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Just the Beginning (2000)

...und das ist erst der Anfang (original title)
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Credited cast:
Julia Richter Julia Richter ... Anna
René Hofschneider René Hofschneider ... Michael Fuhrmann
Dieter Landuris Dieter Landuris ... Thorsten Sperling
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sinan Akkus Sinan Akkus ... Gärtner
Martin Armknecht Martin Armknecht ... Ralf Ambach
Pierre Franckh ... Manfred
Lukas Till Henseler Lukas Till Henseler ... Julian (as Lukas Henseler)
Chris Hohenester Chris Hohenester ... Petra
Hardy Krüger Jr. Hardy Krüger Jr. ... Freak
Gottfried Mehlhorn Gottfried Mehlhorn ... Garderobier
Michaela Merten Michaela Merten ... Franziska
Konstantin Moser Konstantin Moser ... Alexander
Clelia Sarto ... Miriam Castelloni
Heinrich Schafmeister ... Rudolf
Walter Sittler ... Arzt
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Those who follow a voice aren't crazy. They're in love.

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Comedy | Romance

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Official Sites:

Senator Film

Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

27 July 2000 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

...and It Is Only the Beginning See more »

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Too many plot twists
4 October 2004 | by Pro JurySee all my reviews

"...And it is only the beginning" has a few things going for it. First, an interesting set of actors who can carry a movie. Second, a very good 60/40 English/German pop music soundtrack. And third, real adult sensuality kept within the bounds of the film's R-rating.

However, there are a million and one increasingly irritating plot devices used to keep the two lead characters, Anna and Micheal, apart during the first 90 minutes of the movie. Worse, the plot twists box in the characters and make them appear to be more shallow and inept than these good characters would otherwise be.

Fire the writer, and redo this movie! Actually, this same just-missing-to-connect plot device has already been done well in the recent Japanese TV drama, WITH LOVE.

"...And it is only the beginning" is interesting enough to watch, but so poorly written it is difficult to thoroughly enjoy.


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