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Share on Facebook Tweet this Share As Netflix builds its international reach, the streaming service is also amping up its global content library. The company announced Wednesday that its first German production is coming in 2017. The series, Dark, is described as “a family saga with a supernatural twist.” Directed by Baran bo Odar, the critically acclaimed filmmaker behind Who Am I — No System Is Safe, Dark is set in a German town in present day.
The storyline focuses on four families after two young children disappear, uncovering “double lives and fractured relationships.” The plot’s supernatural twist will connect the story to the same place, yet decades before, in 1986. “ Dark is an incredible German story that will appeal to a global audience,” said Erik Barmack, Netflix’s vice president of international originals, in a press release. “Bo and [writer Jantje Friese] are creative talents that have developed great projects in both Berlin and Hollywood, and we are thrilled to be working with them on our first original series entirely authored, shot and produced in Germany.” So far, 10 hourlong episodes are planned. The series is set to star Tom Schilling and Elyas M’Barke, and additional local actors will be cast in the coming months.
“As Dark will be an ensemble mystery series, I especially look forward to discovering and working with new German talent,” said Odar. The director also noted his enthusiasm for the high-profile streaming service. “We’re very excited to shoot the first Netflix original series, made in Germany.
To be part of the family that brought amazing shows like House of Cards and Bloodline to its audience is a huge honor,” said Odar. Production is set to begin in 2016, prior to the series premiere in 2017. Dark will be available on the streaming service worldwide.
best german films on netflix 2017 - 10 Best German Movies on Netflix
The Vore's Film staff selects the top best German movies of 2018 in cinema, DVD and Netflix. Are Christian Petzold, Oliver Hirschbiegel & Dietrich Brüggemann Germany's biggest directors?
From German Expressionism in the 1920’s to New German Cinema in the 1970’s and to great modern filmmakers like Tom Tykwer and Fatih Akin: Germany has an overwhelming amount of great films movies to offer. We picked our recent favorites. • • • New German movies in 2018 Top movies up for release in 2018 • DIRECTOR: Sebastian Schipper CAST: Fionn Whitehead Moritz Bleibtreu Claudia Trujillo After the absolute stunner 'Victoria' (2015), German director Sebastian Schipper is back in 2018 with 'Caravan'.
The movie deals with the contemporary European immigrant crisis in a playful way. The story evolves around a British lad who, after being bored for a long time, flees his parents Moroccan resorts and teams up with a Congolese refugee who's looking for a better life in Europe. Together they travel the continent. RATING: 90/100 | • DIRECTOR: Christian Petzold CAST: Franz Rogowski Paula Beer Godehard Giese The new movie by Christian Petzold, the acclaimed director behind modern classics like 'Phoenix' (2014) and 'Barabara' (2012).
'Transit' evolves around a young man who flees from nazi-Germany to France, using the identity of a deceased author. RATING: 86/100 | Related: Best German movies of 2017 Top rated 2017 German movies • DIRECTOR: Fatih Akin CAST: Diane Kruger Denis Moschitto Numan Acar Turkish-German director Fatih Akin ('Auf der Anderen Seite', 'Gegen die Wand') returns with a heartbreaking film about a young German mother who loses both her (Muslim) husband and son after a terrorist attack.
When it seems like the terrorists are getting away with it, she decides to take matters in her own hands. RATING: 79/100 RELEASE DATE: January 23rd, 2017 | • DIRECTOR: Raoul Peck CAST: August Diehl Stefan Konarske Vicky Krieps A biographical film about the friendship between young Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, the 'founders' of what came to be known as communism. 'Der Junge Karl Marx' is a well-crafted, yet somewhat predictable period drama about the formative years of two of Europe's most influential thinkers.
RATING: 74/100 RELEASE DATE: March 2nd, 2017 | • DIRECTOR: Helene Hegemann CAST: Jasna Fritzi Bauer Arly Jover Laura Tonke A gripping coming of age film about Mifti, a sixteen year old girl from Berlin struggling with the death of her mother. When she falls for a older woman who happens to be a white-collar criminal, her life is completely turned upside down. RATING: 85/100 RELEASE DATE: June 29th, 2017 | Best German movies on Netflix or DVD in 2018 2010's best rated German movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).
• DIRECTOR: Edgar Reitz CAST: Jan Dieter Schneider Antonia Bill Maximilian Scheidt A prequel to Reitz’ much acclaimed and utterly ambitious Heimat trilogy, which covers the lives of a few generations of the Simon family, while showing Germany’s tumultuous modern history along their paths.
Chronik einer Sehnsucht takes place in 1842, at a time when a lot of Germans from the rural parts of the country emigrated and tried their luck in the America’s.
The film’s main protagonist, Jakob Simon, dreams of leaving too. A beautiful and deeply melancholy film about having dreams and not being able to make those come true as people are often too deeply rooted in what they call their heimat. The film takes its time (nearly four hours) and often challenges the viewer, as it is not without flaws, but is extremely rewarding in the end. A stunning and highly authentic look into the lives of nineteenth-century common German villagers. RATING: 80/100 RELEASE DATE: September 11th, 2015 | • DIRECTOR: Maren Ade CAST: Sandra Hüller Peter Simonischek Michael Wittenborn After the modest success of her low key relationship drama 'Alle Anderen', German director Maren Ade returns with one of the most unusual (and brilliant) films we've seen in the last couple of years.
Mixing bizarre comedy with gripping drama, 'Toni Erdmann' tells the story of a rebellious old hippie trying to reconnect with his ambitious daughter. As he unexpectedly shows up during a business trip of hers, a very weird series of events is set into motion.
