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A close friendship between two crew teammates is tested when one slowly discovers he's gay and attracted to the other.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tobi
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Achim
Jürgen Tonkel ...
Hansi
Miriam Morgenstern ...
Sandra
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Anke (as Alicja Bachleda-Curus)
Angelika Brennfleck ...
Thea
Josefine Müller ...
Claudia
Joseph M'Barek ...
Ferdinand
Tristano Casanova ...
Georg
Roman Storm ...
Günther
Jeff Fischer ...
Flasche
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Martin
Anton Rattinger ...
Gruber
Gerhard Oberwetter ...
Busfahrer
Tobias van Dieken ...
Naturschützer (as Tobias Vandieken)
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Tobi and Achim, the pride of the local crew club, have been the best of friends for years and are convinced that nothing will ever stand in the way of their friendship. They look forward to the upcoming summer camp and the crew competition. Achim's girlfriend Sandra is on the girl's team and he enjoys spending more time with her. Tobi becomes increasingly skeptical of their relationship. Anke, the pretty girl who has fallen for Tobi, doesn't make things any easier, then the gay team from Berlin arrives and Tobi is totally confused. The storm that breaks out the evening before the race begins is more than meteorological in this sensitive story about the complexities of growing up. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for sexuality, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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2 September 2004 (Germany)  »

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Budget:

€2,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,158 (USA) (17 March 2006)

Gross:

$95,016 (USA) (14 September 2007)
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Alicja Bachleda speaks German but had to be dubbed because the producers were bothered by her accent. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tobi: She said, "I don't mind?"
Achim: Those very words. Now chill. I have to keep at 140.
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References There's Something About Mary (1998) See more »

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We'll Never Know
Written and performed by Roman Fischer
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Bittsweet road to self-discovery and identity
22 May 2005 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Nevermind that this is a movie about same-sex adulation. The bittersweet movie features a stellar performance by its lead Robert Stadlober as Tobi and explores his road to self-discovery and identity through his long-standing secret admiration and love for his best pal, Achim. The dilemma that Tobi faced in trying to come to terms with his own sexuality is well-handled by Stadlober.

Set against a rowing competition camp trip, the movie isn't always hardhearted but offers some comedy along the way. Some moviegoers might have complained about the stereotypical gay characters in the movie, but actually, it's quite the opposite. There is a good mix of gay characters and contrast is definitely showcased. The cinematography is also splendid.


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