If you’re a hockey fan and a foreign film buff, you might like this interview Christian Ehrhoff did with Omni’s German language program, Ahorn TV, just before Christmas. It’s a fun watch, especially since we rarely get to see Ehrhoff’s Germanness on such prominent display. Plus, we learn all sorts of valuable things, such as:

  • Ehrhoff loves the city of Vancouver and hopes to get a long-term deal signed. With the logjam on the backend, it will be interesting to see what he winds up costing and whether or not the Canucks are in a position to give it to him.
  • Ehrhoff is, like, really German.
  • The interviewer is shocked at how cold it is, which is odd to me. Exactly what part of Germany does the equator cross?
  • Ehrhoff got into hockey because his older sister was into figure skating. In his own words: I ventured onto the ice with her, which was fun for me, but then I saw ice hockey being played on television and told my parents that’s what I wanted to do. In other words: figure skating is for girls.
  • Ehrhoff could really go for some currywurst with fries.

Really, if there’s one disappointing element to this video, it’s that the interviewer isn’t Werner Herzog. As a fan of German cinema, and Herzog in particular, I found myself hoping the guy would eventually launch into a series of questions regarding The Ecstatic Truth. And Herzog definitely would have made the segment on helmets more interesting.

Herzog: Do you feel kids should wear helmets?
Ehrhoff: Yes, helmets are the most important.
Herzog: There’s something not gone right with our civilization. Mankind needs danger. I long for the days when children were ripped apart by wild bears.
Ehrhoff: …….

Also, Jeff Goldblum would be there for some reason.

One last thing: if you watched and enjoyed this video, then you may have a predilection for German film. I highly recommend Run Lola RunThe Lives of Others, Fritz Lang’s M, or anything by the aforementioned Herzog.

 

Thanks to Blue Soup for the tip.

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16 comments

  1. Trevor
    May 17, 2011

    “As we watch the play of young Christian, one can only have a grim view of his defensive potential…”

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  2. vancityt
    May 17, 2011

    That you love Werner Herzog doesn’t surprise, but makes me love this blog even more. Do you know he’s on Twitter?

    As a former subtitler, I had to notice that this little gem at 1:49 ‘San Hose’. Awesome error.

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    • Mass Abedi
      May 20, 2011

      Well, when I – as the producer/presenter – saw this error, I got shocked too. And guess what, I didn’t pay the subtitler. And actually, since San Hose reminded us of the saint Toten Hosen, we decided to leave it, otherwise we would loose our thousands of viewers of this clip… As you know we would’ve had to re-render the whole clip… Also – you didn’t notice it: it Moers and not Mors with the two dots – just on the side… ;)

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  3. Verd
    May 17, 2011

    Really, currywurst isn’t that difficult. You just get some regular bratwurst from the grocery store, fry it up nice and brown in a pan, squirt ketchup on it, and then dust it with some curry powder. If you want it more authentic, cut up the bratwurst into little 1cm sections before frying and make sure it’s browned on all sides.

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  4. caj
    May 17, 2011

    An imagined Herzog rant and a Divine pun?! One day after the next! Youre killing me over here!

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    • caj
      May 17, 2011

      In a good way.

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  5. Wisp
    May 17, 2011

    want both him and juice resigned. :(

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    • viccanucks
      May 17, 2011

      re-signed.

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      • Wisp
        May 17, 2011

        yes, that one

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  6. Irene Tanga
    May 17, 2011

    Run Lola Run = Best thing ever

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  7. J21
    May 17, 2011

    That Malhotra question really floated like a lead balloon…

    “Yeah, he played in San Jose last year after I’d already been traded here, so we hadn’t played together before.”

    “Oh. … But he’s cool, right?”

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  8. Sanstanya
    May 20, 2011

    Just catching up on my Bulis so I’m a few days behind here, but that Herzog call was awesome. I’m a fan for sure but that guy does a whole lot of longing.

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  9. Mass Abedi
    May 20, 2011

    I am the interviewer who got so shocked of the cold. And yes, absolutely correct, Germany is even colder in the Winter. BUT Vancouver didn’t have such a cold Winter for years!!! C’mon, tell me I am right!

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    • Harrison Mooney
      May 21, 2011

      Ha. You are indeed. It just made me laugh. Great job on the interview, by the way. We enjoyed it.

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  10. Mass Abedi
    May 20, 2011

    Would be really cool if the readers of this blog could give us a booo or a cheer on Gri.pe. Really appreciated…

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    • Harrison Mooney
      May 21, 2011

      I agree. Everyone do this.

      If you ever do any other Canucks stuff, sir, by all means, send it our way. We’d love to showcase it.

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