The Bambi simply called the Bambi Award and stylised as BAMBI, are presented annually by Hubert Burda Media to recognize excellence in international media and television, awarded to personalities in the media, culture and other fields "with vision and creativity who affected and inspired the German public that year," both domestic and foreign. First held in 1948, they are the oldest media awards in Germany; the award is named after Felix Salten's book Bambi, A Life in the Woods and its statuettes are in the shape of the novel's titular fawn character. They were made of porcelain, until 1958 when the organizers switched to using gold, with the casting done by the art casting workshop of Ernst Strassacker in Süßen. Frequent awardees include Heinz Rühmann, Peter Alexander and O. W. Fischer, Sophia Loren, Maria Schell. Rock Hudson, Franz Beckenbauer, Pierre Brice and Céline Dion; the Bambi originated in 1942. The first prize winners were the actors Jean Marais and Marika Rökk, as well as the DEFA-director Prof.
Kurt Maetzig. His film Ehe im Schatten was chosen for the best German film. At the 60th jubilee of the Bambi in 2008, the co-founder of the DEFA, who celebrated his 100th birthday on 25 January 2011, received a duplicate of a porcelain Bambi, because the original had been broken; the award trophy was at first a fawn made of white porcelain, produced in the Majolika Manufaktur in Karlsruhe by the sculptor Else Bach. Since 1958 the golden-bronze deer has been produced in the art foundry Ernst Strassacker in the Swabian village of Süßen. According to Marika Rökk's daughter, the name Bambi is attributed to her because she'd said to her mother, after she brought the prize home: "Oh, you brought a Bambi for me," inspired by the book Bambi by Felix Salten or the 1942 Disney film of the same name; the Bambi awards were presented in Karlsruhe between 1948 and 1964, afterwards in other cities, such as Berlin and Offenburg. In 2002 Michael Jackson won the Pop Artist of the Millennium Award and Anastacia won the Best Newcomer Award.
In 2003 and 2004, the awards ceremony took place in the Theater am Hafen in Hamburg. 2006 the Bambi was awarded in the Museum of the Mercedes-Benz-Weltin in Stuttgart, moderated by entertainer Harald Schmidt and model Eva Padberg. In 2007, the ceremony was held in the Congress Center in Düsseldorf, in 2008 in Offenburg. Both events were presented by Harald Schmidt. Award recipients in 2009 included Colombian singer/songwriter and choreographer Shakira, actress Kate Winslet, Austrian actor Christoph Waltz, Giorgio Armani, whose niece Roberta Armani accepted the award for him. Shakira performed; the awards in 2009 and 2010 were performed in the Metropolis-Hall in Potsdam-Babelsberg. In 2014, the Crown Princess Mary of Denmark received a Bambi in the charity category for her extensive work for women's rights. Bambi awards are judged by the editors-in-chief at Hubert Burda Media. Official website Official website
1½ Knights: In Search of the Ravishing Princess Herzelinde
1 1/2 Knights: In Search of the Ravishing Princess Herzelinde is a 2008 German film directed by Til Schweiger. It stars Rick Kavanian, Julia Dietze, Thomas Gottschalk and Udo Kier; the film centers on two knights and Erdal who are trying to save kidnapped Princess Herzelinde from the Black Knight. Some characters from Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner, such as Siegfried and Brünnhilde appear in the film. Knight Lanze and Halb Night Erdal finds out it's right by the out numbered appearance and finds a group of nazi soldiers and kills them and finds out that they are going to a place to know and finds out that a bad guy Luipiud has to know it's going good and Knight says that the Liupiud Soldiers has arrived and Knight kills them and he leaves and gen Knight tells Halb knows the answer. Knight and Halb knows that they are giving answers by getting it the right or wrong way and knows the answer and Knight finds the Crude sharks and Knight kills them and drives away fast. Knight and Halb and finds Herzalinde to find out what the answer is and Knight finds the crude members and kills them and scatters across the way in.
