I saw this movie during the San Francisco film festival, 2004. I was disappointed since I was not expecting such one missing specialty and uniqueness in the independent film festival. The German director succeeded in making a cheesy Hollywood style action comedy movie with a limited budget. `Gate to Heaven' is about a refugee's falling in love with another one who lives illegally in the Frankfurt International Airport. The story is usually concealed behind those short, shallow dialogues and cheap jokes. Moreover the story develops and changes so quickly and sometimes it does not leave a taste behind. Finally, looking back, I find nothing interesting about this movie. I got the impression that the director tried to show us there was not so much money needed to make a cheesy Hollywood style action comedy movie, and he succeeded for those who have this taste. Instead of bearing the stress to find tickets for the festival, I better should have gone to my video store and grab a pop corn type Hollywood action comedy.
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