Glasgow Film Festival 2012

A whole strand dedicated to the best in contemporary German filmmaking.

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The Day I Was Not Born The Day I Was Not Born
The Day I Was Not Born and Dreileben 2: Don't Follow Me Around
3 (Drei, Three) (Country: Germany; Year: 2010; Director: Tom Tykwer; Writer: Tom Tykwer; Stars: Sophie Rois, Sebastian Schipper, David Streison)
Things become complicated when two halves of a couple separately develop illicit interests in the same man.
Almanya - Welcome to Germany (Almanya - Willkommen in Deutschland) (Country: Germany; Year: 2011; Director: Yasemin Samdereli; Writer: Yasemin Samdereli, Nesrin Samdereli; Stars: Vedat Erincin, Fahri Yardim, Aylin Tezel, Lilay Huser, Demet Gül, Denis Moschitto, Petra Schmidt-Schaller)
Who or what am I - German or Turkish?' is the main question of this comedy about a Turkish family living in Germany since the late Sixties.
Colour Of The Ocean (Die Farbe Des Ozeans) (Country: Germany, Spain; Year: 2011; Director: Maggie Peren; Writer: Maggie Peren; Stars: Álex González, Hubert Koundé, Nathalie Poza, Sabine Timoteo)
Two refugees arriving in the Canary Islands meet a sympathetic tourist and a suspicious police officer.
The Day I Was Not Born (Das Lied In Mir) (Country: Germany; Year: 2010; Director: Florian Cossen; Stars: Jessica Schwartz, Michael Gwisdek, Rafael Ferro)
A young German woman briefly visits Buenos Aires and finds herself recognising things, the beginning of a painful process of discovery.
Dreileben 1: Beats Being Dead (Country: Germany; Year: 2011; Director: Christian Petzold; Writer: Christian Petzold; Stars: Jacob Matschenz, Luna Mijovic, Vijessna Ferkic)
A young couple's passionate relationship plays out against the backdrop of a manhunt.
Vincent Wants to Sea Vincent Wants to Sea
Vincent Wants to Sea and Sleeping Sickness
Dreileben 2: Don't Follow Me Around (Country: Germany; Year: 2011; Director: Dominik Graf; Writer: Dominik Graf, Markus Busch; Stars: Jeanette Hain, Susanne Wolff, Misel Maticevic)
A police psychologist renews old acquaintances when she is drafted in to help small town police find an escaped convict.
Dreileben 3: One Minute of Darkness (Country: Germany; Year: 2011; Director: Christoph Hochhäusler; Writer: Christoph Hochhäusler, Peer Klehmet; Stars: Stefan Kurt, Eberhard Kirchberg, Imogen Kogge)
A suspenseful cat-and-mouse search between police and an escaped convict.
If Not Us, Who? (Wer Wenn Nicht Wir) (Country: Germany; Year: 2011; Director: Andres Veiel; Writer: Andres Veiel, Gerd Koenen; Stars: August Diehl, Lena Lauzemis, Alexander Fehling)
A fictional take on the story of Gudrun Ensslin and Bernward Vesper in the run-up to the formation of the Baader Meinhof gang.
Sleeping Sickness (Schlafkrankheit) (Country: Germany, France, Netherlands; Year: 2011; Director: Ulrich Kohler; Writer: Ulrich Kohler; Stars: Pierre Bokma, Jean-Christophe Folly, Jenny Schilly, Hippolyte Girardot)
Absorbing and boldly original drama revolving around a German doctor in present-day Cameroon.
Stopped On Track (Halt Auf Freier Strecke) (Country: Germany; Year: 2011; Director: Andreas Dresen; Writer: Andreas Dresen, Cooky Ziesche; Stars: Steffi Khnert, Milan Peschel, Talisa Lilli Lemke, Mika Nilson Seidel)
A raw, compelling study what happens to a ordinary family when a husband and father becomes terminally ill.
Dreileben 1: Beats Being Dead Dreileben 1: Beats Being Dead
Dreileben 1: Beats Being Dead and If Not Us, Who?
Vincent Wants to Sea (Vincent Will Meer) (Country: Germany; Year: 2010; Director: Ralf Huettner; Writer: Florian David Fitz; Stars: Florian David Fitz, Karoline Herfurth Heino Ferch)
A young man with Tourette's syndrome escapes an institution, along with two friends, to travel to Italy and fulfil his mother's last wish.

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