With the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago, some films to watch set in East Germany

Goodbye Lenin BEHIND THE WALLBarbara

BARBARA (12A) 2012 GERMANY PETZOLD, CHRISTIAN £17.99
Set in East Germany in 1980, Barbara is sent to a new job in the provinces as punishment for applying for an exit visa from the GDR. Her aim now is to escape to the West.

Some online resources for the film –

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

USING THE FILM IN THE CLASS ROOM IN GERMAN

BEHIND THE WALL (E) 2011 KELLY, MICHAEL PATRICK £15.99
Documentary with real-life accounts that tell the story of the Berlin Wall and the people living on either side of it.

GOOD BYE LENIN! (15) 2002 GERMANY BECKER, WOLFGANG £19.99
One of the biggest German comedies in which an East German party loyalist comes out of an eight months coma during which time the Berlin Wall has comes down. Her children are convinced she will not cope with this change so he decide to tell her that Communism has triumphed over Capitalism and keep the pretence alive in their East Berlin flat.

   Some online resources for the film –

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

LEBEN DER ANDEREN/LIVES OF OTHERS (15) 2006 GERMANY H. VON DONNERSMARCK, F £19.99
Five years before the downfall of the GDR, 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.

Some online resources for the film –

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

DER TUNNEL (12) 2001 GERMANY RICHTER, ROLAND SUSO £15.99
Cold War thriller set in 1961. After fleeing the Communist regime in East Berlin, Harry Melchior is now determined to go back for his sister and her family.

Some online resources for the film –

GERMAN LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES

In German with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/german-films-on-dvd

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