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Media library tips: Cooking, espionage and fantasy on ARD and Arte | NDR.de – culture

Status: 08/07/2021 6:00 a.m.

Many extraordinary productions can be found in the ARD and Arte media libraries. This week we are introducing you to the series “Foodie Love”, the enchanting cooking comedy “Bella Martha” and the “Fall Collini”.

by Julia Jakob and Patricia Batlle

“Foodie Love” in the Arte Mediathek – love in the café

When it comes to her passion for food, Ella makes no compromises: She doesn’t like people who invite you to dinner and clear your plate before you’re done. And then make a noise while washing the dishes, as if they wanted to throw you out. El is also a gourmet with clear ideas. The Argentines detest compatriots who say over a first-class dinner: There’s nothing like a good barbecue! Or restaurant guests who take photos of their food before they have tasted a bite of it.

Laia Costa (left) and Guillermo Pfennig in the series "Foodie love" by Isabel Coixet, see on Arte © Zoe Sala Coixet

Laia Costa (left) and Guillermo Pfennig play the foodies in Isabel Coixet’s culinary love story “Foodie Love”.

No wonder they both choose a gourmet dating app to look for a partner – and inevitably bump into each other. The Spanish HBO series “Foodie Love” tells of the sensual rapprochement between two culinary nerds – and it’s not just about food! Laia Costa, known from Sebastian Schipper’s thriller “Victoria”, and Guillermo Pfening shine in the leading roles. The eight-part series is ready available in the Arte media library until May 31, 2022.

“Bella Martha” in the Arte media library: Cooking with passion

In August and September, Arte dedicates a focus to the exceptional actress Martina Gedeck on her 60th birthday. Her film “Bella Martha” should not be missing, which found an enthusiastic audience in Germany in 2001 in all age groups and was also one of the most successful German films in the USA. After that, it was even re-staged there. In Sandra Nettelbeck’s comedy, the noble cook Martha and, as another chef, Sergio Castellito play the leading roles. In their own way, both of them take care of the eight-year-old orphaned niece Martha, who has lost her mother and her appetite – and thus inadvertently get closer. The film will be shown on Arte TV on August 19 from 1:45 p.m. and will be available online in the Arte media library until October 17.

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Martina Gedeck and Sergio Castellito in the feature film "Bella Martha" by Sandra Nettelbeck © SWR Bavaria Film

Sandra Nettelbeck’s 2001 film with Martina Gedeck is available in the Arte Mediathek until October 17, 2021. external

“The Collini case” in the ARD media library: justice thriller with Franco Nero

Ferdinand von Schirach’s judicial thriller “The Collini Case” was filmed in 2019. Elyas M’Barek plays a young lawyer who delves into Nazi cover-ups of the 1960s. “The Collini case” is a more than solid justice thriller with some heartbreaking scenes and the Italo-Western legend Franco Nero as Fabrizio Collini, who says maybe 20 sentences, but every look on the furrowed face speaks volumes. The film is available in the ARD media library until August 9th.

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Fabrizio Collini (Franco Nero) looks his victim Jean-Baptiste Meyer (Manfred Zapatka) one last time in the eyes - scene from the film "The Collini case!" © ARD Degeto / Constantin Film

On Monday evening, “The Collini Case” ran on the first. The film is available in the ARD media library until August 9th. external

“Secret of a life” in the ARD media library: Judi Dench as a spy

Despite his doubts, Nick (Ben Miles) decides to help his mother Joan (Judi Dench) - scene from the film "The secret of a life" © Entertainment One

The British Joan (Judi Dench) is accused as a pensioner of spying for the KGB during World War II.

Judi Dench plays a retiree who is suddenly suspected of being a KGB spy: Joan Stanley (Dench) leads a withdrawn retirement in an English suburb. One day, an MI5 task force unexpectedly appears on her doorstep and arrests her for espionage and high treason. In front of the curious neighbors’ eyes, the elderly lady is led away in handcuffs.

As a young physicist, Joan was part of a research team during World War II that was developing a British atomic bomb. The film is based on a true story. “Secret of a Life” – The drama is in the ARD media library until August 10th. On September 4th and 5th, it will be shown on hr television from 12:45 a.m. and 1:00 a.m. Afterwards it is again in the media library.

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Long-suppressed memories worry Joan (Judi Dench) - scene from the film "The secret of a life" © Entertainment One

On Tuesday evening, “Secret of a Life” ran in the First. The film is available in the ARD media library until August 9th. external

“Mirai” – an excellent poetic animation film for the family

Mamoru Hosada studied art and started making animation films in the late 1990s. One of the most successful films at the Japanese box office in 2006 was “The Girl Who Leaped Through Time”. In 2018 he processed his experiences as a young father in the wonderfully complex family film “Mirai – The Girl from the Future”, which was shown at the Cannes Film Festival. A boy who loves trains will one day become Mirai’s big brother. The arrival of the sister turns the life of the family of four upside down. Sometimes Kun gets lost in a fantastic world in which his sister already stands in front of him as a teenager and experiences adventures with him. With great ease and attention to detail, Hosada tells a story of jealousy, family space and consolation. The film is finished available in the Arte media library until September 2nd.

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Kun and his sister Mirai travel through time in a fantastic world - a scene from the animated film "Mirai" © © Studio Chizu

Mamoru Hosoda’s family animation film from 2018 is available externally in the Arte Mediathek until September 2, 2021

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