After months of negotiations, Warner Bros. Intl. has greenlighted plans to build a 350 million deutschemark ($ 206 million) film theme park and a film and TV studio in Nordrhein-Westfalen (NRW), the…
As slick and multifaceted as anything by David Lynch or the Coen Bros., though without their humor, "Deadly Maria" reps the debut of a major new German talent in director Tom Tykwer. However, the…
Reviewed at Intl. Hof Film Days, Hof, Germany, Oct. 29, 1993. Running time: 89 MIN.
This year's best European film, according to the European Film Academy, will chosen from among the Austrian "Benny's Video," directed by Michael Haneke, Russia's "Close to Eden" (Nikita Michalkov)…
A 55-minute student film that's been an unexpected success in Germany since being picked up by a small distrib, "Making Up!" is an above-average single-women's date comedy that could score overseas…
Yet another chapter was added to the continuing saga of Cologne info-channel VOX's troubles last week when the Berlin Administrative Court ordered the channel off the air in the important…
Three-hour costume drama based on the 19th century legend/mystery is not inspired, but it's helped by epic feel, good performances, plenty of pathos and the status of Kasper Hauser as one of…
Reviewed at Munich Film Festival, July 2, 1993. Running time: 93 MIN.
German TV mogul Leo Kirch and veteran Italian producer Ettore Bernabei are banking their very souls on the Bible.
If a new ARD initiative goes through, Germany's pubcasters may stop airing free rascist-tinged campaign ads. But perhaps more attractive to public station heads is the idea of finally losing their…
The outfit that hopes to launch Europe's first country musicvideo channel, Nashville Europe Now, has announced its first shareholder: one of Germany's favorite and most successful gameshow hosts, Wim…
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