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Chiko (2008)

Loyalty between two friends is stretched to its limit by one's deception.

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Özgür Yildirim
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denis Moschitto ... Chiko
Moritz Bleibtreu ... Brownie
Volkan Özcan Volkan Özcan ... Tibet
Reyhan Sahin Reyhan Sahin ... Meryem
Fahri Yardim ... Curly (as Fahri Ogün Yardim)
Lilay Huser Lilay Huser ... Mutter Tibet
Philipp Baltus ... Scholle
Henny Reents ... Rejy
Hans Löw Hans Löw ... Sascha
Simon Goerts Simon Goerts ... Jimmi (as Simon Görts)
Murat Karaman Murat Karaman ... Hakan (as Murat 'Tito' Karaman)
Mustafa Enver Akin Mustafa Enver Akin ... Imam (as Enver Akin)
Lucas Gregorowicz Lucas Gregorowicz ... Tonton
Pheline Roggan ... Jill
Aylin Jürgensen Aylin Jürgensen ... Ayleen
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Storyline

Loyalty between two friends is stretched to its limit by one's deception.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

Germany | Italy

Language:

German | Turkish

Release Date:

17 April 2008 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Chiko, o anypotaktos See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamburg, Germany See more »

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Budget:

€1,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Watchable But Predictable
9 November 2008 | by Chris NewfieldSee all my reviews

The performances are very good, as is each scene taken by itself. The story is completely predictable, including the end, which I also found frankly unbelievable. The whole hodge-podge of conflicted feelings about ethic identity reminded me of "Once Were Warriors," which was about a violent Maori community in New Zealand. At least that movie acknowledged that the male craziness had a partial source in poverty and racism (without excusing it). Chiko doesn't admit much of anything about Germany - the early parts of the film are a kind of "rebels without a cause." At least for me, steeped in the race relations of English-speaking countries plus France, this film self-pathologized Turkish-German males and sensationalized their emotions in a way I didn't find very insightful. But on the level of production and acting, it was at least an 8.


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