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Loyalty between two friends is stretched to its limit by one's deception.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denis Moschitto ...
Chiko
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Brownie
Volkan Özcan ...
Tibet
Reyhan Sahin ...
Meryem
Fahri Yardim ...
Curly (as Fahri Ogün Yardim)
Lilay Huser ...
Mutter Tibet
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Scholle
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Rejy
Hans Löw ...
Sascha
Simon Goerts ...
Jimmi (as Simon Görts)
Murat Karaman ...
Hakan (as Murat 'Tito' Karaman)
Mustafa Enver Akin ...
Imam (as Enver Akin)
Lucas Gregorowicz ...
Tonton
Pheline Roggan ...
Jill
Aylin Jürgensen ...
Ayleen
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Loyalty between two friends is stretched to its limit by one's deception.

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Crime | Drama

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Release Date:

17 April 2008 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Chiko, o anypotaktos  »

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€1,500,000 (estimated)
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Watchable But Predictable
9 November 2008 | by (Santa Barbara, California) – See all my reviews

The performances are very good, as is each scene taken by itself. The story is completely predictable, including the end, which I also found frankly unbelievable. The whole hodge-podge of conflicted feelings about ethic identity reminded me of "Once Were Warriors," which was about a violent Maori community in New Zealand. At least that movie acknowledged that the male craziness had a partial source in poverty and racism (without excusing it). Chiko doesn't admit much of anything about Germany - the early parts of the film are a kind of "rebels without a cause." At least for me, steeped in the race relations of English-speaking countries plus France, this film self-pathologized Turkish-German males and sensationalized their emotions in a way I didn't find very insightful. But on the level of production and acting, it was at least an 8.


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