Knight and Halb takes Herzalinde to a book club and finds a book and takes it and purchases it and leaves the book club. In a real knowledge Knight finds Halb in order to present the question and he finds Halb and finds Crude Sharks and kills them And Halb is taken by The Black Knight and Halb kills them and leaves the area. Halb and Knight and they finds Schwarzer River and takes him to a store and finds the tough soldiers and kills them and gets him to a safe place to know he is the good guy and drops him off safe. Knight and Halb finds a way to go to the nightclub parking and goes over to the bikes and a group of bikers arrive and Knight kills them until he has a chance to get rid of them and they leave the nightclub parking lot to find Konig and gets him out fast and to the house. Knight and Konig finds the dealers and kills them and leaves the area and gets away. Knight knows the answer and finds Walter and Knight greets him and gives him money for the job and Knight tells Walter to enter his car for the job as a completion.
Knight finds Hexe and Knight goes to the warehouse and talks to Hexe and follows her out of the warehouse and Knight follows Hexe to a helicopter and Hexe flies the helicopter. Knight takes the car and searches for a coin and takes it and drops it down the river and finds Prince Gustav and Knight takes him to his house and follows him in his room and Knight leaves his house and drives to his house and looks at the file. Knight tells Knappe Georgie and knight knows he is bad and follows him to an office building and kills him through the office and escapes and finds a group of killers and kills them. Til Schweiger as Knight Lanze Rick Kavanian as Half–Knight Erdal Julia Dietze as Princess Herzelinde Thomas Gottschalk as King Gunther Udo Kier as Luipold Trumpf Tobias Moretti as the Black Knight Mark Keller as Prince Gustav Ralph Herforth as Walter Sattler Gregor Bloéb as Jailer Thierry van Werveke as Siegfried Stefanie Stappenbeck as Brünnhilde Tim Wilde as Jailer's Assistant Anna Maria Mühe as Magd Denis Moschitto as the Archer Hannelore Elsner as Hexe Johannes Heesters as an old scientist Dieter Hallervorden as the Horse Seller Roberto Blanco as Roberto Helmut Markwort as the Chief of the Tabloid The film earned negative reviews from film critics.
German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung described it as an "embarrassing parade of celebrities", " Til Schweiger has got both the critics and the press to hate him for this film. Not without reason; the film is just as lame as its trailer". TV Movie.de wrote, "If the jokes were better and went beyond adolescent humor, it would become a real comedy". Cinefacts.de added that "Til once again tried in the comedy genre, but that, unlike his previous films Barfuss and Keinohrhasen, it lacks gags". Dorit Koch from General Anzeiger Bonn wrote "Though the film lacks good gags, the famous cast will attract the audience". Cinema.de described the film as a "shallow medieval farce with a few funny ideas". "Til Schweiger stars in his middle age film with childish jokes and Monty Python style. You can try to find it funny, but you won't", the Welt wrote; the 1 1⁄2 Knights – In Search of the Ravishing Princess Herzelinde soundtrack album was released through the Interscope Records on 19 December 2008, includes the song "Walta Sattla", performed by Til Schweiger.
In the review of the album, the Bild wrote that "unlike the film itself, the soundtrack is just beautiful, not a funny parade". Official Website 1½ Knights – In Search of the Ravishing Princess Herzelinde on IMDb
Steffen Wink is a German actor. He has appeared in more than seventy films since 1991. Official website Steffen Wink on IMDb
Berlin, I Love You
Berlin, I Love You is a 2019 romantic drama film starring an ensemble cast. A joint German and U. S. production, it serves as an installment of the Cities of Love, series created by Emmanuel Benbihy. It was released on February 2019, by Saban Films, it was announced in October 2017 that filming had begun on the latest instalment of the Cities of Love series, would conclude in November. Amongst the announced cast included Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Jim Sturgess, Mickey Rourke, Diego Luna. Emily Beecham was announced as being cast in June 2018. A trailer shared by Dianna Agron, who stars in and directs a segment of the film, revealed the involvements of Luke Wilson, Charlotte Le Bon and Iwan Rheon. Saban Films acquired the distribution rights for the film in May 2018. In February 2019, artist Ai Weiwei claimed that his section of Berlin, I Love You was cut due to pressure from China's government. "The reason we were given for the episode’s removal was that my political status had made it difficult for the production team."
