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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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German

Release Date:

8 February 2004 (Germany) See more »

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Berlin, Germany See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The Question Arises: Why Was This Film Made?
27 May 2006 | by gradyharpSee all my reviews

Maria Solrun wrote and directed this slim film that purports to be a coming of age film (yes, yet another!) with too few variations from the ordinary to make it remarkable. Picture This! productions can usually be counted on to bring us interesting conceptual films: this one simply doesn't belong.

Jargo (Constantin von Jascheroff) is a German lad brought up in Saudi Arabia, an ordinary boy whose father (Udo Kier) admonishes him that he must 'become a man' before his 16th birthday (we're not sure what that entails...). Moving to Berlin, Jargo maintains his Arabian clothing until he encounters a similar aged German Turk Kamil (Oktay Ozdemir) and here begins his introduction into the world of juvenile cool (read delinquency). Kamil has a girlfriend Mona (Nora von Waldstatten) who catches Jargo's eye more than the ripe but wise Emilia (Josefine Preuss). As Jargo and Kamil bond, Jargo's father's image continues to admonish him that he must 'become a man' and Jargo's clouded psyche both imitates and rejects his father's history, leading to significant changes in Jargo's 'coming of age' and his relationship with his new found friends.

The script is flimsy and pointless and aside from some young actors who please the camera (Preuss and von Jascheroff), there really is very little to maintain interest for an hour and a half. Even the featurettes with conversations allowing Solrun to verbalize her film concept can't save this ordinary little movie. There are many more very fine little films about youths facing adulthood: this isn't one of them. Grady Harp


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