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Wholetrain (2006)

This feature length documentary takes a look at the graffiti movement, and the young people who populate the niche culture. Following four such artists as they shape the graffiti community ... See full summary »

Director:

Florian Gaag

Writer:

Florian Gaag
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5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Adler Mike Adler ... David
Florian Renner Florian Renner ... Tino
Elyas M'Barek ... Elyas
Jacob Matschenz Jacob Matschenz ... Achim
Alexander Held Alexander Held ... Polizist Steinbauer
Patrick von Blume Patrick von Blume ... Polizist Gruber
David Mayonga David Mayonga ... Don
Vincenzo Rosso Vincenzo Rosso ... Müller
Kristina Karst ... Dina
Karina Fallenstein ... Mutter Tino
Friederike Kempter Friederike Kempter ... Alexandra
Naomi Knopf Naomi Knopf ... Tamara
Ditte Schupp Ditte Schupp ... Mutter Achim
Talin Lopez Talin Lopez ... Indio
Sergej Lubic Sergej Lubic ... Roma
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Storyline

This feature length documentary takes a look at the graffiti movement, and the young people who populate the niche culture. Following four such artists as they shape the graffiti community through both their art and their interactions, the film tells the story of how the foursome's decision to paint an entire train would affect their lives forever.

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Drama

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Country:

Germany | Poland

Language:

German

Release Date:

5 October 2006 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Graffiti fiúk See more »

Filming Locations:

Munich, Bavaria, Germany See more »

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Color:

Color (Fujicolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Crazy Visions
Written by Jared Lee Taylor and Florian Gaag
Performed by Jared Lee Taylor (as Grand Agent)
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Great movie - some facts about the director
7 February 2008 | by sverhoevenSee all my reviews

What a funny comment by Gattler. He claims he knows Munich quite well yet hasn't seen any Graffiti there? Wow. Where did he hang out? With catholic church youth groups? Sad, sad, sad. Sheer cluelessness. The Hip Hop scene in Munich developed rapidly in the mid eighties. Maybe the near US Army Bases, for which Run DMC performed as early as 1985, were part of the reason. Fact is, back then not only amazing Hip Hop clubs like "Area", "Eastside" or "California" spread the word and had you shake your booty to hard beats ( while most of the rest of Germany listened to U2), but more important: the famous Fleamarket at the Dachauerstreet in Munich quickly became one of the hotspots of the best writers not only in Germany, but in Europe. On its walls one could find astounding pieces from artists like Mode 2 and other legends from Europe's other graffiti capitals like Amsterdam and Paris. In those times at least 1 out of 5 trains in Munich were bombed with graffiti pieces. Wholecars, wholetrains or just throw- ups...you name it. The scene was alive like no other in Germany. Back then we used to make fun of Berlin. The only Graffiti they had over there were the political scribblings on the wall. Hip Hop? Hamburg and Cologne were alive too, but back then....Munich ruled. This was the time director- writer Florian Gaag grew up in Munich and became one of the leading spray can artists of the town. And that is the reason his movie " wholetrain" is the most authentic, passionate, relentless and wonderful film about this still overlooked subculture out there. The movie doesn't explain much, it doesn't apologize, it doesn't portray the writers as nice, harmless guys and it doesn't pretend to give any social reasons. It just rolls and shows you how it is. If you have real love for Hip Hop, this movie is for you.


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