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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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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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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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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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Secrets of a Soul

Secrets of a Soul

Director: G. W. Pabst
Year: 1926

In the 1920s, film studios around the world sought to capitalize on the public's curiosity about the newborn science of psychoanalysis. In 1925, Hans Neumann (of Ufa's Kulturfilm office) contacted members of Sigmund Freud's inner circle with a plan to make a dramatic film that explores the mystifying process of the interpretation of dreams. With the help of noted psychologists Karl Abraham and Hanns Sachs, and under the direction of G.W. Pabst (Pandora's Box), SECRETS OF A SOUL was completed.

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Woman in the Moon

Woman in the Moon

Director: Fritz Lang
Year: 1929

Two years after revolutionizing the science fiction film with his epic Metropolis, director Fritz Lang revisited the genre with an ambitious spectacle that dramatizes the first lunar expedition. Rather than a flight of pure fantasy, Lang, screenwriter Thea von Harbou and a group of technical consultants conceived a modernized "Trip to the Moon" grounded in state-of-the-art astrophysics.

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Metropolis (2002 Restoration)

Metropolis (2002 Restoration)

Director: Fritz Lang
Year: 1927

METROPOLIS can now be appreciated in its full glory! It is, as A. O. Scott of THE NEW YORK TIMES declared, "A fever dream of the future. At last we have the movie every would-be cinematic visionary has been trying to make since 1927."

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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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F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu - Deluxe Remastered Edition

F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu - Deluxe Remastered Edition

Director: F. W. Murnau
Year: 1922

A cornerstone of the horror film, F.W. Murnau's NOSFERATU: A SYMPHONY OF HORROR is resurrected in an HD edition mastered from the acclaimed 35mm restoration by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung.

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Anna Boleyn

Anna Boleyn

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Year: 1920

A groundbreaking historical epic from legendary director Ernst Lubitsch. The tragic story of the second wife of England's Henry VIII is given first-class treatment, complete with opulent sets, beautiful cinematography, and a bravura performance by Emil Jannings (THE LAST LAUGH, THE BLUE ANGEL) as Henry.

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