98 minutes

The slacker owner of a disreputable Hamburg diner sees his life become a lot more complicated when his girlfriend leaves for Shanghai, his ex-con brother gets out of jail and a real estate tycoon covets his location. Lively, unpretentious comedy carried by its upbeat energy and joyous ensemble performances.

A The Match Factory (int'l)/Pandora Film Verleih (Germany) release. A Corazón International/Pyramide Productions production, in co-production with NDR; in association with Dorje Film; with the support of Filmförderung Hamburg-Schleswig-Holstein, Deutsche Filmförderfonds, Filmförderunganstalt, Nordmedia, Centre National de la Cinématographie.
Starring Adam Bousdoukos, Moritz Bleibtreu, Pheline Roggan, Anna Bedarke, Birol Ünel, Dorka Gryllus, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Lucas Gregorowicz, Demir Gökgöl; Ügür Yücel; Udo Kier; Monica Bleibtreu.
Directed by Fatih Akin; produced by Klaus Maeck, Fatih Akin, Ann-Kristin Homann; written by Fatih Akin, Adam Bousdoukos; director of photography (color), Rainer Klausmann; production designer, Tamo Kunz; costume designer, Kristin Aschendorf; film editor, Andrew Bird.
Screened: distributor advance press screening, Medeia King 1 (Lisbon), April 15th 2010.


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