#MoviesOmU: Movies in English and other original foreign languages in Leipzig, October 28-November 4


Here’s our regular listing of films being shown in English and other original foreign languages, and sometimes German with foreign partnerships, at Leipzig cinemas for this movie week. Although not dubbed, the movies often come with German or even English subtitles, so you might still be able to access the film if you don’t know the language being spoken.

We enter the month of November with DOK Fest at full steam (read our guide here), but there is still a bit of diversity in non-DOK films on tap. I’m sure you can find something that interests you!

What the labels mean: OmU – Original with German subtitles; OmeU – Original with English subtitles; OF – Original film; OV – Original version; Im Original – In the original and often 3D.

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Opening this week in the original language version:


  • Body – Drama | Poland 2015 | Director: Malgorzata Szumowska | Polish, OmU

Schaubühne Lindenfels:

Tue 03.11, Wed 04.11 @ 19:00

A busy attorney, worried that his anorexic daughter Olga might try to harm herself, since she’s still grieving over her recently deceased mother, sends her to see a psychiatrist, Anna, who’s dealing with her own loss in an unusual way. MORE FROM IMDB


  • Tristia – Eine Schwarzmeer-Odyssee  – Documentary | Germany 2014 | Director: Stanislaw Mucha | Russian/ Ukrainian/Turkish/Bulgarian/Romanian, OmU

Cinémathèque in der naTo:

Wed 04.11 @ 19:30

“A remarkable travelogue from a trip around the Black Sea: along its shores, lined by the boundaries of six states, and through bizarre seaside resorts. More than the tourist industry or political problems, the film focuses on solitary statues, decaying architectural monuments, and the personal stories of the local people. From each stop on their journey, the filmmakers send a series of stylized video postcards with the playfulness of staged scenes, set against the backdrop of the sea. In this cinematic answer to Ovid’s Black Sea lamentations, that ancient text receives new qualities that tell us about a place that is accursedly beautiful but also beautifully cursed.”  MORE FROM IMDB


  • Turbo Kid – Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Canada, New Zealand 2015 | Directors: François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell | English, OmU

Luru Kino:

Fri 30.10, Sun 01.11 @ 19:30

“In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a comic book fan dons the persona of his favourite hero to save his enthusiastic friend and fight a tyrannical overlord.” MORE FROM IMDB


  • Macbeth – Drama | UK, France, USA 2015 | Director: Justin Kurzel | English, OmU


Mon 02.11 @ 20:30

Passage Kinos:

Mon 02.11, Tue 03.11, Wed 04.11 @ 21:00

Yes, it’s the Shakespeare story; but might be fresh somehow and certainly visually appealing: “Macbeth, a Thane of Scotland, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.” With Marion Cotillard. MORE FROM IMDB


Features continuing this week:

  • Malala – Documentary, biography, politics | USA 2015 | Director: Davis Guggenheim | English, OmU

Luru Kino:

Thu 29.10 @ 19:00

Sun 01.11 @ 17:30

“A look at the events leading up to the Talibans’ attack on the young Pakistani school girl, Malala Yousafzai, for speaking out on girls’ education and the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations.” MORE FROM IMDB


  • Hockney – Documentary, biography | Britain, USA 2014 | Director: Randall Wright | English, OmU

Luru Kino:

Sat 31.10 @ 19:30

Wed 04.10 @ 19:00

“‘Hockney’ is the definitive exploration of one of the most significant artists of his generation. For the first time, David Hockney has given access to his personal archive of photographs and film, resulting in an unparalleled visual diary of a long life… His is a long-term one-man campaign against the pessimism of the world, mastering new media – whether acrylic paint or iPad digits – in the search for a picture adequate to his sense of what it is to be alive.” MORE FROM BBC


  • Sicario – Action, crime, drama | USA 2015 | Director: Dennis Villeneuve | English, OmU READ REVIEW

Kinobar Prager Frühling:

Mon 02.11, Tue 03.11 @ 21:15

“An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by an elected government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.” With Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin. MORE FROM IMDB


  • Black Mass – Biography, crime, drama | USA 2015 | Director: Scott Cooper | English, OmU


Mon 02.11 @ 20:30

“The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.” With Johnny Depp. MORE FROM IMDB


  • Imagine waking up tomorrow and all music has disappeared – Documentary, music | Director: Stefan Schwietert | Germany, Switzerland, UK 2015 | English OmU


Wed 28.10 @ 20:00

Thu 29.10, Sat 31.10, Tue 03.11, Wed 04.11 @ 22:00

“Imagine waking up tomorrow and all music has disappeared. Just like that. What will remain when it is all gone: Cd’s, iPod’s, instruments?” MORE FROM IMDB


  • The Walk – Biography, drama | USA 2015 | Director: Robert Zemeckis | English, Im Original, 3D

Regina Palast:

Mon 02.11 @ 20:00

“In 1974, high-wire artist Philippe Petit recruits a team of people to help him realize his dream: to walk the immense void between the World Trade Center towers.” MORE FROM IMDB


  • Hip Hop-erationDocumentary, music | New Zealand, USA 2014 | Director: Bryn Evans | English, OmU

Kinobar Prager Frühling:

Wed 28.10 @ 17:00


  • Life Biography, Drama | Canada, Germany, Australia, USA 2015 | Director: Anton Corbijn | English, OmU


Wed 28.10 @22:00

Thu 29.10, Sat 31.10, Mon 02.11, Tue 03.11, Wed 04.11 @ 20:00


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