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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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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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Waxworks

Waxworks

Director: Paul Leni
Year: 1924

In this rarely seen masterwork of German expressionism, a trilogy of terror is woven around the wax figures of a carnival side show. Jack the Ripper (Werner Krauss); Ivan the Terrible (Conrad Veidt), and Haroun al Raschid all spring to life through a variety of visual techniques.

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Munchhausen

Munchhausen

Director: Josef von Baky
Year: 1943

A Nazi extravaganza made in response to fantasies like The Wizard of Oz. This lavish, adult fairy tale (including topless harem girls) was designed to divert the German public from the reality of the war.

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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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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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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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The Robber

The Robber

Director: Benjamin Heisenberg
Year: 2010

Based on the real-life story of one of Austria’s most-wanted bank robbers, The Robber is a breathless thriller “as lean and taut as its marathon-winning title character.” (LA Times).

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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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