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Hamburg, mid 80s, ALEX is a cabby. The sound is hard, pubs are dark and loud, people constantly argue about anything and everything, people smoke all the time, and not just cigarettes. Alex... See full summary »

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Kerstin Ahlrichs

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Karen Duve (screenplay), Karen Duve (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rosalie Thomass ... Alex Herwig
Peter Dinklage ... Marc
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leonardo Arivelo Leonardo Arivelo ... Iwan
Michael Darlinger Michael Darlinger ... Taxi Driver (dayshift)
Stipe Erceg ... Dietrich
Carlotta Franke Carlotta Franke ... Child
Carolyn Genzkow Carolyn Genzkow ... Prostitute
Mechthild Großmann Mechthild Großmann ... Taxifunkerin
Eisi Gulp Eisi Gulp ... Alcoholic
Özgür Karadeniz ... Mergolan
Christian Krähnke Christian Krähnke ... Punk
Ferris M.C. Ferris M.C. ... Pimp (as Sascha Reimann)
Leslie Malton Leslie Malton ... Alex' Mother
Antoine Monot Jr. ... Taximörder
Frederike Oster Frederike Oster ... Barfrau Dschungel
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Hamburg, mid 80s, ALEX is a cabby. The sound is hard, pubs are dark and loud, people constantly argue about anything and everything, people smoke all the time, and not just cigarettes. Alex wants love and freedom and sleeps with DIETRICH. It's far from being love, but the sex is okay. With MARC, a little person full of dignity, she finds more than that. The rest is struggles with her passengers, the indifferent and the doomed, brutes as other nuisances. This sort of life could go on and on, Alex could drive away from her own life and in doing so lose Marc and not getting rid of Dietrich. Wouldn't there be a small monkey with the same invincible desire for freedom as hers.

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

20 August 2015 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Alex l'insoumise See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamburg, Germany See more »

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Was first publicly shown during a Sneak Preview in Cinemaxx, Mannheim on 15.06.2015, with Q&A with the director afterwards. See more »

Soundtracks

Das goldene Kalb
Written, composed and performed by Michel van Dyke
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Destination unknown
5 September 2016 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

It's not about the goal, it's about journey. Or something like that, though if you're in a hurry you just want to arrive where you're heading. If you're one of those people this slow driven (pun intended) drama might not fit your viewing pleasures. It's decent overall with characters who "complete" each other, though in a very strange way.

There are hints of things that are interesting (prejudices or clichés depending on how you look on it), not all of them get explored properly though. Still the relationships work most of the time (no pun intended). There is a sense of dread that almost stops any lighter entertainment to break in, which might have helped the movie on some occasions. As it is, it's OK, but not great


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