Artkeim² is a label of UCM.ONE for very special films. They are bizarre, they make people think or break a taboo. Every film released on the label Artkeim² is special and absolutely worth seeing. Artheim-movies are Arthouse in the original sense.

The name Artkeim² consists of the two parts Art- for Art and -keim (Keim” is the German name for “origin” or “embryo”). The “2 in the square” at the end  symbolizes the connection to the city of Mannheim and also includes a reference to the fact that Mannheim is also known as “Die Quadratenstadt” because of the blocks in the city center. The film label Artkeim², which in the meantime has settled in Berlin, was originally founded in Mannheim.

But beware: films for “casually look” or “watching on a sideline” are not on the label Artkeim². You should take the time to look at these cinematographic works in calm and to be on.

Feature films

The following feature films with fictional or narrated acts were previously published on the film label Artheim²:

More information about the films listed above (synopsis, backgrounds, trailers, participants & actors, awards) you can get by clicking on the poster of the film you want to get more information about.

Édition ParaSol Videothèque

The Édition ParaSol Videothèque was founded in 2018 because of the 80th birthday of the actress Romy Schneider. The edition of the label Artkeim² puts the focus on high-quality French Arthaus film classics with an emphasis on dramas, where also intersections and points of contact with thriller or comedies are possible. The goal is to publish the selected films in remastered versions in HD.

Films with the actress Romy Schneider in the leading role:

More information about the films with Romy Schneider listed above (synopsis, backgrounds, trailers, participants & actors, awards) you can get by clicking on the poster of the film you want to get more information about.

Édition Film Noir

The term “Film Noir” was first used in 1946 by the French film critic Nino Frank. After the end of the Second World War Hollywood movies came to Europe, which were perceived as a group here because of their gloomy mood and their contrasting black and white aesthetics. The roots of Film Noir lie both in German expressionist silent film and in the US crime literature of the 1920s and 1930s. Accordingly, the films are mostly characterized by a pictorial design dominated by strong chiaroscuro contrasts, mysterious or bitter protagonists and often play in urban milieus with shady private detectives between the fronts, gangsters and dangerously beautiful women. The focus is on crime and violence, existential crises and broken relationships.

The Édition Film Noir on the label Artkeim² was founded in 2019. On this label new Film Noir pearls are regularly released physically and digitally. Each new film of the numbered series will be available in a limited media book.

DVD releases of the Édition Film Noir without limitation:

Blu-Ray releases of the Édition Film Noir without limitation:

More information about the films listed above (synopsis, backgrounds, trailers, participants & actors, awards) you can often get by clicking on the poster of the film you want to get more information about.

Original Soundtracks

What would films be without the right music? For this reason, UCM.ONE also releases the corresponding “Original Soundtracks” for some films. While the term “soundtrack” literally refers to the “sound track” with parts of sounds, music and effects of a film, TV programme or show, the abbreviation “OST” or the term “original soundtrack” usually stands for the music that can be heard in the film, although usually only excerpts of the entire music tracks are part in the film.

More information about the original soundtracks listed above (backgrounds, people involved) can be found by clicking on the cover of the soundtrack you want to know more about.


“What would happen, if …?” by Gerhard Klingenberg available from February 2022 as part of Edition Cinefest

In February 2022, UCM.ONE will publish the 1st edition of Edition Cinefest in collaboration with CineGraph from Hamburg. The film chosen by the curatorial team is “What would happen, if…?” (German original title: “Was wäre, wenn… ?”), a DEFA film from 1960. Gerhard Klingenberg directed this comedy, which features Manfred Krug in one of his…

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“That Most Important Thing: Love” with Romy Schneider from November 7th on MUBI

On November 7th, MUBI will show the exclusive premiere of the re-screened version of the 1975 French film drama “That Most Important Thing: Love” (original title: “L’important c’est d’aimer”) in Germany. UCM.ONE will then also release the film in a lavishly designed mediabook on the Artkeim² label as part of the Édition ParaSol Videothèque in…

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“cinefest – XVIII. International Festival of German Film Heritage” opens in Hamburg

Despite the pandemic, this year’s cinefest – XVIII. International Film Festival will be ceremoniously opened under strict hygiene measures at the Metropolis Kommunales Kino (Kleine Theaterstr. 10) in Hamburg. Internationales Festival des deutschen Film-Erbes (English translation: International Festival of German Film Heritage), which will take place in Hamburg from 12 to 21 November. UCM.ONE is participating again…

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“Trümmermädchen” wins the Bild-Kunst-Förderpreis in Hof

At the 55th Hof Film Festival, which ended yesterday, “Trümmermädchen” by Oliver Kracht was awarded the Bild-Kunst-Förderpreis for “Best Costume Design” (Hannah Ebenau and Sabrina Krämer) and “Best Production Design” (Yvonne Leuze). Since 2004, the prize has consisted of an award for “Best Costume Design” and “Best Production Design”, both prizes are endowed with € 2,500.-…

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“Dark Dreamers” wins the Goethe-Institut’s Children’s and Youth Film Award at the 26th Schlingel Festival

We are very happy to announce that Philipp Klinger’s feature film debut “Dark Dreamers” (German title: “Albträumer”), which was released by UCM.ONE on the label Artkeim² on August 12, was honored with the Goethe-Institut’s “Children’s and Youth Film Award ” at the Chemnitz Youth Film Festival Schlingel. The film, with a great cast including Sarah…

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“Trümmermädchen” by Oliver Kracht celebrates its world premiere in Hof

“Trümmermädchen”, the debut film by director Oliver Kracht, will celebrate its world premiere this month at the 55th International Hof Film Festival, which will take place from October 26 to 31. It is a long-established forum that annually attracts film lovers and media representatives from all over Germany. The film will be released in early 2022…

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