Theatrical releases (page 5)

Most movies are produced for the big screens of cinemas. Because of we’re cinema lovers, we want to pay tribute to this fact and therefore we operate our own theatrical distribution in Berlin.

The following films also had theatrical releases on the specified dates and have since been screened in selected cinemas:

Antons Fest | Party of Eight

by John Kolya Reichart

Eight people gather at a homestead in the middle of nowhere to celebrate a feast together. It is the family members and close confidants of Anton, who fled from his life a few years ago, broke off all contacts and now unexpectedly invited to his 30th birthday. In joyful anticipation of the prodigal son, those left behind try to make the spirits of the past sleep. But the more time passes and the more hopeless it seems that Anton will emerge, the more frustrated and aggressive the waiting people become.

Trapped in the pampas, all fuses burn out gradually, and so does Anton’s feast become a major family battle …

Theatrical release: February 04, 2016

Darling Berlin | 2013 | Drama | Germany | Original title: “Antons Fest” | English title: “Party of Eight”

Director: John Kolya Reichart

Actors: Andreas Bichler, Brigitte Böttrich, Milena Dreißig, Alexandra Finder, Frank Jacobsen, Matthias Lier, Natalia Rudziewicz, Oliver Törner

Producer: Linda Dedkova

Co-producers: Tim Krüger, John Kolya Reichart

Production: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in co-production with Polly Films GmbH and Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR)

Country: Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: English, French


Theatrical release: February 04, 2016

VoD start: November 15, 2016


Length: 93 Min

Rated: FSK 12

Aspect ratio: 1.78 : 1

Sound Mix: D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Resolution: HD



2014 Achtung Berlin Festival: Prize of the German Film Critics -> John Kolya Reichart


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Das Floß! | Floating!

by Julia C. Kaiser

Katha is sure she wants to marry Jana and have a baby with her. But her sandbox friend Charly has come up with something very special: a weekend ‘hen party’ for five, on a raft.

Katha has to learn not to think in conventional patterns; and it’s the most conservative-looking Charly who turns out to be the bearer of this ‘queer’ spirit. The movie tells of intellectual freedom – it should be created with the greatest possible creative freedom. With the raft! I want to tell a story that lives on improvisational authenticity and at the same time on narrative density. The script, served us as a promise – which, however, was allowed to be broken.

Theatrical release: January 07, 2016

Darling Berlin | 2015 | Drama, Comedy | Germany | Original title: “Das Floß! | English title: “Floating!”

Director: Julia C. Kaiser

Actors: Julia Becker, Anna König, Jakob Renger, Till Butterbach, Rhon Diels, Christian Natter, Nina Bernards, Sina Bianca Hentschel, Viva Sofia Körner, Marie Ebenhan Marie Ebenhan, Denise Becker, Nancy Göring, Marion Maurin

Producers: Julia Becker & Julia C. Kaiser

Production: Julia Becker & Julia C. Kaiser Produktion

Country: Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: English


Theatrical release: January 07, 2016

DVD release: August 12, 2016

Netflix launch (worldwide): July 01, 2016


Length: 86 Min

Rated: FSK 12

Aspect ratio: 1.78 : 1

Resolution: HD



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by Štepán Altrichter

Julius Schmitke is a 57-year-old German engineer for wind turbines. He feels sickly, his body ages, creaks, crunches and groans. One day he is sent somewhere to the Czech Ore Mountains to repair one of his old patents, a mysterious C 174, which also does not want to creak and creak.

But that’s not the only secret that awaits him there. His colleague Thomas disappears, strange things happen, and Schmitke begins to feel the spirit of the forest around him. The longer Julius wanders through the rough and misty woods, the more surprised he is that the entire expedition into the mysterious, unknown forest seems to be a return to old, familiar places in himself.

