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Friendship! (2010)

Friendship! is a movie starring Matthias Schweighöfer, Friedrich Mücke, and Alicja Bachleda. A young man from East Germany travels to San Francisco to search for his father, who fled 12 years ago.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tom Kleeberg
Friedrich Mücke ... Veit Jagoda
... Zoey
... Darryl
... Hope
... Marvin
... Amber
... Dorothee
... Polizistin
... Hunter
... Ursel
Hans-Uwe Bauer ... Falker (as Hans Uwe Bauer)
Justus Kammerer ... Tom 12 Jahre
Adrian Moore ... Veit 12 Jahre
... Tom's Mutter
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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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14 January 2010 (Germany)  »

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Amizade!  »

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Camera Operator Stephen Drinon asked Schweighöfer and Mücke why they do not do push up's before their takes ? Because both were topless in a lot of scenes. They asked him why should they ? Drinon told them when he was shooting independence day Will Smith were doing push up's before takes to make him look more muscled. After that they start doing push up's. See more »

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For The Better
Written by Marc Dold and Judith Martin
Performed by Judith Martin
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Friendship: not so funny, not so good…
3 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

A German movie about a road trip from New York to San Francisco: unfortunately nothing is really interesting in this movie: not the acting, not the gags, not the story itself.

The overall result is under the usual standard for a comedy and this is a pity because the subject (two youngsters from east Germany traveling trough America after the fall of the Berlin wall) was promising and could have inspired a much better plot.

To further enhance the sense of estrangement Matthias Schweighöfer bears a weird resemblance with Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth from 'Game of Thrones') in some scenes.

I wonder if I missed something which is understandable only by German speakers but I doubt it: fun is a Universal language.


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