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Das Kino

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

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

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

Fernsehfilme sind mit TV gekennzeichnet.

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

Normalerweise beginnt der Film um 20:00 Uhr.

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

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

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Mi 2017-11-22 Ein Schatz zum Verlieben Fool's Gold (2008) Action, Adventure, Comedy. Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson, Donald Sutherland. 1:44 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Good story idea, good acting and directing, but the poor script turns it more and more into a primitive slapstick comedy. FD.

Benjamin Finnegan is a deep-sea treasure hunter certain he's onto the find of the century in waters near an island close to Key West owned by a murderous rap star to whom Ben is in debt. Ben's flat broke and recently divorced from Tess, his long-time research and diving partner whom he still loves. She's nearby, working as a steward aboard the yacht of Nigel Honeycutt, a multimillionaire. The rapper has hired a rival treasurer hunter. Can Ben convince Nigel to bankroll his search, convince Tess to work with him, keep the rapper and his thugs at bay, and find a Spanish treasure hidden for centuries and rich beyond imagination?

Do 2017-11-23 The Red Pill (2016) Documentary. Stars: Cassie Jaye, Paul Elam, Attila Vinczer. 1:57 h. Sound: DTS 5.1 English. Must see. DA.

The Red Pill chronicles filmmaker Cassie Jaye's journey following the mysterious and polarizing Men's Rights Movement. The Red Pill explores today's gender war and asks the question "what is the future of gender equality?"

Fr 2017-11-24
A Quiet Passion (2016) UK | Belgium. Biography, Drama. Stars: Emma Bell, Sara Vertongen, Rose Williams. 2:05 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 5.1 English. Very well made, although the story is only moderately and only historically interesting. HRB.

The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.

Sa 2017-11-25 Magic in the Moonlight (2014) USA | UK. Comedy, Romance. Director: Woody Allen. Writer: Woody Allen. Stars: Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Marcia Gay Harden. 1:30 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Hilariously funny and witty. FA.

Stanley is a magician who has dedicated his life to revealing fraudulent spiritualists. He plans to quickly uncover the truth behind celebrated spiritualist Sophie and her scheming mother. However, the more time he spends with her, he starts thinking that she might actually be able to communicate with the other world, but even worse, he might be falling in love with her.

Mo 2017-11-27 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) USA | New Zealand | Canada. Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi. Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista. 2:16 h. Sound: DTS HD-MA 7.1 English. Too much slapstick nonsense. SFC.

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.

Di 2017-11-28
Black Sea (2014) UK | USA | Russia. Adventure, Thriller. Stars: Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn. 1:45 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Thrilling, but highly unrealistic and depressing. TD.

In order to make good with his former employers, a submarine captain takes a job with a shadowy backer to search the depths of the Black Sea for a submarine rumored to be loaded with gold.

Do 2017-11-30
The Drop - Bargeld The Drop (2014) Crime, Drama, Mystery. Stars: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini. 1:37 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Thin, weird story. Crime, murder. TC.

The story follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters—"money drops"—in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv, Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living—no matter the cost.

Fr 2017-12-01 The Dressmaker - Die Schneiderin The Dressmaker (2015) Australia. Comedy, Drama. Stars: Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth. 1:59 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. A weird story that unsuccessfully tries to be both funny and dramatic. Good acting alone does not save it. FC.

Based on Rosalie Ham's best selling novel, The Dressmaker is the story of femme fatale Tilly Dunnage who returns to her small home town in the country to right the wrongs of the past. A stylish drama with comic undertones about love, revenge and haute couture.

So 2017-12-03 Schmerzensgeld: Wer reich sein will muss leiden The Brass Teapot (2012) Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller. Stars: Juno Temple, Michael Angarano, Alexis Bledel. 1:33 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Witty story, moderately well represented. TB.

Based on the comic book series "The Brass Teapot" about a mid-twenty-year-old couple who, in these difficult economic times, finds a mysterious, magical brass teapot which makes them money but at a surprising price. After realizing the teapot's power, John and Alice must decide how far they will go to fulfill their dream.

Mo 2017-12-04 Warm Bodies (2013) USA | Canada. Fantasy, Horror, Romance. Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich. 1:28 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Far-fetched, but sweet and entertaining. Good acting. TB.

With much of the world's population now an undead horde, R is a young and oddly introspective zombie. While fighting with and feeding on a human scavenger party, R meets Julie and feels an urge to protect her. What happens next is the beginning of a strangely warm relationship that allows R to begin regaining his humanity.

As this change spreads through the local undead population like a virus, Julie and R eventually have to face a larger issue when the very nature of their friendship is challenged. Caught between the paranoid human forces and the ferocious "Bonies", zombies who are a mutual threat, R and Julie must find a way to bridge the differences of each side to fight for a better world no one thought possible.

Do 2017-12-07
Eine unerhörte Frau (2016) Germany. Biography. Stars: Romy Butz, Rosalie Thomass, Sebastian Bezzel. 1:28 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Strong, emotional, interesting, well-acted, and somewhat exaggerated. RB.

Farmer Hanni (Rosalie Thomass) is desperate. Her daughter Magdalena (Romy Butz) complains of illness symptoms, but no one can determine what the child is missing. Most doctors think the girl is a simulant. In her search for a doctor who can finally interpret the symptoms, Hanni is increasingly neglecting her husband (Florian Karlheim) and her two older sons, which her mother-in-law (Gisela Schneeberger) uses to incite the family against her. But Hanni goes on her way, even rolls medical literature herself, and finally meets the endocrinologist Dr. Espach (Sylvana Krappatsch), who can help her. But with a diagnosis and a possible operation with a specialist in New York for Hanni the fight is not yet over. She goes to Munich's district court to take responsibility for all the doctors who have not believed her daughter's complaints.