Theatrical release: November 05, 2015

Darling Berlin | 2014 | Comedy, Mystery | Czech Republic, Germany | Original title: “Schmitke”

Director: Štepán Altrichter

Actors: Peter Kurth, Johann Jürgens, Helena Dvoráková, Jakub Zácek, Petr Vrsek, Lana Cooper, Stephan Grossmann, Johanka Schmidtmajerová, Irena Lamberková, Vladimír Skultéty, Andrea Christina Furrer

Producers: Claudia Schebesta, Susann Schimk, Jörg Trentmann, Tomás Vach

Production: credo:film GmbH, Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, Tomáš Vach, Produkce Radim Prochazka, in Kooperation mit mamoko Entertainment

Countries: Czech Republic, Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: English, Czech


Theatrical release: November 05, 2015

DVD release: April 29, 2016

VoD start: May 01, 2016


Length: 98 Min

Rated: FSK 6

Aspect ratio: 1.78 : 1

Sound Mix: D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Resolution: HD



2016 Czech Lions: Best Sound -> Christoph de la Chevallerie


All information about the movie „Schmitke“:

“Schmitke” with Peter Kurth in the title role celebrates DVD release on Monday, 23rd May

Being awarded with the German Acting Prize 2016 for Best Actor in a leading role in the drama “Herbert” (2015), Peter Kurth is one of the most interesting characters in contemporary German movies. Also his part in “Schmitke”, where he plays an elderly engineer who is sent to fix an old wind turbine in Czechia…

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“Schmitke” (Darling Berlin) in stores from April, 29th on DVD and VoD

The latest Darling Berlin movie “Schmitke” is to be released on DVD on April, 29th and is now available in well-assorted stores and VOD platforms. The tragicomic thriller tells the story of Julius Schmitke, played by the marvellous Peter Kurth. In Schmitke ‘s life, there is something lurking behind the bushes. Some mysterious growling from…

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by Jakob M. Erwa

The ambitious cello student Jessica and her boyfriend, the young physiotherapist Lorenz move into their first shared apartment. When Jessica learns that she should compete for Germany at the prestigious “Young Classix Award” in Moscow, this is her big chance. The two enjoy their new life and new home. But soon dark clouds start to rise, because the neighbors, an elderly couple, seem to feel disturbed.

While Lorenz is out of the house during the day, Jessica prepares for the competition at home. Her tension increases daily. She also finds herself exposed to smaller and larger anonymous harassment she attributes to neighbors. Lorenz gets nothing from all this, which burdens the young happiness and makes life difficult for the couple in their new home.

Driven by her ambition and perfectionism, Jessica’s boundaries between reality and imagination seem to blur. She practices obsessively, often looks absent and can not find peace even at night. Friends become opponents, neighbors oversee, the new home becomes a self-imposed prison and the music becomes a nightmare …

Theatrical release: October 15, 2015

Darling Berlin | 2014 | Drama, Thriller | Austria, Germany | Original title: “HomeSick”

Director: Jakob M. Erwa

Actors: Esther Maria Pietsch, Matthias Lier, Tatja Seibt, Hermann Beyer Hermann Beyer, Eric Bouwer, Karim Cherif, Ralph Kretschmar, Lucia Luciano, Aline Eydam, Janusz Cichocki, Lutz Blochberger, Heike Hanold-Lynch, Barbara Sotelsek, Johannes Richard Voelkel, Fabian Pfeffer, Min-Oh Zeilmann, Jae Youn Seo

Producers: Jakob M. Erwa, Daniela Muck

Production: mojo:pictures

Countries: Austria, Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: German, English, French


Theatrical release: October 15, 2015

DVD release: November 13, 2015

VoD start: December 01, 2015


Length: 89 Min

Rated: FSK 12

Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1

Resolution: HD


All information about the film „HomeSick“:

Liebe mich! | Love me!

by Philipp Eichholtz

It flies out of the window in a high arc, Sarah’s sauteures MacBook. A total loss. And all because she has spent the night with her best friend and is unwilling to have breakfast or swear eternal love with her. Since you can mess around, if you are as impulsive and uncompromising as Sarah. Just stupid that all their work was on the laptop in the last few weeks …

Could that be the nice guy from the computer store again? Maybe he can fix his whole life again? He tries both. And Sarah likes it, because behind her loud roar is above all one thing: the desire for love. But she would not be Sarah, if she would not break it all again, plunge into Berlin party life, having sex with a stranger in the bathroom and throwing up with her father. To then regret everything again.

