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21 April 2005 (Germany) See more »
In Hamburg, Ibrahim "Ibo" Secmez, of Turkish descent, wants to direct the first German kung-fu movie... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Emanuel Bettencourt ... Sifu

Numan Acar ... Schwertkämpfer

Nora Tschirner ... 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

Paula Paul ... Nadine
Badasar Colbiyik ... Montana
Cem Akin ... Altan
Hakan Orbeyi ... Kerem
Ernest Hausmann ... Kiffer im Auto
Carmen Rüter ... Filmstudentin
Ferhad Kara ... Reporter

Adnan Maral ... Kirianis
Tatjana Velimirov ... Stella

Nursel Köse ... Hatice, Ibos Mutter
Romina Fütterer ... Ayla, Ibos Schwester

Güven Kiraç ... Mehmet, Ibos Vater
Ramin Haskan ... Klein Ibo
Engin Akcelik ... Alter Türke

Pheline Roggan ... Punkerin
Adam Bousdoukos ... Valid

Fahri Yardim ... Lefty (as Fahri Ögün Yardim)
Artemio Tensuan ... Bruce Lee
Theresa Seo ... Dang Hon Pan Li
Marion Martienzen ... Marion, Titzis Mutter
Tarek Webe ... Baby der Italienerin

Sibel Kekilli ... Italienerin
Thai Minh Le ... Gangster 2
Hans Peter Figueroa ... Gangster 3

Jessica McIntyre ... Kellnerin
Christopher Wu ... Kung Fu Kämpfer
Charlotte Crome ... Hechelkursleiterin

Philipp Baltus ... Jean-Claude, Nadines Freund
Börries Hahn-Hoffmann ... Gast beim Griechen
Sebastiano Toma ... Prüfer
Barbara Focke ... Prüferin
Irshad Panjatan ... Indischer Taxifahrer
Sarah Diener ... Krankenschwester Notaufnahme
Hendrikje Schüßler ... Hebamme
Melanie Madsen ... Krankenschwester 2
Jacob Abraham Gnewuch ... Titzis Baby
Eleftherios Kokotos ... Musiker Hochzeit
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jacob Weigert ... Kinobesucher (uncredited)

Directed by
Anno Saul 
Writing credits
Fatih Akin (screenplay) and
Ruth Toma (screenplay) and
Jan Berger (screenplay) and
Anno Saul (screenplay)

Ralph Schwingel (idea)

