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Kebab Connection (2004)

In Hamburg, Ibrahim "Ibo" Secmez, of Turkish descent, wants to direct the first German kung-fu movie. For now, he makes commercials for his uncle's kebab restaurant. Titzie, an aspiring ... See full summary »

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Anno Saul

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Fatih Akin (screenplay), Ruth Toma (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emanuel Bettencourt Emanuel Bettencourt ... Sifu
Numan Acar ... Schwertkämpfer
Nora Tschirner ... Titzi
Hasan Ali Mete Hasan Ali Mete ... Onkel Ahmet
Kida Khodr Ramadan ... Özgür (as Kida Ramadan)
Denis Moschitto ... Ibo
Paul Faßnacht Paul Faßnacht ... Filmproduzent
Phillip José Steinfatt Phillip José Steinfatt ... Typ auf der Strasse / Boss Gangster
Paula Paul ... Nadine
Badasar Colbiyik Badasar Colbiyik ... Montana
Cem Akin Cem Akin ... Altan
Hakan Orbeyi Hakan Orbeyi ... Kerem
Ernest Hausmann Ernest Hausmann ... Kiffer im Auto
Carmen Rüter Carmen Rüter ... Filmstudentin
Ferhad Kara Ferhad Kara ... Reporter
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Storyline

In Hamburg, Ibrahim "Ibo" Secmez, of Turkish descent, wants to direct the first German kung-fu movie. For now, he makes commercials for his uncle's kebab restaurant. Titzie, an aspiring actress and Ibo's German girlfriend, finds she's pregnant. Ibo is uncertain about fatherhood - compounded by his father's disowning him for getting a German girl pregnant - so Titzie sends him packing. He makes attempts at getting it right, but as the birth approaches, he's still not ready. In the background are three thugs in search of good tripe soup and a Capulet-Montegue feud between the kebab joint and a Greek taverna across the street. Can Ibo be the glove upon that hand? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Action | Comedy | Romance

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Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]

Country:

Germany

Language:

Greek | Turkish | German

Release Date:

21 April 2005 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Keb It Up See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

Ibo falls through a restaurant window and lands on his hands among the shards of broken glass, but he gets up without any cuts. See more »

Connections

References Hak hap (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Duell 1 und 2, Hochzeit
Music: Ulrich Kodjo Wendt
Performed by Ulrich Kodjo Wendt und Band
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great culture-clash comedy
28 October 2005 | by mtoumbaSee all my reviews

For all that didn't know: "Döner Kebab" is a fast-food invention made by Turkish immigrants in Berlin. It revolutionized German gastronomy and is being re-ex-imported nowadays all over Europe.

This is a great culture-clash comedy, personally I liked it way better then "Jallah Jallah", "Real women have curves", or "Kick it like Beckham". It has so much more style! Sensitive and refreshing. All this makes sense in contemporary Turkish popculture in Germany. Movies of that kind tend to be cheesy, this is brilliant. I was laughing my ass off.

Somebody who likes this should also try movies by Faith Akin (wrote the book to Kebab Connection)


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