Tag: German Cinema

  • Downfall.

    The story goes like this…Traudl Junge, Hitler’s personal secretary during the last two years of his life, was interviewed for the documentary Blind Spot: Hitler’s Secretary in 2002. After hearing of the documentary’s warm reception and critical success Junge died of cancer in the early hours of the next day. Mere hours before her death, she is […]

  • Little Dieter Needs To Fly.

     Since the German New Wave movement, that brought directors such as Wim Wenders and Rainer Werner Fassbinder to the world’s attention, Werner Herzog has excelled as a contemporary film-maker. Known for his physically ambitious approaches to film, Herzog has repeatedly left his own philosophical mark upon his cinematic work. His documentary work has always interested me in […]