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O Tannenbaum - Weihnachtslieder zum Mitsingen | Sing Kinderlieder

O Tannenbaum - eines der populärsten deutschen Weihnachtslieder, neu arrangiert und liebevoll animiert. Die Tiere holen ihren Freund, den Tannenbaum, zurüc
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"Willkommen bei den Hartmanns": Der Witz ist der Flüchtling

"Willkommen bei den Hartmanns": Der Witz ist der Flüchtling | Kulturstammtisch | Scoop.it
Regisseur Simon Verhoeven hat eine Filmkomödie über das brisanteste Thema der deutschen Gegenwart gedreht: "Willkommen bei den Hartmanns".
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Nach US-Wahl: Merkel erinnert Trump an demokratische Werte

In einem kurzen Statement hat die Bundeskanzlerin dem US-Wahlsieger Donald Trump gratuliert - und dabei an die demokratischen Werte erinnert. Hier gibt e
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Meetings to date

Date     Discussion topic         Category   Suggested by   K-Tisch rating 

2016 
1-Feb     Kirschblüten - Hanami  Film           Finola                  4 stars 
4-Apr     Das Boot                          Film          David                    5 stars 
6-Jun    Krautrock                          Docu.       Kieran                  4 stars
8-Aug    Angst essen Seele auf   Film          Maire +Mike       5 stars
3-Oct     Effie Briest                        Film          Ann Marie          2 stars
5-Dec    Weihnachtsfete/TBD


2015
2-Feb        Kabal und Liebe            Film                Greg               no survey 
13-Apr      Mein Fuehrer                 Film                Ann Marie      3 stars 
2-Jun        Herr Lehmann               Film                Elaine             3 stars 
7-Sep        ARD "Flüchtlinge"          Docu.              Fiona             4 stars
2-Nov        Die hellen Tage             Book               Gabi               3 stars 
3-Dec        Weihnachtsfete/Brew Dock 

2014 
5-May       Halbe Treppe                  Film               Fiona             4 stars 
1-Sep        Atomised                         Film              Kieran            4 stars 
 3-Nov      Der Baader-Meinhof K.   Film               David            3.5 stars 
1-Dec       Bornholmerstrasse         Film              Edith             no survey 
17-Dec     Weihnachtsfete/L Mulligans








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Effi Briest to go (Fontane in 11 Minuten)

"Baron, im besten Alter, Karrieremensch, sucht unkompliziertes Teeny zum Heiraten" - auf diese Anzeige wäre Effi besser nicht reingefallen! Die ganz
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Rereading: Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane

Rereading: Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane | Kulturstammtisch | Scoop.it
In real life Effi Briest would have suffered less, argues Giles MacDonogh, as he rereads Theodor Fontane's masterpiece
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“Angst essen Seele auf” reviews

***** (Ann Marie) Loved it! Looks so simple on the surface but so much to it. Interesting the way "official" Germany (cops & landlord) more accepting of their relationship than friends & relatives. 

***** (Finola) A very touching film and, with its age-old central themes of loneliness and fear of the other, still very relevant 42 years later. It is beautifully shot and has a strong photographic quality, with scenes studiously framed by doorways and window frames and a strong focus on colour. The two main actors do a wonderful job of making their story very credible, despite the unlikely nature of their relationship. Initially I found the ending disappointing, but maybe Fassbinder was trying to show us that real life doesn't come in neat, tidy packages with a beginning, a middle and an end. We are left thinking that, for now, things have possibly improved between Ali and Emmi, but that this was not the last crisis they will have to face. And so the ending couldn't be more true to life and is therefore in keeping with the rest of the film.

