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Filmförderungsanstalt (Germany)

Overview
Works: 38 works in 61 publications in 3 languages and 2,698 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  War films  Historical films  Documentary films  Gangster films  Film noir  Nonfiction films  Romance films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Filmförderungsanstalt (Germany)
Die Fälscher = The Counterfeiters by Stefan Ruzowitzky( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in German and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Germany, 1936. Salomon "Sally" Sorowitsch is the king of counterfeiters. He lives a life of cards, booze, and women. Suddenly his luck runs dry when he is arrested by Superintendent Friedrich Herzog. He is immediately thrown into the Mauthausen concentration camp. There, Salomon exhibits exceptional skills and is soon transferred to the upgraded camp of Sachsenhausen. Upon his arrival, he once again comes face to face with Herzog, who is there on a secret mission. Hand-picked for his unique skill, Salomon and a group of professionals are forced to produce fake foreign currency under the program Operation Berhard. The team, which also includes detainee Adolf Burger, is given luxury barracks for their assistance. Salomon attempts to weaken the economy of Germany's opponents. But, Adolf refuses to use his skills for Nazi profit and would like to do something to stop the operation. Now faced with a moral dilemma, Salomon must decide whether his actions are ultimately the right ones
Phoenix( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eine Frau kehrt nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg mit schweren Gesichtsverletzungen aus dem KZ nach Berlin zurück und sucht nach einer kosmetischen Operation ihren Ehemann. Der erkennt sie aber nicht und überredet die vermeintliche Fremde, in die Rolle seiner Frau zu schlüpfen, um an deren Erbe zu gelangen. Dichte Literaturverfilmung, die sich dem Umgang mit dem Holocaust im Nachkriegsdeutschland mit den Mitteln der (Kino-)Mythen nähert. Eine beklemmende Raumpoetik, eine Bildsprache im Sinne des Film noir sowie großartige Darsteller machen den Film zu intensivem Gefühls- und Spannungskino über Schuld und Verdrängung." [film-dienst.de]
Searching for Ingmar Bergman by Margarethe Von Trotter( Visual )

