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A film by Dani Levy (Go For Zucker)

89 minutes, color, German w/English subtitles, 2009

DVD Bonus Features • Dani Levy Interview & Director's Statement • Interviews with actors Ulrich Mühe & Helga Schneider • Photo Gallery • Production Notes
UPC: 7-20229-91414-7
Catalog #: FRF 914147D
SRP: $24.95
Street Date: January 19  

The bastard love child of Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator and Mel Brooks’ The Producers, MY FÜHRER is a wildly provocative and laugh-out-loud satire about Adolph Hitler and the Third Reich.

December 1944: Berlin lies in ruins and the war is as good as lost. Goebbels is convinced all the country needs is a re-energizing speech from the Führer. Adolf, however, is only a shadow of his former self; demoralized and depressed, he hides in his office. The only man who can help is Germany’s finest acting teacher, Adolf Grünbaum – a Jew.

Starring Ulrich Mühe (The Lives of Others) & Sylvester Groth (Inglourious Basterds).


“A pointed satire on Hitler and the Nazi elite... A biting look at the Third Reich.” - JEWISH JOURNAL

“Laughs, good performances and lots of fun for history buffs!” - HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Preposterously successful! Miraculously straddles the matzo-thin border between daring and tasteless.”

“A stellar cast and a neat storyline with a cheeky twist.” - VARIETY

“Mühe excels! Groth is perfect.” - COMPUSERVE

“Off-beat, provocative!” - FRESNO BEE

“Dani Levy is a filmmaker with a gift for satire!” - WOLD ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE


A film by Dieter Schumann

115 minutes, color, German w/English subtitles, 1988


UPC: 7-20229-91416-1
Catalog #: FRF914161D
SRP: $24.95

Street Date: January 19  

Young people in East Germany used music to protest the social and political climate of their country. This amazing documentary captures the legendary bands of East Germany’s vibrant punk and glam music scene with concert clips, interviews with band members and fans, and more.

Featuring André + Die Firma, Chicorée, Die Zöllner, Feeling B, Sandow, Silly, and This Pop Generation.

• Official Selection, 1989 Berlin Film Festival
• Official Selection, Zurich Film Festival
• Official Selection, 1988 Leipzig Documentary & Animation Film Festival


“A rare East German documentary of the rock music scene.” - THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Authentic and colorful images of GDR youth culture on the eve of the Wende.” - TV SPIELFILM

A film by Dieter Schumann

57 minutes, English, German w/English subtitles, 1975-90


UPC: 7-20229-91415-4
Catalog #: FRF914154D
SRP: $24.95

Street Date: January 19  

East Germany’s DEFA Studios produced more than 800 animated films. Included here are sixteen of the best – an astonishing array of animation featuring a wide variety of styles and techniques, filled with social and political satire that would have never been allowed in live action films.

Films included
Drum Beat (Otto Sacher, 1974)
Star and Flower (Otto Sacher, 1978)
Loneliness (Otto Sacher, 1979)
Variants (Klaus Georgi, 1979)
The Rescue (Sieglinde Hamacher, 1980)
Seven Rights of a Viewer (Marion Rasche / Peter Mißbach, 1980)
Mr. Daff Is Shooting a Film (Klaus Georgi, 1980)
Hello (Hans Moser / Thomas Rosié, 1984)
Consequence (Klaus Georgi, 1986)
The Solution (Sieglinde Hamacher, 1987)
Belly and Soul (Klaus Georgi, 1988)
The Breakdown (Klaus Georgi / Lutz Stützner, 1988)
The Full Circle (Klaus Georgi, 1988)
The Monument (Klaus Georgi / Lutz Stützner, 1989)
Sunday (Klaus Georgi / Lutz Stützner, 1989)
Island Joke (Lutz Stützner, 1990)

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