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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.

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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.

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So2021-08-01TraumfabrikDream Factory (2019) Germany. TV movie. Comedy | Drama | Romance. Stars: Svenja Jung, Emilia Schüle, Ken Duken. 1:59 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Excellent story, good acting, fast-paced in spite of its length, entertaining and moving. FA.

A romantic drama set in 1961 that follows a young studio extra's ambitious efforts to reunite with the French girl he loves after being separated by the construction of the Berlin Wall.

Mo2021-08-02Der König von Köln(2019) Germany. TV movie. Comedy | Drama. Stars: Rainer Bock, Serkan Kaya, Joachim Król. 1:27 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Instructive and at the same time highly entertaining and funny. TA.

An official becomes a puppet of the Cologne upper class.

Di2021-08-03Eine zweite Chance auf GlückUne vie après (2018) France. TV movie. Comedy | Drama. Stars: Émilie Dequenne, Frédéric Pierrot, Marilyne Canto. 1:36 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Weak story in which everything fails. Movie ends before the story ends. FD.

Marion has fallen out of love with her husband. She decides to stop lying to herself, leave him, and live to the full rather than remain stuck in the reassuring routine of family life. Dominique (Frédéric Pierrot) is in an identical situation with his wife but he cannot take the next step. His meeting with Marion is a make-or-break moment—Fate throws them together face-to-face with the guilt they feel: for daring "a new life".

Fr2021-08-06The GuiltyDen skyldige (2018) Denmark. Crime | Drama | Thriller. Stars: Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage (voice), Omar Shargawi (voice). 1:23 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. The best ultra-low-budget movie I have ever seen. Movie ends before the story ends. TB.

Alarm dispatcher Asger Holm answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the call is suddenly disconnected, the search for the woman and her kidnapper begins. With the phone as his only tool, Asger enters a race against time to save the endangered woman. But soon he realizes that he is dealing with a crime that is far bigger than he first thought.

Sa2021-08-07Die Informantin - Der Fall LissabonDie Informantin 2 (2019) Germany. TV movie. Drama | Thriller. 1:29 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Has potential as a police vs. crime story, but is continuously unpleasant and depressing. TD.

Um nicht aus dem Zeugenschutz zu fallen, muss sich eine Studentin und Ex-Trickbetrügerin, die schon einmal als Lockvogel gearbeitet hat, ein zweites Mal in eine lebensgefährliche Situation begeben. Weil Aylin Tezel 2016 mit dem Thriller „Die Informantin“ 5,5 Millionen Zuschauer lockte, gibt es nun mit „Die Informantin – Der Fall Lissabon“ eine Fortsetzung.

So2021-08-08Anna (2019)(2019) France | United States | Canada | Russia. Action | Thriller. Stars: Sasha Luss, Helen Mirren, Luke Evans. 1:49 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Highly entertaining. Good, thrilling story with unexpected twists, if you can bear the many deaths. TA.

Anna (Sasha Luss) is a young beautiful girl who managed to make a career in the fashion world. More recently, she was a simple model from Moscow, but in a very short time, she was able to enter the elite. Once she entered the hotel of an influential and very dangerous person, after which a whole mountain of corpses was discovered there. The girl is being interrogated by special services, but she has absolutely nothing to tell them on this fact. She looks scared, and no one suspects her. Anna goes free and begins preparing for a new business. Under the guise of a fragile beauty, is hiding the world's most dangerous assassin, who has not yet misfired.

Do2021-08-12AschenputtelCinderella (2011) Germany. TV movie. Family | Fantasy. Stars: Aylin Tezel, Barbara Auer, Pheline Roggan. 0:59 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Chidren's movie. From the ARD fairy tale series "Sechs auf einen Streich". Good adaptation of the original story. Good acting. FB.

Widower king Klemens wants to resign the throne, but only after his only son Viktor has married. the prince however prefers his carefree life, eagerly but leisurely hunting alone and incognito in the forest, where he meets an impish anonymous girl, who mocks his poor marksmanship and summons him to help catch the pigs escaped from her cart, a muddy semi-failure. Retuning to the castle, he learns the king invited every eligible maiden in the country to a grand ball in his honor, and expects a bride to be picked. The girl, known only as Cinderella, returns to her bleak fate, being exploited as unpaid maid by her stepmother and her own daughter Annabella, who both enjoy treating her worse then the farmhands, among whom Benno likes after her, like the dove associated with her mother's grave, which produces magical gifts. Due to mean sabotage and broken promises, it takes an extra dose of magic to get Cinderalla to the royal ball, where Viktor enjoys only her company, hence rushes after her with royal assent after she dashes back, having left behind one of her magical slippers.

Fr2021-08-13Siddhart(2013) Canada | India. Drama. Stars: Rajesh TailangTannishtha ChatterjeeAnurag Arora. TV movie. 1:33 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Shows only the bad side of India. Ruthless, irresponsible, and helpless people. A father searches unsuccessfully for his lost son. Yes, that's the entire story. FC.

After sending away his 12 year-old son Siddharth for work, Mahendra (a chain-wallah who specializes in fixing broken zippers on the streets) is relieved as his financial burdens will be alleviated. But when Siddharth fails to return home, Mahendra learns he may have been taken by child-traffickers. With little resources and no connections, he travels across India in pursuit, with the hope that whatever force arbitrarily took his child away will return him unharmed.

Sa2021-08-14HarmoniumFuchi ni tatsu (2016) Japan | France. Drama. Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Mariko Tsutsui, Taiga Nakano. 1:54 h. Sound: 2.0 Japanese with German subtitles. A gruesome feel-bad movie. Avoid. Movie ends before the story ends. FD.

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.

So2021-08-15Wie man Prinzessinnen wecktJak se budí princezny (1978) Czechoslovakia | East Germany. Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy. Stars: Jirí Sovák, Vladimír Mensík, Milena Dvorská. 1:23 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Good in relation to its age. FC.

The king Dalimil and the queen Eliska waited to see a longed-for offspring—a daughter Ruzenka. But Eliska's envious and bad sister Melánie curses her. When Ruzenka becomes 17 years old she will prick her finger and she will fall asleep for ages together with the entire kingdom.

Mo2021-08-16Hesher - Der RebellHesher | Rebel (2010) Drama. Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Devin Brochu, Natalie Portman. 1:36 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Disgusting, depressing, vulgar. Not worth watching. FD.

T.J., a high school freshman, lost his mother two months before in a car accident: his father pops pills and sits on the couch; his grandmother holds things together, chatting and cooking. T.J. wants the car back from the salvage yard where the owner's son is a bully. By happenstance, Hesher, a foul-mouthed squatter, moves in with T.J's family. T.J. also meets Nicole, a grocery clerk near poverty who helps him once. Hesher involves T.J. in crime, the bully is omnipresent, mom's car is slipping away, dad has checked out, T.J. watches Nicole at work, and his grandma invites him to join her morning walk: the odds are long that T.J. can assemble a family to help him thrive.

Fr2021-08-20Cinderella(2015) Disney. Drama, Family, Fantasy. Director: Kenneth Branagh. Stars: Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden. 1:45 h. Sound: 5.1 English. Perfect and beautiful depiction of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale. (Already rated FA.)

A girl named Ella (Cinderella) has the purest heart living in a cruel world filled with evil stepsisters and an evil stepmother out to ruin Ella's life. Ella becomes one with her pure heart when she meets the Prince and dances her way to a better life, with glass shoes and a little help from her fairy godmother, of course.

Sa2021-08-21Elliot der DrachePete's Dragon (2016) United States | New Zealand. Action | Adventure | Comedy | Drama | Family | Fantasy. Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley. 1:31 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Disney. Nice story, good acting and directing. Good family entertainment. FB.

A young boy, Pete, is found in a forest where he's been living for six year after an accident took his parents' lives. A ranger, Grace, takes him in and asks him how he survived all by himself. He says he had a friend named Elliott and draws a picture of a dragon, saying it's Elliott. Grace takes the picture to her father who claims that years ago he encountered a dragon in the forest. Grace takes Pete back to the forest and he shows her his home and Elliott. A man sees Elliott, and when he tells about his experience and isn't believed, he sets out to capture the dragon to prove it.

Mo2021-08-23Besser als Du(2015) Germany. TV movie. Comedy. Stars: Christoph Maria Herbst, Ulrike C. Tscharre, Sophie von Kessel. 1:28 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. One of the better identity swap movies. Entertaining. FB.

Matthias Pritschke has a problem: His children dislike him, his wife wants a divorce and he sucks in his job. Then his lost twin brother Tom turns up with a cunning plan in tow …

Do2021-08-26Morgen sind wir frei(2019) Germany | Spain. Drama | History. Stars: Zahra Amir Ebrahimi, Katrin Röver, Reza Brojerdi. 1:31 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Historically interesting story of an Iranian communist who returns to Iran with his East German wife and his daughter after the deposition of the Shah. RA.

Iran 1979. The true story of a young mother and her Iranian-born husband from the German Democratic Republic (GDR) who move to Iran with their little daughter in the wake of the Islamic Revolution. Driven by the desire to create a free and equal society, they fight against violence and religious doctrines in a country full of hopes and dreams, which gradually turns into a ruthless theocracy. In order to save their child they eventually have to make the biggest sacrifice imaginable.

Fr2021-08-27Mein wildes Herz - Alles auf Sieg(2017) Germany. TV movie. Drama. Stars: Emilio Sakraya, Lena Klenke, Milan Peschel. 1:42 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Good story and script, excellent directing, good acting. Very good for a youth and family movie. FA.

17-year-old Jana has a congenital heart defect. To defy fate, Jana seeks every challenge, plunges into every wild and dangerous adventure. Her parents do not like that and are even more in constant fear of their daughter.

Sa2021-08-28Der Job seines Lebens(2003) Germany. TV movie. Comedy | Drama. Stars: Wolfgang Stumph, Katharina Thalbach, Katja Riemann. 1:29 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Funny and well acted, but a bit overdone. FB.

Outwardly, they could be twins. But really only on the outside: The unemployed, disaffected toolmaker Erwin Strunz and the dynamic Prime Minister Uwe Achimsen, intoxicated with power. While the politician and his wife Heide are on vacation in Carinthia, Erwin and his wife Erika are on their way to vacation on the Baltic Sea. When they make a short stop in the state capital, Erika orders her husband to go to the hairdresser's—with serious consequences: everyone now thinks their Erwin is Prime Minister Achimsen. Before the unemployed knows it, he is already sitting in his spacious office and is supposed to make decisions. With the help of the slightly overwhelmed temporary secretary Gundula Sieveking, he soon has an overview of his tasks and concentrates on the essentials: saving jobs. After all, who better than him to know how frustrating unemployment is. His political friends and opponents are not only taken aback by his sudden commitment to the rescue of the ailing shipyard; His private life is also increasingly becoming the focus of public interest: The "Prime Minister" is quite unabashedly with a new wife who, of course, is none other than his Erika. The hype in the press doesn't bother Erwin, but when the news comes from Berlin that he is supposed to represent the sick Federal President during the visit of the English Queen, he begins to wonder how far he can go with the game.

So2021-08-29Der Job seines Lebens 2, Wieder im Amt(2004) Germany. TV movie. Comedy. Stars: Wolfgang Stumph, Katharina Thalbach, Katja Riemann. 1:29 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Funny and well acted, but a bit overdone. FB.

Erwin Strunz would prefer to only take care of his beloved sweet potatoes. But a call from the employment office tears the unemployed toolmaker, who lives with his wife Erika in the arbor of his allotment garden, suddenly out of the idyll: Strunz lives on the support and therefore has to accept every "reasonable" job—including that of the country father. Because three weeks before the election, Prime Minister Uwe Achimsen had to go to the clinic with a suspected heart attack. His wife Heide and Minister Feddersen have the brilliant idea of reactivating Achimsen's secret doppelganger Strunz—after all, he already has a certain amount of experience in the government trade. Clothes make the man, and so Strunz in Achimsen's pinstripe suit is outwardly indistinguishable from a thoroughbred politician. But in his first address, the passionate allotment gardener amazed the parliamentary group with a new menu: Sweet potatoes are the future. As in his first mission, the unemployed Strunz uses the opportunity to intervene in politics, in the interests of the common people, whose interests he sees grossly neglected by desk criminals and lobbyists. When Strunz also exposed the aggressive political opponent Heinz Buber as a producer of speech bubbles in the TV speech duel and called off the construction of the unpopular airport runway, he was ahead in the polls. The real Prime Minister, who slips into Strunz's role to camouflage and has to endure the normal treatment of a statutory health insurance patient in the hospital, is not doing quite so well.

Mo2020-09-13Spider-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. No coherent story. SFC.

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.

Mo2021-09-20Iron 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. Black Mary Sue pasted over the story. Doesn't feel original. SFD.

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.

Fr2021-09-24Ostwind 3: Aufbruch nach Ora(2017) Germany. Adventure | Drama | Family | Sport. Stars: Hanna Binke, Jannis Niewöhner, Amber Bongard. 1:41 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

Mika and her horse Ostwind travel to Andalucia in Spain where she hopes to find the roots of her beloved horse.

Mo2021-10-04Captain 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. Great graphic effects, but questionable story. Superpowers out of nowhere. SFC.