Fr 2017-12-08 Tanna Tanna - Eine verbotene Liebe (2015) Australia | Vanuatu. Drama, Romance. Stars: Mungau Dain, Marie Wawa, Marceline Rofit. 1:45 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 5.1 Kuanyama with English subtitles. A deep look into a native south sea islander lifestyle you would otherwise never have any chance to see. RA.

Set on a remote Pacific island, covered in rain forest and dominated by an active volcano, this heartfelt story, enacted by the Yakel tribe, tells of a sister's loyalty, a forbidden love affair and the pact between the old ways and the new.

Die Rebellin (2009) Germany. Drama, History. Stars: Alexandra Neldel, Friedrich von Thun, Anna Fischer. 3 parts: 1:30 h + 1:30 h + 1:35 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Interesting and entertaining look at the 1950s. Feels almost like a real story. FB.

Von ihrem Papa hat Lena Berkow (Alexandra Neldel) das Technikgenie geerbt und einen Traum: Amerika! Doch nach Vaters Tod 1945 sitzen Lena, ihre kranke Mutter Hilde (Saskia Vester) und Schwester Betty (Anna Fischer) als Flüchtlinge auf einem Hof bei Fürth fest. Kann Fabrikant Sattler (Friedrich von Thun) helfen? Oder der forsche Hans (David Rott)? Aufwendige Rückschau auf die 50-er Jahre.

Mo 2017-12-11 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy. Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Jude Law. 2:06 h. Sound: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 English. No human characters in this movie, nobody to identify with, nobody to feel sympathy for. Odd story. FC.

Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy—whether he likes it or not.

Di 2017-12-12
Hidden - Die Angst holt dich ein Hidden (2015) Horror, Thriller. Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Andrea Riseborough, Emily Alyn Lind. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Unclear story, partly boring. Very cheaply made. TD.

In the film, Ray (Skarsgård), Claire (Riseborough) and their seven-year-old daughter, Zoe, are an average American family in Kingsville, North Carolina—except they have existed in a bomb shelter since escaping a day of devastation that changed everything. For 301 days, they have transformed their cement prison into a home, holding on to memories of the past and hope for a normal life someday. And for 301 days, the family has eluded what looms above the surface—the heavy breathing and booming footsteps that punctuate the night, threatening their fragile existence. All the while, the family has managed to stay hidden. Until now. Now their safe haven has been breached … and something is coming for them.

Fr 2017-12-15 The Founder (2016) Biography, Drama, History. Stars: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch. 1:55 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 5.1 English. Excellent telling of the McDonald's story. RA.

1954. Having worked as a salesman most of his adult life, Ray Kroc has been a hustler in most senses of the word. That hustling has made him the target of derision among certain circles for peddling what have ended up being more novelty or faddish than useful products, but it has also placed more than a comfortable roof in Arlington Heights, Illinois over his and his wife Ethel's heads. Ethel, however, wishes that he placed as much effort into being at home with her than he is in selling, his current job of peddling five-spindle milkshake makers for Prince Castle which has him constantly on the road going from one drive-in restaurant to another.

It is because of the beefs he has with the whole drive-in experience (bad food, bad service) in constantly eating at such establishments while on the road that he becomes enthralled with the concept of McDonald's Restaurant in San Bernardino, California, it owned and operated by brothers Richard McDonald and Maurice McDonald - Dick and Mac. Unlike most of Ray's customers who will only require one five-spindle milkshake maker at any given time, the McDonald brothers end up purchasing eight machines for their single restaurant. Primarily on Dick's initiative, the brothers have redesigned the whole concept of the drive-in restaurant to focus on quality food through a smaller menu of only the most popular items (hamburgers, fries, sodas), consistency in product so that customers know what to expect from time to time, change in the target market from lounging teenagers to families, and, perhaps most importantly, speed in having any order ready within seconds, many of these goals achievable through assembly line styled production. They had tried franchising previously, but failed in that they lost control over many of those aspects which made their San Bernardino restaurant successful.

Despite believing Ray a bit off kilter (in other words, crazy), the McDonald brothers somewhat hesitantly enter into a contract with him to be their head of franchising. Ray's experience in the job is not without its problems, especially as his franchisees seem to be making more money than he is, he who is only breaking even. He is not averse to advancing ideas provided to him to get ahead—original ideas which are not his forte—he is seeing the brothers as his biggest problem in their thinking small. These differences lead to a standoff between Ray and the brothers, the former having a different goal for "his" business in profit and stoking his own ego, seemingly his main priorities.

Sa 2017-12-16 Storm Rider (2013) Drama, Family. Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Kristy Swanson, Danielle Chuchran. 1:36 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Simple, highly predictable story. A few nice horse and landscape scenes. FC.

When her father is put into jail, the spoiled teenager Dani loses everything. Forced to live with her uncle Sam on a farm without horses to ride and to train a sad Dani takes care of a young mule and learns what really counts.

Mo 2017-12-18 The Girl with All the Gifts (2016) UK | USA. Drama, Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi. Stars: Sennia Nanua, Fisayo Akinade, Dominique Tipper. 1:51 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 5.1 English. Very far-fetched zombie story, but once you accept the premises, it is quite interesting and well made. SFB.

In a dystopian near future, humanity has been ravaged by a mysterious fungal disease. The afflicted are robbed of all free will and turned into flesh-eating 'hungries'. Humankind's only hope is a small group of hybrid children who crave human flesh but retain the ability to think and feel.

The children go to school at an army base in rural Britain, where they're subjected to cruel experiments by Dr. Caroline Caldwell (Glenn Close). School teacher Helen Justineau (Gemma Arterton) grows particularly close to an exceptional girl named Melanie (Sennia Nanua), thus forming a special bond. But when the base is invaded, the trio escape with the assistance of Sgt. Eddie Parks (Paddy Considine) and embark on a perilous journey of survival, during which Melanie must come to terms with who she is.

Do 2017-12-21 Playing It Cool (2014) Comedy, Romance. Stars: Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Topher Grace. 1:26 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Vulgar, simple, uninteresting. FC.

