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The German Lesson (Deutschstunde)2019

The German Lesson (Deutschstunde) (2019)

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Summer 1961, Germany. Emil (Dennis Mojen) arrives at DEFA Studio Babelsberg to begin working as an extra when he falls in love with a French dance-double, Milou (Emilia Schüle). Though it's love at first sight, they are torn apart when East Germany closes its border and erects the Berlin Wall just days after they first meet. Milou returns to Paris. Emil remains in East Germany, crushed by the fact that the love of his life just slipped through his hands... that is, until he set in motion a daring and adorably romantic plan.

Cast

Ulrich Noethen
as Jens Ole Jepsen
Levi Eisenblätter
as Siggi Jepsen (Kind)
Tobias Moretti
as Max Ludwig Nansen
Johanna Wokalek
as Ditte Nansen
Sonja Richter
as Gudrun Jepsen
Louis Hofmann
as Klaas Jepsen
Tom Gronau
as Siggi Jepsen (Jugendlicher)
Mette Lysdahl
as Hilde Isenbüttel
Artus Matthiessen
as Prof.Himpel
Klaus Peeck
as Deichgraf Ole Bultjohann
Christian Serritiello
as Englischer Soldat
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Critic Reviews for The German Lesson (Deutschstunde)

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

This is a cerebral piece of work which tackles some of the war's longer, lingering questions in Germany and beyond, made flesh by some wonderful performances...

October 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Directed with sensitivity and a firm hand by Christian Schwochow. [Full review in Spanish]

December 9, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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