Deutsche Filme fuer Amerikaner

by e801083 | created - 30 Dec 2011 | updated - 28 May 2015 | Public

I put together this list of German films for my own enjoyment and those of my students. In general, it is very hard to search for German film online. However, I used Wikipedia, Imdb, Netflix, Blockbuster, and Amazon.com and Amazon.de to help out. The advanced DVD search in amazon.com allows one to search for movies with subtitles in a certain language, which was the most helpful. Unfortunately, many German films are released on DVD without any subtitles in English or even in German. Hopefully, this will start to change because the hearing impaired community in Germany and around the world is really at a loss. Please leave commentary on films that you have seen and additional recommendations.

Good luck and enjoy. Dein, Anton

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1. Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Crime, Comedy

8.0
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Two young men, Martin and Rudi, both suffering from terminal cancer, get to know each other in a hospital room. They drown their desperation in Tequila and decide to take one last trip to ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Jahn | Stars: Til Schweiger, Jan Josef Liefers, Thierry van Werveke, Moritz Bleibtreu

Votes: 22,855 | Gross: $0.00M

2. Inglourious Basterds (2009)

R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.3
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69 Metascore

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.

Directors: Quentin Tarantino, Eli Roth | Stars: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth, Mélanie Laurent

Votes: 1,012,525 | Gross: $120.54M

3. Keinohrhasen (2007)

116 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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Rainbow press reporter Ludo is sentenced to 8 months, but is released on probation. But he has to work 300 hours for a local daycare center and meets Anna who has unfinished business with him.

Director: Til Schweiger | Stars: Til Schweiger, Nora Tschirner, Matthias Schweighöfer, Alwara Höfels

Votes: 15,578

4. Männerherzen (2009)

107 min | Comedy

6.3
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The story follows six very different men and their struggles with women, family and work. Yet, they are somehow connected to each other.

Director: Simon Verhoeven | Stars: Christian Ulmen, Nadja Uhl, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Maxim Mehmet

Votes: 4,307

5. Der rote Baron (2008)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.4
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German biopic loosely based on the World War I fighter ace Manfred Von Richthofen, nicknamed the Red Baron by friend and foe alike.

Director: Nikolai Müllerschön | Stars: Matthias Schweighöfer, Lena Headey, Til Schweiger, Joseph Fiennes

Votes: 10,452 | Gross: $0.04M

6. Barfuss (2005)

118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Nick, a hedonistic bachelor, falls for an escaped mental patient.

Director: Til Schweiger | Stars: Til Schweiger, Johanna Wokalek, Nadja Tiller, Michael Mendl

Votes: 9,322

7. What to Do in Case of Fire (2001)

R | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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47 Metascore

What To Do In Case of Fire? tells the humorous and touching story of six former creative anarchists who lived as house squatters in Berlin during its heyday in the 80s when Berlin was still... See full summary »

Director: Gregor Schnitzler | Stars: Klaus Löwitsch, Til Schweiger, Martin Feifel, Sebastian Blomberg

Votes: 3,289

8. Jetzt oder nie - Zeit ist Geld (2000)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

5.9
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Three elderly ladies, Carla, Lilli and Meta, who, after their hard earned holiday money is stolen by bank robbers, decide to steal from their local bank. Along the way their are romances, arguments and a few other unexpected surprises.

Director: Lars Büchel | Stars: Gudrun Okras, Elisabeth Scherer, Christel Peters, Vladimir Weigl

Votes: 513

9. Der Eisbär (1998)

90 min | Action, Thriller

6.6
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At the beginning of the movie, a man drives a vintage Mercedes saloon to a gangster boss ("Der Gesundheitsinspektor" - The Health Inspector, played by Heiner Lauterbach). The "Health ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Til Schweiger, Granz Henman | Stars: Til Schweiger, Karina Krawczyk, Benno Fürmann, Florian Lukas

Votes: 2,669

10. Maybe... Maybe Not (1994)

R | 93 min | Comedy

6.6
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Thrown out by his girlfriend from her apartment, Axel lives for a while with Norbert, a gay man he met some days before.

