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Gigantic (1999)

Absolute Giganten (original title)
Three friends from Hamburg spend one last night on the town before one of them leaves the city forever.

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Sebastian Schipper
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Giering ... Floyd
Florian Lukas ... Ricco
Antoine Monot Jr. ... Walter
Julia Hummer Julia Hummer ... Telsa
Jochen Nickel ... Snake
Albert Kitzl Albert Kitzl ... Elvis
Guido A. Schick Guido A. Schick ... Dulle
Silvana Bosi Silvana Bosi ... Walters Oma
Marcnesium Marcnesium ... Typ mit Rastalocken
Johannes Silberschneider ... Hans
Barbara de Koy Barbara de Koy ... Irmgard
Gustav-Peter Wöhler ... Horst
Michael Sideris Michael Sideris ... Dieter (as Mischa Sideris)
Hannes Hellmann Hannes Hellmann ... Klaus
Peter Franke ... Meister
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Storyline

In the port town of Hamburg, Germany, Floyd decides that he's shipping out to South Africa and Singapore now that his two-year probation for an unspecified juvenile offense has been completed. When he shares the news with his devoted friends Chubby, a mechanic, and Ricco, a fast-food cook and would-be b-boy, they can't comprehend their thoughtful friend's willingness to trade camaraderie for a wider view of the world. Overcoming their anger and bewilderment, the guys decide to spend one last night with Floyd, but the problem, as always, is how to find some fun. A succession of fast-food restaurants, parking garages, and local watering holes chronicles the inherent boredom of life in the provinces. But a run-in with a convention of dragster-racing Elvis impersonators sends the boys and their friend Telsa Julia Hummer on a series of adventures that veers from the farcical to the almost-tragic. Written by Anonymous

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What did we do last night?

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Comedy | Drama

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[last lines]
Floyd: The first thing that I can remember is when I got a sparkler from my mother on New Year's Eve. The sky was full of rockets and fireworks that exploded and sparked. That was loud. But I wasn't afraid. I just held my sparkler up to the dark sky... and shook it like crazy. I shook it so hard, so incredibly hard, as hard as I could. And even harder. Until I couldn't any more and on and on. Senseless and harder and harder. And I was small. And so was the sparkler. But I was part of the ...
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Soundtracks

The Things That I Used To Do
Written by Garrett Dutton, Jeff Clemens, James Presscott
Performed by G. Love & Special Sauce
Courtesy of MELODIE DER WELT, J. Michel KG / Rondor Musikvertag GmbH Sony Music Entertainment (Germany) Gmb
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Heart and soul in Hamburg
31 January 2006 | by gigaclawSee all my reviews

I already watched this movie some years ago today I watched it again and I really like this movie. The story tells about 3 friends living in hamburg the night before one of them will go to a ship to Africa and later singapore. It's their last evening they spend together and they have much trouble but fun too. A really nice scene is the kicker-scene where they play against the "snake", a really strange guy who plays kicker very well. This movie got so much emotion and is very funny too, so this proves that there are coming up some good talented directors, producers and actors. I hope to see more movies like this in the future, telling realistic stories from peoples lifes without spending so much money on movies to plaster bad stories. We have that movies from Hollywood all the time so I'm really glad to have movies like this one.

9/10


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | Italian

Release Date:

30 September 1999 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Gigantic See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

DEM2,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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