Hit German tv series – DEUTSCHLAND 83 – released on dvd

Deutschland 83DEUTSCHLAND 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.

The episodes are: ‘Quantum Jump’, ‘Brave Guy’, ‘Atlantic Lion’, ‘Northern Wedding’, ‘Cold Fire’, ‘Brandy Station’, ‘Bold Guard’ and ‘Able Archer’.

In German with English subtitles

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

 

Guardian review – http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2016/feb/14/deutschland-83-the-finale-bold-guard-and-able-archer

 

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Some films set in East Germany.

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AUTUMN 2015 RELEASES

25 YEARS GERMAN REUNIFICATION (E) 2009 GERMANY  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.
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.

BACK LIST TITLES

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.
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.
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.
All in German with English subtitles

German Film Resources Page

https://julianwhiting.wordpress.com/film-resources-page/

German documentary – 25 YEARS GERMAN REUNIFICATION – out on dvd

25 Years German Reunification25 YEARS GERMAN REUNIFICATION (E) 2009 GERMANY  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.

Through interviews with musicians active at the time, both in both East and West Germany the film compares and contrasts the lives of those involved, and provides an insight into the way the political system influenced artistic life.

In German with English subtitles
DVD available to buy at –
http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/german-films-on-dvd

German film – LAGERFEUER/WEST – available in the UK

westLAGERFEUER/WEST (15) 2013 GERMANY SCHWOCHOW, CHRISTIAN £15.99

Based on Julia Franck novel ‘Lagerfeuer’.

Set in the 1970s, Nelly along with her son decide to escape from East Germany after the apparent death of her Boyfriend. However once in the West the intelligence agencies want to know more about Nelly’s boyfriend..

Nelly is forced to choose between discovering the truth about her former lover and her hopes for a better tomorrow, in this film about a GDR refugee trying to adjust to life in the West.

In German with English subtitles

GERMAN FILM NOTES

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

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

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