Mystery

The Illusionist


In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing. Written and directed by Neil Burger and starring Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, and Jessica Biel. It is inspired by Steven Millhauser’s short story “Eisenheim the Illusionist”.

Playtime: 109 minutes
Production country / language: USA, Czech Republic / English
Production year: 2006
Director(s): Neil Burger
Producer(s): Brian Koppelman, David Levien, Michael London, Cathy Schulman, Bob Yari
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Cast: Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti, Eleanor Thomlinson, Rufus Sewell, Edward Marsan, Aaron Johnson, Jake Wood


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Body At Brighton Rock


Wendy, a part time summer employee at a mountainous state park, takes on a rough trail assignment at the end of the season, trying to prove to her friends that she’s capable enough to do the job. When she takes a wrong turn and ends up deep in the back country, she stumbles upon what might be a potential crime scene. Stuck with no communication after losing her radio and with orders to guard the site, Wendy must fight the urge to run and do the harder job of staying put — spending the night deep in the wilderness, facing down her worst fears and proving to everyone – including herself – that she’s made of stronger stuff than they think she is.

Playtime: 87 minutes
Production country / language: USA / English
Production year: 2019
Director(s): Roxanne Benjamin
Producer(s): Christopher Alender, Roxanne Benjamin
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Horror
Cast: Karina Fontes, Casey Adams, Emily Althaus


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Damascus Cover


An undercover spy, Ari, is tasked with smuggling a chemical weapons scientist out of Syria in an attempt to prevent the regime from attaining weapons of mass destruction, but within days his mission goes wrong and his cover is blown. To survive Ari reaches out to a deep cover agent code named, The Angel, but soon discovers that he is a pawn in a much bigger plan.

Playtime: 93 minutes
Production country / language: UK / English
Production year: 2018
Director(s): Daniel Zelik Berk
Producer(s): Jomon Thomas, Hannah Leader
Genre: Action, Thriller, Mystery
Cast: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Olivia Thirlby, John Hurt, Jürgen Prochnow


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Wim Wenders Collection: American Friend, The aka Der Amerikanische Freund


Tom Ripley has a sweet deal with an art forger. The forger creates the paintings; Tom sells them. But another criminal business associate wants Tom to go in for an even riskier enterprise: murder. Tom suggests his associate ask a local picture framer instead. That man has a fatal disease, or so it’s rumored. More, he has a wife and kid that surely he wouldn’t want to leave penniless. Let this picture framer be a hit man, and no one will suspect. The terminally ill craftsman may agree to the misdeed, and several more, but he’ll end up needing Tom Ripley in a pinch.
Playtime: 125 minutes
Production country / language: West Germany, France / German, English, French
Production year: 1977
Director(s): Wim Wenders
Producer(s): Joachim von Mengershausen, Wim Wenders
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Cast: Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer


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Shepherds and Butchers


A jaded lawyer, John Weber (Steve Coogan), who takes on a seemingly hopeless multiple murder case and uncovers scandalous shortcomings in South Africa’s capital punishment system as he mounts a defense for a prison guard traumatized by the executions he took part in. The true story of the trial which inspired the abolishment of the death penalty in South Africa and around the world.
Playtime: 80 minutes
Production country / language :USA / English
Production year: 2016
Director(s):Oliver Schmitz
Producer(s): Brian Cox, Anant Singh
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Cast: Steve Coogan, Andrea Riseborough, Deon Lotz


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