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…




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