German psychological thriller – HOMESICK – issued on dvd

HomesickHOMESICK (15) 2017 GERMAN ERWA, JAKOB M. £15.99
German psychological thriller about a troubled musician.

After receiving an invitation to represent her country in a prestigious international contest, cellist Jessica Klug, practices relentlessly in her Berlin flat.  However the  pressure placed upon her, begins to  weight her down and causes her mental health to deteriorate.

As fear and paranoia take hold of her mind, Jessica becomes convinced that one of her new neighbours, Hilde, has a vendetta against her, leading to tragic consequences.

In German with English subtitles

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Carl Theodor Dreyer classic – MICHAEL – out on dvd and Blu Ray

Michael MICHAEL (U) GERMANY 1924 DREYER, C T DVD £19.99 BLU RAY – £16.99
Based on Herman Bang’s 1902 novel, the film is a fascinating study of fin-de-siècle study of a “decadent” elderly artist driven to despair by his relationship with his young protégé and former model.

In German with English subtitles

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Some films to watch on dvd while reading the EAST GERMAN HANDBOOK

East German HandbookEAST GERMAN HANDBOOK
Artifacts photographed from the Wende Museum in LA, this 800 page book features around 2000 objects which gives an overview of GDR visual and material culture to date. Accompanying these remnants of a now-vanished world are texts from scholars and specialists, with themes ranging from the secret police to sexuality, from monuments to mental-mapping.

Author: Justinian Jampol
Publisher: Taschen GmbH
Paperback. 816 pages
ISBN: 9783836571883
Published: 2017
Price: £29.99

Times Book Review – https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/saturday-review/review-the-east-german-handbook-by-justinian-jampol-t6952mh5w

EAST GERMANY DVDS TO WATCH

25 YEARS GERMAN REUNIFICATION (E) 2009   ZINTL, T.  £19.99
  Documentary used to advertise the merits of the East German classical music and culture-loving population in  direct contrast to the ‘decadent’, western pop music.

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.

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
DEUTSCHLAND 83 (15) 2015 GERMANY      £24.99
German TV drama set in 1983 during the height of the Cold War, when a young East German is reluctantly recruited as a spy and embedded into the West Germany army.
FATHERLAND (15) 1986 UK LOACH, KEN   IN ENGLISH     £19.99
 A singer swaps the political intimidation of working in East Germany for the equally controlling Capitalist music industry in the 
West.  Loosely based on the German singer Wolf Biermann.
GOOD BYE LENIN! (15) 2002 GERMANY BECKER, WOLFGANG £19.99 
One of the biggest German comedies of recent times.
HEIMAT 3 – CHRONIK EINER ZEITENWENDE (15) 2004 GERMANY  REITZ, E. 6 DISC DVD BOXSET £59.99
Final part of the trilogy follows the fall of the Berlin Wall to the eve of the new millennium.
LAGERFEUER/WEST (15) 2013 GERMANY   SCHWOCHOW, CHRISTIAN  £15.99
    Based on Julia Franck novel ‘Lagerfeuer’. Nelly along with her son decide to escape  East Germany after the mysterious death of her  boyfriend. However once in the West the intelligence agencies want to know more about her boyfriend.
Nelly, as a GDR refugee trying to adjust to life in the West, is forced to choose between discovering the truth about her former lover and her hopes for a better tomorrow.

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.
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

