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What To Do In Case of Fire? tells the humorous and touching story of six former creative anarchists who lived as house squatters in Berlin during its heyday in the 80s when Berlin was still an island in the middle of the former eastern Germany. At the end of the 80s they went their separate ways with the exception of Tim and Hotte, who have remained true to their ideals and continue to fight the issues they did as a group. In 2000, with Berlin as Germany's new capital, an event happens forcing the group out of existential reason to reunite and, ultimately, come to grips with the reason they separated 12 years ago. Written by
Sujit R. Varma
No one said it was going to be historically accurate. It's a fictional story about six fictional people.
I was immediately drawn in by the characters of Tim and Hotte. Even though they were known for committing petty criminal acts, I found myself sympathizing with them almost immediately. I'd seen Martin Feifel in "Rosenstrasse," and to see him as Hotte, the legless activist, was really powerful. Til Schweiger also delivered quite a compelling performance. It was evident throughout the movie that he really was an idealist, completely convinced of his beliefs.
Yes, building a bomb to blow up the proof that you'd built a bomb might be a little far-fetched, but as Maiky (Sebastian Blomberg) says, it's the absolute sickest idea I've ever heard...but I love sick ideas.
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