Many people do not realize that Germany has a rich and diverse film history which at one point was considered to be a rival of Hollywood. Therefore it is fitting that a museum has been dedicated to chronicle its history.
The Film Museum is situated in the Sony Center at the Potsdamer Platz. The main collection covers about 1500 square meters and is composed of approximately sixteen rooms. Large screens are used to show images and films of movie greats.
The museum places an emphasis on pre-World War II films and memorabilia and covers approximately 100 years of the film industry. A large section is devoted to Marlene Dietrich, undoubtedly Germany's most successful and best know actor. The exhibition also includes contemporary cinema.
There is a section dedicated to the contribution made to the film industry by the Third Reich, during this period many propaganda films were made.
A permanent Television exhibition highlights the broadcasting contrasts between East and West German productions.
The museum was closed in September 2008 and underwent a makeover. This included an expansion of the "Post War Years to the Present' exhibit, as well as emphasizing the contribution of animation to the film industry in "Artificial Worlds".
Visitors will enjoy the visual and audio journey experience throughout the museum
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