Getting to Know... Das Wunder von Bern

Suitable for:
  • Edexcel AS and A Level

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of this award-winning 2003 film by Sönke Wortmann. With over six million cinema visitors, it remains one of Germany’s bestselling films and is often regarded as a portrait of post-war Germany. Ensure students are fully prepared to discuss the film in their AS and A Level writing exams. The structure offers the perfect balance between guided classwork and independent study:

  • Before: Introductory tasks covering relevant vocabulary and historical and political context give students a solid foundation for their study.
  • During: The comprehensive scene-by-scene analysis ensures thorough understanding. Students consolidate their knowledge of the film through activities that include: vocabulary, comprehension, translation, grammar, discussion, research and writing. Also includes critical examination of all main characters, themes and cinematographic techniques used.
  • After: A bespoke exam section covering new Edexcel requirements, tips and sample essays with activities for both AS and A Level.
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (6948)
This is an interesting resource, providing good background information about post-war society and the film itself. The football part of it should also capture the interest of the students. Students learn significantly more about Germany after the war, the development of a new consumer society and provides valuable insights into the historical context of the film.' H Rentel, Teacher and Independent Reviewer.