In the Shadow of Fear
Karla Eckhardt is a forensic psychiatrist who serves as an expert witness in criminal proceedings. She must assess whether the defendant, Carsten Spanger, is criminally liable. The famous architect has kidnapped a young woman. Karla diagnoses him as suffering from a serious personality disorder, and soon begins to suspect that she is dealing with a serial killer. As suspicion grows that a further victim may still be alive in some hideaway, she needs to gain Spanger's trust. But Spanger forces Karla to face her own demons.
Dennstein & Schwarz
Attorney Dr. Therese Schwarz takes over a highly explosive case: her once big love Fritz, organic farmer and now married is an illegitimate son of the deceased Count Florentin Dennstein, considered with one third of the entire property.
Until now, the Dennstein family were completely unaware of this situation and will challenge the will.
Therese represents Fritz in court and Paula Dennstein, daughter of the deceased Count, the Dennstein family.
While both of them starting to fight each other with all tricks in court, the Countess Alexandra starts an intrigue behind the scenes. Therese uncovers some family secrets and the tide turns.
Martin and Maria, both burnt children when itcomes to relationships and marriages, meet at a vernissage. Unlike Andreas, Martin's best friend, who also is in a woman-abstinent phase of his life, Martin throws all his concerns and resolutions to the wind and dares to step out of his «comfort zone» into the free fall of love. This time, however, there supposedly won't be a crash landing at the divorce lawyer; all the weak points of the relationship will be considered before the wedding and have the relevant therapies successfully applied just in time. Why shouldn't it be possible to once in a lifetime have a relationship that from the beginning is based on a partnership of equals?
INSIDE AMERICA is a portrait of six High School kids in a small border town in Texas. The American flag is proudly raised at school every morning and the dream of prosperity and freedom is invested in their mind, but the reality is tough; drugs, violence and security at the school gate are a part of the daily routine. The six teenagers fight for their future in between ROTC Class and Home Economics, somehow managing to retain their vitality and dreams.
Franz Fuchs - The Mail-Bomber
From 1993 to 1997, Franz Fuchs, who described himself as an «Austrian terrorist», rocked Austria by committing a series of letter bomb attacks which killed four people and left 15 seriously injured. Ten years after his arrest on October 1st, 1997, the film looks back on the affair, raising questions which no one wanted to answer after Fuchs's suicide in prison in 2000. Divided into three parts and interweaving fictional reconstitutions and documentary techniques, the film begins with Fuch's preventive detention and the preparations for the trial, then moves on to the trial itself, before examining the consequences of the affair.
In times of globalisation and ecological crises a small fish store holds a surprisingly big potential of self-fulfillment for the 25 year old Martin. Now, after his father passed away, he will be able to do everything different and better - even if the small shop has to compete with the discount store over the road and his brother Kurt, out of the blue, returns from oblivion and aggrandizes himself - first in the store and then with Karin, a student. It was Martin though who wanted to impress Karin by his transformation into a modern, anti-globalisation entrepreneur. Martin and Kurt above all have the non-changeable fact in common, that they are brothers. But it is Kurt's presence that provokes conflicts. Though Martin and Kurt would actually be not that different, they both live in illusory worlds and shut themselves off to the unpleasant reality. With décor and big talks Martin tries to save the family business and the whole area, Kurt acts the successful careerist, his life goal, though in reality he is a million miles away from that.