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Herr Lehmann (2003)

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 »

Director:

Leander Haußmann

Writers:

Sven Regener (novel), Sven Regener (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Ulmen ... Herr Lehmann
Detlev Buck Detlev Buck ... Karl
Katja Danowski Katja Danowski ... Katrin
Janek Rieke ... Kristall-Rainer
Annika Kuhl Annika Kuhl ... Heidi
Hartmut Lange Hartmut Lange ... Erwin
Martin Olbertz Martin Olbertz ... Marco
Uwe Dag Berlin Uwe Dag Berlin ... Jürgen (as Uwe-Dag Berlin)
Michael Beck Michael Beck ... Klaus
Michael Gwisdek ... Der Trinker
Stephan Baumecker ... Kiffer
Tim Fischer Tim Fischer ... Sylvio
Karsten Speck Karsten Speck ... Die Lederuschi
Margit Bendokat ... Mutter Lehmann
Johann Adam Oest ... Vater Lehmann (as Adam Oest)
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Storyline

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 students, artists, bohemians and barflys had flourished among crumbling buildings. Part of that microcosm is barkeeper Frank, semi-formally called 'Herr Lehmann' by friends and patrons. He hangs out drinking, sports utter disregard for anything beyond SO 36 and lazily pursues an affair with cook Katrin. His lifestyle is gradually disturbed, when his parents show up for a visit, things go awry with Katrin and his best friend Karl starts to act strange. Meanwhile, political turmoil mounts on the other side of the Wall. Written by Armin Ortmann {armin@sfb288.math.tu-berlin.de}

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Bis denn, dann...

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Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

Official Site [Germany]

Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

2 October 2003 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Berlin Blues See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Budget:

€6,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Boje Buck Produktion See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Christian Ulmen had to go to nine casting sessions before landing the role of Lehmann. See more »

Goofs

When Katrin is waiting for Herr Lehmann at the East-Berlin "Weltzeituhr", we can see a Ks-type color light signal at the Berlin-Alexanderplatz railway station in the background. These type of signals was not introduced until the mid-'90s. See more »

Crazy Credits

A lot of "Beck's" Beer is being drunk through-out the movie. The beginning of the end credits reads: "Von Beck's gab's nichts. Scheiß der Hund drauf!" (rough translation: "Beck's didn't contribute anything. We give a dog shit!") See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Bella ciao
Traditional, arranged by Anita Lane and Mick Harvey
Performed by Anita Lane
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Great German movie for 2003. Big Beck's Support !
8 October 2003 | by eisbaer2001See all my reviews

The film opens with a great and also very funny scene. The drunken and tired Herr Lehmann walks down the streets to reach his apartment. Finally he sees himself confronted with an awful dog!

He grabs into his pockets and finds some booze. In the end both are more or less drunken, Lehmann and the dog.

Two police officers drive by and wonder about this strange event...

This film has everything you can laugh, cry or cheer about and in the end the Berlin Wall is teared down, too.

Go and see it.


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