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  • Ocean's Thirteen

    Category
    Crook comedy
    Production information
    thriller
    Produced in (country)
    United States
    Produced in (year)
    2007
    Description
    Las Vegas may no longer be what it used to be, but one thing in the city of sin can still be relied on: the honor of crooks. That seems to be over when the mentor of gentleman gangster Danny Ocean (George Clooney) is shamefully ripped off. Reuben Tishkoff (Elliott Gould) put his trust in the egomaniac Willy Bank (Al Pacino) and with him built a spectacular new casino - only to land roughly in front of the door shortly before the opening. Deceived and ruined, Reuben collapses with a heart attack. But Willy Bank's outrage should not go unpunished. Danny Ocean rounds up Rusty (Brad Pitt) and his dozen other friends to avenge the faithful Reuben. It is not enough for him to exclude Banks Casino, he wants to attack the megalomaniac on various fronts, razing the empire to the ground and defiling Banks reputation. To do this, it is necessary to outsmart a security system that cannot be cracked from a human perspective. Danny Ocean draws on his entire repertoire, from the dice that people smuggled into a Mexican factory manipulate to the ground beneath the magnificent building that he causes to tremble. With the opening of the casino, the day of truth approaches, as Oceans Thirteen will find out whether their fantastic plan will work. After a foray through Europe in 'Ocean's Twelve', director Steven Soderbergh and his star ensemble return to Las Vegas for a coup that eclipses everything that has existed in madness. The playful mood of the cast, which has even increased its star power, is exuberant in the most enjoyable way. Assisted by Ellen Barkin, his partner in the classic thriller 'Sea of ​​Love', Al Pacino plays the villains with fervent malice in this sequel.
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    George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin, Bernie Mac, Casey Affleck
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    Background information
    Ocean's gang is back! The coup rises again where the eleven feel at home, namely in Las Vegas. In addition to the familiar faces of George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Don Cheadle, there are some newcomers in the third part of Steven Soderbergh's rogue comedy. Al Pacino could be won as senior gangster and Ellen Barkin as his right-hand man. But Andy Garcia as the casino owner Terry Benedict, who has been betrayed several times, is back again.
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    Ocean's gang is back! The coup rises again where the eleven feel at home, namely in Las Vegas. In addition to the familiar faces of George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Don Cheadle, there are some newcomers in the third part of Steven Soderbergh's rogue comedy. Al Pacino could be won as senior gangster and Ellen Barkin as his right-hand man. But Andy Garcia as the casino owner Terry Benedict, who has been betrayed several times, is back again.

    How to Train Your Dragon How to Train Your Dragon

    Category
    animation
    Production information
    Animation film
    Produced in (country)
    United States
    Produced in (year)
    2010
    Description
    In the small Viking village of Berk on an island in the far north, killing kites is the number 1 sport. For centuries, the people in the village have survived the constant attacks of fire-breathing critters - simply called vermin in the village slang - thanks to their bravery. Little Hicks, son of the gigantic clan boss Stoick, is now to be introduced to the fine art of killing dragons. Hicks is just completely out of line: tender and weak, he doesn't fit into the image of the fighter that his father has of his future successor. All the more, Hicks wants to prove that he is very capable of standing up for his man - not only to impress his father, but above all to impress the pretty and extremely powerful Astrid. But in the first hours of training, in which the children face real dragons, he fails miserably. One night, Hicks lies in wait with a self-made slingshot and, with more luck than brains, manages to meet one of the most feared dragon species, a 'nightshade'. But when he reports on his heroic deed in the village, nobody believes him. He goes back to look for his hunted prey and finds it, most alive, but with a broken wing. Following the centuries-old tradition, the boy has only one thing left: to kill the dragon. But he can't bring himself to do it. And the dragon also spares Hicks, although he already has him in his clutches. An unusual friendship begins that brings Hicks into conflict with his loved ones, but also shows him what the real reason behind the aggressiveness and malice of the dragons is. The German 'Film-Dienst' sums it up: 'The film shines with lovable characters, pointed dialog humor and beautiful computer-animated images. He tells of the courage to stand by himself and to meet others with curiosity and openness, and convinces with humor, furious action scenes and the fine portrayal of his young main character and their problems. '
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  • Tough chunk: the arms deal

