Private homepage – Hans-Georg Michna


Zuletzt gesehen, Termin geplant, Termin noch nicht geplant

Das Kino

Im Heimkino gibt es in unregelmäßiger Folge die verschiedensten Filme. Wer mitschauen möchte, einen rechtzeitig geäußerten Filmwunsch hat oder einen Film mitbringt, ist willkommen.

Wenn nicht anders vermerkt (Low resolution, entspricht DVD- und niedriger Fernseh-Auflösung), dann zeigen wir Filme in HD (High Definition), vorzugsweise 1080p oder, meist bei Fernseh-Aufzeichnungen, 720p, ohne Werbung. Soundtracks mit weniger als 7.1 Kanälen werden immer mittels Dolby Pro Logic IIx Cinema in ein 7.1-Signal expandiert und über unser 7.2-Lautsprechersystem abgespielt. Filme ab 23p (23,976 Bilder/s) werden immer mittels Zwischenbild-Berechnung auf 120 Bilder/s expandiert.

Fernsehaufnahmen haben deutschen Ton oder in seltenen Fällen deutsche Untertitel. Filme mit englischem Originalton sehen wir mit diesem ohne Untertitel. Filme mit japanischem Originalton sehen wir mit diesem und englischen Untertiteln.

Fernsehfilme sind mit TV gekennzeichnet.

NYC Photographer Jamie Beck. Anklicken für mehr solche Bilder.
Mehr solche Bilder

Sowohl Termine als auch Filme sind Vorschläge und noch nicht endgültig festgelegt. Wenn du einen Film gerne sehen möchtest und einen Terminwunsch hast, sende mir bitte eine E-Mail, auch dann, wenn der Film schon für einen anderen Termin geplant ist. Wir versuchen dann, den Termin zu verschieben.

Normalerweise beginnt der Film um 20:00 Uhr.

Unter der Woche und bei langen Filmen ab ca. 3 h, fangen wir oft schon etwas früher an und kündigen dies auch hier an. Bei besonders langen oder mehrteiligen Filmen gibt es manchmal eine Pause und vielleicht sogar ein kleines Abendbrot.

Popcorn smileyEs ist immer gut, uns so früh wie möglich Bescheid zu sagen, wenn man kommen will, auf jeden Fall vor 19 Uhr. Wenn sich kein Gast ankündigt, dann starten wir den Film manchmal schon früher, etwa ab 19:30 Uhr, oder entscheiden uns spontan für einen anderen Film.

Weitere Informationen


Zuletzt gesehen, Termin geplant, Termin noch nicht geplant

Zuletzt gesehen
Noch nicht registriert:
Fr2019-12-27Crazy Rich Asians(2018) Comedy, Romance. Stars: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan. 2:01 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 5.1 English. Hilarious, highly entertaining. The basic story is simple, but the making is excellent. I also like the glimpses of Singapore. FA.

The story follows Rachel Chu (Wu), an American-born Chinese economics professor, who travels to her boyfriend Nick's (Golding) hometown of Singapore for his best friend's wedding. Before long, his secret is out: Nick is from a family that is impossibly wealthy, he's perhaps the most eligible bachelor in Asia, and every single woman in his ultra-rarefied social class is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her down.

Sa2019-12-28König der LöwenThe Lion King (2019) Animation, Adventure, Drama. Stars (voice): Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen. 1:58 h. Sound: 7.1 German/deutsch. Talking animals. Incredibly natural-looking animation, but the movie is good in all other aspects too. AA.

In Africa, the lion cub Simba is the pride and joy of his parents King Mufasa and Queen Sarabi. Mufasa prepares Simba to be the next king of the jungle. However, the naive Simba believes in his envious uncle Scar, who wants to kill Mufasa and Simba to become the next king. He lures Simba and his friend Nala to go to a forbidden place, where they are attacked by hyenas, but Mufasa rescues them. Then Scar plots another scheme to kill Mufasa and Simba but the cub escapes alive and leaves the kingdom, believing he was responsible for the death of his father. Now Scar becomes the king supported by the evil hyenas while Simba grows up in a distant land.

Some time later, Nala meets Simba and tells him that the kingdom has become a creepy wasteland. What will Simba do?

Mo2019-12-30A-X-L(2018) Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller. 1:39 h. Sound: Dolby AC-3 5.1 English. The story has weak points, but the movie is still watchable, entertaining, even interesting. SFB.

A-X-L is a top-secret, robotic dog created by the military to help protect tomorrow's soldiers. Code named by the scientists who created him, A-X-L stands for Attack, Exploration, Logistics, and embodies the most advanced, next-generation artificial intelligence. After an experiment gone wrong, A-X-L is discovered hiding alone in the desert by a kind-hearted outsider named Miles (Alex Neustaedter), who finds a way to connect with him after activating his owner-pairing technology. Together, the two develop a special friendship based on trust, loyalty and compassion. Helping Miles gain the confidence he's been lacking, A-X-L will go to any length to protect his new administrator, including facing off against the scientists who created him and who will do anything to get him back. Knowing what is at stake if A-X-L is captured, Miles teams up with a smart, resourceful ally named Sara (Becky G) to protect his new best friend in an epic adventure.

Di2019-12-31Atelier FontanaAtelier Fontana - Le sorelle della moda (2011) Italy. TV movie. Drama. Stars: Alessandra Mastronardi, Anna Valle, Federica De Cola. 3:32 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Looking as if filmed decades earlier, but still a good rendition of the epic life story of the famous Fontana sisters who created Italian fashion in the middle of the 20th century. RB.

Three dressmaker sisters move to Rome from a small town to try their luck.

Mi2020-01-01Play(2019) Germany. TV movie. Drama. Stars: Emma Bading, Oliver Masucci, Victoria Mayer. 1:29 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Unrealistic. Slow. Overly tense. FC.

Seventeen-year-old Jennifer recently moved to a new city with her parents, but finds no connection with her new classmates. The dreamy and in social interaction with others insecure and shy girl thinks that her social environment finds her ugly. She takes refuge in the virtual reality of the online game 'Avalonia' and spends more and more time in the artificial world. As a result, she completely neglects her obligations at school and at home. Parental prohibitions and sanctions can not keep her from her passion. The desire to play has long become a menacing addiction.

Fr2020-01-03To All the Boys I've Loved Before(2018) Drama, Romance. Stars: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish. 1:40 h. Sound: Dolby AC-3 5.1 English. Cute teen romance. FB.

Lara Jean Covey writes letters to all of her past loves, the letters are meant for her eyes only. Until one day when all the love letters are sent out to her previous loves. Her life is soon thrown into chaos when her foregoing loves confront her one by one.

Sa2020-01-04Don't Breathe(2016) USA | Hungary. Crime, Horror, Thriller. Stars: Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette. 1:19 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Gruesome, bloody, deadly. TC.

Rocky, a young woman wanting to start a better life for her and her sister, agrees to take part in the robbery of a house owned by a wealthy blind man with her boyfriend Money and their friend Alex. But when the blind man turns out to be a more ruthless adversary than he seems, the group must find a way to escape his home before they become his latest victims.

So2020-01-05Ein Geschenk des Himmels(2005) Germany. Comedy, Romance. Stars: Walter Sittler, Suzan Anbeh, Moritz Basilico. 1:29 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Slow, thin story, unrealistic. Showing age. FD.

Ladies' man loses first his inheritance and then his heart.

Mo2020-01-06Alita: Battle Angel(2019) Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Writers: James Cameron (screenplay by), Laeta Kalogridis (screenplay by), Yukito Kishiro (based on the graphic novel series "Gunnm" by). Stars: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly. 2:02 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 7.1 English. Good story from a manga, but a bit too much fighting. Excellent acting and directing. Very impressive computer graphics. Apparently designed for a sequel. SFA.

In 2563, three hundred years after the war "The Fall", the mysterious scientist Dr. Dyson Ido finds part of a female cyborg in a junkyard and brings it to his laboratory. He finds that her human brain is amnetic but intact and gives her the name of his deceased daughter Alita. In the street Alita meets Dr. Ido's ex-wife Chiren, who is also a scientist, working for the powerful Zapan. Alita also befriends the young Hugo, who brings cyborg parts to Dr. Ido, and learns that both dream of moving to the floating city of Zalem. Hugo teaches Alita how to play Motorball, and she learns that the champion of the Motorball Tournament can move to Zalem.

Soon Alita discovers that Dr. Ido is a hunter warrior and, after finding her original cyborg body in a crashed spaceship, she decides to become a hunter warrior herself. But Dr. Ido refuses to replace her body. Who was Alita and what is the secret of the cyborg body found by Alita? Let us see what happens.

Di2020-01-07Habermann(2010) Germany | Czech Republic | Austria. Drama, Romance, War. Stars: Mark Waschke, Karel Roden, Ben Becker. 1:38 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Historically interesting, but difficult to endure as a movie. TC.

A mill owner in the Sudetenland and his family's lives are changed as Europe heats up in 1938.

Mi2020-01-08After the Ball(2015) Canada. Comedy. Stars: Portia Doubleday, Marc-André Grondin, Chris Noth. 1:35 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. The basic Cinderella idea is good, but the script is childishly unrealistic and off-putting. FC.

After the Ball, a retail fairy tale set in the world of fashion. Kate's dream is to design for couturier houses. Although she is a bright new talent, Kate can't get a job. No one trusts the daughter of Lee Kassell, a retail guru who markets clothes "inspired" by the very designers Kate wants to work for. Who wants a spy among the sequins and stilettos? Reluctantly, Kate joins the family business where she must navigate around her duplicitous stepmother and two wicked stepsisters, but with help from a prince of a guy in the shoe department, a god-brotherly gay pal in the design office, her godmother's vintage clothes, and a shocking switch of identities, Kate exposes the evil trio, saves her father's company, and proves that everyone can wear a fabulous dress.

Fr2020-01-10A Star is Born(2018) Drama, Music, Romance. Stars: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott. 2:16 h. Sound: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 English. Very good acting, directing, and singing. Good story. FA.

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer—until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

Ludwig II.(2012) Austria | Germany. Biography, Drama, History. Stars: Sabin Tambrea, Sebastian Schipper, Hannah Herzsprung. 2:43 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Historically interesting, but othewise tedious and questionable. HRB.

A dramatic retelling of the life of Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, one of the most fascinating monarchs of modern times. From his accession to the throne at the age of 18 to his passionate support of Richard Wagner and his music. From his ingenuous political commitment to his obsessive construction of extravagant palaces and to his gradual withdrawal into a lonely dream world, an epic narrative of breathtaking grandeur.

Mo2020-01-13Aladdin(2019) Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance. Stars: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott. 2:08 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 7.1 English. Colorful, funny, and entertaining. But the movie keeps drifting between musical and slapstick, and the heroes never achieve anything of their own accord, by making the right decisions. They are merely being thrown around by things that happen to them. For example, apparently the princess falls in love not because prince Ali (Aladdin in disguise) does the right thing, but merely because he has a magic carpet. FB.

A kind-hearted street urchin Aladdin vies for the love of the beautiful princess Jasmine, the princess of Agrabah. When he finds a magic lamp, he uses a genie's magic power to make himself a prince in order to marry her. He is also on a mission to stop the powerful Jafar who plots to steal the magic lamp that could make his deepest wishes come true.

Di2020-01-14Prinzessin Maleen(2015) Germany. TV movie. Children's movie. Family, Fantasy, Romance. Stars: Cleo von Adelsheim, Peter Foyse, Günther Maria Halmer. 0:59 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. From the ARD fairy tale series "Sechs auf einen Streich". A relatively complex Brothers Grimm fairy tale story, well acted and directed. FB.

Princess Maleen wants to marry the love of her life: Konrad. But her father has other plans and forbids them to see each other ever again. After they met each other anyway, her father has a terrible punishment for Maleen. But this strong love resists time and other barriers throughout a dramatic plot.