YELLA (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.
DEFA EAST GERMANY FILMS
ABSCHIED/FAREWELL (EX)  1968  E. GERMANY  EGON GÜNTHER   £15.99
  August 1914 and  seventeen year-old Hans Gastl decides not to join the war. This decision is a turning point in his life marking a farewell to his class and his family.
ALS MARTIN VIERZEHN WAR/WHEN MARTIN WAS FOURTEEN  (EX) 1964  E. GERMANY BECK, WALTER    £15.99
March 1920,  Martin and his friend find a cache of weapons intended for the
Kapp Putsch to overthrow the Weimar Republic.  Can Martin get help to stop the Putsch.
DIE BUNTKARIERTEN/GIRLS IN GINGHAM (EX) 1949  E. GERMANY MAETZIG, KURT   £15.99
Family saga spanning 70 years of German history ending in 1945
DIE FRAU UND DER FREMDE/WOMAN AND THE STRANGER (E) E. GERMANY  1985 SIMON, RAINER   £15.99
Golden Bear winning film about two German soldiers, Karl and Richard, captured World War I. When Karl escapes he visits Richard’s wife and falls in love with her.  However one day Richard returns.
KÄTHE KOLLWITZ – BILDER EINES LEBENS (EX)  1986 E. GERMANY  1985 KIRSTEN, RALF   £15.99
After the death of her son in the First World War, artist Käthe Kollwitz
became a radical pacifist and after signing a petition against the Nazis her art was labelled “degenerate.”
DAS LIED DER MATROSEN/SAILORS SONG (E)   1958  E. GERMANY REISCH, G/MAETZIG, K    £15.99
   After the 1917  Russian Revolution German the dockers of Kiel call for a mass strike to demand the end of the war and the abdication of the Kaiser .
SOLANGE LEBEN IN MIR IST/AS LONG AS THERE’S LIFE IN ME (EX) 1965 E.GERMANY  REISCH, GÜNTER    £17.99
Biopic about the pacifist Social Democrat, workers’ leader Karl Liebknecht and his fight against World War I.
Voting against war loans  he is considered a traitor and his  party leadership turns against him.
TROTZ ALLEDEM!/IN SPITE OF EVERTHING (EX)  1972 E. GERMANY REISCH, GÜNTER  £15.99 
    Part two of the Karl Liebknecht biopic
DER UNTERTAN/KAISER’S LACKEY  (EX) 1964  E. GERMANY STAUDTE, WOLFGANG   £15.99
   Film of Heinrich Mann’s novel ‘Der Untertan’, written during the First World war which is a historical satire  about a man scared of everyone but who  progresses in society by subjugating himself to the whims of his superiors while treading on those below.
WOLZ – LEBEN UND VERKLÄRUNG EINES DEUTSCHEN ANARCHISTEN/WOLF-LIFE AND ILLUSION OF A GERMAN ANARCHIST  (EX)  1974 E. GERMANY REISCH, GÜNTER  £15.99
World War One veteran, Ignaz Wolz, return from the front with a  hatred of the war profiteers and starts his own revolution  stealing from the rich and divides the spoils with the poor.

In German with English subtitles

Dvd and book available to buy at

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Fritz Lang’s classic – METROPOLIS: 90TH ANNIVERSARY – out of limited edition Blu Ray

METROPOLIS 90METROPOLIS: 90TH ANNIVERSARY (U) GERMANY 1926 B/W. LANG, FRITZ LIMITED EDITION BLU RAY ONLY £34.99
90th Anniversary edition  of this early Science Fiction story of a dehumanized future society

Included in this definitive special edition boxed set of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, are the 150-minute reconstructed and restored version; Giorgio Moroder presents Metropolis – the 1984 re-imagining featuring a soundtrack by Moroder himself; and the original 2001 restoration that was considered the definitive version of the film before the discovery of additional footage which brought the film significantly closer to Lang’s original vision.

Special Features

A Limited Edition Set (2000 units), Hard Bound slipcase containing an amaray and 100 page book, illustrated with newly commissioned artwork specially for this release

150 minute reconstructed and restored 2010 version (including 25 minutes of footage previously thought lost to the world) on Blu-ray

Metropolis Refound – a 2010 documentary by Evangelina Loguerico exploring the rediscovery of the most complete print of the Fritz Lang masterpiece in an Argentinean film museum

Giorgio Moroder presents: Metropolis – the 1984 re-imagining of Metropolis featuring a soundtrack by Moroder himself and artists such as Adam Ant, Pat Benatar, Freddie Mercury and many more

The Fading Image – Documentary which goes behind the scenes of Giorgio Moroder’s restoration and scoring

