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Part of the Series: Janus International Silent Cinema Collection
A simple, haunting musical phrase whistled offscreen tells us that a young girl will be killed. "Who Is the Murderer?" pleads a nearby placard as serial killer Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre) closes in on little Elsie Beckmann . . .…
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
Part of the Series: The Janus German Collection
Rainer Werner Fassbinder, already the director of almost twenty films by the age of twenty-nine, paid homage to his cinematic hero, Douglas Sirk, with this updated version of Sirk's All That Heaven Allows. Lonely widow Emmi Kurowski (Brigitte Mira) meets…
Wings of Desire
Part of the Series: The Janus German Collection
Wings of Desire is one of cinema's loveliest city symphonies. Bruno Ganz is Damiel, an angel perched atop buildings high over Berlin who can hear the thoughts--fears, hopes, dreams--of all the people living below. But when he falls in love…
The Marriage of Maria Braun
Part of the Series: The Janus German Collection
Maria (Hanna Schygulla) marries Hermann Braun in the last days of World War II, only to have him disappear in the war. Alone, Maria uses her beauty and ambition to prosper in Germany's "economic miracle" of the 1950's. Fassbinder's biggest…
The Tin Drum
Part of the Series: The Janus German Collection
Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third birthday. While the chaotic world around him careers toward the…
Europa
Part of the Series: Janus Art Cinema of the 1980s & 1990s Collection
"You will now listen to my voice . . . On the count of ten you will be in Europa . . ." So begins Max von Sydow's opening narration to Lars von Trier's hypnoticEuropa (known in the U.S. as…
Revanche
Part of the Series: The Janus German Collection
A gripping thriller and a tragic drama of nearly Greek proportions, Revancheis the stunning, Oscar-nominated international breakthrough of Austrian filmmaker Gotz Spielmann. In a ragged section of Vienna, hardened ex-con Alex (the mesmerizing Johannes Krisch) works in a brothel, where…
Ivan's Childhood
Part of the Series: The Janus Eastern European & Russian Collection
The debut feature by the great Andrei Tarkovsky, Ivan's Childhood is a poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy's war-ravaged youth. Moving back and forth between the traumatic realities of World War II and serene moments of…
The 100-Year-Old Man - Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Powered by the antics of a mischievous centenarian on the run, comic fable THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED (Hundraaringen som klev ut genom fonstret och forsvann) abounds with irreverent charm. After a long and colorful…
Barbara
East Germany, 1980. Barbara Wolff is a young doctor who has applied for an exit visa from the GDR and, as punishment, has been transferred from her prestigious post in Berlin to a small pediatric hospital in the country. She…
The Red Baron - Der rote Baron
Europe, 1916. Baron Manfred von Richthofen (Matthias Schweighofer) is, at the age of just 24, the crack pilot of the German aerial combat forces - a legend in his own time, a hero at home and a man both feared…
The Murderers are Among Us - Die Mörder sind unter uns
Part of the Series: Reel Women in East German Film
In 1945, after three years in a concentration camp, the artist Susanne Wallner (Hildegard Knef) returns to a Berlin in ruins. Shot in the rubble of Berlin just a year after WWII, The Murderers Are among Us was the first…
To Be Or Not To Be
Part of the Series: Janus American Mid-Century Collection
As nervy as it is hilarious, this screwball masterpiece from Ernst Lubitsch stars Jack Benny and, in her final screen appearance, Carole Lombard as husband-and-wife thespians in Nazi-occupied Warsaw who become caught up in a dangerous spy plot. To Be…
City Of Life And Death
On December 9, 1937, the Imperial Japanese Army laid siege to the Chinese capital of Nanking, beginning a reign of terror that killed as many as 300,000 civilians -- an infamous tragedy now referred to as the Rape of Nanking.…
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum
Part of the Series: The Janus German Collection
When Katharina Blum spends the night with an alleged terrorist, her quiet, ordered life falls into ruins. Suddenly a suspect, Katharina is subject to a vicious smear campaign by the police and a ruthless tabloid journalist, testing the limits of…
Axolotl Overkill
Mifti is sixteen, looks like she's twelve, acts like she's in her mid-thirties, and has lived with her half-siblings in a shared Berlin apartment since the death of her mother. She's wild, sad, sensitive and in love. The adults she…
The Chambermaid - Das Zimmermädchen Lynn
Lynn is the most meticulous chambermaid in her hotel, leaving no shelf undusted, no sheet untucked. Crippled by shyness, she rummages through guests' belongings and even hides under their beds, vicariously experiencing their conversations, meals and discreet interludes. After clandestinely…
Alice in the Cities
Part of the Series: The Janus German Collection
A German photographer visiting the United States finds an unexpected new chapter in his life opened through his chance meeting with a mother and her nine-year-old daughter Alice.
Beloved Sisters
In this sweeping yet intimate romantic drama, which is also Germany's official submission to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, acclaimed director Dominik Graf illuminates the lives of two bold young women and one of classical literature's most…
The Marquise of O - Die Marquise von O
Eric Rohmer's classic film is set in 1799 during the Russian invasion of Italy. A young widow, The Marquise (Edith Clever) lives with her parents in the fort her father commands. In the midst of battle, the Marquise is abducted…