Mi2020-01-15Righteous Kill(2008) Crime, Mystery, Thriller. Stars: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Carla Gugino. 1:49 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 5.1 (English | German/deutsch). Overdone story that leads the viewer around by the nose. TC.

Turk and Rooster, two aging NYPD detectives and longtime partners, are hunting a serial killer who is murdering sociopathic criminals. They both have personal issues, and when they start working with a younger investigative team, Perez and Riley, tensions between the two teams is inevitable, especially since Turk is now living with Perez's ex-girlfriend, also a homicide detective.

Do2020-01-16Vorwärts immer!Forwards Ever! (2017) Germany. Comedy. Stars: Jörg Schüttauf, Josefine Preuß, Jacob Matschenz. 1:29 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Funny for insiders, otherwise not worth watching. FD.

Ein Schauspieler, als Erich Honecker verkleidet, versucht, in einer Tagung des Zentralkomitees einen vermeintlichen Schießbefehl zurückzunehmen.

Fr2020-01-17The Old Man & the Gun(2018) Biography, Comedy, Crime. Stars: Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek. 1:33 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 5.1 English. True story about a compulsive bank robber, but the story omits many details that could be interesting, and by itself it is not very interesting either. RC.

Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest's commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.

Sa2020-01-18Treasure Island (2012)(2012) Ireland | UK. TV movie. Action, Adventure, History. Stars: Eddie Izzard, Toby Regbo, Rupert Penry-Jones, Elijah Wood, Donald Sutherland. 2:50 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Overstretched, unrealistic, mostly unpleasant story, tedious to watch. TC.

Young Jim Hawkins is the only one who can sucessfully get a schooner to a legendary Island known for buried Treasure. But aboard the ship is a mysterious cook named John Silver, whose true motivation on the journey challenges Jim's trust in the entire crew.

Mo2020-01-20I Am Mother(2019) Australia. Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller. Stars: Rose Byrne, Maddie Lenton, Luke Hawker. 1:54 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 5.1 (English | German/deutsch). Good, interesting, thoughtful story. A bit on the dark, depressing side. SFA.

After a global apocalypse, an android called "Mother" is responsible for repopulating Earth using a collection of embryos stored in an underground failsafe bunker. Her teenage daughter, who she raised from an embryo, is submitted to classes and tests to assess her development as human being. When the daughter finds a mouse inside the base, she suspects that the outside is no longer contaminated. One day, she sees a wounded woman outside the base and lets her in. Soon she learns something that will affect her relationship with Mother and which will change her forever.

Di2020-01-21Wendezeit(2019) Germany. TV movie. Drama, Romance, Thriller. Stars: Michael Baral, Lilly Barshy, Oskar Belton. 1:59 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. A fascinating and thrilling story built around a range of known facts. TA.

Due to the fall of the Berlin Wall, a double agent is targeted by the American foreign intelligence service CIA.

Mi2020-01-22Frei geboren - Königin der WildnisBorn Free (1966) UK. Adventure, Drama, Family. Stars: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Geoffrey Keen. 1:30 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Still fairly good after 50+ years, but is showing age. RB.

Married couple George Adamson and Joy Adamson have long lived in northern Kenya for George's work as the senior game warden of the region. One of George's primary responsibilities is to deal with dangerous animals that may be chronically threatening to humans, livestock and/or crops. It is in this vein that George and his staff end up killing a man eating lion and its lioness, resulting in their three young female cubs being orphaned. Although difficult to begin, George and Joy are able to wean and take care of the three cubs, who they adopt as pets.

But soon, they know they have to provide a more suitable environment for the cubs, namely sending them to Rotterdam Zoo, that is except for the smallest, whom they have named Elsa and to whom Joy in particular has become attached as the emotional fighter among the three.

As Elsa grows into lioness maturity, George and Joy provide her with greater freedom away from their property, which may get her into trouble as a largely tame animal. Ultimately, John Kendall, George's boss, directs them to send Elsa to a zoo like they did with her sisters, especially as with anyone in George's job he is soon being reassigned. Joy cannot bear the thought of Elsa being locked up for the rest of her life, believing that they can reintegrate her back into the wild instead, something that had never been done with a tame lion. John gives them three months to accomplish this task, which most specifically involves getting Elsa to be able to kill for food, other creatures which up to this point she has seen only as fellow playthings, and to be accepted by other lions, most specifically mate with and provide food for a male partner while standing up successfully to female competitors.

Do2020-01-23Renoir(2012) France. Biography, Drama, History. Stars: Michel Bouquet, Christa Théret, Vincent Rottiers. 1:45 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Thin story, true, but slow and meaningless. RC.

Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir—son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste—returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At his side is Andrée, a young woman who rejuvenates, enchants, and inspires both father and son.

Fr2020-01-24Bohemian Rhapsody(2018) UK | USA. Biography, Drama, Music. Stars: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee. 2:15 h. Sound: (DTS-HD MA 7.1 English | DTS 5.1 German/deutsch). A fascinating piece of music history, very well presented. RA.

A foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.

Sa2020-01-25König Drosselbart(2008) Germany. TV movie. Family, Fantasy, Romance. Stars: Jasmin Schwiers, Ken Duken, Felicitas Woll. From the ARD fairy tale series "Sechs auf einen Streich". 0:59 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Excellent first half. For the second half I wish for an extended version to better roll out the heroine's character evolution. FB.

Arrogant spoiled princess Isabella of Gerania haughtily rejects all suitors, even prince Richard of Begonia, whom she liked in a previous anonymous meeting. Finally her exasperated royal father gives her hand to the first-come beggar. Richard disguises himself as such in secret, helped only by his sister Maximiliane, hoping to pull of an operation taming the shrew by making her earn her keep, but gradually despairs as her pride persists.

Mo2020-01-27Apollo 11(2019) Documentary, History. Stars: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin. 1:33 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 5.1 English. Good compilation of original video material. DA.

On its fiftieth anniversary, the events surrounding the actual Apollo 11 space mission are presented solely using archival footage and still photographs of or associated with the mission. The events span from the eleventh hour preparations for the launch to shortly after the safe touchdown of the capsule with its three astronauts back on Earth. The mission is historic as the first time humans had stepped on the surface of the Earth's moon. It arguably made household names of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin as the first and second to walk on the moon, and slightly less so for the third astronaut, Michael Collins, who remained inside the capsule at the time. It was arguably the most dangerous space mission at the time in part to the astronauts leaving the safety of the capsule.

Di2020-01-28Die TaschendiebinAh-ga-ssi | The Handmaiden (2016) South Korea. Drama | Romance | Thriller. Stars: Min-hee Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Jin-woong Cho. 2:13 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. A witty crime story. But there is never love, only very physical sex. FB.

1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl (Sookee) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Hideko) who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle (Kouzuki). But the maid has a secret. She is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese Count to help him seduce the Lady to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until Sookee and Hideko discover some unexpected emotions.

Mi2020-01-29Die Prinzessin und der SchülerPrincess and the Scribe (2014) Czech Republic. TV movie. Children's movie. Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Stars: Matous Ruml, Monika Timková, Maros Kramár. 1:18 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Poor story, script errors, poor directing, poor choice of actors. FD.

Pranks and horseplay are what royal scribe Janek and princess Amálka amuse themselves with most of the time. Preparations for a grand party are in full swing at the castle, and everything appears to be bathing in sunshine. Until a dark cloud emerges, in the form of three rich visitors with lord Dietrich at their head. The strange theft of their coffer full of gold and precious stones, of which Janek is accused, sets events into motion. In order to save his life, Janek has to slip away. Amálka, whom Dietrich claims for wife as a compensation for the stolen gold, soon follows him. Together they have to find the true perpetrator of the robbery the roots of which reach deep into the past, uncover the mystery of the secret sign on Dietrich's arm, and put right an injustice of long ago. In the process they find that they're coming ever closer to each other, and love is not long in coming. But their persecutors are hot on their heels, and getting rid of them is not going to be easy.

Do2020-01-30Der Mann aus dem EisIceman (2017) Germany | Italy | Austria. Drama, History. 1:27 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. A somewhat far-fetched story, partly slow and boring. Still prehistorically interesting. HRC.

The Ötztal Alps, more than 5300 years ago. A Neolithic clan has settled near a creek. It is their leader Kelab's responsibility to be the keeper of the group's holy shrine Tineka.

While Kelab is hunting, the settlement is attacked. The members of the tribe are brutally murdered, among them Kelab's wife and son, only one newborn survives—and Tineka is gone. Blinded by pain and fury, Kelab is out for one thing alone—vengeance. The pursuit of the murderers is shaping up to be quite an odyssey for Kelab. He fights for the infant's survival and against the forces of nature. And a fatal error even turns Kelab from hunter to hunted. On top of all that, the loneliness causes Kelab to doubt his actions more and more. When Kelab finally faces the murderers of his clan, his greatest challenge will be not to become a murderer himself.

Ötzi—The Iceman—is one of the oldest and most well-known mummies in the world. With emotional impact, writer/director Felix Randau depicts the first unsolved murder case in the history of mankind.

Fr2020-01-31Going in StyleAbgang mit Stil (2017) Comedy | Crime. Stars: Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Ann-Margret. 1:36 h. Sound: (DTS-HD MA 5.1 English | AC-3 5.1 German/deutsch). Entertaining and funny. Good acting and directing. The story is just not that interesting. TB.

Three seniors, who have been wronged by the company they worked for thirty years and are living social security check to check, decide they have had enough. So, they plan to rob the bank that is taking their pension money. Joe Harding (Sir Michael Caine), a man who lives with his daughter and granddaughter, who which he has a strong relationship with is having troubles with his mortgage. Willy Davis (Morgan Freeman), lives very far away from the only family he has but needs desperate kidney surgery. Albert Gardner (Alan Arkin), a grumpy old man who a long time ago used to play the saxophone and is constantly flirting with the grandmother of his student. The problem is, they don't even know how to handle a gun.

Mo2020-02-03Anon(2018) Germany | USA | Canada. Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Stars: Clive Owen, Afiya Bennett, Morgan Allen. 1:40 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 5.1 English. Augmented reality. A bit too far-fetched, overdone, and unclear, otherwise good and interesting. SFB.

In a world without anonymity or crime, a detective meets a woman who threatens their security.

Di2020-02-04Wunderkinder(2011) Germany. Drama | Music | War. Stars: Gedeon Burkhard, Catherine Flemming, Natalia Avelon. 1:34 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Although the story feels concocted, it is still strong and conveys the historic situation. FA.

The story takes place in Ukraine (Poltava) in 1941, before and during the German invasion. It is about deep friendship between three musically talented children, two Jewish children, both virtuosic, and a talented German girl, who share a love of music. Their friendship extends beyond the gaps of different religions and nationalities. The Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union destroyed their world, and they and their families deal with death threats war brings with it.

Do2020-02-06Silence(2016) USA | UK | Taiwan | Japan | Mexico | Italy. Drama, History. Stars: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson. 2:29 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. This movie is only about torture, despair, and capitulation. It is tedious to watch and is thoroughly depressing. But the story is essentially true. HRC.

The story of two Catholic missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson)—at a time when Catholicism was outlawed and their presence forbidden.

Fr2020-02-07Green Book(2018) Biography, Comedy, Drama. Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini. 2:10 h. Sound: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 English. Compassionate, admirable, spellbinding. Taking it a bit far at times, but I guess a good movie is allowed to do that. RA.

In 1962, Tony "Tony Lip" Vallelonga, a tough bouncer, is looking for work when his nightclub is closed for renovations. The most promising offer turns out to be the driver for the African-American classical pianist Don Shirley for a concert tour into the Deep South states. Although hardly enthused at working for a black man, Tony accepts the job and they begin their trek armed with The Negro Motorist Green Book, a travel guide for safe travel through America's racial segregation. Together, the snobbishly erudite pianist and the crudely practical bouncer can barely get along with their clashing attitudes to life and ideals. However, as the disparate pair witness and endure America's appalling injustices on the road, they find a newfound respect for each other's talents and start to face them together. In doing so, they would nurture a friendship and understanding that would change both their lives.