Pristine HD transfers (1080p on the Blu-ray discs)

The 2001 restoration that was considered the definitive version of the film before the discovery of the Argentina footage (DVD)

2010 symphony orchestra studio recording of the original 1927 Gottfried Huppertz score in 5.1 (2010 version)

Berndt Heller’s arrangement of the Gottfried Huppertz score (2001 version)
Optional English subtitles as well as the original German intertitles

Full length audio commentary by David Kalat and Jonathan Rosenbaum (2010 version)

Full length audio commentary by film historian Enno Patalas (2001 version)

Die Reise nach Metropolis (2010, 53 minutes), a documentary about the film
2010 re-release trailer

A 100-page book featuring extensive writings on the film; interviews with Fritz Lang and a stunning array of rare archival imagery
In German with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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Some French and German films to watch on Holocaust Memorial Day 27 January 2018


FRENCH DVDS

AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS (PG)   1987  FRANCE  MALLE, L.  £19.99 

Wartime drama set in a wintry catholic boarding school. The film  probes the relationship between a young student and his reserved new Jewish classmate, who is hiding from the  Germans.
LE CHANT DES MARIÉES /THE WEDDING SONG (15) 2008 FRANCE  ALBO, KARIN U    IN ARABIC & FRENCH  £15.99
Drama set during World War Two, following two women who try to maintain their friendship under difficult circumstances. Nour and Myriam, an Arab and a Jew who have been best pals since childhood, find their lives in turmoil as the Nazis gain control over Tunis
LE CHAGRIN ET LA PITIÉ/SORROW AND THE PITY (E) FRANCE 1969  OPHULS, MARCEL   £24.99
Film combines interviews with archive footage to explore the reality of occupation of the industrial city Clermont-Ferrand by the Germans in World War Two.
LE DERNIER MÉTRO/LAST METRO (PG) FRANCE 1980 TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS £19.99
Depardieu and Deneuve in a wartime story of a theatre  troupe  whose Jewish director must stay hidden from the Gestapo.
ELLE S’APPELAIT SARAH/SARAH’S KEY (12) 2010  FRANCE  PAQUET-BRENNER, GILLES    £17.99
A Jewish girl’s story opens wounds from France’s wartime past.  Living in Paris while her architect husband Bertrand (Frederic Pierrot) restores his family’s apartment block, writer Julia Jarmond (Kristin Scott Thomas) stumbles across the wartime history of the block’s original Jewish owners, who were arrested by the Vichy government as part of the notorious Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup of 1942 and forced to sell their property. As the story unfolds, Julia becomes increasingly haunted by the fate of ten-year-old Sarah Starzynski (Melusine Mayance), who, after being detained, escapes in a desperate attempt to return to the block where she has secretly hidden her younger brother.
LES HOMMES LIBRES/FREE MEN (12) 2011 FRANCE FERROUKHI, ISMAEL £15.99
World War Two drama set in German-occupied Paris in 1942. Tahar Rahim stars as Younes, a young, unemployed, Algerian immigrant who is inspired to become a freedom fighter after forming an unexpected friendship with Jewish singer Salim Halali (Mahmud Shalaby).
A SECRET  (15) 2007  FRANCE MILLER,CLAUDE    £19.99
Adaptation of Philippe Grimbert’s bestselling novel,  this film is a compelling account of a 15-year- old  boy who unearths a shocking family secret.Spanning half a century, the film’s multi-layered narrative revolves  around a Jewish family torn asunder  during the impending German occupation of France during World War II.
VICTOR YOUNG PEREZ/SURVIVING AUSCHWITZ (15) 2013 FRANCE  OUANICHE, JACQUES £15.99
Biopic about the young  Jewish Tunisian boxer ‘Young’ Perez (Brahim Asloum) who went on to become a world flyweight champion but was arrested in Paris in 1943 and  sent to Auschwitz to serve as a slave labourer and box for the viewing pleasure of the SS.
GERMAN DVDS
AB HEUTE HEISST DU SARA/FROM NOW ON YOUR NAME IS SARA: GRIPS THEATRE BERLIN (E)   GERMANY    £19.99
The play, based on Inge Deutschkron’s book ‘Ich trug den gelben Stern’’  1933  eleven years old Inge who refuses to understand why all of a sudden she is not allowed to play on the street. In the years after that for Inge, being a Jew means not only humiliation, attacks and restrictions, but also never going dancing or to the cinema. It means growing up without having been young.
AUSCHWITZ (15) 2011 GERMANY    BOLL, UWE        £19.99
Uwe Boll writes and directs this brutal drama, interspersed with documentary footage, depicting the day-to-day workings of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz.
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.
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.
IM LABYRINTH DES SCHWEIGENS/LABYRINTH OF LIES (12) 2014 GERMANY  RICCIARELLI,  GIULIO £19.99
Germany 1958: Young public prosecutor Johann Radmann finds himself on the case of Nazi war criminal Charles Schulz, but has no idea what really happened in Auschwitz.  However he is  shocked to find out that many of these death camp workers have returned to their normal lives and now populate the senior ranks of government.
THE INTERROGATION (15) 2016 GERMANY  PERY, EREZ £15.99
Warsaw in 1946 Nazi Auschwitz commandtall wife
er Rudolf Höss awaits trial and a Polish judge is sent to interrogate him about his involvement in the Holocaust.

