Digital, Streaming Release: Bauhaus: A New Era

Digital/Streaming Release Date: Available now
Available from MHz Choice
Studio: MHz

The 2019 German TV series Bauhaus: A New Era tells the story of the birthing of the Bauhaus German art school by its first director, Walter Gropius.

Weimar, Germany 1919: World War I has just ended and with the old imperial empires having collapsed, Europe is swept up in a wave of modern ideas. With that, young Dörte Helm (Anna Maria Mühe) arrives at the newly-founded Bauhaus art school thrilled by the innovative approach of its founder, the aforemention Walter Gropius (August Diehl, The Last Vermeer), an architect.

The students are young, resilient and radical and the school becomes a breeding ground for modernity, jazz, innovative architecture and feminism. Like so many others, Dörte becomes a true disciple of the new movement – but something more to Gropius as they fall in love.

Created by Lars Kraume and presented in German and English with English subtitles, the six-episode series has a running time of approximately five hours.

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