The unborn child of Mamlakat (Khamatova) is telling her story. She is 17, beautiful and vivacious, and dreaming secretly of becoming an actress. She lives with her father and brother (... See full summary »
This is a family story that covers thirty years in the life of the Freytag family (narrated by the grandson, Robert). When his grandfather returns from Russia in 1949, he becomes part of ... See full summary »
A tale based on the life of Wilhelm Furtwangler, the controversial conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic whose tenure coincided with the controversial Nazi era. One of the most spectacular ... See full summary »
Wilhelm Wilder (Will) is a talented actor stuck on a New York City children's TV show where he portrays Bad Luck Bunny, a hapless green rabbit. Feeling a failure, he bears his fate with ... See full summary »
The only thing in the world Shirley Maus (Nicolette Krebitz) wants is to be a model. She's very pretty, kind of cool and hip, but she is just plain too short. Lupo (Richy Muller) manages a nightclub and sells dope for a living. He has fallen in love with Shirley and plans to marry her and have a kid. Sunny (Moritz Bleibtreu) pretends to be a blind disc jockey who in reality is a penny ante dealer. He and his friend Akira (Ill-Young Kim) are always hustling to make ends meet, waiting for the "big deal" to happen. In addition, in a strange, roundabout way these two nice guys strike it rich - for a moment anyway. This well crafted, strictly professional production delivers an intriguing view of German nightlife. Director Matthias Glasner successfully presents a talented cast in a totally believable story. Krebitz easily steals the film from every other actor on screen with her over the top performance. Our sympathies lie completely with her character's hopes and dreams, as silly as they may be. However, the excellent Bleibtreu and the genial Muller give her a good run for the money. "Fandango" is not for everybody. However, it's a good date film for the younger crowd who will appreciate the sentiments and angst expressed in this above average, highly enjoyable film. 3 1/2 out of 5
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