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"Absolute Giganten" (original title)

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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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26 January 2001 | by (Hessen, Germany) – See all my reviews

When I first saw "Absolute Giganten" it instantly became my favourite. I just love this movie. It is wonderfully sad but at the same time it seems to keep a certain happiness that just moves you and makes you feel glad to be alive. Sebastian Schipper has made a beautiful but also very real film with wonderful actors and great music by The Notwist. Directors of the world do me a favour and give me more films like this one!


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