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I'm Off Then (2015)

Ich bin dann mal weg (original title)
Based on the book "Ich bin dann mal weg" by Hape Kerkeling where the author describes his journey on the Way of St. James, a pilgrimage route, and the people he encounters there.


Julia von Heinz
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Devid Striesow ... Hape
Martina Gedeck ... Stella
Karoline Schuch ... Lena
Annette Frier ... Dörte
Katharina Thalbach ... Omma Bertha
Herwig Andres Herwig Andres ... Oppa
Noah Wiechers Noah Wiechers ... Hans-Peter - Teenager
Moritz Knapp Moritz Knapp ... Achim - Teenager
Luis Kain Luis Kain ... Hans-Peter - 8-10 Jahre
Anna Stieblich ... Babbel
Heiko Pinkowski ... Bernd
Inez Bjørg David ... Siri
Julia Engelmann Julia Engelmann ... Line
Wilfried Gliem Wilfried Gliem ... Herzbube 1
Wolfgang Schwalm Wolfgang Schwalm ... Herzbube 2


Based on the book "Ich bin dann mal weg" by Hape Kerkeling where the author describes his journey on the Way of St. James, a pilgrimage route, and the people he encounters there.

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Did You Know?


The main tune of the movie's score is based on Hape Kerkeling's 1991-hit "Das ganze Leben ist ein Quiz" (The whole life is a quiz), written by him, his back-then life partner Angelo Colagrossi and his old friend Achim Hagemann. The song itself is based on the 1988 song "Sì la vita è tutta un quiz" by Renzo Arbore. See more »


While Kerkeling speaks Spanish fluently in real life, in the movie he (or rather the actor) keeps on saying "por favore" when it should be "por favor" ("please"). See more »

Crazy Credits

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 »


References Dalli Dalli (1971) See more »


Patchwork Man
performed by RAND,
Written by Toby Rand,Alex Geringas & Joachim Schlüter
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Comedy? Sort of a moralistic tale for children
18 November 2018 | by josemi-2See all my reviews

I saw this movie because I was trapped in a plane for 12 hours, I had heard about the book and I had made a tiny portion of the Jacob's Way myself.

This is a tourist movie: locals and locations are just a nice background and shown stereotypically. Noone is really involved besides the pilgrims, nothing is explained about the places they visit and their culture. Don't expect tips and hints, in case you want to do the Jacob's Way yourself.

It's sold as a comedy, but beyond the typical German jokes (tooth falling, guy falling) there is nothing really laughable about this drama of a mother who lost her daughter and just wanders around in her middle-aged crazyness.

But the worst part is of course the moralistic tale of New Age people rediscovering the catholic faith, through penitence and abstinence. Recommendable if you are trapped in a plane for 12 hours, can't sleep and there is nothing else in the movie catalog.

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Release Date:

24 December 2015 (Germany) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Spain See more »


Box Office


EUR6,000,000 (estimated)

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2.39 : 1
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