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The fearless Carolin Emcke

I got it from my mother

Carolin Emcke 1As a parent, I often wonder what qualities one might, if at all possible, wish to instil, or inspire, in a son or daughter. A short list might include: curiosity, openness, stamina, wit – and a sense of fairness, or justice. The question is: how much of a role do parents actually play in encouraging such virtues in their children? A good deal, it seems, if my latest guest on Talking Germany is anything to go by. “I’m fearless,” says Carolin Emcke, “and I got it from my mother.”

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July 7, 2014

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Carolin Emcke’s Movie Pick

Carolin Emcke has two FMOATs – one from Denmark, the other from Mexico. Both are excellent choices. First up, the Oscar-winning Babette’s Feast from 1987: a movie that is a feast in itself. Then Amores Perros – surely one of the most breathtaking movies ever made.

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July 7, 2014

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