The interrogation is a  tense  dissection of the nature of those who were in charge of the extermination camps and their self-justification.
NEBEL IM AUGUST/FOG IN AUGUST (15) 2016 GERMANY WESSEL, KAI £19.99
Set in 1942 and based on Robert Domes’ 2008 historical novel, the film follows 13-year-old Roma boy, Ernst Lossa,  is sent to the Sargau mental institution.  Here he soon discovers  that the Nazi’s are carrying out an enforced euthanasia programme.  Along with fellow patient Nandl,  Ernst decides to stage a daring escape attempt.
PHOENIX (12A) 2015 GERMANY   PETZOLD, CHRISTIAN   DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £21.99
On her liberation form a concentration camp, disfigured Jewish singer Nelly Lenz (Nina Hoss) goes on a search for her husband Johnny (Ronald Zehrfeld) who she thinks has betrayed her. The film looks at Post-war guilt and how to settle back in a country that persecuted and rejected you.
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.
DIE WELLE/THE WAVE (15) 2008  GERMANY   GANSEL, DENNIS    £17.99
Teacher attempts to engage his students in politics with a  controversial experiment 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.

ALL DVDS ARE IN THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES , UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE.

 

Austria film- AMOUR FOU -released on dvd and Blu Ray

AMOUR FOUAMOUR FOU (12A) 2014 AUSTRIA HAUSNER, JESSICA DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99

The film follows young German poet and dramatist Heinrich von Kleist while he tries to convince a friend’s wife to join him in a suicide pact as a means of escaping the inevitability of death.

After his cousin rejects his pact, Kleist meets Henriette, the wife of a business acquaintance.  Heinrich’s subsequent makes the same offer to Henriette.  However he is again rejected, until Henriette discovers she is suffering from a terminal illness.

In German with English subtitles.

GERMAN LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

PORTUGUESE FILM NOTES

TEACHING NOTES IN FRENCH

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

In German with English subtitles

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New German dvd releases for 2017

 

