Links to free online German film resources

Below I have created an extensive list of resources for German films. Hopefully it will of use for those interested in German cinema and to that end I would like to thank the people/organisations would produced them.

Also don’t forget to order the dvds from Worldonlinecinema.com, a small, over 20 year old company, who are trying to keep an interest of German language and culture alive in the UK. We are not a internet behemoth that wants to sell all things at the cheapest price, but a company with a love for the subject.

Any suggestions and comments please let me know.

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLABSCHIED – 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 FILM NOTES

AIMÉE & JAGUAR (15) GERMANY 1999 FARBERBOCK, MAX £19.99  –  TITLE UNAVAILABLE,  DVD AWAITING RE-ISSUE.
Set in 1943 Berlin the film follows two women experiences,one a mother with four children, the other a member of the Jewish underground.

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

LEARNING RESOURCE PAGE

ALLES AUF ZUCKER! 2004 GERMANY LEVY, DANI – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD 
Heart-warming comedy of two families reunited after the collapse of the Berlin wall.

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT BY PHILIPP BÜHLER

LEARNING RESOURCE PAGE

ALMANYA – WILLKOMMEN IN DEUTSCHLAND 2011 GWERMANY SAMDERELI, YASEMIN – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD 
German Turkish family decide to go back to live in Turkey

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

ALMANYA – WILLKOMMEN IN DEUTSCHLAND -UNTERRICHTSMATERIALIEN FÜR DIE SEKUNDARSTUFE

KEY TO ALMANYA – WILLKOMMEN IN DEUTSCHLAND -UNTERRICHTSMATERIALIEN FÜR DIE SEKUNDARSTUFE

ALPHABET 2013 AUSTRIA WAGENHOFER, ERWIN – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD 
A documentary about the modern education system stifling imagination, creativity, and independent of thought.

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLANGST 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 FILM NOTES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALL ANONYMA – EINE FRAU IN BERLIN/ANONYMA – THE DOWNFALL OF BERLIN (15) GERMANY 2008 FARBERBOCK, MAX DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Berlin in the final days of World War Two, a woman – known only as ‘Anonyma’ (Nina Foss) – endures repeated rape by Russian soldiers, and tries to wrestle a modicum of control over her destiny by using sex as a tool for survival, forging an uneasy sexual alliance with Russian leader Major Andrei Rybkin

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLAUF 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

ARBEITSMATERIAL ZUM FILM

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLBAADER-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 FILM NOTES

GERMAN LANGUAGE WORK MATERIAL

KEY TERMS

POINTS OF DISCUSSION – ONE

POINTS OF DISCUSSION – TWO

LEARNING RESOURCE PAGE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLBARBARA (12A) 2012 GERMANY PETZOLD, CHRISTIAN £17.99
Set in pre-Berlin Wall East Germany in 1980. Barbara, a young doctor aims to escape to the West to join her boyfriend .

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

USING THE FILM IN THE CLASS ROOM IN GERMAN

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLBELLA 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.

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLBERLIN 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.

FILM NOTES

PRESS KIT

BERLIN – ECKE SCHÖNHAUSER/BERLIN SCHOENHAUSER CORNER/ (PG) 1957 GERMAN KLEIN, G. £14.99   –  TITLE UNAVAILABLE,  DVD AWAITING RE-ISSUE.
Film about East German teenagers in 1950s .

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

BLACK BOX BRD 2001 GERMANY VEIEL, ANDRES – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD 
Documentary about RAF terrorist Wolfgang Grams.

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT BY STEFAN VOLK

BLUE EYED 1996 GERMANY VERHAAG, BERTRAM – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD 
Documentary about Jane Elliott, a former teacher in the midwest USA, has committed herself to leading a fight against prejudice, ignorance and racism in society.

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT BY HERBERT HEINZELMANN

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLDIE 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 FILM NOTES

BUDDENBROOKS 2008 GERMANY BRELOER, HEINRICH – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD 
Adaptation of the Thomas Mann novel.

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLCHIKO (18) 2008 GERMANY YILDIRIM, OZGUR £12.99
Turkish-German director Ozgur Yildirim directs this gritty drama set in the suburban ghettos of Hamburg. Chiko his best friend Tibet are two second-generation Turkish immigrant teenagers who dream of money, power and respect – all attributes local drug lord seems to them to possess.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLCOMING OUT (15) GERMANY 1989 CAROW, HEINER £19.99
As a boy, Philipp was strongly attracted to his best friend, but he’s put all that behind him in order to live a ‘normal’ life.

