In October 1989, the part of the West Berlin borough of Kreuzberg called SO 36, had been largely shut off by the Wall from the rest of the city for 28 years. A lethargic sub-culture of ... See full summary »
1980, West Germany. Frank Lehmann is drafted into the Bundeswehr because he neglected to object. As his petty-bourgeois pa claims his room for TV repairs, Frank moves in with hippie ... See full summary »
David, a waiter, finds an unpublished manuscript in a dresser drawer. To impress a girl, he claims to be the author. When the novel becomes a best-seller the real author introduces himself in his life and begins to take-over David's life.
The last three weeks of school life have begun: After the Abitur, Germany's leaving certificate, the friends and schoolmates of Gymnasium Kerkheim (Kerkheim High) will not see each other ... See full summary »
A group of kids grow up on the short, wrong (east) side of the Sonnenallee in Berlin, right next to one of the few border crossings between East and West reserved for German citizens. The ... See full summary »
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 »
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 »
[reading a number plate]
That's a palindromic number.
Like Anna or Otto. You can read it forwards and backwards. Like "Reliefpfeiler".
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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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