German Film and Theatre
German cinema can look back on a long tradition and was a pacesetter in the early years of motion pictures. Only recently Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, a science fiction film made in 1927, became the first and only film to date to be inscribed on UNESCO’s Memory of the World register.
Films “Made in Germany” achieve international recognition and win some of the top prizes. It has, however, been a long and winding road. The fact that the film industry had such a difficult time for quite a few decades can also be put down to Germany’s history.
Outside the country, German theatre frequently has a reputation for being brash and self-absorbed. It is, however, theatre with a much-admired system behind it.