Goethe- BLOCKBUSTERS are back!
June 8 through July 13
In addition to our yearly festival of new German films GERMAN CURRENTS (look forward to this fall !) , we are bringing back BLOCKBUSTERS, showcasing favorites of ours, which had not seen the exposure they deserve.
From the hilariously funny WER FRUEHER STIRBT to David Kross’ (The Reader) debut film KNALLHART to Christian Petzold’s (The State I’m In, Wolfsburg) YELLA: “This year’s BLOCKBUSTERS, once again, present an exquisite mix of genres, high entertainment value and “invaluable samplers of some of the most innovative and thoughtful cinema coming out of Europe today” (L.A. Weekly)
Monday June 8 @ 7:00 p.m.
KNALLHART (Tough Enough)
Dir. Detlev Buck, 2006, 99 min, digital, German with English subtitles
When Miriam splits up with her wealthy lover, she and her 15-year-old son Michael have to move from posh Zehlendorf to run-down Berlin-Neukölln. The boy finds friends in his new neighborhood, but at school he is victimized by Errol and his gang. KNALLHART put David Kross (THE READER) on the map as one of Germany’s most solid young actors.
Official Website: http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/los/ver/enindex.htm
Added by Goethe-Institut on April 21, 2009