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Very Senior – Attitude is everything (Gestorben wird Morgen)

Very Senior - Attitude is everything (Gestorben wird Morgen) - OFFICIAL TRAILER FILM WEBSITES very-senior-film.com / gestorben-wird-morgen.de SYNOPSIS (Gestorben wird Morgen, bitte nach unten scrollen) There is a place in Arizona that is so peaceful that people go there to die: a retirement community in the middle of the desert, especially designed for senior citizens, with palm trees and bungalows, blue skies, red sunsets, an abundance of pharmacies and extra-wide streets for a comfortable ride in your golf cart! Seen from Europe, Sun City seems like a utopian vision: a town designed on the drawing board that looks like some extra-terrestrial apparition. And yet, since 1963 it has been routine and everyday reality. Fun! Fun! Fun! The bright lights flash: there is a punk band in the garage and a tap dance revue on the stage. The old punks call themselves “One Foot in the Grave” and the tap dancers radiate revue charm with undisguised pleasure in what they are doing instead of a perfect figure and blemish-free skin. Aging is a condition where “aches …

Urmila – my memory is my power

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS PRE NOMINATION German Film Award 2016 PRICE OF THE MAYOR of Zakopane, Poland 2017 BEST FILM Kathmandu Mountainfilmfestival, 2016 SHORTLIST One World Media Award, London 2017 BEST DOCUMENTARY NAIFF Washington DC, 2017 Seal of Approval: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SYNOPSIS Urmila wants to change Nepal. This young woman fights with admirable energy against centuries-old social structures. She has but one goal: the end of child slavery. Her political activities drive her to assume responsibility for others, but must also think of herself. “Children go to school. Adults go to work!” Urmila shouts angrily in a protest march on the streets of Kathmandu. Together with her fellow campaigners she frees girls from captivity, demands of the Prime Minister the end of slavery, holds press conferences, travels to Oslo and New York – and tries back at home in Ghorahi to complete the next year at school. She has big plans: she wants to study and become a lawyer. At the age of six Urmila Chaudhary was sold by her family as a household slave to …

Wasser und Seife (Soap and Water)

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS Best documentary, Nordic Film Prize 2009 / Germany Best film, Int. Feminafilmfest 2009 / Czech Republic Best director, Riverrun Int. Filmfestival 2010 / USA Deutsche Film- und Medienbewertung: Prädikat besonders wertvoll LOGLINE Three women are slaving away in a laundry in Hamburg. Their wages are low but they cope with their everyday lives with dignity − and find a quantum of happiness from time to time. SYNOPSIS In the laundry the machines are already steaming and hissing when the workers in the smoke-filled break room stub out their early-morning cigarettes. It is 7.00 a.m., and time to start work. Resolute Tatjana is still tired as she feeds the wet serviettes through the groaning mangle while quiet Gerti struggles with the brassieres which have got tangled in the laundry net. Above them thuds and vibrations can be heard: the laundry roof is being renewed. In the background the huge driers rumble away and in the cellar the ancient water pipes are being ripped noisily out. A valve gets blocked – and there is …

Shadows of Fate – a refugee childhood

SYNOPSIS One of the world’s many wars: Darfur, Sudan. Two of Africa’s many refugee children: Jasmin and Fatima. The girls are 11 and 12 years old. They are friends. Having escaped the massacres in their homeland together with the other surviving members of their families, they have reached the safety of Bredjing refugee camp in the south-east of the neighbouring country of Chad. "Thanks be to Allah – we had everything!" says Jasmin’s mother when she speaks of the good times in their native land before the war broke out. We witness with our own eyes what is left for her and the other families. What happened to them in between we learn from the stories they tell. The shadows of the past are their constant companions; the uncertainty of the future hovers over their daily lives as they wait in the camp. The film approaches the two girls tactfully and with sensitivity. It shows their daily lives, which in spite of the poverty and hardship rise above what has happened and what they have …

Nulla si sa, tutto s’immagina … secondo Fellini

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS Best feature film, Milano Filmfestival, Italy 2003 Best documentary-fff, dokfest Munich, Germany 2003 nomination: Best diploma film, Babelsberger Medienpreise, Germany 2003 nomination: Best camera, femme totale, Germany 2003 SYNOPSIS An associative journey in pictures: a rapprochement to Italy, the people who live there and the places where they live and work in the form of a documentary essay accompanied by Federico Fellini, and determined by personal memories and impressions during moments of encounter and discovery. "When you shoot a film, you don't really know what it is about. (...) despise the sickness of our age: the need for ideology, the addiction to false clarity. Everything is tried by the tribunal of reason which analyses, makes a diagnosis and prescribes the treatment for that which cannot be understood, for the unconscious, our "dark zone" that feeds on the confused, the unexpected, the changeable and makes us feel uncomfortable and afraid. And yet, in fact, this is an extraordinarily precious part of us; why do we want to eliminate it and mutilate ourselves?" Federico Fellini, 1984  ABOUT THE FILM The film is …

