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The State I Am In (2000)

Die innere Sicherheit (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 1 February 2001 (Germany)
Clara and Hans are left-wing terrorists who have been sought by police for almost fifteen years. Their increasingly rebellious daughter Jeanne begins to pose a threat to their security when... See full summary »

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Christian Petzold
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Hummer Julia Hummer ... Jeanne
Barbara Auer ... Clara
Richy Müller ... Hans
Bilge Bingul Bilge Bingul ... Heinrich
Rogério Jacques Rogério Jacques ... Dieb
Maria João Luís ... Concierge
Vasco Machado ... Polizist
Noberto Paula Noberto Paula ... Schläger
Bernd Tauber ... Achim
Katharina Schüttler ... Paulina
Günther Maria Halmer ... Klaus
Inka Löwendorf Inka Löwendorf ... Mädchen in der Schule
Manfred Möck ... Lehrer
Marc Sönnichsen Marc Sönnichsen ... Heinrichs Freund
Ingrit Dohse Ingrit Dohse ... Restaurant-Managerin
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Clara and Hans are left-wing terrorists who have been sought by police for almost fifteen years. Their increasingly rebellious daughter Jeanne begins to pose a threat to their security when she falls in love with a boy she meets on the beach. Written by Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org>

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The plot and conflicts are nearly identical to Sidney Lumet's Running on Empty (1988), only the setting, political context and some characters are different. The original screenplay by Naomi Foner is not credited as a source. See more »

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References The Endless Summer (1965) See more »

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How Can We Hang On Te A Dream
Written by Tim Hardin
ex 5215832 The Verve Recordings
(P) & (C) 1967 Polydor Inc.
Courtesy of Polydor Hamburg (A Division of Universal Music)
(C) 1966 Published by Carling Music Inc. USA
Courtesy of EMI Music Publishing Company GmbH
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Political drama turned outside in
25 January 2001 | by gts-3See all my reviews

"Die innere Sicherheit" features a family on the run, the parents seeming to be former terrorists and their fifteen year old daughter the involuntary hostage of the state of things she had the bad luck to be born into. Things start getting complicated when its not just the never vanishing state of paranoia which has to be coped with, but when the young daughter starts to revolt against a life that does not allow her to have her own life.

When everything´s said and done Christian Petzolds film is an inofficial remake of Sidney Lumet´s much and unjustly underrated "Running on Empty" (1988) from the word go. And though Lumet´s film may be the better executed, Petzold´s is the more intimate one. Its two major strongholds being its bleak style on the one hand (with the family´s car being almost the only place in the world where the three are safe; which is in fact one meaning of the title: the security of the interior) and Julia Hummer´s sensational performance as the terrorists young daughter.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | Portuguese

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1 February 2001 (Germany) See more »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

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1.66 : 1
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