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1.

Angst Essen Seele Auf: Ali, Fear Eats the Soul

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Lonely widow Emmi Kurowski meets Arab worker Ali in a bar during a rainstorm. They fall in love--to their own surprise, and to the shock of family, colleagues, and drinking buddies. An emotional power that reflects the ethnic tensions within German society.
DVD
2003; 1974
Clemons (Stacks)
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Good Bye Lenin!

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Alex's proud, socialist mother falls into a coma for eight months. When she wakes, her heart is weak, so Alex has to keep the secret that the Berlin Wall has fallen and capitalism has triumphed. What begins as a little white lie turns into a major scam.
DVD
2004
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Auf Der Anderen Seite

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Six characters are drawn together by circumstances - an old man and a prostitute forging a partnership, a young scholar reconciling his past, two young women falling in love, and a mother putting the shattered pieces of her life back together.
DVD
2008
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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days

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"The film depicts the last six days (February 17-22, 1943) in the life of Sophie Scholl from her own perspective: that of a courageous and vibrant young woman who is willing to face death for her belief in her ideals and those of the White Rose, an underground resistance movement to which she belongs. Through their resistance and protest against the Nazi regime, Sophie and her fellow members of the White Rose become synonymous with civil courage and a peaceful struggle against the rule of violence and oppression."
DVD
2006; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Triumph of the Will: Triumph des Willens : Das Dokument Vom Reichsparteitag 1934

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This film, commissioned by Adolf Hitler to record the 1934 Nazi party rally in Nuremberg, is the "most powerful piece of propaganda ever produced". Included are many scenes of gatherings, marches, and parades. The viewer will also hear speeches given by Hitler, Goering, Goebbels, and Hess as well as samples of monumental architecture designed by Albert Speer.
DVD
2005; 1935
Clemons (Stacks)
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Nackt Unter Wölfen: Naked Among Wolves

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"The first German film devoted to life and death in a concentration camp tells the story of organized resistance by political prisoners in the Buchenwald concentration camp. When one of the prisoners smuggles a child into a camp, the men are faced with the question of how many lives may be endangered in order to save the life of the child. Based on a true story" -- cover text.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Otomo

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A fictionalized reconstruction of the story of Frederic Otomo, a West African political refugee, who is stopped on a subway by an intolerant conductor. He panics, breaks loose, and escapes. Hours later, when confronted by police, he stabs 5 officers before being gunned down by one of them.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Fitzcarraldo

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Story of a man obsessed with a dream to build his own personal opera house in a remote Peruvian town.
DVD
1999; 1981
Clemons (Stacks)
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Jud Sü⁷

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This notorious Nazi propaganda historical costume melodrama is based on the Nazi version of the novel of the same title by Lion Feuchtwanger, which is based on the real historical character of Josef Süss Oppenheimer who was a Jewish tax advisor to Karl Alexander during the early 1700's and was publicly executed in Stuttgart for manipulation of state funds.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Kuhle Wampe: Oder, Wem Gehört Die Welt

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At the height of the Depression, Anni and her parents are evicted from their Berlin home and sent to Kuhle Wampe, a camp that now accommodates the ever-growing numbers of the dispossessed. The only Communist film to come out of Weimar Germany, Kuhle Wampe was swiftly banned upon Hitler's rise to power. The film is followed by a video essay by Andrew Höllering, son of the co-producer.
DVD
2008; 1932
Clemons (Stacks)
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Yella

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Following a near-death experience, a young woman flees her East German hometown and failed marriage to start over in Hanover. By chance she finds work with an ambitious and determined executive and enters a ruthless world of big business and cut-throat boardroom deals. But just as she seems poised to fully realize her ambitions, she finds herself haunted by truths from the past that threaten to destroy her new life.
DVD
2009; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

Anders Als du und Ich

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A mother in post-war Germany is put on trial for procuration after she "saves" her son from homosexuality.
DVD
2007; 1957
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Keinohrhasen

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Ludo, a press reporter, is ordered to serve 300 hours of probation in a local day care center. While there, he meets Anna, and what ensues is a romantic comedy.
DVD
2008; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany

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A fictional chronicle of life in Germany, from 1919 to 1982, as reflected in the fluctuating fortunes of the members of one family, initially peasant-farmers, in the fictitious village of Schachbach in the Rhineland. An extraordinary succession of mostly ordinary events and characters--history seen from ground level--vividly acted by a huge cast of both professional and nonprofessional actors.
DVD
2005; 1984
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Story of a Young Couple: Roman Einer Jungen Ehe

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DEFA propaganda film of the Cold War, portraying the period 1946-1951 from a Stalinist perspective. Agnes and Jochen, a husband and wife who are actors, live in the western part of Berlin. They fall in love just as the conflict between East and West is deepening shortly after the end of World War II. Agnes does not want to take part in the 'cold and heartless propaganda' against the East and be dragged into the 'militaristic theater.' She leaves Jochen and goes to the GDR to contribute to its development with her talents.
VHS
1999; 1952
Ivy (By Request)
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Es Geschah Am 20. Juli: The Plot Against Hitler : It Happened on July 20

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"July 20, 1944: a suitcase bomb explodes in Hitler's headquarters, the opening act of a desperate German officers' plot to overthrow the Nazi regime. But the Führer miraculously survives the blast, and the attempted coup, code-named Operation Valkyrie, is soon crushed, its ringleaders rounded up and executed"--Container.
DVD
2004; 1955
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Devil Strikes at Night

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In Germany during World War Two, a police detective comes across a series of murders which have remained unsolved for many years. The Gestapo initially supports his investigation, but then withdraws. The case is suppressed and the detective is sent to the Eastern Front when he ignores an explicit command and tries to prevent a murder.
DVD
2003; 1957
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Der Rat Der Götter: Council of the Gods

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"This is the story of the collaboration between international corporations and Nazi scientists, whose research contributed to the death of millions. The film focuses on a chemist who embraces political neutrality, closing his eyes to the fact that poison is being produced in his factory - poison to be used in the gas chambers of the concentration camps"--Container.
DVD
2005; 1950
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

Die Fälscher: The Counterfeiters

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Germany, 1936. Salomon "Sally" Sorowitsch is the king of counterfeiters. He lives a life of cards, booze, and women. Suddenly his luck runs dry when he is arrested by Superintendent Friedrich Herzog. He is immediately thrown into the Mauthausen concentration camp. There, Salomon exhibits exceptional skills and is soon transferred to the upgraded camp of Sachsenhausen. Upon his arrival, he once again comes face to face with Herzog, who is there on a secret mission. Hand-picked for his unique skill, Salomon and a group of professionals are forced to produce fake foreign currency under the program Operation Berhard. The team, which also includes detainee Adolf Burger, is given luxury barracks for their assistance. Salomon attempts to weaken the economy of Germany's opponents. But, Adolf [...]
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

Jacob the Liar

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Trapped in a Polish ghetto with thousands of other Jews facing starvation or deportation to the death camps, Jacob is detained one evening at the local Gestapo headquarters. Eavesdropping, he overhears a radio report about a nearby Russian victory. At first he is silent, but circumstances compel him to pass on the good news of hope. A simple, somewhat dour man, the stubble-bearded Jacob suddenly becomes a hero as old friends and neighbors flock to him, pressing for information about the latest reports. Jacob feels compelled to make up stories to keep up the spirits of his comrades.
DVD
1999; 1974
Clemons (Stacks)