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#FFHH19
26.9. - 5.10.2019
Hamburg
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Programme 2019

26.09. | CinemaxX 1

La Belle Époque

Guests
France 2019 | 115 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Nicolas Bedos
rated for 0 + years
Full of esprit, charm and truth, this French comedy plays with the question as to whether everything really was better in the old days. For …
26.09. | CinemaxX 3

La Belle Époque

Guests
France 2019 | 115 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Nicolas Bedos
rated for 0 + years
Full of esprit, charm and truth, this French comedy plays with the question as to whether everything really was better in the old days. For …
27.09. | Abaton GR

Sune vs Sune

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Sweden 2018 | 89 Min. | OV with German voice over
Director: Jon Holmberg
rated for 0 + years
On his first day in year four an unpleasant surprise awaits Sune. A new classmate is sitting in his place and he is everything that Sune would like …
27.09. | CinemaxX 2

Transnistra

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Sweden, Denmark, Belgium 2019 | 93 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Anna Eborn
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Hearts a-flutter and probing questions about the future: against a beautiful backdrop, a film about the everyday life of six teenagers in …
27.09. | CinemaxX 3

When Mum is Away

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Italy 2019 | 94 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Alessandro Genovesi
rated for 0 + years
Papa on the verge of a nervous breakdown: a successful pasta manager suddenly has to run the family household. An Italian commedia al …
27.09. | Passage 1

La Belle Époque

Guests
France 2019 | 115 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Nicolas Bedos
rated for 0 + years
Full of esprit, charm and truth, this French comedy plays with the question as to whether everything really was better in the old days. For …
27.09. | Abaton Klein

All Alone

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Croatia, Netherlands, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro 2018 | 85 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Bobo Jelčić
rated for 0 + years
A father fights for more time with his daughter: a family drama from Croatia that portrays a tense, emotional odyssey through all instances …
27.09. | Studio

Nona. If They Soak Me, I’ll Burn Them

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Chile, Brazil, France, Republic of Korea (South Korea) 2019 | 86 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Camila José Donoso
rated for 0 + years
HYBRID Grandmother, friend, anarchist and arsonist – a director portrays the life of her grandmother with cinematic chutzpah and explores the …
27.09. | Metropolis

As Happy As Possible

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France, Portugal 2019 | 92 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Alain Raoust
rated for 0 + years
Under the scorching sun of Southern France, a young generation between rebellion and resignation. After years away, Salomé returns to the …
27.09. | CinemaxX 2

Good Day's Work

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Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey, Slovenia 2018 | 75 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Martin Turk
rated for 0 + years
A social drama set in Sarajevo sees a father fighting for his integrity – against a corrupt system that ruthlessly hits back. Nothing in …
27.09. | CinemaxX 3

My wife's lover

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Germany 2019 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Dirk Kummer
rated for 0 + years
A comedy with a star cast about the transformation of a long-married couple into a pair of young-at-heart lovers. After 40 years, the marriage …
27.09. | Abaton GR

Bruno

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United Kingdom 2019 | 94 Min. | no subs
Director: Karl Golden
rated for 0 + years
The search for a dog brings together a homeless man and a young boy. A moving road movie set in the streets of London. Daniel lives on the …
27.09. | CinemaxX 8

Bonnie & Bonnie

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Germany 2019 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Ali Hakim
rated for 0 + years
A female Bonnie & Clyde in Hamburg: two young girls fight for their love and break away from their previous lives. Yara and Kiki belong to …
27.09. | Metropolis

Scattered Night

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Republic of Korea (South Korea) 2019 | 81 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Lee Jihyoung, Kim Sol
rated for 0 + years
The collapse of a South Korean family as a nuanced, unhysterical ensemble drama The separation of their parents plunges Jinho‘s and Sumin’s …
27.09. | Passage 1

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

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United Kingdom 2019 | 102 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Nick Broomfield
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY »So Long, Marianne«: the biopic tells of the close relationship between singer Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne …
27.09. | CinemaxX 2

A Son

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Tunisia, France, Lebanon, Qatar 2019 | 96 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Mehdi M. Barsaoui
rated for 0 + years
While two parents fight for the life of their son, their love threatens to founder on events supposedly long past. Tunesia, summer 2011. Fares, …
27.09. | CinemaxX 3

Truth and a Lie

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Germany 2019 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Lars Becker
rated for 0 + years
A woman unperturbed by a maze of accusations, suspicions and vengeance. Annabelle Martinelli (Natalia Wörner) specializes in the law governing …
27.09. | Abaton GR

The Audition

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Germany, France 2019 | 99 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Ina Weisse
rated for 0 + years
An intense family drama with Nina Hoss as a violin teacher whose own expectations prove too much and provoke a breakdown. Anna Bronsky (Nina …
27.09. | Metropolis

Winter's Night

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Republic of Korea (South Korea) 2018 | 91 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Jang Woo-jin
rated for 0 + years
Director Jang Woo-jin’s film is a tightrope walk between reality and dream, yesterday and today, rush and catharsis. Eun-ju and Heung-ju have been …
27.09. | Passage 1

