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NIBELUNGEN I: SIEGFRIED [NIBELUNGEN, TEIL 1: SIEGFRIED VON XANTEN]

Director: Harald Reinl
Screenplay: Ladislas Fodor; Harald G. Petersson; Harald Reinl
Director of Photography: Ernst W. Kalinke
Cast: Uwe Beyer; Rolf Henninger; Karin Dor; Terence Hill
Country, Year of production:
D; YU, 1966
Color: Color
Genre: Drama; Adventure; Sci-Fi/Fantasy

The olympic hammer thrower, Uwe Beyer, in the role of the dragon killer Siegfried. After young Siegfried has killed the much-feared dragon, he bathes in its blood and becomes invincible, except for one little spot on his shoulder blade that had been covered by a falling leaf. When Siegfried also defeats the Dwarf King Alberich, and ends up in possession of his magic hood, nothing seems to be able to stop the young rascal. He sails for Iceland to compete against the legendary strong and beautiful Queen Brunhilde, who will only marry a man who can defeat her at several passages of arms. Siegfried accomplishes this feat and Brunhilde falls in love with him. He promises her that he will return to Iceland to get her. Before that, he has important business to tend to at the Burgundian court ...

NIBELUNGEN II: KRIEMHILD'S REVENGE [NIBELUNGEN TEIL 2: KRIEMHILDS RACHE]

Director: Harald Reinl
Screenplay: Harald G. Petersson; Harald Reinl; Ladislas Fodor
Director of Photography: Ernst W. Kalinke
Cast: Rolf Henninger; Siegfried Wischnewski; Maria Marlow; Karin Dor
Country, Year of production:
D; YU, 1966
Color: Color
Genre: Drama; Adventure; Sci-Fi/Fantasy

After the death of Siegfried Kriemhild marries Etzel, King of the Huns. She hopes for his support to avenge her former husband. During the wedding festivities Brunhild takes her live at Siegfried's coffin. After a long and dangerous journey the court of Burgundy lead by King Gunther and Hagen of Tronje arrive at the castle following Etzel's invitation. There the visitors are ambushed and all but Hagen are killed? The Germanic epic made famous by the operas of Wagner's 'Ring' tells a story of love, loyalty, hate, betrayal and revenge.

NIGHT OF THE WOLVES [NACHT DER WOELFE]

Director: Rüdiger Nüchtern
Screenplay: Rüdiger Nüchtern; Karl-Heinz Mayer
Director of Photography: Renato Fortunato
Cast: Ali Arkadas; Karl-Heinz von Liebezeit; Daniela Obermaier; Fritz Gattinger
Country, Year of production:
D, 1981-1982
Color: Color
Genre: Drama; Action; Crime

The film takes place in those parts of big cities where teenagers organize themselves in gangs - and deals with the confrontation between the "Kenlikatan", a Turkish, and the "Revengers", a Bavarian gang. All is told from the point of view of a girl, Daniela, who is used by the male members of the gang for the dirty work. But she is increasingly repelled by the brutal hierarchy of the gang...

OPERATION CAVIAR [ES MUSS NICHT IMMER KAVIAR SEIN]

Director: Géza von Radványi
Screenplay: Paul Andreota; Jean Ferry
Director of Photography: Friedl Behn-Grund; Göran Strindberg
Cast: O. W. Fischer; Eva Bartok; Senta Berger; Genevieve Cluny; Werner Peters; Viktor de Kowa; Jean Richard
Country, Year of production:
D; F, 1961
Color: black/white
Genre: Comedy; Crime

Thomas Lieven, private banker in London, loses his life as a civilian due to a scheme against him and is subsequently under obligation to the German resistance, while at the same time, the French secret service in Paris is also trying hard to acquire his services. He travels through wartime and postwar Europe together with a female leader of a criminal association and thereby serves as a double agent for England, France and Germany. On the side, he always finds an opportunity to follow up on his cooking passion and win the favor of one of the many women who he encounters. After the bestseller from Johannes Mario Simmel.

PAWN, THE [DIAMANTS DU PRÉSIDENT, LES]

Director: Claude Boissol
Screenplay: Jean-Michel Charlier; Pierre Nivollet
Cast: Götz George; Michel Constantin; Ferdy Mayne; Lena Farugia
Country, Year of production:
D; F; USA, 1976
Color: Color
Genre: Drama; Action; Adventure

A former foreign legionaire Lancier helps bringing the opposition leader of an African state to power. He turns out to be ungraceful and banishes Lancier from the country. Now Lanciers can only trust his girlfriend Maggy who is in danger of life.

SHADOW OF THE DESERT [SCHATTEN DER WUESTE]

Director: Jürgen Bretzinger
Screenplay: Jürgen Bretzinger
Director of Photography: Jürgen Jürges
Cast: Hannes Jaenicke; Oliver Stokowski; Jessica Forde; Joachim Kemmer
Country, Year of production:
D, 1989
Color: Color
Genre: Thriller; Road Movie; Adventure

Mona and Kai, former development aid volunteers in Niger, cash in their return tickets for a converted fire engine in order to cross the desert to home. In Agadez, the entrance to the Sahara, they meet Adam, a dubious adventurer, who joins them. After a violently jealous scene with Kai, Mona leaves the two men who now have to rely on each other for the rest of their journey...

TRAJAN'S COLUMN [TYRANN, DER]

Director: Mircea Dragan
Screenplay: Titus Popovici
Director of Photography: Nica Stan
Cast: Richard Johnson; Antonella Lualdi; Amedeo Nazzari; Ilarion Ciobanu
Country, Year of production:
RO; D, 1967-1968
Color: Color
Genre: Drama; Adventure; History

Epic film about the conquest of the Daker territory and the establishment of the Roman province Dacia in 104 AD through the Roman Emperor Trajan.

WING COMMANDER [FIGHTER PILOTS]

Director: Franz Marx
Screenplay: James Brown
Director of Photography: Vincent G. Cox
Cast: Will Roberts; John Hardy; Werner Doll; Ian Strauss; Rosemary Gibson
Country, Year of production:
USA, 1975
Color: Color
Genre: Adventure; War; Drama

In 1942 a German air force officer chases an English captain he fired off before through the Lybian desert and finally arrets him. On their way back to Bengasi they get to know each other very well. Through this the German officer realizes the senslessness of the war.

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