Director: Sönke Wortmann | Stars: Til Schweiger, Katja Riemann, Joachim Król, Rufus Beck

Votes: 5,146 | Gross: $0.37M

11. Manta, Manta (1991)

91 min | Comedy

5.6
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Proud German owners of Opel Manta's race the streets against VW's and Mercedes. They decide to set up a real race with lots of money involved.

Director: Wolfgang Büld | Stars: Til Schweiger, Tina Ruland, Stefan Gebelhoff, Lena Sabine Berg

Votes: 3,504

12. Kebab Connection (2004)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

6.7
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In Hamburg, Ibrahim "Ibo" Secmez, of Turkish descent, wants to direct the first German kung-fu movie. For now, he makes commercials for his uncle's kebab restaurant. Titzie, an aspiring ... See full summary »

Director: Anno Saul | Stars: Denis Moschitto, Nora Tschirner, Emanuel Bettencourt, Numan Acar

Votes: 4,526

13. Zweiohrküken (2009)

124 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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Ludo Decker and Anna Gotzlowski have been living together for two years. Everyday routine has set in, with Ludo neglecting his household responsibilities much to Anna's dislike, while he is... See full summary »

Director: Til Schweiger | Stars: Tom Beck, Annika Blendl, Yvonne Catterfeld, Ken Duken

Votes: 6,845

14. Valkyrie (2008)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.1
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56 Metascore

A dramatization of the 20 July assassination and political coup plot by desperate renegade German Army officers against Hitler during World War II.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy, Carice van Houten, Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 200,635 | Gross: $83.08M

15. The Wave (2008)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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A high school teacher's experiment to demonstrate to his students what life is like under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control when he forms a social unit with a life of its own.

Director: Dennis Gansel | Stars: Jürgen Vogel, Frederick Lau, Max Riemelt, Jennifer Ulrich

Votes: 89,162

16. Rosenstrasse (2003)

PG-13 | 136 min | Drama, War

6.8
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49 Metascore

After the death of her father, Hannah becomes concerned with the strange behavior of her mother. As her mother's troubled childhood is revealed, Hannah realizes how little she ever knew.

Director: Margarethe von Trotta | Stars: Katja Riemann, Maria Schrader, Svea Lohde, Jutta Lampe

Votes: 2,101 | Gross: $0.73M

17. Emil und die Detektive (2001)

111 min | Family, Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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Emil goes to Berlin to see his grandmother with a large amount of money and is offered sweets by a strange man that make him sleep. He wakes up at his stop with no money. It is up to him and a group of children to save the day.

Director: Franziska Buch | Stars: Tobias Retzlaff, Anja Sommavilla, Jürgen Vogel, Maria Schrader

Votes: 803

18. Run Lola Run (1998)

R | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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77 Metascore

After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Nina Petri

Votes: 171,277 | Gross: $7.27M

19. Eichmann (2007)

TV-MA | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.9
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35 Metascore

Based upon the final confession of Adolf Eichmann, made before his execution in Israel as he accounts to Captain Avner Less, a young Israeli Police Officer, of his past as the architect of ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Young | Stars: Avner W. Less, Thomas Kretschmann, Troy Garity, Franka Potente

Votes: 2,682

20. Anatomie 2 (2003)

R | 101 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.1
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46 Metascore

The doctor and soccer player in the leisure time Jo Hauser decides to move to Berlin and be an intern in a famous clinic, expecting to increase his knowledge and expertize, and help his ... See full summary »

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky | Stars: Ariane Schnug, August Diehl, Herbert Knaup, Birgit von Rönn

Votes: 3,217

21. The Princess and the Warrior (2000)

R | 135 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.6
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64 Metascore

Young nurse Sissi lives a secluded life, seemingly entirely devoted to her patients at Birkenhof asylum. Her first encounter with ex-soldier and drifter Bodo has a lasting impact. He causes... See full summary »

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Franka Potente, Benno Fürmann, Joachim Król, Lars Rudolph

Votes: 13,431 | Gross: $0.87M

22. Anatomie (2000)

R | 103 min | Horror, Thriller

6.1
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33 Metascore

Medical student Paula Henning wins a place at an exclusive Heidelberg medical school. When the body of a young man she met on the train turns up on her dissection table, she begins to ... See full summary »

