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Rent The Lives of Others on DVD The Lives of Others
Synopsis
In 1984, secret police agent Wiesler is assigned to eavesdrop on a successful but possibly disloyal playwright in East Germany. As the lonely Wiesler learns more about the man and his lover, a prominent actress, he becomes fascinated by their lives.
Cast
Cast
Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur, Thomas Thieme, Hans-Uwe Bauer, Volkmar Kleinert, Matthias Brenner, Charly Hübner
Director
Director
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Foreign, Espionage Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Foreign Thrillers, German Language, Germany
Rent In the Name of the King on DVD In the Name of the King
Synopsis
When a violent race of brutes controlled by the evil Gallian kills his son and kidnaps his wife, Farmer Daimon sets off on a quest for revenge. Along the way, he meets others who vow to help him in hopes of bringing peace to their beloved kingdom.
Cast
Cast
Jason Statham, Leelee Sobieski, John Rhys-Davies, Ron Perlman, Claire Forlani, Kristanna Loken, Matthew Lillard, Brian White, Ray Liotta, Burt Reynolds, Will Sanderson, Mike Dopud, Tania Saulnier
Director
Director
Uwe Boll
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Adventures, Fantasy, Germany
Rent Downfall on DVD Downfall
Synopsis
This portrayal of Adolf Hitler's final days is based on the memoirs of Traudl Junge, the young secretary who was with him until his death. Holed up in a bunker in Berlin, Hitler spends his last days vacillating between paranoia and defiance.
Cast
Cast
Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Corinna Harfouch, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler, Heino Ferch, Christian Berkel, Matthias Habich, Thomas Kretschmann, Michael Mendl, André Hennicke, Ulrich Noethen, Birgit Minichmayr, Rolf Kanies, Justus von Dohnanyi
Director
Director
Oliver Hirschbiegel
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Military & War Dramas, Biographies, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Foreign Dramas, German Language, Germany
Rent The Last Station on DVD The Last Station
Synopsis
Set during the last year of Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy's life, this biopic explores the fractious relationship between Tolstoy (Oscar nominee Christopher Plummer) and his wife (Oscar nominee Helen Mirren), as he embraces a life of asceticism. Paul Giamatti co-stars as impassioned Tolstoy devotee Vladimir Chertkov, with James McAvoy playing the aging writer's assistant, Valentin, who is caught in the middle of various struggles.
Cast
Cast
Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer, Paul Giamatti, James McAvoy, John Sessions, Patrick Kennedy, Kerry Condon, Anne-Marie Duff
Director
Director
Michael Hoffman
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Romantic Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Germany, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces, Foreign Regions
Rent The Counterfeiters on DVD The Counterfeiters
Synopsis
During World War II, Jewish master forger Salomon "Sally" Sorowitsch is shielded from the atrocities of the concentration camps by agreeing to create counterfeit Allied currency for the Nazis. But soon, his conscience begins to gnaw at him.
Cast
Cast
Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Veit Stübner, Sebastian Urzendowsky, August Zirner, Martin Brambach, Dolores Chaplin, Werner Daehn, Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey, Marie Bäumer, Lenn Kudrjawizki, Tilo Prückner, Andreas Schmidt
Director
Director
Stefan Ruzowitzky
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Foreign Dramas, German Language, Germany
Rent Das Boot: Director's Cut on DVD Das Boot: Director's Cut
Synopsis
Nominated for six Oscars, this edge-of-your-seat dramatic triumph follows the trials of a German U-boat crew during World War II. Upon its restored re-release in 1997, an hour was added to the original film, which further augmented its impact. It also played as a six-hour German miniseries. In all its forms, the realistic and gripping battle scenes and palpable human struggle make Das Boot a critical hit.
Cast
Cast
Jürgen Prochnow, Klaus Wennemann, Herbert Gronemeyer, Hubertus Bengsch, Martin Semmelrogge, Bernd Tauber, Erwin Leder, Martin May, Heinz Hoenig, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Claude-Oliver Rudolph, Jan Fedder, Ralf Richter, Joachim Bernhard, Oliver Stritzel
Director
Director
Wolfgang Petersen
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic War Stories, Action Classics, Classic Dramas, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Classics, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Classic Dramas, German Language, Germany
Rent Good Bye, Lenin! on DVD Good Bye, Lenin!
Synopsis
Alex's mother falls into a coma just as the Berlin Wall is about to come down. But when she wakes up months later, she's too weak to withstand shock -- so Alex goes to great lengths to keep the truth about her country's reform a secret.
Cast
Cast
Daniel Brühl, Katrin Sass, Chulpan Khamatova, Maria Simon, Florian Lukas, Alexander Beyer, Michael Gwisdek, Burghart Klaussner
Director
Director
Wolfgang Becker
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign Comedies, Political Comedies, German Language, Germany
Rent Sophie Scholl: The Final Days on DVD Sophie Scholl: The Final Days
Synopsis
Arrested for participating in the White Rose resistance movement, anti-Nazi activist Sophie Scholl (Julia Jentsch) is subjected to a highly charged interrogation by the Gestapo, testing her loyalty to her cause, her family and her convictions. Based on true events, director Marc Rothemund's absorbing Oscar-nominated drama explores maintaining human resolve in the face of intense pressure from a system determined to silence whistle-blowers.
Cast
Cast
Julia Jentsch, Fabian Hinrichs, Gerald Alexander Held, Johanna Gastdorf, André Hennicke, Florian Stetter, Maximilian Brückner, Johannes Suhm, Lilli Jung, Jorg Hube
Director
Director
Marc Rothemund
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Germany, Foreign Dramas, German Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent The Story of the Weeping Camel on DVD The Story of the Weeping Camel
Synopsis
This unique documentary follows a Mongolian camel that's rejected her newborn white colt. Now, all hope lies with two young shepherd boys, who must travel across the Gobi desert to find a healing musician. Will the violinist's ritual do the trick? This Oscar-nominated film moves beyond its narrative structure to offer a keenly observed portrait of nomadic herders who are preserving an ancient way of life.
Cast
Cast
Janchiv Ayurzana, Chimed Ohin, Amgaabazar Gonson, Zeveljamz Nyam, Ikhbayar Amgaabazar, Odgerel Ayusch
Director
Director
Byambasuren Davaa, Luigi Falorni
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Documentaries, Germany
Rent The White Ribbon on DVD The White Ribbon
Synopsis
A year before World War I, a series of strange and brutal pranks threaten to shatter a northern German town's orderly existence. But the residents' response may have even more disturbing implications for the future. Celebrated Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke helms this Golden Globe-winning, sumptuously photographed black-and-white drama that stars Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Tukur and Theo Trebs.
Cast
Cast
Christian Friedel, Leonie Benesch, Ulrich Tukur, Ursina Lardi, Fion Mutert, Michael Kranz, Burghart Klaussner, Steffi Kühnert, Susanne Lothar, Theo Trebs, Josef Bierbichler, Marisa Growaldt, Janina Fautz, Jadea Mercedes Diaz
Director
Director
Michael Haneke
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Foreign Dramas, German Language, Germany, Period Pieces
Rent Metropolis on DVD Metropolis
Synopsis
In the year 2026, when the populace is divided between workers who must live underground and the wealthy, who enjoy a futuristic city of splendor, a man from the upper class abandons his privileged life to join oppressed workers in a revolt. Perhaps the most famous and influential of all silent films, German director Fritz Lang's masterpiece has now been magnificently restored to include the original 1927 orchestral score.
Cast
Cast
Alfred Abel, Gustav Frohlich, Brigitte Helm, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Fritz Rasp, Theodor Loos, Heinrich George
Director
Director
Fritz Lang
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Silent Films, Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Foreign Classics, Germany, Foreign Regions
Rent M on DVD M
Synopsis
German-American director Fritz Lang presents his first "talkie" -- and cinema's first serial killer -- in this 1931 classic whose central villain was later used in Nazi propaganda films to illustrate the evils of sexual deviance. Propelled by a compulsion he can't control, plump pedophile Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre) escapes the eye of the law -- but not the wrath of the Berlin underworld being blamed for his crimes. Otto Wernicke co-stars.