Matthias & Maxime

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Canada 2019 | 119 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Xavier Dolan
rated for 0 + years
Suppressed love and an ode to friendship: Matthias & Maxime is a typical Dolan film, full of boundless energy and romance. Max (Xavier …
28.09. | CinemaxX 3

The Bare Necessity

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France 2019 | 100 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Erwan Le Duc
rated for 0 + years
In this oddball romantic comedy, love and some oh so beloved relatives keep a bourgeois policeman busy. In a sleepy village in the forests of …
28.09. | CinemaxX 1

On a Magical Night

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France, Luxembourg, Belgium 2019 | 97 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Christophe Honoré
rated for 0 + years
Full of esprit and surreal humour, Christophe Honoré’s new film pays homage to the great tradition of French light comedy. After her affair …
28.09. | Abaton Klein

Ghost Tropic

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Belgium 2019 | 85 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Bas Devos
rated for 0 + years
A woman falls asleep in the subway and sets out on a nocturnal odyssey through the melting pot of Brussels. A minimalistic night walk full of …
28.09. | Studio

Bruno

Guests
United Kingdom 2019 | 94 Min. | no subs
Director: Karl Golden
rated for 0 + years
The search for a dog brings together a homeless man and a young boy. A moving road movie set in the streets of London. Daniel lives on the …
28.09. | CinemaxX 3

Skin and Bones

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Germany 2019 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Christina Schiewe
rated for 0 + years
Love vesus addiction: a drama about a widespread illness. »I’m afraid your daughter is anorexic!« The diagnosis is a shock for Susanne (Anja …
28.09. | CinemaxX 1

German Lesson

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Germany 2019 | 125 Min. | OV
Director: Christian Schwochow
rated for 0 + years
Supported by:AV MEDIEN SERVICE
28.09. | Abaton GR

A Brother's Love

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Canada 2019 | 117 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Monia Chokri
rated for 0 + years
In this colourful, visually playful Franco-Canadian comedy, a young woman seeks her place in life with the help of her brother. 35-year old …
28.09. | CinemaxX 2

Particles

Guests
France, Switzerland 2019 | 98 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Blaise Harrison
rated for 0 + years
Back to the big bang: an atmospherically dense debut feature links sci fi with auteur cinema and describes the creeping transformation of the world …
28.09. | Studio

The Secret of a Leader

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Kazakhstan 2018 | 97 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Farkhat Sharipov
rated for 0 + years
Capitalism made in Kazakhstan: a bank clerk longs for glamour and girls and lands up in a world of false friends and dirty money. Kanat is fed …
28.09. | Zinnwerke

Bonnie & Bonnie

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Germany 2019 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Ali Hakim
rated for 0 + years
A female Bonnie & Clyde in Hamburg: two young girls fight for their love and break away from their previous lives. Yara and Kiki belong to …
28.09. | CinemaxX 3

Whispering Waters

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Germany 2019 | 88 Min. | OV
Director: Thorsten M. Schmidt
rated for 0 + years
What we didn’t know: a young woman on a painful search for the truth about her family. Many years after giving up a promising career as a …
28.09. | Abaton GR

You Deserve a Lover

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France 2019 | 102 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Hafsia Herzi
rated for 0 + years
Oh, l’amour! In her candid debut film as director, actor Hafsia Herzi looks at the life of a modern young woman who after a break-up gets lost in …
28.09. | CinemaxX 2

Ode to Nothing

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Philippines 2019 | 92 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Dwein Baltazar
rated for 0 + years
Death is her life: the loneliness of an undertaker leads to an unconventional family situation Sonya‘s life isn’t exactly a party. Her …
28.09. | CinemaxX 1

Gipsy Queen

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Germany, Austria 2019 | 117 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Hüseyin Tabak
rated for 0 + years
A young woman boxes for her life: a haunting social drama with the legendary Hamburg pub Ritze as the backdrop for a new beginning. Ali (Alina …
29.09. | Abaton GR

Die Pfefferkörner - Das Cello und Glücksspiele

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Germany 2019 | 60 Min. | OF
Director: Andrea Katzenberger
rated for 0 + years
THE CELLO Krissi is taken in by a trickster who’s got his eye on her cello. The Peppercorns find out that it‘s not the only instrument that’s …
29.09. | Abaton Klein

Die Pfefferkörner - Das Cello und Glücksspiele

Guests
Germany 2019 | 60 Min. | OF
Director: Andrea Katzenberger
rated for 0 + years
THE CELLO Krissi is taken in by a trickster who’s got his eye on her cello. The Peppercorns find out that it‘s not the only instrument that’s …
29.09. | Metropolis

Ami

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Germany 2019 | 79 Min. | OV
Director: Jana Stüven
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY In 1994, Ami founded the Hamburger Tafel food service for the poor and over the years built it up to become a large logistics company. …
29.09. | CinemaxX 3

Echo

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Iceland, France, Switzerland 2019 | 79 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson
rated for 0 + years
A calmly tender, loosely episodic echo of Icelandic society by Rúnar Rúnarsson. It’s just before Christmas. There’s a special atmosphere …
29.09. | Astor Filmlounge

