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ONLY ONE, THE [VIDANGE PERDUE]

Director: Geoffrey Enthoven
Screenplay: Jaak Boon; Geoffrey Enthoven
Director of Photography: Gerd Schelfhout
Cast: Nand Buyl; Viviane de Muynck; Marijke Pinoy; Misée Wyns
Country, Year of production:
B, 2006
Color: Color
Genre: Comedy

Lucien is in his eighties but that doesn't stop him from being stubborn. Following his wife's death he refuses to stay any longer at Gerda's, his fretful 40-year old daughter. He moves back into his empty house where Mathilde, his best friend's voluptuous wife who he's been having a secret affair with for years now, gives him a hand with the housekeeping. But Lucien soon discovers how hard it is to be alone. The only relationship that he truly cares about is that with his sprightly granddaughter Julie. But she will soon leave for Paris to continue her studies. When Lucien meets his new neighbour Sylvia, he is getting more and more intrigued by this interesting woman. Thanks to Sylvia Lucien manages to start a new life. She teaches him new tricks for the household, takes him to the ...

OBSESSION (1997) (original title)

Director: Peter Sehr
Screenplay: Marie Noelle; Peter Sehr
Director of Photography: David Watkin
Cast: Marie-Christine Barrault; Charles Berling; Seymour Cassel; Daniel Craig; Heike Makatsch
Country, Year of production:
F; D; GB, 1997
Color: Color
Genre: Drama; Romance

A tale of two passions. In the sprawling evolving metropolis Berlin, a trumpet player named Myriam (Heike Makatsch) lives with Pierre (Charles Berling) and loves him dearly. She's also irresistibly attracted to John (Daniel Craig), who is on a quest to solve the mystery surrounding an old faded newspaper photo, which shows a tightrope walker crossing Niagara Falls with a second person on his shoulders. The three end up in Paris, on the trail of an old man who knows the secret behind the photo, a secret which will have a profound effect on their lives and their love.

IT HAPPENED ON JULY 20TH [ES GESCHAH AM 20. JULI]

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Screenplay: Gustav Machaty; Werner P. Zibaso
Director of Photography: Kurt Hasse
Cast: Karl Ludwig Diehl; Erik Frey; Jochen Hauer; Til Kiwe; Willy Krause; Kurt Meisel; Jaspar von Oertzen; Carl Wery; Bernhard Wicki
Country, Year of production:
D, 1955
Color: black/white
Genre: Drama; History; War

Simultaneous to Harnack's film, DER 20. JULI (The Plot to Assassinate Hitler), Georg Wilhelm Pabst's ES GESCHAH AM 20.JULI was produced: a group of German officers plans a deadly attack on Hitler. Colonel Count Stauffenberg should direct the "Operation Valkyrie" in Hitler's headquarters Wolfsschanze. The attempted assassination fails: the bomb goes off, but Adolf Hitler is only slightly injured... G.W. Pabst describes the dramatic hours surrounding the attack from July 20, 1944 in an accurate chronicle. The memorable Bernhard Wicki plays the role of Count Stauffenberg.

PLOT TO ASSASSINATE HITLER, THE [20. JULI, DER]

Director: Falk Harnack
Screenplay: Werner Jörg Lüddecke; Günther Weisenborn; Falk Harnack
Director of Photography: Karl Löb
Cast: Wolfgang Preiss; Werner Hinz; Annemarie Düringer; Maximilian Schell
Country, Year of production:
D, 1955
Color: black/white
Genre: Drama; History; War

In the year 1955, a former orderly officer of Count von Stauffenberg and his secretary recall the events of July 20, 1944: After suffering injuries during the military campaign in Africa, von Stauffenberg returns to Berlin and seeks contact to his old friends, who have trooped together with Army General Beck, who are plotting to assassinate Hitler in order to prevent the continuation and escalation of the war. Von Stauffenberg immediately declares his willingness to support the "Operation Valkyrie". As the Chief of Staff of the Home Army, he is meant to participate in a briefing to discuss further military procedures at the military high command Wolfsschanze (Wolf's Lair) on July 20th. For the members of the resistance group, this is the unique chance to smuggle in a bomb to kill Adolf ...

PURELY BELTER

Director: Mark Herman
Screenplay: Mark Herman
Director of Photography: Andy Collins
Cast: Jody Baldwin; Chris Beattie; Charlie Hardwick; Greg McLane
Country, Year of production:
GB, 2000
Color: Color
Genre: Comedy; Drama

Gerry and Sewell are broke - Gerry is still at school and his best friend Sewell is unemployed. They both wish for better things in life. Owning two season tickets to their beloved footballclub is their biggest dream of of all. The tickets cost 1000 pounds - they are 1000 pounds short. But they are nothing if not ressourceful and they set themselves on a mission to raise the cash...

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