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Friendship! (2010)

A young man from East Germany travels to San Francisco to search for his father, who fled 12 years ago.

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Tom Kleeberg
Friedrich Mücke ...
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Polizistin
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Hunter
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Ursel
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Falker (as Hans Uwe Bauer)
Justus Kammerer ...
Tom 12 Jahre
Adrian Moore ...
Veit 12 Jahre
Gitta Schweighöfer ...
Tom's Mutter
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A young man from East Germany travels to San Francisco to search for his father, who fled 12 years ago.

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Amizade!  »

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Camera Operator Stephen Drinon asked Schweighöfer and Mücke why they do not do push up's before their takes ? Because both were topless in a lot of scenes. They asked him why should they ? Drinon told them when he was shooting independence day Will Smith were doing push up's before takes to make him look more muscled. After that they start doing push up's. See more »

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Krieger des Lichts
Written by Stefanie Kloss, Thomas Stolle, Johannes Stolle and Andreas Nowak
Performed by Silbermond
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH
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Funniest movie of the year - if you are from the former East
18 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

I understand that most people won't get too excited about this movie. There is a lot of subtle humor in it that requires some knowledge of how life was in East Germany, what things like "Mondos" were for instance, in order to appreciate the jokes. One may argue that the movie has overdone some of it. I think it was highly unlikely that two East German guys walked up to the immigration officer at a New York airport and state that they are communists. People in East Germany knew that this wouldn't be a smart move. But, hey, it is also rather unlikely that a US official asks a German bluntly if he was a Nazi. And there are a few other details that might be historically incorrect. Whatever! Getting into this kind of discussion does not do justice to the movie. I had a great time watching it. Many things reminded me of my own first trip to the states mere months after reunification. Besides, it is a road movie with beautiful pictures and sceneries from the American province. And the ending with its twist is indeed quite strong. It turns out that the movie title "Friendship!" is not only a reference to the official greeting within the communist youth organization in East Germany. This picture is also literally about friendship.


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