Films by Language


Beethoven’s Hair

Larry Weinstein

This splendidly imaginative doco traces a lock of Beethoven's hair from 19th-century Vienna to the present day, when modern forensics uncovers the truth about the composer's hearing and temperament.

Black Book


Paul Verhoeven

Paul Verhoeven's brash, provocative tale of a sexy Jewish singer who seduces the head of the Dutch Gestapo is also a bold, wilfully irreverent and morally complex film about the Holocaust.


Lucy Walker

When the first blind man to climb Mt Everest, Erik Weihenmayer, challenges six blind Tibetan school children to climb its 23,000-ft neighbour, Lhakpa Ri, failure is not an option.

Con Man Confidential

Die Hochstapler

Alexander Adolph

This entertaining and disquieting encounter with four master con men never resorts to sensationalism, although the outrageous acts they divulge are astounding.

Cowboys & Communists

Jess Feast

Local doco-maker Jess Feast tells the fascinating, vibrant story of über-cool Berlin burlesque bar White Trash Fast Food and the diehard communist neighbour who tried to shut it down.

The Edge of Heaven

Fatih Akin

Turkish-German director Fatih Akin's (Head-On) masterful new film tracks the emotional arcs of six people – four Turks and two Germans – as they criss-cross through love, tragedy and borders.

Four Minutes

Chris Kraus

A feisty Prussian spinster who teaches piano to prison inmates is drawn to a convicted murderer who was once a musical prodigy in this surprising, compelling and often electrifying human drama.

How to Cook Your Life

Doris Dörrie

Inspiring, entertaining doco on Zen priest and holistic chef Edward Espe Brown, who imparts philosophy, along with cooking advice, to an adoring group of devotees.

I Have Never Forgotten You

The Life & Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal

Richard Trank

The extraordinary contribution of the world's most dedicated Nazi hunter, who lost his mother, sister and 87 other relatives in the Holocaust, is outlined in this eventful and engaging profile.

I Served the King of England

Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále

Jirí Menzel

Hugely enjoyable saga from veteran Czech director Jirí Menzel following a diminutive opportunist on his journey from 1930s bus boy and hedonist to millionaire hotelier and disgraced Nazi collaborator.

The Unpolished

Die Unerzogenen

Pia Marais

The perils of growing up bohemian are wryly explored in this German feature about a 14-year-old girl who rebels against her parents' chaotic lifestyle of free love and destructive excess.