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky | Stars: Franka Potente, Benno Fürmann, Anna Loos, Sebastian Blomberg

Votes: 10,658 | Gross: $0.01M

23. The Experiment (2001)

R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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60 Metascore

For two weeks, 20 male participants are hired to play prisoners and guards in a prison. The "prisoners" have to follow seemingly mild rules, and the "guards" are told to retain order without using physical violence.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Christian Berkel, Oliver Stokowski, Wotan Wilke Möhring

Votes: 83,830 | Gross: $0.14M

24. Munich (2005)

R | 164 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.6
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74 Metascore

Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Marie-Josée Croze, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 188,790 | Gross: $47.40M

25. Elementarteilchen (2006)

113 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Based on Michel Houellebecq's controversial novel, this movie focuses on Michael and Bruno, two very different half-brothers and their disturbed sexuality. After a chaotic childhood with a ... See full summary »

Director: Oskar Roehler | Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Christian Ulmen, Franka Potente, Martina Gedeck

Votes: 7,304

26. In July (2000)

99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

7.8
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71 Metascore

Can Daniel follow the sun from Hamburg to the Bosporus by Friday to meet his love?

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Christiane Paul, Mehmet Kurtulus, Idil Üner

Votes: 18,154

27. Gloomy Sunday (1999)

112 min | Romance, Drama

7.9
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60 Metascore

Follows three men who are in love with a most beautiful waitress: An intellectual restaurant owner, a mysterious musician and an erratic businessman; taking place during the WWII.

Director: Rolf Schübel | Stars: Joachim Król, Erika Marozsán, Stefano Dionisi, Ben Becker

Votes: 6,202 | Gross: $0.22M

28. Adam Resurrected (2008)

R | 106 min | Drama, War

6.3
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58 Metascore

In the aftermath of WWII, a former circus entertainer who was spared from the gas chamber becomes the ringleader at an asylum for Holocaust survivors.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Cristian Motiu, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 3,279

29. Lautlos (2004)

94 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

6.6
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Viktor, a methodical hit man, probably on his last job, has no plan for his retirement. He does not kill Nina, a woman sleeping beside his latest mark; then he follows her and rescues her ... See full summary »

Director: Mennan Yapo | Stars: Joachim Król, Nadja Uhl, Christian Berkel, Rudolf Martin

Votes: 929

30. Train Birds (1998)

87 min | Comedy, Romance, Crime

7.4
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Hannes is a beer-truck driver in Dortmund. His biggest dream is to win the first prize at the International Time-Table Contest in Inari (Finland). When his new boss cancels his extra ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Lichtefeld | Stars: Joachim Król, Outi Mäenpää, Peter Lohmeyer, Jochen Nickel

Votes: 1,110

31. Rossini (1997)

114 min | Comedy

6.4
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Jakob Windisch has written THE number one bestselling novel. Since he is very shy, no-one has seen him except Uhu Zigeuner who is the designated director of the film adaption. Zigeuner is ... See full summary »

Director: Helmut Dietl | Stars: Götz George, Mario Adorf, Heiner Lauterbach, Gudrun Landgrebe

Votes: 1,896

32. Nobody Loves Me (1994)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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On the brink of her 30th birthday, Fanny feels the door to marital happiness closing up on her. She is obsessed with death, even visits evening classes on dying and so it seems fitting, ... See full summary »

Director: Doris Dörrie | Stars: Maria Schrader, Pierre Sanoussi-Bliss, Michael von Au, Elisabeth Trissenaar

Votes: 1,021

33. Schindler's List (1993)

R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.9
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93 Metascore

In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall

Votes: 979,048 | Gross: $96.07M

34. Der Puppengräber (2003)

Thriller

6.2
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In a small German town roams Ben, a boy with mental disorders. When several youths are murdered Ben becomes suspect.

Directors: Peter Henning, Claudia Prietzel | Stars: Sven Hönig, Suzanne von Borsody, Bernd Tauber, Paula Kalenberg

Votes: 74

35. Marlene (2000)

125 min | Biography, Drama, Music

5.8
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The movie follows the life and personality of the famous actress Marlene Dietrich.

