Germany can be considered the home of the movies, yet very few of the films made in Germany ever make their way to the United States. The internet and streaming services like Netflix have helped create a platform for some of these films to reach American viewers, yet often long after making its original debut in Germany.
In an effort to get your hopes up for movies you may never get that chance to see, below is a selection of German trailers for some movies about to hit German theaters that I am really hoping us Americans can one-day purchase tickets to or stream from the comfort of our couch or bed.
1000 Arten, den Regen zu beschreiben
A story of an 18-year-old boy who decides to lock himself in his room and cut out from society, a real-life trend spreading into Europe from Japan, and the impact it makes on his family on the other side of the door. Arrives in German theaters March 29, 2018.
Wer hat eigentlich die Liebe erfunden?
After realizing early signs of dementia and a marriage that has fallen flat after 37 years, Charlotte leaves behind her husband Paul and runs off to the sea with her granddaughter to re-explore life and rediscover the love that seeks her out. Starts playing in German theaters May 3, 2018.
“A movie from the street – for the street”, Famililye is a poetic tale of an ex-con entering back into society from prison and the struggles that await him as he cares for his two brothers — one addicted to gambling and the other with Down Syndrome. Hits German theaters May 3, 2018.
Brothers Christian and Georg haven’t spoken in years, but the unfortunate passing of their father brings them together and after a few drinks the two warm-up and decide to embark on their unfulfilled childhood dream of touring through Germany… on the worst mopeds ever. Starts playing in Germany November 1, 2018.
Vom Bauen der Zukunft – 100 Jahre Bauhaus
This documentary looks back at the creation of the Bauhaus idea and creative movement 100 years ago, tracing its troubled past and the revolutionary vision of creator Walter Gropius that still lives and breathes in the world around us to this day. Hits German theaters April 26, 2018.