The best German movies
Future, year 2000. In the megalopolis of Metropolis, society is divided into two classes, the rich who have the power and the means of production, surrounded by luxuries, wide spaces and gardens, and the workers, condemned to live in dramatic secluded conditions in an underground ghetto, where the industrial heart of the city is located. One day Freder (Alfred Abel), the son of the almighty Joh Fredersen (Gustav Frohlich), the man who controls the city, discovers the hard labor aspects of the workers after falling in love with Mary (Brigitte Helm), a girl of humble, revered origin for the lower classes and who preaches good feelings and love. The son then warns his father that the workers could rebel.
Year 1838. Young Hutter and his wife Ellen live happily in the city of Wisborg, until the dark real estate agent Knock decides to send Hutter to Transylvania to close a business with Count Orlok. This is the sale of a Wisborg estate, which borders Hutter's house. During the long trip, Hutter spent the night in an inn, where he looks at an old vampire treaty he finds in his room. Once in the castle, he is received by the sinister count. The next day, Hutter dawns with two small marks on his neck, which he interprets as mosquito bites. Once the contract is signed, he discovers that the count is actually a vampire. Seeing him leave for his new home, Hutter fears for Ellen. "Nosferatu" was a free adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel "Dracula" to which the name was changed so as not to have to pay copyright. Stoker's widow got the authorship recognized, and obtained a court order to destroy the negatives and all copies of the film. The copies distributed in the rest of the world prevented their total disappearance.
The Wave (2008)
In Germany, during the project week, the Rainer Wenger (Jürgen Vogel) institute professor comes up with an experiment to explain to his students the operation of a totalitarian regime. In just a few days, what seemed an innocuous test based on discipline and the feeling of community is drifting towards a situation over which the teacher loses all control.
The sky over Berlin (1987)
Two angels fly over Berlin, a city divided by the "wall of shame." They are only visible to children and men with a pure heart. Helpless witnesses who cannot change the course of events feel great compassion for human beings. One of them, determined to know the feelings of mortals, falls in love with a young trapeze artist ...
The life of others (2006)
German Democratic Republic, 1984. Captain Gerd Wiesler (Ulrich Mühe), a lonely man, is a competent officer of the Stasi intelligence and espionage service, the all-powerful secret police of the GDR communist regime. However, when they entrust him to spy on the couple formed by a prestigious writer (Sebastian Koch) and a popular actress (Martina Gedenk), he cannot even imagine to what extent that mission will influence his conception of life and world.
Fall Sonata (1978)
Charlotte is a famous piano concert performer who has been so focused on her career that she hasn't seen her daughter Eva in seven years. Eva, who lives with her husband, a Protestant pastor, and with a severely disabled sister, maintains a love-hate relationship with her mother. After so many years, Charlotte decides to visit them, but the meeting will soon become a tense duel between mother and daughter.
Me, Cristina F. (1981)
Very hard story about the effect of drugs on youth. Christiane is a teenager of just 14 years who is gradually getting hooked on heroin, to the point of having to prostitute herself to pay her dependency. Based on real events, his crudeness did not prevent him from having considerable box office success in Europe.
Paris, Texas (1984)
A man appears walking in the desert of Texas without remembering who he is. His brother is looking for him, trying to remember his life four years ago, when he abandoned his wife and son. While memory returns to him and regains contact with people from his past, he discovers the opportunity to rebuild his life.
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
One of the great horror movie classics. Sitting on a park bench, Francis encourages his partner Alan to go to Holstenwall, a city in northern Germany, to see Dr. Caligari's traveling show. A municipal employee who denies the doctor permission to act appears murdered the next day. Francis and Alan come to see Dr. Caligari and Cesare, his sleepwalking assistant, who announces to Alan his future: he will live until dawn.
Das Boot The submarine (1981)
A German submarine of World War II is the scenario in which a group of young soldiers, willing to defend their homeland, will have to undergo a hard coexistence, after discovering that they have been sent to carry out a probably suicidal mission.
The crimes of Dr. Mabuse (1960)
The murder of television reporter Peter Berg is not an isolated event. Clairvoyant Cornelius has had a vision of crime, but for some strange reason he has not been able to see the murderer. As the Luxor hotel seems to be related to the murders, the police intensify the investigation in their surroundings. A terrible suspicion begins to take shape: Dr. Mabuse, a crime genius who tried to dominate the world and who everyone had taken for granted, may not be.
