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Opel und der Kampf gegen Vorurteile
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This site answers all questions about Germany and the German culture.
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Brea has always had a strong interest in travel and exploring different cultures. She studied abroad in Italy while attending college for International Business, and her love of travel only grew from there. In 2011 she moved to Stuttgart, Germany with her husband and yellow lab, and since then she’s been traveling and learning as much about the country as possible. Brea enjoys learning everything she can about new countries and immersing herself in the day-to-day life of another culture. Since moving to Southern Germany, she started a website to keep record of her travels and to write about life as an expat.
1. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) – Full Movie
2. Nosferatu (1922) Full Movie
This is the fully restored version of Nosferatu with original score!
This is the modern interpretation staring Klaus Kinski
3. Berlín: Die Sinfonie der Großstadt. Symphony of a Great City.(1927).
A visual symphony in 5 acts showing the life in Berlin in 24 hours.
4. The Blue Angel (Der Blaue Engel) – Starring Emil Jannings and Marlene Dietrich
One of the classics of pre-war German cinema, this film launched Dietrich’s career as a star in Europe
5. M (1931) by Fritz Lang
This thrilling drama of crime, pursuit, and vengeance has got to be on anyone’s list of all-time greats.
6. Kuhle Wampe oder: Wem gehört die Welt?
This fils is in German but you can really get a foreshadowing of the conditions that let up to WWII.
7. Triumph des Willens (1935) – Triumph of the Will
Triumph of the Will (German: Triumph des Willens) is a propaganda film made by Leni Riefenstahl. It chronicles the 1934 Nazi Party Congress in Nuremberg, which was attended by more than 700,000 Nazi supporters.
8. Jew Süss 1940 directed by Veit Harlan YouTube
Jew Süss is the ultimate propaganda film whose purpose was to stur up anti-Jewish hatred.
9. Die Mörder sind unter uns. DEFA-Film 1946 (Original, but shorted Version) In German.
This shortened film, one of the first produced after WWII, shows the guilt that the German felt after WWII.
10. Berlin Ecke Schönhauser (DDR 1957) East German Film
This film shows the time between the fall of Germany and the erection of the Berlin wall in 1963.
11. Hunde, wollt ihr ewig Leben? (Film/1959) In German
The Germans did not avoid the evil of WWII as is often thought.
12. Die Brucke (The Bridge) 1959 by Bernhard Wicki in German
Below is the 2008 version of the same film. You will have to watch it in parts.
This film tells the story of a group of teenage boys who are drafted into the German army during WWII and volunteer to fight for the “Vaterland”. It is told in 7 parts.
13. Aguirre, Der Zorn Gottes by Werner Herzog (1972)
This film tells the story of Gonzalo Pizarro and his conquistadors who are looking for the legendary coity of gold – El Dorado.
14. Die Legende von Paul und Paula – ganzer Film – Teil: 1 (1973)
Die Legende von Paul und Paula – ganzer Film – Teil: 2
This film portrays the everyday life in East Berlin.
15. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul / Angst essen Seele auf Rainer Werner Fassbinder
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRWDxGDa2qE Introduction with subtitles
Angst essen Seele auf
This is a melodrama about the loneliness of Emmi, a cleaning woman in her mid-50’s and Ali a Moroccan in his late 30’s.
16. Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum – Teil1 (1975) In German.
Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum – Teil2
This film is about the Baader-Meinhof terrorist group.
17. The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979) Fassbinder [English Subtitles]
18. Die Blechtrommel
Die Blechtrommel full movie online free part 1
You will have to download this following link to watch this movie.
We will also watch excerpts in class. The movie can also be watched in the Language Lab.
19. Die bleierne Zeit / Marianne und Juliane in English (1981)
Theis film is the story of change from the obedient daughter to a combative militant.
20. Das Boot in English by Wolfgang Petersen (1981)
This movie is over 3 hours long but tells the story of submarine warfare during WWII.
Over 40,000 men served in the submarine corps but only 10,000 survived.
21. Wings of Desire (Der Himmel über Berlin) (1987)
Several videos are shown. This film stars Peter Faulk (Columbo).
22. The Nasty Girl (1990) aka Das schreckliche Mädchen
Sonya (Lena Stolze) is a German high school student who decides to write an essay about her town’s history during the Third Reich and its resistance to it.
