Das Filmfest 2019

Friday

October 25

Friday October 25 8:30 PM

8:30 PM

Nevrland

17-year-old Jakob wants nothing more than to feel alive. Uncontrollable anxiety attacks prevent him from doing so and force him to escape into virtual worlds. One night, he meets 26-year-old Kristjan in a cam chat. Their encounter marks the beginning of a transpersonal journey to the wounds of their souls.
in German and English with Czech and English subtitles

Nevrland

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2019

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88 min

Directed by

Friday October 25 8:15 PM

8:15 PM

Wings of Desire

Visible only to those like them and to human children, Damiel and Cassiel are two angels, who have existed even before humankind. Along with several other angels, they currently wander around West Berlin, generally on their own, observing and preserving life, sometimes trying to provide comfort to the troubled, although those efforts are not always successful. Among those they are currently observing are: the cast and crew of a movie - a detective story set in WWII Nazi Germany -... more...
in German and English with Czech and English subtitles

Der Himmel über Berlin

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1987

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128 min

Directed by

Friday October 25 8:15 PM

8:15 PM

Kaviar

Only a crazy oligarch could think of building a lavish Florence-style palace on a central bridge in the heart of Vienna. But his interpreter Nadia together with her best friend and her nanny have a just as crazy sabotage plan. Who will succeed?
in German and Russian with Czech subtitles

Kaviar

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2019

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93 min

Directed by

Friday October 25 6:15 PM

6:15 PM

Shorts II

Das filmfest short films.Life in Neuperlach, a Munich suburb, is quaint. It is a safe neighborhood, where people know and greet each other. Everybody has their own backyard; single car garages are lining the narrow footpaths and everything is groomed. But for some time now that peacefulness is troubled, because refugees are supposed to move in next door. As some of the residents are afraid of the noise to be expected, they are putting up a noise protection wall. Biotope... more...
in German with Czech subtitles

Biotop

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2018

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12 min

Friday October 25 6:00 PM

6:00 PM

The Ground Beneath My Feet

Not yet 30, Lola controls her personal life with the same ruthless efficiency she uses to optimize profits in her job as a high-powered business consultant. No one knows about her older sister Conny or her family's history of mental illness. But when a tragic event forces Conny back into Lola's life and her secrets begin to unravel, Lola's grip on reality seems to slips away.
in German and English with Czech subtitles

Der Boden unter den Füßen

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2019

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108 min

Directed by

Friday October 25 6:00 PM

6:00 PM

L'animale

Riding on their tuned-up bikes, Mati and her posse of male friends intimidate their neighborhood and harass the girls. In their village, they rule. But when her closest pal Sebastian falls in love with Mati and her enemy Carla unexpectedly turns into a friend, Mati is in danger of losing her standing among her male friends. Meanwhile Mati's parents have a decision to make: What's more important, appearances or reality?
in German with Czech and English subtitles

L'animale

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2018

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100 min

Directed by

Thursday

October 24

Thursday October 24 8:30 PM

8:30 PM

I Was at Home, But

After a 13-year-old student disappears without a trace for a week and suddenly reappears, his mother and teachers are confronted with existential questions that change their whole view of life.
in German with Czech and English subtitles

Ich war zuhause, aber

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2019

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105 min

Directed by

Thursday October 24 8:15 PM

8:15 PM

The American Friend

Tom Ripley has a sweet deal with an art forger. The forger creates the paintings; Tom sells them. But another criminal business associate wants Tom to go in for an even riskier enterprise: murder. Tom suggests his associate ask a local picture framer instead. That man has a fatal disease, or so it's rumored. More, he has a wife and kid that surely he wouldn't want to leave penniless. Let this picture framer be a hit man, and no one... more...
in German, English and French with Czech and English subtitles

Der amerikanische Freund

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1977

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125 min

Directed by

Thursday October 24 8:15 PM

8:15 PM

Cut Off

Thriller set in the world of Forensic Pathology. Coroner Paul Herzfeld finds a capsule in the head of a heavily mutilated corpse, containing a phone number and single word: the name of his daughter.
in German with Czech and English subtitles

Abgeschnitten

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2018

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132 min

Directed by

Thursday October 24 6:15 PM

6:15 PM

Inland

"Politics for Austria," "Fairness," "We provide security"-election slogans that promise a return to bygone morals, adorn the city of Vienna before the Austrian national parliamentary elections in 2017. The mistrust with regard to supposed political elites, coupled with promises made by the right wing populist parties, polarize Austrian society. INLAND offers intimate insight into the lives of its protagonists and thereby draws a genre picture of their fears and hopes in complex times.
in German with Czech and English subtitles

