Below is a list of German dvds which free study guide links for the films. All German with English subtitles and the DVDs available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/german-films-on-dvd
AUF DER ANDEREN SEITE/EDGE OF HEAVEN (15) 2007 GERMANY AKIN, FATIH £19.99
Widower Ali seeks out companionship with the prostitute Yeter, setting in motion a chain of events that will link three families across different cultures, countries and generations.
Akin’s Auf der anderen Seite and the widening periphery by Vivien Silvey & Roger Hillman – http://www.gfl-journal.de/3-2010/SilveyHillman.pdf
ABSCHIED – BRECHTS LETZTER SOMMER/THE FAREWELL. BRECHT’S LAST SUMMER (15) 2000 SCHUTTE, J. £19.99
Portrait of Brecht set in the summer of 1956 in East Germany.
German Language Study guide – ABSCHIED – BRECHTS LETZTER SOMMER THE FAREWELL GERMAN STUDY GUIDE WWW.WORLDONLINECINEMA.COM
ANGST ESSEN SEELE AUF/FEAR EATS THE SOUL (15 ) 1973 GERMANY FASSBINDER, R. W. £19.99
Film is about a German woman who strikes up a friendship with a Moroccan man and the racism they encounter.
German Language Study guide – ANGST ESSEN SEELE AUF – FEAR EATS THE SOUL 1973 GERMANY FASSBINDER WWW.WORLDONLINECINEMA.COM
BAADER-MEINHOF KOMPLEX (18) 2008 GERMANY EDEL, ULI £17.99
Berlin in 1967, a horrific riot inspires Ulrike Meinhof to join forces with Andreas Baader to fight the West German state.The pair moves from activism into terrorism, as form and lead the revolutionary terrorist organisation Red Army Faction.
German Language Study guide –
German Language Work material –
Round up of Resources and reviews –
BELLA MARTHA/MOSTLY MARTHA (PG) 2002 GERMANY NETTLEBECK, SANDRA £19.99
A bittersweet comedy about acceptance and the pressures of modern-day life. Martha Klein is the uncompromising head chef in a Hamburg restaurant, whose work is her life until a handsome Italian sous-chef arrives to work with her.
BERLIN 36 (15) GERMANY 2009 HEIDELBACH, KASPAR £15.99
In the days leading up to the 1936 Olympics, the fate of high jumper Gretel Bergmann hangs in the balance as it is decided whether or not a Jewish athlete can be a part of the German Olympic team.
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DIE BRÜCKE/THE BRIDGE (15) 1959 GERMANY WICKI, BERNHARD £15.99
Poignant, anti-war drama about a group of German boys’ attempts to guard a bridge in the dying days of WWII. As the defeated ranks of the Wehrmacht try to escape the advancing American troops, seven boys from a local village are seconded to guard a strategically worthless bridge. Fired up by the patriotic ideology on offer, the boys’ resolve is put to the test when American tanks suddenly appear, intent on crossing the bridge.
German Language Study guide – DIE BRÜCKE – THE BRIDGE1959 GERMANY WICKIWWW.WORLDONLINECINEMA.COM
EFFI BRIEST (U) 1974 GERMANY FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER £15.99
Adaptation of Theodor Fontane’s novel set in the late 19th century. 17-year-old Effi Briest (Hanna Schygulla) is pushed into marrying aristocrat Baron Geert von Instetten (Wolfgang Schenck). Unhappy in her marriage, she is seduced by Major Crampas (Ulli Lommel), which causes scandal in her highly regulated society.
When von Instetten learns of their affair, Effi finds herself thrown out of the household with nowhere to go and no one to turn to.
German Language Study guide – EFFIE BRIEST GERMAN STUDY GUIDE WWW.WORLDONLINECINEMA.COM
German Language Filmtipp guide – EFFIE BRIEST WWW.WORLDONLINECINEMA.COM
DAS EXPERIMENT (18) 2001 GERMANY HIRSCHBIEGEL, OLIVER £19.99
Thriller based on the 70s Sanford University experiment in which a group of people play prisoners and prison gaurds. An investigative journalist incites a rebellion among the prisoners to juice up his story
German Language Study guide – DAS EXPERIMENT 2001 GERMANY HIRSCHBIEGEL- WWW.WORLDONLINECINEMA.COM
DIE FÄLSCHER/COUNTERFEITERS (15) GERMANY 2007 RUZOWITZKY, STEFAN £5.99
True story of the largest counterfeiting operation in history, set up by the Nazis in 1936 and using concentration camp labour to carry out the forgeries.
