German Month - 6th Edition
In October, plunge into Germany’s history, society and culture with the 6th edition of Eurochannel’s German Month
This October, Eurochannel is proud to present the 6th Edition of Eurochannel’s German Month. This special presentation, with the support of our friends at German Films, showcases - for the first time in the USA and Latin America - an exciting collection of short films, movies, documentaries, music specials and more. Capping off with a fitting tribute to Germany’s most renowned artists, this month offers an exciting delve into the top drawer of modern German culture for the whole world to see.
Modern Germany has become a truly cosmopolitan nation and every form of its entertainment highlights a new era of open-mindedness, rich social and cultural diversity. With the largest economy in the European Union, Germany has become a breeding ground for the hottest new artists, actors, musicians, and directors, each of them breaking new ground with their fresh talent and youthful passion. This October, Eurochannel highlights the best of their work.
From the poignant rock-pop of Tim Bendzko to the stylish pop-rock of Tokio Hotel, Germany continues to produce an endless variety of international music sensations. Germany’s international spirit is best reflected through its diverse music scene, ranging from opera to hip-hop from artists like legendary rock band BAP to the mesmerizing voice of Helene Fischer, among many more.
Along with this varied line up, October gifts you numerous films, some appearing for the very first time on American television. Amidst compelling and provoking stories, we discover the innovative yet irreverent work of artist Ziska Riemann and her stark portrayal of German modern youth in Lollipop Monster. We also feature a film with the prolific and renowned Bruno Ganz, displaying an outstanding performance in The Day of the Cat, playing a character entirely opposite to his role on Downfall.
There’s also the opportunity for humor and reality; 13 Semesters and Germany 09 will imprint their comedy and an authentic sense of Germany. The latter is a true view of the country from its people. Stay tuned with Eurochannel’s German Month and the chance to see why Germany is a world leader in economy and the arts.
Euroshorts Germany. Three innovative directors provide us with a fictional take on their beloved Germany. Love, crimes and of course, the ongoing and highly controversial financial crisis all contribute towards these groundbreaking stories. (Premiere October 4th at 9 PM ET/ 10 PM PT).
More information: EUROSHORTS GERMANY
The Day of the Cat. It’s the last week in office for the Swiss president who hadn’t reckoned on contending with the sinister plots set against him by his dearest friends. When it comes to greed for power no-one is safe in the politics arena. (Premiere October 12th at 9 PM ET/ PT)
More information: THE DAY OF THE CAT
Lollipop Monster: Germany may be the shining star of European development but does anyone realize what’s happening at the roots? In a tale of lust, sex and desire, two girls want to rule the world they see, compensating for a lack of family love. (Premiere October 19th PM ET/PT)
More information: LOLLIPOP MONSTER
13 Semesters: No-one wants to leave the university, widely considered the most jovial days in life but some people take it to extremes. An off-beat story of a man who spends 13 semesters at university to reach the conclusion he’s chosen the wrong career. (Premiere October 26th 8 PM ET/PT)
More information: 13 SEMESTERS
Germany 09. Do Germans see their country as a visionary world power or a sinking ship? Discover, in a collection of short documentaries and films, Germans view on themselves and opinions on their future. (Premiere October 5th at 9 PM ET/ PT)More information: GERMANY 09
Tokio Hotel. One of Germany’s most in vogue pop bands tour Eurochannel, in an exciting Euromusic special, which includes the hottest music videos and front row seats to their latest outstanding concert. (Premiere October 21st 7 PM ET/PT)
More information: TOKIO HOTEL
Tim Bendzko may not yet be a worldwide trend but enjoys impressive levels of success in Germany. Discover the artist who’s captivated the attentions of music legends such as Elton John and Joe Cocker. (Premiere October 14th at 7 PM ET/PT)
More information: TIM BENDZKO
Best of German Music 2012 brings you a unique opportunity to discover both legends and pioneering German music artists. From heavy rock riffs to emotive opera arias, this special offers you a selection capturing the great diversity of 2012 German music. (Premiere October 7th 7 PM ET/PT)
More information: EUROMUSIC GERMANY
Eurochannel’s German Month is brought to you with support of German Films.
German Films Service is the national information and advisory center for the promotion of German films worldwide. It was established in 1954. www.german-films.de
Discover more about Eurochannel’s German Month on www.eurochannel.com