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BOMBER & PAGANINI [BOMBER UND PAGANINI]

Director: Nikos Perakis
Screenplay: Joe Hembus; Uli Greiwe; Nikos Perakis
Director of Photography: Dietrich Lohmann
Cast: Mario Adorf; Hark Bohm; Tilo Prückner; Hannelore Schroth; Kurt Sowinetz; Otto Tausig; Barbara Valentin; Margot Werner
Country, Year of production:
D; A, 1976
Color: Color
Genre: Comedy; Crime

The two third-rate gangsters Bomber and Paganini are in trouble: both of them have become invalids during an unsuccessful bank robbery attempt. One of them blind, the other paralysed, they are now dependent on each other for help. And just like any other decent crooks, they start to plan their next big heist together - which of course ends chaotically. Wonderfully hilarious Mario Adorf and Tilo Prückner shine in the leading roles in this comedy.

BUSINESS AS USUAL [FIRMA FUER DIE EWIGKEIT, EINE]

Director: Rolf Gmöhling
Screenplay: Rolf Gmöhling
Director of Photography: Uli Koehler; Claus Deubel
Cast: Rudolf Schwarz; Peter Schlesinger; Karl-Heinz Grewe; Siegfried Zimmerschied
Country, Year of production:
D, 1983
Color: Color
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy; Drama; Comedy

Somewhere in the future: In search of a job, Arno turns to the employment exchange, where he is pressed to accept "work-shy benefit" and give up his search for employment. But Arno rejects this suggestion and insists on his right to a job. He is taken on by "Freddersen´s Fireworks Fabrication", where the attitude to work is catastrophic, however. Arno alone dedicates himself to his work...

CAFFE EUROPA [CAFE EUROPA]

Director: Franz Xaver Bogner
Screenplay: Franz Xaver Bogner; Ekkehard Ziedrich
Director of Photography: Frank Brühne
Cast: Barbara Auer; Elmar Wepper; August Zirner; Mario Adorf
Country, Year of production:
D; I, 1990
Color: Color
Genre: Crime; Comedy

Police detectives Schröder and Yobo accidentally arrest two colleagues working undercover as drug dealers. As a result they are transferred to the central train station. They relocate their 'office' to the bar at 'Café Europa.' While the Greek landlord Mikis refuses to pay protection money and is chased by Italian killer Rizzo, Schröder and Yobo are after harmless passers-by. Until Schröder mistakes Rizzo for his wife's lover and the two looser turn into heroes?

Circling [KLEINE KREISE]

Director: Jakob Hilpert
Screenplay: Paul Mollenhauer; Jakob Hilpert
Director of Photography: Sebastian Edschmid
Cast: Cornelius Schwalm; Jacob Matschenz; Matthias Zelic; Sabine Kraus
Country, Year of production:
D, 2001
Color: Color
Genre: Road Movie; Comedy

Paul, a man who is constantly looking for new ways of life, lives in a garage in an industrial zone. He does not see his son Niki too often since his wife went away. One day, during the visit weekend, Paul and his son organise a go-cart to go for a ride and finally enjoy it so much that they want to participate in races. But they neglect the fact that they are just not skilled and Paul is stubborn?

CONFESS, DR. CORDA [GESTEHEN SIE DR. CORDA]

Director: Josef von Baky
Screenplay: Robert A. Stemmle
Director of Photography: Göran Strindberg
Cast: Hardy Krüger; Elisabeth Müller; Hans Nielsen; Siegfried Lowitz
Country, Year of production:
D, 1958
Color: black/white
Genre: Drama; Crime

An assistant doctor (Hardy Krüger) is charged with the murder of his lover on the basis of circumstantial evidence. Only his allegedly betrayed wife sticks by him. Finally, due to a coincidence, the real murderer is apprehended and he can leave the courtroom a free man. Based on a true court case which took place in the 1950s.

Cruise Missile [CRUISE MISSILE]

Director: Leslie H. Martinson
Screenplay: Elio Romano; Clark Reynolds
Director of Photography: Claudio Catazzo
Cast: Peter Graves; Curd Jürgens; Karin Schubert; John Carradine
Country, Year of production:
D; E; IR; USA; I, 1979
Color: Color
Genre: Action; Sci-Fi/Fantasy; Thriller

An international businessman, known as the Baron has obtained a Soviet nuclear missile with which he attends an international conference being held in the Persian Gulf. He can only be stopped through the joined forces of American and Soviet secreet services at the last minute.

DARKNESS EXPIREMENT, THE [IRRLICHTER]

Director: Christoph Kuehn
Screenplay: Carlo Meier; Christoph Kuehn
Director of Photography: Peter Indergand
Cast: Barbara Auer; Tobias Langhoff; Christian Redl
Country, Year of production:
CH; D; A, 1997
Color: Color
Genre: Drama

Experiments have been made in closed, absolutely darkened rooms; but how will a young healthy man react deep down in a stalactite cave? A perfect topic for a daily reality TV show hosted by an eager, young and attractive woman journalist who will bring a little light into the man´s darkness from time to time. But the young man does not like the idea - on the other hand, the show will pay half of the costs...

DAY IT RAINED, THE [AM TAG ALS DER REGEN KAM]

Director: Gerd Oswald
Screenplay: Heinz Oskar Wuttig; Gerd Oswald; Will Berthold
Director of Photography: Karl Löb
Cast: Mario Adorf; Corny Collins; Gert Fröbe; Christian Wolff
Country, Year of production:
D, 1959
Color: black/white
Genre: Crime

Werner (Mario Adorf), the leader of the motorcycle gang "The Panthers" has been terrorizing Berlin for weeks now. He orders the young members of the gang to rob wallets and cars, beat up pedestrians and blackmail people. And it's all just for fun: It keeps life interesting, too... Robert (Christian Wolff), who has up until now been a loyal fan of cocky Werner, has met and fallen in love with Inge and wants to begin a new life with her. He wants to put an end to his gang membership and drop out of the scene. But Werner doesn't let Robert off the hook that easily, he still has another big coup that he needs to wrap up. When Robert betrays him, a fateful deed ensues. With "Am Tag als der Regen kam", Gerd Oswald has staged a thrilling juvenile drama with a radical and formally stringent ...

DAYS TO REMEMBER [VERLIEBTEN, DIE]

Director: Jeanine Meerapfel
Screenplay: Jeanine Meerapfel
Director of Photography: Predrag Popovic
Cast: Barbara Sukowa; Horst-Günter Marx; Velimir-Bata Zivojinovic; Rade Serbedzija
Country, Year of production:
D; YU, 1987
Color: Color
Genre: Drama; Romance

The Yugoslavian daughter of an immigrant worker who made a career as TV-journalist in Germany, falls in love with a German composer who searches for his father´s Nazi-past in Yugoslavia. The relationship abruptly comes to an end through a deadly accident. A good analysis of sex roles, the search for one´s home and of getting over the past - worth a discussion.

DEAR KARL [LIEBER KARL]

Director: Maria Knilli
Screenplay: Maria Knilli; Wolfram Paulus
Director of Photography: Klaus Eichhammer
Cast: Ulrich Reinthaller; Hans Brenner; Krista Stadler; Elisabeth Prohaska
Country, Year of production:
D; A, 1985
Color: Color
Genre: Drama

Karl is the only son of a petty bourgeois family in an Austrian small town. The boy is expected to become something better: physician. For that he first has to pass the matriculation, and then go to university. The parents´ ambition and love combine to be a prison filled with anxiety, keeping the maturing boy isolated from the world outside until one day he gets to know "freedom" by loving a girl...

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