Saturday, January 01, 2011

Dinner for One

Here's a small slice of German life.  This short film is shown every year on German telly at 7 p.m. on New Year's Eve (with multiple repeats and variations shown over the course of the evening on just about every channel).  The link doesn't include the beginning of the original film, which is actually a German man explaining that Miss Sophie is celebrating her 90th birthday and having a dinner party with her dearest friends.  Unfortunately as these dear friends have all long since passed away, it's just a make-believe party.  Faithful butler James takes care of everything and the narrator finishes by explaining what the important lines are in German - so if a German every says to you 'the same procedure as last year?' or 'the same procedure as every year', you'll know now why they expect you to laugh (even though this film is almost completely unknown in the UK as far as I know. :)

Part 2

No comments: