MSSU Germany Semester

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German Film Festival: Run Lola Run (Lola rennt)

 German Film Festival: Run Lola Run (Lola rennt)9:00 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008
Courtyard at Student Residence Halls
Admission: free

1998

Directed by Tom Tykwer. A tension-packed suspense film that follows what happens when the title character hears that her boyfriend’s life is threatened if he cannot deliver mislaid drug money. “… (A) fabulously kinetic German movie…it pulsates with its own originality” (Desson Howe, Washington Post).

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German Film Festival: Good Bye, Lenin!

 German Film Festival: Good Bye, Lenin!2:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008
Webster Hall Auditorium
Admission: free

2003

Directed by Wolfgang Becker. Before the fall of the Berlin wall, a young dissident’s pro-Communist mother slips into a coma and awakens to a world that has changed beyond recognition. Knowing the shock might kill her, he tries to keep the change a secret. A lively and poignant satire.

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German Film Festival: The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen)

 German Film Festival: The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen)7:00 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008
Webster Hall Auditorium
Admission: free

2006

Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. In 1984 East Germany, the Stasi secret police try to create files of every citizen, especially opponents of the ruling party. A Stasi operative, conducting surveillance of a writer and his lover, becomes absorbed by their lives. Winner of the Best Foreign Film Academy Award.

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German Film Festival: Metropolis

 German Film Festival: Metropolis7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008
Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall
Admission: free

1927

Directed by Fritz Lang. This is a new restoration of one of the most famous of all silent films and all science fiction films. Set in a futuristic city whose populace is segregated between the idle ruling class and the dehumanized workers, it is still unsurpassed in special effects and pictorial composition.

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German Film Festival: The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel)

 German Film Festival: The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel)7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008
Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall
Admission: free

1981

Directed by Volker Schlöndorff. This is an epic drama about the rise and fall of Nazi Germany as seen through the eyes of a young boy who ceases growing in order to ignore the horrors around him, venting his rage through a toy drum. Winner of the Best Foreign Film Academy Award.

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German Film Festival: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari)

 German Film Festival: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari)8:00 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008
Courtyard at Student Residence Halls
Admission: free

1919

Directed by Robert Wiene. Called the ancestor of horror films, this famous work of German Expressionist cinema is the tale of a hypnotist who uses a somnambulist to murder people. The performances and extraordinary set design make it as powerful today as it was in 1919.

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German Film Festival: Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Angst essen Seele auf)

 German Film Festival: Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Angst essen Seele auf)7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008
Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall
Admission: free

1974

Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. This moving romance between an aging floor washer and an inarticulate Arab mechanic is a perverse comedy and biting drama of racial prejudice. Awarded the International Critics Prize at Cannes and described by critic Archer Winston as “the surprise of the century.”

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German Film Festival: East of War (Jenseits des Krieges)

 German Film Festival: East of War (Jenseits des Krieges)7:00 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2008
Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall
Admission: free

1996

Directed by Ruth Beckermann. During an exhibition about World War II atrocities, former soldiers talk about their experiences with an immediacy and power to move rarely found in historical documents or portrayals. Winner of the Cinema du Reel Special Jury and Library Prize.

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German Film Festival: Beyond Silence (Jenseits der Stille)

 German Film Festival: Beyond Silence (Jenseits der Stille)7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008
Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall
Admission: free

1996

Directed by Carolyn Link. A young girl has to choose between communicating for her deaf-mute parents and a chance to become a musician. Winner for Best Picture honors at the 1997 Tokyo International Film Festival and for Best Foreign Language Film at the 1998 Academy Awards.

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German Film Festival: Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas)

7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008
Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall
Admission: free

2005

Directed by Christian Carion. Based on a true story, this rich World War I film is about a miraculous Christmas Eve truce where German, French and Scottish troops venture into No Man’s Land to bury their dead and play football. Nominations include the Academy Award, Golden Globe, and NAFTA.

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