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.

Do2021-10-07Clarissas GeheimnisClarissa's Secret (2012) Germany | Austria. TV movie. Drama. Stars: Paula Kalenberg, Katja Riemann, Herbert Knaup. 1:28 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Grand opening, but the story later fizzles out. Movie ends before the story ends. FB.

A teenage girl who has never met her father, lives with her mother in Africa where they work as safari guides. After her mother's tragic car accident, she discovers she has family in Austria and decides to find out more about them.

Fr2021-10-08Ostwind: Aris AnkunftWestwind 4: Ari's Arrival (2019) Germany. Family. Stars: Luna Paiano, Marion Alessandra Becker, Meret Becker. 1:42 h. Sound: 5.1 German/deutsch. Good directing, excellent music score, impressive horse scenes, some questionable story elements. FB.

Grandmother Maria, Sam and the riding instructor Kaan are trying together to keep Gut Kaltenbach running, which is in financial difficulties. The ambitious Isabell supports her, although she secretly pursues her own goals. The impulsive Ari comes to riding training in Kaltenbach, where she develops a special relationship with Windstorm, the eponymous horse of the film series, and she also makes friends with Mika. Mika and Ari try to save the estate and protect Windstorm from reckless horse trainer Thordur Thorvaldson.

Sa2021-10-09Das Mädchen auf dem MeeresgrundThe Girl on the Ocean Floor | The Girl at the Bottom of the Sea (2011) Germany | Austria. TV movie. Biography | Drama | Romance. Stars: Yvonne Catterfeld, Benjamin Sadler, Harald Krassnitzer. 1:32 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. A piece of history, well presented. RA.

Eine ambitionierte Studentin versucht, ihr Idol, den Taucher Hans Hass, davon zu überzeugen, an sie zu glauben.

Mo2021-10-11The ConductorDe dirigent (2018) Netherlands | Belgium. Biography, Drama. Stars: Christanne de Bruijn, Benjamin Wainwright, Scott Turner Schofield. 2:19 h. Sound: AAC 5.1 English. Slightly exaggerating, but still very impressive. RA.

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

Do2021-10-14Late Night - Die Show ihres LebensLate Night (2019) Comedy | Drama. Stars: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow. 1:33 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Funny and somewhat realistic, but tries too obviously to push a feminist agenda. FB.

Katherine Newbury (Dame Emma Thompson) is a pioneer and legendary host on the late night talk show circuit. When she's accused of being a "woman who hates women", she puts affirmative action on the to-do list, and—presto!—Molly (Mindy Kaling) is hired as the one woman in Katherine's all-male writers' room. But Molly might be too little too late, as the formidable Katherine also faces the reality of low ratings and a network that wants to replace her. Wanting to prove she's not merely a diversity hire who's disrupting the comfort of the brotherhood, Molly is determined to help Katherine revitalize her show and career—and possibly effect even bigger change at the same time.

Sa2021-10-16Everybody's Fine(2009) Adventure | Drama. Stars: Robert De Niro, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell. 1:34 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. The story feels a bit concocted and continuously depressing, but it is still a good movie. FB.

Frank Goode lives by himself in Elmira, NY, a recent widower with heart trouble, retired from a factory job, proud of having pushed his adult children toward success. In the summer, all four kids bail on a reunion, so, against doctor's orders, Frank decides to surprise each with a visit. He sets out to see his artist son in New York City, his daughter the ad exec in Chicago, his son the conductor on tour and presently in Denver, and his daughter who's a performer in Vegas. None are as he imagines or hopes. Will they let him see themselves as they are, and can this dad adapt?

Mo2021-10-25Avengers: 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. Confusing mish-mash of superheroes. SFC.

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.

Do2021-10-28Die unglaubliche Reise des FakirsThe Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir (2018) France | India | Belgium | Singapore | United States. Adventure | Comedy | Drama. Stars: Dhanush, Bérénice Bejo, Erin Moriarty. 1:25 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Funny, entertaining, nice story, though a bit more realism would have made it even better. FB.

Ajatashatru Lavash Patel has lived all his life in a small Mumbai neighborhood tricking people with street magic and performing as a 'fakir' who can do impossible miracles. After his mother's untimely death, he sets out on a journey to find his father and rise from poverty.

Mo2021-11-01Joker(2019) USA | Canada. Crime | Drama | Thriller | Fantasy. Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz. 2:02 h. Sound: TrueHD 7.1 English. Prequel to "The Dark Knight". Good acting and directing. No joy in here. Everything goes thoroughly, depressingly wrong. FC.

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.

Di2021-11-02Die innere Schönheit des UniversumsTill det som är vackert | Pure (2010) Sweden. Drama. Stars: Alicia Vikander, Samuel Fröler, Josephine Bauer. 1:34 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. An ode to Alicia Vikander. However, the story is continuously depressing, except for the vwery short positive ending. FB.

Katarina is 20 years old. With a troubled past in a dreary suburb, her life seems to be already set in stone—until she discovers music. Everything changes when she hears a performance of Mozart's Requiem at the Gothenburg Concert Hall that sends her reeling and opens up a beautiful new world. She feels that she has to change her life and get as far away from her ugly reality as possible. But the path she has to follow proves a treacherous one, filled with lies, betrayal and a dangerous liaison with the married conductor Adam. Yet Katarina is ready to do anything to gain her new identity.

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Made in Abyss(2017) Japan. TV series. Animation | Adventure | Drama | Fantasy | Mystery | Sci-Fi. Stars: Miyu Tomita (voice), Mariya Ise (voice), Luci Christian (voice). 5:25 h. Sound: 5.1 Japanese with English subtitles. Interesting, unusual adventure story about two youngsters descending into an enormous abyss with strange beings and its own laws of physics. AB.

The enormous cave system, known as the Abyss, is the only unexplored place in the world. Nobody knows how deep down goes this titanic pit, inhabited by strange and wondrous creatures and full of mysterious ancient relics which purpose in unknown to modern man. Generations of bold adventurers have been drawn by the cryptic depths of the Abyss. In course of time those bold enough to explore the dangerous pit came to be known as "Cave Raiders." In Orth, the town at the edge of the Abyss, there lives a little orphan named Riko, who dreams of becoming as great a cave raider as her mother was and solving the great mystery of the pit. One day exploring the murky depths she stumbles upon a little boy named Reg, who seems to be a robot.

Do2021-11-04Feinde - HostilesHostiles (2017) Drama | Western. Stars: Scott Shepherd, Rosamund Pike, Ava Cooper. 2:02 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Very impressive story about a US Captain and a Cheyenne chief in 1892. TA.

In 1892 after nearly two decades of fighting the Cheyenne, the Apache, and the Comanche natives, the United States Cavalry Captain and war hero Joseph Blocker is ordered to escort the ailing Cheyenne chief, Yellow Hawk—his most despised enemy—to his ancestral home in Montana's Valley of the Bears. Nauseated with a baleful anger, Joseph's unwelcome final assignment is further complicated when widowed settler Rosalie Quaid is taken in by his band of soldiers. Aggressive packs of marauding Comanches are still on the warpath and thirsty for blood, so can the seasoned Captain do his duty one last time?

Sa2021-11-06Resident Evil: Afterlife(2010) Germany | France | Canada | United Kingdom | China | United States. Action | Horror | Sci-Fi. Stars: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller. 1:26 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Girl with guns against zombies. SFD.

In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice (Jovovich), continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead—and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap.

Di2021-11-09Schokolade für den Chef(2008) Germany. TV movie. Comedy. Stars: Götz George, Karl Kranzkowski, Jule Böwe. 1:29 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Funny, light entertainment, though far-fetched, rather unserious and with a slightly deranged ending. FC.

Ernst Schmitt, camera-shy workaholic and head of a multinational food company, is no longer the youngest. After his serious heart operation, his worried sister Waltraud asks the successful entrepreneur to finally withdraw from active business life. Even his bustling nephew Marc can hardly wait for his uncle to hand over the management of the company to him—but he is not comfortable with this idea. When Marc wants to close an unprofitable chocolate factory in the Sauerland, Ernst becomes suspicious. The Patrizia-Werke were finally founded by Father Schmitt and form the nucleus of the global corporation. Under the pretext of going to the cure, Ernst sets out with his chauffeur Hubert to check that everything is going well in the Sauerland. So that you can't fool him, he lets himself be hired incognito as a driver in his own factory. While Hubert, a supposed millionaire, lets the dolls dance on a short vacation, Ernst has to haul suitcases for Gräber's plant manager. The almost retired dives deep into the world of his youth. But he also gets on the track of an intrigue: Graves—sarcastically called "graves of the dead" by his employees—deliberately wants to drive the company against the wall, because he gets a fat commission for the sale of the company property. But the company is not lost yet. Patrizia Mattusch, the skilled personnel manager, granddaughter of Ernst's old master Willi, knew a way to save. It is time for Ernst to give up his camouflage and show his "chocolate side".

Sa2021-11-13The Homesman(2014) United States | France. Drama | Western. Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Grace Gummer. 1:52 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Excellent acting and directing of a poor story in which mainly bad things happen. FC.

Three women who have been driven mad by pioneer life are to be transported across the country by covered wagon by the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy, who in turn employs low-life drifter George Briggs to assist her.

So2021-11-14Lilly unter den Linden(2002) Germany. TV movie. Drama. Stars: Suzanne von Borsody, Cornelia Gröschel, Daniel Morgenroth. 1:28 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Moderately interesting for people with a relation to East Germany. Could be a good story, but is only moderately well executed. Movie ends before the story ends. FC.

1988: The 13-year-old girl Lilly lives with her mother Rita, who escaped from East Germany 15 years ago. But now Rita suffers cancer, and she will stay alive only a few more days. So her sister Lena, still living in the East, tries to get a visa to visit her sister, she hasn't seen for 15 years. But her reason is not important enough. So she's only allowed to visit the West for just one day after Rita died. On the funeral, Lena and Lilly meet for the first time. Lena suddenly realizes, that there is no one left to care about Lilly, because her dad died shortly after her birth and the rest of the family lives in the East. Temporary Lilly lives in a boarding school now.

After the day they spend together, Lena has to take the train back into the East, or she would be arrested. Before the train leaves the next day, Lilly escapes from school and implores her aunt to take her with into the East. Lena doesn't know what to do now, because she knows it is impossible to get a child into the East. The train leaves Hamburg, and she has to leave Lilly crying at the railway-station. Shaken up in her feelings, Lena returns to her family in Jena. Angry with herself and angry about the system, because she knows, if she took Lilly with her, she had to go back into prison. After her sister escaped in the West, Lena was already in prison for three years because she helped her. In Hamburg the youth office looks for foster parents for Lilly.

Not knowing what to do, Lilly makes a plan to flee into the East! But this is not as easy as it seems. Together with the friend of her mother she travels to East Berlin, and from there on by train to Jena. In the evening, at her cousin Till's birthday, she arrives at Lena's appartment. After little trouble, she is welcomed very well by Lena, but this is not the end: She is not allowed to stay here and so a danger for the family. So Lena's husband refreshes his contacts into the underground, to find a way to let Lilly stay. And also Kathrin, Lena's daughter makes trouble, because she can't stand Lilly and tries to get rid of her. And then the office for immigration, searching for Lilly, appears.

Mo2021-11-15Terminator: 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. Entertaining with rich computer graphics. But the continuous, always similar fighting scenes almost get boring. SFB.

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.

Di2021-11-16Liebe im WeihnachtsparkChristmas at Dollywood (2019) Drama | Family | Romance. Stars: Danica McKellar, Niall Matter, Zoë Noelle Baker. TV movie. 1:23 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Unconvincing recipe story. FD.

Although she loves her job as an event planner for successful Gail Lane in New York City, the company which Gail tells her directly will someday be hers in being the best of her staff, Rachel Davis, if being true to herself, would admit the job was a fallback in none of her children's books being accepted for publication. With an event canceled at the last minute, Gail gives Rachel an unexpected and unusual break over the Christmas holidays, allowing Rachel and her adolescent daughter Ava to return "home" to spend Christmas with Rachel's parents and sister Maggie in Pigeon Hole, Tennessee, Rachel and Maggie who grew up in the proverbial shadow of Dollywood where Maggie now works in administration. It is Maggie that arranges for Rachel, on behalf of Gail's company, to interview to handle the thirtieth anniversary Christmas event at Dollywood, it arguably the biggest event Rachel would have worked on if awarded it in having a national scope. It is when Rachel arrives at Dollywood that she meets Luke Hackman, who she initially believes is interviewing for the same job, but who is actually the Director of Operations at Dollywood, he who is interviewing for the open General Manager position. In meeting with the Board after their respective interviews, Rachel and Luke are both dismayed to learn that they have been appointed co-organizers of the thirtieth anniversary event, that dismay due to both having differing views and working styles. Eventually able to overcome their antagonism, Rachel and Luke begin to work harmoniously together in realizing that they are working toward not only the same goal of a successful event, but that success which would springboard them to their end goals of putting Gail's company on the national map and Luke getting the GM position, respectively. In the process, Rachel and Luke start to fall for each other. Their path to a happily-ever-after is hindered by their diverging life paths, Rachel's whose is in New York City working toward a higher position in Gail's company, and Luke who is struggling with accepting a sure thing in an offer as GM at Wild West Amusements in Atlanta, that struggle especially as he begins to suspect the GM position at Dollywood won't be his and despite his heart being at Dollywood.

