Life is governed by strict laws. If you don't want to fall out of favor with your backers as a dealer, you can't be seen with plainclothes cops.
DEALER is the second part of Thomas Arslan's "Berlin Trilogy," which includes the films GESCHWISTER - KARDEŞLER (1997) and DER SCHÖNE TAG (2001).
Somewhere in South-East Asia, in a little lost village at a wide and turbulent river, a European man clings to his pipe dreams out of love for his daughter.
This is the tale of an occidental merchant, Kaspar Almayer, who leads an unhappy marriage with local Malay woman Zahira and grows an unhealthy attachment to his daughter Nina. The girl is sent away by her father, to get an European-style education. Stranded between the two cultures, Nina feels robbed of her identity. When she runs away, Almayer collapses under the weight of his own greed and prejudice.
"A delightfully unusual adaptation" of Joseph Conrad's debut novel. (Critic.com).
Denmark 1962: As protests against the nuclear arms race and imperialist policies grow louder, activist Eik meets the beautiful Iben.
Eik, who tries his hand as a poet and writer, is immediately fascinated by his new acquaintance. But she is not only enthusiastic about literature, music and drugs, but also about the idea of free love. On a joint odyssey that leads from Copenhagen to Baghdad, Eik leaves no stone unturned in his quest to win Iben for himself. In one last big attempt, he finally founds Steppeulvene, Denmark's first rock band.
In his Teddy Award winning relationship drama, Austrian director Klaus Händl poses a question: what happens to a relationship when the love idyll is destroyed from within?
"Writer/director Händl Klaus and his team bring masterful editing, beautiful cinematography, and great performances by the ensemble cast to create an enthralling atmosphere. The result is an engrossing yet confusing film that makes you think, and that holds the you in its grip long after leaving the cinema." (Berlinale/ Teddy Award - Jury)
Andreas and Stefan live together with their beloved tomcat Moses in a beautiful house near Vienna. Both of them work for the same orchestra and lead a life full of passion, good food and friends until a surprising outburst of violence by Stefan suddenly changes everything..
Unjustly blamed for the death of his best friend Costel, petty crook Daniel is cast out of his Roma community and finds refuge in a notorious motel.
Daniel (Gael García Bernal - NERUDA, FROM THE POUR OF THE LEMON TREE), who had introduced his friend Costel to the demimonde, is now being hunted by his brother. Daniel ends up in a run-down hotel, where he meets the beautiful Francine (Marine Vacth). While she seems as lost in this brutal underworld as he is, this elusive stranger may prove to be the one who can get him out of it again.