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Call Number: PN1997 .A57 2005
Antares skillfully interweaves the stories of three couples at crossroads over three momentous days. Set in a ubiquitous, concrete high-rise apartment complex on the outskirts of a big city, the couples emerge from this uniform coexistence to search for love, closeness and some form of happiness. Alex and Nicole are divorced, but Alex cannot let go of what has passed. Sonja is becoming wildly jealous of her husband Marco. Eva, a loyal wife and mother, has turned her life upside down. Antares features explicit sexual content and mature themes in its portrayal of these modern relationships.
Die Innere Sicherheit
Call Number: PN1997 .I5816 2009
Together with their adolescent daughter, two former terrorists have been living underground in Portugal for years. Complications arise when their daughter falls in love and the family's secret life is revealed. On the run, they return to Germany where the parents end up robbing a bank.
Fack ju Gohte (Suck Me Shakespeer)
Call Number: PN1997 .F3413 2014 Region 2
A comedy that follows an ex-con from prison to a position at a high school built over the spot where he had stashed money from one of his earlier robberies.
Fack ju Gohte 2 (Suck Me Shakespeer 2)
Call Number: PN1997 .F34132 2016 Region 2
Ex-con and now-teacher Zeki Müller takes his class on a school trip to Thailand to improve the reputation of their school.
Call Number: PN1997 .F346 2007
Five women, all former classmates, are reunited for the funeral of a former teacher. Nina is jobless and has been left alone with her unborn child. Alex is struggling to balance her personal needs with her career goals. Carmen uses her acting career to avoid intimacy, while Nicole desperately seeks to be closer with her young daughter, Daphne.
Call Number: PN1997 .F86 2006
A German family , George, Anna and son Georgie are settling in for the weekend at their vacation retreat near the lake. While George and his son head out for some sailing, a courteous young gentleman named Peter appears at the door, asking if he can borrow some eggs. When he breaks them, Anna offers him some more, but the conversation soon takes an odd turn; Peter goes from pleasant to sniveling to confrontational, and he's soon joined by his friend Paul. When George returns, he demands that Paul and Peter leave, but the two strangers refuse; Paul and Peter react with violence against George and his family, and they soon have the family tied up and begin torturing them. Peter and Paul occasionally refer to the camera in a manner recalling Bertolt Brecht.
Call Number: PN1997 .H857 2001
Crisscrossing a suburban landscape of a bright starkness, Dog Days interweaves 6 stories of Austrian suburbanites, including a seemingly disturbed hitchhiker who compulsively quizzes her drivers on the most banal and personal subjects. In the tomblike quiet of their ranch-style purgatory, a divorced husband and wife fight a wordless war while mourning an unspeakable mutual loss. A sadistic lover's ritual humiliation spawns both tenderness and revenge. Everyone in Dog Days teeters on the edge of both self-made oblivion and accidental redemption.
Call Number: PN1997 .I46 2010 In German, Russian, English, Slovak
Olga is a nurse from the Ukraine who only knows poverty. She searches for a better life in the West. Paul is an unemployed security guard from Austria who travels to the East in search of the same. Both are looking for work, a new beginning, an existence, and life. Olga comes from a place where unremitting poverty is the order of the day. Paul comes from a place where unemployment doesn't mean hunger, but a crisis of meaning and sense of uselessness. Both are struggling to believe in themselves and to find a meaning in life.
Call Number: PT2676.R42 K7 2010 Region 2
In 1646, fleeing the horrors of the Thirty Years War, a 14-year-old orphan named Krabat is lured to a mysterious mill by an ominous voice and becomes an apprentice to its master. He and his 11 fellow students soon discover that they are not only taught the miller's trade, but also lessons in the dark arts. When the life of his friend and protector becomes threatened, Krabat must struggle to free himself from an evil sorcerer's control in a fight for freedom, friendship, and love.
Call Number: PN1997 .M877 2013 In German & English, dubbed in English
When a Vienna museum guard befriends an enigmatic visitor, the grand Kunsthistorisches Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads which sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways artworks reflect and shape the world.
Call Number: PN1997 .O265 2006 Region 2
Set during the fading glory of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the film tells of the rise and fall of Alfred Redl, an ambitious officer who proceeds up the ladder to become head of the Secret Police, only to become ensnared in political deception.
Call Number: PN1997 .R490 2010
In a ragged section of Vienna, hardened ex-con Alex works in a brothel, where he falls for Ukrainian hooker Tamara. Their desperate plans for escape unexpectedly intersect with the lives of a rural cop and his seemingly content wife.
Call Number: PN1997 .T548 2004
Animal Love is a darkly comical glimpse into the strange and eccentric world of animal lovers on the fringes of modern society. Meticulously shot in Diane Arbus fashion, Seidl's protagonists sublimate their emotional needs and desire for intimacy through their four-legged friends. A compulsive tour of the underside of human nature.