Do2021-11-18Die purpurnen Flüsse 2 - Die Engel der ApokalypseLes rivières pourpres 2 - Les anges de l'apocalypse | Crimson Rivers 2: Angels of the Apocalypse (2004) France | Italy | United Kingdom. Action | Crime | Mystery | Thriller. Stars: Jean Reno, Benoît Magimel, Christopher Lee. 1:40 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Good scenery, good idea, but weirdly confused, overdone, unresolved. FC.

Chief Niemans is investigating a series of ritual murders: The victims are crucified. He teams up with young officer Reda, who gets embroiled after a man dressed as a monk tries to kill a confused guy Reda picked up on the street. Together with a specialist on christian mythology they uncover a mysterious group called "Angels of the Apokalypse".

Sa2021-11-20Gloria - Das Leben wartet nichtGloria Bell (2018) Chile | United States. Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance. Stars: Julianne Moore, John Turturro, Caren Pistorius. 1:32 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. A single woman stumbles through her empty life, rejecting everything. What does this movie want to tell me? FD.

A free-spirited woman in her 50s seeks out love at L.A. dance clubs.

Mo2021-11-22Maleficent: 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. Magnificent story, scenery, apparel, graphics. Fast pace. FA.

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?

Di2021-11-23Geheimnis eines LebensRed Joan (2018) United Kingdom. Biography | Drama | History | Romance. Stars: Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore. 1:32 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Impressive, educating, thought-provoking and well made. Excellent acting and directing. RA.

English-born Joan Stanley (Dame Judi Dench), a Soviet and Communist Party sympathizer, becomes employed as a British government civil servant, and gets recruited by the K.G.B. in the mid 1930s. She successfully transfers nuclear bomb secrets to Soviet Russia, which enables them to keep up with the west in the development of atomic weapons, and remains undetected as a spy for over a half a century.

Do2021-11-25Amelie renntMountain Miracle (2017) Germany | Italy. Adventure | Drama | Family. Stars: Mia Kasalo, Samuel Girardi, Susanne Bormann. 1:28 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Good story, good acting and direccting. Many dialogs are difficult to understand. FB.

A girl struggling with asthma is taken to a clinic in South Tyrol to be cured. After some time she decides to get out of this hell (that's how she feels about it) and soon she'll meet a new friend. Together they try to reach the peak of a mountain where, according to an old custom, she can be healed.

Fr2021-11-26Christmas on Ice - Liebe lässt die Herzen schmelzen(2020) TV movie. Romance. Stars: Abigail Klein, Ryan Cooper, Caroline Portu. 1:20 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. A very linear story. Nice, but a bit of a stretch. FC.

The story of Courtney Bennett, a former Olympic skating hopeful who teaches skating classes and runs the city's outdoor public skating oval in the Common behind City Hall. When Mayor Greenwood announces the imminent closing of the skating oval, Courtney faces off with former NHL hockey player Noah Tremblay, a single dad who runs the new indoor skating center, to try to save the public rink and the Christmas Carnival she hosts on the Common each Holiday season. Courtney and Noah bond over his daughter Grace who joins Courtney's skating class and Courtney discovers a secret connection between Noah and the Mayor that could be the Mayor's soft spot. Together Courtney and Noah devise a plan to keep the skating oval open and fall in love along the way.

Sa2021-11-27Gott existiert, ihr Name ist PetrunyaGospod postoi, imeto i' e Petrunija | God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya (2019) Republic of Macedonia | Belgium | France | Croatia | Slovenia. Drama. Stars: Zorica Nusheva, Labina Mitevska, Stefan Vujisic. 1:34 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Slow, boring, vulgar. Stopped watching. FD.

Every January in a small town in North Macedonia, the high priest throws a cross into the local waters, while dozens of men charge for it. The one who finds the cross is believed to gain overall good fortune and prosperity. An unemployed single young woman Petrunija jumps into the water and catches the cross. In this conservative setting, her competitors feel they have every right to be furious: a woman dared to compete and achieve what they failed to succeed in. Petrunija insists that she is the winner and refuses to return the cross.

Sa2021-11-27Sechse kommen durch die ganze Welt(2014) Germany. TV movie. Family | Fantasy. Stars: Sebastian Bezzel, Rafael Gareisen, Laura Maria Heid. 0:59 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Chidren's movie. From the ARD fairy tale series "Sechs auf einen Streich". The fairy tale does not work very well as a comedy. FC.

Games- and gambling-obsessed king Wilbur is all but amused when his heiress daughter Ella agrees to wed street musician Jasper, who is flushed into the dungeon for subjects who didn't let the king win, witches and alleged criminals. Ella gets a forged letter claiming Jasper changed his mind, but he escapes and teams up with five other weird-gifted fellow outcasts: strong man Lukas, infallible shooter Benjamin, tornado-speedy Markus, plants witch Flora and frost-breathing Lisa. Jasper masquerades as a count to wager against the realm's never-beaten runner Theodor the princess' hand. The king keeps cheating, and his whole palace is equipped for it.

So2021-11-28Beale StreetIf Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Drama | Romance. Stars: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King. 1:55 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Very thin story without progress or continuity, but with interspersed long, meaningless, actionless scenes. Movie ends before the story ends. FD.

African-American teen sweethearts Fonny and Tish are ripped apart when Fonny is wrongly arrested for the rape of a Puerto Rican woman because of the machinations of a racist cop. While seeking justice for Fonny, a pregnant Tish relies on her Harlem community, including her sister, mother Sharon and future mother-in-law.

Mo2021-11-29Gemini Man(2019) USA | China. Action | Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller. Director: Ang Lee. Stars: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen. 1:57 h. Sound: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 English. Good action movie with a slice of sci-fi. Entertaining, but the story is not the best. SFB.

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.

Di2021-11-30Der Weihnachtswunsch des JahresProject Christmas Wish (2020) United States | Canada. TV movie. Drama | Family | Romance. Stars: Amanda Schull, Travis Van Winkle, Averie Peters. 1:22 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Very simple, very predictable standard recipe story. Good acting. FC.

In the town of Elmhurst, Lucy works for her best friend Joan at her home décor and design shop. But if Lucy is being honest, her heart is on her Christmas side job of organizing for the last ten years Project Christmas Wish, which she created, it which tries to grant the holiday related wishes of town residents as best it can. Why she is so invested in this endeavor is in her own Christmas wish being granted when she and her mother Joyce were going through some difficult times upon the passing of Joyce's husband/Lucy's father when Lucy was a child, and thus she truly believing in the power of wishes. Project Christmas Wish highlights one wish every year as a means to engage the community. The wish that Lucy plans to highlight this year after an impromptu declaration on the radio is for eight year old Max, recently moved to town and having trouble finding her place. Her wish: to have a Merry Christmas like she used to before her mother passed three years ago, Max's father, Lucas, who has not been able to get into the Christmas spirit since in missing his wife, Stephanie. Lucy making as public a declaration of highlighting Max's wish as the focus for the Project this year is before Lucy learns that Lucas had no idea that Max either had this wish or was going to make such a public declaration. Despite not wanting to be the focus of the town, Lucas feels that he has no other choice but to indulge Max in this very public granting of her wish. As Lucy goes about trying to make Max remember the joys of Christmas, especially with her mother no longer alive, Max decides to alter her wish in making it a Merry Christmas equally for her and for her father. In the process, Max may get that additional wish in Lucas and Lucy falling for each other. But a Merry Christmas this year may be in jeopardy if their mutual feelings are overtaken by both not yet being ready to open their hearts romantically, for Lucas in not wanting to forget Stephanie, and for Lucy in not wanting to be hurt again as was the case in the dissolution of her first marriage.

Fr2021-12-03Weihnachten in der Holly LaneChristmas on Holly Lane (2018) Canada. TV movie. Drama. Stars: Sarah Lancaster, Karen Holness, Gina Holden. 1:20 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. It is a Xmas family movie, but a bit more complex and realistic than most. FB.

Sarah, Riley, and Cat, three childhood friends with fond memories of Christmas at Sarah's house, come together as adults to save Sarah's home so they can have many more beautiful Christmases together.

Sa2021-12-04Eine Elfe zu WeihnachtenHelp for the Holidays (2012) TV movie. Drama | Family | Fantasy | Romance. Stars: Summer Glau, Eva LaRue, John Brotherton. 1:21 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Nice story, apart from a few loose, unresolved ends. Good actors, including the children. FB.

Sara Vancamp ('Eva LaRue') is a busy mom with no Christmas spirit. Christine (Summer Glau), an elf from Santa's village who wonders if there could be more to life than making toys in the North Pole, comes to the real world to help the VanCamp family, mom Sara (La Rue), dad Scott (Gauthier), and their two kids, re-discover Christmas spirit.

Mo2021-12-06Synchronic(2019) Drama | Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller. Stars: Anthony Mackie, Jamie Dornan, Katie Aselton. 1:42 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 7.1 English. Weird, thin, slow, very far-fetched story, partly illogical. SFD.

Two New Orleans paramedics' lives are ripped apart after they encounter a series of horrific deaths linked to a designer drug with bizarre, otherworldly effects.

Di2021-12-07Meine zauberhaften WeihnachtsschuheA Shoe Addict's Christmas (2018) United States? | Canada?. TV movie. Fantasy | Romance. Stars: Candace Cameron Bure, Luke Macfarlane, Jean Smart. 1:23 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Good story, not always well executed. Some good actors, particularly Jean Smart (Charlie, the guardian angel). FC.

Noelle, a holiday hater who toils in a department store in which she is accidentally locked on Christmas Eve. There, she meets a woman who identifies herself as Noelle's guardian angel and introduces her to several "ghosts" of Christmases past, present, and future.

Mi2021-12-08Weihnachten im Starlight CaféChristmas by Starlight (2020) TV movie. Drama | Romance. Stars: Kimberley Sustad, Paul Campbell, Darren Martens. 1:23 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Standard Xmas story, predictable. Poorly matched actors. FC.

William Holt is the heir-apparent to the top job at Chicago-based Holt Enterprises upon his father Jim Holt's imminent retirement. Will has coasted through life on his charm leaving others--such as his unofficial assistant Lyle--to clean up his messes. Reluctant to leave the company in Will's hands, Jim posts a position for a lawyer to shadow him and handle any messes of a legal nature. This is how Will meets lawyer Annie Park, who specializes in family law. While Will believes she came to the Holt building for the job, she actually came to confront him about Holt Enterprises tearing down the building where her adoptive parents, Gene and Pat Park, have long had their diner, the Starlight; they need to be out by the New Year, a few weeks away. Will strikes a deal with Annie: if she'll pretend to be his lawyer for a week, just as a body to show Jim, Will will stop the building demolition and associated evictions. In this lawyer role, Annie unexpectedly gets roped into organizing a high-end sit-down dinner Christmas fundraiser to get Will out of one of those legal messes, something at which she has no experience. Will is roped into helping her, and as they spend time together they start to fall for each other. What if Will is unable to fulfill his end of their original agreement?

Fr2021-12-10Schlafend ins GlückNo Sleep 'Til Christmas (2018) TV movie. Comedy | Romance. Stars: Odette Annable, Dave Annable, Charles Michael Davis. 1:21 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Hilarious, entertaining. Funny story. Good acting and directing. FA.

A bartender and a businesswoman find they only have one thing in common: insomnia.

So2021-12-12Radius(2017) Canada. Drama | Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller. Stars: Diego Klattenhoff, Charlotte Sullivan, Brett Donahue. 1:23 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Well made, very good acting and directing. But the story is extremely far-fetched, the underlying phenomenon is very hard to believe and never explained. The story is depressing. The ending is very frustrating and also very far-fetched. SFC.

Liam wakes from a car crash with no memory of who he is. As he makes his way into town to look for help, he finds only dead bodies, all with strange pale eyes. Liam's first assessment is that a virus is present in the air, but he soon discovers a horrible truth.

Mo2021-12-13Colossal(2016) Canada | United States | Spain | South Korea. Action | Adventure | Comedy | Drama | Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller. Stars: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell. 1:49 h. Sound: AAC 5.1 English. (Already rated SFB.)

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.

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Mr. ChristmasThe Perfect Christmas Present (2017) TV movie. Drama | Romance. Stars: Sam Page, Tara Holt, Sam Guinan-Nyhart. 1:21 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Unrealistic, concocted story, moderately entertaining. FC.

Tom is "Mr. Christmas," the guy who can find the perfect gift for that special someone. But when he agrees to help an old college buddy discover his girlfriend's Christmas wish, he ends up getting too close, and she ends up falling in love with him.

Do2021-12-16Ein Weihnachtsgeschenk des HimmelsGrounded for Christmas (2019) TV movie. Comedy | Romance. Stars: Julianna Guill, Corey Sevier, Cheryl Ladd. 1:22 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Nice, entertaining, but the story is simple and drawn-out. FC.

