Moritz, Dear Moritz

15-year-old Moritz lives in a posh area of Hamburg, but his parents did not care about it. The teenager suffers from ridicule of his classmates and finds refuge in his dreams and playing the saxophone. Only when he joins a band and began performing there Moritz pulled out of the vicious circle, and finds love with new friends…

The Toolbox Murders

No one is safe when a killer, wielding the deadly contents of his toolbox, methodically stalks his prey.

Violanta

Voted for in the 2012 Sight & Sound poll

Germany in Autumn

Germany in Autumn does not have a plot per se: it mixes documentary footage, along with standard movie scenes, to give the audience the mood of Germany during the late 1970s. The movie covers the two-month time period during 1977 when a businessman was kidnapped, and later murdered, by the left-wing terrorists of the RAF-Rote Armee Fraktion (Red Army Faction), also known as the Baader-Meinhof gang.

Madame X: An Absolute Ruler

The notorious pirate ruler Madame X places a print ad, calling on women to escape their boring lives and promising “gold, love and adventure” to all who come aboard her ship, the Orlando. A motley crew including a housewife, diva and artist (played by Yvonne Rainer) embark on a quest for self-transformation, which quickly heads towards destruction as they are subjected to Madame X’s sadistic, erotic escapades.

Fingers

Keitel plays the lead in this schizophrenic movie in which he is continually pulled by the two conflicting sides of his personality, on the one hand that of a quiet piano virtuoso and on the other a ruthless debt collector for his mobster father. Keitel is introspective as only Keitel can be, really making the audience feel for him and his pained existence.

The Big Sleep (1978)

The classic Raymond Chandler tale retold with Mitchum taking over the Bogart role.

House Calls

Charley is a surgeon who’s recently lost his wife; he embarks on a tragicomic romantic quest with one woman after another until he meets up with Ann, a singular woman, closer to his own age, who immediately and unexpectedly captures his heart.

Game of Death

A martial arts movie star must fake his death to find the people who are trying to kill him.