German Films

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Good Bye, Lenin! (2003)
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a 2003 tragicomendy directed by Wolfgang Becker; a young German tries to hide from his mother, who just woke up from the coma, the fall of the Berlin wall and the German Democratic Republic

Europa, Europa (1990)
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a boy in Nazi Germany, trying to conceal that he is Jewish, joins the Hitler Youth; directed by Agnieszka Holland

Sophie Scholl – Die letzten Tage (2005)
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a dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose

Gegen die Wand (2004)
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a German-Turkish drama written and directed by Fatih Akin; the main character is Cahit Tomruk who is Turkish German

Lola rennt (1998)
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a young woman in Germany has twenty minutes to find and bring 100,000 Deutschmarks to her boyfriend before he robs a supermarket; directed by Tom Tykwer

Das weiße Band (2009)
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strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment

Die Welle (2008)
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the film directed by Dennis Gansel; a high school teacher tries to demonstrate the power of dictatorship ties within a small community which ends up as a disaster

Nosferatu (1922)
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the first true adaptation of the story of “Dracula” by Bram Stoker

Das Experiment (2001)
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the movie based on the infamous "Stanford Prison Experiment" conducted in 1971, in which 20 male participants were hired to play prisoners and guards for two weeks

Das Leben der Anderen (2007)
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the story of a member of the German secret police who spies on a couple and becomes entangled in their life; the film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film at the 2007 Academy Awards

Der Untergang (2004)
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the story of Adolf Hitler’s final days

Das Boot (1981)
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the submarine war epic about the life aboard a U-Boat during World War II; written and directed by Wolfgang Petersen


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