A winter storm grounds two pilots—Nina and Brady—for Christmas, leaving the two to spend the week at Nina's parents' house. While at one of their many holiday engagements, Nina and Brady pretend they're a couple after spotting her ex-boyfriend—and it doesn't end there.

Sa2021-12-18Schicksalhafte WeihnachtenOnce Upon a Christmas Miracle (2018) TV movie. Drama | Romance. Stars: Aimee Teegarden, Brett Dalton, Lolita Davidovich. 1:22 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Sentimental, but true story. Good acting. RA.

This holiday romance is based on the incredible story about organ donor Chris Dempsey and recipient Heather Krueger, who were brought into one another's lives by a transplant surgery that led to a miraculous romance.

So2021-12-19Eine Weihnachtsliebe zum FesthaltenPicture a Perfect Christmas (2019) TV movie. Drama | Romance. Stars: Merritt Patterson, Jon Cor, Luke Roessler. 1:22 h. Low resolution. Sound: 5.1 English. 2.0 German/deutsch. Simple, straight Xmas romance. Highly predictable tandard fare. FC.

Sophie is a successful photographer. When her boyfriend leaves for yet another assignment over Christmas and she hears that her grandmother has hurt her ankle she decides to spend her Christmas at her grandmother's. Next door to her grandmother lives David who desperately seeks a nanny for his nephew, Troy, that he's custodian to after Troy's parents died. Sophie offers to help out until he can solve the nanny problem as she has no assignments at the moment.

Di2021-12-21Weihnachten ahoi!USS Christmas (2020) TV movie. Romance. Stars: Jen Lilley, Trevor Donovan, Barbara Niven. 1:23 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Good story idea, but still too thin. FC.

Maddie, a reporter for a Norfolk newspaper, embarks on a Tiger Cruise during Christmastime where she meets a handsome naval officer and stumbles upon a mystery in the ship's archive room.

Do2021-12-23Wenn das fünfte Lichtlein brennt(2021) Germany. TV movie. Comedy. Stars: Henning Baum, Lisa Bitter, Meike Droste. 1:28 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Xmas movie of a different kind. FB.

Airport Santa Claus Thorsten's job usually ends before the presents are presented. This time, however, force majeure thwarted his plans: a snowstorm and the closure of the feeder road ensure that nobody can get out of the terminal on Christmas Eve. Thorsten and his Christkind colleague now have to ensure contemplation among those trapped. Not an easy undertaking, because the mood is not only extremely tense with your boss. There is a crisis between Sebastian and his pregnant girlfriend Anja anyway. By seeing his school friend Conrad again, Sebastian, who does not yet know anything about his fatherhood, begins to question the relationship. Meanwhile, the seriously ill pensioner Karl tries desperately to hide his dramatic situation from his wife over the festive season. While it continues to snow outside, two families are brewing more and more together. Helicopter mother Jette and husband Lars argue in front of their son. Meanwhile, Katharina uncovered an affair between her husband and his colleague. When the children of the two married couples are suddenly gone, the adults have to put their problems on the back burner. Only the "Christ Child" knows that this day is particularly difficult for Santa Claus Thorsten.

Sa2021-12-25Goldjungs(2021) Germany. TV movie. Drama | History. Stars: Tim Oliver Schultz, Waldemar Kobus, Michelle Barthel. 1:29 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Nice rendition of the events around 1974. Too close to a slapstick comedy in many parts. RB.

Cologne in the 70s. It could hardly be any better for Iwan Herstatt and his bank. Above all, a group of young foreign exchange traders ensures excellent balance sheets. It is no coincidence that they are called "golden boys". When Marie Breuer, who came from a humble background, got a job as a secretary in the bank thanks to the intercession of Irene Gerling—wife of Herstatt's financially strong childhood friend Hans Gerling—she entered a world that was new to her. At first Marie still had hopes that her boss Ferdinand von Broustin could have a serious romantic interest in her. That turns out to be a mistake, but she does not mourn long: She succumbs to the temptations of the golden boys—and especially the charm of her glamorous leader Mick Sommer. The only one who doesn't want to watch the goings-on with the golden boys is accountant Uwe Lennartz. Stunned, he observes how the speculations of the foreign exchange dealers are becoming more and more daring and simple employees of the bank employ ever larger sums. However, nobody wants to hear his warnings, not even bank director Herstatt. After all, Marie also participates in the speculation and not only takes her own money for it, but also all of her mother's savings. When the rate of the US dollar did not develop as the gold boys expected, hoped and bet because of the oil crisis, this had dramatic consequences. Herstatt's secretary Birgit Pütz lost 15 million marks in one fell swoop. Finally, accountant Lennartz informs the Federal Banking Supervisory Office. Its auditor gets down to work very quickly, but he does not penetrate the fraudulent system either. The processes in the respected private bank are becoming more and more absurd. Marie, however, keeps a cool head and sets everything in motion to save herself and her mother from financial ruin. The only question is: will it get ahead of the big crash?

So2021-12-26Der WeihnachtswalzerThe Christmas Waltz (2020) Canada | Ireland. TV movie. Drama | Family | Romance. 1:19 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. A typically predictable story, but still nice, with beautiful dance scenes. FB.

Avery, a Manhattan contract lawyer, has long dreamed of a fantasy Christmas wedding, something that her fiancé David has obliged despite their respective extremely busy work schedules. She also dreams of having an elegant first dance, ballroom which neither she or David know how to do. As such, especially as she is the type of person who needs to do things well or not do them at all, she wants to sign them up for a couple of waltz lessons. When with just over three weeks until the wedding David makes a unilateral decision that she sees as placing his career over her, Avery responds by breaking up with him. Remembering back to her childhood when she did take a few dance classes, with she further reminded by her parents that they pulled her from those classes in focusing on other activities at which she had greater aptitude, Avery ultimately decides to keep the ten waltz lessons up for which she signed her and David, she now going in solo under the tutelage of the dance school's owner, Roman. Despite the disaster of her first lesson leading to thoughts of quitting, she, with Roman's help, perseveres in part due to the two of them being tied together in a personal sense out of circumstance. In the process, the two make a human connection as Avery flourishes as a waltzer and changes as a person. As a romance between the two seems a possibility, that possibility is threatened as David reenters her life asking for her forgiveness in wanting their marriage plans to get back on track.

Di2021-12-28Beziehungsweise New YorkCasse-tête chinois (2013) France | United States | Belgium. Comedy | Drama | Romance. Stars: Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Cécile de France. 1:49 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Haphazard development of the meager story. Lots of chit-chat. No tension. No action. FC.

Xavier is now forty years old. So are Wendy, Isabelle and Martine. At forty you are supposed to be more mature and live a a steadier life than at twenty. But not Xavier. Well, to be fair, he has made some progress in the field of thoughtfulness (he has even become a writer) but as concerns his everyday life, it is far from well-ordered. To be totally honest it is not entirely Xavier's fault if his wife Wendy has suddenly left him for a new companion in New York and taken their two children with her. Realizing he can't stand living without them, Xavier decides to settle down in Big Apple in order to remain close to them. He finds a home in Chinatown and it does not take long before trouble comes his way.

Mi2021-12-29Die Eiskönigin 2Frozen II (2019) Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Musical. Stars: Kristen Bell (voice), Idina Menzel (voice), Josh Gad (voice). 1:43 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 7.1 English. Beautiful images, nice music, no consistent world or story, arbitrary, meaningless actions. AC.

Having harnessed her ever-growing power after lifting the dreadful curse of the eternal winter in Frozen (2013), the beautiful conjurer of snow and ice, Queen Elsa, now rules the peaceful kingdom of Arendelle, enjoying a happy life with her sister, Princess Anna. However, a melodious voice that only Elsa can hear keeps her awake, inviting her to the mystical enchanted forest that the sisters' father told them about a long time ago. Now, unable to block the thrilling call of the secret siren, Elsa, along with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven summons up the courage to follow the voice into the unknown, intent on finding answers in the perpetually misty realm in the woods. More and more, an inexplicable imbalance is hurting not only her kingdom but also the neighboring tribe of Northuldra. Can Queen Elsa put her legendary magical skills to good use to restore peace and stability?

Do2021-12-30Sherlock Holmes - Spiel im SchattenSherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) United States | United Kingdom. Action | Adventure | Mystery. Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris, Rachel McAdams. 1:55 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. How did they manage to enlist these good actors for such a trash movie? TD.

With Dr. John Watson about to marry and end their partnership, a disconsolate Sherlock Holmes occupies his time investigating the schemes of his archenemy, Professor James Moriarty. However, when Moriarty warns that he considers the Watsons a legitimate target for his retaliation against the detective, Holmes must save them and get John involved in one last case. To do so, they join the Roma lady Madam Simza Heron's quest to find her missing brother, Renee, who may be the key to defeating Moriarty. Together, the trio find themselves involved in a dangerous international conspiracy led by the Napoleon of Crime in which the fate of all of Europe hangs in the balance.

Sa2022-01-01Winter Castle - Romanze im EishotelWinter Castle (2019) Canada | United States. TV movie. Drama | Family | Romance. Stars: Emilie Ullerup, Kevin McGarry, Meghan Heffern. 1:21 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Poorly conceived, unsatisfying story. A stuttering romance and a distorted drama. FD.

Jenny is thrilled when her sister Meg, decides to have a destination wedding at an ice hotel. Her sister is just as excited to set Jenny up with the best man, Craig, a widowed (and apparently) single dad who she claims is "perfect" for Jenny. When Jenny arrives at the ice hotel it's even more magical than she had imagined. Jenny's hopes of romance are quickly dashed when she is introduced to Craig's "plus one," Lana who arrives in faux furs and slightly orange from too much self-tanner. Between their mutual excitement over their surroundings and their duties as bridesmaid and best man, Jenny and Craig find themselves constantly thrown together—making it hard for Jenny to ignore their obvious connection as they try everything offered from ice sculpting to dog sledding and even snow tubing. With the wedding just a day away, the cold Lana has been fending off all week takes hold and she returns to California. Before she leaves, Craig has an honest moment with her and admits he doesn't see a future with her. Jenny assumes she has lost the man of her dreams but maybe she doesn't know the whole story?

So2022-01-02Ca$h: Abgerechnet wird zum SchlussCa$h | Cash (2008) France. Comedy | Crime | Thriller. Stars: Jean Dujardin, Jean Reno, Valeria Golino. 1:36 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Weirdly concocted, extremely far-fetched, partly unintelligible story with a frustrating ending. TD.

After his brother is killed, Cash allies with a famous thief to pull of the biggest robbery in history.

Mo2022-01-03Star Wars - Episode IX: Der Aufstieg SkywalkersStar Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi. Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac. 2:22 h. Sound: AC-3 5.1 English. The world bends to the weird, thin story with endless fighting. Disney couldn't make a worthy next episode. SFC.

While the First Order continues to ravage the galaxy, Rey finalizes her training as a Jedi. But danger suddenly rises from the ashes as the evil Emperor Palpatine mysteriously returns from the dead. While working with Finn and Poe Dameron to fulfill a new mission, Rey will not only face Kylo Ren once more, but she will also finally discover the truth about her parents as well as a deadly secret that could determine her future and the fate of the ultimate final showdown that is to come.

Di2022-01-04An Inspector Calls(2015) United Kingdom. TV movie. Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller. Stars: David Thewlis, Lucy Chappell, Miranda Richardson. 1:26 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Remake of An Inspector Calls (1954) and An Inspector Calls (1982), all derived from a theater play by J.B. Priestley. Impressive, though unlikely story with an unintelligible ending. TC.

In 1912 pompous industrialist Arthur Birling, who has hopes of a knighthood, his superior wife Sybil and young son Eric are celebrating the engagement of daughter Sheila to eligible Gerald Croft when they are visited by blunt Inspector Goole. He tells them of the suicide of a young woman named Eva Smith and though they all claim not to have known her the inspector demonstrates that each in their own way contributed to her downfall, by having her dismissed from work or, in the young men's cases, having sexual relationships and then abandoning her. After Goole has left, the youngsters feel ashamed and the engagement is halted, but Arthur Birling, doubting the inspector's authority, rings the local police station. This is the prelude to a double shock which will lead to the family's humiliation and ruin.

Mi2022-01-05Barfuß ins GlückBarefoot (2014) Comedy | Drama | Romance. Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Scott Speedman, J.K. Simmons. 1:20 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. A modern derivative from the fairy tale Rapunzel. Sweet, funny, entertaining story. FA.

The "black sheep" son of a wealthy family meets a young psychiatric patient who's been raised in isolation her entire life. He takes the naive young woman home for his brother's wedding to convince his family that he's finally straightened out his life. She impresses the family with her genuine, if unstable charm. Along the way they fall into an improbable love.

Fr2022-01-07Die VorahnungPremonition (2007) Drama | Fantasy | Mystery | Thriller. Stars: Sandra Bullock, Julian McMahon, Amber Valletta. 1:34 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Another movie that is very well made, with wonderful actors, well directed, even with a promising story, but ending in a frustrating, destructive way. FD.

Middle-class couple Linda and Jim Hanson exist in a rut with their two daughters in their comfortable suburban home. One Thursday morning, the local sheriff informs Linda that Jim died in a car accident the day before. When she awakens the next morning, she finds Jim safe and sound at home; the morning after that she awakens to find him dead. She realizes that her days are out of order; her family and friends believe that she's insane.