23. Keiner liebt mich (nobody loves me/1994)
Keiner liebt mich (ending scene)
24. Das Versprechen (The promise) 1 (1994)
You will have to watch this film in series.
This film was made a short time after the building of the Berlin wall.
25. Rossini oder die mörderische frage wer mit wem schlief (1996)
To watch the full film you will need to download a video converter at
Not sure how this works. Those of you with more tech knowledge than I have will have to explain to the class how to download this movie.
26. Sonnenallee Sun Alley (1999)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vGNqo4R_F8 Full length movie with Spanish subtitles
Living in East Germany….
27. lola rennt (1998) Run Lola run (1998)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2tNv2FovLI First Part in German
Lola Rennt 1/8 Part one of eight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQnxcgG4mPo You will have watch this in series 1-8 In German
You can watch this movie in the language lab.
28. Vergiss Amerika – German Trailer (2000)
29. Bella Martha
Mostly Martha (1/8) Movie CLIP – My Mother’s Recipe (2001) HD
You will have to watch this one clip at at time at the above link.
Mostly Martha – Trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-jlmaYX2n0
30. Nirgendwo in Afrika (Nowhere in Africa) part 1 (2001)
Once again you will have to watch this movie in series.
This film tries once again to come to grips with what happen to the Jews during WWII.
31. Good Bye Lenin full movie (english subtitles) (2003)
The film portrays the last years of the DDR.
32. The Lives of Others Das Leben Der Anderen 2006 BRRip XviD VLiS
This film is about the monitoring of East Berlin by agents of the Stasi, the GDR’s secret police.
33. Im Juli (English Subtitles)
At the beginning of the summer holidays, Daniel, a buttoned-up teacher from Hamburg (Moritz Bleibtreu) falls in love with a Turkish beauty and decides to follow her to Istanbul. With his travel companion Juli (Christiane Paul), he gets into whacky adventures on their way through Bavaria, Bulgaria, Rumania, and Turkey, by car, truck, ferry, and foot. Passports are stolen, border guards must be bribed, sexy Bulgarian temptresses are to be resisted before Daniel can find his true love. A romantic comedy that doesn’t make you feel patronized.
On a Mac:
Use the OPTION key. Hold down OPTION and push ‘s’ to get ß. For the umlauted characters, hold down OPTION and push ‘u’. Release OPTION, then type the desired base letter (a, o, u, A, O, or U). The umlaut will appear over the letter you typed. (So to type ü, you should hold down OPTION, press u, then release OPTION and press u again.)
Barbara makes a great rhubarb pie, therefore everybody knows her as “Rhubarb Barbara”. She serves the pie in her bar where a bunch of barbarians are regulars. The barbarians love their nice beards so they regularly visit a barber. Said barber also likes to drink a special beer that is only sold in a bar where the waitress is named Bärbel.
The film is presented as a safety instruction video for forklift truck drivers and shows the first day of work for newly qualified forklift truck driver Klaus. The film highlights, in a gory manner, the dangers of unsafe operation of machinery. As the film progresses the injuries/deaths become more brutal, beginning with things like a man falling from the fork lift after he was lifted improperly, and closing with the most violent: ending in a stray chainsaw being driven around by a severed arm on the floor, reaching and ripping through a man who had already been cut in half waist-down due to Klaus’ previous accident.
Pierre Baigorry (born 3 September 1971), better known as Peter Fox, also known as Enuff and Pete Fox, is a German reggae and Hip hop musician from Berlin. He is also a member of the German reggae and dance hall band Seeed.
The group was initially founded in 1975 under the name Crusade by Roland Bless and Ingo Reidl. Their first releases came out under the name Opus, but after an Austrian band with the same name had a huge hit single in Germany in 1985, they switched to the name Pur. Pur’s first hit single in Germany was “Lena”, released in 1990. In the 1990s and 2000s they had a string of #1 albums in Germany. The producer of Pur is Dieter Falk. The ThyssenKrupp commercials uses a song named Abenteuerland, with a slogan named Developing the future.
Alligatoah in Langen bei Bremerhaven; bürgerlich Lukas Strobel; auch Die Terroristen) ist ein deutscher Hip-Hoper. Er behauptet, dass hinter dem Namen Alligatoah die zwei fiktiven Figuren Kaliba 69 (Rap) und DJ Deagle (Produzent) stecken, obwohl er bekannterweise beide Rollen selber übernimmt und spielt. Er produziert also alle seine Beats, auf die er rappt, selbst.
