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28 August 1997 (Germany) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Heike Makatsch ... Miriam Auerbach

Charles Berling ... Pierre Moulin

Daniel Craig ... John MacHale

Seymour Cassel ... Jacob Frischmuth

Allen Garfield ... Simon Frischmuth
Marie-Christine Barrault ... Ella Beckmann

Daniel Gélin ... Xavier Favre
Inga Busch ... Ise (Lead singer)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Katja Ackermann ... Heike
Nick Benedict ... Guy
Lydia Billiet ... Florist in Metro
Anna Böttcher ... Saleswoman
Hubertus Durek ... Old Man
Lothar Förster ... Mr. Jäger
Heinz-Werner Kraehkamp ... Detective
Christian Lerch ... Barman

Peter Lohmeyer ... BMW Driver
Tilo Nest ... Karl (as Thilo Nest)
Susanne Ockert ... Sabine
Elisabeth Rambert ... Paulette
Joachim Regelien ... Portier
Maike Schell ... Nora
Franz Viehmann ... Judge
Markus Voellenklee ... Defense Counsel (as Markus Völlenklee)
Frank Zimmermann ... Grenzschutzbeamter

Directed by
Peter Sehr 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Marie Noelle 
Peter Sehr 

Produced by
Wolfgang Esterer .... producer
George Hoffmann .... producer
Martine Kelly .... executive producer
Rainer Mockert .... executive producer
Dagmar Rosenbauer .... producer
Wolfram Tichy .... co-producer
Original Music by
Micki Meuser 
Cinematography by
David Watkin 
Film Editing by
Heidi Handorf 
Casting by
Sabine Schroth 
Production Design by
Jérôme Latour 
Costume Design by
Esther Walz 
Makeup Department
Sonali Chatterjee .... makeup artist
Lena Lazzarotto .... additional makeup artist
Dagmara Pokromska .... additional makeup artist
Waldemar Pokromski .... makeup artist
Production Management
Eric Dionysius .... production manager: France
Daniela Jerassek .... unit manager
Andreas Knoblauch .... executive post-production producer
Tilman Taube .... production manager
Georges Vittini .... unit manager: France
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marcel Just .... first assistant director
Daniela Stenger .... second assistant director
Art Department
Karl-Heinz Arndt .... art painter
Axel Bertsch .... carpenter
Katharina Birkenfeld .... prop woman
Regine Freise .... assistant art director
Nathalie Gros .... painter: France
Matthias Hein .... carpenter
Susanne Hein .... prop buyer
Lothar Heinert .... carpenter
Lothar Heinert .... painter
Philipp Hübner .... carpenter
Mona Kino .... assistant prop buyer
Alexander Liebenthron .... set dresser
Yannick Luce .... property master: France
Erik Ludwig .... carpenter best boy
Claude Perry .... chief painter: France
Oliver Petersdorf .... carpenter
Klaus Schenker .... carpenter
Michael Subkoff .... carpenter
Paul Weber .... carpenter
Sound Department
Riza Aydin .... dubbing recordist
Stefan Busch .... sound effects editor
Yves Capus .... boom operator
Tschangis Chahrokh .... sound re-recording mixer
Stephan Fandrych .... foley recordist (as Stefan Fandrych)
Joo Fürst .... foley artist
Ray Gillon .... sound re-recording mixer
Monika Gussner .... adr editor
Monika Gussner .... foley editor
Wolfgang Hess .... adr operator
Christian Heyne .... sound effects editor
Udo Hilbert .... assistant sound editor
Iqbal Ishani .... boom operator
Steffi Linss .... adr operator
Harald Maury .... sound recordist
Philippe Samson .... sound re-recording mixer: France
Andreas Schneider .... foley artist
Franziska Striebeck .... adr supervisor
Elisabeth von Molo .... dubbing supervisor
Helga Wagner .... dialogue editor
Visual Effects by
Harald Brendel .... visual effects artist
Alex Lemke .... visual effects artist
Lutz Lemke .... title sequence design/animation
Andre Siebert .... visual effects artist
Rüdiger Buff .... stunts
Frank Christoffer .... stunts
Frank Kessler .... stunts
Lars Kolding Andersen .... stunts (as Lars Andersen)
Christine Paes .... stunts
Piet Paes .... stunts
Leo Plank .... stunts
Daniela Stein .... stunts (as Dani Stein)
Hartmut Wils .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Armin Bach .... electrician
Mike Bartlett .... Steadicam operator
Gerd Breiter .... clapper loader
David Bruce .... generator operator (as Dave Bruce)
Éric Brun .... camera operator: France
Carlos Dessbesell-Schüler .... camera operator
Tommy Finch .... gaffer
Cary Fisher .... camera operator
Kevin Fraser .... key grip
Paul Freuer .... grip
Klaus Goldmann .... helicopter camera operator
Thomas Gosda .... best boy
Martin Gressmann .... camera operator: second unit
Dietmar Haupt .... electrician
Dietmar Haupt .... rigging gaffer
Toni Hoffmann .... assistant camera: Munich
Peter Kosel .... grip
Christoph Krauss .... camera operator: second unit (as Christoph Krauß)
Eric Larsen .... grip
Dennis Locasso .... electrician
Hartmut Lowak .... grip
Marc Moriaty .... focus puller
Pascal Mundt .... camera operator: fourth unit
Ralph Netzer .... camera operator: third unit (as Ralf Netzer)
Ralf Prokopp .... electrician
Florian Schlecht .... electrician: Munich
Ronald Schwarz .... electrician (as Ronny Schwarz)
Thomas Sidos .... grip: France
Reinhard Stöckl .... electrician
Dieter Störzenbecher .... gaffer: Munich
Marco Teuchert .... electrician
Rolf van der Heydt .... still photographer
Jürgen Vogt .... helicopter camera operator
Burkhard von Harder .... still photographer
Casting Department
Carlos Dessbesell-Schüler .... casting assistant
Hayley Murt .... casting: London
Susan Shopmaker .... casting: New York
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Corinne Bruand .... assistant costume designer
Ina Garen .... wardrobe: Munich
Claudia Hill .... wardrobe
Susanne Vierkötter .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Stefan Herrmann .... assistant editor
Anita Lange .... assistant editor
Britta Paech .... assistant editor
J. Michael Schober .... post-production coordinator
Thomas Schwetje .... assistant post-production
Transportation Department
Jimmy Sheridan .... production driver
Other crew
Markus Bensch .... location manager
Doris Edwards .... production secretary
Barbara Fischer .... assistant accountant
Christian Heid .... production assistant
Barbara Jakob .... production accountant
Ernestine Kahn .... dialogue coach
Jutta Schornstein .... production coordinator
Rosemarie Teffner .... production secretary
Caroline Veyssière .... script supervisor