A screenwriter working on a script for a romantic movie is having a hard time because he is a little jaded when it comes to love since his mother abandoned him when he was a boy. So he spends his time ruining every relationship he has. But he really needs to make the script, so he turns to his friends for their experiences. But it's not enough. He then meets a girl who captures his heart. Problem is that she's already engaged. But she allows him to be her friend.

Fr 2017-12-22 The Beguiled (2017) Drama, Thriller. Director: Sofia Coppola. Stars: Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning. 1:33 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 5.1 English. Thin, far-fetched, unpleasant story about unpleasant people. What, actually, does this movie want to tell me? HFC.

Three years into the senseless American Civil War, in 1864, the dilapidated mansion of Miss Martha Farnsworth's Seminary for Young Ladies is still running, occupied by the matriarch, a teacher and five students in Spanish moss-draped Virginia. However, when a young student stumbles upon Corporal John McBurney, a wounded Union deserter on the verge of death, the already frail balance of things will be disrupted, as the hesitant headmistress decides to take him in to heal from his injury. Little by little, as the unwelcome guest arouses an uneasy sexual excitation among the women of the secluded boarding school, it is not before long that they will find themselves competing for the alluring man's favour. Undoubtedly, this handsome devil is a manipulator, nevertheless, will the ladies stay forever beguiled by his charm?

Sa 2017-12-23 Zuckersand (2017) Germany. Comedy, Drama. Stars: Tilman Döbler, Valentin Wessely, Katharina M. Schubert. 1:29 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Good acting and directing, terribly bad story and script. FD.

End of the 1970s in East Germany: Fred and Jonas are close friends. The 10-year-olds live near each other at the German-German frontier. After the mother from Jonas has made an exit application, the boys have to recognize that they will soon be separated from each other. But they want to dig a tunnel to Australia to meet there again.

But the night when Jonas should leave the country with his mother changes everything.

Mo 2017-12-25 Family for Christmas (2015) Canada | USA. Drama, Romance, Fantasy. Director: Amanda Tapping. Stars: Lacey Chabert, Tyron Leitso, Milli Wilkinson. 1:20 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Not bad for a short Xmas movie involving parallel universes. Good acting and directing. FB.

Hannah Dunbar finds herself wondering what would have been had she stayed with the love of her life, Ben, 10 years before. When Santa Claus hears her talking he takes it as a Christmas wish and he transports Hannah to a parallel universe with a version of her life where she and Ben started a family. Hannah, who literally becomes a mother overnight, navigates the comical day-to-day challenges of life in the suburbs with Ben and their daughters Caitlin and Hailie.

Di 2017-12-26 Pizza und Marmelade (2008) Germany. Drama. Stars: Max von Thun, Stefanie Stappenbeck, Helmfried von Lüttichau. 1:29 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Drama and romance, a feel-good movie. FB.

Florian is a successful up and coming architect. However, when the firm goes bust, his life changes drastically. He has to take a job in a pizza place and move to a cheap and run down area of town.

But not all is bad. He also learns that there's more to life than money and a professional career.

Mi 2017-12-27 Ein Kind wird gesucht Das Versprechen - Der Fall Mirco (2017) Germany. TV movie. Drama, Crime. Stars: Heino Ferch, Silke Bodenbender, Johann von Bülow. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. The movie very truthfully shows the extensive police work needed to find the murderer of a 10-year-old boy. RA.

Als Mircos Eltern morgens nach ihrem Jungen schauen, ist er nicht da. Offenbar ist er vom Sport am Vorabend nicht nach Hause gekommen. Die alarmierte Polizei beginnt mit der Suche.

Do 2017-12-28 Game of Thrones S07E01-02 (2017) USA | UK. TV series. Adventure, Drama, Fantasy. Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Aidan Gillen. 0:59 h, 0:58 h. Sound: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 English. (Rated below.)

In the mythical continent of Westeros, several powerful families fight for control of the Seven Kingdoms. As conflict erupts in the kingdoms of men, an ancient enemy rises once again to threaten them all. Meanwhile, the last heirs of a recently usurped dynasty plot to take back their homeland from across the Narrow Sea.

1. Dragonstone – Jon organizes the North's defenses. Cersei tries to even the odds. Daenerys comes home. Arya reminds the Freys "the North remembers." Sam adapts to life in Oldtown. The Night King makes his way south.

2. Stormborn – Daenerys receives an unexpected visitor. Jon faces resistance. Tyrion plans the conquest of Westeros. Cersei gathers her allies. Arya has a reunion with old friends. Sam risks his career and life.

Fr 2017-12-29 Kleiner Junge, großer Freund (2017) Germany. Drama. Stars: Tanja Wedhorn, Stephan Luca, Likho Mango. 1:28 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. LIght entertainment, far from realistic. FC.

Südafrika: Wie ein Wirbelwind fegen ein kleiner Junge und eine engagierte NGO-Anwältin durch das aufgeräumte Leben des Star-Architekten Richard Grimus. Kein Stein bleibt auf dem anderen.

Sa 2017-12-30 Die Reise zur geheimnisvollen Insel Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012) Action, Adventure, Comedy. Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Vanessa Hudgens. Follows: Journey to the Center of the World (2008). Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. (Already rated.)

Ever since his adventure in the center of the Earth, Sean Anderson has been looking for other places mentioned by Verne and other Vernians. He is notified about a coded message, and breaks into a satellite facility to fully receive it. With the help from his stepfather Hank he decodes the message leading him to find the map that leads him to Verne's mysterious island. Along with Gabato and Kailani, Sean embarks on a mission to find his grandfather, the legendary Vernian Alexander. But unexpected problems arise as Alexander made a mistake that could change everything.

So 2017-12-31 Kiss the Cook - So schmeckt das Leben Chef (2014) Comedy, Drama. Stars: Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson. 1:44 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Light and pleasant story about a cook. FB.