In 1942, Stalingrad suffered a terrible siege by German troops. Choral film showing the horrors of war through the vicissitudes of a group of German soldiers who arrive in Stalingrad after enjoying a permit in Italy. The battle of Stalingrad was, without a doubt, one of the bloodiest of the Second World War (1939-1945). More than 1.5 million soldiers died in it. A German blockbuster with careful atmosphere.
The bridge (1959)
Germany, 1945. Last months of World War II. The conflict can be almost terminated, as the country has been invaded by allied troops. There are no more adult soldiers to defend the positions, only teenagers. In a small city, a group of young people has been ordered to protect a small bridge. Enraged at the idea of defending their country, and excited about the Nazi ideology of "blood and honor," the boys are prepared to fulfill the orders received.
Run Lola Run (1998)
Two lovers have only a few minutes to change the course of their lives. Lola receives a desperate call from her boyfriend Manni, who has just lost a small fortune that belongs to a mob boss he works for. If Lola doesn't get the money in twenty minutes, Manni will suffer the consequences.
The Bait (1958)
A girl appears murdered in the forest of a small Swiss town. Immediately suspicions fall on the old street vendor who found the body. Only Commissioner Mattei doubts his guilt, but he has just retired and leaves the case in the hands of a partner. Already at the airport, about to catch a plane, Mattei comes to mind some details told by the children of the school; He decides to postpone his trip and investigate the case.
The Indian Tomb (1959)
Continuation of "The Tiger of Esnapur". European architect Harald Berger and dancer Seetha are captured by Chandra's men. Meanwhile, Ramigani plans to wrest power from his brother, using his allies in the palace. When Chandra finds out about the romantic relationship between Seetha and Berger, he calls Dr. Rhode to commission him to build a huge and luxurious tomb for the two lovers.
The experiment (2001)
They arrived at a fictional prison looking for a quick way to earn easy money. Now they're only looking for the way to survive. It all began as a scientific experiment starring for two weeks by twenty men who would charge 4,000 marks for their collaboration. The project consisted of studying aggressive behavior in a simulated prison environment. Participants are assigned the role of guardians (eight) or prisoners (twelve). Prisoners must obey orders, and guards must maintain order. But giving a man a little power can have unexpected consequences.
M, the vampire of Düsseldorf (1931)
A girl killer has the whole city scared. The police search him frantically and desperately, arresting any minimally suspicious person. For their part, the underworld bosses, furious over the raids they are suffering because of the murderer, decide to find it themselves.
Europe, Europe (1990)
When World War II broke out, Solomon Perel, a young Polish Jew, was admitted to a Soviet orphanage. He was later recruited by the Germans, who did not know his identity, and involuntarily became a hero of the Nazi army.
Aguirre, the wrath of God (1972)
In 1560, shortly after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition part of the mountains of Peru towards the jungles of the Amazon, in search of the legendary land of El Dorado. Through the diary of Friar Diego Gaspar de Carvajal we will learn details and circumstances of that dangerous adventure ...
Brian Fitzgerald "Fitzcarraldo", an eccentric and megalomaniac businessman obsessed with opera, has been losing his prestige and his fortune in absurd companies with no future. His latest project is to build an opera house in a Peruvian town on the banks of the Amazon; To get the capital necessary to finance such a great company, he dedicates himself to the rubber trade. Its extravagant plan requires taking a large river boat out of the river and transporting it to the top of a hill.
The Nibelungs: Death of Siegfried (The Nibelungs Part I) (1924)
Adaptation of a series of German legends about the Nibelungs, beings that inhabit the fog. It tells the story of Siegfried, son of a king, who, after forging a wonderful sword and becoming a skilled blacksmith, must return to his father's castle. However, impressed by the story of the beautiful princess Krimilda, she decides to conquer it. He then leaves the paternal castle with the purpose of defeating a dragon, whose blood makes the one who bathes in it invulnerable.
The Blue Angel (1930)
Film adaptation of the novel "Professor Unrath" by Heinrich Mann. It tells the tragedy of a severe teacher that one night he goes to "The Blue Angel", a bad-name cabaret, to take away his students, who come to the place seduced by the charms of singer Lola-Lola (Dietrich). However, Professor Rath, a 50-year-old bachelor, ends up falling into the nets of the cabaret. From then on, his life will be a descent into the hells of humiliation and moral degradation.
Pandora's Box (Lulu) (1928)
Lulu (Louise Brooks) is an ambitious and moralless woman who uses men at her will. Uninhibited and attractive, the use of its charms will also carry its dangers. Major work of expressionism that raised Louise Brooks, a jewel of silent films that masterfully adapted Wedeking's play "Lulu".
