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Russendisko (2012)

Russendisko is the story of Wladimir, Andrej and Mischa. Three young Russian friends, who move from Moscow to Berlin in a lucky wave of emigration right after the fall of the Berlin wall. ... See full summary »

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Wladimir Kaminer
Friedrich Mücke ...
Mischa
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Andrej
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Olga
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Hanna
Imogen Kogge ...
Frau Kaminer
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Herr Kaminer
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Helena
Jule Böwe ...
Jule
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Rabbi
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Wladimir als Teenager
Philipp Kronenberg ...
Mischa als Teenager
Louis Völkel ...
Andrej als Teenager
Nina Gummich ...
Kellnerin
Hilmar Eichhorn ...
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Russendisko is the story of Wladimir, Andrej and Mischa. Three young Russian friends, who move from Moscow to Berlin in a lucky wave of emigration right after the fall of the Berlin wall. They take their chance looking for a better life and find themselves involved in the tales of everyday lunacy on the streets of Berlin and its spirit of the early nineties. Russendisko is a modern fairy tale, a story of friendship, of love, of dreams and the search for happiness and its fulfillment. The film is based on the mega selling novel by Wladimir Kaminer. Written by Anonymous

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29 March 2012 (Germany)  »

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Orosz diszkó  »

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€6,500,000 (estimated)
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Ridiculous
10 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

This movie is about three immigrants from the wave of Russians with German or Jewish ancestry, of which many came to Germany between 1989 and 1993. Its simply ruined by the strange decision to let the three main actors speak in perfect high German and not do accents, which everyone coming from Russia I met at that time, had. In their suits they also look like modern hipsters. So they come off more as the annoying douchebags you can find in every bar in Berlin today. Maybe they thought it was "racist" to let these guys sound as if they were from Russia, but it s not fitting at all especially since this is kind of a time piece.

Equally fatal is the decision to put Matthias Schweighöfer in the main role. His acting style is polarizing anyways (imagine a 30 year old man talking, grinning and gesturing like a child actor as Macaulay Culkin, but many think its "sweet"), but here it looks like he intentionally avoided to give his role any depth with his constant frolicking and grimacing. Unfortunately, despite its about three friends, he is in nearly every scene.


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