CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL PRE -U GERMAN




PART 1: TOPICS


DIE FILME VON WERNER HERZOG (2020 ONLY)


AGUIRRE, DER ZORN GOTTES/AGUIRRE, WRATH OF GOD (15 ) 1972 GERMANY  HERZOG, WERNER      DVD - £17.99   BLU RAY -  £19.99
   Intense performance by Klaus Kinski as Aguirre a Spanish conquistador looking for  El Dorado. 

FITZCARRALDO (15) 1982  GERMANY  WERNER HERZOG  £17.99
 Eccentric rubber baron attempts to realize his dream of building a opera house deep in the Peruvian jungle. 

WOYZECK (15) 1978  GERMANY WERNER HERZOG     £19.99 
 Werner Herzog’s film of the  Buchner Play .

REISEN (2021 ONLY)


FILM

FALSCHE BEWEGUNG/WRONG MOVE  (15) 1975 GERMANY  WENDERS, WIM       £15.99
 Road movie which forms the second part of Wender’s trilogy, coming between ‘Alice in the Cities’ and ‘Kings of the Road’.

DIE VERMESSUNG DER WELT (12) 2012  GERMANY  BUCK, DETLEV   £19.99
 Based on the novel by  Daniel Kehlmann, the film  re-imagines the lives of German scientists Carl Friedrich Gauss and German geographer Alexander von Humboldt.

LITERATURE

KRACHT, CHRISTIAN:  FASERLAND
 Part of the 1990s new wave of German pop literature, a young man is on an odyssey across Germany in a search for identity in the modern age.

GERMAN LANGUAGE VERSION - 
   Fischer Taschenbücher  ISBN: 9783596185320  £12.50

FRAUEN


FILM

EFFI BRIEST (U) 1974 GERMANY    FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER BLU RAY ONLY   £15.99
    Film adaptation of Theodor Fontane's novel set in the late 19th century.

LORE (15) 2012       SHORTLAND,  CATE    DVD -    £15.99    BLU RAY  - £19.99
    When her father, an officer in the SS, and her Nazi-supporting mother are taken into custody by allied troops at the end of the war, Lore and her siblings must travel across Germany to their grandmother's house in Hamburg. On their travels, the group encounter a number of fearful and suspicious people, but it is only when they meet a kind-hearted young Jewish man, Thomas , that Lore begins to reassess the feelings of hatred so deeply instilled in her by her parents. 

LITERATURE

ERPENBECK, JENNY:   GESCHICHTE VOM ALTEN KIND
 Young girl is found on a street at night with an empty bucket in her hand.  She has no recollection of the past and the authorities send her to a childrens home

GERMAN LANGUAGE VERSION - 
   Das besondere Taschenbuch  ISBN: 9783442726868  £11.50

ENGLISH TRANSLATION  - THE OLD CHILD AND OTHER STORIES
 New Directions Publishing ISBN: 9780811216081  £12.99

ERWACHSENWERDEN (2020 ONLY)


FILM

JENSEITS DER STILLE/BEYOND SILENCE (15) 1996  GERMANY       LINK,  CAROLINE    £19.99
    German drama starring Sylvie Testud as Lara, the spirited daughter of two deaf-mute parents. Since early childhood, Lara has acted as a translator and mediator between her parents and the outside world. Now a young woman of 18, Lara is given a clarinet by her revered aunt, and learns to play with rapid success.

NICHTS BEREUEN (15) 2001   GERMANY  QUABECK, BENJAMIN    £19.99
 A film about growing up and staring Daniel Brühl as about  19-year-old Daniel who is in 
love with Luca.

LITERATURE

LEBERT, BENJAMIN: CRAZY
  A funny and poignant autobiographical coming-of-age novel, written when the author was sixteen years old.

GERMAN LANGUAGE VERSION - 
   Goldmann ISBN: 9783442541591  £10.95

ENGLISH TRANSLATION  - CRAZY : A NOVEL
  Vintage ISBN: 9780375708312  £17.99

DEUTSCHLAND NACH 1989  (2021 ONLY)

FILM

RUSSENDISKO (12)   2012 GERMANY ZIEGENBALG, OLIVER IN GERMAN WITHOUT ENGLISH SUBTITLES £15.99
  A series of short and comic autobiographical vignettes about life among the Russian emigres in the multi-cultural atmosphere of '90s Berlin.

BERLIN IS IN GERMANY (12) 2001 GERMANY   STÖHR, HANNES £19.99
  After his release from prison, Martin who was an East German citizen needs to come to terms with German re-unification.

LITERATURE

HENSEL, JANA:   ZONENKINDER 
 Jana Hensel childhood ended with the fall of the Wall .  Her everyday activities of life in East Germany disappeared overnight and she had to adjust to a completely new life.

GERMAN LANGUAGE VERSION - 
  Rowohlt TB.  ISBN: 9783499235320 - £11.75

IDENTITÄTSSUCHE


FILM

NIRGENDWO IN AFRIKA/NOWHERE IN AFRICA (15)  2002  GERMANY    LINK, CAROLINE £25.99  – ONLY AVAILABLE IN A GERMAN EDITION WITHOUT ENGLISH SUBTITLES 
 1938 a German Jewish family moves to  Kenya to start a new life. 

ROSIE/ A MAN, HIS LOVER, AND HIS MOTHER (15) 2013 SWITZERLAND  GISLER, MARCEL   IN GERMAN £15.99
         Gay writer Lorenz returns to home town in Switzerland to deal with his writer’s block. However back home he has to deal with his elderly fun loving mother in this heart-warming  film.

LITERATURE

WOLF,  CHRISTA:  NACHDENKEN ÜBER CHRISTA T.
 The book chronicles two childhood friends from the second World War into the 1960s in East Germany. 