Cast
Cast
Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke, Theodor Loos, Theo Lingen, Georg John, Gustaf Gründgens
Director
Director
Fritz Lang
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classics, Foreign Thrillers, Germany, German Language, Foreign Art House, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages, The Criterion Collection
Rent The Edge of Heaven on DVD The Edge of Heaven
Synopsis
When his father accidentally kills a prostitute, Nejat Aksu (Baki Davrak) seeks out her 27-year-old daughter, Ayten (Nurgül Yesilcay), to make amends. Nejat focuses his search in Turkey, but Ayten, who's part of a closely watched activist group, has fled to Germany. The lives of four Turks and two Germans are soon entwined as a result of circumstances beyond their control in this compelling drama, which earned Best Screenplay honors at Cannes.
Cast
Cast
Nurgul Yesilcay, Baki Davrak, Gengiz Daner, Tuncel Kurtiz, Hanna Schygulla, Nursel Köse , Patrycia Ziolkowska
Director
Director
Fatih Akin
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Foreign Dramas, German Language, Germany
Rent North Face on DVD North Face
Synopsis
In 1936, young German climbers Toni Kurz and Andreas Hinterstoisser face off against a rival Austrian duo in an attempt to be the first team to scale the infamous north face of the Eiger in the Swiss Alps.
Cast
Cast
Benno Fürmann, Johanna Wokalek, Florian Lukas, Simon Schwarz, Georg Friedrich, Ulrich Tukur, Erwin Steinhauer, Branko Samarovski, Petra Morze, Hanspeter Müller
Director
Director
Philipp Stölzl
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Adventures, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Suspense, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Dramas, German Language, Germany
Rent Fitzcarraldo on DVD Fitzcarraldo
Synopsis
Klaus Kinski's manic intensity lends itself perfectly to the role of obsessive genius Fitzcarraldo, a rubber baron intent on building an opera house deep within the Peruvian jungle, in this film from Werner Herzog. Capturing both the enormity of the jungle and the human spirit, the film finds cast and crew hauling a steamship over a mountain to achieve their mad goal. For his efforts, Herzog earned Best Director laurels at Cannes Film Festival.
Cast
Cast
Claudia Cardinale, Klaus Kinski
Director
Director
Werner Herzog
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, Germany, German Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent The Princess and the Warrior on DVD The Princess and the Warrior
Synopsis
German director Tom Tykwer reunites with Run Lola Run star Franka Potente, who stars as Sissi, a nurse in a mental ward who gets run over in the street by a truck, in a darkly skewed heist movie with obsession at its core. Quick-thinking Bodo (Benno Furmann), a bank robber by trade, saves Sissi's life -- never suspecting that, in gratitude, she would haunt his every move like a lovesick puppy. Now, he's stuck with a shadow that he doesn't want.
Cast
Cast
Franka Potente, Benno Fürmann, Joachim Krol, Marita Breuer, Lars Rudolph, Melchior Beslon, Jürgen Tarrach, Ludger Pistor, Natja Brunckhorst, Sebastian Schipper
Director
Director
Tom Tykwer
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Crime Dramas, Foreign Romance, Romantic Dramas, Foreign Dramas, German Language, Germany, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Divide on DVD The Divide
Synopsis
After a cataclysmic explosion wipes out New York City, eight survivors blockade themselves in their apartment house basement. But claustrophobia and armed attackers turn the tenants against one another as they scramble to escape.
Cast
Cast
Lauren German, Michael Biehn, Milo Ventimiglia, Courtney B. Vance, Iván González , Michael Eklund, Abbey Thickson, Ashton Holmes, Rosanna Arquette
Director
Director
Xavier Gens
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Deadly Disasters, Sci-Fi Horror, Psychological Thrillers, Germany
Rent As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me on DVD As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me
Synopsis
After escaping from a Siberian labor camp in the wake of World War II, German soldier Clemens Forell (Bernhard Bettermann) makes his way toward his wife and children, traveling more than 8,000 miles over the course of three long years to reach his final destination. Hardy Martins directs this critically acclaimed adaptation of the best-selling book by Josef Martin Bauer, a true story of survival and courage.
Cast
Cast
Bernhard Bettermann, Irina Pantaeva, Michael Mendl, Anatoly Kotenyov, Iris Böhm, Anna Hermann, Adalbert Mayer, Hans Peter Hallwachs, Hans-Uwe Bauer
Director
Director
Hardy Martins
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Germany, German Language, Foreign Languages
Rent Aguirre: The Wrath of God on DVD Aguirre: The Wrath of God
Synopsis
In mid-16th century South America, after completely annihilating the illustrious Incan empire, Gonzalo Pizarro leads his army of conquistadors over the Andes in search of the fabled City of Gold, El Dorado. As Pizarro's soldiers battle starvation, Indians, the forces of nature and each other, Don Lope de Aguirre (Klaus Kinski) is consumed with visions of total domination and leads his army on a doomed quest into oblivion.
Cast
Cast
Klaus Kinski, Peter Berling, Alejandro Repulles, Cecilia Rivera, Helena Rojo, Edward Roland, Ruy Guerra
Director
Director
Werner Herzog
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign Art House, Germany, Foreign Classic Dramas, Foreign Must-See, German Language, Foreign Classics, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Summer Storm on DVD Summer Storm
Synopsis
A young man begins to realize he has more than friendly feelings for his best pal in this coming-of-age tale. As champion rowers Tobi and Achim prepare for a big tournament, Tobi grows increasingly jealous of Achim's devotion to his girlfriend.
Cast
Cast
Robert Stadlober, Kostja Ullmann, Jurgen Tonkel, Miriam Morgenstern, Alicja Bachleda, Angelika Brennfleck, Josefine Muller, Joseph M'Barek, Tristano Casanova, Marlon Kittel, Hanno Koffler, Alexa Maria Surholt
Director
Director
Marco Kreuzpaintner
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign LGBT, Foreign Dramas, Germany, German Language
Rent The Flying Scotsman on DVD The Flying Scotsman
Synopsis
When an amateur cyclist designs and builds his own bike from washing machine parts and other scrap, his dedication pays off as he breaks a world speed record and becomes a hero in this inspiring true story about one man's determination to win.
Cast
Cast
Jonny Lee Miller, Billy Boyd, Laura Fraser, Morven Christie, Steven Berkoff, Brian Cox, Sean Brown, Christopher Anderson, Ron Donachie, Julie Austin, Niall Macgregor
Director
Director
Douglas Mackinnon
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Indie Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Cycling, Germany, Period Pieces
Rent Stalingrad on DVD Stalingrad
Synopsis
During one of World War II's most brutal campaigns, German soldiers see a summer mission turn hellish when the ferocious Russian winter sets in. This raw dramatization provides an unvarnished look at one of the Allies' biggest triumphs.
Cast
Cast
Dominique Horwitz, Thomas Kretschmann, Jochen Nickel, Sebastian Rudolph, Sylvester Groth
Director
Director
Joseph Vilsmaier
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, German Language, Germany, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Locked Up on DVD Locked Up
Synopsis
Love and lust seem to find a way to bloom despite the circumstances. Imprisoned for credit-card fraud, Dennis is ready to give his life over to misery until he meets Mike, a fellow convict who catches Dennis' eye.
Cast
Cast
Marcel Schlutt, Mike Sale, Ralf Steel, Andreas Bernhardt, Michael Busch, Chris Holland, Erik Lenn
Director
Director
Jorg Andreas
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign LGBT, German Language, Germany
Rent Wings of Desire on DVD Wings of Desire
Synopsis
From director Wim Wenders comes this hypnotic fantasy about an angel who falls in love with a beautiful circus performer while drifting unnoticed through West Berlin. Overcome by the girl's beauty, the angel decides he wants to become human.