German is such a brilliantly mis-represented language. How a language with words like Donaudampfschiffahrtsgesellschaftskapitän could be considered long-winded or aggressive is just beyond me.. sie ist doch so ‘ne schöne Sprache.
Here are my top ten favorites:
Association for subordinate officials of the head office management of the Danube steamboat electrical services. (79 characters.. woah!!
Noun for weight gained from emotional over-eating. Literally: grief bacon. (Awesome)
The inexplicable urge to push people away. Literally; wall-builder-sadness.
Fridge. Literally: cold wardrbobe. (Makes sense.)
Mental depression or apathy caused by comparison of the actual state of the world with an ideal state. Literally: world pain (or being a miserable sod, whatevz).
Cattle marking and beef labeling supervision duties delegation law (YEAH! or should I say.. JAAA!).
A face that deserves to be punched/slapped. Literally: Cheek whistle face.
A feeling of jealousy about food, particularly that feeling one gets when one feels the food of another is superior. (This reminds me of that episode in Friends when we learn that JOEY DOESN’T SHARE FOOD.)
Word for a short person. Literally: three cheeses tall. (This is for all my fellow vertically challenged friends.)
If you’re feeling a bit perplexed by all these strange words, then you’ll like this last one…
A word for confusion, chaos, catastrophe, a muddle
Sponge Bob Version of Du Hast
Thank you David Mathews
Rammstein is a German rock band from Berlin, formed in 1994. The band consists of members Till Lindemann (lead vocals), Richard Z. Kruspe (lead guitar and backing vocals), Paul H. Landers (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Oliver “Ollie” Riedel (bass guitar), Christoph “Doom” Schneider (drums and electronic percussion) and Christian “Flake” Lorenz (keyboards).
Du Hast Video
Other songs by Rammstein that you may want to listen to:
- Ich will http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_dff-7EIVI&feature=related
- Amerika http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P7Zd-x2QXw&feature=related
- Feuer Frei http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBlVj-aiPcI&feature=related or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHUsIU161w4&feature=related
Listed below is a site that has the lyrics for the songs above:
Follow the above link and watch the shortfilm “Der Schwarzfahrer”.
Plot: A young black man is verbally harassed by an older woman on a streetcar, while the other passengers remain silent. He finally extracts his revenge. This is a short film in German with English subtitles. As you watch the film try not to read the English – just listen to the German and see how much you can understand.
Below is a German version of the plot. After you have watched the film, read the description and see how much you can understand of the plot as you read it in German. Pick out the words that are English cognates and then try to fill in the rest of the sentence. Write short essay about how this film made you feel?
„Der Schwarzfahrer“ von Pepe Danquart ist ein ebenso unterhaltsamer wie nachdenklich stimmender Film zum Thema Ausländerfeindlichkeit, der mehrfach auf Festivals ausgezeichnet wurde und 1994 sogar den “Oscar” für den besten Kurzfilm erhielt. Die Geschichte spielt in einer vollbesetzten Berliner Straßenbahn, in der sich ein junger farbiger Mann neben eine ältere Dame setzt, die sich daraufhin griesgrämig über Ausländer brüskiert, ohne sich jedoch direkt an ihren dunkelhäutigen Sitznachbarn zu wenden. Jedoch meint sie mit ihren Beschimpfungen ganz offensichtlich ihn. Gleichwohl reagiert keiner der anderen Fahrgäste auf ihr indiskutables Verhalten. Nach einiger Zeit steigt ein Schaffner zur Fahrkartenkontrolle hinzu. Als die ältere Dame nun ihren Fahrschein zückt, dreht der junge Mann kurzerhand auf seine Weise den Spieß um…
Das grandiose Video zur Hitsingle “DANKE” aus dem Nummer 1 Album “FÜR DICH IMMER NOCH FANTA SIE”
From the movie The Producers by Mel Brooks.
It’s a spoof!
Wir sind Helden war eine deutsche Pop-Rock-Gruppe um die Sängerin Judith Holofernes, die im Jahr 2000 in Hamburg gegründet wurde und zuletzt in Berlin ansässig war. Nach zwölf erfolgreichen Jahren gab die Gruppe Anfang April 2012 bekannt, auf unbestimmte Zeit zu pausieren.
Ein Elefant für dich
Ist das so?
Von Hier an Blind
Denkmal – Live