Carl Casper is an acclaimed chef with a family life that seems as decaying as his artistic freedom. Those frustrations boil over into a raucous viral-videoed public confrontation against a restaurant critic who panned his cooking of food that his boss ordered him to make against his instincts. Now with his career ruined, Carl's ex-wife offers an unorthodox solution in Miami: refit an old food truck to offer quality cooking on his own terms. Now with his young son, Percy, and old colleague, Martin, helping, Carl takes a working trip across America with that truck to rediscover his gastronomic passion. With Percy's tech savvy and Martin's enthusiasm, Carl finds that he is creating a traveling sensation on the way home. In doing so, Carl discovers he is serving up more than simply food, but also a deeper connection with his life and his family that is truly delicious in its own way.

Mo 2018-01-01
Fremd Fischen Something Borrowed (2011) Comedy, Drama, Romance. Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson, Colin Egglesfield. 1:44 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Good acting and directing and a basically good, but too simple singe-point story. Also unrealistically overdressed, oversexed, and superficial. C.

Rachel is a lawyer. When she was in law school she fell for another student, Dex, who comes from an affluent family, but she was too shy to say anything. When Dex meets her best friend Darcy, who sometimes treats her like dirt, Darcy makes a move on Dex and gets him. Eventually, they get engaged and Darcy asks Rachel to be her Maid of Honor. However, Rachel still has feelings for Dex and still can't say anything. Darcy throws her a birthday party and Dex is there. When she and Dex are alone she blurts out that she had a thing for him in college which surprised him, and after drinking a little they spend the night together. They try to forget the whole thing and agree that it means nothing. Ethan, Rachel's close friend, tells her that she'll spend her entire life regretting that she did nothing.

Di 2018-01-02 Wer aufgibt ist tot (2016) Germany. Comedy, Drama. Stars: Till Florian Beyerbach, Charlotte Bohning, Amber Bongard. 1:29 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Good idea, but the story is only progressing at a snail's pace. FC.

When Paul Lohmann picks up a mysterious hitch-hiker, things turn bad for him. His car crashes, and he finds himself in a ghost-like state while his body is in a coma.

When he learns that his wife has to decide to pull the plug and seems to be eager to do it, he uses his new ability to travel back in time and desperately tries to set his former life straight, regarding his job and his family.

Mi 2018-01-03
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The Beach (2000) USA | UK. Adventure, Drama, Romance. Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel York, Patcharawan Patarakijjanon. Low resolution. 1:43 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. It is tedious to watch an egotistical person who always lies and does not even shy away from killing for his own perceived gain. TC.

Garland's novel centers on a young nicotine-addicted traveler named Richard, an avid pop-culture buff with a particular love for video games and Vietnam War movies. While at a hotel in Bangkok, he finds a map left by his strange, whacked-out neighbor, who just committed suicide. The map supposedly leads to a legendary island paradise where some other wayward souls have settled.

Fr 2018-01-05 Die Pilgerin (2014) Germany | Austria | Czech Republic. TV mini-series. Drama, History. Stars: Josefine Preuß, Jacob Matschenz, Volker Bruch. 2 parts, 1:31 h + 1:27 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Good story, playing in the year 1368. A bit too depressing perhaps, and not very realistic, but at least entertaining. HFB.

1368. Tilla (Josefine Preuß), die Tochter des angesehensten Kaufmanns von Tremmlingen, liebt ihre Freiheit. Als ihr Vater stirbt, löst ihr ehrgeiziger Bruder Ottfried (Volker Bruch) ihre Verlobung mit Damian auf und verheiratet sie mit dem Widerling Veit Gürtler (Dietmar Bär). Dann weigert sich Ottfried auch noch, das Herz des Vaters in Santiago de Compostela zu begraben. Also schneidet sich Tilla die Haare ab und verkleidet sich als Mann, um auf eigene Faust Vaters letzten Willen erfüllen.

Philipp Kadelbach ("Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter") treibt der schlichten Buchvorlage die Klischees aus.

Sa 2018-01-06 Die Kraft, die du mir gibst The Strength You Give Me (2014) Germany. Drama. Stars: Tanja Wedhorn, Alexander Beyer, Max Urlacher. 1:28 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. A laudable attempt to show the problem of hospital-acquired infections. The story is a bit overdone. FB.

Medizinforscherin Maja (Tanja Wedhorn) fängt neu in einer Klinik an. Ihr Mann Konrad (Alexander Beyer) wird eingeliefert, als er sich bei einem Sturz den Unterschenkel bricht. Eine Woche nach der OP klappt er zusammen—er hat sich in der Klinik eine lebensbedrohliche Entzündung eingefangen. Majas Arbeitgeber weist jegliche Verantwortung von sich.

Mo 2018-01-08 Game of Thrones S07E03-05 (2017) USA | UK. TV series. Adventure, Drama, Fantasy. Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Aidan Gillen. 1:02 h, 0:49 h, 0:59 h. Sound: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 English. (Rated below.)

3. The Queen's Justice – Jon and Daenerys finally meet. Cersei gains a new ally. Sansa receives an unexpected visitor. Sam is confronted for his actions.

4. The Spoils of War – Daenerys takes matters into her own hands. Arya reaches her destination. Jaime and Bronn collect the spoils from the war with the Tyrells.

5. Eastwatch – Darnerys demands loyalty from the surviving Lannister soldiers; Jon heeds Bran's warning about White Walkers on the move; Cersei vows to vanquish anyone or anything that stands in her way.

Di 2018-01-09 The Expendables 2 (2012) Action, Adventure, Thriller. Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth. 1:26 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Fun action, marginally entertaining. TC.

