Drama

  • Don't Call Me Bro

    Don't Call Me Bro

    2018

    18min

    16+

    In her harsh milieu study, Gina Wenzel tells the story of youth violence from the perpetrator's perspective.


  • Talk to Me

    Talk to Me

    2023

    1h.19min

    16+

    When a mother and her daughter take a vacation at the Baltic Sea, it quickly turns into a journey into the past that opens up old wounds.


  • Babyboy

    Babyboy

    2023

    48min

    16+

    A teenager grapples with masculinity amid family splits and first loves, reflecting the rawness of youth in a German town.


  • Will My Parents Come to See Me

    Will My Parents Come to See Me

    2022

    28min

    16+

    With destabilising gentleness, Mo Harawe recounts the last hours of the terrorist Farah before his execution.


  • Matadoras

    Matadoras

    2021

    26min

    16+

    Caught between German stuffiness and Argentinian religiosity, Madi discovers her own sexuality.


  • The Smoothness of Our Teeth

    The Smoothness of Our Teeth

    2021

    28min

    16+

    A family visit and a broken tooth raises universal questions about identity, origins and life choices.


  • Life on the Horn

    Life on the Horn

    2020

    25min

    16+

    A creeping, almost invisible toxic waste catastrophe is taking place on Somalia's coast.


  • Para:dies

    Para:dies

    2022

    1h.16min

    16+

    Lee and Jasmin's lesbian idyll on the outskirts of Salzburg starts to crack when they give documentary filmmaker Amira a glimpse into their lives.


  • Somehow

    Somehow

    2022

    1h.42min

    16+

    "Don’t become like my father" - a credo that will drive Alex, a man on the run from himself, to the edge of reason.


  • Night to Be Gone

    Night to Be Gone

    2024

    1h.31min

    16+

    In the heart of Berlin, a film noir billiard thriller unfolds with deceit, ambition, and suspense.


  • Zahorí

    Zahorí

    2022

    1h.45min

    16+

    In the vast emptiness of the Patagonian steppe, 13-year-old Mora embarks on a journey with an old, indigenous Mapuche gaucho.


  • 2551.02 – The Orgy of the Damned

    2551.02 – The Orgy of the Damned

    2023

    1h.22min

    16+

    The dark, dystopian horror cabinet with BDSM vibes about the man in the monkey mask enters its second round.


  • 1982

    1982

    2020

    1h.40min

    16+

    While Wissam fights for his love, political tensions rise and the Israeli army invades Lebanon.


  • Dreams of the City

    Dreams of the City

    1984

    2h.3min

    16+

    A poignant tale of lost innocence, young Dib navigates the tumultuous landscape of 1950s Damascus following his father's death.


  • Monolith

    Monolith

    2023

    1h.12min

    16+

    A 24-hour odyssey through Berlin, full of subtle tension and existential questions.


  • The Red Mountain

    The Red Mountain

    2022

    1h.50min

    16+

    Is it fact or is it fiction? A documentary-fiction hybrid about the Red Mountain near Trier and the people who dwell there.


  • Never Sleep Again

    Never Sleep Again

    1992

    1h.32min

    16+

    After a wedding party, three friends from Hamburg are stranded Berlin. A fast-paced odyssey through the urban wasteland of this once divided city.


  • Youth Topia

    Youth Topia

    2023

    1h.25min

    16+

    In a world driven by algorithms, a group of "forever teenagers" rebel against the dictates of self-optimization.


  • Just a Friday

    Just a Friday

    2022

    26min

    16+

    When Germany surrenders in 1945, two reckless teenagers put their families' escape on the line to save their friendship.


  • Forces

    Forces

    2023

    2h.28min

    16+

    Under the crushing emotional burden of his terminally ill father and violent brother, 14-year-old Daniel seeks refuge with two outcasts.


  • Notes of Berlin

    Notes of Berlin

    2021

    1h.43min

    16+

    A film in episodes based on the trend blog "Notes of Berlin" that sheds light on the urban madness of everyday life.


  • She Is a Good Boy

    She Is a Good Boy

    2022

    26min

    16+

    When Ava's father Gunter, a classic macho dude, shows up at her door, worlds collide.


  • The Dreamed Path

    The Dreamed Path

    2017

    1h.27min

    16+

    After a vacation romance, Kenneth and Theres lose sight of each other. But fate brings them together again 30 years later.


  • East Cross

    East Cross

    1991

    1h.23min

    16+

    Shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a 15-year-old girl tries to find a home in the Berlin of wastelands and ruins.


  • The Giant

    The Giant

    1984

    1h.22min

    16+

    An omnipresent giant who sees everything, but can’t be seen himself ... An “City Symphony” entirelly composed from material generated by CCTV.


