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Crazy (2000)

Benjamin is a 16 year old, paralyzed on one side of his body, with lousy grades in math, who switches to a boarding school to reach grammar school. Acclimatization to the new environment is... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Stadlober ... Benjamin Lebert
Tom Schilling ... Janosch Schwarze
Oona-Devi Liebich ... Malen
Julia Hummer Julia Hummer ... Marie
Can Taylanlar Can Taylanlar ... Troy
Christoph Ortmann Christoph Ortmann ... Kugli
Joseph Bolz Joseph Bolz ... Dünner Felix
Willy Rachow ... Florian
Dagmar Manzel Dagmar Manzel ... Juliane Lebert, Benjamins Mutter
Burghart Klaußner ... Klaus Lebert, Benjamins Vater
Mira Bartuschek Mira Bartuschek ... Paula Lebert, Benjamins Schwester
Jörg Gudzuhn Jörg Gudzuhn ... Herr Falkenstein
Katharina Müller-Elmau Katharina Müller-Elmau ... Frau Westphalen
Irene Kugler Irene Kugler ... Frau Bachmann
Germain Wagner Germain Wagner ... Herr Richter
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Storyline

Benjamin is a 16 year old, paralyzed on one side of his body, with lousy grades in math, who switches to a boarding school to reach grammar school. Acclimatization to the new environment is difficult in the first place and he has to struggle with the various problems of coming of age, when he falls in love with the school's dream girl Malen. Written by Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org>

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

8 June 2000 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Loco See more »

Filming Locations:

Munich, Bavaria, Germany See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sibel Gerhardt, stepsister of Jan Lehmann, auditioned for the role of Marie and was one of the favorites. She was rejected only because she was too young to play some of the love scenes in the movie. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Delphinsommer (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Temper
Written by Christian Schaller, Christian Schulmeyr
Performed by Pelzig
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Absolutely wonderful!

I'm still a bit breathless after watching this film (pretty late, 10 years after)... but it carries you away with such power that in certain moments it becomes a bit difficult to keep your cool. I suppose everyone can feel related to one or other of the characters. After reading the original novel, you know what to expect, but the way this book was put into film makes it one of the best films on the subject I've seen yet.

Benni is portrayed unflinchingly by Robert Stadlober. His role is not only believable, it is -I may be exaggerating, as always, perfect.

It's a memorable film with one of the best soundtracks I remember from a non-musical-film. Maybe the strength given to some scenes by the perfectly chosen songs is one of the reasons you must watch the film. It will tear off some of your memories, or maybe it will call your own adolescent back to tell you some things you, and I, should never forget.


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