Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte, Krieg: Peter Jackson („Der Herr der Ringe“, „King Kong“) greift in seinem Dokumentarfilm das Geschehen des Ersten Weltkriegs auf und zeigt dabei nicht nur die Kriegsvorbereitungen, sondern auch die an der Front kämpfenden, in Gräben stationierten Soldaten bis hin zum 1918 eintretenden Waffenstillstand. Unter Verwendung modernster Technik erweckt der neuseeländische Filmemacher historisches Filmmaterial zum Leben, wie man es noch nie zuvor gesehen hat: Die über 100 Jahre alten Schwarz-Weiß-Bilder wurden aufwändig restauriert und koloriert, geschärft und in 3D konvertiert, und vermitteln dem Zuschauer intensiver denn je, was es im Ersten Weltkrieg bedeutete, durch den Schlamm zu kriechen, dem Feind aufzulauern und nicht zu wissen, ob man am nächsten Tag überhaupt noch am Leben sein wird.
Action, Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte: From his embed with US Marines Echo Company in Afghanistan, photojournalist and filmmaker Danfung Dennis reveals the devastating impact a Taliban machine-gun bullet has on the life of 25-year-old Sergeant Nathan Harris. The film seamlessly transitions from stunning war reportage to an intimate, visceral portrait of one man's personal struggle at home in North Carolina, where Harris confronts the physical and emotional difficulties of re-adjusting to civilian life with the love and support of his wife, Ashley. Masterfully contrasting the intensity of the frontline with the unsettling normalcy of home, HELL AND BACK AGAIN lays bare the true cost of war.
Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte, Krieg: ”The Network” connects both past and present – bouldering, sport, and competition climbing – and this cutting-edge film tangles the viewer inside the spider web of connections that makes up the world of the professional rock climber.
Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: Restrepo is a feature-length documentary that chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. The movie focuses on a remote 15-man outpost, "Restrepo," named after a platoon medic who was killed in action. It was considered one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. This is an entirely experiential film: the cameras never leave the valley; there are no interviews with generals or diplomats. The only goal is to make viewers feel as if they have just been through a 90- minute deployment. This is war, full stop. The conclusions are up to you.
Biografie, Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte: My Father's Vietnam personifies the connections made and unmade by the Vietnam War. Featuring never-before-seen photographs and 8mm footage of the era, My Father's Vietnam is the story of three soldiers, only one of whom returned home alive.
Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: City of Ghosts follows the journey of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently” - a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014.
Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: This documentary evokes the destruction of the Nazi war machine with a particular emphasis on air power. The most significant events are recounted as the Normandy landings, the battle of Paris, the last German offensive with the historical siege of Bastogne and the landing on the island of Elba. Also shown are the bombing of German industrial centers, and the liberation of concentration camps.
Action, Abenteuer, Dokumentarfilm: Armed only with cameras, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning conflict Journalist Mike Boettcher, and his son, Carlos, provide unprecedented access into the longest war in U.S. history. Mike and Carlos embed with U.S. Forces fighting on the front lines in Afghanistan, amidst the constant threat of the Taliban. They are the only Father and Son Journalist Team to ever embed with the US Frontline Armed Forces due to the extreme danger involved. Their journey, ‘The Hornet’s Nest’, is a true story of survival not only for the soldiers, but for a father and son team who seek to re-connect under the most harrowing of circumstances.
Nachrichten, Krieg: Seen through the lens of filmmaker Brian Oakes, Foley's close childhood friend, Jim takes us from small-town New England to the adrenaline-fueled front lines of Libya and Syria, where Foley pushed the limits of danger to report on the plight of civilians impacted by war. On Thanksgiving Day 2012, Jim Foley was kidnapped in Syria and went missing for two years. Thrown into a world of false leads and misinformation, the Foley family was threatened with prosecution by the U.S. government if they paid a ransom. In Oakes' gut-wrenching film, Foley's family, friends and fellow journalists tell Jim's story, while his fellow hostages reveal the details of captivity with chilling immediacy. Brilliantly constructed with unparalleled access, Jim: The James Foley Story is a harrowing chronicle of bravery, compassion and pain at the dawn of World War ISIS.
Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte, Krieg: More than a decade after the turbulent disintegration of the Yugoslavian Republic, its former citizens are beginning to question not only the reasons behind the bloody conflicts of the 1990s, but also the true motives behind US and NATO intervention during the civil wars. Seeing an opportunity in the death of Yugoslavian political hero Josip Tito in 1980, the US embarked upon a sustained program of ‘predatory capitalism’ in the region. By first bankrupting the country, and then inciting its composite republics to declare independence in exchange for wads of US cash, the fervent nationalism and ethnic cleansing that ensued were inevitable. However, in the years leading up to the 1990, such inter-ethnic hatred was almost unheard of. In previously unseen footage, Serbian and Muslim neighbours who lived alongside each other harmoniously for years are forced to part ways as new US-implemented divisions of Bosnia take effect. Indeed, the sustained dismantling of Yugoslavian society in conjunction with the destruction of its infrastructure ensured that, when peace was finally declared in 1999, American and NATO forces were able to implement economic and ideological colonialism under the guise of valiant human rights intervention.
Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte, Krieg: During the final days of the Vietnam War, North Vietnamese forces closed in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. An unlikely group of heroes emerged as Americans and South Vietnamese took matters into their own hands.
Drama, Geschichte, Liebesfilm: There is drastically more than meets the eye to curating a successful awards ceremony. The Academy Awards, widely known as one of the most sophisticated and historic of these institutions, is no exception.
Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: To Adolf Hitler in 1940, Britain was no more than an irritant on his periphery to his rapidly expanding Third Reich. He was correct in his assumption that Britain had been almost fatally weakened by the fight of Dunkirk. If Britain were to be subdued, there seemed to be no more auspicious time than 1940. The Luftwaffe had proven themselves invincible, which filled them with pride and enthusiasm.
Biografie, Dokumentarfilm, Drama: Four young Jews survive the Third Reich in the middle of Berlin by living so recklessly that they become "invisible."
Krimi, Dokumentarfilm, Drama: Incarcerated for murder and armed robbery, New York criminals learn to love again by raising puppies behind bars. In this inspirational tale, three selected prisoners battle self-doubt, anger and regret in their attempt to transform dependent pups into service dogs for injured US veterans.
Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: "A touching story of friendship, struggle and triumph, the film follows the journey of two Somali national soccer team friends chasing their dreams in the face of impossible odds. After surviving two decades of war, Saadiq,17, and Sa’ad,19, the team’s most promising stars, enter the only televised match of the year hoping scouts will be watching. With passports of no value on the world stage, soccer may be their only shot to escape a growing terror threat, persecution and poverty.Against the backdrop of fear and shared sacrifice, they embark on separate but equally improbable journeys. In the opportunity of a lifetime, Saadiq sets off for America with dreams of an education and a soccer career. Sa’ad continues his career in Mogadishu with the hopes of someday being reunited with his friend. Their biggest dream is shared – to be symbols of hope to generations who have only known war."
Dokumentarfilm, Drama, Krieg: In the most provocative film of the year, Academy Award(r)-winner Michael Moore (2002, Best Documentary, Bowling for Columbine) presents a searing examination of the role played by money and oil in thewake of the tragic events of 9/11. Moore blends captivating and thought-provoking footage with revealing interviews, while balancing it all with his own brand of humor and satire.
Komödie, Dokumentarfilm, Drama: Take five wounded veterans and four top comedians. The result... laughter and the healing power of humor. Featuring Bob Saget, Zach Galifianakis, Lewis Black, B.J. Novak and more.
Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte, Krieg: Ingenieure, Piloten, Gegner und Opfer von Drohnen schildern in diesem Film ihre Ansichten über die umstrittene neue Waffe des CIA im Krieg gegen den Terror.
Action, Abenteuer, Dokumentarfilm: In 1948, a group of Jewish American pilots flew for Israel in its War of Independence. The first feature-length doc about the foreign airmen in the ’48 War, ABOVE AND BEYOND weaves interviews and footage to present a fascinating, little-known tale.
Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte, Krieg: Die Crew der Memphis Belle, einer berühmten Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, rüstet sich für eine Mission. Dies und mehr erfahren Sie in der Dokuserie „Five Came Back“.
Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: Der Regisseur John Ford präsentiert Aufnahmen von der Schlacht um Midway. Weitere Details über den staatlich finanzierten Film enthüllt die Dokuserie „Five Came Back“.
Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte, Krieg: A retrospective of Hitler's genocidal war against the Jews and the Allied campaign to liberate Europe during WWII. Combining contemporaneous film footage, music, and radio broadcasts collected from around the world, Liberation illuminates the strategies and deceptions of the combatants on all sides.
Krieg: The story of the Forgotten Battle in the Forgotten War: how a small band of Australians, Canadians and New Zealanders in Korea gave up their Anzac Day barbecue to stop the Seoul-bound Chinese Army in its tracks.