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Tartuffe

Tartuffe

Director: F. W. Murnau
Year: 1926

A fable of religious hypocrisy, in which a faithful wife (Lil Dagover) tries to convince her husband (Werner Krauss) that their morally superior guest, Tartuffe (Emil Jannings), is in fact a lecherous hypocrite with a taste for the grape.

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The Finances of the Grand Duke (Restored Authorized Edition)

The Finances of the Grand Duke (Restored Authorized Edition)

Director: F. W. Murnau
Year: 1924

In Murnau's playful espionage thriller reminiscent of Ernst Lubitsch (who had recently left Germany for Hollywood), Harry Liedtke stars as a benevolent dictator who must preserve the tiny nation of Abacco by fending off creditors, wooing a wealthy Russian princess, and evading a band of demonic conspirators.

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Marlene

Marlene

Director: Maximillian Schell
Year: 1984

An Oscar nominee for Best Documentary and winner of the 1986 New York Film Critic's Circle non-fiction film prize, Marlene is a "portrait of a remarkably strong-willed woman, stage-managing her career right up to the bitter end" (New York Times) that brilliantly lifts the veil on a movie star of the brightest magnitude as she is fading into twilight.

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The Secret of Dorian Gray

The Secret of Dorian Gray

Director: Massimo Dallamano
Year: 1970

THE SECRET OF DORIAN GRAY is a classic, seventies, Italian film restored to its original splendor. Beautiful, wealthy Dorian Gray (Helmut Berger) savors his youth and beauty in London during the swinging sixties, while morally crumbling within. Director Dallamano reinvigorates Oscar Wilde's novel with a sexual decadence and splashy visual style that encapsulate the vibe of the Euro art scene.

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Circle of Deceit

Circle of Deceit

Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Year: 1981

Set in Beirut during the 1970s Civil War, Bruno Ganz and Hanna Schygulla star in this extraordinary film about how the West in general and jouralists in particular confront terrorism in the Middle East. This film has only become more relevant with age.

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Double Take

Double Take

Director: Johan Grimonprez
Year: 2009

Johan Grimonprez's ingenious documentary/ fiction hybrid - a meditation on identity, filmmaking, power and paranoia - looks at Alfred Hitchcock's 50s-60s films against the climate of Cold War anxiety. Using a meticulous array of archive footage and a story by novelist Tom McCarthy, Grimonprez traces the global rise of fear as a commodity, examining modern history through the lens of mass media.

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Farewell Herr Schwarz

Farewell Herr Schwarz

Director: Yael Reuveny
Year: 2013

Winner of the Best Documentary Prize at the Haifa International Film Festival, director Yael Reuvenya's film is a cinematic journey about the Holocaust from a third generation perspective. Siblings Michla and Feiv'ke Schwarz were separated by the war and only through this documentary have their two families reunited.

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Sumurun

Sumurun

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Year: 1920

A rebellious harem girl rejects the old sheikh and instead falls for a charming clothing merchant in this exotic spectacle that is one of the key early works of the celebrated director. The cast includes Pola Negri as a traveling dancer and Lubitsch himself as a hunchbacked clown.

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Love & Engineering

Love & Engineering

Director: Tonislav Hristov
Year: 2014

The engaging Love & Engineering asks the question, can we crack the code for love?

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You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

Director: Alain Resnais
Year: 2012

Based on two works by the playwright Jean Anouilh, YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHIN' YET opens with a who's-who of French acting royalty (including Mathieu Amalric, Michel Piccoli and frequent Resnais muse Sabine Azema) being summoned to the reading of a late playwright's last will and testament.

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