Great Films and their Great Images

West Germany

Autumn Sonata

"Sometimes, when I lie awake at night, I wonder whether I've lived at
all. Is it the same for everybody? Do some people have a greater talent
for living than others or do some people never live, but just exist?"
- Charlotte Andergast
01 (32)
Dir: Ingmar Bergman

DoP: Sven Nykvist

Year: 1978

Country: France | West Germany 
| Sweden | UK
Language: Swedish | English

Genre: Drama | Music

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1

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Satan’s Brew

"Lisa, I've been writing again. Yesterday,
depression. Today, a stroke of genius."
- Walter Kranz
01 (24)

Dir: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

DoP: Michael Ballhaus & Jürgen Jürges

Year: 1976

Country: West Germany

Language: German

Genre: Drama | Romance

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1

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Perceval le Gallions

"By my faith, I won't hide it longer, Sire. My name is Perceval of Wales."
- Perceval
01 (11)

Dir: Éric Rohmer

DoP: Néstor Almendros

Year: 1978

Country: France | Italy | West Germany

Language: French

Genre: Drama | Music | Romance | War

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1

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A Fistful of Dollars

"Get three coffins ready."
- Joe
01 (13)Dir: Sergio Leone
DoP: Massimo Dallamano 
& Federico G. Larraya
Year: 1964
Country: Italy | Spain 
| West Germany
Language: Italian | Spanish 
| English
Genre: Action | Drama | Western
Color: Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

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The Marriage of Maria Braun

"I don't know a thing about business, but I do know what
German women want. You might even say I'm an expert on it."
- Maria Braun
01 (1)Dir: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

DoP: Michael Ballhaus

Year: 1979

Country: West Germany

Language: German | English

Genre: Drama

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1

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The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

"It's easy to pity, Sidonie, but so much harder to
understand. If you understand someone, don't pity
them, change them. Only pity what you cant understand."
- Petra von Kant
01 (55)

Dir: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

DoP: Michael Ballhaus

Year: 1972

Country: West Germany

Language: German

Genre: Drama

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1

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Fanny and Alexander

"The world is a den of thieves and night is falling. Evil
breaks its chains and runs through the world like a mad dog."
- Gustaf Adolf Ekdahl
01 (1)
Dir: Ingmar Bergman

DoP: Sven Nykvist

Year: 1982

Country: Sweden | France 
| West Germany
Language: Swedish | German 
| Yiddish | English
Genre: Drama

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1

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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

"My little girl, you're crazy! Thinking of marriage at sixteen!"
- Madame Emery
01 (19)Dir: Jacques Demy

DoP: Jean Rabier

Year: 1964

Country: France | West Germany

Language: French

Genre: Drama | Musical | Romance

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1

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The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

"It seems to me that my coming into this world was a very hard fall."
- Kaspar Hauser
01 (2)
Dir: Werner Herzog

DoP: Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein

Year: 1974

Country: West Germany

Language: German

Genre: Biography | Drama 
| History
Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1

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Daughters of Darkness

"I feel it in my bones, the night is dying..."
- Countess Bathory
01 (41)
Dir: Harry Kümel

DoP: Eduard van der Enden

Year: 1971

Country: Belgium | France 
| West Germany
Language: English | Dutch

Genre: Horror

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1