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THE LIES OF THE VICTORS

2014 | Christoph Hochhäusler

Investigative journalist Fabian Groys enjoys great freedom since the stories he uncovers make for strong sales. He works for a political news magazine in their Berlin head office. In this context, his arrogance raises few eyebrows.

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LAMB

2015 | Yared Zeleke

9-year-old Ephraim and his father Abraham live in Ethiopia’s mountainous North. Chuni, a lamb gifted to him by his deceased mother, has become his best friend. Ephraim keeps treating her preferentially despite the prevailing shortage of food. When Abraham decides to look for work in Addis Abeba and leave Ephraim with relatives in the South, Ephraim has great difficulty coming to terms with the new environment. In the end, he as well as Chuni emancipate, and grow into new strength, with the hope for a new beginning!

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DANCING ARABS

2014 | Eran Riklis

1987: The first Intifada. 1991: The Gulf War.

Two major events in the Middle East, two major stations in the life of young Sayed, a boy who grows up in an Arab town within Israel, surrounded by a loving family which is also a bit crazy and quite funny. A father who is a Communist and a terrorist, a mother who hugs but also disciplines him, a charming grandmother full of secrets who knows everything about everything, a mysterious riddle that Sayed solves, friends from the town and guests from Tel Aviv and above all – a funny story about the search for identity, a search that changes dramatically when Sayed finds himself in a boarding school in Jerusalem where he finds love, compassion, where he finds who he really is but changes identity to start a new life – no longer an Arab, no longer a Dancing Arab.

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NUR EIN TAG

2016 | Martin Baltscheit

Based on Martin Baltscheit’s successful theatre play.

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SHATTERING SHADOW

2014 | Alain-Pascal Housiaux & Patrick Dechesne

In a languid coastal village in Ethiopia, young fisherman Adisu is affected by the violence of war. He is forced to leave his home in order to survive, and wanders into the desert. He often roams around alone; now and again he encounters someone else. Forty years later, an old man sits in a taxi in Liège, thinking of the past. The two characters seem worlds away, but it is the same man.

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WILD

2016 | Nicolette Krebitz

Wild, a disturbing love story of animalistic radicality.

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DRAGON GIRLS

2013 | Inigo Westmeier

The documentary DRAGON GIRLS tells the story of three Chinese girls, training to become Kung Fu fighters, far away from their families at the Shaolin Tagou Kung Fu School, located right next to the Shaolin Monastery in China, place of origin of Kung Fu. Three girls in a crowd of 27.000 children, under pressure to conform to the norms and structures: They are turned into fighting robots and yet, if you look behind the curtain, you see children with dreams and aspirations.

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NAKED OPERA

2012 | Angela Christlieb

Naked Opera presents the story of Marc, a man of many sides and talents, brilliant and wealthy, a kind of Luxembourgish Don Giovanni. But, at the age of 36, Marc’s life is overshadowed by the wounds of his childhood and marked by a destructive disease. Every weekend, he escapes from his businessman routine to indulge in entertainment, pleasure, luxurious hotels and young companions. He travels the world to see Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni in which he finds the perfect representation of a life without compromise: intense and profound, full of love and passion.
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