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die fetten jahre sind vorbei, a level german

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About the film

french a level, cinema, essay, summary

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West Germany in the 60's was a hotbed of radicalism with demonstrations and terrorist attacks by highly politicized activists being a regular phenomenon.   In this film, idealistic friends Jan and Peter team up with the aim of doing their bit to demonstrate to rich "capitalists" that they will not always have things their own way.  Their raids on rich people's homes are designed to unsettle.  However things get out of hand when Jule, who has a genuine grievance against a millionaire who has ruined her life, trashes his house, going beyond the normal limits the group imposes on itself.

In the unintended dénouement the young people are forced to examine the way they think about themselves and their view of revolution.  

This film is a good vehicle for discussing the way the modern western world functions  and the role the individual has in making it a better place to live in.



  • Detailed summary of film with verbs gapped (infinitives given)
  • Comprehensive questions on each scene
  • Character study guide with wide range of adjectives


  • Multi-tense practice tool
  • A-factor builds in practice of more complex structures
  • Direct-indirect speech exercise encourages reported speech


  • Matching quotations to themes to prepare for paragraphing
  • Essay planning guide including template
  • Essay plan and sample essay


  • Examplar scenes analysed
  • Scene analysis template


Mark schemes are provided for:

  • the gapped summary
  • character guide
  • multi-tense exercise
  • A-factor
  • direct-indirect speech exercise
  • themes exercise

Answers are NOT given for the questions which are intended to elicit an individual response.


English subtitles

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