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Der Teufelsgeiger *** (engl: The Devil’s Violinist)

By We Are the Film Fans - Thursday, October 31, 2013

“Paganini was the first rock star”, knows David Garrett who portrays Niccolò Paganini in the film Der Teufelsgeiger (The Devil’s Violinist). He has always been fascinated by this exceptional artist… Read more…

Sputnik ***

By We Are the Film Fans - Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Friederike, Fabian, and Jonathan are friends, all ten years old. They live in the East German village of Malkow. Friederike’s parents Katharina and Torsten run the local restaurant. Their uncle… Read more…

Freakonomics ***

By We Are the Film Fans - Monday, October 21, 2013

Do you normally get freaked out when you hear the word “economics” or maybe even roll your eyes and think “boring”?  Well think again. This collection of short documentaries began… Read more…

Mein Weg Nach Olympia (My Way to Olympia) ****

By We Are the Film Fans - Friday, October 18, 2013

Director Niko von Glasow thinks sports suck, the Paralympics are stupid, and the German saying “Sport ist Mord” (sport kills) makes sense. Interesting then, that he chooses to document athletes… Read more…

Insidious: Chapter 2 ****

By We Are the Film Fans - Friday, October 18, 2013

Flashback: 1986 and young Elise (Seim)—hypnotist and supernatural expert—arrives late at night at Loraine (Donahue) Lambert’s home to help her boy. Recognizing the presence of a “malignant parasite”, Elise makes… Read more…

Drecksau (Filth) ***

By We Are the Film Fans - Friday, October 18, 2013

Bruce Robertson (McAvoy) is proud to be Scottish, “such a uniquely successful race”; married to “the ultimate tease” (Macdonald), his police colleagues envy him. Undeservedly, considering Bruce is a corrupt,… Read more…

Runner Runner **

By We Are the Film Fans - Friday, October 18, 2013

“Americans spent $2.6 billion on illegal online gambling websites in 2012. In fact, Americans generate nearly 10 percent of the current $33 billion worldwide online gambling market.” (source: film press… Read more…

Stein der Geduld **** (orig. Sygué Sabour / engl. The Patience Stone)

By We Are the Film Fans - Friday, October 18, 2013

Once he was a strong man, a fighter, an Afghani war-hero. Now, the strong man lies motionless in a coma. The eerie stillness in his empty bedroom is only interrupted… Read more…

Spieltrieb (Gaming Instinct) ****

By We Are the Film Fans - Friday, October 18, 2013

“People who don’t think they are right, are dangerous, people who act nonetheless, very dangerous”, says 15-year-old Ada (Michelle Barthel). She is an intellectual overachiever who just skipped two grades… Read more…

Naked Opera ***

By We Are the Film Fans - Friday, October 18, 2013

Nobody loves Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” more than Marc Rollinger. He is an opera fan, but prefers only this opera, and for that he travels long distances to see new presentations… Read more…

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