DVD Release: Corinth Films Historical Drama Collection

DVD Release Date: Jan. 11, 2022
Price: DVD $29.99
Studio: Corinth/Film Movement

European History has played a long and storied big part of international arthouse cinema. But you knew that, right?

Volker Schlöndorff’s 2011 drama Calm at Sea

The Corinth Films Historical Drama Collection offers, coincidentally, five historical drama films tell of events based on true stories from German, Poland, Russia/Siberia, Latvia, France and the Sudetenland.

Remembrance (2010, Germany/Poland) is a love story that starts in a concentration camp and perseveres into a bitter-sweet reunion in the 1970’s. Within The Whirlwind (2009, Germany/Poland/Belgium) is the story of Eugenia Ginzburg, a Russian literature professor who survived 10 years in a gulag after being swept up in Stalin’s purges and lived to tell about it. Based on the book Suddenly a Criminal: 16 Years In SiberiaThe Chronicles of Melanie (2016), Latvia) tells the story of Melanija Vanaga’s sudden separation from her husband and exile to Siberia for 16 years at the hands of Communist revolutionary forces. Volker Schlondorff’s Calm At Sea (2011, France) immortalizes the young French militant Guy Môquet, who defied the Nazis in occupied France. Finally, Habermann (2010, Germany/Czech Republich) tells the tale of August Habermann, a business owner in the German Sudetenland who tries to protect his workers from the invading Nazis and is ultimately set up and betrayed.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.