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Jargo (2004)

Cris Ridenour, constantly disobeying the petty demands of the petulant elite. After meeting a group of German delinquents, portrays cultural assimilation as necessary to human survival yet also the link to ones gravest loss.

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Maria Solrun

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Maria Solrun
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Complete credited cast:
Constantin von Jascheroff Constantin von Jascheroff ... Jargo
Oktay Özdemir Oktay Özdemir ... Kamil
Nora von Waldstätten ... Mona
Udo Kier ... Jargos Vater
Josefine Preuß ... Emilia
Marc Hosemann ... Jan Janowitz
Eladio Pamaran Eladio Pamaran ... Ying
Joel Olano Joel Olano ... Yang
Ulrich Noethen ... Schuldirektor
Robert Viktor Minich Robert Viktor Minich ... Dealer im Wald (as Viktor Minnich)
Detlef D. Soost Detlef D. Soost ... Türsteher
Sólveig Arnarsdóttir Sólveig Arnarsdóttir ... Kioskverkäuferin
Julia Kratz Julia Kratz ... Jargos Mutter
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Cris Ridenour, constantly disobeying the petty demands of the petulant elite. After meeting a group of German delinquents, portrays cultural assimilation as necessary to human survival yet also the link to ones gravest loss.

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Language:

German

Release Date:

8 February 2004 (Germany) See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The fragility of cultural identity with the landscape of global expansion
14 July 2008 | by whoardSee all my reviews

Maria Solrun has touched a nerve with the tale of a young boy's emigration from Saudi Arabia to the city of Berlin where global and social homogenization is in full force.

Resting uncomfortably close to the current plight between German and Turkish segregation currently in Berlin, Maria's 'Jargo' examines and compares the framework of cultural heritage through the context of the individuals that carry them out. We are left with a portrait of a young boy who is caught in a cross-fire of either upholding a tradition within a foreign landscape or shedding it for the new.

With a cast of unexpected talent, this film touches upon the most fragile aspects of cultural and personal identity. Solrun's 'Jargo' bravely portrays cultural assimilation as necessary to human survival yet also the link to ones gravest loss.

*Two thumbs up should be given to both Constantin von Jascheroff and Oktay Özdemir for their exceptional performance in these roles.


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