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Now or Never (2000)

Jetzt oder nie - Zeit ist Geld (original title)
Three elderly ladies, Carla, Lilli and Meta, who, after their hard earned holiday money is stolen by bank robbers, decide to steal from their local bank. Along the way their are romances, arguments and a few other unexpected surprises.

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Lars Büchel
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gudrun Okras Gudrun Okras ... Carla Brix
Elisabeth Scherer Elisabeth Scherer ... Lilly
Christel Peters Christel Peters ... Meta Wurm
Vladimir Weigl Vladimir Weigl ... Sven Krone
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rainer Bock ... Makowski
Christoph Bols Christoph Bols ... Floras Sohn Utz
Thomas Brenner Thomas Brenner ... Tango Thomas
Imke Büchel Imke Büchel ... Schwester Maria
Lars Büchel Lars Büchel ... Gefängniswärter
Ernst Dornau Ernst Dornau ... Friedrich Brix
Eva Ebner Eva Ebner ... Mager Sinn
Max Freitag Max Freitag ... Schäfer (as Dr. Max Freitag)
René Genesis René Genesis ... Krause
Corinna Harfouch ... Flora
Gerd Hartwig Gerd Hartwig ... Klonski
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Three elderly ladies, Carla, Lilli and Meta, chat about their aches and pains and their fear of death's approach. Harmless stuff, at first glance. But the autumn of their lives is hardly a bed of roses. Carla can't pay the rent for her retirement home, Lilli is constantly harassed by her daughter, and Meta's neurotic son is getting on her nerves. A wee dram is just the thing for putting the cares of the world behind you, and so, over the odd glass of liqueur, they dream of a luxury cruise financed by their card games. Just their luck to be mugged as they bring the takings to the bank. A shattered dream? No way, say the three graces - anything those young men can do, we can do better. They work out a perfect plan, persuade Meta's short-sighted neighbour to join them, and return to the bank with a blunderbuss. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

14 December 2000 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Nach der Zeit See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamburg, Germany See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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A masterpiece...
12 December 2000 | by Delosario-2See all my reviews

I just watched the premiere here in Hamburg and I've gotta say: JETZT ODER NIE is film making at it's BEST! In many scenes you just don't know if you should be laughing or crying... or both at the same time?

Director Lars Büchel is genius! JETZT ODER NIE is Oscar-worthy touching entertainment, the soundtrack is stunning and the entire movie is very beautiful photographed. Of course, congratulations to the actresses and actors too!

JETZT ODER NIE is one the the BEST German movies ever and even Hollywood could learn from it. A MUST-SEE for E-V-E-R-Y-B-O-D-Y!!

Herzlichen Glückwunsch an Lars und sein Team, für einen erstklassigen Job!


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