In Hamburg, Ibrahim "Ibo" Secmez, of Turkish descent, wants to direct the first German kung-fu movie. For now, he makes commercials for his uncle's kebab restaurant. Titzie, an aspiring ... See full summary »

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Emanuel Bettencourt ...
Sifu
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Schwertkämpfer
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Titzi
Hasan Ali Mete ...
Onkel Ahmet
Kida Khodr Ramadan ...
Özgür (as Kida Ramadan)
Denis Moschitto ...
Ibo
Paul Faßnacht ...
Filmproduzent
Phillip José Steinfatt ...
Typ auf der Strasse / Boss Gangster
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Nadine
Badasar Colbiyik ...
Montana
Cem Akin ...
Altan
Hakan Orbeyi ...
Kerem
Ernest Hausmann ...
Kiffer im Auto
Carmen Rüter ...
Filmstudentin
Ferhad Kara ...
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In Hamburg, Ibrahim "Ibo" Secmez, of Turkish descent, wants to direct the first German kung-fu movie. For now, he makes commercials for his uncle's kebab restaurant. Titzie, an aspiring actress and Ibo's German girlfriend, finds she's pregnant. Ibo is uncertain about fatherhood - compounded by his father's disowning him for getting a German girl pregnant - so Titzie sends him packing. He makes attempts at getting it right, but as the birth approaches, he's still not ready. In the background are three thugs in search of good tripe soup and a Capulet-Montegue feud between the kebab joint and a Greek taverna across the street. Can Ibo be the glove upon that hand? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Ibo falls through a restaurant window and lands on his hands among the shards of broken glass, but he gets up without any cuts. See more »

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Very good first half, pretty bad second half
9 October 2006 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

In the beginning I really liked the movie very much. The whole kung-fu advertising stuff is really funny and special. I like Ibo played by Denis Moschitto, he's a real good actor, in Kebap not as good as in Süperseks, but still authentic and with a brilliant way of playing comedy. His father is played very good by Güven Kirac, also very believable and authentic and no cliché type like Hasan Ali Mete's performance of Ibo's uncle. Nora Tschirner is without a doubt extremely beautiful, but her acting is more than boring, and so is her character in the movie. When the first half is over it's getting pretty bad. The whole baby-stuff is pathetic and exaggerated. Only total stupidos will see this as funny. Than you're asking yourself the whole time, why the hell everything is that complicated, why Ibo cannot meet Titzi anymore. It's meant to be romantic and tragic at this part, but it just doesn't work! A good director would have sensed that, but Anno Saul obviously lost the overview on the story. It's just scene after scene after scene without dramaturgy or any empathy. You feel that he just desperately wanted to reach the end of the film by any means, and he just failed. Nevertheless you can watch the movie and have fun, but you better don't expect too much...


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