Career
Karriere

DEFA Film Library
Show More

Related videos

The Russians Are Coming - Die Russen Kommen
Originally banned by Communist Authorities, Heiner Carow's semi-autobiographical film was not approved for final production. Officials argued it focused on an ordinary Nazi follower, rather than an antifascist hero, and that it was "contaminated with modernism." The film, which includes clips from the Nazi propaganda film Kolberg (1945), was finally…
Heritage
An epic scale narrative of Australian history from master filmmaker Charles Chauvel (Jedda), HERITAGE spans the earliest days of white settlement in 1788 across some fifty years to the 1930s. The story follows the life experiences of the Morrison and Parry families as they establish themselves within a new and…
A Drop of Life
Set in the near future, A DROP OF LIFE is a short drama about two women, a village teacher in rural India and an African American corporate executive, whose disparate lives intersect when they are both confronted with lack of access to clean drinking water. Mirabai, an impassioned schoolteacher, has…
Foxtrot - The Far Side of Paradise
At the beginning of WWII, Liviu, a Romanian count, and his wife Julia come to live on an uninhabited tropical island, where they hope to escape the war and their past. This 1970's classic was directed by acclaimed Mexican filmmaker, Arturo Ripstein, and stars Oscar-nominated actors, Charlotte Rampling, Peter O'Toole,…
All Quiet On the Western Front
Richard Thomas (The Waltons) stars in a powerful and dramatic adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque's acclaimed novel, All Quiet On the Western Front. At the rise of World War I, German patriot Paul Baumer (Thomas) and his friends enlist in the Imperial German Army. In search of adventure and eager…
The Blue Hotel
Directed by Academy Award-winner, Jan Kadar (The Shop on Main Street), THE BLUE HOTEL tells the story of how society punishes outsiders for being different. Nebraska in the 1880's: bleak, lonely, and far from what you'd expect The Wild West to be, but for a naive Swedish immigrant, the frontier…
Exit: Music - How Music Was Controlled by the Third Reich
Before the arrival of Adolf Hitler in 1933, Germany was the center of the musical world. Within five years, thousands of musicians had fled the country as the Nazi regime tightened its race laws and attempted to fashion its own cultural image. EXIT: MUSIC examines how anti-Semitism manifested itself in…
To Life - À la vie
Helene, Lili and Rose met in Auschwitz, where the three twenty-year-old Jewish girls were deported. Thanks to German-speaking Dutch Lili, who was working in the camp kitchen, the two French girls survived. However, after the liberation of the camp, they lost touch. Lili went back to the Netherlands. Rose married…
Impostors
A polysexual vaudeville playing promiscuously with melodramatic intrigue, camp and intellectual gamesmanship, IMPOSTORS remains as unclassifiable as it was in 1979. Its slippery "plot" centers on the romance between besotted Peter and elusive Tina. She's a faithless bisexual and beauteous onstage assistant to lookalike magicians Mikey and Chuckie (stage legend…
No Pay, Nudity
Aging actor Lester Rosenthal (Gabriel Byrne - The Usual Suspects, Miller's Crossing) has lost his way. In this often humorous, yet warmly poignant story, love and friendship, jealousy and re-discovery, career, family, and friends (Nathan Lane - The Birdcage, The Producers) intertwine as Lester navigates the perplexing realities facing so…
Cinderella
The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, CINDERELLA stars Lesley Ann Warren in this television production of the classic fairy tale. Cinderella (Lesley Ann Warren) is a sweet and pretty young woman who has been given a poor hand by fate; her stepmother (Jo Van Fleet) treats her cruelly, and while her…
The Scenic Route
An experimental drama that spins the tale of a woman, her sister, and the man who completes the triangle. Told through such fertile sources as grand opera, classical painting, and Victorian melodrama. Winner of the Sutherland Trophy at the British Film Institute Awards.