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||EVN1761 The Holocaust: A History $59.95
Jewish people have been the victims of discrimination for thousands of years, but during no period in history were they as victimized as they were during the Nazi Holocaust. Learn about the historical struggle of the Jewish people. Understand what motivated Hitler and discover how he rose to power. Witness the ramifications of Hitler's 'New Order' of Aryan Predominance and learn about what happened on Kristallnacht. See how Hitler put his plan to annihilate European Jews into motion, and learn about the raw horror that results from intolerance and from fear of diversity.
|EVN1855 Cologne - Portrait of a Cathedral $19.95|
Explore the holy shrine of the majestic Gothic Cathedral at Cologne and learn about the various features and characteristics which are unique to Gothic architecture.
|EVN1860 Einkauf in Deutschland $49.95|
DVD, 19 mins..
A trip to German stores, shops, and markets will give students lots of practice with simple sentence constructions and will provide vocabulary enrichment, while students enjoy a slice of German life.
|EVN1863 Freizeit DVD $29.95|
DVD, 12 mins..
Learn what Germans do with their 'Freizeit,' or free time, while you expand your German vocabulary.
|EVN1892 Bilder uns Schilder $19.95|
Your student's reading comprehension will be put to the test in this video about common signs in Germany.
|EVN1893 Oktoberfest in Munchen $19.95|
DVD, 23 mins..
Oktoberfest features parades, music, dancing, carnival rides, lots of food, and one of the largest aggregations of revelers in the world. Discover the cultural and linguistic benefits of this celebration.
|EVN1917 Berlin: Capitol of a United Germany $49.95|
With the dismantling of the Berlin Wall, the people of Berlin, and all of Germany, are united and hopeful about their future. Includes historic footage. 1) Students will learn about Berlin, before and after reunification. 2) The economic and social differences between East and West Berlin will be demonstrated. 3) The vast cultural wealth of Germany will be explored.
|EVN1919 The New Germany: A History $79.95|
1 DVD. 39 min. Librarians' Choice.
Germanic history is explored from the Roman Empire to the Unification process. This video is split up into two parts for convenient usage in the classroom.
|EVN2047 Tiere in Der Welt $29.95|
DVD, 19 mins..
The animals of the world parade through this program to help beginning German students improve their vocabulary and their general comprehension of the language. This is a charming and simple video that's suitable for all ages.
|EVN2048 Ein Besuch in Bayern $29.95|
DVD, 25 mins..
This introductory visit to Bavaria focuses on Munich and the charming village of Garmisch, high in the German Alps. You'll see fairy-tale castles and cows who walk themselves home. The simple German narration is easy to understand.
|EVN2049 Munich's Oktoberfest $29.95|
23 minutes, English.
What started as a wedding party more than 180 years ago is still going strong. Every year, millions of people visit the Oktoberfest grounds in Munich to enjoy a slice of Bavarian life.
|EVN2229 Zahlen und Farben auf Deutsch $19.95|
Here is the German language vocabulary builder that you have been wanting! This great introduction to German numbers and colors is geared to help your beginning students to understand the basics.
|EVN563 Das Alphabet auf Deutsch $19.95|
This introduction to the German language offers many examples in simple German, to give beginning students practice with new vocabulary words and simple sentence construction.
|EVN8439 Introducing Bavaria $19.95|
This introduction to Germany's largest region focuses on Munich and the charming village of Garmisch, which lies below the Zugspitze in the German Alps, where fairy-tale castles decorate the Bavarian landscape.
|EVN895D Discovering Germany $39.95|
50 min. English.
Explore the cultural legacy of a united Germany through its historical buildings and castles and learn about the circumstances that resulted in the fall of the Berlin Wall.
|EVN972V Introducing Switzerland $29.95|
Often called by travelers 'Europe in Miniature', multilingual Switzerland has a unique blend of diverse cultures and scenery. See the sights and learn the traditions of this Alpine country.
|EVN988V Introducing Germany $29.95|
ISBN: 9781589507135 ISBN10: 1589507134.
37 min. English.
Many famous sites in Germany are featured in this video. Learn about their renowned architectural & historical legacy.
| Popular Films
||AMZ002 The Lives of Others $14.99
Rated "R", 137 mins. German w/ English subtitles.
Writer/Director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. This Oscar-winning film is a first-rate thriller! Before the collapse of the Berlin Wall, East Germany's population was closely watched by the State Secret Police. Only a few citizens above suspicion, like renowned pro-Socialist playwright Georg Dreyman, were permitted to lead private lives. But when a corrupt government official falls for a respected playwright's (Georg) stunning actress-girlfriend, an ambitious Stasi policeman is ordered to bug the writer's apartment to gain incriminating evidence against him. What the officer discovers is about to dramatically change all of their lives...
|AMZ0033 As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me $24.95|
DVD, NR, 2003, 122 min., German with English subtitles.