  • Gisela

    Gisela

    2005

    1h.30min

    16+

    Authentic, haphazard and unromantic, three residents of a high-rise housing estate search for love, friendship and sexuality.


  • The Grass is Greener Everywhere Else

    The Grass is Greener Everywhere Else

    1989

    1h.18min

    16+

    Either the grass is greener, or the houses are bigger, or the sun is warmer ... anywhere else is better.


  • Gender Crisis

    Gender Crisis

    2021

    1h.20min

    16+

    Samson and Delilah: The Old Testament story of a man with irrepressible strength - as a silent film, told in a modern way.


  • Looteyo

    Looteyo

    2022

    1h.23min

    16+

    A powerful film about the struggle of a naive boy with good intentions in the harsh environment of Irans drug stronghold on the Island of Hormuz.


  • Second Thoughts

    Second Thoughts

    2021

    1h.25min

    16+

    In poetic tableaux, filmmaker Zora Rux tells a surrealistic-comic story about the search for the true self.


  • Beatrix

    Beatrix

    2021

    1h.35min

    16+

    Milena Czernovsky and Lilith Kraxner's debut blurs the line between documentary and fiction filmmaking, joining a recent trend in the film industry.


  • Thirty

    Thirty

    2019

    1h.54min

    16+

    A senistive drama that authentically and lovingly captures the lifestyle of a group of young urbanites on the brink of a quarter-life crisis.


  • Bungalow

    Bungalow

    2002

    1h.24min

    16+

    The Bundeswehr is looking for him, his girlfriend Kerstin breaks up with him, and unexpectedly his older brother Max shows up


  • The Ugly Truth

    The Ugly Truth

    2021

    1h.50min

    16+

    Authentic, honest drama about a family threatened by the downward spiral of depression, alcoholism and jealousy.


  • The Skin of Others

    The Skin of Others

    2018

    1h.52min

    16+

    Despite its disarmingly strange erotic scenes, The Skin of Others is a deeply romantic love story.


  • Dancing Quietly

    Dancing Quietly

    2016

    1h.21min

    16+

    An authentic and quietly directed personal love letter to all those whose greatest struggle is to just get out of bed every day.


  • Away You Go

    Away You Go

    2018

    1h.16min

    16+

    Compassionate mumblecore-style drama about a young woman's struggles with the expectations placed on her by her partner and friends.


  • I Won't Go Anywhere

    I Won't Go Anywhere

    2021

    52min

    16+

    This film sensitively shows how two war orphans, in the face of an inhumane policy of conquest and the loss of their home, support each other.


  • 37

    37

    2018

    1h.29min

    16+

    Marc is a surfer and lives his life one day at a time. But after many strokes of fate, he dreams of turning back time, and starting all over again.


  • The Head of the Cat

    The Head of the Cat

    2021

    29min

    16+

    A mother lives isolated from the outside world with her daughter in a remote house. The mother wants to train her child to be a survival specialist.


  • Lichter der Stadt

    Lichter der Stadt

    2020

    1h.42min

    16+

    Joscha is on high alert. He wants to take a pill, but chance encounters with old friends keep him from swallowing it. Shot in a single t ake!


  • Dark Dreamer

    Dark Dreamer

    2020

    1h.33min

    16+

    A grieving teenage girl is drawn to the young man blamed for her brother's death.


  • Swimming

    Swimming

    2018

    1h.41min

    16+

    Teens Elisa and Anthea devise a sinister and destructive game as a way to sustain their mismatched friendship.


  • Lower Upper Cut

    Lower Upper Cut

    2011

    1h.32min

    16+

    In this self-reflective improv film, an acting class prepares for a crucial final audition that will decide the rest of their careers.


  • For Nothing

    For Nothing

    2014

    1h.35min

    16+

    A political and sociological look at the transformation and gentrification of Berlin through teenage eyes.


  • Paths in the Night

    Paths in the Night

    1999

    1h.33min

    16+

    A haunting psychogram of an entire generation of ex-GDR citizens who have not yet fully accepted that they now live in the Federal Republic of Germany


  • Marseille

    Marseille

    2004

    1h.31min

    16+

    "German cinema can be this exciting: Angela Schanelec's fourth film MARSEILLE" (taz)


  • Thing I Don't Get

    Thing I Don't Get

    2018

    1h.11min

    16+

    Growing up in a rural idyll on his father's farm, teenager Johannes searches for his place in life.


  • Afternoon

    Afternoon

    2007

    1h.35min

    16+

    On 3 summer afternoons, a family meets up a beautiful house in an upscale Berlin neighborhood. They come together but ultimately drift further apart.


  • Vacation

    Vacation

    2007

    1h.32min

    16+

    Jealousy and biting jokes about old wounds start slowly, but build until bald-face confessions and hand-to-hand scuffles take over.


