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Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck: 'Hollywood misses the human side'

ImageRenowned German filmmaker Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck tells DW why Americans go to the movies more often than Germans - and why Germans should be proud of their cinematic tradition.


Oscar-nominated Bavarian director Helmut Dietl dies at 70

Acclaimed German film director Helmut Dietl has died at the age of 70, less than 18 months after publicly announcing his lung cancer. He won multiple awards in Germany, and was once nominated for an Oscar.


Getting ready for the Wacken Metal Battle

The preliminary rounds for the "Wacken Metal Battle" are currently taking place in 30 countries. The winners will perform at the world's most important heavy metal festival. It's world music - of a different kind.


Tokio Hotel: 'Small clubs, big parties'

Germany's most successful teen-pop sensation withdrew from the spotlight for a few years. Now they are launching a new European tour with their latest album, "Kings of Suburbia." DW met them in Paris.


From Berlin to Tel Aviv and back again

To mark the 50th anniversary of German-Israeli diplomatic relations, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art allowed some of its most precious works to visit Berlin. A bold metaphor for the ties between the countries.


German film tackles aftermath of Church abuse

The film "The Culpable" by Gerd Schneider is about three priests whose friendship and careers are shattered by accusations of child abuse. The German film director has an insider's view on Church hierarchy.

Press Freedom

'Yes, this book should be published': Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi's writings go West

People all over the world are campaigning for the release of imprisoned Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi. The first collection of his writings has just been published, and were edited by a former DW correspondent.


Opinion: Richard III - the good king?

A good monarch, or a villain? The sensational discovery of the remains of Richard III under a parking lot in Leicester and his reburial have sparked heated debates about the king's reputation. Why?

Visit Germany

Graffiti art exhibition

The "UrbanArt Biennale 2015" will open on Sunday (29.03.2015) at the World Heritage site of the Völklingen Ironworks, in the Saarland region. It features graffiti art from Europe, Northern America and the Arab world.


James Last: 'Keep going, keep going'

The 'king of easy listening' has sold 80 million units worldwide. Bandleader and composer James Last's repertory ranges from Abba to Zappa. He's on his "Last Tour" - but don't believe it yet.


Baltic Sea Journey (pt. 1 of 2)

Bringing the Baltic region together musically is the Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic in a program that "rocks."


Baltic Sea Journey (pt. 2 of 2)

Today's concert has music and musicians from the ten countries bordering on the Baltic Sea - a mix of brief and lively pieces that include music created as a form of political protest.