One of the assignments in my German 102 class this summer is to view three German-language movies (subtitles are okay). Having already seen Goodbye, Lenin!
) and Lola rennt
, I'm forced to go a little outside the box for the assignment. The first movie I picked was Das Experiment
, a disturbing reimagining of the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment
that really gets to something dark and ugly at the heart of human nature. Needless to say, it's very good, and for much of the movie you'll hardly realize it's not in English.
Next up: Der Untergang
(The Downfall), about Hitler's last days. You'll recall that this was very controversial
last year when it came out. I'll let you know how things shake out.