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)
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Beamter
Piet Fuchs ...
Hanno
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Barefoot  »

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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References Mission: Impossible (1966) See more »

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Come Walk With Me
Written by: Rea Garvey, Dirk Reichardt
Performed by Rea Garvey
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German Humour with a touch of magic
1 April 2005 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Til's movie is definitely sweet, entertaining and down-right funny. It is as German as I've seem a movie, and it's humour is much more subtle and slowly delivered than most of what Holiwood has to offer. The amber colour of the cinematography gives it both a timelessness and a romantic touch. We see Germany as it is, and a most unlikely love story taking place before our eyes.

A movie about how absurd can a moment in life be, how sometimes we all need to have a bit of craziness and foolishness in order to make it through the madness of normal life.

Not a classic, but a good enjoyable evening.


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