Thank you Sylvia. The film was "Anatomie". I didn't see all of it as my
daughter got it out to watch after her exams and I saw just a bit of it and
noticed the way people got around - as you point out - in a sort of taken
for granted reliance on buses, trains and bicycles. Now I'll have to see
more and try to ignore the plot! Sounds like a good place - nasty medical
conspiracies notwithstanding. Of course it's a famous city for its culture
and architecture anyway but I had no idea it was that civilised!
----- Original Message -----
From: Sylvia Thompson <thompson@...-muenchen.de>
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2001 7:41 AM
Subject: [carfree_cities] German Film
> Are you talking about the movie "Anatomie"? If so, it's set primarily in
> Heidelberg and I would say that the lack of cars was less intentional, if
> you mean set up by the movie producers, and more a reflection of how life
> in the city actually is. Even children of wealthy families get around by
> bikes here in Germany. :o)
> >Nice quote Karen. As I said before I'm waiting for "deconstructionist"
> >essays on the basis of the writers privileging of different kinds of
> >transport. I think it's happening. I saw a German medical horror film the
> >other day - dubbed quite well - in which there were very few cars. All
> >main characters seem to go around on foot, bicycles, buses and trains.
> >kept seeing cycle stands in the background of pictures and the sound of
> >trains. I'm going to look at it again because I am wondering how far this
> >was intentional.
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