German Lesson

Guests
Germany 2019 | 125 Min. | OV
Director: Christian Schwochow
rated for 0 + years
Supported by:AV MEDIEN SERVICE
29.09. | CinemaxX 1

Queen of Hearts

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Denmark, Sweden 2019 | 128 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: May El-Toukhy
rated for 0 + years
Trine Dyrholm stars as a cool temptress in a provocative melodrama which won countless prizes in Denmark and was a box-office hit at the cinema …
29.09. | CinemaxX 3

Under the Pear Tree

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Germany 2019 | 88 Min. | OV
Director: Uli Edel
rated for 0 + years
To mark the 200th anniversary of Fontane’s birth, the film revisits his famous novella as a psychological study of a village community. Abel and …
29.09. | Abaton Klein

Scattered Night

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Republic of Korea (South Korea) 2019 | 81 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Lee Jihyoung, Kim Sol
rated for 0 + years
The collapse of a South Korean family as a nuanced, unhysterical ensemble drama The separation of their parents plunges Jinho‘s and Sumin’s …
29.09. | Passage 1

The Red Hatchback

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Iran, Germany 2019 | 110 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Ashkan Najafi
rated for 0 + years
Happiness on four wheels: a single dad and his son dream of owning their own car. Producer and writer is the Iranian film-maker Mohammad Rasulof …
29.09. | Studio

Your Bones and Your Eyes

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Brazil 2019 | 119 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Caetano Gotardo
rated for 0 + years
Brazilian director Caetano Gotardo plays the lead in this intelligent, intimate kaleidoscope of conversations, monologues and encounters. João …
29.09. | Abaton GR

Bangla

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Italy 2019 | 87 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Phaim Bhuiyan
rated for 0 + years
Culture shock as romcom – with the Bengali director playing himself with loads of charm and self-irony. Phaim, a 22-year old Muslim with …
29.09. | Metropolis

Die Liebe frisst das Leben - Tobias Gruben, seine Lieder und die Erde

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Germany 2019 | 92 Min. | OV
Director: Oliver Schwabe
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY When Hamburg was cool: even 20 years after his death, underground musician Tobias Gruben is still seen as a rough diamond of German pop …
29.09. | Abaton Klein

Ode to Nothing

Guests
Philippines 2019 | 92 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Dwein Baltazar
rated for 0 + years
Death is her life: the loneliness of an undertaker leads to an unconventional family situation Sonya‘s life isn’t exactly a party. Her …
29.09. | CinemaxX 3

A Voluntary Year

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Germany 2019 | 86 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Ulrich Köhler, Henner Winckler
rated for 0 + years
Do I stay or do I go? Ulrich Köhler‘s and Henner Winckler‘s sensitive filmic examination of the challenges of growing up. Jette (Maj-Britt …
29.09. | CinemaxX 1

Pelican Blood

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Germany, Bulgaria 2019 | 126 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Katrin Gebbe
rated for 0 + years
In ancient mythology, mother pelicans fed their young their own blood if they were in danger of starving: a film about a woman whose motherly …
29.09. | Abaton GR

Darkroom - Drops of Death

Guests
Germany 2019 | 89 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Rosa von Praunheim
rated for 0 + years
In his new film, Rosa von Praunheim reexamines the true story of a gay serial killer and retells it in his own inimitable way. Lars, a nurse and …
29.09. | Passage 1

The Specials

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France 2019 | 114 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Éric Toledano, Olivier Nakache
rated for 0 + years
The true story of two men obsessed with the will to make the world better for others – and who do indeed manage minor miracles on a daily basis. A …
29.09. | Studio

Noah Land

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Germany, Turkey, USA 2019 | 109 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Cenk Erturk
rated for 0 + years
A Biblical tree, planted by Noah? In a Turkish village, a father and son get caught up in a web of belief and rumour. In the final stages of a …
29.09. | Magazin

Gipsy Queen

Guests
Germany, Austria 2019 | 117 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Hüseyin Tabak
rated for 0 + years
A young woman boxes for her life: a haunting social drama with the legendary Hamburg pub Ritze as the backdrop for a new beginning. Ali (Alina …
29.09. | Passage 1

Adoration

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France, Belgium 2019 | 98 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Fabrice du Welz
rated for 0 + years
Genre-hopping Fabrice du Welz undertakes a fantastic trip into the abyss of the soul. 12-year old Paul lives with his mum in a remote forest in …
29.09. | CinemaxX 2

The Dead Queen

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Portugal, France, Brazil 2018 | 120 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: António Ferreira
rated for 0 + years
A romantic drama in three acts: the skilfully told story of a couple that go on a fascinating journey through three different epochs and settings …
29.09. | CinemaxX 1

Bombay Rose

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France, Germany, India, Qatar, United Kingdom 2019 | 93 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Gitanjali Rao
rated for 0 + years
ANIMATION Bollywood in 24 paintings per second: love, suffering and music in a whirl of colours Salim sees flower girl Kamala on the streets of …
30.09. | CinemaxX 3