Director: Joseph Vilsmaier | Stars: Katja Flint, Hans Werner Meyer, Herbert Knaup, Heino Ferch

Votes: 515

36. Winter Sleepers (1997)

122 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.3
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68 Metascore

Beautiful blonde translator Rebecca lives with her boyfriend, ski instructor Marco, in a small mountain villa owned by her friend, nurse Laura. Rene, a cinema projectionist, steals Marco's ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Ulrich Matthes, Marie-Lou Sellem, Floriane Daniel, Heino Ferch

Votes: 4,055 | Gross: $0.32M

37. Downfall (2004)

R | 156 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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82 Metascore

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.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler

Votes: 278,259 | Gross: $5.51M

38. Der neunte Tag (2004)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.1
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67 Metascore

A drama loosely based on Jean Bernard's Nazi-era prison diary.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Ulrich Matthes, August Diehl, Hilmar Thate, Bibiana Beglau

Votes: 1,540 | Gross: $0.07M

39. Aimee & Jaguar (1999)

Not Rated | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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72 Metascore

In 1943 Berlin, a Nazi officer's wife meets and starts a passionate affair with a Jewish woman.

Director: Max Färberböck | Stars: Maria Schrader, Juliane Köhler, Johanna Wokalek, Heike Makatsch

Votes: 5,518 | Gross: $0.93M

40. Kirschblüten - Hanami (2008)

Unrated | 127 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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62 Metascore

After Rudi's wife Trudi suddenly dies, he travels to Japan to fulfill her dream of being a Butoh dancer.

Director: Doris Dörrie | Stars: Elmar Wepper, Hannelore Elsner, Aya Irizuki, Maximilian Brückner

Votes: 5,028 | Gross: $0.10M

41. The Counterfeiters (2007)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, War

7.6
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78 Metascore

The story of the Operation Bernhard, the largest counterfeiting operation in history, carried out by Germany during WWII.

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky | Stars: Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Martin Brambach

Votes: 39,044 | Gross: $5.48M

42. Anonyma - Eine Frau in Berlin (2008)

Unrated | 131 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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74 Metascore

A woman tries to survive the invasion of Berlin by the Soviet troops during the last days of World War II.

Director: Max Färberböck | Stars: Nina Hoss, Evgeniy Sidikhin, Irm Hermann, Rüdiger Vogler

Votes: 5,216 | Gross: $0.29M

43. Love in Thoughts (2004)

89 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A posthumous look at the last days of Guenther's life as he, his best friend, and his sister let loose on a four-day binge of alcohol, drugs, and sex.

Director: Achim von Borries | Stars: Daniel Brühl, August Diehl, Anna Maria Mühe, Jana Pallaske

Votes: 3,623

44. The Red Cockatoo (2006)

128 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.8
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A coming-of-age story set in Germany in the 1960s. Siggi becomes involved in a love triangle when he falls for Luise, but the tightening political climate forces him to make a fateful decision.

Director: Dominik Graf | Stars: Max Riemelt, Jessica Schwarz, Ronald Zehrfeld, Ingeborg Westphal

Votes: 763

45. Before the Fall (2004)

110 min | Drama, Sport, Thriller

7.4
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65 Metascore

In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) - high schools that produce Nazi elite. Over his father's objections, Friedrich ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Gansel | Stars: Max Riemelt, Tom Schilling, Devid Striesow, Jonas Jägermeyr

Votes: 12,234 | Gross: $0.14M

46. Vier Minuten (2006)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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An elderly piano teacher trains a young convict at a women's penitentiary.

Director: Chris Kraus | Stars: Hannah Herzsprung, Monica Bleibtreu, Vadim Glowna, Sven Pippig

Votes: 5,528

47. The Legend of Rita (2000)

103 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Rita Vogt is a radical West German terrorist who abandons the revolution and settles in East Germany with a new identity provided by the East German secret service. She lives in constant ... See full summary »

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Bibiana Beglau, Richard Kropf, Martin Wuttke, Nadja Uhl

Votes: 1,899 | Gross: $0.67M

48. Head-On (2004)

R | 121 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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78 Metascore

With the intention to break free from the strict familial restrictions, a suicidal young woman sets up a marriage of convenience with a forty-year-old addict, an act that will lead to an outburst of envious love.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Birol Ünel, Sibel Kekilli, Güven Kiraç, Zarah Jane McKenzie

Votes: 44,264

49. Wir sind die Nacht (2010)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.3
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In Berlin, a cop closes in on an all-female vampire trio who just took in a new member, Lena.

