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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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Melitta
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Freddie
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Lena
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Gabi Delgado
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Wieland Schwarz
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Geldbote Holger
Steffen Jürgens ...
Tommi Drexler
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Manager Elektronische Zwerge
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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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Plastik Isoliert
Written by Philip Stegers
Performed by Apollo Schwabing
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The romance, not the riot
4 February 2009 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I have only seen a little more than a third of this, but it was enough to change my mind about the movie. I never thought Jessica "touchy-feely" Schwarz could get away with the rock chic thing, but to my surprise, she sort of does. Okay, so she won't quit her day job and be a punk rocker any time soon, but it's a start. She may be no Pink, but she's a blonde for a change, and it suits her. Although her hair is poorly cut and her sleeveless black vinyl stage outfit is open to debate, she is completely believable as the lead singer's jealous girlfriend Melitta. She's acting angry when she feels she needs to, but really her character couldn't care less about capitalism, communism, or any other schism. It's not a small accomplishment for her, as an actress, to make us understand that Melitta is about the romance, not the riot. She really isn't so much unlike the band manager's shy girlfriend, Lena. Played by Nadja Bobyleva, Lena isn't too hard to look at either. Works for me.


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