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December 29th, 2009

(no subject) @ 01:18 pm

blazh:

..hello..

..I was wondering if any of you could recommend some good German films where Christmas or New Year's figured..should it be a comedy, I would be twice as grateful..

..it's just that I am Russian..and I would dare to say that there is not a single mature person in Russia for whom New Year's is not closely associated with the film The Irony of Fate..

..as much as I love that film, I would also like to get familiar with the things other countries treasure during this season..

..thank you!..
 
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From:lied_ohne_worte
Date:December 30th, 2009 02:05 am (UTC)
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In Germany, "Dinner for One" is always shown on TV on the 31st of December (Youtube should have it). Most Germans associate it with
th "English humour", even though English people usually do not know it.

I can't think of much that is featuring Christmas at the moment. But there is "Familie Heinz Becker", which is a comedy featuring a family in the German southwest with a very distinctive dialect. They have a Christmas episode (first part here) that has reruns at Christmas. It might be difficult to understand; it is so to Germans, too.

Sorry for the double edit; failing at spelling.

Edited at 2009-12-30 02:08 am (UTC)
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From:ellen_the_snail
Date:December 30th, 2009 02:41 am (UTC)
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I second that. I might add "Nirgendwo in Afrika" as the year changes in it... although it takes place mostly in Africa.
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From:aquila0212
Date:December 30th, 2009 12:09 pm (UTC)
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Both of these are great films!
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From:msicenhour
Date:December 30th, 2009 11:15 am (UTC)
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"Der Feuerzangenbowle" is another one that is played a lot here during Christmas.
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From:aquila0212
Date:December 30th, 2009 12:08 pm (UTC)
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Joyeux Noeel http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0424205/ Not a comedy but a wonderful film with Daniel Bruehl.
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From:moonystone
Date:December 30th, 2009 03:46 pm (UTC)
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I second "Die Feuerzangenbowle" and "Dinner for One" as shows Germans would usually watch on/around New Year's. Another thing is the New Year's episode of the TV show Ein Herz und eine Seele.
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From:t0ra_chan
Date:December 30th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
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There is the Christmas comedy "Zwei Weihnachtsmänner" (Two Santas) with Bastian Pastewka and Christoph Maria Herbst, two German comedians. But I don't think this is considered treasured and I personally haven't even seen it.

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