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Second Hand Child (2004)

Wer küßt schon einen Leguan? (original title)
Tobias, aged 13, lives in an East German city and his life is as depressing as the blocks of flats in his quarter. He doesn't know who his father is, his classmates think he is "anti social... See full summary »

Director:

Karola Hattop

Writer:

Michael Demuth
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frederick Lau ... Tobias Baumann
Michael von Au Michael von Au ... Max Feldkamp
Antje Westermann Antje Westermann ... Tobias' Mutter
Mario Irrek Mario Irrek ... Fritze
Justine del Corte Justine del Corte ... Frau Brecht
Dirk Schoedon Dirk Schoedon ... Herr Aiger
Carina Hinzen Carina Hinzen ... Lena
Sven Lubeck Sven Lubeck ... Florian
Lion Kramer Lion Kramer ... Lukas
Titus Novotny Titus Novotny ... Felix
Luise Küpper Luise Küpper ... Nicole
Jonas Richter Jonas Richter ... Daniel
Mike Delberg Mike Delberg ... Kevin / Tobias
Peter W. Bachmann Peter W. Bachmann ... Herr Fleischer
Anne-Kathrin Gummich Anne-Kathrin Gummich ... Lenas Mutter
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Tobias, aged 13, lives in an East German city and his life is as depressing as the blocks of flats in his quarter. He doesn't know who his father is, his classmates think he is "anti social" and pick on him permanently and his mother Anja lives together with the ignorant and violent Fritze. During a dispute in his class, Tobias claims that his father came back from South America with an iguana. The next day, he shows his amazed classmates and teacher the animal and a photo of his father. The problem: the iguana and the photo belong to his neighbour Max, head writer of a daily hit soap opera. When Max realizes that Tobias searches his friendship, he thinks that the boy's story could be a good plot for his show. Thus, he looks after Tobias, but Anja's suprising death changes everything.... Written by fippi2000

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Genres:

Drama | Family

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

7 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Second Hand Child See more »

Filming Locations:

Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany See more »

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One of the best movies in the world
8 September 2005 | by halationSee all my reviews

Frederick Lau, playing the leading part of the boy-child in this great German movie, was the last good and special actor what Germany can present.

Maybe he was the last of the good ones, but one of the best. I'm sure. The movie was brilliant and Frederick did his best in acting, and I hope to get an autographed photo of Frederick in the next time.

This would make me very glad and proud. And this is maybe the last wish I have to Germany. Thank you Frederick for your work.

His statement to his movie he gave, was as great as the boy is. This movie is in Germany number 1, but nobody can buy this movie in a shop.

I hope, this will change sometime.


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