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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 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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Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

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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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color | Black and White (Super 8mm Film)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Matthias Schweighöfer had to eat 14 omlettes for the diner scene. See more »

Soundtracks

Me And My Baby
Written by Horn / Melita / Probst and Sebastian Horn
Performed by A.M.P.
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Friendship: not so funny, not so good…
3 July 2014 | by niutta-enricoSee 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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