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German and Dutch Language Feature Films in Leavey Library (DVDs): German Titles N-R

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Nackt unter Wölfen  = Naked Among Wolves
"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."

Der neunte Tag = The Ninth Day
"Noted German director Volker Schlondorff's (The Tin Drum) highly compelling The Ninth Day provides a unique examination of historical events that took place during the Holocaust."

The Niklashausen Journey
"Can a small group of people start a proletarian revolution, asks the 'Black Monk' in a leather jacket. The medieval shepherd, Hans Boehm, claims to have been called by the Virgin Mary to create a revolt against the church and the landowners. The 'Black Monk' suggests that he would have more success if he dressed up Johanna and had her appear as the Virgin Mary."

Nordwand
"An adventure drama, based on a true story, about a competition to climb the most dangerous rock face in the Alps, the north face of the Eiger. Set in 1936, Nazi propaganda urges German alpinists to conquer the mountain, and two reluctant young climbers, Toni and Andi, attempt a daring ascent, closely followed by two Austrian climbers. All goes well at first, but then the climbers lose their advantage over the mountain and the race against time and forces of nature begins."

Nowhere in Africa
"Critically acclaimed, this is the award winning true tale of a Jewish family who flee the Nazi regime in 1938 and learn to cope with their new life, and each other, on a remote farm in Kenya."

Oberst Redl = Colonel Redl
"In the early part of the 20th century, Alfred Redl ruthlessly rises from his peasant background to become a high-ranking member of the Imperial Austrian military. But when Redl is sent to spy on the Russian Empire, his espionage is compromised by his secret double life as a homosexual. As the world perches on the brink of war, Redl finds himself trapped in a web of deception where honor, grandeur and greed can only be betrayed by one final shocking act of fate."

Of Girls and Horses
"A rebellious teen is sent away to a horse farm by her mother."

Paradise. Faith
"For Anna Maria, a single woman in her fifties, paradise lies with Jesus. She devotes her summer vacation to doing missionary work, so that Austria may be brought back to the path of virtue. On her daily pilgrimage through Vienna, she goes from door to door, carrying a foot-high statue of the Virgin Mary. When her husband, an Egyptian Muslim confined to a wheelchair, comes home after years of absence, her life is turned upside down."

The Passenger
"Sexual and moral boundaries are put to the test when a handsome stranger begins to infiltrate the lives of two artists. While searching for a condo in Berlin for his father, Nick meets Philipp, a photographer and a gorgeous actress named Lilli. There is instant chemistry and both are easily seduced by Nick's charms. They begin to explore their relationship with the sexy visitor, succumbing to their passionate affections for him which intensifies their volatile emotional and physical bonds."

Phantom Pain
"A passionate cyclist and urban slacker sees his life change in an instant when he loses his left leg. But through love, willpower, and introspection, he overcomes the challenge."

Phoenix
"Set in a rubble-strewn Berlin in 1945, is like no other film about post-World War II Jewish identity. After surviving Auschwitz, a former cabaret performer, her face disfigured and reconstructed, returns to her war-ravaged hometown to seek out the gentile husband who may or may not have betrayed her to the Nazis. Without recognizing her, he enlists her to play his wife in a bizarre hall-of-shattered-mirrors story that's as richly metaphorical as it is preposterously engrossing."

Requiem
"College freshman Michaela suffers a breakdown that looks less like her diagnosed condition of epilepsy than a form of demonic possession. Seeking a priest's aid, Michaela enters a very personal hell while her family watches in horror."

Revanche
"In a ragged section of Vienna, hardened ex-con Alex works in a brothel, where he falls for Ukrainian hooker Tamara. Their desperate plans for escape unexpectedly intersect with the lives of a rural cop and his seemingly content wife."

Rio das Mortes
"Two friends decide to leave Germany in search of a treasure they believe to be hidden in the Rio das Mortes area of Peru. However, the fiance of one of the friends threatens to shoot them both if they embark on this childish adventure."

Romeos
"Lukas, 20, is a prisoner in his own body. As a pre-op transgendered person, he is constantly finding himself trapped in uncomfortable, compromising positions. His best friend Ine introduces him to the gay scene in Cologne, where he meets the confident and gorgeous Fabio. The two develop a romantic relationship that tests the boundaries of friendship, sex and love."

Rosenstrasse
"After the death of her father, Hannah becomes concerned with the strange behavior of her mother. Traveling to Berlin to interview a woman who knew her mother as a child, Hannah hears the story of a week in 1943 when the Aryan wives of Jewish men held captive in a building on Rosenstrasse protested in the name of love, and realizes how little she knew of her mother's troubled childhood."

Run Lola Run
"A thrilling post-MTV, roller-coaster ride about two star-crossed lovers who have only minutes to change the course of their lives. Time is running out: Lola has just received a frantic call from her boyfriend Manni, who's accidentally lost a small fortune he was to deliver to his mobster boss. If they cannot find a way to replace the money within twenty minutes, Manni will surely suffer severe consequences."