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DIRECTED BY
Philipp Stölzl
Germany, Austria | | 110 mins | Drama | German ( English subtitles )
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"Schachnovelle" sees director Philipp Stölzl reinterpreting Stefan Zweig's timeless literature classic. The famous story of the man who survives captivity and mental torture with the help of a chess book becomes an intense game of deception in the new adaptation. Vienna, 1938: Austria is occupied by the Nazi regime. The lawyer Bartok is arrested and taken to the Hotel Metropol, the Gestapo's headquarters, shortly before he can flee with his wife to the USA. As an asset manager for the nobili Read More...


DIRECTED BY
Maria Schrader
Germany | | 108 | Comedy, Romance | German ( English subtitles )
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Alma is a scientist at the famous Pergamon Museum in Berlin. In order to obtain research funds for her studies, she accepts an offer to participate in an extraordinary experiment. For three weeks, she is to live with a humanoid robot whose artificial intelligence has been designed to allow it to morph into that of her ideal life partner. Enter Tom, a machine in (han Read More...