Theatrical release: August 20, 2015

Darling Berlin | 2014 | Drama, Comedy | Germany | Original title: “Liebe mich!” | Englischer Titel: “Love me!”

Director: Philipp Eichholtz

Actors: Lilli Meinhardt, Christian Ehrich, Peter Trabner, Eva Bay, Axel Ranisch, David Brizzi, Gabriele Domschke Gabriele Domschke, Italo De Angelis

Producers: Philipp Eichholtz, Oliver Jerke

Production: Von Oma gefördert

Country: Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: English


Theatrical release: August 20, 2015

DVD release: October 02, 2015

Netflix launch (worldwide): July 01, 2016


Length: 83 Min

Rated: FSK 12

Aspect ratio: 1.78 : 1

Resolution: HD



2014 Tirana International Film Festival: Best Editing -> Daniel Stephan


All information about the movie „Liebe mich!“:

Love me! (by Philipp Eichholtz) | achtung berlin • festival retrospective online • Film 10

The 15 Jahre achtung berlin • online retrospective continues with the film “Love mich!” (English title: “Love me!”) by Philipp Eichholtz. After the film was shown worldwide at Netflix for several years, we are pleased to be able to show the film in this retrospective. The film is about Sarah. She, impulsive and uncompromising, meets someone…

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Director Philipp Eichholtz Guest lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts Saar

This month director Philipp Eichholtz  with his three Darling Berlin films “Liebe mich!” (English: “Love Me!”), “Luca tanzt leise” (English: “Dancing quietly”) and “Rückenwind von vorn” (English: “Away we go”) works as a guest lecturer at the College of Fine Arts Saar (German: Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar). All his films will be shown the week…

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Nachthelle | Bright Night

by Florian Gottschick

It promises to be an idyllic and sentimental weekend. – The lovers ANNA and STEFAN and BERND and MARC meet in their old home. The expanding coal mining industry, which will soon swallow up the village, meadows and forests, has depopulated the place. The old school has expired, the dead in the cemetery have been exhumed and yet the four enjoy their time in the dying area and reminisce. But an old guilt pushes vehemently into Anna’s consciousness. The place of her youth has a threatening effect on her: she is afflicted by nightmares, something sinisterly surges to the surface, while towering conveyors dig incessantly closer. And that’s not enough, Stefan is drawn to the two men’s open relationship, which Marc takes advantage of to play with Anna’s ailing psyche.

The otherwise so confident Anna has to learn how to first slip away from well-structured life and then the friend – and she has to learn that only the confrontation with the demons of their past offers a way out.

Theatrical release: June 04, 2015

Darling Berlin | 2014 | Drama, Mystery | Germany | Original title: “Nachthelle” | English title: “Bright Night”

Director: Florian Gottschick

Actors: Anna Grisebach, Benno Fürmann, Vladimir Burlakov, Kai Ivo Baulitz, Gudrun Ritter, Ines Buchmann, Ursel Stoye, Michael Gwisdek, Holger Franke, Peter Gottschick, Marcel Lehmann

Producer: Anne-Kathrin Gliese

Production: almost famous Film- und Medienproduktion UG

Co-production: Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, RBB

Country: Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: German, English, French


Theatrical release: June 04, 2015

DVD release: November 06, 2015

Netflix launch (worldwide): July 01, 2016


Length: 83 Min

Rated: FSK 12

Resolution: HD



2015 Evolution International Film Festival: Best Director -> Florian Gottschick


All information about the movie „Nachthelle“:

Darling Berlin movie “Nachthelle” nominated for German “Grimme” TV award

The graduation film of director Florian Gottschick at the Film University Babelsberg is nominated in the category ‘Fiction/Special’ and features Benno Fürmann (as Bernd) and Anna Grisebach (as Anna) as an ex-couple that meets again for a weekend in the village of their childhood, accompanied by their current partners. The place is almost deserted. Nevertheless,…

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Amok – Hansi geht’s gut | Amok

by Zoltan Paul

With “Amok” comes on May 28, 2015, a quiet, sharply observed and succinctly staged psychodrama by Zoltan Paul in the cinemas. The scene is the Shakespeare-Platz in Charlottenburg. Here is the old West Berlin dying.