Cast
Cast
Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois, Peter Falk, Hans Martin Stier, Elmar Wilms, Sigurd Rachman, Beartice Manowski
Director
Director
Wim Wenders
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Indie Romance, Foreign Art House, Foreign Romance, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy, German Language, Germany
Rent Nosferatu on DVD Nosferatu
Synopsis
Max Schreck sports grotesque makeup in the scariest Dracula adaptation ever. The chilling tale kicks off when a real estate agent begins conducting business with Count Orlok, who goes on a rampage when he becomes obsessed with the man's comely wife.
Cast
Cast
Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schroder, Georg H. Schnell, Ruth Landshoff, John Gottowt, Gustav Botz, Max Nemetz, Wolfgang Heinz, Karl Etlinger, Guido Herzfeld, Albert Venohr, Heinrich Witte, Hardy von Francois
Director
Director
F.W. Murnau
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Classics, Foreign Horror, Foreign Silent Films, Germany, Foreign Regions
Rent A Woman in Berlin on DVD A Woman in Berlin
Synopsis
Based on the best-selling diaries of an anonymous German woman who survived the Soviet invasion of Berlin at the end of World War II, this gripping drama tells the story of a photojournalist's (Nina Hoss) forbidden relationship with a Soviet officer (Yevgeni Sidikhin). After being sexually assaulted by members of the invading Red Army, she turns to the officer for support, but soon finds herself falling for him.
Cast
Cast
Nina Hoss, Evgeniy Sidikhin, Irm Hermann, Rüdiger Vogler, Ulrike Krumbiegel, Rolf Kanies, Jördis Triebel, Roman Gribkov, Juliane Köhler, Samvel Muzhikyan
Director
Director
Max Färberböck
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, German Language, Germany
Rent The Baader Meinhof Complex on DVD The Baader Meinhof Complex
Synopsis
A radical terrorist group known as the Red Army Faction uses extreme violence to combat what they perceive as a new fascist threat in 1970s Germany. The group's savagery belies its revolutionary postwar intentions in this fast-paced fact-based drama.
Cast
Cast
Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu, Johanna Wokalek, Nadja Uhl, Stipe Erceg, Niels-Bruno Schmidt, Vinzenz Kiefer, Simon Licht, Alexandra Maria Lara, Daniel Lommatzsch, Bruno Ganz
Director
Director
Uli Edel
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Foreign Thrillers, Political Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, German Language, Germany
Rent Head-On on DVD Head-On
Synopsis
Cahit Tomruk (Birol Unel) and Sibel Guner (Sibel Kekilli) are immigrant Germans who live and work in the port town of Hamburg. In a bid to help Sibel break free of her family (which strictly adheres to Turkish customs, religious and otherwise), the couple decides to marry. But straitlaced families are just part of the problem; Cahit and Sibel must also counterbalance ancestral roots with their new life in a western democracy. Fatih Akin directs.
Cast
Cast
Birol Ünel, Sibel Kekilli, Catrin Striebeck, Guven Kirac, Meltem Cumbul, Stefan Gebelhoff, Francesco Fiannaca, Mona Mur, Ralph Misske
Director
Director
Fatih Akin
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Germany, German Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Rosenstrasse on DVD Rosenstrasse
Synopsis
After her father dies, Hannah Weinstein (Maria Schrader) notices that her mother, Ruth (Jutte Lampe), is acting very strangely. Is Ruth's behavior brought on by her understandable grief at the loss of her husband, or does the suffering spring from something older, something repressed? As her mother's troubled childhood is revealed, Hannah realizes how little she ever really knew about the woman closest to her. Margarethe von Trotta directs.
Cast
Cast
Katja Riemann, Maria Schrader, Doris Schade, Jutta Lampe, Jürgen Vogel, Martin Feifel, Fedja van Huêt, Carola Regnier, Svea Lohde, Thekla Reuten
Director
Director
Margarethe von Trotta
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Germany, German Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Revanche on DVD Revanche
Synopsis
In a ragged section of Vienna, hardened ex-con Alex works as an assistant in a brothel, where he falls for a Ukrainian hooker. They hope for escape, but their plans unexpectedly intersect with the lives of a rural cop and his seemingly content wife.
Cast
Cast
Johannes Krisch, Irina Potapenko, Andreas Lust, Ursula Strauss, Johannes Thanheiser, Hanno Poschl, Michael-Joachim Heiss
Director
Director
Götz Spielmann
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Crime Dramas, Foreign Dramas, German Language, Germany
Rent Aimee and Jaguar on DVD Aimee and Jaguar
Synopsis
Based on the memoirs of Lilly Wust, this is the story of two women who fall in love in 1943 Berlin: Lilly (Juliane Köhler), the wife of a Nazi officer, and Felice (Maria Schrader), a Jewish journalist. When the two women begin their affair, they rechristen themselves Aimée and Jaguar to help avoid detection. They then set up housekeeping and try to tune out the war, but the Gestapo is never far behind.
Cast
Cast
Maria Schrader, Juliane Köhler, Johanna Wokalek, Heike Makatsch, Elisabeth Degen, Inge Keller, Detlev Buck, Kyra Mladeck, Klaus Manchen, Margit Bendokat, Jochen Stern, Peter Weck, Lia Dultzkaya, Dani Levy
Director
Director
Max Färberböck
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign LGBT, Foreign Romance, Germany, German Language
Rent Schultze Gets the Blues on DVD Schultze Gets the Blues
Synopsis
Schultze, a reserved, retired man living in Teutschenthal, Germany, finds his life of visiting pubs, fishing and playing traditional polka music on his accordion forever changed by a visit to Louisiana.
Cast
Cast
Horst Krause, Harald Warmbrunn, Karl Fred Muller, Ursula Schucht, Hannelore Schubert, Erwin Meinicke, Hans Hohmann, Siegfried Zimmermann, Wolfgang Boos, Leo Fischer, Loni Frank, Elke Rummler, Rosemarie Deibel, Marylu Poolman
Director
Director
Michael Schorr
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign, Indie Comedies, Indie Dramas, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Dramas, German Language, Germany
Rent Triumph of the Will on DVD Triumph of the Will
Synopsis
Leni Riefenstahl's infamous propaganda film documenting the Third Reich's 1934 Nuremberg Party Rally features a cast of thousands -- including Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, Joseph Goebbels, Rudolf Hess, Hermann Goering and other top officials. Images of cheering crowds, precision marching, military bands, banners lining Nuremberg's streets and Hitler's climactic speech illustrate with chilling clarity how Germany fell under his spell.
Cast
Cast
Adolf Hitler, Josef Goebbels, Heinrich Himmler, Hermann Goring
Director
Director
Leni Riefenstahl
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Political Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Foreign Must-See, Germany, Foreign Documentaries, German Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Before the Fall on DVD Before the Fall
Synopsis
When Friedrich Weimer (Max Riemelt), an aspiring young boxer from a small German village, is recruited by the Nazis to come train in one of their Napolas, he eagerly accepts -- despite the objections of his father (Gerald Alexander Held), who adamantly opposes Hitler. But inside the Napola, Friedrich's training quickly shifts from fighting to killing, and he's not sure whether his conscience can take it.
Cast
Cast
Max Riemelt, Tom Schilling, Devid Striesow, Joachim Bissmeier, Justus von Dohnanyi, Michael Schenker, Florian Stetter, Gerald Alexander Held, Sissy Hofferer, Jonas Jagermeyr, Leon A. Kersten, Thomas Drechsel, Martin Goeres
Director
Director
Dennis Gansel
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Germany, German Language
Rent The Red Baron on DVD The Red Baron
Synopsis
Based on the true story of the notorious World War I flying ace, this drama explores the life of Manfred von Richthofen -- aka the Red Baron -- from his childhood fascination with flying to his renowned career in the German Luftwaffe.
