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Verschwende deine Jugend (2003)

The year is 1981, the German New Wave is at the peak. Harry, otherwise Sparkasse trainee, wants to make it big as a manager of the band of his friends, Apollo Schwabing. He has booked the ... See full summary »

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Harry
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Vince
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Melitta
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Freddie
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Lena
Denis Moschitto ...
Gabi Delgado
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Robert Görl
Dieter Landuris ...
Bob
Christian Ulmen ...
Wieland Schwarz
Mareike Lindenmeyer ...
Caro
Nina Asseng ...
Fiona
Oliver Bröcker ...
Geldbote Holger
Steffen Jürgens ...
Tommi Drexler
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Manager Elektronische Zwerge
Franziska Walser ...
Jutta Heckmann
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The year is 1981, the German New Wave is at the peak. Harry, otherwise Sparkasse trainee, wants to make it big as a manager of the band of his friends, Apollo Schwabing. He has booked the band as the opening act for a concert where the group DAF are the headliners. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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In the scene after Harry's bank robbery, he refers to Vince as 'the Prince'. This is a reference to the DAF song "Der Räuber und der Prinz" ("The Robber and the Prince"). See more »

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When Harry runs out of the music store with the stolen bass guitar, the black instrument case lies closed on the store floor. In the following shot, when the salesman leaves the store to follow Harry, the case is open. See more »

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References Theo gegen den Rest der Welt (1980) See more »

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Metronome
Written by Steve Walsh
Performed by Manicured Noise
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Realistic Picture of '80s NDW-Underground
19 September 2003 | by (munich, germany) – See all my reviews

Beeing located in Munich, Germany in the early '80, this Film shows the "Adventures" of a young Music Manager who wants to push the popularity of his local band. To do so, he decides to host a big festival headlining D.A.F., positioning his band as warmup. The problem is that D.A.F decided to stop playing gigs, the Circus Krone Arena is expensive, and the whole project seems to be a little too big for him. Of course, romances, bankrobbery, fraud and a lot of New Wave - NDW music make this film a must see. The only thing I didn't like that much is that the story appears to be a little juvenile for people who like movies about the '80s. I give 9 out of 10.


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