Lorenz Fuchs lives on Shakespeare Platz, magnificently played by Burgtheater actor Tilo Nest. Early in the morning, his eyes wander over the sea of ​​houses in the direction of the radio tower. Breakfast, the everyday way to work. His company is the calculated victim of inhumane corporate strategies. The accountant has to handle jobs. Fox is the last to be pushed by the sinking ship. Between panic attacks and self-pity, his cynical boss (Charly Hübner) makes an offer to his accountant that drives him even deeper into the abyss!

“Amok” is a psychodrama about time, agonizing on the ride to the end of life has stopped and no longer finds prospects. A film about the inner pressure, which leads to wrong decisions and then can only explode. In real time implied the camera pursues the main actor. From the apartment, to the street, to work, to the pedestrian zone. Lorenz Fuchs is in a tormenting process. The audience gets into the exciting pull of a sensory labyrinth. Sad, disturbing, directly alive.

Theatrical release: May 28, 2015

Darling Berlin | 2014 | Drama | Germany | Original title: “Amok – Hansi geht’s gut” | English title: “Amok”

Director: Zoltan Paul

Actors: Tilo Nest, Charly Hübner, Heike Hanold-Lynch, Andreas Lechner

Producers: Clementina Hegewisch, Zoltan Paul

Production: Nextfilm, Achtfeld

Country: Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: English


Theatrical release: May 28, 2015

DVD release: May 22, 2015

Netflix launch (worldwide): July 01, 2016


Length: 84 Min

Rated: FSK 12

Resolution: HD


All information about the movie „Amok – Hansi geht’s gut“:

Familienfieber | Family Fever

by Nico Sommer

Majas and Uwe’s relationship is embedded in the routine of everyday life. Her marriage is full of calm. Alina, daughter of Maja and Uwe, however, calls in the context of their newly discovered love for the family reunion with Nicos parents. Badly prepared it goes to an unknown place in Brandenburg – but the planned family reunification holds interesting surprises …

Family Fever is a ravishing German tragicomedy by director Nico Sommer and offers a humorous and affectionate insight into the lives of two families who are suddenly unintentionally united over the love of their children. The director, after his critically acclaimed feature film debut “Silvi”, once again grapples with the 40+ generation. He was able to fall back on a wonderful cast of actors. Without funding or broadcasting, the film was completed on a low budget in just seven days on the basis of four pages Storyline in Berlin and Brandenburg.

Theatrical release: January 12, 2015

Darling Berlin | 2014 | Drama, Comedy | Germany | Original title: “Familienfieber” | English title: “Family Fever”

Director: Nico Sommer

Actors: Kathrin Waligura, Peter Trabner, Deborah Kaufmann, Jörg Witte, Anais Urban, Jan Amazigh Sid

Producer: Nico Sommer

Production: süsssauer Filmproduktion, Traumfängerfilm

Country: Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: English


Theatrical release: January 12, 2015

DVD release: May 22, 2015

Netflix launch (worldwide): July 01, 2016


Length: 78 Min

Rated: FSK 0

Resolution: HD



2014 Max Öphüls Festival: Prize of the Saarland Prime Minister -> Nico Sommer

2014 Achtung Berlin Festival: Best Director Award -> Nico Sommer


All information about the movie „Family Fever“:

Kaptn Oskar

by Tom Lass

Oscar is not feeling well. His ex-girlfriend Alex has flared his apartment and now he’s garbing in a shabby basement dike. But then he meets Masha. She is not feeling well either. Again and again she ends up in bed with older men, who can not satisfy their excessive need for closeness.

Together Oskar and Masha fight against loneliness and let themselves drift through Berlin. However, the agreement to not have sex regrets Oskar quickly – at the latest when Alex pushes back into his life and tries to disperse the two. All the more, Oskar now longs for Masha’s physical love and instead gets drunk sex with Alex, only to realize that loneliness is even worse when the ex watches it. Slowly it becomes clear that a radical decision has to be made. Oskar and Masha drive tents. Fuck.

