This historical satire, based on Heinrich Mann’s world-famous novel, Der Untertan, is ranked by film critics among the 100 Most Significant German Films of all time.
In this documentary, Hildegard Bachert generously shares memories of her personal life and reflects on the work of 20th-century German artist Käthe Kollwitz.
Käthe Kollwitz (Jutta Wachowiak) is 47 years old and already a well-established artist in Germany and abroad when Peter, her youngest son, volunteers to join the German army in WWI and gets killed two weeks later. This painful tragedy changes Kollwitz’s life and art forever.
This playlist includes three short documentaries that are relevant for understanding director Slatan Dudow’s Weimar-era film classic Kuhle Wampe, or Who Owns the World? (1932).
How the Berliner Worker Lives
A working-class family in Berlin in 1931 where survival is difficult, with massive unemployment in the wake of the Great Depression.