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Free screening - Life is all you get Award winning German movie

  • May 21, 2013 · 6:45 PM
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Life is all you get will be screening for free in London.

"Das Leben Ist Eine Baustelle' is a prize winner at several major festivals in its native Germany, including a special award at the Berlin International Film Festival for writer and director Wolfgang Becker "for its genuine and ironic portrayal of the changes taking place in present-day Berlin and modern Germany".

The political and social upheaval of the reunification of Germany provides the backdrop for this romantic and enjoyable comedy-drama.

The lead actor, Jan, is a young slaughterhouse worker who doesn't like to work much more than is necessary in order to keep his job.

One night he is walking home through Berlin when he finds himself strolling into the middle of a street riot. He sees a woman named Vera trying to get away from a pair of cops; Ian intervenes.. and this will change his life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unfolding against a changing Berlin in the middle of being reconstructed after the fall of the wall, Life Is All You Get focuses on `ordinary' people and their problems, as they struggle to cope in an increasingly directionless new world. Fantastic deadpan humour, hidden sites of the German metroplis and its realistic scenes of genuine human compassion make for a delightful modern German comedy. Just wonderful to watch!

In German with English subtitles. Free Screening.

UPDATE I could reserve just 10 free tickets for us. To get your free ticket call [masked] and book it in your name OR COME AT 6.15 to get the free tickets for the same day. The movie starts at 7 but we are meeting at 6.15 as there is a huge turn up at these free screenings. PLESE UPDATE YOUR RSVP if you are no longer attending. Vielen Dank :-)

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  • Tiziana

    Excellent movie, deceitfully light, it covers so many serious issues (isolated solitude of the elderly, unemployment, children upbringing in lower social strata, etc) accepting them as part of life ('Life is All you Get') and making as smile with sympathy.

    2 · May 22, 2013

  • Maylinne

    The film was great - with its humour and honesty, characters and Berlin as a main hero. Very good cinematic experience - thank you.

    1 · May 22, 2013

  • Milena

    I enjoyed the movie and the fun chat before/after. Great evening!

    1 · May 22, 2013

  • Daniela

    For me this is the real Berlin after the Wall's fall. Its shady characters and immigrants struggling to make ends meet, creative, poor and still very human, trying to support each other and yet, with that typical Berliner abrasive directness that comes from having suffered just about everything in few decades: the war, hunger, bombing, the Holocaust, a divided city, being separated from your relatives, the Soviet dictatorship. Berliner are cynical and they are survivors. The movie was light and humorous, but the scene with the date and the dead father in the kitchen gives a sense of this: Berliners are never surprised, never shocked. I also like the critical hints to the new capitalism (the guy who bought a huge wardrobe that hardly fit in the stairs, the sister's sales party, lots of loud trash TV). the 90ies were a transition period and quite confusing with violent 1st of May protests and shops attacks., Then the landlord from the West came back and you suddenly have to move..

    3 · May 22, 2013

  • Ana

    Very nice evening and cool film! THanks for organising Penny!!

    1 · May 21, 2013

  • Grazia

    Interesting film, thanks Penny for organising this event :)

    1 · May 21, 2013

  • Julian

    Sorry Penny. Stuck finishing work. Boo!

    May 21, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    Hi Priya

    Have you still got that spare ticket as they appear to have run out?

    May 21, 2013

  • csilla

    Hi, also have a spare ticket for tonight!

    1 · May 21, 2013

    • csilla

      Yes Cori, sent you a PM

      May 21, 2013

  • Daniela

    Good news! I called the Institut, they said that if you dont have a ticket, you can go at the ticket office at 6.30 and you can get extra tickets that have been cancelled or not picked up at 6.45. This means another 10 people approx can get in, if you queue at 6.30! Also I have myself tickets for the following 10 seats: Lotta, Ana, Denis, Filip Lubanski, Daniele, Liam, Grazia, Tamsin and Ian.

    May 21, 2013

  • Fil

    sorry can't make it,,, unexpected trip to india

    May 20, 2013

    • Yoana D.

      do you have a reserved say? :)

      May 21, 2013

  • George

    Dear All, they've just reserved a ticket for me - so to make sure you get in you could try the number above or email: [masked]

    May 20, 2013

  • Zofia

    Sorry, I may be working late tomorrow

    May 20, 2013

  • Grae

    Thanks Hue

    May 20, 2013

  • Betty

    Hi there, I'm not going to make it tomorrow, so please feel free to take my spot.

    May 20, 2013

    • Betty

      I think you just have to give my name when you arrive there as I booked my spot over the phone.

      May 20, 2013

    • Milena

      Ok thank you Betty!

      May 20, 2013

  • Daniela

    Guys, try on the day. Definitely. If you come at 6,15 you will have no problem. They have definitely more seats. ALSO FREE. Grazia I have a ticket for you.

    May 1, 2013

    • Grazia

      Thanks I will see you tomorrow :)

      May 20, 2013

  • Sabine

    Hi, I booked two seats and my friend cannot join. So I have a spare one. Email me if you want to jump in.

    May 17, 2013

  • Ian

    I can't now guarantee to attend so am changing my RSVP to NO.

    May 16, 2013

  • Tiziana

    Yayyy!! I made it on the list : ))) Will arrive early to beat you all to a ticket ; p

    May 14, 2013

  • Caroline

    Have also failed to get a ticket. If anyone has a spare I would love to have it!

    May 1, 2013

  • Grazia

    Would love to come, but it's sold out. If anybody has a spare ticket, please let me know thanks :)

    May 1, 2013

  • Pierre

    All full apparently, they told me to try on the day :-(

    May 1, 2013

  • Adrian

    Booked.

    May 1, 2013

  • Rahsan

    Ticket booked :-)

    May 1, 2013

  • Daniela

    Dear movie lovers, guten Tag!

    I called the Goethe Institut to book, but as they have a total of 75 free tickets, they couldnt book 60 just for us (understandable).

    But thet said they are happy to book anybody who calls them directly at[masked] and give away the remaining free tickets.

    So pls call today. I managed to book the following 10 seats: Lotta, Ana, Denis, Filip Lubanski, Daniele, Liam, Grazia, Tamsin and Ian.

    Please book today as free tickets will be gone! Your ticket is just a short phone call away. ;-)

    PLS update your RSVP if you can not attend

    Wir sehen uns am 21. Mai :-)

    May 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have just RSVP "yes" as I love Berlin and I loved Goodbye Lenin. Looking forward to seeing if there will be places available.

    April 27, 2013

  • Daniela

    Woooow 20 people in 20 minutes.. you guys are great curious minds :-))

    April 26, 2013

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