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1. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
During World War II a group of American soldiers are sent into Europe to kill Nazis. They've become so good at it that the Germans refer to them as The Basterds. Later, they work with a British officer who was sent to formalize a plan to kill several high ranking German officers at the premiere of a movie depicting the "heroics" of a German soldier. But something goes wrong at the meeting with their contact, a German actress, all of the members of the team who speak German are killed which complicates the plans. So the leader Lt. Raine comes up with an alternative. And another complication is the screening is being moved to a small theater because the man depicted in the movie takes a liking to the owner of the theater. And unknown to them, she is a Jew whose entire family was killed by a Nazi officer, who was tasked with rounding up the Jews and is now the security officer of the screening. And also unknown is that she has her own plans.
In German-occupied France, young Jewish refugee Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the slaughter of her family by Colonel Hans Landa. Narrowly escaping with her life, she plots her revenge several years later when German war hero Fredrick Zoller takes a rapid interest in her and arranges an illustrious movie premiere at the theater she now runs. With the promise of every major Nazi officer in attendance, the event catches the attention of the "Basterds", a group of Jewish-American guerrilla soldiers led by the ruthless Lt. Aldo Raine. As the relentless executioners advance and the conspiring young girl's plans are set in motion, their paths will cross for a fateful evening that will shake the very annals of history.
It's WWII, the battleground, Nazi-occupied France. The Nazis are doing whatever they need to to flush out and exterminate Jews, the most proficient and prolific of the Jew hunters being the sadistic SS Colonel Hans Landa. As such, the American military forms a unit, led by Lieutenant Aldo Raine and comprised of eight Jews, to kill as many Nazis as possible. Raine requests each of his men to bring him the scalp of at least 100 Nazis apiece. He has his own method of ensuring that those Nazis he does allow or need to let go free are scarred for life. In Paris in 1944, Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi's chief propaganda master and filmmaker, plans to debut his latest film, "Nation's Pride". The film, based on the victorious military exploits of Private Fredrick Zoller, stars Zoller as himself. Because of his attraction to its pretty proprietress Emmanuelle Mimieux, Zoller convinces Goebbels and the Nazi brass to hold the premiere at Mimieux's cinema. Landa is to act as chief of security for the event. When the Americans get wind of the screening and the fact that most of the Nazi highers-up will be in attendance, Raine's team is tasked with blowing up the cinema during the screening. They are assisted by renowned German actress, Bridget von Hammersmark, who has been working as a spy for the British. They believe luck is on their side when they learn that Hitler himself is scheduled to attend. Beyond being found out, Raine's team face two as of yet unknown issues. The first is Mimieux, who is really Shoshanna Dreyfus, a Jew who saw her family brutally murdered by Landa four years earlier, and who may have her own plans for Landa and the Nazis. The second is Landa, who beyond his up front mission, has another more personal mission for his life post-war unknown to anyone but himself.
During World War II, Lt. Aldo Raine leads his squad of Jewish-American soldiers behind enemy lines in Nazi occupied France. Their job is simple: kill the enemy. They also have a particularly violent approach to what they do scalping their victims. Soon they are known and feared throughout the German army. In Paris, Shosanna runs a cinema and through a chance meeting with a German war hero, is selected to host the premiere of one of Dr. Josef Goebbels propaganda film. With all of the German high command scheduled to attend - including Hitler, Goering and Martin Bormann - it seems like the ideal opportunity for Lt. Raine and his men to bring the war to a quick end. Shosanna, who is Jewish and whose parents and siblings were killed before her eyes, also has her own plans for the evening's festivities. When she realizes that the man who killed her family Colonel Hans Landa, known as the Jew Hunter, will also be there it makes her own plans complete.
2. Southland Tales (2006)
California is at the epicenter of a political and environmental disaster that threatens to destroy the world in this ambitious fusion of comedy, drama, dystopia science fiction, and music. In the year 2005, a nuclear attack wipes out part of the state of Texas, and three years later America is a virtual police state, with the government taking control of nearly every part of people's lives, supposedly for their own good. A German firm has found a way to generate energy using seawater, but both public and private concerns are desperate to prevent the new technology from being introduced in the gasoline-starved United States. A Marxist underground based on the West Coast is determined to bring down the federal government through violent revolution. In this midst of this chaos, we follow a number of stories that continually return to three principle characters. Boxer Santaros is an actor famous for his role in action films; he's trying to secure financing for a new project, but reality keeps mirroring the events in his script and he struggles to hold on to his identity following a bout with amnesia. Krysta Now is a porn star who is reinventing herself as a television pundit offering her views on politics, contemporary culture, and teenage sex. And Roland Taverner is an L.A. police officer whose identity has mysteriously split in two and he struggles to track down his other half.
