Program 2017

Monday 27 February

The Royal Exchange / open doors 7pm - starts 7:30pm


In the sixties Romano Amato, his wife Rosa and their two sons Giancarlo and Gigi emigrate from Solino in Italy to Duisburg in the Ruhr area and establish the first Pizza restaurant in town. Their business emerges well and both children get used to Germany. 10 years later the brothers fall in love with the same woman; they break tie with each other in anger and Gigi returns to Solino with his mother. A decade later both meet again and have a retrospect on their lives . Written by Moritz Muehlenhoff

(source IMdB)



Monday 27 March

The Royal Exchange / open doors 7pm - starts 7:30pm

Jenseits Der Stille / Beyond Silence

Since the earliest days in her childhood Lara has had a difficult but important task. Both her parents are deaf-mute and Lara has to translate from sign-language to the spoken word and vice versa when her parents want to communicate with other people. Getting older and more mature she becomes interested in music and starts to play clarinet very successfully. However her parents are deaf, they cannot share Lara's musical career. The day comes when Lara has to decide between her parents and her own ambitions. Written by Oliver Heidelbach   (source IMdB)


Monday 24 April

The Royal Exchange / open doors 7pm - starts 7:30pm

Suck me Shakespeer / Fack Ju Göhte

Comedy directed by Bora Dağtekin starring Elyas M'Barek, Karoline Herfurth and Katja Riemann (Germany, 2013, 119 min)

A comedy that follows an ex-con who lands a position at a school that sits over the spot where money from one of his earlier robberies was stashed. (source IMdB)


Monday 22 May

The Royal Exchange / open doors 7pm - starts 7:30pm

A Coffee in Berlin / Oh Boy

Drama directed by Jan Ole Gerster starring Tom Schilling, Katharina Schüttler, and Justus von Dohnányi (Germany, 2012, 86 min)

An aimless university dropout attempts to make sense of life as he spends one fateful day wandering the streets of Berlin.(source IMdB)


Monday 26 June

The Royal Exchange / open doors 7pm - starts 7:30pm


Bornholmer Strasse


Comedy/drama directed by Christian Schwochow with Charly Hübner, Milan Peschel, and Ulrich Matthes (Germany 2014, 88 min)

A comic look at the fall of the Berlin Wall in November of 1989, told from the point of view of the German border guards at the checkpoint where it all started…


Monday 24 July

The Royal Exchange / open doors 7pm - starts 7:30pm


Head full of honey / Honig im Kopfe

Drama/comedy directed by Til Schweiger starring Pasquale Aleardi, Marco Boriero, and Alexa Brunner (Germany 2014, 139 min)

Tilda takes her beloved grandfather on one last adventure before he is put in an old people's home due to Alzheimer's disease.


Monday 28 August

The Royal Exchange / open doors 7pm - starts 7:30pm

Beloved Sisters

Romantic Drama directed by Dominik Graf starring Hannah Herz-sprung, Florian Stetter, Henriette Confurius (Germany 2014, 138 min)

Aristocratic sisters Charlotte and Caroline both fall in love with the controversial young writer and hothead Friedrich Schiller. Defying the conventions of their time, the sisters decide to share their love with Schiller. What begins playfully, almost as a game among the three of them, soon turns serious as it leads to the end of a pact (


Monday 25 September

The Royal Exchange / open doors 7pm - starts 7:30pm

If Not Us, Who? / Wer wenn nicht wir

Biographical drama directed by Andres Veiel, starring Augusts Diehl, Lena Lauzemis, Alexander Fehling (Germany, 2011, 124 mins)

Bernward Vesper and fellow university student Gudrun Ensslin begin a passionate love in provincial West Germany. By the late 60s,
Gudrun joins rebellious Andreas Baader, pro-violence cause and Bernward risks his sanity by using psychedelic drugs in his struggles to finally write the novel committed to changing the world... Based on the emotional true story of an explosive era (


Monday 23 October

The Royal Exchange / open doors 7pm - starts 7:30pm

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About a girl

Comedy/drama directed by Mark Mohnheim starring Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Heike Makatsch, Aurel Manhthei (Germany, 2014, 104 mins)

Charleen, 15, quick-witted and sassy, is Kurt Cobain's biggest fan and wonders why growing up has to be so complicated. One day, feeling
especially melodramatic and rebellious, she decides to pull the plugon her life. Luckily, she fails - and discovers what fun life and love can
really be! (


Monday 27 November

The Royal Exchange / open doors 7pm - starts 7:30pm

Hanussen: Hitler’s Astrologer

Historical drama directed by István Szabó starring Klaus Maria Brandauer, and Erland Josephson (Germany 1988, 140 min)

After the World War I, Schneider, a man with strong powers of empathy and of clairvoyance, changes his name to Eric Jan
Hanussen and goes to Berlin, as a hypnotist and clairvoyant performing in halls and theatres. He always speaks the truth, which
brings him to the attention of powerful Nazis. He predicts their rise (good propaganda for them) and their violence (not so good). He;s in pain and at risk. What is Hanussen;s future? (


Note: Most films are ‘Print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive’; program may change.