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The Red Cockatoo (2006)
"Der rote Kakadu" (original title)

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A coming-of-age story set in Germany in the 1960s. Siggi becomes involved in a love triangle when he falls for Luise, but the tightening political climate forces him to make a fateful decision.

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Siggi
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Luise
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Wolle
Ingeborg Westphal ...
Tante Hedy
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Hurwitz
Kathrin Angerer ...
Frau Männchen
Tanja Schleiff ...
Rena
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Kleiner Lewerenz (as Volker Zack Michalowski)
Klaus Manchen ...
Großer Lewerenz
Heiko Senst ...
Arne
Nadja Petri ...
KGB
Lutz Teschner ...
Funktionär
Felix Mödl ...
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Peter Schneider ...
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Ljubisa Ristic ...
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In April 1961, in Dresden, the teenager Siggi meets the aspirant poetess Luise in a park and falls in love with her. He befriends her husband, the womanizer worker Wolle, to be close to Luise. Siggi smuggles porcelain objects that belonged to his parents to West Berlin to sell and make money to go to a night-club with Wolle and his friends. Meanwhile, the totalitarian system increases the repression of the youngsters and Wolle is arrested by the dictatorial regime. Siggi publishes Luise's poems and she is arrested. Siggi assumes the blame to release Luise but when he is chased by the Stasi, he calls Luise to go with him to the West Germany. Luise promises to meet him but she would bring Wolle with her. On 13 August 1961, the German Democrat Republic begins building the Berlin Wall. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Separated by the Wall
10 December 2011 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In April 1961, in Dresden, the teenager Siggi (Max Riemelt) meets the aspirant poetess Luise (Jessica Schwarz) in a park and falls in love with her. He befriends her husband, the womanizer worker Wolle (Ronald Zehrfeld), to be close to Luise. Siggi smuggles porcelain objects that belonged to his parents to West Berlin to sell and make money to go to a night-club with Wolle and his friends.

Meanwhile, the totalitarian system increases repression against the youngsters, forcing them to delate their friends and Wolle is arrested by the dictatorial regime. Siggi publishes the Luise's poems and she is arrested. Siggi assumes the blame to release Luise but when he is chased by the Stasi, he summons Luise to go with him to the West Germany. Luise promises to meet him but first she would bring Wolle with her. But on 13 August 1961, the German Democrat Republic begins to build the Berlin Wall.

"Der Rote Kakadu" is an unattainable love story having the historical moment of the physical division of Berlin as background. The triangle of love among Siggi, Luise and Wolle is weird and the story is too long and could be shorter. Along the romance, the director discloses how the dictatorial regime acted especially with the youths. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Um Amor Além do Muro" ("A Love Beyond the Wall")


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