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The State I Am In (2000)
"Die innere Sicherheit" (original title)

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Clara and Hans are left-wing terrorists, who are chased by the police since almost fifteen years. The puberty of her increasingly rebellious daughter Jeanne imposes a threat on their ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Hummer ...
Jeanne
Barbara Auer ...
Clara
Richy Müller ...
Hans
Bilge Bingul ...
Heinrich
Rogério Jacques ...
Dieb
Maria João Luís ...
Concierge
Vasco Machado ...
Polizist
Noberto Paula ...
Schläger
Bernd Tauber ...
Achim
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Paulina
Günther Maria Halmer ...
Klaus
Inka Löwendorf ...
Mädchen in der Schule
Manfred Möck ...
Lehrer
Marc Sönnichsen ...
Heinrichs Freund
Ingrit Dohse ...
Restaurant-Managerin
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Clara and Hans are left-wing terrorists, who are chased by the police since almost fifteen years. The puberty of her increasingly rebellious daughter Jeanne imposes a threat on their security, when she falls in love with a boy, who she has met on the beach. Written by Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org>

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First part of director Christian Petzold's "Gespenster"-trilogy. The other two parts are Yella (2007) and Gespenster (2005). See more »

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Written and performed by Stefan Will
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Political drama turned outside in
25 January 2001 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

"Die innere Sicherheit" features a family on the run, the parents seeming to be former terrorists and their fifteen year old daughter the involuntary hostage of the state of things she had the bad luck to be born into. Things start getting complicated when its not just the never vanishing state of paranoia which has to be coped with, but when the young daughter starts to revolt against a life that does not allow her to have her own life.

When everything´s said and done Christian Petzolds film is an inofficial remake of Sidney Lumet´s much and unjustly underrated "Running on Empty" (1988) from the word go. And though Lumet´s film may be the better executed, Petzold´s is the more intimate one. Its two major strongholds being its bleak style on the one hand (with the family´s car being almost the only place in the world where the three are safe; which is in fact one meaning of the title: the security of the interior) and Julia Hummer´s sensational performance as the terrorists young daughter.


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