MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 28,057 this week

The Giraffe (1998)
"Meschugge" (original title)

6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 334 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 11 critic

Lena Katz, who is German, and David Fish, who is American, are Jews who live in New York. When Lena's mother, who arrives from Germany, meets her at a hotel, she finds an almost-dead woman ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

, (script consultant), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 27 titles
created 30 May 2011
 
a list of 566 titles
created 05 Jan 2013
 
a list of 618 titles
created 30 Oct 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The Giraffe" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Giraffe (1998)

The Giraffe (1998) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Giraffe.
4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Korczak (1990)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Account of the last days of life of the legendary Polish pedagogue Janusz Korczak and his heroic dedication to protecting Jewish orphans during the war. Jewish doctor Henryk Goldszmit, ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Wojciech Pszoniak, Ewa Dalkowska, Teresa Budzisz-Krzyzanowska
My Führer (2007)
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The action comedy is set in 1944. Hitler appears in it as physically and mentally destroyed person who takes the advice of Goebbels in the actor-teacher of Jewish concentration camp for ... See full summary »

Director: Dani Levy
Stars: Helge Schneider, Ulrich Mühe, Sylvester Groth
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

He was doomed to die, but managed to survive, and now his mission is to revenge for the annihilation of his tribe. He is the great warrior who calls himself Volkodav, and is the last man ... See full summary »

Director: Nikolay Lebedev
Stars: Aleksandr Bukharov, Oksana Akinshina, Igor Petrenko
Pédale douce (1996)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The film discusses how to save a marriage when one is surrounded by heterosexual as well as homosexual people ?

Director: Gabriel Aghion
Stars: Patrick Timsit, Fanny Ardant, Richard Berry
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

During a routine night patrol, police officer Bastien, his long-term partner Julie and the newcomer cop Simon are called out by a neighbor complaining of the noise in another apartment. ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Boukhrief
Stars: Cécile De France, Fred Testot, Julien Boisselier
Sin's Kitchen (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

In the spirit of Dante's Inferno, this modern-day triptych unfolds three complex tales of lies, secrets, and sins, all intricately woven together to explore the hidden shadows of man's soul.

Director: Fabien Pruvot
Stars: Jeffrey Wright, Robert Miano, Pierre Cosso
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A haunted Vietnam veteran (Danny Glover), living in exile in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, is faced with a life-changing decision after he is visited by a former platoon member (... See full summary »

Director: Gabrielle Savage Dockterman
Stars: Danny Glover, Ron Perlman, Linda Hamilton
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A modern-day Parisian town crier gradually learns that someone is using him to give cryptic warnings of a plague outbreak in the city.

Director: Régis Wargnier
Stars: José Garcia, Lucas Belvaux, Marie Gillain
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Yu Li
Stars: Sylvia Chang, Bingbing Fan, Bo-lin Chen
Tangerine (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Irene von Alberti
Stars: Sabrina Ouazani, Nora von Waldstätten, Naima Bouzid
Uns trennt das Leben (TV Movie 2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The tragic death of the six-year-old Tine joins the fates for three families: The eight-year-old David meets as suspected offender in the psychiatry on the energetic physician Nora, who ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Dierbach
Stars: Julia Koschitz, Jannik Brengel, Anneke Kim Sarnau
Crossfire (2008)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Claude-Michel Rome
Stars: Richard Berry, Pascal Elbé, Zabou Breitman
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Lena Katz
Dani Levy ...
David Fish
...
Charles Kaminski
Nicole Heesters ...
Lena's Mother
...
Win
...
David's Mother
Lukas Ammann ...
Max Weiss
...
Rahel Fish (as Stephanie Roth)
...
Rahel's Husband
Erin Rakow ...
Slavie Fish
Daniel Mastroianni ...
Menachem Fish
Paul Butler ...
Lt. Lynch
Mario Giacalone ...
Det. Pucci
Mark Zimmerman ...
Bregman
...
Rita Teichmann
Edit

Storyline

Lena Katz, who is German, and David Fish, who is American, are Jews who live in New York. When Lena's mother, who arrives from Germany, meets her at a hotel, she finds an almost-dead woman lying on the hotel floor. She accompanies the injured woman to the hospital and meets David, who is the woman's son. After David's mother dies from the injuries, a question remains: was she murdered? The trail leads to Germany. Apparently, Lena's mother has some kind of relationship with David's mother that reaches back into the dark German history of the 1940s. Written by Marco Radke <meteomara@gmx.de>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A life saved. A life taken. The past can never be erased. See more »

Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

| |

Language:

|

Release Date:

11 March 1999 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Don't  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References K (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
not what i expected
10 May 2000 | by (dallas texas) – See all my reviews

I just saw this film on a paid movie channel and I was amazed! I thought because of the title it was going to be about nature and animal lovers but was I ever wrong!

Great acting and writing shows up; I only recognized David Straiharin from "Sneakers" but the rest of the cast is just as good and hopefully should recognized as well.

I like movies with a twist and this had one I didn't expect. It had my attention start to finish. I hope to see more movies made from Dani Levy the director; he did a fantastic job.


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is the model in the photoshoot Natasha Henstridge? jvilanova
Discuss The Giraffe (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?