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A love story about a 17 year old punk-rocker and a 15 year old runaway girl

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Engel
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Joe
Lena Sabine Berg ...
Meret, Joes Mutter
Mirko Lang ...
Alex
Stefanie Mühlhan ...
Spasti (as Steffi Mülhan)
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Asi
Oliver Wolter ...
Maria
Michel Besl ...
Stinki
Simon Solbert ...
Ringo
Dorina Maltschewa ...
Mücke
David Winter
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Olaf
Markus Meisinger
Caro Scrimali ...
(as Carolin Gralla)
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Storyline

The runaway teenager Joe leaves her dysfunctional mother after being beat by her lover Harry. She meets Engel and his punk friends on the streets and the boy lodges her in the abandoned building where he lives. Engel tells her that he dreams on living in the mountains in a community of his own, raising animals and planting his own food, and they fall in love for each other. When Joe gets pregnant, Engel assumes the baby, but without a profession, the young couple faces serious financial difficulties and problems. When Engel gets addicted on drugs, he drags Joe to a low life including prostitution. But there is light in the mountain. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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25 October 2001 (Germany)  »

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DEM 5,800,000 (estimated)
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Engel: Where do you want to go?
Joe: Away.
Engel: Where?
Joe: Maybe to the sea.
Engel: The sea is okay... But I'm going to the mountains. I have a plan. To start a community. An anarchist community. With some cows and sheep and garden... A self - sufficient culture, see? They did that in the 70's... but they failed, because they weren't real anarchists.
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Simplicity doing miracles
5 January 2003 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at the Montreal festival back in 2001 and had great impressions from this fine example of today's German cinema. Youthful, dynamic, humane are few adjectives to be used for this very touching story of two young marginalized youths who go against all odds to survive physically and emotionally. The camera portrays the big city's underground culture and touches problems of today with directness and precision. Great naturalistic performances from promising young actors!


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