Vampyr, the vampire witch (1932)
In this movie Dreyer introduces us to a phantasmagoric universe through expressionist images. A young traveler, Allan Gray, is staying in a strange castle, whose dense and rarefied atmosphere recalls that of nightmares. The young man begins to have spooky visions, of which the most terrible is the discovery of an unconscious woman who has been attacked by a witch-shaped vampire. Master Dreyer rolls in France this personal vision of terror: a dreamlike and suggestive world, full of ghosts and shadows that captivate more by the force of the images than by the terrifying story. Although it is currently considered a masterpiece of the genre, in its day it was a resounding failure, so the Danish director would take twelve years to re-shoot his next film, "Dies Irae".
Alice in the Cities (1974)
The German journalist Felix Winter travels the United States looking for topics to write a book, but since he can't even start it, his editor cancels the contract. When Felix decides to return to Germany, he meets a woman at the airport, and since there are no flights until the next day he spends the night with her. The woman disappears, but leaves a message: to go with her daughter Alicia, nine years old, to Amsterdam to meet her.
From the life of the puppets (1980)
Peter Egerman commits a horrible crime: he rapes and strangles a prostitute. The case is dealt with by the psychoanalyst Mogens Jensen, since Egerman had already confessed in his consultation his desire to assassinate his wife. Through a police investigation narrated in semi-documentary form, the disturbing portrait of the murderer, a frustrated man, is rebuilt, especially because of the failure of his marriage, whose only escape valve seems to be violence.
The marriage of Maria Braun (1978)
Maria and Hermann Braun marry during a bombing, shortly before he is sent to the Russian front. At the end of the war, Hermann is listed as missing. In the city, among the ruins, the black market and prostitution reign. Maria too, in order to survive, must prostitute herself. This is how Bill's lover, an American black soldier, becomes pregnant; But her husband reappears.
The Snake's Egg (1977)
Germany, 1920s; A pack of tobacco costs 40 billion marks. In Berlin Abel, an American and alcoholic Jewish trapeze artist finds his brother's body in the room they both share. He has committed suicide, and Abel feels responsible for his sister-in-law, Manuela, who works in a cabaret. Between them, a relationship of mutual dependence arises, in a world hit by crisis, violence and death.
The trip to the happiness of mother Küster (1975)
A worker at a chemical plant, unexpectedly, in an act of rebellion, murders his boss's son, then committing suicide. This fact will completely transform the life of his wife (Emma Küsters) who, with the lack of support he receives from a son (dominated by his wife) and a daughter (who only seeks his own glory), will initiate a personal odyssey in which will have to face media manipulations and political ideologues that seek to use it for their own purposes, ignoring the only reason that moves her: defend and restore dignity to the memory of her husband.
The American Friend (1977)
The American dealer Tom Ripley (Hopper) tries to test the integrity of Jonatham Zimmermann, a humble manufacturer of frames (Bruno Ganz) who suffers from a terminal illness. Ripley introduces him to a gangster who offers him a lot of money in exchange for working for him as a hitman. At first he rejects the offer, but, thinking about the precarious future that awaits his wife and son after his death, he ends up accepting the deal.
The Law of the Strongest (1975)
Franz Biberkopf is a young homosexual, vulgar, naive and good-natured who, after working as "Fox, the talking head" at a fair, wins half a million marks in the lottery, which allows him to frequent more select gay circles. In this exquisite environment he falls in love with Eugen, the son of an entrepreneur who owns a printing press on the verge of bankruptcy. Eugen, who has left his lover, starts with an interested relationship with Franz: on several occasions he takes money for the father's company, makes him buy the apartment and the furniture they will share, and even tries to correct his crude manners so far from education bourgeois Also, schedule a trip to Marrakech.
The Last (1924)
This silent film classic was the first film that exploded the camera movement. It tells how the doorman of a luxury hotel, an old man proud of his work and respected by all, is sharply degraded as a waiter of the toilets. Deprived of his old job and the uniform that identifies him, he tries to hide his new condition, but his life slowly disintegrates.
Good bye, Lenin! (2003)
Berlin, October 1989. A few days before the fall of the Wall, Alex's mother, a woman proud of her communist ideas, goes into a coma. When he wakes up eight months later, his son will do what is possible and impossible so that he does not know that he is living in a reunified and capitalist Germany. His goal is to turn the family apartment into an island anchored in the past, a kind of museum of socialism in which his mother lives comfortably believing that nothing has changed.
