Let’s go back to the movies! I proposed to my wife the same week of No Time To Die’s premiere. I was so excited that I offered her directly to go the following Sunday. She said yes and I looked for the nearest cinema to my home (Berlin-Steglitz) and bought two tickets online.
It’s all set, I said, let’s go to the cinema at 16:00 on Sunday. She asked me: is it in the original language? There my face fell, I completely forgot that Germans consume almost everything that comes from abroad with dubbing synchronized to German.
I didn’t think about it, since in Chile the only dubbed movies are the children’s ones. I called the theater to ask and the guy told me that the movie was indeed dubbed into German. I canceled the ticket and went to look for the cinemas in Berlin that show movies in the original language. Here is a guide so that the same thing doesn’t happen to you.
When buying tickets, it is absolutely important to check the details of the film, its language, and subtitle codes:
OV (Originalversion): original language without subtitles. OmU (Original mit Untertitel): original language with subtitles. OmeU (Originalversion mit englischen Untertiteln): original version with English subtitles. dF (Deutsche Synchronfassung): German dubbing.
Don’t forget that sometimes there is no popcorn, but don’t forget that you are in Germany, so you will never be short of a good beer at the cinema kiosk to accompany your movie. Bringing your own snacks is not forbidden either. Of course, many of these cinemas, being independent, appreciate it if you buy from the foyer store to support the business.
List of cinemas in Berlin in the original language
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