3. Grange Hill (1978 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #17.19 (1994)
The coach sets off for Germany. Maria's forgot her passport - it's at home, but her father turns up to deliver it - she won't speak to him. With talk of vampires and Transylvania, the coach arrives at its destination. A door creaks open: "Grange Hill, welcome," announces a sinister voice. Over the evening meal, Josh disappears quietly, and Jodie decides to follow. She finds him at a shop selling old war items, such as Iron Crosses. She grabs his arm and takes him back to the hostel. The early start is a bit of a shock to the system and another shock is in store when they hear some of the competition singing. Back at home, Mrs. Monroe has arranged a trip for the Year 11's, but they are a little envious of those who have gone to Germany. Jacko agonizes over Becky, but he gets no help from Brian. In Germany, Maria and Richard go to a pub, but it's not long before Richard has stormed off because of Maria's reluctance to talk. A barmaid comes over, but she's more interested in Maria's goth look than in taking her order. Her name is Rosa and Maria takes her back to the hostel and shares her makeup and hair colouring. Rosa tells them there is a youth club a short tram ride away. As they leave they notice Josh has garlic tied around his neck in case of vampires! To begin with the club seems fine - Jessica meets up with Hans, who she saw at the hostel, but there seems a strong right-wing element to the boys too, and Maria's German friend starts to get nervous. Jessica lies to Hans that she is 17, and goes outside with him. Jodie, who is black, gets aggressive looks from some of the youths, but she is determined not to be cowed by them. Maria talks about what happened between Richard and herself, then suddenly, things turn ugly - several skinhead youths approach the English kids. Outside, Jessica is given a turn with a bottle of Schnapps, and another... The music stops - trouble is in the air. Inside, one of the youths speaks in German, translated by Rosa. "This is our youth club, why are you here, who invited you?" he says. They explain that they are here for a music contest, but it's no good. The German youth goes close to Jodie, and unpleasantly asks what her nationality is - she stands her ground and insists she is British, European too, and has every right to be there. He finally capitulates. Despite the "permission", the Grange Hill visitors decide to go, in a very sour mood, but there's the small matter of Jessica - who is drunk. They get her back, and fill her with black coffee. There's a pleasant surprise for Josh - an old border guard jacket is waiting for him, courtesy of Uli, and he promises to find him a matching cap. As everyone turns in for the night, Jodie's eyes fill with tears, still remembering her disgraceful treatment...
4. March of the Movies (1933)
A two-reel short from Alliance (produced in England and not the USA as some sources indicate)covering the history of "moving pictures" from 1848 to the (then) present, and even going into detail about how stationary frames of pictures are made to move, and how Sound is put onto the track. Footage from many silent films is used, including Mary Pickford (identified as Gladys Nicholson) in 1910's "Simple Charity", and Camille's death scene from "La Dame aux cemelias" in which Sarah Bernhardt dies standing on her feet (possibly to ensure the other performers didn't upstage her) and takes her own sweet time doing it. Marlene Dietrich sings "Falling in Love Again" from the English version of "The Blue Angel", which is good as the German-language title of that song is tough to write on a keyboard that has no accent marks. This short's title was changed to "March of the Movies" in the USA, which makes more sense than what most of the US film titles were changed to in England.
5. Klaras Hochzeit (2001 TV Movie)
Enrico Sabatini, a 70-year-old Italian olive oil producer, has traveled to Baden-Baden to have his painful gout treated. While surveying the colorful bustle of the weekly market there he suddenly catches sight of an attractive woman aged about 60 cycling past him happily. He immediately sets off in pursuit of her in his car. At a traffic light he manages to throw a small message into her bicycle basket, then he zooms away. Klara Drost # the woman in question # starts off by thinking it's a letter bomb, since she is a high-ranking civil servant: a department head at the EU agriculture ministry in Brussels. She goes to the police, where she finally gets reassured. That it is only a small message from someone called Enrico... Then she suddenly realizes who the impudent Italian must have been # a former fellow student with whom she had a brief but turbulent affair 40 years previously. Enrico seems to have checked into the same hotel as Klara, and soon crosses her path again. Enrico finally manages to persuade her to have dinner with him # even though she actually has a date in Strasbourg with her fiancé. Gerhart Kogge, Klara's handsome and athletic 60-year-old colleague, wants to marry her now that both of them are on the verge of retirement age. Over dinner it's very much like the old days: they argue over the same old trivial things. But they also tell one another what has happened over the past 40 years. Both are now widowed, and Enrico now resorts to all his charm to win Klara over # not an easy matter, considering how temperamental, hot-blooded and argumentative the two of them are! Enrico then finds out about Klara's fiancé, Gerhart. Appalled, and shaken with jealousy, he tells her he cannot believe how anyone would choose to spend the rest of their life with such a tedious little bureaucrat, and