A-Z German film titles

alamanya, a level german

not yet available; films and background books for sale below

french a level, cinema, essay, summary

Resources have been written with the needs of busy teachers in mind. They are available:

  • to download (online version)
  • to receive on CD with access to the online version also
  • to receive as a VLE version (moodle, firefox etc) with access to the online version also

This amusing film which appeared in 2011 is based around the life of a fairly typical family of Turkish Gastarbeiter and examines the theme of the cultural identity of immigrants in Germany.   Blending newsreel and well integrated reconstruction of the early days of the German Wirtschaftswunder when Turkish immigrants filled the huge gap in the labour market, the film shows how one family followed the father to Germany.   There is as one might expect a reasonable amount of Turkish spoken in the film between members of the family and the film deals sympathetically and at times hilariously with the clash of  cultures. 


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  • 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.


I can't find a version with English subtitles

German and Turkish subtitles

                               not available