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Alexandra Kalle’s Movie Pick

“I love to go to the movies!” says Alexandra Kalle. Two recent favourites are The King’s Speech and Chocolat. Then she goes back in time, to 1990, and things get more interesting with her choice of the supernatural thriller Flatliners.

 

 


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July 25, 2014

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Katja de Bragança’s Movie Pick

 Katja de Bragança is a woman of action. She’s very committed to changing the world for the better. And she’s done just that. But, when she has time to let her hair down and watch her favourite man of action, it’s “Bond, James Bond” she wants to see. “I love the Bond movies,” she says, “all them!”

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July 18, 2014

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Changing the world, with Katja de Bragança

Or: we’re all different
DSC01782She’s had a fascinating life. These days she lives in the former German capital Bonn. But she spent the first twelve years of her childhood in Goa. And her Indian background seems to shine through when she tells me: “I accept things that I cannot change.” Turn that statement on its head, of course, and you have the other side of her personal credo: “I do NOT accept things that I can change!” Katja de Bragança – my latest guest on Talking Germany – has had a real impact on the world around her.

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July 18, 2014

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Johannes Kneifel’s battle for a second chance

Or: Terrible choices, terrible mistakes

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He grew up in a very troubled home. He was driven by hate and anger. He was drawn first into skinhead and later neo-Nazi circles and in a drunken rage he beat a man so badly that a short time later his victim died of his injuries. He spent five years in prison. During that time, he says, he turned his life around. Today he’s a Baptist pastor. Johannes Kneifel, my latest guest on Talking Germany, believes that everybody deserves a second chance.

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July 11, 2014

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Johannes Kneifel’s Movie Pick

Johannes Kneifel has a remarkable and troubling story to tell. His choice of a favourite film appears to reflect some of his own inner conflict: “I don’t watch many movies,” he tells me. “But when I do, I like the point in a movie where somebody leads by example. Or sacrifices himself for others. Movies like Armageddon or Braveheart.”

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July 11, 2014

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