The Ragged Life of Juice Leskinen

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Finland 2018 | 103 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Teppo Airaksinen
rated for 0 + years
The Finnish Dylan! A melancholy, yet at the same time fast and funny biopic tells of the rise and fall Juice Leskinen, an icon of Finnish pop music, …
30.09. | Abaton GR

Widow of Silence

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India 2018 | 85 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Praveen Morchhale
rated for 0 + years
A widow in Kashmir is denied a new start and is instead forced to undergo an odyssey through a maze of corrupt bureaucracy. Aasia is a so-called …
30.09. | CinemaxX 8

Bad Poems

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Hungary, France 2018 | 97 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Gábor Reisz
rated for 0 + years
A merry-melancholic kaleidoscope of a crisis in which four time frames expertly and startlingly communicate with each other. Tamás‘ soul is …
30.09. | Abaton Klein

Nona. If They Soak Me, I’ll Burn Them

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Chile, Brazil, France, Republic of Korea (South Korea) 2019 | 86 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Camila José Donoso
rated for 0 + years
HYBRID Grandmother, friend, anarchist and arsonist – a director portrays the life of her grandmother with cinematic chutzpah and explores the …
30.09. | CinemaxX 2

Particles

Guests
France, Switzerland 2019 | 98 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Blaise Harrison
rated for 0 + years
Back to the big bang: an atmospherically dense debut feature links sci fi with auteur cinema and describes the creeping transformation of the world …
30.09. | Abaton Klein

Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains

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People's Republic of China 2019 | 154 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Gu Xiaogang
rated for 0 + years
A film like a river: three generations of a Chinese family drift through four eventful seasons Fuyang lies in a valley in eastern China and was …
30.09. | Abaton GR

Maternal

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Italy, Argentina 2019 | 91 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Maura Delpero
rated for 0 + years
»Blessed be the fruit of thy womb«: a meeting between a nun and two teenage mothers has a long-term effect on their lives. Young Sister Paola …
30.09. | Passage 1

You Deserve a Lover

Guests
France 2019 | 102 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Hafsia Herzi
rated for 0 + years
Oh, l’amour! In her candid debut film as director, actor Hafsia Herzi looks at the life of a modern young woman who after a break-up gets lost in …
30.09. | Studio

A Son

Guests
Tunisia, France, Lebanon, Qatar 2019 | 96 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Mehdi M. Barsaoui
rated for 0 + years
While two parents fight for the life of their son, their love threatens to founder on events supposedly long past. Tunesia, summer 2011. Fares, …
30.09. | CinemaxX 8

Beats

Guests
United Kingdom 2019 | 98 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Brian Welsh
rated for 0 + years
The last night of a friendship and an explosion of new youth culture: a British music drama with a touch of Trainspotting has the screen booming …
30.09. | CinemaxX 2

Fahim

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France 2019 | 107 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Pierre François Martin-Laval
rated for 0 + years
The true story of a young chess genius fighting for the right to stay in France, told with passion and humour. 8-year old Fahim (Assad Ahmed) …
30.09. | Hansa Filmstudio

The Red Hatchback

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Iran, Germany 2019 | 110 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Ashkan Najafi
rated for 0 + years
Happiness on four wheels: a single dad and his son dream of owning their own car. Producer and writer is the Iranian film-maker Mohammad Rasulof …
30.09. | CinemaxX 3

Das Gesetz sind wir

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Germany 2019 | 88 Min. | OV
Director: Markus Imboden
rated for 0 + years
Where are the borders between the rule of law and a sense of justice? A realistic, but at the same time satirical look at the world of two law …
30.09. | Metropolis

An Iron Box

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Austria, Germany 2018 | 102 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Nils Olger
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY A grandson follows the murderous trail left by his grandfather 70 years previously. After the death of his grandfather, Nils Olger is …
30.09. | CinemaxX 2

When Mum is Away

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Italy 2019 | 94 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Alessandro Genovesi
rated for 0 + years
Papa on the verge of a nervous breakdown: a successful pasta manager suddenly has to run the family household. An Italian commedia al …
30.09. | CinemaxX 8

Babyteeth

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Australia 2019 | 117 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Shannon Murphy
rated for 0 + years
When carpe diem is more than just a slogan on a wall: in this unconventional dramedy from Australia, a young woman facing death discovers the beauty …
01.10. | Abaton GR

A Colony

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Canada 2018 | 102 Min. | OV with German and English subtitles
Director: Geneviève Dulude-De Celles
rated for 0 + years
Camille loves to spend time in the wild, talking to frogs and chickens and roaming unselfconsciously around. Her big sister Mylia has it tougher. …
01.10. | CinemaxX 2

Noah Land

Guests
Germany, Turkey, USA 2019 | 109 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Cenk Erturk
rated for 0 + years
A Biblical tree, planted by Noah? In a Turkish village, a father and son get caught up in a web of belief and rumour. In the final stages of a …
01.10. | CinemaxX 3