Featuring Hans-Peter Hallwachs and Andr Hennicke. Based on a true story, a German soldier, Clemens Forell, escapes from a Siberian labor camp at the end of WWII. Facing the grand landscape of the Siberian tundra, he travels for three years by railroad, boat and mostly on foot for over 8,000 miles. Finally on Christmas in 1952, he is reunited with his family.
|AMZ005 Young Goethe in Love $29.95|
DVD, 102 mins., German with English subtitles.
Germany 1772 the young and tumultuous Johann Goethe aspires to be a poet; but after failing his law exams, he is sent by his father to a sleepy provincial court to mend his ways. Unsure of his talent and eager to prove himself, Goethe soon wins the praise and friendship of his superior Kestner. But then Lotte enters his life and nothing is the same as before. However, the young lovers are unaware that her father has already promised Lotte's hand to another man.
|AMZ030 Soul Kitchen $24.95|
Featuring Adam Bousdoukosand Mortiz Bleibtreu, 2010, 99 min., NR.
Soul Kitchen is a jubilant celebration of urban life and its discontents. A Greek-German (Zinos) owner of a greasy spoon and his striking blonde aristocratic girlfriend prepare to leave for Shanghai for business,but Zinos is reluctant to abandon his restaurant to go with her. He begins to take Soul Kitchen more seriously. A good-hearted movie.
|AMZ040 Vitus $30.99|
Bruno Ganz, Urs Jucker, 2007, Color, 123 min., Rated PG.
Vitus has a remarkable capacity for learning and his parents anticipate a brilliant future for him as a pianist. He seems strangely disinterested in refining his exceptional talents In fact, the only place where he seems to be comfortable is in his eccentric grandfather’s cluttered workshop. One fateful leap will set his entire future into motion, and offer a compelling preview of things to come.
|AMZ060 Dresden $19.99|
DVD, 2008, Color, 176 Minutes, NR.
Anna is a compassionate nurse working in a German hospital, and Robert is a British pilot who has become trapped behind enemy lines. As Anna schemes to conceal Robert's true identity and he does his best just to survive. The city of Dresden is suddenly consumed by the chaos of war.
|AMZ111 The White Ribbon $19.99|
2009, Black & White, DVD, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC, Not Rated.
Written and directed by Michael Haneke, with Susanne Lothar and Ulrich Tukur. Just before World War I, strange events in a small Protestant village in Northern Germany involve the children and teenagers of a choir run by the schoolteacher and their families. The abused children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery as these incidents gradually take on the character of a punishment ritual.
|AMZ112 Soundless $24.98|
DVD, 2004, Not Rated, German with English subtitles, 94 min..
Directed by Mennan Yapo with Joachim Król and Nadja Uhl. Viktor is the consumate hit-man, a stealth-like killing machine invisible to both his targets and law enforcement. But when bizarre circumstances lead him to meet a mysterious woman, he decides to risk everything for love. Now as the police close in on him, only the most daring plan will allow for their escape.
|AMZ2912 North Face / Nordwand $29.95|
DVD, 121 Minutes, NR, Director: Philipp Stolzl.
Based on a true story, this suspenseful adventure film is about a competition to climb the most dangerous rock face in the Alps, the unclimbed north face of the Swiss Eiger. Set in 1936, as Nazi propaganda urges the nations Alpinists to conquer it, two reluctant German climbers begin their daring ascent.
|AMZ2914 Kebab Connection $29.95|
Director: Anno Saul, Color, 96 Min., NR.
A zany ethnic-romantic comedy about two fast food stands (one Turkish, the other Greek), and a young wanna be Kung Fu filmmaker who makes the coolest commercial of all time. The film explores interesting observations about immigrant life in Germany, and generational, and cultural differences with brilliant humor.
|AMZ4640 Good Bye Lenin! $19.99|
DVD, Rated R, German with English subtitles, 121 mins..
In 1989, Alex's socialist mother, Christiane, remains comatose through the fall of the Berlin wall. Keeping their apartment firmly rooted in the past, Alex's scheme works for a while, but it's not long before his mother is feeling better and ready to get up and around again. Funny, moving, and highly recommended.
|AMZ8114 Sonja $19.99|
DVD, Not Rated, German with English subtitles, 75 mins..
16 year old Sonja appears confident and experienced when the conversation turns to sex in her circle of friends, but to her best friend Julia she confesses that she has never had any sexual relations, not even with her ex-boyfriend Anton. Instead, Sonja begins to discover feelings for Julia. Could it be possible she has fallen in love with her best friend? After a weekend at her father’s place n the coast, Sonja faces up to her sexuality and realizes the life she used to lead will no longer be possible.
|BT1844 Schultze Gets the Blues $32.95|
Written by: M Schorr.
Movie,107 min, color, 2003.