Sa2020-02-08Die Schwester der KöniginThe Other Boleyn Girl (2008) UK | USA. Biography, Drama, History, Romance. Stars: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana. 1:47 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Excellent acting, directing, costumes, and (mostly) true story. HRA.

A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII.

Mo2020-02-10PsychokinesisYeom-lyeok | Telekinese (2018) South Korea. Action, Comedy, Fantasy. Stars: Seung-ryong Ryu, Eun-kyung Shim, Jung-min Park. 1:42 h. Sound: AAC 5.1 English. Somewhat entertaining, but with too much nonsense. FC.

Seok-heon, a bank security guard, gains superpowers one day after drinking water from a mountain spring affected by a meteor. He then sets out to protect his estranged daughter Roo-mi and her neighborhood from a construction company controlled by the mafia, using his recently-arrived superpower: the power of psychokinesis, and in the process becomes a superhero.

Di2020-02-11Imperium(2016) Biography | Crime | Drama | Thriller | War. Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Toni Collette, Tracy Letts. 1:48 h. Sound: DTS 5.1 English. The story is linear and a bit thin and simple, but still interesting and realistic. RB.

Idealistic FBI agent Nate Foster goes undercover to take down a radical white supremacy terrorist group. The up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as he navigates the dangerous underworld of white supremacy.

Vinland Saga(2019) Japan. TV series. Animation | Action | Adventure | History. Stars: Naoya Uchida (voice), Hiroki Yasumoto (voice), Yûto Uemura (voice). 24 × 0:24 h. Sound: 2.0 Japanese with English subtitles. Very well made. Good story. HFA.

Thorfinn pursues a journey with his father's killer in order take revenge, end his life in a duel as a honorable warrior, and pay homage to his father.

Do2020-02-13Der Preis der ArbeitCeux qui travaillent | Those Who Work (2018) Switzerland | Belgium | France. Drama. Stars: Olivier Gourmet, Adèle Bochatay, Louka Minnella. 1:42 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Thoughtful, but slow. FB.

Frank, a man of action who worked his way up all by himself, dedicates his life to work. No matter the place or the circumstances, be it day or night, he's on the phone, handling the cargo ships he charters for major companies. But when he has to deal with a crisis situation, Frank makes a brutal decision and gets fired. Profoundly shaken, betrayed by a system to which he gave his all, he has to progressively question himself to save the one connection that still matters to him: the bond he's managed to maintain with his youngest daughter, Mathilde.

Fr2020-02-14Widows(2018) UK | USA. Crime, Drama, Thriller. Music: Hans Zimmer. Stars: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki. 2:10 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 7.1 English. A no-fun movie where nobody ever laughs. Problems everywhere. Brutality. Dark and depressing. Incomplete story. TC.

"Widows" is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Viola Davis), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

Capernaum | CapharnaümKapernaum (2018) Lebanon | France | USA | Cyprus | Qatar. Drama. Stars: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole. 2:06 h. Sound: AAC 5.1 Arabic with English subtitles. A very impressive movie about a Lebanese boy who survives against all odds. He ends up suing his parents for giving him birth. FA.

Capernaüm ("Chaos") tells the story of Zain (Zain al-Rafeea), a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the "crime" of giving him life. The film follows Zain as he journeys from gutsy, streetwise child to hardened 12-year-old "adult" fleeing his negligent parents, surviving through his wits on the streets, where he meets Ethiopian migrant worker Rahil, who provides him with shelter and food, as Zain takes care of her baby son Yonas in return. Zain later gets jailed for committing a violent crime, and finally seeks justice in a courtroom.

So2020-02-16Hagazussa - Der HexenfluchHagazussa (2017) Austria | Germany. Drama | Horror. Stars: Aleksandra Cwen, Celina Peter, Claudia Martini. 1:38 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Meaningless, disgusting nonsense, produced by a sick mind. HFD.

The dark legend of the young woman Albrun and her struggle to preserve her own sanity, and tries to explore the fine line between ancient magic, faith and madness at a time when pagan beliefs in witches and nature spirits spread fear and terror in the minds of the rural population.

Mo2020-02-17Alpha(2018) Adventure, Drama, Family. Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Marcin Kowalczyk. 1:37 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 5.1 Stone age language with English subtitles. First taming of a wulf. Well played, believable, beautiful. HFA.

An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age, Alpha is a fascinating, visually stunning story that shines a light on the origins of man's best friend. While on his first hunt with his tribe's most elite group, a young man is injured and must learn to survive alone in the wilderness. After the young man reluctantly tames a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before winter arrives.

Do2020-02-20Anrufer UnbekanntEl desconocido (2015) Spain. Action | Thriller. Stars: Luis Tosar, Javier Gutiérrez, Elvira Mínguez. 1:31 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Good story, but also terribly overdone. No joy in this movie. TB.

2015. A Coruña, Galicia (northwest to Spain). Carlos, a bank executive happily married with Marta and father of two children, older Sara and younger Marcos, starts the day as any other ready to work in the bank after to take the children to the school. But when the three up in the car, a cell phone left in the car rings. Receiving the call, an unknown voice tells Carlos that there is a bomb under the car and demands him a great amount of money under the menace to explode it if any of the three down the car, marking the end of the workday as time to receive the money. Hiding the danger to the children, Carlos starts a race across the city calling Víctor, his friend and job partner, to get the money. When Carlos meets in the city by chance with Victor's wife Julia while he is in negotiations with the own Víctor, Carlos learns that "The Unknown" too is blackmailing Víctor, who rejects to pay the money get after an illegal bank operations. Trying to save her, Carlos and the children watch as Julia's car explodes killing her, forcing Carlos to runaway quickly. With his car identified as possible suspect of the explosion, chief of police Espinosa starts an investigation while Marta tries to discover where is Carlos and why the children aren't in the school. At the same time Alejandro, Carlos and Victor's boss from the Madrid's central office, calls Carlos to force him to keep silence about the illegal operations, more worried by a possible leak to the public eye instead of Carlos' life. Prosecuted by the police, Carlos finally is trapped in a public park, being surrounded by the police and Espinosa, who taking wrongly Carlos as a criminal who is menacing his children with a bomb calls Belén, chief of explosives squad, to try dismantle the bomb. Revealing Sara and Marcos the danger they face, Carlos will have not only to find the way to convince Espinosa that he is not the enemy, but to find the way to deceive The Unknown to reveal his true identity and stop him before he does explode the car.

Fr2020-02-21The Favourite(2018) Ireland | UK | USA. Biography, Comedy, Drama. Stars: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz. 1:59 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 5.1 English. A story that obviously deviates far from reality, where everything is ugly and disgusting, even much of the music and the credits. It looks like the production of a sick mind. Interior decoration and costumes are gorgeous, but still made ugly by the lack of light and color. The sun never shines. RC.

Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen's companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.

Sa2020-02-22Auf Nummer sicher?(2007) Germany. TV movie. Documentary | Sci-Fi. Stars: Anne Ratte-Polle, Ralf Dittrich, Bernhard Schütz. 1:11 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Interesting, unusual sci-fi movie depicting the problems of personal RFID chips.

Dokudrama, das Spielszenen und Interviews mischt. Ein Zeitreisender warnt Journalistin Sandra (Anne Ratte-Polle) vor den Gefahren eines Identifikations-Chips.

So2020-02-23Vielleicht lieber morgenThe Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) Drama | Romance. 1:36 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Nice to watch at first, but strangely meaningless. There is no consistent story. Many details are unconnected, some are far-fetched, many are frustrating and unpleasant to watch. Something like a resolution happens only during the last few minutes. FC.

Based on the novel written by Stephen Chbosky, this is about 15-year-old Charlie (Logan Lerman), an endearing and naive outsider, coping with first love (Emma Watson), the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs. The introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors, Sam and Patrick, who welcome him to the real world.

Mo2020-02-24Ad Astra(2019) Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Stars: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga. 2:03 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 7.1 English. A bizarre sequence of idiotic story fragments with good space graphics. Who gives them money for that? SFD.

Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.

Die Sprache des Herzens - Das Leben der Marie HeurtinMarie Heurtin | Marie's Story (2014) France. Biography, Drama. Stars: Isabelle Carré, Ariana Rivoire, Brigitte Catillon. 1:28 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Gripping depiction of the life of Marie Heurtin. Excellent acting and directing. HRA.

Marie Heurtin is born both blind and deaf. Sister Marguerette wins her trust and teaches her how to express herself.

Fr2020-02-28Outlaw King(2018) UK | USA. Action, Biography, Drama. Stars: Chris Pine, Stephen Dillane, Rebecca Robin. 2:02 h. Sound: E-AC-3 5.1 English. Realistic and well told. Good acting and directing. HRA.

After being declared "Outlaw" by the occupying English Empire, Robert the Bruce (Chris Pine) raises an army of Scottish fighters in rebellion. Twists and turns all across the Scottish countryside lead this film on an epic, "true to historical events", journey that captures heroism at its core!

So2020-03-01Cinderella - Ein Liebesmärchen in RomCenerentola (2011) Italy. TV mini-series. Drama, Romance. Stars: Vanessa Hessler, Frank Crudele, Ilaria Spada, Mariella Valentini. 1:54 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. A felicitous modern adaptation of the old fairy tale. Excellent acting and directing. FA.

Once upon a time in post-war Rome: 13-year old Aurora, a gifted pianist, is the daughter of Valerio, a brilliant conductor. After Aurora's mother died, Valerio hired Irene, a single mother of two girls, to run the household. To Aurora's regret he decides to marry Irene. One day, Aurora happens to meet the boys next door, Freddy and Sebastian, the sons of a wealthy Italo-Austrian family. Freddy is an easy-going chap, though sometimes a little bit arrogant. His brother Sebastian is kind and shy, with a great ability to listen to and understand people, which makes him win Aurora's heart. However, Aurora's life is shattered when her father suddenly dies. Irene, the unloved stepmother, lays hands on the family's assets and turns her late husband's villa into a hotel. Aurora is unable to claim her right to inheritance until her 21st birthday. Irene makes her give up schooling and piano playing. Instead, she has to work as a maid in the hotel. Irene's own daughters, Lucia and Teresina, never miss out on an opportunity to tantalize the poor girl. Years later, Aurora has become a young woman. She secretly plays the piano on an improvised keyboard on the windowsill. The employees of the hotel keep her company and became her surrogate family.

Mo2020-03-02Contagion(2011) United Arab Emirates | USA. Action | Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller. Stars: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law. 1:46 h. Sound: DTS 5.1 English. (Already rated: SFA. This movie has turned out in 2020 to be prescient, if not clairvoyant.)

Soon after her return from a business trip to Hong Kong, Beth Emhoff dies from what is a flu or some other type of infection. Her young son dies later the same day. Her husband Mitch however seems immune. Thus begins the spread of a deadly infection. For doctors and administrators at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, several days pass before anyone realizes the extent or gravity of this new infection. They must first identify the type of virus in question and then find a means of combating it, a process that will likely take several months. As the contagion spreads to millions of people worldwide, societal order begins to break down as people panic.

Do2020-03-05Die Galoschen des Glücks(2018) TV movie. Family, Fantasy, Romance. Stars: Jonas Lauenstein, Luise von Finckh, Josefine Voss. 0:58 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. From the ARD fairy tale series "Sechs auf einen Streich". Weak story, poor script. Only moderately good acting. FC.

Eine Fee, Frau Sorge, ist eine vorwiegend dunkel gekleidete Bedenkenträgerin, eine zweite, Frau Glück, ein sonniges Gemüt und voller Zuversicht. Beide sind bei einer peniblen Großherzogin beschäftigt. Die ohnehin gestrenge Arbeitgeberin ist dieser Tage besonders kritisch, denn sie erwartet ihre Großnichte, Prinzessin Aurora. Bei ihrem Anblick ist es um den ungeschickten Küchenjungen Johann auf der Stelle geschehen …

Sa2020-03-07The Best of Me - Mein Weg zu dirThe Best of Me (2014) Drama | Romance. Stars: James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Luke Bracey. 1:46 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. A novel story with a religious-mythical undercurrent. Feels concocted. Good acting, overly sentimental, but still watchable. Weird ending. FB.

