Berlin International Film Festival 2009

The Perspektive Deutsches Kino section aims to stimulate interest in new thematic and stylistic trends in German cinema. This section takes audiences on a journey of discovery through the world of German film. By revealing the unexpected and in contemporary German cinema, the idea is to give an insight into the industry's future.

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

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Catapult (Achterbahn) (Country: Germany; Year: 2008; Director: Peter Dörfler)
Documentary tracing the story of the Witte family - infamous in Berlin for a themepark dream which never materialised - who ended up on the wrong side of drug-trafficking law in Peru.
Distance (Distanz) (Country: Germany; Year: 2009; Director: Thomas Sieben; Writer: Christian Lyra, Thomas Sieben; Stars: Ken Duken, Franziska Weisz, Josef Heynert, Jan Uplegger)
A serial killer tries to juggle his hobby, his girlfriend and his job.
Dorfpunks (Country: Germany; Year: 2009; Director: Lars Jessen; Writer: Norbert Eberlein, Rocko Schamoni; Stars: Samuel Auer, Pit Bukowski, Ole Fischer, Laszlo Horwitz, Mersiha Husagic, Juraj Jordan, Daniel Michel, Ivo Möller, Kaya Möller, Martin Reese)
A group of lads aim to get girls by forming a band.
Fly (Fliegen) (Country: Germany; Year: 2008; Director: Piotr J. Lewandowski)
Dima lives in fear of being deported from Germany. A petty criminal, he finds refuge with Sarah, who is making a documentary about the lack of prospects for young foreigners. While the film is being made Sarah lets him hide in her attic. But before long, Dima is playing a leading role in Sarah’s film – and her life.
For Miriam (Für Miriam) (Country: Germany; Year: 2008; Director: Lars-Gunnar Lotz; Stars: Franziska Petri, Vincent Redetzki, Kai Scheve, Regina Gisbertz)
A teacher traumatised by an accident finds herself drawn into a destructive relationship.
Generation Undecided (Wir sind schon mittendrin) (Country: Germany; Year: 2008; Director: Elmar Szücs)
Consideration of the lives of Germany's thirtysomethings.
Gitti (Country: Germany; Year: 2008; Director: Anna Deutsch)
Gitti lives in the Berlin district of Pankow. She’s single but she knows exactly what she wants – particularly when it comes to men. Since she’s not had much luck in that department so far she decides to put an ad in the personals...
In The Blink Of An Eye (Nur Für Einen Augenblick) (Country: Germany; Year: 2009; Director: Abel Lindner; Writer: Abel Lindner; Stars: Sebastian Rudolph, Christian Ahlers, Alexander Hörbe, Anne von Keller, Antonio Wannek, Sylta Fee Wegmann, Kathrin Wehlisch, Carina N. Wiese)
The love and loss of an optician.
Memory (Der Tag, an dem ich meinen toten Mann traf, The Day I Met My Dead Husband) (Country: Germany; Year: 2008; Director: Matthias Luthardt; Writer: Robert Habeck, Andrea Paluch, Johanna Stuttmann; Stars: Pasquale Aleardi, Sandra Borgmann, Franziska Petri)
A woman who loses her husband in an accident is caught between truth and delusion when she spots him at the opera two years later.
The Playground (Hans im Glück) (Country: Germany; Year: 2009; Director: Claudia Lehmann; Stars: B. Deutung, Jens Friebe, Dr. Harald Hielscher, Rex Joswig, Hans Narva)
Documentary about musician and anti-capitalist Hans Narva.
Polar (Country: Switzerland, Germany; Year: 2009; Director: Michael Koch; Writer: Juliane Grossheim, Michael Koch; Stars: André Hennicke, Maria Kwiatkowsky)
Luis pays a visit to his father in the mountains. He has not seen him for several years. When he arrives at the remote holiday home he is more than surprised to encounter his father’s new family – about whom his father made no mention.
Roller Coaster (Höllenritt) (Country: Germany; Year: 2008; Director: Martin Busker; Writer: Matthias Schmidt; Stars: Aaron Altaras, Lucas Ellmer, Leonie Kienzle, Daniela D. König, Julia Koschitz, Katharina Meinecke, Michael Memmler, Jockel Tschiersch)
Jakob has a huge problem. His father is going to pick him up for the weekend for the first time since his parents’ divorce. Jakob hates his father and doesn’t want to have anything to do with him any more. That’s why he wants to join DAA. The ‘Dads are Arseholes’ club was founded by children whose parents are divorced. But you can’t join unless you have enough points. The only way Jakob can earn points is if he plays horrid pranks on his Dad. Jakob has a busy weekend ahead of him.
To Each His Own (Jedem das Seine) (Country: Germany; Year: 2009; Director: Stefan Schaller; Writer: Maggie Peren, Stefan Schaller; Stars: Carlo Ljubek, Sergej Moya, Lisa Potthoff, Clemens Schick)
Two brothers, separated for years, find themselves on either side of the law divide.
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