Barney Ross is approached by CIA man Church, who wants him and his guns for hire to go to the former Soviet Union to retrieve something that was on a plane that crashed. Church doesn't tell him what he is getting. And Church sends a woman, Maggie with him to make sure he gets it. They find the plane and get the thing but some men take one of Barney's people hostage and the leader tells him to give him what they got or he'll kill his hostage. They give it to him but he kills his hostage anyway. Barney asks Maggie what was so important about that thing. She says that it showed the location of a Russian plutonium storage mine. Barney decides to track the man down and deal with him. They track them down and discover that the man they seek is Vilain who leads a group known as The Sangs and that they have taken all the men from the surrounding villages to work the mine.

Di 2018-01-09 The Expendables 3 (2014) Action, Adventure, Thriller. Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Kelsey Grammer, Glen Powell, Antonio Banderas, Victor Ortiz. 1:46 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Fun action, supposed to be entertaining. Weak story. TD.

Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill … or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables—but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables' most personal battle yet.

Do 2018-01-11
Can a Song Save Your Life? Begin Again (2013) Comedy, Drama, Music. Stars: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine. 1:37 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Good idea, rather poorly executed. FC.

Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City.

Fr 2018-01-12 American Made (2017) Action, Biography, Comedy. Stars: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright. 1:55 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 7.1 English. True, informative, and entertaining. TA.

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'.

Sa 2018-01-13 Der Teufelsgeiger The Devil's Violinist (2013) Germany | Italy. Biography, Drama, Music. Stars: David Garrett, Jared Harris, Joely Richardson. 1:56 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. An episode from the life of Niccolò Paganini. Fascinating music. HRA.

1830. Violin virtuoso and notorious womanizer Niccolò Paganini (David Garrett) is at the peak of his career, acclaimed throughout Europe. His name alone suggests countless affairs and scandals—which is exactly what his manager Urbani (Jared Harris) is doing his utmost to cultivate, for it is in his interest to market his famous client the best way possible. Only the London public has yet to be conquered. In a plan to lure Paganini to London for his British debut, English impresario John Watson (Christian McKay) and his mistress Elisabeth Wells (Veronica Ferres) risk all they own. Business-savvy Urbani ultimately manages to bring Paganini to the British capital, albeit against his will. And thanks to the rave reviews by journalist Ethel Langham (Joely Richardson), Urbani's strategy seems to be working better than he imagined. Protestors throng his hotel, causing pandemonium. Musician and manager are forced to take refuge at Watson's home, where Paganini quickly takes a liking to his host's lovely daughter Charlotte (Andrea Deck), a talented singer. She and the violinist find the way to each other's hearts through music—and Paganini falls undyingly in love with the young beauty. This displeases Urbani, however, who fears he will lose his influence on his protegé. He begins to craft a diabolical plan.

Mo 2017-01-15 Game of Thrones S07E06-07 (2017) USA | UK. TV series. Adventure, Drama, Fantasy. Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Aidan Gillen. 1:10 h, 1:20 h. Sound: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 English. (Rated below.)

6. Beyond the Wall – Jon and his team go beyond the wall to capture a wight. Daenerys has to make a tough decision.

7. The Dragon and the Wolf – Everyone meets in King's Landing to discuss the fate of the realm. In Winterfell, Sansa confronts Arya. Sam reaches Winterfell, where he and Bran discover a shocking secret about Jon Snow.

Mo 2017-01-15 Game of Thrones S07E01-07 (2017) USA | UK. TV series. Adventure, Drama, Fantasy. Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Aidan Gillen. Excellent imagery, acting, directing. Story has many weak spots and is overdone. FB.

In the mythical continent of Westeros, several powerful families fight for control of the Seven Kingdoms. As conflict erupts in the kingdoms of men, an ancient enemy rises once again to threaten them all. Meanwhile, the last heirs of a recently usurped dynasty plot to take back their homeland from across the Narrow Sea

Di 2018-01-16
Harter Brocken: Der Bankraub (2017) Germany. TV movie. Crime. Stars: Aljoscha Stadelmann, Julia Koschitz, Moritz Führmann. 1:28 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Somewhat entertaining, but the story is unrealistic and overdone. TC.

Dass es in der beschaulichen Harzbank von St. Andreasberg nicht viel zu holen gibt, weiß Polizist Frank Koops aus eigener Erfahrung: Ihm wurde gerade ein Kredit verweigert. Ausgerechnet diese Filiale möchte die frisch aus der Haft entlassene Simone Schmidt mit ihren beiden Komplizen ausräumen—und Koops muss mitmachen. Ihm bleibt keine andere Wahl, denn Simone, mit der er schon einmal die Klingen kreuzte, hat seine Kollegin Mette in ihrer Gewalt.

Die Ansage ist klar: Die Geisel bleibt nur am Leben, wenn der Coup gelingt. Also muss sich Koops etwas einfallen lassen. Während Mette von dem unberechenbaren Björn in einem Ferienhaus gefangen gehalten wird, macht sich Koops mit Simone und ihrem skrupellosen Freund Hagen an die Durchführung seines verwegenen Plans. Was die durchtriebene Simone nicht ahnt: Koops ist es trotz ihrer Vorsichtsmaßnahmen gelungen, seinem besten Freund Heiner heimlich eine Nachricht zuzustecken. Aber auch Simone hat noch ein paar Überraschungen in petto.

Mi 2018-01-17 Black Heaven (2010) France | Belgium. Drama, Thriller. Stars: Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Louise Bourgoin, Melvil Poupaud. 1:39 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Almost a good movie, but the story remains unclear, strange, and rather unlikely. TC.

An innocent young man becomes enamored with a mysterious girl. He is lured into "Black Hole"—a dark, obscure video game world of avatars with deadly serious intentions in the real world.

Do 2018-01-18
Einmal Hallig und zurück (2013) Germany. Comedy, Drama, Romance. Stars: Anke Engelke, Charly Hübner, Robert Palfrader. 1:27 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Funny, but at times a bit too funny. FC.

