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Dora Brandes

Dora Brandes

Germany 1916

DIR Magnus Stifter

With money from her former admirer, Dora furthers the political career of her new lover, a journalist. As in other films in which the Asta character crosses love (woman’s world) and politics (man’s), she loses the love of both men, whose allegiance is to the political.

Red Italy

Red Italy

United States 1979

DIR Eric Mitchell

Second feature film by the French-born director is a Bertolucci-style story of a bored, rich woman looking for romance and adventure. She meets an American G.I., dumps him, then falls for a Communist worker.

Last One Will End Up in Hell

Last One Will End Up in Hell

Czechoslovakia 1982

DIR Ludvík Ráža

Adventure story about a magical bottle that can fulfill one wish.

The Borrowed Face

The Borrowed Face

Czechoslovakia 1965

DIR Pavel Hobl

In this slightly science-fictiony drama, a young medical researcher is full of idealism and hope, especially after he finds a way to change one person’s face for another.

Do You Keep a Lion at Home?

Do You Keep a Lion at Home?

Czechoslovakia 1963

DIR Pavel Hobl

Two young friends (Ladislav Ocenasek and Josef Filip) arrive at school one morning to find the doors locked and the building deserted. Along comes a talking dog, who escorts the kids to a fantastic land where animals are able to converse with children.

Sins of the Fathers

Sins of the Fathers

Denmark 1912

DIR Urban Gad

Asta Nielsen portrays the daughter of a man who is rapidly drinking away the family’s money. Taking a job as an artist’s model, she falls in love with a painter who soon forgets her. When he needs a dissipated model he finds one in his former lover, now an alcoholic herself.

The Jackboot Mutiny

The Jackboot Mutiny

Austria 1955

DIR G.W. Pabst

Gas in the Veins

Gas in the Veins

Finland 1970

DIR Risto Jarva

Lasse Roos has been a car dealer, who marries Marja, the daughter of rich a sausage factory owner. With the financial support of his father-in-law Lasse is able to start a carreer as a rally driver. But Lasse would like to achieve financially independent and became a professional driver.

Ukrainian Time Machine

Ukrainian Time Machine

United States 2008

DIR Naomi Uman

While exploring family roots in Ukraine, American filmmaker Naomi Uman lived in Legedzine, a small village near the center of the country, and made this documentary about the people there.

Zapata's Gang

Zapata's Gang

Germany 1914

DIR Urban Gad

A motley group employed by the Nordland Film arrives in Italy for on-location shooting. Though the area has been terrorized by bandits, the film team is determined to finish another „sensational hit.“ They dress up as wild robbers and initiate a series of dramatic reversals…

White Roses

White Roses

Germany 1914

DIR Urban Gad

This love story doubles as a film policier, as the key to a lady’s jewelry box disappears, then becomes the key to her marriage prospects as well.

Impossible Love

Impossible Love

Germany 1932

DIR Erich Waschneck

According to Nielsen’s autobiography, the original novel dealt with a middle-aged woman artist who falls in love with an elderly sculptor, marries him, and lives happily. In the film version the sculptor became a young man with a deranged wife, and the ‘impossible love’ ended tragically.

The Only Way

The Only Way

United Kingdom 1925

DIR Herbert Wilcox

Naked Hearts

Naked Hearts

France 1966

DIR Édouard Luntz

A study of the lives and attitudes of a group of young semi-delinquents living around Paris.

Forever Enthralled

Forever Enthralled

China 2008

DIR Chen Kaige

A biographical account of Mei Lanfang, China’s greatest opera star, played by Leon Lai.

Asta Nielsen als Mannequin

Asta Nielsen als Mannequin

Germany 1915

DIR 

In this film, Nielsen plays the role of a mannequin, using her body as a clotheshorse. She makes a striking entrance on a flight of stairs (stairs often appear in Nielsen films), which serve as a stage on which to present sumptuous gowns and precious accessories.

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

United States 1999

DIR Scott King

Set in mid WWII, two code specialists are hard at work trying to decipher Japanese messages and sending confusing messages to deceive the Japanese. However the film is more about the sexual mores of the day than about the wartime effort.

Shikasha

Shikasha

Japan 2010

DIR Isamu Hirabayashi

There are investigators searching on a wasteland. Imprisoned and bound by rope, a mother and child lay in darkness. Investigators begin to dig a hole in the ground…

Shadows of Silence

Nightmares and realities of a depressed person who is in exile.

Lusts of Mankind

Lusts of Mankind

Germany 1927

DIR Rudolf Meinert

The feminine character is a cocaine addict mother ready to do anything to keep her daughter from falling into the same vice.