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Two young teenage boys steal a car and embark on a road trip that will probably change their lives.

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Fatih Akin

Writers:

Wolfgang Herrndorf (novel), Lars Hubrich (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tristan Göbel Tristan Göbel ... Maik Klingenberg
Aniya Wendel Aniya Wendel ... Tatjana Cosic
Justina Humpf Justina Humpf ... Natalie
Paul Busche Paul Busche ... Kevin
Jerome Hirthammer Jerome Hirthammer ... Lukas
Max Kluge Max Kluge ... Hans
Udo Samel ... Herr Wagenbach
Anja Schneider Anja Schneider ... Mutter Klingenberg
Nadine Dubois Nadine Dubois ... Frau Weber
Henning Peker Henning Peker ... Herr Schuback
Uwe Bohm Uwe Bohm ... Josef Klingenberg
Anand Batbileg Chuluunbaatar Anand Batbileg Chuluunbaatar ... Tschick (as Anand Batbilek Chuluunbaatar)
Katerina Poladjan Katerina Poladjan ... Mathelehrerin Strahl
Sammy Scheuritzel Sammy Scheuritzel ... Patrick
Julius Felsberg Julius Felsberg ... Justin
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Storyline

With the birthday party of the most beautiful girl in the whole class coming in less than three weeks and the beginning of the summer holidays, Maik, a diffident 14-year-old teenager, has definitely a lot on his mind. To make matters worse, Maik's mother, a caring but alcoholic tennis nut, is in-and-out of the beauty farm aka the rehab facility, and his father, who is a real estate developer, is simply indifferent. Under those circumstances, the unexpected arrival of a new classmate, Tschick, will create quite a stir when the two class rejects will boldly decide to hit the road in an old "borrowed" light blue Lada, going from uncool to cool in a split second. As they set off on an unforgettable joyride in East Germany's great outdoors, without a cell phone or a map, the boys will learn about self-confidence, mutual friendship and the excitement of youthful love, in what will be, hands down, the best summer ever. Written by Nick Riganas

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The Best Summer of All!

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

15 September 2016 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Goodbye Berlin See more »

Filming Locations:

Leipzig, Saxony, Germany See more »

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Dolby Atmos

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Maik Klingenberg: Did you steal that car?
Tschick: No, just borrowed it. I'll put it back later. Lada Niva, runs on diesel.
Maik Klingenberg: What about fingerprints?
Tschick: That's TV bullshit. Go ahead, touch anything.
Maik Klingenberg: You want to go to jail?
Tschick: I'm only 14, man. Criminal accountability starts at 15. Come on, Maik, let's go for a spin!
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Connections

References Starship Troopers (1997) See more »

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Car Spin
by Vince Pope
(p) 2016 WM Germany
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Disappointed!
18 August 2017 | by onlinebirgitSee all my reviews

As a native speaker, I read the book several times, found it splendid, so I HAD to see that movie. Weired enough that film contains everything a great movie should have: great soundtrack, good camera, nice sets, wonderful surrealistic takes of the empty landscapes and the highway. I mean, road movie, what can go wrong? Anyway I realized that I was bored already after the first minutes. It's simply bad acting and bad timing. The main actors Göbel (Maik) and Batbileg (Tschick) seem to be selected only by appearance, their dialogues stuck and stumble, no timing at all, face expressions stay the same all the time, what could be funny stays dead, learned by heart directly from the text book and that's it.

Every scene is translated directly from the book, there are only minor changes (which not all of them I understand, so why is Maik sketching Tatjana, and not Beyoncé; why is the original joke with the maths test messed up etc.). Anyway, every scene ends up in a kind of faithfully following the book. You sit there and tick off unconsciously "well, now this episode is done, okay, now follows this one, good, next comes that...." - But you never submerge in that movie; the original feeling of ultimate freedom, fun and surrealistic humor is totally absent! I really don't understand why the movie gets good ratings everywhere. It's no bad substance, but it totally misses the goal.


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