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Lola and Billy the Kid (1999)
"Lola + Bilidikid" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  11 March 1999 (Germany)
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17-year old Murat from Turkey, living in Berlin, Germany, slowly discovers his homosexuality. His older brother Osman, head of the family since the father's death, wants him to finally lose... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gandi Mukli ...
Lola
Baki Davrak ...
Murat
Erdal Yildiz ...
Bilidikid
Inge Keller ...
Ute
Michael Gerber ...
Friedrich
Murat Yilmaz ...
Iskender
Hasan Ali Mete ...
Osman
Hakan Tandogan ...
Fatma Souad
Cihangir Gümüstürkmen ...
Lale Lokum
Celal Perk ...
Sehrazat
Mesut Ozdemir ...
Kalipso
Ulrich Simontowitz ...
Man in Tiergarten
Willi Herren ...
Rudy
Mario Irrek ...
Hendryk
Jan Andres ...
Walter
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17-year old Murat from Turkey, living in Berlin, Germany, slowly discovers his homosexuality. His older brother Osman, head of the family since the father's death, wants him to finally lose his virginity (in a heterosexual manner) and thus causes Murat to run away. In a bar, Murat meets Lola, who has some things to tell about him. He also meets Bilidikid, Lolas man, who thinks that Murat might have thrown an eye on Lola. But the truth about Lola, Murat and his family is far worse that anyone could have expected. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Good but not great
29 March 2001 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Don't get me wrong, I liked Lola + Bilidikid. But I think it could have been a lot better. I find that the movie is not always very convincing. Yes, you're troubled and disturbed by the movie but you're left with a sour taste. What I liked the most was the way that the movie shows the daily life of the gay culture in Berlin and the difficult integration of the immigrants in the modern Germany.

7 out of 10.


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