Two young men, Martin and Rudi, both suffering from terminal cancer, get to know each other in a hospital room. They drown their desperation in Tequila and decide to take one last trip to ... See full summary »
Jan Josef Liefers,
Thierry van Werveke
Thiss drama focuses on three very different brothers, all searching for happiness. Hans-Jörg is a sex addicted librarian, who is interested in young students. Werner is a successful ... See full summary »
Franziska is kind of a romantic woman with two children and a husband who is working around the globe as a movie director. When she wants to buy a flat some day she gets in contact with ... See full summary »
Baron Manfred von Richthofen is the most feared and celebrated pilot of the German air force in World War I. To him and his companions, air combats are events of sporty nature, technical ... See full summary »
A lot of details hint to Cologne as the filming location, among others the license plate of the Health Inspector's Mercedes. Also, "Koelsch" beer is served in the pub "Pauls Eck". However, the Alfa Romeo of the undercover cops has Munich plates, the car of Nico's persuers is registered in Berlin, and the one the thugs sent after Leo use in Dortmund. In the final scene Leo, Nico, Fabian and Reza set off with a car registered in Essen. See more »
The license plate of the silver Alfa Romeo driven by the cops. See more »
"Der Eisbar" is by far the greatest surprise in german postwar film production. Directed by the emerging Mr. Till Schweiger, who usually plays the protagonist in many european movies (like the upcoming Star Trek, Star Wars bashing satire from Bulli Herbig after Manitou´s Shoe) Imagine Brad Pitt doing a great road track movie... This work feels like "PULP FICTION" on steroids- Cramped with german TV and movie stars this movie blows a heavy punch. It has everything from satire, jokes below the belt -absolutely political incorrect, fast cut scenes, a furious and hilarious plot (the killing of the "Minister of Health" -the mafia mob boss). Anybody outside Germany will have dramatic problems understanding those jokes due to the appearance of well known german faces (like the american diner boss -the star comedian Tom Gerhardt and the country song idol Peter Maffay). Even if you are not acquainted with the star parade, the story is wonderfully told. The whole thing resembles a half breed- Altmans "Short Cuts" and Quentins "Pulp Fiction" We wish there would be a chance for a second or a third Eisbär Movie...
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