3 Times German Language was used perfectly in English Movies

Hey guys!
It’s time for another list! Today I have something very special for you. There are some movies that are actually made in English but feature also other languages. This happens rather rarely – which is shame! It really adds to the authenticity of the film!
And the actors get to show one more talent πŸ˜‰

 

Inglorious Basterds:
Quentin Tarantino is one of my all-time favourite directors. His movies have so much to offer and Inglorious Basterds in particular is a gem. This film actually features four different languages and I really appreciate it that instead of doing it all in English subtitles were used. The characters speak German, English, French and (very bad) Italian! It was really cool for me to watch it as I live in a German-speaking country and also got a chance to refresh my French lessons!

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Movie Mania: Fire Walk With Me

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This was definitely the year of Twin Peaks. After more than 25 years the cult TV show returned!
Well, before I went for the new season I re-watched all the old episodes and for the first time checked out Fire Walk With Me. The eerie sort of prequel to the TV show was released in 1992 and turned out to be a huge fail…

 

 

The Plot:
Somewhere in Oregon, the FBI investigates the murder of Teresa Banks, a teen-age prostitute. Agent Dale Cooper is certain: the killer will strike again.
About a year later in Twin Peaks. Laura Palmer is alive and kicking. However, her troubles already got the best of her…

 

The Rating:
David Lynch is one of my favourite directors, so I was prepared to give this movie a fair chance despite the negative reviews I had come across. Well, to be honest, it was a waste of time. Continue reading

Movie Mania: Fargo

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Today, I have a confession to make. The iconic 1996 movie Fargo? Never seen it. Until last week! Let’s if it’s worth all the fuss!

 

 

The Plot:
Jerry desperately needs money. Well, he has the brilliant idea of having his wife kidnapped in order to get his father in law to pay a nice ransom. What could possibly go wrong with that? The answer: everything!

 

The Rating:
I have to admit, I was pretty excited to finally see this one. There are so many reviews out there, praising this movie and hey, it also won tons of accolades. So it has to be good, right? Continue reading

Movie Mania: A Cure for Wellness

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It’s almost Halloween, so I wanted to talk about one of this years big horror movies. Set in the Swiss Alps, we get an unusual film in an unusual location.

 

The Plot:
A young executive of a financial services company is sent to Switzerland to retrieve one of the companies CEOs. But for some reasons nobody ever seems to leave the remote and idyllic wellness center in the Swiss alps…
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Movie Mania: Run Lola Run

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For today’s post I checked out one of the only Germany thrillers that gained international fame during the last twenty years. Tom Tykwer’s take on the butterfly effect was even Germany’s entry for Best Foreign Language film at the 71st Academy Awards.

 

The Plot:
Manni fucked up. Big Time. The small time criminal accidentally forgot a bag full of money in the subway. His girlfriend Lola has to save the day. She comes up with a plan and starts running, as there are only 20 minutes left before Manni’s boss wants to collect his money… Continue reading

Movie Mania: Chaplin

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Today I have a very special movie for you. Charlie Chaplin was one of the biggest names during the golden age of film-making. Even now, 40 years after he passed away, his genius still enchants the masses. In 1992 Robert Downey Jr. took on the larger than life job of playing him in this bio-comedy-drama.

 

The Plot:
An elderly Charlie Chaplin tells his biographer about his very eventful life. We get to follow him making his first on-stage performance at 5, we marvel at his successes in Hollywood, we weep about the way he got treated.

 

The Rating:
First of all, I want to state that Robert Downey Jr. really did a marvellous job. It’s not an easy task to portray someone this famous but he delivered and authentic performance. Continue reading