A soul kind of feeling.
Bad luck, good food and great music are the driving forces of German director Fatih Akin’s screwball comedy of errors, Soul Kitchen. The perennial film festival favourite lightens up with this film, after mining the depths of the human condition...
A stirring, bloodcurdling terrorist drama.
Germany’s entry for the 2009 best foreign-language pic Oscar, The Baader Meinhof Complex is a chilling, brutal account of the terrorist group which wreaked havoc in the 1960s and 70s.Director Uli Edel and screenwriter-producer Bernd Eichinger...
A chilling depiction of country in turmoil.
It’s horrible to have to say this, but it seems the more terrible a nation’s history, the greater the opportunities for its dramatists. It’s striking that the totalitarian evils of Nazism and Communism have given rise to two of the most powerful...
A doomed love affair that inspired a literary genius.
SBS ON DEMAND: If a young, aspiring German poet and author named Johann Wolfgang von Goethe hadn’t had his heart broken in cruel circumstances, it’s doubtful he’d have written about a doomed affair in his first novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther...
A smart and edgy thriller with a road-runner heroine.
Run Lola Run, an enormous success in Germany and elsewhere, is a "What If?" film like Sliding Doors and Kieslowski's Blind Chance. We're given three alternatives scenarios of Lola's efforts to get the money Manni needs but more than that: the fi...