In a bid to connect with his ambitious, career-driven daughter, Toni Erdmann (Peter Simonischek) pays her a surprise visit in Romania and disrupts her business dealings. Excruciating at times and heart-warming at others, the film captures the complex dynamics of parent-child relationships in the modern world. A must-see for anyone who thinks Germans don’t have a sense of humour!
Based on a true story and set in 1920s Berlin, this is a story of a suicide pact made by friends Günther (August Diehl) and Paul (Daniel Brühl), who are locked in a Shakespearean love quadrangle with the beautiful and unattainable Hilde and scoundrel Hans. Somewhere between Midsummer Night’s Dream and Spring Awakening, we learn how the delusion of youth, living for a fleeting moment of euphoria, is bound to end in tragedy.
Cult film based on the life story of Christiane F., who as young girl in 1970s Berlin became addicted to heroin and prostituted herself at Zoo Station to fund her drug habit. Basically what it says on the tin!
In Hans Weingartner’s intriguing debut, a young Daniel Brühl plays university student Lukas, who becomes hooked on psychedelic drugs and slips into psychosis. Exploring themes of schizophrenia and suicide, it’s intense and beautifully shot, paired with a trippy soundtrack!