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Wir können auch anders... (1993)

Two brothers both of which can neither read nor write making their way across Germany in order to claim to their inheritance. On their way they meet Viktor, a deserted soldier of the sowjet... See full summary »

Director:

Detlev Buck

Writers:

Detlev Buck, Ernst Kahl (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joachim Król ... Rudi Kipp aka 'Kipp'
Horst Krause ... Moritz Kipp aka 'Most'
Konstantin Kotljarov Konstantin Kotljarov ... Viktor
Sophie Rois ... Nadine
Heinrich Giskes Heinrich Giskes ... Kommissar (detective)
Lutz Weidlich Lutz Weidlich ... Landvermesser (surveyor)
Doris Bierett Doris Bierett ... Cafedame (Lady at the cafe)
Christine Harbort Christine Harbort ... Cafedame (Lady at the cafe)
Hans Martin Stier Hans Martin Stier ... Tankstellenverkaeufer (service man at gas station)
Jan-Gregor Kremp Jan-Gregor Kremp ... Wegelagerer (highwayman)
Uwe Dag Berlin Uwe Dag Berlin ... Wegelagerer (highwayman)
Rainer Gladosch Rainer Gladosch ... Wegelagerer (highwayman)
Christian Schild Christian Schild ... Wegelagerer (highwayman)
Tom Uhrig Tom Uhrig ... Wegelagerer (highwayman)
Reinhard Krökel Reinhard Krökel ... Assistent des Kommissars (assistant to detective)
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Two brothers both of which can neither read nor write making their way across Germany in order to claim to their inheritance. On their way they meet Viktor, a deserted soldier of the sowjet red army and Nadine, a beautiful young woman. Later an incident with some highwaymen, which can be solved easily with Viktor's kalashnikov, they become accused for murder - something they had neither intended nor realized. They claim Nadine to be their hostage, fleeing police forces until they reach the coast. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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Sie können nicht lesen. Sie können nicht schreiben und sie sehen gut aus.

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

1 April 1993 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

No More Mr. Nice Guy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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An odd delight
11 July 2006 | by anniemnewtonSee all my reviews

To disprove the old canard that Germans have no sense of humour, I highly recommend this oddball pleasure. A picaresque plot acts largely as an excuse for deadpan, often hilarious humour. And the leading performances are a delight. Perhaps a Wessi take on the strange Ossis, but a loving one. Sort of Thelma and Louise with a happy ending, (and two dumb men, rather than two sassy women...), and almost equally delectable.

The plot, what there is of it, rather loses steam by the end, but by then you're too charmed to worry overmuch. And as this film was the catalyst that sparked off my love affair with the NE of Germany, I can forgive it its occasional longueurs.

See it and reassess your prejudices about the Germans.


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