    Category
    TV crime film
    Produced in (country)
    D.
    Produced in (year)
    2021
    Description
    Minutes Aljoscha Stadelmann has to deal with a criminal rocker gang and opaque BKA colleagues in 'Der Waffendeal'. In order to maintain law and order in the tranquil Harz region, the clever village sheriff has to show again that he is also a 'tough guy'. In the sixth film in the popular series, Nicki von Tempelhoff as the unscrupulous, charismatic biker boss and Aurel Manthei and Merlin Leonhardt as part of his gang slip into grandiose episode roles. A femme fatale - played by Kim Riedle as an undercover investigator on her own mission - should of course not be missing. Director Markus Sehr filmed the script by Anke Winschewski and Niels Holle, who tell their crime story with casual humor. A shot scares Koops (Aljoscha Stadelmann) after a night in the high seat containing alcohol. When the hungover village sheriff, while looking for his drinking companion, the forester Heiko (Sebastian Weiss), meets the rock boss Andy Blome (Nicki von Tempelhoff) in the middle of the forest, it seems more than suspicious to him. Koops does not know that he has his missing friend on his conscience and is currently hunting down a fugitive gang member (Aurel Manthei). Nevertheless, he decides not to let Andy out of his sight from now on. Together with his colleague Mette (Anna Fischer) and the postman Heiner (Moritz Führmann), Koops tries to find out what the biker boss from Hanover, along with his mysterious lover Nina (Kim Riedle) and his devoted brother Chris (Merlin Leonhardt), is getting back to Home. Andy, who knows Koops and Heiner from their youth days together in St. Andreasberg, smells the roast. However, he not only has to fear the annoying law enforcement officers, but also the leak in his own ranks and the underworld boss Victor Koslow (Kasem Hoxha). Because the upcoming arms deal with him is actually a few sizes too big for Andy and his troop. The more Koops finds out about it, the more dangerous the situation becomes for him and his helpers.
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    Aljoscha Stadelmann, Anna Fischer, Moritz Führmann, Nicki Von Tempelhoff, Kim Riedle, Aurel Manthei, Merlin Leonhardt
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    Country thriller

    Steirerkreuz

    Category
    TV crime film
    Produced in (country)
    A.
    Produced in (year)
    2019
    Description
    Minutes The third case in the successful 'Steirerkrimi series' takes Commissioner Sandra Mohr (Miriam Stein) and her boss Bergmann (Hary Prinz) into a remote valley, where they have to solve a strange fatality. During the investigation, the unlikely duo uncovered the dark secrets of the Fürst family and their matriarch Pauline - portrayed by the award-winning actress and cabaret artist Gisela Schneeberger - and learned that appearance and reality do not always match. With pointed dialogues and a pinch of humor, 'Steirerkreuz' offers exciting entertainment based on Claudia Rossbacher's novel of the same name. The Graz commissioner Sandra Mohr (Miriam Stein) and her superior Sascha Bergmann (Hary Prinz) have to go to the remote Mürz Valley this time to solve a bizarre death with the cozy local police officer Ferdinand Franz (Holger Schober): the entrepreneur Walter Fürst (Christian Strasser) is lying dead in his own bed - with strangle marks on his neck. His family, above all the strict matriarch Pauline Fürst (Gisela Schneeberger), refuses to ask all too direct questions. She absolutely wants to avoid a scandal like years ago when a former employee (Julian Weigend) was convicted of raping her daughter-in-law Magdalena (Anna Rot). A pious wish, because traces from the night of death lead to the brothel on the outskirts. But even with the 'insider knowledge' of their local colleague, who goes in and out of the brothel and is firmly connected to the whore Milena (Iva Lukic), Sandra and Bergmann get stuck in their investigations. There are also entanglements privately, as Bergmann's son Daniel (Johannes Nussbaum) has also stayed in the hotel, which again triggers undesirable feelings in Sandra. Meanwhile, her boss is 'working' on a 'love revival' with Eva Merz (Eva Herzig), the colleague from forensics. There is a second murder. The two investigators take this personally and do everything in their power to bring down the perpetrator (s).
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    Miriam Stein, Hary Prinz, Eva Herzig, Johannes Nussbaum, Holger Schober, Julian Weigend, Daniel Keberle
  • The Huntsman & The Ice Queen The Huntsman: Winter's War

