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From outer to inner space with Martina Gedeck

All on her own and struggling

I’d just seen an excellent movie: Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. It was premiered at the Venice Film Festival and my latest guest on Talking Germany, the outstanding actress Martina Gedeck, was on the jury. So, I was curious to hear her opinion. “Well,” she tells me, “I wasn’t bored.” That, I gather is high praise. “But,” she goes on, “that woman all on her own struggling (she’s referring to Bullock’s lost-in-space astronaut) … it was somehow pathetic!” Now that’s strong stuff. 

Date

November 25, 2013

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From merry to melancholy, with Natalia Avelon

A very Polish-German mix

There’s no overlooking the shoes. They caused quite a stir. Elegant sandals with high, transparent, wedge-shaped heels. In fashion terms, I tend to live a pretty sheltered life, so I can only guess what they’re called. Perhaps clear wedges, glass wedges? I don’t know. Anyway, they’re certainly a stark contrast to my very flat, very black, very restrained, absolutely-not-transparent shoes. The lady wearing the eye-catching footwear is Natalia Avelon – actor, singer, sometime photo model, and my latest guest on Talking Germany.

Date

September 30, 2013

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What makes the sparkling Senta Berger happy

A royal visit

It all began at home. I was, I’ll admit, a little tortured. Should I dress up in order to demonstrate my respect for the occasion? Or dress down to show that I was relaxed about it all? Tough choice. But it got much worse when I arrived at the studio. Much worse. Everyone was – how shall I put it? – hibbelig! Yes, hibbelig. That’s the German word for, I suppose, on edge. After all, we were getting a visit from royalty. German film and TV royalty. From the wonderful Senta Berger – my latest guest on Talking Germany.

Date

February 22, 2013

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The earnest combat girl Alina Levshin

Two movies a day 
 

The main job of movies? To entertain or to educate? “To educate,” she quickly replies. A rare response for someone in the acting profession! At the moment she’s watching “two a day!” That’s right: “Two films a day. Forty-eight in total.” Not bad for a young woman who’s very busy herself as one of the hottest properties on the German film scene. As a member of the EuropeanFilmAcademy, this earnest young actress gets to vote on which of the 48 will scoop this year’s European Film Award as best movie and she’s taking the job very seriously. She’s Alina Levshin: the star herself of one of the selected movies – the excellent Combat Girls – and my latest guest on Talking Germany.

Date

October 7, 2012

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