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The Loneliness of the Crocodiles (2000)

Die Einsamkeit der Krokodile (original title)
A journalist looks for the reason of a young man's suicide. During his research, he talks to the oddest kinds of people and finds out that he himself is not very different from the dead man.

Director:

Jobst Oetzmann

Writers:

Dirk Kurbjuweit (novel), Jobst Oetzmann
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3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Janek Rieke ... Elias
Thomas Schmauser ... Günther Sperl
Julia Jäger Julia Jäger ... Heike
Dynell Rhodes Dynell Rhodes ... Mary
Rosemarie Fendel ... Frau Sperl
Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey ... Roland
Renate Krößner ... Friede
Ernst Stötzner Ernst Stötzner ... Helmut
Hans-Michael Rehberg ... Dr. Wiemann
Oliver Bröcker Oliver Bröcker ... Professor Pellmann
Edgar M. Böhlke Edgar M. Böhlke ... Professor
Josef Heynert Josef Heynert ... Rottau
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A journalist looks for the reason of a young man's suicide. During his research, he talks to the oddest kinds of people and finds out that he himself is not very different from the dead man.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

17 May 2001 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Loneliness of the Crocodiles See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

[As Elias is freeing pigs from their pens]
Elias: 'Wir sind leise Schweine... Shhh!'
Elias: 'We are quite pigs... Shhh!'
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One long disappointment
30 August 2004 | by profit-5See all my reviews

Being from Germany, I know only very few good recent German films, and so I thought, I'd give this one a chance. I had read a few good words about it, in a TV-magazine. (generally not a good source for trustworthy movie recommendations) As some minutes passed, I was confronted with clichés, clichés, and clichés. At first I thought, it might be some kind of satire... I just could not believe, in the existence of such a unimaginative (non blockbuster) movie! I was wrong though. This movie doesn't play with clichés as for example Pulp Fiction does, it simply quotes them. The whole "pigs are like people"-thing, the ultimately boring lovestory, the fat black extroverted American woman, the parents, who won't let go of their son, the bullying schoolmates ... and so on. I have noticed though, some people enjoyed this movie. It appeals to their emotions, it is political correct, and it is very much paedagogic, which is UNFORTUNATELY symptomatic for German films.


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