39th Berlin International Film Festival Golden Bear and Silver Bear competitors (1989)by kadashman | created - 06 Dec 2017 | updated - 06 Dec 2017 | Public
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1. Rain Man (1988)
R | 133 min | Drama
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
Votes: 460,584 | Gross: $178.80M
2. The Accused (1988)
R | 111 min | Crime, Drama
After a young woman suffers a brutal gang rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.
Votes: 30,575 | Gross: $32.07M
4. Bankomatt (1989)
88 min | Drama
With three of his companions in a fatal gas-station robbery drowned while evading a police roadblock, the surviving young thug has no reason to turn himself to the police, since they don't ... See full summary »
5. Camille Claudel (1988)
R | 175 min | Biography, Drama, History
Camille Claude impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin. He hires her as an assistant, but soon Camille begins to sculpt for herself and she also becomes his mistress. But after a while, she would like to get out of his shadow.
Votes: 5,969 | Gross: $0.20M
7. Esquilache (1989)
100 min | Drama
In the 18th century in Madrid, the Marquess of Esquilache, King Charles III of Spain's former minister, bans on wearing the popular wide collar with a long coat and brimmed hat. Along with other measures provoke a massive riot in the city.
8. Fallada - letztes Kapitel (1988)
101 min | Biography
The last decade (1937-47) of the poet Hans Fallada's life. He lives with his family in Carwitz. His craving for harmony collides with the circumstances of the times and his own inner ... See full summary »
9. The Striker with Number 9 (1988)
121 min | Drama, Sport
Bill, a great football talent, experiences the rise and fall of his career while being introduced to the world of Greek professional football.
12. I Love, You Love (1989)
95 min | Drama, Romance
Pista, a lonely bachelor, working in a Post office, takes to drinking to get over his small stature and unsightly appearance. He is hopelessly in love with his colleague Viera, who in turn ... See full summary »
13. Joan of Arc of Mongolia (1989)
165 min | Comedy, Drama
A group of cosmopolitan women passengers aboard the Trans-Siberian/Mongolian Railway are taken prisoner by Ulan Iga, a warrior princess.
14. The Summer of Aviya (1988)
95 min | Biography, Drama
A ten year old girl spends her summer with her overly protective mother, a mentally scarred holocaust survivor, while hopefully trying to find her real father in the newly established state of Israel.
16. Mississippi Burning (1988)
R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, History
Two F.B.I. Agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.
Votes: 83,843 | Gross: $34.60M
17. The Dark Night of the Soul (1989)
93 min | Drama
A fascinating study of the poet Saint John of the Cross, and his spell in solitary confinement. Set in the convent of Toledo, this film explores the temptations that surrounded him, the ... See full summary »
18. Pestalozzis Berg (1989)
119 min | Biography, Drama, War
In 1770s, the Swiss farmer, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, established a school for poor orphaned children in the Aargau. Up to total exhaustion he sacrificed himself for his pedagogical ... See full summary »