Film Archive

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Retrospective 2019
… sie bewegt uns alle Kurt Stordel

An animation in praise of the Deutsche Mark as the solid currency to be trusted.

… sie bewegt uns alle

Animated Film
FRG
1950
10 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Kurt Stordel Filmproduktion
Kurt Stordel
Gerhard Trede
Kurt Stordel
Bertram Otto
An animation in praise of the Deutsche Mark as the solid currency to be trusted.

Olaf Möller
Retrospective 2019
Aus dem Alltag in der DDR: Dritter Versuch einer Rekonstruktion Carlheinz Caspari

Re-enactments (complete with ideological background) of current events in the GDR for FRG television.

Aus dem Alltag in der DDR: Dritter Versuch einer Rekonstruktion

Documentary Film
FRG
1971
88 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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NDR
Carlheinz Caspari
Walter Fehdmer, Günter Selbach
Wolfgang Skerhutt
Joachim Zweinert
Christian Dreyer
Re-enactments (complete with ideological background) of current events in the GDR for FRG television: prime time in the Cold War.

Olaf Möller
Retrospective 2019
Aus eigener Kraft Franz Schroedter

Photo: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft | About the reconstruction of Wolfsburg and the Volkswagen factory.

Aus eigener Kraft

Documentary Film
FRG
1954
78 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Franz Schroedter-Studio KG
Franz Schroedter
Alois Melichar
Fritz Arno Wagner, Karl Löb, Wolf Göthe
Wolfgang Wehrum
Dörte Harms, Franz Schroedter
Ewald Otto, Robert Fehrmann
Hans Nielsen
Photo: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft | About the reconstruction of Wolfsburg and the Volkswagen factory.

Olaf Möller

Das Mahnmal

Documentary Film
GDR
1949
10 minutes
subtitles: 
VO_German

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DEFA-Studio für Dokumentarfilme
Max Jaap
Erich Nitzschmann
Ella Ensink
A documentary solemnity on the occasion of the erection of the Soviet Memorial in Treptow Park.

Olaf Möller
Retrospective 2019
Der heiße Frieden Ferdinand Khittl

A modernistic essay about the free market economy. New (West-)German Cinema puts itself in the service of its state and its ideology.

Der heiße Frieden

Documentary Film
FRG
1965
37 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Gesellschaft für bildende Filme
Ferdinand Khittl
Hans Posegga
Ronald Martini
Irmgard Henrici
Ferdinand Khittl
Charles Regnier
A modernistic essay about the free market economy. New (West-)German Cinema puts itself in the service of its state and its ideology.

Olaf Möller
Retrospective 2019
Der Mann an der Rampe Walter Heynowski, Gerhard Scheumann

Heynowski and Scheumann buy a complete Waffen-SS uniform (including an Auschwitz badge) from West German militaria dealers.

Der Mann an der Rampe

Documentary Film
GDR
1988
13 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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DEFA-Studio für Dokumentarfilme
Walter Heynowski, Gerhard Scheumann
Georg Katzer
Horst Donth, Winfried Goldner
Traute Wischnewski
Walter Heynowski, Gerhard Scheumann
Eberhard Schwarz
Gerhard Scheumann, Walter Niklaus
Heynowski and Scheumann buy a complete Waffen-SS uniform (including an Auschwitz badge) from West German militaria dealers.

Olaf Möller
Retrospective 2019
Der Weg nach oben Andrew Thorndike, Karl Gass

A filmic act of state on the first anniversary of the GDR. Peaceful reconstruction on this side, preparations for a new war on the other.

Der Weg nach oben

Documentary Film
GDR
1950
84 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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DEFA-Studio für Wochenschau und Dokumentarfilme
Andrew Thorndike, Karl Gass
Kurt Stanke, Werner Bergmann, Walter Fehdmer
Bruno Kleberg
Andrew Thorndike
Heinz Reusch
Harry Hindemith
A filmic act of state on the first anniversary of the GDR. Peaceful reconstruction on this side, preparations for a new war on the other.

Olaf Möller
Retrospective 2019
Der Wiederaufbau der deutschen Wirtschaft 1945–1948 Rudolf Werner Kipp

How the foundations of the economic miracle were cast – a pleasantly dry chronicle of the first three post-war years.

Der Wiederaufbau der deutschen Wirtschaft 1945–1948

Documentary Film
FRG
1979
15 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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RKF Filmproduktion
Rudolf Werner Kipp
How the foundations of the economic miracle were cast – a pleasantly dry chronicle of the first three post-war years.

Olaf Möller
Retrospective 2019
Der Wirtschaftswunderbaum anonymous

Why everything is getting better and better with Konrad Adenauer and Ludwig Erhard – an animated campaign commercial for the CDU.

Der Wirtschaftswunderbaum

Animated Film
FRG
1957
3 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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anonymous
Why everything is getting better and better with Konrad Adenauer and Ludwig Erhard – an animated campaign commercial for the CDU.

