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Best movies to watch for German learners!
Friday November 29, 2019

Trying to understand your friend from Munich but failing at it miserably? Well understanding different dialects can be tough and movies can be a solution to this problem. But just watching them from an entertainment perspective won’t help you much.


What you need to do is pay attention to every detail and grasp the vocabulary as much as you can. Write down every time you come across a new word and look it up in the dictionary. Pay minute details to the
intonation as well as the tone plays a great role too. So now let’s see which are the best movies
for you to get started on improving your German.

Run Lola run:

If you want to get a taste of the Berlinerisch dialect, this film might hit you off
very well. This is a classic German movie which follows Lola who has to accumulate 100,000
German marks in twenty minutes in order to save her lover’s life.

The Lives of others:

A drama and political thriller which narrates the story of Stasi Captain Gerd
Wiesler who is deployed to spy on the playwright Georg Dreyman. The film traces the journey
as Wiesler becomes emotionally involved in the lives of those he is meant to spy on and cynical
with the tactics of the East German government.

Downfall:

The last days of Hitler’s life. What was he actually thinking and doing during the last
10 days of his life? This film tells this precise story. If you’re looking for a historical drama, then
here you go! This controversial but fascinating portrayal of Hitler will have you white-knuckling
your sheets.

The white ribbon:

From one of Europe’s most revered directors, Michael Haneke, comes this
melancholic portrayal of religion, authority, and violence in small northern German town in the
early 1910s. Due to the film’s dark portrayal it is advisable not watch on a rainy day!

Goodbye Lenin:

If you’re in the mood for some humor and good laugh then this film might be a
better choice for you! Alex’s mother, a staunch supporter of the Socialist Unity Part of East
Germany, suffers a heart attack and falls into a coma in October 1989 and what follows that is
hilarious.

Revanche:

Here comes another film for the Austria aficionados! “Revanche” is great if you want
to get a good feel for what kind of German awaits you in the land of schnitzel and strudel!

Nowhere in Africa:

This heart-wrenching film offers the unique depiction of German culture
outside of Europe. It follows a Jewish family as they escape Nazi Germany in 1938 and migrate
to Kenya to run a farm. The film presents the experience of immigrating to somewhere new,
especially somewhere as different as East Africa.


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