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Germany From Above

Duration: 1 x 115'

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Lavishly produced aerial footage invites the audience to see Germany like never before. From the Wadden Sea to the mountain Watzmann, from the the huge moon-like landscape to the baby seals in the dunes of Helgoland. 

This spectacular film takes you on a journey of a special kind – discovering Germany from a birds-eye-view. Lavishly produced aerial footage invites the audience to see Germany like never before. The breathtaking and often surprising aerial filming will take the audience to a special experience: glide over a country that unfolds its variety of landscapes and beauty in a new way when looked from above. 

From the Wadden Sea to the mountain Watzmann, from Frankfurt’s skyline to the Elbe River, from the smelting plants on the River Rhine near Duisburg to the huge moon-like landscape with its open-pit mines in Eastern Germany, from the mountain goats in the Alps to the baby seals in the dunes of Helgoland. Seen from above, you get a different feeling for the networks and apparently peaceful coexistence of nature, cities, highways, medieval city walls and futuristic skyscrapers, power stations and trashes and tractors in the fields.

Germany from Above follows the rhythm of the four seasons, during a year we fly over the Alpine mountains in deep snow to the charming historic towns at the beginning of spring, to Munich and Berlin in summer time, to the stormy winter North Sea. We look into the eyes of migrating storks and wild geese and glide with the white-tailored eagles in the Elbe valley. But this film also shows that the sky above us no longer belongs to birds only: wing-suit jumpers make us feel the ecstasy of free flight, the manoeuvres of a gliding acrobat and the fall of base jumpers off a skyscraper in Frankfurt will give any viewer goose pimples!

From above you get a clearer view of the country, of its present time and of its history. Through elaborate animations of satellite pictures we can follow the routes of Helgoland seals in search for food in the sea, we can observe the dance of airplanes tracks over Germany, we can see the birth of the city of Regensburg out of a Roman fort, and what the British pilots might have seen when they bombarded Hamburg in 1943 and almost the whole city burnt.

Narrated versions available in: German, English, Italian and Japanese.

Subtitled versions available in: English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese.

What the Press Say:

“A non-stop feast for the eyes” – Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung
“A contemplative experience of nature… what a modern fairy tale film looks like” – Süddeutsche Zeitung
“A visual symphony of flying” – Frankfurter Rundschau

A ColourFIELD Co-Production with ZDF

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