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cannes film festival. in the family personal story. is the. sheds light on how germany's legacy of. 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 fix it all scott can has just announced a new jury president for this coming they so tell us about yeah i was on. to the fourth time oscar winning director of one of everything of babel birdman of the revenue and the revenue in a 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 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 to movie making and you really see it in work i mean you films like paris or more beautiful and these films are really much really very much in the european tour
style of cinema here but it was made films with huge hollywood movie stars as well i mean this was like babel with people and brad pitt or michael keaton in birdman another great exam no no. and of course the revenant with leonardo di caprio and i future bear but so what he's done here is he taking time a very sort of personal european style of. filmmaking and combined with that big sweeping hollywood movie tradition i mentioned 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 you sir 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 dirk 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 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 pound inspiring him to write his novel. 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 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 browns 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 martine 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 kind of pounds 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 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 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 the generations never manage to reconcile in his life things turned out differently as well for the 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 in the best case it will bring you closer together. for many years derek but owns 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 there that have not yet healed yeah no i mean it seems they're in 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 ville a spy story but it's not syle 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 global political power place 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 not 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 spies stories i mean look at all you know old movies you go way back to this by looking 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 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 if. you'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 breaking ground 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 from seals at the forest 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 millimeters of water and softened butter. need everything until you have
a flexible dough. divide the dough into nine equal pieces one for each central state in austria and then shape each piece. adding a little pressure here. into football. like one of these most arch chocolates austria's most famous prodigy vulcan i'm a deal smalltalk took good care of his appearance and that's exactly the challenge if you're kaiser rolls they need to be catching just like australia's modern day wunderkind chancellor said bust down costs. 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 drawls before you get it right. so lesson number two use a simple about that tie the dough in a knot. or rather tall. 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 the smallest. 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 stem to look almost reaches the bottom if you don't. bake for twenty minutes to get the part french cards are wrong they are crusty imperial and if you bake twelve of the stasi reds rolls you know if the entire you so breakfast. and before we go one of germany's most famous folk tales has an anniversary it was two hundred years ago the but even town musicians first appeared in the second edition of grimm's fairy tales to tell the story of a donkey a dog a cat and
a rooster who all passed their usefulness for their masters refused a life of mistreatment and ran away to behave and become town musicians and although they never actually make it there the city foreigner's them to this day on its central square. and that brings us to the end of the program so i'm still next on all the best from us here in berlin and.
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