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German and Dutch Language Feature Films in Leavey Library (DVDs): New Additions To the Collection

New Additions to the Collection

Alice in the  Cities (German)
"A German journalist is driving across the United States to research an article; it's disappointing trip, during which he is unable to truly connect with what he sees. Things change, however, when he has no choice but to take a young girl named Alice with him on his return trip to Germany, after her mother- whom he just met- leaves the child in his care."

The Ardennes (Dutch)
"Brothers Dave and Kenneth are reunited on Kenneth's release after four years in prison following a failed home invasion. While Kenneth is anxious to dive head first into the drug-centered existence that ensnared him in the first place, Dave and Kenneth's erstwhile girlfriend, Sylvie, have adopted clean lifestyles."

Der Bunker (German)
"When a student rents a windowless room deep in the forest. Instead of finding tranquility, he becomes increasingly involved in the dramas of his landlord's family."

Die Geträumten (German)
"The tormented romance between celebrated poets Paul Celan and Ingeborg Bachmann – a Holocaust survivor whose parents were killed in the concentration camps and a daughter of a Nazi party member – is the subject of this innovative [film] in which two actors read from their nearly two decades worth of correspondence."

Gold (German)
"Professor Holk builds a machine which changes lead to gold. When the operation is sabotaged, resulting in the death of his mentor, Holk must accept the backing of John Wills, a ruthless and greedy English Businessman. Holk recognizes it as an opportunity for revenge and plots to destroy Wills' machinery, capturing the interest of the millionaire's rebellious daughter who is enthralled by the scientist's vision and integrity."

Ich seh, ich seh = Goodnight Mommy (German)
"In a lonesome house in the countryside in the heat of mid-summer, nine-year-old twin brothers await their mother's return from the hospital. When she ocmes home with her face obscured by bandages, nothing jis like before and the children start to doubt whether this woman is atually who she says she is."

It's All So Quiet (Dutch)
"A closeted gay, middle aged farmer lives with his aged and bedridden father. As his father's life begins to fade, his own gains a new momentum--but at what cost?"

Jonathan (German)
"Jonathan is 23; he and his aunt, Martha, work on their farm. Jonathan also devotes himself to looking after his father Burghardt, who has cancer. But his father stubbornly sabotages his son₂s efforts to care for him. Jonathan finds it increasingly difficult to cope until they hire a young caretaker, Anka, to help. Jonathan and Anka fall in love; her experience of working at a hospice helps Jonathan to gain a new insight into his father₂s situation."

Kamikaze ‘89 (German)
"Set in a future dystopian West Germany, police lieutenant Jansen is tasked with infiltrating a mysterious organization that controls all media to discover the source of the bomb threats they have been receiving."

KIngs of the Road  (German)
"A roving film projector repairman saves the life of depressed psychologist who has driven his Volkswagen into a river, and they end up on the road together, traveling from one rural German movie to another. Along the way, the two men, each running from his past, bond over their shared loneliness.
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Liebelei (German)
"The film, set in imperial Vienna, concerns the romance between a young girl and a lieutenant. A powerful baron misreads the lieutenant's ardor, assuming that it is being directed towards his own wife. A duel follows which, no matter how it turns out, will spell tragedy for at least one of the characters we care about."

Liebmann (German)
"The teacher Antek Liebmann moves to the French countryside to leave his former life in Germany behind. He soon gets a job and finds himself in a new relationship. But the strange energy of a near-by artists residency and an unexpected visitor from Germany make him realise he cannot escape his memories. He has to find his own way to confront the ghosts of his past."

Lila Lila (German)
"David, is a hapless waiter, who chances upon an unpublished manuscript of a novel in a dresser he buys at a flea market. To impress a girl, he claims to be the author of the manuscript. When the novel becomes a literary sensation and the real author surfaces to talk to David about their newfound predicament; David's guilt becomes very stressful."

Schweizer Helden (German)
"Sabine, experiencing a mid-life crisis, begins volunteering at an immigration center, teaching immigrants to speak German."

Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer = The State vs. Fritz Bauer (German)
"Germany, 1957. Attorney General Fritz Bauer receives crucial evidence on the whereabouts of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. The lieutenant colonel, responsible for the mass deportation of the Jews, is allegedly hiding in Buenos Aires. Bauer, himself Jewish, has been trying to take crimes from the Third Reich to court ever since his return from Danish exile. However, there is little success so far due to the fierce German determination to repress its sinister past.Germany, 1957. Attorney General Fritz Bauer receives crucial evidence on the whereabouts of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. The lieutenant colonel, responsible for the mass deportation of the Jews, is allegedly hiding in Buenos Aires. Bauer, himself Jewish, has been trying to take crimes from the Third Reich to court ever since his return from Danish exile. However, there is little success so far due to the fierce German determination to repress its sinister past."

Therapy for a Vampire (German)
"Vienna, 1930. Count von Kozsnom has lost his thirst for life, and his marriage cooled centuries ago. Fortunately, Sigmund Freud is accepting new patients the good doctor suggests the Count appease his vain wife by commissioning a portrait of her by his assistant, Viktor. But it's Viktor's headstrong girlfriend Lucy who most intrigues the Count, convinced she's the reincarnation of his one true love. Soon, the whole crowd is a hilarious mess of mistaken identities and misplaced affections."

Victoria (German)
"Victoria, a young woman from Madrid, meets four local Berliners outside a nightclub. Sonne and his friends promise to show her a good time and the real side of the city. But these lads are in trouble and they owe someone a dangerous favor that requires repaying that evening. As Victoria's flirtation with Sonne deepens into something more, he convinces her to come along for the ride. As the night takes on an ever more menacing character, what started out as a good time quickly spirals out of control."

Vincent will Meer = Vincent Wants to Sea (German)
["The film] tells the story of a Tourette's sufferer named Vincent who is institutionalized by his father after the recent death of his mother. Vincent escapes from the hospital with his new friends Marie and Alexander, a Bach-loving neurotic. Together they set out on a Europe-wide road trip to honor the dying wishes of Vincent's recently deceased mother; to have her ashes spread at sea. In pursuit is Vincent's tempestuous father and the sensitive psychologist who is responsible for their care and wants to help her runaway patients."

We Monsters = Wir Monster (German)
"After their teenage daughter Sarah confesses to the killing of her best friend Charlie, the recently separated Paul and Christine decide to hide the crime. Their collective guilt forces the family back together, creating a web of lies and deadly intentions with no way out."

Wrong Move (German)
"The story of an aimless writer who leaves his hometown to find himself and winds up befriending a group of other travelers. Seeking inspiration to help him escape his creative funk, he instead discovers the limits of attempts to refashion one's identity."

You and I (German)
"Two friends pick up and hitchhiker that develops interest in one of them."