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Ein Freund von mir (2006)

An introverted insurance executive at a car rental service is annoyed by his hyperactive, garrulous coworker, but the two end up becoming friends.

Director:

Sebastian Schipper
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Cast

Credited cast:
Daniel Brühl ... Karl
Jürgen Vogel ... Hans
Sabine Timoteo Sabine Timoteo ... Stelle
Peter Kurth ... Fernandez
Michael Wittenborn ... Naumann
Oktay Özdemir Oktay Özdemir ... Theo
Steffen Groth Steffen Groth ... Frank
Jan Ole Gerster ... Cornelius
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bernardus Manders Bernardus Manders ... Geschäftsmann (as Berry Manders)
Jens Münchow Jens Münchow
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An introverted insurance executive at a car rental service is annoyed by his hyperactive, garrulous coworker, but the two end up becoming friends.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]

Country:

Germany

Language:

German | Spanish

Release Date:

26 October 2006 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A Friend of Mine See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Budget:

€2,700,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Daniel Brühl and Jürgen Vogel broke Will Smith's world record for most public appearances on the red carpet in 12 hours by attending the movie's premiere in Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Cologne (22 October 2006). See more »

Goofs

When Karl and Hans drive the Porches they stop side by side. For a brief moment there is a refuge between the cars. When they drive off it has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Hans: Does one have to sing here?
Karl: Whatever you do, don't sing. Tell him you're talking to God every night before you go to sleep.
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German Teeth
3 July 2009 | by bob_bearSee all my reviews

Namely, the German teeth belonging to Jürgen Vogel are one of the most unpalatable aspects of this unpalatable film. I never could quite understand the US criticism of the state of British teeth when there are people like Herr Vogel showing off their horrible nashers on the widescreen. German dentistry leaves a lot to be desired on this evidence.

I had the misfortune of watching this piece of pretentious tripe with German subtitles. I didn't get it at all. Hans is repulsive so why was the pseudoVicar so smitten? X-filme deserve to go down the toilet for this rubbish. How l-o-n-g since the triumph of Lola Rennt? (Run Lola Run?) Too long! What a load of carp!!


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