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Thanks to documentaries such as "Germany from Above", "The Green Miracle - Our Forest", "The North Sea - Our Sea", "Bavaria" or "Rhine Gold", interested viewers know only too well what Germany looks like today. But what did our country actually look like 300 million years ago? And how has Germany developed over time into the country we know today? Filmmaker Stefan Schneider and his team pursue these questions with the help of fascinating nature shots and spectacular computer effects and take the viewer on an exciting, interesting and surprising journey through time, accompanied by Max Moor as narrator.
"Planet Germany - 300 million years" shows dinosaurs that lived 200 million years ago in the Swabian Alb, visits the forests of the Ruhr area 300 million years ago, shows Bavaria as the Jurassic Park of Germany and also visits the Messel mine in Hesse, where the traces of the first German man were discovered in 1907. The effects with which, for example, the long extinct dinosaurs are brought back to life are neat, even though one can quite clearly see in some moments that the primeval creatures were created on the computer. But all in all the interplay of real landscape shots and computer effects works very well.
What the makers of "Planet Deutschland" have succeeded in doing very well is the stirring realization of sometimes quite dry matter. They make history tangible and even complex scientific contexts understandable for everyone. So both children and adults can have great fun on this fascinating journey through time. Certainly, it is almost impossible to deal with a period of 300 million years in 90 minutes without omitting a few epochs or looking at them very superficially. And perhaps the sometimes simplified representation of geological or climatic changes makes the film only work to a limited extent as a scientifically serious documentation.
But as a somewhat different view of Germany, the whole thing works really well. With a high show and entertainment value it is made clear here that not only our country, but the whole planet is in constant change and the further development never stands still. A nice documentary that shows that earth history can be really fun and that some very distinctive places in Germany appear in a whole new light. But despite smaller lengths there is a very clear one: worth seeing!
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