2014 Munich DOK.festby Gregory van de Krol | created - 23 Apr 2014 | updated - 18 Apr 2015 | Public
Films of the 2014 Documentary Festival in Munich: DOK.international: all except "Gone Missing" DOK.panorama: all except "We were Rebels" DOK.horizonte: all except "Striplife" DOK.deutsch: all except "Die Wirklichkeit kommt" .................................."Göttliche Lage" .................................."Halbmondwahrheiten" .................................."Vom Ordnen der Dinge" .................................."Was bin ich wert?" DOK.ego: all except "Auf der Suche nach Heilern" ............................"Generation Waldsterben" DOK.special: all except "First Class Asylum" ................................."Jüdisch für Anfänger" ................................."Making of Heimat" ................................."Sounds Queer" ................................."Willkommen zu Hause" ................................."Zurück in den Süden" DOK.guest: all except "City of God - Ten Years After" ..............................."In the Shadow of the Copacabana"
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1. Wakker in een boze droom (2013)
114 min | Documentary, Family
Up close and without comment this film shows how breast cancer throws the lives of three women into turmoil. Sabrina, Vicky and Ingrid fight to uphold their dignity and womanhood despite ... See full summary »
2. Bevor der letzte Vorhang fällt (2014)
92 min | Documentary, Musical
The documentary "Before the Last Curtain Falls" tells the story of great love, bitter disappointments and self-doubts - but most of all of courage. The courage to take risks, try something ... See full summary »
8. Sleepless in New York (2014)
90 min | Documentary, Drama, Romance
Love is the best thing in life - until it's over. Heartbreak affects us all. Oscar-nominated director Christian Frei teams with famed anthropologist Helen Fisher to examine the power and resilience of love despite it all.
9. ThuleTuvalu (2014)
Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, News
When the ice melts in Thule, Tuvalu drowns in the ocean. A touching portrait of people whose joint fates are intimately linked though they live at two completely distant corners of the world.
10. See No Evil (2014)
75 min | Documentary
Documentary about three retired apes: a film star, a scientist and a cripple. They look back at their lives and the intriguing relationship between humans and apes. Who watches whom, and who learns from this?
12. Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case (2013)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Drama
A documentary reflects on artist Ai Weiwei's battle against the lawsuit thrust upon him by the Chinese government in an effort to silence him.
Votes: 264 | Gross: $0.04M
13. Anderson - Anatomie des Verrats (2014)
90 min | Documentary
Sascha Anderson, writer, pop and media star in the GDR. Depicts her double life as a radical dissident and a Stasi informer.
76 min | Documentary, Drama
Comprised of smuggled footage and uncensored interviews, DANGEROUS ACTS gives audiences a front row seat to a resistance movement as it unfolds both on the stage and in the streets. As the ... See full summary »
15. Ballettguttene (2014)
75 min | Documentary, Sport
Ballet Boys takes you through disappointments, victories, forging of friendship, first loves, doubt, faith, growing apart from each other, finding your own way and own ambitions, all mixed with the beautiful expression of ballet.
16. Cathedrals of Culture (2014)
165 min | Documentary
Six directors tackle the question "If buildings could talk, what would they say about us?" by capturing iconic buildings with narration from the perspective of the buildings.
17. Mishpatei Hahaim (2013)
82 min | Documentary, Drama
An Arab man marries a Jewish woman and they live in quiet harmony within the Arab-Jewish community with their son and daughter. The family unit is broken when they discover that their Arab father is behind dozens of terror attacks.
18. Fuoristrada (2013)
68 min | Documentary, Biography, Family
Pino is a mechanic and a rally rides champion, who decides to become a woman, and names himself Beatrice. As a transgender, he meets Marianna, a nurse from Romenia who's taking care of ... See full summary »
19. The Great Museum (2014)
Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary
An in-depth look at daily life at one of the most famous cultural institutions in the world, The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.
21. Mercedes Sosa: La voz de Latinoamérica (2013)
90 min | Documentary
Almost fifty years ago, when she was very young and unknown, Mercedes Sosa broke the mould by drafting, together with other four young artists, the so-called "Manifesto del Nuevo Cancionero... See full summary »
Votes: 98 | Gross: $0.00M
22. Nelson Mandela: The Myth and Me (2013)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, History
How do people interpret Nelson Mandela's message of freedom, forgiveness and reconciliation in the world of today?
24. Song from the Forest (2013)
Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
25 years ago, Louis Sarno, an American, heard a song on the radio and followed its melody into the Central Africa Jungle and stayed. He than recorded over 1000 hours of original BaAka music... See full summary »
27. Stop the Pounding Heart (2013)
98 min | Documentary, Drama
Sara, a girl being home-schooled on a goat farm alongside her 11 siblings, finds her devout values challenged after she meets Colby, an amateur bull rider.
28. Anplagd (2013)
51 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
Vera, a private detective retired to the village where she grew up as shepherdess, and Pera, the know-it-all peasant of many esoteric skills, are the last remaining leaf-players - both in ... See full summary »
Director: Mladen Kovacevic
29. The Unknown Known (2013)
PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, discusses his career in Washington D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early 1960s to planning the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Votes: 3,392 | Gross: $0.28M
30. Zamatoví teroristi (2013)
87 min | Documentary
The Film maps the terrorist acts of individuals in the period of "normalisation" in Czechoslovakia. Their attempts, which often remained unrealized, were isolated heroic cries in the ... See full summary »
33. Web Junkie (2013)
Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
The Chinese government is the first to classify internet addiction as a clinical disorder. 'Web Junkie' identifies internet addiction and focuses on the treatment used in Chinese ... See full summary »
35. Champ of the Camp (2013)
75 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary filmed in the controversial labor camps of the United Arab Emirates. The film follows a massive Bollywood singing and trivia competition that searches across 70 labor camps ... See full summary »
Director: Mahmoud Kaabour
36. Häätanssi (2012)
85 min | Documentary, Drama
A film about a Moroccan woman Hind who doesn't officially exist, because she was raped as a teenager, but who now is one particle of the greater political change sweeping across the Arab region.
37. I, Afrikaner (2013)
93 min | Documentary, Drama, Family
Follows four generations of South African Boers as they grapple with their identity as white farmers in a post-Apartheid South Africa, where land ownership is highly contentious and ... See full summary »
Director: Annalet Steenkamp
40. Nowhere to Call Home: A Tibetan in Beijing (2014)
76 min | Documentary, Drama, Family
Following a chance encounter on the streets of Beijing, a destitute Tibetan widow tries to give her child to an American journalist, drawing the foreigner into a violent family feud.
Director: Jocelyn Ford
47. Nirgendland (2014)
75 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
Three Generations silenced by a gruesome family secret and a society refusing to see reality behind closed doors. No Lullaby tells the story of the life and death fight that a mother and her daughter must lead to break the silence.
48. Amma und Appa (2014)
Two cultures collide through the marriage of a European woman and a Indian young man. Throughout travels and encounters between the diverse members of the two families, they discover the ... See full summary »
49. Asier ETA biok (2013)
94 min | Documentary, Biography, Family
Asier and I grew up in the Basque Country. One day he disappeared and I found out he had joined ETA. How could I explain the reasons that led Asier to make a decision, which even I had trouble grasping?
50. Belleville Baby (2013)
76 min | Documentary
Director Mia Engberg received a call from a man from the past, who tells her he spent several years in prison. She remembers Paris, a motorcycle, a cat, memories and things that got lost in the way.
51. Deckname Pirat (2014)
97 min | Documentary, History