German Cinema

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‘Prey’ (2021): Less than the Sum of Its Parts

Directed by: Thomas Sieben || Produced by: Sonja Ewers, Barbara Mientus Screenplay by: Thomas Sieben, Sonja Ewers || Starring: David Kross, Hanno Koffler, Maria Ehrich, Robert Finster, Yung Ngo Music by: Michael Kamm, Maximilian Stephan || Cinematography: Andreas Berger || Edited by: Robert Rzesacz || Country: Germany || Language: German Running Time: 87 minutes Over … Continue reading

‘Blood Red Sky’ (2021): The Struggling Single Mother

Directed by: Peter Thorwarth || Produced by: Christian Becker, Benjamin Munz Screenplay by: Peter Thorwarth, Stefan Holtz || Starring: Roland Moller, Peri Baumeister, Chidi Ajufo, Alexander Scheer, Dominic Purcell, Kais Setti, Graham McTavish, Alexander Scheer Music by: Dascha Dauenhauer || Cinematography: Yoshi Heimrath || Edited by: Knut Hake || Country: Germany, United Kingdom || Language: … Continue reading

‘The Colony’ (2021): Tides of Boredom

Directed by: Tim Fehlbaum || Produced by: Thomas Wöbke, Philipp Trauer, Ruth Waldburger, Constanze Guttman Screenplay by: Tim Fehlbaum, Mariko Minoguchi || Starring: Nora Arnezeder, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Iain Glen, Joel Basman, Sebastian Roché, Bella Bading, Sope Dirisu, Cloé Albertine Heinrich Music by: Lorenz Dangel || Cinematography: Markus Förderer || Edited by: Andreas Menn || Country: … Continue reading

‘Polar’ (2019): A Lowbrow “John Wick”

Directed by: Jonas Akerlund || Produced by: Robert Kulzer, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, Jeremy Bolt, Hartley Gorenstein Screenplay by: Jayson Rothwell || Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick, Matt Lucas Music by: Deadmau5 || Cinematography: Pär M. Ekberg || Edited by: Doobie White || Country: United States || Language: English Running Time: 119 minutes … Continue reading

‘Hanna’ (2011): The Coming-of-Age Story, Remixed

Directed by: Joe Wright || Produced by: Leslie Holleran, Marty Adelstein, Scott Nemes Screenplay by: Seth Lochhead, David Farr || Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana Cate Blanchett, Jessica Barden, Aldo Maland, Tom Hollander, Olivia Williams, Jason Flemyng, Michelle Dockery, Vicky Krieps, Martin Wuttke, Sebastian Hulk, Mohammed Majd Music by: The Chemical Brothers || Edited by: … Continue reading

‘Pandorum’ (2009): Effective Pulp Science-Fiction

Directed by:  Christian Alvart || Produced by: Robert Kulzer, Jeremy Bolt, Paul W. S. Anderson Screenplay by: Travis Milloy || Starring: Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster, Cam Gigandet, Antje Traue, Cung Le, Eddie Rouse, Norman Reeus, Wotan Wilke Mohring, Niels-Bruno Schmidt Music by: Michl Britsch || Cinematography: Wedigo von Schultzenedorff || Edited by: Philipp Stahl, Yvonne Valdez … Continue reading

‘The Edge of Heaven’ (2007): Between the Mother Country & Yours

Directed by: Fatih Akin || Produced by: Fatih Akin, Klaus Maeck, Andreas Thiel, Jeanette Wurl Screenplay by: Fatih Akin || Starring: Nurgul Yesilcay, Baki Davrak, Tuncel Kurtiz, Hanna Schygulla, Patrycia Ziolkowska, Nursel Kose Music by: Shantel || Cinematography: Rainer Klausmann || Edited by: Andrew Bird || Country: Germany, Turkey || Language: German, Turkish, English Running … Continue reading

‘Veronika Voss’ (1982): Old-School as New-School

Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder || Produced by: Thomas Schuhly Screenplay: Rainer Werner, Pea Frohlich, Peter Marthesheimer || Starring: Rosel Zech, Hilmar Thate, Cornelia Froboess, Annemarie Duringer, Armin Mueller-Stahl Music by: Peer Raben || Cinematography: Xaver Schwarzenberger || Country: Germany || Language: German Running Time: 104 minutes Veronika Voss was the penultimate film made by … Continue reading