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Lulu and Jimi (2009)

Lulu und Jimi (original title)
A drama about the relationship between a young black man and a rich German girl.

Director:

Oskar Roehler

Writer:

Oskar Roehler
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jennifer Decker ... Lulu
Ray Fearon ... Jimi
Katrin Saß ... Gertrud
Rolf Zacher ... Carli / Daddy Cool
Udo Kier ... Schultz
Hans-Michael Rehberg ... Von Oppeln
Bastian Pastewka ... Ernst
Ulrich Thomsen ... Harry Hass
Simon Böer ... Richard (as Simon Boer)
Lavinia Wilson ... Anne
Catherine Flemming ... Josephine (as Catherine H. Flemming)
Alexander Beyer ... Peter Walz
Aaron Hildebrand ... Rockabilly
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anna Brüggemann ... Lisa
Andreas Heidemann Andreas Heidemann
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Storyline

It is about sweeping love, rock & roll and getting rid of all that stale air of the fifties. You've got the good guys - that's LULU and JIMI - and the bad guys: Lulu's mother GERTRUD, her secret lover SCHULTZ, the chauffeur, and a wicked old shrink, VON OPPELN, crouching in his gloomy office like a spider waiting to pounce on his prey LULU. Light and darkness, bright garish colours, hot rock & roll and wild dance numbers mark this road movie about lovers fleeing from the evil powers of a deeply bigoted society. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

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Did You Know?

Connections

References Wild at Heart (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Stand by Me
Written by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Performed by Ray Fearon
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There was ONE good scene in this movie...
22 November 2009 | by vixenviewerSee all my reviews

...when Jimi points out that the War (WWII) was fought to make everybody free from racism/xenophobia and made a guy apologize for a racist comment he made to Lulu.

The acting was good, and both protagonists were attractive and fairly believable in their roles. I liked the controlling mother, though showing the father's self-castration was a bit over-the-top.

In general, I agree with the first poster that this movie was weird, and I was actually nauseous from the gunfire, blood, fight scenes, and views of hypodermic needles by the end of the movie.

Also, as an American, I was hoping to see a German movie, and there was all this English dialogue, American music, and American cars in the movie, which spoiled the experience for me.


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Country:

Germany | France

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

22 January 2009 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$139,805
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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