The sinking (2004)
Berlin, April 1945. A fierce battle is fought in the streets of Berlin. Hitler (Bruno Ganz) and his faithful have entrenched themselves in a bunker. Among them is Traudl Junge (Alexandra Maria Lara), the personal secretary of the Führer. Outside, the situation worsens. Although Berlin can no longer resist, Hitler refuses to leave the city and, accompanied by Eva Braun (Juliane Köhler), prepares his farewell.
The White Ribbon (2009)
In 1913, on the eve of the Great War (1914-1918), strange events, which gradually take on the character of ritual punishment, meet in a small Protestant town in northern Germany. The children and adolescents of the choir of the school and the church directed by the teacher, their families, the baron, the person in charge, the doctor, the midwife, and the farmers make up a story that reflects on the origins of Nazism on the eve of the I World War.
Im Juli (In July) (2000)
Set in Germany and Turkey. Daniel is a teacher who begins to know life outside the classroom, visits places and living situations, in which the authority that gives him his profession is of no use. During a long trip, Daniel must travel the thousands of kilometers that separate him from the Bosphorus.
So far, so close! (1993)
Two guardian angels fly over Berlin. They are invisible and full of benevolence, but they cannot intervene in the lives of men. Then Cassiel, the angel of tears, becomes a human being to know how people feel and perceive the world ... Sequel to "Heaven over Berlin" (Der Himmel über Berlin, 1987), also directed by Wenders.
The Name of the Rose (1986)
XIV century. Fray Guillermo de Baskerville (Sean Connery), a Franciscan monk and former inquisitor, and his inseparable disciple, the novice Adso de Melk (Christian Slater), visit a Benedictine abbey, located in northern Italy, to clarify the death of the young miniaturist Adelmo from Otranto. During his stay, other monks mysteriously disappear and later appear dead.
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)
Petra von Kant, a fashion designer who has just separated from her husband, lives with her secretary-slave Marlene (symbolically mute character). When her friend and confidant Sidonie introduces her to Karin, a young woman of humble origin, she falls madly in love with her and promises that she will turn her into a famous model. However, Karin leaves her shortly thereafter to leave with her husband who, after a trip, has just returned to Frankfurt. Petra then falls into a deep depression.
The enigma of Gaspar Hauser (1974)
Germany, early 19th century Kaspar is an enigmatic boy who has spent his entire life locked and isolated in a cave: he does not know, then, language nor has the capacity to interact with others. When, in 1828, someone leaves him in Nuremberg with a letter to local authorities, he becomes first a kind of fairground attraction and then a scientific and social curiosity.
A group of strange men lives on a floating platform, strategically placed to keep the balance in neutral position. But something forces them to move ..
He tells the story of a famous thinker who after relentlessly searching for the essence of knowledge and the hidden truth of things, is tempted by the devil and sells his soul.
The testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
Inspector Lohmann is called by a former member of the Police Department to report a case of forgery. However, before he can testify and reveal the details of the crime, he goes crazy because of an attack. Lohmann's investigations immediately lead him to Dr. Mabuse, but the famous criminal who has been held in a mental clinic for years, whose director, Dr. Baum, is an eminent psychiatrist who has been fascinated by Mabuse's genius and by his legacy: a kind of testament where he describes the path that must be followed to found the Crime Empire.
Dr. Mabuse (Dr. Mabuse, the player) (1922)
The first film version of Dr. Mabuse consists of two parts: "The great player" and "Hell." Dr. Mabuse is a villain who is not attracted to material goods, but to the pleasure of playing with the destiny of men.
The Nibelungs: Krimilda's Revenge (The Nibelungs Part II) (1924)
Second part of the Nibelungos. Adaptation of a series of German legends about the Nibelungs, beings that inhabit the fog. Widow after the death of Sigfrido, Krimilda marries the barbarian king of the Huns with the purpose of executing his revenge plan.
The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
The day on which the birthday of the great Caliph is celebrated in the city, the powerful sorcerer appears and presents his miraculous work: a horse that can fly through the air. The Caliph wants to possess said magic steed at all costs.
Against the wall (2004)
After attempting suicide, Cahit, a forty-year-old Turkish-German, alcoholic and drug addict, has been admitted to the psychiatric facility, but fails to get used to sleeping without drugs or alcohol. To Sibel, a beautiful 20-year-old Turkish girl who was born in Hamburg. She likes life too much to be a good Muslim. She also tried to commit suicide to flee the prison of human bars that her family, very believing and respectful of traditions, had raised around her. Once his suicide is frustrated, he only sees one possibility to free himself from his family: marry Cahit.