Amanda and Dawson are soul mates who met as teens and were from different backgrounds. But circumstances would force them to part ways. 20 years later they are brought back together by the passing of a mutual friend. So they go back home to fulfill his final wishes and they run into each other. While Amanda is married, albeit unhappily, she still has feelings for Dawson but can't forgive him for pushing her away.

So2020-03-15Der gleiche HimmelThe Same Sky (2017) Germany. TV series. Drama | Thriller. Stars: Tom Schilling, Sofia Helin, Friederike Becht. 3 parts: 1:31 h, 1:32 h, 1:33 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Poor script, stiff and contrived. Thoroughly depressing. Movie ends before the story ends. TC.

Lars is a "Romeo agent" from East Germany in the 1970s. His task is to go West, first to seduce and then to spy on Western women who worked in government or defense institutions.

Fr2020-03-20Gundermann(2018) Germany. Biography, Drama, Music. Stars: Peter Schneider, Bjarne Mädel, Alexander Scheer. 24.0 fps. 2:07 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA (5.1 | 2.0) German/deutsch. Uninteresting, boring, stupid. Stopped watching. RD.

The real life story of East German singer and writer Gerhard Gundermann and his struggles with music, life as a coal miner and his dealings with the secret police (STASI) of the GDR.

So2020-03-22Mandy will ans Meer(2011) Germany. TV movie. Drama. Stars: Anna Loos, Hanna Müller, Erhan Emre. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Sensible story about a girl and a woman struggling to master their difficulties. FA.

Die Chefköchin eines Nobelhotels, die selbst aus kleinen Verhältnissen kommt, lernt eine 11-Jährige kennen und kann nicht wegschauen: Die überforderten Eltern verbauen dem intelligenten Mädchen ihre Zukunft. [Dieser Artikel stammt von]

Mi2020-03-25Liebe zwischen den MeerenThe Light Between Oceans (2016) UK | New Zealand | USA | India. Drama | Romance. Stars: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz. 2:02 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Good acting in a weak, overly simple and sentimental story. FC.

A war weary man takes a job as a lighthouse keeper on an island for the solitude. He meets a beautiful young woman and they eventually marry. One day they see a small dingy with an infant and man inside floating in the ocean. They rush to rescue them only to find the man is dead. They struggle over the decision to report it and whether to keep the baby. It's only years later that they discover that the child still has a mother looking for her.

Do2020-03-26Aniara(2019) Sweden | Denmark. Drama | Sci-Fi. Stars: Emelie Garbers, Bianca Cruzeiro, Arvin Kananian. 1:46 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Hardly any story, only weird, meaningless, incoherent scenes. SFD.

A spaceship carrying settlers to Mars is knocked off course, causing the consumption-obsessed passengers to consider their place in the universe.
Sa2020-03-28Greatest ShowmanThe Greatest Showman (2017) Biography | Drama | Musical. Stars: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron. 1:33 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. A musical biography. HRB.

Orphaned, penniless but ambitious and with a mind crammed with imagination and fresh ideas, the American Phineas Taylor Barnum will always be remembered as the man with the gift to effortlessly blur the line between reality and fiction. Thirsty for innovation and hungry for success, the son of a tailor will manage to open a wax museum but will soon shift focus to the unique and peculiar, introducing extraordinary, never-seen-before live acts on the circus stage. Some will call Barnum's wide collection of oddities, a freak show; however, when the obsessed showman gambles everything on the opera singer Jenny Lind to appeal to a high-brow audience, he will somehow lose sight of the most important aspect of his life: his family. Will Barnum risk it all to be accepted?

So2020-03-29Im Zweifel für die LiebeMy Secret Valentine (2018) USA | Canada. Disney. Comedy | Romance. Stars: Lacey Chabert, Andrew W. Walker, Peter MacNeill. 1:24 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Entertaining, but the story is rather simple. FC.

At the request of her father Truman Grange, Chloe Grange, the general manager at an upscale restaurant in Portland, Oregon, heads home to Grange Family Wineries in Oregon wine country for a week respite to hear her father's news which he wants to tell her in person. This time away from work, which coincides with the Valentine's Day Wine Festival, will also allow Chloe to ponder the job offer by her boss Maggie, the new job a lateral move albeit one with more pay. Deep in her heart, Chloe already believes she's gone as far as she can go in the restaurant business without being a restaurant owner herself, but without knowing what any alternative as a career for which she has equal passion would be. She, along with the winery management team, learn that Truman's news is that, following the death of his wife—Chloe's mother—he has decided to retire. With Chloe having her own career, he has also decided to sell the winery, the most likely candidate being one of the mass producing manufacturers, New York City-based Stratosphere, sell to a company like that Truman had said he would never do. Conversely, Stratosphere wants this acquisition to have one of the most respected family-owned boutique wineries under its umbrella. The Stratosphere representative who will lead the negotiations is Seth Anderson, a city boy who knows nothing about wines, but knows business, he coming back with a deal which is a prerequisite to a promotion to VP. Chloe doesn't dislike Seth per se but wouldn't trust anyone in his position where the deal would be all about business and nothing about the passion behind the wine. While butting heads with Seth, Chloe begins an increasing flirtation of sorts with whoever is renting the Grange family cottage, the person who has taken it upon himself to do minor repairs around the cottage. The renter and Chloe leave each other messages on the kitchen blackboard, the renter signing his messages "handyman" and Chloe signing her messages "in need of repair". What Chloe does not know is that "handyman" is actually Seth, who in turn does not know that "in need of repair" is Chloe. In this situation, both Chloe and Seth may come to a realization of what they consider important in life, for Chloe also including what her next career move should be, which may not be as easy to achieve as just wanting it.

Mi2020-04-01Die GoldfischeThe Goldfish (2019) Germany. Comedy. Stars: Tom Schilling, Jella Haase, Birgit Minichmayr. 1:47 h. Sound: DTS 5.1 German/deutsch. Occasionally witty, but for the most part overdone slapstick humor. FC.

Portfoliomanager Oliver (Tom Schilling) kennt nur seinen Job. Das ändert sich auch nicht, als er einen schweren Autounfall verursacht und anschließend querschnittsgelähmt im Rollstuhl sitzt. Selbst in der Reha-Klinik interessiert ihn nur, wo es das beste WLAN gibt, um weiter arbeiten zu können. So landet er schließlich in der Behinderten-WG „Goldfisch-Gruppe“. Dort leben betreut von Pädagogin Laura (Jella Haase) und Pfleger Eddy (Kida Khodr Ramadan) die blinde Zynikerin Magda (Birgit Minichmayr), die Autisten „Rainman“ (Axel Stein) und Michi (Jan Henrik Stahlberg) sowie die lebensfrohe Franzi (Luisa Wöllisch) mit Down-Syndrom. Als Oliver erfährt, dass die Behörden Wind von seinen Schließfächern mit an der Steuer vorbeigeschleustem Bargeldvermögen in der Schweiz bekommen haben, gibt er sich kurzerhand als Wohltäter aus, der der Goldfisch-Gruppe eine Kamel-Therapie in der Schweiz spendiert. In Wahrheit will er so aber einfach nur seine Kohle über die Grenze schmuggeln, denn wer kontrolliert schon einen Bus voller behinderter Menschen?

Fr2020-04-03Schneewittchen und der Zauber der Zwerge(2019) Germany | Czech Republic. TV movie. Fantasy. Stars: Tijan Marei, Nadeshda Brennicke, Victor Schefé. 1:30 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Not too bad, but poor speech. FB.

Die Königin (Nadeshda Brennicke) hält sich für schöner als Schneewittchen. Doch der Spiegel sieht es anders. Die Antagonistin hat sogar einen Verbündeten unter den Zwergen. Die Dramaturgie & Psychologie von "Schneewittchen und der Zauber der Zwerge" sind sehr viel komplexer als das Urmärchen der Gebrüder Grimm oder die ARD-Verfilmung 2009. Der 90-Minüter ist durchaus auch für Erwachsene geeignet. [Dieser Artikel stammt von]

Sa2020-04-04Ballet Shoes(2007) UK. TV movie. Drama | Family. Stars: Emma Watson, Yasmin Paige, Lucy Boynton. 1:25 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Old-fashioned movie style. Somewhat entertaining. FC.

Pauline (Emma Watson), Petrova (Yasmin Paige), and Posy Fossil (Lucy Boynton) live with Sylvia Brown (Emilia Fox), their guardian. Money is tight and as the story opens, three boarders—a garage owner, a retired English professor, and a dance teacher—come to stay. Theo Dane (Lucy Cohu), the dance teacher, has the girls accepted at her school by the formidable Madame Fidolia (Dame Eileen Atkins), and the three go on stage to help raise money. Each discovers her talents—Pauline as an actress, Petrova in fixing engines, and Posy as a dancer.

Di2020-04-07Verliebt in Kroatien(2020) Germany. Comedy | Romance. Stars: Victoria Schulz, Saskia Vester, Jördis Richter. 1:28 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Thin, boring story, in which everybody tries and fails. FD.

Die beiden Eltern Gisela (Saskia Vester) und Werner Bauer (Michael Lerchenberg) freuen sich schon riesig auf die Hochzeit ihres einzigen Sohnes Sebastian (Sebastian Fräsdorf) und seiner Verlobten Jana (Victoria Schulz). In der Hoffnung, das junge Paar könne ihren Familienbetrieb, eine bayrische Schreinerei, übernehmen, sind sie umso schockierter, als Jana doch noch einen Rückzieher macht. Nach ihrer langen Beziehung fehle einfach die Leidenschaft für eine gute Ehe. Doch Gisela und Werner wollen Janas Entscheidung nicht so einfach hinnehmen. Also schicken sie ihren verwöhnten Sohn zu dessen Onkel Franjo (Siemen Rühaak) nach Kroatien. Der Lebenskünstler soll dem unglücklichen Sohn neuen Mut verleihen. Mit Erfolg: Sebastian entwickelt sich zu einem echten Frauenmagnet. Zum Leidwesen von Gisela, Werner und auch Jana verliebt er sich allerdings in die Seglerin Mila (Jördis Richter). Trotz geplatzter Hochzeit setzt Jana alles daran, ihren Sebastian zurückzuerobern.

Fr2020-04-10Die drei Königskinder(2019) Germany. TV movie. Family, Fantasy. Stars: Friederike Becht, Adam Bousdoukos, Maximilian Ehrenreich. 0:58 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. From the ARD fairy tale series "Sechs auf einen Streich". Some good acting and a moderately good story. FB.

Die drei Königskinder, Lotte (Hedda Erlebach), Fritz (Casper Krzysch) und Theo (Maximilian Ehrenreich), ahnen nichts von ihrer königlichen Herkunft, sondern wachsen bodenständig und geborgen bei ihren Pflegeeltern, einem Gärtnerpaar, auf. [Dieser Artikel stammt von]

Sa2020-04-11Die kleine HexeThe Little Witch (2018) Germany | Switzerland. Comedy | Drama | Family | Fantasy. Stars: Karoline Herfurth, Axel Prahl, Luis Vorbach. 1:43 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Nice story, good acting. FB.

A wee witch of 'only' 127 years dreams of joining the Bloxberg coven and sneaks into its annual festival to dance, but is caught. She opts for a punishment with perspective: she may take the admission text next year if she has learned all the spells from the huge magic book. However a hostile witch, appointed by the chief witch to supervise her all year, observes her break the ban on magic on Fridays and befriended two kids of the despised human race. Having learned the spells and practices many, she still turns up for her test, which turns ugly for all.

