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

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Ursel
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Falker (as Hans Uwe Bauer)
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Tom 12 Jahre
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Veit 12 Jahre
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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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14 January 2010 (Germany)  »

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Amizade!  »

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On the second day of shooting Matthias Schweighoefer and Friederich Mücke had to laugh for more than 3 hours and couldn't hold on so that production had to stop. After Lunchbreak they continued to laugh so much that an other scene which supossed to be shot on the same day could not wrapped. See more »

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Breakdance
Written by Horn / Melita / Probst
Performed by A.M.P.
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Friendship: not so funny, not so good…
3 July 2014 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

A German movie about a road trip from New York to San Francisco: unfortunately nothing is really interesting in this movie: not the acting, not the gags, not the story itself.

The overall result is under the usual standard for a comedy and this is a pity because the subject (two youngsters from east Germany traveling trough America after the fall of the Berlin wall) was promising and could have inspired a much better plot.

To further enhance the sense of estrangement Matthias Schweighöfer bears a weird resemblance with Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth from 'Game of Thrones') in some scenes.

I wonder if I missed something which is understandable only by German speakers but I doubt it: fun is a Universal language.


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