GERMAN LANGUAGE VERSION - 
  Suhrkamp Taschenbücher  ISBN:  9783518459133 - £10.95

DAS GETEILTE DEUTSCHLAND


FILM

BARBARA (12A) 2012    GERMANY    PETZOLD, CHRISTIAN         £17.99
    Set in pre-Berlin Wall East Germany in 1980. Nina Hoss stars as Barbara, a young doctor starting a new job at a small hospital in the provinces. It transpires she has been transferred there by the government as punishment for applying for an exit visa from the GDR.

DEUTSCHLAND 83 (15) 2015 GERMANY      £24.99
    German TV drama set in 1983 during the height of the Cold War, when a young East Germanis reluctantly recruited as a spy and embedded into the West Germany army.

JENSEITS DER MAUER (12) 2009   GERMANY FROMM, FRIEDEMANN IN GERMAN ONLY WITHOUT ENGLISH SUBTITLES
 1974, a family try to escape to the West from East German, but are caught. As a punishment the parents are presented with a terrible decision: they will be permitted to leave for West Germany with their seven-year-old son, but their two-year-old daughter Miriam must remain in East Germany and will be given up for adoption.

PART 2: TEXTS (2020 - 2021)


HANDKE, PETER:  WUNSCHLOSES UNGLÜCK
  In a painful and courageous attempt to deal with the suicide of his mother, Handke  sets out to piece together the facts of her life,

GERMAN LANGUAGE VERSION - 
 Suhrkamp Taschenbücher ISBN: 9783518397879 -  £8.95 

DANIEL KEHLMANN, RUHM (2020 ONLY)
  The main theme of the novel is switching identity amidst the effects of modern changing technology and the confusing game of deception played between reality and fiction.

GERMAN LANGUAGE VERSION - 
   Rowohlt TB. ISBN: 9783498035433 -  £16.99

ENGLISH TRANSLATION  - FAME : A NOVEL IN NINE EPISODES
  Quercus Publishing ISBN: 9781849163767 - £12.99

KLÜGER, RUTH:  WEITER LEBEN (2021 ONLY)
  Ruth Kluger's story of her years in several concentration camps and her struggle to establish a life after the war as a refugee survivor in New York.

GERMAN LANGUAGE VERSION - 
  Reclam ISBN: 9783150160459 -  £6.80 

SCHLINK, BERNHARD:  DAS WOCHENENDE
  Meet the Baader-Meinhof Group, 25 years on... Old friends and lovers reunite for a weekend in a secluded country home after spending decades apart.

GERMAN LANGUAGE VERSION - 
  Diogenes, ISBN:  9783257239652 -  £10.75 

ENGLISH TRANSLATION  - THE WEEKEND 
   Orion Publishing Co  ISBN: 9780753828489 - £9.99 
BRECHT, BERTOLT: DER KAUKASISCHE KREIDEKREIS
 Brecht set an ancient Chinese story in Soviet Georgia, where  two women argue over the possession of a child; thanks to the unruly judge,  justice is done and the peasant woman keeps the child she loves, even though she is not its mother.
 
GERMAN LANGUAGE VERSION - 
Suhrkamp, ISBN: 9783518188422 -  £8.40 

ENGLISH TRANSLATION  - THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE.  
Bloomsbury,  ISBN: 9780413544506 - £9.95 

HAUPTMANN, GERHARD:  BAHNWÄRTER THIEL
 Lineman Thiel has due his job on the railway for many years.  But several tragic events lead him to commit a terrible crime. 

GERMAN LANGUAGE VERSION - 
  Reclam ISBN: 9783150066171 -  £2.45

KAFKA, FRANZ:  IN DER STRAFKOLONIE   (2020 ONLY)
 Set in a prison with a terrible torture and execution device.

GERMAN LANGUAGE VERSION - 
  Suhrkamp BasisBibliothek ISBN: 9783518188781 -  £8.60
  Reclam ISBN: 9783150194010 - £6.00

ENGLISH TRANSLATION  - IN THE METAMORPHOSIS AND OTHER STORIES
   Alma Books Ltd  ISBN: 9781847493521 - £4.99

KLEIST, HEINRICH VON:  DIE MARQUISE VON O.
  Napoleonic Wars, Julietta, a young widow and mother of impeccable reputation, finds herself unexpectedly pregnant.

GERMAN LANGUAGE VERSION - 
   Bildungshaus Schulbuchverlage Westermann ISBN: 9783140224512 -  £7.20
   Reclam ISBN: 9783140224512 -  £3.00

ENGLISH TRANSLATION
  Pushkin Press  ISBN: 9781782275299 - £11.99

MANN, THOMAS: MARIO UND DER ZAUBERER (2021 ONLY)
  A young family on holiday in Italy encounters a creepy entertainer: Cipolla, a hypnotist with a fascist-like will to control his audience

GERMAN LANGUAGE VERSION - 
  Fischer Taschenbücher ISBN: 9783596293209 -  £7.35

ENGLISH TRANSLATION  - MARIO AND THE MAGICIAN : & OTHER STORIES
 Vintage Publishing  ISBN: 9780749386627 - £10.99

SCHILLER, FRIEDRICH:  DIE RÄUBER
 Play in which two brothers, Franz and Karl,  fight over their inheritance. Franz appears cold and calculating, but as the play unfolds, both Franz's motives and Karl's innocence and heroism are revealed to be complex

GERMAN LANGUAGE VERSION - 
  Reclam ISBN: 9783150000151 -  £4.60

ENGLISH TRANSLATION  - THE ROBBERS AND WALLENSTEIN
 Penguin  ISBN: 9780140443684 - £14.99



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