    Category
    Fantasy
    Production information
    Fantasy film
    Produced in (country)
    USA / CN
    Produced in (year)
    2016
    Description
    Freya loses her lover and child through an intrigue. She swears off love, separates from Sister Ravenna and establishes her own icy kingdom in the north. Freya has the children kidnapped from the surrounding villages to form her army. When Eric and Sara fall in love, Freya violently separates the two. But no winter lasts forever. Powerful fantasy spectacle with a star cast.A distant kingdom ruled by the sisters Ravenna (Charlize Theron) and Freya (Emily Blunt). Freya falls in love with a man who has already been promised to someone else, becomes pregnant and gives birth to a child. Ravenna has long since sworn off love, Freya considers effeminate. She forces Freya's lover to kill his child and break his oaths of loyalty. Freya has no inkling of her sister's intrigue. With a hardened heart, she turns from her kingdom to found her own icy kingdom in the far north. Freya raids surrounding villages. Her army, whose permanent enlargement she seeks, steals children, boys and girls, from people. Freya trains them to be fighters, the queen's supreme law: You should not love. Freya's icy state continues to expand. A few years later: Eric (Chris Hemsworth) and Sara (Jessica Chastain), both kidnapped by Freya's warriors, have grown up and disregard Freya's command. They are lovers. Freya separates Sara and Eric with an impenetrable wall of ice, faking each other into the death of the other. Seven years later. Ravenna's empire has crumbled. Snow White rules there now. But Ravenna's magical mirror, seat of her evil power, was stolen from Snow White. Eric, who has joined Snow White's entourage, is assigned to look for the mirror. In his quest he receives support from Prince William (Sam Claflin) and the dwarves Nion (Nick Frost), Mrs. Bromwyn (Sheridan Smith) and Doreena (Alexandra Roach). 'The Huntsman & The Ice Queen' is a loose sequel to the new edition of 'Snow White' under the title 'Snow White & The Huntsman', which US studio Universal released in 2012. Kristen Stewart played Snow White but is no longer part of the ensemble. She made negative headlines in part one because she - still officially in a relationship with 'Twilight' partner Robert Pattinson - had a brief affair with director Rupert Sanders, a married family man. Sanders was replaced by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan in the director's chair, responsible for the visual effects for the first film. Charlize Theron repeats her role as Ravenna, this time intriguing against her own sister. Chris Hemsworth in the eponymous role of 'Huntsman' is also part of the illustrious ensemble again. The shooting took place in England and lasted 16 weeks. In addition to the Shepperton and Pinewood studios, the film was shot on original locations such as Wells Cathedral and Bishop's Palace in Somerset, but also in the large park of Windsor Castle and in the woods of Stockwood and Puzzlewood. The lavish costumes were designed by three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood. 'Phedon Papamichael's unleashed camera flies over idyllic picture-book landscapes that are constantly frozen in the ice, plunges into a magical forest populated by gnomes and also explores the Gothic-looking rooms of the ruler's castle. The costume and production design are opulent and extravagant, the morphing scenes are visually captivating, and James Newton Howard's pompous score is consistent. You have to let yourself fall into this magical dual world, which is a dream and a nightmare at the same time '. ('Blickpunkt: Film' from August 08, 2016)
    Cast
    Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, Nick Frost, Rob Brydon, Sheridan Smith
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    Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise

    Category
    TV crime film
    Production information
    Police film
    Produced in (country)
    USA / CDN
    Produced in (year)
    2015
    Description
    Since there isn't so much to do for Police Chief Jesse Stone in the small town of Paradise, he accepts a position as an unpaid advisor to the Massachusetts State Police. There he reads some old files and is particularly interested in the case of a serial killer who slashed his victims alive. This killer is in jail but denies being responsible for the last of the murders. Due to a lack of serious crime in the small town of Paradise, Police Chief Jesse Stone (Tom Selleck) ends up in Boston, where he agrees to stand by the Homicide Unit of the Massachusetts State Police as an unpaid advisor. Lieutenant Sydney Greenstreet (Leslie Hope) provides Jesse with some old files on unsolved cases - especially the acts of a brutal serial killer who slashed his living victims arouse his interest. With his dog recently dying, Jesse desperately needs a distraction and immediately rushes into the investigation. A man named Richard Steele (Luke Perry) was responsible for the series of murders. Jesse Stone questions the murderer and comes to the conclusion after the conversation that he is responsible for the first three, but not for the fourth murder. The fourth victim, Mavis Davies (Tara Yelland), worked as an escort girl and never told her embittered husband Bruce (Al Sapienza) anything about her job. He refuses to help Stone with the investigation because he wants to finish with his sad past. Stone also meets a 13-year-old girl named Jenny (Mackenzie Foy) who smokes marijuana in the park and struggles with problems at home. Worried about Jenny, Stone asks his colleague Luther 'Suitcase' Simpson (Kohl Sudduth) to investigate the girl. He finds out that the girl's mother (Vickie Papavs) is an alcoholic and urgently needs help. Since Stone himself has a drinking problem, he knows what to do: He puts in contact with his psychiatrist Dr. Dix (William Devane) so that he can treat Jenny's mother. Back in the murder investigation, Stone meets the police officer Dan Leary (Alex Carter), who once arrested the alleged perpetrator and is convinced that the 'Boston Ripper' committed all four murders. After all, the killing would have stopped by now. But Stone does not believe in this version of the story, continues his investigation and comes to a terrible conclusion.
    Cast
    Tom Selleck, Kohl Sudduth, Gloria Reuben, Leslie Hope, William Sadler, Amelia Rose Blaire, Alex Carter
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    From 5 to 7 - a slightly different love story 5 to 7

    Category
    romance
    Production information
    Love movie
    Produced in (country)
    United States
    Produced in (year)
    2014
    Description
    A young American begins an affair with a married French woman. They meet on weekdays between five and seven in a New York luxury hotel. But one day the evening is no longer enough for Brian. He proposes marriage to Arielle. Bond girl Bérénice Marlohe and Anton Yelchin are the stars of the unusual love story, which was shot entirely on location in New York. 'In New York you are never more than six meters away from someone you know or for whom you are meant.' That is what the young, aspiring writer Brian Bloom (Anton Yelchin) believes. And apparently it's true: on a rainy New York afternoon, he discovers the nine-year-old French woman Arielle (Bérénice Marlohe) in front of a New York building. She wants to smoke a cigarette outside. Brian is immediately drawn to Arielle, and she returns his interest. The two met within a short time and, among other things, explored the differences between French and American everyday culture. Then Arielle Brian makes an unusual suggestion. She invites him to meet her on weekdays between five and seven in the evening in the room of a New York luxury hotel. The prudish American, who grew up as a prude, accepts the proposal because he is madly in love with the beautiful and charming French woman. But there is still more to come. Arielle makes no secret of the affair to her husband Valéry (Lambert Wilson) and their children. On the contrary, she invites Brian to a dinner where he can make important contacts and where he meets the editor Jane (Oliva Thirlby), who is also Valéry's lover. Brian introduces Arielle to his parents. His mother Arlene (Glenn Close) is enthusiastic about how much the strange woman adores her son, the father Sam (Frank Langella) rather skeptical. But both let Brian have it. A short time later, one of Brian's short stories is published and awarded a prize. Brian uses the prize money to buy a ring for Arielle - a wedding ring. Arielle accepts the marriage proposal and the ring and promises Brian to be at the hotel by four o'clock the next day. But she doesn't come. Time flies. Brian didn't see Arielle again. He is now a successful author - his book 'The Mermaid' is in every bookstore window. He married Eva, who was the same age, and a two-year-old son named Charlie. But he can't stop wondering if the love he felt for Arielle was just as special to her. One day, in front of the entrance to the Guggenheim Museum, Arielle and her entire family suddenly stand in front of Brian, Eva and Charlie. Bittersweet love story against the backdrop of New York. Anton Yelchin, who became known as a child at Anthony Hopkins' side in the Stephen King film 'Hearts in Atlantis', died suddenly and unexpectedly on June 19, 2016 at the age of only 27 as a result of a tragic accident. He was run over by his own car in Los Angeles. Anton Yelchin was also famous for his role in the 'Star Trek' reboot, in which he played Anton Chekhov. 'Delivers romance in a way we thought was lost since Audrey Hepburn's days. The film has the power to change our perception of relationships. ' Peter Debruge, 'Variety' (translated and quoted from the English press documents for the film).
    Cast
    Anton Yelchin, Bérénice Marlohe, Olivia Thirlby, Lambert Wilson, Frank Langella, Glenn Close, Eric Stoltz