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Morris from America (2016)

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The romantic and coming-of-age misadventures of a 13-year-old American living in Germany.

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Morris Gentry
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Curtis Gentry
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Inka
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Sven
Levin Henning ...
Bastian
Leon Badenhop ...
Rainer
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Katrin
Marie Löschhorn ...
Birgit
Josephine Becker ...
Nadine
Roger Ditter ...
Alex - Soccer Trainer #1
Florian Von Stockum ...
Jakob - Soccer Trainer #2 (as Florian von Stockum)
Nora Borchert ...
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Diana Ionescu ...
Ballet Dancer
Anna Sodan ...
Ballet Dancer
Anabel Möbius ...
Industrial Party Girl
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Morris is a 13-year-old African-American who moves to Heidelberg with his dad, who coaches professional soccer. The film explores Morris's attempts to fit in with German kids. He falls for a girl at a youth club and she encourages him to open up a little and share his rapping. Written by Sundance goer

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Nothing rhymes with Germany

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Rated R for teen drug use and partying, sexual material, brief nudity, and language throughout | See all certifications »

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19 August 2016 (USA)  »

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Moris z Ameryki  »

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$15,673 (USA) (19 August 2016)

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$88,932 (USA) (30 September 2016)
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Craig Robinson was cast in the second season of the television series "Mr. Robot" as Ray after Sam Esmail (creator of the series) watched early footage of his role in this film and sought to contact his agent. See more »

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References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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Pauke
Written by Roman Wilhelm (aka Roman946)
Performed by F.F.F. ( Falk Buchröder, Thorsten Droessler, Guido Karnstedt, Roman Wilhelm (as Roman946)
© FFF 2009
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Regardless of inaccurate depiction of Germany...
21 August 2016 | by (SF, CA) – See all my reviews

Really lovely film about growing up, feeling different, parenting and American vs. world culture. Spot on performances from Robinson and Christmas.

It might be misogynist and construed as anti-European, but I thought of it more from Morris's perspective. He's young and confused, so why not depict the world as a hostile place. It shows Germans being strangely ignorant, fetishizing Black people and being rude, so.. this isn't a movie for Germans. ..Should have at least had the tutor be a German.. But it's a great movie about a young American.

Killer soundtrack, visually on point, strong leads. My apologies to Germany, but I loved it.


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