In celebration for World Cup 2014 championship: German movies
Good Bye, Lenin! – Good Bye, Lenin!
Shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall, Alexander (Daniel Brühl) is participating in a protest against the government. His mother Mrs. Kerner (Katrin Sab), faithful follower of the party, tries to take her son of the protest and ends up having a heart attack that leaves her in a coma. She awakens after the fall of the Berlin Wall, when East Germany is facing great changes. Alexander, afraid that his mother could have some other health problem, makes a Herculean effort to hide from her the events.
The Edukators – Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei
Jan (Daniel Brühl) and Peter (Stipe Erceg) are two young idealists who invade houses and mess up them, leaving protest messages. They call themselves “The Edukators”. Jule (Julia Jentsch), Peter’s girlfriend works hard to pay a debt she owes a wealthy businessman. Upon discovering the invasion, Jule decides to invade Hardenberg’s (Burghart Klaubner) house, the entrepreneur with which she has the debt. During the invasion no problems occur, however Jule forgets her phone and try to recovery it the next day. But she and Jan meet with the Hardenberg in the house. Not knowing what to do, they end up kidnapping the businessman.
Downfall – Der Untergang
Downfall recounts the last days of Hitler, brilliantly portrayed by the actor Bruno Ganz, in the bunker in Berlin that is about to be invaded by Russian troops. The film is based on the reports of the young Hitler’s secretary Traudl Junge (Alexandra Maria Lara).
Run Lola Run – Lola rennt
Lola (Franka Potente) tries to help her boyfriend Manni (Moritz Bleibtreu), collector of a gang of smugglers, who forgot a bag on the subway with 100,000 marks. He has only 20 minutes to recover the money. Lola runs through the streets of Berlin trying to find a solution, depending on her decisions three possible endings are presented.
The Girl with Nine Wigs – Heute bin ich blond
Sophie (Lisa Tomaschewsky) is a college girl who just found out to have a rare and aggressive form of cancer. When her hair starts falling due to chemotherapy, Sophie goes to a wigs shop; with new wigs, she adopts different personalities and writes about her experiences in a blog.