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H'wood Reporter: German pics take fresh look at Nazi era

By Indiewire | Indiewire November 18, 2005 at 10:16AM

Perhaps no era in human history has provided more cinematic fodder than Germany's Nazi reign. But until recently, most filmmakers have steered clear of any attempts to humanize the period's everyday German, especially the myriad Nazi followers. Now, a new generation of Teutonic storytellers -- led by directors Marc Rothemund, Dennis Gansel and Oliver Hirschbiegel -- has eschewed caricature and provided a more nuanced glimpse into the Nazi psyche. Tatiana Siegel reports in the Hollywood Reporter.
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Perhaps no era in human history has provided more cinematic fodder than Germany's Nazi reign. But until recently, most filmmakers have steered clear of any attempts to humanize the period's everyday German, especially the myriad Nazi followers. Now, a new generation of Teutonic storytellers -- led by directors Marc Rothemund, Dennis Gansel and Oliver Hirschbiegel -- has eschewed caricature and provided a more nuanced glimpse into the Nazi psyche. Tatiana Siegel reports in the Hollywood Reporter.