I’m Your Man (2021)

MARIA SCHRADER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Ich bin dein Mensch Germany, 2021. Letterbox Filmproduktion, Sudwestrundfunk. Screenplay by Jan Schomburg, Maria Schrader, based on a short story by Emma Braslavsky. Cinematography by Benedict Neuenfels. Produced by Lisa Blumenberg. Music by Tobias Wagner. Production Design by Cora Pratz. Costume Design by Anette Guther….

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The Cave (2019)

FERAS FAYYAD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 Denmark/Germany/France/United Kingdom/USA/Qatar/Syria, 2019. Danish Documentary Production, National Geographic, TV2 Danmark, Sudwestrundfunk, Doha Film Institute, Sun Yat-Sen Cultural Foundation, International Media Support, Det Danske Filminstitut, Docs Up Fund, Normandy for Peace, Ma.Ja.De Filmproduktion, Hecat Studio, Madam Films. Screenplay by Alisar Hasan, Feras Fayyad. Cinematography by Mohammad Eyad, Samer…

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The Forest For The Trees (2003)

MAREN ADE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Der Wald vor lauter Bäumen Germany, 2003.  Komplizen Film, Sudwestrundfunk, KaufmannWöbke GbR, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München, Rat Pack Filmproduktion, Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Filmforderungsanstalt, Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg.  Screenplay by Maren Ade.   Cinematography by Nikolai von Graevenitz.   Produced by Janine Jackowski.   Music by…

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Toni Erdmann (2016)

MAREN ADE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Germany/Austria, 2016.  Komplizen Film, Coop99 Filmproduktion, KNM, MonkeyBoy, HiFilm, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, ARTE, Sudwestrundfunk, Austrian Film Institute, Deutscher Filmforderfonds, Eurimages Council of Europe, Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Filmforderungsanstalt, Location Austria, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.  Screenplay by Maren Ade.  Cinematography by Patrick Orth.  Produced…

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The River Used To Be A Man (2011)

JAN ZABEIL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Der Fluss war einst ein Mensch Germany, 2011.  Rohfilm, Sudwestrundfunk.  Screenplay by Alexander Fehling, Jan Zabeil.  Cinematography by Jakub Bejnarowicz.  Produced by Benny Drechsel, Stefanie Gross, Karsten Stoter, Jan Zabeil.  Film Editing by Jakub Bejnarowicz.   A German actor travelling through Africa has hired a man to take him on a trip down a…

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The Edukators (2004)

HANS WEINGARTNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Die Felten Jahren Sind Vorbei Germany/Austria, 2004.  Y3 Film, Coop99 Filmproduktion, Sudwestrundfunk, ARTE.  Screenplay by Katharina Held, Hans Weingartner.  Cinematography by Daniela Knapp, Matthias Schellenberg.  Produced by Sabine Holtgreve, Georg Steinert, Antonin Svoboda, Hans Weingartner.  Music by Andreas Wodraschke.  Production Design by Christian M. Goldbeck.  Costume Design by Silvia Pernegger.  Film Editing by Dirk Oetelshoven, Andreas Wodraschke.  …

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Requiem (2006)

HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHMID Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Germany, 2006.  23/5 Filmproduktion GmbH, Arte, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Südwestrundfunk, Westdeutscher Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Bernd Lange.  Cinematography by Bogumil Godfrejow.  Produced by Hans-Christian Schmid.  Production Design by Christian M. Goldbeck.  Costume Design by Bettina Marx.  Film Editing by Bernd Schlegel, Hansjorg Weissbrich.   The true story of Anneliese Michel, who died of starvation after an exorcism in Germany…

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Colour Of The Ocean (2011)

MAGGIE PEREN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5 Original title:  Die Farbe des Ozeans Germany/Spain, 2011.  Südart Filmproduktion, Starhaus Filmproduktion, El Olivo Producciones Audiovisuales, Noirfilm, Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARTE, Südwestrundfunk, 40° Filmproduktion.  Screenplay by Maggie Peren. Cinematography by Armin Franzen.  Produced by Boris Jendreyko, Thomas Klimmer. Music by Carolin Heiss, Marc-Sidney Muller.  Production Design by Julian R. Wagner.  Costume Design by Manuel Bonillo.  Film Editing by…

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Mostly Martha (2001)

SANDRA NETTELBECK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  Bella Martha Germany/Italy/Austria/Switzerland, 2001.   ARTE, Bavaria Film, Kinowelt Filmproduktion, Palomar, Pandora Filmproduktion, Prisma Film, Rai Cinemafiction, SRG SSR Idee Suisse, Schweizer Fernsehen, Sudwestrundfunk, T&C Film AG, Teleclub AG, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Osterreichischer Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Sandra Nettelbeck.  Cinematography by Michael Bertl.   Produced by Karl Baumgartner, Christine Berg, Christoph Friedel.  Music by Steven…

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Free Fall (2013)

STEPHEN LACANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB. Original title:  Freier Fall Germany, 2013.  Kurhaus Production, Südwestrundfunk.  Screenplay by Stephen Lacant, Karsten Dahlem.  Cinematography by Sten Mende.  Produced by Christoph Holthof, Daniel Reich.  Music by Durbeck & Dohmen.  Production Design by Petra Bock-Hofbauer.  Costume Design by Bettina Marx.  Film Editing by Monika Schindler.   Aspiring police officer Marc makes friends with Kay in police academy…

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Everyone Else (2009)

MAREN ADE Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBB.   Original title:  Alle Anderen Germany, 2009.  Komplizen Film, Südwestrundfunk, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, ARTE.  Screenplay by Maren Ade.  Cinematography by Bernhard Keller.  Produced by Maren Ade, Janine Jackowski.  Production Design by Silke Fischer, Volko Kamensky.  Costume Design by Gitti Fuchs.  Film Editing by Heike Parplies.   A German couple rent a villa in Sardinia for the summer while…

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