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Ein starker Abgang (2008)

Suffering from a incurable illness, Heinz Kilian, a nearly forgotten novelist, engages a dietary adivser to accompany him on a tour throughout Germany... See full synopsis »

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Heinz Kilian
Monica Bleibtreu ...
Vera Hartel
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Behling
Fritzi Haberlandt ...
Cowgirl
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Arzt 2
August Zirner ...
Dr. Kübler
Leslie Malton ...
Bewunderin
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Dr. Pögen
Jörg Gudzuhn ...
Dr. Bergenthal
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Patient Gerhard (as Gustav Peter Wöhler)
Adriana Altaras ...
Consuela
Julia Philippi ...
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Sabine Winterfeldt ...
Kassiererin
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Portier
Klaus Gehrke
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Suffering from a incurable illness, Heinz Kilian, a nearly forgotten novelist, engages a dietary adivser to accompany him on a tour throughout Germany... See full synopsis »

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25 July 2008 (Germany)  »

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Das Grummeln  »

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Sunday afternoons are the worst
4 May 2009 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Pretty spaced out for a made-for-TV movie. Bruno Ganz is a grumpy writer touring provincial book stores. Ironically, we see him reading (newspapers, notes, his own work), but never writing. By contrast, his dreamy driver (Harald Schrott) is a closet word-smith and secretly writes poetry whenever he doesn't drive. His romantic disposition makes him an easy target for the flirty tramp (Fritzi Haberlandt) performing a Dixie Chicks number in a small-town Hessian lending library, dolled up in a flimsy floral frock and high-heeled Cowboy boots. Not unlike a female version of Brad Pitt's part in "Thelma and Louise". Better legs though. To top things off, the score is an obvious rip-off of "Dead Man", Neil Young's masterpiece. Director Rainer Kaufmann has good instincts, but in the end, prime time cliché always gets the better of him. Bottom line: well-made, partly original, but ultimately conventional. Essentially unwatchable.


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