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  • MONEY – A CONFUSED USER’S GUIDE

    MONEY – A CONFUSED USER’S GUIDE

    From shell money to stock markets, this films tells us everything there is to know about money. It highlights in a witty way how our financial system works, one of the most unfathomable subjects of our times. This film takes us on an entertaining journey through space and time in an attempt to restore our faith in what we believe makes the world go round: MONEY. With director Philipp Enders we discover the fundamental principles of our monetary systems. We […]

  • EMPIRE ME!

    EMPIRE ME!

    As the process of globalisation advances, hundreds of do-it-yourself states are creating their own little world: micronations, eco-villages and seceded states. A road movie on land, at sea, and in our minds. The idea of utopia, of a better life in an earthly paradise, is a dream mankind has long imagined in many variations – for example, reigning as a king on our own island once in our lifetime. But the rigid principles of the globalised world permit few alternatives […]

  • TEMPLE OF EMOTIONS – THE MARACANÃ STADIUM IN RIO DE JANEIRO

    TEMPLE OF EMOTIONS – THE MARACANÃ STADIUM IN RIO DE JANEIRO

    FIFA World Cup 2014: All eyes are on Brazil – and on the legendary Maracanã, one of the largest stadiums in the world. Built for the 1950 World Cup, the Maracanã was designed to be the stage upon which Brazil – confident of victory – was to present itself to the world. But Brazil lost 2-1 to outsiders Uruguay before the Maracanã crowd, plunging the country into a deep depression. 64 years later, the country has the unique opportunity to […]

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  • THE ARYANS

    THE ARYANS

    Racist campaigns around the world are increasingly associated with the term Aryans. But who were the Aryans really? A personal journey into the madness of racism. A documentary about right-wing movements worldwide – and their completely incorrect interpretation of “Aryanism” – a phenomenon which began with French philosopher Gobineau and continued with the Nazis. Filmmaker Mo Asumang embarks on a journey into the abyss of political evil and finds out that the Aryans originally come from an area which now […]

  • A BLIND HERO

    A BLIND HERO

    Otto Weidt manages to keep his employees – most of them Jewish and most of them blind – from the clutches of the Nazis. When his secretary is deported to Auschwitz, he embarks on a journey to free her. This docudrama tells of “unsung Schindler” Otto Weidt, who saved Jews from the Nazi death camps. In the 1940s, Berlin brush and broom manufacturer Otto Weidt uses cunning and payoffs to save his staff, most of them Jewish and most of […]

  • MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S TANGO

    MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S TANGO

    A music-laden, humorous cinema documentary, capturing the many comic and charming moments when musicians from two worlds come together. Tango was born in Buenos Aires and no one dances tango as passionately as the Argentineans do – that, at least is what the Argentineans themselves believe. Tango is as Finnish as sauna and skiing – that is what the famous Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki and many of his fellow countrymen are convinced of. Two countries, two opinions, two musical traditions. […]

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  • WHO IS THOMAS MÜLLER?

    WHO IS THOMAS MÜLLER?

    A search for the real face behind Germany’s most common name “Thomas Müller”. This journey takes director Christian Heynen through Germany, while interviewing (almost) everybody with the name “Thomas Müller”. We start at the center of all facts, the Federal Statistical Office. Thomas Müller is the statistically calculated most average name with 81 million citizens, with more than 50.000 people  sharing this name. Now WHO is this mysterious „Thomas Müller“ of Germany, who obviously represents all German men and WHAT […]

  • THE LOVE POLICE

    THE LOVE POLICE

        We all wonder about politicians’ statements, managers’ salaries and social injustice. But there are people amongst us who can no longer wonder in silence. People who urge us, to question ourselves and the system we live in. Like Charlie Veitch and his Love Police. Charles Veitch worked as a financial adviser in London’s City for seven years. In 2009 he was fired. Instead of finding a new job, he bought a megaphone. And with the help of his […]

  • TOUR DU FASO

    TOUR DU FASO

    „Tour du Faso“ is Africa’s biggest cycling race – An event attracting fortune seekers and dreamers of great variety. “Tour du Faso” is Africa’s biggest cycling race – running directly across the savannah. It’s legendary among fans and racing cyclists all around the world. While the race is an adaptation of the Tour de France, it has still retained its original and very African character as a flawed – but much more sympathetic – copy of its European model. Some […]

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  • SUNDAY WARRIORS

    SUNDAY WARRIORS

    A funny and stunning voyage between fantasy and reality. Every year in high summer, one of the major battles of humankind is fought. Knights, elves and wizards attempt to win the battle against orcs, demons and the dark side of the force. What looks like a scene from the film THE LORD OF THE RINGS takes place away from the eyes of the media, as thousands of live role players meet and immerse themselves in their fantasy world. In a […]

  • HOTEL HAITI

    HOTEL HAITI

    This film delves into the magical and tragic world of Haiti and tells of the stories that surround the time-honoured Hotel Oloffson. On the hills above the city, a white villa embellished with decorative turrets and gables sits amidst a park surrounded by palm trees – an image from a fairytale. The “Hotel Oloffson” is a place steeped in history and numerous personal stories. Prominent foreign guests who have stayed here include actors Humphrey Bogart and Marlon Brando as well […]