Filmmuseum Berlin

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Ask five German film enthusiasts about the state of contemporary German cinema and be prepared for five different responses. Local buffs agree, however, that the Deutsche Kinemathek gives a consistent account of the story of German cinema. Thirteen rooms contain over 1,000 films, scripts, documentation, props, costumes and other memorabilia – the exhibition takes us from cinema’s earliest, flickering manifestations to the industry's Weimar-era heyday and through veering ideological extremes (via didactic Nazi and DDR-era propagandist productions) to the present day, with substantial coverage of Marlene Dietrich to boot. Situated in the unlovely neon and concrete environs of Potsdamer Platz, this expansive museum is an absorbing and entertaining experience.

Venue name: Filmmuseum Berlin
Address: Potsdamer Strasse 2

Opening hours: Open 10am-6pm Tue-Wed, Fri-Sun, 10am-8pm Thur.
Transport: S-bahn, U2 Potsdamer Platz.
Price: Admission €6; reductions €4
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