Inland

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2019

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95 min

Directed by

Thursday October 24 6:00 PM

6:00 PM

Animals and other people

ANIMALS AND OTHER PEOPLE introduces viewers to Vienna's animal shelter and its inhabitants. The encounters between human and animal and the individual stories and peculiarities are affectionate, sometimes sad, and then again, strange. A tender gaze at the nature of the animals and a critical look at human irresponsibility.
in German with Czech and English subtitles

Tiere und andere Menschen

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2017

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88 min

Directed by

Thursday October 24 6:00 PM

6:00 PM

Raus

Glocke had a simple plan to set the pimp Hermann's SUV on fire, become an internet star and impress Lena. Instead, he drops into a mobile toilette and becomes a web-fail. He decides to follow the web call to hike and search for the drop-out Friedrich. Together with Judith, Steffi, Elias and Paule he heads of into the Harz. As access to internet and smartphones are not allowed the plan to start all over again works and the adventure brings... more...
in German with Czech and English subtitles

Raus

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2018

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101 min

Directed by

Wednesday

October 23

Wednesday October 23 8:30 PM

8:30 PM

Die Toten Hosen - You Only Live Once

'Tage wie diese' ('Days like these'), 'Hier kommt Alex' ('Here comes Alex') or 'Auswärtsspiel' ('Away Game'): the greatest hits of Die Toten Hosen are an essential part of all their concerts. Founded in 1982, with roots in German punk, the band has been writing songs for 36 years in which politics, fun and sometimes provocation are by no means at cross purposes and which reflect the present more than any other German band. For lead singer and lyricist Campino, in... more...
in German with Czech and English subtitles

Weil du nur einmal lebst - Die Toten Hosen auf Tour

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2019

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107 min

Wednesday October 23 8:15 PM

8:15 PM

What Have We Done to Deserve This?

Wanda's world has been turned upside down when her teenage daughter Nina suddenly turns up in a hijab. Secretly, Nina has converted to Islam; she exclusively eats halal, strictly observes the prayer times and wishes to be called Fatima. Mother of a liberal Viennese patchwork family, Wanda is appalled; she has always strongly stood against religious fanaticism. However, all attempts to make Nina see reason fail. To make matters worse, Wanda's ex-husband has just fathered a child with his latest... more...
in German with Czech and English subtitles

Womit haben wir das verdient?

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2018

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91 min

Directed by

Wednesday October 23 8:15 PM

8:15 PM

Subs

Cosmetic surgeon Claus and his wife, the garden architect Evi, are among the better earners in Germany and enjoy their fine villa in the posh Grunewald. When their cleaner no longer comes to work one day, he switches a non-serious advertisement to a newspaper, in which he looks for "a slave". And promptly, interested parties who take the formulation seriously take notice. At first, they are shocked, but then engage the educated and willing couple Bartos and Lana as their... more...
in German with Czech and English subtitles

Herrliche Zeiten

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2018

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110 min

Directed by

Wednesday October 23 6:15 PM

6:15 PM

Behind Me - Bruno Ganz

Documentary about Bruno Ganz.
Czech subtitles

Behind Me - Bruno Ganz

2002

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85 min

Directed by

Wednesday October 23 6:00 PM

6:00 PM

Schwimmen

'Swimming' or 'Schwimmen'(OT) is the story of Elisa and Anthea, two most different girls, whose friendship gives them orientation and stability in the most difficult time of their young lives. But their innocent friendship soon turns into dependency. To maintain their cohesion, they develop a game - which turns them from victims to offenders.
in German with Czech subtitles

Schwimmen

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2018

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102 min

Directed by

Wednesday October 23 6:00 PM

6:00 PM

Midnight Runner

A young chef and long distance runner is tormented by the loss of his brother not too long ago. He focusses on his running, his girlfriend and his work. But when he believes he is not treated fairly he takes out his anger on vulnerable women walking alone at night. This is a gripping thriller and based on similar incidents in Switzerland in the 1990s.
in German with Czech subtitles

Der Läufer

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2018

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92 min

Directed by

Tuesday

October 22

Tuesday October 22 8:30 PM

8:30 PM

Berlin Bouncer

An exciting piece of Berlin's cultural history from the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall to the vibrant present.
in German and English with Czech and English subtitles

Berlin Bouncer

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2019

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87 min

Directed by

Starring

Tuesday October 22 8:15 PM

8:15 PM

Gundermann

The movie deals with the real life story of East German singer and writer Gerhard Gundermann and his struggles with music, life as a coal miner and his dealings with the secret police (STASI) of the GDR.
in German with Czech and English subtitles

