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Barefoot (2005)

Barfuss (original title)
Nick, a hedonistic bachelor, falls for an escaped mental patient.


Til Schweiger


Til Schweiger (screenplay), Jann Preuss (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Til Schweiger ... Nick Keller
Johanna Wokalek ... Leila
Nadja Tiller ... Frau Keller
Michael Mendl ... Heinrich Keller
Steffen Wink ... Viktor Keller
Alexandra Neldel Alexandra Neldel ... Janine
Imogen Kogge Imogen Kogge ... Dr. Blöchinger
Paula Paul ... Schwester Dorothee
Eric Judor ... Freier
Mark Keller Mark Keller ... Ehrmann
Gerit Kling Gerit Kling ... Bordsteinschwalbe
Metin Ilica Metin Ilica ... Zugschaffner
Janine Kunze ... Sarah Sommer
Florian Fitz ... Beamter
Michael Gwisdek ... Bahnangestellter


Nick Keller has issues in keeping a job. In this first day as a janitor at a mental hospital he gets fired. However, it is then when he meets Leila, a troubled young woman that doesn't wear any shoes, and prevents her from hanging herself. What he wouldn't expect, though, is for Leila to follow him home, which she does. She then refuses to leave his apartment and go back to the hospital. As Leila has been kept away from the world and the society, Nick engages into showing the world to the strange new girl. While trying not to lose his patience, he ends up falling for Leila. Written by Andreea D

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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When Dieter Huhn talks to Leila in the car, you can see his reflection on the window. You can see his mouth moving but he isn't actually speaking. See more »


Leila: I need you.
Nick Keller: But I don't need you.
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References Mission: Impossible (1966) See more »


Absolutely Entertaining
Written, composed and performed by Mariha
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Wonderful movie
23 July 2006 | by LallaHoltiSee all my reviews

Last weekend my friends forced me to watch this movie,but I didn't want to,because I think Til Schweiger is not one of the greatest actors of Germany and I definitely couldn't imagine him as a director or writer! But after about 10 Minutes I got lost in the story, the great acting and the great love! This movie gives proof that love is the greatest gift you can ever get and is the greatest aim you can ever achieve!Yes, love can move mountains! If you think this last sentence is total rubbish,than you should watch this very movie and you'd be proved the exact opposite! Another reason to watch this movie is the great cast!Til Schweiger is surprisingly great and plays his role of the black sheep of the family with a lot of charm and capability! Johanna Wokalek plays the role of Leila with soo much charm and naiveté that you just can't believe it!She has one of the hardest job ever known to an actor,but she does it with an easiness and so natural that you start to think this is what she was born for!This is just her role!!!

Well to put things in a nutshell:Great movie for people who love,who want love and for those who hate love movies!!!

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Release Date:

31 March 2005 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


EUR4,700,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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