Years after the mysterious „Superchamp“, the legendary Luxuryburg – Superhero who gaines his powers by eating the local delicatess „cooked cheese“, disappeared, the tiny country is in great danger. In order to save crown & country from a cosmic catastrophe, the „Superchamp“, now a civil servant in a midlife crisis has to find back his lost superpowers and face his biggest fear: his family.
MALEIKA´S AFRICAN TALES
NATURE / DOCUMENTARY I 2019
PRODUCER: Matto Barfuss
COUNTRY: Kenia / Uganda / Botswana / Namibia
RUNTIME: 7 x 52min
Serious crimes demand appropriate sentences.
So how can environmental crimes of corporations and governments go unpunished again and again? A group of activists around computer programmer Jake demands justice - once and for all. They kidnap four key figures from politics and economy and keep them hostage in a safe room. Through a live broadcast on their website, the activists confront their prestigious victims with their actions. But how far can you go in the name of justice before right becomes wrong? Should a greedy CEO, who denies the human right to clean water, have a taste of his own medicine? Pursued by police and a private military company, the loop around kidnappers and hostages is tightening.
Andre´ Jung, Désirée Nosbusch, Etienne Halsdorf
PRODUCER: Claude Waringo
RUNTIME: 100 min
After his internationally successful Cheetah movie "Maleika", the famous „Cheetahman“ Matto Barfuss returns with a
Discover Africas animals from Kenia and Uganda to the Kalahari in Botswana/Namibia with the unique storytelling and incredible photography of the animal expert Matto Barfuss.
Every episode is dedicated to one particular animal, allowing you an unusally close look into the world of elephants, meercats, lions, leopards, gorillas, wild dogs and cheetahs.
CRIME | 2018
Martin McCann, Pascale Bussières, Désirée Nosbusch
PRODUCER: Pol Cruchten
COUNTRY: Luxembourg, Canada, Ireland
RUNTIME: 90 min
"The impossible only exists until we find a way to make it possible."
Mike Horn is one of the most respected adventurers of the world. Together with his climbing partners, Fred Roux and Köbi Reichen, he travels through 13 countries in an attempt to get on top of the most difficult mountain in the world. Immersing into different cultures and breathtaking landscapes, the three explorers get closer to their dream of climbing K2.
Graz, Austria 1963. The well-respected local politician and large-scale farmer Franz Murer is on trial for war crimes. The evidence is overwhelming:
As the so-called “Butcher of Vilnius”, the former Austrian SS officer set up, organized and ruled the Vilna Ghetto from 1941 to 1943 and gained sad notoriety for being a sadist who showed special cruelty towards the Jewish population. Different survivors of the Shoah testify, hoping to effect justice, but in the centers of power, the desire to bring eventual closure to this dark chapter of the country’s history seems to outweigh the desire for justice.
Based on the original documents of one of the greatest judicial scandals of the post-war era.
Winter 1986. After their train is hit by an avalanche in the Alps, 30 year old Greta finds herself trapped with five strangers in the last compartment of a train, buried underneath the snow. A rescue operation is on its way, but somehow the last compartment seems to have disappeared from the face of the earth. As they attempt to escape their icy prison, Greta begins to understand that there is more to the compartment than meets the eye…
An incident upends the equilibrium of a young woman who seems to have everything going for her. When the successful actress Vera Lockman accidentally kills her ex-boyfriend Sal, she calls the emergency number just to hang up. The decision is taken. It was a terrible accident. She only has to get rid of the body…
During the following various encounters with her family, friends and a detective, Vera continuously adapts her interactions to the nature of her visitors. Interacting with references and quotations of the great classics of world literature and art history, we explore the unconscious, of culpability and crime.
Maleika tells the incredible story of a cheetah mother and her six cubs: Martha, Malte, Mirelèe, Marlo, Mia and Majet. Set in the magnificent landscape of the Masai Mara natural reserve, the cheetah family experiences adventurous, difficult and funny moments in their fight for survival. Having accompanied her for 3 years, the artist, photographer and devoted conservationist Matto Barfuss allows his audience to take an unusually intimate look into the life of this extraordinary cheetah family.
It's the end of the summer holidays in a drab neighborhood of Hamburg. Young boxing talent Mauser has only one goal in mind: the boxing competition that could change his future. When he runs into Jackie, his whole world turns upside down. Is this more than attraction? When his father disappears, Mauser sets off to find him and embarks on a journey through the world of music, psychedelia, violence, love and a biblical thunderstorm. Adapted from the internationally released novel by Nils Mohl, “Once upon a time … Indianerland” is a wild genre mix combinig urban western, boxer film, road movie and music video.