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Der PalastThe Palace (2022) Germany | Poland. TV mini-series. 6 episodes. Drama | History. Stars: Jeanette Hain, Daniel Donskoy, Svenja Jung. 6 × 0:45 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Excellent, believable, spellbinding story. Excellent acting and directing. FA.

Set in the Friedrichstadt-Palast music hall in the late 1980s, follows twin sisters as they search for their roots.

Mi2022-01-12Ride like a Girl - Ihr größter TraumRide like a Girl (2019) Australia. Biography | Drama | Sport. Stars: Teresa Palmer, Sam Neill, Brooke Satchwell. 1:30 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. True story, honestly and impressively enacted. RA.

The story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.

Fr2022-01-14Like Crazy(2011) Drama | Romance. Stars: Felicity Jones, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence. 1:23 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Starts out as a promising romance, but then gradually becomes boring and finally frustrating and depressing. Movie ends before the story ends. FD.

Anna and Jacob fall instantly in love when they meet as students at an L.A. university. But Anna is British and when graduation approaches, Anna decides to stay and violate her student visa rather than returning to England. After a visit home, she is then unable to return to the United States. While fighting customs and immigration battles, Anna and Jacob must decide if their relationship is worth the distance and the hardship.

So2022-01-16Das kalte HerzThe Cold Heart (2014) Germany. Family | Fantasy. Stars: Rafael Gareisen, Laura Louisa Garde, Thomas Thieme. 1:22 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Good fairy-tale story, well told. FB.

Peter and Lisbeth are two young but unfortunate lovers living in a rigid rural community in the Black Forest. She comes from a wealthy family of glassblowers; he is a poor coal worker on the lower end of society. To become rich and respected, Peter makes a pact with a devil named Dutch Michael, who rips out his heart and replaces it with a stone. Robbed of all warmth and feeling, Peter becomes a cold-hearted go-getter who rapidly achieves his goals. Ruthlessly he strives for money and power. But Lisbeth no longer recognizes Peter as the man she once loved and turns against him. There is only one way for him to put things straight: Peter must get his heart back.

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The Expanse (S06)(2020) Canada | United States. TV series. Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi. Stars: Steven Strait, Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatham. 0:52 h, S05E10 0:56 h. Sound: 5.1 English.

Two hundred years from now, the solar system's been colonized, and police detective, Josephus Miller's given the assignment of finding a missing woman. Meanwhile, an officer of an ice freighter sees what appears to be an unprovoked attack upon the ship, by a craft from Mars. As news of the attack spreads, the incident's repercussions threaten to destabilize an already tenuous relations between Earth, Mars and the asteroid belt.

Di2022-01-18Das kalte HerzHeart of Stone (2016) Germany. Adventure | Drama | Fantasy. Stars: Frederick Lau, Henriette Confurius, David Schütter. 1:52 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Fuzzy, unclear story, too much meaningless mystery. Poor choice of protagonist actor. Missed potential. FC.

Peter and Lisbeth are two young but unfortunate lovers living in a rigid rural community in the Black Forest. She comes from a wealthy family of glassblowers; he is a poor coal worker on the lower end of society. To become rich and respected, Peter makes a pact with a devil named Dutch Michael, who rips out his heart and replaces it with a stone. Robbed of all warmth and feeling, Peter becomes a cold-hearted go-getter who rapidly achieves his goals. Ruthlessly he strives for money and power. But Lisbeth no longer recognizes Peter as the man she once loved and turns against him. There is only one way for him to put things straight: Peter must get his heart back.

Do2022-01-20Dredd(2012) United Kingdom | South Africa. Action | Crime | Sci-Fi. Stars: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey. 1:22 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. A remake of the early superman idea. Simple story. SFC.

The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One—a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called "Judges" who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge—a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of "Slo-Mo" experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed. During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson, a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation. A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture—a 200 storey vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma and her ruthless clan. When they capture one of the clan's inner circle, Ma-Ma overtakes the compound's control center and wages a dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire. With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival.

Fr2022-01-21Das schweigende KlassenzimmerThe Silent Revolution (2018) Germany. Drama | History. Stars: Leonard Scheicher, Tom Gramenz, Lena Klenke. 1:47 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Good and truthful rendition of an interesting, true story from 1956, the early time of the GDR/DDR. RA.

An entire classroom of twelfth graders in the Communist-controlled German Democratic Republic is traumatized when they discover what is really happening during the Hungarian Uprising of 1956. This forbidden information brings them into conflict with the school and government authorities, and only by sticking together can they save one or all members of the class from persecution. Family ties are also called into question.

So2022-01-23Red Sparrow - Der LockvogelRed Sparrow (2018) Action | Drama | Thriller. Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts. 2:08 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Unrealistic story, laced with sex and extreme brutality. Jennifer Lawrence plays her role perfectly, but cannot salvage the poor movie. Movie ends before the story ends. TC.

A young Russian intelligence officer is assigned to seduce a first-tour CIA agent who handles the CIA's most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young officers collide in a charged atmosphere of trade-craft, deception, and inevitably forbidden passion that threatens not just their lives but the lives of others as well.

Di2022-01-25Yuli(2018) Spain | Cuba | United Kingdom | Germany. Biography | Drama | History | Music. Stars: Carlos Acosta, Santiago Alfonso, Keyvin Martínez. 1:45 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Carlos Acosta plays himself in this true, biographic story. RB.

Yuli is the nickname given to Carlos Acosta by his father, Pedro, who considers him the son of Ogun, an African god and a fighter. As a child Yuli avoids discipline and education, learning from the streets of an impoverished and abandoned Havana. His father, however, has other ideas, and knowing that his son has a natural talent for dance, sends him to the National Ballet School of Cuba. Despite his repeated escapes and initial poor behavior, the boy is inevitably drawn to the world of dance, and begins to shape his legendary career from a young age, becoming the first black dancer to be cast in some of the most prestigious ballet roles, originally written for white dancers, in companies such as the Houston Ballet or the Royal Ballet in London.

Fr2022-01-28Vivarium(2019) Ireland | Belgium | Denmark | Canada. Comedy | Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi. Stars: Imogen Poots, Danielle Ryan, Molly McCann. 1:39 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 5.1 English. Utterly idiotic, disgusting, entirely meaningless, very slow, and boring. SFD.

A young couple is thinking about buying their starter home. And to this end, they visit a real estate agency where they are received by a strange sales agent, who accompanies them to a new, mysterious, peculiar housing development to show them a single-family home. There they get trapped in a surreal, maze-like nightmare.

Sa2022-01-29Uncut Gems(2019) Crime | Drama | Thriller. Stars: Adam Sandler, Julia Fox, Idina Menzel. 2:15 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 5.1 English (non-default). Watch a very stupid person stumble into his end. SPDST. TD.

Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler) is a once successful New York gems dealer whose gambling addiction has left his family and career in shambles, and him hundreds of thousands in debt. Always looking for the next big bet, Howard thinks he finally hit it big when he discovers a rare uncut rock of Ethiopian gems, with a very interested high-profile buyer. But the closer Howard gets to finally winning big, the more he is forced to realize he can't keep running from the consequences of his actions.

Su2022-01-30Knives Out(2019) Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller. Stars: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas. 2:10 h. Sound: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 English (non-default). (Already rated TB.)

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's disfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death.

Di2022-02-01Ford v Ferrari(2019) Action | Biography | Drama | Sport. Stars: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal. 2:33 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 7.1 English (non-default). A true story about the Le Mans car races in the 1960s. Historically interesting and highly entertaining, but a bit overdramatized and short of hard facts and details. RB.

As Enzo Ferrari's fast Rosso-Corsa racing cars dominate the mid-1960s motorsport world, the American car designer, Carroll Shelby, is forced to retire after winning the demanding 1959 '24 Hours of Le Mans' endurance race. But, before long, an unexpected proposition by the Vice President of Henry Ford's motor company, Lee Iacocca, will offer an opportunity to beat the Italians at their own game. Now, under those pressing circumstances, the British sports car driver and racing engineer, Ken Miles, reluctantly agrees to lend a hand and improve the firm's image, as Ford's race team has less than ninety days to rewrite history. As a result, the non-conformist duo comes up with the mighty Ford GT40 Mk I high-performance racing car. Can Shelby and Miles break Ferrari's streak?

Mi2022-02-02Killer's BodyguardThe Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) United States | Hong Kong | Bulgaria | Netherlands | Canada | United Kingdom | France. Action | Comedy | Crime | Thriller. Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman. 1:44 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Trying to be funny and entertaining, but very unrealistic action with lots of blood and gun deaths. Hardly worth watching. TD.

With his reputation in tatters after the painfully unsuccessful delivery of a distinguished Japanese client, the former triple-A protection agent, Michael Bryce, is now reduced to a mere second-class bodyguard for hire, two years after the disgraceful incident. Under those circumstances, Bryce would do anything to prove his worth, and, before long, he accepts an offer from Interpol to escort the international assassin, Darius Kincaid, from Manchester to the Hague. The task seems simple: Bryce needs to transport him from point A to point B; nevertheless, the trip to the Netherlands is long and hazardous, and Kincaid--as the only one with the guts and enough hard evidence to testify against a tyrannical Belarusian dictator--is an obvious target. Undoubtedly, it's a tough job, as the mismatched duo will have to put aside their grudges, and race against the clock in a non-stop concerto for bullets. Can the hitman's bodyguard carry through the most important mission in his career?

Do2022-02-03Vergiftete WahrheitDark Waters (2019) Biography | Drama | History | Thriller. Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins. 2:07 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 5.1 English (non-default). A dark and depressing, but true story about a recent environmental scandal involving the DuPont company. RA.

A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against a chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution.

Fr2022-02-04A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood(2019) China | United States. Biography | Drama. Stars: Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Chris Cooper. 1:49 h. Sound: DTS 5.1 English. Slow, uninteresting, unresolved, lacking information. RC.

Two-time Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America's most beloved neighbor.

Di2022-02-08Lebe lieber ungewöhnlichA Life Less Ordinary (1997) United Kingdom | United States. Comedy | Crime | Fantasy | Romance. Stars: Cameron Diaz, Ewan McGregor, Holly Hunter. 1:36 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Trying to be funny. Not always succeeding. FC.

Ewan McGregor stars as a cleaning man in Los Angeles, who takes his boss' daughter hostage after being fired and replaced by a robot. Two angels, who are in charge of human relationships on Earth, offer some unsolicited help to bring this unlikely couple together.

Mi2022-02-09Mad Max(1979) Australia. Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller. Stars: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne. 1:27 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Revenge thriller. Showing age. TC.

Taking place in a dystopian Australia in the near future, Mad Max tells the story of a highway patrolman cruising the squalid back roads that have become the breeding ground of criminals foraging for gasoline and scraps. After some grisly events at the hands of a motorcycle gang, Max sets out across the barren wastelands in search of revenge.

Fr2022-02-11Die unheimliche Leichtigkeit der Revolution(2021) Germany. TV movie. Biography | Drama | History. Stars: Janina Fautz, Ferdinand Lehmann, Inka Friedrich. 1:29 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. True story, realistically and convincingly played out. Very good acting, particularly by Janina Fautz as the protagonist. RA.

19-year-old Franka Blankenstein grew up as a child of systematic parents in Leipzig. By chance she met the geriatric nurse Stefan Clausnitz and thus found her way into an environmental group that, under the protection of the church, campaigns against the destruction of nature and the air pollution in the region. Franka is fascinated by the cohesion of the group that lives in an old demolished house. Actions are planned there, heated discussions are held, but also lived, loved and celebrated—under constant observation by the Stasi. When the group, to which Franka finally belongs, dares to leave the church and protest in public, their movement becomes political. Young people demand the basic rights of democracy and risk their freedom in the process.

Sa2022-02-12Flüstern 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. Showing age. Showing Japanese culture from the angle of teenagers and young adults. Shows episodes, but not much in the way of a coherent story. Movie ends before the story ends. AC.

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.

So2022-02-13AlexanderAlexander Revisited: The Final Cut (2004) United States | United Kingdom | Germany | Netherlands | France | Italy | Morocco | Thailand. Action | Biography | Drama | History | War. Stars: Colin Farrell, Anthony Hopkins, Rosario Dawson. 2:38 h. Low resolution. 2.0 German/deutsch. Starts out well, but then gets worse and worse. HRC.

Conquering ninety percent of the known world by the age of twenty-five, Alexander the Great (Colin Farrell) led his armies through twenty-two thousand miles of sieges and conquests in just eight years. Coming out of tiny Macedonia, Alexander led his armies against the mighty Persian Empire, drove west to Egypt, and finally made his way east to India. This movie concentrated on those eight years of battles, as well as his relationship with his boyhood friend and battle mate, Hephaistion (Jared Leto). Alexander died young, of illness, at the age of thirty-two. Alexander's conquests paved the way for the spread of Greek culture (facilitating the spread of Christianity centuries later), and removed many of the obstacles that might have prevented the expansion of the Roman Empire. In other words, the world we know today might never have been if not for Alexander's bloody, yet unifying, conquest.

