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Das Leben ist eine Baustelle. (1997)

After he loses his job, his father, and his girlfriend, Jan's life is a shambles. Then suddenly he meets freakish street musician Vera, and a bittersweet romance unfolds...

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Wolfgang Becker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jürgen Vogel ... Jan Nebel
Christiane Paul ... Vera
Ricky Tomlinson ... Buddy
Christina Papamichou Christina Papamichou ... Kristina
Martina Gedeck ... Lilo
Armin Rohde ... Harri
Rebecca Hessing Rebecca Hessing ... Jenni
Andrea Sawatzki ... Sylvia
Frank-Michael Köbe Frank-Michael Köbe ... Zivi 1
Rainer Werner Rainer Werner ... Zivi 2
Uwe Richter Uwe Richter ... Polizist 1 / Möbelträger 2
Frank Kessler Frank Kessler ... Polizist 2
Oliver Meschke Oliver Meschke ... Polizist 3
Hans Seck Hans Seck ... Mann mit Hund
Klaus Dieter Stenzel Klaus Dieter Stenzel ... Mieter (as Klaus Stenzel)
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Jan Nebel is young man who is fired from his job at the slaughterhouse after he beats up two civil-dressed cops at a street riot. Soon thereafter his father dies, and Jan moves to his apartment, sharing it with former co-worker Buddy and girlfriend Vera. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

20 March 1997 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A Vida É Tudo Que Temos See more »

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Dolby

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Harri: You might want to ask before you take something.
Jenni: May I drink some coke?
Harri: I still miss the magic word.
Jenni: Asshole.
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Connections

References The Devil's Rain (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen
Performed by [Gesungen vom] Baustellen-Chor
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Yet another great movie from Germany
19 May 2001 | by stinky_See all my reviews

I stumbled upon this film late last night on Dutch tv. Smitten I was! A story filled with sub-plots, symbolism and engagement. A love story in Berlin after "die Wende" dealing with kapitalism and aids and more things that hit the "Ossies" by surprise. Filled with lots of lovely and funny characters, all displayed by great acting performances. A MUST SEE!


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