Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Top German Films

What exactly does that mean? As in the United States the top grossing films aren’t necessarily the top artistic films. But just because a film is a top income producer, doesn’t mean the film is terrible either.

The Filmies met last night and watched a presentation on recent German films. Here’s a quick overview of the presentation.

Thanks to everyone who made it out to Rahr Brewery for our June Filmies meeting. Next month we’ll be gathering for a showing of the anime film Paprika at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Lives of Others
2006 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film
7 2005 Lolas, including Best Film & Director
No. 6 Grossing Film 2006
Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Starring: Martina Gedeck, Ulrich Muehe, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur, Thomas Thieme

Four Minutes (Vier Minuten)
2006 Gold Lola
2006 Best Actress Lola - MonicaBleibtreu
Directed by Chris Kraus II
Starring:Monica Bleibtreu, Hannah Herzsprung, Sven Pippig, Richy Mueller, Jasmin Tabatabai

Grave Decisions (Wer Wer früher stirbt ist länger tot)
2006 Best Director Lola
No. 7 Grossing Film 2006
Directed by Marcus H. Rosenmueller
Starring: Fritz Karl, Jurgen Tonkel, Julie Ronstedt, Markus Kroier, Saskia Vester II

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
2006 Silver Lola
No. 1 Grossing Film 2006
Directed by Tom Tykwer
Starring: Ben Whisaw, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Rickman, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Corinna Harfouch

The Thief Lord (Der Herr der Deibe)
No. 10 Grossing Film 2006
Directed by Richard Claus
Starring:Vanessa Redgrave, Caroline Goodall, Alexei Savle, Aaron Johnson IV

Seven Dwarfs (7 Zwerge)
No. 3 Grossing Film 2006
Directed by Sven Unterwaldt Jr.
Starring: Otto Waalkes, Boris Alijnovic, Gustav-Peter Wohler, Ralf Schmitz, Martin Schneider

Hui Buh
No. 5 Grossing Film 2006
Directed by Sebastian Niemann
Starring: Michael Herbig, Christoph Maria Herbst, Heike Makatsch, Ellenie Salvo Gonzalez, Nick Brimble