Sa2022-02-19ParasiteGisaengchung (2019) South Korea. Comedy | Drama | Thriller. Stars: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Cho. 2:03 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Funny, entertaining, but the story does not lead anywhere. FB.

The Kims—mother and father Chung-sook and Ki-taek, and their young adult offspring, son Ki-woo and daughter Ki-jung—are a poor family living in a shabby and cramped half basement apartment in a busy lower working class commercial district of Seoul. Without even knowing it, they, especially Mr. and Mrs. Kim, literally smell of poverty. Often as a collective, they perpetrate minor scams to get by, and even when they have jobs, they do the minimum work required. Ki-woo is the one who has dreams of getting out of poverty by one day going to university. Despite not having that university education, Ki-woo is chosen by his university student friend Min, who is leaving to go to school, to take over his tutoring job to Park Da-hye, who Min plans to date once he returns to Seoul and she herself is in university. The Parks are a wealthy family who for four years have lived in their modernistic house designed by and the former residence of famed architect Namgoong. While Mr. and Mrs. Park are all about status, Mrs. Park has a flighty, simpleminded mentality and temperament, which Min tells Ki-woo to feel comfortable in lying to her about his education to get the job. In getting the job, Ki-woo further learns that Mrs. Park is looking for an art therapist for the Parks' adolescent son, Da-song, Ki-woo quickly recommending his professional art therapist friend "Jessica", really Ki-jung who he knows can pull off the scam in being the easiest liar of the four Kims. In Ki-woo also falling for Da-hye, he begins to envision himself in that house, and thus the Kims as a collective start a plan for all the Kims, like Ki-jung using assumed names, to replace existing servants in the Parks' employ in orchestrating reasons for them to be fired. The most difficult to get rid of may be Moon-gwang, the Parks' housekeeper who literally came with the house—she was Namgoong's housekeeper when he lived there—and thus knows all the little nooks and crannies of it better than the Parks themselves. The question then becomes how far the Kims can take this scam in their quest to become their version of the Parks.

Mo2022-02-21Foundation (S01)(2021) Drama | Sci-Fi. Stars: Lou Llobell, Jared Harris, Lee Pace. Length varying, approx. 1:00 h. Sound: AC-3 5.1 English. Reasonably good, but does not represent the books. SFB.

Based on the "Foundation" book series by Isaac Asimov. Far in the future, The Empire is about to face a reckoning unlike anything else it's faced before: several Millenia of chaos has been predicted by the galaxy's leading psycho-historian: Hari Seldon. But can The Empire offset the disaster before it begins?

Di2022-02-22Little Women(2019) Drama | Romance. Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh. 2:15 h. Sound: AC-3 5.1 English. The story of four daughters in the years after the American Civil War. It spends much time on not always interesting everyday life, but the happy end is nice. So are the famously good actresses. HFB.

In the years after the Civil War, Jo March (Saoirse Ronan) lives in New York City and makes her living as a writer, while her sister Amy March (Florence Pugh) studies painting in Paris. Amy has a chance encounter with Theodore "Laurie" Laurence (Timothée Chalamet), a childhood crush who proposed to Jo, but was ultimately rejected. Their oldest sibling, Meg March (Emma Watson), is married to a schoolteacher, while shy sister Beth (Eliza Scanlen) develops a devastating illness that brings the family back together.

Mi2022-02-23Greenland(2020) United States | United Kingdom. Action | Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller. Stars: Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin, Roger Dale Floyd. 1:59 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 5.1 English non-default. Thrilling, impressive, partly interesting. Concentrates too much on the arbitrary movements of one family and too little on the actual catastrophe and the preparations to restore civilization. SFB.

A family fights for survival as a planet-killing comet races to Earth. John Garrity (Gerard Butler), his estranged wife Allison (Morena Baccarin), and young son Nathan make a perilous journey to their only hope for sanctuary. Amid terrifying news accounts of cities around the world being leveled by the comet's fragments, the Garritys experience the best and worst in humanity while they battle the increasing panic and lawlessness surrounding them. As the countdown to global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.

Do2022-02-24Dream Horse(2020) United Kingdom. Biography | Comedy | Drama | Sport. Stars: Toni Collette, Owen Teale, Alan David. 1:54 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 5.1 English. | AC-3 5.1 English (non-default). Very nice rendition of the true story of a village group of hobby horse breeders. Entertaining and enjoyable. RA.

The film tells the inspiring true story of Dream Alliance, an unlikely race horse bred by small town Welsh bartender Jan Vokes (Academy Award® nominee Toni Collette). With very little money and no experience, Jan convinces her neighbors to chip in their meager earnings to help raise Dream in the hopes he can compete with the racing elites. The group's investment pays off as Dream rises through the ranks with grit and determination and goes on to race in the Welsh Grand National, showing the heart of a true champion.

Sa2022-02-26Promising Young Woman(2020) United Kingdom | United States. Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller. Stars: Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie. 1:53 h. Sound: AAC LC 7.1 English. Sad, gripping story about a young woman taking revenge in an all too effective way. TA.

Pushing thirty, and defined by a hideous crime involving her bosom friend, Nina, emotionally scarred medical school dropout, Cassie, knows firsthand that some wounds never heal. Leading an uneventful existence, still living with her parents, waiting tables at a cheap coffee shop to earn a living, Cassie has found the perfect way to deal with the painful past. Dressed to kill, at night, Cassie frequents the local bars and nightclubs, pretending to be dead-drunk, utterly helpless and vulnerable. And, every week, lethally beautiful Cassie is on the prowl for all sorts of nocturnal predators and other wolves in sheep's clothing, who are unaware that, sometimes, the hunter can become the prey. Then, Ryan, a kindly and caring old classmate who is the bee's knees, enters the picture, and just like that, Cassie wants out. However, everybody knows that breaking bad habits is easier said than done. Could Ryan be the one?

So2022-02-27Jungle Cruise(2021) Action | Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy. Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramírez. 2:07 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 7.1 English (non-default) | AC-3 5.1 English (default). Very entertaining, funny, and eye-catchingly beautiful. Very nice background music score too. FA.

1916. Dreaming about saving countless lives and having another adventure, the feisty English feminist and doctor of botany, Dr Lily Houghton, embarks on a peril-laden mission to change the world. Along with her fashionable brother, MacGregor, Dr Houghton enlists the help of the arrogant, wisecracking riverboat skipper, Captain Frank Wolff, to guide them through the serpentine Amazon River in La Quila, his swift wooden boat. Now, as the intrepid trio ventures deeper and deeper into the heart of an impenetrable green maze, searching for something that cannot be found, a centuries-old curse and the ruthless aristocrat, Prince Joachim, threaten to put an end to their ambitious plans. And, sooner or later, the jungle always wins. Is it true that the Spanish conquistador, Don Aguirre, was lost in the same God-forsaken part of the world?

Mo2022-02-28Dune (2021)Dune: Part One (2021) United States | Canada. Action | Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi. Music: Hans Zimmer. Stars: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya. 2:35 h. Sound: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 English. Epic, partly slow and impressionistic. Still a great, impressive movie. SFA.

A mythic and emotionally charged hero's journey, "Dune" tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet's exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence-a commodity capable of unlocking humanity's greatest potential-only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

Mi2022-03-02Barry Seal - Only in AmericaAmerican Made (2017) United States | Japan | Colombia. Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama. Stars: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright. 1:42 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Interesting, funny, but straying too far from the true story. TB.

Barry Seal was just an ordinary pilot who worked for TWA before he was recruited by the CIA in 1978. His work in South America eventually caught the eye of the Medellín Cartel, associated with Pablo Escobar, who needed a man with his skill set. Barry became a drug trafficker, gun smuggler and money launderer. Soon acquiring the title, 'The gringo that always delivers'.

Fr2022-03-04Die Prinzessin mit dem goldenen SternPrincezna se zlatou hvezdou | The Princess with the Golden Star (1959) Czechoslovakia. Family | Fantasy | Romance. Stars: Marie Kyselková, Frantisek Smolík, Martin Ruzek. 1:15 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Children's movie. Not bad for a movie of this age. FB.

Princess Lada, with her golden star on the forehead, should marry. However, she doesn't like her wannabe-husband. And neither does anyone else—because it is evil king Kazisvět (Destroyer). He has fulfilled all the seemingly impossible tasks to deserve her, now he threatens her country with war if she does not marry him. The wise nanny cannot bear watching her suffer and helps her to escape. Princess Lada travels around, dressed in a mice fur coat with a big cape—just to avoid being recognized for her golden hair and golden star.

She comes to the sunny kingdom of prince Radovan and becomes the cook's helper in the castle kitchen. She still wears her mice fur all the time, so no one could recognize her.

Once she secretly goes to the ball, where prince is supposed to choose her future wife. He turns down several offers, but falls in love with the mysterious lady that no one knows—it's her, of course. They exchange rings, but Lada escapes and hides again in the kitchen. Once the breakfast is prepared, she accidentally drops the ring into the soup. Th king calls the whole kitchen staff to his mansions and recognizes Lada almost immediately.

He proposes to her, but she refuses sadly, saying she is supposed to marry king Destroyer. As it happens, king Destroyer is being announced entering. He threatens Radovan with war, if he does not surrender Lada. She comes to him, dressed in her mice furs, and he refuses to admit that he knows her. Then Radovan takes off her coat and everyone recognizes her immediately.

Radovan then forces Destroyer out of the country, the old cook is excused for treating her like a servant, and gets his medal for being a great servant himself. Of course, the happy end follows. Lada and Radovan get married and probably still live happily.

Sa2022-03-05Bombshell - Das Ende des SchweigensBombshell (2019) Canada | United States. Biography | Drama. Stars: Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie. 1:40 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Interesting true story, excellent acting. RA.

When Gretchen Carlson slaps Fox News founder Roger Ailes with a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment, not a soul could predict what would happen next. Her decision leads to Fox News correspondent Megyn Kelly coming forward with her own story, as well as multiple other women, inciting a movement that reverberates around the world.

Mo2022-03-07Star Trek: Picard(2020) TV series. Action | Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi. Stars: Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Isa Briones. Ca. 0.43 h. Sound: AC-3 5.1 English. (SF? so far, final ranking comes later.)

At the end of the 24th Century, and 14 years after his retirement from Starfleet, Jean-Luc Picard is living a quiet life on his vineyard, Chateau Picard. When he is sought out by a mysterious young woman, Dahj, in need of his help, he soon realizes she may have personal connections to his own past.

Do2022-03-10Tanze Tango mit mir(2021) Germany. TV movie. Drama | Music. Stars: Michael A. Grimm, Eva Meckbach, Gaby Dohm. 1:29 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Nice, funny, entertaining and thought-provoking story. FA.

After recovering from a heart attack, Frank is discharged from the hospital with the doctor's advice to avoid excessive physical exertion in the future. A tango dance group is rehearsing in the theater where Frank works as a porter. In the seclusion of the porter's lodge, Frank takes his first tango steps and develops an unprecedented fascination for this art of dance. Smiled at by his friends, he hides his new passion from his wife Kathrin and daughter Paula and takes lessons from the tango teacher Maresa, who despite his corpulence is more and more enthusiastic about tango. When Kathrin finds out that Frank is "wasting himself" on dancing tango, regardless of his poor health, putting his family duties on the back burner and ultimately risking his life, Frank has to leave their apartment and temporarily move in with the exhausting mother-in-law Ingrid. Frank will not give up his passion anymore and the family has to choose.

So2022-03-13The Green Knight(2021) Ireland | Canada | United States. Adventure | Drama | Fantasy. Stars: Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton. 2:10 h. Sound: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 English. An endless chain of incoherent, depressing, disgusting scenes. No story. Joy does not exist. FD.

An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, "The Green Knight" tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur's reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger and tester of men. Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves, and schemers in what becomes a deeper journey to define his character and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom by facing the ultimate challenger. From visionary filmmaker David Lowery comes a fresh and bold spin on a classic tale from the knights of the round table.

Mo2022-03-14Star Trek: Picard(2020) TV series. Action | Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi. Stars: Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Isa Briones. Ca. 0.43 h. Sound: AC-3 5.1 English. (SF? so far, final ranking comes later.)

At the end of the 24th Century, and 14 years after his retirement from Starfleet, Jean-Luc Picard is living a quiet life on his vineyard, Chateau Picard. When he is sought out by a mysterious young woman, Dahj, in need of his help, he soon realizes she may have personal connections to his own past.

Di2022-03-15Die Geschichte von der Gänseprinzessin und ihrem treuen Pferd Falada(1989) East Germany. Family | Fantasy. Stars: Dana Morávková, Michaela Kuklová, Eberhard Mellies. 1:19 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

Princess Aurinia embarks on a journey to seal the union of two kingdoms. The evil Princess Liesa forces Aurinia to change roles. Because of Liesa's cruel nature, the promised Prince Aurinas notices the ambush. Liesa is punished and Aurinia celebrates wedding with Ivo.

Do2022-03-17Chaos Walking(2021) United States | Canada | Hong Kong | Luxembourg. Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi. Stars: Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley, Demián Bichir. 1:49 h. Sound: AAC 5.1 English. The story is a bit thin and simple, a bit weird and far-fetched, but not altogether bad. It is like a fantasy story embedded in a sci-fi frame. SFB.

