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Kebab Connection (2004)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Romance | 21 April 2005 (Germany)
In Hamburg, Ibrahim "Ibo" Secmez, of Turkish descent, wants to direct the first German kung-fu movie. For now, he makes commercials for his uncle's kebab restaurant. Titzie, an aspiring ... See full summary »

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Anno Saul

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Fatih Akin (screenplay), Ruth Toma (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emanuel Bettencourt Emanuel Bettencourt ... Sifu
Numan Acar ... Schwertkämpfer
Nora Tschirner ... Titzi
Hasan Ali Mete Hasan Ali Mete ... Onkel Ahmet
Kida Khodr Ramadan ... Özgür (as Kida Ramadan)
Denis Moschitto ... Ibo
Paul Faßnacht Paul Faßnacht ... Filmproduzent
Phillip José Steinfatt Phillip José Steinfatt ... Typ auf der Strasse / Boss Gangster
Paula Paul ... Nadine
Badasar Colbiyik Badasar Colbiyik ... Montana
Cem Akin Cem Akin ... Altan
Hakan Orbeyi Hakan Orbeyi ... Kerem
Ernest Hausmann Ernest Hausmann ... Kiffer im Auto
Carmen Rüter Carmen Rüter ... Filmstudentin
Ferhad Kara Ferhad Kara ... Reporter
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In Hamburg, Ibrahim "Ibo" Secmez, of Turkish descent, wants to direct the first German kung-fu movie. For now, he makes commercials for his uncle's kebab restaurant. Titzie, an aspiring actress and Ibo's German girlfriend, finds she's pregnant. Ibo is uncertain about fatherhood - compounded by his father's disowning him for getting a German girl pregnant - so Titzie sends him packing. He makes attempts at getting it right, but as the birth approaches, he's still not ready. In the background are three thugs in search of good tripe soup and a Capulet-Montegue feud between the kebab joint and a Greek taverna across the street. Can Ibo be the glove upon that hand? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Action | Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Germany

Language:

Greek | Turkish | German

Release Date:

21 April 2005 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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$970,182
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Dolby Digital EX

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Ibo falls through a restaurant window and lands on his hands among the shards of broken glass, but he gets up without any cuts. See more »

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References Black Mask (1996) See more »

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The best German film about a Turkish man who wants to make the first German martial arts epic!
13 March 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Okay. I'll admit that this is probably the only German film about a Turkish man wanting to make a martial arts epic...or at least the only one I've seen! But it is quite enjoyable and silly--and worth your time.

Before I get to the review, the history teacher in me wants to point out to the non-German viewers out there that Germans of Turkish extraction are very common--and make up one of the largest minority groups in the country (probably the largest). So, seeing a film about Turks in Germany is a natural. And, for those who don't realize it, OFTEN Turks and Greeks do NOT get along--they have a long and tumultuous history together and this will help you understand some of the antipathy in the film between the two restaurant owners.

Ibrahim is a strange young man. He is a very talented director of commercials for his uncle's Turkish restaurant. But they are NOT typical commercials--they are like mini-martial arts films--complete with wire-fu and stunts--all to advertise for a sandwich shop!! The customers love the ads and life looks very promising for this odd filmmaker. However, he also is VERY immature--very. And when his girlfriend, Titzi, becomes pregnant, he seems about as happy as a cannibal who is given tofu! Naturally, Titzi is very upset--as are Ibrahim's parents who naturally want him to marry a Turkish lady. Can all this get sorted out?! And, what of his uncle's competitor across the street? Can this Greek restaurant owner convince Ibrahim to make some ads for him as well? And, are any film producers crazy enough to give the guy a chance at directing a feature film?

I liked this film--it was quirky and funny. So why do I give it a 7 and not something higher? Well, Ibrahim is a jerk and VERY immature--so much so that although you might like him in some ways, it's also easy to dislike him. Seeing his lack of commitment to the pregnant girlfriend is pretty sad--and makes it hard to like him. This is a serious problem in a romantic-comedy! But, on balance the good still outweighs the bad and the film is well worth your time.


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