Berlin International Film Festival 2009

A section exploring the very best of new German cinema. Future classics mixing with interesting curios throughout.

View other Berlin International Film Festival Films by strand: Berlinale Shorts, Berlinale Special, Competition, Generation, International Forum of New Cinema, Out Of Competition, Panorama, Perspektive Deutches Kino, Retrospective: 70mm - Bigger Than Life

The Wave The Wave
The Wave and Lulu And Jimi
10 Seconds (10 Sekunden) (Country: Germany; Year: 2008; Director: Nicolai Rohde; Writer: Sönke Lars Neuwöhner, Sven Poser, Nicolai Rohde; Stars: Marie Bäumer, Sebastian Blomberg, Filip Peeters, Hannah Herzsprung, Anna Loos, Wolfram Koch, Harald Schrott, Irm Hermann, Rolf Kanies)
After an airplane disaster, flight controller Markus is tormented by feelings of guilt: he feels responsible for the death of 83 people.10 Seconds – independent of the real occurrence - deals with the consequences of the tragedy.
Age And Beauty (Alter und Schönheit) (Country: Germany; Year: 2008; Director: Michael Klier; Writer: Michael Klier; Stars: Henry Hübchen, Burghart Klaußner, Armin Rohde, Sibylle Canonica, Peter Lohmeyer)
Writer/director Michael Klier brings the top German actors of the “adult” generation together to reflect, with subtle humour, on love, work and the meaning of life. It seems here that men today only grow up when they reach their fifties …
The Architect (Der Architekt) (Country: Germany; Year: 2009; Director: Ina Weisse; Stars: Matthias Schweighöfer, Josef Bierbichler, Sandra Hüller)
Georg Winter visits the distant past when he goes to his mother's funeral and uncovers personal demons.
The Baader Meinhof Complex (Der Baader Meinhof Komplex) (Country: Germany; Year: 2008; Director: Uli Edel; Writer: Stefan Aust, Bernd Eichinger; Stars: Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu, Johanna Wokalek, Bruno Ganz, Simon Licht, Jan Josef Liefers, Alexandra Maria Lara, Heino Ferch, Nadja Uhl, Hannah Herzsprung), Official Site, Trailer
As protests against the West German government of the late 1960s become increasingly violent, a group of young left-wingers decide to take direct action.
Berlin Calling (Country: Germany; Year: 2008; Director: Hannes Stöhr; Writer: Hannes Stöhr; Stars: Paul Kalkbrenner, Rita Lengyel, Corinna Harfouch, Araba Walton, Peter Schneider, Rolf Peter Kahl, Henriette Müller, Udo Kroschwald, Megan Gay, Max Mauff)
Drama about the rise and fall of a DJ.
Jerichow Jerichow
Jerichow and The Baader Meinhof Complex
Clara (Geliebte Clara) (Country: Germany, France, Hungary; Year: 2008; Director: Helma Sanders-Brahms; Writer: Nicole-Lise Bernheim, Helma Sanders-Brahms, Colo Tavernier; Stars: Martina Gedeck, Pascal Greggory, Malik Zidi, Aline Annessy, Brigitte Annessy, Marine Annessy, Jacques Breuer, Sascha Caparros, Clara Eichinger, Béla Fesztbaum)
Drama about the famous pianist
Cloud 9 (Wolke Neun, Cloud Nine) (Country: Germany; Year: 2008; Director: Andreas Dresen; Writer: Andreas Dresen, Jörg Hauschild, Laila Stieler, Conny Ziesche; Stars: Ursula Werner, Horst Rehberg, Horst Westphal, Steffi Kühnert)
A brave and truthful portrayal of love in later life.
Dr. Alemán (Country: Germany; Year: 2008; Director: Tom Schreiber; Writer: Oliver Keidel, Tom Schreiber; Stars: August Diehl, Marleyda Soto, Andrés Parra, Hernán Méndez, Victor Villegas, David Steven Bravo)
Medical student receives a rough reception in Latin American hospital.
Jerichow (Country: Germany; Year: 2008; Director: Christian Petzold; Writer: Christian Petzold; Stars: Benno Fürmann, Nina Hoss, Hilmi Sözer, André Hennicke, Claudia Geisler, Marie Gruber, Knut Berger)