Fanny, a reporter specializing in social gossip, unwittingly stumbles upon an environmental scandal involving a powerful politician. When her not very subtle investigations draw too much attention, she is sent to a tiny off shore island for her own safety. Here she meets Hagen, an uncouth bird enthusiast. He is a man of few words and nearly driven to distraction by this newly arrived reporter woman with her endless chatter. Fanny, driven by her curiosity of a journalist, tries to find out more about Hagen and gradually realizes that there is much more to him than his rough exterior. When she confides in him and tells him her real reason for being on the island, they find that they have much in common.

Fr 2018-01-19 The Impossible (2012) Spain | USA. Drama, Thriller. Stars: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland. 1:54 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 5.1 English. Impressive depiction and true story about a family experiencing the 2004 tsunami in Thailand. RA.

A regular family—Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three kids—travel to Thailand to spend Christmas. They get an upgrade to a villa on the coastline. After settling in and exchanging gifts, they go to the pool, like so many other tourists. A perfect paradise vacation until a distant noise becomes a roar. There is no time to escape from the tsunami; Maria and her eldest are swept one way, Henry and the youngest another. Who will survive, and what will become of them?

Sa 2018-01-20 Angels' Share - Ein Schluck für die Engel The Angels' Share (2012) UK | France | Belgium | Italy. Comedy, Crime, Drama. Stars: Paul Brannigan, John Henshaw, Roger Allam. 1:37 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. Partly realistic, entertaining. TB.

This bitter-sweet comedy follows protagonist Robbie as he sneaks into the maternity hospital to visit his young girlfriend Leonie and hold his newborn son Luke for the first time. Overwhelmed by the moment, he swears that Luke will not have the same tragic life he has had. Escaping a prison sentence by the skin of his teeth, he's given one last chance.

While serving a community service order, he meets Rhino, Albert and Mo who, like him, find it impossible to find work because of their criminal records. Little did Robbie imagine how turning to drink might change their lives—not cheap fortified wine, but the best malt whiskies in the world. Will it be 'slopping out' for the next twenty years, or a new future with 'Uisge Beatha' the 'Water of Life?' Only the angels know.

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Mo 2018-01-22
Auf den Spuren der Vergangenheit (2004) Germany. TV movie. Romance. Stars: Ursula Buschhorn, Ralf Bauer, Jimi Blue Ochsenknecht. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. CX.

Years ago, a fight estranged Thaddeus Hartington from his son David. Gravely ill, Thaddeus refuses a risky aneurysm surgery, until he has tried making up with David. Now his doctor's heiress Kate Spellman sets out to find David. He runs a bookshop, without business sense but with a passion for rare editions and a deep mistrusting grudge, so she hides her purpose, fearing the mission hopeless. The key to his heart is devotion his own, doted pre-teen son Jeffrey, who takes a liking to Kate, first a a riding instructor, and soon starts plotting to fix the adults.

Di 2018-01-23 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Ausnahmsweise erst am Dienstag (2014) Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi. Stars: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson. 2:16 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 7.1 English.

For Steve Rogers, awakening after decades of suspended animation involves more than catching up on pop culture; it also means that this old school idealist must face a world of subtler threats and difficult moral complexities. That becomes clear when Director Nick Fury is killed by the mysterious assassin, the Winter Soldier, but not before warning Rogers that SHIELD has been subverted by its enemies. When Rogers acts on Fury's warning to trust no one there, he is branded as a traitor by the organization. Now a fugitive, Captain America must get to the bottom of this deadly mystery with the help of the Black Widow and his new friend, The Falcon. However, the battle will be costly for the Sentinel of Liberty, with Rogers finding enemies where he least expects them while learning that the Winter Soldier looks disturbingly familiar.

Mi 2018-01-24 Anime-Abend Sound: usually 2.0 Japanese with English subtitles.
Fr 2018-01-26 Gold (2013) (2013) Germany | Canada. Adventure, Drama, Western. Stars: Nina Hoss, Marko Mandic, Peter Kurth. 1:35 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

During the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898, Emily Meyer joins a group of German immigrants who travel to the Far North in search of gold deposits. The seven apprentice gold-diggers, who have no real idea of what awaits them, leave the town of Ashcroft, the end of the railway line and set off for their long journey. As they sink into the wilderness of Canada's wide-open paces, fatigue is felt. Worse, the maps become uncertain. As a result, doubt sets in and conflicts burst forth.

Mo 2018-01-29 Alien: Covenant (2017) USA | UK. Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller. Director: Ridley Scott. Stars: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup. 2:02 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 7.1 English.

Almost eleven years after the futile and disastrous expedition on the distant moon LV-223, the deep-space colonisation vessel Covenant equipped with more than 2,000 colonists in cryogenic hibernation, sets a course for the remote planet Origae-6 with the intention to build a new world. Instead, a rogue transmission will entice the crew to a nearby habitable small planet which resembles The Earth.

The unsuspecting members of Covenant will have to cope with biological foes, beyond human comprehension. Ultimately, what was intended as a peaceful exploratory mission, will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation deep into the cold infinite space.

Mi 2018-01-31 Anime-Abend Sound: usually 2.0 Japanese with English subtitles.
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War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) USA | Canada | New Zealand. Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure, Drama. Stars: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn. 2:20 h. Sound: DTS-HD MA 7.1 English.

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) France | China | Belgium | Germany | United Arab Emirates | USA | UK | Canada. Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure, Fantasy. Director: Luc Besson. Stars: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen. 2:17 h. Sound: Dolby Digital AC-3 5.1 English.

In the Century XXVIII, the space station Alpha is a city where beings from different planets live together exchanging their knowledge and culture. Peace is granted by a human force, including Major Valerian and his partner Sergeant Laureline. They are assigned by the Defence Minister to retrieve the last species of converter in a dangerous mission. They succeed and back to Alpha, unknown humanoids abduct Commander Arun Filitt expecting to steal the converter. They head to a forbidden area that is infected but Valerian and Laureline follow them and disclose a hidden secret about the race and the infected area.

