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Supermarket (1974)

Supermarkt (original title)
Willi is a street kid trying to make a living with petty crimes. He befriends both a journalist who wants to help him make an honest living and an older petty criminal looking for a quick buck.

Director:

Roland Klick
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Credited cast:
Charly Wierczejewski Charly Wierczejewski ... Willi
Eva Mattes ... Monika
Michael Degen Michael Degen ... Frank
Walter Kohut Walter Kohut ... Theo
Hans-Michael Rehberg ... Homosexueller (as Michael Rehberg)
Eva Schukardt Eva Schukardt ... Anna
Rudolf Brand Rudolf Brand ... Geisel
Witta Pohl ... Frau der Geisel
Ferdinand Henning Ferdinand Henning ... Peter
Tilo Weber Tilo Weber ... Kommissar
Alfred Edel Alfred Edel ... Chefredakteur
Hans Irle Hans Irle ... Polizist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Bertram Peter Bertram
Paul Burian Paul Burian ... Sozialarbeiter
Karl Walter Diess
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Storyline

18-year old Willi is living on the street - there are no goals in his life. There, he meets several people, helping but also cheating him. When he finally meets Monica, he realizes that there are people out there whose lives are even more desperate than his. So he's trying to help her (and him) by planning a great robbery on a supermarket's money transporter. Written by Krazykool_Kat <krazykool_kat@gmx.net>

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Action | Crime | Drama

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On some days, the crew did not know where they would be shooting the next day. This was done to protect Charly Wierczejewski from the police who were looking for him. See more »

Soundtracks

Celebration (Main Title)
Music by Peter Hesslein, Lyrics by Roland Klick
Sung by Marius Müller-Westernhagen (as Marius West)
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Grim film with an amazing theme song
10 August 2013 | by udar55See all my reviews

This film follows German street kid Willi (Charly Wierczejewski) as he aimlessly bounces around the city of Hamburg. He seems to subsist on stealing tip jars in restaurants and restrooms, but comes under the wing Theo (Walter Kohut), whose main gig is stealing from men picking up boys at the train station. Theo has bigger plans though, robbing the armored car picking up cash at a big supermarket. The only person who takes an positive interest in Willi is journalist Frank (Michael Degen), but even his generous ways can't keep Willi on the straight-and-narrow and even end up hurting his relationship with his girlfriend. I'm familiar with German director Roland Klick but this is actually the first film of his I've seen. It is a decidedly downbeat affair and Klick succeeds in making Hamburg look like a completely hopeless hell on Earth. The perfect film for a depressing German double feature alongside CHRISTIANE F. (1981). Make sure to check out the theme song "Celebration" by Marius West that appears several times in the film.


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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

25 December 1976 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Supermarket See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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