Ascension Day is a day off for most people. So that you don’t get bored either, we have five TV tips for you – the best films in the programs of German television stations.
May 26th is Ascension Day. However, many celebrate the day as Father’s Day or Men’s Day. For most of us, the holiday is a day off, giving us extra time to spend with family or watch TV. The broadcasters have put together a special programme. We have five TV tips for you.
2:15 p.m. arte: “Welcome to the country!”
Finally breathe freely. With stoic persistence, Rita (Senta Berger) was able to convince her husband Leo (Günther Maria Halmer) to buy a house in Meck-Pomm and leave noisy Berlin behind. Leo soon regrets it: first the mobile phone reception is gone, then the job too. From now on, the management consultant should motivate disillusioned long-term unemployed. When Rita also takes in granddaughter Elisa in order to reconcile Leo with his daughter, bad air threatens under the open sky… A cheerful film with serious tones: Director Tim Trageser and author Laila Stieler show stubborn people in blooming landscapes and question the naive desire for the country.
8:15 p.m. ZDFneo: “Mission: Impossible”
An operation in the US embassy in Prague proves fatal for the agents around Ethan Hunt (Cruise). One spy after the other runs into deadly traps, Hunt’s boss Phelps (Jon Voight) falls into the Vltava. Only Phelps’ wife Claire (Emmanuelle Béart) and Hunt survive. The CIA suspects the latter of treason. Hunt dives in to unmask the real Judas with Claire and former colleagues Krieger (Jean Reno) and Luther (Ving Rhames)… Brian De Palma (“Scarface”) transforms the TV series template into big popcorn cinema and brought producer Tom Cruise a earn-a-brain franchise. Part 7 is slated to hit theaters in late 2021.
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8:15 pm Vox: “Robin Hood”
End of the 12th century: King the Lionheart dies in the campaign in France. Archer Robin Longstride (Crowe) takes his crown and pretends to be Sir Robert Loxley, who has also fallen, in order to be able to return to England. While heir to the throne John (Oscar Isaac) antagonizes the people with outrageous tax demands, his scheming confidante Godfrey (Mark Strong, “Zero Dark Thirty”) forms an alliance with King Philip of France. Robin conjures up the unity of crown and subjects… Ridley Scott knits the legend of the noble bow and arrow hero with fast-paced skirmishes. Historical nonsense, but always entertaining!
8:15 p.m. The first: “Pain threshold – The Usedom crime thriller”
Apparently she was abused before her death. Nursing service manager Kerstin Matthies, Brunner’s girlfriend, is found dead. When the public prosecutor himself is targeted by the investigations and an online blog, he is looking for help from his old adversary Karin Lossow… Investigations in his own ranks – and rivals become friends? Not quite. But the constellation certainly has its appeal and provides excitement and a breath of fresh air.
8:15 p.m. Disney Channel: “Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides”
King George II rages: The Spaniards have allegedly tracked down the source of eternal youth. In order for this to grant immortality, the tears of a mermaid and two goblets of the legendary Ponce de León are required. Pirate Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is to conquer the source. The hard-drinking buccaneer not only has to contend with nemesis Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) and Fiesling Blackbeard (Ian McShane), but also with dangerously beguiling mermaids and his hot Spanish ex Angelica (Penélope Cruz)… Part 4 of the completely silly hit series, in where the pregnant Cruz was partly doubled by sister Monica. The story is a bit bloodless, but the show values are enormous.
Claudia Major is something like the star of the evening on “Hart aber fair”. The Berliner explains how Vladimir Putin wants to “nuclear blackmail” us and why we shouldn’t “panic” anyway. And she also says that there is no such thing as a red nuclear button.
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