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Rüdiger Lentz, whose career as a journalist took him from Germany to Brussels to Washington, where he was chief of German broadcaster Deutsche Welle's DC-based US bureau, is executive director of the new German-American Heritage Museum of the USA.
Museum Director Rüdiger Lentz
German director Michael Verhoeven has been honored on both sides of the Atlantic for his unflinching portrayals of Germany's Nazi-era and wartime past. But he really would rather be making comedies.
Filmmaker Michael Verhoeven
German comedian and author Hape Kerkeling's spiritual pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain, which served as the basis of a bestselling book in Germany, has now been published in the United States under the title "I'm Off Then" (Ich bin dann mal weg).
Author and Comedian Hape Kerkeling
Stefan Aust on the Baader-Meinhof Story
"We have to show what it was, what kind of glamour, what kind of radical chic it was that led people to follow them along this path into insanity," the former Spiegel editor-in-chief says of the movie based on his book, The Baader Meinhof Complex.
Stefan Aust Interview
An Encounter With Filmmaker Werner Herzog
The Bavarian and Hollywood icon's most recent film, Encounters at the End of the World, can be seen as the natural evolution of a career spent exploring the limits of human endurance. We asked Herzog about Antarctica and his current project set in New Orleans.
Filmmaker Werner Herzog
Max Raabe's Bittersweet Melody
If you are in a mood to party like it's 1929, then the anachronistically dapper Max Raabe can take you there with his revival of Weimar-era cabaret and tin pan alley classics. We caught up with Raabe before his performance in Washington, DC.
Max Raabe Interview
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Director of "The Lives of Others"
Germany.info interviewed Donnersmarck in November 2006, a few months before his film won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and made him one of the most prominent representatives of German cinema today.
Filmmaker Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck