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Bella Martha

Bella Martha

Mostly Martha

106 minutes

DVD in German with English subtitles.

German Lesson Plan

Introduce your students to the charming and heartfelt world of "Bella Martha" (Mostly Martha) with our comprehensive German lesson plan. Directed by Sandra Nettelbeck, this film explores themes of love, family, and passion for cooking, making it an excellent tool for language learning and cultural exploration.

Martha is a single woman who lives for one passion: cooking. As the head chef at a chic restaurant, she has no time for anything—or anyone—else. But Martha’s solitary life is shaken when a fateful accident brings her sister’s eight-year-old daughter, Lina, to her doorstep. As Martha struggles to care for her headstrong niece, the restaurant hires a charming and carefree Italian chef named Mario. Suspicious of Mario’s intentions, Martha slowly discovers that he has a special recipe for living—one that will touch her home and her heart. The film stars Martina Gedeck, Maxime Foerste, and Sergio Castellitto.

Using "Bella Martha" in your classroom enhances language skills while providing insights into themes of love, family, and culinary arts. This lesson plan includes structured activities, discussion questions, and cultural notes to enrich the learning experience. Explore our comprehensive film-based lesson plans and engage your students in meaningful ways. IMDB

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Director: Sandra Nettelbeck

Cast: Martina Gedeck, Maxime Foerste, Sergio Castellitto

Audio: DVD in German with English subtitles.

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