The Mossad – Imperfect Spies
Brazil - The Rise and Fall of Lula da Silva
A feature documentary by César Charlone and Daniel Augusto
Lula da Silva, the star of the Brazilian political group and a favorite amongst every social strata, was sentenced to twelve years imprisonment as a result of the Petrobas corruption scandal. Just in time for the October 2018 election, for which he is the favorite running for the worker's party (PT). In the coming months, he will find out whether his appeal to higher courts has been successful and he can return to his post as leader of Brazil, or whether he will be imprisoned for an unknown length of time. The documentary film follows Lula da Silva in the months leading up to the decision „President or Prison“ and deconstructs piece by piece, moment by moment, the corrupt history of this crisis-stricken country. We hear the opinions of numerous politicians who have never publicly expressed their views on this systemic corruption. Former presidents and economic experts will unravel its weaknesses, putting forward their own suggestions and scenarios about the future of Brazil.
Turkey on the Edge
A personal and courageous film from the inside of the democratic opposition in Turkey
For the first time a documentary shows the radical changes in Turkey from an inner perspective and what it means to be part of the opposition. Turkish lmmaker Imre Azem accompanies four protagonists for one year in the state of emergency.
Gasoline Deluxe (TV series)
A 10-part documentary series with entertainer Friedrich Liechtenstein
In the ARTE-series "Gasoline Deluxe", consisting of 10 episodes, the entertainer and gas station lover Friedrich Lichtenstein searches for the most beautiful and most extraordinary gas stations in Europe. His aim: he wants to convince the world that gas stations are the most romantic places in our present age.
- Titel track "1000 Liter" on iTunes: http://itun.es/de/SyUzcb
- Titel track "1000 Liter" on Youtube: https://youtu.be/IExlzi4KcfU
- "Gasoline Deluxe 360° VR music video" available on ARTE360 APP and on Youtube
- DVD available on Amazon and GoodMovies
The Zarah Leander Files
A Film by Torsten Striegnitz and Simone Dobmeier
Zarah Leander was the Third Reich’s greatest film star. Admired by the Nazis she became the best-paid film diva ever signed by the UFA. Until today Zarah Leander is intrinsically tied to our collective memory. At the peak of her career in early 1943, Zarah Leander suddenly leaves her mansion in Berlin and returns to her home country Sweden. Around the same time, rumours are starting to spread which will ultimately determine the myth of Zarah Leander: a Nazi diva, a non-political actress or a soviet spy. THE ZARAH LEANDER FILES immerses into the life of the Swedish film diva and asks who is is really behind the mysterious look, the frivolous songs and pompous gestures? Who was Zarah Leander really?