Winners of the Oscars, the largest film festival and soundtracks of blockbusters: Germany can offer many superlatives of cinema. Ten facts.
The Berlin Film Festival is the largest open festival in the world; in 2017, it was visited by almost 500,000 spectators.
“Go to hell Goethe – Graduate Teacher 3” with Elias M’Barek became the most successful movie of 2017 in Germany. The last part of the trilogy lured almost six million viewers to the cinema halls.
The most successful German film since 1965 is Manitou Moccasins (2001). Nearly twelve million moviegoers laughed during a Western-style comedy by Michael Herbig.
The most successful German film in the United States is Submarine (1982). The drama about the submarine directed by Wolfgang Petersen earned almost twelve million dollars.
The film “The Life of Others” won the 2007 Oscar in the nomination “Best Foreign Language Film”. The full-length debut of director Florian Henkel von Donnersmark critically examines the GDR.
Diana Krueger is the most successful German actress in Hollywood. Now she first starred in a German film: the picture “Out of Nowhere”, shot by director Fatih Akin, received the Golden Globe.
Studio Babelsberg near Potsdam is the oldest film studio, the largest film pavilion in the world and the largest film studio in Europe. Marlene Dietrich was already filming there. Recent successful productions include Bourne Ultimatum and Inglourious Basterds.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy is among the 15 best cinematographic educational institutions in the world. The Academy in Ludwigsburg is also successful due to its own animation institute.
Frankfurt-based Pixomondo is one of the international leaders in visual effects. Pixomondo won the 2012 Oscar for his work on the film “Time Keeper” directed by Martin Scorsese.
Hans Zimmer from Frankfurt is one of the world famous film composers. Ten times he was nominated for an Oscar.