I need to get my oral/listening proficiency up in German. In particular, I also need a good grasp on everyday/common idioms/slang/conversation.
Recommend me some German films. So far my favorite film has been Goodbye Lenin, one of the best films I've seen. I prefer satire, interesting and elaborate plots, and I'm leaning towards films that provide something different than other films, characteristically German (like Goodbye Lenin) and shows everyday life.
EDIT: Not that this community has a large German population, just that I'd guess Europeans watch German cinema.
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An example of characteristic film is the 2005 German feature film winner Alles Auf Zucker, which is a film depicting East-West reconciliation paired together with the Jewish protagonist reconciling his atheism with his Orthodox brother.
Things with history and culture mixed up, would be preferrable. Not just a generic film that's accessible to any audience.
"Puppe Icke und der Dicke"
- german slang movies low budget/self funded but nice scripts/setup
you can get most movies on dvd with german audio (ordering via amazon.de or whatnot)
Couldn't you pick up stuff from hitler speeches?
Originally Posted by Exevos
ye, or weird porn
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I forgot I had this movie. Brb gonna go watch it.
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Humorous movie about the fall of the berlin wall. Kind of a classic.
Impressively researched movie about nazis in east germany.
Gegen die Wand:
Fatih Akins best known film. Kind of on the same level as Lola rennt and Goodbye Lenin regarding its international attention. Dealing with immigration and identity issues of germans with foreign heritage.
Impressively acted movie set in a berlin "ghetto".
Funny movie about 3rd generation immigrants and prejudices.
Humorous drama, a classic.
Wer früher stirbt ist länger tot:
A tender satire of bavarian culture, in bavarian (!). A bit silly sometimes, worth a watch though.
The RAF story.
Das Leben der Anderen:
The Stasi. Won an Academy Award.
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Werner - Beinhart! (1990)
Werner - Das muss kesseln! (1996)
Werner - Volles Rooäää!!! (Fäkalstau in Knöllerup) (1999)
Werner - Gekotzt wird später! (2003)
Werner - Eiskalt! (2011)
Watch Das Leben der Anderen. It's a great movie. Won academy award for the best foreign language movie of the year, but it's a complete bust that it wasn't even nominated for best movie, which it could easily have taken that year.
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Christiane F, one of my fav movies, just happens to be German.
Trailer is meh but it's quite a powerful film.
Die Brücke, it's probably not what you were looking for, but still one of the most important German films. It's from 1959 and about a few teenage boys who had to defend a bridge against allied forces in the last days of the war.
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