In October 1989, the part of the West Berlin borough of Kreuzberg called SO 36, had been largely shut off by the Wall from the rest of the city for 28 years. A lethargic sub-culture of ... See full summary »
Congo drifts lonely through the fallow land of the city proclaiming ruin, end and demise. Strasser returns in search of a new home to his wife Luna, who is trailing the old drug dreams of ... See full summary »
When Jan decides to marry his girl-friend Sara, he is not aware of his opponent: her father, who is an Italian patriarch. Antonio won't hear of a wedding anywhere else than in Campobello, ... See full summary »
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 »
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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