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Good Times (2007)

Beste Zeit (original title)
The story of two country girls who dream of love and freedom while dealing with parents and boyfriends.

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Karin Michalke (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Maria Sturm ... Kati
Rosalie Thomass ... Jo
Andreas Giebel ... Katis Vater
Peter Mitterrutzner Peter Mitterrutzner ... Katis Opa
Florian Brückner Florian Brückner ... Mike Kronen
Martin Wenzl Martin Wenzl ... Bill
Lukas Turtur Lukas Turtur ... Lou
Thommy Schwimmer Thommy Schwimmer ... Hatsch (as Tommy Schwimmer)
Roland Schreglmann ... Elvis
Ferdinand Schmidt-Modrow Ferdinand Schmidt-Modrow ... Rocky
Stefan Murr Stefan Murr ... Lugge
Volker Bruch ... Priglmeier Toni
David Zimmerschied ... Steve
Johanna Bittenbinder Johanna Bittenbinder ... Katis Mama
Xaver Riepertinger Xaver Riepertinger ... Luis Kroppold
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The story of two country girls who dream of love and freedom while dealing with parents and boyfriends.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

26 July 2007 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Best Times See more »

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$2,402,432
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Monaco Film GmbH See more »
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Color
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Great film for outlanders
2 August 2007 | by sez_10See all my reviews

I had a wonderful time attending the Regensburg preview of Beste Zeit. I was very worried that with only 4 months of German training and a total of only 7 months living in Bavaria, that i would have a massive problem understanding a lot of the humor throughout the film. Much to my surprise i found that the story was very easy to understand to an "auslander". I'm looking very forward to reading the subtitles on this movie when i watch it the second time, and i will definitely be recommending it to my Mum and sister. However, my boyfriend, who was with me at the premier, also enjoyed it very much, but i think that was mostly because of the Bavarian humor. He is also Bavarian. The relationships between the main character, Kati, and her friends and family surrounding her, are so understandable, and easy to relate to. They really have fantastic bonds, and these are explored quite well throughout the film. Apparently this is part of a trilogy set, and if that is true, i look forward to seeing how these relationships grow and grow.

There are little to no conflicts in the film, but i didn't find this to be a problem at all, as i enjoyed the uplifting nature completely. All in all, its a wonderful, romantic painting of the Bavarian countryside and its lovable inhabitants. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to travel to these remote parts of Germany, or even if you just feel like taking a holiday in your local independent cinema. It's just great.


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