A REAL VERMEER
DRAMA, HISTORY, ROMANCE | 2016
RUNTIME: 115 min
After the death of his father, young Dorjee realizes what it means to be Tibetan in his own country, which is now called China. During the Tibetan uprising in 2008, Dorjee is caught by the Chinese police and spends 6 months in prison. After his release, he has no choice but to leave his family and go into exile to India on a long an dangerous track. There he has to decide between a new life outside his home country or the ongoing fight for freedom in Tibet. PAWO (tibetan "Hero") is based on a true story.
Young and talented Han van Meegeren is a rebel in the early 1920's Amsterdam art-scene. When he falls in love with the wife of an acknowledged art expert, his rival does everything to discredit his paintings as uninspired copies of Rembrandt and Vermeer. To prove his critic’s ignorance, he produces a fake Vermeer. But soon things develop a dynamic of their own and Han continues to make money of his forgeries. One day, high ranking Nazi Hermann Göring knocks on his door, looking for a Vermeer for his private collection...
DRAMA, HISTORY, ROMANCE | 2016
COUNTRY: Germany, India, China
RUNTIME: 117 min
Exclusive Interviews and concert sequences:
Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crue), Joel O'Keeffe (Airbourne), Biff Byford (Saxon), Michael Monroe (Hanoi Rocks), John Corabi (Dead Daisies), Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), James Hetfield (Metallica), Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath), Doro Pesch (Warlock), Mick Box (Uriah Heep), Michael Starr, Lexxi Foxx (Steel Panther), Joakim Broden (Sabaton) Falk Maria Schlegel, Attila Dorn (Powerwolf), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Ian Gillan (Deep Purple)
Delve into the rich history of Heavy Metal: from its scandalous origins in the 1960s to its heyday in the 1980s, from its glam phase in the 1970s to its indestructible present in 2017.
A backstage pass into the history of how Rock became Heavy Metal.
When the musical notes for the annual Great Midsummer Concert in the forest are stolen, Pipì - the funny racoon, Pupù - the joyful little bird, and Rosmary -the sensible rabbit are are entrusted with the recovery. The fearless trio may not have any lead but they know one very important thing: notes have a life of their own, and they are attracted to music. With the help of the other animals of the forest, they stage three great classical operas in order to bring back the notes and thus resolve the great mystery of their kidnapping.
With Pipi Pupu & Rosmary, children are playfully introduced to the great classic operas “L’Italiana in Algeri” by Rossini, “Don Quichotte” by Massenet and “The Nutcracker” by Tchaikovsky.
Living in a retirement home would not be a problem for Nuckes and his friends. But being patronized like little children - this is something they don't want to put
with anymore. There seems to be only one solution: building their own independent retirement home. But this is easier said than done.
Can we really be fully human without Free Speech? Is free speech the oxygen of our society? Without it we crumble. Free Speech Fear Free gets to the core of what free speech really is, and the impact it has on our day to day lives. It compares the UK with Belarus and shows what life is really like without Free Speech. It tells chilling stories of a dictatorship that destroys people´s standard of living.
Thorium molten salt reactors: ever heard about this technology? In a parallel universe, this rector, combined with solar and wind power, ensures a guaranteed access to energy all over the planet. The oil wars didn't bloody the world, the climate hasn't gone out of hand, Chernobyl and Fukushima are anonymous points on the map and nuclear wast isn't an issue. In our universe, the same reactor, stillborn in the forties and buried in '71, reappears, carried by researchers far away from the traditional nuclear industry.
When resistance fighter Jules returns to Luxembourg in February 1945, he wants to put the war behind him and start a new life. He resumes a relationship with his married teenage love Leonie and accepts a post as an auxiliary policeman. When Leonie is assassinated along with the German farmers she woks for, the ensuing investigation reveals grey areas of the occupation... along with efforts made in high places to cover them up.
Known by the pseudonym of «Veruschka», Vera von Lehndorff became the first internationally acclaimed super model from Germany. This extraordinary Documentary shows her life, her career and her uniqueness, as a super model and a woman.
A filmmaker, a singer, a dog and an old school bus that has been transformed into a "loft on wheels". These are the ingredients for the journey of a lifetime. Across the American continent, their trip takes them from ALASKA to MEXICO, from glaciers to deserts, from dry steppes to jungles. The landscape is symbolic for the roller coaster ride of emotions they experience, while the audience is part of this pursuit of happiness.
After Belinda's father dies, the young Armenian womand finds herself in astirring but amusing jouney to ther roots, trapped between her traditional family and her modern life as a student in Germany. Soon her journey becomes a quest for meaning - what is really important in life?