Gundermann

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2018

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128 min

Directed by

Tuesday October 22 8:15 PM

8:15 PM

Crush My Heart

Two Romany teenagers fall in love after being sent away from their poor village in Eastern Slovakia to beg on the streets of wealthy Vienna. For the first time they get a glimpse of happiness, but it doesn't last long.
in Slovak and German with English and German subtitles

Zerschlag mein Herz

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2018

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99 min

Directed by

Tuesday October 22 6:15 PM

6:15 PM

Fritzi: A Revolutionary Tale

East Germany, 1989. Twelve-year-old Fritzi lovingly takes care of her best friend Sophie's little dog Sputnik, while Sophie's family is on summer vacation in Hungary. When Sophie doesn't come back from vacation, Fritzi and Sputnik set out in search of her. Historically accurate, authentic and with lots of rich period detail and atmosphere, this moving animated film for the whole family retells the story of the peaceful revolution of 1989 from a child's perspective. An entertaining and exciting tale of... more...
in German with Czech subtitles

Fritzi – Eine Wendewundergeschichte

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2019

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90 min

Tuesday October 22 6:00 PM

6:00 PM

Sweethearts

Forced together by fate and an ill-executed diamond robbery, professional criminal Mel and her easily-panicked hostage Franny are in a race against time. Soon pursued by a relentless detective and the greedy Berlin underworld, the mismatched pair are left with no other choice than to work together.
in German with Czech and English subtitles

Sweethearts

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2019

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107 min

Directed by

Tuesday October 22 6:00 PM

6:00 PM

Hafis & Mara

The film tells the story of the later years of a diverse artistic couple, the Swiss-Lebanese artist Hafis Bertschinger and his faithful wife and patron, Mara. Hafis is a tireless traveller, crossing borders between different worlds and cultures, who still in his senior years passionately creates art. He loves experimenting and being challenged, in his art, in relationships, in everyday life. However his unconditional dedication to art and his impulsive character have also caused a lot of pain. The film... more...
in German with Czech and English subtitles

Hafis & Mara

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2018

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88 min

Directed by

Monday

October 21

Monday October 21 8:30 PM

8:30 PM

Wackersdorf

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in German with Czech subtitles

Wackersdorf

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2018

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123 min

Directed by

Monday October 21 8:15 PM

8:15 PM

Family Practice

Simon has a love-hate relationship with his father, a polyamorous Jewish psychiatrist. When his parents go on holiday, Simon initiates a seductive game of cat-and-mouse with his father's mistress and gets disastrously tangled up in the sticky family network.
in German with Czech and English subtitles

Sohn meines Vaters

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2018

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89 min

Directed by

Monday October 21 8:15 PM

8:15 PM

Love Machine

Georgy, singer of a two-man-band, loses his partner and friend. Broke and with no place to live, Georgy discovers a profitable market niche. He decides to offer himself and his body to the ladies in return for payment. It's running smoothly in his new line of work until new complications arise: Georgy falls in love with Jadwiga, a driving instructor.
in German with Czech subtitles

Love Machine

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2019

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90 min

Directed by

Monday October 21 6:15 PM

6:15 PM

Shorts III

Shorts of Das FilmfestShower scenes in movies take us to the cinema’s heart of strangeness – like sex scenes, they are a performance of intimacy, of private moments that usually are shielded from the public. We delectate over the bodies of stars, these familiar strangers.Molly, a woman or a dog, wanders in the city making bubbles. It’s a national holiday and Molly walks in all fours among parades, people in uniform and ancient drama theater plays.Within the largest forest in... more...
Czech subtitles

Limerence

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2018

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6 min

Monday October 21 6:00 PM

6:00 PM

#Female Pleasure

#FEMALE PLEASURE embarks on a journey to discover the remaining obstacles that stand in the way of female sexuality in the 21st century.
in English, German and Japanese with Czech and English subtitles

#Female Pleasure

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2018

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97 min

Directed by

Starring

Monday October 21 6:00 PM

6:00 PM

How About Adolf?

Stephan (Christoph Maria Herbst) and his wife Elisabeth (Caroline Peters) organize a dinner in their house in Bonn. Invited are family friend René (Justus von Dohnányi), Thomas (Florian David Fitz) and his pregnant girlfriend Anna (Janina Uhse). But the parents of an unborn boy make sure that the evening planned as a cozy get-together suddenly gets out of hand: they announce that they want to call their child Adolf and thus cause a scandal.
in German with Czech and English subtitles

Der Vorname

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2018

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91 min

Directed by