Cinema: Bravado Is Their Passport

Germany exports a -wave of taut, topical films to the U.S.

The Germans are coming! The Germans are coming! Coming to financial success in their own movie market, to artistic maturity on theater screens around the world, to terms with a painful historical past. In the past few years the German film industry has become what Variety calls "one of the healthiest box offices in Europe," with annual ticket sales of about $450 million. Much of that business, as in any other European country, went to Hollywood entertainment, especially Disney and James Bond. But...

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