Films

The journeys of Prince of Wied

The last witness of Native American civilization was a Prince from Prussia. A feat that not even Alexander von Humboldt had achieved was accomplished by the Prussian Prince Maximilian of Wied-Neuwied: in 1815, he ventured on an expedition along the Eastern coast of Brasil….

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Chao Leh – Punknomads

For 18 years “Speichelbroiss” have been making noise in the Bavarian backwoods. With “Chao Leh” they have written a German-Punk-Hit for Asia. Their song about the sea nomads called Chao Leh tells us about a clan that doesn’t seem to fit in…

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Holtz – Conversations About Nothing

An intimate portrait of actor Jürgen Holtz. The ham actor as the last sovereign in the theatre – this slogan is Jürgen Holtz’ programmatic confession in relation to his profession. One of Germany’s most sought after actors, he was a controversial figure…

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Cayao

The official music video of the Berlin-based trio CAYAO. “Fuego Vivo” – written by Jarkko Riihimäki, arranged by Jarkko Riihimäki, Ander Perrino and Iskandar Widjaja. CAYAO: Violin – Iskandar Widjaja Piano – Jarkko Riihimäki Double Bass – Ander Perrino Lady in black…

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Casanova – the man behind the myth

No-one has been as famous for his art of seduction and love affairs as he: Giacomo Casanova. In his memoirs, the 18th century libertine writes extensively about his numerous amorous encounters. Far from being a Don Juan or a cold-hearted womanizer, however,…

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The Shakespeare Enigma

It’s one of greatest literary mysteries of all time: who wrote Shakespeare’s plays? And there really is a mystery. How could the Stratford grammar-school boy, son of a glove-maker, become the universal genius who wrote the greatest plays of all time? Why…

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Henry VIII. – Murderer on the throne

Early morning, 19th of May 1536. A young woman, barely thirty years old, ascends the steps to the scaffold in the courtyard of the Tower of London. She has been accused of adultery and witchcraft: Anne Boleyn, the wife of King Henry…

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The Last Battle of the Celts

In the winter of 53/52 B.C., the Gallic leaders gather in a remote forest to prepare for the approaching war. For years, Caesar had continually weakened their country, kidnapped their women, robbed their grain and taken hostages. Using his skilful policy of…

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The Dream of Taj Mahal

In 1556, in the city of Delhi, a thirteen-year-old boy named Akbar ascended the throne. He was to become the greatest ruler of his era on the Indian subcontinent: a fierce warrior and a founder of peace, a rigid autocrat and a…

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Buddha – The Way to Enlightenment

Siddhartha Gautama was no liberator or reformer. He was the “enlightened” one – a title, given to him by his followers. In his state of total enlightenment, Buddha could have left the world forever, and entered long awaited Nirvana. He remained, however,…

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Mohammed – The Voice of God

A Christian monk was said to have recognized the boy Mohammed, as the successor to Jesus, by the signs of a birthmark, and a cloud above him in the Syrian Desert, that protected him from the desert heat. The boy from Mecca…

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Attila the Hun

In the year of 375 AD, Europe is terrified, as if the earth were shaking. Wild hordes of horsemen, coming from the vast steppes of Asia, overrun Europe’s eastern borders. Shocking messages of murder, torture and scorched villages precede their onslaught. The…

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The Castle of forgotten Mummies

Sommersdorf in Germany’s Middle Franconia looks like a knight’s castle straight out of a picture book. However, the Franconian idyl conceals a creepy secret, which is discovered, when the French army attacks the Prussians on a stormy evening in October 1806. Several…

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Atlantis

The earth quaked heavily; the sea overflowed its shores. In this way the warlike people of Atlantis sank under the earth on that terrible day and night, and their island sank into the waters. That is the first account of a disaster…

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