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Cast overview, first billed only:
Heike Makatsch ... Helen
Wotan Wilke Möhring ... Carlo
Katharina Schmalenberg Katharina Schmalenberg ... Goth Patient
Ivan Shvedoff ... Strike
Bernhard Marsch Bernhard Marsch ... Security Nerd
Piet Fuchs Piet Fuchs ... Security Nerd
Valeria Risi Valeria Risi ... German Airline Representative
Wieslawa Wesolowska Wieslawa Wesolowska ... Female Airport Security
Lars Gärtner ... Male Airport Security
Kerry Stacey Kerry Stacey ... Jamaican Woman at Security
Neila Ebanks Neila Ebanks ... Stewardess
Michael London Michael London ... Jamaican Priest
Natalie Thompson Natalie Thompson ... Jamaican Airways Representative
Chris McFarlane Chris McFarlane ... Taxi Driver
Carlton James Carlton James ... Elderly Man
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25 August 2005 (Germany) See more »

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A good antidote for ennui.
29 December 2007 | by caseyjwolfSee all my reviews

How many times have we seen movies about someone whose dreams are frustrated, fighting for the chance to realize those dreams? Often. And often, too, an element of urgency is added by making this person one who is terminally ill.

In this version of that theme, a German woman has no wish but to sing in Nashville once before she dies. She is diverted to Jamaica and forced by circumstances to stay there long enough to notice that there is more happening right here and now than either her dream or her death. Her antagonist and co-protagonist is a Jamaican woman who is struggling with her own circumstances in a less than effective way.

The setting is colourful and provocative. The performances of the main characters and the struggles they face are convincing and affecting.

A couple of minor plot elements are indicated enough to be understood but not developed fully enough to be completely effective--no doubt the details can be found on a cutting room floor. The only addition I would have wished for would be a slight filling out of the characters' pasts, to increase the impact of their current circumstances. However, this is a minor criticism of a generally excellent film.

In total, an engaging, entertaining, and uplifting film; a good antidote for ennui.


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