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Release Date:
28 August 1997 (Germany) See more »
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Tagline:
There Is No Easy Way Out
Plot:
Two men become entangled in a torrid love affair with the same woman. Pierre is Miriam's longtime lover... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
3 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (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
 
Stunts
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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9 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Really lost in translation, 23 September 2007
Author: Maciste_Brother from the rock

I happen to watch this German film because a friend of mine, who has an amazing knack of choosing bad films, happened to have a DVD of OBSESSION when I recently visited him. He asked me if I wanted to watch it and having suffered from his previous choices (THE FAMILY STONE, THE SKELETON KEY...), I wasn't about to say yes but then he gave me no other options and I had to sit through another miserable cinematic experience. And, wow, this one was bad! 40 minutes into the movie and my friend looked at me and said that he couldn't follow anything and nothing made sense. I couldn't agree more with him. The story and or direction rarely made any sense whatsoever. It tried to be eclectic and cute but ended up looking amateurish and confused. What was Daniel Craig thinking when he agreed to do this? Something was probably lost in translation here because the level of absurdity over the Daniel Craig character's obsession with the Niagara tightrope walkers was risible and not credible at all. We couldn't take any of it seriously, and that includes the dialogue, the acting, the flat direction and whatever story there was here. It is good hearted but that's not enough to make up for the absurdity of it all.

There's a love scene at the beginning which made both of us laugh out loud at the same time. We went "Well, that was fast".

Suffice to say, my friend was really bummed out after watching this inexplicably awful film, more than me because, knowing my friend's luck with movies, my expectations were already pretty low to begin with.

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