***** (Fiona) I’ve now watched the film 3 times - the first time about 10 years ago. It improves with every viewing. 

Overall K-Tisch rating: ***** (5 stars) 

(Rating system: 5 stars – loved it; 4 stars – liked it; 3 stars – it was OK; 2 stars – disliked it; 1 star – hated it)
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Jim's Reviews - The Films of Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Jim's Reviews - The Films of Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Kulturstammtisch | Scoop.it
Interesting overview of Fassbinder's career and films
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Angst Essen Seele Auf / Ali: Fear Eats The Soul - Fassbinder - 1974  

Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Angst Essen Seele Auf (Ali: Fear Eats The Soul) with English subtitles
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Video "Anschlag in Würzburg - Sind wir dem neuen Terror schutzlos ausgeliefert?" - Maischberger

Video "Anschlag in Würzburg - Sind wir dem neuen Terror schutzlos ausgeliefert?" - Maischberger | Kulturstammtisch | Scoop.it
Maischberger | Video Anschlag in Würzburg - Sind wir dem neuen Terror schutzlos ausgeliefert?: Anschlag in Würzburg - Sind wir dem neuen Terror schutzlos ausgeliefert?
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Krautrock The Rebirth of Germany == full length documentary

Forwarded by Kieran: 'BBC documentary on the development of German rock music from the 1960s on. It doesn't just deal with the music itself, but puts it in context with the social and political events and upheavals of the time...'
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Vorfall in der Münchner S-Bahn – S-Bahn-Kontrolleur gegen Chinesin: "Wir gehen jetzt zur Po-li-zei"

Vorfall in der Münchner S-Bahn – S-Bahn-Kontrolleur gegen Chinesin: "Wir gehen jetzt zur Po-li-zei" | Kulturstammtisch | Scoop.it
Weil sie ihre Fahrkarte nicht abgestempelt hatte, zwang ein Münchner S-Bahnkontrolleur ein chinesisches Au Pair zur Polizei.
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A Facebook rant forwarded by Finola, who's heading to Germany shortly on holidays. Bitte Fahrkarten entwerten!
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Warum schneidet Deutschland beim ESC immer so mies ab?

Warum schneidet Deutschland beim ESC immer so mies ab? | Kulturstammtisch | Scoop.it
Nach der Niederlage beim Eurovision Song Contest rätseln die Experten, warum Deutschland so schlecht abgeschnitten hat. Lag es an Jamie-Lees Manga-Outfit? Fehlt uns gar der Mut zur Muttersprache?
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Next meeting of K-Tisch

February 2016, IFI 

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Refugee comedy is German box office sensation

Refugee comedy is German box office sensation | Kulturstammtisch | Scoop.it

From Finola:  Simon Verhoeven’s Welcome to the Hartmanns becomes the year’s No 1 local-language film in Germany, earning more than $20m at the domestic box office

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"Effie Briest" reviews

** (Ann Marie) Sorry for inflicting this on you guys!!! Boring, slow moving, difficult to understand. It is no doubt a German classic and I am outing myself as a philistine here but I think I will stick to modern German cinema in future!!

 ** (Fiona) Hard-going. This philistine preferred the YouTube clip ‘Effie Briest to go’ Fontane in 11 Minuten)

Overall K-Tisch rating: ** (2 stars) 

(Rating system: 5 stars – loved it; 4 stars – liked it; 3 stars – it was OK; 2 stars – disliked it; 1 star – hated it)
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Alone In Berlin Official Trailer #1 (2016) Daniel Brühl, Emma Thompson

Official Trailer Alone In Berlin Berlin, 1940. Working class couple Otto and Anna Quangel receive the news that their only son has lost his life in th
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Toni Erdmann: Wer lacht, der lebt noch

Toni Erdmann: Wer lacht, der lebt noch | Kulturstammtisch | Scoop.it
Unfassbar komisch, tieftragisch und in Cannes zu Recht vom Publikum gefeiert: Maren Ades großer Film "Toni Erdmann".
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TONI ERDMANN Trailer German Deutsch (2016)

Offizieller "Toni Erdmann" Trailer Deutsch German 2016 | Abonnieren ➤ http://abo.yt/kc | (OT: Toni Erdmann) Movie #Trailer | Kinostart: 14 Jul 2016
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Effi Briest (Fontane Effi Briest, 1974) por Rainer Werner Fassbinder.V.o.s.e.