The Spies (1928)
Agent 326 of the State Police (Willy Fritsch) must break up a spy network and detain his ringleader. No. 326 is unaware that it is the banker Haghi (Rudolf Kein Rogge), who tries by all means to confuse the Secret Service and neutralize No. 326, especially after knowing that his best spy, Sonja (Gerda Maurus), has fallen in love from the people...
Tartufo or the hypocrite (1925)
Moral fable based on Moliere's famous comedy about the hypocrisy of a man who wants to take over a great fortune.
The Woman on the Moon (1929)
The film dedicates its first part to analyzing the possibilities of making a trip to the Moon in order to find gold. In the second, it is about the trip and the surprises that the protagonists will hold.
The Golem (1920)
German silent film classic that tells the legend of a statue: the Golem. In the 16th century, Rabbi Löw, magician and teacher in the art of necromancy lived in the Prague ghetto. To avoid the expulsion of the Jews, ordered by Emperor Rudolf II, he modeled the clay figure of the Golem and invoked the spirit of Astaharot to grant him life. However, when the Jews manage to stay in the city, and the Golem saves the life of the emperor, the rabbi tries to invalidate his spell and take his life because he has already done his job. But when a servant, blinded by love, returns it, the clay figure escapes human influence and becomes a threat. This masterpiece of expressionism, a clear precedent of the Frankenstein myth, is surely the first great film about monsters in the history of cinema, because two other versions, also of Paul Wegener with the Golem as the protagonist, unfortunately have been lost forever.
Aimée and Jaguar (1999)
In Berlin of World War II, Lilly, wife of a Nazi officer, housewife and mother of four children, leads a conventional life. Felice is Jewish and works for a Nazi newspaper under a false name, in addition to providing information to the resistance. When they meet they start a passionate love story. Letters and poems are written daily with the fictitious names of Aimèe and Jaguar. When Lilly comes to know that Felice is Jewish, she breaks up with her life and undertakes a series of actions: she divorces her Nazi husband and causes Felice to move to her apartment. But, one day, the SS are waiting for them in Lilly's apartment ...
We all call ourselves Ali (1974)
In a café where immigrant workers go, Emmi Kurowski, a widow in her sixties, meets Salem, a Moroccan in her thirties. Induced by the owner of the bar, Salem invites Emmi to dance, talk, accompanies her home and, the next day, stays to live with her. This relationship causes a great scandal, and the neighbors visit the owner of the building to denounce Emmi.
The anxiety of Veronika Voss (1982)
A famous German actress in the twilight of her career resorts to alcohol and drugs in hopes of regaining lost fame. This is the last part of the Fassbinder trilogy on the collapse of dreams in post-war West Germany.
Baghdad Coffee (1987)
In the middle of the Mohave Desert (USA), the German Jasmine and her husband have a strong discussion. She gets out of the car, takes the suitcase and arrives at a dirty road bar, the Baghdad Café, run by a black woman named Brenda. Jasmine settles there and, little by little, befriends regular customers. Among them is an old Hollywood decorator, determined to portray the German. Meanwhile, it manages to transform the dilapidated local into a very popular place, which a large clientele goes to every night.
When Bruno Stroszek leaves prison, he is warned that he must stop drinking. With few skills and less expectations, he survives as a street musician. Precisely in the street he meets Eva, a prostitute, with whom he befriends. After being beaten by her pimp, they decide to join Scheitz, an eccentric neighbor of Bruno, who has decided to emigrate to Wisconsin, in the United States.
The Tin Drum (1979)
The day of his third birthday is a defining date in Oskar's life. Not only is it the day he makes the decision to stop growing, but he receives his first tin drum, an object that will accompany him for the rest of his life. Based on the famous novel of the writer and Nobel prize for literature Günter Grass.
An acrobat leaves his family for a young woman, engaged in acrobatic exercises with her on the trapeze. One day, a famous trapeze artist invites you both to join his Berlin show.
The Educators (2004)
Jan (Daniel Brühl), Peter (Stipe Erceg) and Jule (Julia Jentsch) are enjoying their rebellious youth. They are united by their passion to change the state of the world. They become "The educators", whose non-violent actions try to warn the local rich that their days of abundance are numbered. Complications appear when Jule falls in love with both young people. In addition, one of its operations is complicated, and what becomes an unintended abduction ends up putting them face to face with the law.
