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Long Hello and Short Goodbye (1999)

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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Ben
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Dietrich Hollinderbäumer ...
Kahnitz
Martin Glade ...
Dennis
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Ida
Hannelore Hoger ...
Therapeutin / Therapist
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Arzt / Doctor
Albert Kitzl ...
Dealer
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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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15 July 1999 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Дълга среща, кратко сбогуване  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)
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Plastic Stress
(Fetisch/Marco Meister/DJ Kaos/Coco Krebitz)
Performed by Terranova
Published by Copyright Control
Edition Antenna Musik (MCA Polygram Music) Hamburg
Arabella Musikverlag GmbH (BMG UFA Musikverlag) München
Licensed courtesy of Coprasetik Recording UK Ltd.
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Why wasn't this film shown overseas?!?!
26 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

During my last trip to Germany I had the pleasure of finally seeing this film, after having been a fan of the American script for years. Okay, they wimped out and simplified the structure. And what the heck is that sado-masochistic relationship between the detective and the hit woman all about?! But it was still a kick to see this very odd German version of "Long Hello." Lots of flashy visuals, good sack scenes between the leads, plenty of twists, and that great conclusion. Some striking images you probably won't forget. Can't wait for the English-language film--what the heck is taking so long?! But this one is sure worth a look while we wait for the Hollywood version to film from the original script, they say, finally, this year?! Let's hope so! And I got to add, love the title.


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