When Norway Captured India’s King (Documentary Review: “Magnus”)

The fascinating story of Norway’s wunderkind grandmaster, Magnus Carlsen, known throughout the world as The Mozart of Chess. From toddler days to the 2013 world championship that became a David & Goliath showdown for world dominance, it’s as much a story about genius as about the bonds of family. Continue Reading →


This Job Search Can Be Murder (Film Review: “Headhunters”)

Executive recruiting is a front for art heists and murder in Headhunters, a darkly comic Norwegian crime thriller with plenty of grisly laughs and surprise skill sets on its resume. Continue Reading →

Photos: ©2012 TOM TRAMBOWProject: "ZWEI LEBEN_TO LIV"Zinnober Film GmbHB & T Film GmbHHelgeland Film ASProducers: Dieter Zeppenfeld, Rudi Teichmann, Axel HelgelandDirector & Author: Georg MaasCamera: Judith KaufmannProduction Designer: Bader El HindiCostume Designer: Ute PaffendorfMake Up Design: Susana Sanchez NunezDay #28Scene: 1968 - Leipzig, Stasi Zentrale45 Hugo tells Katrine about American U-boats.1970 - Leipzig, Stasi Zentrale75 Hugo looks at picture of Bjarte.1970 - Leipzig, Stasi - Zentrale140 Hugo threatens Katrine with newspaper article.1968 - Leipzig, Stasi-Interrogation.97 Hugo is angry because Katrine doesn't remember.?????Cast:01A Young Katrine - Klara Manzel07. Hugo - Rainer Bock--------------Abwesend:01. Katrine - Juliane Koehler02. Bjarte - Sven Nordin03. Ase - Liv Ullmann04. Anne - Julia Bache-Wiig05. Solbach - Ken Duken06. Turid - Felix08. Junge Frau - Vicky Krieps09. Kahlmann - Thomas Lawinky10. Hogseth - Dennis Storhoi11. Dolmetscher - Matthias Sommer                                 Christoph Maria Glaser

The Return of the Daughter

An engrossing portrait of a life both real and manufactured – set against a Cold War backdrop – and the shattering effects on one family long after the Berlin Wall divided a nation. Continue Reading →