Berlin, I Love. It holds a 19% approval rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 16 reviews, with a weighted average of 3.8/10. On Metacritic, the film holds a rating of 34 out of 100, based on 8 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews". Berlin, I Love You on IMDb
Alexandra Monika Neldel is a German actress from Berlin. Neldel worked as a dental assistant before she was discovered by the boss of a Berlin casting agency during a polo competition, he helped her audition for daily soap opera Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten and Neldel experienced in acting landed the role of Katja Wettstein. After leaving GZSZ in 1999 Neldel starred in several German motion pictures and TV films, including Lammbock, Samba in Mettmann and Emmy-winning Berlin, Berlin. In 2005 Neldel made her breakthrough as Lisa Plenske, the leading role in the Sat.1 telenovela Verliebt in Berlin. She decided to leave the series after the final episode of season one. 1999: Bang Boom Bang 2000: Flashback – Mörderische Ferien 2000: Erkan & Stefan 2001: Lammbock 2003: Der letzte Lude 2003: Sie haben Knut 2004: Samba in Mettmann 2004: Autobahnraser 2005: Barfuss 2006: Goldene Zeiten 2007: Messy Christmas 2008: Märzmelodie 2012: The Treasure Knights and the Secret of Melusina 2012: Unter Frauen 1998: Die Mädchenfalle – Der Tod kommt online 1998: Das Miststück 1999: Doggy Dog – Eine total verrückte Hundeentführung 2000: Heimliche Küsse – Verliebt in ein Sex-Symbol 2001: Verliebte Jungs 2001: Die Großstadt-Sheriffs 2002: Rosamunde Pilcher: Wenn nur noch Liebe zählt 2004: Nachtschicht – Vatertag 2005: Scharf wie Chili 2005: Comedy-Schiff 2006: Die ProSieben Märchenstunde – Der Froschkönig 2007: Zodiak – Der Horoskop-Mörder 2009: Die Rebellin 2009: Killerjagd.
Töte mich, wenn du kannst 2010: Killerjagd. Schrei, wenn du dich traust 2010: The Whore 2010: Glückstreffer – Anne und der Boxer 2011: Bollywood lässt Alpen glühen 2011: Buschpiloten küsst man nicht 2012: The Revenge of the Whore 2012: Das Vermächtnis der Wanderhure 1996–1999: Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten 2000–2001: OP ruft Dr. Bruckner 2002: Ein Fall für zwei 2003: SOKO 5113 2004–2005: Berlin, Berlin 2005–2007: Verliebt in Berlin 2008: Unschuldig 2000: Titan A. E. 2001: Dr. Dolittle 2 2006: Open Season 2010: Tangled 1997: Bravo Otto in Silver in the category TV-Star female 1998: Bravo Otto in Silver in the category TV-Star female 2005: Undine Award – Best Young Supporting Actress in a film for Barfuss 2005: Maxim – Woman of the Year 2005: German Television Award – Best daily series as a member of the crew of Verliebt in Berlin 2005: Bravo Otto in Silver in the category TV-Star female 2006: Rose d'Or – Best European Soap as a member of the crew of Verliebt in Berlin 2006: Rose d'Or – Beste Soap-Actress for Verliebt in Berlin 2006: Berliner Bär in the category TV 2008: Bavarian TV award – Best Actress in the series category for Unschuldig 2011: Nomination for the German Television Award in the category Best Actress for The Whore Alexandra Neldel on IMDb Alexandra Neldel in the German National Library catalogue
Mark Keller (actor)
Mark Keller is a German actor. He is best known as detective André Fux in Alarm für Cobra 11 – Die Autobahnpolizei. Mark Keller on IMDb
Cinema of Germany
The film industry in Germany can be traced back to the late 19th century. German cinema made major technical and artistic contributions to early film and television technology. Babelsberg became a household synonym for the early 20th century film industry in Europe, similar to Hollywood later. Germany witnessed major changes to its identity during the 21st century; those changes determined the periodisation of national cinema into a succession of distinct eras and movements. The history of cinema in Germany can be traced back to the years shortly after the medium's birth. On November 1, 1895 Max Skladanowsky and his brother Emil demonstrated their self-invented film projector the Bioscop at the Wintergarten music hall in Berlin. A 15-minute series of eight short films, it was the first screening of films to a paying audience in Europe; this performance pre-dated the first paying public display of the Lumière brothers' Cinematographe in Paris on December 28 of the same year, a performance that Max Skladanowsky attended and at which he was able to ascertain that the Cinematographe was technically superior to his Bioscop.