Three pages of a newspaper (1929)
Three pages of a newspaper, released in September 1929, was the second film version of the novel "Diary of a Lost" by Margarethe Bohme. Interestingly, the first was performed in 1918 by Erna Morena, an actress who had starred in "Lulu" a year earlier, adapted from Frank Wedekind's work, which was also the title that first united the German filmmaker GW Pabst and the actress American Luise Brooks: Pandora's Box (Lulu), released in January 1929. These two titles, along with "Crisis" (1928), integrate what became known as the "erotic trilogy" of Pabst, which can give a track of the problems of censorship and distribution that both films had at the time. -distribution information-
The Three Lights (1921)
Two young lovers travel diligently and, suddenly, a mysterious stranger joins travelers. The vehicle stops at an inn, and the stranger disappears with the young man. The girl desperately searches for her boyfriend and, when she discovers that it is Death who has taken her, implores him to return her. Death shows him three candles (lives) about to die out and explains that he can only recover it if he manages to save any of them.
Cherry Blossoms (2008)
Trudi is the only one who knows that her husband Rudi is seriously ill with cancer. Following the advice of their doctor, they decide to make a last trip together. Trudi convinces her husband and they will visit their children and grandchildren in Berlin. However, they are too immersed in their own lives to take care of them. After going to the theater to see a Butoh dance show, Trudi and Rudi decide to leave and spend a few days in a hotel on the Baltic Sea coast.
The Mongolian Dog (2005)
Nansal, the eldest daughter of a family of Mongolian nomads, one day finds a puppy while collecting firewood for his mother in a field near his home. From the first moment he becomes infatuated with the puppy but, when he takes him home, his father is afraid that he will bring bad luck, since he thinks he can be a descendant of wolves, and asks him to immediately get rid of him ...
Emma's Luck (2006)
Max, a mediocre employee of a car dealership, suddenly receives the news that he is suffering from terminal cancer of the pancreas. Then he plans to spend his last days somewhere in Mexico's paradise; However, chance takes him to a pig farm, whose owner, Emma, is an arisca girl, lonely and overwhelmed by debts
In the course of time (1975)
Two men travel along the border of East and West Germany through desolate villages.
On the other side (2007)
Set in Germany and Turkey. A series of encounters, relationships and even deaths put in contact the fragile lives of six people who only seek forgiveness and reconciliation. Nejat (Baki Davrak) does not approve of the relationship that his father (Tuncel Kurtiz), a pensioner, has with the prostitute Yeter (Nursel Köse). But he changes his mind when he learns that the woman sends money to Turkey to pay for her daughter's university studies. The unexpected death of Yeter distances the son and the father. Nejat decides to go to Istanbul to look for Ayten, Yeter's daughter, but the girl is a political activist who, fleeing from the Turkish police, has gone to Germany ...
Under the mask of pleasure (1925)
Critical social portrait of Vienna in the days after the First World War that caused some scandal over realism and the boldness of its images. It was one of the first films in which Greta Garbo intervened.
Set in imperial Vienna, it deals with the romance between a young woman and a lieutenant. Unfortunately, there is a misunderstanding: a powerful baron, convinced that the young man's passion is for his wife, challenges him to fight a duel that will inevitably end in tragedy.
The Stranger (2010)
Umay, born in Germany, escapes an oppressive marriage in Istanbul, taking her son Cem with her. He hopes to find a better life for both of them in Berlin with his family, but his unexpected arrival creates a great conflict for them. Her parents and siblings are torn between love for her and the traditional values of her community. They try to convince her to return to her husband, or at least to return the child. She then escapes her family, but continues trying to reconcile with her family, who reject her again and again.
Anton, a young swimming monitor apprentice, maintains his blind father's illusion that the pool remains intact and very crowded. Anton is an eccentric loner who dreams of navigating the wide seas towards Tuvalu, a dream he shares with Eva, an 18-year-old who loves Anton's special character. The death of his father in the pool when a piece of roof falls prevents them from going out to sea with Eva's tugboat. The culprit of what happened is none other than Gregor, Anton's brother, whose goal is to destroy the pool, and passing the entire city, to replace it with a new futuristic city. Anton has a hard time saving the pool and keeping it open, but everything would be bearable if Eva's heart was won at least.
"Asphalt" happens in Berlin. A well-dressed woman (Betty Amann) steals a gemstone from a jewelry store. She tries to seduce the policeman (Gustav Frölich) who captures her, and he will gradually succumb to his charms.