So2020-04-12Die Hüterin der Wahrheit - Dinas BestimmungSkammerens datter | The Shamer's Daughter (2015) Denmark | Norway | Czech Republic | Iceland | Sweden. Adventure | Drama | Fantasy. Stars: Rebecca Emilie Sattrup, Jakob Oftebro, Roland Møller, Maria Bonnevie. 1:36 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Followed by: Die Hüterin der Wahrheit 2: Dina und die schwarze Magie | Skammerens datter II: Slangens gave | The Shamer's Daughter 2 - The Serpent Gift (2019). Good story, excellent directing and scenery, good acting. FB.

The Shamer's daughter, Dina, has unwillingly inherited her mother's supernatural ability. She can look straight into the soul of other people, making them feel ashamed of themselves. When the sole heir to the throne is wrongfully accused of the horrible murders of his family, Dina's mother is lured to Dunark under false pretenses to make him confess. Neglecting to use her ability for the wrong purposes, she is taken prisoner. It is now up to Dina to uncover the truth of the murders, but soon she finds herself whirled into a dangerous power struggle with her own life at risk. In a semi-realistic medieval fantasy world with Dragons and Witchcraft, Dina and her family are thrown into the adventure of a lifetime in order to put the rightful heir to the Kingdom of Dunark on the Throne.

Di2020-04-14Die Hüterin der Wahrheit 2: Dina und die schwarze MagieSkammerens datter II: Slangens gave | The Shamer's Daughter 2 - The Serpent Gift (2019) Denmark | Czech Republic. Adventure | Drama | Fantasy. Stars: Rebecca Emilie Sattrup, Jakob Oftebro, Allan Hyde, Agnes Kittelsen. 1:43 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Follows: Die Hüterin der Wahrheit - Dinas Bestimmung | Skammerens datter | The Shamer's Daughter (2015). Good directing, scenery, acting. FB.

The Shamer's Daughter, Dina, with the magical power of compelling people to admit their most secret shame, must save her family with her newly found father. But he is a Blackmaster, with the power to make people see and believe things that aren't true, so Dina must deal with having inherited this horrible power, while forging a relationship with a father she fears and mistrusts.

Mi2020-04-15A Royal Winter(2017) Drama | Family | Fantasy | Romance. Stars: Merritt Patterson, Jack Donnelly, Samantha Bond. 1:24 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Standard story: Young American female tourist goes on holiday in a small kingdom, meets and falls in love with a prince. FC.

While on a last-minute European holiday, a young woman finds herself in the middle of a real-life fairy tale when a chance meeting with a handsome local leads to something more. However, things get complicated when she learns that the "local" is actually a prince who is about to be crowned King, and whose mother is dead-set against her royal son's romance with the tourist.

Do2020-04-16Der wunderbare Garten der Bella BrownThis Beautiful Fantastic (2016) UK | USA. Comedy | Drama | Fantasy | Romance. Stars: Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Wilkinson, Andrew Scott, Jeremy Irvine. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. A thin, slow, but still nice story. FB.

A young woman who dreams of becoming a children's book author makes an unlikely friendship with a cantankerous, rich old widower.

Fr2020-04-17Legend(1985) Adventure | Fantasy | Romance. Director: Ridley Scott. Stars: Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry. 1:34 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Showing age. Incoherent, arbitrary story. FC.

A demon who seeks to create eternal night by destroying the last of the unicorns and marrying a fairy Princess is opposed by the forest boy Jack (Tom Cruise) and his elven allies in this magical fantasy. Two different versions of this movie feature soundtracks by either Tangerine Dream or Jerry Goldsmith.

Sa2020-04-18Paul und die Schule des LebensL'école buissonnière | School of Life | Paul & die Schule des Lebens (2017) France. Comedy | Drama | Family. Stars: François Cluzet, Jean Scandel, Eric Elmosnino. 1:56 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Nice story, well told. FA.

Paris 1930. Paul always had only one and the same horizon: the high walls of the orphanage, a severe building on the outskirts of Paris. Entrusted to a cheerful lady of the countryside, Celestine and her husband, Borel, the somewhat rigid gamekeeper of a vast estate in Sologne, the child of the cities, recalcitrant and stubborn, arrives in a mysterious and worrying world, that of a sovereign and wild region. The immense forest, the misty ponds, the moors and the fields, everything here belongs to the Count of the Comte de La Salle. Fresnaye, a taciturn widower who lives alone in his mansion. The Count tolerates poachers on the estate, but Borel is relentlessly hunting them down and hounding the most cunning and elusive of them, Totoche. In the heart of the fairytale Sologne, next to the poacher, a great nature lover, Paul will learn about life but also the forest and its secrets. An even heavier secret weighs on the estate, because Paul did not come here by chance.

So2020-04-19Level 16(2018) Canada. Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller. Stars: Katie Douglas, Celina Martin, Sara Canning. 1:42 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Impressive, though darkly depressing. Low budget. SFB.

Sixteen-year-old Vivien is trapped in The Vestalis Academy, a prison-like boarding school, keeping to herself and sticking her neck out for no one. Until she is reunited with Sophia—the former friend who betrayed her. Together the girls embark on a dangerous search to uncover the horrifying truth behind their imprisonment. Soon running for their lives, the girls must save themselves or die trying.

Sa2020-05-09Ben Is Back(2018) Drama. Stars: Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Courtney B. Vance. 1:43 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 5.1 English. The movie tells me very intensely and in a heartbreaking way something that everybody already knows, namely that drug addiction can be horribly bad. Very well done, but also a pointless waste of time. Watch this movie if you want to feel depressed. FB.

The charming, yet troubled Ben Burns (Hedges) returns home to his unsuspecting family one fateful Christmas Eve. Ben's wary mother Holly Burns (Roberts) welcomes her beloved son's return, but soon learns he is still very much in harm's way. During the 24 hours that may change their lives forever, Holly must do everything in her power to avoid the family's downfall.

??2020-05-??The Expanse(2015-) S03E01-S03E13, S04E01-S04E10. Canada | USA. TV series. Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller. 23 × 0:44 h. Stars: Steven Strait, Cas Anvar, Dominique Tipper. Sound: AC-3 5.1 English. A bit too much mystery and suspense, otherwise good. SFB.

Two hundred years in the future, in a fully colonized solar system, police detective Josephus Miller (Thomas Jane), who was born in the asteroid belt, is given the assignment to find a missing young woman; Julie Mao (Florence Faivre). Meanwhile, James Holden (Steven Strait), the first officer of an ice freighter, is witness to an unprovoked attack upon the ship, by craft believed to be from Mars (MCRN Federation). As news of the attack spreads throughout the system, the incident's flow-on threatens to destabilize already tenuous relations between Earth, Mars and The Belt. Far away from the struggles in deep space, on Earth, Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo), a powerful United Nations executive and diplomat, works to prevent war between Earth and Mars by any means. Soon, the 3 find out the missing woman and the ice freighter's fate are part of a vast covert conspiracy which threatens all humanity.

??2020-05-??Inside Job(2010) Documentary | Crime. Stars: Matt Damon, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Snær Magnason. Sound: (5.1 English | 2.0 German/deutsch). Interesting and revealing. The interview style and the composition is sometimes questionable. DB.

This movie provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. Through exhaustive research and extensive interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, the film traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia. It was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore, and China.

Fr2020-05-15ShopliftersManbiki kazoku (2018) Japan. Crime, Drama. Stars: Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Kirin Kiki. 2:01 h. Sound: AAC 5.1 Japanese with English subtitles. Thin, slow story. FC.

A Japanese couple stuck with part-time jobs and hence inadequate incomes avail themselves of the fruits of shoplifting to make ends meet. They are not alone in this behaviour. The younger and the older of the household are in on the act. The unusual routine is about to change from care-free and matter-of-fact to something more dramatic, however, as the couple open their doors to a beleaguered young girl. The reasons for the family's habit and their motivations come under the microscope.

Mi2020-05-20Couchgeflüster - Die erste therapeutische LiebeskomödiePrime (2005) Comedy | Drama | Romance. Stars: Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep, Bryan Greenberg. 1:37 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Far-fetched, but funny story. Good acting. FB.

In colorful, bustling modern-day Manhattan, Rafi Gardet, a beautiful 37-year-old photography producer reeling from a recent divorce, meets David Bloomberg, a handsome 23-year-old painter recently out of college. Rafi's therapist, Dr. Lisa Metzger, who is working to help Rafi overcome her fears of intimacy, finds out that Rafi's new lover is—unfortunately for Lisa—her only son, David. Both David and Rafi must contend with their 14-year age gap, vastly different backgrounds and the demands of David's traditional mother. Despite their intense attraction, the charmed couple soon realizes that vastly different ages and backgrounds create much conflict. A Jewish hip-hop lover and closet painter who still lives with his grandparents, David has little in common with Rafi—a non-practicing Catholic from a wealthy, broken family who travels in the sophisticated, high-end world of fashion.

Do2020-05-21Ich und duIo e te (2012) Italy. Drama. Stars: Jacopo Olmo Antinori, Tea Falco, Sonia Bergamasco. 1:32 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Somewhat entertaining, but altogether too thin and uninteresting. FC.

A 14-year-old pretends to go on a ski trip, but actually spends the week in isolation in his basement, escaping society's pressure. When his 25-year-old half-sister enters the basement, a few emotional and confronting days and nights ensue.

Do2020-05-21Orbiter 9(2019) Spain | Colombia. Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi. Stars: Clara Lago, Álex González, Andrés Parra. 1:27 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Fascinating and well played. Clara Lago fits the role of Helena extremely well. But the story turns out to be a bit thin and inconclusive. SFB.

Helena is a young girl who spent all her life in a space pod just after her birth, traveling from Earth to a distant planet where she will reunite with other space colonists, with the voice of the on-board computer as her only company. Arriving at a space station for maintenance works, Helena meets Álex, the repairman, falling in love with him quickly. But Álex, still traumatized by the ghosts of his own past, decides some days later to meet Helena again, break all rules, and reveal the truth.

Fr2020-05-22BernadetteWhere'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Comedy | Drama. Stars: Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Emma Nelson. 1:50 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. The story is unrealistic, but well acted and entertaining, perhaps even enlightening. FB.

Based on the runaway bestseller, Where'd You Go, Bernadette is an inspiring comedy about Bernadette Fox (Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett), a loving mom who becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Bernadette's leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.

??2020-05-??The Wizard of Lies(2017) Biography, Crime, Drama. Stars: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Alessandro Nivola. 2:13 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 5.1 English. The end of the biggest Ponzi scheme. RB.

The fall of Bernie Madoff, whose Ponzi scheme robbed $65 billion from unsuspecting victims; the largest fraud in U.S. history.

??2020-05-??Grießnockerlaffäre(2017) Germany. Comedy | Crime | Drama. Stars: Sebastian Bezzel, Simon Schwarz, Lisa Maria Potthoff. 1:38 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Simple humor, tuned to the Bavarian (southern German) taste. FC.

Police officer Franz Eberhofer is woken up by his colleagues because his boss Barschl has been killed. The murder weapon is Franz' knife, so he is suspected to be the murderer of his hated boss.

Fr2020-05-29The Mule(2018) Crime, Drama, Thriller. Stars: Clint Eastwood, Patrick L. Reyes, Cesar De León. 1:56 h. Sound: DTS 5.1 English. A meager story, nicely told. Entertaining. TB.

Clint Eastwood stars as Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he's just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. He does well, so well, in fact, that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl is assigned a handler. But he isn't the only one keeping tabs on Earl; the mysterious new drug mule has also hit the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates. And even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl's past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him, and it's uncertain if he'll have time to right those wrongs before law enforcement, or the cartel's enforcers, catch up to him.

Sa2020-05-30Maria TheresaMaria Theresia (2017, 2019) Austria | Czech Republic | Slovakia | Hungary. Biography | Drama | History. Stars: Vojtech Kotek, Zuzana Stivínová, Tatiana Pauhofová. (1:39 + 1:42 + 1:33 + 1:38) h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. A mixture of history lesson and entertainment. HRB.

