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What's on and what's exciting in the theatres, cinemas and exhibitions spaces of the German-speaking world.


What's on

A roundup of cultural highlights

Exhibitions | Film


"Balthus - Time Suspended. Paintings and Drawings 1932 to 1960." 18 August to 4 November 2007 at Museum Ludwig, Cologne.

"Blickwechsel. Frankfurter Frauenzimmer um 1800". At the Historisches Museum in Frankfurt am Main, until November 25, 2007.

"Nineteenth-Century French Masterpieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York". At the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, until October 7, 2007.

"Charlotte Salomon. Life? or Theatre?" With works by artist Charlotte Salomon, who was arrested in 1943 and deported to Auschwitz where she was murdered. At the Jüdisches Museum in Berlin, until November 25, 2007.

"New York". At the newly refurbished Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, until November 4, 2007.

"Hiroshi Sugimoto". Major retrospective at the K20 gallery in Dusseldorf. Until January 6, 2008.

"Nicolaes Berchem. In the Light of Italy". At the Kunsthaus Zürich until August 19, 2007, and from September 1 - December 3 at the Staatliches Museum in Schwerin.

"Evolution in Action" - New permanent exhibit at Museum of Natural History in Berlin.

The Bode Museum has reopened its doors in Berlin. The museum houses the sculptural treasures of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation.

"Robert Gober. Work 1976 - 2007." A major retrospective of the fabulous drainpipe artist at the Schaulager in Basel, until October 14.

"Münchner Kreise - Photographer Theodor Hilsdorf 1868-1944". At the Stadtmuseum in Munich, until November 30.

"Dirndls, Trunks, Edelweiss" - The Folk Art of the Wallach brothers, who popularized Bavarian traditional design before fleeing Nazi Germany. Jewish Museum, Munich. Until December 30, 2007.

Tear Down This Wall" - Exhibition on the 20th anniversary of US President Ronald Reagan's historic speech. Allied Museum in Berlin. Until December 30, 2007.

"A Life in Ceramics" - the life and work of Hedwig Bollhagen, at the Potsdam Museum, in the House of Brandenburg-Prussian History. Through January 13, 2008.


"Distant Trumpet". Germany, Serbia, Bulgaria, Austria, 2006. Roma music drama by Dusan Milic.

"ostPunk! too much future". Germany, 2006. Documentary by Carsten Fiebeler, Michael Boehlke

"Tuyas Hochzeit" (Tuya's Wedding). Drama by Wang Quan'an, winner of the Golden Bear at this year's Berlin International Film Festival.

"And along come tourists". Germany, 2007. Drama by Robert Thalheim. A young German does his civil service in the Polish town of Oswiecim, formerly Auschwitz.

"Fata Morgana". Germany, 2007. Tourists in the desert drama by Simon Groß.

"Paradizers". Germany, 2007. Summer, sun and sex drama by Rolf S. Wolkenstein.

"Ensemble, c'est tout". France, 2007. Comedy by Claude Berri.

"Ten Canoes". A film by Rolf de Heer and the people of Ramingning.

"The Real Life of Angel Deverell". France, 2006. Drama by Francois Ozon.

"the red elvis". Germany, 2006. Documentary by Leopold Grün. A portrait of American singer and actor Dean Reed, on of the most mysterious icons of global pop culture in the time of the Cold War.

"Alberto Giacometti – Die Augen am Horizont" (Alberto Giacometti - the eyes on the horizon). Documentary by Heinz Bütler. A filmic trip through the unique world of Giacometti, one of the major sculptors of the 20th century.

"Beste Zeit" (best days). Germany, 2007. Summertime comedy by Marcus H. Rosenmüller. Kati is looking forward to her school exchange in the US. But she's torn between her desire to travel and her desire for Mike, her big love.

"Du bist nicht allein" (you're not alone). Germany, 2007. Romantic comedy by Bernd Böhlich. When the pretty, energetic Yevgenia moves in beside the Moll family, Hans Moll discovers a feeling he'd forgotton long ago: being in love, and being happy.

"Max Ernst - Mein Vagabundieren, meine Unruhe". Germany, 1991. Documentary by Peter Schamoni. Shot to mark the 100th anniversary of Max Ernst's birth, the film achieves what no exhibition can: it provides access to the artist's person, and gives authentic information about the people and events that influenced his work.

"Calling Hedy Lamarr". Austria / UK, 2004. Documentary by Georg Misch. Heddy Lamarr, once the most beautiful woman in the world. And the first to appear stark naked on the silver screen.

"Henri Cartier-Bresson - Biographie eines Blicks". Switzerland, 2003. Documentary by Heinz Bütler. Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908 - 2004), master of the "decisive moment," was one of the major photographers of all time, and until his death a living legend.

"Bacon's Arena". UK, 2005. Documentary by Adam Low. A portrait of Francis Bacon (1909 - 1992), one of the most influential painters of the 20th century. - let's talk european