Matthias Lerf

Film Editor SonntagsZeitung

Voted for

Aguirre, Wrath of God1972Werner Herzog
Modern Times1936Charles Chaplin
2001: A Space Odyssey1968Stanley Kubrick
Toni Erdmann2016Maren Ade
Lone Star1995John Sayles
Portrait of a Lady on Fire2019Céline Sciamma
Moonlight2016Barry Jenkins
North by Northwest1959Alfred Hitchcock
Nanook of the North1922Robert Flaherty
A Separation2011Asghar Farhadi


Aguirre, Wrath of God

1972 Federal Republic of Germany

This journey into the heart of darkness with Klaus Kinski does not age.

Modern Times

1936 USA

Off to the machines. Also topical in the modern working world.

2001: A Space Odyssey

1968 USA, United Kingdom

I saw it for the first time over 50 years ago - and I'm still on the trip.

Toni Erdmann

2016 Germany, Austria, Romania, Monaco

Another excursion into the modern working world - and the saddest joker in history.

Lone Star

1995 USA

That sheriff always moves me to tears.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

2019 France

A film as if painted by a master craftswoman.


2016 USA

Little man, big film.

North by Northwest

1959 USA

Could also be another Hitchcock. But today I feel like a weed plane over the field.

Nanook of the North

1922 USA

It still warms my heart.

A Separation

2011 Iran

A court case, and two whole lives packed into it.