In time of absolute monarchies, political intrigue and diplomacy through marriage, love is not a word associated with marriage. And a ruling Empress? Not even imaginable. But there is a bright little girl growing up at the Hofburg palace: Not only does beautiful Maria Theresa study books she isn't supposed to read. She also has a crush on dashing Francis Stephen of Lorraine, whom her father Charles VI eventually allows her to marry. When Charles VI dies, an edict paves his daughter's way to the throne. The new Habsburg ruler is only 23 years old—and expecting her fourth child. Maria Theresa eagerly responds to her realm's need for reform and handles the state of affairs while her husband spends much of his time with their children. But Austria seems to be on the verge of collapse and European rulers soon attack the Habsburg Empire. It takes a diplomatic masterpiece for Maria Theresa to win allies and, eventually, revitalize an empire that influenced the rest of Europe for almost 150 years.

Do2020-06-04Willkommen im SüdenBenvenuti al sud | Welcome to the South (2010) Italy | Germany. Comedy. Stars: Claudio Bisio, Alessandro Siani, Angela Finocchiaro. 1:41 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Overdone and difficult to translate from Italian into German. Trying a bit too hard to be funny. FC.

Overwhelmed by his wife, a postal worker from Northern Italy feigns disability to request a transfer to Milan. When he's unmasked, he is sent to a tiny village near Naples for two years. He moves there alone, scared and full of the typical prejudice about the south. But he meets lovely people who quickly make him feel at home. Now the challenge is to explain this to his wife, so he chooses to make her believe that his life is hell.

Sa2020-06-06Gilly Hopkins - Eine wie keineThe Great Gilly Hopkins (2015) Comedy | Drama | Family. Stars: Sophie Nélisse, Kathy Bates, Glenn Close. 24.000 fps. 1:38 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 5.1 (German/deutsch | English). A bit too sweet, a bit too sentimental, a bit too easy, but still entertaining. Good acting. FB.

A feisty foster kid's outrageous scheme to be reunited with her birth mother has unintended consequences. Gilly Hopkins (Sophie Nélisse) has seen more than her share of foster homes and has outwitted every family she has lived with. In an effort to escape her new foster mother Maime Trotter's (Kathy Bates) endless loving care, Gilly concocts a plan that she believes will bring her mother running to her rescue. But when the ploy blows up in Gilly's face it threatens to ruin the only chance she's ever had to be part of a real family.

Mo2020-06-08Planet of the Humans(2019) Documentary. Stars: Catherine Andrews, David Blood, Michael Bloomberg. 1:40 h. Sound: 2.0 English. Mostly honest and radical unveiling of the green movement and of the human ways to destroy our planet. DA.

Planet of the Humans takes a harsh look at how the environmental movement has lost the battle through well-meaning but disastrous choices.

Di2020-06-09Split(2016) Japan | USA. Horror, Thriller. Stars: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson. (1:57 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 5.1 English. | 1:48 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.) Good acting, but the story is overly far-fetched. TC.

Though Kevin (James McAvoy) has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all of the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey, Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him—as well as everyone around him—as the walls between his compartments shatter.

Sauerkrautkoma(2018) Germany. Comedy | Crime. Stars: Sebastian Bezzel, Simon Schwarz, Lisa Maria Potthoff. 1:36 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Trying to be funny. FC.

Franz Eberhofer feels comfortable as a cop in the small Bavarian village of Niederkaltenkirchen. His transfer to Munich is inconvenient for him. But soon a murder case takes him back to his tiny village.

Fr2020-06-12Jane's Journey(2010) Germany | Tanzania. Documentary | Biography. Stars: Angelina Jolie, Pierce Brosnan, Jane Goodall. 1:46 h. Sound: (AC-3 5.1 English | AC-3 5.1 German/deutsch). Good and worth watching, though it feels a bit incomplete and thin. DB.

More than 20 years ago, Dr. Jane Goodall, now 75, decided to give up her career as a primatologist, as well as her private life, in order to devote all her energy to saving our endangered planet. Since then she's been spending 300 days a year scouring the globe on her mission to spread hope for future generations. She has taken on the responsibilities of a UN Messenger of Peace, and has been honored with countless awards. In Jane's Journey, we accompany her on her travels across several continents, and receive unprecedented access to her intense and exciting past. From her childhood home in Bournemouth, England, we embark to Gombe National Park on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, in Tanzania, her second home. It's where she began her groundbreaking research nearly half a century ago, and she still returns every year to enjoy the company of the chimpanzees that made her the internationally recognized activist so loved and deeply respected. This documentary offers an intimate portrait of the private person behind the world-famous icon, possibly the most fascinating woman of our time, whose scientific breakthroughs are considered to be among the most important of the past 100 years.

Di2020-06-16Singularity(2017) Switzerland | USA. Action | Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi. Stars: Julian Schaffner, John Cusack, Carmen Argenziano. 1:23 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Interesting idea, very poorly enacted. SFD.

In 2020, Elias van Dorne (John Cusack), CEO of VA Industries, the world's largest robotics company, introduces his most powerful invention--Kronos, a super computer designed to end all wars. When Kronos goes online, it quickly determines that mankind, itself, is the biggest threat to world peace and launches a worldwide robot attack to rid the world of the "infection" of man. Ninety-seven years later, a small band of humans remain alive but on the run from the robot army. A teenage boy, Andrew (Julian Schaffner) and a teenage girl, Calia (Jeannine Wacker), form an unlikely alliance to reach a new world, where it is rumored mankind exists without fear of robot persecution. But does this world actually exist? And will they live long enough to find out?

Mi2020-06-17A Hologram for the KingEin Hologramm für den König (2016) UK | France | Germany | Mexico | USA. Comedy, Drama, Romance. Stars: Tom Hanks, Omar Elba, Sarita Choudhury. 1:41 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 5.1 (English | German/deutsch). Each of the substories is nice and well acted, but strung together they do not make any coherent sense, except perhaps to carry product placements. FC.

A failed American sales rep looks to recoup his losses by traveling to Saudi Arabia and selling his company's product to a wealthy monarch.

Do2020-06-18The Aftermath(2019) Germany | UK | USA. Drama, Romance, War. Stars: Keira Knightley, Ned Wills, Pandora Colin. 1:49 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 5.1 English. Flawless directing and acting, but the story comes short. It is continuously depressing, nearly everything goes wrong, and to set a love affair into the tensions after the Second World War seems arbitrary and doesn't make it any better. FC.

Set in postwar Germany in 1946, Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband Lewis (Jason Clarke), a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. But as they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision: They will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower (Alexander Skarsgård) and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.

^Mo2020-07-13Fast Color(2018) Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller. Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Strathairn, Lorraine Toussaint. 1:42 h. Sound: DTS 5.1 English. A rather nonsensical fantasy story, watchable, but meaningless. SFC.

After years in hiding, a woman is forced to go on the run when her superhuman abilities are discovered. Years after having abandoned her family, the only place she has left to hide is home.

Mi2020-07-15L'homme de chevet | Cartagena - Zwischen Liebe und TodCartagena (2009) France. Drama | Romance. Stars: Sophie Marceau, Christopher Lambert, Margarita Rosa de Francisco. 1:27 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Good, though a bit far-fetched story, good acting and directing, good to watch. FB.

Muriel is beautiful, free-spirited and bed-ridden since a horrific accident. Leo is a drunk middle-aged ex-boxer. Desperate for work and unqualified, he interviews for Muriel, who hires him to cook and care for her against her better judgment. Initially out of his depth, Leo slowly wins Muriel's trust. As Muriel teaches him to read, he forces her to confront the joys beyond her window.

Do2020-07-16Porträt einer jungen Frau in FlammenPortrait de la jeune fille en feu | Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) France. Drama | Romance. Stars: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami. 2:02 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Impressive, beautiful, painting-like imagery. Thin, slowly developing story, needlessly stretched by irritating, unnatural pauses between dialogs. FB.

In 18th century France a young painter, Marianne, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse without her knowing. Therefore, Marianne must observe her model by day to paint her portrait at night. Day by day, the two women become closer as they share Héloïse's last moments of freedom before the impending wedding.

Sa2020-07-18Das Märchen von der Regentrude(2018) Germany. Family | Fantasy. Stars: Janina Fautz, Rafael Gareisen, Axel Prahl. 0:58 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Weak story, but excellent acting. FB.

In a drought-tormented peasant town, Andrees hopes to wed Maren, daughter of the richest valley land owner who sells the rare water for dried-up hill pastures. He however refuses her hand to the son of a widow whose husband foolishly limited himself to hill cattle, hence is about to loose all. Yet he jocularly promises to allow the wedding and scrap the debt as wedding gift if the couple manages to end the drought by waking the legendary rain fairy. The youngster set out to find her, countered by the fire master, a demon who thrives in heat waves. They must combine their skills and improvise.

Mo2020-07-20Captive State(2019) Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Stars: John Goodman, Ashton Sanders, Jonathan Majors. 1:50 h. Sound: DTS 5.1 English. Unintelligible. SFD.

Set in a Chicago neighborhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extraterrestrial force, the movie explores the lives on both sides of the conflict—collaborators and dissidents.

Do2020-07-23Le passé - Das VergangeneLe passé | The Past (2013) France | Italy | Belgium | Iran. Drama | Mystery. Stars: Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa. 2:05 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Unclear, tedious, depressing story, in which nobody ever laughs. FD.

Coming back to accomplish the divorce procedure, Ahmad an Iranian man, arrives in Paris after four years to meet his ex-wife and her daughters from her previous marriage. He notices his ex is in a relationship with an Arab named Samir who also has a son and a wife in a coma. The relationship of the older daughter and her mother is in deterioration because the daughter thinks her mother is the cause of Samir's wife comatose state. The affairs get more complicated when the older daughter discloses something heinous she has done.

Mo2020-07-27The Wandering EarthLiu lang di qiu (2019) China. Action | Drama | Sci-Fi. 24 fps. 2:05 h. Sound: AC-3 5.1 English. Nonsensical story. Involuntarily funny. SFC.

The sun is dying out. The earth will soon be engulfed by the inflating sun. To save the human civilization, scientists draw up an escape plan that will bring the whole human race from danger. With the help of thousands of infusion powered engines, the planet earth will leave the solar system and embark on a 2,500 year journey to the orbit of a star more than 4 light years away.

Di2020-07-28Eine bretonische LiebeÔtez-moi d'un doute | Just to Be Sure (2017) France | Belgium. Comedy | Drama. Stars: François Damiens, Cécile de France, Guy Marchand. 1:33 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. A bit slow and tedious at times, but still nice and entertaining. FB.

Erwan, an unshakable mine-clearing expert, suddenly loses his footing when he learns that his father is not his father. Despite all the tenderness he feels for the man who raised him, Erwan discreetly sets out to learn more about and to find his father. He turns out to be an elderly and very endearing man named Joseph, who Erwan becomes fond of. As good things come in pairs, Erwan crosses paths with the elusive Anna, who he undertakes to seduce. But one day when he pays Joseph a visit, Erwan realizes that Anna is in fact his half-sister. This bomb is even harder to defuse because his adoptive father now suspects that Erwan is hiding something from him.

Do2020-07-30Der Flug des NavigatorsFlight of the Navigator (1986) Adventure | Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi. Stars: Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Cliff De Young. 1:22 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Not too bad for its age. SFC.

A 12-year-old boy goes missing in 1978, only to reappear once more in 1986. In the eight years that have passed, he hasn't aged. It is no coincidence that at the time he "comes back", a flying saucer is found, entangled in power lines.

Fr2020-07-31My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2(2016) USA | Canada. Comedy | Romance. Stars: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine. 1:26 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Follows "My Big Fat Greek Wedding". But it is no match for the first part. Extremely simple, uninteresting story. FD.