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLCROSSING THE BRIDGE (12) TURKEY 2005 AKIN, FAITH £19.99
German band Einstürzende Neubauten go on a search for the sound of Istanbul.

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLDEUTSCHLAND, STUNDE NULL ALLEMAGNE, ANNÉE ZÉRO/GERMANY, YEAR ZERO (PG) 1947 ITALY ROSSELLINI, ROBERTO IN ITALIAN £14.99
Set among the ruins of Berlin in post-war Germany, the film charts the attempts of a 13 year old boy to support his family.

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLEDEN (12) 2006 GERMANY HOFMANN, MICHAEL £19.99
Sensual and romantic film centred around food.

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLEFFI 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

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMTIPP GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLDAS 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

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLDIE 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

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

GERMAN LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLFAUST (15) 2011 SOKUROV, ALEKSANDR £15.99
Aleksandr Sokurov directs this German-language adaptation of the classic tale about a man who sells his soul to the Devil.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLDIE 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

GERMAN LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT BY INGRID ARNOLD

DIE FETTEN JAHRE SIND VORBEI: ACTIVITIES BEFORE THE FILM

DIE FETTEN JAHRE SIND VORBEI ACTIVITIES AFTER THE FILM

ANSWERS FOR DIE FETTEN JAHRE SIND VORBEI ACTIVITIES AFTER THE FILM

FREE RAINER – DEIN FERNSEHER LÜGT 2007 GERMANY WEINGARTNER, HANS – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD 

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT

DIE FREMDE/WHEN WE LEASE (12) 2010 GERMANY ALADAG, FEO – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD 
Set in Germany a young woman of Turkish descent, fights for he independent against the wishes of her family.

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT

FREMDER FREUND 2010 GERMANY ALADAG, FEO – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD 
Two young men from different cultures share a flat

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLGEGEN DIE WAND/HEAD-ON(18) 2004 GERMANY AKIN, FATIH £19.99
Award winning drama about two 2nd generation Turks living in Germany.

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT BY ANDREA WIENEN UND HOLGER TWELE

GENDER AND NATIONAL IDENTITY IN GEGEN DIE WAND AND AUF DER ANDEREN SEITE

GHETTO 2005 GERMANY JUZENAS, AUDRIUS – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD 
Set in Jew Getto of Vilnius 1942.

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLGOOD 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

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT BY CRISTINA MOLES KAUPP

GERMAN LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE BY HANNA OSTERMANN AND STEFFI BOOTHROYD

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

GOOD BYE, LENIN!: OSTALGIE UND IDENTITÄT IM WIEDER VEREINIGTEN DEUTSCHLAND BY SEÁN ALLAN

LEARNING RESOURCE PAGE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLHANNAH ARENDT (12A) 2013 GERMANY TROTTA, MARGARETHE VON £17.99
In this drama based on a true story, Barbara Sukowa stars as the German-American political theorist who caused a storm of controversy with her views on the trial of the Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann.

GERMAN LANGUAGE TEACHING MATERIALS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLDER HIMMEL ÜBER BERLIN/WINGS OF DESIRE (PG) GERMANY 1987 WENDERS, WIM £19.99
An Angel watches over Berlin and is entranced by human existence.

GERMAN LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

IM TOTEN WINKEL – HITLERS SEKRETÄRIN 2002 AUSTRIA HELLER,A/SCHMIDERER, O – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD 

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT BY GERD ALBRECHT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLIMPORT, 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 BY MARTIN BRADY AND HELEN HUGHES.

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLJENSEITS 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.

GERMAN LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

GERMAN LANGAUGE FILMBEGLEITHEFT FROM THE IRISH FILM INSTITUTE

KLASSENLEBEN (E) 2005 GERMANY SIEGERT, HUBERTUS £19.99  – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD 
Documentary about class at the Fläming-Grundschule in Berlin. The class is unique in its diverse makeup of pupils which include children with physical and mental handicaps, ones who are highly intelligent, some who fit in well and others who have inter-social problems.

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT

KNALLHART/TOUGH ENOUGH (15) 2006 GERMAN BUCK, DETLEV £14.99 – TITLE UNAVAILABLE,  DVD AWAITING RE-ISSUE.
When Miriam splits up with her wealthy lover, she and her 15-year-old son Michael are forced to move to run-down Berlin-Neukolln from their previous home in well-to-do Zehlendorf.