Level: AS, A2, GCSE, Scottish Highers Subject: Citizenship, Film Studies, German, History, Media Studies
Study Guide – Counterfeiters
DIE FETTEN JAHRE SIND VORBEI//EDUKATORS (15) 2004 GERMANY WEINGARTNER,H. £19.99
Edukadors presents three idealistic activists trying to get by in a corrupt world.
Level: AS, A2, Subject: Film Studies, German, Media Studies
Filmheft Die Fetten Jahre sind Vorbei –
Study Guide in German –
GEGEN DIE WAND/HEAD-ON(18) 2004 GERMANY AKIN, FATIH £19.99
Award winning drama about two 2nd generation Turks living in Germany.
Study Guide in German – Gegen die Wand
Gender and National Identity in Gegen die Wand and Auf der anderen Seite – Sameness in Disguise of in Fatih Akin’s Gegen die Wand
GOOD BYE LENIN! (15) 2002 GERMANY BECKER, WOLFGANG £19.99
One of the biggest German comedies of recent times.
Level: A2, GCSE Subject: General Studies, German, History, Media Studies, Politics
Filmheft Good Bye Lenin –
Study guide by Hanna Ostermann and Steffi Boothroyd –
Study Guide – GoodbyeL
Good Bye, Lenin!: Ostalgie und Identität im wieder vereinigten Deutschland by Seán Allan – http://www.gfl-journal.de/1-2006/allan.pdf
DER HIMMEL ÜBER BERLIN/WINGS OF DESIRE (PG) GERMANY 1987 WENDERS, WIM £19.99
An Angel watches over Berlin and is entranced by human existence.
Study Guide in German – DER HIMMEL ÜBER BERLIN WINGS OF DESIRE GERMANY 1987 WENDERS – WWW.WORLDONLINECINEMA.COM
IMPORT, EXPORT (18 ) 2008 AUSTRIA SEIDL, ULRICH £17.99
Import, Ukrainian nurse leaves her child behind with her mother, traveling to Austria to look for work and new opportunities, Export, Austrian Security guard makes the opposite journey into Eastern Europe, seeking to escape his debts and the increasing urban violence and alienation.
Import and Export: Ulrich Seidl’s Indiscreet Anthropology of Migration Martin Brady and Helen Hughes –
JENSEITS DER STILLE/BEYOND SILENCE (15) 1996 GERMANY LINK, CAROLINE £15.99
German drama starring Sylvie Testud as Lara, the spirited daughter of two deaf-mute parents. Since early childhood, Lara has acted as a translator and mediator between her parents and the outside world. Now a young woman of 18, Lara is given a clarinet by her revered aunt, and learns to play with rapid success.
Study Guide in German – Jenseits der Stille study guide – WWW.WORLDONLINECINEMA.COM
KRABAT/KRABAT AND THE LEGEND OF THE SATANIC MILL (12) 2008 GERMANY KREUZPAINTNER, MARCO £19.99
Fantasy drama about a young man who becomes an apprentice in a mill where he learns the art of sorcery in this 18th Century version of Harry Potter.
Level: AS, A2, GCSE, Scottish Highers Subjects: Citizenship, Film Studies, French, Media Studies
Study Guide – KNALLHART ARBEITSMATERIALEIN ZUM FILM
LEBEN DER ANDEREN/LIVES OF OTHERS (15) 2006 GERMANY H. VON DONNERSMARCK, F £19.99
Five years before the downfall of the DDR, party-loyalist Captain Gerd Wiesler hopes to boost his career when given the job of collecting evidence against the playwright Georg Dreyman and his girlfriend.
Level: AS, A2, GCSE Subject: Film Studies, German, History, Media Studies
Round up of Resources and reviews – https://julianwhiting.wordpress.com/2013/09/20/round-up-of-resources-for-the-german-film-leben-der-anderenlives-of-others/
LOLA RENNT/RUN LOLA RUN (15) 1999 GERMANY TYKWER, TOM
DVD – £5.99 BLU RAY £17.99
Heart-stopping suspense thriller of one woman ‘s desperate attempt to save her lover.