Director: Dennis Gansel | Stars: Karoline Herfurth, Nina Hoss, Jennifer Ulrich, Anna Fischer

Votes: 6,888

50. The Reader (2008)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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58 Metascore

Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Jeanette Hain

Votes: 205,614 | Gross: $34.19M

51. Big Girls Don't Cry (2002)

R | 87 min | Drama

7.1
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Kati and Steffi are best friends since childhood. But as they step into adulthood, both their perfect friendship and their personalities get harshly tested by a series of unfortunate events... See full summary »

Director: Maria von Heland | Stars: Anna Maria Mühe, Karoline Herfurth, Josefine Domes, David Winter

Votes: 1,472

52. Führer Ex (2002)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama

6.7
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Repentant ex neo-Nazi Ingo Hasselbach's autobiographical experiences are the basis for "Fuhrer Ex". Two friends dream of escaping the oppression of communist GDR in 1980s in Berlin. When ... See full summary »

Director: Winfried Bonengel | Stars: Aaron Hildebrand, Christian Blümel, Jule Flierl, Detlef Kapplusch

Votes: 1,359

53. Miracle at St. Anna (2008)

R | 160 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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37 Metascore

Set in 1944 Italy, the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller

Votes: 16,395 | Gross: $7.92M

54. Flame & Citron (2008)

Not Rated | 130 min | Action, Drama, History

7.3
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74 Metascore

A drama centered on two fighters in the Holger Danske World War II resistance group.

Director: Ole Christian Madsen | Stars: Thure Lindhardt, Mads Mikkelsen, Stine Stengade, Peter Mygind

Votes: 15,570 | Gross: $0.15M

55. Black Book (2006)

R | 145 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.8
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71 Metascore

In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, Halina Reijn

Votes: 64,834 | Gross: $4.40M

56. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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68 Metascore

In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared.

Director: Wolfgang Becker | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Katrin Saß, Chulpan Khamatova, Florian Lukas

Votes: 122,903 | Gross: $4.06M

57. Joyeux Noel (2005)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, History, Music

7.8
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70 Metascore

In December 1914, an unofficial Christmas truce on the Western Front allows soldiers from opposing sides of the First World War to gain insight into each other's way of life.

Director: Christian Carion | Stars: Diane Kruger, Benno Fürmann, Guillaume Canet, Natalie Dessay

Votes: 24,096 | Gross: $1.05M

58. The Edukators (2004)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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68 Metascore

Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home.

Director: Hans Weingartner | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Julia Jentsch, Stipe Erceg, Burghart Klaußner

Votes: 28,481 | Gross: $0.18M

59. Europa Europa (1990)

R | 112 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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A boy in Nazi Germany, trying to conceal that he is Jewish, joins the Hitler Youth.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Solomon Perel, Marco Hofschneider, René Hofschneider, Piotr Kozlowski

Votes: 12,867 | Gross: $5.58M

60. Stalingrad (1993)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, War

7.5
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The story follows a group of German soldiers, from their Italian R&R in the summer of 1942 to the frozen steppes of Soviet Russia and ending with the battle for Stalingrad.

Director: Joseph Vilsmaier | Stars: Dominique Horwitz, Thomas Kretschmann, Jochen Nickel, Sebastian Rudolph

Votes: 26,044 | Gross: $0.08M

61. The Pianist (2002)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.5
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85 Metascore

A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox

Votes: 572,472 | Gross: $32.57M

62. U-571 (2000)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, War

6.6
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62 Metascore

A German submarine is boarded by disguised American submariners trying to capture their Enigma cipher machine.

Director: Jonathan Mostow | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Harvey Keitel, Jon Bon Jovi

Votes: 69,400 | Gross: $77.09M

63. Mostly Martha (2001)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

7.3
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72 Metascore

When a headstrong chef takes charge of her equally stubborn 8-year-old niece, the tensions between them mount... until an Italian sous-chef arrives to lighten the mood.

Director: Sandra Nettelbeck | Stars: Martina Gedeck, Maxime Foerste, Sergio Castellitto, August Zirner

Votes: 7,179 | Gross: $4.16M

64. The Lives of Others (2006)

R | 137 min | Drama, Thriller

8.5
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89 Metascore

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.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 292,155 | Gross: $11.29M

65. Antikörper (2005)

Not Rated | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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57 Metascore

Wanted for a long time, serial killer Gabriel Engel gets arrested in a spectacular police strike. Small town cop Michael Martens travels to the big city to interrogate him and finds out more then he is looking for.

Director: Christian Alvart | Stars: Norman Reedus, Christian von Aster, André Hennicke, Waltraud Witte

Votes: 6,552

66. Funny Games (1997)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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69 Metascore

Two violent young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch, Frank Giering

Votes: 50,530

67. Amen. (2002)

Unrated | 132 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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57 Metascore

During WWII SS officer Kurt Gerstein tries to inform Pope Pius XII about Jews being sent to extermination camps. Young Jesuit priest Riccardo Fontana helps him in the difficult mission to inform the world.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Ulrich Tukur, Mathieu Kassovitz, Ulrich Mühe, Michel Duchaussoy

Votes: 11,967 | Gross: $0.27M

68. Stauffenberg (2004 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 131 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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In 1944, in fear of a complete German defeat in the World War II, a group of high command officers plot an attempt against Hitler, and one of the leaders of the conspiracy, Stauffenberg (... See full summary »

Director: Jo Baier | Stars: Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur, Hardy Krüger Jr., Christopher Buchholz

Votes: 2,090

69. Der Tunnel (2001)

150 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.8
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72 Metascore

Based on a true story a group of East Berliners escaping to the West. Harry Melchior was a champion East German swimmer at odds with the system under which he has already been imprisoned. ... See full summary »

Director: Roland Suso Richter | Stars: Heino Ferch, Nicolette Krebitz, Sebastian Koch, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 5,563 | Gross: $0.01M

70. The Harmonists (1997)

R | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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Comedian Harmonists tells the story of a famous, German male sextet, five vocals and piano, the "Comedian Harmonists", from the day they meet first in 1927 to the day in 1934, when they ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Vilsmaier | Stars: Ben Becker, Heino Ferch, Ulrich Noethen, Heinrich Schafmeister

Votes: 2,903 | Gross: $0.48M

71. Bandits (1997)

R | 110 min | Drama, Music

6.4
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53 Metascore

Four female cons who have formed a band in prison get a chance to play at a police ball outside the walls. They take the chance to escape. Being on the run from the law they even make it to... See full summary »

Director: Katja von Garnier | Stars: Katja Riemann, Jasmin Tabatabai, Nicolette Krebitz, Jutta Hoffmann

Votes: 2,751 | Gross: $0.02M

72. The White Ribbon (2009)

R | 144 min | Drama, History, Mystery

7.8
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82 Metascore

Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. Who is responsible?

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Christian Friedel, Ernst Jacobi, Leonie Benesch, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 58,742 | Gross: $2.22M

73. The Good German (2006)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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49 Metascore

While in post-war Berlin to cover the Potsdam Conference, an American military journalist is drawn into a murder investigation which involves his former mistress and his driver.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Tobey Maguire, Beau Bridges

Votes: 22,428 | Gross: $1.31M

74. The Believer (2001)

R | 98 min | Drama

7.2
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75 Metascore

A young Jewish man develops a fiercely anti-Semitic philosophy. Based on the factual story of a K.K.K. member in the 1960s who was revealed to be Jewish by a New York Times reporter.

Director: Henry Bean | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Summer Phoenix, Peter Meadows, Garret Dillahunt

Votes: 32,884 | Gross: $0.41M

75. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, War

7.8
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55 Metascore

Set during WWII, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.

