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Life is All You Get (1997)
"Das Leben ist eine Baustelle." (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  20 March 1997 (Germany)
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After he loses his job, his father, and his girlfriend, Jan's life is a shambles. Then suddenly he meets freakish street musician Vera, and a bittersweet romance unfolds...

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Christiane Paul ...
Vera
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Buddy
Christina Papamichou ...
Kristina
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Lilo
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Harri
Rebecca Hessing ...
Jenni
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Sylvia
Frank-Michael Köbe ...
Zivi 1 / Undercover Police Officer #1
Rainer Werner ...
Zivi 2 / Undercover Police Officer #2
Uwe Richter ...
Polizist 1 / Police Officer #1
Frank Kessler ...
Polizist 2 / Police Officer #2
Oliver Heschke ...
Polizist 3 / Police Officer #3
Hans Seck ...
Mann mit Hund / Man with Dog
Klaus Dieter Stenzel ...
Mieter / Tenant (as Klaus Stenzel)
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Jan Nebel is young man who is fired from his job at the slaughterhouse after he beats up two civil-dressed cops at a street riot. Soon thereafter his father dies, and Jan moves to his apartment, sharing it with former co-worker Buddy and girlfriend Vera. Written by Anonymous

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Harri: You might want to ask before you take something.
Jenni: May I drink some coke?
Harri: I still miss the magic word.
Jenni: Asshole.
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Boring construction site
10 June 2003 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

As the title suggests: 'Life is a construction site', this whole movie seems to be a construction site - one that won't be finished. The movie spectator has to watch dull characters wander through a boring script, but very rarely he is likely to sense a spark of sympathy or an emotional reaction. The character of the greek girl alone is played with carefulness and emotion but apart from that, most of the movie is a waste of time.

If you like to watch movies about the topic of people desperately looking for love in a cold world I'd strongly suggest Pedro Almodovars 'All about my mother' or 'Magnolia' instead! I'd also suggest an alternative German movie: Watch 'Train Birds' a.k.a. 'Zugvögel... einmal nach Inari' by Peter Lichtefeld - a brilliant masterpiece.


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