Der Unfallchirurg Thomas Reiter zieht sich freiwillig in eine geschlossene Anstalt zurück, weil er sich dem Alltag nicht mehr stellen will. Probleme löst er in seiner Vorstellung - einer ... See full summary »

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Alfred Dorfer ...
Thomas Reiter
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1. Verfolger
Thomas Koziol ...
2. Verfolger
Gerhard Rühmkorf ...
3. Verfolger
Reinhard Nowak ...
Bankbeamter
Beatrice Frey ...
Lady
Max Lenz ...
Sohn der Lady
Johann Hartweger ...
Totengräber
Arzu Ermen ...
Juanita
Wolfgang Böck ...
Sam
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Sylvia
Christine Langsteiner ...
Kleines Mädchen
Markus Pauser ...
Anästhesisit
Michael Niavarani ...
Hermann, the Priest
Maria Hofstätter ...
Pfarrersköchin
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Der Unfallchirurg Thomas Reiter zieht sich freiwillig in eine geschlossene Anstalt zurück, weil er sich dem Alltag nicht mehr stellen will. Probleme löst er in seiner Vorstellung - einer Western-Phantasie. Ein Pfarrer wird von seinen besorgten Eltern beauftragt, ihren Sohn in die Wirklichkeit zurückzuholen. Als Thomas ihn auffordert, ihm in seine Welt des Westerns zu folgen, erkennt der Pfarrer, daß diese Realitätsflucht nicht frei von Faszination ist... Eine humoristische Betrachtung von Wirklichkeit und Vorstellung, ein Film über die Auflösung von Grenzen. "Da hat also jemand Schwierigkeiten mit seinem Leben und flüchtet sich in eine einfache Welt. Natürlich könnte ich als Drehbuchautor in so einem Fall auch sagen, er flüchtet sich in Videospiele - aber das war mir alles zu banal, das lag zu sehr auf der Hand. Der Western steht ja auch für etwas, er steht für Vereinfachung. Es gibt Gut und es gibt Böse, also ziemlich klare Richtlinien. Für mich war das der klarste Sprung für einen, ... Written by Anonymous

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Surprisingly good!
8 November 1999 | by (Salzburg, Austria) – See all my reviews

I didn´t expect too much when I went to see this movie, but in the end I have to say I was surprised how good it was. It´s both funny and thoughtful, it makes you think about your daydreams and our desire to escape from reality sometimes. The screenplay contains some wonderfully crazy and funny scenes, it is well acted and all in all it makes a movie really worth seeing.


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