Director: Mark Herman | Stars: Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend, Zac Mattoon O'Brien

Votes: 153,246 | Gross: $9.03M

76. Walk on Water (2004)

R | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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65 Metascore

Following the suicide of his wife, an Israeli intelligence agent is assigned to befriend the grandchildren of a Nazi war criminal.

Director: Eytan Fox | Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Knut Berger, Caroline Peters, Gideon Shemer

Votes: 6,109 | Gross: $2.71M

77. School's Out (1999 TV Movie)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.1
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After escaping from a nearby mental institution, a violent lunatic and sexual deviant terrorizes a group of seniors at their end-of-the-year high school dance.

Director: Robert Sigl | Stars: Katharina Wackernagel, Niels-Bruno Schmidt, Marlene Meyer-Dunker, Nils Nelleßen

Votes: 309

78. Flashback (2000)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller, Mystery

5.4
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As a young child, Jeanette witnessed her parents brutal murder. After years in a mental institution, the 22 year old is finally strong enough to leave the asylum and begin a life on her own... See full summary »

Director: Michael Karen | Stars: Valerie Niehaus, Xaver Hutter, Alexandra Neldel, Simone Hanselmann

Votes: 728

79. 7 Zwerge (2004)

95 min | Comedy, Family

4.7
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The Seven Dwarves live deep within a female-free-zone of the Enchanted Forest, but they cannot resist the innocent charms of Snow White when she enters their world. So when the evil queen (Nina Hagen) abducts her, it is up to the dwarves to save her life.

Director: Sven Unterwaldt Jr. | Stars: Otto Waalkes, Mirco Nontschew, Boris Aljinovic, Markus Majowski

Votes: 4,852

80. Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)

Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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76 Metascore

A dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose.

Director: Marc Rothemund | Stars: Julia Jentsch, Fabian Hinrichs, Alexander Held, Johanna Gastdorf

Votes: 23,804 | Gross: $0.68M

81. Kokowääh (2011)

123 min | Comedy

6.4
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Henry is a handsome screenwriter who is trying to win the heart of the woman he truly loves. His plans are interrupted when he finds Magdalena, a little girl at his house.

Director: Til Schweiger | Stars: Numan Acar, Meret Becker, Gode Benedix, Anne-Sophie Briest

Votes: 8,091

82. Joe and Max (2002 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.8
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True story of boxers Joe Louis and Max Schmeling and their enduring friendship.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Til Schweiger, Leonard Roberts, Richard Roundtree, David Paymer

Votes: 880

83. Herr Lehmann (2003)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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In October 1989, the part of the West Berlin borough of Kreuzberg called SO 36, had been largely shut off by the Wall from the rest of the city for 28 years. A lethargic sub-culture of ... See full summary »

Director: Leander Haußmann | Stars: Christian Ulmen, Katja Danowski, Detlev Buck, Janek Rieke

Votes: 5,812

84. Schussangst (2003)

Unrated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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Dito Tsintsadze's drama focuses on a loner whose life changes dramatically, when he gets to know a beautiful, but strange girl. Lukas, a young man doing "meals on wheels" instead of ... See full summary »

Director: Dito Tsintsadze | Stars: Fabian Hinrichs, Lavinia Wilson, Johan Leysen, Ingeborg Westphal

Votes: 471

85. Die Bluthochzeit (2005)

92 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Screaming, shooting, tears and blood changes the party into a nightmare.

Director: Dominique Deruddere | Stars: Armin Rohde, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Imogen Kogge, Arne Lenk

Votes: 985

86. Das Boot (1981)

R | 149 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.4
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86 Metascore

The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

Votes: 188,604 | Gross: $11.49M

87. Luther (2003)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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47 Metascore

During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.

Director: Eric Till | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Peter Ustinov, Alfred Molina

Votes: 13,578 | Gross: $5.79M

88. Sommersturm (2004)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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51 Metascore

A close friendship between two crew teammates is tested when one slowly discovers he's gay and attracted to the other.

Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner | Stars: Robert Stadlober, Kostja Ullmann, Miriam Morgenstern, Jürgen Tonkel

Votes: 11,975 | Gross: $0.10M

89. Am I Beautiful? (1998)

117 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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German people having trouble with love and identity.

