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
The last three weeks of school life have begun: After the Abitur, Germany's leaving certificate, the friends and schoolmates of Gymnasium Kerkheim (Kerkheim High) will not see each other ... See full summary »
In October 1989, the part of the West Berlin borough of Kreuzberg called SO 36, had been largely shut off by the Wall from the rest of the city for 28 years. A lethargic sub-culture of ... See full summary »
Tommie works as mechanic in a garage and loves crazy exhausts. But when he steals the exhaust of the procurer Jupp a lot of trouble starts: Jupp gives Tommie an ultimatum to replace the ... See full summary »
What To Do In Case of Fire? tells the humorous and touching story of six former creative anarchists who lived as house squatters in Berlin during its heyday in the 80s when Berlin was still... See full summary »
In order to catch a basketball from the favorite team of his girlfriend's spoiled son, Fred poses as a numb, wheelchair-bound fan. But when he catches the ball, he also catches the ... See full summary »
Alexandra Maria Lara,
Christoph Maria Herbst
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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