Kleine Ziege, Sturer Bock (2015)

A man who earns his living by being an Elvis impersonator in retirement homes meets his 12-year-old daughter he never knew of. Together, they embark on a journey into Scandinavia to deliver a sheep to Norway. A heartwarming family film and road movie. 1 hour, 30 mins, auf Deutsch.


Berlin unter den Alleierten, 1945-1949

Doku auf Deutsch, 1 hour 30 mins on the hard life in post-WW2 Berlin under allied forces and how people survived and rebuilt the city. Scenes that took place in one form or another all over the country.

Russisch Brot by famous Hannover cookie manufa…

Russisch Brot by famous Hannover cookie manufacturer BAHLSEN are what one might call cocoa caramelized sugar alphabet cookies. They‘re very light and crispy and sweet and may be an acquired taste. Like most BAHLSEN cookies, they are exported to many countries. Check your local German supermarket or Amazon to try them. Amazon USA seems to have them.

Till Eulenspiegel is the protagonist of a Germ…

Till Eulenspiegel is the protagonist of a German chapbook from 1515 (a first edition of circa 1510/12 is preserved fragmentarily) with a possible background in earlier Middle Low German folklore.

Eulenspiegel is a native of Braunschweig (Brunswick) whose picaresque career takes him to many places throughout the Holy Roman Empire. He plays practical jokes on his contemporaries, especially scatological in nature, exposing vices at every turn. His life is set in the first half of the 14th century, and the final chapters of the chapbook describe his death from the plague of 1350. His name translates to “owl mirror”, and the frontispiece of the 1515 chapbook, as well as his alleged tombstone in Mölln, Schleswig-Holstein, display the name in rebus writing, by an owl and a hand mirror. Retellings of the Eulenspiegel tradition have been published in modern literature, since the later 19th century. Notably, The Legend of Thyl Ulenspiegel and Lamme Goedzak by Charles De Coster (1867) transfers the character to the context of the Protestant Reformation and the Dutch Revolt. The Ulenspiegel (modern Dutch: Tijl Uilenspiegel) from this novel became a symbol of Flemish independence. Read more: