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this year's cannes film festival. in the family the personal story of german author. is the. sheds light on how germany's legacy of espionage is still affecting generations. and in our series. takes his skills to new heights with the. so that was looking good but we're starting with some exciting news on the festival front and i'm joined by my colleague scott ross for our film expert paxil scott can has just announced a new jury president for this coming may so tell us about yeah i was on. to the four time oscar winning director of one of everything of babel birdman of the revenue at the level of the phenomenal phenomenal director and i think it's a huge coup for can and i think this is in my opinion the best director working
today and it's kind of nice as well because it's sort of a homecoming for in utah because his very first film amourous paris premiered in cannes one thousand years ago ok so he's got a long history there but judging by the last few years at the oscars there's a real mexican wave that you could almost call it sweeping world cinema is this a plot possibly to get old trump's ire up yeah it's funny because it's true last six years it's been five mexican directors have won best directors maybe from bill that will finally an american will get a chance to to win the best director oscar but no i mean seriously it's it's quite interesting because this generation of mexican directors they've done something very very special and what i think they've done is they've combined one of the european style of cinema storytelling with the sort of american approach to to movie making and you really see it in its work i mean you films like morris paris or were beautiful and these films are really much really very much in the european
tour style of cinema making but it was made films of puja hollywood movie stars as well i mean this was like babel with people and brad pitt or michael keaton in birdman another great example of them all over for a visit and of course the revenant with leonardo di caprio and that huge bear but so what he's done here is he taken under a very sort of personal european style of. filmmaking and combined with that big sweeping hollywood movie tradition a man should stay true to both tradition both traditions at the same time so exciting stuff in store for cam we're going to stop there just for a moment but i am coming back to us or to bear with me because our next story could make a great screenplay one day nearly every family has its hidden secrets but it's quite extraordinary not to mention scary and destabilizing to see your own parents arrested for espionage german author deck has just published
a novel that was inspired by events in his own family in divided germany a story that says light on the impact of lies and deceit on generations of germans . the german spy museum in the center of berlin this man is no ordinary visitor and it's no coincidence that he's come here and is looking at the collection of dead drops dick brown's grandparents were spies they worked in east germany for west germany's foreign intelligence agency and they used dead drops which could be something as a conspicuous as this nutshell to exchange secret intelligence their story took a fateful turn one that had consequences across three generations eventually catching up with dick brown's inspiring him to write his novel. a go you know i think every novel is autobiographical in some way and this one is especially so i used the story of my family but only certain details about your inspiration for my
story was the arrest of my grandparents in one thousand nine hundred sixty five this is the starting point of my story. because it's the arrest of the pounds in east berlin set the family drama in motion pounds was sentenced to fifteen years in prison and his wife to eight years. novel those events are the start of a difficult time for the couple's eighteen year old son and the author's alter ego . friends and neighbors cut him off and brand mark him as the child of traitors that was what comes to expire other did in fact experience. he's talked a lot to his son about what happened back then breaking the silence in the family after many years. of the scope of the other things were more important it was part of developments that weren't pleasant but we were relatively young back then i joined the east german army and the other things that were important so it was
repressed only in as much as we just didn't talk about it at all we were. espionage can have a destabilizing effect personally in debt but ons novel generations never managed to reconcile in his life things turned out differently as well most of all it was really really nice to work with my father i would recommend that for troubled father son relationships russian novel together oprah paths to write one and the best case it will bring you closer together. for many years to put ons like his protagonist martin schmidt suffered under his family's silence about the past the looks as though his novel has given them a voice again. so interesting thought you know and this year of course marks the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the berlin wall and these stories are still coming out obviously there are a lot of wounds there that have not yet healed yeah no i mean it seems an endless
supply of stories from this period i mean so many lives touched by by the cold war i mean what i find interesting about this book is that it's a spy thing vill spy story but it's not beyond style thrillers romanticize that quiet very quiet it's very very personal really told looks at like the untold stories of all these people whose lives were well started by global political power place and so many families obviously affected we just saw there in the report the museum here in berlin. an accident that to berlin really was in our central throughout the cold war and perhaps still is today yeah i think so i mean now a days i mean maybe the distance are coming up from hungary and poland but from you know turkey or china but they're still ending up here in berlin and the spy services are still following them is still happening here and i think that's also why berlin popular culture is the center for spy stories i mean look at all you know old movies you go way back to the spoken in from the cold you know with with richard burton on the the clinic or bridge the the infamous bridge where east and
west crossed over and just and sometimes were shot down by the by the east german military but even in modern day films i mean steven spielberg made bridge of spies so we have tom hanks taking the richard burton role and going up again on that infamous bridge same sort of settings same sort of approach in berlin and even i mean netflix has the series berlin station which is a modern day story. cia in germany modern terrorism is the plot lines but it's still set here in berlin so it looks like if you want to do a spy story of some kind this is definitely a good place to start to do have lost its appeal they'll have to stop cleaning it up so i'm. thinking about thank you for bringing us that story about the in conspicuous ones as it will be called in english thanks very much scott roxboro well for our series baking bread my colleague. is leading and needing us around the e.u. in twenty eight loaves or rather this time in rolls because this week's project is
a bong and where i'm from it's the perfect base for a basic sandwich or even a hamburger but at home it has a decidedly monarchical flair. in today's episode both baking grant will be taking things to new heights in fact we're approaching the summer. not the summit in brussels though today's recipe comes from the alps and was named in honor of emperor sunset was at the force of austria presenting. the kaiser roll. so here's how you make an bacon you'll need five hundred grams of bread flour bakers mold pada sold. fifteen grams of fresh least two hundred seventy million liters of water and softened butter. need everything until you have
a flexible dough. divide the dough into nine equal pieces one for each several state in austria and then shape each piece. adding a little pressure here. into football. like one of these most arch chaplets austria's most famous prodigy what's going on my deal small talk took good care of his appearance and that's exactly the challenge if you have kaiser rolls they need to be i can't change just like australia's modern day wunderkind chancellor said bass town karts. much as if i actually think you're pointing the camera the wrong way on you tube you can all but europe's youngest national leader has perfected the art of image management. everyone
get stage directions. even presidents and prime ministers so what can we learn from courts first of all. aim for perfection. austrian bakers have developed a special way of folding these rolls to create the fancy star pattern but it takes a thousand drolls before you get it right. so lesson number two use a simple about that tie the dough in a knot. or rather. that's what the conservative courts did when he formed a coalition with the far right in austria to become chancellor tugboats and into the center always taking from the far right of course.
less number three if you end up tying yourself into many knots reach for one of these stands specially made for kinds of roles. closing europe's borders was austria's to the refugee crisis you need to press the stamp to look almost reaches the bottom if you don't. bake for twenty minutes to get the part french colleagues are wrong they are crusty imperial and if you bake twelve of these stocks a credit rolls you can have the entire. breakfast. and before we go one of germany's most famous folk tales has an anniversary it was two hundred years ago the blame and town musicians first appeared in the second edition of grimm's fairy tale tells the story of a donkey dog cats and
a rooster who all passed their usefulness for their masters refused a life of mistreatment and ran away to put her name and become town musicians and although they never actually make it there the city honors them to this day on its central square. and not brings us to the end of the program so i'm still next on all the best films here in berlin and i.
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