The phrase “German comedies” alone causes a scornful or skeptical chuckle for many. Germany is a country with a rich cinematic tradition, but its comedies are usually popular with violent Germanophiles, because moviegoers prefer German dramas, and comedies are French, American, cute, charming, in the mood. But in Germany, too, comedy is shot, many of which are unfairly skipped even by those who consider themselves to be connoisseurs of various films, including funny ones.
CineWest offers a list of 15 German comedies that you may like.
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The New Wave, which covered French cinema in the late fifties, began to crowd in the sixties and gradually make way for an entertainment genre. Along with intelligent cinema, eccentric comedies, which have become the cultural value and pride of French cinema, have occupied their strong niche.
The era of classic French comedies began as early as the sixties, when one by one the pictures of Gerard Uri began to appear, giving the world “Open” in 1965 and “Great Walk” a year later. Louis de Funes and Bourville, who starred in both films, have become symbols of the new national cinema and remain to this day. Later they will hand over the baton to Kolyush, Pierre Richard, Christian Clavier and other actors who will be filming with Francis Weber, Claude Zidi, Patrice Leconte, Philippe de Brock. Continue reading
The eighties became an ambiguous period for French cinema. On the one hand, with the development of television, in particular, with the advent of Canal + in 1984, as well as the spread of video recorders, there has been a decline in interest in cinema on the big screen. First of all, intellectual cinema, the author’s cinema, suffers from which the viewer prefers spectacular American films. On the other hand, masters of classical comedy continue to do their job, and French comedies of the eighties continue to attract viewers both in France and abroad.
The eighties in French cinema is the heyday of the work of Le Splendid, a theater troupe formed in the seventies, ten years later found resounding success on movie screens. The “backbone” of Le Splendid is Continue reading