Die Nachricht von der Rückkehr 'Dandys' aus den Vereinigten Staaten löst allerorten hektische Betriebsamkeit aus: Während Kriminalinspektor Knauer sich die Akten des alten 'Kunden' kommen ... See full summary »
The fisherman Peroá and his assistant Cavalo Cansado are fishing in a boat but they do not find any school of peroá (a Brazilian fish from Espírito Santo state). However they fish a ray and... See full summary »
Srulik, an eight-year-old boy, flees from the Warsaw ghetto in 1942. He attempts to survive, at first alone in the forest, and then as a Christian orphan named Jurek on a Polish farm. ... See full summary »
El Chuncho's bandits rob arms from a train, intending to sell the weapons to Elias' revolutionaries. They are helped by one of the passengers, Bill Tate, and allow him to join them, unaware... See full summary »
Gian Maria Volonté,
A mesmerizing, thought-provoking yet surprisingly amusing documentary on the life and times of Wolfgang Beltracchi, who tricked the international art world for nearly 40 years by forging ... See full summary »
Terminally ill, Lea surprises her family with her wish to die, consciously and controlled, on her own birthday. Her mother tries everything to prevent the plan. But things turn out differently. Tragic and dignified.
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Rainer Werner Fassbinder
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With her husband leaving, Silvi finally realizes that her rather dull marriage has failed. The 47-year-old woman, now lost and lonely, but also driven by the desire to not be alone, she decides to start over again.
Die Nachricht von der Rückkehr 'Dandys' aus den Vereinigten Staaten löst allerorten hektische Betriebsamkeit aus: Während Kriminalinspektor Knauer sich die Akten des alten 'Kunden' kommen läßt, bittet sein Schwiegervater, der pensionierte Oberlandesgerichtsrat Zaenker, seine Freunde zu einer wichtigen Konferenz ins Palace-Hotel. Was ihm während seiner Dienstzeit nicht vergönnt war, soll ihm jetzt gelingen: Er will mit größter Raffinesse 'Dandy' aufs Kreuz legen und ihn endlich hinter Schloß und Riegel bringen. Er ist sicher, daß 'Dandy' wieder einige krumme Dinger durchziehen will - nicht umsonst nimmt er Kontakt mit verschiedenen 'Kollegen' auf. Die Gangster planen die schönsten Coups, doch wann immer sie zum Abkassieren antreten, müssen sie feststellen, daß schon vor ihnen jemand da war. Und dahinter stecken natürlich Zaenker und seine Freunde, von denen jeder sein Spezialgebiet hat. 'Dandy' versteht die Welt nicht mehr; er wird immer nervöser und macht schließlich einen ... Written by
After the collapse of his production company Cineforum Staudte had to pay his debts and would limit his work to mainly crime series for television and a couple of amusing features. This film is the first feature of this period of Staudte's life. It is an amusing and lighthearted crime story in which a number of robberies take place executed by a group of older and respectable gentlemen much to the dismay of a rival group of real gangsters.
These gentlemen are played by older and respectable actors lead by Marin Held. There is good company acting and everybody obviously enjoyed doing this film. Heinz Erhardt has the opportunity to recite a number of his silly poems. Hannelore Elsner is charming as Susan.
Well-written script; direction by Staudte is good craftsmanship. He already made a film in the same vein in 1965: "Ganovenehre", that I think is a better film.
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