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Go Trabi Go (1991)

Family Struutz lives in Bitterfeld (GDR). After the fall of the wall, they take the opportunity to go on holiday with their car, an old Trabant. They simply want to visit Italy. But there ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Timm

Writers:

Reinhard Klooss (screenplay), Peter Timm (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wolfgang Stumph Wolfgang Stumph ... Udo Struutz
Claudia Schmutzler Claudia Schmutzler ... Jacqueline Struutz
Marie Gruber ... Rita Struutz
Dieter Hildebrandt Dieter Hildebrandt ... Kfz-Meister
Ottfried Fischer Ottfried Fischer ... Bernd Amberger
Diether Krebs Diether Krebs ... Fernfahrer
Konstantin Wecker Konstantin Wecker ... Playboy
Billie Zöckler Billie Zöckler ... Gerda Amberger (as Billy Zöckler)
Barbara Valentin ... Frau Gamshuber
André Eisermann ... Alfons Amberger
Monika Baumgartner ... Verkäuferin
Rolando Belli Rolando Belli
Lisa Bernardini Lisa Bernardini
Alfons Biber Alfons Biber
Astrid Boner Astrid Boner
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Storyline

Family Struutz lives in Bitterfeld (GDR). After the fall of the wall, they take the opportunity to go on holiday with their car, an old Trabant. They simply want to visit Italy. But there are some incidents during their journey. Written by Ralph Schaefer <ralph@cs.uni-sb.de>

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

17 January 1991 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Quella Trabant venuta dall'Est See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

André Eisermann had to speak with a Bavarian accent for the film; but as he was not a Bavarian, cinematographer Axel Block had to help him how to pronounce his lines properly. See more »

Connections

Followed by Das war der wilde Osten (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Jacqueline's Song (Gates of Eden)
Performed by Claudia Schmutzler
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The path is the destination
23 June 2000 | by lonely_leoSee all my reviews

"Go Trabi Go" is a movie that consists of two elements: It is the story of a travel, but also a comedy. The Italian landscapes and sights are shown in beautiful pictures when the trip of the Struuz' passes camping sites, nudist beaches (a new experience for the people from GDR), lakes and finally Rome. Their guidebook is a diary from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Mr. Struuz is German teacher), their car a Trabant. This typical Ossi-car is one of the funny elements. The owner of the car is the father, he loves his car (which he calls "Schorsch") and this leads to many funny moments. The main comical sources are the archetypes. All the wessi's clishés towards the ossis and vice versa are put together and packed into figures, situational humor and funny dialogues. The film has many highlights, when the society of German revue artists and comedians appear in the film (e.g. Diether Krebs telling the shocked Udo Struuz 109 jokes about Trabants). I enjoyed viewing the film and I think not only people with knowledge about the wessis and the ossis will do so, too. All in all a wonderful story about a family getting away from the ex-GDR to see how the world out there really is...


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