Still working in her parents' Greek restaurant, Toula Portokalos' daughter, Paris, is growing up. She is getting ready to graduate high school and Toula and Ian are experiencing marital issues. When Toula's parents find out they were never officially married, another wedding is in the works. Can this big, fat, Greek event help to bring the family together?

Mo2020-08-03Happy Death Day(2017) Horror | Mystery | Thriller. Stars: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine. 1:36 h. Sound: DTS 5.1 English. Nice story, well acted, thrilling, with a trace of horror. Entertaining and enjoyable. FA.

A teenage girl, trying to enjoy her birthday, soon realizes that this is her final one. That is, if she can figure out who her killer is. She must relive that day, over and over again, dying in a different way each time. Can she solve her own murder?

Di2020-08-04Nur nicht aufregen!(2016) Germany. Comedy. Stars: Leonard Lansink, Senna Guemmour, Sönke Möhring. 1:28 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Funny, sarcastic, entertaining. FB.

Der korrekte Berliner Versicherungsangestellte Paul Schneider will nicht länger hinnehmen, dass sein Arbeitgeber die kleinen Leute betrügt. Prompt nutzt sein Chef die nächstbeste Gelegenheit, um den Querulanten loszuwerden. Ausgerecht in dem ebenfalls gefeuerten Banksachbearbeiter, der ihn einst mit einer windigen Anlageberatung in die Pleite getrieben hat und ihm nun keinen Kredit geben darf, findet Schneider einen Bruder im Geiste, und so nutzen sie gemeinsam mit der extravaganten Anwältin Aylin eine Wohltätigkeitsveranstaltung, um die miesen Geschäfte sowohl der Versicherung wie auch der Bank zu entlarven. [Dieser Artikel stammt von]

Termin geplant
Das Heimkino (und das Heim) bleibt bis auf Weiteres für Gäste geschlossen. Wir bitten um Geduld.
Di2020-03-24Colossal(2016) Canada | USA | Spain | South Korea. Comedy | Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi | Thriller. Stars: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell. 1:40 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. [Missing end]

Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is an out-of-work girl who, after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.

Termin noch nicht geplant
Happy Death Day 2U(2019) USA | Japan. Comedy | Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller. Stars: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Phi Vu. 1:40 h. Sound: DTS 5.1 English.

Having survived the farcical but utterly life-threatening events in Happy Death Day (2017), the feisty sorority sister, Tree Gelbman, finds herself in the same college dorm, thankful to be alive. However, this time, it's Carter's roommate, Ryan, who claims that he is reliving the same paradoxical day over and over again, as a mysterious paranoid killer in a single-toothed baby-faced mask with a big kitchen knife has made a habit of murdering him. Under those circumstances, a valiant but vain attempt to face the challenge, once more, will send Tree back to square one, trapped in an all too familiar and blood-drenched time loop. How many deaths separate Tree from a truly happy birthday?

Mo2020-??-??Spider-Man: Far from Home(2019) Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi. Stars: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal. 2:09  Sound: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 English.

Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter's plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent.

Mi2020-??-??Anime-AbendJapanese anime films or series. Sound: Japanese with English (or occasionally German) subtitles.
Mo2020-??-??How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World(2019) USA | Japan. Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy. Stars (voice): Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, F. Murray Abraham. 1:44 h. Sound: Dolby AC-3 5.1 English | Dolby Atmos 7.1 English.

As Hiccup fulfills his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia, Toothless' discovery of an untamed, elusive mate draws the Night Fury away. When danger mounts at home and Hiccup's reign as village chief is tested, both dragon and rider must make impossible decisions to save their kind.

Iron Sky: The Coming Race(2019) Finland | Germany | Belgium. Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi. Stars: Lara Rossi, Vladimir Burlakov, Kit Dale. 1:33 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 5.1 English.

Twenty years after the events of Iron Sky, the former Nazi Moonbase has become the last refuge of mankind. Earth was devastated by a nuclear war, but buried deep under the wasteland lies a power that could save the last of humanity - or destroy it once and for all. The truth behind the creation of mankind will be revealed when an old enemy leads our heroes on an adventure into the Hollow Earth. To save humanity they must fight the Vril, an ancient shapeshifting reptilian race and their army of dinosaurs.

Long Shot(2019) Comedy, Romance. Stars: Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen, June Diane Raphael. 2:05 h. Sound: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 English.

Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a gifted and free-spirited journalist with an affinity for trouble. Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is one of the most influential women in the world. Smart, sophisticated, and accomplished, she's a powerhouse diplomat with a talent for … well, mostly everything. The two have nothing in common, except that she was his babysitter and childhood crush. When Fred unexpectedly reconnects with Charlotte, he charms her with his self-deprecating humor and his memories of her youthful idealism. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte impulsively hires Fred as her speechwriter, much to the dismay of her trusted advisors. A fish out of water on Charlotte's elite team, Fred is unprepared for her glamourous lifestyle in the limelight. However, sparks fly as their unmistakable chemistry leads to a round-the-world romance and a series of unexpected and dangerous incidents.

The Hustle(2019) Comedy, Crime. Stars: Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson, Alex Sharp. 1:34 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 7.1 English.

Two con women—one low rent and the other high class—team up to take down the men who have wronged them.

Far from the Madding CrowdAm grünen Rand der Welt (2015) UK | USA. Drama, Romance. Stars: Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen. 1:59 h. Sound: DTS 5.1 English.

The story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love—as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.

Second ActManhattan Queen (2018) Comedy, Drama, Romance. Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Vanessa Hudgens, Leah Remini. 1:44 h. Sound: DTS 5.1 English.

A big box store worker reinvents her life and her life-story and shows Madison Avenue what street smarts can do.

Colette(2018) UK | USA | France | Hungary | Netherlands. Biography, Drama, History. Stars: Keira Knightley, Fiona Shaw, Dominic West. 1:52 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 5.1 English.

After marrying successful Parisian writer Henry Gauthier-Villars, known commonly as "Willy" (Dominic West), Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. Colette, in turn, pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After it's success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels. Colette's fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression.

The ConductorDe dirigent (2018) Netherlands | Belgium. Biography, Drama. Stars: Christanne de Bruijn, Benjamin Wainwright, Scott Turner Schofield. 2:19 h. Sound: AAC 5.1 English.

Antonia Brico dreams of becoming a conductor, but she isn't taken seriously because she is a woman.

Vice(2018) Biography, Comedy, Drama. Stars: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell. 2:12 h. Sound: 5.1 English.

Governor George W. Bush of Texas picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co, to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney's impressive resume includes stints as White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip and defense secretary. When Bush wins by a narrow margin, Cheney begins to use his newfound power to help reshape the country and the world.

Captain Marvel(2019) USA | Australia. Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi. Stars: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn. 2:04 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 7.1 English.

After crashing an experimental aircraft, Air Force pilot Carol Danvers is discovered by the Kree and trained as a member of the elite Starforce Military under the command of her mentor Yon-Rogg. Six years later, after escaping to Earth while under attack by the Skrulls, Danvers begins to discover there's more to her past. With help from S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Nick Fury, they set out to unravel the truth.

Avengers: Endgame(2019) Action | Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi. Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo. 3:01 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 7.1 English.

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos's actions and undo the chaos to the universe, no matter what consequences may be in store, and no matter who they face.

Crypto(2019) Crime | Drama | Thriller. Stars: Beau Knapp, Luke Hemsworth, Jill Hennessy. 1:46 h. Sound: DTS 5.1 English.

Demoted back to his hometown, a young Wall Street banker is drawn into investigating a tangled web of corruption and fraud in Upstate New York, affecting both his personal life and business career.

Joker(2019) USA | Canada. Crime | Drama | Thriller | Fantasy. Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz. 2:02 h. Sound: TrueHD 7.1 English.

Joker centers around an origin of the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Todd Phillips' exploration of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a man disregarded by society is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.

Gemini Man(2019) USA | China. Action | Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller. Stars: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen. 1:57 h. Sound: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 English.

A retiring assassin, Henry Brogan, finds himself pursued by a mysterious killer that can predict his every move. Discovering that he's being hunted by a younger clone of himself, Henry needs to find out why he's being targeted and who the creator is.

Midway(2019) USA | China | Hong Kong | Canada. Action | Drama | History | War. Director: Roland Emmerich. Stars: Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Woody Harrelson. 2:18 h. Sound: Dolby Atmos TrueHD 7.1 English.

The movie centers on the Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater during WWII. The film, based on the real-life events of this heroic feat, tells the story of the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome the odds.

Terminator: Dark Fate(2019) USA | Spain | Hungary | China. Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi. Stars: Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis. 2:08 h. Sound: Dolby Atmos TrueHD 7.1 English.

A young female Mexican worker, Dani Ramos, is hunted down by a virtually indestructible terminator from the future called a REV-9. However, she is protected by an enhanced human named Grace who is also from the future. They flee from the unstoppable terminator and out of the blue Sarah Connor helps them on the road. All three head to Laredo, Texas, where Grace has the coordinates of a possible support and where they meet the T-800 that killed John Connor and is living in an isolated location with his family. The group teams up to try to destroy the REV-9.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil(2019) USA | UK. Adventure | Family | Fantasy. Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Harris Dickinson. 1:59 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 7.1 English.

Five peaceful years have passed since the demise of the duplicitous monarch, King Stefan, in Maleficent (2014), and, now, an unforeseen but joyous event is about to unite the mortal Kingdom of Ulstead and the fairy-realm of the enchanted Moors. However, once more, odious treason stands in the way of true young love, as malicious envy, unbounded ambition and ignoble thoughts creep in the hearts of men. Now, two neighboring worlds find themselves divided by fear and prejudice, and, sadly, the impending union paves the way for an all-out confrontation. Suddenly, the magnificent winged sprite, Maleficent, and the lovely Princess Aurora are caught in the middle. Does love always end well?

Last Christmas(2019) UK | USA. Comedy | Drama | Romance. Stars: Emilia Clarke, Madison Ingoldsby, Emma Thompson, Boris Isakovic. 1:43 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 7.1 English.

Kate is a young woman subscribed to bad decisions. Working as an elf in a year round Christmas store is not good for the wannabe singer. However, she meets Tom there. Her life takes a new turn. For Kate, it seems too good to be true.

American Factory(2019) Documentary. Stars: Junming 'Jimmy' Wang, Robert Allen, Sherrod Brown. 1:50 h. Sound: E-AC3 5.1 English.

In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.

Color Out of Space(2019) Malaysia | Portugal | USA. Horror | Sci-Fi. Stars: Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson, Madeleine Arthur. 24.000 fps. 1:50 h. Sound: 5.1 English.

A story of cosmic terror about The Gardners, a family who moves to a remote farmstead in rural New England to escape the hustle of the 21st century. They are busy adapting to their new life when a meteorite crashes into their front yard. The mysterious aerolite seems to melt into the earth, infecting both the land and the properties of space-time with a strange, otherworldly color. To their horror, the Gardner family discover that this alien force is gradually mutating every life form that it touches … including them.

Self/lessSelf/Less - Der Fremde in mir (2015) Action | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller. Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode, Ben Kingsley. 1:46 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.

Bruna SurfistinhaConfessions of a Brazilian Call Girl | Little Surfer Girl (2011) Brazil. Biography | Drama. Stars: Deborah Secco, Cássio Gabus Mendes, Drica Moraes. 1:37 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

Raquel (Deborah Secco) was a young woman from the São Paulo middle class, who was studying at a traditional school in the city. One day she made a surprising decision: she left home and decided to become a call girl. Codenamed Bruna Surfistinha, Raquel lived several "professional" experiences and gained national prominence when she recounted her sexual and effective adventures on a blog, which later turned into a book and became a best seller.

