In the flashbacks, young Achim on the keyboards is a nod to Achim Hagemann, Kerkelings schoolmate and long-time stage companion. See more »
The pilgrims office in Santiago as displayed in the movie was not in operation in 2001. Back then, when Kerkeling walked the Camino, the office would have looked differently. See more »
The closing credits are written on a diary accompanied with walking equipment, different photos from the Camino de Santiago and other things, including the cover of the original book the movie is based on. See more »
performed by RAND,
Written by Toby Rand,Alex Geringas & Joachim Schlüter See more »
From book to ... road
While I haven't read the original source for this (the book that is), you can feel it coming through. Every ooze and (line) drop suggest something bigger behind this. So while again I can't confirm it, it feels like there is much more to this that made it to the screen. Of course that can be argued about any adaptation. But with a self discovery and/or journey the very famous person (played by an actor and not himself, which makes kinda sense considering the title) is making we are expecting quite a bit out of it.
And the actors do not disappoint, there are quite a few funny and hilarious moments. Be it his attempts at connecting or finding or discovering or other sorts of "failures". But only if you fail and never give up, you truly know where you are and where you should go (pun intended). Shortcuts included ...
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