Movies Set in Leipzig

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Torn Curtain(1966)

| 2h 7min | Drama, Thriller, Mystery
3.3/5 (with 245 votes)

During the Cold War, an American scientist appears to defect to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the formula for a resin solution, but the plan goes awry when his fiancee, unaware of his motivation, follows him across the border.


1h 41min | Action
2.1/5 (with 15 votes)

When East German Eric Brogar wins a gold medal in the pentathlon, he escapes to freedom in the west with the help of a beautiful American athlete. But his demanding coach, Heinrich Mueller vows revenge and Eric's best friend and his father pay the ultimate price for his freedom when they are killed by the Secret Police. In Los Angeles, Eric starts to train for the gold again. But when Mueller comes to America, Eric must win the most deadly game of all… the fight for his life.

The War Lover(1962)

| 1h 45min | Drama, War, Adventure
3.1/5 (with 11 votes)

Buzz Rickson is a dare-devil World War II bomber pilot with a death wish. Failing at everything not involving flying, Rickson lives for the most dangerous missions. His crew lives with this aspect of his personality only because they know he always brings them back alive.

The Naked Runner(1967)

| 1h 41min | Drama, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Sam Laker is an American industrialist, working in Britain, who has just been awarded an international award for industrial design. He is planning to travel to East Germany to attend a trade show and show off his invention, taking his 10 year old son with him for a holiday. Meanwhile a British Intelligence officer who served with Laker in the Second World War decides to use the opportunity of Laker's trip and his lack of an intelligence profile to coerce him into carrying out an assassination.

Zero Hour(1977)

1h 48min | Drama, History
2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

In July 1945, US troops are leaving Saxony and Thuringia while the Red Army takes control of the territories. In a small village near Leipzig, the inhabitants try to adjust to the new authority.

Directed by Edgar Reitz - With Herbert Weißbach

Spring Symphony(1983)

1h 43min | Music
3.2/5 (with 4 votes)

"Spring Symphony" is the story of Robert Schumann and Clara Wieck. Both were music entities. Robert Schumann turns out to have been a second tier composer, if that, never rising to the heights of a Beethoven or Mozart. In contrast, Clara Wieck was a master technician in the playing of the piano, a composer (probably not at Schumann's level), and was a child prodigy.

Aren't We Wonderful(1958)

1h 48min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 4 votes)

Kurt Hoffmann′s satire concerning Germany′s development during the first half of the 20th century tells the story of two schoolmates - Hans and Bruno. They could not be more different. While Hans is ambitious and must always work hard for his career, it seems that the happy go lucky Bruno is carefree.


2h 18min | History, Drama

- No description / details available yet. -

Let the Cat Out of the Bag(2005)

1h 27min | Drama
2.4/5 (with 2 votes)

No overview found. Waitress Doris meets a stranger on a train to Leipzig. This well-dressed thirty-something man decides to follow her, as they are drawn to each other, but neither seem prepared to admit to their loneliness.

Neo Rauch - Comrades and Companions(2017)

1h 45min | Documentary
4.2/5 (with 2 votes)

Documentary about Leipzig artist Neo Rauch, who is considered to be one of the seminal painters of his generation. Born in 1960, Rauch lost his parents in an accident while he was still a baby. He studied at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig, and rose to international fame in the 1990s. Rauch, whose paintings often revolve around notions of home, is one of the most eminent figures of the Leipzig New School.

Directed by Nicola Graef

Marschall Vorwärts(1932)

1h 41min | War, Drama

- No description / details available yet. -

Urok istorii(1957)

1h 25min | Drama

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Lev Arnshtam, Hristo Piskov, Mikhail Romm - With Stefan Savov, Andrei Fajt
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1h 30min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A Socialist Realist distortion of Dr. Paul Kammerer's experiments in the inheritance of acquired character(istic)s -- the (not entirely anti-Darwinian) conjecture that certain changes the environment produces in an individual may spontaneously appear in the next generation. As recounted in Arthur Koestler's The Case of the Midwife Toad (1971), Kammerer (1880-1926) claimed that darkened footpads he had artificially induced in a toad had been passed on to its offspring. When it was discovered that his critical specimen had been injected with ink (though why and by whom is still unknown), his credibility was destroyed and he apparently suicided. Richard Goldschmidt's synopsis of the film in "Research and Politics," Nature (1949), mocks it as Soviet propaganda in support of the inheritance of acquired characters: The importance attached to the subject is revealed by the facts that none other than the then all-powerful [People's] Commissar for [Public] Education, the highly ...

Directed by Grigori Roshal, Mikhail Doller - With Bernhard Goetzke, Vladimir Fogel, Anatoly Lunacharsky, Elza Temáry, Nikolay Khmelyov, Natalya Rozenel, ...
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