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Barefoot (2005)

Barfuss (original title)
Nick, a hedonistic bachelor, falls for an escaped mental patient.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hans-Peter Abts ...
Freundlicher Nachbar
Gustav Adolph ...
Pfleger
Micha Breidenstein ...
Polizist II Bahnhof (as Michael Breidenstein)
...
Beamter
Piet Fuchs ...
Hanno
Michael Gwisdek ...
Bahnangestellter
Metin Ilica ...
Zugschaffner
Béatrice Jean-Philippe ...
Haushälterin
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Freier
Mark Keller ...
Ehrmann
Gerit Kling ...
Bordsteinschwalbe
Imogen Kogge ...
Dr. Blöchinger
Janine Kunze ...
Sarah Sommer
Michael Mendl ...
Heinrich Keller
Alexandra Neldel ...
Janine
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Storyline

Nick Keller has issues in keeping a job. In this first day as a janitor at a mental hospital he gets fired. However, it is then when he meets Leila, a troubled young woman that doesn't wear any shoes, and prevents her from hanging herself. What he wouldn't expect, though, is for Leila to follow him home, which she does. She then refuses to leave his apartment and go back to the hospital. As Leila has been kept away from the world and the society, Nick engages into showing the world to the strange new girl. While trying not to lose his patience, he ends up falling for Leila. Written by Andreea D

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31 March 2005 (Germany)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€4,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,071,486 (Germany) (1 April 2005)
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Goofs

When Dieter Huhn talks to Leila in the car, you can see his reflection on the window. You can see his mouth moving but he isn't actually speaking. See more »

Quotes

Nick Keller: Don't you ever wear shoes?
Leila: No, I don't like to cage my feet.
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Connections

Referenced in Rabbit Without Ears (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Electric
Written, arranged and performed by Madrugada
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Wonderful
5 April 2005 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

What happens if a loser, who can't keep a job, doesn't remember the name of the girl he last slept with and has some trouble with his family meets a 25-year-old who had been kept inside by her mother for 19 years and tries to kill herself? Nick, the loser, takes Leila on a trip to his parents and accidentally he falls in love. Well, I won't tell more, and I won't spoil this because you really can't tell whether it's going to be a happy ending or not. Of course this movie made me cry but it's great that in the next scenes you can laugh again...laughing in tears, one of the greatest feelings. Til Schweiger did a great job directing it (the movie being dedicated to his kids) and playing Nick. I think it's the greatest German movie within year, and maybe the best without Nazis and WWII.


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