Das Boot is on Netflix at the minute
Lots of Trabis in Deutschland 83.
All 9 episodes aired in the US first on Sundance, but filmed in Germany all in German with English subtitles.
It finally aired in Germany last year, but only 2 episodes made air time due to low ratings.
My German work counterparts watched the whole series on Netflix.
Roger is spot on, plenty of Trabis
Just watched the The Debt decent enough film I thought
Thanks mate for the post on The Debt.
Checked it out on imdb and now will watch it.
The Debt - Good movie with lots of IFA vehicles in the 1965 East Berlin scenes.
To resurrect an old thread i have just joined the above DVD rental and they have a german section. Anyone recommend films that HAVE'NT been mentioned already
Out of whats on offer..The white ribbon is very good but very dark...I mean..VERY dark. It is set in Northern Germany and as you have asked for recommendations not solely East German, how about Tin Drum by Gunter Grass, another shot in the north so I was told ( Lubeck).
From the German war genre ..Come and see & Europa Europa......The Sophie Scholl story of the White Rose movement (it's available on your rental) is a must
I can guarantee...not a single Trabant in sight in any of them.
I am surprised nobody has mentioned Everything is illuminated. It's an US film, set in Ukraine and starring Elijah Wood (and Sammy Davis Jnr Jnr the drivers seeing eye bitch!)
Great scene when a little kid lets the tyres down on the trabi they are travelling in. The soundtrack is brilliant.
Never Look Away by bloke who did Lives of Others anyone watched it?
Yes, very much so! A superb film! I'd also recommend "The Debt" if you want to see some more east German car porn. By the way, the Wartburg I used to own is featured therein!
I have 'never look away 'on my rental list but at 3 hours 10 minutes might have to split watching it over a couple of nights
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