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Long Hello and Short Goodbye (1999)

When Ben is released from prison, undercover police agent Melody picks him up at the gate. Kahnitz, her sinister and ambitious boss, wants to see Ben convicted of another crime as soon as ... See full summary »

Director:

Rainer Kaufmann
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolette Krebitz ... Melody
Marc Hosemann ... Ben
Sunnyi Melles ... Aurelia
Axel Milberg ... Percy
Dietrich Hollinderbäumer ... Kahnitz
Martin Glade Martin Glade ... Dennis
Katja Riemann ... Ida
Hannelore Hoger Hannelore Hoger ... Therapeutin / Therapist
Stefan Kurt ... Arzt / Doctor
Albert Kitzl Albert Kitzl ... Dealer
Gustav-Peter Wöhler ... Verkäufer / Salesman
Michael Benthin Michael Benthin ... Rezeptionist
Eva Kryll Eva Kryll ... Sachbearbeiterin / Case Worker
Jimmy Yassa-Campos Jimmy Yassa-Campos ... Tresenmann / Barkeeper
Atto Suttarp Atto Suttarp ... Pizzamann / Pizza Man
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When Ben is released from prison, undercover police agent Melody picks him up at the gate. Kahnitz, her sinister and ambitious boss, wants to see Ben convicted of another crime as soon as possible. Since Ben seems to show only mild interest both in Melody and in safe-busting she has to come up with a plan. Alas, the talkative cop has developed quite a liking for the taciturn gangster. Written by Armin Ortmann <armin@sfb288.math.tu-berlin.de>

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undercover | intrigue | See All (2) »

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Thriller

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

15 July 1999 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Дълга среща, кратко сбогуване See more »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Cath Coffey and Terranova's Walk with Me (Peace is Tough) from the Long Hello soundtrack continues to get considerable airplay. See more »

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Referenced in Cowgirl (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Plastic Stress
(Fetisch/Marco Meister/DJ Kaos/Coco Krebitz)
Performed by Terranova
Published by Copyright Control
Edition Antenna Musik (MCA Polygram Music) Hamburg
Arabella Musikverlag GmbH (BMG UFA Musikverlag) München
Licensed courtesy of Coprasetik Recording UK Ltd.
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Very Excellent Thriller
24 May 2003 | by metabuttSee all my reviews

Excuse my English but this is a great German film called "Long Hello and Short Goodbye" by Rainer Kaufmann who also directed "The Pharmacist." This film is made very beautiful and thrilling to see, with exciting performances from the gorgeous Nicolette Krebitz. There are twists and turns, laughs, and a great shoot-out at the end. What I like too is that it says something about the human condition but says so in this telling of a modern film noir. If you like "Bonnie and Clyde" and "Pulp Fiction" this is the way that I can think only to describe what Rainer Kaufmann has done here. I will give this film five stars for the twists and turns of the plot, three stars for humor and sexiness of the bed scenes, four stars for mood and tension and pacing, five stars for the look and beauty. All in all I say it gets a 4.5/5.0...and so Dietrich says to see it now!


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