insists that Gerhart is not the right person for her. Klara considers Enrico just as impudent as ever, but the two of them still look at one another with mingled yearning and regret, and we can sense that there's something irrevocable between them... The rather confused Klara now meets up with her Gerhart. He proudly shows her the photos of their last yachting trip together: gray sea, gray sky, flat land in the distance now and then, and Klara and Gerhart wrapped up in North German fur coats against the cold. The wedding is still eight days away, and the glossy photos # on which the gray seagulls can scarcely be made out against the gray sky # make it quite clear where the couple might be spending their honeymoon... Nevertheless, since her confusing encounter with Enrico, Klara is quite convinced that marrying Gerhart is the right thing, despite the fact that her unimaginative fiancé, of all people, finds "living in sin" rather to his taste. Just as the two of them are discussing the matter in the Euro-canteen in Strasbourg, who should suddenly appear on the scene but Enrico # in the company of Romano Prodi, the highest-ranking member of the Commission. Klara grabs the unwitting and consequently rather astonished Gerhart and makes a run for it, dragging him off to his apartment. There she tries to interest him in an amorous afternoon session, but duty-conscious civil servant that he is, he refuses to take the rest of the day off, saying surely they've both grown out of that stage... Back in the office, Gerhart tries to find out the identity of the man Prodi was having lunch with. He discreetly starts an investigation into Enrico. Meanwhile Klara has set off for Brussels, and in the plane she meets up with Enrico # who else. He seems to be pursuing her wherever she goes. Again he does everything in his power to persuade her to pick up where they left off 40 years previously. She tells him of course that their accidental meeting and empty relationship back then was nothing to base any hopes on, but at the same time she whispers to him, once the plane is on its way to Brussels, that the recent evening with him was the nicest one she'd had for years... Meanwhile Gerhart's investigations have borne fruit: Enrico appears to be embroiled in subsidy fraud! Gerhart has also just heard from Prodi's office that he is about to be promoted. Such a great opportunity, and just before retirement too! Gerhart certainly hadn't been expecting that! What Gerhart doesn't realize is that Enrico is behind this unexpected professional advancement. Enrico senses # quite rightly, as it turns out # that Klara won't be too pleased about the promotion... When Gerhart comes to see Klara in her office and tells his "little radish", as he affectionately calls her, about his new plans for the future she is offended. Once a person decides to do something they have to go through with it! Enrico bursts in on the middle of this discussion # he crept into the building secretly. The two men behave like rival stags fighting over a deer, and during the exchange of insults the Italian confronts the North German with the truth, telling him he engineered the whole things so that he could take Klara to Umbria with him. Heroically, Gerhart throws him out. The wedding date draws ever closer, and Klara gradually starts to get cold feet. Although Klara manages to get Gerhart to promise that he'll take her to Morocco for the honeymoon, it doesn't as if he actually will. A short while later Enrico's granddaughter Angela turns up at Klara's office to try to convince her to start over with Enrico again. She also furnishes a very good reason: Enrico's German mother would love nothing more than a good German wife for her son. If he finds one she'll move back to Germany again. Surely Klara could at least pretend... Klara just shakes her head. She can't believe it. Klara has also found out that Gerhart is in the process of proving Enrico's involvement in subsidy fraud. Appalled, she gets on the next plane for Italy to make a personal assessment of the situation on the spot. Almost the moment she sets foot in the country she is captivated by the magic of the Italian landscape. First she accidentally meets Enrico's mother, who is totally delighted that a German woman has finally arrived on the scene to look after her son. The old lady decides to make contact with Klara's mother in Vienna right away. So that problem solves itself without Klara having to contribute much herself. But what about all this alleged fraudulent use of subsidy money? When Klara finally tracks Enrico down, he confesses to everything, but explains to her that he is dong it for the good of his local district. Nearly all the people who live there are very poor, and have to live off something after all. Klara immediately starts working out a development plan for Enrico, of whom she is growing increasingly fond. Enrico follows her of course to her hotel in Assisi so he can continue to persuade her of his good intentions. Just as the two of them are kissing one another tenderly in the hotel foyer, Gerhart arrives on the scene # and realizes he has lost everything. Enrico and Klara are going to remain together from now on...
6. The Dialogue: An Interview with Screenwriter Paul Attanasio (2007 Video)
Paul Attanasio's nuanced screenplays for Quiz Show and Donnie Brasco earned him Oscar nominations, and he recently wrote The Good German for Steven Soderbergh. In this intense dialogue, Attanasio describes how he transformed himself from "snotty" Washington Post film critic to master of adaptations for Oscar-winning directors Robert Redford, Barry Levinson, and Soderbergh.
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