La guerre et la paix

La guerre et la paix 2000

Napoleon's tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of two aristocratic families.

Reminiscence

Reminiscence 1953

Kazuo Miyagawa’s prizewinning black-and-white cinematography draws out the moral shadings of Nobel laureate Yasunari Kawabata’s 1952 novel Thousand Cranes, a quietly devastating story of a young man, orphaned during the war, who stumbles into a passionate yet tragic relationship with his late father’s mistress and her daughter.

Ceasefire!

Ceasefire! 2002

A boy is forced to face the hardships of war alone.

Dubrovnik Twilight

Dubrovnik Twilight 1999

Destinies of few people from Dubrovnik, as well as Croatian fighters against Yugoslav People's Army in the battle of Srdj, mountain behind the town's walls.

Sweat Punch

Sweat Punch

During Ireland's War of Independence, a five-year-old girl set out to save her village from the English army, by trying to find the rumored skilled swordsman living in a nearby castle, who only takes books of a certain genre as payment, only known as the Black Swordsman. Sweat Punch is a series of five Studio 4°C shorts collected as a direct-to-DVD package film entitled Deep Imagination.

The Somme

The Somme 1927

Reconstruction of several battles which took place on the Somme.

Stars of Eger

Stars of Eger 1968

In the year of 1552, the Ottoman Empire continues its conquest of Europe. The Kingdom of Hungary stands as a shield of the West against the Empire. After nearly 2 centuries of fighting, the Hungarians are slowly bleeding and recently lost control of their central kingdom. The fortress of Eger stands as an obstacle to an Ottoman army led by Kara Ahmed Pasha, who seeks to take control of Northern Hungary. The defenders of Eger, led by Baron István Dobó, will fight to the last man despite the odds that are against them.

With Our Heroes on the Somme

With Our Heroes on the Somme 1917

This film is the direct answer to Britain's 1916 war documentary film "The Battle of the Somme" and features footage taken in the time of June to November 1916. This was the first film made under the BuFA (Bild- und Filmamt - Picture and Film Agency - precursor to the UFA) regime was a direct response to the British model. It was called "Bei unseren Helden an der Somme" and was first shown publicly in Berlin on 19 January 1917. For the first time a film was released bearing the explicit characterisation "amtlich-militärisch" - or "official military business". Never before had a film presenting pictures of actual battle been shown in Germany - this film was advertised of doing so. And never before had a propaganda film been given a festival premiere. A journalist reported: "One was invited to the first private performance preceding the public performances in one of the modern Berlin movie palaces.

Sable Cicada

Sable Cicada 1938

Diaochan (aka Diau Charn and Sable Cicada), one of the Four Beauties of China, is supposed to be so stunningly lovely that the moon was shamed to hide behind clouds. Despite being the only Beauty among the four who is not a real historical figure but one conjured by storytelling imagination and embellished by public fascination, her story was nonetheless incorporated by author Luo Guangzhong into his popular and influential novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Her tale is one of Machiavellian intrigue, in which she schemes with her godfather Wang Yun to restore moral order to the land, sowing discord between the corrupt Minister Dong Zhuo and his adopted son Lu Bu, a man of martial and military prowess.

Low Tide

Low Tide 1969

A remote village in Serbia in 1941. Through the fate of rural residents and the destiny of a partisan detachment reflected is the horror and absurdity of war in Serbia during World War II. On one hand, ordinary people and partisans; the Germans and the Chetniks on the other.

Polar Bear

Polar Bear 1959

A Jewish man who escapes a Nazi transport hides in a Polish ski resort town by posing for photos with tourists dressed as a polar bear.

The Maiden and the Soldier

The Maiden and the Soldier 1995

A strikingly realized puppet tale, based on an old folk ballad of a maiden who sets out to search for her lost fiancé in the turmoils of war. The beloved is found in a stationary hospital where the Grim Reaper is preparing for his gloomy task. It was inspired by the poem The Legend of the Dead Soldier by Bertolt Brecht.

Sniper

Sniper 1932

During World War 1 a Russian soldier (Pyotr Sobolevsky) serves in Russian Expeditionary Force in France where he is chosen for his marksmanship and trained as a skilled sniper. After the Russian revolution the soldier returns home while his commander (Boris Shlikhting) fights against the Soviet Russia. In 1930 the former soldier works on a factory and also he is the instructor in shooting club. Once the town that is near the Soviet border is attacked by foreign troops (the hostile state isn't named but the uniform of the soldiers resembles Finnish). The character meets againt with his former commander who serves in invading forces.

The Stars Are the Eyes of Warriors

The Stars Are the Eyes of Warriors 1972

When a warrior dies, a star is born, a company of us die when born to a group of stars. Small children are fascinated by ancient legends and stories of old people, people replace their signature ready to be shot and put yourself in front of the German pipe.

The Third Woman

The Third Woman 1997

In the Autumn of 1991 Croatia is fighting for independence and the capital Zagreb is plagued by air raid alerts and blackouts. Hela Martinic is a reporter, who returns to her home town from Australia, called by her old friend Vera Kralj. Soon after arrival, she is told her friend was killed in a traffic accident. At the funeral she meets some people who Vera was involved in some sinister activities and she begins her own investigation.

In the Surroundings

In the Surroundings 1998

During the Croatian war of independence, five members of the National Guard escape from hostile confinement. While trying to break through the enemy lines, they fight against various paramilitary groups, dying one after another.

In the Surroundings 2

In the Surroundings 2 1999

In 1992, a group of Croatian guerrilla fighters go on the occupied territory in the area of Gospic, in order to save imprisoned Croatian soldiers from the Serbian camp. During the action of release and its aftermath, the group encounters a number of obstacles...