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

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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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Matthias Schweighöfer said his favorite scene of the movie is when Veit sit on the bed hugging the teddy-bear. See more »

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The metal bench and city map signage in front of post office building in San Francisco are of 2000s design. See more »

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Hope Theme
Written by Christopher Barrett Anderson and Thomas Hien
Performed by Chris And Thomas
Courtesy of Chris And Thomas LLC
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After the Wall comes the Bridge
17 October 2010 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

I didn't know what the story was about, but during the course of the movie I got the feeling this was based on a true story. And yes it does, though you would have guessed the movie could have come a bit earlier, considering the real story took place after the fall of the Berlin Wall (which happened 20 years before this movie were released theatrically) and is practically a road movie.

And as it is with Road movies, you get introduced to characters and only get a glimpse of (most of) them. Of course there is a goal to achieve, though the trials and tribulation they go through don't seem too hard. And the money issue does not seem to be any at all at times. But you might not even care about details like that. And one thing is for sure, the ending has some impact to it (although I feel it could have been stronger).


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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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Dolby

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Color | Black and White (Super 8mm Film)

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2.35 : 1
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