In the summer of 1914, thirteen-year-old Oda von Siering (Paula Beer) leaves Berlin to join her family and an assortment of German and Russian aristocrats on an estate in Estonia. The von ... See full summary »
A dramatic retelling of the life of Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, one of the most fascinating monarchs of modern times. From his accession to the throne at the age of 18 to his passionate ... See full summary »
Christmas is approaching, and with it, the desire for harmony, beauty, light and hope. Being unable to cope with her parents' conflict, Alex (16) makes a radical decision. A day later she ... See full summary »
As the Allies sweep across Germany, Lore leads her siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents' beliefs. An encounter with a mysterious refugee forces Lore to rely on a person she has always been taught to hate.
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Elise (15) is longing for a happy family life. But Betty (38), her mother, is weak and egocentric. She drowns her problems in alcohol. Everything seems to turn out good, when they meet ... See full summary »
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While I don't think the acting is always up to the task (not the child actors mind you, they are really good!), the story itself is really interesting. You may argue about some of the dialog (true), but hopefully this won't ruin the movie for you (tough to say how it translates, though the acting will not be a problem there, be it subtitles or dubbing for that matter).
The story line is not that clear, but it is easy to follow, with friends and relatives having and keeping things from each other. Kids can be mean (in this case a running theme), but will they better themselves as adults? Will they be able to overcome what happened and live on? You'll be the judge of that ...
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