Silk Road - Könige des Darknets Silk Road (2017) Netherlands | Spain. TV movie. Crime, Drama, Romance. Stars: Olivia Lonsdale, Gijs Blom, Jonas Smulders. 1:26 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

When a 20-year old girl meets the charismatic boy living across the street, he starts her on the road to becoming a successful drug dealer on Silk Road. Along the way she gets caught up in a dangerous cat-and-mouse game played by police, criminals, and her own boyfriend. How far will she go? Who can she trust—and just who is using whom?

Der mit dem Schlag (2016) Germany. TV movie. Comedy. Stars: Hinnerk Schönemann, Kurt Krömer, Lisa Maria Potthoff. 1:29 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

Felix Grünler ist besonders, aber nicht verrückt. Der Schalttechniker träumt davon, seine Heimatstadt zu Weihnachten zu illuminieren. Dann tritt die Absage des Bürgermeisters eine Lawine los. Als ihm auch noch seine Freundin den Laufpass gibt, er seine Mutter am Morgen ihres Geburtstags tot auffindet und obendrein zwei Inkasso-Männer Geld für einen falsch gelieferten Toaster eintreiben wollen, endet ein Wutausbruch von Felix mit einer Strafanzeige—eine dankbare Fügung für seine Schwägerin Karin, die eine Intrige schmiedet, um an das Erbe ihrer Schwiegermutter zu gelangen. Mit Hilfe ihrer Golfpartner, einer Richterin und eines psychiatrischen Gutachters, gelingt das: Felix wird als nicht zurechnungsfähig in die Psychiatrie eingewiesen. Dort scheint sich das Bild des unzurechnungsfähigen Patienten zu bestätigen. Doch Felix gelingt es, sich wieder aus der Psychiatrie herauszukämpfen.

Anklage: Mord - Im Namen der Wahrheit The Trials of Cate McCall (2013) Crime, Drama. Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Nick Nolte, James Cromwell. 1:29 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

In California, Cate McCall is an alcoholic lawyer who was on probation and rehab. She had an argument with a judge who made her take a breathalyzer test and put her on probation in a small office. Cate is also fighting to recover custody of her daughter who lives with her father, who is moving to Seattle. Cate is assigned to defend Lacey Stubbs, who has appealing against her wrongful conviction of murdering another woman on the basis of an error in the trial. Further, Lacey also tells that she was raped by a guard in the prison. Cate, who has never lost a case, investigates the case with her friend Bridges and they find evidence that might prove that Lacey is innocent and that her case had been fabricated. But is she really innocent?

What Happened to Monday Seven Sisters (2017) UK | France | Belgium. Action, Adventure, Crime, Sci-Fi. Stars: Noomi Rapace, Glenn Close, Willem Dafoe. 2:03 h. Sound: DTS 5.1 English.

In a not so distant future, where overpopulation and famine have forced governments to undertake a drastic One-Child Policy, seven identical sisters (all of them portrayed by Noomi Rapace) live a hide-and-seek existence pursued by the Child Allocation Bureau. The Bureau, directed by the fierce Nicolette Cayman (Glenn Close), enforces a strict family-planning agenda that the sisters outwit by taking turns assuming the identity of one person: Karen Settman. Taught by their grandfather (Willem Dafoe) who raised and named them—Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday—each can go outside once a week as their common identity, but are only free to be themselves in the prison of their own apartment. That is until, one day, Monday does not come home.

Death Note (2017) Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy. Stars: Nat Wolff, Lakeith Stanfield, Margaret Qualley. 1:40 h. Sound: Dolby Digital AC-3 5.1 English. DX.

Light Turner, a bright student, stumbles across a mystical notebook that has the power to kill any person whose name he writes in it. Light decides to launch a secret crusade to rid the streets of criminals. Soon, the student-turned-vigilante finds himself pursued by a famous detective known only by the alias L.

Hit Mom: Mörderische Weihnachten (2017) Germany. TV movie. Comedy, Crime. Stars: Kai Ivo Baulitz, Johannes Benecke, Petra Bischoff. 1:29 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

Hanni (Anneke Kim Sarnau) liebt ihren Mann zwar über alles, doch wenn es um die finanzielle Sicherung des Lebensunterhalts der Familie geht, zu der auch noch Sohn Viktor (Anton Petzold) gehört, kann sie sich kaum auf ihn verlassen. In ihrem Job als Putzfrau muss sie daher rund um die Uhr arbeiten.

Eines Tages wird sie während der Arbeit unfreiwillig Zeugin eines Mordversuchs an einer alten Dame. Als der Angreifer auf sie aufmerksam wird und sie ausschalten möchte, gelingt es ihr, sich zu wehren. Der Killer stürzt und landet im Koma.

Am folgenden Tag sucht sie die Dame auf, um ihr mitzuteilen, dass sie das Ziel eines Auftragsmörders sein könnte. So nett, wie die alte Frau aussieht, ist sie allerdings gar nicht. Es kommt zu einem Handgemenge, bei dem die Frau stirbt. Hanni steht unter Schock, erinnert sich aber dennoch an den toten Briefkasten, von dem ihr der Attentäter erzählte. Neben dem Geld findet sie darin auch einen neuen Auftrag.

Hectors Reise oder die Suche nach dem Glück Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014) Germany | Canada | UK | South Africa | USA. Adventure, Comedy, Drama. Stars: Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Tracy Ann Oberman. 1:50 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

A psychiatrist searches the globe to find the secret of happiness.

