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Fat World (1998)

Fette Welt (original title)
Munich, Germany. Homeless people live under bridges, in boxes, in the subway. A life that is hard but manageable for those who do not want to or who cannot leave. Hagen Trinker, still quite... See full summary »

Director:

Jan Schütte

Writers:

Helmut Krausser (novel), Klaus Richter | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Jürgen Vogel ... Hagen Trinker
Julia Kravitz ... Judith (as Julia Filimonow)
Lars Rudolph ... Edgar
Sibylle Canonica ... Liane
Stefan Dietrich Stefan Dietrich ... Tom
Thomas Thieme Thomas Thieme ... Gustl
Jürgen Hentsch Jürgen Hentsch
Ursula Strätz Ursula Strätz
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Franz Josef Stangl Franz Josef Stangl ... Stalin
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Munich, Germany. Homeless people live under bridges, in boxes, in the subway. A life that is hard but manageable for those who do not want to or who cannot leave. Hagen Trinker, still quite young and definitely not out of possibilities to give his life a meaning, meets Judith. She is 15 and decided to quit home as she had a fight with her parents. Hagen has a crush on her but also wants to send her back into a life without a daily struggle for living. When she also falls in love with him, he takes this present gratefully. But their happiness is over as quickly as it started. Only that Hagen now has the will to do something with his life again. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Drama | Romance

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Good movie,if I hadn't known the book
14 April 2003 | by metti-bauerSee all my reviews

I read the book "Fette Welt" by Helmut Krausser before having watched the movie.The book is so detailed and really shows you the way life on the street looks like.

The problem with the movie is that you expect something different when you know the book.The movie is an average love story,which only plays on the street.The director cut out some scenes that made the book for me very amusing,so there is nothing extraordinary about the movie anymore.Maybe he left out some of the disgusting scenes,because he thought that you can't show that in a movie,but some of these scenes make the book so macabre and sometimes funny.

Actually Jürgen Vogel does a good job and proofs once again that he is one of the most talented German actors.He plays the role of Hagen Trinker very convincing,but that alone doesn't make it a good movie in my opinion.Maybe the director hoped too much that Jürgen Vogel alone would make it a good movie,but that idea didn't work.You need more than only an excellent main-actor.Possibly I would have liked the movie better,if I had seen it before having read the book.

If you want to see a real good German movie,than you have to watch "23" , "Good bye Lenin" or "Die Apothekerin".

I give it 4/10,because of Jürgen Vogel and the fact that I could have liked it better without having known the book.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

28 January 1999 (Germany) See more »

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DEM4,900,000 (estimated)
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Dolby SR

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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