Setting Archive : Germany

(I try to break stuff down by place and time. Doesnt always work but there you go)

The Book Thief
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

At the end of the nineteen thirties in Germany a little girl travelled with her mother and brother on the […]

Address Unknown
Address Unknown by Kressman Taylor

Reread for my book club. And on second read it is just as powerful, if not more so than on […]

What Doctor Gottlieb saw
What Doctor Gottlieb saw by Ian Tregillis

the Little Red Reviewer posted her review of Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis today and in it mentioned this short […]

Rose Under Fire
rose under fire

It is 1944 and American pilot Rose Justice is working in England, she has joined the ATA and is hard […]

Bitter seeds
Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis

Book one in the Milkweed Triptych In a remote part of Germany a doctor has been hard at work, he […]

Sorry
Sorry by Zoran Drvenkar

translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside. Seeing a couple break-up in public Kris goes over to apologise to the […]

The Reader [based on the book by]

based on book, Der Vorleser. In Germany, 1958, Michael Berg is feeling unwell. He wanders through the streets for a […]

The Lives of Others

In 1984 in East Germany the secret police, or Stasi were everywhere, watching everything. This film details the activities of one officer, Wiesler, as he monitored a popular playwright. Wiesler doesn’t believe that Dreyman could possibly be as pro the party as he makes out. Too arrogant. So he suggests keeping him under surveillance, just in case. His superior officer doesn’t agree, at first, but then Minister Bruno Hempf mentions that perhaps he isn’t such a fan, and that perhaps Dreyman isn’t a favourite. It turns out that Hempf is more than interested in Dreyman’s girlfriend, the actress Christa-Maria Sieland, and so would like nothing better than to remove his rival by having him arrested and taken away.

The Brothers Grimm

Well, this’ll teach me not to keep offline copies of my reviews won’t it. The original had been eradicated from […]

Until the Final Hour

At 22 she dreamed of being a ballerina, yet she ended up working for and “liking the greatest criminal ever […]

Downfall [Der Untergang]

Opening with a group of young women being escorted by armed soldiers to meet Hitler, Downfall is not your average […]