Kranke Geschäfte

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Germany 2019 | 105 Min. | OV
Director: Urs Egger
rated for 0 + years
For risks and side-effects: GDR citizens as unknowing guinea pigs. 1988. Armin Glaser (Florian Stetter), first lieutenant in the Stasi, lives …
01.10. | Metropolis

Mosaic Portrait

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People's Republic of China 2019 | 108 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: YiXiang Zhai
rated for 0 + years
What begins as a classic whodunnit, slowly turns into an intelligent reflection on the conflict of differing points of view When the migrant …
01.10. | Passage 1

A White, White Day

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Iceland, Denmark, Sweden 2019 | 109 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Hlynur Pálmason
rated for 0 + years
According to Icelandic superstition, on »white days«, when the snow-covered earth blends in with the sky, the living meet the dead: a thrilling …
01.10. | CinemaxX 8

The Sunlit Night

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Germany, Norway, USA 2019 | 92 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: David Wnendt
rated for 0 + years
In the bright nights of Norway, a young artist falls in love not just with the beauty of the Nordic landscape. For artist Frances, the summer …
01.10. | Abaton GR

Young Juliette

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Canada 2019 | 93 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Anne Émond
rated for 0 + years
In this Canadian feel-good comedy about a self-confident teenage girl, eveything’s a little bit over the top. 14-year old Juliette is …
01.10. | CinemaxX 2

You Will Die at Twenty

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Sudan, France, Egypt, Germany, Norway, Qatar 2019 | 103 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Amjad Abu Alala
rated for 0 + years
Living with a sentence of death: a boy grows up with a curse and is treated in his village like a leper. Shortly after his birth, Muzamil and …
01.10. | Abaton Klein

No Data Plan

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USA 2019 | 70 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Miko Revereza
rated for 0 + years
ESSAY A train journey from Los Angeles to New York – seen through the eyes of an immigrant without documentation. By Amtrak across the USA: …
01.10. | Alabama

Beats

Guests
United Kingdom 2019 | 98 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Brian Welsh
rated for 0 + years
The last night of a friendship and an explosion of new youth culture: a British music drama with a touch of Trainspotting has the screen booming …
01.10. | Passage 1

Sorry We Missed You

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United Kingdom, France, Belgium 2019 | 101 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Ken Loach
rated for 0 + years
Zero hours contracts and neo-liberal serfdom: Ken Loach’s new film tells of the social abyss created by a digital service economy. Ricky, Abby …
02.10. | CinemaxX 8

The Audition

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Germany, France 2019 | 99 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Ina Weisse
rated for 0 + years
An intense family drama with Nina Hoss as a violin teacher whose own expectations prove too much and provoke a breakdown. Anna Bronsky (Nina …
02.10. | CinemaxX 3

My Life as a Courgette

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Switzerland, France 2016 | 64 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Claude Barras
rated for 0 + years
ANIMATION Céline Sciamma wrote the screenplay for this magical stop-motion film, which gained an Oscar nomination and numerous prizes. After …
02.10. | Abaton Klein

A Brother's Love

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Canada 2019 | 117 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Monia Chokri
rated for 0 + years
In this colourful, visually playful Franco-Canadian comedy, a young woman seeks her place in life with the help of her brother. 35-year old …
02.10. | CinemaxX 3

Eine fremde Tochter

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Germany 2019 | 89 Min. | OV
Director: Stefan Krohmer
rated for 0 + years
A girl traumatized by the death of her mother moves in with her father, who is living in a homosexual relationship. After losing her single mum …
02.10. | Abaton GR

Red Fields

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Israel, Luxembourg, Germany 2019 | 93 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Keren Yedaya
rated for 0 + years
This adaptation for the screen of the 80s Israeli rock opera Mami tells the story of the Middle East conflict poetically and surreally. Young, …
02.10. | Passage 1

Tomorrow we are free

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Germany 2019 | 97 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Hossein Pourseifi
rated for 0 + years
A German-Iranian family from the GDR longs for its home and its freedom and gets caught up in the Islamic Revolution of 1979. A gripping historical …
02.10. | CinemaxX 2

Lingua Franca

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USA, Philippines 2019 | 95 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Isabel Sandoval
rated for 0 + years
Sensuous and provocative: Isabel Sandoval tells the astonishingly frank story of the political and sexual awakening of a disempowered woman. The …
02.10. | Abaton Klein

Africa

Guests
Israel 2019 | 82 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Oren Gerner
rated for 0 + years
So much for being past it! In his debut feature film Africa, director Oren Gerner makes his pensioner father an unwilling rebel. For the last 30 …
02.10. | Koralle

Ami

Guests
Germany 2019 | 79 Min. | OV
Director: Jana Stüven
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY In 1994, Ami founded the Hamburger Tafel food service for the poor and over the years built it up to become a large logistics company. …
02.10. | Abaton GR

Queen of Hearts

Guests
Denmark, Sweden 2019 | 128 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: May El-Toukhy
rated for 0 + years
Trine Dyrholm stars as a cool temptress in a provocative melodrama which won countless prizes in Denmark and was a box-office hit at the cinema …
02.10. | Studio

