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Swastika

Swastika

Director: Philippe Mora
Year: 1972

Swastika is the most controversial documentary about Hitler ever released. Director Philippe Mora combines intimate color home movie footage shot by Eva Braun and rare propoganda films to form an unintentional autobiography of Hitler's rise and fall, from the formation of the Nazi state through the end of WWII. As the opening credits state, "If Hitler is dehumanized and shown only as a devil, any future Hitler may not be recognized, simply because he is a human being."

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More Than Honey

More Than Honey

Director: Markus Imhoof
Year: 2013

Oscar-nominated director Markus Imhoof (The Boat is Full) tackles the vexing issue of why bees, worldwide, are facing extinction. With the tenacity of a man out to solve a world-class mystery, he investigates this global phenomenon, from California to Switzerland, China and Australia. Exquisite macro-photography of the bees (reminiscent of MICROCOSMOS) in flight and in their hives reveals a fascinating, complex world in crisis.

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The Wildcat

The Wildcat

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Year: 1921

A charismatic lieutenant newly assigned to a remote fort is captured by a group of mountain bandits, thus setting in motion a madcap farce that is Lubitsch at his most unrestrained. A wonderfully anarchic and playfully subversive satire of military life from one of the great comedy filmmakers.

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The Haunted Castle (Restored Authorized Edition)

The Haunted Castle (Restored Authorized Edition)

Director: F. W. Murnau
Year: 1921

Before plumbing the depths of horror and despair with such films as Faust and The Last Laugh, Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau tested the waters with this moody drama of a storm-bound manor and the grim mystery that lurks within.

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Deutschland 83

Deutschland 83

Director: Samira Radsi, Edward Berger
Year: 2015

Emmy Award Winner - Best International Drama: Deutschland 83 is a groundbreaking new series from the producers of the international Emmy award-winning Generation War. It's 1983. The Cold War is hot. Russian SS20 Missiles in East Germany are already pointed West. American Pershing II Missiles will soon be placed in West Germany, pointing East. The threat of nuclear conflict looms.

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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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Free Radicals (Barbara Albert)

Free Radicals (Barbara Albert)

Director: Barbara Albert
Year: 2003

A group of friends in a suburban Austrian town reexamine their lives after the unexpected death of a young woman who appeared to be leading a charmed life.

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Luther

Luther

Director: Guy Green
Year: 1974

John Osborne's play is a fascinating and powerful psychological study of the Augustinian monk Martin Luther, examining his central role in the birth of Protestantism and revolt against the Roman Catholic Church.

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The Hands of Orlac

The Hands of Orlac

Director: Robert Wiene
Year: 1924

HANDS OF ORLAC is a deliciously twisted thriller that blends grand guignol thrills with the visual and performance styles of German Expressionism.

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