Run Lola Run (1998)
I hope you enjoy watching Lola run, because she does a good bit of that in this movie. Fantastic electronica techno dance music--worth buying the soundtrack. German with subtitles.
One of the best foreign films ever!
A very stylish foreign film. I still can't get that damn hunter song out of my head!
The Berlin wall has just come down and a young man living in East Germany can't tell his mother who suffers from a delicate medical condition. While the world is drastically changing around them he must conceal it as best he can.
Downfall (Der Untergang in its native German) is certainly one of the more gripping films I've seen in awhile. It begins with the selection of Traudl Junge as Hitler's personal secretary. The rest of the film is mainly seen throug... Downfall (Der Untergang in its native German) is certainly one of the more gripping films I've seen in awhile. It begins with the selection of Traudl Junge as Hitler's personal secretary. The rest of the film is mainly seen through her perspective, as Hitler, along with most of his circle of Nazi Elite, hole up in his bunker in Berlin with the Allies and Russians closing in. This film is groundbreaking in a number of ways. Bruno Ganz portrays Hitler with a frighteningly similarity. The film also shows Hitler in a light no other films have ever shown - eating a meal, talking to friends - as a human. The viewer gets the sick feeling of watching the banality of an evil man. The film is very historically backed up, and very little is fictitious. I doubt if every word spoken is historically true, but every major event is there, in chilling detail. Alexandra Maria Lara, (who plays Trudel), along with the rest of the major cast, show the frightening devotion they had at the time had for their Führer. The film was made in Germany with German actors, breaking a long taboo on creating any Nazi image. Amazingly acted, historically accurate and chillingly real - this film is a must see.