As Happy As Possible

Guests
France, Portugal 2019 | 92 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Alain Raoust
rated for 0 + years
Under the scorching sun of Southern France, a young generation between rebellion and resignation. After years away, Salomé returns to the …
02.10. | CinemaxX 8

Our Mothers

Guests
Guatemala, Belgium, France 2019 | 77 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: César Diaz
rated for 0 + years
20 years after the civil war in Guatemala, the submerged past comes to light thanks to the memories of the women of the time. Ernesto works as a …
02.10. | Passage 1

Guest of Honor

Guests
Canada 2019 | 105 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Atom Egoyan
rated for 0 + years
Douglas Sirk Prize-winner Atom Egoyan returns to the big screen with the sophisticated drama Guest of Honor. Jim is shocked when his daughter …
03.10. | Abaton GR

Emu Runner

Guests
Australia 2018 | 95 Min. | OV with German voice over
Director: Imogen Thomas
rated for 0 + years
Nine-year old Gem lives with her Aborigine family in a remote region of Australia. When Gem‘s mother dies suddenly, a wild emu helps her get …
03.10. | Abaton GR

A Colony

Guests
Canada 2018 | 102 Min. | OV with German and English subtitles
Director: Geneviève Dulude-De Celles
rated for 0 + years
Camille loves to spend time in the wild, talking to frogs and chickens and roaming unselfconsciously around. Her big sister Mylia has it tougher. …
03.10. | CinemaxX 8

Maternal

Guests
Italy, Argentina 2019 | 91 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Maura Delpero
rated for 0 + years
»Blessed be the fruit of thy womb«: a meeting between a nun and two teenage mothers has a long-term effect on their lives. Young Sister Paola …
03.10. | CinemaxX 2

Red Fields

Guests
Israel, Luxembourg, Germany 2019 | 93 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Keren Yedaya
rated for 0 + years
This adaptation for the screen of the 80s Israeli rock opera Mami tells the story of the Middle East conflict poetically and surreally. Young, …
03.10. | Studio

One Child Nation

Guests
People's Republic of China, USA 2019 | 85 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Population planning and the consequences: a disturbing journey into the Chinese past and present. China’s so-called »one child …
03.10. | CinemaxX 3

The Ragged Life of Juice Leskinen

Guests
Finland 2018 | 103 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Teppo Airaksinen
rated for 0 + years
The Finnish Dylan! A melancholy, yet at the same time fast and funny biopic tells of the rise and fall Juice Leskinen, an icon of Finnish pop music, …
03.10. | Abaton Klein

You Will Die at Twenty

Guests
Sudan, France, Egypt, Germany, Norway, Qatar 2019 | 103 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Amjad Abu Alala
rated for 0 + years
Living with a sentence of death: a boy grows up with a curse and is treated in his village like a leper. Shortly after his birth, Muzamil and …
03.10. | CinemaxX 8

Matthias & Maxime

Guests
Canada 2019 | 119 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Xavier Dolan
rated for 0 + years
Suppressed love and an ode to friendship: Matthias & Maxime is a typical Dolan film, full of boundless energy and romance. Max (Xavier …
03.10. | CinemaxX 2

Bombay Rose

Guests
France, Germany, India, Qatar, United Kingdom 2019 | 93 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Gitanjali Rao
rated for 0 + years
ANIMATION Bollywood in 24 paintings per second: love, suffering and music in a whirl of colours Salim sees flower girl Kamala on the streets of …
03.10. | Passage 1

Wild Rose

Guests
United Kingdom 2018 | 101 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Tom Harper
rated for 0 + years
A star is born: newcomer Jessie Buckley shines in this unsentimental portrait of a rebellious country singer on the road to fame. Newly released …
03.10. | CinemaxX 3

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Guests
France 2019 | 120 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Céline Sciamma
rated for 0 + years
Céline Sciamma‘s new film is a sensitive love story and a powerful modern statement about the situation of women in the past and today. In …
03.10. | Metropolis

Africa

Guests
Israel 2019 | 82 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Oren Gerner
rated for 0 + years
So much for being past it! In his debut feature film Africa, director Oren Gerner makes his pensioner father an unwilling rebel. For the last 30 …
03.10. | CinemaxX 2

Bad Poems

Guests
Hungary, France 2018 | 97 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Gábor Reisz
rated for 0 + years
A merry-melancholic kaleidoscope of a crisis in which four time frames expertly and startlingly communicate with each other. Tamás‘ soul is …
03.10. | CinemaxX 8

Psychobitch

Guests
Norway 2019 | 109 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Martin Lund
rated for 0 + years
Love in the age of »Generation Perfect«: the box-office hit from Norway tells the refreshing coming-of-age story of two young people, who despite …
03.10. | Zeise Kinos

Guest of Honor

Guests
Canada 2019 | 105 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Atom Egoyan
rated for 0 + years
Douglas Sirk Prize-winner Atom Egoyan returns to the big screen with the sophisticated drama Guest of Honor. Jim is shocked when his daughter …
03.10. | Passage 1

