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Silke B 2 years ago

My dear Flixster-Friends,

since the new Flixster has arrived and I do not agree with it and fear that the community will disappear soon, this will be my last review.

I will miss you all awfully, so please just write me a message, if you want to stay in touch.

My last review and my legacy, will be the recommendation of my favourite movie...



Germany 1934, Director: Reinhold Schünzel, Book: Ludwig von Wohl, Camera: Friedl Behn-Grund, Music: Franz Doelle.
With: Renate Müller, Anton Walbrook, Georg Alexander, Adele Sandrock.

Gerte Winter (Renate Müller) is a drivingschool-teacher. She built her own car and is pretty and independent. Douglas Mavis (Georg Alexander), a rich heir from England, proposes to her and they get secretly married in Berlin. When Douglas goes back to England, to tell his despotic Grandmother (Adele Sandrock) about his wife, he simply fails. His Grandma makes the decisions and she has other plans for him.

Gerte comes to England and learns what a wimp her husband is. His Grandma is sure the German wife must be a cheap blackmailer. And when nightclub-singer Bella Amery (Hilde Hildebrand) shows up (also to marry Douglas), the Grandmother is sure that she must be the cheap German girl. In the meantime Gerte sneaks into the lordly family and becomes friends with the old lady. She finds a good friend and accomplice in Warwick Brent (Anton Walbrook), who is the family's lawyer and who seems to be such a better match for her.

You will notice that the director and all actors were very famous in Germany in the early 30's. And they all were disliked by the Nazis. So this is an independent movie, from a little studio, which refused to follow the rules for films the Nazis established in 1933.

Silke B 3 years ago

I recommend you see...



Germany 1938, Directed by: Victor Tourjansky, with: Zarah Leander, Willy Birgel, Paul Hörbiger, Jane Tilden, Karl Schönböck, Rudolf Platte.

Ilona Paulus (Zarah Leander) is the wife of a forgetful professor (Paul Hörbiger). He oversees her and is very devoted to his work. Ilona meets her husband's best friend Tibor (Willy Birgel), an adventurous pilot....and starts to fall for him.

The story is not amazingly witty, the costumes are a little funny and the characters stereotypes, it is nothing you haven't seen before. So why the four stars? Because I have a thing for that beautiful, tall, red-headed swedish woman, with her deep, dark voice. She gives me the goosebumps when she sings. And she sings twice in this movie.

(click on the pictures to listen to Zarah)
Von der Puszta will ich träumen (I Will Dream Of The Puszta)

Kann denn Liebe Sünde sein? (Can Love Be A Sin?)

Silke B 3 years ago

I recommend you see...

...this awesomely funny movie.



Germany 2008, Directed by: Christian Zübert, Camera: Jules van den Steenhoven, Writer: Christian Zübert.
With: Lukas Gregorowicz, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Justus von Dohnányi, Anna Dereszowska, Lisa Potthoff, Charly Hübner, Filip Peeters.

Christoph, a 31-year old guy, wants to be a crime-story author, but the only pieces he writes get published in penny dreadfuls. He works in a car rental, is unchallenged and suffers from a "quarter-life-crisis" and from being uninspired and too shy to change his life for the better. Or to change it at all!

He scents the change of his life, when he catches Dominik, a small-time crook, who tries to steal a car from that car rental. He saves him from being arrested and Dominik offers to show Christoph his exciting life as a criminal. So Christoph can write a "hardcover, four-colored envelope, 500 pages"-biography.

Soon the truth hits Christoph hard. Dominik's life is as boring as his own! All he does is to eat pizza, smoke pot and join radio lotteries. He even moves in with Christoph and lives on his couch...until Christoph himself witnesses a muder, committed by Dominik's Boss. Now, he is part of the criminal scene of Düsseldorf.

Very funny indeed. So, the question is: "Are you fit for fun?"

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