Contemporary German Cinema has been getting a little shine here lately with reviews of DOWNFALL, GOODBYE LENIN!, and DER BAADER-MEINHOFF COMPLEX. All three of which are exceptional examples of how contemporary German cinema has been just knocking it out of the park over the last few years. As someone with a keen interest in German cinema, I thought I'd draw up a quick short-list of recommended films for anyone interested in following-up on the reviews posted here. Anyone who hasn't seen the above mentioned films should do so as well.
Fans of Tom Tykwer's RUN LOLA RUN would be well-advised to check out his other German language films:
THE PRINCESS & THE WARRIOR, 2000:
Another great director whose films have really impressed me is Fatih Akin:
THE EDGE OF HEAVEN, 2007:
Other great films include:
DER TUNNEL, 2001:
DER EDUKATORS, 2004:
DAS EXPERIMENT, 2001:
All of these films are worth your time and effort -- they are smart, sharp, and bracingly effective. At some point I hope to review them all.