There Will Always Be A Germany

In the U.S., Roland Emmerich’s Shakespeare-themed conspiracy flick “Anonymous” was reduced to rubble by Shakespeare scholars and avoided by the general public. The only reason it got made is, as they say in Hollywood, “for the relationship.” (Columbia Pictures wants Emmerich to make them another big-budget disaster hit like “2012.”) But in Germany “Anonymous” was just showered with nominations for that country’s Oscars: the Lolas. It’s not the favorite, however. That would be “Barbara,” a slow-burning drama set in communist East Germany from director Christian Petzold.

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