Das Filmfest 2021

Sunday

November 7

Sunday November 7 8:30 PM

8:30 PM

Where No One Knows Us

The deportation of two Chechen refugee children from Austria is temporarily suspended after their mother attempts suicide.But what will happen to the family now?
in German with Czech and English subtitles

Ein bisschen bleiben wir noch

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2020

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115 min

Directed by

Sunday November 7 8:15 PM

8:15 PM

My Little Sister

Berlin-born twins Lisa (Nina Hoss) and Sven (Lars Eidinger) have a lifelong shared passion for theater. He's a famous actor, while she has abandoned her writing to live with her husband and children in Switzerland. When Sven falls gravely ill, Lisa begins to dramatically re-evaluate her life.
in German, French and English with Czech and English subtitles

Schwesterlein

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2020

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99 min

Sunday November 7 6:00 PM

6:00 PM

Hello Again - A Wedding a Day

Zazie is invited to her best friend's wedding. She decides to do everything to prevent what is in her eyes the mistake of his life. But when she finds herself trapped in the time-line of the wedding, things get complicated.
in German with Czech and English subtitles

Hallo Again

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2020

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92 min

Directed by

Sunday November 7 5:45 PM

5:45 PM

The Audition

Anna Bronsky is a violin teacher at the Conservatoire. Against the advice of her colleagues, she imposes the admission of a pupil, in whom she sees a great talent. With a lot of involvement, she prepares Alexander for the end-of-year exam and neglects her young son Jonas, who is also a violinist and ice hockey fan. She moves away more and more from her husband, so fond of him, the French "luthier" Philippe Bronsky. At the approach of audition, Anna pushes Alexander towards performances more and more exceptional. The decisive day, an accident occurs, heavy consequence.
in German and French with Czech and English subtitles

Das Vorspiel

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2019

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99 min

Directed by

Saturday

November 6

Saturday November 6 8:30 PM

8:30 PM

One-way to Moscow

Around the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall, hundreds of thousands of people were spied on in Switzerland. Policeman Schuler goes undercover to reveal a possible political coup in the Zurich Schauspielhaus.
in German with Czech and English subtitles

Moskau Einfach!

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2020

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106 min

Directed by

Saturday November 6 8:15 PM

8:15 PM

Exile

EXIL tells the story of a chemical engineer of foreign origin who feels discriminated and bullied at work, plunging him into an identity crisis.
in German and Albanian with Czech and English subtitles

Exil

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2020

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121 min

Directed by

Saturday November 6 6:00 PM

6:00 PM

Berlin Alexanderplatz

Francis, 30-year-old refugee is the sole survivor of a boat which crossed the Mediterranean illegally from West Africa. When he wakes up on a beach in the south of Europe, he is determined to live a regular, decent life from now on. But he winds up in present-day Berlin where a stateless person without a work permit is treated just as mercilessly. He initially resists an offer to deal drugs in Hasenheide park, but then comes under the influence of... more...
in German with Czech and English subtitles

Berlin Alexanderplatz

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2020

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183 min

Directed by

Saturday November 6 5:45 PM

5:45 PM

The Diver Inside

The Viennese Irene is a strong and self-confident woman who lives on Ibiza with her 18-year-old daughter Lena. The close relationship between mother and daughter is shaken when Irene's ex-partner Paul returns to Ibiza together with his son Robert. His world career as a composer and musician is in danger. He will soon be on trial for having severely mistreated Irene. He tries to manipulate Irene with every means at his disposal in order to withdraw the charges. When he... more...

Friday

November 5

Friday November 5 8:30 PM

8:30 PM

Operation Curveball

CURVEBALL tells the grotesque, at times even surreal, true story of how the Iraq war was started based on nothing but fake intelligence and the involvement of the German government and the German secret service.
in German, English and Arabic with Czech and English subtitles

Curveball

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2020

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108 min

Directed by

Friday November 5 8:15 PM

8:15 PM

Lovecut

Through different intersecting stories, LOVECUT tells about three teenage couples and their conflicts with identity, love and sexuality in our digital, rapid changing society that offers many possibilities, as well as extreme challenges. What we observe is a snapshot, an excerpt from their lives and their love stories. An attempt to better understand the bold youth of our time as well as the society we live in.

