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Trying to Catch a Silver Eel

Not every dream that has been carried through the years can be fulfilled in the here and now

Tomorrow everything will be different, or it won't matter anymore. That sums up the lives of the residents of the run-down spa town of Villrath. Ever since the local therapeutic spring dried up years ...


The Invention of the Countdown

A story of human longing and failure, of German history, and the ethics of science

Against his father's will, Hermann Oberth moves to Göttingen in 1920 in order to study physics - the most exciting science of his age in the most exciting city there is. Hermann wants to turn the ...


Men

Some of the many

Jochen, Oliver, Bill - almost half of the human race is composed of men. They still set the tone for many issues, even though their facade started to crack a long time ago. Enough of a reason to look more closely. What facets characterize the other gender? With a woman's eyes, Johanna Adorján ...

Night Without Angel

Tegel airport, Berlin, 2015: a woman who has just arrived from Munich hails a taxi. Nico, the driver, soon realises that he recognises the passenger in his rearview mirror. Back in 1991 Nico and Jule spent a short but intensely passionate night together in the wake of a demonstration against the ...

Land


A young man sets out on the tracks of his ancestors. They left Greece for Alexandria, where they ran a patisserie that was famed throughout the Levant. Forced to leave Egypt at short notice, they ended up in exile in Switzerland. The legacy of a proud tradition of the confectioner's art ...


Frederick

Frederick only ever wanted to dance, nothing else; and he achieved such unprecedented levels of accomplishment that no one could come close to him. Yet his unsurpassable perfection became his own undoing-because anything that's beyond compare cries out to be destroyed.

Fred Astaire ...


Heaven Near the Louvre

On Happiness in Paris

Once one has been a woman in Paris, one cannot be it anywhere else. Montesquieu

Rive Droite, the 1st Arrondissement, one of the most venerable and most elegant neighbourhoods right in the heart of Paris, between Place Vendôme and the Tuileries Gardens. In 38 brief chapters, Julie ...


Whitsun Sacrifice

Just how free are we?

A bizarre murder: the body of a prostitute is discovered in the garden of a Free Church parish hall. There's a note in her skull bearing the religious epigram: "the truth will set you free".

When Detective Anton Glauberg returns home ...


What Love Is

Roland Ziegler is a confident 36-year-old entrepreneur. One day he bumps into Zoe, a young jazz singer, in Berlin. To his surprise, she agrees to go with him to Amsterdam, where he falls deeply in love with her. But his family history and his company's shady past are beginning to close in.


Just Another Day

Robert Ames is a 37-year-old insurance broker. He lives with his wife Kala and their son Jonathan in an unassuming house in Hamilton, Ontario (Canada).

One Friday morning, he sets off for work as usual - little does he know that his life will never be the same again. He will fall in love ...

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A Long Night

Ludwig doesn't know who he is anymore. Since failing to qualify as a lawyer, he no longer feels in control of his own destiny. Yes, he soon finds employment as the manager of a firm that imports cheap cotton from Pakistan - but it all seems unreal. And who is Bella, the aloof married woman he ...


Joana Mandelbrot And I

»Everything that happens to us is a mixture of chance and necessity, but the only thing we can rely on is chance.«

A professor of mathematics in Berlin practises chaos-theory in his own life. When he is inadvertently taken for the author of a sensational novel he lets his agent ...


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