Schultze is a retired lignite miner living in an East German village and a passionate Polka musician on his accordion. One night he listens to a Zydeco tune in the radio, which changes his taste of music radically. Notwithstanding his complete ignorance of the English language he starts a trip into the heart of the Zydeco; to Louisiana.
|BT738X Run Lola Run $19.95|
DVD 1998, Color, German, English Subtitles, 81min. Rated R.
A winner of the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, this stylish and fast-paced film follows Lola, who needs to get $100,000 to her boyfriend in just 20 minutes. Each scenario builds in suspense to end in three outlandish outcomes.
|BT8326 The Edukators $29.95|
DVD, 2005, Color, 130 Minute, Rated R.
Friends Jan and Peter break into mansions, not to steal, only to rearrange furniture and valuables, and leave obscure messages. When one such break-in goes wrong, they are forced to kidnap a wealthy businessman.
|FA2056 Jacob the Liar $39.95|
ISBN: 9786305608165 ISBN10: 6305608164.
1974, Color, 96 minutes. NR.
A touching blend of humor and tragedy. Facing starvation and Nazi deportation, Jacobs good news, although false, keeps up the hope to live for the inhabitants of a Polish ghetto. The film won best leading actor and nomination for best foreign film. On DVD, it has biographical information, photos, multi- language subtitles. Also available on Video for $49.95
|FA2066 Black and White in Color $39.95|
ISBN: 9780780026483 ISBN10: 0780026489.
1976, Color, French, German, and English with optional English Subtitles, 92', NR.
Winner of the 1976 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Black and White in Color is a satire based on racism, colonialism, and war. Set in the Ivory Coast during WWI, a group of French colonialists learn (too late) that they are at war with Germany and set off to destroy a German outpost. This special edition includes a bonus feature, The Sky Above, The Mud Below; the 1961 Academy-Award winning documentary produced by Arthur Cohn.
|FA349 The Tin Drum $49.95|
1979, Color, 142 minutes. German with English subtitles. Rated R.
The 1979 Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Film. It is a masterpiece of dazzling exuberance and originality adapted from the novel by Günter Grass. The film is a stunning parable of modern society in violent transitions narrated by a unique hero for our times - Oskar, a boy who decides not to grow any older
|FA4375 Lost Honor of Katharina Blum $32.95|
ISBN: 9780780026209 ISBN10: 0780026209.
1975, Color, 106 minutes. NR.
The hidden terror of the yellow press is exposed in Volker Schlondorffs unforgettable adaptation of Heinrich Bölls Nobel-prize winning novel
|FA510 Wings of Desire $44.95|
Written by: Wim Wenders.
2 DVD's, 1987, Black/White, Color, 127 minutes, Rated PG-13.
Featuring Curt Bois and Solveig Dommartin. Wim Wenders re-examination of the divided city of Berlin. This classic film tells of an angel who, frustrated with his inability to affect peoples lives, decides to enter the mortal world and quickly falls in love with a beautiful trapeze artist. Incredible cinematography by Henri Alekan
|FA540 Europa Europa $29.95|
ISBN: 9780792854920 ISBN10: 0792854926.
1991. German & Polish with English subtitles. 100 minutes. Rated R.
The story of a courageous German-Jewish teenager who survived the World War II by concealing his identity and living as a Nazi. Based on a true story, with powerful directing by Agnieszka Holland
|FA5990 Nosferatu - The Vampire $19.95|
1979, 107 minutes. Rated PG-13.
Both reverent and funny this remake of the 1922 silent classic captures the look and atmosphere of the original, with German dialog.
|FA6364 Jenseits der Stille $19.95|
1996, Color, 107 minutes. Rated PG-13.
Nominated for the 1998 Foreign Academy Awards, this critically acclaimed story is about a young girl, with deaf parents, who receives a clarinet from her aunt and is immediately consumed by it. The tension that builds between her parents, who are unable to understand her passion, and Lara threatens to break their family apart. A touching and inspiring movie.
|FA6597 Die Brücke $49.95|
1959, Color, 102 minutes. Rated R.
Set in 1945, 7 German boys defend an insignificant bridge from American attack. A moving film based on the autobiography of M. Gegor. Nominated for an Oscar and recipient of a Golden Globe award. It depicts the futile valor and wasted youth in World War II.
|FA834 Das Boot $39.95|
Written by: Wolfgang Petersen.
1981, Color, 209 minutes. German with English subtitles. Short version. Rated R.
Wolfgang Petersens riveting submarine warfare drama.
|MZ9200 Im Juli $29.95|
Moritz Bleibtreu, Christiane Paul, DVD, 96 Minutes, NR.
Daniel, a buttoned-up teacher from Hamburg falls in love with a Turkish beauty and decides to follow her to Instanbul. With his travel companion Juli, he gets into wacky adventures on their way through Bavaria, Bulgaria, Rumania and Turkey. Passports are stolen, border guards must be bribed before Daniel can find his true love.
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