In the not-too-distant future, Todd Hewitt (Tom Holland) discovers Viola (Daisy Ridley), a mysterious girl who crash lands on his planet, where all the women have disappeared and the men are afflicted by "the Noise"—a force that puts all their thoughts on display. In this dangerous landscape, Viola's life is threatened—and as Todd vows to protect her, he will have to discover his own inner power and unlock the planet's dark secrets. From the director of The Bourne Identity and Edge of Tomorrow and based on the best-selling novel The Knife of Never Letting Go, Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland star with Mads Mikkelsen, Demián Bichir, Cynthia Erivo, Nick Jonas, Kurt Sutter, and David Oyelowo in Chaos Walking.

So2022-03-20Stowaway(2021) Germany | United States | United Kingdom. Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller. Stars: Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim, Shamier Anderson. 1:56 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 5.1 English. The spaceship scenery is impressive, the acting is good, but the story is merely depressing. A feel-bad movie. SFC.

The crew of a spaceship headed to Mars discovers an accidental stowaway shortly after takeoff. Too far from Earth to turn back and with resources quickly dwindling, the ship's medical researcher emerges as the only dissenting voice against the group consensus that has already decided in favor of a grim outcome.

Mo2022-03-21Resident Evil: The Final Chapter(2016) Germany | Canada. Action | Adventure | Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller. Stars: Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Ali Larter. 1:33 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Mary Sue, here Alice, relentlessly fights monsters. A few good ideas pop up toward the end, but are never developed. SFD.

Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began—The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.

Mi2022-03-30Verunsichert - Alles Gute für die Zukunft(2020) Germany. TV movie. Drama. Stars: Henny Reents, Karoline Bär, Steve Windolf. 1:29 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. The more or less true story of an insurance employee turned attorney to fight insurance misbehavior. An amazingly well-made movie in every respect. RA.

The lawyer Franziska Schlüter works for the Aescuria insurance and is responsible for processing applications for disbursement of occupational disability policies. The company policy provides as a guideline to prevent the approval as far as possible. When the widow of a victim, who committed suicide after being rejected, storms the office to loudly accuse these machinations, Franziska begins to doubt the correctness of her work and to rethink. She quits and works as a freelance lawyer to help injured parties legally to get their rights. First she deals with the case of a family in the neighborhood. The father has been in a wheelchair since an accident. However, the Strelaus have not yet seen any money from the insurance company. Initially not taken seriously by colleagues, the shy woman takes on the fight against the health insurance system and has to fight against resistance and above all with her own self-doubt.

Do2022-03-31Victoria & Abdul(2017) United Kingdom | United States. Biography | Drama | History. Stars: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith. 1:39 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. The movie drifted a bit too far into comedy style; not good for a true story. Still interesting and entertaining. RB.

Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal) arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's (Dame Judi Dench's) golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the Queen. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.

Di2022-04-05Prof. Wall im Bordell(2019) Germany. TV movie. Drama. Stars: Emanuel Bettencourt, David Bredin, Petra Kleinert. 1:24 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Good idea, but a bit too far-fetched. Very low budget. FB.

Professor Wall visits a former student in the brothel with an unusual intention: he wants to persuade the prostitute Aurelie to resume her studies. However, she shows little interest in his care and lets him appear first. After all, Aurelie threw everything because the law professor humiliated her in a lecture before the whole seminar. She only gets involved in the conversation because Astrid has already been paid for the time with the strict boss. If Wall really wants to know why she got lost in a lecture about the tragic case of a bank robber, then everything has to run according to her rules of the game. Soon it is no longer the professor who asks the questions, but his former student, who interrogates him with hard bandages. He would like to move the conversation back to familiar territory: an office hour at the university. However, Aurelie wants to finish something that she has been carrying with her for a long time. What Wall learns from the young woman makes him doubt a lot—including himself.

Do2022-04-07Der Junge und die WildgänseDonne-moi des ailes | Spread Your Wings (2019) France | Norway. Adventure | Drama | Family. Stars: Jean-Paul Rouve, Mélanie Doutey, Louis Vazquez. 1:43 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Nice family movie with a few weaknesses. RB.

Based on the real story of Christian, a specialist on wild goose migrations, and the adventure he and his son embarked.

So2022-04-17Barney's Version(2010) Italy | Canada. Comedy | Drama. Stars: Paul Giamatti, Rosamund Pike, Jake Hoffman. 2:01 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Boring. SPDST. Stopped watching. FD.

Take a ride through the life and memories of Barney Panofsky, a hard-drinking, cigar-smoking, foulmouthed 65-year old hockey fanatic and television producer, as he reflects on his life's successes and (numerous) gaffes and failures as the final chapters of his own existence come sharply into focus.

So2022-04-17Der unsichtbare GastContratiempo | The Invisible Guest (2016) Spain. TV movie. Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller. Stars: Mario Casas, Ana Wagener, Jose Coronado. 1:37 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Highly artificial, unintzeresting story. Stopped watching. TD.

Adrián Doria, a wealthy businessman named Man of the Year due to his high-tech company and his trade agreements with the Asian market, meets Virginia Goodman, a veteran lawyer expert in witness preparation and judicial declaration, recommended by Adrián's lawyer Felix Leiva in order to create a credible defense. Arrested by the police in a mountain hotel room with the corpse of his lover at his side, photographer Laura Vidal, Adrián talks Virginia about the crime and his relationship with Laura, revealing that both suffered a car crash where a man called Daniel Garrido died, and how Laura manipulated Adrián to avoid the jail by Daniel's death. At the same time that Félix is looking for a clue that it could change the course of the events, Virginia and Adrián keep talking about the case but her, unconvinced of the Adrián's testimony, forces him to clear the dark points of his history, in a puzzle where the truth and the lie are easily exchangeable.

Di2022-04-19Tristan + IsoldeTristan & Isolde (2006) United States | United Kingdom | Germany | Czech Republic. Action | Drama | Romance | War. Director: Kevin Reynolds. Stars: James Franco, Sophia Myles, Rufus Sewell. 1:54 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Great story, great movie. HFA.

An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne and the princess of the feuding Irish spells doom for the young lovers.

So2022-04-24Die Frau aus BrestLa fille de Brest | 150 Milligrams (2016) France. Biography | Drama. Stars: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Benoît Magimel, Charlotte Laemmel. 2:01 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Realistic, believable, and gripping depiction of a true story. RA.

Irène Frachon, a doctor who lives in the Breton town of Brest, dares to stand up to the French health and pharmaceutical industry, helping to uncover the media scandal surrounding the commercialization of a controversial medicine whose side effects have caused the death of hundreds of people.

Mo2022-04-25Star Trek: Picard(2020) TV series. Action | Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi. Stars: Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Isa Briones. Ca. 0.43 h. Sound: AC-3 5.1 English. (SF? so far, final ranking comes later.)

At the end of the 24th Century, and 14 years after his retirement from Starfleet, Jean-Luc Picard is living a quiet life on his vineyard, Chateau Picard. When he is sought out by a mysterious young woman, Dahj, in need of his help, he soon realizes she may have personal connections to his own past.

Di2022-04-26Amundsen(2019) Norway | Sweden | Czech Republic. Adventure | Biography | Drama | History. Stars: Pål Sverre Hagen, Christian Rubeck, Katherine Waterston. 1:56 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Impressive, complete biography of Roald Amundsen. RA.

Norway, 1926. After he read a newspaper about Roald Amundsen's missing in the North Pole, his brother Leon leaves his house to walk to the next door Roald's house, to await news. Taking him wrongly as a thief, Leon is hit by Bess Brigads, Roald's younger love interest. Introducing each other, Bess learns by Leon about a child Roald Amundsen, who rose with a happy family with his parents and other three brothers fascinated by North and South Pole, after the unknown and uncharted lands due to the extreme conditions of survival by the so much below zero temperatures. When their father died during one of his usual sea voyages and their mother died by disease a little time later, Roald and Leon strengthened his bonds caring each other in their wish to be the first men to arrive North Pole, where Roald would be the explorer and Leon the financier to get a team and the enough money for the travel. But in 1908 Frederick Cook's claiming to have arrived North Pole force them to change the plans: Roald proposes to arrive South Pole, starting an unwitting race against English explorer Robert Falcon Scott, who wants the same achievement for the British Empire. When in 1912 Roald wins the race and Scott dies during the travelling by freeze, Roald is turned a hero for Norway but object of an open despise by Geographical Society of London during a dinner celebrated in his honor. Forced by a previous promise to make a travel by the Bering Strait to study Arctic ocean streams, Roald's five years travel turns in a seven years travel aboard the ship Maud, changing his character by the long-time of isolation and the unexpected meeting with a tribe of Inuits, whose arrive Maud asking help to heal one girl child ill. With the night passing while Bess and Leon talk, she learns more about the man behind the fame, a person so great as adventurer and explorer but so hard and despicable as human being, determined to fulfill his child dreams to arrive North Pole at any cost, at the same time that Bess and Leon hope to receive a phone call to know if really Roald is than dead as the newspaper published.

Do2022-04-28Zu zweit ist es leichterÀ deux c'est plus facile | Unlikely Roommates (2009) France | Belgium. TV movie. Comedy. Stars: Michel Galabru, Luce Radot, Alexandra Stewart. 1:19 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Begins nicely, but then the story fizzles out until the totally empty ending. FD.

Madeleine wants her half-brother Joseph out of his (in fact her) Parisian apartment. The grumpy old man sees but one solution to stay put: he rents one of the rooms to a student. But this proves to be a girl, an unlikely roommate indeed.

Sa2022-04-30Venom(2018) United States | China. Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi. Stars: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed. 1:30 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. At first I thought it is a really bad sci-fi movie, but then it turned into a somewhat entertaining sci-fi comedy. SFC.

After a faulty interview with the Life Foundation ruins his career, former reporter Eddie Brock's life is in pieces. Six months later, he comes across the Life Foundation again, and he comes into contact with an alien symbiote and becomes Venom, a parasitic antihero.

So2022-05-01AstridUnga Astrid | Becoming Astrid (2018) Sweden | Denmark. Biography | Drama. Stars: Alba August, Maria Bonnevie, Trine Dyrholm. 1:57 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Biography of Astrid Lindgren's earlier life. A bit slow and stretched, but still good. RB.

Astrid Lindgren is shown growing up with her parents, a brother and two sisters in the countryside near Vimmerby Sweden on their farm, from age 16 up: going to church, attending dances, helping on the farm. She is offered an internship with the local newspaper after they published her essay. She has an affair with the unhappily married and older newspaper editor. When she becomes pregnant, he sends her to Stockholm for secretarial school. She gives birth in Denmark so as to help him avoid divorce complications. She ultimately decides not to marry him. She falls out with her family over her decision to keep her child and not leave him with his foster mother. She continues working as a secretary in Stockholm in an auto club and finally affords her own flat. When her boy finally comes to live with her, he is several years old. Finally in the end,, she reconciles with her family and they welcome their grandson home to visit.

Di2022-05-03Das stille KindThe Silent Child (2017) United Kingdom. Short | Drama. Stars: Rachel Fielding, Philip York, Rachel Shenton. 0:20 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Touching short movie about the ignorance towards deaf and mute children. FA.

Set in rural England and inspired by real life events. The Silent Child centres around a profoundly deaf four year old girl named Libby who is born into a middle class family and lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication.

Do2022-05-05Zoros Solo(2019) Germany. Comedy | Drama. Stars: Mert Dincer, Andrea Sawatzki, Laurids Schürmann. 1:23 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Swings aimlessly between drama and comedy. FC.

The 13-year-old Zoro is full of energy and ideas. Usually when he needs money. And he's not afraid to go up against the law to get it. Because Zoro has a dream: There is nothing he wants more that to unite his family once again. After fleeing Afghanistan, Zoro arrived in the southern German town of Liebigheim with his mother and sisters, but his father was left stranded in Hungary. When Zoro learns that the Christian boys' choir led by the iron-handed chorus mistress Miss Lehmann is travelling to Hungary for a choral competition, Zoro makes up his mind to learn to sing. What began for Zoro as a plan to finally bring his father to Germany turns into a deeply personal passion. Miss Lehmann's initial prejudices against the refugee boy dissipate and she develops a heartfelt affection. Meanwhile, Zoro finds a true friend in the shy choirboy Julian. But before long, reality closes in on Zoro and he must fight once again—this time for his new homeland.

So2022-05-08FlitzerStreaker (2017) Switzerland. Comedy | Sport. Stars: Beat Schlatter, Doro Müggler, Bendrit Bajra. 1:34 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Pretty good for a Swiss comedy. Not realistic, but still funny. Light entertainment. FB.

In order to get out of a financial crisis, high school teacher Balz Naef (53) starts recruiting and training streakers for illegal sports betting.

Do2022-05-12Jappeloup - Eine LegendeJappeloup (2013) France | Canada. Action | Biography | Crime | Drama | Sport | Thriller. Stars: Guillaume Canet, Marina Hands, Daniel Auteuil. 2:01 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Honest retelling of a true story. Should have become a documentary. As a movie it is still good, but too long, too repetitive, not enough of a gripping story. RB.