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NEW GERMAN RELEASES 2017
ACHT STUNDEN SIND KEIN TAG/8 HOURS DON’T MAKE A DAY (15) 1973 GERMANY   FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER   DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £58.99
  All five feature-length episodes of this  working-class soap opera centred on the Krüger family, focusing on  skilled worker Jochen and his new girlfriend, Marion (Hanna Schygulla).
ALONE IN BERLIN (12)  2016  PEREZ, VINCENT IN ENGLISH   £13.99
 Adapted from Hans Fallada’s novel about a  working-class couple Otto (Brendan Gleeson) and Anna (Emma Thompson) as they wage an anonymous propaganda war against the Nazis in 1940s Berlin. After receiving news that their only son has been killed in battle the parents are left devastated and angry, blaming the Nazi regime for his untimely death.
ALOYS (12) 2016 SWITZERLAND  NÖLLE, TOBIAS DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY  £17.99 
Private investigator Aloys experiences life at a  safe distance through watching surveillance tapes. But when his father dies, he is left on his own and his sheltered existence begins to fall apart until a mystery women opens up a new world to  Aloys which  may help him to break out of his isolated world.
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.
DIE FREMDE (12) 2010 GERMANY ALADAG, FEO  £19.99
 Umay is a young German woman born of Turkish parents,  who, along with her son, flees an oppressive marriage in Istanbul to return to her family in Berlin.  However her  arrival home creates family tensions
GERMAN CONCENTRATION CAMPS FACTUAL SURVEY (18)  DUAL DVD + BLU-RAY RELEASE   £29.99
  Intended to be shown to the German people in 1946 damn the Nazi regime and shame the German people in to acceptance of Allied occupation, a complete rough-cut of this  disturbing documentary revealing the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps was viewed at the Ministry of Information in London and in the end never shown.
HÖRE DIE STILLE/BEHIND ENEMY LINES (15)  2016   GERMANY  EHRENBERG , ED £15.99
  October 1941, a group of German soldiers are forced to take refuge in a small Russian village behind enemy lines, where the soldiers and villagers bond.  However an act of  violence threatens to destroy the bond and  many of the villagers become fearful of what will happen to them when the Soviet army returns.
THE INTERROGATION (15) 2016 GERMANY  PERY, EREZ £15.99
  Warsaw in 1946 Nazi commander Rudolf Höss awaits trial and a Polish judge is sent to interrogate him about his involvement in the Holocaust.
JACK THE RIPPER (15) 2016  GERMANY  NIEMANN,  SEBASTIAN £12.99
 After moving to London in 1888, German photographer Anna Kosminski  discovers the Whitechapel area is being terrorised by a notorious serial killer  Jack the Ripper.  While the police struggle to identify a suspect, Whitechapel remains in a constant state of fear in anticipation of Jack’s next crime.
JONATHAN (18) 2016 GERMANY  LEWANDOWSKI, PIOTR J. £15.99
  Jonathan is caring for his dying father whilst running the family farm.  As the two talk about his father’s past Jonathan finds out more than he expected when his former lover Ron  appears at their home to say his final goodbyes.
KATER/TOMCAT (18) 2016 AUSTRIA   HÄNDL,  KLAUS £15.99
 Couple Andreas and Stefan  live happily  in the suburbs of Vienna with their cat Moses. Their peaceful existence is shattered by an impulsive and explainable violent outburst from Stefan which threatens to tear the pair’s relationship apart.
DER LETZTE ZUG/AUSCHWITZ – THE FINAL JOURNEY (12) 2006 GERMANY VILSMAIER, JOSEPH 8.99
   1943 and some of the last remaining Jews in Berlin are locked in railway cattle truck awaiting transport to the Auschwitz concentration camp.  The film tells the stories of their lives.
LOLA (15) 1981 GERMANY FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER DVD £17.99
BLU RAY £19.99
Set during Germany’s 1950s Wirtschaftswunder. Lola leads a double
life as a steamy cabaret singer and as a single mother. Building inspector Von Bohm is in love with Lola, but little does he know that Lola is the ex lover of local property developer Schukert who is being investigated by Von Bohm for corrupt.
MEIN BLIND DATE MIT DEM LEBEN/MY BLIND DATE WITH LIFE (15) 2017    GERMANY  ROTHEMUND ,  MARC £19.99
  Saliya is a promising student determined to achieve his dream of working at a prestigious luxury hotel despite losing the majority of his sight as a teenager. Deciding to hide the fact he is visually impaired, Saliya manages to land an apprenticeship at one of Munich’s top hotels and quickly becomes a respected member of the team.  However when he meets Laura, his elaborate scheme to hide his condition soon begins to fall apart
DIE MITTE DER WELT/CENTRE OF MY WORLD (15) 2016 GERMANY ERWA ,
JAKOB M. £15.99
Based on Andreas Steinhöfel novel. This candid and complex film is about teenager Phil  who discovers his sexuality and falls in love with new attractive classmate Nicholas.
DER MÜDE TOD – THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (PG) 2021 GERMANY  LANG, FRITZ  DUAL FORMAT EDITION £19.99
  Silent fantasy drama about a heartbroken young woman who confront Death to save her dead fiancé
NEBEL IM AUGUST/FOG IN AUGUST (15) 2016 GERMANY WESSEL, KAI £19.99
Set in 1942 and based on Robert Domes’ 2008 historical novel, the film follows 13-year-old Roma boy, Ernst Lossa, is sent to the Sargau mental institution. Here he soon discovers that the Nazi’s are carrying out an enforced euthanasia programme. Along with fellow patient Nandl, Ernst decides to stage a daring escape attempt.
ROMMEL (TBA) GERMANY 2012 STEIN, NIKI £15.99
Summer 1944 and the tide of the Second World War is beginning to turn as Nazi Germany awaits the D-Day landings. Field Marshal Erwin Rommel is in charge of the defences on theFrench coastline. Rommel prdicts Normandy as the invasion point but Berlin disagrees with him and Rommel’s place in the Nazi hierarchy is caught up in a conspiracy to overthrow the Führer.
SCHICK/GOODBYE BERLIN (15) 2016 GERMANY AKIN, FATIH £19.99
Comedy drama adaptation of Wolfgang Herrndorf’s best-selling cult novel. In this
coming-of-age story of two friends steal a car and take the trip into the countryside in search of excitement and adventure.
TONI ERDMANN (15) 2016 GERMANY ADE, MAREN DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £22.99
Award winning comedy, in which divorced music teacher Winfried tries to reconnect with his career-driven daughter Ines. To do this Winfried integrates himself into Ines work circle and takes on the alter ego of the practical joker ‘Toni Erdmann’ as a way of cheering her up.
VARIETÉ – THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (PG) 1925  GERMANY  DUPONT, E.A. DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY  £19.99  
Boss Huller (Emil Jannings) tells his story from prison about how he and his lover Bertha-Marie (Lya De Putti) become famous trapeze artists.  However at the height of their fame  legendary  trapeze artist Artinelli (Warwick Ward)  seduces Berta-Marie .
WESTFRONT 1918/KAMERADSCHAFT – THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (PG) 1930-1 GERMANY  PABST, GEORG W  DUAL FORMAT DVD-BLU RAY £24.99
‘Westfront 1918’ (1930) four German infantrymen suffer the hardships and insanity of trench warfare in the First World War.  ‘Kameradschaft’ (1931), is set in 1919,  a team of German miners risk their lives to save a group of French miners trapped underground in a mining explosion.

