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Mohsen Taheri (as Navíd Akhavan)
Anna Böger ...
Ana Bergheim
Michael Niavarani ...
Vater Taheri
Wolfgang Stumph ...
Vater Bergheim
Proschat Madani ...
Mutter Taheri
Eva-Maria Radoy ...
Mutter Bergheim
Caroline Schreiber ...
Gisela
Rainer Reiners ...
Rudolf
Stephan Grossmann ...
Uwe
Aaron Röhl ...
Robert Hofmann ...
Justin
Andreas Schulz ...
Kevin
Romanus Fuhrmann ...
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Tessa Schleker ...
Ana als Kind
Teresa Sophia Schneider ...
Ana als Jugendliche
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To save the family's butchery from insolvency smallish, sensitive Mohsen heads to Poland to buy low-priced sheep. On his way he lands somewhere in the middle of nowhere in Eastern Germany and falls in love with former shot-putter Ana. The villagers assume Mohsen to be a scion of a Persian textile dynasty who may save the village. Mohsen becomes more and more en vogue until his father appears. Written by DREAMER JOINT VENTURE

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On the border of Germany and Poland, there aren't border controls anymore, because of the "Schengen Abkommen" See more »

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A fresh story with good ideas
5 August 2009 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

The first 10 min. and then at some points in the movie, he reminds me on "Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain", but why should this masterpiece being the only film in his special genre. The movie make remembrances of human life's, wishful thinking's or scenes who were made in other types in a related way J.P. Jeunet goes. The director did a great job I think. Especially his manner to play with stereotypes. The way a lot of German people see the Arabic people in our country is the way Ali Samadi Ahadi let the German people react on the love story of a German and a "persian". "You can't marry a Arab!" - so funny, and in this way he show us our double entendre. And in the other way he let the Arabic descended family have prejudices against the former GDR. This juggling in combination with social themes and this refreshing special "Amélie Poulain"-style makes the movie very great for people who like movies like the cited or maybe "Luna Papa", too.


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