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Philipp Gerber is a smart, but self-satisfied car salesman. In an inattentive moment at the wheel of his car, he runs over a young boy riding a bike and drives away. As he has feelings of ... See full summary »

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Christian Petzold
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Cast overview:
Benno Fürmann ... Philipp Gerber
Nina Hoss ... Laura Reiser
Antje Westermann Antje Westermann ... Katja
Astrid Meyerfeldt Astrid Meyerfeldt ... Vera
Matthias Matschke ... Scholz
Soraya Sala Soraya Sala ... Françoise (as Soraya Gomaa)
Stephan Kampwirth ... Klaus
Martin Aaron Müseler Martin Aaron Müseler ... Paul Reiser (as Martin Müseler)
Anna Priese Anna Priese ... Antonia
Florian Panzner ... Polizist
André Szymanski André Szymanski ... Der Neue
Peter Kurth ... Oliver
Simone von Zglinicki Simone von Zglinicki ... Krankenschwester
Margarita Broich Margarita Broich ... Psychologin
Sven Pippig Sven Pippig ... Schrotthändler
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Philipp Gerber is a smart, but self-satisfied car salesman. In an inattentive moment at the wheel of his car, he runs over a young boy riding a bike and drives away. As he has feelings of guilt, he tries to find out more about the accident's victim and learns that the boy lies seriously injured in a hospital. Philipp wants to tell his mother Laura Reiser the truth, but he doesn't. After a carefree holiday with his girlfriend Katja, he learns that the boy is dead. Meanwhile, Laura staggers between grief and the desire for revenge. One evening, she can't bear it any more and jumps off a bridge, but Philipp saves her life... Written by fippi2000

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

25 September 2003 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Вольфсбург See more »

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Budget:

€2,600,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

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Color
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The plot is nearly identical to Claude Chabrol's This Man Must Die (1969), only the setting and some characters are different. Neither the original novel by Nicholas Blake nor the screenplay by Claude Chabrol and Paul Gégauff are credited as a source. See more »

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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Lovely
25 June 2004 | by MaaajaSee all my reviews

Story about a guy that runs over a boy and flees. But the guilt stays and makes some dramatical changes in him...

The cast was great. Great acting. Specially the main two actors. The story sour-sweet, lovely. Thought the ending wasn't what I expected as from the story flow. I expected something more sophisticated. A peak. But it just flowed away as it was flowing the whole time...actually a great move. Thought the whole movie has a simplicity touch. That makes the scenes even more powerful and brings out the acting of the actors. And as said they were great! The photography is nothing special but worth mention it. Really matches the theme simple but catchy in a fresh way.

A fresh breath from Germany which hasn't made a lot of good movies in the last decade. Really worth seeing it.

M.


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