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GERM 450: Contemporary Voices in German Literature and Film: Films & Commentary

German Films at Collins

Sonnenallee film


Collins Library includes a growing collection of German-language cinema on DVD.  You also can request DVDs from SUMMIT and interlibrary loan.

Browse the German-language film collection via Primo!


Streaming Media

Database Search Tips

Search tips for finding film reviews:

Search titles in both English and German.

  • Der Vorleser OR The Reader

When the film title has more than one word, use quotes around the title.

  • "Alles auf Zucker"

When the film title is one word, use one of these strategies:

  • Add the word film or motion picture or movies. Ex. Lichter and (film or motion picture or movies)
  • Add the director's name. Ex. Sasha and "Dennis Todorovic"
  • Try combining both strategies. Ex. Reader and Daldry and (film or motion picture or movies)

When searching databases for reviews,

  • Use date ranges to look for reviews when the film was released.
  • Limit to reviews if this option is available.

Go beyond the first page of results. You may find useful articles on subsequent pages.

No full text available? Check the full text link or search Primo's journal tab.

No scholarly articles? Search for the issues raised in the film.

Getting Started

Popular Press Film Reviews

In addition to the newspapers and magazines listed on the previous tab, also try:

Scholarly Reviews and Commentary about Film