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A Friend of Mine (2006)
"Ein Freund von mir" (original title)

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An introverted insurance executive at a car rental service is annoyed by his hyperactive, garrulous coworker, but the two end up becoming friends.

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Karl
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Hans
Sabine Timoteo ...
Stelle
Peter Kurth ...
Fernandez
Michael Wittenborn ...
Naumann
Oktay Özdemir ...
Theo
Steffen Groth ...
Frank
Jan Ole Gerster ...
Cornelius
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Bernardus Manders ...
Geschäftsmann (as Berry Manders)
Jens Münchow
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An introverted insurance executive at a car rental service is annoyed by his hyperactive, garrulous coworker, but the two end up becoming friends.

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Daniel Brühl and Jürgen Vogel broke Will Smith's world record for most public appearances on the red carpet in 12 hours by attending the movie's premiere in Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Cologne (22 October 2006). See more »

Goofs

When Karl and Hans drive the Porches they stop side by side. For a brief moment there is a refuge between the cars. When they drive off it has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Karl: The girls are waiting for the bus.
Hans: Right! These aren't just girls. They're girls Waiting For The Bus!
Hans: [waving] Hoohoo!
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So ambitious, so uninspiring
18 July 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The movie business in general tries to stick to the formulas that are known to work, and German films are no exception. Sometime in the mid-90s, Till Schweiger started to mass-produce comedy-drama hybrid movies and it seems that this is the way to go nowadays. "A Friend Of Mine" is full of great cinematography, moody and melancholic songs, a very slow pace and a lot of pseudo-philosophical garbage. But taking a few typical, well worn-out formulas doesn't always make for a great film. You can have a slow, subtle and gentle movie and it's brilliant ("Before Sunrise") and you can do the same and fail miserably ("A Friend Of Mine"). The story line is extremely uneventful and the characters unconvincing. Many parts of the script don't relate to the evolution of the story at all and are just puzzling at best. One thing proved: It takes a Jim Jarmusch to turn a story going nowhere into something very watchable.


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