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The Goldfish (2019)

Die Goldfische (original title)
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A good natured comedy about tax evasion and disability.


Alireza Golafshan


Alireza Golafshan (screenplay), Justyna Müsch (based on an idea by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Schilling ... Oliver
Klaas Heufer-Umlauf Klaas Heufer-Umlauf ... Julius
Lisa Bitter ... Cosima
Sabrina Dietl Sabrina Dietl ... Mutter im Stau
Christian Ammermüller ... Vater im Stau
Paul Dickhaut Paul Dickhaut ... Sohn im Stau
Michael Kranz ... Kursleiter
Stefan Merki Stefan Merki ... Herr Feldmann
Maria Happel ... Frau Zschetzsche
Jella Haase ... Laura
Johanna Gastdorf ... Olivers Mutter
Julia Eiber Julia Eiber ... Backshop Verkäuferin
Hans H. Steinberg Hans H. Steinberg ... Herr Kowalczyk
Luisa Wöllisch Luisa Wöllisch ... Franzi
Jan Henrik Stahlberg Jan Henrik Stahlberg ... Michi
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A good natured comedy about tax evasion and disability.

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Directorial debut of Alireza Golafshan. See more »


When the group drives away from the border, they lose the front bumper with the license plate. They would have been stopped again by the customs agents or by any other police patrol as soon as possible. See more »


References Jailhouse Rock (1957) See more »

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Completely unlike any other film - in a great way
9 February 2020 | by nbbigfan3800See all my reviews

I caught this German indie comedy - the director's debut film - and was blown away by the thoughtful, respectful way the director featured disabled characters as the central protagonists, (one of the actresses actually has Downs Syndrome but the rest don't have the disabilities they're portraying from what I can tell) not in a typical "struggle" story way but as fully developed characters. The plot is devoid of pity for the characters - who are shown in their full range, warts and all - and the movie was darkly hilarious - it translates through plenty of physical comedy that doesn't even need the subtitles. The director has been earning awards for it as well, rightfully so!

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