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Achterbahn (2009)

A portrait of an unusual man, a highly emotional family drama and a fascinating crime story all at once.

Director:

Peter Dörfler

Writer:

Peter Dörfler
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Cast

Credited cast:
Marcel Witte Marcel Witte ... Himself
Norbert Witte Norbert Witte ... Himself
Pia Witte Pia Witte ... Herself
Sabrina Witte Sabrina Witte ... Herself
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Storyline

Norbert Witte, once the king of the only amusement park of the former GDR, today he is behind bars in Germany. When fleeing bankruptcy in Berlin, Norbert Witte and his family secretly shipped their roller coasters to Peru. Things went wrong here too. In a desperate attempt, Norbert tried to smuggle cocaine to Germany. Three years later his 23 year old son Marcel was sentenced to 20 years in a Peruvian prison. Now the father is doing everything he can in order to free his son. Written by Rohfilm

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roller coaster | lima peru | See All (2) »

Genres:

Documentary

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Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]

Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

2 July 2009 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Catapult See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A Life Like a Roller Coaster Ride
19 July 2009 | by RindianaSee all my reviews

Not very imaginatively handled and partly lumbering, but nonetheless quite intriguing portrait of a somewhat likable carny manically obsessed to please the world with his amusement park rides and the likes, even if the necessary money for his gargantuan follies is gained by criminal activity. Of course, it all backfires and the carny's hapless son pays the price.

The documentary needs too much time to get going, but once the disastrous schemes start piling up, one gets drawn into that whole tragic family affair.

6 out of 10 "stardust" flying carpets


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