Top Five: German Films

4 08 2009

A fairly simple one today, here are my top five favourite German films.

1. Good Bye Lenin!

I have been known to be prone to Ostalgie, probably due to the fact that my early life was defined by the East/West struggle in many small ways. Anyway, this is a great feel-good film that shows the struggle of one young man to come to terms with the changing world around him and his desire to hold onto his old life in just a small way to protect his mother. The way that the iconography is replaced with the gaudy commercialism with such rapidity is startling, and is essentially what this film is about.

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