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Train Birds (1998)

Zugvögel - ... einmal nach Inari (original title)
Hannes is a beer-truck driver in Dortmund. His biggest dream is to win the first prize at the International Time-Table Contest in Inari (Finland). When his new boss cancels his extra ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Hannes Weber
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Sirpa Salonen
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Kommissar Franck
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Lothar
Antje Schmidt ...
Die Kleine vom Supermarkt
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Frau Kößner, Sekretärin
Charlie Hendricks ...
Kalle, Entlassener
Johannes Herrschmann ...
Chef
Dagmar Sachse ...
Schachspielerin
Anna Posthoff ...
Kind im Zug
Hilmi Sözer ...
Harry, Assistent
Oliver Marlo ...
Lako, Schlafwagenschaffner
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Karl-Heinz, Inari-Fan
Beatrix Albl ...
Frau im Trenchcoat
Didi Jünemann ...
Hein, Zugprüfer
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Hannes is a beer-truck driver in Dortmund. His biggest dream is to win the first prize at the International Time-Table Contest in Inari (Finland). When his new boss cancels his extra holidays to go there, Hans goes mad... On his journey to Finland by train, followed by the police, he meets lot of folks and the love of his life. Written by Sascha Tubbesing <saschat@gmx.de>

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9 July 1998 (Germany)  »

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Train Birds  »

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DEM 380,629 (Germany) (24 July 1998)
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Goofs

In Helsinki, Sirpa puts water on her husband's computer keyboard. It's a German keyboard with umlauts (ä,ö,ü) instead of a Finnish one. See more »

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Pauli Pentti's screen credit is preceeded by the following: "and for the first (and probably last) time on the screen" See more »

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References Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) See more »

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Una festa sui prati
Performed by Adriano Celentano
Written by Luciano Beretta (as Beretta) / 'Michele del Prete' (as Del Prete) / Mogol / Adriano Celentano (as Celentano)
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"What's the best connection ... ?" is a philosophical question
20 January 1999 | by (Deutschland) – See all my reviews

The film is one of the few precious ones, which takes itself time to tell a story about love and the difference between the "fastest" and the "best" connection to reach a destination. "Zugvögel" made me think of how to live a life: in a fast or in the best way. Well, with the love beside you, it's worth to make a detour.


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