New and upcoming German movie releases of 2012

Read about the very best German Cinema has to offer for its German Movies of 2012. We have made a selection of German Movies that are coming out or have just been released in 2012. We have picked the best and most promising German films. For each film we try to include a trailer, so if it is missing, we will make sure it will be up as soon as it is released. Check out our most highly anticipated German movies 2012.

Barbara | Release date: 8 March 2012

barbara - new and upcoming german movies 2012

Directed by Christian Petzold

Cast:  Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld and Rainer Bock
A look into the world of 1980′s East-Germany were paranoia ruled. It is about a doctor who is suspected of wanting to cross over the border to the western Europe. This film competed in the International Berlin Festival 2012. The filmmaker Christian Petzold won the Silver Bear for Best Director. We feel that the elegant Nina Hoss shall also receive a number of awards for this great performance.

Trailer of Barbara (in German)


Was Bleibt – Home For The Weekend | Release date: 2012 TBA

was bleibt - new and upcoming german movies 2012

Directed by Hans-Christian Schmid

Cast: Lars Eidinger, Corinna Harfouch and Sebastian Zimmler

This film was nominated for the Golden Bear at the International Berlin Film Festival 2012. Its a about a man from Berlin who hardly ever visits his parents. He usually goes back one or twice a year so that his parents can spend some time with their grandson. This time however, the trip is not as peaceful and quick as he had hoped.


Die Vierte Macht – The Fourth State | Release date: 8 March 2012

Directed by Dennis Gansel

Cast: Moritz Bleibtreu, Kasia Smutniak and Max Riemelt

From the director of the successful German Movie ‘Die Welle – The Wave’. This film deals with a journalist who gets in over his head in a Russian terrorist plot while he was investigating the secret police of Russia. It is one of the New German Movies 2012 we cannot wait to see.
Trailer of Die Vierte Macht

Interested in other film releases of 2012? Check out the other European countries in our best European movies of 2012 section. Or have a look in our new reviews in German movies of 2013.


2 thoughts on “New and upcoming German movie releases of 2012

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