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A killer for the Russian Mafia in Vienna wants to retire and write a book about his passion - cooking. The mafia godfather suspects treason.

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Pepe Danquart

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Henry Hübchen Henry Hübchen ... Oskar
Moritz Bleibtreu ... Valentin
Corinna Harfouch ... Maria
Nadeshda Brennicke ... Diana
Josef Hader ... Nowak
Roland Düringer Roland Düringer ... Belmondo
Paulus Manker ... Leo
Karlheinz Hackl ... Konstantin
Vincent Klink Vincent Klink ... Paul
Georg Veitl Georg Veitl ... Klein
Georg Friedrich ... Barkeeper Tom
Jumbo Schreiner Jumbo Schreiner ... Tyson
Cornelius Obonya ... Anwalt Lupo
Zoltan Deme Zoltan Deme ... Juniorchef (as Zoltán Deme)
Igor Cillík Igor Cillík ... Bestatter Sorowski
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A killer for the Russian Mafia in Vienna wants to retire and write a book about his passion - cooking. The mafia godfather suspects treason.

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Language:

German

Release Date:

11 November 2004 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Basta - Rotwein oder Totsein See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria

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1.85 : 1
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entertaining yet too German to be a winner
1 December 2004 | by The StarDogG ChampionSee all my reviews

Austrian movies have a certain something, "the" something that the renowned Silentium earlier this year managed to communicate to the audience. The something, well, it is this slightly morbid, self-conscious and a little mischievous attitude of Austrian actors and directors. There is a saying "The Austrian has a close personal relationship with his pimples", which must sound quite amusing outside of Austria.

While all this adds a certain charm to local productions, c(r)ook fails to deliver it, and that is mainly because of it's German cast, which -as usual- fails completely to trade on anything that is not German. Moritz Bleibtreu is a welcome change of pace, but all the other Germans, were they really necessary? There is even a cheesy voice-over to camouflage Duringer's Viennese accent for the German audience, which is so completely annoying that it almost made us quit the movie and leave. 6/10


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