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In October 1830, the consequences of theBelgian Revolution extend to Luxembourg. Most Luxembourgers are fed up with Dutch rule and want to become Belgian. Hardly anyone, on the other hand, thinks of becoming Luxembourgish. Only a few individuals disagree, including a village secretary from the Moselle region.
Nazi Germany occupied the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg from 1940 to 1944, with the intention of returning the Luxembourgers to their so-called German roots. Paradoxically, this attempt to incorporate Luxembourg into the Third Reich triggered the nation's self-awareness.
Mos Stellarium is a poetic documentary about Dzemil, Milena, Anna, Yunus, Rijad and Eko. In all intimacy, they tell their stories as young refugees. Attached to the travelled landscapes and all the encounters, the memories look back at these strange journey and turn to the future. It is, in a way, the human existence in a universal sense.
352/5000 The small village of Eisenbach in the north of Luxembourg is crossed by the River Our. It marks the border between the Grand Duchy and Germany and cuts the village in two. With the help of testimonies, the film tells of the dramatic repercussions of the Second World War on families living on both sides of the river.
In the Natzweiler-Struthof camp, 26 Luxembourg survivors, including Minister Robert Krieps and Monsignor Jean Bernard, have gathered in order to recount what they have experienced in the Nazi concentration camps.
Less ubiquitous than the widespread steel production, the slate industry was the second largest in the Grand Duchy for a long time. Flashback to the exciting history of slate mining in Martelange, which was more than two centuries long.
296/5000 Born in the industrial city of Esch-sur-Alzette, the 'La Jeunesse' football club celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2007. A centenary marked by victories, rivalries and meetings with mythical teams (Real, Liverpool, Bayern, Juventus ...), but also by the social history of the city.
On September 10th, 1944, the first Americans cross the Luxembourgish border. The long-awaited liberators are here! Their pockets filled with chocolate, chewing gum and cigarettes, their hearts filled with weariness and apprehension, they soon find themselves overwhelmed by the gratitude of the Luxembourgish people. Friendships are born, affairs, even lasting relationships.
Andy Bausch presents a kaleidoscope of the 50s in Luxembourg, consisting of a multitude of animated images, images of Télé Luxembourg (established in 1955), amateur footage, propaganda films by Philippe Schneider, newspaper articles, photographies by Theo Mey, Tony Krier and Paul Aschmann, rare sound recordings and first and foremost, the testimonies of many an interview partner.
The film traces the main life events of Luxembourg artist Auguste Trémont and traces 60 years of active creation. It also tries to address question, more than 25 years after his death, what place his work occupies in the canon today, both within and without the borders of Luxembourg.
In Luxembourg, 14 out of 100 inhabitants are Portuguese, but who would have guessed it? Why is such a large immigrant community so poorly connected? What are the rules governing this behaviour? How do the contours of identity take shape?
With 300 boarders, the "Weilerbach" is Luxembourg's biggest asylum seekers' home. The film follows three families over a period of three years, in their quest for a permit to stay, and through the despairing monotony of waiting, in the hope, that one day, a miracle will happen.
In the 19th century, America was the land of hope and the future for millions of Europeans. Thousands of peasants from Belgium and Luxembourg set off on a new adventure in America, on the edge of the known world. They built homes and reconstructed living areas modeled after life back home...
From 1929 to 2000, the film evokes the young days of people from successive generations in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, using images taken from family films and interviews with characters of all ages who recount the highlights of their adolescence.
In 1959, Schneider directed the documentary "Au service de la Nation" on the functioning of the army and traveled with the troops on maneuvers at Sissonne camp. Many scenes are exclusives but their origin is unknown. It is highly likely that they were shot in Luxembourg.
May 1968 is synonymous with a universal youth revolt, triggered by the escalation of a whole series of events and youth movements. It is the break with the adult world, the change of sexual morality and other social values, and the revolt against petty-bourgeois society.
356/5000 Of all the musical instruments, the organ is certainly the most complicated and the most megalomaniac invention. But what is an organ and how does it work? The film follows the restoration of the Dudelange organ, two years during which we discover the inner life of a singular instrument and gradually understand its secret.
It is August 1914, and Belle, a young well-bred lady and Betty, her chambermaid, discover a big trunk in the attic. When they manage to open it, thousand of photos and postcards spread all over the floor to form a pile of memories.
The life and career of Luxembourg actor Thiery Van Werveke, told by himself and people who had worked with him. The shooting of the movie was started when Thierry van Werweke was already quite sick. He passed away in 2009, not long after the film was released.