Ostwärts

SYNOPSIS EASTWARDS. Encounters in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania ten years after Reunification. A journey through the most northeasterly state of Germany, in which we encounter people who tell us of their lives under the GDR and since the collapse of Communism. It becomes increasingly clear that there is a conflict today between their desire to live in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and the feasibility of doing so. Through impressions and tales from the countryside, far from the main towns and cities, we search for common ground and points of difference between people from East and West Germany. PROTAGONISTS Wilfried and Annie Kloehn, Siggi Koeber, Adelheid Kunas, Joerg Hollnagel, Jens Czepkich, Christine Huettel , Joerg Schoof, Michael Unger, Hans-Georg and Inge Bohnsack, Karl Heinz Bretsch, Martin Goerbes, Eberhard Harning, Thomas Becken, Richard Sauer, Fred Spiegel, Birgit Heiden, Roman Langguth, Mario Immel, Uwe Schumacher, Frank Lueck, Ruediger Hacker, Tom Drahheim, Ralf Buchwald, Sven Sittauer, Peter Klaeser, Karsten and Silke Ziegler TEAM CAMERA Stefan Grandinetti   ORIGINAL SOUND  susan gluth   EDITORS  susan gluth, Isa Moeller    COMPOSER  Andreas Weidinger   RE-RECORDING MIXER  Gerhard Auer   PRODUCTION CONSULTANT  Claas Danielsen    GENERAL CONSULTANTS  Prof. Gerd Ruge, Claas Danielsen   PRODUCER  susan gluth   WRITTEN …

l’amour chez TATI

SYNOPSIS Marrying in white - is it still a dream? A social-milieu-study in the hugest store for wedding dresses in Paris. About the people looking, trying and buying and the women sailing those ”dreams in white”. Le marriage en blanc - est-il toujours un rêve? Une étude sociale dans le plus grand magasin pour les robes de mariée à Paris. Il y a des femmes et hommes qui s’informent et achetent, il y a les vendeuses, qui vendent les rêves. Existiert der Traum von der Hochzeit in weiß immer noch? Eine Milieu-Studie in dem größten Kaufhaus für Brautmoden in Paris. Über die Kundinnen und Kunden, die sich informieren und kaufen und die Verkäuferinnen, die diese „weißen Träume” täglich bedienen. PROTAGONISTS Marie-Annick Benali, Nicole Vernon, Eliane Chevalier, Lucette Sallettes, Mme. Lionelle, Mme. Marianna, Giberte Smadja, Famille Saidi, Daniele Penly et sa famille, Marie Jole Delaforte , Ferdinand Noutang, Monsieur Lambert, Elise Dounga, Monsieur Razak et ses amis, Marie Paule Rivaux, Mme. Valison Rakotomanana TEAM CAMERA  susan gluth   ORIGINAL SOUND Sophie Riffont   EDITOR  susan gluth,  J.C. Piroué   MUSIC COMPOSER  Andreas Weidinger   RE-RECORDING MIXER  Gerhard Auer   COLOUR GRADING  BOA Videofilmkunst   FAZ …

Other Films

ANNE WACHIRA - PORTRAIT OF A HOMELESS MOTHER Anne is a refugee from the countryside in Kenia. She was deported by the state to Nairobi, because of clashes in her village. The 41 one year old mother and her 3 daughters are homeless, living now on the streets of the kenyan capital. Despite her desperate situation the family tries to escape the circle of poverty and harm with incredible motivation. A close portrait of an admirable family. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Germany, 1998 LENGTH 8 Min. MASTER 4:3 TV-FORMAT analog beta SOUND stereo LANGUAGE EN, overvoice DE BROADCASTER Auslandsjournal, ZDF ERIC AND HIS CHILDREN Eric is a kenyan laywer who offers legal assistance to the children living in Nairobis streets. He once worked as a judge of the juvenile court for the kenyan state. Now he is even closer to the young ones who have already lost everything. An intimate portrait of an admirable man whose life as a polio patient is already challenged. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Germany, 1998 LENGTH 8'30 Min. MASTER 4:3 TV-FORMAT analog …