Das Grabmal einer großen LiebeShiraz (1928) India | UK | Germany. Drama | History | Romance. Stars: Himanshu Rai, Charu Roy, Seeta Devi. 1:42 h. Black & white. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

A historical romance set in the Mughal Empire. Selima (Enakshi) is a princess-foundling raised by a potter and loved by her brother, Shiraz (Rai). She is abducted and sold as a slave to Prince Khurram, later Emperor Shah Jehan (Roy), who falls for her, to the chagrin of the wily Dalia (Seeta Devi). When Selima is caught with Shiraz, the young man is condemned to be trampled to death by an elephant. A pendant reveals Selima's royal status and she saves her brother, marries the prince and becomes Empress Mumtaz Mahal while Dalia is banned for her machinations against Selima. When Selima dies (1629), the emperor builds her a monument to the design of the now old and blind Shiraz, the Taj Mahal. The film contains a number of passionate kissing scenes.

Die Holzbaronin(2013) Germany | Austria. Crime | Drama. Stars: Christine Neubauer, Henriette Confurius, Andy Gatjen. 2:56 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

Schon als Kind war es der Traum von Elly Seitz, einmal Holzbaronin zu werden und den traditionsreichen Schwarzwälder Familienbetrieb zu leiten. 1953 erfüllt sich ihr Traum: Sie wird zur Vorstandsvorsitzenden der Seitz AG gewählt. Es hat lange gedauert, meist standen ihr Männer im Weg, mal war es die Wirtschaftslage, mal das Wohl der Familie, die sie zurückstecken ließen. Dabei war Elly Seitz schon immer die Ehrgeizigste, die Fleißigste, die Weitsichtigste – die Beste, um diese Holzdynastie durch die bewegten Jahre zwischen der Weltwirtschaftskrise 1929 und den Nachkriegsjahren zu führen. Als sie am Ende ihrer Ziele angekommen scheint, schlägt das Schicksal einmal mehr verhängnisvoll zu. Die Holzbaronin wird verhaftet. Sie wird beschuldigt, ihren Ehemann ermordet zu haben, 1944, kurz nach seiner Heimkehr aus dem Krieg. Hauptankläger ist ihr über alles geliebter Sohn Hans. In einer langen Vernehmung durch den befangen wirkenden Kommissar Fröbe, der Elly Seitz offenbar von früher kennt, soll ein Geständnis erzwungen werden. Die des Mordes Verdächtigte erzählt ihre Lebensgeschichte: Opfer der Umstände, Opfer des brutalen Gatten, Opfer der Macht der Männer. Die Protokollantin weint, doch Fröbe nimmt Elly Seitz diese Opferrolle nicht ab. [Dieser Artikel stammt von]

HarmoniumFuchi ni tatsu (2016) Japan | France. Drama. Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Mariko Tsutsui, Taiga Nakano. 1:54 h. Sound: 2.0 Japanese with German subtitles.

A family of three, comprised of a husband, wife and a young daughter, lead a routine and unspectacular life. The stillness is shattered occasionally by the young girl's practice on the harmonium and more unusually by the arrival of an acquaintance of the man. Apparently seeking to repay a debt and make up for lost time the new arrival is soon both a guest at the family home and an employee of their workshop. All hell breaks loose and no one is chaste.

Flüstern des MeeresUmi ga kikoeru | Ocean Waves (1993) Japan. Animation | Drama | Romance. Stars: Nobuo Tobita (voice), Toshihiko Seki (voice), Yoko Sakamoto (voice). 1:09 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

The main character travels to his hometown for his high school reunion. During the trip, he recalls the memories of the days in high school. Friendship, subtle love, a trip to Tokyo and so on all comes back to him.

Lotte am Bauhaus(2019) Germany. Drama | History. Stars: Alicia von Rittberg, Noah Saavedra, Jörg Hartmann. 1:44 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

The story of a young female student at the famous Bauhaus Design Academy in the early 1920s, inspired by the real life of designer Alma Siedhoff-Buscher.

Sterne über unsDie Sterne über uns | Stars Above Us (2019) Germany. Drama. Stars: Franziska Hartmann, Claudio Magno, Kai Ivo Baulitz. 1:29 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

The story of a single mother struggling to regain control of her life. While living rough in a forest she fights to find a place in the world for her and her son, but her earnest attempts are continually thwarted.

Herzjagen(2020) Germany | Austria. TV movie. Drama. Stars: Ruth Brauer, Alexander E. Fennon, Martina Gedeck. 1:28 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

Ein schönes Zuhause, eine funktionierende Ehe und ein chronisch krankes Herz. Diese Faktoren bestimmten bisher das Leben von Caroline Binder (Martina Gedeck). Nun verspricht ihr der Herzspezialist Dr. Paul Hoffmann (Anton Noori) durch eine neue OP-Methode Heilung. Alle sind glücklich, nur die Patientin selbst nicht. Seit zwanzig Jahren prägt das kranke Herz ihren Alltag, nun soll sie plötzlich wieder ein normales und gesundes Leben führen? Caroline fühlt sich ihrer Identität beraubt und bringt damit nicht nur ihr eigenes Leben, sondern auch das ihres Mannes Sebastian (Rainer Wöss) und ihres Arztes aus den Fugen. Hilfe soll die Psychiaterin Erika Pielach (Ruth Brauer-Kvam) bringen, doch kann sie Carolin tatsächlich davon überzeugen, die vor ihr liegende Chance auf ein neues Leben zu ergreifen?

Nylons und ZigarettenCigarettes et bas nylon (2010) France. Drama. Stars: Adélaïde Leroux, Salomé Stévenin, Mélodie Richard. 1:37 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

In 1945, "cigarette camps" were set up in Normandy to provide rest and recreation for American soldiers back from the front. They were hastily transformed into transit camps for the French wives of some of these soldiers, helping them with their administrative tasks and teaching them how to become perfect American wives.

Mary und die Blume der HexenMeari to majo no hana | Mary and the Witch's Flower (2017) Japan. Animation | Adventure | Family | Fantasy. Stars: Hana Sugisaki (voice), Ryûnosuke Kamiki (voice), Yûki Amami (voice). 1:33 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

Mary is an ordinary young girl stuck in the country with her Great-Aunt Charlotte and seemingly no adventures or friends in sight. She follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest, where she discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms only once every seven years and only in that forest. Together the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds and far away to Endor College - a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there are terrible things happening at the school, and, when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try to set things right. Based on Mary Stewart's 1971 classic children's book "The Little Broomstick", "Mary and The Witch's Flower" is an action-packed film full of jaw-dropping imaginative worlds, ingenious characters, and the stirring, heartfelt story of a young girl trying to find a place in the world. Featuring the voices of Ruby Barnhill and Academy Award-winners Kate Winslet and Jim Broadbent.

Columbus Circle(2012) Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller. Stars: Selma Blair, Amy Smart, Kevin Pollak. 1:20 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

Abigail Clayton lives alone. Very alone. In fact, the attractive heiress has not left her Manhattan penthouse apartment for almost two decades. The famous daughter of a wealthy industrialist, Abigail disappeared from the prying eyes of the press and the intrusiveness of her family on her 18th birthday, the day she received her massive inheritance.

During years of self-imposed isolation, Abigail has had contact with only two people—her building's Concierge, Klandermann, with whom she communicates via notes—and Dr. Raymond Fontaine, a longtime family friend and her sole confidant for most of her life. When the death of her elderly neighbor prompts NYPD Homicide Detective Frank Giardello to launch an investigation, the agoraphobic Abigail is distressed to find him outside her door, asking to question her. Having tried to acquire the dead woman's now vacant apartment to ensure her privacy, Abigail is further upset when her requests go unanswered, and new tenants Lillian and Charlie move in. Abigail anxiously monitors her new neighbors from the safety of her front door's peephole, but her well-ordered world begins to unravel when she finally encounters Lillian and Charlie face-to-face-and her sheltered existence becomes threatened in unexpected and terrifying ways.

Mary Shelley(2017) UK | Luxembourg | USA | Ireland. Biography | Drama | History | Romance. Stars: Elle Fanning, Bel Powley, Owen Richards. 1:49 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

In 1814, Regency-era London, Mary Wollstonecraft-Godwin is a 16 years old aspiring writer who works in the bookshop of her renowned father writer William Godwin, married in second terms after the passing of his first wife, philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft, with the too married by second time Mary Jane Clairmont, where Mary Jane's daughter of her first marriage Claire turns in a close and lovely stepsister for Mary. When Mary and Claire travel at the house of one of William's friends in Scotland, Mary meets the 21 years old poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, rising instantly a love interest between them. Returning to London little time later, Mary unexpectedly meets Percy again when he appears at her house in order to ask William to take him on as an apprentice. Fascinated by Percy, Mary begins a bohemian and torrid relationship with him despite the opposition of her father and her stepmother, especially after they discover that Percy is married with a little daughter whom he supports but he loves no longer. Determined to be free and live on her own terms, Mary flees with Percy to live together accompanied by Claire, who wants to get far from her abusive mother. Their initial happiness turns to tragedy due to the debts and poverty, in addition to the terrible loss of Mary and Percy's daughter, who dies only a few months after birth. Broken by suffering and pain, as well as a season living with the rich, eccentric and hedonist Lord Byron and doctor John Polidori, Mary turns into a shadowy being, becoming more and more obsessed with the idea of resurrecting the dead, while Claire lives a stormy and painful romance with Byron. All these events will lead Mary, motivated by Lord Byron's bet about who can write the scariest horror novel, to find her own voice and exorcise her innermost demons by writing "Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus". But when prejudices of these times cause the novel to be attributed to Percy Shelley, it forces Mary to fight by claiming the novel as her own to prove that a woman can be the writer as she is.

Unter Anklage - Harry WörzUnter Anklage: Der Fall Harry Wörz (2014) Germany. TV movie. Drama. Stars: Rüdiger Klink, Michael Abendroth, Andreas Brandt. 1:28 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

Harry Wörz (Rüdiger Klink), ein einfacher Mann, wird verhaftet, weil er seine Ex-Frau bis zum Hirnschaden gewürgt haben soll. Sagen ihre Kollegen von der Polizei. Es vergehen dreizehn Jahre, bis sein Anwalt Dr. Gorka (Felix Klare) vor Gericht Harrys Unschuld beweisen kann. Das Drama um die Ohnmacht des zu Unrecht Angeklagten kann niemanden kalt lassen.

Auf einmalAll of a Sudden (2016) Germany | Netherlands. Drama | Mystery. Stars: Sebastian Hülk, Julia Jentsch, Hanns Zischler. 1:46 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

After the party in Karsten's apartment, everybody leaves except Anna. Admiringly, Karsten approaches this mysterious woman. How could he have known, that in a moment of weakness, his well-established life would spiral out of control and turn into a disaster? In this small provincial German town, disappointment soon fuels anger, justice hides behind hypocrisy, and evil gradually unfolds.

Das Milan-ProtokollThe Milan Protocol (2017) Germany. Drama | Thriller | War. Stars: Catrin Striebeck, Christoph Bach, Bengin Ali. 1:45 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

Martina works as a doctor in the refugee camps in the Kurdish region in northern Iraq. She is connected to the YPJ-brigades in northern Syria. They ask Martina to take care of a young German internationalist female fighter who has been injured severely in combat with ISIS. In an ambulance Martina crosses the Iraqi-Syrian border. On her way she smuggles a MILAN-system which has been part of the German arms supply for the Iraqi Kurds. The Emir of ISIS gets knowledge of this via the Turkish secret service. The Emir asks his ally Omar to get hold of the weapon. Omar's men seize the ambulance but instead of a MILAN they find a German female doctor, which they take with them. Omar is the military commander of a Sunni tribe which has pledged loyalty to ISIS. Omar wants to change sides again and considers having a German hostage in his hands would let his chances rise. One after another, several players take part in the case of the German doctor: Jamil, the sheikh of Omar's tribe, Abu Sadiq, emir of ISIS in Mosul, Murat, a Turkish intelligence operative and Moses who directs the BND-operations in Northern Iraq. And Martina who has to maintain every acting option.

Keywords: Kinoplan

Private homepage – Hans-Georg Michna


hits since 2018-05-27
Free PHP scripts by