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Solo for Clarinet (1998)
"Solo für Klarinette" (original title)

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Berlin, Germany. A cruel murder took place in an appartment building. Somebody bit off quite a piece of the victim's penis, who then, of course, lost a lot of blood, before being struck ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Götz George ...
Bernhard 'Bernie' Kominka
Anna Weller
Freddie Bahlo
Barbara Auer ...
Lydia Kominka
Barbara Rudnik ...
Johanna Steinmann
Thomas Hecht
Nikolaus Paryla ...
Frieder Haug
Tobias Schenke ...
Theo Kominka
Katharina Thalbach ...
Louise Bethmann
Rita Russek
Joachim Dietmar Mues ...
Georg Steinmann (as Dietmar Mues)
Saskia Vester ...
Heinrich Schafmeister ...
Daniela Ziegler ...
Miranda Leonhardt ...
Jolantha (as Miranda Toma)


Berlin, Germany. A cruel murder took place in an appartment building. Somebody bit off quite a piece of the victim's penis, who then, of course, lost a lot of blood, before being struck down at the head. Leading investigator Bernhard Kominka, being in stress due to a mentally retarded son and a problematic wife, seems to be the only one to see a lady in a red coat. After a while, his theory of her being the murderer may prove to be true, but the Cop also kind of fell in love with this new, interesting person in both of his lives: professional and private as well. Borders dissolve. His decision may be disastrous in any way. Written by Julian Reischl <>

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In der Liebe muß man vertrauen.


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Release Date:

15 October 1998 (Germany)  »

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Bernhard 'Bernie' Kominka: [shouts] The clarinet is the murder weapon.
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Ein Schwartzkinospielfilm Deutshes
14 October 1999 | by (Cork, Ireland) – See all my reviews

It's a bit ironic that we use to term film Noir in the English-speaking world as the genres roots are more German than French. This is a classic example of the genre worthy of Lang or Pabst, with an angst-ridden German cop investigating a pedophilia-related murder and finding out more about himself than the crime in question. It's got a dark, Brooding quality that you only find in Northern European movies, some scenes of incredible brutality, but it's not totally lacking in faith in human nature. It was also a German who said that those who confront monsters are in danger of becoming monsters themselves (or something like that) and thats as apposite a line to describe this film as any.

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