Cast
Cast
Matthias Schweighöfer, Lena Headey, Til Schweiger, Joseph Fiennes, Volker Bruch, Maxim Mehmet, Hanno Koffler, Tino Mewes, Steffen Schroeder, Axel Prahl
Director
Director
Nikolai Müllerschön
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Military & War Action, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Germany, Period Pieces
Rent Cherry Blossoms on DVD Cherry Blossoms
Synopsis
After finding out that her husband, Rudi (Elmar Wepper), has a fatal illness, Trudi Angermeier (Hannelore Elsner) arranges a trip to Berlin so they can see their children (Maximilian Brückner and Nadja Uhl). Of course, the kids don't know the real reason they're visiting -- and the catch is, neither does Rudi. Complications ensue after a tragic, unexpected turn of events that leads Rudi to learn unsettling secrets about his wife.
Cast
Cast
Elmar Wepper, Hannelore Elsner, Aya Irizuki, Maximilian Brückner, Nadja Uhl, Birgit Minichmayr, Felix Eitner, Floriane Daniel
Director
Director
Doris Dörrie
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Germany, German Language
Rent Guys and Balls on DVD Guys and Balls
Synopsis
When the guys on Ecki's soccer team find out that he's gay, they kick him off the squad. Determined to best his old teammates, Ecki rounds up a group of gay players -- but they'll need a lot of work to win the big game.
Cast
Cast
Maximilian Brückner, Lisa Maria Potthoff, Dietmar Bar, Saskia Vester, Rolf Zacher, Mariele Millowitsch, David Rott, Christian Berkel, Charly Hübner, Markus John
Director
Director
Sherry Horman
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign LGBT, Foreign Comedies, German Language, Germany
Rent The Tin Drum on DVD The Tin Drum
Synopsis
Young Oskar Matzerath, who grows up witnessing the rise of Nazism at the eve of World War II, decides at age 3 to stop growing -- effectively shutting out the world and communicating only by banging on his tin drum. Volker Schlondorff's epic unfolds with cinematic artistry, psychological insight, political vision and symbolic richness, as Germany falls prey to Nazism while Oskar's protests go unnoticed. The film won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film.
Cast
Cast
Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, David Bennent, Katharina Thalbach, Daniel Olbrychski, Tina Engel, Berta Drews, Roland Teubner, Tadeusz Kunikowski
Director
Director
Volker Schlöndorff
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Dramas, German Language, Germany, Foreign Art House, Foreign Must-See, Foreign Classics, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari on DVD The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Synopsis
In this silent classic, an inmate in an insane asylum explains to his psychiatrist how he came to the institution, telling the shrink the story of the evil hypnotist Caligari and his unwitting pawn, the sleepwalker Cesare.
Cast
Cast
Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Fredrich Feher, Lil Dagover, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski, Rudolf Lettinger
Director
Director
Robert Wiene
Genres
Genres
Classics, Horror Classics, Silent Films, Germany, Foreign Regions, Foreign Classics
Rent John Rabe on DVD John Rabe
Synopsis
Florian Gallenberger directs this gripping drama about John Rabe (Ulrich Tukur), a German businessman living in Nanking, China, who in 1937 used his Nazi party affiliation to save some 200,000 Chinese civilians from slaughter at the hands of the Japanese army. As Rabe labors to establish an official safety zone to shelter the innocent, he forms an unlikely friendship with an American doctor (Steve Buscemi). Anne Consigny and Daniel Brühl co-star.
Cast
Cast
Ulrich Tukur, Steve Buscemi, Daniel Brühl, Anne Consigny, Dagmar Manzel, Jingchu Zhang, Teruyuki Kagawa, Mathias Herrmann, Tetta Sugimoto, Akira Emoto
Director
Director
Florian Gallenberger
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Germany, German Language, Mandarin Language
Rent My Best Fiend: Klaus Kinski on DVD My Best Fiend: Klaus Kinski
Synopsis
Take a closer look at the tempestuous-yet-legendary pairing of two creative giants of the film industry: Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski. Their love-hate relationship yielded five films, including Aguirre, The Wrath of God -- as well as independently, simultaneously hatched plans to murder each other. Rage, trust, betrayal, destruction; truth really <i>is</i> stranger than fiction.
Cast
Cast
Klaus Kinski, Werner Herzog, Claudia Cardinale, Eva Mattes, Beat Presser, Baron v.d. Recke, Benino Moreno Placido, Jason Robards, Mick Jagger
Director
Director
Werner Herzog
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Biographical Documentaries, Miscellaneous Documentaries, Germany, Foreign Regions
Rent Regular Guys on DVD Regular Guys
Synopsis
After being dumped by his girlfriend in this unusual romantic comedy, police officer Christoph (Christoph M. Ohrt) drowns his sorrows in liquor and awakes the next morning in bed with a car thief, Edward (Tim Bergmann), who happens to be gay. With no place to go, Christoph rooms with Edward, who ignores his assertions that he's straight. While everyone at work gossips about Christoph's sexuality, lovely Helen (Carin C. Tietze) romances him.
Cast
Cast
Christoph M. Ohrt, Carin C. Tietze, Tim Bergmann, Oliver Stokowski, Rudolf Kowalski, Dieter Brandecker, Ina Weisse, Andreas Pietschmann
Director
Director
Rolf Silber
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign, LGBT Comedies, Romantic LGBT, Foreign Comedies, German Language, Germany
Rent Wonderful/ Horrible Life: Leni Riefenstahl on DVD Wonderful/ Horrible Life: Leni Riefenstahl
Synopsis
By directing propaganda films such as Triumph of the Will for Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party, Leni Riefenstahl became one of the most controversial filmmakers of all time. This engrossing documentary explores her legacy and association with Hitler. Riefenstahl, who at various points in her life was also a dancer, actress and photographer, defends herself and her actions, making no apology for her glorification of the loathsome German leader.
Cast
Cast
Leni Riefenstahl, Adolf Hitler
Director
Director
Ray Muller
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Biographical Documentaries, Historical Documentaries, Foreign Documentaries, German Language, Germany, Political Documentaries, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Barbara on DVD Barbara
Synopsis
In 1980 East Germany, Barbara, a doctor, is reassigned to a small rural hospital as punishment for trying to find work in the West. Biding time until her lover can help her defect, Barbara begins to suspect that her new boss knows of her plans.
Cast
Cast
Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock, Christina Hecke, Claudia Geisler, Deniz Petzold, Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Mark Waschke, Kirsten Block
Director
Director
Christian Petzold
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, 20th Century Period Pieces, Foreign Dramas, Period Pieces, German Language, Germany
Rent Young Goethe in Love on DVD Young Goethe in Love
Synopsis
The love life of aspiring young poet Johann Goethe is the subject of this period biopic. As Goethe strains against his family's expectation that he study law, he falls in love with Lotte, who is to be wed to another.
Cast
Cast
Alexander Fehling, Miriam Stein, Moritz Bleibtreu, Volker Bruch, Henry Hübchen , Hans-Michael Rehberg
Director
Director
Philipp Stölzl
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Romance, Foreign Dramas, German Language, Germany
Rent Lore on DVD Lore
Synopsis
After her Nazi parents are imprisoned, Lore leads her younger siblings across a war-torn Germany in 1945. Amid the chaos, she encounters a mysterious refugee named Thomas, who shatters her fragile reality with hatred and desire.