On a Magical Night

Guests
France, Luxembourg, Belgium 2019 | 97 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Christophe Honoré
rated for 0 + years
Full of esprit and surreal humour, Christophe Honoré’s new film pays homage to the great tradition of French light comedy. After her affair …
03.10. | Abaton Klein

Mosaic Portrait

Guests
People's Republic of China 2019 | 108 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: YiXiang Zhai
rated for 0 + years
What begins as a classic whodunnit, slowly turns into an intelligent reflection on the conflict of differing points of view When the migrant …
03.10. | Metropolis

Babyteeth

Guests
Australia 2019 | 117 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Shannon Murphy
rated for 0 + years
When carpe diem is more than just a slogan on a wall: in this unconventional dramedy from Australia, a young woman facing death discovers the beauty …
03.10. | Abaton GR

The Bare Necessity

Guests
France 2019 | 100 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Erwan Le Duc
rated for 0 + years
In this oddball romantic comedy, love and some oh so beloved relatives keep a bourgeois policeman busy. In a sleepy village in the forests of …
03.10. | CinemaxX 2

Our Mothers

Guests
Guatemala, Belgium, France 2019 | 77 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: César Diaz
rated for 0 + years
20 years after the civil war in Guatemala, the submerged past comes to light thanks to the memories of the women of the time. Ernesto works as a …
03.10. | CinemaxX 8

Marriage Story

Guests
USA 2019 | 134 Min. | OV
Director: Noah Baumbach
rated for 0 + years
Oscar nominee Noah Baumbach paints a precise and compassionate portrait of a marriage breaking apart. Charlie (Adam Driver) is a playwright who wants …
04.10. | Abaton GR

Sune vs Sune

Guests
Sweden 2018 | 89 Min. | OV with German voice over
Director: Jon Holmberg
rated for 0 + years
On his first day in year four an unpleasant surprise awaits Sune. A new classmate is sitting in his place and he is everything that Sune would like …
04.10. | Abaton GR

Snow White and the magic of the dwarves

Guests
Czech Republic, Germany 2018 | 90 Min. | no subs
Director: Ngo The Chau
rated for 0 + years
Snow White finds out that her cold-blooded stepmother wants to oppress the people and remain the most beautiful in the land at any price. Driven away …
04.10. | Passage 1

Pelican Blood

Guests
Germany, Bulgaria 2019 | 126 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Katrin Gebbe
rated for 0 + years
In ancient mythology, mother pelicans fed their young their own blood if they were in danger of starving: a film about a woman whose motherly …
04.10. | CinemaxX 3

All Alone

Guests
Croatia, Netherlands, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro 2018 | 85 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Bobo Jelčić
rated for 0 + years
A father fights for more time with his daughter: a family drama from Croatia that portrays a tense, emotional odyssey through all instances …
04.10. | Abaton GR

Psychobitch

Guests
Norway 2019 | 109 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Martin Lund
rated for 0 + years
Love in the age of »Generation Perfect«: the box-office hit from Norway tells the refreshing coming-of-age story of two young people, who despite …
04.10. | Studio

Widow of Silence

Guests
India 2018 | 85 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Praveen Morchhale
rated for 0 + years
A widow in Kashmir is denied a new start and is instead forced to undergo an odyssey through a maze of corrupt bureaucracy. Aasia is a so-called …
04.10. | Abaton Klein

Lingua Franca

Guests
USA, Philippines 2019 | 95 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Isabel Sandoval
rated for 0 + years
Sensuous and provocative: Isabel Sandoval tells the astonishingly frank story of the political and sexual awakening of a disempowered woman. The …
04.10. | Cinemaxx 3

Official Secrets

Guests
United Kingdom, USA 2019 | 112 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Gavin Hood
rated for 0 + years
A British whistleblower reveals exortionate machinations before the third Gulf War to the press and is arrested: a tense court drama based on a true …
04.10. | Hapag-Lloyd Zentrale

Ulrich Tukur - Life of a Showman

Guests
Germany 2019 | 60 Min. | OV
Director: Eva Gerberding
rated for 0 + years
A sensitive portrait of an exceptional character closely connected to Hamburg. Ulrich Tukur is a true all-rounder. He sings, plays piano and …
04.10. | CinemaxX 2

One Child Nation

Guests
People's Republic of China, USA 2019 | 85 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Population planning and the consequences: a disturbing journey into the Chinese past and present. China’s so-called »one child …
04.10. | Abaton GR

Martin Eden

Guests
Italy, Germany, France 2019 | 129 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Pietro Marcello
rated for 0 + years
Based on the eponymous novel by Jack London, this visually impressive drama tells of the class struggle at the beginning of the 20th century and art …
04.10. | Studio

Mute Fire

Guests
Colombia 2019 | 83 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Federico Atehortúa Arteaga
rated for 0 + years
ESSAY In the tradition of Harun Farocki and João Moreira Salles, in this personal film essay Federico Atehortúa Arteaga examines the relationship …
04.10. | Blankeneser Kino