Theatrical release: December 11, 2014

Darling Berlin | 2013 | Drama, Comedy | Germany | Original title: “Kaptn Oskar”

Director: Tom Lass

Actors: Tom Lass, Amelie Kiefer, Martina Schöne-Radunski, Christian Kuchenbuch, Thomas Schmuckert, Gunnar Teuber

Producers: Jonas Knudsen, Tom Lass, Roman Avianus

Production: Lassbros. & Joroni Produktions- und Verleih GmbH

Country: Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: German, English


Theatrical release: December 11, 2014

DVD release: April 30, 2015

Netflix launch (worldwide): July 01, 2016


Length: 78 Min

Rated: FSK 12

Resolution: HD



2013 Oldenburg Film Festival: Award for Best German Film -> Tom Lass

2013 Oldenburg Film Festival: Seymour Cassel Award -> Martina Schöne-Radunski


All information about the movie „Kaptn Oskar“:

Out now: “German Mumblecore 10 DVD Box”, presented by achtung berlin

Darling Berlin releases a 10-DVD Box Set “German Mumblecore” in cooperation with achtung berlin – new berlin film award. The first comprehensive overview of German Mumblecore Cinema that has ever been released – 10 DVDs with the best movies that contemporary German cinema has to offer, including a 60-page booklet written bei Urs Spörri, with…

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Love Steaks

by Jakob Lass

A luxury hotel. Steaks are fried. Massed bacon rolls. Clemens (tender) comes as a baby in the spa. Lara (good through) has to assert herself in the kitchen pack. The elevator brings the two together. They rub against each other until it pops.

Clemens (Franz Rogowski) is shy, polite and just finished his training as a massage therapist. During his first job in the spa of a luxury hotel on the Baltic Sea, he bumps into the lift on the quick-fix Lara (Lana Cooper), who initially can not smell him at all. She designs her hard everyday life as an apprentice in the hotel kitchen according to her own rules. She massages steaks and wants fun. He massages bacon rolls and loves peace. He does not participate in her crazy actions. But then it bangs violently between this unequal pair, they fall in love with skin and hair, unrestrained, determined to find a place in the other’s life. Even if that means teasing the antagonism down to the blood to soft knead it – until things get out of hand and both have to make a decision …

Theatrical release: March 27, 2014

Darling Berlin | 2013 | Drama, Comedy | Germany | Original title: “Love Steaks”

Director: Jakob Lass

Actors: Franz Rogowski, Lana Cooper, Kerstin Abendroth, Daniel Alznauer, Eric Popp, Ralf Winter

Producers: Ines Schiller, Golo Schultz

Production: Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, Mamako Entertainment, Fogma

Country: Germany

Language: German

Subtitles: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese


Theatrical release: March 27, 2014

DVD release: December 31, 2014

TV premiere: December 29, 2014 NDR

Netflix launch (worldwide): July 01, 2016


Length: 90 Min

Rated: FSK 12

Ton: Dolby Digital Stereo

Aspect ratio: 2,39 : 1

Resolution: HD



2013 Filmfest Munich: Award for Best Director -> Jacob Lass

2013 Filmfest Munich: Best Production -> Ines Schiller, Golo Schultz

2013 Filmfest Munich: Best Screenplay -> Jacob Lass, Ines Schiller, Timon Schäppi, Nico Woche

2013 Filmfest Munich: Best Actress -> Lana Cooper

2013 Filmfest Munich: Best Actor -> Franz Rogowski

2014 Slamdance Film Festival: Slamdance Trailer Competition Grand Prize -> Jacob Lass

2014 Rotterdam International Film Festival: Lions Film Award -> Jacob Lass

2014 Max Ophüls Festival: Max Ophüls Preis -> Jacob Lass

2014 Film+: Best Editing -> Gesa Jäger


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🎬 10th anniversary of “Love Steaks” by Jakob Lass (Darling Berlin) at the Munich Film Festival

As part of this year’s Munich Film Festival, the award-winning German independent film “Love Steaks” by Jakob Lass (Darling Berlin) starring Lana Cooper and Franz Rogowski will be presented on the big screen again after a decade. This special screening will take place on Tuesday, 27 June at 6.30 pm in the cinema of the…

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Other films that can be booked with us for one or more screenings, can be found on the page theatrical movie catalogue.