The story of a solitary man who refuses to leave a Greek island (at one time a leper colony) is told by a strange variety of characters who don't have much to say except to repeat their ... See full summary »
The film features several horse trainers and other track workers talking about their roles at the track, always eventually interrupted by an older man who claims to be the true authority, ... See full summary »
Through examining Fini Straubinger, an old woman who has been deaf and blind since adolescence, and her work on behalf of other deaf and blind people, this film shows how the deaf and blind... See full summary »
The documentary follows Gene Scott, famous televangelist involved with constant fights against FCC, who tried to shut down his TV show during the 1970's and 1980's, and even argues with his... See full summary »
A wounded German paratrooper named Stroszek is sent to the quiet island of Kos with his wife Nora, a Greek nurse, and two other soldiers recovering from minor wounds. Billeted in a decaying... See full summary »
The main location is Schloss Deutschkreutz, which is an Austrian castle close to the border with Hungary (only about 1,5 km / 1 mile away). From 1945 to 1955 the castle was used by the Soviet army, but they abandoned it later. Since 1966 it belongs to the artist Anton Lehmden, who is restoring the castle. The beautiful Renaissance building is open to the public on weekends during the summer (May 15th - Sept. 15th) and there is no entrance fee. See more »
A gang of young men break into an abandoned castle, a place that was the site of an actual battle between Germans and Russians during World War II. They find military uniforms and weaponry there and proceed to don this gear and effectively become soldiers, setting up defences against attack by enemies unknown.
The Unprecedented Defence of the Fortress Deutschkreuz is a film director Werner Herzog made from the proceeds of a financial award he won for his screenplay for his later film, Signs of Life (1968). It's a very basic affair which has no synchronised sound and only a narrator. It's seemingly a satire on war, although I'm not sure if I really noticed to tell you the truth. It's definitely a very minor work from this German visionary though and will only be of interest to his fans most probably.
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