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Axolotl Overkill

Mifti is a beautiful and reckless 16-year-old girl. Her mother is dead, and her wealthy, eccentric father is too self-absorbed to be responsible for her. Mifti has no use for peers her own age, and being aware of the sexual power she wields with her looks and youth, she immerses herself in a world of […]

Stopped On Track (Halt Auf Freier Strecke)

Frank and Simone have fulfilled a dream and live with their two children in a row house in the suburbs. They are a happy couple, until the day on which an inoperable brain tumor diagnosed in France. The family is suddenly confronted with death.

The Dog Wedding

Love at first sniff for two bulldogs sparks an unlikely romance between an overworked German businesswoman and an American wrestler in this bark-out-loud comedy. For the newly enlightened executive, sent to Arizona to close a pickle factory, their dog wedding becomes the surprise battleground to test her lifelong obedience to her CEO/father.

Finsterworld

A journey through a surreal Germany: A police officer in a bear costume. A female documentary filmmaker who is unable to find an interesting story. A pedicurist who carefully sets aside the hard skin removed from the feet of his aged female patient. A rich couple that refuses to sit in a German-built car. A history student uninterested in a class visit to a concentration camp. A wild man training a raven in the woods. In this anthology film, all are bound by family ties or a moment of coincidence in a country where the sun always shines and everybody is beautiful, successful and happy. This is until they reveal their darker side, and we discover that the step from idyll to inferno is a short one. [Synopsis courtesy of Berlinale]