A horse with amazing courage and a big heart.

Fr2022-05-13Das Mädchen von gegenüberUn balcon sur la mer | A View of Love (2010) France. Drama | Mystery | Romance | Thriller. Stars: Jean Dujardin, Marie-Josée Croze, Toni Servillo. 1:41 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Complex and interesting story, but a bit too difficult to understand and follow. FB.

Happily married with a daughter, Marc is a successful real estate agent in Aix-en-Provence. One day, he has an appointment with a woman to view a traditional country house. A few hours later, Marc finally puts a name to her face. It's Cathy, the girl he was in love with growing up in Oran, Algeria, in the last days of the French colonial regime. Marc hurries to her hotel. They spend the night together. Then she's gone again. And Marc's mother tells him Cathy never left Algeria. She was killed with her father in a bombing just before independence.

Sa2022-05-14Und der Zukunft zugewandtSealed Lips (2018) Germany. Drama. Stars: Alexandra Maria Lara, Robert Stadlober, Stefan Kurt. 1:40 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. A feel-bad movie, depressing, frustrating, and too slow. If you watch it as a documentary, it shows one of the darkest points of Soviet communism. RB.

After her return from a Russian Gulag, Antonia is forced to keep her horrible experiences secret in favor of the new socialistic GDR. When she can't conceal the past despite much effort, her newly regained freedom is taken away once again.

Mo2022-05-16Shazam!(2019) United States | Canada. Action | Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy. Stars: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel. (2:12 h. Sound: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 English (non-default!). | 1:58 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.) Uninteresting. Misses even the few opportunities that the weak story offers. SFC.

In Philadelphia, Billy Batson is an abandoned child who is proving a nuisance to Child Services and the authorities with his stubborn search for his lost mother. However, in his latest foster home, Billy makes a new friend, Freddy, and finds himself selected by the Wizard Shazam to be his new champion. Now endowed with the ability to instantly become an adult superhero by speaking the wizard's name, Billy gleefully explores his new powers with Freddy. However, Billy soon learns that he has a deadly enemy, Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, who was previously rejected by the wizard and has accepted the power of the Seven Deadly Sins instead. Now pursued by this mad scientist for his own power as well, Billy must face up to the responsibilities of his calling while learning the power of a special magic with his true family that Sivana can never understand.

Mo2022-05-23Superintelligence(2020) Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi. Stars: Melissa McCarthy, James Corden, Bobby Cannavale. 1:46 h. Sound: AC-3 5.1 English. Interesting topic, not really good for a comedy. Starts out well, but then deteriorates into a poor ending. SFB.

Nothing extraordinary ever happens to Carol Peters, so when she starts getting snarky backtalk from her TV, phone and microwave, she thinks she's being punk'd. Or losing her mind. In fact, the world's first super-intelligence has selected her for observation, taking over her life with a bigger, more ominous plan to take over everything. Now Carol is humanity's last chance before this artificial intelligence-with-an-attitude decides to pull the plug.

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Mo2022-05-30The Matrix Resurrections(2021) Action | Sci-Fi. Stars: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. 2:28 h. Sound: AAC 5.1 English.

Return to a world of two realities: one, everyday life; the other, what lies behind it. To find out if his reality is a construct, to truly know himself, Mr. Anderson will have to choose to follow the white rabbit once more.

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Weathering with YouTenki no ko (2019) Japan | China | United States. Animation | Drama | Fantasy | Romance. 1:52 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 5.1 Japanese with English subtitles.

A high-school boy who has run away to Tokyo befriends a girl who appears to be able to manipulate the weather.

The Queen's Gambit(2020) TV mini-series. 7 parts, varying lengths. Drama. 6:35 h. Sound: EAC-3 5.1 English. IMDB 8.6

Nine year-old orphan Beth Harmon is quiet, sullen, and by all appearances unremarkable. That is, until she plays her first game of chess. Her senses grow sharper, her thinking clearer, and for the first time in her life she feels herself fully in control. By the age of sixteen, she's competing for the U.S. Open championship. But as Beth hones her skills on the professional circuit, the stakes get higher, her isolation grows more frightening, and the thought of escape becomes all the more tempting. Based on the book by Walter Tevis.

Don't Look Up(2021) Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi. Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep. 2:23 h. Sound: DD+ EAC3 5.1 English.

Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), an astronomy grad student, and her professor Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) make an astounding discovery of a comet orbiting within the solar system. The problem—it's on a direct collision course with Earth. The other problem? No one really seems to care. Turns out warning mankind about a planet-killer the size of Mount Everest is an inconvenient fact to navigate. With the help of Dr. Oglethorpe (Rob Morgan), Kate and Randall embark on a media tour that takes them from the office of an indifferent President Orlean (Meryl Streep) and her sycophantic son and Chief of Staff, Jason (Jonah Hill), to the airwaves of The Daily Rip, an upbeat morning show hosted by Brie (Cate Blanchett) and Jack (Tyler Perry). With only six months until the comet makes impact, managing the 24-hour news cycle and gaining the attention of the social media obsessed public before it's too late proves shockingly comical—what will it take to get the world to just look up?

Space Sweepers(2021) South Korea. Action | Adventure | Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi. Stars: Song Joong-ki, Kim Tae-ri, Jin Seon-kyu. 2:18 h. Sound: AAC LC 5.1 English.

In the year 2092, space is full of dangerous floating garbage like discarded satellites and deserted spaceships. The crew of The Victory travels through space looking for the garbage they can make money off, while also competing with junk collector ships from other countries and using the speediness of their craft to defeat their rivals.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2(2017) Action | Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi. Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista. (2:16 h. Sound: AAC 7.1 English. | 2:04 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.)

After saving Xandar from Ronan's wrath, the Guardians are now recognized as heroes. Now the team must help their leader Star Lord (Chris Pratt) uncover the truth behind his true heritage. Along the way, old foes turn to allies and betrayal is blooming. And the Guardians find that they are up against a devastating new menace who is out to rule the galaxy.

Avengers: Age of Ultron(2015) Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi. Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo. (2:21 h. Sound: DTS 5.1 English. | Low resolution. 2:11 h. Sound: 2.0 German.)

Tony Stark creates the Ultron Program to protect the world, but when the peacekeeping program becomes hostile, The Avengers go into action to try and defeat a virtually impossible enemy together. Earth's mightiest heroes must come together once again to protect the world from global extinction.

Saint Judy - Ein Funken GerechtigkeitSaint Judy (2018) Biography | Drama. Stars: Michelle Monaghan, Leem Lubany, Common. 1:38 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

The story of immigration attorney Judy Wood, and how she initiated the change in U.S. law of asylum to save women's lives.

Ich bin dein MenschI'm Your Man (2021) Germany. Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi. Stars: Maren Eggert, Dan Stevens, Sandra Hüller. 1:40 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

In order to obtain research funds for her studies, a scientist accepts an offer to participate in an extraordinary experiment: for three weeks, she is to live with a humanoid robot, created to make her happy.

X-Men: Apocalypse(2016) Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi. Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence. 2:10 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

398 TageSer du månen, Daniel | Held for Ransom (2019) Denmark | Norway | Sweden | Finland. Biography | Drama | War. Stars: Esben Smed, Sofie Torp, Anders W. Berthelsen. 2:10 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Rx.

The story of Danish photographer Daniel Rye, who was captured by ISIS in Syria in 2013 and held hostage for 398 days.

Star Force SoldierSoldier (1998) United States | United Kingdom. Action | Drama | Sci-Fi. Stars: Kurt Russell, Jason Scott Lee, Jason Isaacs. 1:23 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

In a futuristic society, some people are selected at birth to become soldiers, and trained in such a manner that they become inhuman killing machines. One of the most succesfull and older of these soldiers (Russell) is pitted against a new breed of soldiers, and after the confrontation is believed to be dead. His body is left behind in a semi-abandoned colonial planet, where everything is peaceful, and he is taught about the other aspects of life. But eventually he has to fight the new breed of soldiers again, this time to defend his new home.

Replicas(2018) United States | United Kingdom | China | Puerto Rico. Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller. 1:32 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. IMDB 5.4.

A daring synthetic biologist, after a car accident kills his family, will stop at nothing to bring them back, even if it means pitting himself against a government-controlled laboratory, a police task force and the physical laws of science.

Ich werde nicht schweigen(2017) Germany. TV movie. Drama. Stars: Nadja Uhl, Janina Fautz, Barbara Philipp. 1:29 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. R.

Oldenburg 1948: A young war widow and mother of two sons is denied her pension due to the lack of proof of her husband's employment. When she loses control at the welfare agency she is diagnosed of schizophrenic.

Der letzte MohikanerThe Last of the Mohicans (1992) Action | Adventure | Drama | History | Romance | War. Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means. 1:47 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

The last members of a dying Native American tribe, the Mohicans—Uncas, his father Chingachgook, and his adopted half-white brother Hawkeye—live in peace alongside British colonists. But when the daughters of a British colonel are kidnapped by a traitorous scout, Hawkeye and Uncas must rescue them in the crossfire of a gruesome military conflict of which they wanted no part: the French and Indian War.

Cocoon(1985) Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi. Stars: Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn. 1:48 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

Six elderly people (Oscar-winner Don Ameche in more of a lifetime achievement award, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Maureen Stapleton and Gwen Verdon) start swimming at a locked up housed swimming pool that has strange pods in it and then start doing things that contradict their ages. Of course the pods really house aliens from another planet and they are the reasons for the "fountain of youth". Ron Howard's sympathetic and clever direction saves this uneven project that starts out as a pure comedy and then turns into a rough drama as the clock ticks away. Brian Dennehy and Steve Guttenberg shine in smart supporting roles.

Familie ist kein Wunschkonzert(2017) Germany. TV movie. Comedy | Drama. Stars: Gro Swantje Kohlhof, Karin Hanczewski, Claudia Eisinger. 1:29 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

22-year-old Philomena has always wondered why she is the only one of her family who likes marzipan, when her parents are planning to celebrate their silver wedding anniversary, she discovers why.

Nurejew - The White CrowThe White Crow (2018) United Kingdom | France | Serbia. Biography | Drama. Stars: Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Louis Hofmann. 1:58 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

Director Ralph Fiennes captures the raw physicality and brilliance of Rudolf Nureyev, whose escape to the West stunned the world at the height of the Cold War. With his magnetic presence, Nureyev emerged as ballet's most famous star, a wild and beautiful dancer limited by the world of 1950s Leningrad. His flirtation with Western artists and ideas led him into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse with the KGB.

Master Cheng in PohjanjokiMestari Cheng | Master Cheng (2019) Finland | China. Comedy | Drama | Romance. Stars: Pak Hon Chu, Anna-Maija Tuokko, Lucas Hsuan. 1:49 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

Following the death of his wife, professional chef Cheng travels with his young son to a remote village in Finland to connect with an old Finnish friend he once met in Shanghai. Upon arrival, nobody in the village seems to know his friend but local café owner Sirkka offers him accommodation and in return Cheng helps her in the kitchen surprising the locals with the delights of Chinese cuisine. Gradually his cooking encourages these vastly different cultures to connect and Cheng is soon a celebrated member of the community. Unfortunately his tourist visa is soon to run out and it's up to the villagers to come up with a plan to help him stay.

Lucia - Engel des TodesLucia de B. | Accused (2014) Netherlands | Sweden. Biography | Crime | Drama | Thriller. Stars: Marwan Kenzari, Barry Atsma, Sallie Harmsen. 1:28 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

A psychological thriller, based on one of the most controversial court cases in the Netherlands. Lucia, a nurse, is sentenced to life imprisonment for allegedly having killed at least seven babies and elderly people.

Les Misérables(2012) United Kingdom | United States. Drama | Musical | Romance. Stars: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway. 2:04 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

Jean Valjean, known as Prisoner 24601, is released from prison and breaks parole to create a new life for himself while evading the grip of the persistent Inspector Javert. Set in post-revolutionary France, the story reaches resolution against the background of the June Rebellion.

Look Away(2018) United States | Canada. TV movie. Drama | Fantasy | Horror | Thriller. 1:36 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

Maria, a lonely 18-year-old high school student, opens up to her reflection because of the lack of support she has from family and her peers. She switches place with her supportive, but evil, twin that she discovers in the mirror's reflection, but the newfound freedom unleashes suppressed feelings.

Alice oder Die BescheidenheitAlice et le maire | Alice and the Mayor (2019) France | Belgium. Comedy | Drama. Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Anaïs Demoustier, Nora Hamzawi. 1:39 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

The mayor of Lyon, Paul Théraneau, is in a delicate position. After 30 years in politics, he is running out of ideas, feeling like an existential emptiness. To overcome this, Paul hires a young and brilliant philosopher, Alice Heimann. Then follows a dialogue between two diametrically opposed personalities who will turn their certainties upside down.

I Spit on Your Grave(2010) Horror | Thriller. Stars: Sarah Butler, Jeff Branson, Andrew Howard. 1:27 h. Low resolution. 2.0 German/deutsch.

The writer Jennifer Hills rents an isolated lakeside cabin in the woods of the peaceful Mockingbird Trail for two months to write a novel. Two days later, she is brutally gang raped by three local bigots, the sheriff and a handyman. Jennifer returns later to revenge against the rapists.

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