The idea is simple: A married woman and a single man meet. They love, they argue, fists fly. A dog strays between town and country. The seasons pass. The man and woman meet again. The dog ... See full summary »
The rise of national socialism in Germany should not be regarded as a conspiracy of madmen. Millions of "good" people found themselves in a society spiralling into terrible chaos. A film about then, which illuminates the terrors of now.
In a Russian coastal town, Dmitri is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Dmitri and his family.
Berlin, the Romantic Era. Young poet Heinrich wishes to conquer the inevitability of death through love, yet is unable to convince his skeptical cousin Marie to join him in a suicide pact. ... See full summary »
When the writers began to outline the story, the main character was British. Later they decided to move away a little from the context of the English in 19th century Argentina; it occurred to them that the character could be Danish and started to think of Viggo Mortensen as a possible choice for the lead role. They continued rewriting the film with him in mind until Mortensen himself also began to get involved and to provide lots of ideas, thus leading to his casting. See more »