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Trial by Fire (1998)
"Härtetest" (original title)

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A milksop is left by his girlfriend. On his search for a new girl-friend he meets a bike-courier. She only wants to sleep with him if he proves that he is no coward. But this needs a lot of... See full summary »

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Janek Rieke ...
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Lena
Siegfried Terpoorten ...
Max (as Sigi Terpoorten)
Katharina Eckerfeld ...
Lilly (as Katie Eckerfeld)
Gerhard Garbers ...
Jonas Vater
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Jonas Mutter
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Robert
Sebastian Münster ...
Thilo
Marek Harloff ...
Thorsten, Anführer der Skinheads
Oliver Bröcker ...
Mike
Alexander Hörbe ...
Bodo
Thorsten Schätz ...
Niels
Birke Bruck ...
Rosa
Hark Bohm ...
Psychiater Dr. Bohm
Rudi Völler ...
Rudi Völler
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A milksop is left by his girlfriend. On his search for a new girl-friend he meets a bike-courier. She only wants to sleep with him if he proves that he is no coward. But this needs a lot of overcoming as this woman is the total opposite of him: she lives in an apartment-sharing community, bravely confronts skin-heads and is involved in eco-terrorism. Written by Marco Radke <radke@krypta.aball.de>

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DEM 130,437 (Germany) (3 April 1998)

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DEM 130,437 (Germany) (3 April 1998)
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Wonderful and funny love story between a shy mothers boy and an sexy eco-terrorist.
11 November 1998 | by (NRW, Germany) – See all my reviews

Absolute superb little film about a whiny young man, who still lives with his parents, gets fooled by his girlfriend and works in daddy's company. He gets to meet Lisa Martinek, who is an semi-eco-terrorist and left wing power woman with quite much sex appeal and enormous strength. They both fall in love, and after the usual things happen like they get it all wrong and find together again, you so much wish for him to get out of his tiny world and share hers. A wonderful, unusual German production which is a must see. Excellent actors, a good story and filmed in a stylish, partly grotesque funny manner. Go and get it on tape, cause it hasnt been on the cinemas for more than a few days.


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