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Furusato: from heimat to meltdown in Japan

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Thorsten Trimpop’s Furusato pays tribute to the people of Minamisōma in the most dignified way possible. It will be released in theaters in Germany on the seventh anniversary of the disaster, March 2018. (Photo: public domain)
Thorsten Trimpop’s Furusato pays tribute to the people of Minamisōma in the most dignified way possible. It will be released in theaters in Germany on the seventh anniversary of the disaster, March 2018. (Photo: public domain)

On the seventh anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the documentary Furusato reminds us of the people who stayed behind in their abandoned, radioactive hometown.

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Loving Vincent: lush paint & proud parents

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Loving Vincent
screen shot Loving Vincent: Vincent van Gogh (Robert Gulaczyk) (© 2017 Loving Vincent Sp.z.o.o. & Loving Vincent Ltd.) provided by Weltkino

Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman glow as they talk about their love child, Loving Vincent.

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Orient Express: old plot, new eye candy

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Despite having perhaps far too big shoes to fill and being a bit absurd at times, Branagh's version of Murder on the Orient Express was fun and beautiful to watch. (Photo: public domain)
Despite having perhaps far too big shoes to fill and being a bit absurd at times, Branagh's version of Murder on the Orient Express was fun and beautiful to watch. (Photo: public domain)

It’s a nice way to wait out a snow storm (could we have a “white Christmas”, after all?) or a full belly. Fun and beautiful to watch, with big stars and impressive cinematography. Be prepared for kilos of makeup and unexplained plot additions, though.

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Tomorrow you’ll be a criminal, claims movie

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The movie "Pre-Crime" does not present a dystopian vision of the future of policing, but a timely reveal. It is already happening now in 2017. (Photo: public domain)
The movie "Pre-Crime" does not present a dystopian vision of the future of policing, but a timely reveal. It is already happening now in 2017. (Photo: public domain)

The Stasi did not disappear when the Berlin Wall came down in 1989. They just migrated into that shiny little device in our pocket. #Pre-Crime

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Documentary: I was a DOK virgin

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DOK Festival Director Pasanen said, “We have no more physical walls in our immediate surroundings, but the idealogical walls of many are increasingly noticeable.”

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Podcast: What’s hot in cinema locally

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Join Rachael Clugston and Kapuczino as they share insights into DOK Leipzig, Blade Runner and a surprise movie tip.

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