4 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in German and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To mark the centennial of legendary director Ingmar Bergman's birth, noted German filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta revisits the settings, scenes, people and themes key to the auteur's creative cinematic legacy. Nominated for a Golden Eye Award at the **Cannes Film Festival.** Official Selection at the **Toronto International Film Festival.** *"...one filmmaker's love affair with another's work, a prism for other beams of light to shine through." - David Fear, **Rolling Stone*** *"A documentary that bubbles over with anecdote and insight." - Owen Gleiberman, **Variety***
35 rhums = 35 shots of rum by Claire Denis( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lionel is a train driver. A widower, he has brought up his only daughter Josephine since she was very small. Today, she's a young woman. They live side by side, living in each other's pockets, in a protective cocoon from the outside world. For Lionel, everything in his life revolves around his daughter and for Josephine, her world is her father. Little by little, Lionel realises that time has passed and perhaps the time has come for them both to move on and find their independence
Run Lola run = Lola rennt by Tom Tykwer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manni is very possibly the most incompetent criminal ever. His very first day on the job and he inadvertently loses 200,000 marks just 20 minutes before he's due to deliver it to his bosses. Like any sane man, he calls his girlfriend--Lola will know what to do! Employing staples of pop sci-fi along with a variety of avant-garde techniques, running, red-haired riot grrrl Lola takes the narrative into her own hands, replaying events until she gets it right. She charges through a flock of nuns (take that, Catholicism!), robs a huge bank (take that, Capitalism!), and stops a roulette wheel with her glass-shattering scream (take that, Chance!), and all opponents are mown down by her openness, crazed optimism, and a firm belief in the endless possibilities of true love
Am Ende kommen Touristen by Robert Thalheim( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sven, a young German electing to do civilian work for his national service, is sent to Oswiecim (Auschwitz). In the course of interacting with the local townspeople and caring for an Auschwitz survivor, Krzeminśki, who works at the camp, Sven feels the push and pull of conflicting sensations, learns compassion for Krzeminśki, and comes to a troubling, challenging realization about his own role in preserving the memory of this place
Coup d'état in Santiago : the last days of Salvador Allende( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early hours of September 11, 1973 a military coup d'etat begins in Santiago de Chile. It is lead by General Pinochet and directed against Salvador Allende, democratically elected President three years prior to these events. Allende decides to barricade himself with a few loyal friends and his guards in La Moneda, the presidential Palace of Santiago. He refuses to negotiate with the military, and addresses the Chilean people one last time over the national radio. When the air force starts bombing the Palace, he tells his supporters to surrender, and refusing this choice for himself, commits suicide
Antikörper = Antibodies by Christian Alvart( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlin police apprehend the alleged killer of thirteen children. Their prime suspect will only speak to a small town constable whose own teenaged son is manifesting the classic early signs of a serial killer
Marseille( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young photographer travels to Marseille. The more she becomes fixated with the city, the harder it becomes for her to return to her former life
Lore by Cate Shortland( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abandoned by their Nazi parents at the end of World War II, five German siblings, led by fourteen year old Lore embark on a harrowing journey across their war-torn country
Die Welle by Dennis Gansel( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Durante la semana de proyectos, al profesor de instituto Rainer Wenger se le ocurre la idea de un experimento que explique a sus alumnos cuál es el funcionamiento de los gobiernos totalitarios. Comienza así una prueba que acabará con resultados trágicos
Die Welle = The wave( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A high school teacher's unusual experiment to demonstrate to his students what life is like under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control when he forms a social unit with a life of its own."--Www.imdb.com
Luminaris ; Rubicon ; Flamingo pride( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since 1998, The Animation Show of Shows has selected the best in animated short films from the world's most renowned animation festivals and presented them at the major animation studios to inspire their animators and directors. Now for the first time, the films featured in The Animation Show of Shows are available in this special DVD collection along with some of the most memorable animated short films of all time"--Container
The animation show of shows( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V.43: The lost thing: "While collecting bottle tops at the beach, a boy bonds with a bizarre-looking creature and sets out to find it a home"--Container. Lavatory lovestory: "Romantic fable [that] reminds us, love can arrive at any time--even in the unlikeliest of places"--Container. Maestro: "Five minutes before the Big Performance, the Maestro get ready. But which is really more important ... the preparation or the show?"--Container
Goodbye Bafana by Bille August( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Gregory, a typical white Afrikaner, regards blacks as sub-human. Having grown up on a farm in Transkei, he learned to speak Xhosa at an early age. This makes him an ideal choice to become the warder in charge of Mandela and his comrades on Robben Island. After all, Gregory speaks their language and can spy on them. 'Goodbye Bafana' tracks the unlikely but profound relationship between these two men. Through their unique friendship, we witness not only Gregory's growing awareness of man's inhumanity to man, but also South Africa's evolution from apartheid to a vibrant democracy."--Container
Carlos by Olivier Assayas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For two decades, Carlos was the most wanted terrorist on earth. In various disguises and under numerous pseudonyms he headed a worldwide organisation responsible for ruthless killings, hijackings and bombings. Professional revolutionary, playboy, dandy and assassin, he left a trail of destruction and broken hearts in his wake as he went about his lethal travels across the world. This is the story of Carlos the Jackal. This stunning trilogy explores the life of this enigmatic and intriguing figure in compelling detail, following Carlos, the ultimate anti-hero, across three decades of crime, controversy and scandal."--Container
Vergiss mein nicht = Forget me not by David Sieveking( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about the domestic care of the filmmaker's mother Gretel, who, like millions of others, is suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Sieveking weaves an astonishingly candid, loving, and revelatory chronicle of the changes his mother's Alzheimer's has on his family. Although dealing with his mother's disease is painful, caring for her does offer him a chance to reconnect with his family and immerse himself in the secrets and passions of his parent's long and fascinating life
Heile Welt( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their names are Jolly, Ellie and Bolz. They wear skater clothes and backwards baseball caps. They steal bottles of vodka from the supermarket, get drunk in the park out of boredom and play cat and mouse with the police. Welcome to the world of three teenagers from Graz - between aggression and helplessness, tests of courage and macho-talk, they search for normality
Phoenix( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a rubble-strewn Berlin in 1945, is like no other film about post-World War II Jewish identity. After surviving Auschwitz, a former cabaret perfromer, her face disfigured and reconstructed, returns to her war-ravaged hometown to seek out the gentile husband who may or may not have betrayed her to the Nazis. Without recognizing her, he enlists her to play his wife in a bizarre hall-of-shattered-mirrors story that's as richly metaphorical as it is preposterously engrossing
Die Fälscher = The Counterfeiters( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Germany, 1936. Salomon "Sally" Sorowitsch is the king of counterfeiters. He lives a life of cards, booze, and women. Suddenly his luck runs dry when he is arrested by Superintendent Friedrich Herzog. He is immediately thrown into the Mauthausen concentration camp. There, Salomon exhibits exceptional skills and is soon transferred to the upgraded camp of Sachsenhausen. Upon his arrival, he once again comes face to face with Herzog, who is there on a secret mission. Hand-picked for his unique skill, Salomon and a group of professionals are forced to produce fake foreign currency under the program Operation Berhard. The team, which also includes detainee Adolf Burger, is given luxury barracks for their assistance. Salomon attempts to weaken the economy of Germany's opponents. But, Adolf refuses to use his skills for Nazi profit and would like to do something to stop the operation. Now faced with a moral dilemma, Salomon must decide whether his actions are ultimately the right ones
 
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FFA

FFA (Filmförderungsanstalt (Germany))

German Federal Film Board

Germany. Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft. Filmförderungsanstalt

Germany. Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft. German Federal Film Board

Languages
German (34)

French (6)

English (5)