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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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Engel: I thought that beautiful girls doesn't like guys like me.
Joe: I'm not beautiful. What does beautiful girls like?
Engel: Rich kids. Idiots.
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References Marienhof (1992) See more »

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Johnny and Mary
Performed by Placebo
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A beautifully shot story that we've all seen before.
26 August 2001 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

Perhaps it's me, but I tend to tire of true stories. And Engel and Joe just happens to be one of them. The plot seems old and cliché. A sappy love story on how love always prevails. The film brings nothing new to the plate.

It had it's moments however, mostly attributed by the excellently crafted atmosphere. The films aesthetic values, particularly the cinematography and music, are what maintain any sense of interest.

Don't, however, attempt to avoid seeing this film. After all, no matter how many times we've heard it before, it seems like people never tire of stories from the heart.


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