Nobody can quite explain the success of the film Goodbye, Lenin, which was first shown last month at the Berlin International Film Festival and has since risen to cult status among Germany's movie-going populations. Least of all, director Wolfgang Becker. "Cult?" he said in … [Read more...] about ‘Goodbye, Lenin,’ Hello Humor!
Addressing the congregation at St. Marien Church in Bad Godesberg on Saturday, dean Wolfgang Picken described Niklas P. as a "polite and humorous young man." "How is it possible," Picken asked, "that people from our society are capable of such a thing?" Seventeen-year-old … [Read more...] about ‘Polite and humorous’ German teen Niklas P. remembered at Bad Godesberg funeral
German writer and director Armin Völckers' debut film "Leroy" is a romantic comedy about a mixed-race boy with an Afro hairstyle falling in love with a blonde-haired girl whose brothers are neo-Nazis. Not only does the film push the boundaries by dealing with serious … [Read more...] about German Film Tackles Racism Through Humor
In his autobiographical graphic novel, "Vier Augen" ("Four Eyes"), Sascha Hommer depicts some memorable events from his youth in Germany's Black Forest region. This includes smoking with friends, dating a girl with an eating disorder and discovering LSD. He manages to capture … [Read more...] about German comics bring back humor
Tom Cruise's "Mission Impossible" has already been in cinemas for a fortnight, while action fans eagerly await James Bond in the fall. Now they can ease their anticipation with a film that took its cue from the big spy role models - but leaves them in the dust when it comes to … [Read more...] about ‘Codename U.N.C.L.E.’ brings back classy spies with humor