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Go Trabi Go (1991)

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Family Struutz lives in Bitterfeld (GDR). After the fall of the wall, they take the opportunity to go on holiday with their car, an old Trabant. They simply want to visit Italy. But there ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wolfgang Stumph ...
Claudia Schmutzler ...
Marie Gruber ...
Dieter Hildebrandt ...
Ottfried Fischer ...
Bernd Amberger
Diether Krebs ...
Konstantin Wecker ...
Billie Zöckler ...
Gerda Amberger
Barbara Valentin ...
Frau Gamshuber
Alfons Amberger
Monika Baumgartner ...
Rolando Belli
Lisa Bernardini
Alfons Biber
Astrid Boner


Family Struutz lives in Bitterfeld (GDR). After the fall of the wall, they take the opportunity to go on holiday with their car, an old Trabant. They simply want to visit Italy. But there are some incidents during their journey. Written by Ralph Schaefer <>

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17 January 1991 (Germany)  »

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Because no one thought of shooting a 'Making of' or something similar, Wolfgang Stumph allowed the production company to use private video tapes he had shot on the set in 1990 for the "Behind the Scenes" material on the DVD release of this movie and its sequel. See more »


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A rich and hilarious document of the times
13 February 2006 | by (NRW, Germany) – See all my reviews

This is not necessarily the best movie ever made, but it is a very precise look at a weird moment in history. Mankind had been sliced in half for more than 40 years by the Cold War. Suddenly it is all over and the one side suddenly has a lot of catching up to do.

I enjoy watching this movie with my girl-friend, some of her friends or her family, as they are from East-Germany and they always laugh at the Struutz-family's impossible misadventures, because it reminds them and all their neighbors of their first contacts with the west. Like cheeky Jacqueline always getting the upper hand in all her encounters with respect-less and unsuspecting boys from the west. Or Udo Struutz marveling at the beauty of a West-German public toilet. Or Rita Struutz's attempts at communicating with an Italian police officer. And of course the unforgettable Diether Krebs serving up a never ending assortment of "Trabbi"-jokes as a manic, arrogant West-German trucker. These moments reflect upon many "Ossis'" (East-Germans) experiences when they first visited the west after the wall had fallen.

If you look for a document of the times, this is probably the most truthful you will find, although some scenes are pure satiric overstatement and Jacqueline makes an absolutely unnecessary escape from her family at one point just to come up with an unconvincing song, possibly directed at starting a singing career for Claudia Schmutzler, which luckily never really took off.

Stay away if you want to learn German, however! The Struutzes speak in a very, very broad Saxon dialect which sounds very different from "clean" German.

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