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Karniggels (1991)

The young policeman Koeppe just left the academy and is transferred to a small police station in the countryside. He's a merry guy and dreams of a career, however he's not very bright. A ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bodo Abel ... Man at amusement park #1 (as Dr. Bodo Abel)
Axel Altmann ... Gerhard Koepper
Willy Bartelsen ... Police station head
Marianne Bernhardt ... Woman on party #1
Brigitte Böttrich ... Anna Koepper
Jutta Bryde ... Woman on party #2
Herbert Buck ... Man with Kafka
Inga Busch ... Annarina
Dagmar Cassens ... Thief
Sven Dahlke ... Boy with rabbit
Karl Knieser ... Pearl dealer
Edda Pastor ... Annarina's mother (as Edda Dohrmann-Pastor)
Michaela Freund ... Woman in baths, blond
Michael Fuchs ... Spiddel
Peter Groß ... Annarina's father
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The young policeman Koeppe just left the academy and is transferred to a small police station in the countryside. He's a merry guy and dreams of a career, however he's not very bright. A brutal cow slayer keeps the local police perplexed. In his spare time Koeppe is struggling with his approaches towards the rich Annelie. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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14 November 1991 (USA)  »

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Koeppe: [in telephone training, the class is watching] If maybe we could return to the perpetrator... because... if we're gonna send out a car, we'd have to know what he looks like, meaning, I need an approximate height.
Grandma: Medium.
Koeppe: 1,70 or 1,80?
Grandma: I'd say 1,80.
Koeppe: That's not medium any more.
Grandma: My brother-in-law is 1,96.
Koeppe: Well, allright, we're gonna send a Bulli immediately. Er. A police car is on its way to you, right?
Trainer: Well, Ladies and Gentlemen, who of you wants to judge this procedure?
Nina Steenhagen: [puts her hand up]
Nina Steenhagen: Let's ...
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Animals: Bull 1 Welsh Black Bull 2 Highlander Timmy Karniggels Rammler I, Rammler II and Zippe (i.e. rabbits) See more »

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Featured in Die Nacht der Regisseure (1995) See more »

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Written by Siouxsie Sioux, Steven Severin,
& Budgie
Performed by Siouxsie and the Banshees
Courtesy of Polydor Ltd. (UK)
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Northern Exposure - The German Way - Rabbits aka Karniggels
29 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

Who remembers "Northern Exposure" the television series about hapless Dr. Fleischman stranded in Alaska whilst dreaming of the big city? This movie here is the German movie equivalent to this series.

A young policemen's (played by a brilliant Bernd-Michael Lade) dreams of the big city are squandered when he finds himself stranded in the flatlands of rural northern Germany, where live is boring, the weather is miserable and prospects of evening entertainment are non-existing. Similar to Dr. Fleischman, young Köpper has to grow up and learn to deal with his situation and his surroundings. Throw in dry northern German humor, a few murdered cows and the typical German attitude towards police and you arrive at one of the best German movies of its time.

If you have lived in northern Germany and have experienced the monotony of the landscape and the way of live up there, you will find this movie a real treat; if not, you can still get a good one and a half hours of entertainment out of it. I am waiting for the release of Karniggels on DVD, but considering that northern Germany is not one of the most favorite places and hardly anyone has heard of this film, I am not holding my breath.


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