GERMAN LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

KOMBAT SECHZEHN 2005 GERMANY BORSCHT, MIRKO – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD 
16 year old Georg moves from Frankfurt/Main to Frankfurt/Oder and falls in with a Neo Nazi group

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLKRABAT/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

ENGLISH AND GERMAN LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLDER KRIEGER UND DIE KAISERIN/THE PRINCESS & THE WARRIOR (15) 2000 GERMANY TYKWER, TOM   £15.99
After Sissi is hit by a lorry but her life is saved by Bodo (Benno Fürmann), she determines to get to know him Bodo and look for a chance to repay his kindness.

GERMAN LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

LEARNING RESOURCE PAGE

KROKO 2003 GERMANY ENDERS, SYLKE – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD 
16 years old Julia calls herself Kroko and plays the role of a tough and ruthless girly gang leader in Berlin-Wedding

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT BY HOLGER TWELE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLEBEN 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

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT

GERMAN LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE BY RENE KOGLBAUER & SIMONE SCHROT

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PUPIL’S NOTES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER’S NOTES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER’S NOTES ANSWERS

LEARNING RESOURCE PAGE

LICHTER 2002 GERMANY SCHMID, HANS-CHRISTIAN – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD 
Set among the inhabitants of the Poland Germany border.

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT BY THOMAS MAN

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLOLA 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

GERMAN LANGUAGE WORK MATERIAL

GERMAN LANGUAGE WORK MATERIAL AUSTRIAN INST

GERMAN LANGUAGE TEACHING MATERIALS

DRAMATIC IMPROVISATIONS ON THE FILM RUN LOLA RUN FOR INTERMEDIATE GERMAN INSTRUCTION BY ERIKA M. NELSON

FRENCH LANGUAGE TEACHING MATERIALS

LEARNING RESOURCE PAGE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLORE (15) 2012 SHORTLAND, CATE DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
When her father, an officer in the SS, and her Nazi-supporting mother are taken into custody by allied troops at the end of the war, Lore (Saskia Rosendahl) and her siblings must travel across Germany to their grandmother’s house in Hamburg. On their travels, the group encounter a number of fearful and suspicious people, but it is only when they meet a kind-hearted young Jewish man, Thomas (Kai-Peter Malina), that Lore begins to reassess the feelings of hatred so deeply instilled in her by her parents.

GERMAN LANGUAGE TEACHING MATERIALS

LUTHER 2003 GERMANY TILL, ERIC – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD 
Film about Martin Luther

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT  BY HERBERT HEINZELMANN

MEER IS NICH 2007 GERMANY KELLER, HAGEN £19.99  – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD 
17 year old Lena is about to finish school in East Germany and is not sure what the future holds

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLMEIN 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.

GERMAN LANGUAGE TEACHING MATERIALS

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLMETROPOLIS (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

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES BY MICHAEL WALKER

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

ORIGINAL PROGRAMME FOR THE BRITISH PREMIÈRE OF FRITZ LANG’S METROPOLIS – 1927

MUXMÄUSCHENSTILL 2004 GERMANY MITTERMEIER, MARCUS – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD 
Mux is on a Mission: He has appointed himself to to model his world according to his ideas.

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT BY THOMAS WINKLER

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLNAPOLA – ELITE FÜR DEN FÜHRER/BEFORE THE FALL (15) 2004 GERMANY GANSEL, DENNIS £15.99
With the Second World War in full swing, two teenaged boys are enrolled in a National Political Academy (NaPolA), a youth facility for the training of future Nazi leaders. One is a working-class boy with a talent for boxing, and the other is the Governor’s sensitive, poetry-loving son. They must both lay aside their innocence and humanity as they prepare to join the Nazi elite.

GERMAN LANGUAGE TEACHING MATERIALS TO NAPOLA – BEFORE THE FALL

DAS NETZ – 2003 GERMANY DAMMBECK, LUTZ – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD 

The film explores the ideas and histories of counter culture visionaries which let to the creation of the internet.

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT BY STEFANIE ZOBL

DER NEUNTE TAG 2004 GERMANY/LUXEMBURG SCHLÖNDORFF VOLKER – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD 
Loosely based on Jean Bernard’s Nazi-era prison diary, the film deals with the Catholics church and its relationship with the Nazi regime.

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT BY HERBERT HEINZELMANN

PREUßISCH GANGSTAR 2007 GERMANY IRMA-KINGA STELMACH I K/WERNER, B – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD 
Story of three long people living in Brandenburg

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLREQUIEM (15) 2006 GERMANY SCHMID, HANS-CHRISTIAN £19.99
Based on the true story of a 23-year old student in Germany who died of starvation following an exorcism in 1976, the film provide a chilling insight into the nature of possession and blurs the lines between pious religiosity and the dark side

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLREVANCHE (15) 2009 GERMANY GÖTZ SPEILMANN £15.99
A stunning and gripping Oscar nominated thriller.