Level: AS, A2, GCSE Subject: German,English, Film Studies, Media Studies
Run Lola Run Worksheet –
Study Guide in German –
Dramatic Improvisations on the Film Run Lola Run for Intermediate German Instruction By Erika M. Nelson –
MEIN BESTER FEIND/MY BEST ENEMY (12) 2011 GERMANY MUMBERGER, WOLFGANG £15.99
Second World War thriller in which the Jewish son of a Viennese art gallery owner holds the key to an artifact which could change the course of the war.
Study Guide in German – MeinbesterFeind_Unterrichtsmaterial
METROPOLIS (U) GERMANY 1926 B/W. FRITZ LANG
DVD – £22.99 BLU RAY – £24.99
Early Science Fiction story of a dehumanized future society. This newly restored version now includes 25 minutes which had been discovered in Argentina in 2008
Level: A2, GCSE Subject: Art & Design, German, Film Studies, Media Studies, Politics
Film notes by Michael Walker –
Film Notes –
DAS SCHRECKLICHE MÄDCHEN/NASTY GIRL (PG) 1990 GERMANY VERHOEVEN, MICHAEL £19.99
Delicious black comedy about a modern German schoolgirl whose essay ‘My Town during the Third Reich’, stirs up memories of Nazi deeds long forgotten and ignored.
Study Guide in German – Das schreckliche Mädchen
SOPHIE SCHOLL (PG) 2005 GERMANY ROTHEMUND, MARC
DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £24.99
Account of the last days of the White Rose resistance group members, Sophie and Hans Scholl.
Study Guide in German – Filmeheft sophie scholl
Study Guide in German produced by the Goethe Institute –
DER UNTERGANG/DOWNFALL(15) 2004 GERMANY HIRSCHBIEGEL, OLIVER £15.99
Film of Hitler’s final days in his Berlin bunker which caused controversy by humanising the Fuhrer.
Level: AS, A2, GCSE, Subject: German, History, Media Studies
Study Guide – Downfall
Downfall and Beyond Hitler Films From Germany Martin Brady and Helen Hughes –
DIE WELLE/THE WAVE (15) 2008 GERMANY GANSEL, DENNIS £17.99
In an attempt to engage his students in politics, a high school teacher takes the controversial decision to turn the classroom into a Nazi-style dictatorship. But what starts out as an innocent social experiment ends in tragedy when the roots of fascism begin to take hold of the students.
German Filmtipp Study Guide – Filmtipp Die Welle
German Language Classroom Materials – Die welle Arbeitsmaterial zum film
Study material in German – DIE WELLE THE WAVE 2008 GERMANY GANSEL Classroom Materials – WWW.WORLDONLINECINEMA.COM
Sequenzprotokoll und DVD-Overview – DIE WELLE THE WAVE 2008 GERMANY GANSEL Sequenzprotokoll und DVD-Übersicht – WWW.WORLDONLINECINEMA.COM
Study material in German – DIE WELLE THE WAVE 2008 GERMANY GANSEL Study material in German – WWW.WORLDONLINECINEMA.COM
Vocabulary list – Die-Welle-Vocab-List
Teaching Materials – Questions about the film in German – DW-Fragen
WER WENN NICHT WIR?/IF NOT US, WHO? (15) 2011 GERMANY VEIEL, ANDRES £15.99
Fictionalised portrait of the tumultuous relationship between two 1970s German left-wing political militants: Bernward Vesper (August Diehl) and Gudrun Ensslin (Lena Lauzemis). As Gudrun becomes more and more politically involved, the couple’s relationship comes under increasing strain and she eventually leaves Bernward and their baby son for the charismatic political rebel Andres Baader (Alexander Fehling); founder of the Red Army Faction terrorist group depicted in the 2008 film ‘The Baader-Meinhof Complex’.
Level: AS, A2, GCSE, Subject: German, History
Study Guide – NSFW_IfNotUsWho
DAS WUNDER VON BERN/MIRACLE OF BERN (PG) 2003 GERMANY WORTMAN, SONKE £19.99
Set in the summer of 1954 when the West German team won the World World Cup and the country finally emerged from the shadow of the Second World War.
Study Guide by Tobias Hochscherf – Das Wunder von Bern Study guide by Tobias Hochscherf (2003)
Study Guide in German – Das Wunder von Bern german notes
Pupils Notes – wunder in bern pupils notes goethe institut
Teachers’ Notes – Das Wunder von Bern- Teachers Notes
Teachers’ Answers – Das Wunder von Bern – Teachers Answers
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