Outside the Frame...Top German Films: 2000-2011

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1.
Revanche (2008)
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Ex-con Alex plans to flee to the South with his girl after a robbery. But something terrible happens and revenge seems inevitable. (121 mins.)
Director: Götz Spielmann
 
2.
Michael (2011)
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Five months in the life of a pedophile who keeps a 10-year-old boy locked in his basement. (96 mins.)
 
3.
Winterreise (2006)
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(99 mins.)
 
4.
The Forest for the Trees (2003)
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As an awkward idealistic high school teacher begins her first job in the city, things turn out to be much tougher than she had imagined. (81 mins.)
Director: Maren Ade
 
5.
Jerichow (2008)
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The dishonorably discharged Afghanistan veteran Thomas returns to his home village of Jerichow. Ali... (93 mins.)
 
6.
The Silence (2010)
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13-year-old Sinikka vanishes on a hot summer night. Her bicycle is found in the exact place where a girl was killed 23 years ago. The dramatic present forces those involved in the original case to face their past. (118 mins.)
Director: Baran bo Odar
 
7.
Longing (2006)
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A metalworker and volunteer firefighter, who is content with his marriage to his childhood sweetheart, sees his life turn upside down when he falls in love with an attractive waitress from a nearby town. (88 mins.)
 
8.
The Free Will (2006)
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A man is released from a mental institution after serving 9 years for multiple rape. (163 mins.)
 
9.
The State I Am In (2000)
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Clara and Hans are left-wing terrorists who have been searched by police for almost fifteen years. Their... (106 mins.)
 
10.
Dreileben (2011 Mini-Series)
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Johannes is a loner who wants a better job. And then he meets Ana. Ana is attractive and even though her job is even less prestigious than Johannes's... (88 mins.)
 
11.
Dreileben (2011 Mini-Series)
Episode: Komm mir nicht nach (2011)
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This Trilogy saga or Mini-Series made for TV, tells three different points of view about a little neighborhood... (88 mins.)
 
12.
Dreileben (2011 Mini-Series)
Episode: Eine Minute Dunkel (2011)
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This Trilogy saga or Mini-Series made for TV, tells three different points of view about a little neighborhood... (88 mins.)
 
13.
Head-On (2004)
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In 'Gegen die Wand' Cahit, a 40-something male from Mersin in Turkey has removed everything Turkish from his life... (121 mins.)
Director: Fatih Akin
 
14.
Pingpong (2006)
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After his father's suicide, confused angsty 16 year old Paul goes to stay with his uncle's family. His uncle's wife is also unhappy with her life, so she and Paul have sex and only end up feeling even worse afterwards. Things get ugly. (89 mins.)
 
15.
Novemberkind (2008)
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(95 mins.)
 
16.
What You Don't See (2009)
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This impressive psychological thriller about a sensitive German adolescent grappling with his father's suicide and his mother's new boyfriend plays out against the eerie woods and fantastic rock formations of the Brittany Coast. (89 mins.)
 
17.
Yella (2007)
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Yella is estranged from her possessive and violent husband; but he can't quite bring himself to give her up. When their fraught interaction finally comes to dramatic conclusion, Yella's life takes an odd shift. (89 mins.)
 
18.
Summer of '04 (2006)
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At 40, Miriam radiates serene beauty and tranquility, a confidence and self-assurance as vast as the sea close to her summer home... (97 mins.)
Director: Stefan Krohmer
 
19.
Long Shadows (2008)
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After two decades in prison Widmer, a former German RAF-terrorist, is released. He meets Valerie, his next door neighbour... (92 mins.)
Director: Connie Walter
 
20.
I've Never Been Happier (2009)
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After a flirtation in a store looking for the imposter Frank is taken and to be behind bars. Free again... (92 mins.)
 
21.
The Robber (2010)
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Tells the true story of Johann Rettenberger, a marathon athlete who developed robbing banks as a hobby. (90 mins.)
 
22.
The Architect (2008)
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Accepting a prize, architect Georg Winter explains that an architect has the good fortune of measuring... (93 mins.)
Director: Ina Weisse
 
23.
Unter dir die Stadt (2010)
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Steve recently moved to Frankfurt for work. His wife is a stranger in the new city, bored and vulnerable. She meets her husband's boss who is going through some big events in his life as well. They start to have an affair. (105 mins.)
 
24.
In the Shadows (2010)
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(85 mins.)
Director: Thomas Arslan
 
25.
Wolfsburg (2003)
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Philipp Gerber is a smart, but self-satisfied car salesman. In an inattentive moment at the wheel of his car... (90 mins.)