A German comedy about the refugee crisis. Simon Verhoeven’s film walks a tightrope between slapstick and social criticism while holding a mirror up to the German mass audience.
KINO meets the master of political film, Ken Loach, to talk about his latest work, the award-winning "I, Daniel Blake." We also look at the German refugee comedy, "Willkommen bei den Hartmanns."
Germany's "welcoming culture” and a fear of foreigners. Director Simon Verhoeven has made a star-studded comedy dealing the current refugee crisis - and landed himself a box-office hit. We've got an on-set report.
"Wilkommen bei den Hartmanns" is the first film to humorously deal with Germany's ambivalent views on refugees. Made with a top cast, the result is hilarious despite its generous dose of clichés.
Originally planned as a vacation, a trip director Oliver Kyr took turned into a search for people who are committed to animal rights. That journey became documentary 'Citizen Animal.'
Germany's most successful sci-fi author, Frank Schätzing, is best known for his book "The Swarm." His latest thriller, "The Tyranny of the Butterfly," takes on the dystopic potential of artificial intelligence.
World-class stars and up-and-coming artists are in the 2018 season, including pianist Django Bates, Bonn's own trumpet star Nils Wülker and the band Inkognito.
A monumental installation in the Belgian town of Ypres honors the victims of the First World War. Its 600,000 clay sculptures each bear the name of a person killed in different battles in the Flemish town.
The most important prize in the country's gaming industry, the German Computer Games Awards selects innovative games in 14 categories. This year's winners include "Huxley," "Assassin's Creed Origins" and "Townsmen VR."
The new addition to the royal family has arrived. Kate, Prince William's wife, gave birth to a baby boy, the couple's third child. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.
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