Keine Ehe ohne Pause (2016)

Comedy, auf Deutsch, 1 hour 27 mins, set in Berlin and Rostock.

Max ist bei Millionen Frauen beliebt, die ihn nicht einmal kennen. Denn unter dem Pseudonym Jana van Hausten ist er der Bestsellerautor für romantische Liebesromane. Das neueste Werk wird schon sehnsüchtig erwartet, denn es ist die Jubiläumsausgabe. Doch ausgerechnet jetzt stürzt Max in eine Krise. Während sein Verleger den nächsten Bestseller nicht erwarten kann, entschließt sich seine Frau, die Ehe ein Jahr pausieren zu lassen. Die Jura-Professorin zieht es von Berlin nach Rostock an die Universität – ausgerechnet in die Stadt, in der ihre alte Jugendliebe lebt. Die Ehekrise kommt mit einer Schaffenskrise. Max bringt nichts mehr aufs Blatt. Kurzerhand reist er seiner Frau, die auf dem ländlichen Gasthof ihrer Mutter untergekommen ist, hinterher. Da diese wenig von ihrem Schwiegersohn hält, verweigert sie ihm ein Zimmer, und er campt kurzerhand vor dem Hof und fängt an, seine Frau zu umwerben…


Die Hochzeit meiner Schwester (2014)

Familienkomödie set in München (Munich, Bavaria, Southern Germany), auf Deutsch, 1. hour 30 mins.

Momo (1986) In German with English subtitles…

Momo (1986)

In German with English subtitles. 1 hour 40 minutes. Momo is a 1986 children’s/fantasy film directed by German film maker Johannes Schaaf and based on the classic 1973 novel „Momo“ by the famous German writer Michael Ende. It is about the concept of time and how it is used by humans in modern societies.

Synopsis: In the ruins of an amphitheatre just outside an unnamed Italian city lives Momo, a little girl of mysterious origin. She is remarkable in the neighbourhood as she has the extraordinary ability to listen — really listen. By simply being with people and listening to them, she can help them find answers to their problems, make up with each other, and think of fun games. This pleasant atmosphere is spoiled by the arrival of the Men in Grey. These strange individuals represent the Timesavings Bank and promote the idea of timesaving among the population, time which can be deposited to the Bank and returned to the client later with interest. In reality, the more time people save, the less they have. The time they save is actually lost to them, consumed by the Men in Grey. Momo, however, is a wrench in the plans of the Timesaving Bank thanks to her special personality.

The film is a German/Italian co-production in which author Michael Ende himself played the role of the passenger in the train (who is told the story by Master Hora and writes it down). It seems that Ende, unhappy with how the previous film based on his „Die Unendliche Geschichte“ (The Neverending Story) did not follow the spirit of the book faithfully enough, requested that he was involved more directly in filming „Momo“.

Manche mögens glücklich (2012) Romantic comed…

Manche mögens glücklich (2012)

Romantic comedy, auf Deutsch, 1 hr 15 mins, set in Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg, Southwestern Germany

Lina has an unusual job: As an account manager for an agency in Freiburg, it’s her job to help make it as smooth and easy as possible for newcomers to start life in the new city. But the gruff heart surgeon and widower Prof. Dr. Markus Gärtner does not make it easy. With his rugged nature, the renowned physician makes her feel that her efforts are unwanted and rather annoying. But then he also depends on her: In order to win the wealthy Mr. Hofmeister‘s approval and donation for the new heart research center, Lina, through a previous misunderstanding, must spend a weekend away with the investor as Markus’ wife – a role-playing game with consequences.