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:
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.
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 Run, The Lives of Others, Fritz Lang’s M, or anything by the aforementioned Herzog.
Thanks to Blue Soup for the tip.Tags: Canucks, Ehrhoff, Interviews, subtitles make things classier