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tv   Arts and Culture  Deutsche Welle  December 17, 2019 10:45pm-11:01pm CET

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even has the festive kick off are they offer house in the maestro's hometown of boston. and the 19th century of charles dickens comes to life in the dutch town of devon ter at their annual dickens festival complete with punch pickpockets and good old scrooge. is not about. and it's not much wonder that babylon berlin was such a roaring success because it's got all the right ingredients sex drugs crime and a good dose of history the biggest german t.v. production ever packs all that into stunning visuals that let you really live the chaos and the hedonism of the 1920 s. for lame and the long awaited season 3 was sold to 100 different countries before it's even true yet so as of monday night the cat is out of the back. season 3 of babylon berlin gets its story from the book silent death the 2nd novel
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an author for a detective series this time babylon berlin takes us to weimar germany is booming film industry at studio bob it's been a detective is called in to investigate the death of actress betty venter the star of berlin's 1st movie with sam. who is behind her untimely demise detective rod searches for clues just as the stock market comes crashing down. and there to help him is his street smart colleague shot to hit on the woman he's fallen for governments are going through all these things makes them close coming from extreme times creates an extreme connection extreme in profit and what definitely does change as shall not is now working for the police she's no longer working at the mocha if the night club she has an official position so now she's working within the system and she has to keep her mouth shut sometimes she can't
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just become mind anymore. can the 2 of them keep it professional babylon berlin fans are certainly used to seeing jazz drugs sex and murder but no. take to early on about and are back for season 3 of babylon berlin 'd. and my colleague david leavitt's is in the studio to talk about what's really become a global sensation david welcome obviously this will be a show in 100 countries season 3 of the 4 even being released that's pretty rare for german television what what do you how do you explain this hype right well it's not just any german t.v. show ever it's the most expensive one ever made and actually it's the most expensive t.v. show ever made not in the english language the 1st 2 seasons alone cost 40000000 euros now and what they've really been doing from the beginning is taking us back to the 1920 s. feeding this global appetite right now for everything 1920 s.
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for especially berlin this crazy wild period right before the nazis took over and that's really what we've been getting from babylon berlin starting with the 1st season with a real focus on detail down to the buttons down to the ashtrays apparently for a quarter of a novelist who wrote these stories even calls up the producer and he sees a building that's built in 1930 and not in $1029.00 so real focus on details and in this season season 3 they're taking us into the film industry to the transition from silent films to talkies and it turns out that not all of the film stars are going to make the switch. so we did get a glimpse of the murder scene or should i say that looks like an apparent murder scene but we can take a closer look at that. well
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they're very good at gruesome and the plot thickens and judging by the 1st 2 seasons david solving this murder is going to be anything but a straight forward affair well it did never is really a straight forward affair and that's because daly on about the detective he's not really a straight shooter himself he's a he's a good guy basically he's very likable but in the course of solving these crimes he ends up usually committing some of his own he even the ends up killing a few people as we know from the 1st seasons and he's also got a past he's a traumatized veteran with a morphine addiction and saw a lot to this she gets that she doesn't judge him because she's had a hard knock life herself so that's a big part of the chemistry here is that seeing them interact about that and to see
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if their past catches up with them too much ok well we're definitely looking forward to babylon berlin just want to european film award this month so more great t.v. in store with season 3 and thanks it's coming to air in january i guess that's right people in the u.s. maybe a bit earlier 23rd of january in germany thanks for bringing us that background and save it live it's. which brings us to the next being in the program namely beethoven because from this day forward germany's best known composer will be center stage for an entire year of celebrations for his 250th and not just here in germany but literally all around the world and monday night saw a festive gala performance at the opera house in bonn that set the tone for what's to come. the beethoven orchestra bon under conductor de katan kicked off the celebrations honoring bands most famous son the composer was born in the western german city and $769.00 among the guests at the
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gala was current band president ontopic who was involved in organizing the anniversary events what does beethoven mean to him personally but it often means just great music and all thought you meant the patient solidarity and freedom and also unity of mean lashon state premier of north rhine-westphalia beethoven clearly represents the worldliness of the rhineland region isn't this a very multicultural area we live in and his music and the music it's not a drum in music it's a european it's a vote music. along with plenty of beethoven the gala featured new music inspired by him with lyrics by british writer called griffiths reflecting on the composer significance today here there sung by soprano is a it ends. this. other
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performers included jazz pianist olivia toma improvised in the spirit of beethoven then segue to interviews choral fantasy. the principal conductor of the local orchestra there cuffed on reflected on the responsibility involved in paying tribute to such a musical icon. of course be driven doesn't need us actually. but then he needs us again because without us is no place is a big big challenge but on the other side we have to grapple have to touch him so he touches us 40000000 tourists have been earmarked for the beethoven anniversary 27000000 coming directly from the german government in berlin whole culture
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minister money good times has high hopes and expectations if you. take we've simply celebrated once again a genius a megastar a legend one of the most often performed composers in the world and hope for me here i hope that in this base of an anniversary year people will learn to listen again he did and he succeeded in putting ideas into music is the man 20 use masses of listeners enthusiasts me a. day one of the beethoven anniversary was definitely up for to see. i. well now for a little 19th century an astrologer as we head to the netherlands where every year just before christmas the town of devon town holds a festival in on or off charles dickens and even though the british author never
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actually set foot there people delight in the sight of the artful dodger all of a twist or even ebenezer scrooge in the picturesque old town and meanwhile it's such a popular festival there's even a queue to get in. really just as things were in charles dickens' di the town passing a farmer's thank you as and course it was announced. the booth and eventually you can experience. 3 christmas time trip back to the 19th century. nice to see the girl dressed people so it's very nice to be here for a sister nice day together with family and have nice dinners. no problem. but now rather. than go family is getting ready maybe taking part in the festival since they moved to the old town again outfits from a central costume hi are everything cast to go authentic. and get different ones
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every year you just sign up to join as a neighbor and then they give you different costumes so it's really nice every year you're a totally new character the rules are strict no sneakers no cellphones nobody watches the only thing to do is go out for a stroll to see and the same just pass in days gone by. in devonshire the 19th century is recreated with a lot of attention to detail next. children begging not a welcome sign then as now. you don't see time in the bush was our own is another matter young to have a him as a living room is a veritable time capsule. the silver is wrong. for the 1st. forks nice things like god it's a different role to totally different. i mean strick always dreamt of capturing the
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style and spirit of dickensian london a father was also a dickens found and loved she found at the festival almost 30 years ago. just to begin began with shops and then i invited them here and i showed the movie. we of course the christmas carol and i said we are going to do that and then that's to most important thing that the people not only shop did it but also the people who live here the festival has always been closely linked to dickens famous a christmas carol telling the story of ebenezer scrooge should make some slight provision for the poor and just. scrooge transformed into a model of charity and eventually of course has its very own scrooge look fun forced has been the purveyor of christmas humbug for 25 years motherhood and
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life and because it's nice to have a bad character or to finding yourself beth pigs. the festival is a beautiful march to dickens and the transformative magic of christmas is. the great fun well that's all for now but don't forget about our website if you'd like to learn more and until next time all the best for myself and the team here in berlin. and i.
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