|Berlin Alexanderplatz 1980 N/R, 930 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Drama
Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Cast: Gunter Lamprecht, Hanna Schygulla, Barbara Sukowa, Gottfried John, Helmut Griem, Udo Kier, Ivan Desny, Hark Bohm, Elisabeth Trissenaar, Karin Baal, Franz Buchrieser, Peter Kollek, Karlheinz Braun, Claus Holm, Roger Fritz
World War I Berlin is the backdrop of Alfred Doblin's 1929 novel. Presented as 14 individual episodes, the story follows the life of an ex-convict who tries to live an honorable existence but finds problems at every turn in the Berlin environment during the rise of Nazism.
|Breakthrough 1978 PG, 115 min.|
aka: Sergeant Steiner
Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Cast: Richard Burton, Rod Steiger, Robert Mitchum, Curd Jurgens, Helmut Griem, Michael Parks, Klaus Lowitsch, Veronique Vendell, Werner Pochath, Walter Ullrich, Horst Janson, Joachim Hansen, Dieter Schidor, Bruno Dietrich, Sonja Jeannine
In this sequel to "Cross of Iron," Nazi Sergeant Steiner (Richard Burton) is transferred out of the disastrous Russian Front and becomes involved in the July 1944 attempt to kill Hitler when General Hoffman (Curd Jurgens) orders him to inform American General Webster (Rod Steiger) and American Colonel Rogers (Robert Mitchum) of the planned assassination. Problems ensue, and many are killed when the American forces attack St. Bologne.
|Cabaret 1972 PG, 123 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical
Director: Bob Fosse
Cast: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Joel Grey, Fritz Wepper, Marisa Berenson, Elizabeth Neumann-Viertel, Sigrid von Richthofen, Helen Vita, Gerd Vespermann, Ralf Wolter, Georg Hartmann
In 1931 Germany, just before the Nazi take-over, Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) meets and has an affair with Brian (Michael York). This affair leads to a menage a trois with a German VIP (Helmut Griem). Joel Grey plays the menacing master of ceremonies. The film won eight Academy Awards, including Best Director (Bob Fosse), Best Actress (Liza Minnelli), and Best Supporting Actor (Joel Grey). Two other nominations were received, including Best Picture.
|The Damned 1969 R, 150 min.|
Director: Luchino Visconti
Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Ingrid Thulin, Helmut Griem, Helmut Berger, Renaud Verley, Umberto Orsini, Reinhard Kolldehoff, Albrecht Schoenhals, Charlotte Rampling, Florinda Bolkan
The wealthy Von Essenbeck family meets its demise when the Nazis come into power at the rise of Hitler's Third Reich.
|The Desert of the Tartars 1976 N/R, 140 min.|
Director: Valerio Zurlini
Cast: Vittorio Gassman, Giuliano Gemma, Helmut Griem, Philippe Noiret, Jacques Perrin, Francisco Rabal, Fernando Rey, Laurent Terzieff, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Max von Sydow
French army recruit Lt. Drogo (Jacques Perrin) is serving at an isolated fort where many are training to repel an attack by the Tartars. As days turn into months, the soldiers experience boredom, loneliness, and even paranoia as they wait for the enemy who some doubt will appear.
|The McKenzie Break 1970 PG, 108 min.|
Director: Lamont Johnson
Cast: Brian Keith, Helmut Griem, Ian Hendry, Jack Watson, Patrick O'Connell, Gregg Palmer, Horst Janson, Noel Purcell, Alexander Allerson, John Abineri
World War I German POWs plan a daring escape from their camp in Scotland. This story makes for good drama and a very interesting film.
|1. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980)|
2. Breakthrough (1978)
aka: Sergeant Steiner
3. Cabaret (1972)
4. The Damned (1969)
5. The Desert of the Tartars (1976)
6. La Passante (1982)
7. The McKenzie Break (1970)
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