Cast
Cast
Saskia Rosendahl, Kai-Peter Malina, Nele Trebs, Ursina Lardi, Hans-Jochen Wagner, Mika Seidel, André Frid, Eva-Maria Hagen, Nick Holaschke, Sven Pippig, Philip Wiegratz
Director
Director
Cate Shortland
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Military & War Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, German Language, Germany
Rent Stalingrad on DVD Stalingrad
Synopsis
The long and bloody battle that marked the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany is the subject of this Emmy-nominated World War II documentary. Filmmakers Sebastian Dehnhardt, Christian Deick and Jorg Mullner make extensive use of soldier-shot footage to show the conflict from both Russian and German perspectives, and employ eyewitness accounts, archive film and 3-D animation to reconstruct the city and plot the course of its destruction.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Sebastian Dehnhardt
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Germany, Foreign Documentaries, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Ajami on DVD Ajami
Synopsis
Narrated from the perspective of a 13-year-old boy in Jaffa's Ajami neighborhood, this tense drama weaves five stories that highlight the gritty reality of life in a region where differences in ethnicity and religion constantly threaten to boil over.
Cast
Cast
Fouad Habash, Nisrine Rihan, Elias Saba, Youssef Sahwani, Abu George Shibli, Ibrahim Frege, Scandar Copti, Shahir Kabaha, Hilal Kabob, Ranin Karim
Director
Director
Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Germany, Hebrew Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent A Film Unfinished on DVD A Film Unfinished
Synopsis
This potent documentary uses a long-lost film reel to illustrate how the Nazis controlled images of Jewish life during World War II. Though the Nazis made a propaganda movie of contented Jews in the Warsaw ghetto, the missing spool exposes the truth. Director Yael Hersonski shows how the imagery was staged to distort historical knowledge and, with the aid of Jewish survivors' testimony, chronicles the horrifying reality of ghetto life.
Cast
Cast
Alexander Beyer, Rüdiger Vogler
Director
Director
Yael Hersonski
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Documentaries, Germany, German Language
Rent The White Diamond on DVD The White Diamond
Synopsis
In this penetrating documentary about the nature of obsession, Dr. Graham Dorrington, a visionary scientist and aeronautics expert, has designed a helium-filled airship for the purpose of exploring the Guyanese rainforest canopy. But Dorrington's motivations are not entirely scientific: A friend's death -- which occurred years earlier during a similar experiment -- still haunts him, driving him to atonement. Werner Herzog directs.
Cast
Cast
Werner Herzog
Director
Director
Werner Herzog
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Science and Nature Documentaries, Germany, Foreign Documentaries, Foreign Regions
Rent Ali: Fear Eats the Soul on DVD Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
Synopsis
Director R.W. Fassbinder helmed this powerful film, winner of the International Critics' Prize at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival, about an unlikely love affair between Emmi (Brigitte Mira), an elderly German cleaning lady, and Ali (El Hedi ben Salem), a Moroccan boxer. When they decide to marry, the underlying prejudice that first reared its ugly head when they were dating wreaks havoc in their lives.
Cast
Cast
Brigitte Mira, El Hedi ben Salem, Barbara Valentin, Irm Hermann, Elma Karlowa, Anita Bucher, Gusti Kreissl, Doris Mattes, Margit Symo
Director
Director
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Foreign Must-See, German Language, Germany, Foreign Classics, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Coming Out on DVD Coming Out
Synopsis
Hailed as the first (and only) film about gay life produced in communist East Germany, Coming Out debuted the night the Berlin Wall crumbled. Since childhood, Philipp (Matthias Freihof) has masked his attraction to men. Determined to live a "normal" life, he moves in with fellow teacher Tanja (Dagmar Manzel) but engages in a secret affair with Matthias (Dirk Kummer). When Tanja turns up pregnant, Philipp finds himself on the horns of a dilemma.
Cast
Cast
Matthias Freihof, Dagmar Manzel, Dirk Kummer, Michael Gwisdek, Werner Dissel, Gudrun Ritter, Walfriede Schmitt, Axel Wandtke, Charlotte von Mahlsdorf
Director
Director
Heiner Carow
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign LGBT, German Language, Germany
Rent The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser on DVD The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
Synopsis
Acclaimed director Werner Herzog weaves this drama based on the legend of Kaspar Hauser, a teenage boy who mysteriously appeared on the streets of Nuremberg in 1828, barely able to speak or walk and apparently held in solitary confinement his entire life. Herzog's interpretation of the legend is in keeping with his usual metaphoric style, as the story focuses primarily on the effects of integrating the young misfit into German society.
Cast
Cast
Brigitte Mira, Walter Ladengast
Director
Director
Werner Herzog
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Germany, Foreign Must-See, German Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Stroszek on DVD Stroszek
Synopsis
Director Werner Herzog delivers poetic juxtaposition and melancholy cynicism in this grim tale of three displaced Germans seeking a new life in rural Wisconsin. Stroszek (Bruno S.), a destitute ex-con, and Eva (Eva Mattes), a luckless prostitute, are plagued by misery in their home of Berlin. When Stroszek's neighbor immigrates to Wisconsin, the couple follows but finds that the bleak landscape of a depressed Midwest offers little hope or solace.
Cast
Cast
Clemens Scheitz, Eva Mattes, Bruno S.
Director
Director
Werner Herzog
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Art House, Germany, Foreign Dramas, German Language, Foreign Classics, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent The Million Dollar Hotel on DVD The Million Dollar Hotel
Synopsis
A gang of outcasts and misfits live in a downtown Los Angeles fleapit known as the Million Dollar Hotel. When a billionaire's son (Tim Roth) dies in the hotel, a federal agent (Mel Gibson) arrives to investigate, turning everyone's lives upside down. While trying to determine whether the death was a murder or a suicide, he uncovers a web of deceit that runs surprisingly deep. Jeremy Davies and Milla Jovovich co-star.
Cast
Cast
Milla Jovovich, Mel Gibson, Jeremy Davies, Jimmy Smits, Peter Stormare, Amanda Plummer, Gloria Stuart, Tom Bower, Donal Logue, Bud Cort, Julian Sands, Conrad Roberts, Harris Yulin, Charlayne Woodard, Ellen Cleghorne
Director
Director
Wim Wenders
Genres
Genres
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Rent The Trial on DVD The Trial
Synopsis
Director Orson Welles's brilliant adaptation of Franz Kafka's existential novel casts Anthony Perkins as Josef K, a bank clerk who finds himself at the mercy of a powerful and bizarre judicial system when he's arrested for an unnamed crime.
Cast
Cast
Anthony Perkins, Jeanne Moreau, Orson Welles, Arnoldo Foà, Jess Hahn, Billy Kearns, Madeleine Robinson, Maydra Shore, Suzanne Flon, Max Buchsbaum, Max Haufler, Romy Schneider, Elsa Martinelli
Director
Director
Orson Welles
Genres
Genres
Classics, Courtroom Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Germany, Foreign Regions
Rent Faraway, So Close! on DVD Faraway, So Close!
Synopsis
Together with fellow angel Raphaela (Nastassja Kinski), Cassiel (Otto Sander) flies around post-Cold War Berlin observing the city and its mortals. Spying a girl (Aline Krajewski) in danger, Cassiel decides to break the cardinal rule against helping mortals and rescues her. The angel now faces an ethical struggle about saving the mortals he loves while performing his heavenly duties. The film took home the jury prize at Cannes.
Cast
Cast
Otto Sander, Nastassja Kinski, Peter Falk, Lou Reed, Horst Buchholz, Bruno Ganz, Willem Dafoe, Mikhail Gorbachev, Aline Krajewski
Director
Director
Wim Wenders
Genres
Genres
Foreign, German Language, Germany, French Language, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Hannah Arendt on DVD Hannah Arendt
Synopsis
After fleeing Nazi Germany for the United States, a Jewish-German philosopher accepts an assignment from the New Yorker to cover the trial of an infamous war criminal, resulting in an article that ignites controversy all over the world.