Produced by
Michael André .... executive producer: WDR
Hejo Emons .... co-producer
Dirk Hamm .... co-producer
Andreas Schreitmüller .... executive producer: Arte
Stefan Schubert .... producer
Ralph Schwingel .... producer
Original Music by
Marcel Barsotti 
Cinematography by
Hannes Hubach 
Film Editing by
Tobias Haas 
Casting by
Deborah Congia 
Ingeborg Molitoris 
Production Design by
Ulrika von Vegesack  (as Ulrika Andersson)
Costume Design by
Katrin Aschendorf 
Makeup Department
Denise Jeschke .... assistant makeup artist
Daniel Schröder .... makeup supervisor
Marie Ena Wolf .... additional makeup artist
Production Management
Ingrid Holzapfel .... production manager
Nicole Neumann .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christoph Holsten .... second assistant director
Kai Kullack .... second unit director
Surk-Ki Schrade .... first assistant director
Art Department
David Hoffmann .... property master
Dawn Parisi .... storyboard artist
Astrid Poeschke .... assistant production designer (as Astrid Poeschke Bergan)
Sound Department
Richard Borowski .... sound mixer
Hubert Henle .... surround sound consultant: Dolby
Peter Klinkenberg .... foley artist
Georg Müller .... assistant sound
Matthias Münster .... adr recordist
Mirko Reinhard .... sound editor (as Mirko Reinhardt)
Kai Storck .... sound designer
Markus Wimmer .... foley recording engineer
Andreas Wölki .... sound
Special Effects by
Peer Christian Gabbe .... special effects designer
Peer Christian Gabbe .... special effects technician
Peter Wiemker .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Manfred Büttner .... visual effects producer
Markus Degen .... visual effects artist
Erich Eder .... visual effects artist
Florian Gellinger .... visual effects artist
Robert Pinnow .... visual effects producer
Frank Schlegel .... visual effects supervisor
Oliver Seiter .... visual effects artist
Emanuel Bettencourt .... fight choreographer
René Lay .... stunt double
Uwe Mansshardt .... stunt double (as Uwe Manßhardt)
Ronnie Paul .... stunt coordinator
Ronnie Paul .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Hauptfleisch .... second assistant camera
Thomas Moritz Helm .... assistant dolly grip (as Thomas Helm)
Thorben Hviid .... additional electrician
Sebastian Lipp .... video operator
Tibor Magaslaki .... best boy
Niels Maier .... gaffer
Bernd Mayer .... key grip (key grip)
Sebastian Meuschel .... director of photography: second unit
Georges Pauly .... still photographer
Donat Schilling .... Steadicam operator
Knut Steinert .... assistant camera: second unit
Helmut van der Wielen .... assistant camera
Nathalie Wiedemann .... camera operator: re-shoots
Casting Department
Eva Wirth .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chandra Liebetanz .... wardrobe
Niels Paarmann .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Heike Ebner .... assistant editor
Ilona Gehr .... negative cutter
Petra Schütt .... color timer
Location Management
Sönke Held .... location scout
Olaf Lehmann .... location scout
Music Department
Raúl Alvarellos .... musician: clarinet
Marcel Barsotti .... music arranger
Marcel Barsotti .... musician
Enrico Coromines .... musician: guitar
Christian Doepke .... musician: piano
Pia Hoffmann .... music consultant
Zen Hu-Gothoni .... musician: violin
Mario Kaminsky .... musician: english horn
Axel Kühn .... musician: flute
Klaus Maeck .... music consultant
Claus Reichstaller .... musician: trumpet
Matthias Tode .... music consultant
Enrique Ugarte .... musician: accordion
Other crew
Nicole Giesa .... publicist
Uwe Kolbe .... legal & business affairs
Oliver Lammert .... title designer
My-Chi Phu Tho .... script supervisor
Gregor Rok .... title designer
Florian Schwombeck .... extras handler
Kerstin Wahrlich .... script supervisor
Ipek Zübert .... publicist (as Ipek Cetinkaya)
Nicole Giesa .... set publicist (uncredited)

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96 min
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Continuity: 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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The best German film about a Turkish man who wants to make the first German martial arts epic!, 13 March 2013
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

Okay. I'll admit that this is probably the only German film about a Turkish man wanting to make a martial arts epic...or at least the only one I've seen! But it is quite enjoyable and silly--and worth your time.

Before I get to the review, the history teacher in me wants to point out to the non-German viewers out there that Germans of Turkish extraction are very common--and make up one of the largest minority groups in the country (probably the largest). So, seeing a film about Turks in Germany is a natural. And, for those who don't realize it, OFTEN Turks and Greeks do NOT get along--they have a long and tumultuous history together and this will help you understand some of the antipathy in the film between the two restaurant owners.

Ibrahim is a strange young man. He is a very talented director of commercials for his uncle's Turkish restaurant. But they are NOT typical commercials--they are like mini-martial arts films--complete with wire-fu and stunts--all to advertise for a sandwich shop!! The customers love the ads and life looks very promising for this odd filmmaker. However, he also is VERY immature--very. And when his girlfriend, Titzi, becomes pregnant, he seems about as happy as a cannibal who is given tofu! Naturally, Titzi is very upset--as are Ibrahim's parents who naturally want him to marry a Turkish lady. Can all this get sorted out?! And, what of his uncle's competitor across the street? Can this Greek restaurant owner convince Ibrahim to make some ads for him as well? And, are any film producers crazy enough to give the guy a chance at directing a feature film?

I liked this film--it was quirky and funny. So why do I give it a 7 and not something higher? Well, Ibrahim is a jerk and VERY immature--so much so that although you might like him in some ways, it's also easy to dislike him. Seeing his lack of commitment to the pregnant girlfriend is pretty sad--and makes it hard to like him. This is a serious problem in a romantic-comedy! But, on balance the good still outweighs the bad and the film is well worth your time.

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