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Night Shapes (1999)

Nachtgestalten (original title)
The Pope is in town and the night of his visit is anything but heavenly for some of Berlin's inhabitants. The down-and-out, the rich and the poor, the polizei, the street kids and taxi ... See full summary »

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Andreas Dresen

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Andreas Dresen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Myriam Abbas Myriam Abbas ... Hanna (as Meriam Abbas)
Dominique Horwitz ... Victor
Oliver Breite Oliver Breite ... Jochen (as Oliver Bäßler)
Susanne Bormann ... Patty
Michael Gwisdek ... Peschke
Ricardo Valentim Ricardo Valentim ... Feliz
Ade Sapara ... Ricardo
Imogen Kogge Imogen Kogge ... Rita
Horst Krause ... Taxifahrer / Cab Driver
Axel Prahl Axel Prahl ... Polizist / Police Officer
Carmen-Maja Antoni Carmen-Maja Antoni ... Frau im Hospitz / Woman in Hospice
Ursula Karusseit ... Frau Gerhardt
Dagmar Sitte Dagmar Sitte ... Kellnerin / Waitress
Christel Peters Christel Peters ... Alte Dame / Old Lady
Josefine Leuschner Josefine Leuschner ... Rote
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The Pope is in town and the night of his visit is anything but heavenly for some of Berlin's inhabitants. The down-and-out, the rich and the poor, the polizei, the street kids and taxi drivers, in search of a little bit of happiness, all end up going for a harrowing odyssey through the labyrinth of the big city. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

12 August 1999 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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Budget:

DEM3,500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Pretty boring ... even for a German film.
3 August 1999 | by Olav-7See all my reviews

I have seen "Nachtgestalten" last week in a sneak preview and I was bored, to say the least. The idea of a movie split into episodes isn't that bad, but jumping from one set of characters to the other without any substance in between leaves behind a very shallow feeling. Three couples, three stories which have been already told a thousand times. The farmer from out of town looking for some sex and trying to help the prostitute from out of her problems. The homeless couple having the opportunity to spend some money in town. The businessman, picking up an forgotten boy at the airport an trying to get him to his friend in the city. Yeah. That's it.

I was not interested at all, how a particular thread in this "story" ended. It was all too obvious.


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