1974 film directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, adapted from German author Theodor Fontane's 1894 novel of the same name
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The bitter tears of Fassbinder's women

The bitter tears of Fassbinder's women | Kulturstammtisch | Scoop.it
Rainer Werner Fassbinder is receiving belated recognition. Sixteen years after his death the bitter genius of German cinema is being celebrated in a mammoth two-month festival at the National Film Theatre. The NFT programme duly pays tribute to the Fassbinder Foundation and its director, his wife and editor Juliane Lorenz, without whom it would have been impossible to show his 44 films.
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Prognose: Brexit-Folgen für Deutschland schon in 2016

Prognose: Brexit-Folgen für Deutschland schon in 2016 | Kulturstammtisch | Scoop.it
Wenn Großbritannien aus der EU austritt, hat das auch Folgen für den deutschen Arbeitsmarkt. Das Prognos-Institut hat nun erste Zahlen herausgegeben. Besondere Brexit-Probleme könnten Firmen wie Air Berlin und der Drogeriekette Müller ins Haus stehen.
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"Krautrock" reviews

**** (Ann Marie) Very interesting to see the roots of Krautrock (postwar Germany, proponents of Nazism still in positions of power). Good to see artists who haven't sold out still doing what they like. Inspires me to dig out some Kraftwerk on Spotify!

**** (Finola) I found this to be an unexpectedly interesting documentary on the emergence of Krautrock in the aftermath of World War 2. I had not heard the term Krautrock before and was not aware that the band Kraftwerk was just one of many bands involved in this experimental music scene. I also had no idea how influential Kraufrock was in shaping future styles of music including that of David Bowie. One of the reasons why I'm not giving this documentary 5 stars is that the music does absolutely nothing for me! In fact, I can understand where David Niven was coming from when he was quoted as saying after a Krautrock concert that he didn't know it was music! That said, I admire these musicians for their desire to be creative and different, and there is something very likeable and humble about them compared to the fame-hungry divas from today's pop music scene. 

**** (Fiona) An informative, succinct and entertaining documentary - I laughed out loud several times. It also introduced me to some music I would never have come across otherwise. I hope my neighbours are now also appreciating the meditative effects of Neu’s ‘Hallo Gallo’. 

***** (Kieran) An admittedly biased review on my part, but hopefully the film was of interest to others. I like the fact that a lot of the musicians who started experimenting in the 1960s are still doing their own thing today. The film also highlights the influence Germany (particularly Berlin) had on artists like Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Brian Eno, (and subsequently U2). 

**** (Mike and Maire) After watching this docu I decided to get all my old Schulze, TD and Kraftwerk vinyls out of the attic and buy me a record player again! Overall great production with a lot of interesting interviews, bands and places, i.e. the Zodiac club or the KlingKlang studio in Duesseldorf. What I didn't like were the 3rd Reich flashbacks, which I felt were in time quite out of context. Cynical me would say that your can't sell a BBC docu about German affairs to a British audience without at least 3 references to WW2 or AH! Also considering that most Krautrock musicians were born towards the end of after WW2. The docu could have been longer, for example it didn't include aspects like Krautrock's influence on die neue deutsche Welle or 1980s UK pop music, i.e. New Romanticism. But, leaving this criticism aside, a super docu, which I will watch again. Makes me wondering why die "oeffentlich rechtlichen" in Germany are not able to produce such a programme... 

Overall K-Tisch rating: **** (4 stars) (Rating system: 5 stars – loved it; 4 stars – liked it; 3 stars – it was OK; 2 stars – disliked it; 1 star – hated it) 
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Unermüdlicher Freigeist - zum Tod des Historikers Fritz Stern | Kultur | DW.COM | 18.05.2016

Unermüdlicher Freigeist - zum Tod des Historikers Fritz Stern | Kultur | DW.COM | 18.05.2016 | Kulturstammtisch | Scoop.it
Er gehörte zu den berühmtesten seiner Zunft: als Professor für Europäische Geschichte hoch geachtet, als politischer Berater geschätzt. Mit Vorliebe beschäftigte sich Fritz Stern mit Persönlichkeiten der Weltgeschichte.
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Dublin - Events - Goethe-Institut, 12th May

Dublin - Events - Goethe-Institut, 12th May | Kulturstammtisch | Scoop.it
Forwarded by Ann Marie: Werner Krüger’s film portrait of German Sculptor and Performance Artist Joseph Beuys
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