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Colombia:111 min | Denmark:114 min | France:104 min | Germany:114 min | USA:105 min
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
It's crap, but Daniel has his moments., 26 March 2010
Author: NothingButDVD from United States

We all need a paycheck. Even James Bond has to take his medicine sometimes, and "Obsession" would be long lost and forgotten if not for the Craigies who dare venture this far into Daniel's resume.

The editing is bad and the direction is worse. It's all the pointlessness of an independent film, meets the random technique of a foreign film. And don't be fooled by the cover of the new release, which bills it as some kind of thriller. It's really a meandering love story about a self-absorbed tramp with two boyfriends. One is a big jerk and the other is a sweet English boy, the child version of Daniel Craig, complete with higher voice (but don't worry, he still looks forty). Said Tramp is the same one from "Love Actually." She's too stupid to make up her mind, and thinks it's cute to string men along when they're both being faithful to her. And she has no personality, because her character is deliberately vacant or because the script doesn't allow for it, but both guys are smitten with her. For some reason they think they can't do better. (Well I guess Jerk is lucky to have anybody, but Sweet certainly could.)

The story tries to go somewhere but doesn't care if you're actually following. It does have some good scenes (all Daniel's) and some pieces of decent direction sprinkled in, but the main relationship doesn't work. Sweet and Tramp never even get introduced; the editor hacks them together and they hardly say a word before they're suddenly "in love." Little else is explained, including a shoplifting incident that is the catalyst for the whole movie. This is one of the few segments of good direction, but it occurs in the first five minutes of the film and suggests that the rest will be similarly coherent. (Any hope of that is dashed five minutes later.) It happens and then is dropped completely and seems like a plot from another, better movie.

So, this thing is a mess. But worth seeing just for Craig. He turns in a solid performance, but has stepped up his game nicely from such beginnings.

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