14-28 June 2012. Two German movies will be screened within the series Thursday Films at Goethe Institut.
On 14 June at 19.00 Goethe will screen the movie Egoshooter by the famous director Wim Wenders, which tells the story of a 19-year-old boy named Jakob. The protagonist lives in Cologne, where he shares a flat with his brother and his pregnant girlfriend Karo. Jacob is a drifter and obsessively videotapes his daily life. He films himself among the others while masturbating or while secretly observing his brother and Karo. He often gets drunk and scrounges money off pedestrians. One day he breaks into a house and smashes the furniture, helped by his friend Phillip.
On 28 June at 19.00 on programme is the movie Changing Skins by Andreas Dresen, which is set in East Germany in 1977, during the infamous Red Army Faction kidnapping of the industrialist Hanns-Martin Schleyer in West Germany. It tells the story of a couple of East German teens, who are caught with contraband photos of West German Baader-Meinhof terrorists. In an attempt to divert the harsh punishment promised, they end up kidnapping of the school principal.