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Jerichow (2008)

Unrated | | Drama | 8 January 2009 (Germany)
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The dishonorably discharged Afghanistan veteran Thomas returns to his home village of Jerichow. Ali, a local Turkish-German businessman, owner of a snack-bar chain, hires him as a driver. ... See full summary »

Director:

Christian Petzold
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview:
Benno Fürmann ... Thomas
Nina Hoss ... Laura
Hilmi Sözer Hilmi Sözer ... Ali Özkan
André Hennicke ... Leon (as André M. Hennicke)
Claudia Geisler-Bading Claudia Geisler-Bading ... Sachbearbeiterin (as Claudia Geisler)
Marie Gruber ... Kassiererin
Knut Berger Knut Berger ... Polizist
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The dishonorably discharged Afghanistan veteran Thomas returns to his home village of Jerichow. Ali, a local Turkish-German businessman, owner of a snack-bar chain, hires him as a driver. That's when Thomas meets Laura, his Turkish boss's young and attractive wife. A classic love triangle is born, unfolding in desolate northeast Germany, where thick forests suddenly end on cliffs overlooking the Baltic Sea. Caught between guilt and freedom, between passion and reason, the protagonists have no hopes for fulfillment of their dreams. Written by Warsaw Film Festival

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Drama

Certificate:

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The plot and conflicts are very similar to James M. Cain's classic crime novel "The Postman Always Rings Twice", first published in 1934, only the setting and some characters are slightly different. Neither the original novel nor a screenplay of one of the many existing film versions are credited as a source. See more »

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Ali Özkan: I live in a country that doesn't want me with a woman that I bought
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Version of Obsession (1943) See more »

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Pedantic Winge
10 June 2009 | by mikeybatesSee all my reviews

This isn't about the movie, it's about the comment above that asserts that Jerichow is an area in east Germany that faces the North Atlantic.

East Germany has a coast line on the Baltic sea.

The rest of Germany has borders with Poland, West Germany and the Czech Republic

Before you get to the north Atlantic you have to go through the north sea, and maybe the English channel (if you go that way).

So Jerichow is no where near the North Atlantic.

The rest of that comment should, therefore, be ignored in it's entirety.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]

Country:

Germany

Language:

German | Turkish

Release Date:

8 January 2009 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Jericó See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,042, 17 May 2009

Gross USA:

$60,379

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$906,590
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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