Cast
Cast
Barbara Sukowa, Janet McTeer, Julia Jentsch, Axel Milberg, Ulrich Noethen, Michael Degen, Nicholas Woodeson, Victoria Trauttmansdorff, Klaus Pohl
Director
Director
Margarethe von Trotta
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, 20th Century Period Pieces, Foreign Dramas, German Language, Germany, Period Pieces
Rent Boy Crush on DVD Boy Crush
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From a bittersweet tale about unrequited love to the story of a deaf jock secretly in love with his teammate to a Hitchcockian thriller, this internationally flavored anthology features seven gay-themed short films with a singular topic: the crush. The collection includes "Summer" (Great Britain), "Night Swimming" (United States), "Running Without Sound" (United States), "Out Now" (Germany) and "The Bridge" (Australia).
Cast
Cast
Jalil Lespert, Peter Peralta, Jay Brown
Director
Director
David M. Young, Hong Khaou, Daniel Falcone, Judd King, Sven J. Matten, George Barbakadze, Eric Rognard
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Gay, German Language, French Language, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia/ New Zealand, France
Rent The Goebbels Experiment on DVD The Goebbels Experiment
Synopsis
Reading from the diaries kept by Third Reich propagandist Joseph Goebbels between 1924 and 1945, Kenneth Branagh brings the infamous Nazi spin doctor to life, all the way up to his suicide at the end of World War II. Using this primary source material as their canvas, filmmakers Lutz Hachmeister and Michael Kloft paint a portrait of a 20th century figure who was sometimes a success, sometimes a failure and always fascinating.
Cast
Cast
Udo Samel, Kenneth Branagh
Director
Director
Lutz Hachmeister
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Documentaries, Germany, German Language
Rent Cloud 9 on DVD Cloud 9
Synopsis
When 60-year-old Inge (Ursula Werner) suddenly delves into a lively, adulterous affair with the even older Karl (Horst Westphal), she finally confesses her newfound passion to her husband of 30 years, Werner (Horst Rehberg). But will she end her illicit relationship with Karl to keep her unexciting-but-stable marriage intact? Andreas Dresen directs this compelling drama also starring Steffi K&#252;hnert.
Cast
Cast
Ursula Werner, Horst Rehberg, Horst Westphal, Steffi Kühnert
Director
Director
Andreas Dresen
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Romance, Germany, German Language, Foreign Dramas
Rent Winter Sleepers on DVD Winter Sleepers
Synopsis
Translator Rebecca lives with ski instructor Marco in a mountain villa owned by her friend Laura. Cinema projectionist Rene steals Marco's car and gets into an accident with local farmer Theo, whose daughter dies soon after the wreck. Suffering from short-term memory loss, Rene starts a relationship with Laura, while Theo searches for the person who killed his daughter in director Tom Twyker's foreboding tale of time and memory.
Cast
Cast
Ulrich Matthes, Heino Ferch, Marie-Lou Sellem, Josef Bierbichler, Floriane Daniel, Laura Maori Tonke, Sophia Dirscherl, Sebastian Schipper, Saskia Vester, Werner Schnitzer, Renee Schoenberg, Simon Donatz, Jacob Donatz, Agathe Taffertshofer, Robert Meyer
Director
Director
Tom Tykwer
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Romance, Foreign Thrillers, Foreign Dramas, German Language, Germany, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent The American Friend on DVD The American Friend
Synopsis
Idealistic German art restorer Jonathan Zimmermann is dying from a rare blood disease, so to earn money for the family he will be leaving behind, he accepts an offer from cunning American sociopath Tom Ripley to carry out a high-paying mob hit.
Cast
Cast
Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer, Gérard Blain, Nicholas Ray, Samuel Fuller, Peter Lilienthal, Daniel Schmid, Lou Castel
Director
Director
Wim Wenders
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classics, Classic Thrillers, Foreign Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Suspense, German Language, Germany
Rent Anatomy on DVD Anatomy
Synopsis
A promising young medical student wins a place at a prestigious medical school. But when a familiar face shows up on her dissection table, she uncovers a horrifying secret society of surgeons who will do anything to obtain interesting specimens.
Cast
Cast
Franka Potente, Benno Fürmann, Anna Loos, Sebastian Blomberg, Holger Speckhahn, Traugott Buhre, Oliver Wnuk, Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey
Director
Director
Stephan Ruzowitzky
Genres
Genres
Horror, Foreign, Slashers and Serial Killers, Foreign Horror, Germany, German Language
Rent The Testament of Dr. Mabuse on DVD The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
Synopsis
Seasoned criminal Doctor Mabuse (Rudolf Klein Rogge) has been locked in an asylum for the past 10 years, straddling the line between life and death. One of his last projects involves a mysterious manifesto that sets in place a crime-filled future. Discovering that the creepy article's text seems to predict disturbing events, detective Lohmann (Otto Wernicke) tries to put together the pieces of this mind-bending case.
Cast
Cast
Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Gustav Diessl, Rudolf Schundler, Otto Wernicke, Wera Liessem, Karl Meixner
Director
Director
Fritz Lang
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Thrillers, Foreign Classics, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Art House, Germany, German Language
Rent Soul Kitchen on DVD Soul Kitchen
Synopsis
Young restaurant owner Zinos (Adam Bousdoukos) decides to revamp Soul Kitchen, his dumpy diner, but the customer response isn't what he was hoping for. To make matters worse, his girlfriend (Anna Bederke) flies off to Shanghai, and the tax collector comes knocking. But with the help of an inspired new chef (Birol Ünel), Zinos still has a chance at redemption. German director Fatih Akin delivers a riotous modern romantic comedy.
Cast
Cast
Adam Bousdoukos, Moritz Bleibtreu, Birol Ünel, Anna Bederke, Pheline Roggan, Lucas Gregorowicz, Dorka Gryllus, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Demir Gökgöl, Cem Akin, Jan Fedder, Udo Kier
Director
Director
Fatih Akin
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Germany, German Language, Foreign Romance, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Faust on DVD Faust
Synopsis
German director F.W. Murnau cast the inimitable Emil Jannings as Mephisto, to whom the aging Faust sells his soul for renewed youth, wealth and power. Channeling Goethe, Murnau creates a phantasmagoric vision of the struggle between good and evil.
Cast
Cast
Gösta Ekman, Emil Jannings, Camilla Horn, Frida Richard, William Dieterle, Yvette Guilbert, Eric Barclay, Hanna Ralph, Werner Fuetterer
Director
Director
F.W. Murnau
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Classics, Foreign Silent Films, Foreign Classic Dramas, Germany
Rent Schoolgirl Report: Vol. 1 on DVD Schoolgirl Report: Vol. 1
Synopsis
In this first film of the popular 1970s German erotica anthology, an 18-year-old girl is brought before the parents' association after she's caught in a sexual tryst while on a class outing. The school psychologist defends the student's behavior, citing tales of schoolgirl seduction shown in erotic vignettes. G&#252;nther Kieslich, Helga Kruck and Friedrich von Thun star in this sexploitation film directed by Ernst Hofbauer.
Cast
Cast
Günther Kieslich, Wolf Harnisch, Helga Kruck, Friedrich von Thun
Director
Director
Ernst Hofbauer
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Steamy Romance, Germany, Foreign Regions, German Language, Foreign Languages
Rent Vision on DVD Vision
Synopsis
Directed by longtime star of independent German cinema Margarethe von Trotta, this reverent biopic chronicles the fascinating story of 12th-century Christian mystic and scientist Hildegard von Bingen (Barbara Sukowa). Despite living in an era when women are proscribed from preaching and interpreting scripture, Hildegard believes that the visions she experiences are a gift from God that she must reveal -- even at the risk of condemnation.
Cast
Cast
Barbara Sukowa, Heino Ferch, Hannah Herzsprung, Gerald Alexander Held, Lena Stolze, Sunnyi Melles, Paula Kalenberg, Mareile Blendl, Vera Lippisch, Annemarie Düringer, Devid Striesow, Tristan Seith, Nicole Unger
Director
Director
Margarethe von Trotta
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, German Language, Germany
Rent Pina on DVD Pina
Synopsis
Wim Wenders directs to arresting effect in this performance documentary about Pina Bausch's Tanztheater Wuppertal dance company. Performing alfresco in Wuppertal, Germany, the troupe's pieces include "The Rite of Spring."
