Gigantics (1999)
"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 overview, first billed only:
Frank Giering ...
Julia Hummer ...
Albert Kitzl ...
Guido A. Schick ...
Silvana Bosi ...
Walters Oma
Marcnesium ...
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Barbara de Koy ...
Gustav-Peter Wöhler ...
Michael Sideris ...
Dieter (as Mischa Sideris)
Hannes Hellmann ...


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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Release Date:

30 September 1999 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Gigantics  »

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DEM 2,500,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Referenced in The School Trip (2004) See more »


Written by Markus Acher, Michael Acher, Martin Gretschmann
Performed by The Notwist
Courtesy of Wintrup Musikverlag / Flirt 99 Musikverlag
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Heart and soul in Hamburg
31 January 2006 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I already watched this movie some years ago today I watched it again and I really like this movie. The story tells about 3 friends living in hamburg the night before one of them will go to a ship to Africa and later singapore. It's their last evening they spend together and they have much trouble but fun too. A really nice scene is the kicker-scene where they play against the "snake", a really strange guy who plays kicker very well. This movie got so much emotion and is very funny too, so this proves that there are coming up some good talented directors, producers and actors. I hope to see more movies like this in the future, telling realistic stories from peoples lifes without spending so much money on movies to plaster bad stories. We have that movies from Hollywood all the time so I'm really glad to have movies like this one.


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