The Defeated: post war drama set in Berlin
The Defeated takes place in 1946 in Berlin. Much of Berlin was a pile of rubble. The Americans, British, French, and Russians squabbled for power in the divided city. The series narrows in on a few characters as they struggle to survive and rebuild their lives.
Tár, total brilliance from Cate Blanchett
Tár is 2 hours and 38 minutes of watching Cate Blanchett be brilliant as the first ever woman director of the Berlin Orchestra, Lydia Tár. Lydia was also a woman who used her power to seduce the young women who caught her interest.
Criminal – 4 related series set in UK, Germany, Spain, and France
Netflix series Criminal consists of 4 separate 3 episode sets of stories. They are Criminal: UK, Criminal: Germany, Criminal: Spain, and Criminal: France. Each of the episodes uses the same sets, but the cops and the languages change. Every episode is about an interrogation. The cast and the crimes change for each country, but the […]
Phoenix is a German film that earned over the top rave reviews from festival goers. Set in Berlin in 1944, the film stars Nina Hoss as a woman returning from a concentration camp. It’s beautifully photographed and has a very satisfying ending. Nina Hoss is wonderful in the part. I also give it high marks; […]