German film – MEIN BLIND DATE MIT DEM LEBEN/MY BLIND DATE WITH LIFE – released on dvd

My Blind Date With LifeMEIN BLIND DATE MIT DEM LEBEN/MY BLIND DATE WITH LIFE (15) 2017 GERMANY ROTHEMUND , MARC £19.99
Saliya is a promising student determined to achieve his dream of working at a prestigious luxury hotel despite losing the majority of his sight as a teenager. Deciding to hide the fact he is visually impaired, Saliya manages to land an apprenticeship at one of Munich’s top hotels and quickly becomes a respected member of the team.

However, after meeting and falling in love with Laura, Saliya’s elaborate scheme to hide his condition soon begins to fall apart.

GERMAN LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO MEIN BLIND DATE MIT DEM LEBEN

 

In German with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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Film of Hans Fallada’s novel – ALONE IN BERLIN – out on dvd

ALONE IN BERLINALONE IN BERLIN (12) 2016 PEREZ, VINCENT IN ENGLISH £13.99
Adapted from Hans Fallada’s novel about a working-class couple Otto (Brendan Gleeson) and Anna (Emma Thompson) as they wage an anonymous propaganda war against the Nazis in 1940s Berlin. After receiving news that their only son has been killed in battle the parents are left devastated and angry, blaming the Nazi regime for his untimely death.