Cast
Cast
Pina Bausch, Regina Advento, Malou Airaudo, Ruth Amarante, Rainer Behr, Andrey Berezin, Damiano Ottavio Bigi, Bénédicte Billet, Ales Cucek, Clementine Deluy
Director
Director
Wim Wenders
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Foreign, Ballet & Modern Dance, Biographical Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Dance, Foreign Documentaries, German Language, Germany
Rent Four Minutes on DVD Four Minutes
Synopsis
Traude (Monica Bleibtreu), an elderly music teacher who gives piano lessons to prisoners, finds an unexpected prodigy in Jenny (Hannah Herzsprung), a brooding young inmate, and devotes herself to developing Jenny's talent in the little time they have together. But while Traude teaches Jenny valuable lessons about music, Jenny herself inspires Traude to examine her own past and the meaning of her life -- and what might have passed her by.
Cast
Cast
Monica Bleibtreu, Hannah Herzsprung, Sven Pippig, Richy Müller, Jasmin Tabatabai, Stefan Kurt, Vadim Glowna, Nadja Uhl, Peter Davor, Edita Malovcic, Kathrin Kestler, Christian Koerner
Director
Director
Chris Kraus
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Germany, German Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Strike on DVD Strike
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Inspired by a true story, this powerful drama tells the tale of an ordinary woman who helps spark a revolution in Poland. Single mother Agnieszka (Katharina Thalbach) works as a shipyard welder. Concerned about dangerous working conditions, she speaks up -- to no avail. But after an accident kills several employees, and their families are denied pension benefits, she steps up her activities, laying the foundation for the Solidarity movement.
Cast
Cast
Katharina Thalbach, Maria Maj, Andrzej Chyra, Andrzej Grabowski, Dominique Horwitz, Joanna Bogacka
Director
Director
Volker Schlöndorff
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Foreign Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Period Pieces, Polish Language, Germany
Rent In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds on DVD In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds
Synopsis
Dolph Lundgren stars in this action-packed fantasy as Granger, a former Special Forces soldier who finds himself pulled back into medieval times by a powerful female wizard to become a leader in a deadly civil war.
Cast
Cast
Dolph Lundgren, Lochlyn Munro, Natassia Malthe, Christina Jastrzembska, Aleks Paunovic, Natalie Burn, Elisabeth Rosen, Michael Adamthwaite, Heather Doerksen
Director
Director
Uwe Boll
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Action & Adventure, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Adventures, Fantasy, Germany
Rent Fox and His Friends on DVD Fox and His Friends
Synopsis
Fox is an earnest circus worker who loses his job when his lover is arrested for tax fraud. Needing cash for his weekly lottery ticket, Fox lets himself be picked up by an elegant older man named Max. But when Fox wins big money in the lottery, Max's friends suddenly become Fox's "friends" and before long, a charming man named Eugen seduces Fox and fleeces him of his newfound money.
Cast
Cast
Harry Baer, Karl-Heinz Bohm, Peter Chatel, Adrian Horen, Ulla Jacobsen, Christiane Maybach
Director
Director
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign LGBT, Germany, Foreign Classic Dramas, Foreign Classics, Foreign Dramas, German Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions, The Criterion Collection
Rent Antibodies on DVD Antibodies
Synopsis
After confessed killer Gabriel Engel (Andr&#233; Hennicke) is captured, small-town cop Michael Martens (Wotan Wilke M&#246;hring) interrogates him, hoping a journey into the madman's twisted mind will give clues to an unsolved murder committed in the same heinous manner as Gabriel's crimes. Gabriel claims to know the killer's identity but turns the investigation into a psychological game, leaving Michael questioning his own sanity in this German thriller.
Cast
Cast
Norman Reedus, Christian von Aster, André Hennicke, Waltraud Witte, Konstantin Graudus, Heinz Hoenig, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Ulrike Krumbiegel
Director
Director
Christian Alvart
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Thrillers, Germany, German Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Schoolgirl Report: Vol. 6 on DVD Schoolgirl Report: Vol. 6
Synopsis
When two sexy students are caught in an empty classroom studying each other's biology, they try to get out of trouble by telling the principal about the erotic exploits of other lusty young pupils. What they reveal is a school oozing with teenage seduction, sex, blackmail and revenge. Ernst Hofbauer directs and Ulrike Butz and Marie Ekorre star in this volume of the vintage German sexploitation series.
Cast
Cast
Puppa Armbruster, Gerd Arnau, Ini Assmann, Reiner Brönneke, Ulrike Butz, Shirley Corrigan, Britt Corvin, Sven Dolan, Marie Ekorre, Sonja Embriz, Marisa Feldy
Director
Director
Ernst Hofbauer
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Steamy Romance, Germany, German Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent The BRD Trilogy: Lola on DVD The BRD Trilogy: Lola
Synopsis
A singer-whore (Barbara Sukowa) with almost as much ambition as nerve singles out the incorruptible local building commissioner (Armin Mueller-Stahl) as the object of her worldly charms. An explosive film from director Rainer Werner Fassbinder that's frequently grouped in a trilogy with Veronika Voss and The Marriage of Maria Braun, due to the shared theme of women's experiences with loss and survival in postwar Germany.
Cast
Cast
Barbara Sukowa, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Mario Adorf, Matthias Fuchs, Helga Feddersen, Karin Baal, Ivan Desny, Elisabeth Volkmann, Hark Bohm, Karl-Heinz von Hassel
Director
Director
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Must-See, German Language, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Art House, Germany, Foreign Classics, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent The Snurks on DVD The Snurks
Synopsis
Thanks to a thief who walked off with the magic Dalamite stone, danger looms over the land of Gaya. With the mayor's spunky daughter in tow, would-be heroes Boo and Zino take a trip to an unfamiliar and scary new world to retrieve the Dalamite.
Cast
Cast
Patrick Stewart, Emily Watson, Glenn Wrage, Alan Mariot, Bob Saker, Lorelei King, Kate Robbins, John Guerrasio, Red Pepper, John Schwab
Director
Director
Lenard Fritz Krawinkel, Holger Tappe
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Animation, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Family Adventures, Ages 11-12, Germany
Rent Cobra Verde on DVD Cobra Verde
Synopsis
Based on Bruce Chatwin's 1980 novel <i>The Viceroy of Ouidah</i>, this adventure drama stars Klaus Kinski as a plantation overseer in 19th-century Brazil who, after falling out of favor with his boss, is sent to West Africa on a dangerous slave-buying mission that soon has him fighting for his life. Werner Herzog directed and wrote the screenplay for this German-language film, the last of several collaborations between Herzog and Kinski.
Cast
Cast
King Ampaw, Salvatore Basile, Peter Berling, Klaus Kinski, José Lewgoy , Pedro Oliveira, Benito Stefanelli
Director
Director
Werner Herzog
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Germany, German Language, Foreign Classics, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Berlin Alexanderplatz on DVD Berlin Alexanderplatz
Synopsis
Rainer Werner Fassbinder directed this 16-hour film that follows Franz Biberkopf (Gunter Lamprecht) after his release from prison in 1920s Germany. Although Biberkopf wants to remain straight, the poor economy ultimately drives him back to a life of petty crime and violence. Based on Alfred Doblin's acclaimed novel, this movie documents a man's descent into depravity and insanity, and sets the stage for the emergence of the Nazi party.
