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Two men become entangled in a torrid love affair with the same woman. Pierre is Miriam's longtime lover. John is desperately searching for clues about his past when he and Miriam have a ... See full summary »

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Peter Sehr

Writers:

Marie Noëlle (as Marie Noelle), Peter Sehr
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Cast

Credited cast:
Heike Makatsch ... Miriam Auerbach
Charles Berling ... Pierre Moulin
Daniel Craig ... John MacHale
Seymour Cassel ... Jacob Frischmuth
Allen Garfield ... Simon Frischmuth
Marie-Christine Barrault ... Ella Beckmann
Daniel Gélin ... Xavier Favre
Inga Busch Inga Busch ... Ise (Lead singer)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Katja Ackermann Katja Ackermann ... Heike
Nick Benedict Nick Benedict ... Guy
Lydia Billiet Lydia Billiet ... Florist in Metro
Anna Böttcher Anna Böttcher ... Saleswoman
Hubertus Durek Hubertus Durek ... Old Man
Lothar Förster Lothar Förster ... Mr. Jäger
Heinz-Werner Kraehkamp Heinz-Werner Kraehkamp ... Detective
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Two men become entangled in a torrid love affair with the same woman. Pierre is Miriam's longtime lover. John is desperately searching for clues about his past when he and Miriam have a fateful encounter in a Berlin train station. The allure of forbidden love becomes irresistible, and an intense love triangle is ignited. Who will Miriam choose? Who will walk away? For two men who desperately adore the same woman and for the woman who loves them equally...there is no easy way out. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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There Is No Easy Way Out

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Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Germany

Language:

French | English | German

Release Date:

28 August 1997 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Berlin Niagara See more »

Filming Locations:

Leipzig, Saxony, Germany See more »

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Budget:

FRF 30,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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For the German-language dub, John's voice was supplied by Mark Strong, since the character had to speak with an English accent. According to Strong, he was recommended for the job by Daniel Craig himself. See more »

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Fromulaic, manipulative rehash of a million better films
17 April 2007 | by SWZwickSee all my reviews

What a disappointment! Three cardboard characters thrown together: the hot, co-dependent German girl (played by the eternally underrated Heike Makatsch), who inexplicably becomes torn between two whiny dweebs -- a fragile French wimp (never saw this actor before - competent, but way too doe-eyed) and an overly emotional, childish, uninteresting nothing (pre-Bond Daniel Craig, not so much acting as impersonating Rod Steiger). A series of contrived situations bring these three together, in a sort of Männer for Morons... Painful to watch, but good for an occasional unintentional laugh... Geeze, I have never written such a scathing review...


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