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The World Beyond Cinema

Lorenz, a former librarian and cinema usher, is now pushing 30 and working in a copy shop. One day he holds onto one of several copies of a diary he is binding for a diplomat. He gives it unread to his girlfriend Iris, a substitute teacher, so they can read it together. The diary is the ...


Things We Said Today

Western Pomeranian, 1999, in the small village of Bresekow. When old Frau Hanske dies, her daughter Ingrid flies in for the funeral with her family from Ireland. Ingrid had fled Bresekow many years ago. Her visit brings about many changes in the village, raising questions old and new, ...


Julius

Julius is the story of a young man striking out on his own. It's also the story of the eponymous protagonist's friendship with Martin, a sports-mad French student. And it's the moving and tragic love story of Julius and Jadwiga, and Julius's only seemingly ...


The Jacobi File

Gripping, unsettling, explosive

An activist is killed during a civil rights demonstration staged in Frankfurt. Rumors fly that it was "dirty cops" who did it. Police reporter Norman Jacobi is shown a fuzzy video of the crime, and one of the protesters promises to provide him with ...

Volume: 3

No Choice

Greek letters, written in the victim's blood…

During Frankfurt's mayoral campaign, the Free Citizen Party's candidate is assassinated. At the scene of the crime a message is found-in Greek script, written in blood. In the course of their investigations, police reporter Norman ...

Volume: 2

You Must Burn

A field near Frankfurt: chained to a stake, the charred body of a woman. Shortly afterwards the gruesome scenario is repeated. Women are being burned like witches in the Middle Ages. Police reporter Norman Jacobi finds religious symbols at both crime scenes: could they be clues? Jacobi scents a ...

Volume: 1

In Search of the Taste of Childhood

My life as a fearless gardener

As a child, the bananas from the supermarket were much cooler than the apples grown locally, but as an adult, Christine Zeile wanted to rediscover the taste of long-vanished, older fruit varieties. Fruits and vegetables from her own garden without chemicals: That couldn't be all that hard, right?

Oh My God, the Church!

The number of church-goers has been decreasing steadily over recent years as people withdraw from organised religion en masse. Martin Urban argues that the Protestant church has only itself to blame - it has forgotten its original credo of enlightenment and is becoming ever more conservative and ...

Philosophical Brain Games

Thinking can be fun

God and man, nature, space and time, insight and self-knowledge, society and the state, logic, ethics and morality-these are issues that have preoccupied people since time immemorial. Forays into philosophy can enhance our perspective on life's problems and ...

Rights sold: Spain (cast., cat.), France, Turkey, Arabic language

Arthur Schopenhauer

A cosmopolitan philosopher

An original thinker and a great teacher of wisdom

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 -1860) was only 25 years old when he published his first major work, "The World as Will and Idea". He was a cosmopolitan thinker whose interests outside of philosophy included ...

Rights sold: Estonia

Banned - Ostracised - Banished

Women writers in resistance against the Nazis

No sooner had German-speaking women writers begun to make their mark on the literary scene at the start of the 20th century than their way was already being barred by the Nazis' cultural policy. As a result of their political convictions, their style of writing, the way they presented ...


The New User's Guide to Philosophy

A key to classic works of philosophy

Volume two of the internationally successful series!

They made history and their works can be found in bookcases the world over - although the majority will be unread: philosophical classics, from Aristotle's ›Metaphysics‹ all the way through to ›Dialectic Of Enlightenment‹ by ...

Rights sold: Brazil, France, Greece