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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 »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quite a nice movie with 'no beginning, no end'
24 February 2002 | by moniquemathotSee all my reviews

I think this is quite a nice movie. In a scene that is somewhere halfway (actually I bet it's precisely halfway) you get the clue you need: there's no beginning and no end in this movie, so don't bother yourself looking for it. Once this is taken for granted, you see some quite excellent scenes, in which you are in the thick of things of the life of some (more of less) loose connected people. There is humour, affection, love, lust and sadness, and most of the players are very convincing. The only character that could be missed in my opinion was Linda, played by Franka Potente: she is playing exactly the same character as she was in 'Lola rennt' (without the running). Just an irritatingly weird girl, with no real or convincing acts and emotions, except her singing her own flamenco song. If Franka Potente can't play a character unlike Lola, I'm sorry to say I've seen enough of her by now.


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