RATING: 77/100 RELEASE DATE: July 14th, 2016 | • DIRECTOR: Anne Zohra Berrached CAST: Julia Jentsch Bjarne Mädel Johanna Gastdorf A powerful and unsentimental German drama about a young, happy couple expecting a child. After a few months of pregnancy, the soon-to-be parents discover that their child will be severely disabled, both mentally and psychically.
They are now faced with a horrible dilemma. RATING: 75/100 RELEASE DATE: September 22nd, 2016 | • DIRECTOR: Dietrich Brüggemann CAST: Lea van Acken Franziska Weisz Florian Stetter Stations of the Cross tells the story of the radically devote Catholic fourteen year old girl Maria who wants to become a saint. Through fourteen separate chapters (parallel to the fourteen stations Jesus had to pass on his way to Golgotha),we’re witnessing her journey.
In line with the austerity of the plot ( in so far there is one), director Brüggeman shot the entire film with a stationary camera. This doesn’t make Stations of the Cross an easy watch per se, but it encourages the audience to contemplate on the film’s thought evoking theme.
RATING: 75/100 RELEASE DATE: July 10th, 2015 | • DIRECTOR: Jan Ole Gerster CAST: Tom Schilling Katharina Schüttler Justus von Dohnányi Jan Ole Gerster’s debut feature film won about every award there is to win in Germany last year. Whether it received a little bit too much praise or not is debatable, but yet it’s hard to deny that Oh Boy is refreshing debut. In my local cinema it was released in the same week as Noah Baumbach’s excellent Frances Ha.
And indeed these two films would make a nice double bill. Both films, shot in black and white and clearly paying homage to Woody Allen’s Manhattan, deal with restless, self-centered twentysomethings who seem to drown in modern day’s first world problems.
RATING: 74/100 RELEASE DATE: June 13th, 2014 | • DIRECTOR: Georg Maas, Judith Kaufmann CAST: Juliane Köhler Liv Ullmann Sven Nordin Katrine, in her fifties and happily married, lives in Norway after she managed to escape the GDR’s iron grip in the late sixties.
When the Berlin Wall falls in ’89 however, information about her past is about to be released and it becomes clear some things are not quite what they seem. Films like these can be pretty hard to judge on its actual cinematic qualities, since the actual historical happenings are so interesting the film will grasp you attention anyway. Let’s put it this way: the choice to select this film as the German entry for the Best Foreign Film at the Oscars last February was a pretty safe one. RATING: 71/100 RELEASE DATE: June 5th, 2013 | • DIRECTOR: Cate Shortland CAST: Saskia Rosendahl Kai-Peter Malina Nele Trebs You don’t see that many World War two films from a German’s point of few, which makes this German youth film all the more interesting.
The story takes off when the war is over. Lore, fourteen year old, is the daughter of an established Nazi officer who sees herself and her infant siblings forced to flee as her parents become outlaws all of a sudden. As she travels the country by foot, she finds out what exactly was going on the last five years, which makes her question her firm beliefs in the Nazi ideology.
An honest and nuanced film with some stunning photography as well. RATING: 71/100 RELEASE DATE: October 5th, 2012 | • DIRECTOR: Ramon Zürcher CAST: Leon Alan Beiersdorf Matthias Dittmer Lea Draeger The Strange Little Cat is what you call a slow burner.
It screened at the Berlin Film Festival in February 2013, but it wasn’t until a couple of months ago before the blogosphere started to pick it up. In this remarkable little gem in the veins of Jacques Tati’s observational humorist films, we follow a middle class German family from dusk till dawn.
Nothing much happens and the camera barely leaves the apartment but first time director Zürcher succeeds in showing the mundane in such a way that it becomes absurd. RATING: 67/100 RELEASE DATE: May 1st, 2013 | • DIRECTOR: David Wnendt CAST: Carla Juri Christoph Letkowski Marlen Kruse
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 25: (L-R) Eric Stonestreet, Ellie Kemper, Kevin Hart, Louis C.K. attend Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment Present the Premiere of THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS at David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center on June 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Victor Hugo/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images) by 1 year ago • • • x • • • The Secret Life of Pets, Cool Runnings, and Kubo and the Two Strings are just a few of the movies joining the 50 Best Movies on Netflix in April 2017!
Netflix shocked some of their subscribers with the great movies that left the streaming service at the beginning of April. Luckily, the movies coming to Netflix throughout the month of April were even better, and many of those titles are joining out ranking of the We’ve also added Kubo and the Two Strings to the ranking.
The film was released on Netflix on April 8. It was also nominated for two Oscars at 2017 Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Visual Effects. Zootopia, which is also on Netflix, won the award for Best Animated Feature, but Kubo and the Two Strings was likely the second place finisher. The Secret Life of Pets was one of the biggest movies of last year, and it’s probably one of the most entertaining animated comedies to be recently released.
The film hits Netflix on April 22, and it will easily hit the 50 Best Movies on Netflix! Here are all the movies that could join the 50 Best Movies on Netflix in April and their scheduled release dates: • A Nightmare on Elm Street: April 1 • Cool Runnings: April 1 • Schindler’s List: April 1 • Disney’s The BFG: April 6 • Win It All: April 7 • Kubo and the Two Strings: April 8 • The Secret Life of Pets: April 22 We have also included The BFG and the Netflix original film Win It All.
Those movies are huge and popular on Netflix, while just not quite good enough to be in the 50 Best Movies on Netflix! If you are looking for new movies to watch on Netflix, Win It All and The BFG are great choices. Of course, there are tons of movies ranked in the 50 Best Movies on Netflix that you probably need to see, as well!