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Filmgalerie 451

Overview
Works: 141 works in 205 publications in 3 languages and 1,866 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  War films  Action and adventure films  History  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Experimental films  Social problem films  Short films 
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Filmgalerie 451
Der Hauptmann = The captain by Robert Schwentke( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in German and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A German army deserter finds an abandoned Nazi captain's uniform in the final weeks of World War II. Emboldened by the authority the uniform grants him, he amasses a band of stragglers who cede to his command despite the suspicions of some. Citing direct orders from the Fuhrer himself, he soon takes command of a camp holding German soldiers accused of desertion and begins to dispense harsh justice
Otomo( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in German and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful film portraying institutionalized racism and police brutality, Otomo provides a convincing look at the everyday world of refugees, who are continuously surrounded by tension and insecurity. In the summer of 1989, a Stuttgart newspaper reported the true story of a West African asylum seeker who physically assaulted an intolerant subway ticket-taker; fled, and became the target of a city-wide manhunt. Otomo is a sober, fictionalized reconstruction of a tale that shocked Stuttgart, and a gripping portrait of how institutionalized racism drives a disempowered individual to violence and inhumanity. West African immigrant Frederic Otomo (Isaach de Bankole) lacks the proper papers to be hired for the most menial of jobs; he has survived for eight years with the help of a Catholic charity. Otomo is the target of verbal abuse, is thrown out of his boarding house, and even scorned by neighborhood dogs. He feels and looks out of place. A stoic bubbling pot of wrath on the run, de Bankole's performance establishes Otomo's essence without words-language cannot express the gravity of his situation. As a ticking soundtrack counts down his fated minutes, Otomo is helped by a kind, aging hippie and her granddaughter, establishing the potential for an inclusive German society
Hitler, ein Film aus Deutschland = Our Hitler, a film from Germany by TMS Film GmbH/Solaris Film/EDR/I. N.A/BBC( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a series of 22 tableaux set on a soundstage, Syberberg makes use of puppets, props, a Wagnerian soundtrack, and rear-screen projection to evoke Nazi Germany, the origins of the Third Reich, and the aftermath that followed
Ferien( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in German and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bourgeois family escapes the noise and crowding of Berlin for a summer in the country. Laura, Paul, and their children are joining Laura's mother Anna, her stepfather Robert, her half-brother Max, and her younger sister Sophie, who has been distant for years and arrives unexpectedly. Laura and Paul's marriage is in crisis, Anna's mother is dying, and Max spends all his time with his girlfriend. The shifting constellations of the family are revealed in individual conversations and encounters. The tragic irony is, of course, the incongruity between the stability of each character's identity in their own mind and the constantly changing roles each actually inhabits
Halbmond( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and German and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three short stories by the American expatriate, Paul Bowles, are brought to sinister life - Merkala Beach; Call at Corazon; and Allal. All are haunting films that capture the essensce of Bowle's vision of humanity and his love of strange, colorful locals
Sullivans Banken = Sullivan's banks( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in No Linguistic content and German and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A exploration (presented without narration) of eight bank buildings designed by architect Louis Henry Sullivan
Loos Ornamental by Heinz Emigholz( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in German and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows 27 buildings and interiors designed by Austrian architect Adolf Loos in order of their construction. Presented without narration
The invisible frame by Film Galerie 451/ Geothe Institut( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Invisible Frame: Depicts a poetic passage through varied landscapes, this time on both sides of the former Wall
Schindlers Häuser [40 Bauwerke von Rudolph M. Schindler (1887-1953)] = Schindlers houses by Heinz Emigholz( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and German and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at 40 of Austrian-American architect Rudolph Schindler's buildings in the order in which they were built. Emigholz's style is formal and subtle, but the cumulative effect is a provocative meditation on Schindler's ideas regarding architecture
Milchwald by Christoph Hochhäusler( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern version of the Hansel and Gretel story, a frustrated Sylvia dumps her husband's children on the side of the road during a shopping trip in Poland. Afraid of repurcussions, she does not tell him what happened and returns home pretending everything is fine. However, when the father discovers his children are missing, he starts a desperate search and is willing to give up everything to find them. Sylvia tries to help him and comfort him. While the children are trying their best to get home and the police are no help, the father and stepmother go out on their own to find the children
Stilles Land( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this comedy-drama set during the fortieth anniversary of East Germany, a small town theatrical troupe prepares its production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, under the leadership of its new director. Politics and interaction with West Germany in the wake of reunification parallel the East German company's production, and impact the lives of the individual members
Geschwister = Kardeşler by Thomas Arslan( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film about three young siblings from a German-Turkish family living in Berlin. 17-year-old Leyla only wants to escape from her family while her brother, called to military service in Istanbul intends to accept enlistment, against the advice of his mother and brother Ahmed, who is just about to graduate from high school and having difficulties with his girlfriend and his cultural background
Marseille( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 32 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
Nachmittag by Angela Schanelec( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a long absence, the actor Irene visits her lakeside house where her brother Alex and her son Konstantin live. It is a hot summer. Konstantin's girlfriend Agnes is also there, spending the summer break at her family's house next door. Konstantin and Agnes grew up together although Agnes attends a university while Konstantin hasn't left his home by the lake. But when they see each other again, things are no longer the same, and every doubt is mercilessly exposed. Into this confusion enters Irene. Mother and son's common past repeats itself as a futile struggle for recognition, fought with irony and aggression
Der schöne Tag( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mysterious admirer follows a twenty-one-year-old would-be actress for a day in Berlin as she travels from her job, to her mother's flat, through the Tiergarten, to a meeting with her sister
Mein langsames Leben by Angela Schanelec( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An attempt to observe life from the outside, to not interfere, to just observe. Two young women sitting in a café on a summer day, a family arriving at the airport, an older woman sitting alone in a train, adult children standing in front of the hospital where their father is dying. Situations found everyday, a thousand times over. But what happens when you try to depict this normality?
Der Idiot( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Idiot vereinigt groteske Elemente, Tempo, ruhige Traumsequenzen, die Spannung eines Krimis, vor allem aber schafft er eins: Die Temperatur eines Schauspielerensembles einzufangen, das sich mit ungeheurer Lust und Leidenschaft in die Welt Dostojewskijs wirft
Im Schatten( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Berlin's underworld and about a career-criminal who picks up where he left off after being released from prison. He is, however, being shadowed by the police
Wege in die Nacht( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leb wohl, Joseph: "Kleinerts Abschlussfilm an der HFF Potsdam-Babelsberg schildert die Flucht und Wiederkehr eines kafkaesken Helden namens Joseph."--Container
Schlingensief freak stars 3000 by Christoph Schlingensief( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents social commentary on various television reality shows. The director auditions mentally handicapped individuals for an impromptu television performance, while in another show he presents these handicapped persons selling items on home shopping television. The film could be a take-off on reality television or an exploitation of these mentally handicapped persons for humorous entertainment
 
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Alternative Names
451 (Firm)

451 Video (Firm)

Languages
German (32)

English (7)

French (1)