Der Kronprinz Korunní princ (2015) Czech Republic. TV movie. Fantasy, Comedy, Drama, Family. Stars: Patrik Dergel, Krystof Hádek, Eva Josefíková. 1:32 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

Somewhere in the Forbidden Forest lives a wicked sorcerer Kruciatus (Josef Abrhám). One hundred years ago he tried to destroy a kingdom now ruled by King Alexander (Jaromír Hanzlík), who has two sons—the heir of the throne, Prince Jan (Patrik Dergel) and the younger Prince Karel (Krystof Hádek). Karel is not satisfied with his role of the underrated second-placer. With the help of his servant Pakosta (Pavel Kríz) he breaks into the forbidden chamber full of magical properties, remaining there after the evil wizard was defeated, and intends to destroy his brother in order to get the throne for himself.

Ostwind Windstorm (2013) Germany. Adventure, Drama, Family. Stars: Hanna Binke, Marvin Linke, Cornelia Froboess. 0:59 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

This is the incomparably beautiful history of the schoolgirl Mika, who learns during the summer holidays not only that she is a good rider, but also that she speaks the language of the horses. She is the only one who can ride the previously untamed Windstorm, and so learns to love him above all else.

Windstorm is recommended for all horse lovers, big or small. The story captivates until the last second. Great nature shots as well as dramatic twists of the story make the film well worth seeing.

Victoria & Albert (2001) UK | USA. TV movie. Biography, Drama, History. Stars: Victoria Hamilton, Jonathan Firth, James Callis. 2 parts: 1:28 h, 1:29 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

The passionate love story that was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's lengthy marriage. Beginning in 1837, the year of King William IV's death and 18-year-old Victoria's ascension to the throne, the series charts the tumultuous period in 19th Century England where Victoria comes to terms with the enormous duties that lay ahead of her, while also falling deeply in love with her beloved Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. The marriage and birth of their nine children are featured, as is Albert's frustration by the inactivity he experienced in the early years of his role as Prince Consort.

Albert Nobbs (2011) UK | Ireland | France | USA. Drama, Romance. Stars: Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Taylor-Johnson. 1:44 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

In 19th century Dublin, Albert Nobbs, an eccentric man in the latter part of middle age, works as a waiter in Morrison's Hotel run by the stingy and controlling Marge Baker. Albert is hard working and saves his money so that one day he will be able to eke out a better life for himself by owning his own business rather than work at the hotel. Beyond his work colleagues, he is all alone in the world.

One day, a man named Hubert Page is hired by Mrs. Baker to paint one of the rooms in the hotel. She forces Hubert to share Albert's bed for the one night he is required to stay to complete the work, much to Albert's horror. Hubert discovers the reason Albert did not want to share a room with him. But rather than the issue being a problem, Hubert shows Albert that he can follow a slightly different life path than the one he envisioned for himself—one closer to the life that Hubert leads with his wife Cathleen—which includes getting married and having a wife to support him emotionally. Albert's choice as a bride is his younger flirtatious co-worker Helen Dawes, who, unknown to Albert, is already in a sexual relationship with the brusque and sly Joe Mackins, another co-worker recently arrived to Morrison's. As Albert, Helen and Joe play their respective games of courtship, Albert may find that what seemed to come naturally to Hubert may be more difficult for him.

Plötzlich Star Monte Carlo (2011) Hungary | USA. Adventure, Comedy, Family. Stars: Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester, Katie Cassidy. 1:43 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch. FCX.

A young woman, her uptight step sister and her best friend use their savings for a long anticipated dream trip to Paris, which turns out to be a big disappointment. When they decide to take a break from their lousy tour and duck into the lobby of a luxury hotel, one of them is mistaken for a spoiled British heiress. Before they get the chance to reveal their true identities they are wrapped up in misadventures during a vacation to Monte Carlo instead.

A Long Way Down (2014) UK | Germany. Comedy, Drama. Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots, Rosamund Pike. 1:27 h. Low resolution. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

On New Year's Eve in London, four strangers find themselves on the roof of a building known for suicides. Martin is a famous talk show host just out of jail, Maureen is a lonely single mother, Jess is young, reckless and heartbroken, and JJ is an American realizing the failures in his life. Through mutual pain and humour, this unlikely group take the long way down and figure out what will keep them alive until Valentine's Day, one step at a time.

Unter dem Teppich Les pieds dans le tapis (2016) France. Comedy. Stars: Golab Adineh, Babak Hamidian, Michel Vuillermoz. 1:31 h. Sound: 2.0 Persian | French | Mandarin | Cantonese | English with German subtitles.

Ein angesehener Teppichfabrikant des Großen Basars von Teheran ist angeblich für seine regelmäßige Kur nach Korea gereist, doch dann wird er im südwestfranzösischen Brive-la-Gaillarde tot aufgefunden, gestorben an einem Herzinfarkt. Alarmiert reisen seine Frau Parvaneh und der älteste Sohn Morteza in die Kleinstadt im Périgord, um den Leichnam in die Heimat rückzuführen. Ein schwieriges Unterfangen, bei dem nicht nur das über den Iran verhängte internationale Embargo Probleme macht, sondern auch Geheimnisse über den Teppichhändler ans Licht kommen, mit denen niemand gerechnet hat.

Alles Chefsache! (2013) Germany. Drama, Romance. Stars: Günther Maria Halmer, Angela Roy, David Rott. 1:28 h. Sound: 2.0 German/deutsch.

Seit dem Tod seiner Frau lebt Theo Hansen (Günther Maria Halmer) nur noch für seine Tütensuppenfabrik, die in letzter Zeit aber nicht mehr gut läuft. Seine Produktpalette ist veraltet, der engstirnig gewordene Firmenpatriarch hat die modernen Essgewohnheiten ignoriert, entsprechend droht der Firma nun die Insolvenz. Den überlebensnotwendigen Kredit verlängert die Bank nur zu einer Bedingung: Theo muss den Chefsessel räumen, damit sein Sohn Markus (David Rott) die Fabrik runderneuert. Nach diesem Hochverrat kehrt der alte Unternehmer seinem Betrieb verbittert den Rücken und trifft, von düsteren Gedanken geplagt, auf die lebenslustige Carla (Angela Roy).

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