In Mexico, we are accustomed to Hollywood cinema, probably because of the geographical proximity between the United States of America and our country. However, although this is more commercial, there are other countries that produce good cinema and have contributed great films to the industry. One of these countries is Germany, German cinema has been acclaimed throughout history and has been a source of inspiration for great directors and actors.
The first German film was made in 1913, and as in many other countries, it was influenced by literature, it was called “The student of Prague”, which was an adaptation of the work of Edgar Allan Poe and which at that time was directed by Paul Wegener and Stellan Rye.
DIE WELLE (THE WAVE)
It is a drama film of the year 2008, directed by Dennis Gansel, which tells the story of Professor Wenger, who comes up with an experiment based on discipline and sense of community, to explain to his students the operation of a regime totalitarian. However, the experiment gets out of control, putting you in danger until your life.
DAS LEBEN DER ANDEREN (THE LIFE OF OTHERS)
It is a feature film of the year 2006, directed by Florian Henckel, is set in 1984, and tells the story of Captain Gerd Wiesler, spy of the Stasi, the secret police of the communist regime of the GDR. The film focuses on the espionage of a writer and his partner, a popular actress, this mission will lead the main character to have a different concept of life and the world. The lives of others won the Oscar for best foreign film, among many other national and international awards.
DER UNTERGANG (THE SINK)
The Sinking is a 2004 film directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel. It is set in April 1945, tells the last days of the Nazi regime and Adolph Hitler, most of the story takes place in the bunker of the Führer where he and others of his allies hide. This film is considered to be one of the few human portraits that exist of Hitler, so he was nominated for an Oscar for best foreign film.
GOOD BYE, LENIN
Good Bye, Lenin! It is a 2003 film directed by Wolfgang Becker. It is a mixture of drama and comedy, which tells the story of Christiane, a woman of communist ideology and a member of the Unified Socialist Party of Germany, days before the Fall of the Berlin Wall goes into a coma, 8 months after waking up, so his son Alex, will do everything possible to make him believe that they are still living in communist Germany.
LOLA RENNT (RUN, LOLA, RUN)
1998 German film directed by Tom Tykwer, tells the story of Lola and her boyfriend Manni, who loses a fortune from the mafia he works for, so his girlfriend will have to get the money in 20 min. If you don’t want Manni to suffer the consequences. The interesting thing about the movie is that the 20 min period. It is repeated three times with different details that make the ending different (butterfly effect).
KEINOHRHASEN (A RABBIT WITHOUT EARS)
It is a 2007 film directed by Til Schweiger, it is a romantic comedy that tells the story of a very shy and serious preschool teacher, but her world will fall apart, after her former school mate, who made her life impossible, you will have to do community service with her. She will try to take revenge, as long as love does not intervene.