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Paul Is Dead (2000)

A pupil finds out that Paul McCartney died early and the public had not been informed at all.


Henk Handloegten (as Hendrik Handloegten)


Henk Handloegten (as Hendrik Handloegten)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sebastian Urzendowsky ... Tobias (as Sebastian Schmidtke)
Martin Reinhold Martin Reinhold ... Helmut
Vasko Scholz Vasko Scholz ... Till
Myriam Abeillon Myriam Abeillon ... Tessa
Ian T. Dickinson ... Billy Reash
Rainer Egger Rainer Egger ... Roger
Astrid Pochmann Astrid Pochmann ... Tobias' Mutter
Joachim Stern Joachim Stern ... Herr Kullik
Anette Felber Anette Felber ... Frau Kullik
Hans-Joachim Heist Hans-Joachim Heist ... Herr Höhr (Holzi)
Lorenz Claussen Lorenz Claussen ... Sparkassenangestellter
Max Riedel Max Riedel ... Harry 'Ringo' Runge
Axel Milberg ... Oberstleutnant Stührenberg
Tamara Rohloff Tamara Rohloff ... Frau Stührenberg
Ingrid Steeger ... Frau im Tabakladen


Pupil Tobias is a big Beatles fan. He knows everything about his favourite group. All the pieces of trivia he has collected seem to be pieces of a puzzle which lead to the only possible conclusion: Paul McCartney has died early and was replaced with a double by the band's management. Now Tobias has to communicate his findings. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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Release Date:

22 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Technical Specs


(Max Ophüls Festival)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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9 December 2000 | by RoundhammerSee all my reviews

I was really impressed by this movie.

The key actors were marvelous, the directing was either sharp or light when needed and the writing really imaginative. I especially enjoyed all those little touches of 1980's Germany.

Excellent 'nuff said. If you haven't seen it yet go watch it.

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