  • A Fine Day

    A Fine Day

    2001

    1h.14min

    16+

    Deniz, 21 works as a dubbing artist and has just ended her relationship with Jan. In one short day, she goes through a separation and a new beginning.


  • Siblings - Kardeşler

    Siblings - Kardeşler

    1997

    1h.22min

    16+

    The first part of Thomas Arslan's "Berlin Trilogy", which shows young people with a Turkish migration history from their own perspective.


  • Naomi's Journey

    Naomi's Journey

    2017

    1h.32min

    16+

    Based on a true story: The film examines the German justice system and its structural bias.


  • Chasing Paper Birds

    Chasing Paper Birds

    2020

    2h.3min

    16+

    Driven by their obsessions and fears, three Berliners lose themselves in the urban jungle.


  • 1986

    1986

    2019

    1h.17min

    16+

    A young woman ventures into the deadly beauty of the Chernobyl exclusion zone to save her father from prison.


  • Flood

    Flood

    2019

    1h.40min

    16+

    When Jonas loses his job at a Hamburg startup he doesn’t have the heart to tell his girlfriend Katharina.


  • For Miriam

    For Miriam

    2009

    58min

    16+

    Karen, a young math teacher, is involved in a traffic accident for which she is not to blame. The accident causes the death of a girl on a scooter.


  • The Impossible Picture

    The Impossible Picture

    2016

    1h.10min

    16+

    1956: 13-year-old Johanna, a polio sufferer, uses her camera to document family life, her coming of age and what really happens behind closed doors.


  • Young, Fragile

    Young, Fragile

    2020

    25min

    16+

    A Tinder date encourages young Leonid to live out his own definition of "masculinity" in a world of changing gender roles.


  • Holiday

    Holiday

    2002

    1h.21min

    16+

    A group of young city dwellers celebrate New Year's Eve in a Tyrolean mountain hut, engaging in a alcohol fueled conflict with the locals.


  • Thirst for Life

    Thirst for Life

    2015

    16min

    16+

    In the face of an unfathomable tragedy, a young couple manages to focus on love and the good in life.


  • Alive

    Alive

    2019

    1h.34min

    16+

    Sophie and Wolfram meet in the hospital and set off together on their final journey. Both are terminally ill with cancer.


  • Sebastian Jumping Fences

    Sebastian Jumping Fences

    2020

    1h.10min

    16+

    From an early age, Sebastian had to be self-reliant. This film follows him through three stages of his life on the path to discovering his true self.


  • Chronic

    Chronic

    2017

    1h.27min

    16+

    Omar, a photographer, lost his male lover in an explosion. He turns his experience of loss into an art project.


  • Lost in the Living

    Lost in the Living

    2018

    1h.17min

    16+

    A young Irish musician immerses himself into Berlin nightlife after a concert and loses more than just his friends in the process.


  • Peropero: Breakdown in Tokyo

    Peropero: Breakdown in Tokyo

    2017

    1h.25min

    16+

    Lászlo, an aging film director, is in a creative crisis. His latest project has been cancelled so he joins his son's band on their tour to Japan.


  • Lovers

    Lovers

    2019

    1h.18min

    16+

    The merciless analysis of their failed relationship brings a newly separated couple closer together than ever before.


  • Cure - The Life of Another

    Cure - The Life of Another

    2014

    1h.23min

    16+

    After playing a sexually charged game with her best friend, below the cliffs of Dubrovnik, a teenage girl doesn't return home.


  • CaRabA - Life Without School

    CaRabA - Life Without School

    2019

    1h.29min

    16+

    What would kids do if they didn't have to go to school? Five young people follow their interests in a world without compulsory education.


  • Lenz

    Lenz

    2006

    1h.36min

    16+

    An unconventional portrait of a man whose life motto reminds us of the poets of romanticism: The genius writes its own rules.


  • Pantheress

    Pantheress

    2016

    22min

    16+

    Mara jumps from a bridge to her death - and wakes up in the hospital. But something's wrong. No one recognizes her.


  • My Brother, My Love

    My Brother, My Love

    2018

    1h.54min

    16+

    Lena (16) is in love with her brother and would rather indulge in this fantasy than face reality.


  • Mär - A German Tale

    Mär - A German Tale

    2019

    1h.10min

    16+

    In dystopian Germany - just a breath away from our current reality - the return of the wolf triggers a mysterious fascination among the citizens.


  • Wannabe

    Wannabe

    2017

    30min

    16+

    WANNABE tells the story of a young YouTuber, who builds herself a fictitious world on the Internet.


  • Forest of Echoes

    Forest of Echoes

    2016

    30min

    16+

    A Fairytale-like story with tableaux vivants of three macabre, mystical and humorous nymphs.


