Most Popular German-Language Feature Films
A disfigured concentration-camp survivor (Nina Hoss), unrecognizable after facial reconstruction surgery, searches ravaged postwar Berlin for the husband (Ronald Zehrfeld) who might have betrayed her to the Nazis. Dir: Christian Petzold With: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Nina Kunzendorf Drama | History 98 mins.
In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences. Dir: Fritz Lang With: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich Drama | Sci-Fi 153 mins.
The Lives of Others
In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives. Dir: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck With: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch Drama | Thriller 137 mins.
Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII. Dir: Oliver Hirschbiegel With: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes Biography | Drama | History | War 156 mins.
Who Am I
Benjamin, a young German computer whiz, is invited to join a subversive hacker group that wants to be noticed on the world's stage. Dir: Baran bo Odar With: Tom Schilling, Elyas M'Barek, Wotan Wilke Möhring Thriller 102 mins.
When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt. Dir: Fritz Lang With: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut Crime | Drama | Thriller 117 mins.
Dir: Michael David Pate With: Martin Goeres, Otto Waalkes, Michael Epp Comedy | Horror
The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror. Dir: Wolfgang Petersen With: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann Adventure | Drama | War 149 mins.
A movie shot in a single take about Victoria, a runaway party girl, who's asked by three friendly men to join them as they hit the town. Their wild night of partying turns into a bank robbery. Dir: Sebastian Schipper With: Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski Crime | Drama | Thriller 140 mins.
In November 1939, Georg Elser's attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler fails, and he is arrested. During his confinement, he recalls the events leading up to his plot and his reasons for deciding to take such drastic action. Dir: Oliver Hirschbiegel With: Christian Friedel, Katharina Schüttler, Burghart Klaußner Biography | Drama | History | War 114 mins.