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Off Beat (2004)

Kammerflimmern (original title)
Traumatised paramedic looks for the woman of his dreams.

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Hendrik Hölzemann
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthias Schweighöfer ... Crash
Jessica Schwarz ... November
Jan-Gregor Kremp Jan-Gregor Kremp ... Fido
Florian Lukas ... Richie
Bibiana Beglau ... Dr. Tod
Carlo Ljubek ... Tommy
Silas Kaul Silas Kaul ... Klein-Crash
Laura Syniawa Laura Syniawa ... Mädchen vom Dach (as Laura Charlotte Syniawa)
Katharina Lorenz ... Nachtschwester
Rosel Zech ... Oma Crash
Volker Spengler ... Hundemann
Ulrich Noethen ... Prof. Olivari
Ingeborg Westphal Ingeborg Westphal ... Frau Liebold
Christian Hoening Christian Hoening ... Herr Liebold
Hannelore Lübeck Hannelore Lübeck ... Metzgerin Bremicker
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Storyline

Traumatised paramedic looks for the woman of his dreams.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | Turkish

Release Date:

3 February 2005 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Off Beat See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,970
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The real ambulance car 01-83-02 in Cologne is a newer car and is driven by the German Red Cross. See more »

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The Pschyrembel on the Doc's desk in the Retrospective of Crash is the newest version from 2003. So it can't be there when Crash was a young boy. See more »

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References Lassie (1954) See more »

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This is a near perfect film
18 May 2007 | by kuhlgeistSee all my reviews

Hoelzemann might have a great future as a German film maker. The plot is subtle, the dialogs witty and understated, the acting, in particular by Schweighoefer and Kremp, great. Schweighoefer is a charismatic actor on who this film is built – my wife commented that his presence reminded her of James Dean. To me the psychology of the human relations was more important than the actions – the opposite of how Hollywood movies usually proceed. The scene with the suicidal girl on the roof – the Cologne cathedral in the background – is a game of life and death that keeps you breathless. Were it not for some sentimental, heavy scenes (in particular between November and Crash), I would rate it 10.


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