German Film Festival 2019

German Film Festival Opening Night: BALLOON M
Wednesday 29 May | German Film Festival Opening Night: BALLOON | 6.30pm Arrivals, 7pm film & afterparty. EASTEND
German Film Festival Special Event: MACK THE KNIFE - BRECHT'S THREEPENNY FILM R18+
Thursday 6 June | German Film Festival Special Event: MACK THE KNIFE - BRECHT'S THREEPENNY FILM | 6.30pm Reception, 7pm film. EASTEND
German Film Festival Closing Night: THE 3 PENNY OPERA ALL AGES
Wednesday 12 June | German Film Festival Closing Night: THE 3 PENNY OPERA | 6.30pm arrivals, 7pm film. EASTEND
GER19 Balloon M From: May 23, 2019
Director Michael “Bully” Herbigs’ spectacular and thrilling true story of two families’ extraordinary escape from East to West Germany in a homemade hot air balloon.
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GER19 Little Miss Dolittle E From: May 23, 2019
Ten-year-old Liliane is not a normal girl, she can talk to animals. When an elephant baby is kidnapped by pet traders, her talents are put to the test.
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GER19 100 Things R18+ From: May 30, 2019
All hilarious hell is set to break loose as childhood friends Paul and Toni make an impossible vow to rid themselves of all possessions for 100 days.
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GER19 Sealed Lips R From: May 30, 2019
Alexandra Maria Lara is the ex-prisoner of a Russian Soviet labour camp forced to remain silent about her experiences in order to retain her freedom.
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GER19 Outmastered R18+ From: May 30, 2019
A well-to-do couple’s search for a slave turns into pure comedy pandemonium in award-winning director Oskar Roehler’s deliciously twisted satire about class divisions.
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GER19 Playmaker R18+ From: May 30, 2019
Frederick Lau leads this enthralling thriller about a former pro footballer and jailbird sucked into the dangerous world of sports-betting and match-fixing.
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GER19 Adam & Evelyn R18+ From: May 30, 2019
Based on the popular novel by Ingo Schultz this is an offbeat love story about a tailor and a waitress set against the backdrop of a disintegrating 1989 East Germany.
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GER19 25km/h R18 From: May 30, 2019
From Markus Goller, the director of Friendship!, comes this captivating road trip comedy that delves into the heart of brotherhood starring Lars Eidinger & Bjarne Mädel.
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GER19 As Green As It Gets R18+ From: May 30, 2019
A charming road movie about grumpy, hard-done-by gardener Schorsch who escapes his old life, finding new experiences and even happiness as he explores the German skies.
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GER19 Bauhaus Spirit R18+ From: May 30, 2019
This documentary portrays the fascinating history of Walter Gropius’ Bauhaus, one of our century's most influential architectural schools.
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GER19 Blame Game R18+ From: May 30, 2019
Tour-de-force performances from an A-list cast tell the story of Middle East expert Martin, who sets out to investigate two linked terrorist attacks.
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GER19 Cold Feet R18+ From: May 30, 2019
A charming romantic comedy that forces a petty burglar together with a stroke patient (Heiner Lauterbach) and his granddaughter.
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GER19 Cutoff R18+ From: May 30, 2019
Moritz Bleibtreu stars as forensic scientist Paul whose daughter is abducted in terrifying circumstances in genre expert Christian Alvart’s nerve-wracking psychothriller.
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GER19 Easy Love R18+ From: May 30, 2019
This experimental fiction debut of Tamer Jandali follows seven adults on their search for a balance between emotional security and sensual fulfillment.
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GER19 Gundermann R18+ From: May 30, 2019
Andreas Dresen presents this moving and endearing portrait of the beloved East German folk singer and song writer Gerhard “Gundi” Gundermann.
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GER19 How about Adolf? R18+ From: May 30, 2019
A family dinner goes awry when Thomas (Florian David Fitz) and his girlfriend announce their intention to name their son Adolf in this social satire.
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GER19 Midnight Runner R18+ From: May 30, 2019
Presented in the New Directors section at San Sebastián and at Zurich Film Festivals, this is a portrait of a well-known top athlete who turned into a serial offender.
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GER19 Mack The Knife - Brecht's Threepenny Film R18+ From: May 30, 2019
Director Joachim A. Lang and his outstanding cast enthusiastically bring to life true events that followed the huge success of Bertolt Brecht’s 'Threepenny Opera'.
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GER19 Styx R18+ From: May 30, 2019
Styx bravely depicts the Western world’s indifference towards the refugee crisis telling the story of a woman who takes a life-changing solo yacht trip.
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GER19 Sweethearts R18+ From: May 30, 2019
When a diamond heist goes wrong, an unlikely friendship between a robber and her hostage is formed in this all-star, action-fueled comedy that packs a punch.
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GER19 The Captain R18+ From: May 30, 2019
In a darkly evocative and brutally stark return to German cinema, Robert Schwentke presents the arresting true tale of the wartime impostor Willi Herold.
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GER19 The Ground Beneath My Feet R18+ From: May 30, 2019
Valerie Pachner delivers a standout performance as Lola, a workaholic torn between the corporate world and family life.
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GER19 The Innocent R18+ From: May 30, 2019
Simon Jaquemet’s psychological thriller boldly approaches spiritualism with a scepticism that both challenges and embraces people’s capacity to believe.
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GER19 The Keeper M From: May 30, 2019
The legendary story of Bert Trautmann, Manchester City’s first German goalkeeper, is exquisitely portrayed in this romantic, life-affirming biography.
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GER19 Invisible Sue E From: May 30, 2019
Twelve-year-old Sue loves superheroes. When her mother is kidnapped, Sue tries to track her down with the help of her new friends Tobi and App.
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GER19 Mountain Miracle R18+ From: May 30, 2019
13-year-old Amelie embarks on climbing a summit in the Alps despite a medical condition. Bart, a young enigmatic cow herder becomes her best friend and supporter.
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GER19 What Doesn't Kill Us R18+ From: May 30, 2019
This tender and humorous mosaic of stories about the struggles & conflicts that come with middle age charmed audiences at its premiere at the 2018 Locarno Film Festival.
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GER19 Help, I Shrunk My Parents E From: May 30, 2019
Packed with fast-paced excitement and lots of humour Help, I Shrunk My Parents is fun for the whole family.
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GER19 The 3 Penny Opera ALL AGES From: Jun 6, 2019
Bertolt Brecht’s The Threepenny Opera follows underworld anti-hero Macheath and his rivalry with Jonathan Peachum, the "beggar king" of London.
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GER19 Jim Button and Luke the Locomotive Driver E From: Jun 6, 2019
Jim Button, his buddy Luke the Engine Driver and Emma the Locomotive live on the little island of Morrowland. One day, they set out on a great adventure.
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