Tag Archives: Germany

A brief look at “Das Leben ist eine Baustelle.” [1997 Germany]

Having enjoyed watching Good Bye Lenin, I was looking forward to Wolfgang Becker’s earlier romantic drama “Das Leben ist eine Baustelle.” [Eng. Title: Life is All You Get.] – it was after all well received at festivals, and also starred … Continue reading

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A brief review of “Die Vermessung der Welt” [2012 Germany]

Detlev Buck’s “Die Vermessung der Welt” [Eng. Title: Measuring the World], is adapted from Daniel Kehlmann’s novel by the same name – a fictional recreation of two of Germany’s most eminent scientists, explorer and botanist Alexander von Humboldt, and … Continue reading

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A Master’s début: “Liebe ist kälter als der Tod” [1969 W.Germany]

Rainer Werner Fassbinder made his feature-film début through the crime drama “Liebe ist kälter als der Tod” [Eng. Title: Love is Colder Than Death]. It’s an endearing ode to the French New Wave, Hollywood Film Noire, and Italian Spaghetti … Continue reading

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When honour is your only possession – “Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum” [W.Germany 1975]

– It’s Neuer Deutscher Film time..!
And I’ll start the filmography of Volker Schlöndorff – one of the important directors of New German Cinema, not with his Oscar-winning Die Blechtrommel (that comes later), but a slightly lesser known, but equally … Continue reading

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Katja Riemann in Ich bin die Andere [2006 Germany]

As director and writer, Margarethe von Trotta is known for her female-centric films giving an intimate portrait of their aspirations and relationships from a feminine point-of-view. Until recently however, I’d only been aware of her as an actress – … Continue reading

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