Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Berlin
Mythos Kreuzberg is the title of the documentary film about the borough produced by RBB, the local TV and radio production company for Berlin and Brandenburg.
It tells the story of the myth rising, of Kreuzberg becoming the magnet that´s been pulling thousands of people for the past 20 years. A fascinating thing to watch albeit only if your German skills have been properly honed. Sorry for that but as the lady at the Ausländerbehörde (The Immigration Office) kindly pointed out to me on my very first visit in 2003: “Wir sind hier in Deutschland und hier wird DEUTSCH geschprochen!”
By the way, considering that I had just moved to the country and had hardly any time yet to master the language, a rather futile order. When I said so – in English, of course – she just looked at me and continued to spit out German vocabulary at me.
She wasn´t bothered. I hope thousands of fleas infested her hairy armpits.