Sorry, aber deutsch!
If you enjoyed our rant on slothful expat attitudes to learning German, look at the other side of the coin presented by Beyer following a class of foreigners from 15 different countries struggling with ‘Sprache und Sitten’ during a 10-month integration course in Berlin, showing how language shapes culture and just how complex that connection is. Caution: (intentional!) German humour, situation comedy, as well as sociophilosophical musings on German-ness and its manifestations in charming teachers/ despicable bureaucrats. (German only.)
Werden Sie Deutscher | Directed by Britt Beyer (Germany 2011) documentary. Starts April 25