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The film releases of the week

From unleashing action cinema to an escape story to German-German sensitivities: the range of new films is large.

Berlin – Mark Wahlberg and Tom Holland go on a treasure hunt, Julius Weckauf flees across the Pyrenees, Corinna Harfouch celebrates her birthday. These are the films of the week.

“The Path”: Wake Up Climbs through the Pyrenees

Berlin (dpa) – The filming “The boy has to get some fresh air” suddenly made Julius Weckauf a child star in 2018 – he played comedian Hans-Peter “Hape” Kerkeling so uninhibitedly and naturally that one could only wonder.

Now the 14-year-old can be seen in a new film. In “The Path”, the journalist Ludwig (Volker Bruch) and his son Rolf (Weckauf) try to escape from Europe controlled by the Nazi regime via a path through the Pyrenees. When the father falls into the hands of the Nazis, the son has to move on without him – together with the still very young Núria, who knows the way. “The Path” is a mixture of adventure work, children’s film and drama. Wake up call is the center of it all.

The path, Germany 2021, 99 min., FSK from 6, by Tobias Wiemann, with Julius Weckauf, Volker Bruch, Anna Maria trouble, Nonna Cardoner

“Uncharted”: Videogame adaptation

Berlin (AP) – Young master thief Nathan Drake and experienced adventurer Victor “Sully” Sullivan work together to find long-lost treasure. “Spider-Man” star Tom Holland and jack of all trades Mark Wahlberg (“Ted”) star in director Ruben Fleischer’s (“Venom”) colorful adventure film, based on the video game series of the same name. The search for Ferdinand Magellan’s gold takes the duo to Barcelona, among other places. A mean millionaire (Antonio Banderas), the dangerous mercenary Braddock (Tati Gabrielle) and Sully’s former partner Chloe (Sophia Ali) make life difficult for the two. (Uncharted, USA 2022, 116 min., FSK 12, by Ruben Fleischer, with Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Antonio Banderas, Sophia Ali, Tati Gabrielle

Conflicts in The Girl With Golden Hands

Berlin (AP) – Katharina Marie Schubert was previously only known as an actress. She plays in the theater and caused a stir with films like “A Gift from the Gods”. Now she is presenting her first directorial work. “The Girl with the Golden Hands” is set in a small East German town in 1999. Gudrun (Corinna Harfouch) is fighting the sale of a children’s home where she grew up.

"Das Mädchen mit den goldenen Händen"


Corinna Harfouch as Gudrun in a scene from the film The Girl with the Golden Hands.

A Western investor wants to turn it into a hotel and Gudrun feels as if all of her roots are being severed – her own as well as those of her East German homeland. At the same time, with her stubbornness and distance, she alienates her daughter Lara (Birte Schnöink), who now lives in Berlin and was looking forward to a nice party for her mother’s 60th birthday. Other roles include Jörg Schüttauf, Peter René Lüdicke, Ulrike Krumbiegel and Imogen Kogge.

The girl with the golden hands, Germany 2021, 107 min., FSK from 12, by Katharina Marie Schubert, with Corinna Harfouch, Birte Schnöink, Jörg Schüttauf

“The Alpinist”: mountaineer documentary

Berlin (dpa) – “It’s the art of surviving in the most crazy situations” – who speaks in this documentary about the art of surviving even in the craziest situations is none other than mountaineering icon Reinhold Messner. Among others, the South Tyrolean has his say here, in a documentary dedicated to the life of a solo climber who died at the age of 25: the Canadian Marc-André Leclerc. It was probably not that easy to come close to this at all, since the mountain climber is said to have been a person who shyed away from the public and led a secluded life without a mobile phone. This is not the first film in which director Peter Mortimer dedicates himself to climbing.

"Der Alpinist"


Marc-André Leclerc in a scene from the documentary “The Alpinist”.

The Alpinist, USA 2021, 92 min., FSK from 12, by Peter Mortimer and Nick Rosen dpa

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