Christian Bale as the power hungry (and hungrier) Vice-President Dick Cheney

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February has been dominated by two German films, the two transformations – and a lot of Oscar Hype. Christian Bale is unrecognisable in “Vice”, similarly with Jonas Dassler in Fatih akin’s perhaps the hardest cinema food of the year still early, “The Golden glove”. In the Film series “the Club of the red tapes”, meanwhile, tells the history of the hospital-patients, while Nicole Kidman fears for their “prodigal son”. Last but not least, Melissa McCarthy in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” to the impostor.

“Club of the red bands – How it all began”, 14. February

The boy, Leo, is suddenly torn from his everyday life and have to go to the hospital. Everything is suddenly different, examinations and diagnoses to determine his life, and his bed neighbor is giving him additional life. When he discovers Emma, he does not dare at first to speak to her. That is the way of Jonas, Alex and Toni will also at some point in the Albertus-Klinikum, where Hugo is quite a while in a coma, and that one day you will be the “Club of the red tapes”, knows Leo, the future leader, at this time, nor Jonas, Alex, Hugo, Toni and Emma.


a Variety of prices could take the price of the series “Club of the red tapes”, about the German TV. The movie tells the Fans now, so how the unequal patients in the children’s and Youth ward of the Albertus-hospital to friends. Who suffered in the three seasons of the series, cried and rejoiced, has not come to this Film definitely around. New with Jürgen Vogel, who takes Leo in the hospital under his wing is, by the way.

The prodigal son, 21. February

The nineteen-year-old Jared (Lucas Hedges), growing up in a Baptist preacher’s household in the American South. When his devout father (Russell Crowe) learns of the homosexuality of his son, he urges him to participate in a questionable therapy trusted Reparativ. Faced with the choice of risking either his identity or his family, and his Faith, he inevitably to the absurd treatment. His mother (Nicole Kidman), accompanied Jared to the closed institution, whose self-proclaimed therapist Viktor Sykes (Joel Edgerton) runs a debasing and inhuman re-education program.


“The prodigal son” is based on the memoirs of Garrard Conley called “the Boy Erased” and shows, as well as in the presence of religious fanaticism, exclusion and suffering. Conley compares his experiences in the Bible camp, in the him of his homosexuality should be exorcised, with George Orwell’s “1984”. On a similar harrowing look will have to set values, therefore also the audience – and neck pain from the unbelieving shake of the head that such things were actually practiced, and still are.

“the Vice – The second man”, 21. February

He is considered to be one of the most powerful US Vice President ever, Dick Cheney (Christian Bale). “Vice” examines the careers of the bureaucrats and Washington Insiders, was on the side of George W. Bush (Sam Rockwell) to the most influential politicians of the world and to use his Power knew: Cheney’s decisions dominate the country still, his foreign policy is still felt today.


Bale has done it again: the most successful chameleon in Hollywood, he landed not only the prestigious lead role in “Vice”, but also a re-Oscar-nomination. The Film itself is even, in a total of eight categories in the race. Who already liked the movie “The Big Short” by Adam McKay, will love his new strip “Vice”. Stylistically, the two works are similar.

“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”, 21. February

worthy of The Celebrity biographer and girlfriend Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) in the 1970s and 80s in New York their living from the Writing of portraits and biographies of Celebrities such as Katherine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estée Lauder, and the journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. As Lee’s works are not published, because it meets the contemporary audience’s taste, they will turn to their form of art of deception, instigated by their loyal friend, Jack (Richard E. Grant).


slapstick actress Melissa McCarthy roles serious? The fact that she goes for “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” as the main actress in the upcoming Oscars race, should answer this question impressively. Especially, the illustrated inner turmoil, the cheater Lee Israel suffers, is praised by critics-voices in the highest tones. A lot of goofball deposits McCarthy should Fans not be set, but on a biographical counterfeiters Drama.

“The Golden glove”, 21. February

Hamburg-St. Pauli in the ‘ 70s: At first glance, Fritz “Fiete” Honka is a pitiful Verlierertyp. His nights durchzecht the man with the broken face in the Kiezkaschemme “Golden glove” to lonely women. None of the regulars suspect that the seemingly harmless Fiete, in truth, is a Monster.


it’s Incredible how the preppy Jonas Dassler in Fatih akin’s film “The Golden glove” defaced. The Film of the novel by Heinz Strunk remains faithful to the true story of the just as pitiful as bestial killer Fritz Honka could be the hardest cinema food of the year. The Raven black Trailer hints at the ready. Failed personalities, all of them in the Moloch of the “Golden glove” ganged up – these depths may be too deep for the faint hearted moviegoers.