A young man from East Germany travels to San Francisco to search for his father, who fled 12 years ago.

Director:

Markus Goller

Writers:

Oliver Ziegenbalg (screenplay), Tom Zickler (stories)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthias Schweighöfer ... Tom Kleeberg
Friedrich Mücke ... Veit Jagoda
Alicja Bachleda ... Zoey
Todd Stashwick ... Darryl
Peter Macon ... Hope
Kevin Rankin ... Marvin
Cameron Goodman ... Amber
Kimberly J. Brown ... Dorothee
Cocoa Brown ... Polizistin
Dwayne Adway ... Hunter
Kirsten Block ... Ursel
Hans-Uwe Bauer Hans-Uwe Bauer ... Falker (as Hans Uwe Bauer)
Justus Kammerer Justus Kammerer ... Tom 12 Jahre
Adrian Moore Adrian Moore ... Veit 12 Jahre
Gitta Schweighöfer ... Tom's Mutter
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Storyline

1989: while all of Germany is celebrating the German Reunification, Veit and Tom set off for America with nothing more than a 100 Deutsch Marks "welcoming money" in their pocket. They are trying to find Veit's Dad who fled long before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Two "Ossis" (East Berliners) on an odyssey through the Land of Freedom and Capitalism, from New York to San Francisco. Written by Wiedemann & Berg Film

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Adventure | Comedy

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The Trabant used in the film belongs to Prof. David Landesberger, formerly at House Ear Institute in LA. Several years ago, Prof. Landsberger moved back to his native NYC where he is now at NYU Langone. You can see more pictures of his beloved "Geurty" in his public Facebook Trabant album. See more »

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Lot of vehicles built in 1990s and later are shown in the background when the film supposedly took place in 1989 right after the fall of Berlin Wall. See more »

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Am Fenster
Written by Georgi Gogow, Emil Bogdanov, Fritz Puppel, Klaus Selmke and Hildegard Rauchfuss
Performed by Judith Martin
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23 May 2020 | by mairleSee all my reviews

It's not that funny, but it's not that bad either.


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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

14 January 2010 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Amizade! See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,061,593
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color | Black and White (Super 8mm Film)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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