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Am I Beautiful? (1998)

¿Bin ich schön? (original title)
German people having trouble with love and identity.

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Doris Dörrie
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marie Zielcke ... Angelina
Carla Weindler Carla Weindler ... Carla
Julian Messner Julian Messner ... Philip
Suzanne von Borsody Suzanne von Borsody ... Lucy
Franka Potente ... Linda
Gustav-Peter Wöhler ... Werner
Steffen Wink ... Klaus
Anica Dobra ... Franziska
Iris Berben ... Rita
Oliver Nägele ... Fred
Maria Schrader ... Elke
Dietmar Schönherr ... Juan
Beatriz Castillón Mateo Beatriz Castillón Mateo ... Marie (jung)
Uwe Ochsenknecht ... Bodo
Lorenza Sophia Zorer Lorenza Sophia Zorer ... Engel
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In this story, which takes place partly in Spain and Germany, several people have trouble with love, affairs, relations and faith. They are all connected by bonds of blood, marriage, profession or experience. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | Spanish

Release Date:

17 September 1998 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Am I Beautiful? See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Constantin Film,Fanes Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This movie demonstrates the problems of German films
7 October 1998 | by ygeeSee all my reviews

My friend just summarized this film perfectly:"I paid ten DM for this film and I can't even be upset about having wasted my money". This movie is completely German: every character which appears in it is introduced, explained and motivated. No holes in the plot, no surprises, no bad scenes as well. The acting is great, but hey, what do you expect if you throw a lot of "soul" and "drama" to a selection of Germany's finest actors.

If you are not German and never lived in this country, don't see this movie; it will appear dull and retarded. If you are German, you will enjoy it, laugh (a bit) and feel sad in the end. Just fine for a casual Saturday evening out with your girl-/boy-friend.

Summary of the plot: the movie is set partly in Spain and partly in Germany. All scenes are essentially dialogues between two of a bunch of characters that are all somehow related to each other. The web of their fates, loves, flirts, dramas is pulled tighter and tighter, but unlike your expectations no climax occurs. So you end up with a collection of short stories, which is where the script of the movie originated from (To read a truly fascinating book based on the same idea, try Ingo Schulzes 'Simple Stories' -- much better than the movie!). Apparently, Ms Doerrie made this film in order to memorate her late partner, who died during the first attempt to shoot it. This is why all the dialogues circle around the ever-hot topic of love, death & marriage. She hadn't had the courage and the understanding to do the film with two persons, so instead she multiplied the problems and characters as if to demonstrate that in the end we are all alike with our problems and our solutions. Heavy stuff ! And, being German, Ms Doerrie offers instantly the perfect solution: Stop being German and become Spanish! They got songs, dances, sun and know how to mourn and live...

I give this film 5 points, because it is so average and stubborn. I wished that once these directors dared and I could love or hate their films. Now they annoy me, but decently.

P.S.: If you are up for a good German movie, go see 'Lola rennt' by Tom Tykwer !


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