Friday November 5 6:00 PM

6:00 PM

Enfant Terrible

The life and the impact of iconic German New Wave director, Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
in German with Czech and English subtitles

Enfant Terrible

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2020

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134 min

Directed by

Friday November 5 5:45 PM

5:45 PM

Davos

The contrast between the lives of those who live in this Swiss town year round and the powerful elite who gather there once a year for a conference.
in German with Czech and English subtitles

Davos

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2020

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99 min

Thursday

November 4

Thursday November 4 8:15 PM

8:15 PM

The Forum

Documentary and Behind the Scenes on the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland.
in German with Czech and English subtitles

Das Forum - Rettet Davos die Welt?

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2019

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89 min

Directed by

Thursday November 4 6:00 PM

6:00 PM

Fox in a Hole

When Fuchs starts his new job as a teacher in a prison school, replacing the old and unconventional teacher Berger against her will, he is forced to confront his biggest fear, triggered by the mysterious, withdrawn inmate Samira.
in German with Czech and English subtitles

Fuchs im Bau

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2020

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103 min

Thursday November 4 5:45 PM

5:45 PM

Needle Park Baby

Spring 1995 - after the closure of the Needle Park and the public drug scene in Zurich, eleven-year-old Mia and her heroin addicted mother Sandrine are relocated to the countryside. While caring for her mother, Mia spends time with her imaginary friend and a gang of local teenage misfits. These friendships finally give her the strength to rebel and break free from her abusive mother.
in German with Czech subtitles

Platzspitzbaby

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2020

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98 min

Directed by

Wednesday

November 3

Wednesday November 3 8:30 PM

8:30 PM

The German Lesson

Siggi Jepsen is in Germany after the war in an institution for difficult to educate young people. He is to write an essay on the subject "The pleasures of duty", but has no idea. Only when he is locked in a cell the next day, the memories of his childhood during the Second World War break out of him: His father Jens Ole Jepsen, a police officer, was then commissioned to bring the friendly expressionist painter Ludwig Nansen a professional... more...
in German with Czech and English subtitles

Deutschstunde

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2019

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130 min

Wednesday November 3 8:15 PM

8:15 PM

Freies Land

Two cops investigate the disappearance of two teen sisters in a remote town, where it seems like everyone has something to hide - including the bodies.
in German with Czech and English subtitles

Freies Land

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2019

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129 min

Directed by

Wednesday November 3 6:00 PM

6:00 PM

Glück Gehabt

Artur's released from the sheltered workshop that his marriage has become. A new woman enters his life. His relationshipis subjected to stress test. A tribute to love in the form of a black comedy.
in German with Czech and English subtitles

Glück Gehabt

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2019

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97 min

Directed by

Wednesday November 3 5:45 PM

5:45 PM

The Trouble with Being Born

Elli is an android programmed with memories that mean everything to her owner but nothing to her. The story of a machine and the ghosts we all carry within us.
in German with Czech and English subtitles

The Trouble with Being Born

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2020

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94 min

Tuesday

November 2

Tuesday November 2 8:15 PM

8:15 PM

Caged Birds

Barbara Hug is a young lawyer fighting Switzerland's antiquated prison system in the 1980s. Walter Stürm is in and often escaping out of jail becoming known as the Jailbreak King. When the two meet an unlikely alliance is formed.
in German with Czech and English subtitles

Bis wir tot sind oder frei

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2020

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118 min

Directed by

Tuesday November 2 8:00 PM

8:00 PM

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

In 1933 in Berlin. Anna is only nine years old when her life changes from the ground up. To escape the Nazis, her father Arthur Kemper, a well-known Jewish journalist, has to flee to Zurich. His family, Anna, her twelve-year-old brother Max and her mother Dorothea, follow him shortly thereafter. Anna has to leave everything behind, including her beloved pink rabbit, and to face a new life full of challenges and privations abroad.
in German, French and English with Czech and English subtitles

Als Hitler das rosa Kaninchen stahl

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2019

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119 min

Directed by

Tuesday November 2 6:00 PM

6:00 PM

3Freunde2Feinde

There three friends are slaving away for a pittance when a change in the companies leadership is announced. A masked worker gets the ball rolling in front of the assembled crew by scolding the new boss unnoticed. Of course the culprit must now be investigated and arrested at all costs - This film, which was shot without funding for just under 2,500 euros, allows itself the most beautiful moments when it pauses for a moment and leads us to roadside... more...
in German with Czech and English subtitles

3Freunde2Feinde

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2020

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109 min

Directed by

Tuesday November 2 5:45 PM

5:45 PM

Once Were Rebels

Two urban couples in their 30s decide to help Pavel, a Russian friend in trouble, escape to Austria. Though initially thrilled by the adventure, they soon find the foundations of their friendships and relationships are threatened.
in German, English and Russian with Czech and English subtitles

Waren einmal Revoluzzer

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2019

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103 min

Directed by