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

 

German war movie – HÖRE DIE STILLE/BEHIND ENEMY LINES – released on dvd

Behind Enemy LinesHÖRE DIE STILLE/BEHIND ENEMY LINES (15) 2016 GERMANY EHRENBERG , ED £15.99
October 1941, a group of German soldiers are forced to take refuge in a small Russian village behind enemy lines. Here the soldiers and villagers bond.

However an act of violence threatens to destroy the bond and many of the villagers become fearful of what will happen to them when the Soviet army returns.

In German with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/german-films-on-dvd

German TV film – JACK THE RIPPER – out on dvd

Jack the RipperJACK THE RIPPER (15) 2016 GERMANY NIEMANN, SEBASTIAN (5060352304343) £12.99
After moving to London in 1888, German photographer Anna Kosminski discovers the Whitechapel area is being terrorised by a notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper. While the police struggle to identify a suspect, Whitechapel remains in a constant state of fear in anticipation of Jack’s next crime.

In German with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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German coming-of-age drama – DIE MITTE DER WELT/CENTRE OF MY WORLD – issued on dvd

 

centre of the worldDIE MITTE DER WELT/CENTRE OF MY WORLD (15) 2016 GERMANY ERWA , JAKOB M. £15.99
Based on Andreas Steinhöfel novel. This candid and complex film is about teenager Phil  who discovers his sexuality and falls in love with new attractive classmate Nicholas.

In German with English subtitles

GERMAN LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO DIE MITTE DER WELT

 

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/german-films-on-dvd

 

 

Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s soap opera – ACHT STUNDEN SIND KEIN TAG/8 HOURS DON’T MAKE A DAY – out on dual format dvd/Blu Ray

8 HoursACHT STUNDEN SIND KEIN TAG/8 HOURS DON’T MAKE A DAY (15) 1973 GERMANY FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £58.99
All five feature-length episodes of this working-class soap opera centred on the Krüger family, focussing on skilled worker Jochen and his new girlfriend, Marion (Hanna Schygulla)

The episodes are: ‘Jochen and Marion’, ‘Oma and Gregor’, ‘Franz and Ernst’, ‘Harald and Monika’ and ‘Irmgard and Rolf’.

In German with English subtitles

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:

Brand new restoration of all five episodes by the Fassbinder Foundation

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations

Original German mono soundtracks

Optional English subtitles

Fassbinder, a feature-length 2015 documentary on the director featuring interviews with Margit Carstensen, Irm Hermann, Hanna Schygulla, Volker Schlöndorff and others

Brand-new retrospective featurette on Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day, featuring interviews with Schygulla, Hermann, Wolfgang Schenck, Hans Hirschmüller and others, and directed by Juliane Lorenz, head of the Fassbinder Foundation

60-page booklet featuring new writing on the film by David Jenkins and a new interview with Juliane Lorenz, plus archival essays by Manuel Alvarado and Christian Braad Thomsen

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/german-films-on-dvd

Wartime drama – NEBEL IM AUGUST/FOG IN AUGUST – released on dvd

Fog in AugustNEBEL IM AUGUST/FOG IN AUGUST (15) 2016 GERMANY WESSEL, KAI £19.99
Set in 1942 and based on Robert Domes’ 2008 historical novel, the film follows 13-year-old Roma boy, Ernst Lossa, is sent to the Sargau mental institution. Here he soon discovers that the Nazi’s are carrying out an enforced euthanasia programme. Along with fellow patient Nandl, Ernst decides to stage a daring escape attempt.

 

the film is one of the first to tackle the Nazis’ euthanasia program.

In German with English subtitles

GERMAN LANGUAGE NOTES TO NEBEL IM AUGUST

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/german-films-on-dvd