Moritz Bleibtreu. This German actor has certainly made a name for himself on the world cinema stage, starring in films such as Run Lola Run and The Elementary Particles, for which he won the Silver Berlin Bear (Best Actor) at the Berlin Film Festival in 2006. This February, World Movies celebrates this iconic star by showcasing three of his most iconic films over three consecutive nights.
The Elementary Particles (Germany, 2006) – Tuesday 7 February 10.30pm
The Baider-Meinhoff Complex Moritz Bleibtreu and Run Lola Run‘s Franka Potente star in this compelling tale of two brothers who struggle to deal with their issues relating to sex and love.
Soul Kitchen (Germany, 2009) – Wednesday 8 February 10.30pm
Eccentric customers, a surly chef, a jail-bird brother and a cast of nosey government officials make life anything but a laugh for Greek-German schnitzel joint owner Zinos Kazantsakis (Adam Bousdoukos).
Run Lola Run (Germany, 1998) – Thursday 9 February 10.30pm
Winner of a host of awards including a BAFTA nomination, this action thriller stars Franka Potente and Moritz Bleibtreu. The clock ticks as a girl searches for a way to save her boyfriend’s life.