Episodes from the 1999 Sylvester night in Berlin, accompanied by the blind radio-DJ Zippo: one of the listeners is ex-inmate Toto, who starts his job as a bus driver on this day. In the bus... See full summary »
Episodes from the 1999 Sylvester night in Berlin, accompanied by the blind radio-DJ Zippo: one of the listeners is ex-inmate Toto, who starts his job as a bus driver on this day. In the bus is a corpse with a suitcase full of coke, which belongs to Totos' prison-pal Frank. Then there is the desperate woman who is pregnant and above their heads is ex pilot Rory, who has a devious plan to kill his unfaithful wife... Moreover, a bear ran away from the zoo! Written by
More charming than most, this is the possibly perfect movie to pass the hollow hours around new year's. But I felt cheated anyway: My sources promised me Lisa Martinek, and regular readers know how much I love her. Yet where is she? It must be a very small part (what injustice!), or I slept through her appearance (sacrilege!), or perhaps she was falsely credited after all (intolerable cruelty!). But what do you care? For the less obsessed, Lisa's absence is amply compensated for by Jürgen Tarrach as a prison-inmate-turned-bus-driver and Tamara Simunovic as his favorite passenger, an expecting Ukrainian prostitute. But it doesn't stop there. Picture a half-crazy Irish drunk in a self-made dirigible out to hunt down his one true love Carola (Barbara Rudnik). He looks like a bloated demon begot by Van Morrison and Meat Loaf, but it's Eric Burdon! Yes, *that* Eric Burdon, of The Animals. Plus Hannes Jaenicke as late night talk radio host Captain Zippo, perhaps the part of his lifetime. Fine performance by Dieter Landuris as a small time crook. His character Frank was in it for the money, but a shattering car crash makes him see the light.
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