German Films

Practice practice practice! Discover great German language directors, actors and actresses!

Learn German with these German language films from director and writer Hans-Christian Schmid (23, Requiem, and Das Verschwinden).

Learn German with Films of Hans-Christian Schmid

Hans-Christian Schmid is not only an award-winning director but also a screenwriter and a film producer. His films range from coming-of-age tales to dramas focusing on finding justice for war crimes. If nothing else, they’re fascinating observations, sometimes dealing with real individuals and situations. So this month, let’s learn German with the films of Hans-Christian

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Learn German with films of director, writer, and actor Detlev Buck!

Learn German with Films of Detlev Buck

For more than the last three decades, Detlev Buck has been acting, starring, and directing films that have won over moviegoers. Since almost the beginning of his career, Buck has not limited himself to a single form of expressing his creativity. He’s directed big name German movie stars like Til Schweiger, Moritz Bleibtreu, Matthias Schweighöfer,

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Learn German with the films starring Liv Lisa Fries.

Learn German with Films of Liv Lisa Fries

In 2017, Babylon Berlin starring actress Liv Lisa Fries hit televisions around the world. The 1920s crime series is the most expensive non-English language television drama. While the television series was an introduction for some of Germany’s most exciting young actors to audiences that, ordinarily, may not watch a non-English show. But for German language

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Learn German with director and writer Michael Haneke.

Learn German with Films of Director Michael Haneke

For decades, Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke has been shocking film audiences with his controversial and award-winning films. Often dark and psychological, Haneke’s films are thrilling and dramatic. While Haneke’s films are frequently in English and French, many of Haneke’s other films are in the German language. This month, let’s learn German using the films of

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Learn German with the films of director Dominik Graf.

Learn German with Films of Dominik Graf

Since the mid-1970s, Munich-born director Dominik Graf has been working in film and television. And for his body of work, Graf has been nominated for countless awards both in Germany and internationally. From wildly popular German television shows like Tatort to Beloved Sisters, the German entry for best foreign language film at the Academy Awards,

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Learn German with the films of actress Katharina Schüttler.

Learn German with Films of Katharina Schüttler

Actress Katharina Schüttler may look familiar to viewers of Channel 4’s The Promise. The British television series from 2011 featured the German actress alongside Claire Foy, before she went on to portray Queen Elizabeth II. But, lucky for us German language learners, Schüttler has a lengthy German language filmography. So, this month let’s queue up

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Learn German with the films of actor Alexander Fehling.

Learn German with Film: Alexander Fehling

If actor Alexander Fehling’s face looks familiar, it isn’t all too surprising. The young German actor has appeared in several notable English language productions. He portrayed Master Sgt. Wilhelm in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds and Jonas Hollander in season five on the television show Homeland. But Fehling also has an award-winning career with his German

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