GERMAN LANGUAGE WORK MATERIAL

DER ROTE KAKADU 2006 GERMANY GRAF, DOMINIK – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD 
A coming-of-age story set in Germany in the 1960s.

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLDAS 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.

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

SOMMERSTURMSUMMER STORM (15) 2004 GERMANY KREUZPAINTNER, MARCO £19.99   –  TITLE UNAVAILABLE,  DVD AWAITING RE-ISSUE.
Heartening story about the complexities of growing up.

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT BY CRISTINA MOLES KAUP

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLSOPHIE 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.

GERMAN LANGUAGE TEACHING MATERIALS

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT

SOUL KITCHEN   2009 GERMANY AKIN, FAITH – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD 
Comedy about a young Greek man living in Germany who own restaurant and juggling dealing with his brother, girlfriend and eccentric chef

GERMAN LANGUAGE TEACHING MATERIALS

STATUS YO! 2003 GERMANY HASTREITER, TILL – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD 
Energetic hip-hop film that tell the story of one eventful night in the Berlin.

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT BY PETRA ANDERS UND MANFRED RÜSEL

STRAJK – DIE HELDIN VON DANZIG 2006 GERMANY/ POLEN SCHLÖNDORFF, VOLKER – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD 
How a poorly educated woman becomes one of the founders of Poland’s Solidarity movement.

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLDER 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

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

DOWNFALL AND BEYOND HITLER FILMS FROM GERMANY MARTIN BRADY AND HELEN HUGHES

GERMAN LANGUAGE TEACHING MATERIALS TO DER UNTERGANG

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLVIER MINUTEN/FOUR MINUTES (15) 12006 GERMANY KRAUS, CHIRS £17.99
Tough young piano prodigy-turned criminal Jenny is serving time in a women’s prison in Germany. She meets her match in the elderly Traude, who has been teaching piano to the inmates. An upcoming pianist’s competition is an opportunity not to be missed, so the pair plot a daring escape

German Language study guide – VIER MINUTES ARBEITSMATERIAL ZUM FILM

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLDAS WEIßE BAND/THE WHITE RIBBON (15) GERMANY 2009 HANEKE, MICHAEL   DVD – £15.99   BLU RAY – £24.99
In a village in Protestant northern Germany, on the eve of World War I, the children of a church and school run by the village schoolteacher and their families experience a series of bizarre incidents that inexplicably assume the characteristics of a punishment ritual. Who could be responsible for such bizarre transgressions?

LEARNING RESOURCE PAGE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLDIE 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

GERMAN LANGUAGE CLASSROOM MATERIALS

STUDY MATERIAL IN GERMAN

SEQUENZPROTOKOLL UND DVD-OVERVIEW

STUDY MATERIAL IN GERMAN

VOCABULARY LIST

TEACHING MATERIALS – QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FILM IN GERMAN

LEARNING RESOURCE PAGE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLWER 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

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

WIE FEUER UND FLAMME/NEVER MIND THE WALL 2001 GERMANY WALTHER, CONNIE – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD 
Story of two lover who can finally link up after the fall of the Berlin Wall

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT BY INGEBORG HAVRAN

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLWIR SIND DIE NACHT/WE ARE THE NIGHT (15) 2010 GERMANY GANSEL, DENNIS £12.99
German horror in which an oppressed young woman finds a sense of both liberty and terror in vampirism.

LEARNING RESOURCE PAGE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLWOLKE 9/CLOUD 9 (15) 2008 GERMANY DRESEN,ANDREAS £12.99
The film explores fidelity, desire and love in the twilight years and subverts convention to present a brave account of young love in old age.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLDAS 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.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES BY TOBIAS HOCHSCHERF

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMHEFT BY PHILIPP BÜHLER

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CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLYELLA (12) 2007 GERMANY PETZOLD, CHRISTIAN £19.99
Yella leaves her home in the East Germany for a promising job and a new life, but as success is within reach, she finds herself haunted by truths from the past.

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

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CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLZWEI MÜTTER/TWO MOTHERS (18) GERMANY 2013 BERRACHED, ANNE ZOHRA £15.99
Two Mothers is an intense exploration of the trials and tribulations a same sex couple encounters in their desire to become loving parents.

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