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Am Tag als Bobby Ewing starb (2005)

Germany, 1986: Niels, 17, and his mother Hanne leave Bremen to live in a rural hippie community after her divorce. While Hanne falls in love with Peter, the guru, her son doesn't like him ... See full summary »


Lars Jessen
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabriela Maria Schmeide Gabriela Maria Schmeide ... Hanne
Franz Dinda ... Niels
Peter Lohmeyer ... Peter
Luise Helm Luise Helm ... Martina
Richy Müller ... Eckardt
Nina Petri ... Gesine
Eva Kryll Eva Kryll ... Elli
Falk Rockstroh ... Walther
Bernhard Petersen Bernhard Petersen ... Hein
Peter Heinrich Brix ... Prestin
Jens Münchow Jens Münchow ... Rakete
Marion Breckwoldt Marion Breckwoldt ... Dörte
Jan Peter Heyne Jan Peter Heyne ... Bauer Frahm
Lisa Maria Potthoff Lisa Maria Potthoff ... Dani
Lars Gärtner ... Oliver


Germany, 1986: Niels, 17, and his mother Hanne leave Bremen to live in a rural hippie community after her divorce. While Hanne falls in love with Peter, the guru, her son doesn't like him and their new life at all. Meanwhile, Niels gets to know Martina, the mayor's daughter, and starts supporting the militant opponents of a nuclear power craft near the village. Suddenly, the news of the Chernobyl nuclear accident shocks everybody... Written by fippi2000

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Comedy | Romance



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Release Date:

2 June 2005 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Courant alternatif See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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Did You Know?


The town "Wattstedt" shown in the film as home of the NPP is in fact the town Brokdorf, Germany, which in the late 70s and early 80s was a center of anti-nuclear-power demonstration in Germany. See more »


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Excellent independent movie
11 September 2005 | by davidboisselotSee all my reviews

This film is the winner of the Max-Ophuls-Prize 2005. I watched this movie because of the very funny film-poster that hung at my local independent-cinema. The story: in the mid-80ies, a woman and her seventeen-years-old son move to an ecologist-hippie community in a small village in Schleswig-Holstein. The community is part of a protest movement against the nuclear power station near the village. The mother immediately likes the life in the green community. The son doesn't, but he makes friends with the village-rocker and the beautiful daughter of the mayor. So much for the plot. There isn't much plot. This film is more about characters and atmosphere. Great actors: Peter Lohmeyer with long and dirty hair as Peter the chief of the community, Nina Petri as Gesine (can still make nude scenes with 42 without being ridiculous!), Jens Munchow as the sympathetic, funny but idiotic Rakete, Gabriela Maria Schmeide as the over-motivated mother who does all the housework of the community... and of course Franz Dinda, who gives a fantastic characterization of the shy and disorientated Niels. Super atmosphere: the absolutely boring village, the chaotic living of the greens. Although the movie shows the ridiculous and bizarre sides of the hardcore-ecologists, it always has a certain tenderness for them. And now, not to forget: "Am Tag als Bobby Ewing starb" is a very funny movie: the scream-therapy-sequence, the dinner with "warm bread", the "Gandhi-has-said"-line, the gun-shooting with Rakete etc., etc.. If you have the possibility, go watch this movie. Possibly THE German movie of 2005.

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