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Nick, a hedonistic bachelor, falls for an escaped mental patient.

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Frau Keller
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Alexandra Neldel ...
Janine
Imogen Kogge ...
Dr. Blöchinger
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Freier
Mark Keller ...
Ehrmann
Gerit Kling ...
Bordsteinschwalbe
Metin Ilica ...
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Janine Kunze ...
Sarah Sommer
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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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Barefoot  »

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€4,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Leila: I need you.
Nick Keller: But I don't need you.
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Barefoot
Written by 'Andreas Kollenbroich'
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Great movie
14 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is the best German film I have ever seen. The film is very easy to watch. It's not a torture like some others. The woman in the leading role is lovely and has such a charming smile. I would recommend this film to all who seek love for those who have already found it and for those who see no meaning in it. Because this film shows that even if you are love's biggest enemy Love will still find you and strike you and then you will be powerless to fight Her. It is an unusual love story which looks more like an adventure. This film will teach you how to buy a ticket in the bus, how to 'get cash' and how to do shopping. Even if you know already see the film and find out why do people say Faith know its job!


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