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GERM 450: Contemporary Voices in German Literature and Film


The library has a film collection that includes documentaries and feature films related to many topics in German Studies. Do a keyword search on your topic in Primo and use the Advanced Search to see which films are available.

Ways to use Advanced Search:

  • Search by author/creator if you know the director's name
  • Search by title if you know the film title
  • Limit the Material Type to Film & Video 

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Streaming Media

Popular Press Film Reviews

Scholarly Reviews and Commentary about Film

Database Search Tips

Search tips for finding film reviews:

Search titles in both English and German.

  • Der Vorleser OR The Reader

When the film title has more than one word, use quotes around the title.

  • "Alles auf Zucker"

When the film title is one word, use one of these strategies:

  • Add the word film or motion picture or movies. Ex. Lichter and (film or motion picture or movies)
  • Add the director's name. Ex. Sasha and "Dennis Todorovic"
  • Try combining both strategies. Ex. Reader and Daldry and (film or motion picture or movies)

When searching databases for reviews,

  • Use date ranges to look for reviews when the film was released.
  • Limit to reviews if this option is available.

Go beyond the first page of results. You may find useful articles on subsequent pages.

No full text available? Check the full text link or search Primo's journal tab.

No scholarly articles? Search for the issues raised in the film.