Last Friday I took a train to the federal capital, Berlin, which is exactly three hours from Erlangen. I first visited Berlin about four years ago and back then I had mixed feelings about it. So this was a chance to reassess the city from a slightly different mindset. During my stay in Berlin, I also took the chance to visit the German states of Sachsen-Anhalt and Brandenburg.
There is a special niche within German cinema (as well as within art, literature and music) dedicated solely to the city of Berlin. Berlin; Berlin; Berlin: a paragon of unbridled decadence and unfettered expression. This film is an amalgamation of every gritty, grimy and grotesque Berlin cliché compressed into the shell of a glitzy, generic … Continue reading Review: Fucking Berlin (2016)