Tschick (Goodbye Berlin)
Call Number: PT2668.E7572 T7 2017 Region 2
While his mother is in the detox clinic and his father and his father's assistant are on a "business trip," 14-year-old outsider Maik Klingenberg spends the holidays alone at the pool of the parental villa. When a classmate originally from Russia named Andrej Tschichatschow--or "Tschick"--appears with a stolen car, the two teens start a journey through the summer-hot German province without a map and compass.
Call Number: PN1997 .B675 2005
Austrian housewife Manu narrowly escapes from an airplane accident only to die six years later in a car accident. The results of the accident transforms Manu's young family, the lives of the teenagers in the other car, and the entire community. The film explores the Butterfly Effect and the randomness of fate.
Franz Jägerstätter: A Man of Conscience
Call Number: UB342.A9 F7 2009 In English
In 1938, Hitler's army occupied Austria. All men were ordered to enlist in the military. Franz Jägerstätter, a farmer and father of four, went into military training but refused to fight in Hitler's army, knowing that he would face execution. His neighbors, pastor and even the bishop tried to convince Franz to enlist for the sake of his family. But Franz felt his faith and conscience compelled him to follow the teachings of God and not the decrees of the Third Reich. He was imprisoned, then executed on August 9, 1943 at the age of 36. In 2007, the Vatican declared Franz a true martyr, officially placing him in the process of sainthood.
Freud: The Hidden Nature of Man
Call Number: BF109.F74 F7 2008
This program uncovers Freud's ideas in exactly the way Freud himself uncovered them: through his own dream analysis. Through an analysis of Freud, we learn about his theories on psychoanalysis, the Oedipus complex, the unconscious, infantile sexuality, and the ego torn between the greedy id and the rigid superego.
Ich hiess Sabina Spielrein
Call Number: RC339.52.S67 I2 2002 In German & English
Sabina Spielrein appeared several times in the correspondence between Sigmund Freud and Carl Gustav Jung, yet there was very little information about her. She came from Russia and was Jung's first analysis-patient in the Burghölzli clinic in Zürich. After successful treatment, (Jung diagnosed Hysteria) she studied medicine, became one of the first women in Freud's Psychoanalytical Society in Vienna and worked as an analyst and child-psychologist herself. Her scientific work was known, but did not provide any further information about her fate. In 1977, however, there was a surprising discovery. A box was found in the basement of Palais Wilson in Geneva which contained parts of a diary, letters and other writings which Sabina Spielrein left behind when she returned to Russia in 1923. Her records throw a different light on the history of Psychoanalysis. In Sabina's correspondence with Freud and Jung her influence on the two main figures of the movement becomes evident. The heavily discussed break between Freud and Jung was not entirely the result of a scientific quarrel: behind the scene of academic discourse lies a dramatic play about love and jealousy, distrust and disappointment, a play in which Sabina's roll was that of the mediator.
Jesus, Du Weisst
Call Number: BX1517.2 .J47 2005
Captures six Catholics of different ages, backgrounds, and genders in a series of confessional dialogues made in empty churches with both Jesus and an omnipresent movie camera.
Call Number: HD8039.M772 M6 2004
Models is a revealing and devastating portrait of a trio of aspiring real-life Viennese models. Vivian will stop at nothing to be a magazine cover girl; Lisa fills her time with routine plastic surgery and cocaine binges; while innocent Tanja focuses on the mystical through tarot cards, yoga, and raw animal energy. Using long, meticulously composed, and voyeuristic shots, Seidl delves deeply into the lives of the models, exploring how sex and career intertwine.
Call Number: DD247.H5 O6 2008 In English
July, 1944. As WWII raged on, a group of conspirators, led by Claus von Stauffenberg, plotted to assassinate Hitler and end his reign of terror. Using rare color footage, painstakingly recreated dramatizations, detailed CG reconstructions and exclusive interviews with leading historians, this thrilling documentary presents the definitive record of what happened before, during and after these pivotal events. Using rare color footage, painstakingly created dramatizations, detailed CG reconstructions, and exclusive interviews with leading historians, this documentary presents the definitive record of what happened before, during, and after these pivotal events.
Call Number: UB342.A9 V4 2007
Franz Jägerstätter, the only Catholic layman who was a formal conscientious objector to entering into Hitler's German Army and who was legally executed for his refusal on August 9, 1942, was Beatified as a martyr October 26, 2007 by the decision of Pope Benedict XVI. This film is based on Gordon Zahn's book In Solitary Witness, and other materials that had come to light the twenty years since Gordon, himself an American Christian conscientious objector in World War II, discovered Franz's story.
Who Found the Missing Link?
Call Number: QD22.F36 W41991 VHS In English
Tells the story of Lise Meitner and the work that led to the splitting of the atom. Lise was among the first women to be admitted to the University of Vienna, to study science, to receive a teaching appointment and a lab-and to have a man take credit for her work. In following the progress of the various experiments and measurements, the program traces the paths that led to controlled nuclear fission.