Cinema in Germany can be traced back to the late 19th century. German cinema has made major technical and artistic contributions to film.
Unlike other national cinemas, which developed in the context of relatively continuous and stable political systems, Germany witnessed major changes to its identity during the 20th century. Those changes determined the periodisation of national cinema into a succession of distinct eras and movements
New German cinema (German: Neuer Deutscher Film) is a period in German cinema which lasted from the late 1960s into the 1980s. It saw the emergence of a new generation of directors. Working with low budgets, and influenced by the French New Wave, such directors as Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Werner Herzog, Alexander Kluge, Volker Schlöndorff, Helma Sanders-Brahms, Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, Margarethe von Trotta and Wim Wenders made names for themselves and produced a number of ‘small’ motion pictures that caught the attention of art house audiences, and enabled these directors (particularly Wenders and Schlöndorff) into better-financed productions which were backed by the big US studios.
Their success sparked a renaissance in German film and encouraged other German filmmakers to make quality movies.
1) The Joyless Street (1925)
2) Triumph of the Will (1935)
3) King’s of the Road (1976)
4) Pandora’s Box (1929)
5) Katzelmacher (1969)
6) Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (1922)
7) Alice in the Cities (1922)
8) The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
9) Part-Time Work of a Domestic Slave (1973)
10) Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)Read less