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When Ben is released from prison, undercover police agent Melody picks him up at the gate. Kahnitz, her sinister and ambitious boss, wants to see Ben convicted of another crime as soon as ... See full summary »

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Melody
Marc Hosemann ...
Ben
Sunnyi Melles ...
Aurelia
Axel Milberg ...
Percy
Dietrich Hollinderbäumer ...
Kahnitz
Martin Glade ...
Dennis
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Ida
Hannelore Hoger ...
Therapeutin / Therapist
Stefan Kurt ...
Arzt / Doctor
Albert Kitzl ...
Dealer
Gustav-Peter Wöhler ...
Verkäufer / Salesman
Michael Benthin ...
Rezeptionist
Eva Kryll ...
Sachbearbeiterin / Case Worker
Jimmy Yassa-Campos ...
Tresenmann / Barkeeper
Atto Suttarp ...
Pizzamann / Pizza Man
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When Ben is released from prison, undercover police agent Melody picks him up at the gate. Kahnitz, her sinister and ambitious boss, wants to see Ben convicted of another crime as soon as possible. Since Ben seems to show only mild interest both in Melody and in safe-busting she has to come up with a plan. Alas, the talkative cop has developed quite a liking for the taciturn gangster. Written by Armin Ortmann <armin@sfb288.math.tu-berlin.de>

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(A. Badale/P. Rilly/M. Perreault)
Performed by Jean-Jacques Perrey
Published by Edwin H. Morris & Colne
SVL: Chappell & Co. GmbH, Hamburg
Owned by Vanguard Records, a Werk Music Group Company
Licensed courtesy of Werk Music Group
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Lots Of Flaws and Lots Of Gems
29 September 2001 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

I have rarely seen a film that was so rewarding in many ways, yet so disappointing in many others. It still is worth looking at.

Here is what I liked: The plot is quite original and full of surprising twists and turns, crossing and double-crossing. The pace of the whole film is excellent, like you're watching a John Carpenter movie (one of his earlier works, that is...). The finale is a masterpiece. Great camera work, great editing. Lots of images you won't forget. Superb performances by all the supporting actors and actresses. One of the best main title sequences I've ever seen. Great score.

And here is what I hated: Krebitz is totally miscast as an undercover police officer. You can not believe anything she does or says. The costumes for Krebitz are ridiculous, making her look more like modeling for sexy beach wear. She's always nice to look at, though, but it does not help to make her character believable. There's absolutely no chemistry between Hosemann and Krebitz, no sparkles. There are quite a few giant plot holes, badly covered. Most of the dialogue is so badly written that it hurts your ears.

All in all, a movie both to love and hate...


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