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Lulu und Jimi (2009)

A drama about the relationship between a young black man and a rich German girl.

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It is about sweeping love, rock & roll and getting rid of all that stale air of the fifties. You've got the good guys - that's LULU and JIMI - and the bad guys: Lulu's mother GERTRUD, her secret lover SCHULTZ, the chauffeur, and a wicked old shrink, VON OPPELN, crouching in his gloomy office like a spider waiting to pounce on his prey LULU. Light and darkness, bright garish colours, hot rock & roll and wild dance numbers mark this road movie about lovers fleeing from the evil powers of a deeply bigoted society. Written by Anonymous

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References Wild at Heart (1990) See more »

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Stand by Me
Written by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Performed by Ray Fearon
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Annoyances
22 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

There were several things that were anachronisms, most notably the movie took place (supposedly) in 1959 and yet the girl was driving a Mercedes 230SL which wasn't manufactured until 1963. He sang the Temptations song "My Girl" which wasn't written and performed until 1965. The subtitled version I saw had the translation close to what was said in German. I don't know if the Sundance version the other reviewer saw had the same subtitling or not. On the whole I felt the film had a director, but no direction. If it was trying to make a point it was lost on me. It also seemed that the writer wanted to embrace too many genres: Romance, comedy, fantasy, mystery, social consciousness, and a smattering of crime drama and adventure. At best it held my attention by always posing the question "what next?" I'll be kind and say it was interesting - and not bad.


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