Cast
Cast
Gunter Lamprecht, Elisabeth Trissenaar, Karin Baal, Franz Buchrieser, Peter Kollek, Brigitte Mira, Mechthild Grossmann, Barbara Valentin, Udo Kier
Director
Director
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Germany, German Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages, Political Dramas
Rent The Raspberry Reich on DVD The Raspberry Reich
Synopsis
In this audacious film about modern Germans adopting the culture of left-wing movements of the 1970s, Gudrun (Susanne Sachsse) -- the Raspberry Reich's doyenne -- forces her straight male comrades to have sex with each other to prove their mettle as revolutionaries. Directed by provocateur Bruce La Bruce, the movie costars Andreas Rupprecht as the kidnapped son of a rich industrialist. Not for children.
Cast
Cast
Susanne Sachsse, Daniel Batscher, Andreas Rupprecht, Dean Stathis, Anton Z. Risan, Daniel Fettig, Paul Gerrits
Director
Director
Bruce LaBruce
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign LGBT, Germany, Foreign Art House, German Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Schoolgirl Report: Vol. 5 on DVD Schoolgirl Report: Vol. 5
Synopsis
Naughty schoolgirls and steamy tales heat up this uncensored volume of the popular 1970s German erotica anthology. A teacher is the sexual mark in a friendly wager, a school chaplain becomes a student's unholy fantasy and more. As one beautiful girl practices self-love, two others spend their playtime with the school's handymen. But can these schoolgirl seductions remain undercover and away from the peering eyes of the parents' association?
Cast
Cast
Puppa Armbruster, Ekkehardt Belle, Erika Blumberger, Marina Blümel, Helmut Brasch, Ulrike Butz, Marisa Feldy, Judith Fritsch, Philippe Gaste, Monika Hagen
Director
Director
Walter Boos, Ernst Hofbauer
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Steamy Romance, Germany, Foreign Romance, German Language
Rent Verdict on Auschwitz on DVD Verdict on Auschwitz
Synopsis
Twenty-two former members of Hitler's SS, many of whom had carved out comfortable lives for themselves in postwar West Germany, stood trial in 1963 before 360 witnesses who accused them of murdering millions. This riveting, heartbreaking documentary re-creates the momentous Frankfurt trial. Filmmakers Rolf Bickel and Dietrich Wagner build the film around taped testimony from more than 200 Auschwitz survivors.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Rolf Bickel, Dietrich Wagner
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Germany, Foreign Documentaries, German Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Eight Miles High on DVD Eight Miles High
Synopsis
In this German biopic, Natalia Avelon stars as Munich "It girl" Uschi Obermaier, a 1960s icon who rose from small-town beginnings in Bavaria to ultimately rub elbows -- and share beds -- with the likes of superstars such as the Rolling Stones. After meeting student activist Rainer Langhans (Matthias Schweigh&#246;fer), Uschi joins a political commune in Berlin, all the while remaining true to her own search for personal freedom.
Cast
Cast
Natalia Avelon, David Scheller, Matthias Schweighöfer, Friederike Kempter, Alexander Scheer, Georg Friedrich, Victor Norén, Milan Peschel, Oliver Binge, Martin Koch, Valerie Lasserre, Jonathan Schuld
Director
Director
Achim Bornhak
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Germany, German Language
Rent How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair on DVD How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair
Synopsis
In 2003, Iraqi journalist Yunis Abbas was taken from his home by American soldiers and detained at Abu Ghraib prison on suspicion of planning to assassinate Tony Blair. Only thing is, he was innocent. Through his months-long ordeal played out like a comedy of errors, Yunis learned the true meaning of liberation. His unique story is told via co-director Michael Tucker's footage, Yunis's home videos and illustrations by co-director Petra Epperlein.
Cast
Cast
Yunis Abbas
Director
Director
Michael Tucker, Petra Epperlein
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Political Documentaries, Indie Documentaries, Germany
Rent Heart of Glass on DVD Heart of Glass
Synopsis
In director Werner Herzog's most conceptual film, a small Bavarian town is plunged into a mysterious and haunted despair when the owner of the town's glass factory dies without passing on the secret formula for its special ruby-colored glass. Desperate to discover the formula, the townspeople turn to superstition and murder. When a mystic appears out of the mountains, will his premonitions save them or foretell their doom?
Cast
Cast
Josef Bierbichler, Clemens Scheitz, Stefan Guttler, Sonja Skiba
Director
Director
Werner Herzog
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Germany, German Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Last Laugh on DVD The Last Laugh
Synopsis
One of German director F.W. Murnau's most brilliant silent films, this 1924 classic uses a constantly moving and subjective camera to capture the emotional anguish of a man whose life is suddenly devoid of meaning.
Cast
Cast
Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Max Hiller, Emilie Kurz, Hans Unterkircher, Olaf Storm, Hermann Vallentin, Georg John, Emmy Wyda
Director
Director
F.W. Murnau
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Silent Films, Foreign Classics, Germany
Rent The Saltmen of Tibet on DVD The Saltmen of Tibet
Synopsis
Journey to the rooftop of the world! Documenting the ancient traditions and day-to-day rituals of a Tibetan nomadic community, the film transports us into a realm of endless mystery untainted by the tides of foreign invasion or encroaching modernity. The Saltmen of Tibet is a work of sublime beauty and epic proportion.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Ulrike Koch
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Documentaries, Germany
Rent Jerichow on DVD Jerichow
Synopsis
While in his hometown for his mother's funeral, broke Afghan-Soviet war veteran Thomas (Benno F&#252;rmann) winds up meeting and working for passionate Turk Ali (Hilmi S&#246;zer), who needs a driver to help him keep tabs on his chain of snack bars. But when Thomas meets Ali's gorgeous German wife (Nina Hoss) and the sparks fly, he enters a passionate affair with her that threatens his new livelihood and friendship with the perpetually jealous Ali.
Cast
Cast
Benno Fürmann, Hilmi Sözer, Nina Hoss, Knut Berger, Claudia Geisler, Marie Gruber
Director
Director
Christian Petzold
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Germany, Foreign Romance, German Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent The Wave on DVD The Wave
Synopsis
To give his students a real-world example of how dictatorships can grow powerful, a high school teacher starts a social experiment that gives some of his students a strong advantage while leaving others subservient and powerless.
Cast
Cast
Jürgen Vogel, Frederick Lau, Max Riemelt, Jennifer Ulrich, Christiane Paul, Jacob Matschenz, Cristina do Rego, Elyas M'Barek, Maximilian Vollmar, Max Mauff, Ferdinand Schmidt-Modrow, Tim Oliver Schultz, Amelie Kiefer, Fabian Preger, Odine Johne
Director
Director
Dennis Gansel
Genres
Genres
Drama, Psychological Thrillers, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on the Book, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Suspense, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Thrillers, German Language, Germany
Rent The Blue Angel (German Version) on DVD The Blue Angel (German Version)
Synopsis
Brusque professor Rath is determined to stop his pupils' visits to hear speakeasy singer Lola. An obsession for the siren blossoms, and Rath's life spirals out of control in this classic story of a man who's forced to confront his deepest weakness.
Cast
Cast
Marlene Dietrich, Emil Jannings, Rosa Valetti, Hans Albers, Kurt Gerron, Reinhold Bernt, Eduard von Winterstein, Rolf Müller, Roland Varno
Director
Director
Josef Von Sternberg
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classic Dramas, Foreign Classics, German Language, Germany
Rent When We Leave on DVD When We Leave
Synopsis
Umay, 25, is torn between two cultures when she leaves her abusive husband and takes their young son, Cem, from Istanbul to her family home in Germany. Seeking refuge with her parents, Umay hopes to start anew, but her family disapproves. She finds work in a restaurant and falls in love with a German co-worker, Stipe, who happily welcomes her and Cem into his life, but turmoil erupts when Umay's family decides to return Cem to his father.
Cast
Cast
Sibel Kekilli, Nizam Schiller, Derya Alabora, Settar Tanriogen, Tamer Yigit, Serhad Can, Almila Bagriacik, Florian Lukas, Nursel Köse , Alwara Höfels
Director
Director
Feo Aladag
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, German Language, Germany
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