The Bridge (Die Brücke) was a 1949 film made by DEFA about displaced persons at the end of WWII. It has little in common with Bernhard Wicki’s…… Read more “The Bridge”
Excessive seriousness has never been a problem for Hollywood. Designed for the sole purpose of making money, Hollywood films only give us something to think about when…… Read more “My Wife Wants To Sing”
The Kaiser’s Lackey is based on a book by Heinrich Mann. The actual title, Der Untertan, doesn’t translate well into English. As a consequence, it has been…… Read more “The Kaiser’s Lackey”
As its title suggests, a recurring image throughout Rotation is the wheel. The wheel in this case appears in various forms, from the cylinders of the printing…… Read more “Rotation”
It would be wrong to assume that every film that came out of the east had a didactic purpose or a communist message, just as it would…… Read more “The Story of Little Mook”
The Murderers Are Among Us (Die Mörder sind unter uns), still stands as one of the greatest films to come out of East Germany.