Kiki is a charming ladies man, but he's an illegal Albanian immigrant in Germany just prior to the Kosovo war. Tiger is his best friend but is a Serbian legally residing in Germany. Add to the mix Tiger's unrequited love for his friend, Tiger's father's hatred of all things Albanian and Kiki's new girlfriend and we have a recipe for tragedy.
Since this film is based on a true story, it doesn't go for the obvious plot twists but it also doesn't offer a nice tidy ending.
Although the scenario was intriguing and the main characters were both appealing, I wanted to know more about the characters and particularly more about how the characters changed in the two years skipped over in the film. I'm not sure what I saw was an interesting movie but I was convinced that there was one somewhere in these men's stories.
One final thought... It may be my provincial American ignorance as to world events but some information about the Refugee situation in Germany, the antipathy between Serbs and Albanians and the events during the war may have gone a long way to making this a more complete story for me.
Remember when movie makers used to feel that they sometimes had to bring their viewers up to speed before starting to tell their stories. Remember the beginning of Casablanca?
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