulted into the pop culture stratosphere! Why? How? Can filmmakers create lightning in a bottle again and again?
“Sharknado – Der ganz normale Wahnsinn“ street day: 22th August 2015 on DVD and VOD.
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A documentary about the return of Pierre Brice to the original locations of the Winnetou films. The Winnetou films with Pierre Brice and Lex Barker are cult nowadays. From 1962-1968 Brice rode as chief of the Apaches in 11 films by the Croatian prairie and mountains. Millions of moviegoers and television viewers are later remembered the adventures and romantic scenes in the former Yugoslavia. The myth Winnetou lives through the movies (“Winnetou 1-3″, “The Treasure of Silver Lake”, “Among Vultures”, “The Ölprinz”, “Old Surehand”, etc.) to this day. In addition to the main cast, the other contributors of Mario Adorf, Götz George and Uschi Glas to Elke Sommer and Ralf Wolter are unforgettable remained in their roles.
Berlin in the 1990s: amongst great political change and in the shadow of ultra-commercialized Techno culture, there existed a parallel universe, now mostly forgotten, but defining for the feeling and lifestyle of the city: the world of basement bars and off-creatives. After the Wall fell, a lively and very motley scene of young people used the vacant houses and apartments in Berlin-Mitte as a stage for living and celebrating their sense of easy-going freedom. Long-term success was not an important category – people lived their lives from one event to the next experiment, playfully de-establishing art and its market imperatives.
The film „Berlinized“ takes you on a tour to 1990s’ Berlin-Mitte, both capturing and reflecting on this very unique feeling at a certain place in time. Filmmaker Lucian Busse, an active protagonist of this era, took his camera everywhere to document the changing cityscape, the art scene, clubs, concerts, and also the many construction sites where free space was filled up with ever-new, ever-the-same, faceless office buildings.
They are called Dr. Motte and Wladimir Kaminer but also Schraubermicha or Ginger Brown. They and many others are visitors to the Mauerpark. The film from director Dennis Karsten tells the stories of people from the East Berlin city park between Prenzlauer Berg and Wedding. Today, the park offers above all space for artistic creativity and is an intercultural meeting place for people from all walks of society, for individualists, artists, sportsmen and women, musicians and brings them together. The uniqueness of the park lies in the peaceful coexistence of alternative life styles, fringe groups and subcultures. However, the park also stands for the change taking place in the district, which is under pressure from gentrification. Building plans from a property developer are threatening the area, but it is still holding its own with its diverse structures. The film submerges into the depths of the Mauerpark microcosm and observes the different dimensions of the park. It not only portrays the various visitors, but also the park’s diversity by showing its closeness to nature and the activities of insects and birds there. “Mauerpark” captures the summer of 2009 in Berlin, showing the uniqueness and variety of the park’s cosmos and the prevalent feeling of freedom there. It is a poetic and sometimes funny portrait of the magic of the park and the people there.