The Matterhorn is one of the most famous mountain peaks and it lies in southern Switzerland. Here a Swiss filmmaker has filmed it in timelapse and created a serene, peaceful short film that is sure to take your breath away:
Netflix Streaming offers an ever-widening variety of German films and they stream with English subtitles, which is one of my most-recommended ways to learn German, second only to watching a German movie with German subtitles. One movie popped up in "Random Picks": the rom-com What A Man.
Teacher Alex has a girlfriend named Cora, who walks out on him, and he takes a hilarious adventure to find himself, accompanied by friends Nele and Okke. It's a story you've seen before, however not like this! Plus, the film is set in Frankfurt, known for its sky-scrapers and scenic walkways long the Rhein River and that is exactly the feast for the eyes that you get in the first 20 minutes of the movie.
What a Man is rated R. There is a lot of slang and 'Umgangssprache,' so be prepared to hear some vulgar German.
An oldie and a goodie. By now, most German students have seen this movie, as it was released in 1999, and if you've been to Berlin, you have a pretty good idea of what the look of this movie is. It's spectacular.
Get it on DVD from Amazon. Stream it on Netflix.
Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others) is a breathtaking film by the Director Florian Henckel von Donnersmark about the life of one Stasi whose job it was to observe the life of an actress and her partner in the DDR. The set is perfectly made for the time it was set in, the acting is amazing, the story-telling goes to the bone. Rated R.
Stream it on Netflix or Amazon's Instant Video. Watch it on iTunes. Available on DVD.