Ale&franz

BBC - Franz Peter Schubert: The Greatest Love and the Greatest Sorrow (1994)

BBC - Franz Peter Schubert: The Greatest Love and the Greatest Sorrow (1994)
DVB-T | 976 x 560 | .MKV/AVC @ 1800 Kbps | 1h 20mn | 1.12 GB
Audio: English AC-3 192 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Christopher Nupen's documentary uses Schubert's own words and music to help us feel closer to a composer who failed to achieve public recognition and financial success in his own lifetime, the first great composer in western music to live by his art alone, without patronage. With Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano), Andreas Schmidt (baritone), Michael Sanderling (cello), Antje Weithaas (violin), the Petersen Quartet and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch.

Franz Novotny - Die Ausgesperrten aka The Excluded (1982)  Video

Posted by jotarapidup at May 6, 2010
Franz Novotny - Die Ausgesperrten aka The Excluded (1982)

Franz Novotny - Die Ausgesperrten aka The Excluded (1982)
1:33:00 Min | 720x432 | Xvid 1.817 kbps | 25 fps | Mp3 112 Kbps | 1.26 GB
German | Subtitles: English .srt | Genre: Drama

Two young characters in this story of rebellious youth are named after two Germans, brother and sister Hans and Sophie Scholl who were imprisoned and executed for their anti-Nazi stance during World War II. In this film, the rebels do not have such a clear-cut enemy but nevertheless, they cannot accept the way life is heading in Austria of the 1950s and they revolt by stealing, mugging, and trying out terrorist methods (bombs). Their future seems to be inexorably heading on a collision course with the forces that have "locked them out."

Psy / Dogs (1992)  Video

Posted by fekmax at Oct. 28, 2016
Psy / Dogs (1992)

Psy / Dogs (1992)
Polish | DVDRip | MKV | 720x336 | AVC @ 1469 kb/s | 1.43 GB
Audio: AC-3 @ 448 kb/s | 6 channels | 01:44:35 minutes | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

In good old days Franz Maurer and his partners from secret police used to live like kings. Now, they all must adapt to new post-communist environment where they are scorned and losing all the privileges. Some, like Franz, are like ordinary police fighting against drug dealers. But Franz would soon find that some of his friends are on the other side.

The Night Is Young (1935)  Video

Posted by ChumPaa at July 7, 2016
The Night Is Young (1935)

The Night Is Young (1935)
A Film by Dudley Murphy
DVDRip | MKV | 1h 20min | 720x540 | AVC @ 1800Kbps | AAC @ 160Kbps
Lang: English | Subs: None | 1.11 GB
Genre: Romance | Musical | Drama

Based on a story by Vicki Baum, the Sigmund Romberg-Oscar Hammerstein operetta The Night is Young is set in Vienna during the Franz Josef era. To cover up an affair with the married Countess Rafay (Rosalind Russell), Archduke Gustave (Ramon Novarro), the emperor's nephew, feigns a romance with ballet dancer Lisi (Evelyn Laye). By the time Gustave realizes how much he truly cares for Lisi, the stern Franz Josef (played by Henry Stephenson) admonishes the young man to honor duty over love and to enter into a pre-arranged marriage of state. After a tearful rendition of "When I Grow Too Old to Dream," Gustave and Lisi bid one another their last farewell. This relentless parade of "Student Prince" cliches is relieved somewhat by the comic expertise of supporting players Una Merkel and Charles Butterworth.

Heller Wahn / Sheer Madness (1983)  Video

Posted by fekmax at Feb. 28, 2016
Heller Wahn / Sheer Madness (1983)

Heller Wahn / Sheer Madness (1983)
German | DVDRip | AVI | XviD, 1518 Kbps | 640x448 | 23.976 fps | 1.27 GB
Audio: AC-3, 192 Kbps | 2 channels | 48.0 KHz | Runtime: 01:45:54 minutes | Subtitles: English (hardcoded)
Genre: Drama

Olga and Ruth become friends. Olga is independent, separated from her husband, living with an immigrant pianist, and teaching feminist literature. Ruth is withdrawn, a painter, possibly mentally ill. Ruth dreams in black and white, sometimes of her suicide. Olga lectures on a 19th-century writer, von Günderrode, a suicide after the breakup of her intense friendship with Bettina Brentano. Ruth's husband Franz encourages the women's friendship, then, as Olga draws Ruth out and the friendship deepens, he becomes jealous. After the women travel to Egypt, Franz has a tirade. Ruth seems crushed between her husband and her friend, and how she responds is the film's climax.

