Movies

2004

Grenzverkehr

A die film gmbh motion picture

Theatrical release: 18 August 2005

Wong (Andreas Buntscheck), Schilcher (Ferdinand Schmidt-Modrow) and Hunter (Joseph M'Barek) are 16-years-old, live in the Lower Bavarian countryside and haven’t “done it” yet. The girls are much more interested in the older boys out of the motorized class—moped riders have no chance. Since their efforts continually backfire, they are left with only one option: love that can be bought. So it’s over the border and into the Czech Republic. Although one of them does lose his virginity in the brothel, it’s really growing up that awaits the boys: between childish decisions, awkward situations, infantile lies and the slowly dawning realization that women are not commodities, the three boys stagger towards a memorable event—a child is born before their very eyes. All that remains to be solved is how to get out of a Czech brothel and back home without clothes, passport or wheels, while stuck with a determined young women (Henriette Richter-Röhl)—and then how to explain it all to the parents…

Reviews:

... Knee-slapper... over and over again enchanting scenes... authentic observations, adorable humour and ominous patter - a refreshing cinematic experience TZ
Above all the main cast... charmingly stumble through the Bohemian landscape of this entertaining road movie DER SPIEGEL
A coming-of-age comedy wins... its most beautiful colour and figures... wonderful, this changing of facets. Helplessness and coolness. Recklessness and sensitive endeavour to reach friendship SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG

Movie details:

  • Year: 2004
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Length: 90 minutes
  • Actors: Andreas Buntscheck, Ferdinand Schmidt-Modrow, Joseph M ́Barek, Henriette Richter-Röhl, Oliver Korittke, Götz Otto, Saskia Vester, Dana Vavrova, Jürgen Tonkel
  • Director: Stefan Betz
  • Editorial: Dr. Cornelia Ackers (BR)
  • Writer: Stefan Betz
  • Camera: Alexander Fischerkoesen

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