  • Fraulein

    Fraulein

    2006

    1h.21min

    16+

    An intimate look at three headstrong women who come from different parts of a country that no longer exists.


  • 8:30

    8:30

    2017

    1h.10min

    16+

    A sales rep find himself stranded in an abstract space and time loop. Trapped in a non-place, between urban misunderstandings and Google Street View.


  • Snowman

    Snowman

    2018

    20min

    16+

    Stuck in her everyday life, Antonia oversleeps, procrastinates, and surfs the internet. Until she decides to asks her fling for a steady relationship.


  • In Heaven's Meadow

    In Heaven's Meadow

    2018

    30min

    16+

    After an assault, Maya tries to find her way back into life.


  • Raju

    Raju

    2010

    23min

    16+

    Winner of the Bronze Student Oscar.


  • Hypnosis To Be Happy

    Hypnosis To Be Happy

    2018

    1h.15min

    16+

    On a trip Felipe shares his most intimate mantra with Pilar, which kept him afloat in existential crisis: a '70s cassette with hypnosis inducing talk.


  • Orpheus Rhapsodie

    Orpheus Rhapsodie

    2017

    1h.14min

    16+

    A woman dies in a tragic accident, but her soul remains in the here and now. But how? A quick-witted Berlin repairman has a hand in this...


  • Ants Pact

    Ants Pact

    2014

    20min

    16+

    Teenaged sex worker Paul finds refuge with a stranger.


  • Herbstflattern

    Herbstflattern

    2013

    1h.6min

    16+

    Only armed with a phone number and a blurry profile picture, Lene searches the streets of Berlin an online acquaintance.


  • Pornografia

    Pornografia

    2003

    1h.57min

    16+

    In Wehrmacht-occupied Poland, two intellectuals flee to a country estate and play a perverse game with its inhabitants.


  • Tuvalu

    Tuvalu

    1999

    1h.31min

    16+

    In Veit Helm's fairy-tale feature debut, shy Anton struggles to prevent the closure of his family's dilapidated indoor swimming pool.


  • The Long Summer Of Theory

    The Long Summer Of Theory

    2017

    1h.22min

    16+

    Berlin, summer 2016: Nola, Katja and Martina live near Hauptbahnhof. Time is running out - they are going to lose their flat. "What now?" they ask.


  • Eho - Echo

    Eho - Echo

    2016

    1h.33min

    16+

    When the elderly and lonely Hanna causes an accident in Germany in which a young man from Kosovo dies, she tries to track down his family.


  • OK, Good

    OK, Good

    2012

    1h.19min

    16+

    A struggling actor faced with constant rejection is pushed to his limit. Meet Paul Kaplan, an unremarkable actor going nowhere.


  • Be There

    Be There

    2017

    1h.21min

    16+

    A reclusive man must break out of his self-imposed prison. But neither he nor the outside world is ready for it.


  • Time Out

    Time Out

    2011

    49min

    16+

    A bunch of men go on a short vacation and set their inhibitions aside.


  • Needle Boy

    Needle Boy

    2016

    1h.16min

    16+

    Dark psycho thriller about a Danish incel.


  • Back to Nothing

    Back to Nothing

    2016

    1h.36min

    16+

    With a mixture of horror and comedy, this morality tale tells the story of a group of urban nomads fleeing from demolition excavators.


  • Marzenka

    Marzenka

    2013

    25min

    16+

    When Mareks cousin comes to live with him and his family, his life is uprooted.


  • Mikel

    Mikel

    2017

    31min

    16+

    A slice of the live of the undocumented migrant Mikel, working odd jobs in Berlin to survive.


  • Interruption

    Interruption

    2015

    1h.51min

    16+

    A group of armed men storms the stage at a theatre. It's unclear, if this is part of the play or the brutal reality.


  • The Swing of the Coffin Maker

    The Swing of the Coffin Maker

    2012

    29min

    16+

    Yagub, a carpenter, earns most of his money from the coffins he makes. He also has to look after his son, who has a disability.


  • Men on the Bridge

    Men on the Bridge

    2009

    1h.26min

    16+

    The story of three men's stagnant lives, caught between Europe and Asia, in the permanent traffic jam of the Bosporus bridge.


  • DeXit: The Next Refugee Are You

    DeXit: The Next Refugee Are You

    2016

    1h.35min

    16+

    Germany in the near future: a group flees from violent demonstrations, night curfews and bomb attacks out of Berlin.


  • Solomon's Stone

    Solomon's Stone

    2015

    25min

    16+

    Black-comedy short SOLOMON'S STONE, directed by Ramzi Maqdisi, is adapted from the novel Blue Light by Hussein Barghouty.