Director: Doris Dörrie | Stars: Marie Zielcke, Carla Weindler, Julian Messner, Suzanne von Borsody

Votes: 1,114

90. Cargo (2009)

112 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.2
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In 2270, Earth is completely depleted and no one lives there anymore. Those that have money move to Rhea; but most of the population lives in orbit in space stations. Dr. Laura Portmann ... See full summary »

Directors: Ivan Engler, Ralph Etter | Stars: Anna Katharina Schwabroh, Martin Rapold, Regula Grauwiller, Yangzom Brauen

Votes: 16,978

91. Mein bester Feind (2011)

Unrated | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.8
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43 Metascore

A dark WWII comedy about two friends, stolen artwork and an unfortunate case of mistaken identities, as a Jewish man switches places with his Nazi best friend in order to survive

Director: Wolfgang Murnberger | Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Georg Friedrich, Ursula Strauss, Marthe Keller

Votes: 1,296

92. Hindenburg: The Last Flight (2011– )

180 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.3
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About the supposed conspiracy that led to the catastrophic deadly crash of the Hindeburg zeppelin in 1937.

Stars: Maximilian Simonischek, Lauren Lee Smith, Stacy Keach, Greta Scacchi

Votes: 847

93. Mein Kampf (2009)

110 min | Biography, Comedy

5.2
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The young, despotic and untalented artist Adolf Hitler comes to Vienna to study art. He befriends the Jew Schlomo Herzl working on a novel with the title "Mein Kampf". Hitler is rejected by... See full summary »

Director: Urs Odermatt | Stars: Götz George, Tom Schilling, Anna Unterberger, Bernd Birkhahn

Votes: 649

94. Die Brücke (2008 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama, History, War

4.8
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In this TV remake of the classic German war film, 16-year-old Walter and his friends are recruited to help defend a bridge near their town. What begins as a minor op becomes a life or death... See full summary »

Director: Wolfgang Panzer | Stars: François Goeske, Franka Potente, Lars Steinhöfel, Robert Höller

Votes: 870

95. Tattoo (I) (2002)

108 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.4
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66 Metascore

Two police detectives, a grizzled veteran and one fresh-faced rookie, hunt a ritualistic serial killer murdering people with tattoos and skinning them.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: August Diehl, Christian Redl, Nadeshda Brennicke, Johan Leysen

Votes: 2,673

96. Vollidiot (2007)

102 min | Comedy

5.3
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Based on Tommy Jaud's bestselling novel, this comedy focuses on a dispassionate clerk and his set-backs in life. 29-year-old Simon works in a phone shop, but his thoughts just circle around... See full summary »

Director: Tobi Baumann | Stars: Oliver Pocher, Oliver Fleischer, Ellenie Salvo González, Anke Engelke

Votes: 2,200

97. Frostbitten (2006)

98 min | Horror, Comedy

5.5
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Vampires terrorize a city in Norrbotten.

Director: Anders Banke | Stars: Petra Nielsen, Carl-Åke Eriksson, Grete Havnesköld, Emma Åberg

Votes: 3,664

98. Lammbock (2001)

Unrated | 93 min | Comedy

7.4
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Stefan and Kai have good going business, self-grown cannabis screened as pizza delivering service. For now they only have to deal with aphids.

Director: Christian Zübert | Stars: Lucas Gregorowicz, Moritz Bleibtreu, Marie Zielcke, Julian Weigend

Votes: 9,628

99. Friendship! (2010)

110 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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A young man from East Germany travels to San Francisco to search for his father, who fled 12 years ago.

Director: Markus Goller | Stars: Matthias Schweighöfer, Friedrich Mücke, Alicja Bachleda, Todd Stashwick

Votes: 4,890

100. Was nicht passt, wird passend gemacht (2002)

101 min | Comedy

6.6
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A group of rather slap dash builders are rather imaginative at solving what problems come their way. Whatever it is that doesn't fit the picture, it will be made fit in no time. This ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Thorwarth | Stars: Peter Thorwarth, Ralf Richter, Hilmi Sözer, Willi Thomczyk

Votes: 2,958