German Films

 

Dufte

Scent

Dufte means ‘scent’; the film is set in post-war Germany, before the Berlin Wall, when semi luxury goods like coffee, cigarettes, and perfume could be smuggled out of West Berlin under the noses of the Customs Police.  A train compartment of passengers each has their own relation to contraband.  But who is the real smuggler?

Topics:

history, food, transport,

 

Dufte opening 7 minutes

Scent

Dufte means ‘scent’; the film is set in post-war Germany, before the Berlin Wall, when semi luxury goods like coffee, cigarettes, and perfume could be smuggled out of West Berlin under the noses of the Customs Police.  A train compartment of passengers each has their own relation to contraband.  But who is the real smuggler?

Topics:

history, food, transport,

 

SCHWARTZFAHRER

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Schwartzfarher

Schwartzfahrer is set on a tram ride in late 1990s Berlin, bringing together a cross-section of Berliners – including the literal ‘black rider’ of the title.  However, ‘schwartzfahrer’ also means ‘fare dodger’, and someone hasn’t paid their fare..  NB, the film features an unpleasant racist monologue, even though the character does receive their comeuppance..

Topics:

racism, German history, transport, generations,

 

Schwarzfahrer

German subtitles

Schwartzfarher

Schwartzfahrer is set on a tram ride in late 1990s Berlin, bringing together a cross-section of Berliners – including the literal ‘black rider’ of the title.  However, ‘schwartzfahrer’ also means ‘fare dodger’, and someone hasn’t paid their fare..  NB, the film features an unpleasant racist monologue, even though the character does receive their comeuppance..

Topics:

racism, German history, transport, generations,

 

Schwarzfahrer middle clip

Schwartzfarher

Schwartzfahrer is set on a tram ride in late 1990s Berlin, bringing together a cross-section of Berliners – including the literal ‘black rider’ of the title.  However, ‘schwartzfahrer’ also means ‘fare dodger’, and someone hasn’t paid their fare..  NB, the film features an unpleasant racist monologue, even though the character does receive their comeuppance..

Topics:

racism, German history, transport, generations,

 

Bienenstich ist aus

Bienenstich ist aus

Bienenstich ist aus: Paul is a young boy whose fear of speaking isolates him from his peers and neighbours.  He is only comfortable with his Umma (Grandma), eating the bienenstich (bee-sting cake) of the title, and listening to her sing..

Topics:

generations, food, childhood, song,

 

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