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Das weiße Rauschen (2001)

Kati, Jochen and Lukas take a trip on magic mushrooms. Lukas is not coming back.

Directors:

Hans Weingartner, Tobias Amann (co-director) (as Toby Amann)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Brühl ... Lukas
Anabelle Lachatte ... Kati
Patrick Joswig Patrick Joswig ... Jochen
Karl Danguillier Karl Danguillier ... Jesus
Katharina Schüttler ... Kinodate
Ilse Strambowski Ilse Strambowski ... Kinokassiererin
Michael Schütz Michael Schütz ... Psychiater
Michael Lentz Michael Lentz ... Opa / Stimmen
Ralf Wolf Ralf Wolf ... Vorarbeiter
Claudia Bach Claudia Bach ... Mädchen im Zug / Hippie
Mark Zimmermann Mark Zimmermann ... Raufer in Psychiatrie / Stimmen
Holger Müller Holger Müller ... Raufer in Psychiatrie
Marek Goldowski Marek Goldowski ... Pfleger
Herbert Kugler Herbert Kugler ... Pfleger
Markus Mischkowski Markus Mischkowski ... Unbekannter
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Driving through the countryside, Kati, Jochen and Lukas take some magic mushrooms. One of them, Lukas, is not coming down from them. Hearing voices like multiple different low turned radio programs, changing and mixing altogether. The diagnosis of the physician: paranoid schizophrenia. Not able to filter and interpret the sensations presented he encounters fear, inner voices, paranoia and is drifting away from reality. Written by swearm

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Country:

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Language:

German

Release Date:

31 January 2002 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

White Noise See more »

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Dolby

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In the scene in which Lukas is walking in the rain (right after flushing his medication down the toilet) there are two shots where part of an umbrella is visible which is protecting the camera lens from the falling rain. See more »

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18 March 2006 | by SuperunknovvnSee all my reviews

"Das weiße Rauschen" is probably the first movie that succeeded in giving its audience insight into the tortured mind of a schizophrenic person. "A Beautiful Mind" hammed up the subject by combining it with a love story and mystery elements. This movie, however, is real. So real, that it's hard to watch at times. Director Hans Weingartner makes great usage of Dogma-style camera and avoids all movie clichés. With only a small cast and a low budget this movie comes as close to reality as it gets. It helps us understand this terrible sickness and its victims - the sick person himself, as well as his relatives and friends - without palliating anything. The whole cast is fantastic. Daniel Brühl's performance is just breath taking. He's probably the best German actor at the moment and definitely headed for an international career. All in all, "Das weiße Rauschen" is one of the best German movies I've seen so far. If you can get your hands on it, watch it!


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