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Ein Freund von mir (2006)

An introverted insurance executive at a car rental service is annoyed by his hyperactive, garrulous coworker, but the two end up becoming friends.

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An introverted insurance executive at a car rental service is annoyed by his hyperactive, garrulous coworker, but the two end up becoming friends.

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€2,700,000 (estimated)
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Daniel Brühl and Jürgen Vogel broke Will Smith's world record for most public appearances on the red carpet in 12 hours by attending the movie's premiere in Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Cologne (22 October 2006). See more »

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When Karl and Hans drive the Porches they stop side by side. For a brief moment there is a refuge between the cars. When they drive off it has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Theo: [reading a number plate] DA-D 9779.
Karl: That's a palindromic number.
Theo: A what?
Karl: Like Anna or Otto. You can read it forwards and backwards. Like "Reliefpfeiler".
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Featured in Willkommen Österreich: Episode #1.24 (2008) See more »

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6 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

Despite his successful career at a car insurance company, Karl (Daniel Bruhl) is unfulfilled by life. Sent to a car rental company as a spy, he meets the wild Hans (Jurgen Vogel) whose intrinsic happiness and carefree nature is incomprehensible to Karl. Thus unravels the friendship between our two protagonists, with the help of some excellent comic scenes involving nude driving and a cleverly constructed Spanish dialogue between Karl and Stelle (Sabine Timoteo). Sebastion Schipper introduces his characters with humour and compassion and reflects on the complexity and contradictions of human nature. Unfortunately, however, the viewer is left unsatisfied by the depth to which Shipper's narrative takes us.Indeed, much like Karl at the film's beginning, the viewer leaves this movie feeling somewhat unfulfilled.


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