Early History of German Cinema

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Cinema of Germany refers to the film industry based in Germany. Cinema in Germany can be traced back to the late 19th century. German cinema has made major technical and artistic contributions to film.

Unlike other national cinemas, which developed in the context of relatively continuous and stable political systems, Germany witnessed major changes to its identity during the 20th century. Those changes determined the periodisation of national cinema into a succession of distinct eras and movements.

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