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Berlin Blues (2003)
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In October 1989, the part of the West Berlin borough of Kreuzberg called SO 36, had been largely shut off by the Wall from the rest of the city for 28 years. A lethargic sub-culture of ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Ulmen ...
Detlev Buck ...
Katja Danowski ...
Janek Rieke ...
Annika Kuhl ...
Hartmut Lange ...
Martin Olbertz ...
Uwe Dag Berlin ...
Jürgen (as Uwe-Dag Berlin)
Michael Beck ...
Michael Gwisdek ...
Der Trinker
Stephan Baumecker ...
Tim Fischer ...
Karsten Speck ...
Die Lederuschi
Margit Bendokat ...
Johann Adam Oest ...
Vater Lehmann (as Adam Oest)


In October 1989, the part of the West Berlin borough of Kreuzberg called SO 36, had been largely shut off by the Wall from the rest of the city for 28 years. A lethargic sub-culture of students, artists, bohemians and barflys had flourished among crumbling buildings. Part of that microcosm is barkeeper Frank, semi-formally called 'Herr Lehmann' by friends and patrons. He hangs out drinking, sports utter disregard for anything beyond SO 36 and lazily pursues an affair with cook Katrin. His lifestyle is gradually disturbed, when his parents show up for a visit, things go awry with Katrin and his best friend Karl starts to act strange. Meanwhile, political turmoil mounts on the other side of the Wall. Written by Armin Ortmann {}

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2 October 2003 (Germany)  »

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Berlin Blues  »

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€6,000,000 (estimated)

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Andre Schneider was considered for the role that finally went to Tim Fischer. See more »


The position of the dog in the whisky scene changes without visible moving of the dog. See more »

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A lot of "Beck's" Beer is being drunk through-out the movie. The beginning of the end credits reads: "Von Beck's gab's nichts. Scheiß der Hund drauf!" (rough translation: "Beck's didn't contribute anything. We give a dog shit!") See more »


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incredible soundtrack, marvellous cast...
24 October 2003 | by (vienna, austria) – See all my reviews

1. a remarkable screenplay (based on a contemporary literary classic) with several truly hilarious lines

2. fresh, charismatic characters and actors, all the more convincing for their random quirks and non-supermodel appearance

3. unconventional direction

4. one of the best soundtracks EVER!

a recommendation with five exclamation marks!!!!!

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