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germany's legacy of. is still affecting generations in berlin. and in our series. takes his skills to new heights with the. old. 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 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 the revenant there haven't been a phenomenal phenomenal director and i think it's a huge coup for canon 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 a new veto because his very first film amourous paris premiered in cannes one
thousand years ago ok so he's got a long history there and 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 even possibly to get don't hold 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 in american will get a chance 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 the movie making and you really see it in the work i mean you films like a morris paris or more beautiful and these films are really much really very much in the european tour style of sanaa making but it was made films with huge hollywood movie stars as well i mean like babel with. them brad pitt or
michael keaton in birdman another great example in the. orbits and of course the revenant with leonardo di caprio and i fuge bear but so what he's done here is he can under a very sort of personal european style of. filmmaking combined with that big sweeping hollywood movie tradition i mention stayed true to both tradition both traditions at the same time so exciting stuff in store for can we're going to stop there just for a moment but i am coming back to those who do 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 dick has just published a novel that was inspired by events in his own family in divided germany a story that sheds 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 in 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 you know the 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 brown's 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 pounds to 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. all of those other things were more important it was part of developments that were present but we were relatively young back then i joined the east german army and there were other things that were important so it was repressed only in as much as we just didn't talk about it. espionage can have a destabilizing effect purse. nothing in debt but on snuffle the generations never
managed to reconcile in his life things turned out differently it's about for most of all what it was really really nice to work with my father i would recommend that for troubled father son relationships right you know them together oprah paths to write one in the best case it will bring you closer together i was not at for many years to put downs like his protagonist martin schmidt suffered under his family silence about the past it looks as though his novel has given them a voice again. so interesting scott 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 that an endless supply of stories from from this period i mean in 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
a spy story but it's not james bond style thriller doesn't 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 them a global political power place and so many families obviously affected we just saw there in the report the museum here in berlin not an accident that to berlin really was in our central throughout the cold war and perhaps the list today yeah i think so i mean now a days i mean maybe the distance are coming not from hungary and poland but from you know turkey or china but they're still up here in berlin and the spy services are still following them is still happening here and i think that's also why berlin in popular culture is as is the center for spy stories i mean look at all you know old movies to go way back to the spokesman 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 shocked down by a by the east german military but even in modern day films i mean. steven spielberg
make 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 are 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. they're 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 bomb 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 e.u. summit in brussels though today's recipe comes from the alps and was named in honor of emperor of sun's tools at the falls of austria presenting. the kaiser roll. so here's how you make an bacon you'll need five hundred grams of bread flour bakers malt pada sold. fifteen grams of fresh yeast two hundred seventy millimeters of water and softened butter. need everything until you have a flexible dough. divide that dove into nine equal pieces one for each several state in austria and
then shape each piece. heading a little pressure here. into for paul. like one of these mozart 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 kept changing just like australia's modern day would i can't chancellor said bass town courts. much as if i actually think you're pointing the camera the wrong way on you tube you cannot. europe's youngest national leader has perfected the art of image management. everyone get stage directions. 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 drawls before you get it right. so let's the number to use a simple about that tie the dough in a knot. or rather tall you. that's what the conservative courts did when he formed a coalition with the far right in austria to become chancellor tuck both ends into the center always taking from the far right a smaller. less number three if you end up tying yourself into many knots regional one of these stands specially made for kinds of roles. closing
europe's borders was austria to the refugee crisis you need to press the stamp to look almost reaches the bottom of the door. take for twenty minutes to get the part french kaiser roll they are crusty imperial and if you break twelve of these star shake reds rolls you know if the entire you saw breakfast. and before you have a donkey dog a cat and a rooster who all passed their usefulness for their masters refused a life of mistreatment and ran away to bahaman to 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
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