Three misbegotten strangers stumble into a fateful encounter.
Krabat (Country: Germany; Year: 2008; Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner; Writer: Michael Gutmann, Marco Kreuzpaintner, Otfried Preußler; Stars: David Kross, Daniel Brühl, Christian Redl, Robert Stadlober, Paula Kalenberg, Anna Thalbach, Hanno Koffler, Charly Hübner, Moritz Grove, Tom Wlaschiha)
Trials and tribulations of a young orphan in the midst of the Thirty Years War.
Berlin Calling Berlin Calling
Berlin Calling and A Year Ago in Winter
Lulu And Jimi (Lulu und Jimi) (Country: Germany, France; Year: 2009; Director: Oskar Roehler; Writer: Oskar Roehler; Stars: Jennifer Decker, Ray Fearon, Katrin Saß, Rolf Zacher, Udo Kier), Official Site
Lovers go on the run in late Fifties Germany.
North Face (Nordwand) (Country: Germany, Austria, Switzerland; Year: 2008; Director: Philipp Stölzl; Writer: Rupert Henning, Johannes Naber, Benedikt Roeskau, Christoph Silber, Philipp Stölzl; Stars: Benno Fürmann, Florian Lukas, Johanna Wokalek, Georg Friedrich, Simon Schwarz, Ulrich Tukur, Erwin Steinhauer, Branko Samarovski, Petra Morzé, Hanspeter Müller)
Tragedy of four ambitious mountain climbers trying to conquer the Eiger North Face.
Palermo Shooting (Country: Germany, France, Italy; Year: 2008; Director: Wim Wenders; Writer: Wim Wenders, Norman Ohler, Bernd Lange; Stars: Campino, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Dennis Hopper, Inga Busch, Gerhard Gutberlet, Harry Blain, Sebastian Blomberg, Jana Pallaske, Olivia Asiedu-Poku, Melika Foroutan)
Workaholic photographer begins having terrible daydreams in the middle of Palermo.
Perlmutterfarbe (Country: Germany; Year: 2009; Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller; Writer: Anna Maria Jokl, Christian Lerch, Marcus H. Rosenmüller; Stars: Markus Krojer, Dominik Nowak, Zoë Mannhardt, Benedikt Hösl, Thomas Wittmann, Samuel Cakan, Ferdinand Hofer, Franziska Scheuber, Paul Beck, Brigitte Hobmeier)
A white lie leads to devious consequences for youngster Alexander.
The Stranger in Me (Das Fremde in mir) (Country: Germany; Year: 2008; Director: Emily Atef; Writer: Emily Atef, Esther Bernstorff; Stars: Susanne Wolff, Johann von Bülow, Maren Kroymann, Hans Diehl, Judith Engel, Herbert Fritsch, Klaus Pohl, Dörte Lyssewski, Brigitte Zeh, Tilla Kratochwil)
Drama about building the mother-child relationship.
A Woman In Berlin A Woman In Berlin
A Woman In Berlin and The Stranger in Me
The Wave (Die Welle) (Country: Germany; Year: 2008; Director: Dennis Gansel; Writer: Dennis Gansel, Peter Thorwarth, based on the novel by Todd Strasser; Stars: Juergen Vogel, Frederick Lau, Max Riemelt, Jennifer Ulrich, Christiane Paul, Elyas M'Barek, Christina do Rego, Jacob Matschenz, Amelie Kiefer), Official Site, Trailer
A high school teacher demonstrates with his class the true meaning of autocracy.
A Woman In Berlin (Anonyma - Eine Frau in Berlin) (Country: Germany, Poland; Year: 2008; Director: Max Färberböck; Writer: Max Färberböck, Catharina Schuchmann; Stars: Nina Hoss, Yevgeni Sidikhin, Irm Hermann, Rüdiger Vogler, Ulrike Krumbiegel, Rolf Kanies, Jördis Triebel, Roman Gribkov, Juliane Köhler, Samvel Muzhikyan)
Based on the diary by an authoress who remained anonymous until her death, the only woman to write about the still taboo topic of the rape of German women by soldiers of the Red Army at the end of World War II.
A Year Ago in Winter (Im Winter ein Jahr) (Country: Germany, USA; Year: 2008; Director: Caroline Link; Stars: Karoline Herfurth, Josef Bierbichler, Corinna Harfouch, Hanns Zischler)
A family attempts to rebuild their shattered lives after a tragedy.
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