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“Ok for a cold wet day”

Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum fuer Film und Fernsehen
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Not sure we had set out to visit this museum, but it was a cold wet day and we were here, so we went in. Nicely laid out and good to wander around.

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

What a great place this was to visit! I think it’s the closest I’ve ever got to an actual Oscar!
A must for any fans of German films or cinema in general. You eve get to see the model of the Molly Aida used in Fitzcarraldo!

Thank worldwidemark
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Great visit to this unusual museum on the 4th floor of the Sony centre. It is an arresting museum telling of the history of German film from late 19th century to present day. The mirror walkway is fun and clever. The Marlene Deitrich is the highlight rather cleverly curated. The usual suspects are there: Werner Herzog, Fritz Liang and Metropolis, Not enough on Wim Wenders but interesting nevertheless. I suspect it needs a little more on contemporary German Cinema worth a visit for sure.

Thank Bee H
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

You do not need to be a film buff or lover for this one. In a specially designed modern building the film museum has lots to offer. It takes you through the beginnings of the German film and TV genre and has loads of props, costumes, diarama's, posters etc. There is also lots of interactive things to do - don't miss the VR on level 3 it is awesome! For me I loved the Metropolis section and also the array of Marlene Deitrich personal possessions.

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Perhaps my favorite museum in Berlin is the Museum für Film und Fernsehen, the film and television museum, housed in an ultra-contemporary purpose-designed building in the Sony Center in Potsdamer Platz. I would probably go there no matter what, because I find the permanent exhibits so engaging; but a special lure was the temporary exhibit “UFA – The History of a Brand,” which laid out the evolution of Universum Film AG from its founding in 1917 to the present, including the strategies by which the changing management adapted to the rise of the Nazis (which meant, among other things, the expulsion of Jewish directors, writers and actors – in several cases, Hollywood’s gain) and the advent and proliferation of television.
My husband accompanied me as we took in the UFA exhibit and spun through the permanent displays we’d seen before – from the orienting/disorienting entry down a mirror-sided path with startling images of eyes from cinema past the clips of Leni Rifenstahl’s famous film of the 1936 Olympics and the wonderful scene from “Casablanca” with German soldiers singing about the Fatherland ("The Watch on the Rhine") and the French coming in with the “Marseilles” and the displays of Marlene Dietrich’s costumes. As before, one of my favorite parts was the TV archive montage, an ever-changing mosaic of shows, newscasts and interviews from the beginning of German commercial television on to 2006, when this jell-box of an exhibit was created. East German attempts to knock off Sixties popular acts (e.g., the Beatles) were especially amusing.

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