Other German film pioneers included the Berliners Oskar Messter and Max Gliewe, two of several individuals who independently in 1896 first used a Geneva drive in a projector, the cinematographer Guido Seeber. In its earliest days, the cinematograph was perceived as an attraction for upper class audiences, but the novelty of moving pictures did not last long. Soon, trivial short films were being shown as fairground attractions aimed at the working class and lower-middle class; the booths in which these films were shown were known in Germany somewhat disparagingly as Kintopps. Film-makers with an artistic bent attempted to counter this view of cinema with longer movies based on literary models, the first German "artistic" films began to be produced from around 1910, an example being the Edgar Allan Poe adaptation The Student of Prague, co-directed by Paul Wegener and Stellan Rye, photographed by Guido Seeber and starring actors from Max Reinhardt's company. Early film theorists in Germany began to write about the significance of Schaulust, or "visual pleasure", for the audience, including the Dada movement writer Walter Serner: "If one looks to where cinema receives its ultimate power, into these strangely flickering eyes that point far back into human history it stands there in all its massiveness: visual pleasure."
Visually striking sets and makeup were key to the style of the expressionist films that were produced shortly after World War I. Cinemas themselves began to be established landmarks in the years before World War I. Before this, German filmmakers would tour with their works, travelling from fairground to fairground; the earliest ongoing cinemas were set up in cafes and pubs by owners who saw a way of attracting more customers. The storefront cinema was called a Kientopp, this is where films were viewed for the most part before World War I; the first standalone, dedicated cinema in Germany was opened in Mannheim in 1906, by 1910, there were over 1000 cinemas operating in Germany. Henny Porten and Asta Nielsen were the first major film stars in Germany. Prior to 1914, many foreign films were imported. In the era of the silent film there were no language boundaries and Danish and Italian films were popular in Germany; the public's desire to see more films with particular actors led to the development in Germany, as elsewhere, of the phenomenon of the film star.
Public desire to see popular film stories being continued encouraged the production of film serials in the genre of mystery films, where the director Fritz Lang began his illustrious career. The outbreak of World War I and the subsequent boycott of, for example, French films left a noticeable gap in the market. By 1916, there existed some 2000 fixed venues for movie performances and film screenings were supplemented or replaced by variety turns. In 1917 a process of concentration and partial nationalisation of the German film industry began with the founding of Universum Film AG, a reaction to the effective use that the Allied Powers had found for the new medium for the purpose of propaganda. Under the aegis of the military, so-called Vaterland films were produced, which equalled the Allies' films in the matter of propaganda and disparagement of the enemy. Audiences however did not care to swallow the patriotic medicine without the accompanying sugar of the light-entertainment films which Ufa promoted.
The German film industry soon became the largest in Europe. The German film industry, protected during the war by the ban on foreign films import, became exposed at the end of the war to the international film industry while having to face an embargo, this time on its own films. Many countries banned the import of German films and audiences themselves were resisting anything, "German". In addition, the economic situation was unstable and the devaluation of the currency made it difficult for the smaller production companies to function. Film industry financing was a fragile business and expensive productions led to bankruptcy. In 1925 UFA itself was forced to go into a disadvantageous partnership called Parufamet with the American studios Paramount and MGM, before being taken over by the nationalist industrialist and newspaper owner Alfred Hugenberg in 1927; the German film industry enjoyed an unprecedented development – during the 14 years which comprise the Weimar period, an average of 250 film were being pro