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Night Shapes (1999)

Nachtgestalten (original title)
The Pope is in town and the night of his visit is anything but heavenly for some of Berlin's inhabitants. The down-and-out, the rich and the poor, the polizei, the street kids and taxi ... See full summary »

Director:

Andreas Dresen

Writer:

Andreas Dresen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Myriam Abbas Myriam Abbas ... Hanna (as Meriam Abbas)
Dominique Horwitz ... Victor
Oliver Breite Oliver Breite ... Jochen (as Oliver Bäßler)
Susanne Bormann ... Patty
Michael Gwisdek ... Peschke
Ricardo Valentim Ricardo Valentim ... Feliz
Ade Sapara ... Ricardo
Imogen Kogge Imogen Kogge ... Rita
Horst Krause ... Taxifahrer / Cab Driver
Axel Prahl Axel Prahl ... Polizist / Police Officer
Carmen-Maja Antoni Carmen-Maja Antoni ... Frau im Hospitz / Woman in Hospice
Ursula Karusseit ... Frau Gerhardt
Dagmar Sitte Dagmar Sitte ... Kellnerin / Waitress
Christel Peters Christel Peters ... Alte Dame / Old Lady
Josefine Leuschner Josefine Leuschner ... Rote
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The Pope is in town and the night of his visit is anything but heavenly for some of Berlin's inhabitants. The down-and-out, the rich and the poor, the polizei, the street kids and taxi drivers, in search of a little bit of happiness, all end up going for a harrowing odyssey through the labyrinth of the big city. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

12 August 1999 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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Budget:

DEM 3,500,000 (estimated)
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Gwisdek and the boy
1 September 2000 | by marchrijoSee all my reviews

A film spreading some metropolitan flair upon Berlin. Unfortunately the episodes told have not approximately the same level. The "berber" story doesn't touch, it's too sentimental and incredible. Problems of poor people have to be shown otherwise! But the story about the little african boy is wonderful, especially because of the tension between his silence and the gestures and countenance of the magnificent actor Michael Gwisdek. 5/10


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