Country Focus: Germany
Germany - International Film Guide Survey
by Andrea Dittgen
- Two films – one for the heart and one for the head – dominated German cinema in 2008. Rabbit Without Ears (Keinohrhasen), a romantic comedy, attracted an audience of 6.2 million, while The Baader Meinhof Complex (Der Baader Meinhof Komplex), about Germany’s brutal terrorist group, the Red Army Faction (RAF), was seen by 2.6 million people after only five weeks. The market share of 21.3% from January to September (in 2007 it was 14.4 percent) was very satisfactory. Germany’s film industry is flourishing, with 99 feature films and documentaries released this year; many benefited from the new German Federal Film Fund (DFFF), whose total production was €60 million.
Read the survey published by the International Film Guide:
Survey - Germany