National Geographic - Behind Russia's Frozen Curtain (2016)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Feb. 17, 2016
National Geographic - Behind Russia's Frozen Curtain (2016)

National Geographic - Behind Russia's Frozen Curtain (2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3034 Kbps | 44mn 29s | 1.08 GiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Explore the stark landscape, frigid sea and wild animals in Franz Josef Land, one of the most remote and inhospitable places on Earth. National Geographic Pristine Seas Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala leads a group of scientists and adventurers on the first international scientific expedition to Franz Josef Land. His team will work with some of Russia’s most formidable biologists, geomorphologists and ornithologists to see how climate change is affecting this untouched world.

Lisztomania (1975)  Video

Posted by yorkiez at June 24, 2015
Lisztomania (1975)

Lisztomania (1975)
DVDRip | MKV/AVC x264 ~1787 kbps avg | 1Hr 41Mins | 25 fps | 720x576 | 1.45 GB
Audio: English | AC3 2 Ch 224 Kbps | Subtitles: None
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical | Director: Ken Russell

A send-up of the bawdy life of Romantic composer/piano virtuoso Franz Liszt, with ubiquitous phallic imagery and a good portion of the film devoted to Liszt's "friendship" with fellow composer Richard Wagner. The film begins during the time when Franz would give piano performance to a crowd of shrieking teenage fans while maintaining affairs with his (multiple!) mistresses. He eventually seeks Princess Carolyne of St. Petersburg (at her invitation), elopes, and, after their marriage is forbidden by the Pope, he embraces the monastic life as an abbé.

Mein Herz - Niemandem! / My Heart Is Mine Alone (1997)  Video

Posted by yorkiez at June 6, 2014
Mein Herz - Niemandem! / My Heart Is Mine Alone (1997)

Mein Herz - Niemandem! / My Heart Is Mine Alone (1997)
DVDRip | MKV/AVC x264 ~1862 kbps avg | 1Hr 39Mins | 25 fps | 720x432 | 1.38 GB
Audio: German | MP3 2 Ch 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Biography, Drama | Director: Helma Sanders-Brahms

The life of Jewish Expressionist poet and performance artist, Else Lasker-Schüler (1869-1945), told chronologically in vignettes given context by archival footage of turn-of-the-century Germany, World War I, and the ascent of the Third Reich. Her poetry often comprises the soundtrack. We see her in relation to men: her first husband, whom she leaves after her son is born; artists like Chagall and Franz Marc; an older muse and then a second husband; and, Gottfried Benn (1886 - 1956), physician and poet. Benn's life is also chronicled: homosexual encounters, his attraction to Else and the Berlin scene, and his politics. Her poems addressed to him define this cultural moment.

Jail Bait (1973) Wildwechsel  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at April 18, 2014
Jail Bait (1973) Wildwechsel

Jail Bait (1973)
VHSRip | AVI | 720 x 576 | XviD @ 1152 Kbps | 95 min | 925 Mb
Audio: German MP3 @ 128 Kbps | Subtitles: English (srt)
Genre: Art-house, Drama | Rainer Werner Fassbinder

This movie lives up to it’s reputation as one of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s darkest and most perverse movies. And that’s really saying something. Eva Mattes, age 18, plays Hanni, age 14. Hanni willingly has a sexual relationship with Franz, age 19 (played by Harry Baer). Hanni looks older than her age–say, 4 years older–as we cannot help but notice, since Hanni is nude or hornily pulling her clothes off in scene after scene. Franz gets busted for sleeping with a minor, but Hanni still wants him, and it all goes downhill from there. This is an extraordinary level of cinematic manipulation by Fassbinder…..

Götter der Pest / Gods of the Plague (1970)  Video

Posted by yorkiez at March 5, 2014
Götter der Pest / Gods of the Plague (1970)

Götter der Pest / Gods of the Plague (1970)
DVDRip | MKV/AVC x264 ~1850 kbps avg | 1Hr 27Mins | 23.976 fps | 720x480 | 1.24 GB
Audio: German-French-English | AC3 2 Ch 160 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Crime | Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Franz Walsch, a small-time hood, is released from jail and searches for his old acquaintances. He finds his girlfriend Johanna and visits his mother with his brother Marian. Women are attracted to Franz, though he is a man of few words and remains emotionless throughout his encounters with them. Johanna becomes jealous when Franz goes off with his new lover Margarethe, and the pair connect with his old buddy Günther, known as the Gorilla. After Marian is murdered, a detective searching for the Gorilla and Franz pressures Johanna into divulging what she knows about them.