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In the port town of Hamburg, Germany, Floyd decides that he's shipping out to South Africa and Singapore now that his two-year probation for an unspecified juvenile offense has been ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Giering ...
Floyd
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Ricco
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Walter
Julia Hummer ...
Telsa
Jochen Nickel ...
Snake
Albert Kitzl ...
Elvis
Guido A. Schick ...
Dulle
Silvana Bosi ...
Walters Oma
Marcnesium ...
Typ mit Rastalocken
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Hans
Barbara de Koy ...
Irmgard
Gustav-Peter Wöhler ...
Horst
Michael Sideris ...
Dieter (as Mischa Sideris)
Hannes Hellmann ...
Klaus
Peter Franke ...
Meister
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In the port town of Hamburg, Germany, Floyd decides that he's shipping out to South Africa and Singapore now that his two-year probation for an unspecified juvenile offense has been completed. When he shares the news with his devoted friends Chubby, a mechanic, and Ricco, a fast-food cook and would-be b-boy, they can't comprehend their thoughtful friend's willingness to trade camaraderie for a wider view of the world. Overcoming their anger and bewilderment, the guys decide to spend one last night with Floyd, but the problem, as always, is how to find some fun. A succession of fast-food restaurants, parking garages, and local watering holes chronicles the inherent boredom of life in the provinces. But a run-in with a convention of dragster-racing Elvis impersonators sends the boys and their friend Telsa Julia Hummer on a series of adventures that veers from the farcical to the almost-tragic. Written by Anonymous

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a stunning debut by a young new german talent
28 January 1999 | by (heerlen, the netherlands) – See all my reviews

schipper has shown incredible diversity as a budding actor in many of tom tykwer's eclectic and nuanced german films. also had a minor, yet unforgettable, role in anthony minghella's 'the english patient', in the interrogation scene with willem dafoe. 'absolute giganten' marks his brave and confident debut, with superior directional and editing skills. definitely a new german director to keep a watch out for.


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