The Lives of Others: Schnitzel with Lemon-Caper Cream Recipe

Rarely has there been such a perfect film, and increasingly rarer yet, one that Hollywood has had the good sense to recognize. Though it is interlaced with references to the plays of Bertolt Brecht and the music of Beethoven, to me this exquisite German film shines with the spare beauty of a Petrarchan sonnet.

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Tunnel 21: Zesty Berlin Potato Salad Recipe

Tunnel 21: Zesty Berlin Potato Salad Recipe

This 1981 thriller has a simmering tension that keeps you on tenterhooks for over 2 hours.  And all that without squealing car chases or flying bullets and bodies.  Instead it’s dread of a midnight knock at the door, panic over a lurking shadow under the lamppost, and cold sweats while an East German officer reviews your papers.

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