Olaf Möller
Retrospective 2019
Die Reise der Ida Irma nach Lunow Ricardo Íscar, Stephan Settele

A journey from Berlin Westhafen to Lunow, past the Eden reform estate and the clinkerworks of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp.

Die Reise der Ida Irma nach Lunow

Documentary Film
FRG
1991
55 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin
Ricardo Íscar, Stephan Settele
Ricardo Íscar, Stephan Settele
Ricardo Íscar, Stephan Settele
A journey from Berlin Westhafen to Lunow, past the Eden reform estate and the clinkerworks of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Fragments of memories, materialised in images and sounds.

Olaf Möller
Retrospective 2019
Die Teilung aller Tage Harun Farocki, Hartmut Bitomsky

An essay, modern in quite a different way, about the free market economy and its false promises. May the workers learn to resist.

Die Teilung aller Tage

Documentary Film
FRG
1970
31 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Cinegrafik, WDR
Harun Farocki, Hartmut Bitomsky
Lissa Bauer
Carlos Bustamante, Adolf Winckelmann
Harun Farocki, Hartmut Bitomsky
Johannes Beringer
Ingrid Oppermann, Gerd Volker Bussäus, Peter Schleh
Harun Farocki, Hartmut Bitomsky
An essay, modern in quite a different way, about the free market economy and its false promises. May the workers learn to resist.

Olaf Möller
Retrospective 2019
Düsseldorf – Modisch, heiter, im Wind verspielt Herbert Vesely

The North Rhine-Westphalian capital as the fashionable capital of couture, at eye level with Paris and Milan. All very tasteful.

Düsseldorf – Modisch, heiter, im Wind verspielt

Documentary Film
FRG
1961
12 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Euphono Film GmbH
Herbert Vesely
Rolf-Hans Müller
Wolf Wirth
Rolf-Hans Müller
Detten Schleiermacher, Peter von Zahn
The North Rhine-Westphalian capital as the fashionable capital of couture, at eye level with Paris and Milan. All very tasteful.

Olaf Möller

Ent-grenzt: Fernsehen von nebenan. Sächsisches Lokalfernsehen 1990 bis 1995

Presentation
Germany
1990
90 minutes

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various
In the Erzgebirge a West German “investor” calls the residents „natives“ who had better decide whether they want his money. The Leipzig Round Table rejects Coca Cola as a sponsor for a music event. In Görlitz a young city councillor botches a “Waiters’ Contest”. In Laubusch a minister observes the arrival of the first German expats from the Ukraine in Direct Cinema style. Images that can’t be found in any public television archive: local television reports. The camera is close and everywhere, the unbiased interviewers are neighbours of their viewers and themselves involved in the processes they record, calling for feedback and taking up a position.

Judith Kretzschmar, Rüdiger Steinmetz
Retrospective 2019
Es werde Stadt! Dominik Graf, Martin Farkas

Half a century of the Grimme Television Prize as an occasion for some critical and polemical reflections on two times twenty-five years of Federal German (television) history.

Es werde Stadt!

Documentary Film
Germany
2014
154 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Megaherz TV Fernsehproduktion GmbH
Dominik Graf, Martin Farkas
Florian van Volxem
Martin Farkas, Roman Schauerte
Rolf Wilhelm
Dominik Graf, Martin Farkas
Jeanette Hain, Philipp Moog, Martin Umbach
Half a century of the Grimme Television Prize as an occasion for some critical and polemical reflections on two times twenty-five years of Federal German (television) history.

Olaf Möller
Retrospective 2019
Fritz Cremer – Schöpfer des Buchenwald-Denkmals Hugo Hermann

A portrait of the sculptor Fritz Cremer, dominated by his bronze group of figures in memory of the resistance fight in the Buchenwald concentration camp.

Fritz Cremer – Schöpfer des Buchenwald-Denkmals

Documentary Film
GDR
1957
17 minutes
subtitles: 
VO_German

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DEFA-Studio für Dokumentarfilme
Hugo Hermann
Wolfgang Hohensee
Hugo Hermann
Waltraut Balke
Hugo Hermann
Rolf Rolke, Hans-Jürgen Mittag
Wolfgang Heinz
A portrait of the sculptor Fritz Cremer, dominated by his bronze group of figures in memory of the resistance fight in the Buchenwald concentration camp.

Olaf Möller
Retrospective 2019
Hitlerpinochet Juan Forch, Jörg Herrmann

An agitation animation on the evil Augusto Pinochet, who is nothing but a mutation of the evil Adolf Hitler.

Hitlerpinochet

Animated Film
GDR
1976
3 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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DEFA-Studio für Trickfilme
Juan Forch, Jörg Herrmann
Addy Kurth
Peter Pohler
Heidrun Sünderhauf
Juan Forch, Jörg Herrmann
Horst Philipp
An agitation animation on the evil Augusto Pinochet, who is nothing but a mutation of the evil Adolf Hitler.

Olaf Möller