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Jan Ole Gerster
Justus von Dohnányi
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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
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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