Young Juliette

Guests
Canada 2019 | 93 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Anne Émond
rated for 0 + years
In this Canadian feel-good comedy about a self-confident teenage girl, eveything’s a little bit over the top. 14-year old Juliette is …
04.10. | CinemaxX 3

Ulrich Tukur - Life of a Showman

Guests
Germany 2019 | 60 Min. | OV
Director: Eva Gerberding
rated for 0 + years
A sensitive portrait of an exceptional character closely connected to Hamburg. Ulrich Tukur is a true all-rounder. He sings, plays piano and …
04.10. | Studio

Transnistra

Guests
Sweden, Denmark, Belgium 2019 | 93 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Anna Eborn
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Hearts a-flutter and probing questions about the future: against a beautiful backdrop, a film about the everyday life of six teenagers in …
04.10. | CinemaxX 1

Echo

Guests
Iceland, France, Switzerland 2019 | 79 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson
rated for 0 + years
A calmly tender, loosely episodic echo of Icelandic society by Rúnar Rúnarsson. It’s just before Christmas. There’s a special atmosphere …
04.10. | Abaton GR

Adoration

Guests
France, Belgium 2019 | 98 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Fabrice du Welz
rated for 0 + years
Genre-hopping Fabrice du Welz undertakes a fantastic trip into the abyss of the soul. 12-year old Paul lives with his mum in a remote forest in …
05.10. | Abaton GR

Snow White and the magic of the dwarves

Guests
Czech Republic, Germany 2018 | 90 Min. | no subs
Director: Ngo The Chau
rated for 0 + years
Snow White finds out that her cold-blooded stepmother wants to oppress the people and remain the most beautiful in the land at any price. Driven away …
05.10. | Passage 1

Fahim

Guests
France 2019 | 107 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Pierre François Martin-Laval
rated for 0 + years
The true story of a young chess genius fighting for the right to stay in France, told with passion and humour. 8-year old Fahim (Assad Ahmed) …
05.10. | Metropolis

Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains

Guests
People's Republic of China 2019 | 154 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Gu Xiaogang
rated for 0 + years
A film like a river: three generations of a Chinese family drift through four eventful seasons Fuyang lies in a valley in eastern China and was …
05.10. | CinemaxX 2

Tomboy

Guests
France 2011 | 82 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Céline Sciamma
rated for 0 + years
Empathetic, impressive and wonderfully natural, the film portrays the decisive summer for a girl who would like to be different. Laure likes her …
05.10. | CinemaxX 3

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

Guests
United Kingdom 2019 | 102 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Nick Broomfield
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY »So Long, Marianne«: the biopic tells of the close relationship between singer Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne …
05.10. | Abaton GR

Wild Rose

Guests
United Kingdom 2018 | 101 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Tom Harper
rated for 0 + years
A star is born: newcomer Jessie Buckley shines in this unsentimental portrait of a rebellious country singer on the road to fame. Newly released …
05.10. | CinemaxX 1

Sorry We Missed You

Guests
United Kingdom, France, Belgium 2019 | 101 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Ken Loach
rated for 0 + years
Zero hours contracts and neo-liberal serfdom: Ken Loach’s new film tells of the social abyss created by a digital service economy. Ricky, Abby …
05.10. | CinemaxX 3

Bangla

Guests
Italy 2019 | 87 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Phaim Bhuiyan
rated for 0 + years
Culture shock as romcom – with the Bengali director playing himself with loads of charm and self-irony. Phaim, a 22-year old Muslim with …
05.10. | Metropolis

Martin Eden

Guests
Italy, Germany, France 2019 | 129 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Pietro Marcello
rated for 0 + years
Based on the eponymous novel by Jack London, this visually impressive drama tells of the class struggle at the beginning of the 20th century and art …
05.10. | Abaton GR

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Guests
France 2019 | 120 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Céline Sciamma
rated for 0 + years
Céline Sciamma‘s new film is a sensitive love story and a powerful modern statement about the situation of women in the past and today. In …
05.10. | CinemaxX 3

Official Secrets

Guests
United Kingdom, USA 2019 | 112 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Gavin Hood
rated for 0 + years
A British whistleblower reveals exortionate machinations before the third Gulf War to the press and is arrested: a tense court drama based on a true …
05.10. | Abaton Klein

Winter's Night

Guests
Republic of Korea (South Korea) 2018 | 91 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Jang Woo-jin
rated for 0 + years
Director Jang Woo-jin’s film is a tightrope walk between reality and dream, yesterday and today, rush and catharsis. Eun-ju and Heung-ju have been …
05.10. | CinemaxX 2

The Secret of a Leader

Guests
Kazakhstan 2018 | 97 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Farkhat Sharipov
rated for 0 + years
Capitalism made in Kazakhstan: a bank clerk longs for glamour and girls and lands up in a world of false friends and dirty money. Kanat is fed …
05.10. | Abaton GR

Ghost Tropic

Guests
Belgium 2019 | 85 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Bas Devos
rated for 0 + years
A woman falls asleep in the subway and sets out on a nocturnal odyssey through the melting pot of Brussels. A minimalistic night walk full of …

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