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RISE UP! AND DANCE

SAT. NOV. 8, 2014 @ 05.00 PM

Hip Hop alpine style… who wouldn’t love romance and dancing against the backdrop of  the Austrian Alps?


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LOLA

MON. NOV. 10, 2014 @ 7.00 PM

Lola - Conceived as a homage to Josef Von Sternberg’s ‘The Blue Angel’, ‘Lola’ is a biting satire of capitalist greed starring Barbara Sukowa as the eponymous cabaret singer and call girl.


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BERLIN ’36

1936. The United States threatens to boycott the Berlin Olympics if there are no Jews in the German team. Still aiming to mislead the world about their true ambitions, the Nazis are forced to admit some Jewish athletes. Among them the leading female high jumper of the time - Gretel Bergmann.


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STRENG GEHEIM – FOR EYES ONLY

The "Concordia" trading company in Würzburg is a secret headquarters of the MID, a secret service agency of the US Army. For years, espionage, sabotage, and diversion operations originated from here in order to undermine the German Democratic Republic.
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OH BOY

Niko is in his late 20s and recently dropped out of college. He lives for the moment, drifting sleeplessly through the streets of Berlin, marvelling at the people around him. With a quiet curiosity, he observes how they cope with everyday life while failing to notice how he himself is becoming an outsider.
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LUDWIG II

Bavaria, 1864: Just 18, Crown Prince Ludwig is a striking young man. Tall and good-looking, he is passionate about the grim, brooding works of Richard Wagner with every fiber of his heart and soul. When King Maximilian II unexpectedly dies, Ludwig is proclaimed King of Bavaria and cheered enthusiastically by his subjects, who have put all their hopes for a better future in him.
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WE ARE THE NIGHT (WIR SIND DIE NACHT)

Dennis Gansel, director of the critically acclaimed THE WAVE, explores a seething dark side of Berlin in the WE ARE THE NIGHT.  Following a sect of seductive female vampires that hide out in the city's alternative clubs, enjoying the luxury and pleasures their attained immortality provides them and wreaking horror on a string of unsuspecting victims, the film is a brilliantly stylized vision of the classic vampire myth -- a sensual, charismatic thrill ride fascinated with all aspects of the night.
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THE CROCODILES (VORSTADTKROKODILE)

Ten-year-old Hannes, growing up with his young, single mother (Nora Tschirner) wants to join the coolest gang in the area, the Vorstadtkrokodile (“Suburban ’Gators”). But the ‘entry test’ goes wrong and his life is saved by Kai, who is desperate to join too. But Kai is wheelchair bound and unable to even run away when things get hot.


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COMBAT GIRLS (KRIEGERIN)

Marisa, a 20-year-old German girl, hates foreigners, Jews, cops, and everyone she finds guilty for the decline of her country. She provokes, drinks, fights and her next tattoo will be a portrait of Adolf Hitler.
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THREE QUARTER MOON (DREIVIERTELMOND)

The world of grumpy taxi-driver Hartmut Mackowiak comes crashing down when he finds out his wife is leaving him after 30 years. Suddenly, he has to rethink his whole life – making him even more of a cranky loner.
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BAIKONUR

Whatever falls from heaven, you may keep. When astronaut Julie Mahé crash-lands with her small space capsule onto the Kazakh steppes, local radio operator Iskander (nicknamed 'Gagarin') finds her unconscious.
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TOM SAWYER

Tom Sawyer has nothing but pranks and mischief on his mind – much to the distress of his aunt Polly, with whom he and his step-brother Sid live in the little town of St. Petersburg on the Mississippi.
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LESSONS OF A DREAM (DER GANZ GROSSE TRAUM)

The young teacher Konrad Koch is hired to teach English at a strictly-run German school for boys in 1874. The reform-minded headmaster von Merfeld has hired Koch as one of the very first English teachers of all at a German secondary school in order to let a fresh new wind into his musty institution.
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SUMMER WINDOW (FENSTER ZUM SOMMER)

Juliane's happiness seems perfect. She is head over heels in love and has just begun a new life with August. One morning, however, she wakes up to find that she has been mysteriously thrown back into her past.
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BARBARA

The summer of 1980. Barbara, a doctor, has applied for an exit visa from the GDR. Now, as punishment, she is transferred from the capital to a small hospital out in the country, far from everything.
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THE POLL DIARIES (POLL)

On the eve of World War I, 14-year-old Oda von Siering returns to Poll, her family home on the Baltic coast, a region uneasily shared by Germans, Russians and Estonians. With her are the mortal remains of her mother, who passed away in Berlin
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MY WORDS, MY LIES – MY LOVE (LILA, LILA)

Until now, David Kern was a waiter and a decidedly nonliterary nobody. His only true passion is Marie, who loves literature and seems to be out of reach for him. When David finds the unpublished manuscript of a novel in a second-hand night table, it seems to be his only chance to get Marie's attention ..
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VINCENT WANTS TO SEA (VINCENT WILL MEER)

Vincent's mother has passed away, but Vincent vows to fulfill her last wish and let her see the sea one last time. The problem is how to get her ashes there, since Vincent suffers from Tourette Syndrome and has been packed off to a clinic by his father.
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2014 Portland German Film Festival

The 5th Annual Portland German Film Festival takes place November 7 – 11, 2014 at  Cinema 21. Please check back for updates as the schedule will be released soon.  
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